It’s easy to want to mother, protect and nurture your team – women have excellent mothering, protecting and nurturing skills. I’m wondering how beneficial it is to you and your team to regularly use those “mothering” skills as a leader? Let me ask you this, if you “mother” too much, are you allowing the team to learn, grow and thrive on their own?

There is moderation in everything – the key is finding the right balance between leading and mothering for you and your team. In the Quick Video Success Tip, I share my thoughts about mothering vs leading. Be sure to turn up your speakers.

You’ll also want to read the blog post – it puts this video into words:
Helpful or Supportive – Is There a Leadership Difference

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I found this very interesting and wanted to share…

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What do you think? Are these statistics something you can use in your business? Do you find them empowering personally and professionally?

Please, leave us a comment with your thoughts.

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I’ve had this book on my shelf for years and hadn’t gotten around to reading it – I thought it was just for people in sales. I was wrong! The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino is for everyone who wants to succeed not only in business but also in life.

I’m a huge fan of Og Mandino and have read and reviewed several of books and yet, his most famous book stayed unopened on my bookshelf. Published in 1968 this small book has become a classic “must read” for success-oriented people around the globe. This quick read 128 page book is for everyone, not just people in sales.

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The Greatest Salesman in the World tells the story of Hafid, a poor camel boy who is given a box containing ten scrolls. As he follows the messages on these scrolls, he becomes the greatest salesman in the world. The ten scrolls each contain a powerful principle of success. Each scroll must be read for 30 days, three times a day.

Basically, Og Mandino has given his readers ten powerful “affirmations” for success. Research has found that it takes approximately 30 days to change a habit. Repeating an affirmation to yourself once in the morning, once in the afternoon and out loud just before bed helps to reinforce the affirmation and plant the new habit firmly in the conscious and unconscious mind.

Here are some of my favorite quotations:

“Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.”

“What they will teach me is more to prevent failure than to gain success, for what is success other than a state of mind.”

“Good habits are the key to all success. Bad habits are the unlocked door to failure.”

“Weak is he who permits his thoughts to control his actions; strong is he who forces his actions to control his thoughts.”

“In setting my goals I will consider my best performance of the past and multiply it hundredfold.”

This will give you an idea of the basic success lessons taught in this book. I thoroughly enjoyed reading The Greatest Salesman in the World – it is reinforcement of the basic success lessons we should be applying to lives and our businesses. Our mindset of business success needs to be nurtured daily by our commitment to our own positive beliefs, thoughts and actions.

The only thing I would add about this book is that it has Christian undertones. It discusses the birth of Jesus, praying for guidance and referring to Paul as the greatest salesman in the world.

I highly recommend Og Mandino’s The Greatest Salesman in the World to everyone who is interested in enhancing their personal and professional development – not just people in sales careers.

Disclosure: I purchased this book to read and review. All reviews are solely mine.
 
 
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Sometimes we women in business have to think out of the box and have a little more fun with our blog and Facebook posts, Twitter Tweets and Pinterest Pins. For fun I’ve listed a bunch of holidays and special days in June, some we all know and some are just silly.

Here’s what I propose you do: Think about how you can use these June holidays and special days to motivate and have fun with your team. Invite your customers to join in by offering special sales and events.

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When you have a few minutes, leave us a comment here on the blog or go to our Facebook Group Page Women Who Want To Successfully Work For Themselves Facebook Group and share a photo or tell us how you used one or more of these “holidays” to have some fun in your business.
 
 
 
Special days during the month of June:
1 – Say Something Nice Day
1 – Flip a Coin Day
4 – Hug Your Cat Day
5 – National Doughnut Day (First Friday in June)
6 – D Day WWII
6 – National Yo-Yo Day
7 – National Chocolate Ice Cream Day
8 – Best Friends Day
9 – Donald Duck Day
10 – Iced Tea Day
10 – World Pet Memorial Day
13 – Sewing Machine Day
14 – Flag Day U.S.A.
15 – Smile Power Day
17 – Eat Your Vegetables Day
18 – International Picnic Day
21 – Father’s Day (Date changes yearly)
21 – Summer Solstice (Longest day of the year)
24 – Swim a Lap Day
25 – Log Cabin Day
26 – Take Your Dog to Work Day (Friday after Father’s Day)
27 – Sun Glasses Day
28 – Paul Bunyan Day
30 – Social Media 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?

Happy June and have fun!!!
 
 
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Let’s liven up and speed up our business-building activities and focus on success for the next 30 days. Are you ready to take the challenge with me?

Each day for 30 days you’ll find a new moneymaking, business-building or personal development activity that will support your goals and lead you forward. Each challenge should take you about 15 minutes.

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Leave us a comment and let us know how each day went. Please share any “aha’s” you’re discovering along this business-building journey.
Invite your friends and team members to join you…

Day 30 – Tie up loose ends
What needs to be finished today before you begin your next 30 days of business building activity?

Are there:
* Calls to make,
* Emails to send,
* Events to plan,
* Social Media to schedule,
* Appointments to confirm,
* Orders to fill,
* Networking opportunities to schedule?

Congratulations for starting, working and finishing the 30 Day Business Building Challenge. Job well done!
 
 
Please leave us a comment, we’d love to hear from you!
 
 
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