Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Where is the mess in your business?

If we presuppose for a moment that this is true for a moment and it is the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual mess in our lives that is blocking our success, and that by clearing up these messes we are actually preparing the ground for really successful lives and businesses.

I would invite you to take a few moments over the next few days and weeks ahead and consider;

  • · Where is the mess in your life?
  • · What steps can you and will you take to clean it up?

Mess in our lives can take many forms and below is a list of areas that many of my clients have reported to have been in a mess, and that when they cleaned it up, they noticed significant improvements.

· Physical mess and clutter, in living spaces, garages sheds etc

· Outstanding maintenance and repairs required at home, work, vehicles etc

· Unwanted / unused clothes, possessions etc

· Cluttered e mail inboxes

· Mis-understandings in communications

· Broken promises and agreements

· Chaotic finances, un reconciled accounts and lack of budgeting

· Broken relationships and harboured resentments

· Unhealthy habits

So as you clear up the Christmas wrapping paper, and over the next couple of weeks you take down the decorations and clear up some of the post Christmas mess and start planning 2011, take a few moments to let your mind wander to the other areas of your life that could be tidied up too.

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Are you working in your practice or on your practice?

Really sucessful dental practices are run by by business owners and principal dentists who work 'ON' their practice rather than 'IN' their practice.

To find out click here and complete a simple 2 minute questionaire and discover your score.

To find out more about how to work on your business call me on 01296 770462 or 07989 757 884 or e mail Jane@healthyandwealthy.co.uk

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

How would you describe the last three months ?

I have just finished a regular three month review session with a client in Ireland, where we review the successes of the last 3 months, identify the challenges, plan what skills and learning it would be useful to enhance and develop a plan to achieve the short term goals that will result in the long term goals to being achieved.

When I asked him to reflect on what the last three months in practice have been like he said “Fulfilling, exciting, interesting and fun”

This is not a common experience for many dentists particularly those in Ireland. If you would like your practice to be fulfilling, exciting, interesting and fun, call me to find out how I can help bring the passion and purpose back to your practice and life at the same time as increasing your productivity and profitability.

call me on 07989 757 884 0r 01296 770462 or e mail Jane@healthyandwealthy.co.uk

Saturday, 11 December 2010

The ABC of success

A wonderful evening last night when I met Sarah Outen the first woman to row across the Indian Ocean. http://sarahouten.co.uk/row/

Sarah’s passion ,determination and how she overcome obstacles was an inspiration to me and I think that she has many lessons to teach us if we want success in out live too, whether it be in business, relationships, sporting accolades or any areas of our lives.

As I was driving home it struck me that Sarah’s secret to success (and yours too) is as simple as ABC

A is for Attitude

B is for belief

C is for commitment

So as we come to the end of 2010 and you are thinking about what you want to achieve in 2011

I would like you to consider…….

· What is the attitude you must adopt to achieve your goals?

· What must you believe (and not believe) to be successful?

· What are the commitments you must make that are essential for your hopes to become a reality?

Like other successful athletes and business people Sarah created a team of people around her to support her in her success and as your personal or business coach I will do that for you in 2011 and beyond.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

How will you be spending Christmas?

What are you doing at Christmas?

Who will you be spending it with?

What will you be eating?

What gifts do you hope you give and receive?

This year I have chosen to offer my services to offer my services to the homeless charity Crisis and will be working as a dentist over the Christmas season.

So as you fill your face think of me filling the teeth of those less fortunate than us.

As you pull the crackers, think of me pulling teeth for the homeless.

And as you give and receive your gifts think of me giving of my time, skill and compassion.

All I ask is that you dig deep into your pockets and help me raise an additional £2000 donation

Please visit my just giving page now and donate what you can

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. So it’s the most efficient way to donate - I raise more, whilst saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

So please dig deep and donate now.

Monday, 6 December 2010

the 5 languages of appreciation

Take a few moments and think about how you get on with your friends, family and work colleagues, how well do you feel appreciated by them, and do they know how much you appreciate them.

Do you a have a few that make you feel really appreciated and some others that no matter what you do they do not appreciate all you say or do?

It could be that you are using differently languages of appreciation and that your words and gestures are just not being heard.

Research has shown us that there are 5 languages of appreciation

  • Words of appreciation
  • Quality time
  • Gifts
  • Acts of service
  • Physical touch

Words of appreciation For some people actions do not speak loud enough and words really are enough. If you respond to words, kind words and being told how much you are appreciated will mean to world to you and conversely verbal insults will be acutely painful.

Quality time For others we feel appreciated when someone makes the time for us, to sit and share a cup of tea or coffee and give us our undivided attention, to turn off the TV or radio when we want to talk, and to stop doing what they were previously occupied with. If someone giving you their undivided attention is how you feel most appreciated, you will probably feel taken for granted if when you are talking the other person is doing something, or appointments are cancelled.

Gifts Other people in your team will feel most appreciated when they have received a gift, card or other token of appreciation. The thought and time behind making or buying the gift signifies how much they are appreciated. Conversely if you forget to send a birthday card or present, this will be incredibly hurtful.

Acts of service For others they will feel truly appreciated and valued when someone else offers to do something to help them, the washing up, cleaning the car, making a cup of tea. If someone feels appreciated or loved when they receive acts of service they will feel unappreciated and under-valued when they feel that they need help and none is offered, or if people make more work for them.

Physical touch Physical touch is not encouraged in the workplace and yet there are some people that feel really appreciated, when they are touched a gentle hand on the shoulder, a hand shake and if appropriate a hug and a kiss. Withdrawal of contact and proximity of people will cause this type of person to feel very isolated.

As you think of your friends, family and work colleagues I know that you will want to let them know that they are appreciated or have done a good. So how do you find out how they will feel most appreciated, because if you tell someone you appreciate them and what they will respond to better is a gift or a physical touch your good intentions may fall on stony ground.

The simplest ways to find out someone else’s preferred language of appreciation are to;

  • Ask them
  • Notice how they give appreciation as they will generally give appreciation in the way that they wish to receive it.

And remember to let other people know how they can best make you feel appreciated.

If you would like to learn more information about how coaching can help you personally and get the best from your team call Jane on 01296 770 462 or 07989 757 884 or email Jane@healthyandwealthy.co.uk

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Healthy and Wealthy is now an award winning Dental Coaching Business

Last week I was delighted to be to receive an award from the Business Wealth Club, an international group working with successful entrepreneurs. My award was in recognition of the all the outstanding achievements my coaching practice has made during 2010, particularly the financial successes.

If you would like to know how you too can create outstanding financial growth in 2011 both personally and professionally, call me 07989 757 884 or 01296 770 462 or e mail me jane@healthyandwealthy.co.uk