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Comparison is the thief of joy

Episode 005: Comparison is the thief of joy

By | Mindset Mondays

Welcome to Episode 005 of Mindset Mondays with DTK!This is the 5th installment in a year-long series of weekly #facebooklive broadcasts crafted to provide the opportunity for growth-minded folk (or those who wish to be) to play with new ideas, new possibilities, and new mindsets.Joining the Mindset Mondays private facebook group (facebook.com/groups/MindsetMondays) will allow you…

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Episode 004: One cannot be prepared for something while secretly believing it will not happen

By | Mindset Mondays

Mindset Mondays w/DTK – Episode #004 Welcome to Episode 004 of Mindset Mondays with DTK!This is the 4th installment in a year-long series of weekly #facebooklive broadcasts crafted to provide the opportunity for growth-minded folk (or those who wish to be) to play with new ideas, new possibilities, and new mindsets.Joining the Mindset Mondays private…

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Episode 001: Welcome to Mindset Mondays with DTK!

By | Mindset Mondays

Mindset Mondays with DTK – Episode 1! Welcome to Mindset Mondays with DTK!This is the first in a year-long series of weekly facebook live broadcasts crafted to provide the opportunity for growth-minded folk (or those who wish to be) to play with new ideas, new possibilities, and new mindsets.Joining the Mindset Mondays facebook group (facebook.com/groups/MindsetMondays)…

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Quoted in Forbes: Want Honest Feedback From Employees? 16 Strategies To Try

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Schedule two one-on-one conversations. In the first, ask only these three questions: What are you getting from me that you want more of? What are you getting from me that you want less of? What are you not getting from me that you want? In response, you only ask clarifying questions — no explaining or defending! In the second conversation, communicate what you heard and map out the changes and actions to which you are committing.”

Most managers understand the importance of collecting feedback on their performance and the organization in general from employees. Sixteen Forbes Coaches Council members offered their best tactics for eliciting genuine, honest feedback from your employees.

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Quoted in Forbes: Want To Master Your Networking Skills? Start By Researching And Listening

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Be painfully specific about what you do, for whom you do it and why they like having it done for them. If you’re not specific, people don’t know how to connect with you or how to help you, let alone hire you! Most importantly, remember, as Mike Wien of the Specific Edge Institute says, ‘Specific does not mean exclusive.’”

Networking is crucial for career building. Taking the wrong approach when meeting people can leave a negative impression, or worse — none at all. Read what 11 experts from Forbes Coaches Council say about what they see is key to a good networking pitch, including being concise, connecting emotions, doing research and demonstrating empathy.

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Quoted in Forbes: 11 Ways To Decide If It’s Time To Pivot Your Business

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Know the difference between the Dip and a Hole. Read Seth Godin’s The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick). Before a pivot, it’s important to know whether you’re approaching/experiencing a natural part of the cycle (“the dip”) or facing a dead end. Knowing the difference is what makes pivoting/quitting a strategy rather than a tactic.”

Knowing when to stay the course and when to evolve is key to your business’s relevance in the current market. See how other members of Forbes Coaches Council suggest how to decide when it’s time to evolve.

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Quoted in Forbes: 11 Habits The Best Networkers Have

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Being Curious: If you want people to respond, be curious about them, what they do, what they care about, what’s important to them. Ask questions. You’ll learn how you can connect them and how you can help them grow their business. Why? Being listened to feels so much like being loved that people can scarcely tell the difference. And you model that for them, and 90% of the time they’ll get curious about you. Try it!”

Networking is a skill, and like all skills, it is something that is learned and developed. While it may seem like there are many “natural” networkers out there, understand that they became this way over time. See how other members of Forbes Coaches Council suggest how to better develop your networking skills.

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Exit Coach Radio – Put Your Life Before Your Business

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Tune in to David’s appearance on Exit Coach Radio with Bill Black on July 22, 2016.  Exit Coach Radio is the Business Owner Information Station for Business Succession, exit Planning and Business Continuity.

Questions Answered:

  1. I hear that the term “Work-Life Balance” makes you crazy. What is it that gets you so riled up?
  2. You talk a lot about how entrepreneurs get caught up in chasing the wrong markers or measures… You believe there’s too much focus on top-line? And maybe even too much focus on the bottom-line?
  3. What’s the methodology you use as the foundation for your work?

Exit coach Radio with Bill Black

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