Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Can I be Content in My Job?

Can I be Content in My Job?

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Can I be Content in My Job?

Yes, you can be content in your job, if being content means being happy in your work.

But... Do people just want to be happy in their work? This is where it gets Tammy Taylor - CEO, Tammy Taylor Nails Inc.  - Entrepreneur and Business Owner since 1981complicated; what defines happy?

Is "Happy":
  • More Money?
  • A More Prestigious Position?
  • A More Prestigious Job?
  • An Easier Job?
  • Etc...

Or, are these the same things that cause us discontent with our job?

When we are happy (content) where we are, we have a more positive attitude, and our outlook on everything in our job is more positive; our head is up and we are open for opportunity, and we do not pass up the good things that come by. People may say "you always get lucky"; yes, maybe you do, but you make your own luck, because you are always "ready to get lucky" and you don't pass up "Opportunities".

When we are unhappy with our job we get negative; our head is down and our minds are closed, and when opportunity comes by, we don’t see it.

We all have many opportunities throughout our lives; but the key is: knowing when these opportunities are in front of us.
And, by staying Positive; ready to take on challenges, and enjoying the adventure, these "Opportunities" will not pass us by.

The one thing that I think has happened in this New Economy is people are getting more discouraged, and quit easier.
But... The problem with getting discouraged and quitting is nothing good comes from it.
Let's say you are working harder and more hours, but your money is not going as far, and you are on a tighter budget than before.

  • You might be carpooling to work
  • Clipping coupons
  • Getting rid of recreational vehicles
  • Or cutting out vacations

Etc...

It is easy to say, "I don't want to keep working this hard, if I can't make more money"!

But... When people get discouraged and negative and just throw up their hands, they can start making bad business decisions.
Like:

  • I need a different job
  • I need to move somewhere cheaper
  • I need to move somewhere with more job opportunities

I am not saying these are bad business decisions, but most of the time, if these decisions are made because someone is "Discouraged", it doesn't work out.
Verses:
If these decisions are made for Positive reasons; a great job opportunity arises in another area, which also happens to have a lower cost of living index; this is "Opportunity" and a "Lucky Break".

But... Most of the time, it is better to stay where you are and make your job you have right now, your "Opportunity" and your "Lucky Break".

Just keep moving forward each day; even on the difficult days; know tomorrow, things will always get better.

And, most of the time, we quit just an inch from the finish line; and if we only knew how close we were, we never would have quit and given up.

With any economy, the Pendulum always comes back the other way.
So, right now, make the budget adjustments, work the longer days, and stay positive, knowing this is only temporary, this is not forever; this is only until the Pendulum comes back our way.

And, in every type of economy, even in our New Economy, there are "Opportunities" and "Lucky Breaks"!
We just need to keep our Positive Attitude, so we will have our heads up and our minds open, to see the opportunities when they are in front of us.

with love,
Tammy Taylor

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you," says the LORD. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.


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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Be The Leader You Would Want To Follow...

Be The Leader You Would Want To Follow...

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Be The Leader You Would Want To Follow...

Do People Gravitate Towards You, Or Away From You?
"To be Successful: We need people; we cannot do it alone!"

Whether:
Tammy Taylor - CEO, Tammy Taylor Nails Inc.  - Entrepreneur and Business Owner since 1981
  • You own your own business already
  • Are a Nail Technician
  • An independent Contractor
  • A Manager
  • An employee wanting to advance
    Or...
  • You want to "open" your own business

The same philosophy prevails; "Be The Leader You Would Want To Follow"

Highly successful business people and managers are not more talented or smarter than other people, but, they like people and they know they need people around them, in order to be successful; whether it is clients, employees or co-workers, etc...

Successful people have developed Traits that automatically attract others; people like to be around them.

Many times successful business people have become managers and owners without even thinking about it; it just happens.

People will just gravitate towards them, and ask if they can work for them; or they get promoted because they are good managers of people, and people like to follow their direction.

What are the "Traits" these Leaders have (that we can all have), that draws others towards them?

