Answers for: Goals/Motivation

What to Do on the Dark Days


Article by Kristine CareyDo you ever have days when you just don’t want to? First you don’t want to make your bed or eat the right food. Then it ratchets up to not wanting to be nice, call people back, or do what you know needs to be done to keep your business running and thriving. Maybe it escalates to the point where you just don’t want to do anything except maybe sit on the couch, eat Cheetos, and watch Law & Order reruns. Read more

From Failure to Failure Without Loss of Enthusiasm


Article by C.J. HaydenOne of my clients had recently experienced a string of failures. A business venture that had consumed a great deal of her time flopped. A new line of business she was attempting to market was finding little response in the marketplace. Several of her long-time clients left. Read more

Enough Already!


Article by Grace DurfeeDo you sometimes have trouble knowing when it’s quitting time? Do you fall into the “I’ll just do one more thing” trap? Or do you tend to think that if you spend a little more time or give it one more pass, the final outcome will be better? Read more

New Year; New Commitments for Business Success


Article by C.J. HaydenIt’s the beginning of a new year, and a traditional time for making commitments to change. But according to market researcher Dr. Steven Kraus, author of “Psychological Foundations of Success,” only 15% of the people who make New Year’s resolutions manage to keep them. Read more

I Had a Marketing Plan, But Then Life Happened


Article by C.J. HaydenIt happens to the best of us. We have brilliant plans for marketing our business, but the rest of life keeps getting in the way. We know we won’t succeed if we don’t spend time on marketing, but somehow days and weeks slip by, and our marketing to-do list gets longer instead of shorter. Read more

Must Be Present to Win


Article by Grace DurfeeI came so close, but I missed a golden opportunity. Billie Jean King, one of my long-time tennis idols, was a speaker at a convention I attended. At the end of her presentation, she pulled out her racquet and hit a bucket-full of autographed tennis balls into the audience. Everyone had remained standing after giving her a standing ovation and watched with anticipation to see where her next shot would land. Read more

Life-in-a-Notebook Planning System


Tool/Example by C.J. HaydenClients and students often ask me, “C.J., you always seem to have a million things going on. How do you keep track of it all?” Their questions imply that they believe I am more organized, focused, or productive than the average bear. Personally, I’m not so sure that’s true. You should see my desk, for example! But I do have a system, and in honor of New Year’s resolution-makers everywhere, I’m going to share it with y’all. Read more

Step Away From the Office


Article by Frank TraditiMy wife and I were driving home from a camping trip when we pulled up behind a car and I noticed an array of bumper stickers. I couldn’t quite make out what message the owner was trying to get across. My wife picked it up right away — they were isolationists. Read more

You Can’t Be All Things to All People and Win


Article by Joan FriedlanderSuccessful entrepreneurs know who they are, what they’re good at, and who they want to serve. Even if you really, really want to serve anyone who asks for your assistance, you simply don’t have time to, especially if you’re good at what you do and your service is in demand. Read more

How to Get Your Marketing Unstuck


Audio by C.J. HaydenC.J. Hayden speaks to a live audience of career services professionals, including coaches, counselors, and resume writers. Does it seem like your marketing gets “stuck” somewhere and doesn’t produce the results you think it should? Here’s what you’ll learn Read more