Some Positive Energy – wupwithjen

Aim To Win’s Wade Thomas was a special guest on Jennifer Baynham’s podcast Wupwithjen. They exchanged positive thoughts on how we can all cope with the Coronavirus pandemic as parents, as small business owners, and as individuals to be better and get moving forward

A Positive State of Mind with Olena Heu

Aim To Win A Positive State of Mind with Olena Heu
  • The importance of keeping a positive mind when facing obstacles.  
  • Overcoming your fears of changing your paths 
  • Embracing rejection by adjusting your mindset to seek out other opportunities. 
  • Why word-of-mouth referrals are the best way to get clients. 
  • Finding resilience to overcome any hardship that might come your way

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How To Combat Anxiety During COVID-19 with Brian Shiers

Aim To Win How To Combat Anxiety
  • The formula for acquiring a more accurate cognitive mind to create a better personal environment 
  • How to use mental exercises to calm the body and mind
  • The importance of coaching and practicing mindfulness to help with anxiety 
  • The importance of showing kindness and guarding your mind when feeling anxious during the COVID-19 pandemic

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If you would like to get more positive news in your daily life you can visit:

https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org

https://humanprogress.org  

Wanting to unwind? For more information visit:

https://www.headspace.com 

https://www.uclahealth.org/marc/ 

How To Make Your Passion Into a Business with Gregg Garfinkel

Aim To Win How to make your passion into a business with Gregg Gafinkel
  • Embrace your passion, but at the same time, make sure your business concept can provide you with a steady income.
  • It’s normal to be scared at the beginning when launching a new business.
  • Why the first thing that you need to ask yourself is, “Is this business viable enough to meet my needs?”
  • How businesses are always growing.
  • Finding the correct environment is one of the most important things to help you grow your business.
  • Passion is good, but you need to have a strategy and business mind behind it.
  • At the end of the day, the biggest value is on the emotional charge you receive from your work.

To learn more about Gregg Garfinkel’s work visit his website and follow him on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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How to Toot Your Own Horn at Work (Without Being Annoying)

How To Toot Your Own Horn Team

Most of us hate the idea of bragging about our achievements, and we all know someone who’s too eager to shove their success in our faces. But on the other side of the spectrum, being too humble can cost you the job, the promotion, or the pay raise. It’s a tough balancing act, but if you want the recognition you deserve, tooting your horn is a valuable skill to have in your back pocket. Here are a few ways to get a little subtle PR going, without taking it too far.

1. Know what to share.

Just as you should be updating your resume, you should also have a running list of things you accomplish with your team at work. Often we believe we’re “just doing our job” but the results you achieve while you’re going your job are worthy of being shared, so don’t hesitate to share those wins.

2. Become a storyteller.

Everyone loves a story.  Once you have your list of accomplishments, be prepared to tell it. For example, instead of saying “I decreased turnover by 20%,” explain the problem, the obstacles you faced, your choices, your course corrections, and your outcome. And the next time someone asks for an update, tell them your story so far: the situation, the challenges, the plan of attack. Good storytelling makes it much easier to share your results, so take advantage of every opportunity.

3. Give updates.

We aren’t often invited to share our stories, and we don’t always volunteer them—but this is something you should change. Sometimes, we believe we don’t need to share updates because others don’t want to be bothered or your team must know already. But the reality is that your senior management may have no idea what challenges you’re overcoming, and often like to be kept in the loop.

4. Talk about your team.

To share accomplishments without appearing arrogant, talk about the team you’re working with, whether this is a team you head or a team of colleagues. Your audience will make the logical leap to see your contributions, allowing you to sing your own praises without coming across in a negative way. And your team will love to have their own horn tooted!

5. Get others to toot your horn.

Create reasons for others to brag about you without prompting. This isn’t quite as easy as the steps above, but it’s very effective. To make it happen, be active in helping others, whether on your team or not, on a regular basis. Your kindness, support, and advice make others more willing to vouch for you, giving you credit for your contributions in their work.

