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The simple questions I forgot to answer when starting a business

The simple questions I forgot to answer when starting a business

When you are starting a business, there are many questions you need to answer. They are all important, but most of them have one problem in common: They are all focused around ME.

However, if I want other people to invest their time/money/effort on me doing something, I need to be able to know what the value is I bring to THEM, not myself. That is why I think it is important to spend some time to answer these questions before everything else.

18 Self-development & Business Books I Read in 2018

18 Self-development & Business Books I Read in 2018

I have always been a keen reader and eager to learn new things. That is why reading and nowadays also listening to books is one of my favorite ways to spent time.

For me, 2018 was the year, when I started to work for myself so many of my book choices were focused on the business and self-development side. All together I read 18 books related to those topics and all of them were good in their own way, so I listed them all along with a short description and link in case you are wondering what to read next.

8 Steps to setting better goals for 2019

8 Steps to setting better goals for 2019

A new year is just behind the corner, so many of us are already thinking about how to improve our lives and businesses in 2019. Unfortunately, our good intentions to change our lives are usually forgotten by February and we go back to live and work as we did before. That is why I think its important to take enough time for setting meaningful goals and planning how you can effectively achieve them.

In order for making this easier for you, I want to share the goal setting process I use with my coaching clients. It consists of eight steps:

6 Characteristics of a Valuable Feedback Giver

6 Characteristics of a Valuable Feedback Giver

Collecting feedback is one of the most crucial steps in evaluating and developing new ideas. Still, not all feedback is trustworthy or useful. Everyone evaluates the idea from his or her own perspective and has different beliefs, emotions, and opinions regarding it. That is why you want to ask for feedback from several people that have the capability to push you forward. But how do you recognize the right kind of people that can bring value with their opinions? Here is a list of six characteristics you should take into consideration:

3 Exercises for visualizing your long-term goals

3 Exercises for visualizing your long-term goals

Visualizing success is a commonly used method to improve performance both in sports and in business. Still, visualization can benefit everyone, who wish to achieve a certain goal. By creating a mental image of our desired future, it is easier for us to start believing in the possibility of achieving it. However, I know from my own experience that it can be challenging to get started with it and that is why I have listed here three different exercises for you to try out.