After a breakup, any number of things can happen. If it’s bitter, you may never wish to see your ex again. If the chemistry fizzled, you could find a friendship blooming in its place. And if you’re blindsided by your partner calling it quits, you may be left fuming. But with time, even the nastiest splits can lead to friendship.

It’s not always smooth sailing, though, warns relationship coach Pauline Ryeland. When a couple splits, she says, individuals are often hurt and angry. “Egos are crushed and people respond in a reactive way which is never productive or conducive to moving forward.

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By Evelyn Lewin

Being an entrepreneur and small business owner means constantly challenging yourself, especially as a woman, while searching for new avenues for success. Even though you may be struggling now, remember that owning a Start-Up Business on Gold Coast means contending with a thriving business community and competitive environment. Using the Confidence in Business approach, you can make this decision effectively while avoiding unnecessary stress and worry.

Small Business Coaching provides personalized consultation to ensure your awareness of all your available options, even when that means changing course completely after owning a small business. Before moving forward with scaling back your business at all, try a self-assessment by considering where you will be in the next six months or so. This can help determine the path you’re headed on, as well as whether potential gains are worth the risk of continuing on, for now. Typically, coaching for success can assist in developing new and exciting endeavors that may be just around the corner!

In the next six to twelve months, with the help of professional coaching for women, do you imagine being able to turn your business around? If the answer is that you don’t see a clear, direct path forward, an SME Business Coach can help guide you through a successful exit, after exhausting all your options for salvaging it. The same motivation and ingenuity that propelled you to opening your small business in the first place, can also propel you forward now! Small Business Consulting can assist you every step of the way.

Starting and growing your small business means actively finding new ways to improve your margins, understand your customers and provide them the products and services they need. Now that you’ve noticed your small business isn’t necessarily sustainable, it’s time you start thinking how to prepare for the next steps for you, your customers and most importantly, your children and families. Before you even make a decision to down-size your small business, first be sure you have exhausted all your available resources and options, especially small business help and support via business coaching for women! After all, small businesses fluctuate dramatically, and often take months or even years to fully actualize their potential. Before considering an immediate shuttering, consult with your trusted Gold Coast Business Coach regarding your business future!

Believe it or not, finding a proactive solution to your business problems, even one as dramatic as closing down completely, can actually benefit you and your family in the long-term! In fact, a temporary or permanent closure can free up your time and energy to achieve your long-term goals and aspirations. With one opportunity ending, this is a great time to learn from the successes and challenges you faced while running your start-up, lessons that can inform you both personally and professionally!

Chances are, Business Coaching has already helped you achieve many of your goals for your small business, which are experiences that last a lifetime. Closing doesn’t mean you failed, but another opportunity to face life’s challenges head-on! Even if you never saw this in your future start-up plans, you can make the best of it by processing the right strategy while utilizing direct coaching for women in business. Even though it will undoubtedly be a grueling decision to make, it can lead to freedom and empowerment with the correct approach!

 

Over my years in business and having gone through the journey myself – “$60 in the bank to a business with an annual turnover of six-figures” – I have personally learned a few things along the way. Perhaps here are my top tips.

  1. First one is to set your own expectations, don’t wait to get expectations from anybody don’t wait for any external expectations, you decide what you want to be in your own life, you have a purpose, you’re here for a reason and you can do it.
  2. The second thing is to have the right attitude and remember that businesses, good businesses and good leaders hire for attitude. You need to have the right attitude, the attitude to know that you will be able to make it that you have what it takes to overcome obstacles. You have to remember that there’s a hidden opportunity in every challenge so look for it and stay at it and go for it.
  3. The third thing, which is the most important for all females is to ask for it. Statistically females negotiate way less than men. Chances don’t come knocking on your door even if you deserve them. No matter in which business you are looking to work with you have to ask for it, you have to negotiate when there’s a new opportunity, you have to ask for it when there’s a new activity in school or at university, you have to ask for it. So, we women have to do much more of that. I always say if life doesn’t give you an offer, it doesn’t mean that you don’t negotiate.
If you want to book a discovery session in with Paulette McCormack you can book it in using this link HERE. 

Inspire Yourself- With Your Own Business Bucket List for 2019

How many times have you thought of writing down the inspiring business ideas you had, but missed doing it? Maybe you were struggling to save them on your smartphone app or wanting to write down in your little diary, but it never happened.

We adore writing down the things to do list and then checking it off as we finish them. That’s a real high, isn’t it, when you complete those tasks! Getting things written has an unusually high probability that it will eventually be done.

Thanks to the little word called ‘accountable.’

So, let’s get some inspiration into our business with the business bucket list for this year. Want more inspiration. Well, you are starting your personalized business bucket list in the month of self-love, woman! What more could you want!!

Inspire More People (Clients!)

Think different.  So, every month you probably calculate how many clients you have and need to ramp up from there. This year, think about spreading the inspiration. Focus on giving the best shot with your existing clients and see how their love adds to your referral numbers!

Step it Up

Every businesswoman wants to grow her business. So, do you. Invest some “me” time with your business and set your annual business growth targets at the beginning of the year. Why not get a cumulative annual growth rate (CAGR) in place, that can be broken down into monthly numbers? Confidence in business needs to be gradual, not sudden. Taking small bites will help you step it up gradually.

Transform Your B

Well, to be honest, I have a ton of things on my to-do list. A sassy brand logo or the new design of your website, whatever you are planning to do, get it done now. Make sure to prioritize them. So, the vital things get taken care of to avoid hiccups later on. Get it written on your bucket list and move it. Transforming your business isn’t as challenging as you think if you follow these simple steps.

Take a Break

Being a businesswoman can be challenging. Multitasking all the time can be tiring. Plan a break in your schedule. Your business will thank you for it. Get your game on and unwind. Some “me” time and loads of self-love will help you get back into the grind more mindfully and productively.

Get Offline too

Online is the new norm. Online clients, workshops, seminars, Skype calls, zoom conferences may have you fully booked. Plan to give some love to in-person workshops as well. In person meetings can be the beginning of great business relationships, even in an Instagram crazy world!

Embrace New Ideas

Whether you are planning to do a podcast, get small business coaching or maybe hire a virtual assistant to ease the pressure off your shoulders, embrace them. New ideas are like wine, the older they get, the more you like them.

Go Natural

Huh! Why am I even suggesting going natural for business? Well, working from a home office has its own benefits, but sometimes fresh locales can be simply revitalising.

Consider having few meetings or collaborative sessions outside your place to get novel creative juices flowing. Heck, who knows the change of scenery may work wonders for your productivity!

Outsource More

Do you know Jill of all things? Well, that’s a spinner on the Jack of all thing’s cliché. Well, even though you may be good at many things, it’s not wise to do it all. Spending some downtime will help you visualize what you do best, outsource the rest. Whether you prefer getting small business help and support, additional hands can help you strategize more and be more efficient. I do recommend playing to your strengths.

Make Connects

Meeting real people can be inspiring. The energy and motivation that flows from an in-person seminar or conference can give a big leg up to your confidence. Networking can open up new pathways you never knew existed. Why not check out a business coaching seminar at gold coast and give a shot in the arm to your business?

Well, that’s my Inspiring Business Bucket List for this year, what’s there in yours?  Brew your favorite drink and make your list today. List your thoughts on paper, Trello or Wunderlist. What matters is getting things done.

I would love to hear your list and be your partner in making you accountable. Instagram your ideas and let’s make 2019 exciting!