Mindset Or Business First

Are you a business coach? Do you have a coach? What do you think is the most important aspect of coaching? Do you focus on mindset issues or business first?

There’s no clear-cut answer, no answer that spans across the board and fits all situations because each person, every business owner and every coach is different.

If you’re a coach, hopefully you focus on both business and mindset and emphasize what the client needs most at any given time. As coaches and leaders, people come to you looking for ways to make more money in their businesses. That means it’s up to you to determine what they want and to even provide them what they need.

Now sometimes, the client’s wants and needs go hand-in-hand… in other words, they are the same. Other times, their wants and needs can be on totally opposite ends of the spectrum. In those cases you need to find the balance. Maybe that means focusing on one idea more than the other, or maybe it means altering your time with the client to allow time for you to deal with both issues.

When you’re being coached, you might not be really interested in one thing over the other, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use the coaching in both areas. Maybe you have the mindset, you know what you do in business, you know why you do things a particular way in your business and you know what changes and transformations to expect, but you don’t have the business answers you need.

As a business owner, you need to know what you want and what you need. A good coach will deal with both of these areas at the appropriate times. But you also need to recognize when changes or shifts occur in yourself, and in your business and in what you’ve learned as a business owner, and you need to express those things to your coach so they know where you are and where you’re going next.

This is a big deal too in your own business. Just as your coach will meet you where you are and help you progress, you can do this with your own clients. You can see where they are and help them progress.

A major piece of this is that at times, you’re at a place where it may not be clear what you still need to learn or the issues and items you still need to work through in order to move your business forward.

Whether you’re a coach or you’re being coached, you need to find that line so you can balance the mindset and the business part of what you’re doing. Sometimes it’s a fine line, and sometimes you just have to straddle the line a bit. Most of the time, if you will follow the lead of your client, it will direct you to the right place and give you the direction you need.

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SBA Loan Requirements 101 – Identify Your Business First

Before you apply for Small Business Administration (SBA) program, you should closely identify your business first. Failing on recognizing your own business will surely hold your application from being approved. I can say the below lists are strongly related to SBA loan requirements. Understanding several of the problems before you start your business will help you avoid them. Hence, here they are:

Owner’s character not suitable for running a business

Business owners who are reluctant to make decisions or who don’t have self-discipline have a higher chance of failing. Businesses operate on relationships. Customers need to trust the owner so they will be comfortable doing business with him or her. A business owner that has issues getting along with people will be at a disadvantage.

Poor choice of business opportunity

Some areas in the marketplace are saturated. For instance, it seems you can’t drive a city block without seeing a pizza place, an instant print store, or a video shop. Having many competitors signifies that you will need something great to offer customers that your competitors don’t. These are high-risk business ventures, due to the fact there are plenty of them.

Insufficient start-up capital

Many businesses start without enough money in reserve. Chances are, finding customers and producing sufficient revenue to support the business will require longer than you expect. However, if you make good decisions when expending start-up capital, you may require less money than you initially estimate. At first, invest your cash in people and things that will lead to sales, not in “flash.” Forget the extravagant office and the newest gadgets unless they are essential to make sales. Sometimes renting or leasing equipment will save you money during the start-up period. Consider this question before you purchase anything: How will this expenditure result in sales?

Bad selection of location

If you are locating your business outside your home, pick your spot according to where your customers live, shop, or stop by. Do not base this decision on proximity to your home. Don’t take a space for the reason that it happens to be available on the first day you’re looking. Attempt to leave your emotions out of the decision. This is especially vital for retail businesses. When you’re considering a potential place, consider this question: Will this location result in sales?

Lack of know-how about bringing in customers

You have to have a strategy to get customers to try your product or service. You can’t just give lower prices than your competitors and be successful. Bear in mind, customers are creatures of habit. They need to have a reason to switch their spending habits.

Failure to get expert guidance

It is crucial that you consult an accountant and, depending on your business, an attorney. Save yourself grief by getting and hiring an accountant in the initial stages. Your business may also need other professionals. Maybe you have expertise in the business you have decided, but you are probably not a specialist on every aspect of your business.

