Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Getting down to Business: What are your Challenges

Learning to apply yourself with the serious matter of business. Getting down to business includes determining what you will develop, its all about supply and demand. What is the point in developing product and services that no one needs? Most people get stuck at the development stages of a business. One key component in development is planning. Write the plans clear and simple. I wonder what went through the mind of Gates, Forbes and many other big business experts? How many hard knocks did it take before the final product was completed. Sometimes, when the world is tumbling down around us, we contemplate and dream but, we never take action. What happens to a dream deferred? Today is a great day to start. 

    We need  desire and  passion for building a business. It takes time, and hard work. Prioritize daily will reduce burn out. Understand that the building of any profitable business requires full attention. Could you image a new business owner saying, oh well I work on the business tomorrow or the next day? Nurture your business. I found a great article on challenges in starting a business. You will find it interesting too. I have provided you with the link below,

we all need information it is what makes us grow. This article talks about building a business from scratch. It is like cooking there are ingredients needed. Yes, we can short cut in cooking adding substitute ingredients but, look out it may not come out the same. It is the same with business. There are steps to developing a business. Survey the need first. The writer of this article quoted two from Thomas Jefferson, you'll love them. Transforming business problems into business opportunities who is up for the challenge? One of the goals is developing a great business plan. I found this article compact with great ideas and suggestion to move your business idea to the next level.

Meet these challenges head on develop and plan

Great business begin with an opportunity that transforms an idea into an empire. Stick with it, never give up on your dreams. Remember Knowledge is power.

I'm Carolyn Coleman-Grady

Saturday, April 19, 2014

It's Tip Time

I want to speak with you regarding building a better you. The key ingredient to solidifying your character is knowing your true self . Leaving behind the images others project on you. Some people build their image on the tailgating of others. This is quite frustrating. Knowing who you are  is the beginning steps in turning your life around.

Here are a few tips to begin building a better you

1. Laugh more
2. Don't take life so serious
3. No one thinks like you but you
4. Improve your social skills
5. Do not be a knee jerker
6. Smile more
7. Help others
8. Know it's okay to make a mistake just don't make the same mistake
9. Learn to love yourself
10. Stop being critical of self and others

Laughter is good for the soul learn to relax. Everything including your home based business is not that serious. Remember learn to live. Life is what you make it, stop regretting and wishing you should have  taken another path. It is never to late begin today.  There are people that become stressed out when others do not think like you think. There are various ways to share your vision. Remember some people need it spelled out and others catch the vision and run with it just by hearing. So, don't fret, choose the right strategy for the target audience.

Stop the knee jerk. Some of us react to situation before we investigate. The results of knee jerking is bad decisions. Take the time to exam thoroughly.

Helping others will bring you Joy It's not about disabling others but, enabling  through empowering people. We have all made mistakes, made a wrong turn lately? Learning from mistakes is important.

Learn to love all of you, from your head to you toes. Focusing on your flaws will bring you sorrow. It's okay to laugh at yourself.
Rid yourself of criticism unless it is positive enough to make change.

I'm Carolyn Coleman-Grady
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Monday, April 14, 2014

Twin within a Twin

This video is amazing. Pretty difficult to conceive, even the doctors were challenged by their findings. I'm sure this finding as many became the topic in training and among colleagues. What happens in utero? Cells going wild? The question becomes how did this man become pregnant? If his stomach begins to grow did anyone order ultrasound or a CAT-SCAN to see this earlier? I'm baffled?

What are your thought? How does this video make you feel? This is a short post but, packed with room for discussion. Hope you take s moment and drop a comment.

I'm Carolyn Coleman-Grady.  

Ice City Freezes Attitudes and Excludes Others


The Ice House Freeze City

I describe Ice City as a place where self-centered people live. their street lamp,  light up the signs with words like: I'm first avenue, what about me boulevard, and  stay off my side Circle Drive.The citizens here promote self-centered businesses. Any services that benefit themselves is acceptable. Ice House has no leaders or rulers. there commonalties include maintaining, and promote self. 


The image is only for the noses

Have you every visited someone living in this city? Perhaps waved hello in passing? These citizen have attitudes that exclude you. Ice cool coffee is sweeter than those who live there. Where blends of Cafe' Ole  brings a smile  to most , not to these citizen. The characteristic of those privileged to live in Ice city include:   dry faced, no smiles, cold shoulder, and no eye contact. They never take the time to stop and ask anyone what they are doing, or how's it going? I'm sure you are wondering what is this post about?

I'm glad you asked it's about people who's nose is stuck in the air, lack courtsey, and will not give you the time of day. They are never interested in what you are doing. Like some friends we have. You call them and the entire conversation is about them. And, right before you hang up the phone, they ask you, how are the kids? You say fine and the friends says ok speak soon and hangs up. There are business leaders the same way cut you off, speak only to their success and never ask you how's your business, and do you need help.

