Enman Strategic Business Initiatives http://www.whengrowthmatters.com/blog.php Feed Description. en-us Copyright Enman Strategic Business Initiatives 2012 Mon, 14 May 2012 13:43:53 EST Fri, 01 Jun 2018 00:00:00 EST carol@whengrowthmatters.com (Carol Enman) carol@whengrowthmatters.com (Carol Enman) Balance http://www.whengrowthmatters.com/display_post.php?post_id=233 Balance is found inside of you, not outside of you. Make time to sit alone, quietly, each day, reviewing your days' highs and lows, making peace with anything that created stress for you. This simple action can begin to create a better and better balance which will grow in value as time passes, lessons are learned, understood, and put into practice. carol@whengrowthmatters.com (Carol Enman) Wed, 06 Jun 2018 00:00:00 EST id_0233 Different http://www.whengrowthmatters.com/display_post.php?post_id=257 A work companion and I were having cocktails in the bar of a high end hotel where we were attending an event. We started chatting with the young couple next to us, who were enjoying dinner and cocktail's away from their child, while a hotel sitter cared for her. He worked for his dad in the investment business, clearly making good money, and she was more of a stay at home mom. She queried both of us regarding our jobs, and was fascinated that I'd worked my whole life, never married, had no children, having taken care of myself, all alone. She stated that I should write a book about this, as women would be interested in how you do this. Huh? I was just doing it, never much thought about it. I simply pushed through with the cards I was dealt or how I chose to react to the cards I was dealt. I might have told her the story of sitting at the executive table, as the only woman, with all the men talking about how their wives get their clothes dry cleaned, wash their shirts, and even pack their suitcases to travel! What went through my head and out my mouth was I need a wife! And I saw every eye turn upon me, with that look in their eye, "is she gay?" Really? Apparently, I needed to say I need someone to do this for me, not I need a wife. This isn't the first time someone suggested that I write a book about my life? My mother was all about it back when I was a young woman. Don't remember exactly how old I was. But I'd say, "who'd read it?" And she'd retort "people love to read about this sort of thing!" What? My life is ... "this sort of thing!" What does that mean? Sure, I felt different than most folks, but doesn't everybody? We're all individuals. Perhaps, I was born feeling different or I learned early on, before I can even remember why, that people looked at me as different. Was it the Dyslexia? I mean how many of you were told that you were retarded at age eleven? Okay and by the time I was twelve, they were saying I was gifted? Confusing? I worked hard to be seen as the same as others, as who wants to really be different? It was already clear to me that different was akin to lesser than. Doesn't fit, isn't right, having negative connotation. The different thing, didn't change over the decades. It honestly didn't! Did I get used to it? Hard to say. Not really, but fighting it was too much work. So, I kept using the same coping skills that I always had. Do the best you can. If or when, it's not working, try to fix it. If you can't move on. You're in charge of your own suffering. To suffer or not to suffer, is the question. Only you can make that call. Maybe that is what this young woman wanted to hear from me? I honestly don't know but for sure the road I travelled was not an easy one. It is or can be rich in experiences though. And for this, I am very thankful. The hardest part of all of this, is when you move on, you start all over again. And that's a lot of work. I've kept close friends through the many iterations of my life, as they are what's most presious to me from all my life adventures. As I look back across them all, as I age, there remains a good couple of handful who really have my back. Who really care about me. Perhaps, this is true no matter your life, married with children or not. I suspect there are some who are married with children, who have less backers than I. Everybody needs to have some backers. Life is a complicated journey, no matter your circumstances. Nobody gets out unscathed, unhurt, without trauma of some sort. It is life's law. carol@whengrowthmatters.com (Carol Enman) Thu, 24 May 2018 00:00:00 EST id_0257 Success or failure is in your hands http://www.whengrowthmatters.com/display_post.php?post_id=111 Ron Finklestein, president and owner of AKRIS, LLC stated in his YouTube video that there are three "key issues" most important to business owners and operators-they want more money, more time and more productive employees. He believes this can be accomplished with the right attitude, a strategy and good discipline. First, the owner, operator or CEO within any organization must take ownership of their businesses problems. They are your problems and without taking ownership of them, nothing will change. You can't just blame others for the issues. Second, a business must have a strategic plan. Without that, you are a rudderless ship going around in circles. With a clear strategy you can identify who your customer is, what skills your employees need to have and exactly what needs doing to grow your business. Finally, you need to stay focused and stay disciplined. A bad strategy that is well executed can be hugely successful. A good