Plan for successWritten by Terry Telford
Here's secret and key to your success. Focus. Focus on your goals and plans. Plan your work and work your plan. Sorry, it's not very glorious or mind blowing, but it works. If you are like most SOHO (Small Office, Home Office) owners you are Chairman/Chairwoman, CEO, president, vice president, marketing manager, accountant, secretary and janitor. You are responsible for planning, developing, marketing, publishing, delivering, cleaning, organizing - in short, you are chief cook and bottle washer. So your focus is critical to your success.
Has this ever happened to you? You plan to go out on web and gather some information. While you are out in cyberspace, you notice an ad for something that is not related to what you are looking for. Since it looks really interesting, you click on ad anyway. By time you are done clicking from one interesting ad to next, you have lost two hours. Now you still have to go out and look for your original material. It's happened to all of us. The key is to stay focused on your planned task.
Here's one way to stay focused and organized while you are out on www. First you need to set up a filing system in your web browser's 'favorites' folder. My favorites folder has a list of each of websites that I am working with and in each of those folders are sub-folders. The sub- folders are labelled administration, marketing, sales, and misc.
HOW IS MY RELATIONSHIP GROWING?Written by Rhoberta Shaler, PhD
When you choose your partner and commence a full-time relationship, you look forward to a future of love, support, encouragement, communication and intimacy. Right? After all, you are in love and you're both on your best behaviour--so how could there be any problems?
Learning how to establish and maintain a loving, supportive relationship is much like creating a beautiful garden. It takes information, planning, thought, skill, time, and most of all, attention. Like many gardeners, you learn your skills and styles from your parents, close friends and relatives. You watch them from time you are little. They teach you both your roles in a relationship, and how to play them, through their example. This happens in every family and much of teaching is unintentional and unconscious. Many of you did not like what you saw and, yet, in your poorest moments, you may behave just that way. In angry, tense times, you revert to ways you learned in those early days! No wonder your relationships provide you with challenges that cause you to forget "honeymoon" period sometimes!
The good news is that you can learn how to have a full, rich, loving relationship that allows each partner to express his/her thoughts, feelings, wants, needs and vulnerabilities AND FEEL COMPLETELY SAFE!! You can learn to be assertive (not aggressive) and to collaborate with your partners. You can learn to listen with your minds and hearts. You can learn to fight fair and resolve conflicts equitably and sanely. You can learn to value and acknowledge both yourself and your partner. You can learn to speak from your hearts and be safe. You can learn to ask for what you need and want. You can learn to love more fully. You can learn to DEEPEN your love. It may take some unlearning, releasing habits, fears and beliefs that are blocks to experiencing and expressing love but YOU’RE WORTH IT!