They don't live across the street from Ice City, but snack dab in the 
middle. Remember this illustration only speaks to those people who are cold hearted and only think of themselves on every level. I'm sure it is not you? What are your thoughts? 

I'm Carolyn Coleman-Grady


Sunday, April 6, 2014

Go Your Own Way: If You Think You Can

For everyone of us that succeeds, it's because there's somebody there to show you the way out. The light doesn't always necessarily have to be in your family; for me it was teachers and school~Oprah Winfrey

As Oprah points out, we can succeed by learning from others. It may not be a family member but, a Teacher, friend, or Pastor. The key is learning. An open mind will accept new adventures. There are many avenues and pathways to take. Conventional learning through our educational system, and life experiences. Which every you prefer use the tools toward successful living. Successful living does not only include financial success. It also includes living your dreams.

It takes wisdom to travel roads that create successful living. The wisdom to seek knowledge, and information. The willingness to say, "I'm sorry I don't know, but I will find out." Receiving information from a resourceful person is just as important.  Traveling alone never inquiring of anyone causes stumbling. In my earlier days of Nursing, I would align myself with Nurses which were older and wiser. I wanted to learn everything they knew. I would ask questions, write notes and find a way to learn something new everyday. There are some people who just don't like others to tell them anything. I wonder why?

Learning new ways to create successfully living may not be easy but it is important. It does not mean to stop dreaming and working hard to achieve the dream. It means prepare, plan and act. Knowledge is power that is what Allen Carter says.The more information you have the easier to tackle challenges.
What are the current challenges in your life choking your dreams.There is always light at the end of the tunnel.

Let me encourage you to seek people that empower and bring the best out of you. Success is defined by you. If it brings happiness and joy to your life than all the money in the world will not change your success. Do not limit yourself, stay focus on your goals and reach for the stars. All things are possible if you just believe. Energy is the essence of life. Every day you decide how you're going to use it by knowing what you want and what it takes to reach that goal, and by maintaining focus ~Oprah Winfrey

Use your energy wisely, maintain focus and never be afraid. Success is what you make it. Stay on course.

I'm Carolyn Coleman-Grady

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Will The Nuts Move Forward And Take A Bow: Its Your Day To Shine

I was speaking to my mom about the challenges I have speaking difficult people. My mom said, "A nut has several shells, you must find the soft spot to crack them open. Then they will hear you." I had to think about this, in my mind, I thought who wants to speak with a nut? To crack a nut, you need a nut cracker and once is open digging out the nut to eat takes time. The  question becomes: Is it worth the trouble opening  the lines of communication to a nut?
Well, get your chisel out and prepare to open the minds of your nutty friends and family. It may not be easy but, it maybe worth your time. The core of one's mind, is covered with layers of hard surface which block out new ideas and opportunities. The soft areas can be found deep in the shells of our being. Each of our shells have a hard surface difficult to break. The internal core of the nut holds our attitudes and behaviors. In order to clean the inner core one will need to knock open the shell.
Opening our shells exposes us to a world of newness, and opportunities that will change our lives. Playing nuts is a game like any other, neither better than tops, nor worse than cards. The games is played in various ways. There are holes' and bank" and "caps." But every game finishes up in the same way, one boy wins. And, as always, he would wins is a clever fellow, a smart fellow, a good fellow ~Shimon Aleichem.

Sometimes we must gather all our nuts break open their  shell, and get to the core, where effective listening, and learning takes place. In your nut state, find the nut cracker and open your shells.

I'm Carolyn Coleman-Grady

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The Dastardly Lion

Words rich in meaning can be cheap in sounds effect ~ Dejan Stojanovic
It really does not cost us much to say kind words. Walking in kindness brings joy and peace to both the giver and receiver. In today's society , kind words like thank you, please, and you are welcome barely exist today. What has created this numbness in our vocabulary? The gentle nature of people has  drowned in pride. Pride shadows reasoning.

Pride denotes courage, strength, honor, and loyalty to the cause. What do you see in the
Photo? This is not prideful, a state of mind affecting one's reasoning. A prideful person sees nothing but himself, and here's no one either. Sure, there is time for stern strong words. However, there is a way to express oneself without d e meaning cruel words. Remember word pierce.

Some people believe Pride is a sin! What do you believe? Could it be the results one displays, or their action and attitude? It would be a great topic for discussion. The prideful words we US could affect the lives of others.sharing kindness reduces pride arrows from penetrating one's heart. The question becomes, how much focus time do you spend on being kind to others.

Lately in the news, violent outbreak at the Dodgers game.How sad. Loyal fans are proud to take their children to a game.. It appears there are other people taking game loyalty to extreme, taking fun out of the game. Not the proud we are looking for. We must be an example. We can not be the dastardly lion speaking evil nasty words to one another. If we implement this daily challenge, be kind to others joy will follow. Thank you for commenting and sharing your thoughts.

I'm Carolyn Coleman-Grady