Archive for the ‘Profitability’ Category

An Inspired Perspective of Persistence.

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

Join Rev. Robert as he shares a story of how Inspired Persistence paid off during a December to remember.

Until next time,

NAMASTE

Robert

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Do you have Faith in your Business?

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Join Rev. Robert as he talks about having Faith in your own business.

Until next time,

Make it a profitable day,

Namaste,

Robert

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The Importance of Guiding Values

Monday, October 8th, 2012

Join me as I share the next video in our Inspired Business Video Series: The Importance of Guiding Values

Until next time,

Make it a Profitable day.

Marla

 

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The Importance of having a VISION

Monday, October 1st, 2012

Listen in as I share the importance of having a Vision for your business.

Until next time,

Marla

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An Inspired Approach to Business Coaching Part 2

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Here is the second part in our introduction to business coaching. If you missed Part 1 just CLICK HERE.

Thanks again for your support and please feel free to share this with your friends.

 

Until next time,

Marla

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An Inspired Approach to Business Coaching Part 1

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Here is a fun way to learn more about what we do. Plus you can share this with your friends if you like.


Until next time,

Marla

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People, Profits and the GOD Particle

Monday, August 6th, 2012

 

When I was a little girl, I used to believe that if I covered my eyes  when I was playing hide and seek, nobody could see me.  A naïve perspective, admittedly, but no more naïve than thinking as an adult that the 95 percent of the universe that I can’t see, touch or hear doesn’t exist.

That’s why I think the recent discovery of the Higgs boson, or God Particle by scientists in CERN is so important to us in our business and daily lives.  (for more details on this, see the guest blog by my nuclear engineering husband Jim)

I have been emphasizing for years that our Thoughts are Things, that what we can create in our mind becomes our reality.   Now with this discovery of the Higgs boson, we have a scientific explanation of how matter comes into form and how our very existence is made possible.  So for those of us who need proof that there is a power in the universe greater than we are now we have it!

The next logical question….how do we utilize this new information?  How do we tap into this energy without a 27-km reactor?  By applying Universal Spiritual Principles to our business, we activate the God Particle with prayer, setting intentions and recognizing the oneness of all things.

Our oneness was really brought to our attention with the recent horrific tragedy in Aurora Colorado.  Within moments of learning about it, many of us felt a deep, heart connection, sadness, and a desire to do something to help.  Almost immediately offers of sympathy and support were pouring in from around the globe.

That same oneness is reflected in our business endeavors.  When we put the customer first, honor the contributions of our employees, produce quality goods and work with an attitude of service, we trigger our business Higgs boson. Because everything is connected, when we set positive intentions, focus on our vision and operate from the values that all the stakeholders share, we make a profit. The God Particle unleashes creativity, innovation and results we never thought possible.

So I suggest four steps to “re-connect” to the Higgs boson in our business:

  1.  Begin with yourself first.  Pause, take a breath, quiet the mind and tap into that Universal wisdom that is available to each of us. Then gather your team in a relaxed setting away from the office where you can tap into that wisdom as a group.
  2. Call on the strengths, talents and gifts of each member of the team, get back in touch with the purpose and mission of your organization.
  3. Set the intention for what you want to have happen, engage your stakeholders and develop the strategies and action items to achieve the objectives.
  4. Let it go and let it flow.  Have Faith in the good you have activated and Trust the process that will bring it into form.

 

Until next time,

NAMASTE

Marla

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“Each person forms his world from the rich, unlimited substance within him and around him, through his thoughts, emotions, words and actions.”  Catherine Ponder, author of The Dynamic Laws of Prosperity.

 

 

Connect with other business owners and leaders in a six month program where well-set intentions make better leaders, better thinkers and more dynamic decision makers.  Solve current business challenges with Practical Business Applications of Universal Spiritual Principles and get more consistent and positive outcomes.  Learn how you can bring the Power of Masterful Intentions HERE!

 

 

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Is there Room to Grow and Prosper in Your Business?

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Springtime brings the excitement of growth and newness.

Many economic indicators are picking up, there’s more optimism in the air.  We need to clear out old leaves and dead foliage from our flower beds, and we also have some mental spring cleaning to make room for growth in our business and our lives!

“No one else can grow for us; we must each grow for ourselves.”  Thomas Troward.
Sometimes growth means expansion, bigger space, and more people.

Growth can also mean cleaning out and getting rid of what’s no longer useful to make room for something better, whether it’s physical clutter or mental clutter.  In The Dynamic Laws of Prosperity, Catherine Ponder describes a Vacuum Theory,  “Basically the vacuum law of prosperity is this; if you want greater good, greater prosperity in your life, start forming a vacuum to receive it…get rid of what you don’t want to make room for what you do want.”

