The Emotions of Business

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What lessons can you learn by tuning into your emotions?  Solopreneurs – What comes up for you when you think about your business?  Here is a little tool (The Emotions fo Business) to help you – Try to step back and look at the overall picture and check off those that you feel right now.

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How to Make the Best Use of Your Time

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At some point in the week, we all experience downtime. Maybe because a client needed to re-book, or maybe because our energy level is too low to tackle a high-level activity. This is the time I refer to as “having no brain left”. What do you do with this time., how do you make the best use of your time?

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Integral Theory Education for Solopreneurs

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Integral Theory

American philosopher Ken Wilber developed the Integral Theory.  (See his book A Theory of Everything: An Integral Vision for Business, Politics, Science, and Spirituality)  It was his way of integrating knowledge from a variety of fields.  The theory, often referred to as AQAL (All Quadrants, All Levels) suggests that all knowledge and experience can be understood by using the grid below.
A Theory of Everything book cover

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Feedback – A Learning Tool

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The way we think about Feedback

In organizational life, we tend to think of feedback in a rather limited way. Usually, we think of it in relation to those Performance Evaluations that we keep putting off until later. But if we widen our view of feedback, we’ll see that it could help us all move forward. It can let us know if we are on course or not, as it is a mechanism to help us adjust and move ahead a whole lot faster.  Feedback is a learning tool.

What is feedback? It is simply information. Information that is essential for learning at the individual, group or organizational level.

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Business Mistakes and How to Handle Them

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Not long ago, a coaching client and I were exploring the concept of procrastination and came upon the notion that we all suffer from fear of failure to one degree or another. The need for perfection and our attempt to avoid making costly mistakes can sometimes prevent us from moving forward. This got me thinking about the nature of business mistakes and how to handle them.

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