Business
[ November 14, 2019 by SmallBizSEO 0 Comments ]

Practical and Effective Techniques to Motivate Your Team

Do you know of any creative and unique ways to motivate your team? If not, you may find your results flatline.

Studies show people are the most productive when they are happy with their careers and when they are emotionally engaged in the company’s culture. Leading and motivating a team are two things that need to be done exceptionally well to continue seeing success and growth in your business.

If your team isn’t motivated, they aren’t going to remain with you for a long. If you have a team that is completely indifferent or uncaring about the work they are doing, they aren’t going to go above and beyond to ensure it’s done well. If you are a business leader, you need a cache of strategies you can use to effectively motivate your team.

If you are ready to learn more, and ensure your team is properly motivated, here are a few tips:

Listen to Your Team

This is especially important when it comes to roadblocks that may be keeping your team from working effectively . It’s a good idea to conduct regular team meetings or brainstorming sessions that allow you team to open up, express their concerns, and pitch some ideas. This shows them that you value them and take their concerns seriously. Remember, your team is a representation of you. This means any obstacles that hinder them from working effectively can have an impact on your business as a whole.

Reinforce Your Business’s Purpose and Core Values

It’s important that your team is  clear on why the company exists and that they understand its mission, vision, and core values.  They should also know what your purpose is, as their leader and mentor. If there isn’t a bigger picture behind what you and your business stands for besides making profits, it’s going to be challenging to motivate your team. You need them to believe in your business and to believe in you.

Show Respect

Regardless of their, seniority, working style or ranking are, it is important that you be respectful. If there is someone who perceives favoritism, this can be a catalyst for dysfunctional behavior and team breakdowns.

These are just a few ways to keep your team motivated and engaged that will work for you no matter which industry you are in. To hear my entire list, listen to “How To Retain A Team” on the Legacy Movement Podcast below!

Legacy
[ October 28, 2019 by SmallBizSEO 0 Comments ]

Achieving Happiness and Prosperity: How a Legacy Coach Can Help You Chart a Path For Success

A recent study found that nearly 13 percent of American adults are unhappy with how their life is going. Feeling this way can lead to increased stress and even depression. Rather than giving up and resigning yourself to a life of misery, you need to make a change.

Some people think that this type of change has to happen all at once. In reality, these significant life changes will need to happen over the course of time. Instead of trying to make your life better on your own, you need to think about using a legacy coach. Not only can they help you get on the right path, they can also help you figure out a way to hand down the lessons you have learned to future generations.

Here are some of the things you need to focus on when trying to achieve happiness and prosperity.

Working With a Legacy Coach Helps You Gain Clarity

Going to work and earning money is something most people do without much thought. Generally, a lack of direction will lead to a person becoming unhappy with their work and home life. This is why finding a way to clarify what your goals are is imperative. Looking at your situation objectively will be difficult, which is why working with a legacy coach is your best course of action.

With the help of an experienced legacy coach, you can figure out what you are passionate about and what type of legacy you want to leave behind for your family. Without this information, you will have a hard time moving forward and achieving the prosperity you aspire to. A legacy coach can look at all aspects of your life and give you their honest opinion on what needs to change.

Putting Plans Into Action is Difficult

Some people sit around and make plans without any intention of following through with them. Making these plans is the easy part, actually following through with them is the hard part. If you are constantly making plans and not putting them into action, you will start to feel like a failure. Hiring an experienced legacy coach can help you leave these problems in the past.

Not only can a legacy coach help you develop a plan for a better today and a brighter tomorrow, they can also give you step by step instructions on how to get the ball rolling. With this help and guidance, you can reinvent your way of thinking and achieve your personal and financial goals.

Why a Legacy Plan is Imperative

You may be wondering why you should care about having a detailed legacy plan in place. If you love your family, you clearly want what is best for them. The last thing anyone wants is for their family to be lost in the event of their untimely passing. Allowing a legacy coach to help you create a detailed plan, you can rest assured the ones you love are well taken care of.

What are You Waiting For?

Are you interested in getting legacy coaching? If so, contact Alvin Darien II now to find out more about the services I offer.

