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Optimism for Business is UP (lessons we can all learn from Walt Disney)

coaching small businessesMy friend who trades the stock market tells me that the Australian Stock Market hit rock bottom last week and that the economy is on the way up. Bear in mind that I am not a financial advisor, however I can certainly feel a signficant shift in market sentiment over the last few weeks. Everyone is alot more positive about their businesses, customers are spending, and willing to spend more.  It’s like the fear of potential world meltdown is over or the grief and shock of the stock market crash a few years ago has been processed into our psyches and we are now feeling “it’s okay, it had to happen, the bubble had to burst for us to all experience a rude reality wake up call“.

Maybe I’m overthinking this, perhaps  it’s just the happiness of Spring to complement a delightfully dry and delicate August after a long long long wet season in Australia (36 months, on and off, but who’s counting). Maybe everyone’s just happy that the sun is shining again, at every level, economically and psychologically.

Either way, OPTIMISM FOR BUSINESS IS DEFINITELY UP. So whenever my clients are feeling down about the outlook for their businesses (we’ve all been there right?) I remind them about this little quote that I have stuck to my PC….

Mickey Mouse® popped out of my mind onto a drawing pad . . . when the business fortunes of my brother Roy and myself were at their lowest ebb and disaster seemed right around the corner.
- Walt Disney®. Producer. Director

Yes I coach business strategy (after 24 years of running businesses, I’ve got a few tools under my  belt), yes I share my online business acumen and secrets (after 15 years online, I’ve learnt a thing or three), but most importantly, what I do is to help my clients work out what their super-powers are. Yes, that’s not a typo, and I’m not getting all hippie-dippie on you. Getting clear on what your strengths are is at the core of what I do and is at the core of your business success. And guess what, “owning” what you are good at is also going to help you survive the next few years in business as we navigate a new economic landscape, both online and offline….

So if you feel you’ve hit rock-bottom in your business, or not sure where to go or where to start in your business, reach out to me, because I’ve been there too, and it’s time we got you off the negative downward spiral and onto a positive trajectory… sound good? Here’s some reviews from some of my happy clients….

For more business inspiration and other great ways to optimise your Facebook for Business Page to help your business achieve success, get my book. Or if 1-on-1 is more your style, I am available for personal business coaching sessions in person, over the phone, over email or let’s chat over skype in our summer t-shirts (that’s how serious business is done these days)….

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With Gratitude

Francesca Esposito-Rose B.Inf.Tech.

Business Mentor, Online Specialist, Author, Speaker & FaceBook Business Specialist

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Finding Your Kill-Switch: Saved by Daggy-Dancing

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This morning I did a Zumba class with the wicked Janie (instructor). Yup, I’m a self-confessed daggy-dancer. I love the 80′s disco/pop music, it transports me to a place in my 20′s when life was footloose and fancy-free. I love the hall that we dance in, an old 1900′s church in the ecclectic Byron hinterland village of Federal. I love reconnecting with my little girl energy, the freedom to “dance like nobody is watching”. I love the instructor, she’s a gentle and kind soul that woops your arse (into shape) without hesitation. I love the drive home with the party still going on in my head, feeling like I have super-charged my spare-battery, quite literally.

I have been doing Zumba for 18 months now and it has changed me. It’s not just the physical exercise, it’s my way of mentally switching off, letting go and finding the space between my brain cells. In short, it’s my (IKS) Instant Kill-Switch and my weekly saviour.

It’s so important as a business owner to have a regular way to release your Fu-Fu valve, a way to reconnect with your Mojo, a way to rewitness your true essence, a way to let go and jump out of any negative spiral you may have been caught up in that week. Finding your Kill-Switch is crucial to staying on an even keel mentally, the first step to the longevity of your business and essential for your success. If you are not taking active steps to release your pressure valve on a regular basis, you are in the express lane to burn-out, unhappiness and loss.

Do you have an Insant Kill-Switch? What do you do to MENTALLY switch off and save your sanity? Not just physical exercise, what activity do you do to pause the constant barrage of thoughts, tasks and technology that can easily drop you into a state of overwhelm and panic if left to run rampant? 

So that other small business owners may also discover ways to stay strong, clear and focussed, leave a comment below and share what you do to save your sanity? Do I hear you screaming “Sanity for Small Business?”  Like, Share and Comment if you agree?

Francesca Esposito-Rose

Self-Confessed Daggy-Dancer saved by Zumba