Inadequate experience in product or service

Some people dive into a business without finding out how that specific industry works. Because of this, they may build a pricing structure that won’t allow them to generate a profit. Or they might create an inferior product or service. Successful business owners often have experience in the industry or spend some time to understand it completely before taking the jump.

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Business First Aid Kits

While you may not think about major injuries in your place of business, the fact is that hundreds of serious workplace injuries take place every year in businesses large and small, in office spaces and factories alike. We’ll review some of the major and minor injuries that can be treated with a basic first aid kit suggested by OSHA to be provided in every workplace.

Injuries happen every day in the work place, whether you work in an office setting or a construction site. No employer will ever be able to eliminate workplace injuries. For that reason a business first aid kit is important in any every workplace. Below are the most common workplace injuries.

Strain from overexertion
We can all relate to an instance where we or someone we know was hurt while lifting an object. Overexertion injuries in the workplace are among the most common injuries in the country.

Slip, trip or fall
Whether you slip on a slick surface or trip over something, a fall can cause serious injuries. While it’s easier to control instances of slick surfaces or obstructions you might trip over in an indoor setting, it’s much more difficult to accomplish that task for employees who work outside.

Struck by objects
This happens when a person collides with or is hit by another object. A falling item such as materials or equipment can cause serious injury. The risk of running into another person also exists in any office space around corners or behind solid doors.

Motor vehicle accidents
Motor vehicle accidents can occur for business travelers just like any regular traveler. The occurrence of a motor vehicle accident increases the probability of serious injury due to the higher rates of speed.
Cuts, punctures, and scrapes
From paper cuts to power saws, cuts, punctures and scrapes are a part of any work environment.

Repetitive motion injuries
Repetitive motion injuries are injuries that occur to repeated motion. They are among the most common in the workplace today for construction workers and coffee makers alike. Injuries such as tendinitis and bursitis are common repetitive motion injuries that impact knees, wrists, elbows
Caught in or compressed by
This type of injury is the highest risk in factories or around large machinery and equipment. These types of injuries are especially dangerous because they often occur with very little forewarning. For traveling employees exposure to extreme temperatures is another example of workplace injury.

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Shoe Repairs And Several Other Things When I Was 7

Shoe Repairs And Several Other Things When I Was 7
My Dad repaired most of our shoes believe it or not, I can hardly believe it myself now. With 7 pairs of shoes always needing repairs I think he was quite clever to learn how to “Keep us in shoe Leather” to coin a phrase!

He bought several different sizes of cast iron cobbler’s “lasts”. Last, the old English “Laest” meaning footprint. Lasts were holding devices shaped like a human foot. I have no idea where he would have bought the shoe leather. Only that it was a beautiful creamy, shiny colour and the smell was lovely.

But I do remember our shoes turned upside down on and fitted into these lasts, my Dad cutting the leather around the shape of the shoe, and then hammering nails, into the leather shape. Sometimes we’d feel one or 2 of those nails poking through the insides of our shoes, but our dad always fixed it.

Hiking and Swimming Galas
Dad was a very outdoorsy type, unlike my mother, who was probably too busy indoors. She also enjoyed the peace and quiet when he took us off for the day!

Anyway, he often took us hiking in the mountains where we’d have a picnic of sandwiches and flasks of tea. And more often than not we went by steam train.

We loved poking our heads out of the window until our eyes hurt like mad from a blast of soot blowing back from the engine. But sore, bloodshot eyes never dampened our enthusiasm.

Dad was an avid swimmer and water polo player, and he used to take us to swimming galas, as they were called back then. He often took part in these galas. And again we always travelled by steam train.

Rowing Over To Ireland’s Eye
That’s what we did back then, we had to go by rowboat, the only way to get to Ireland’s eye, which is 15 minutes from mainland Howth. From there we could see Malahide, Lambay Island and Howth Head of course. These days you can take a Round Trip Cruise on a small cruise ship!

