TUCOWS ARTICLE

Business Tip: Get Ready

Tips about marketing, financial management, building teams, managing time and personal growth. As we’re just getting started, I thought I’d share something fun, thought provoking and all encompassing.
Published: May 21, 2012
Author: Warren Coughlin

Hi. Warren Coughlin here. I've been one of the top North American business coaches with ActionCOACH for the last half decade. Over the next while, I'll be sharing some tips with you on how you can both grow and enjoy your business a bit more. Tucows is very interested in your success and I commend them for asking someone like me to come in and try to help you out.

I'll be sharing tips about marketing, financial management, building teams, managing time and personal growth. As we're just getting started, I thought I'd share something fun, thought provoking and all encompassing.

We just finished the first quarter of 2012. There are three quarters left. In that time, how would you like to make it your best year ever? Well, here are my tips to make it happen:

  1. Make a list of the 10 things that make you happiest. (Reading, yoga, time with kids, helping others...)
  2. Schedule time to do them 

  3. Do them
  4. Set a goal that you will have to grow to achieve
  5. Plan the steps to achieve the goal
  6. Follow it
  7. Be the most positive person in the room
  8. Smile... a lot
  9. Laugh... a lot
  10. Act ethically, even if it is hard
  11. Leave things better than when you found them 

  12. Celebrate your successes...even the little ones 

  13. Regularly acknowledge the things you are grateful for
  14. Stop complaining...it doesn’t serve you or anyone 

  15. Stop beating yourself up...you wouldn’t accept it from others; don’t accept it from yourself
  16. Try something new every month ( a new restaurant, dog sledding, photography, see a play...)
  17. Look for opportunities to help others. 

  18. Help them
  19. Read
  20. Less TV and more conversation
  21. Give more than you receive (you’ll wind up getting more in the end) 

  22. Create/add value
  23. Think less about what you are entitled to and more about what you can contribute
  24. Recognize that you don’t "have to" do anything; everything is a choice so enjoy 

  25. Create a vision for your life
  26. Ask your partner what s/he wants 

  27. Ask your partner how s/he feels
  28. Listen to the answers
  29. Commit to quality in what you do
  30. Drink water
  31. Sleep
  32. Move your body
  33. Be kind rather than judgmental 

  34. Do what needs to be done, when it needs to be done
  35. Let someone in (Yes that has a couple of meanings)
  36. Hold the door for someone 

  37. Forgive
  38. Take deep breaths
  39. Appreciate beauty, even when it's not pretty
  40. Say "Please" and "thank you"
  41. Whatever you are doing, be interested in it
  42. Look for solutions, not fault
  43. Believe in yourself
  44. Believe that the world wants you to succeed; sometimes it just feels you need some lessons. 

  45. Learn the lessons
  46. Stop IT! (You know what IT is for you.)
  47. Hug someone you love everyday 

  48. Focus: follow one course until successful
  49. Add what you want to this list
  50. Pass it on


Success is yours…Go Get It!


About Warren Coughlin

Warren Coughlin
ActionCOACH
Top Performing Canadian Coach
www.actioncoachwarren.com

I am a certified Business Coach with ActionCOACH, the World’s #1 Business Coaching Franchise (Entrepreneur Magazine, Jan. 2004 & 2005). My goal is to help small business owners, such as yourself, spend less time working in your business and more time working on your business. In the end, you'll be spending less total time working and will be making more money. I’d also like to help you put the FUN back in your business and your life.

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