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Take a Timeout from Professional Stress and Thrive

Take a Timeout from Professional Stress and Thrive

When people bring their professional baggage home, their personal lives are affected, too. The adverse effects of this situation can damage and even destroy marriages; alienate children; and cause others to avoid these unhappy, frustrated, and often angry people. Realizing that life is not all about your work — that work is only a part of your life — will help you strike a successful life and work balance that leads to greater levels of happiness and success both on and off the job.

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Seek Harmony in Life and Work and Find Happiness

Seek Harmony in Life and Work and Find Happiness

Tremendous amounts of time, energy and effort go into running a business. With everything there is to do, it’s easy for those who own businesses to sacrifice many aspects of their personal lives, if not the entirety, in pursuit of success and happiness. As a business owner, you’re the foundation of your enterprise. The more energized, inspired and balanced you are, the stronger your company will be. Live your life with the intention of creating harmony among its different aspects. You’ll not only be successful, but also — and perhaps more importantly — you’ll be happy.

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Leave Personal Baggage at Home and Excel at Work

Leave Personal Baggage at Home and Excel at Work

Some people believe there’s a distinctive barrier between personal and professional lives that keeps the two separate. If you step back and take an honest and discerning look at your own experiences and those of others with which you’ve worked, you’ll recognize that’s not the case. In fact, it’s common for people to carry their personal baggage through the front door of the business, unpack and spread it throughout the workplace.

Family matters, parenting challenges and relationship issues often weigh heavily on the hearts and minds of those affected. When not managed effectively, they can have negative and lasting effects on attitude; morale; performance; and, ultimately, the business.

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Turn Team Members and Customers Into Raving Fans

Turn Team Members and Customers Into Raving Fans

It’s important to realize customer loyalty starts at the top — with business owners. Who you are and how you treat people in the process of doing business will be the ignition point for customer satisfaction, loyalty and success. As you begin to involve, value, care for, recognize and support your team members to a greater degree, the quality of your business will rise along with them.

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Change Your Perception of Change and Thrive

Change Your Perception of Change and Thrive

Change is a reality in business whether we like it or not. Business environments change. Economies change. Team dynamics change. Technology changes rapidly. In fact, life in general is about change. And if we habitually resist change, we limit the potential of all that’s available to us.

Change is much easier when we choose to see it in a positive light. As we embrace change, we alter our perception of it from a bad thing to a positive thing filled with potential and opportunity. Human beings are amazing, and they can accomplish great feats once they open their minds to possibility and then decide to take action.

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Build and Develop Your Team with Assessments

Build and Develop Your Team with Assessments

In building a solid team, business owners face a very real challenge in a lack of credible, unbiased information. What you don’t know really limits your ability to hire, place, manage and develop team members. Clear and accurate information that positions you to build and develop the best team possible is no less important in realizing future growth.

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Avoid End-of-Life Regret by Creating Balance

Avoid End-of-Life Regret by Creating Balance

A business owner who focuses on making as much money as possible typically believes their team members should have the same focus. By forgetting these people also have lives, hopes, dreams and desires, owners demand more and more from them. The reason is simple: When the focus is solely on success and the accumulation of wealth, people and their happiness and well-being are discounted and forgotten.

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Make It Your Business to Offer Exceptional Services

Make It Your Business to Offer Exceptional Services

Exceptional companies stand out in a positive way in the hearts and minds of their customers. They accomplish this feat by delivering high-quality customer service experiences on a consistent basis.

It is the quality of each customer experience that matters most. The critical ingredients include exceptional people, exceptional products and exceptional services. Get these right on a consistent basis, and your business will always stand out as one of the greats in the hearts and minds of your customers.

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