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Good Listeners Ask Good Questions

business coach, Businetiks, coaching, Communication, communications, consulting, Featured, listening, strategy

Some people equate good listening with sitting silently, nodding, making eye contact, and, when the speaker is done, paraphrasing what you heard. But these things are only part of what makes someone feel that you heard them. The best listeners go deeper by trying to understand the substance of what the other person is saying. […]

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To Work Less, Rethink How You Spend Your Time

business coach, Businetiks, coaching, consulting, Featured, Process, strategy, Time Management

You want to work less but you can’t imagine how, especially since you feel like you’re already behind. Begin by deciding how much you want to work. Set a target range of hours — for example, 45–50 hours per week — and use that number as a stopping point. If choosing a weekly range is […]

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Rethink What You Want to Do vs. What You “Should” Do

Attitude and Mindset, business coach, Businetiks, coaching, consulting, Featured, follow your dreams, strategy

Are you doing the things you want to do? Or the things you think you should? Sometimes, other people’s wishes tamp down our true desires for our jobs and careers. But dutifully fulfilling others’ expectations is unlikely to make you happy over the long run. To figure out what you’re truly passionate about, try this […]

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Should Your Goals Be Rigid or Flexible?

business coach, Businetiks, coaching, consulting, Featured, flexibly, Focus, goals, Planning, strategy

There are two ways to approach your goals: You can be flexible, and let the next steps evolve as you work toward your objective, or you can be rigid, and set specific actions to take. To decide which approach you should use, ask yourself how difficult your goal will be to achieve, how invested you […]

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Create a “Yes List” to Break Your Bad Habits

Attitude and Mindset, business coach, Businetiks, coaching, consulting, Featured, habit, strategy

Does this sound familiar? You know you have a bad habit (maybe it’s interrupting others, or micromanaging), so you set out to change your ways. At first, you’re full of energy and enthusiasm, but as time goes on you slip back into your old behavior. If you really want to break your habit, try creating […]

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Develop Resiliency by Focusing on Three Traits

Attitude and Mindset, business coach, Businetiks, coaching, consulting, Featured, mindset, resilience, strategy

Some people thrive in the face of setbacks, while others seem unable to recover. For example, how would you respond to being laid off or not getting a promotion? Would regaining your confidence be fairly easy, or very difficult? According to the Harvard Business Review, Cultivating three traits can help you become the type of […]

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Run Your Business Like A Large Corporation

business coach, Businetiks, coaching, consulting, Featured, manuals, organizations, Process, strategy, structure

Running a small business usually means one or two people are responsible for almost everything. Despite not having to manage many people and multiple locations, there are some tools used by large corporations that should be used by small companies, even if they aren’t obvious. Organizational Chart Most small business owners don’t create organizational charts. […]

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Start Your Workday with a Ritual

business coach, Businetiks, coaching, consulting, Featured, pattern, Process, ritual, routine, strategy

When faced with mounting distractions, stressful situations, and conditions outside your control, are you really capable of delivering your best? Most of us are not. To deliver our best, we need to be calm and centered. We need to have focus in order to provide customers with the service they desire. How can we keep […]

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The Difference Between Can’t And Won’t

Attitude and Mindset, business coach, Businetiks, Can't, change, coaching, consulting, Improvement, strategy, won't

We hear it from people all the time, “I can’t do it.” Very often what they mean is they won’t. In the past year I have been told by various people that they can’t read more books, they can’t save more money, they can’t invest in their future. Each of them really meant they won’t. The […]

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Break Projects Down To Make Them Simple

business coach, Businetiks, coaching, consulting, Featured, Process, project management, simplify, strategy

Most people complain of not having enough time. They rush through tasks so they can move on to the next thing. But this kind of haste creates more chaos than it avoids. Instead, approach every task in three parts: Prep-Do-Review. Spend a minute or two, or even a few seconds, thinking about what you’re going […]

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