Archive for July, 2011

Did You Let that Moment of Intuition Slip Away?

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

It happens out of nowhere. Like a shooting star screaming across the night sky. First it’s there and then it’s gone. Intuition can be slippery. You know it works, you know it’s close and you still cannot predict when it will happen. Then it strikes and you’re only concern is remembering, recording, capturing that momentary flash of creative inspiration. It is the adrenaline of that creative moment, the moment that says “Aha….now I KNOW.”

It can also be that simple thought that you let slip by without a second thought. The thought that days or sometimes even moments later you think, “I should have listened to myself.” It is that voice that says “I told you so.” And it is the nagging feeling that had you made a different decision you would have had a different result.

Recently I had one of those gut wrenching moments when I thought I should have listened to myself. I was sitting at my computer and had one of those flash in the mind thoughts. It said, “my wife’s external hard drive is a few months overdue for a major backup. I should get to that sometime soon.” Surely enough within a couple of days my wife reports to me that her hard drive just isn’t working. I’m sure you know what happens next.

As a kid I clearly remember how the popular culture and media portrayed what we knew as “Women’s Intuition.” It was many years later that I discovered you could develop your intuitive skills and have it become your nature and even an asset. Allowing yourself to listen to your intuition can be an incredible boost to your business. Training your intuition can be even more valuable to your long term success. Developing a culture where listening to one’s intuition is as important as their ability to produce things is part of the evolution of spirituality in the workplace.

Allowing everyone in the organization the freedom of listening to their inner wisdom and guidance leads to a self empowered workforce, a workforce that is happy to come to work, that feels they are making a difference regardless of their job assignments. Keep in mind we are not suggesting you start sitting around waiting to catch a bolt of creative lightening, or wallowing in the thoughts of “Oh…. if we had only”. We believe in bringing our focus and attention to the moment itself. By nurturing a culture of intuition we know how to catch the lightening once we see it and how to hear the still small voice within when it begins to whisper about backing up our data or taking another look at the numbers after the new bookkeeper finishes their work.

Once you invest some time and effort into the development of your professional intuition and encouraging your employees to do the same you will find you rarely are concerned about the past or worried about the future. You come to a place of trust and confidence in your company’s ability to respond to the market, ask the right question, listen for guidance and wisdom and most importantly make great decisions.

Getting to that place is obviously not an overnight type of change. Nurturing this type of culture takes time and consistent effort. Getting to the end result takes cooperation and community support. There are no shortcuts, but there are some best practices and here at The Inspired Business Center we know exactly how to serve a group of committed individuals in creating just such a culture. We would be happy to discuss some quick start ideas or more in depth solutions you can implement within your business right away. Simply give us a call and we’ll schedule complimentary 30 minute session to discuss what’s possible.

Whatever you do when intuition strikes, make sure you don’t let it pass you by.

Until next time,

Robert

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Robert Brzezinski is an expert team member of The Inspired Business Center based in Lakewood Colorado. The Inspired Business Center collaborates with Entrepreneurs and Executives to transform their companies through a balance of practical spirituality, value-centered leadership and consistent profitability. Our team of experts guides clients on a path starting with an articulated, shared stakeholder vision to the results of fulfilling their organization’s purpose, satisfying customers, increasing profit margins and enhancing owner equity. Our approach combines purposeful people, best business practices, and proven systems. You are welcome to more fully explore “Where Spirituality, Leadership and Profitability Meet” by visiting: http://www.theinspiredbusiness.com

 

 

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The Power of your F5 Key.

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

F5 Key

No matter how you look at it the personal computing devices of today are much more powerful than ever before. They do things we didn’t even imagine possible 5 or 10 years ago. I actually remember chat rooms before many even knew chat rooms existed. I know we are all familiar with how quickly our toys become obsolete, outdated, or just not new enough. Recently however I learned about something every one of my computers has always been able to do. Now I always knew that extra row of keys across the top of the keyboard had some purpose. You know the keys I’m taking about the F1 through F12 keys. I had always avoided those keys because I simply lived in fear of what would happen if I hit the wrong F key at the wrong time. Not long ago I learned that the F5 key commands certain programs to refresh the page I was on. I quickly realized this one little key stroke could save me quite a bit of time and effort. I found that built right into my system was a system that had existed all along.  I was so amazed that this super time saver had been right in front of my eyes all along.

Take a moment and consider this concept in relation to your business. What wonderful systems already exist right before your eyes that you are simply not fully aware of? Remember I always knew those F keys were there, I just never took the time to learn what they could do for me.  My life and business have been changed forever simply by becoming aware of one little key stroke. I have found myself looking everywhere for other such time saving systems. Then I remembered, I did not find this insight by myself. The information that changed my life was shared by someone that thought everyone knew about the F5 key. They mentioned it somewhat offhandedly and I had to ask for clarification. It dawned on me that what I really should be doing is not looking for ways to expand my business, make it more profitable or find better systems that would save time energy and money but rather listen to what others were sharing about what worked for them.

I was staring straight at one of the primary tenants of The Inspired Business Center. We teach people how important it is to step away from our organizations and take a different look at what works and what might work better. We teach people to listen to the wisdom of others and to find new ways of tapping into the Universal Wisdom that animates through each one of us. We are constantly reminding business owners, and managers about the power of the Visioning Process and how that can help us to see a bigger, more expansive and dynamic perspective of what is possible for our businesses. We work closely with others to determine how they can fulfill their vision and mission on the planet. We explore how Spiritual Transactions can actually provide a more robust bottom line. We are constantly suggesting that business step away from the day to day operations and take a refreshed look at their company.

When was the last time you hit the F5 key for your business? Have you refreshed your perspective of how your business can best serve you and your stakeholders? We would like to provide you with an opportunity to do just that. Hit refresh and allow a new view of your company or organization to reveal itself to you. In order to do that we are offering you a complimentary 30 minute F5 refresh coaching session. All you have to do is pick up your phone and call us at 303.456.0388 and ask for the F5 package. Either Rev. Marla or I will be happy to schedule your free session and help you gain a refreshed perspective of your business, company or organization. We all know that sometimes it is just impossible to see the forest for all the trees. Business can be much like that when we forget to provide ourselves with a refresher now and again. The key is to hit that F5 key often so you always have the freshest perspective of how your company is doing.

One little key stroke changed my world and I know it can change yours. Imagine what could happen when you invest 30 minutes of your time in a complimentary F5 coaching session. Your entire perspective of your organization will be refreshed and it costs you absolutely nothing more than a half hour of time. Go ahead pick up the phone and call the Inspired Business Center today at 303.4546.3308. We’re waiting to make one little key stroke a major shift in how your business gets done.

Until next time.

Robert

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Robert Brzezinski is an expert team member of The Inspired Business Center based in Lakewood Colorado. The Inspired Business Center collaborates with Entrepreneurs and Executives to transform their companies through a balance of practical spirituality, value-centered leadership and consistent profitability. Our team of experts guides clients on a path starting with an articulated, shared stakeholder vision to the results of fulfilling their organization’s purpose, satisfying customers, increasing profit margins and enhancing owner equity. Our approach combines purposeful people, best business practices, and proven systems. You are welcome to more fully explore “Where Spirituality, Leadership and Profitability Meet” by visiting: http://www.theinspiredbusiness.com

 

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