30 Jan

Wantrepreneurs Take Heed

I have a lot of buddies that like to talk a lot of smack about business over a few beers.  Seems as though the more beer that flows the more outlandish the dreams of building something become.

Everyone wants to be an entrepreneur these days it seems.  Or maybe it’s the fact that I’m so engrossed in killing my 9-5 that that I’m constantly surrounding myself with like minded people.  I’m always reading articles, watching Shark Tank and keeping my mind rolling like your hefty girlfriend’s quarterly spinning class.

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22 Jan

Resolving Work Conflicts

Everyone at some point has had some sort of internal conflict at work with another coworker.  Whether it’s  a little love affair gone wrong or something else, it’s never a good thing to mix personal feelings with your job.

Many people bring problems stemming from their home life into their 9-5 jobs.  Grumpy and short tempered people at work general have some extenuating circumstance dictating their personal life.  Once that begins to spill over, everyone at work takes notice.

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19 Jan

Local Start Ups

Getting started in a new business is never easy.  There are many different avenues in which one can pursue but no matter what road you decide, there’s sure to be lots of competition lurking around the corner.

Even a company that digs into the dirtiest of jobs will encounter stiff competition as long as the population and money in the industry justifies it.  Take for instance a sewer line repair contractor who has to work in raw human sewage.  You’d think that people wanting to get into a business like this are few and far between.  But there is quite a bit of money to be had on your run of the mill sewer line repair.  Usually well in excess of $4,000 on a simple residential job.

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16 Jan

Finding the Proper Mentor

Ok people, there are mentors out the wazoo out there on the internet.  Most are good but many are just a giant hoax.  Snake oil salesmen that have nothing to offer those truly searching for direction in the life, career or goals.

There are a few things you need to decide when choosing the proper mentor.  First thing is what are your goals?  Are you looking to….

  1. Lose weight?
  2. Find Spirituality?
  3. Self Help?
  4. Financial Goals?
  5. Personal Motivation?

Once you button down exactly what it is your looking for you can can then begin to search out some gurus.  Many of the more well known ones are more well know for a reason.  They’re good!

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03 Jan

Tар Dаnсіng Around The Elephants – Hоw Cоlluѕіоn Imрасtѕ Your Life at Wоrk

Whаt is Collusion?

Onе оf thе mоѕt іnѕіdіоuѕ аnd dеѕtruсtіvе wоrkрlасе (аnd lіfе, іn gеnеrаl) behaviors impacting lіfе at wоrk іѕ соlluѕіоn. Cоlluѕіоn, аѕ I аnd mу coaching clients work wіth іt, іѕ defined аѕ two реорlе еасh co-opting their truе аnd rеаl ѕеlf in order tо ѕuрроrt their оwn аnd thе оthеr’ѕ fаlѕеnеѕѕ, fаkеnеѕѕ and рhоnіnеѕѕ. One rеѕult оf colluding іѕ that neither person “ѕhоwѕ uр” іn іntеgrіtу оr authentically.

Whеn соlludіng, we allow ourself аnd the оthеr реrѕоn to run оur rеѕресtіvе “реrѕоnаlіtу рrоgrаm” – thе self-destructive, ѕеlf-ѕаbоtаgіng and lіmіtіng bеhаvіоrѕ аnd bеlіеfѕ we use in order tо gаіn acceptance, аррrоvаl, rесоgnіtіоn, аnd соntrоl – ѕо wе саn feel we аrе emotionally safe. Cоlluѕіоn is like saying (only not оut lоud), “I’m gоіng tо lеt you bеhаvе the wау you want оr nееd tо ѕо I can fееl good аbоut our rеlаtіоnѕhір even thоugh I knоw my bеhаvіоr аnd your bеhаvіоr аrе (fоr еxаmрlе) іnаррrорrіаtе, ѕеlf-dеѕtruсtіvе, оut оf integrity”, еtс.

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20 Nov

Big Things are Happening

Big elephantwww.itselephants.com is excited to announce our latest website launch in one of our many projects we have going on.  Visit here often for the latest updates and happenings of what’s to come, what has been, and what should be.  This is where big things happen.  It’s Elephants is happy to be a part of your online experience.