10 Ways to Build Resilience…

“10 Ways to Build Resilience”, – American Psychological Association 2010

(1) maintain good relationships with close family members, friends and othersĀ 

(2) avoid seeing crises or stressful events as unbearable problems

(3) accept circumstances that cannot be changed

(4) develop realistic goals and move towards them

(5) take decisive actions in adverse situations

(6) look for opportunities of self-discovery after a struggle with loss

(7) develop self-confidence

(8) keep a long-term perspective and consider the stressful event in a broader context

(9) maintain a hopeful outlook, expecting good things and visualizing what is wished

(10) take care of one’s mind and body, exercising regularly, paying attention to one’s own needs and feelings and engaging in relaxing activities that one enjoys.

Hard to argue with any of these points but you do have to work on them. The same is true for your business. Could your business tick the boxes on all of these?

Contact Derek O’Dwyer for a FREE Business Evaluation – email @ derekodwyer@actioncoach.com

 

 

Is your leadership holding your business back?

Working with business owners every day allows us a great insight into the difference between good businesses and great businesses.

We often encounter business owners who lack and vision or direction for themselves or their business.
This can be cause by:
1. Recession Pressure – Operating in survival mode for too long
2. Financial Mis-Management – where a good business suffers because the correct financial control were not in place
3. The business owner may have already over achieved on original targets and never set any new targets.
4. General Burnout

Fixing this is critical to the success of the business. It is also the most rewarding from a business growth and financial point of view.

To fix this we coach the client on re-establishing his “WHY”. We establish his reasons for being in business and we work with him to communicate this message to the team. We work with the client to re-engage the team and put systems in place to ensure that the message continues to have meaning, continues to be communicated and continues to be lived every day.

Together Everyone Achieves More

In 2011, Business Owners in Ireland are pulling out all the stops in their efforts to drive on their business. Having gone though serious cost cutting exercises over the past 3 years, many of the business owners are again looking at efficiency and productivity. When we work with clients, we coach and teach them on leadership and the importance of building a team of committed professionals.

Helping a business owner to lead a team and to see the benefits of this leadership is very rewarding. The results are immediate and long lasting and it also impacts the bottom line.

Many business owners are fearful of leading a team because they often lack the skills or techniques. Simple team leading strategies work in most cases.

If your business needs some focus on Team, call Derek on 087 222 0720.

Are you doing enough in your business?

Its February 2011. Businesses in Ireland are struggling to survive. Business owners are trapped by excessive personal debt, trapped by debtors who cannot afford to pay and trapped by fear of making changes in their business.

They are not doing enough to get themselves and their business out of trouble. This is caused primarily by burnout or exhaustion.

If this sound like you, then let me assure you – there is a better way. Start with a simple plan of action which includes daily positive business improvement steps for your business.

As a business coach, we work with business owners to improve profitability, get them refocused and get them and their business working again.

Contact me on 087 2220720 if you would like to take a fresh look at your business and kick start it to profitabiility.