strategy that is not well executed will likely fail! http://www.securityinfowatch.com/article/10524078/publishers-viewpoint carol@whengrowthmatters.com (Carol Enman) Thu, 10 May 2018 00:00:00 EST id_0111 Grateful or Ungrateful http://www.whengrowthmatters.com/display_post.php?post_id=254 Do you give 100% of yourself, your talents, effort, concerns, and support in what you do for work? Is the group, manager, boss or the company grateful, and respectful of what you do for them? If you answer no, you are in an unbalanced relationship? What do you plan to do about this? carol@whengrowthmatters.com (Carol Enman) Fri, 13 Apr 2018 00:00:00 EST id_0254 The Pros and Cons of Thinking http://www.whengrowthmatters.com/display_post.php?post_id=179 Understand that we create our own life environment and circumstances by the choices we make. Some of these choices are completely unconscious choices, programmed into our behavior or decisions making processes, based on the life experiences we had as a child or the way we interrupted the experiences we had as a child. Others might even say that this is what we wanted to address in this lifetime. No matter how or where your thought processes came from, this is the least important part of of your life's equation. The only thing that really matters is if you are contented with your life or not. If you are not, then there is only one way to change your life and this is to change your thought processes. As you will not get a different reaction or actions in life, unless you think differently. As our thoughts are what is creating the experience we are having. carol@whengrowthmatters.com (Carol Enman) Thu, 15 Feb 2018 00:00:00 EST id_0179 Mother Nature http://www.whengrowthmatters.com/display_post.php?post_id=245 Who depends on whom here? Mother Nature simply responds to the circumstances that she encounters. Human's have the power to think and to protect her and every life form that she supports. We cannot be too absorded in our own interests, self indulgences, and finanacial gains, ignoring the life force that allows us to live and thrive. Mother Nature is the core to human being existence. Please respect, protect and revere her life force or source. carol@whengrowthmatters.com (Carol Enman) Fri, 02 Feb 2018 00:00:00 EST id_0245 Marketing Does Not Mean Advertising http://www.whengrowthmatters.com/display_post.php?post_id=177 Marketing starts with the mission for your businesses existence. Why do you exist? What is your purpose, your goal? Who do you provide your products or services for? Why would they want or need these? What are you going to do for your buyer? Why are you qualified to provide what you offer? Who, what, when, where, why...and anything else that is relevant to your mission and goals and what benefit will it provide to your buyers? Once you have defined the above, you develop a robust, interactive, website focusing on the answers to the questions above. The more professional your site looks, the better you present yourself to your buyers, with your content being most important. Your website is your 24/7 marketing and sales tool. Advertising is just one of many ways to influence prospects to go to your site. carol@whengrowthmatters.com (Carol Enman) Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:00:00 EST id_0177 Change is a challenge but necessary http://www.whengrowthmatters.com/display_post.php?post_id=180 Change is such a challenge for humans, with most of us looking to stay right in our comfort zone. Yet change is an inevitable part of life, no matter how much we resist it. In fact, choosing to make no decision regarding a change is equal to making a decision to change, as nothing remains the same. We are constantly making choices, and every choice we make impacts what happens to us going forward. Where even the simplest little choice, can make the biggest changes in our lives! Think back to turning points you've experienced and what caused that turn. It may be a completely innocent, tiny, little, off-the-cuff choice that you made. We are all on this life adventure, why or how is not as important as the adventure itself. Try not to fight change, as you really can't stop it. In fact, fighting it takes you in another direction. Try to align yourself with positive, open, and articulate people, who discuss the pros and cons of opportunities. They are the most likely to influence positive thinking and a good decision-making processes in your life choices. carol@whengrowthmatters.com (Carol Enman) Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:00:00 EST id_0180 Last SDM Article http://www.whengrowthmatters.com/display_post.php?post_id=176 In last month’s edition of Growth Matters in SDM I asked what motivates you to get up in the morning and go to work? Is it the paycheck or your passion? Do you love your job or is it a means to a financial end? Passion drives success for individuals and businesses alike. Passion needs to be tied to your customer's needs, as without these two things working in harmony, your financial success is at risk. https://www.sdmmag.com/articles/90749-speaking-words-of-wisdom carol@whengrowthmatters.com (Carol Enman) Wed, 10 Jan 2018 00:00:00 EST id_0176 Mother Nature http://www.whengrowthmatters.com/display_post.php?post_id=246 Staying connected to Mother Nature and the beauty she creates will help balance your everyday Life. carol@whengrowthmatters.com (Carol Enman) Mon, 24 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EST id_0246