How is your year coming along with regards to your top line revenue? If you are a business owner or sales professional and your sales are dragging, consider what questions you are asking. More important, have you perfected the “pause” while listening.
I have read a few books on Mindfulness and seen that there are potential solution for keeping a balance to my hectic life. While perusing through the magazine rack at Whole Foods, I came across a new magazine titled Mindfulness. It’s well worth checking out and offers content rich articles related to techniques, examples and building a personal mindfulness practice.
September 15th is the time of the year that US corporate tax payers rush to get the final numbers to their accountants for the filing deadline (assuming they extended the returns with the automatic 6 month extension – IRS form 7004). It’s similar to the stress of April 15th individual tax filing deadlines. In many cases owners never fully analyze and disseminate the information from the corporate P&L and the corresponding tax return.
In the past two weeks, three close colleagues in the “big” corporate world sent the dreaded email to me – “Wayne, I wanted to reach out to see how you might be able to help with my next job search and contacts as my job was just eliminated?” Their roles were Chief Financial Officer, Chief Marketing Officer and VP Sales (Pharma, Manufacturing and Banking industries). Downsizing, slow business growth and wage costs were the reasons for their new job searches.
Mindfulness, yoga, Zen – the buzz words we hear every day that we must do because of our over stimulated, hyper-connected, high stress world as a business owner. There are so many things going on at once in many cases as an entrepreneur and in many times its difficult to focus on one thing instead of capital requirements, marketing, sales, distribution, employee morale, financials,new partners, etc. all at once. One more thing to add to the endless list – Mindfulness. Can it really help your business?
If you are a cyclist living in a cold climate for the winter, there is an experience that comes every March with the approaching spring season. While riding, there are warm pockets where the temperature is warmer and the smells of spring are vivid in the olfactory system. It’s always a full body “tingling” up lifting feeling, moving from cold to warm pockets.