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No matter how finely you hone your skills, no matter how committed you are, no matter how much you preserve, you  will NEVER become a truly great leader until you have accepted full responsibility for WHO, WHAT and WHERE you are.

Self Responsibility and emotional health go hand in hand with leadership.  There appears to be a direct relationship between self responsibility and positive emotions.  Negative emotions have been called the “robber” of emotions.  Negative emotions can be enormously harmful.  A very good mentor of mine once said to me:  “The whisper of the boss is like the ROAR of Lion.”

Strong leaders are emotionally healthy.  They are highly self responsible.  Elimination of negative emotions is a critically important job for anyone aspiring to a leadership role. The most common negative emotions are:  Doubt, Fear, Guilt, Resentment, Envy and Anger.   All are destructive.  All can block you from becoming an effective leader.

To be successful leader you need to reduce, eliminate the use of these as management actions.  To that end, it is important to understand the four major causes of negative emotions:

  1. Justification
    • Justification occurs when you attempt to explain to yourself and others why you should feel this negative emotion, why you are entitled to feel angry and upset or whatever.
  2. Identification
    • The second major cause of negative emotions is Identification or taking things personally.  You become angry about something to the degree that you can personally identify with it and see it affecting or harming you in some way.
  3. Lack of Consideration
    • You may show negative emotions when you feel people are NOT giving you your just due, not respecting you to the extent you feel you deserve to be.  When you feel slighted, ignored, or disrespected, your ego may become involved.
  4. Blame
    • The polar opposite of Taking responsibility is Blame.  Blaming your employees, your clients is easy and never productive.

There are proven principles that when you put them in use can help you strengthen your emotional health and show your employees taking responsibility for your self and then themselves is what breeds success.  If you are to become a great leader, accept responsibility, work on improving your emotional health and develop a positive mental attitude.

Need coaching on how?  Feel free to reach out.

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The holiday season can be a busy, lucrative time for your business, but if it isn’t prepped, stocked and ready, it might not turn out as successful as you hoped. According to an October survey from the National Retail Federation, consumers will be spending an average of $1,007.24 this holiday season (that’s up 4.1% from last year)—an increase you and your business won’t want to miss out on. Not sure of how to get your business holiday-ready? Luckily, the business experts at FocalPoint have come up with the best ways to prepare your business for the upcoming holiday season, so you’ll be ready for any customers that come your way.

“Delivering” is a Must

“Delivering” covers a lot of your business’s facts: sending your products or services to customers in a timely manner, having plenty of inventory and employing people who will provide good customer service. To guarantee your customers quick shipping, prep your package and delivery labels and reach out to your shipping providers to make sure they’re equipped to handle your business’s shipping needs. For inventory, make sure you’re well-stocked—you should also make sure you have plenty of your best sellers. To ensure service that your customers will be happy with, make sure you’re hiring and training people who are friendly, hard working and well-versed in your business’s products and services.

Stand Out From the Competition

Chances are, your business isn’t the only one of its kind, so you’re going to want to be strategic with how you set yourself apart from businesses similar to yours. First thing’s first: whether you’re a new or well-established business, come up with a business strategy for the holiday season—this will provide you clarity on who your customers and competitors are and knowledge on how to serve your customers in a way your competitors aren’t. From here, get creative: create a holiday campaign that will be attractive to your customers, offer holiday specials that customers will love (and won’t find anywhere else) and be active on social media with posts and contests that will engage your demographic—just make sure you’re utilizing the best Search Engine Optimization techniques to produce the best results.

Get Into the Holiday Spirit When Promoting Your Business  

As a business owner, marketing your products or services is always in season—but because the holiday season is about being merry, it’s important to cater your marketing to this time of year. For example, focus on writing holiday-inspired blogs and e-blasts, make customers feel special by being responsive on social media and create advertisements that mimic the cheerful tone of the holidays.    

If you and your business aren’t ready for the holiday season, or if you’re unhappy with your business’s growth in 2018, then it may be time to reach out to a business coach. At FocalPoint, our business coaches and trainers are here to help you and your business gain clarity, increase growth and sales and implement strong leadership. Contact us today to learn how we can benefit you and your business long after the holiday season ends.   