  • The "Never Give Up" Attitude (They Keep Trying, there is always a way and anything is possible)
  • Have a Dream for the future and Keep moving forward, towards this Dream (They Share their Dreams with those around them and let them be part of it)
  • Stay Focused on Today (They Keep everyone Working towards the Dream, "One day at-a-Time" and they see it become a reality)
  • Open Minded (They are Always ready to think outside the box, and listen to other people's ideas)
  • Stay Positive (Especially in the Middle of Storms, this is when the people around them need them the most)
  • Treat People with Respect (They treat everyone with respect, co-workers, the janitors, the salespeople, the bank tellers, etc...)
  • Develop the Talents of Others (They figure out what the people around them are good at, and they develop these talents and skills)

Now, I just want to share with you a few traits to be aware of that push people away, and make it very difficult to become successful:

  • Being, defensive, jealous, spoiled, judgmental, closed Minded or impatient.

(And, if you see that you have any of these traits, start working on replacing them with good leadership Traits, and you will be amazed at the way people will respond to you.)

"FOCUS on cultivating the Traits of a Good Leader and you will become the Leader That You Would Want To Follow".

with love,
Tammy Taylor

Romans 12:8
If your gift is to encourage others, do it! If you have money, share it generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly.


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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

STAY and FIGHT...

STAY and FIGHT...

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A friend of mine has her own Salon, which had been struggling for the last few years.
She would get 2-3 months behind on her rent, and then get caught up again, just before the landlord started getting upset.
She was playing catch up every month and never got ahead.

This all started about 6 years ago when she started making Compromises:Tammy Taylor - CEO, Tammy Taylor Nails Inc.  - Entrepreneur and Business Owner since 1981
  • Compromises in her Strong Work Ethics; she went from putting a solid 40 to 50 hours a week into her business to about 30 mediocre hours a week;
  • Compromise in her Quality of Customer Service; it was difficult to get an appointment, and a nail repair in between fill-ins was out of the question;
  • Compromise in her Careful Money Management; she was taking the money that needed to be put back into her business and spending it on personal; Her Salon started getting run down, and she got behind on her rent.
  • These Compromises are what started the erosion in the Foundation of her business.

As her business continued to erode, she became very discouraged, and every month when the bills came due, she seriously thought about just closing the doors and quitting.

The stress, the discouragement, the economy, everything was just taking all of her energy; she didn’t even feel like going to work. She felt like things were out of her control, and there was no hope of her Salon ever being the success it once was
(This is a horrible way to live; it takes all of the joy out of going to work, and it makes it difficult to get motivated to do anything. It feels like your business is doomed, so why spend any more energy, time or money, when you are just barely hanging on.)

When she came to me and asked for advice, what I had to say was not what she wanted to hear; MORE Energy, MORE Promotion, MORE Love, and MORE Work etc...

Until one Monday, she went into her Salon when she knew no one would be there, and she sat down in the middle of the floor and cried.
She was at a turning point: Does she QUIT? Or Does she STAY and FIGHT?

Well, she decided to STAY and FIGHT!
That day she made the commitment to LOVE her Business.

She committed to herself; I will do what it takes to turn my business around.
And, since then, she not only has turned her business around, but she is even more successful than she ever has been.
She has expanded once already and is planning on expanding even more!

Never Give Up on Your Dreams and What You Love!

with love,
Tammy Taylor

Colossians 3:23 Work hard and cheerfully at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.


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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

IT IS NEVER TOO LATE

IT IS NEVER TOO LATE

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Business is not Built in a Day nor Does a Business Crumble in a Day

A business crumbles from internal erosion over a period of time.

Erosion of a business usually starts with a compromise, like: taking the path of least resistance or the path that seems faster and easier.Tammy Taylor - CEO, Tammy Taylor Nails Inc.  - Entrepreneur and Business Owner since 1981

In this New Economy, it takes more energy to make money than it did before. At times like this, it could seem like there is no light at the end of the tunnel; which makes it easier for businesses to justify compromise, which starts the internal erosion.

Quote:
"The swift wind of compromise is a lot more devastating than the sudden jolt of misfortune."
Author: Charles Swindoll

One compromise can lead to another, and each time a compromise is made in a business, it gets easier to compromise the next time.

The first signs of erosion in a business are:

A Compromise in Business Ethics
A Compromise in Work Ethics
A Compromise in Customer Service
A Compromise in the Quality of Products and Services
A Compromise in Money Management.

Each of these are the foundation of a business. Once the foundation is compromised in any way, the business will start eroding.

But, even if a business has started eroding, IT IS NEVER TOO LATE; the erosion can be stopped today!

A Business needs to Start RE-Building with what they have, and where they are, right now.

