Have You Looked In The Mirror Lately?

“You must ‘be’ before you can ‘do’ or ‘have'”.   ~ Paul J. Meyer 

Business Ever take the time to allow your mind to relax?  For me the sound of the ocean and walking in the sand is about as relaxing as it gets.  Your mind is wandering and thoughts seem to drift in and out.  What happens after this is a complete gift.  Once your mind is in the completely relaxed state without the daily distractions of email, cell phones and more, you have the opportunity to honestly appraise yourself.  Just “be”.

“Ok Mitch, uh be who, or be whom?”   Exactly!

“Okay, so what are you saying to do?”  Look at yourself in the mirror! 

No, this is not about how you look in your bathing suit! Or it very well might be. It is about who are you, what is it you want to achieve, what is your thing, really. Not the armored up version of you which you present yourself as, rather the real deal your real mission and purpose.  Then continue, what are you doing about it?  Are you living and acting in harmony with this answer?  Would your family, friends and co-workers agree with these statements and agree this is how you show up each and every day? 

It is actually never too late to start. If the reality is not consistent with your desired self what actions might you begin to take to turn this around?  The idea is to begin slowly.

This is habit change and behavior change.  Similar to a fad diet, if you drastically try to change everything you might be successful in the short term, yet there will not be lasting change.  Write everything down you are not satisfied with about yourself.  Rate these and prioritize the list.  Begin with the items which are the most important to you or will have the most significant impact.

Record what action you are taking next to the current habit or behavior you do not like.

Check in often with yourself to confirm you are in fact taking these actions and making these strides. When creating habit change and behavior change it has been proven that the most lasting method for implementing these is to have a coach or an accountability partner or both.  Through a schedule where you are meeting with each other at least each week or two on time and on schedule will assist greatly in a positive outcome.

Mitch Tublin is an advanced certified executive and personal coach who resides in Stamford, CT.

No You Didn’t! Throw Success Away?

Business SuccessThe end of June marked the completion of the first six months of the year. If there is one specific item you, you and your team, and you and your coach must spend some time on, it is to review the first six months of the year. This is simply looking over your start of the year vision, mission, strategy, goals and plans. Then comparing what the reality is right now after six months have gone by.

For each of the items which were set up in the start of the year to set you and your business up for success, what is the story? Write a few lines describing why you are where you are.

  • Vision
  • Mission
  • Strategy
  • Goals
  • Plans

Begin with vision and see if this vision statement is still in line with your current situation. And does this need to be revised or revisited? Or is it correctly stated?

Continue on through the list to the mission statement written in the start of the year for your business success. Is this mission statement still in alignment with your current view of your business? Does this mission statement need to be revised or revisited? Or is it correctly stated?

This process should be continued through each category. A key point is to undertake this effort with another person who will not allow the process to become a ‘festival of excuses’. The purpose is to learn what is working, or what is not working, and then to course correct as necessary.

It is not to say one should only undertake this process in June at the halfway point of the year. You should conduct a review such as this, as often as you wish. The point is there are specific times when you are able to calendar in right at the start of the year a review of where you are, and this is definitely one of those times. Appointments may be scheduled in advance, and materials assembled as you know this is going to take place.

Fact – Period – End of story. Make it happen.

If for some reason you did not conduct this activity and never even considered the importance of this action to your ultimate business success, do it now. Schedule the time, assemble your materials and get it done before August or September.

The point is to take action and complete the process.

If you are ready to have an experienced coach work with you, or with you and your team, on this review process, contact Mitch Tublin and schedule your appointment today. Email info@mitchtublin.com or call 877-907-8223.

Will You Be Successful in Your Business When Something Goes Awry?

The importance of creating and writing up your mission and vision statements for your business are critical. The regular visitation of your goals and plans to achieve these goals with timelines are what keeps you and your team on track.

There are times, especially when you are really busy, successful, constantly working, fighting fires and providing your clients with your best, that one may be tempted to push to the side the regular review of the goals and planning process. In actual fact, this is the most important time to review where you are and where you intend to go.

An excellent example is to be prepared for when the unexpected takes place and the wrong items or actions begin to take place. These may be caused from within such as technical issues, personnel or a problem from the outside such as a client incident, a personal relationship gone badly or an industry distress situation.

It is for these reasons that your goals and your plans need to be reviewed on a regular basis. What if cases discussed and considered. Potentially a few “Plan B” scenarios are created ‘just in case’. It is this exact process which actually will prepare you and those involved to be able to quickly react if and when something goes awry.

When you are faced with adversity in your business you correct your course. No one has ever taken their business directly in a straight line from start up to a business success story. Some may speak about it taking place that way. It does not happen this way though – Ever. It is a zigzag path to success.

It is through the regular review process that you become alerted to something which is just not right, it is off center. This will then permit you to put into place the course corrections needed to continue toward the ultimate goals.

If you are ready to map out your mission, vision, goals, plan and more contact Mitch Tublin today – www.thementorguy.com.