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These numbers represent the ranking of three Focal Point Business coaching of Pennsylvania Clients – 20/20 Visual Media, beMarketring & The Home Hero.  All three CEO’s and Founders were recognized and listed on the Entrepreneur Forum Group’s TOP 100 Fastest growing companies in Philadelphia for 2018!

Congrats to all three and looking forward to your continued success!

Are you and your Business ready to take your business to the next level?

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A Recent article by Focal Point Coaching Franchise Owner Adam Thompson on why he became a Business Coach.

“When I began my search for a business in 2015 I was motivated by a call to serve a greater good to build something bigger than myself that would make an impact beyond my direct influence.  The Focal Point Pebble on the Pond metaphor really resonated with me.  By working with clients to create stronger businesses, Focal Point coaches create stronger communities, stronger cities, stronger states and countries and ultimately a better world.  I hope to inspire my children through the legacy I leave.  Hard work matters, focus and attention to detail matters, serving others and putting other people first matters.  Doing things right and doing the right things matter.”

Are you ready to make a difference in your life.  Do you want to make a difference in Business Owner’s life, Business, Families, Communities?

Business Ownership is extremely rewarding.

Call me to learn how you can leave your legacy.

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The Entrepreneurs’ Forum of Greater Philadelphia and The Inquirer announced the 2018 Philadelphia 100 Award winners.  The 2018 Philadelphia 100 Awards recognizes privately-held companies with continuous growth over a three-year cycle from 2015 to 2017, and minimum revenue of $125,000 in 2015.

More than half winners are repeats, including Focal Point Business Coaching of Pennsylvania client beMarketing.   Revenues for the winners ranged from $198,217 to $250.16 million.

More than half of the winners are from Philadelphia and Montgomery Counties.

Is your Business ready to join this prestigious list?  Come and experience what THREE, (20/20 Visual Media, beMarketing & The Home Hero) of the 2018 winners experienced.

Each of these three had the vision to grow, improve and drive their business.  Each of three owners tried to achieve their goals in business on their own for period of time without the results they wanted.  Each of three agreed to work with Focal Point Business Coaching of Pennsylvania Elite Business Coach Mark Steinke over the last three years.

Is your Business Ready for Explosive Growth?

What are you waiting for?

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A vision statement reveals the highest visions of what your company hopes to achieve in the future. This also provides a way for stakeholders in your company and your employees, to understand the meaning and purpose of your business. According to Forbes, employees who find their company’s vision meaningful have engagement levels of 68 percent. This is 19 percent above average. FocalPoint Business Coaches know how important it is to create a vision statement for your company. Here are some tips!

Vision Statement vs. Mission Statement

There is a fine line between a mission statement and a vision statement. Both statements are part of a strategic planning process, but they have different objectives. Your company’s ideal mission statement should define your business so well that it feels like strategy. It defines what your company does for your employees, customers and your owners. It’s basically an explanation of your company’s reason for existence.

A vision statement is future-based and creates an ideal image of what you want your company to look like. It’s inspirational and should challenge you and your employees to achieve success. This requires you to think outside of the box to create a vision statement that fits your company.

Questions to Ponder

When crafting up your vision statement, there are some important questions you should think about.

  •        What problem are we trying to solve?
  •        Where are we headed?
  •        What will we look like 10 years from now?

It’s important to note that your vision statement should reflect your company’s brand values and should give your employees a clear idea of your path forward.

Turn Your Vision into a Reality

For your company to have an effective value statement, both you and your employees must embrace its values and ethics. At FocalPoint Business Coaching of PA, we are here to help guide and inspire you to help turn your visions and dreams for your company into a reality. Visit our website to find out how we can help YOU!

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I am proud to announce three of the 2018 Philadelphia 100 fasting growing privately held companies, according to the Entrepreneurial Forum Group of Philadelphia, are  winners and clients of Focal Point  Business Coaching of Pennsylvania.

The actual announcement of the placement of all Top 100 winners will be Thursday October 25, 2018.

Two of three winners are three  year winners (The Home Hero and beMarketing) while 20/20 Visual Media is a first time winner!

All three CEO’s and their business have been clients for multiple years of Focal Point Business Coaching of Pennsylvania.

Congrats to all three on a fantastic achevement

                                                                                                                

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