Positive Change Academy

How to respond to failure

How to respond to failure I wish we were living in a perfect world.  I wish we were perfect and always making the perfect choices so that we always get the perfect results. In this ideal world everything would have been easy and we would carry on with ease, happy and content, feeling good about ourselves and our lives. The reality we are living in though is far from perfect. We are also far from perfect too.  This means that we do not always take the right decisions or make the right choices.  Or, maybe we do but, but there […]

5 ways to become more productive

5 ways to become more productive  Do you some times come at the end of your day and wondering where did your day go?  That so many hours have passed but you don’t feel that you have actually achieved anything worthwhile? Then that means you have not used your day in a way that has been productive for you. Here I want to share with you 5 ways that you can experience yourself being more productive.   Don’t waste your most productive hours. If you notice yourself during the day, you will find that there is a block of 2 […]

Who is your client or your target market?

Who is your client or your target market? Irrelevant on what profession or business you are in, you need to know who your target market is or who is the client you target. The simple reason is that if you do not know who is the individual who is looking for the type of services and products you offer, you will not know where to find that person and you will not know how to approach her / him?    Here are some things you need to look at: Age range Gender Financial status Location Special needs / desires Ethnic […]

Do you procrastinate? Find out they why, the consequences and the solutions

Do you procrastinate? Find out they why, the consequences and the solutions Do you find yourself procrastinating often? 20% of people asked identify themselves as chronic procrastinators.  Are you one of them? As per the dictionary, procrastination is the act of procrastinating; putting off or delaying or deferring an action to a later time. According to a procrastination expert Joseph Ferrari, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology at De Paul University in Chicago there are 3 types of procrastinators: arousal types, or thrill-seekers, who wait to the last minute for the euphoric rush. avoiders, who may be avoiding fear of failure […]

The 7 pillars of a successful business

The seven pillars of a business     When we decide to come into business or become entrepreneurs all we care about is practice our expertise and earn our living through it. So if you are a coach for example, what you deeply care about is to coach people towards their goals; if you are a therapist you deeply care about is to facilitate healing in others; if you are a trainer you deeply care about sharing your know-how with others to help them in their path, and so on. However many of us when we start in the world […]

Feeling the best kept secret in your industry? 8 ways to change that.

Are you the best kept secret? 8 ways to change that.   You probably have worked and studied long, perhaps you have developed skills and most likely you were born with specific talents. And now you want to use all that in working independently doing what you love and enjoy, make a difference in the world by serving hundreds, even thousands of people (maybe more?) It is extremely possible that you are one of the best professionals in your field.  The problem is no one – yet – knows who you are, no one knows what you do, no one […]

Why you need to set goals & how to do it

Why you need to set goals & how to do it  In every aspect of life one needs to know where he’s heading.  Otherwise, time is passing by and we are moving through life aimlessly like a ship without the captain being on the steering wheel, left in the mercy of the waves to throw it here and there. It is the same with our business venture.  If we do not know or we are not clear as to where exactly we are heading; if we don’t know what is that which we seek to achieve, success will elude us. […]

10 reasons why small businesses fail

No one wants to think of failure when they start a business but as per the statistics published by the Small Business Administration (SBA), seven out of ten new employer establishments survive at least two years and 51 percent survive at least five years. So knowing the aspects that make a business fail can help us prevent them for our own business or do something about them. So here 10 reasons why small businesses fail: Lack of clear objectives. It’s important to know why you are in business and if you are for the right reasons. Also the business owner needs to know […]

Why you need a Marketing Plan

First of all, if you are an entrepreneur serious about your business, you should already know that without planning, you can’t go far. For a business to grow, the owner needs to know where he /she is at presently, where he / she is heading and what he / she wants to achieve. Without planning we aimlessly head to nowhere and most likely achieve nothing or very little. Marketing is the breath of a business – without it there can be no survival of any business.  So creating a successful marketing plan is pivotal to our business success. If in […]

3 self sabotaging excuses that stop you from taking action and lose opportunities

  Many times, business people get busy with so many of things, and there are so many things, that have to do with keeping a business alive that they often lose track of the important small things that are so vital to keeping the dream alive. Some popular excuses are “I can’t afford it”, “I don’t have time” and “I have responsibilities at home” and these are all true to some extent but let’s look at how you can view these differently.  I can’t afford it – As with most things, if you don’t spend money it is very difficult […]