Finding someone or some group to hold you accountable might be the best thing you can do for yourself. It is too easy to believe your own excuses for not getting something done. It is too easy for life to get in the way of you achieving your goals.
In the Best Year Ever! teleclass series we were all in different businesses and yet the issues we were facing were the same. We were able to learn from and support each other.
Making a decision and committing to actions to a group does dramatically increase the odds that you will actually do what you said you were going to do. Here is one example:
First day of my commitment for Best Year Ever was Wednesday, Jan. 17th. I did my 90 minutes of job-hunting, including finishing the cover letter to <company> (that had begun in draft form more then 10 days earlier, and lay dormant) and CV and sent off (among other tasks). Friday afternoon Jan 19th, the office manager called and booked me for a phone screen for a Community Manager position. It took ONE day to get active, and THREE days to get results… the first of many, I hope.
Off the Cliff – Is There a Net? Getting Your Business Started
Please join us for a lively discussion about how you can get past your blocks and actually START your business.
Catherine Morgan, the founder of Point A to Point B Transitions Inc., will be our presenter. In addition to being a business coach to consultants through her company, Catherine works with Carol Roth, the New York Times bestselling author of The Entrepreneur Equation, and manages Carol’s award-winning blog, Business Unplugged™.
You will learn some techniques for:
Getting past fear – how to identify what is stopping your progress, and how to work through it
Stepping into your power – how to reclaim your skills and expertise, and embrace being a business owner
Surviving the emotional rollercoaster – how to spend less time in “the dips” and more time being happy and productive
Connecting with others to support yourself and yourbusiness – why some of the connections you should make might surprise you
This will be a fun and interactive presentation suitable for anyone looking to start a business – or any existing business owner needing an energy boost. Continue reading →
Whether you work with people in the same city or around the world, chances are that you are part of – or manage – virtual teams. Entrepreneurs, small business owners, and employees all will have instances where they work with people who are not physically in an office or building with them.
Virtual teams can be highly productive and effective if managed correctly. In this post for the TDS business blog, I share some tips from my experience and interview my client, Michael Sanders, of Legacy Solutions to get another perspective.
Best Year Ever! How to SET and ACHIEVE the Goals You Really Want in the New Year
Ready to make some BIG changes? Not sure where to start? We did this series in 2011 and got a lot of great feedback – so we decided to bring it back again this year.
Join Career Transition Coach and Business Consultant Catherine Morgan for this F*REE, two-session teleclass and discover the keys to setting and achieving the goals you really want in 2013.
Thanks Catherine! The teleclass was both enlightening and interesting last night – I’ve never really experienced / been exposed to goal setting like that before. ~ W.T. Chicago, IL
Why a Teleclass?
Because it is interactive, informative and fun. A teleclass is just like attending a workshop, but instead of driving, parking and making sure your hair is combed, all you need are two free hours and a phone! This teleclass meets for two consecutive weeks, one hour each week. See below for dates and times. Continue reading →
In the beginning I was “mystery blogger” and then later “guest blogger” but now it’s official and I have my own profile on the TDS corporate blog. TDS is the seventh largest telecom company in the United States.
I got to know TDS when they invited me to a guest blogger event in Madison. We spent the day presenting on and talking about changes in the world of work and the rise of the digital workplace. Anybody who knows me, knows that I am very interested in working virtually, and while I deliberately built a virtual business, I also frequently worked virtually when I was an employee.
This month I celebrated my one year anniversary working with New York Times bestselling author Carol Roth and being community manager for her blog, Business Unplugged™ . I think it is important to acknowledge milestones, and even do some celebrating! I wrote a post about it titled Collaboration, Celebration, and Milestones.
Today I had a guest post published on Nacie Carson’s blog, The Life Uncommon. The title of my post is: Generation Gap? Sometimes, Not So Much. I talk about the similarities I am finding between career issues faced by professionals at all experience levels, and also the motivation to do work that matters (whatever that might be).
We got some great comments on this post on CarolRoth.com | Business Unplugged™. I share some tips on how you can try to make sure that you are one of the first people to get paid, not the last in I’m Your Consultant, Not Your Lender.
I had the opportunity to do a short talk at Ignite Chicago in the fantastic 1871 co-working space in the Merchandise Mart in Chicago on June 18. The format is like speed dating for speaking. Everybody has to submit their slides a week in advance – and you only get 20 slides AND they advance automatically every 15 seconds. Crazy.
If you ever want to test your speaking skills, I recommend this format. But be warned: You will prepare as hard for five minutes as you will for a 70-minute talk!