Thursday, October 19, 2017
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  Lost Your Verve for Your Business?  Rediscover your passion for Working With Purpose.   Is your business leaving you depressed and deflated? Does it take everything you have just to ‘make it through the day’ at work? Do you find yourself hating many of the things you ‘have’ to do for your business?   If you answered yes to any of the above, then you’re probably suffering from a strong case of working without purpose! That’s right!  If you’ve forgotten what inspired you to start your business in the first place, it’s inevitable that... (Read More ...)

Lost Sight of What Is Important? Time for Working With Purpose. Jamie had created her interior design business many years ago. What had motivated her to do so was her desire to express herself creatively and have freedom to do things her way.  When she first launched her business, she wore every single hat.  Everything was up to her.   For a while it was a lot of fun.   However, it wasn’t too long before it exhausted and overwhelmed her.  She realized it was time to grow.   Over the ensuing years, little by little, she grew her team.  Her business became quite successful and she... (Read More ...)

What To Do When Working With Purpose Feels Hard? Do you find that it’s challenging at times to sustain your energy and focus for your business?  Are there times when you secretly wish that you didn’t own your business and that you weren’t the team leader? It’s perfectly natural to go through this from time to time.  In fact, it would be surprising if you never did.  Congratulations, you’re amazingly human! Have you noticed that you get tunnel vision when you’re focused on working with purpose and trying to keep your team all fired up to do the same?  And have you also... (Read More ...)

Is working with purpose only for workaholics? When you think of working with purpose, does a feeling of overwhelm engulf you?  Does it feel like just one more thing to think about in your already crazy busy life and packed schedule?   And when you think of who might actually be doing this, is the first person who comes to mind your very best workaholic friend?  And isn’t there an element of heaviness and suffering when you look at their life? However working with purpose has nothing whatsoever to do with suffering.  It doesn’t have to be like that.  It’s simply about working smart... (Read More ...)

Do you often find yourself alone at the office, the only one who’s staying late?   Are you tired of hearing resigned sighs when asking for something extra from your team?  Are you struggling to get your team to be as passionate as you are about your business? If any of this applies to you, rest assured there is hope. It’s going to take making some changes—and the first one is to begin working with purpose. In this case, working with purpose is about engaging your team in such a way that, even though it’s your business, they participate as if it’s their own business. Each... (Read More ...)

There is no rule that working with purpose has to be deathly serious. What it does mean is that you and your team have taken the time to create a vision and a plan that contain clear goals and measurables to achieve with timelines. Working with purpose means all this–and there is no rule that there has to be any suffering or seriousness! In fact, to get the very best out of you and your team, it’s a really great idea to make sure you’re having a GREAT time while you’re working! Have you noticed that when you’re enjoying yourself, it absolutely doesn’t feel like work?! That’s... (Read More ...)

Christy loved certain aspects of owning and running her interior design business – but definitely not all of them! She loved the whole creative side of the business and managing her team through the process of coming up with beautiful designs for her clients.  Christy also loved acquiring new clients and bringing them on board–she really enjoyed engaging with new people.  And the other piece that she truly loved was coming up with strategies to grow the business. All of these things really excited her. However, there were certain aspects of her business that drove Christy absolutely... (Read More ...)

Finding out what working with purpose means to you is a wonderful mystery to solve.  It will give so much more vibrancy, not only to your business, but to everything you do in life. The challenge is how to go about it. When you love and are committed to what you’re doing—working with purpose—you’re lit up, you’re bursting with energy, and there are no obstacles you can’t overcome.  You’re a force to be reckoned with! Remember, this is totally subjective.  It’s only about you. What gives meaning to YOU, and what lights YOUR fire? As a business owner, it’s... (Read More ...)

Terry had built a fairly successful business. However, her business had reached a plateau. And for the life of her, she couldn’t understand why it wasn’t growing. From all the indicators, there was no reason for the lack of growth, except somehow, no matter what they did, they stayed at that same level. There was constantly some kind of upset either between departments or between individuals in her team. Especially her management team. Terry was starting to get frustrated and was looking for answers. “What could be the source of the problem?” As she started to look into this,... (Read More ...)

Sharon had always liked to do things her way. She loved to think of herself as a maverick and lone ranger. She made spontaneous, random decisions and expected her team to handle her erratic moods without question. Needless to say, this wasn’t working so well… It was the antithesis of working with purpose. Sharon was oblivious about how she was affecting everyone around her. She could see the frustration level dramatically increasing, but had no idea where it was coming from – and no one dared tell her for fear of losing their job. Many of her team members were at the end of their rope.... (Read More ...)