• shalita heard life and business coach for women of color
    Planning,  Self Help,  Success

    How to Plan Differently to Improve Your Chances of Success

    You might think that having a plan is enough to guarantee success. After all, you’ve set your goal, some milestones, you’re committed. Surely that’s enough. Well, no, in reality having a plan by itself is not enough. Think back over all those New Year’s resolutions you’ve made. How many did you see through to success? Have you ever been on a diet? Or decided to get fit and start running, or join a gym? Robbie Burns knew what he was talking about when he wrote ‘the best-laid plans of mice and men, often go astray.’ That poem is about a mother mouse having her supposedly safe cozy nest destroyed by…

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    Self Help

    The Correlation Between Creativity and Success

    Being successful seems like a lot of hard work. It seems like a lot of flow charts and graphs and dry, hard facts. These types of things can leave a creative person shuttering and running away before they ever accomplish anything of value. However, it is very important for us to be able to relax a little bit within the confines of our plans so that we can have the room we need to grow and be creative. Creation is the main source of innovation. If we are not able to be creative, then it doesn’t matter how great we are at planning and achieving our goals. We will not…

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    The Importance of Flexibility For Success

    A lot of people will tell you that it is important for you to plan every single detail of the process that you need to take in order to realize your goal. And while this may be true to some degree, and planning can be an essential step of creating a successful business venture, or any other successful goal for that matter, sometimes, being too rigid about the way you are going about accomplishing that goal can actually be limiting rather than helpful. Being successful means being able to survive in the face of adversity. And survival of the fittest generally depends upon the ability to adapt. Animals in nature,…

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    Self Help

    The Importance of Patience and Trust For Success

    It may seem counterintuitive to have any type of trust when it comes to business ventures. This may be especially true if you have suffered betrayal related to somebody that you once trusted implicitly. However, understanding that everybody is capable of being untrustworthy is probably a good first step to take. This type of acceptance will help you to be realistic about your expectations of working with people. Sometimes, things happen and we ultimately end up being unreliable, whether we like it or not. This does not mean that you should stop trusting people. If you are hoping to succeed in the business world, you are going to have to…

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    Self Help

    The Link Between Communication and Success

    Most people take communication for granted. We talk with our family and friends, our significant others and our children, and we don’t think much about it. It is a normal part of life, and it is a way that we convey thoughts and ideas to each other. However, we don’t always consider that everybody has a different communication style. Some people may not be able to speak using verbal words, so they communicate in other ways. People, whether they use verbal words are not, may communicate their emotions in a different way than someone else might. It is always good to check in with the people you are trying to…

  • Shalita Heard life coach business coach for black women
    Self Help

    How to Think Positively to Achieve Success

    A lot of cynical people believe that thinking positively is a crock. How is it possible that being obnoxiously optimistic is going to provide you with the tools that you need to become successful? No matter what you think it isn’t going to change the world around you, right? While that may be true, thinking positively has been proven in studies to change your mind and body for the better and help you to recognize the opportunities around you. Whether you want to believe that blind optimism is the key to success or not, there is little dispute that being a positive thinker enhances your quality of life and makes…

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