Don’t Fall Off Course!

With the introduction of my new Business Leadership Journal, so many people have taken action to set themselves up for success in 2012 by purchasing their own copy of the Journal.  This is no small feat!  The book is letter sized (A4) and 5 cm (1.5 inches) thick!  Fortunately the coil binding makes it manageable!

The journal guides you through a year long system that keeps you on the mark.  The perpetual format lets you start at any time.  Take it one day at a time and before you know it you will create new habits, new ways to view your business and career actions and results.

Lately I have been helping many business professionals (both employed and self-employed) set their goals for the up-coming year.  There are so many components to setting and achieving your goals.  This week, I am speaking about some of the reasons my journal can help you raise the bar and accomplish more! [Read more…]

Do You Only Rise to the Occasion?

Motivation has been on my mind a lot in recent weeks.  I know I recently wrote about whether motivation is born within us or learned.  (I hope you’ll take a few minutes to review that article).  As an avid Vancouver Canucks fan, I watched the Boston game this past Saturday where the Canucks were on their game, followed by Monday’s game against the Florida Panthers, where the game was slow and unexciting.  The rivalry for the Bruins game was high, especially after the Stanley Cup Finals in June 2011.  On the other hand, getting that same motivation for a team that most likely isn’t a play-off contender, and they only play once a year is a lot more difficult. [Read more…]

Start Your Year on the Right Foot

Get Your Perpetual Business Leadership Journal to SPARK your dreams and make them a reality in 2012!   Learn more

Join our Ignite Leaders Membership program and enhance your own professional and leadership development by staying abreast of leading topics in business, change and leadership. [Read more…]

Write it Down & Achieve Success

Do you journal regularly?  Have you tried it and then gradually ‘fall out of habit’?  Well, you are not alone!
Journalling does require you to create a new habit but it’s a habit is strongly linked to success.  Who’s success — yours, if you journal.

A look at successful leaders throughout time reveals they all journal in some way.  Journalling help them gain the clarity of their vision, learn from successes and mistakes, and capture ideas when the iron strikes.  Proponents of journalling state that putting pen to paper to write your vision and goals, sets a stronger intention and makes them seem more real than if you were to type that information into a computer.  I have to agree with this suggestion.  Every year I write (or draw) my plan for the year and all the milestones I want to achieve.  I tried using a mindmap software program and writing my list of goals, also using the computer.  After about 2 months I realized that I didn’t have a strong connection to my plan and went back to pen and paper (and colouring pencils) and copied the information from the computer on to the paper.  After this change, I was much more connected and successful in achieving what I set out to accomplish. [Read more…]

Why Businesses Lose Customers

 I attended a Burnaby Board of Trade Boardroom Series workshop today.  The guest speaker was Roy Prevost, who describes himself as a customer service strategist and small business crusader.  Roy began his session by asking what is the objective of your product or service?

And your answer is …? [Read more…]

Lessons We Can All Learn

Over the past weekend, the Grey Cup game was played between two great Canadian Football League teams – The Winnipeg Bluebombers and the BC Lions.  These two teams came to the game with every intention of leaving the field the champion!  Only one team could do so, but that didn’t stop the drive and determination of either team.

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November Book of the Month

This month’s SPARK book of the month is a new release by Monica M. Regan.   With December fast approaching, setting your goals for 2012 is important for success.

The Dream Power Goal System: Five Simple Steps to Achieve Any Goal, Guaranteed! [Read more…]

Greatness comes from Confidence

Have you ever experienced a period where your self-confidence has held you back from taking advantage of opportunities? Stopped you from achieving your best? I wish I could say no to these questions. Through my work with other business leaders, I have learned we all experience these situations in varying degrees. The difference between success and failure is how we respond to them. [Read more…]

Eyes Wide Open

For those of you who have been following my blog for the past month, you know that I have undertaken a huge change in my business and my branding.  This change started about one year ago and required a lot of dedicated focus and decision making along the way as I visualized, clarified, implemented, tweaked things at every stage.  Most importantly the process hasn’t ended!

The past month since I launched Ignite Leadership International has been an exciting one, making the hard work worthwhile.  What I have found that forcing myself to re-position my business and stay focused on a few major goals has allowed me to also see so many new opportunities that align with my vision, mission and values.   It has also allowed me to better communicate who I am, what I do and with whom.  This has attracted the right people into my life.   I have located joint venture partners, new clients, new business tools and programs to better support my clients and I am more content. [Read more…]

Attention Avid Readers

Are you a great reader? Love connecting with other business professionals? Do you love to discuss business topics and learn at the same time?  Why not join me this coming Wednesday (Sept 21) to discuss the best seller, Eat That Frog by Brian Tracy.  I am facilitating a Make-It-Business BookClub meeting… A coffee shop MBA.   Don’t procrastinate… take action and sign up today!

In his book, Tracy examines procrastination and offers 21 tips to create new habits so you achieve more in less time.  Each point he addresses includes some realistic and achievable remedies that you can implement today.  I’m already noticing some big changes in how I am working — and you can too.

Don’t have time to read the book before Wednesday… check out this summary by Yolanda Allen

Sign up at www.makeitbusiness.com  1st meeting is complimentary.

I hope to see you at the bookclub meeting.

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