What do you need to let go of in your business or your life? 

How about negative thinking, old beliefs that no longer serve a purpose, and “the way we’ve always done business”.  Maybe it’s toxic relationships or even customers who are not a good fit, who don’t appreciate your services or see value in what you offer. It’s time to remove the mental weeds like fear, doubt, worry, lack, failure, and self judgment.

Now that you have cleared the space, look for opportunities to nurture yourself and those around you. 

Plan an outdoor adventure with family and friends, dust off the hobby that’s been on the shelf and throw a company picnic. At the same time, begin to increase your Consciousness and think bigger so there’s mental room to expand.  Just like you buy larger clothes so your children can grow into them; you need to have bigger dreams for your business and your life to grow into.  Pull out your vision statement, your long range strategic plan and visualize what your life or business would be like if that vision had already come true.  When you can see, touch and feel that vision, you’re awareness will expand and you’ll experience synchronicities and opportunities you didn’t see before.

Spiritual Economist Eric Butterworth tells us, “Your prosperity will always be a reflection of your consciousness, the degree to which your thoughts are centered in the divine flow.  Success is not getting there; it is earning the right in Consciousness to be there.”

Until next time,

Marla

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Events and Resources for Your Inspired Business:

Join our next Masterful Intentions Peer Group and experience the exponential results of incorporating focused intention, peer group energy and partnership with the Divine to grow your profits, your people and your personal fulfillment. http://www.theinspiredbusiness.com/masterful-intentions-2012.html

Learn how to use The Power of the Visioning for your business in a one day interactive workshop at The Inspired Business Center Offices in Lakewood on April 20th  from 9 a.m. – 3:30 pm http://theinspiredbusiness.com/reclaim-your-business-vision

Treat yourself to an “Inspired Coffee Break” Tele-seminar Thursday, March 22nd @ 10 a.m. Mountain. Grab a cup of coffee, tea or whatever suits you and listen in as Rev. Marla shares how to use Universal Spiritual Principles to make your business life easier and more successful. http://theinspiredbusiness.com/coffee

 

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Are you a Servant or a Slave to your Business?

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

The Old Paradigm

The idea of servant leadership is nothing new in the business world and has been around even longer in the non-profit sector. In fact the spirituality movement is built upon the concept of servant leadership. Recently I bumped into a fabulous exploration of this concept by Leigh Buchanan an editor at large for Inc. Magazine. Her article explains the concepts and shares the stories of a few high profile servant leaders. My intent is to facilitate your own exploration of servant leadership and its implications for your business.

I was first introduced to the concept of leading from behind  by an amazing Spiritual Leader Rev. Edward Viljoen currently with the Santa Rosa Center for Spiritual Living. He presented a talk that I heard on audio cassette. Yes I am that old. And the talk truly inspired me to look at how one could lead from behind the crowd. This was his way of exploring the servant leadership concept. Next time I bump into that old tape I’ll be sure to digitize it and share with you the deeper meanings behind his talk.

Here are the principles of servant leadership as defined by the Alliance for Servant Leadership are:

  • Transformation as a vehicle for personal and institutional growth.
  • Personal growth as a route to better serve others.
  • Enabling environments that empower and encourage service.
  • Service as a fundamental goal.
  • Trusting relationships as a basic platform for collaboration and service.
  • Creating commitment as a way to collaborative activity.
  • Community building as a way to create environments in which people can trust each other and work together.
  • Nurturing the spirit as a way to provide joy and fulfillment in meaningful work.

 

“Servant leadership is the essence of quantum thinking and quantum leadership.”

~Danah Zohar, author, Rewiring the Corporate Brain.

Now that we have an idea of the guiding principles of Servant Leadership let’s consider how your organization and thus all of humanity might benefit from bringing these principles into the culture of your organization. Imagine what your organization might look like if every one of your employees felt empowered enough to truly do the best they could in every moment because they knew you always had their backs.

The New paradigm

The New Paradigm

What would happen if you asked an employee what they needed and you listened and actually supplied them with their desires? Now this is not to say you provide every whim someone might ask for. The shipping department probably does not need their own hot tub, and the receptionist may not need a fully paid all inclusive Caribbean vacation. However if they asked you to drive a forklift or answer the phones for an hour would you be willing to serve your employees in such a way?