If your aim is to move up in any organization or team, you’ll have to learn to share your merits—or else you run the risk of allowing your career to stagnate. And while you may feel uneasy about shouting your own praises, these steps are a great way to comfortably (and inoffensively) toot your own horn. 

Work For a Purpose with Sam Spector

Aim To Win Work For a Purpose with Sam Spector
  • Support each other even when there are disagreements.
  • How to identify a wise person.
  • No one can deny another person’s truth, even if they disagree with their position.
  • Leadership is about hearing both sides.
  • Working for a purpose.
  • It’s not just a job, it’s providing a purpose to this world.

To learn more about Sam Spector’s work visit his website.

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Taking a Mental Health Day with Alana Epstein

Aim To Win Podcast Mental Health Day
  • Running a business is a journey of constant learning.
  • Starting a business demands a lot of previous data collection.
  • Why you shouldn’t focus on how many people are on the same business as you, but instead why should you focus on what you can provide to your clients that is useful, relevant and different.
  • The marketplace is unpredictable, but you have to focus on your mission.
  • Embrace the opportunity to build relationships with your clients,
    How should you make a personal connection with your clients.
  • The stigma of mental health needs to be eradicated from society.

How to Leverage Your Executive Coach

How to Leverage Your Executive Coach

So you’ve finally hired an executive coach—which means you can sit back and let the results start rolling in, right? 

The truth is, if you want to make the most of this opportunity, you’ll need to do a lot of hard work. Plus, if you truly want to leverage your business coach, there are a few strategies to keep in mind. Here are a few steps to help you maximize the experience.

1. Commit to the process.

Change never happens overnight. It’s a process, and if you’re truly committed, you have to go all in. Be ready to stretch farther than you thought you could, because change only happens outside your comfort zone, and a good coach helps you get there. 

2. It won’t be easy.

The best executive coach will constantly challenge you. As stated above, you’ll be doing a lot of hard work—and you’ll only get out of it what you’re willing to put in. Give it your all, though, and I promise you’ll get much more out of the process.

3. Set your vision from the start.

Know what you want yourself to look like at the end of coaching, and share this vision with your executive coach. With this, the two of you can develop a series of measurable goals and milestones to help you both understand what the “new you” should look like in a month, six months, or a year. Don’t forget to plan with consistent and measurable goals to make sure you stay on track. Use these goals to evaluate your progress and course-correct when necessary.

4. Learn to leverage your strengths.

Often, we get coaching to shore up our weaknesses, but the real power is in leveraging your strengths. A good business coach can help drive you toward excellence, so don’t be afraid to ask them about honing your strengths. Have them teach you to maximize and apply your strengths, as well as how to seek out situations that take advantage of them. 

5. Be open with your executive coach.

If you keep to surface-level topics, you’ll only see superficial benefits. One thing working in your favor is that your coach is on your team! Coaches have an ethical responsibility to confidentiality. Your business coach works for you. They’re your partner. This means that your conversations take place in a safe zone, so open up to let them help you get better results.

6. Accept feedback.

Again, your coach works for you—and one thing you’re paying for is honest feedback. This can be tough when it’s something you don’t want to hear, but it’s better to receive criticism from your coach than from your boss or colleagues. Remain accepting rather than defensive, and start putting the feedback to good use. 

7. Do the work.

Coaching isn’t a class you walk into unprepared. If you’re going to get results, you’ll want to read over the agenda for your coaching session and prepare questions and concerns to work on. In addition, you’ll need to put the skills and strategies you learn into practice as you go through your workweek.

If you’ve gone through the trouble of hiring an executive coach, do yourself a favor and commit to the work. Take advantage of the opportunity—because though the work may push you out of your comfort zone, it’s only by committing that you’ll see the real power of coaching.

Human Connection with Emily Merrell

Aim To Win Podcast Human Connection
  • Get the other person’s contact information without having to exchange business cards.
  • Embrace every moment as an opportunity for networking.
  • Why networking is not just an organization, but a lifestyle organization.
  • More than just business connections, make life connections.
  • How to build your network.
  • Why you should be having conversations that others aren’t having.