Tuesday, July 18, 2017

It's Time to "Right" Your Story!

It's Time to "Right" Your Story!

No, no, editors!  "Right" is not fake.  Last month we launched the Start Where You Are series with, "It's Time to Write Your Book", thanks to my good friend and mentor        Zack Obront, Co-Founder of Book in a Box, and my professional partner Adam Ortiz, CEO of Ms Entrepreneur Role Model Search.  What an amazing time.  If you missed the event and are serious about writing a book or becoming an author, you have to check out the video of the event here.  Also, in case you missed the relationship between "It's time to "right" your book" and "Start Where You Are", I've titled this blog, It's time to "Right" your story.  

How can you "right" your story?  There are three things you can do to right your story right now.

First, determine your vision and what results you want.  There are several tools to help with this.  SMBIRanchTM has a complete toolkit to help small business leaders unlock wealth creation.  A simple tool for you to get started is a professional assessment.  I'm sure you are familiar with assessment use in the education industry.  In education, the term assessment refers to a wide variety of methods or tools used to evaluate, measure, and document the academic learning progress, skill acquisition, or as my sister teacher would say sometimes--aggravate the heck out of her.  Seriously, there are many types of assessments and not all are equal but when you consider your journey in pursuit of your dream, you want to pick one that will give you a personal detailed report of your natural behavior. The assessment will do two things for you: 
  1. Help you identify your strengths, gifts, and talents and
  2. Give you a baseline in which you can use to measure your progress on your start, grow, build journey to right your story.  

Second, get yourself a coach.  Everyone needs a coach, even the coach.  A coach will help you decipher your results.  The Institute for Life Coach Training defines coaching as:

"Coaching is a professional relationship that helps people produce extraordinary results in their lives, careers, businesses or organizations, helping them to bridge the gap between where they are now and where they want to be. Coaches partner with their clients to design the life they want, bring out their clients’ own brilliance and resources so that they can achieve excellence and create purposeful, extraordinary lives. By creating clarity, coaching moves the client into action, accelerating their progress by providing greater focus and awareness of all the possibilities which exist to create fulfilling lives."

Coaching is not counseling. Global e-Talent Network has a very unique process, Small Business Innovation RanchTM, an innovative process for coaching entrepreneurs and small businesses.  You can download a free Small Business (SMB) Innovation CanvasTM at smbiranch.com.  Loeka Wiltz, the creator of the canvas states:  "The canvas is a treasure chest of elegant tools for Small Business (SMB) Leaders and Teams.  It is a toolkit filled with action learning, action-based research, design, and leadership tools that will help create useful solutions..."  A coach will help you use the canvas and your experiences, strengths and talents to design your future and "right" your story instead of concentrating on your past to just put it in the past.  The right coaching team will help you start, grow, and build.

Third, identify your gaps--what's standing between YOUR now and YOUR future.  By identifying your gaps, you can now concentrate your efforts on what's most important to you in achieving your vision and goals.  Remember, the coach you choose will be a partner and will help you with identifying your gaps and more importantly help you create an action plan to produce your best you and extraordinary results.  The SMBIRanchTM process will help you clarify YOUR problem and get to YOUR root cause for not realizing your full potential.  

If you are ready to start, grow, and build as an individual or as a team, reach out to the SMBIRanchTM team today.

Success to you!

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