Business
[ September 30, 2019 by SmallBizSEO 0 Comments ]

3 Signs that Show It’s Time to Hire a Business Coach

Generating more income is something most people are passionate about. Taking a leap of faith and starting your own business can be scary. Instead of letting uncertainty and fear hold you back from your full potential, seize the moment and become your own boss.

The United States is home to over 30 million small businesses. Having success in the highly-competitive world of small business will not be easy. There may come a time when you feel like you are in over your head and need some assistance. This is when hiring an experienced business coach can come in handy.

Here are 3 signs that you should hire a business coach.

1. You Are Not Getting The Results You Expected

Being a successful business owner starts with setting realistic expectations for your new venture. Thinking you are going to take over the industry you are operating in with minimal work is a recipe for disaster. However, if you have owned a business for a few years and aren’t seeing results, working with a business coach may be a good idea.

Often times, a fresh perspective can help you see issues that need to be addressed. A competent business coach can help you with everything from increasing brand awareness to improving the return you receive on your investments.

2. You Are Overwhelmed

Being overwhelmed is never a good thing. Handling the day to day operation of a newly formed business is far easier than handling every aspect of a growing company. During periods of significant growth, you may find yourself overwhelmed at the work ahead of you. Finding a way to structure this work and properly delegate it can be easier said than done.

Instead of letting the feeling of being overwhelmed throw you off track, you need to work with a business coach. With their assistance, you can set up the infrastructure needed to facilitate growth. Trying to handle every aspect of running a business without this type of coaching is a bad idea. Allowing a business coach to weigh in on important decisions can help you avoid mistakes.

3. You Are Ready to Expand

The main goal most business owners have is attracting as many customers as possible. Expanding into new markets can be intimidating. However, if you properly plan the expansion process, you can avoid mistakes that could derail these efforts.

If you are unsure about how to plan this expansion process, working with a business coach is imperative. Business coaches are people who have achieved high levels of success in either the small business or corporate world. This means they are uniquely qualified to help you in your pursuit of market dominance.

Do Your Homework Before Choosing a Business Coach.

One of the main things you need to do before hiring a business coach is to research their background. Working with Alvin Darien II is a wise idea. He has the experience and drive needed to help you achieve your goals. Contact Alvin Darien II to find out more about the services he offers.

Family
[ August 20, 2019 by SmallBizSEO 0 Comments ]

Setting Family Goals Leads to Less Stress

Whether we admit it or not, building a strong family foundation can be filled with challenges and pitfalls, keeping families on an endless cycle of ups and downs.  Becoming overwhelmed with the many issues and schedules and commitments of life is easy to do, leading our family into a tailspin of uncertainty. While no family is perfect, there are ways to regain control of the reigns and make life more manageable and meaningful.   

Setting goals for ourselves and our families is an important first step in regaining control of the direction in which things are heading.  Taking time to sit down and contemplate who you are as a unit and what you want that unit’s experience to be in the present and in the future, is a valuable practice.  Being intentional about goals and visions for yourself and your family is the way to reconnect with our core values.

When you take the time to intentionally reflect on how you would like to grow as a family, you invest in its success by forming paths to move forward.  Thinking about what behaviors and values are important to model, where there are areas that can be strengthened, and where we see our family in the future, are all worthy of mindful thought.  Having a clear conviction on your concept of family, increases your motivation to lead.

In the practice of goal setting, it can become clear what circumstances are in need of immediate attention.  For instance, a goal of minimizing financial stress can have a tangible plan that puts a family back in control.  As much as we would like for money not to matter, it does, and is the underpinning of all families. Seeking a financial coach to assist in formulating a financial plan to reach your goals for your family is a wise option. 

But reaching out for assistance can be beneficial to more than just financial planning.  Seeking the guidance of professionals such as Alvin Darien II, who provide leadership and financial coaching, can be a game changer for your family.  Having someone on your side who is skilled and knowledgeable in planning and goal setting, can drastically reduce any sense of being overwhelmed.

Working to achieve goals helps reduce stress and puts us back in control. Approaching your family goals with intention, is well worth the investment.  When you put effort into what you would like to accomplish as an individual and as a family unit, we create roadmaps to a more meaningful life.