All great leaders know that they cannot make every decision necessary for the operation of a great company. Truly great leaders however do know they can make sure the right decisions do get made by the people most qualified to make those decisions. Great leaders are always looking for ways to build a culture of community and inclusivity within their organization. Eventually a state of Trust and personal accountability evolve because everyone knows the organization is about service more than just the bottom line.  What would happen if everyone was committed to nurturing a sense of joy and fulfillment in the workplace?

At The Inspired Business Center  we are looking for ways we can better serve you and what you are already doing as a servant to your organization. The idea is to ensure you do not become a slave to your work. We choose to serve you by looking at the various aspects of your business and how you might implement a culture of servant leadership while maintaining ownership of the company. We know that a more empowered workforce leads to more profitability and a better environment for everyone involved.

During the coming months we invite you to join in this conversation as we expand upon the principles and concepts of servant based leadership. We would love to hear of your experiences and questions as we take this journey of exploring servant based leadership. We are confident you can end this year on a high note and begin 2012 primer and ready for the most prosperous year ever. If you would like to learn more about what we do and how we can serve you simply contact us and we’ll be happy to schedule a complimentary one-on-one leadership exploration session. This no obligation consultation will provide you and us an opportunity to determine how we can best serve the expansion and profitability of your organization. Simply give us a call or send an e-mail and we’ll schedule your complimentary consultation right away.

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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Are you going Back to School this year?

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Yes the season is upon us. No not the holiday shopping season. The “Back to School” season is here and each of us gets to experience this season in a unique way. It is that time when most stay at home mothers rejoice, when some children look forward to returning to school and others lament the end of their summer vacation. It is the season of shopping for clothes and supplies, looking forward to rekindling friendships and meeting new friends as well. For some this may simply be a time to pull out the credit card and allow our children to shop until they drop. Others may get to experience a cross country road trip with their college aged child. Regardless of how you get to experience this season I trust you are being reminded of the value and excitement associated with education.

Each one of us has the power to either enjoy our educational opportunities or wallow in a sea of loathing. As adult business owners, managers, supervisors or entrepreneurs we are each presented with the opportunity to participate in continuing education. Perhaps your industry requires you engage in a specific number of CEUs (Continuing Education Units) every year or two. Perhaps you have chosen to sharpen your skills and make yourself more marketable by returning to college or finally getting that Masters degree you have always dreamed of. Perhaps your employer requires you to take specific trainings that serve you in completing your job more effective or effectively. Ultimately how we approach these educational opportunities can determine what value we receive from our time investment.

One of the keys to adult education is engagement. Training classes provide opportunity to engage with either new team members or deepen the bonds between existing team mates. They can also provide a valuable forum for employees to share ideas and or concerns regarding the future of your company. Whether you’re training on a new product offering, helping employees understand a new set of policies or just creating a team building exercise there are several aspects that must be considered prior to implementation of the training. During the recent economic shift many companies have cut back on their training staff and training opportunities.  At The Inspired Business Center we believe now is the time to focus on attitudinal trainings that help to maintain your staff’s morale and foster a collaborative workplace. Using training time to help foster a culture of inclusivity, creative and sharing will serve the entire organization in various ways.

During this Back to School season consider how you can re-energize your organization by catching the school bus of continuing education. Perhaps companywide training is in order or maybe something a little more specific is necessary. Ask yourself how you as a leader could engage yourself with a new technology, a new perspective or simply an educational retreat. Think about attending a two or three day workshop or perhaps a multi-week night class that looks at something which may appear to be completely unrelated to your organizations mission and vision. I have found nuggets of pure gold hidden within classes I thought had very little to do with my career. Great leaders and teachers can always inspire us to greatness and more effective ways of engaging with our co-workers and employees. Have you always wanted to learn how to meditate more effectively? Perhaps a class in Tai-Chi has been calling to you, or a pottery class. Not all classes have to be on effective database management or accounting principles for the mathematically challenged. While these topics maybe useful, what we consider fun classes can also be valuable to the long term health of you and your organization.

Going Back to School can appear to be a challenge for career minded leaders or perhaps a chore you would simply rather not consider. However, we have found ways to make your learning experience fun and profitable. Next week we will share specific examples and opportunities to engage yourself and your employees with fun, effective and motivating trainings. If you would like to learn more right now simply call us and we’ll schedule a no cost 30 minute consultation designed to explore how you and your employees can go Back to School in style with ease and create more profit during the process.

We invite you to explore how continuing education can be a valuable asset for your organization rather than a morale shrinking chore. Isn’t it time everyone had more fun at work learning how to make your business a better place to work, and more profitable as well?

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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