But we thoroughly enjoyed rowing and once there we couldn’t wait to climb the rocks, and have a swim. We picnicked and watched the friendly seals doing their thing and showing off.

Not to mention all kinds of birdlife including the Puffin.The Martello Tower was also interesting but a bit dangerous to attempt entering. I’m getting lost in the past as I write, and have to drag myself back to the present.

Fun Outings with The camera Club
Dad was also a very keen amateur photographer, and was a member of a camera Club. There were many Sunday photography outings and along with us came other kids of the members of the club.

And we always had great fun while the adults busied themselves taking photos of everything and anything, it seemed to us. Dad was so serious about his photography that he set up a dark room where he developed and printed his photographs.

All black and white at the time. He and his camera club entered many of their favourites in exhibitions throughout Europe. I’m quite proud to say that many cups and medals were won by Dad. They have been shared amongst all his grandchildren which I find quite special.

He liked taking portraits of us kids too, mostly when we were in a state of untidiness, usually during play. Dad always preferred the natural look of messy hair and clothes in the photos of his children.

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What Are The Greatest Changes In Shopping In Your Lifetime

What are the greatest changes in shopping in your lifetime? So asked my 9 year old grandson.

As I thought of the question the local Green Grocer came to mind. Because that is what the greatest change in shopping in my lifetime is.

That was the first place to start with the question of what are the greatest changes in shopping in your lifetime.

Our local green grocer was the most important change in shopping in my lifetime. Beside him was our butcher, a hairdresser and a chemist.

Looking back, we were well catered for as we had quite a few in our suburb. And yes, the greatest changes in shopping in my lifetime were with the small family owned businesses.

Entertainment While Shopping Has Changed
Buying butter was an entertainment in itself.
My sister and I often had to go to a favourite family grocer close by. We were always polite as we asked for a pound or two of butter and other small items.

Out came a big block of wet butter wrapped in grease-proof paper. Brought from the back of the shop, placed on a huge counter top and included two grooved pates.

That was a big change in our shopping in my lifetime… you don’t come across butter bashing nowadays.

Our old friendly Mr. Mahon with the moustache, would cut a square of butter. Lift it to another piece of greaseproof paper with his pates. On it went to the weighing scales, a bit sliced off or added here and there.

Our old grocer would then bash it with gusto, turning it over and over. Upside down and sideways it went, so that it had grooves from the pates, splashes going everywhere, including our faces.

My sister and I thought this was great fun and it always cracked us up. We loved it, as we loved Mahon’s, on the corner, our very favourite grocery shop.

Grocery Shopping
Further afield, we often had to go to another of my mother’s favourite, not so local, green grocer’s. Mr. McKessie, ( spelt phonetically) would take our list, gather the groceries and put them all in a big cardboard box.

And because we were good customers he always delivered them to our house free of charge. But he wasn’t nearly as much fun as old Mr. Mahon. Even so, he was a nice man.

All Things Fresh
So there were very many common services such as home deliveries like:

• Farm eggs

• Fresh vegetables

• Cow’s milk

• Freshly baked bread

• Coal for our open fires

Delivery Services
A man used to come to our house a couple of times a week with farm fresh eggs.

Another used to come every day with fresh vegetables, although my father loved growing his own.

Our milk, topped with beautiful cream, was delivered to our doorstep every single morning.

Unbelievably, come think of it now, our bread came to us in a huge van driven by our “bread-man” named Jerry who became a family friend.

My parents always invited Jerry and his wife to their parties, and there were many during the summer months. Kids and adults all thoroughly enjoyed these times. Alcohol was never included, my parents were teetotallers. Lemonade was a treat, with home made sandwiches and cakes.

The coal-man was another who delivered bags of coal for our open fires. I can still see his sooty face under his tweed cap but I can’t remember his name. We knew them all by name but most of them escape me now.

Mr. Higgins, a service man from the Hoover Company always came to our house to replace our old vacuum cleaner with an updated model.

Our insurance company even sent a man to collect the weekly premium.

