Are you ready to:
* Use your business-building time, energy and knowledge more wisely
* Stop feeling overwhelmed by the thought of building a successful business
* Give yourself the tools and self-confidence to go for your business goals
An entrepreneur has to possess many positive traits and habits if they want to achieve and maintain consistent business success. Let’s have some fun and go through each trait from A – Z.
A = Attitude – Day-to-day positive outlook for achieving success. B = Balance – Finding work and home stability to support success. C = Creativity – New ways to look at the future. D = Dreams – Seeing what is possible and going for it. E = Expectations – Expecting positive results from positive actions. F = Focus – Keeping the important things important. G = Goals – A step-by-step roadmap to an empowered future. H = Humor – Finding the bright side during the ups and downs. I = Integrity – Doing the right thing for all involved. J = Joyful – Being happy you’re doing what you love. K = Knowledge – Consistently learning and growing in life and business. L = Leadership – Being the role model others will choose to follow. M = Mindset – Cultivating and maintaining the positive thoughts of success. N = Network – Connecting with people who are positive influences. O = Optimism – Believing there is a bright light at the end of tunnel. P = Planning – A positive strategy for designing tomorrow today. Q = Questions – Learning what is important by asking and listening. R = Realistic – Looking and seeing what is possible and practical. S = Systems – Organizing your business into bite-sized pieces. T = Tenacity – Never giving up before pay day. U = Understanding – A peaceful inner knowing and acceptance. V = Visionary – Seeing the future as bright and powerful. W = Willpower – Keeping going even when the going gets rough. X = Xtra – Happily going the “xtra” mile when necessary. Y = Yes – A powerful word when used at the right time. Z = Zeal – The eagerness and passion when going for your goals.
Here is the definition of entrepreneur from Dictionary.com:
“A person who organizes and manages any enterprise, especially a business, usually with considerable initiative and risk.”
What do you think, do the ABC’s fit into the definition?
Team Building Activity: Have fun creating your own ABC’s of Entrepreneurial Success with your team. As a group, either in person or on a conference call, brainstorm a trait or habit for each of the twenty-six letters. Post your ABC’s on your team website, Facebook Group page, etc.
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Favorite Leadership Quotations
As savvy women in business and leaders, we are always looking for good quotations to share with our teams. Here are a few of my favorites:
“People cannot be managed. Inventories can be managed, but people must be led.” H. Ross Perot
“You can only lead others where you yourself are willing to go.” Lachlan McLean
“Your job gives you authority. Your behavior gives you respect.” Irwin Federman
“Leaders get excited about their work and by their contagion, stimulate their (followers.) Excitement builds strong relationships and high morale throughout an organization.
Inspired leaders move a business beyond problems into opportunities.” Dr. Abraham Zaleznik
“Leadership happens at every level of the organization and no one can shirk from this responsibility.” Jerry Junkins
“Nothing is so potent as the silent influence of a good example.” James Kent
“Coaching isn’t an addition to a leader’s job, it’s an integral part of it.” George S. Odiorne
“Cooperation with others. Perception, experience, tenacity. Know when to lead and when to follow.” Deng Ming-Dao
“True leadership comes from being the example and role model others choose to follow.” Sharon Michaels
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So many fun things to celebrate in May! Think of all the ways you, your team and family can celebrate and enjoy the month of May. Let’s think out of the box this month and write some fun blog and Facebook posts, light up Twitter with a few smiles and create some interesting pictures for your Pinterest Pins.
For fun I’ve listed holidays and special days in May, some we all know and some are just plain silly.
Here’s what I propose you do: Think about how you can use these May holidays and special days to motivate and have fun with your team. Invite your customers to join in the celebration by offering special sales and events.
When you have a few minutes, leave us a comment here on the blog or go to our Facebook Group Page https://www.facebook.com/groups/wwwtswft/ and share a photo or tell us how you used one or more of these “holidays” to have some fun in your business.
All Month Long:
Foster Care Month
National Bike Month
National Blood Pressure Month
National Hamburger Month
National Photograph Month
National Salad Month
National Older Americans Month
Special days during the month of May:
Nurses Week – First week of the month
National Police Week – Third week of the month
1 – May Day
1 – Mother Goose Day
2 – Brothers and Sisters Day
3 – National Teacher’s Day – Tuesday of the first full week in May
3 – World Press Freedom Day
4 – Bird Day
4 – Star Wars Day
5 – Cinco de Mayo
6 – Military Spouses Day – The Friday before Mother’s Day
6 – National Nurses Day
6 – Space Day – First Friday in May
7 – Birth Mother’s Day – Saturday before Mother’s Day
8 – No Socks Day
8 – Mother’s Day – Second Sunday in May
8 – V-E Day
8 – World Red Cross Day
9 – Lost Sock Memorial Day
10 – Clean Up Your Room Day
11 – National Receptionist Day – Second Wednesday in May
11 – School Nurses Day – The Wednesday during Nurses Week
11 – Eat What Ever You Want Day
12 – International Nurses Day
13 – Friday the 13th
14 – International Migratory Bird Day – The Second Saturday in May
15 – National Chocolate Chip Day
15 – Police Officer’s Memorial Day
16 – Love a Tree Day
16 – Wear Purple for Peace Day
18 – Visit Your Relatives Day
20 – National Bike to Work Day – Third Friday of the Month
21 – Armed Forces Day – Third Saturday of the Month
21 – National Waiters and Waitresses Day
23 – Lucky Penny Day
24 – National Escargot Day
25 – National Missing Children’s Day
25 – National Wine Day
27 – Sun Screen Day
28 – Amnesty International Day
28 – International Jazz Day – Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend in U.S.
30 – Memorial Day U.S.
31 – Save Your Hearing Day
31 – World No Tobacco Day
What do you think? Do these give you a few ideas to have some fun thinking up interesting blog posts, party themes, customer appreciation activities or team events?