Archive for September, 2011

Are you Ready for a New Perspective on Life?

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Beached Book COverWhen was the last time you read a book? What kind of book was it? Many people immerse their lives in the tales of espionage, intrigue, romance and so many other forms of fiction. Some people only read those books that inform their lives, provide new perspectives and strategies to move forward in life. I know some people that only read business books, others that only read spiritual books, still others that simply do not read at all. Regardless of your preference in reading materials, we here at The Inspired Business Center believe in reading to expand our minds and perspectives. Yes we read business books, like our friend Tom Zender’s GOD Goes to Work and we are constantly on the lookout for authors that we feel will make a difference for our clients and friends.

Liz Beerman is just such an author. Her recent release of her book Beached Get Back in the swim when the receding tides leave you high and dry is more than a parable about dealing with challenges and change. Liz provides her readers with a gentle reminder that every one of us at some point in our lives has been beached. She helps to realize that while all of our beached experiences are temporary, even when they feel like they could go on forever. She inspires us to find ways of gaining some traction, even if only a little, and begin to move forward in our personal and business lives.

Throughout the book we are exposed to several characters that are beached and we also find a loving and kind advocate for these characters. I won’t give away his sage advice for the central characters and yet I can assure you it often felt that the advocate was speaking directly to me and I trust you will feel the same. Liz does a superb job of making sure Beached serves the reader in so many wonderful ways. It has been quite some time since a work of fiction has helped me gain perspective and insight into my own life.

In order to bring a greater awareness to Liz’s work, The Inspired Business Center will be hosting a very special book signing and opportunity to meet Liz. If you are the Denver metro are you are welcome to drop by The Inspired Business Center on Wednesday September 21st 2011 between 5:30 and 7:00 pm. Liz will be signing books and providing us with some insights into the concept of being beached and how to get back into the swim of life. All we ask is that you give us a quick call and let us know you are coming so we can plan appropriately. You can find the office phone number HERE. You can also read a special guest blog Liz wrote HERE.

We hope to see you on Wednesday evening and while you’re with us feel free to ask about a complimentary business coaching or visioning exploration session. Just ask and we’ll be happy to schedule a complimentary visit at our offices or your location to take a look at how you can begin to move forward in your life or business.

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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School is in Session…NOW WHAT?

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Jumping on the bus for the first day back to school is an exciting time for kids. The opportunity to sign up for a new continuing education class can create the same sense of excitement and anticipation for adults, or it can create a sense of dread and loathing. What changes our love for learning into an all out avoidance of the classroom?Wooden Figures in a classroom

Every day as I pick up my daughter from grade school she is in quite the hurry to tell me about all the amazing things she did that day. I know 90% of what she tells me is something she has done before. When I ask her what new things she learned the response is always the same, “…nothing really, I already knew that stuff, but it was so much fun to share with my friends.”  My conclusion is she is excited about learning even when she is reviewing things she already knows. Why then do more adults not engage with expanding their skills and awareness around their careers?

Do adults think they know everything they must know to make it in the world? Do they believe that there is nothing new happening in their field? I actually believe most adults do understand that continuing education is important, and they certainly know there are new processes, discoveries and theories popping up all the time. Most adults actually hunger for stimulating and exciting educational opportunities. The problem may lie with how they are being trained. I know many adults that are turned off by the thought of being trained or worse yet, being re-trained. These adult learners have invested considerable time and effort getting to know the finer points of their profession. Wouldn’t you feel a little slighted if you were told you just had not been trained quite right and had to attend a week-long training? Today’s employees are happy to engage with up to date and well presented information. What many will not do is sit in an icy cold training room and listen to someone lecture them around sensitivity training or some other mandated training. While those “trainings” are necessary and in most cases even tolerated, but what today’s adults desire is meaningful dialogue, human interactions, better communications and information they can use to increase their contribution to the company.

At The Inspired Business Center we focus on the soft skills of building teams, empowering individuals and creating a culture that can serve the organization as well as the individual. Recently we have begun offering an adult educational opportunity that brings executives together in an informal virtual based “classroom” and allows them the space to share ideas, best practices and still absorb information from trusted experts. Our new Masterful Intentions Programs are filling up almost as fast as we can offer them. We also are working diligently to bring the Visioning process to local non-profits and for profit companies so they may experience the intuitive depth of their collective expertise.

Using your organization’s human potential to drive innovation is not a new theory; however we are striving to make that theory a reality through the use of Visioning and other team building concepts. The Inspired Business Center is all about creating opportunities to bring “Spirituality, Leadership and Profitability” together in a way where everyone benefits. We are pleased to offer you a unique collection of tools, processes and programs that do just this. We also invite you to take advantage of a complimentary offer to experience what we do. Simply call us at our office and schedule a no-cost Visioning session for you and your key leadership. If you are local to the Denver metro area we’ll even come to you, and if you’re a bit farther away we’ll help schedule a virtual presentation and demonstration that shares the power of the Visioning Process. Either way you gain the benefit of experiencing one of the most powerful processes available to catch a vision of your organizations future. We are also happy to discuss developing a unique “Back to School” series of classes that will motivate your workforce, empower your leaders and create a more peaceful and profitable workplace environment. Simply Click HERE to go to our contact page and give us a call or send an e-mail and one of our experts will be happy to explore the possibilities of creating an engaging learning environment that adults will enjoy.

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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