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The 10 Point Diet with a Business Twist Part 9

Give yourself rewards Go on and celebrate, let off a party popper. The goals you have set are a destination but you are on journey. Keep an eye on the good things that are happening and enjoy the progress. Celebrate achieving the steps on the way to your Big Goals. Some of the things you might want to celebrate could be reaching a sales target or acquiring …

The 10 Point Diet with a Business Twist Part 8

Track your progress Tracking is the single most essential tool in weight loss. The process of seeing what progress you’re making is incredibly motivational. What gets measured gets done! It always astonishes me that many business people don’t know their numbers, even down to their sales for the last month. During one workshop a participant stated …

The 10 Point Diet with a Business Twist Part 7

Set detailed goals You may have one overall goal but it is good to have a number of smaller goals and different aspects twithin them. You may want to increase your sales by £xxx within this year. What does that look like on a weekly basis? Weekly Sales Number of telephone calls needed Number of contacts made Number of new clients Remember you are working …

The 10 Point Diet with a Business Twist Part 6

Build a support team One reason why I believe that Slimming Groups work for people is the support groups that they provide. They state that people who come every week and stay for group sessions loss more weight. During these sessions people support each other with ideas and they are educated about foods etc. The weekly meetings provide an accountability …

The 10 Point Diet with a Business Twist Part 5

Don’t drink alcohol Alcohol is a poison and it is not healthy. Alcohol is an enemy to fat loss programs. What things in your life are poison, unhealthy and an enemy to your goals? It could be that you are spending too much time with negative people who are zapping your energy. I remember one person telling me I shouldn’t run a marathon. It was suggested …

The 10 Point Diet with a Business Twist Part 4

Drink Water It is stated a third of men drink less than the daily recommended level of fluid in a day. Every diet I have read recommended that you drink water. One I read recently recommended drinking 3 litres a day. Dehydration manifests itself in different ways Dry mouth Tension Anxiety Less concentration Remember that your kidneys filter all the …

The 10 Point Diet with a Business Twist Part 3

Face up to stress We live in a fast paced world where people expect everything in an instant. I once had a client who sent me an email in the early afternoon and who then rang me at 5PM. He was stressing over his expectation on my lack of response. Because I had a “Blackberry” he needed me to respond quicker! I recently changed my mobile phone message …

The 10 Point Diet with a Business Twist Part 2

Choose the right diet for you What is your daily food? What things are you feeding on? A good question to ask yourself is – If I eat this will it take me closer or further away from my overall goal? What books are you feeding on? What type of TV are you watching? What type of people are you spending time with? Is your client base right for your business?

The 10 Point Diet with a Business Twist Part 1

‘The Times’ Newspaper dated 6th January produced an extract from Andrew Shanahan’s manual for men’s fitness. They covered his 10 point diet plan. I have taken the points and put a business twist to them. What is/are your goals – 3 months, 6 months, 1 year and 5 years? Write your goals down and review them regularly. One report stated that …

Fit for Purpose

This past week our politicians have been talking about our political structures in Northern Ireland. They are saying, “They are no longer Fit for Purpose.” Have you ever sat down and thought, is my business “Fit for Purpose”. What is the Purpose of your business? Make money Have a nice lifestyle Be my own boss Have more time Create new jobs …