Tuesday, August 31, 2010
There is a great book called the E-myth by Michael Gerber. If you run a business or want to, it is a MUST read, especially for small to medium sized business. If you want to one day be big, then Good to Great by Jim Collins is also an absolute MUST.
In E-myth Michael explains that a business, whatever it is, is an extension of yourself, your own personal beliefs and your own world view. Your business will reflect you.
When I looked at the business my husband and I had built, I could see it was true. A lot of the beliefs, values and characteristics of US, were ingrained into the corporate culture of our business, honesty, hard work, perseverance. Standard stuff, but we also had; daring to be different, fun, commonsense, and caring! These were unique to us and our business.
Our business very much reflected our strengths.... AND our weaknesses. So if our business wasn’t performing, we had no further to look, than ourselves. Sobering stuff. But also liberating....
If there are things around you, in your business, your job, your relationship, your health or wealth that are not proceeding as you would like them, the first place to look for solutions is within yourself.
In most cases, what appears around you, is a reflection of what is inside you. What at first appears external, is in fact very much influenced by your internal reality. The good news means that it can change. That’s liberating.
The hard lesson, is that to change anything in your world, the most effective place to start, is with yourself. For many people, it is easier to blame the economic climate, their partner, their boss, their parents, for their predicament. It is easier, but not effective.
When we try and change we come up against RESISTANCE. At this point most people resign themselves to the “way things are” and do their best to cope. Successful people are different. They use strategies and systems that make changing their internal reality and therefore their external circumstances, easy and effective. Drat them, it’s actually natural for them.
The happy news is, these systems and strategies can be learned, used and implemented by anyone with the will.
Using 4me2realize will guide you everyday to adopt habits, strategies, thinking, behaviour and systems that will make changing your circumstances easier and more fun than a tonne of excuses!
Get into the habits of the highly successful, design your own life and live on your terms.
Let me know what external circumstances you have found that reflect your internal reality and what you did or are doing to change it.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Exuberant public speaker and software system design Company Director Castaly Lombe will give 2 free evening talks in Melbourne in August exposing the critical 3 things people need to achieve life goals.
She said “Most people are exposed to goal setting in the work place, and while there is some overlap, the productivity orientated goal setting style can be a poor model for people’s personal life goals.”
“For example, when a baby is learning to walk, we don’t apply S.M.A.R.T. (Specific, measureable, achievable, realistic and timely). The baby walks when it is ready. There is a right time for every baby and everybody. Life goals are like that,” she said.
Mrs Lombe said this simple understanding would save people tonnes of guilt and reduce the number of people who abandoned goal setting altogether.
“Unlike productivity driven work goals, when people set life goals, we are looking for passion that will drive us through the tough times! People need 3 important support elements. They need a Life Purpose on top and self reflection underneath. Goals are just part of a more complete picture of what the whole person becomes as they make this journey called life,” she said.
Most people do life goals without these support elements, New Year’s Resolutions are a good example, most fail.
Mrs Lombe will talk about tried and true, practical and useful methods people can use to achieve life goals as well as modern tools and systems, like the internet and iphone applications. She says finding your personal goal setting style is really important.
“I show people strategies that work, systems that help, methods available, but at the end of the day, people need to be open minded, curious, inventive and individual in finding what is right for them. I recommend structure and discipline, but I avoid prescription. One size does not fit all.”
As Director of several software publishing companies Mrs Lombe has almost 20 years experience with systems and their design as well as working with people and teams.
Grattan Gardens Community Centre, 40 Grattan Street, Prahran
Wednesday 25 & Thursday 26 7-9pm. Ring 1300 344 070 to register
Friday, August 6, 2010
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Change of Venue for Sydney 4me2realize Presentation Sent Wednesday, August 4, 2010 View as plaintext
4me2realize IMPORTANT Change of Venue Masonic Halls 199 Anzac Parade Kensigngton. Monday 9 August 7pm. Find out how to integrate what you know into what you DO to create a magnificent life. Systems, strategies, practical, pragmatic, helpful, no nonsense. FREE and Fun...
Castaly Lombe - Chief of Makin' Things Happen
Director Anti-Chaos Systems Pty Ltd
"Be the change you want to see in the world." Mahatma Gandhi
Phone +61 1 300 344 070 www.4me2realize.com