How to Cope When You’ve Outgrown Your Business (Part 2)

Last week I shared about how I’m rediscovering the essence of RichThinkers, which for me is about awakening and inspiring you to grow your business from a place connected with your passion, purpose and presence.

Notice the lack of another ‘p’ word – profit. This is not because profit is not important, but profit without you:

  • fulfilling your purpose in being alive
  • feeling passionate about what you do
  • shining who you are in the world

is empty profit, no matter how much actual money you are making.

It’s very likely that money is not your prime motivator for doing what you do. If you think it is, then think again because underneath the requirement and perhaps need for money, will be something else that is driving you. Something that made you choose to live your life the way you do, and express yourself through your business. And this is the first stage in stepping out into the world in a bigger way. Continue reading

How to Cope When You’ve Outgrown Your Business (Part 1)

Emerging from the burrow where I feel I‘ve been for the last 18 months while dealing with my husband’s illness and subsequent death, I have discovered that I’m no longer a match with my business.

What?

Yes, The RichThinkers I set up over 5 years ago got stunted in its growth when I entered that burrow, which of course I didn’t realise as I was head down, being a carer, then feeling full of grief and finally doing my best to cope with learning to live alone after 20 years of marriage.

But I’ve moved on a bit now, and I’m poking my head out of the burrow, having a good look around, and I’m seeing the landscape with new eyes. The air smells different; what I see, although it appears to be the same, is perceived differently.

In fact, everything around me just feels different.

Clearly I’ve outgrown RichThinkers in some way. But when you’ve outgrown your business, what do you do? Continue reading

Are Your Ideal Customers Able to Find You?

Spray and pray. Have you heard of that? It’s a very common method of marketing – put your offerings out to anyone and hope they will reach the right people who will then contact you. That’s where the praying comes in!

If you’re really good at doing this, then you’ll find a way of contacting the people who received your flier or initial message, and discover if they have any need of your services. But it is a bit hit and miss, to put it mildly. Continue reading

How to Stay Focused in 2013 (An Exercise)

Time to get out your pen & paper!  Take a few minutes to write your answers to the following questions and see what insight you gain.  Once you’ve written your motto (#8), post it, and any other answers you want to keep in your focus, somewhere where you’ll see it everyday.

1.  Write 5 achievements Continue reading

The Remarkable Difference Between a Commitment of 99% and 100%

If you’re married or in a long term relationship, your primary relationship in life is with your spouse /partner. And of course, the strength of that relationship will go a long way to determine your happiness in life.

Vic Conant, the president of Nightingale Conant, publisher of self-development products, wrote an article not long ago called The Keys to Successful Living that focused on things we can do to improve our primary relationship.

Vic acknowledged that a few years ago, he had some problems with his marriage to the point where he was considering other alternatives. But he wanted it to work and decided to try what he called “the 100% commitment experiment,” (not 99%, but 100%). He said in doing so, something magical happened. Continue reading