The Recession and the Entrepreneur

“The value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he is capable of receiving.”

~Albert Einstein

I model my life and my business around what I can give to society rather that what I can take.  Of course I receive much in the way of both monetary and non-monetary reward as a result of what I do and certainly want the same for those I work with.  I firmly believe we all have limitless potential for success.  As we learn and grow and help others do the same we can come to know success beyond the limits of our own imagination. 

The catch word of the day is recession.  You see it in the headlines, it’s the topic of water cooler discussions and news broadcasts.  The rug of stability has once again been pulled from under the average American.  The once common advice of putting our money in to real estate and making sound banking arrangements are now questionable at best.   The fall of the financial institution coupled with the rise of unemployment is an alarming realization for many citizens both here and abroad. 

We would be foolish to say the impact of economic recession is purely financial. Many are turned away from once stable employment and even more are losing their homes, recession becomes a perpetuate to an already rising healthcare crisis.  Worry and fear are commonplace even among the still employed.  Continue reading

A Healthier Bottom Line

As a fitness and business coach I am ever reminded of the synergy between living a healthy lifestyle and creating a strong and thriving business.  As I continue to raise the bar of my personal fitness goals I become stronger, healthier, and much more confident.  When we live a healthy lifestyle we stand up straighter and walk with a gate of one who is truly successful.

A sound business plan should always include objectives for both professional and personal development.  As times change we develop new strategies to strengthen our position in the marketplace.  To truly position ourselves as leaders we must not discount the importance of including health and fitness goals as part of our strategic planning.  Of course, in order to do this we must first understand what that entails.  Continue reading