As a heart-centered business owner, you’re very supportive of others. This can mean you’re not mindful about your boundaries sometimes, and you give away more than you sustainably can.
When friends or family are interested in your services, do you instinctually offer them free sessions or access to your programs?
Here’s my recommended guidelines regarding what to offer for free to family, friends and colleagues:
The mainstream perspective about being consistent and disciplined can be summarized as “hustle and grind”… a state of busy activity that suggests an underlying layer of struggle and suffering.
Many of us have grown up with such teachings:
There is always an alternative…
One of the essentials for business success is effective time management.
When you've mastered it, you feel calm and joyfully on purpose everyday. You can clearly see how your daily actions are connected to your bigger goals. You have a system (that you feel confident about) for achieving your dreams.
I’m excited to be teaching a course on time management that will help business owners be more joyfully productive. There are 3 areas I’ll be teaching: Effective Planning, Joyful Action, and Time Awareness.
In this post I’ll briefly describe each.
A client mentioned this recently, and I’m guessing some of you can relate:
On a daily basis, I go from task to task, event to event, responding to the world’s demands, reacting to urgencies, emails, and deadlines. I don’t have any “thinking time”… to reflect, to reconnect to my deeper purpose & motivation.
If that describes you, then this post is for you...
As a kind-hearted person, you love helping others. You never want to disappoint people. As a result, you’re probably exhausted, or in danger of burnout.
I used to be so scared of people’s disapproval. This is in part from my Asian heritage, in part being an immigrant and trying to fit into the mainstream culture, and in part being predisposed towards kindness, as you are.
A trait that I’ve had to develop, in order to operate a joyfully productive and personally sustainable business, is to be kind yet firm. There’s a good chance you need to work on this, too, if you want a thriving business.
George Kao is a Marketing Coach for small business owners, especially solopreneurs such as Coaches and Mentors. He focuses on ethical & effective ways to grow one's platform and build true livelihood.
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