People then only paid for their shopping with cash. This in itself has been a huge change in shopping in my lifetime.

In some department stores there was a system whereby the money from the cash registers was transported in a small cylinder on a moving wire track to the central office.

Some Of The Bigger Changes
Some of the bigger changes in shopping were the opening of supermarkets.

• Supermarkets replaced many individual smaller grocery shops. Cash and bank cheques have given way to credit and key cards.

• Internet shopping… the latest trend, but in many minds, doing more harm, to book shops.

• Not many written shopping lists, because mobile phones have taken over.

On a more optimistic note, I hear that book shops are popular again after a decline.

Personal Service Has Most Definitely Changed
So, no one really has to leave home, to purchase almost anything, technology makes it so easy to do online.
And we have a much bigger range of products now, to choose from, and credit cards have given us the greatest ease of payment.

We have longer shopping hours, and weekend shopping. But we have lost the personal service that we oldies had taken for granted and also appreciated.

Because of their frenetic lifestyles, I have heard people say they find shopping very stressful, that is grocery shopping. I’m sure it is when you have to dash home and cook dinner after a days work. I often think there has to be a better, less stressful way.

My mother had the best of both worlds, in the services she had at her disposal. With a full time job looking after 9 people, 7 children plus her and my dad, she was very lucky. Lucky too that she did not have 2 jobs.

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What We Have Here Is A Failure To Communicate

The results of this past election proved once again that the Democrats had a golden opportunity to capitalize on the failings of the Trump Presidency but, fell short of a nation wide mandate. A mandate to seize the gauntlet of the progressive movement that Senator Sanders through down a little over four years ago. The opportunities were there from the very beginning even before this pandemic struck. In their failing to educate the public of the consequences of continued Congressional gridlock, conservatism, and what National Economic Reform’s Ten Articles of Confederation would do led to the results that are playing out today.. More Congressional gridlock, more conservatism and more suffering of millions of Americans are the direct consequences of the Democrats failure to communicate and educate the public. Educate the public that a progressive agenda is necessary to pull the United States out of this Pandemic, and restore this nations health and vitality.

It was the DNC’s intent in this election to only focus on the Trump Administration. They failed to grasp the urgency of the times. They also failed to communicate with the public about the dire conditions millions have been and still are facing even before the Pandemic. The billions of dollars funneled into campaign coffers should have been used to educate the voting public that creating a unified coalition would bring sweeping reforms that are so desperately needed. The reality of what transpired in a year and a half of political campaigning those billions of dollars only created more animosity and division polarizing one extreme over another.

One can remember back in 1992 Ross Perot used his own funds to go on national TV to educate the public on the dire ramifications of not addressing our national debt. That same approach should have been used during this election cycle. By using the medium of television to communicate and educate the public is the most effective way in communicating and educating the public. Had the Biden campaign and the DNC used their resources in this way the results we ae seeing today would have not created the potential for more gridlock in our government. The opportunity was there to educate the public of safety protocols during the siege of this pandemic and how National Economic Reform’s Ten Articles of Confederation provides the necessary progressive reforms that will propel the United States out of the abyss of debt and restore our economy. Restoring our economy so that every American will have the means and the availability of financial and economic security.

The failure of the Democratic party since 2016 has been recruiting a Presidential Candidate who many felt was questionable and more conservative signals that the results of today has not met with the desired results the Democratic party wanted. Then again? By not fully communicating and not educating the public on the merits of a unified progressive platform has left the United States transfixed in our greatest divides since the Civil War. This writers support of Senator Bernie Sanders is well documented. Since 2015 he has laid the groundwork for progressive reforms. He also has the foundations on which these reforms can deliver the goods as they say. But, what did the DNC do, they purposely went out of their way to engineer a candidate who was more in tune with the status-quo of the DNC. They failed to communicate to the public in educating all of us on the ways our lives would be better served with a progressive agenda that was the benchmark of Senators Sanders Presidential campaign and his Our Revolution movement. And this is way there is still really no progress in creating a less toxic environment in Washington and around the country.

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