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10 Ways Your Mind Sabotages Your Business Strategy...And How to Fix It

Posted by Jackie Nagel, Synnovatia

Your mind is a beautiful thing. It ignites ideas, sparks inspiration, and illuminates direction. One's mind can also be a bit tragic. It has the power to elevate anxiety, destroy self-confidence, and flame the fire of your worst fears. It shrinks goals, minimizes efforts, and brings to fruition that which one most fears.

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Tags: Business Growth, Attitude

The Purpose and the Power of Being in Process

Posted by Jackie Nagel, Synnovatia

Any ambitious, results-driven small business owner knows the challenge that comes from being mired down in a process.

Whether it involves clarifying one's brand, narrating the company's core story, or articulating the benefits of your service, working to completion on business development projects such as these, can feel as if you're walking through quicksand.

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Tags: Productivity, Small Business Success, Attitude

The Small Business Owners Quickest Route to Success

Posted by Jackie Nagel, Synnovatia

Not only do I love business, I love learning about business from others and for others, primarily my small business clients. Continually striving to improve — personally and professionally — is built into my DNA and those with whom I work. Which is why, during my recent journey, I made a delightful discovery.

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Tags: Small Business Growth, Small Business Success, Scale Small Business, Attitude

On Certainty

Posted by Jackie Nagel, Synnovatia

Certainty for a small business entrepreneur is essential. Without it, resources are wasted. Time is frittered away on busy work. Procrastination is a constant companion. And, confidence in one's ability to achieve success easily erodes.

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Tags: Best Practices, Attitude

The Conversation Every Small Business Owner Wants

Posted by Jackie Nagel, Synnovatia

You know the one...

Someone pledges to accomplish a task, project, or goal by a certain time and they actually follow through on their commitment. It's stunning!

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Tags: Performance, Motivation, Attitude

Plagued by Uncertainty? Take Your Small Business BIG!

Posted by Jackie Nagel, Synnovatia

The recent election has put many small business owners on edge. The election of an unknown, untested President adds an element of uncertainty to the economy’s future. This was evident in many coaching conversations the past few days.

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Tags: Motivation, Attitude

Don't Fail Because Your Small Business Lacks Accountability!

Posted by Jackie Nagel, Synnovatia

Accountability within a small business is more important than ever before. With the ever-increasing complexity in the day-to-day running of a business, staying on track to the successful conclusion of a goal is a challenge.

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Tags: Small Business Growth, Attitude

Magic Wands, Unicorns & Other Mythical Thinking of Entrepreneurs

Posted by Jackie Nagel, Synnovatia

Who hasn’t made a wish while blowing out a candle or breaking a wishbone? Mythical thinking, loosely defined as a story or a tale, can’t be proven. Lacking any real facts, this type of future thinking is used to explain the world around us. Fundamental to all human beings, the notion of mythical thinking never really leaves us.

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Tags: Attitude, Strategic Thinking

Dear Diary: I'm a Frustrated, Overwhelmed Business Owner. Now What?

Posted by Jackie Nagel, Synnovatia

Have you seen the 1976 movie, Network, staring Peter Finch? It’s the story of a TV news anchor, Howard Beale, who has a mental breakdown while on-air. He rises from his chair, ignores the teleprompter, and instructs his viewers to open their windows and yell, “I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not gonna take this anymore.”

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Tags: Performance, Attitude

10 Ways to Prevent Office Fever: A Business Coach's Tutorial

Posted by Jackie Nagel, Synnovatia

“Oh, the weather outside is frightful…” so the song goes. Ugh! Anyone in the deep freeze of the season can relate to the idea of “settling down for a long winters nap” when the weather is gray and gloomy. But, what if you aren’t able to hibernate like a bear? After all, you have a business to run!

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Tags: Attitude

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