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First things first, I like to have fun with people and what I do. I am a personal business coach. Yes, I have received training and been coaching since 1983. I have gone through and continue to happily go through more personal development. Personal development and its quest for personal growth, more often than not, are the missing links in the chain of business and personal success.As Warren Buffett once said, "Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get." For more information please visit- Self Improvement Coach in Houston Texas

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Business Keys To Success: Add Value To People

Your attitude determines what you value.  And when it comes to people it is no different.  Human relations expert Les Giblin remarked, “You can’t make the other fellow feel important in your presence if you secretly feel that he is a nobody.”  Isn’t that true?  I think you would agree that you find it difficult to do something kind for people when you dislike them?

How Do You Value People

Many years ago I read that the way we see people is often the difference between manipulating and motivating them.  In my personal business coaching practice one of the things I collaborate on with self-employed business owners, corporate executives and corporate managers is the atmosphere they are creating in their business or area.

Ask yourself the question.  Do your people or associates feel motivated or manipulated?  If we don’t want to help them, yet we want them to help us, then we get in trouble.  Small business success along with corporate and personal success if it is to be long-term, depends on motivation.

Your Results Depend On How You Value People

You manipulate people when you move them for your personal advantage.  However, we motivate people when we move them for mutual advantage.   Adding value to others is often a win-win proposition. 

You may say isn’t all of life and business a manipulation?  I would agree with you in a general sense.  Hopefully, you are manipulating a situation to where it is a win-win more often than not.  When you do that you motivate people.  But if you aren’t you are encouraging others to plant the seeds to sabotage you and your dreams.

How Do You See Value In People?

How do you see people?  Are they potential recipients of value you can give, or do they tend to be nuisances along your path to success?   Author Sydney J. Harris said, “People want to be appreciated, not impressed.  They want to be regarded as human beings, not as sounding boards for other people’s egos.  They want to be treated as an end in themselves, not as a means towards the gratification of another’s vanity” 

How do you stay on the right path in seeing and bringing value to people? If you want to add value to people, you have to value them first.

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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Business Keys To Success: You Are Responsible For Your Attitudes

Life is full of surprises, and the adjustment of our attitudes is a lifelong project.  Think about your destiny in business and life.  It will never be determined by our complaining spirits or high expectations.  In my business coaching practice and in my own life I had to come face to face with my attitudes.

For myself, self-employed business owners, entrepreneurs, solo professionals, corporate managers and all individuals our attitudes are what will determine in large part our destiny.

We Choose The Attitudes We Have Now

And it is an ongoing choice.  And it surprises me, the large number of adults who fail to take responsibility for their attitudes.  If they are unhappy they may something like, “I got up on the wrong side of the bed.”

 If failure begins to repeat itself in their lives they often say, “I was born on the wrong side of the tracks.” 

When their lives aren’t progressing while others and their family are still on the rise they may say, “Things would be different if only the birth order was different in my family.”

Whether you are running a small business or starting your own business it is a continual challenge to adjust your attitudes.


In all of the above examples there was one common thread.  There is blame for everyone else or circumstances for their problems.

When a marriage fails they believe they married the wrong person.   When someone else gets a promotion they wanted, it’s because they are in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Yes, in the words of Rose Ann, Rose Anna Danna, “It’s always something.”  It’s always something except for them and their attitude.

Attitudes-A Summary

When John Maxwell talks about attitudes he has a great summary.

The pessimist complains about the wind.

The optimist expects it to change.

The leader adjusts the sails.

To be the leader in your life you must adjust your attitudes.  The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes.  That is the day we truly grow up.  When you grow up you choose to be responsible for your attitudes and how you view your circumstances.

To have small business and personal success be the leader in your life.  Adjust the sails.  With the right attitudes you will create the circumstances to have the business and life you desire.

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