If you need to RE-Build your Business, the good thing is, you will not be RE-building from scratch; you already have an established Business base, and you have Experience; this is much, much, much more, than you had when you first started.

Quote:
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
Author: Theodore Roosevelt
26th president of US

We are all Amazing; we are Resilient and we have Creativity and Motivation, but sometimes it takes something like this New Economy, to kick start all of these qualities in us, and make us realize that we can do it (again).

Whether you have an Established Business, a Profitable Business, or you are starting a New Business, the Foundation is the same.

Quote:
If you build that foundation, both the moral and the ethical foundation, as well as the business foundation, and the experience foundation, then the building won't crumble.
Author: Henry Kravis

The FIRST STEP to creating a Strong, Successful Business is: DO NOT COMPROMISE the Foundation of your Business in any way.
  • Foundation #1 Honest Business Ethics

  • Foundation #2 Strong Work Ethics (Just Be There!)
    Your Business Needs You, Your Energy, Your Focus and Your Love: FOR No Less than 40 hours a week.
  • Be INVOLVED in YOUR Business every day, and you will know instinctively what you need to do, to make your Business Thrive.
  • Building or RE- Building a Stronger more Successful Business is going to take elbow grease.

Quote:
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
Author: Thomas Edison

  • Foundation #3 Excellent Customer Service
  • Foundation #4 Excellent Quality Products and Services
  • Foundation #5 Careful Money Management

The SECOND STEP to creating a Strong, Successful Business is: go back to the FIRST STEP.

Some of the greatest businesses and inventions have been created in a tough economy; and I do love to see the creativity and ingenuity this New Economy has generated.
I am seeing more "new" small businesses opening up everywhere, more than I have seen in years.

Yes, even in this New Economy, we can build strong, successful businesses; it just takes making changes and hard work, and we will see our businesses grow stronger every day.

with love,
Tammy Taylor

1 Corinthians 4:2
Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.


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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

1st Hour of Our Day Determines the Next 23 Hours

1st Hour of Our Day Determines the Next 23 Hours

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The very 1st Hour of Our Day Determines the Next 23 Hours

The first hour of our day can set our attitude for the entire day; so for breakfast we can either feed the bad attitude or we can feed our positive attitude; whichever attitude we feed, will grow the entire day.Tammy Taylor - CEO, Tammy Taylor Nails Inc.  - Entrepreneur and Business Owner since 1981

Quote:
Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.
Author: Francesca Reigler

We need to make our CHOICE in the first hour of the day to stay positive; when the first hour in the morning goes good we can usually handle the rest of the day, but when the first hour starts out bad, it can create a bad attitude for the entire day.

But, my biggest DO NOT DO is: Do not let a bad attitude continue, because nothing good can come from this.
Usually the only things that come from a bad attitude are things we say or do that we wish we could take back.

Start Your Day with 5 Positive Actions and Thoughts

Quote:
Every thought is a seed. If you plant crab apples, don't count on harvesting Golden Delicious.
Author: Bill Meyer

Make a List of your 5 Positive Actions and Thoughts, and let this be your Morning Routine….

I like to have a Morning Routine, this helps me start my day off Positive, and it keeps things more calm; especially with my children, I like to be double calm.

However I do find when I don't do my 5 Positive Actions and Thoughts first, this gets me off my Morning Routine and I get a little more impatient, and irritated throughout the day, which affects my Positive attitude.

This is my Morning Routine; I have written down my 5 Positive Actions and Thoughts I do to start my day:

  • Praying
  • Thinking about my Family and Friends
  • Thinking about my Business and my Clients
  • Listening to music
  • Reading my Bible

But, some days are more challenging than others; so if I start getting impatient and irritated in the middle of the day, I go back to my 5 Positive Actions and Thoughts, and I start my day over again from this NEW Starting Point.

NEW Start:
This NEW Starting Point will now be My NEW First Hour for the Rest of My Day; sometimes I need to Re-Start my day 3-4 times throughout the day, and sometimes I only need my ONE good Start first thing in the morning.

Quote:
"I’m not happy, I’m cheerful. There’s a difference. A happy woman has no cares at all. A cheerful woman has cares but has learned how to deal with them.”
Author: Beverly Sills

So, let's start off our mornings just like Tony the Tiger says, "GGGGRRREEEEEEAT!"

with love,
Tammy Taylor

Isaiah 40:31
But those who wait on the LORD will find new strength. They will fly high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.


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