business, Life

When We Let our Fire Burn Out

Has anyone ever felt stagnation in their business or complacency with growth in themselves?  Did you feel like something or someone is holding you back, but you can’t pinpoint the exact reason?  Are you part of an organization that can’t increase their members or customer base?

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A dangerous part of groupthink happens when participants say “if ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” When you are on your own and had a taste of success, you are overconfident. Leaders and entrepreneurs have a perilous thought that people will be trampling in to buy their products or use their services. People think that the good times will keep going and fill up the slow times. Business owners don’t understand why they did not get any new customers. Organizations and churches do not grow. I’ve been in restaurants that had long lines of people when they first opened.  The same restaurants now have a handful of customers.

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I’ve been there. I’m in it and slowly crawling out of this abyss.  I should have hustled during the good times and followed up with potential customers.  I depended on a few eggs when I should have cracked the whole dozen.  No matter how many motivational videos I look at, I need to assess quickly, plan and implement.  Challenge appears. Pivot.  Overconfidence. Reassess the plan. Stagnant growth. Create.  Being proactive is necessary. There is no down time when you are an entrepreneur.

Imagine if we had that mantra with every aspect of our life or our world?  No downtime in creating peace. No down time when we need to rid the ocean of the plastic islands forming. No downtime when we are advocating for our children’s education and safety. No downtime when we stoke our fires with our partner in life. Do not let your fire burn out.  I promise to keep mine burning.

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business

Where My Peeps at? (Support for the Biz)

I ask my family and friends to like and share my events and my business.   I ask my clients to write a testimony on their mastermind groups or my talks.  In business, it’s a lot of asking. Keep plugging away, keep my business at the top of people’s mind, and keep going.

pexels-photo-273222.jpegI’ve been in business since November.  I was at my highest high when I ran 6 mastermind groups, had 5 coaching clients, 2 trainings, and spoke at 2 events in one week. This was amazing!!! I’m an ENFP! I couldn’t come down from the clouds. I made a little money with my jewelry business and got interest in the online clothing business. I also signed on to a natural mental health wellness company to help my son and have a better memory for myself.

Now I am at my lowest low.  I have no new mastermind groups, no new coaching clients, and have not spoken at events for weeks.

I know it’s all about the hustle and I was banking too much on a few clients when I should have been reaching out to more people. I need to rewind and go back to the basics and reset my 90-day plan.  Market, network, and ask.

I’m asking you to like and share my page, and if you like any service or product I have provided, please write a testimony.

https://www.facebook.com/bambooshoot.co/

https://www.facebook.com/bambooshootstyle/

https://www.yelp.com/biz/bambooshoot-mililani

 

 

 

 

business, Life

Dream Solid

When you dream, I hope you dream solid. When you dream solid, your dreams are before you; your goals are there waiting for you on the other side of valleys and mountains. When you dream, I hope it’s what you want, what you are willing to work for, and what you are living every moment of every day. I hope you see the steps you take, the failures that will happen, and the satisfaction that a dream brings to a person when they have worked at their dream 99% of their lives.

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When I dream of speaking and share stories of wonder, loss, and hope, I would see a sea of people and their reaction to each nuance of an anecdote. I also dream hearing their laughter as the group participates in the crazy activities I present. In the dream, I see people’s heart change a little as they reflect on their life. I dream that the words coming from my mouth has helped people approach others with a bit of kindness. I dream that people put a forward action into their world beyond their limiting beliefs.

For people who don’t know your dreams yet or have a dream and need a dream strategist, I am here for you.

To attend Seize Your Dream workshop through Zoom or in person, please go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/seize-your-dreams-tickets-43733620436

 

business, Life

Culture and Leadership

Does culture affect leadership? Are leadership styles so different in other countries or particular cultures? Does your organization operate as a hierarchy or is it horizontal?

In 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, Maxwell shares the seven factors of leadership:
Character, Relationships, Knowledge, Intuition, Experience, Past Success, and Ability

In training, it was shared that in another country they are learning that leaders have different factors to be successful. I think that successful leaders have these factors no matter the organization they lead and culture they are from.

There are also different types of leadership styles, and the kind of leadership style can be due to the cultural environment. Many countries have their businesses run within family ties. Many times the business is inherited by the children. The children grow to become the leader of the organization and obtain the above factors through time.

I am drawn to collaborative leadership and servant leadership.  These styles of leadership commit to the group and form a consensus.  Is this effective in different scenarios like making a critical decision?

Which of the seven factors do you have as a successful leader? Do you think that culture affects your leadership style?

 

 

business, design, Life

Closeups and Cameras

I don’t feel like I am ready to do a photo shoot.  I feel vulnerable in front of a camera.  Despite my confidence on stage when I speak or when I conduct training with a group my old demons of being a teenager comes out.

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The sad story of a girl with a disability never had dates, never went to the prom, didn’t deserve to have straight teeth – “Who would want to marry or even date her?” I was constantly bullied in the shadows or whispers.

When someone in college said I was pretty, I gravitated towards that and was taken advantage of again and again and again. I finally let go of all that stress on the day I was married. No more being judged, no more being criticized but it didn’t stop. The criticisms never end because the voices from the past keep coming back like a ghost.

Now I look at my wrinkles and my fat and thank God for Photoshop. Then again, should I show you what I look like with all my flaws?  I’m already teetering on one leg with crutches in front of you.

Despite all of my flaws, I am content.  I am in a career I love.  I have jewelry and a clothing business that gives back to families and nonprofits. I love my husband, kids, dog, house, church, community (Mililani), networking groups (especially BNI), clients, etc.  I have so much to be grateful for.  That may show up in the photos and that may not.  I know that this contentment is in my heart.

If you have a chance, please check out my jewelry boutique. https://www.chloeandisabel.com/boutique/vince

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I’m only a $1000 away from earning a trip to Paris.  I’ve never been out of the country. You can help me get to Paris.  Share my page and of course purchasing any jewelry pieces.  Think of Valentine’s Day!

The sales of jewelry, clothing, training, or coaching helps to keep this contentment. Thank you so much for your support and purchase!

Next blog: Tie Your Roots