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[VIDEO] Life Is Like Driving In a Car. Where is your focus?
Published 4/30/2019 in Christopher Lawrence
Author Christopher Lawrence
Are you driving into the ditch in your life or to your destination? https://youtu.be/4RTuLUTXNxA Transcript: Hi, folks, Christopher with Change My Life Coaching here. I wanted to speak to you today, about driving into the ditch versus driving to your destination. And you might think I'm talking about cars or vehicles, but I'm actually not, and it's a really great metaphor. So the idea behind this metaphor, is that so often when we're driving, if you look at the cute animals on the side of the road, that's where your car starts to go, it starts to go into the ditch. But, if you're looking forward towards the destination, the place that you're trying to get to, then your car is safe and happy, and moving in the right direction. Life is a lot like this. Life is like driving in a car, and sometimes we're focused on what's not working, we focused on... read more ❯
Introverted? Network Like a Pro Anyway!
Published 4/16/2019 in Christopher Lawrence
Author Christopher Lawrence
Networking, whether in the course of seeking new job opportunities or simply for career growth and professional connections can be a challenging process for even the most extroverted individuals. For introverted individuals though, networking can be nearly impossible and the networking process excruciating. Networking has a bad rap. Individuals are usually hindered by misconceptions surrounding networking and its benefits, as well as their own self-protective barriers. But before you conclude that networking is not for you, it’s important to consider the immense benefits of networking. As humans we naturally thrive on social interactions with other individuals and as such networking is an important tool in business interaction. Building relationships in business is extremely crucial. Moreover networking creates an opportunity to meet new individuals who may provide avenue for expanding your business. It also create an exposure for your business, skill and values. Moreover networking makes it possible for you to... read more ❯
Published 4/2/2019 in Christopher Lawrence
Author Christopher Lawrence
As humans our brains do not have an unlimited amount of constant energy to make constant decisions and process information throughout the day. In the same manner, the body cannot absorb the demands of multitasking, connectivity and increasing workloads without a concurrent decrease in efficiency and well-being. In essence, your energy is very valuable, it's like money. You should only invest your time and energy into things that provide a return. The return you are looking for is that "YOU" get something out of it, whether it is money, or more energy, or personal fulfillment. By managing your personal energy, you will be able to increase your performance and overall efficiency and still have ample energy to achieve your goals and live a satisfying and fulfilling life.  The Author of the “The Power of Full Engagement” Tony Schwartzpointed out that the number of hours we have daily is fixed, but the quality and... read more ❯
Quick Tip to Increase Revenue
Published 3/21/2019 in Kyle Kalloo
Author Kyle Kalloo
Note:This article contains 894 words and 1 image, with an estimated read time of 3 minutes. There’s a lot of emphasis on making sales, increasing revenue in the business world. However, a crucial aspect (and arguably more important) key to business success is retaining your clients. Granted, new customers are key to the success and growth of your business. But smart business owners realize the importance of retaining existing clients as they offer huge potential for continuous revenue. According to the Harvard Business Review, selling to a new client costs on an average 25 times more than to an existing client. It’s more expensive to acquire new clients than it is to keep an existing one. In fact, long-term customers provide more value than a single-deal client. Keeping customers for the long haul provides a solid foundation of revenue that has created incredible wealth for businesses.  Existing customers have already done business with... read more ❯
Did you get the raise or bonus you wanted?
Published 3/19/2019 in Christopher Lawrence
Author Christopher Lawrence
Does money make you happy? It's raise and bonus season and the research is showing that a raise isn't going to make you happy or satisfied! Here is some compelling research and what you should be doing instead of fighting for more money. https://youtu.be/7_mz-qbIDzk Christopher is the Chief Value Officer and Founder of Change My Life Coaching and Co-Founder of Change My Business Coaching and the Healthy Transformations Weight Loss & Inflammation Reduction Program.  Change my Life Coaching is a fast growing whole-life, leadership and business coaching company, and the only one of it’s kind.  He is also the author of “Go Beyond Passion: Discover Your Dream Job”. Christopher spent 15+ years working in the corporate world with a plethora of industries and companies. His focus was primarily in planning, strategy, and leadership of change management and communication. Christopher is a Certified Master Coach Practitioner (CMCP), trainer and facilitator, and a passionate public speaker who truly cares about the success... read more ❯
Are You Successful at Recruiting but Not at Retention?
Published 3/6/2019 in Kyle Kalloo
Author Kyle Kalloo
Note:This article contains 1,875 words and 1 image, with an estimated read time of 8 minutes. Most savvy business owners and leaders alike understand the importance of finding and retaining top employees especially when it comes to business success. This is specifically true for small businesses with limited budgets competing with larger corporations for top talent. It’s not just enough to recruit top talent, it’s critical and more cost-effective to retain those top performers for years to come.  Companies that replace employees as fast as they recruit them often have to contend with fluctuating productivity levels and that could culminate in reduced revenue. The demand for companies to retain top talent is intensifying and is often one of the most important issues leadership contends with globally. Employee retention is becoming increasingly challenging. According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics; the average worker’s tenure on average is about 4.4 years.... read more ❯
Top 7 Characteristics of a Great Networker
Published 3/5/2019 in Christopher Lawrence
Author Christopher Lawrence
So, what exactly are the best characteristics of a great networker? Out of 3400 surveys (57% men and 43% women), the majority of the respondents were between ages of 30 and 59.  Respondents were asked about 20 different characteristics on networking. They were asked specifically what the top behaviours they would like to see in a great networker.   From this, BNI identified the Top 7 Characteristics.  This one was presented in our networking group by Joanne Kirk, Investment Advisor and Life and Critical Disability Insurance Advisor. Thanks for these great tips, Joanne! Her source was Business Network International (BNI). What do you think the least most valued characteristic were for networking? Keep reading to the end! Here they are in reverse order... Still very important but not the number 1... Number 7, is to be approachable. People will forget what you said and what you did, but they will never forget how you made them... read more ❯
[VIDEO] I Don't Agree With Video Interviewing: Here is why...
Published 2/19/2019 in Christopher Lawrence
Author Christopher Lawrence
There was something that didn't quite sit right with my soul when I heard that video interviewing was going to be the wave of the future. In preparation for an upcoming 5-week video series on Mastering The Video Interviewing Process, I struggled to figure out what was bothering me. But now I know why. It hit me like a hammer on the top of my head in the middle of the night and this video explains why! By the way, this is for the type of video interviewing where a candidate is talking to a robot to timed questions. This is not the type where there is a live person on the other end conducting the interview. https://youtu.be/e5dPQ7mLisU Christopher is the Chief Value Officer and Founder of Change My Life Coaching and Co-Founder of Change My Business Coaching and the Healthy Transformations Weight Loss & Inflammation Reduction Program.  Change my Life Coaching is a fast growing whole-life, leadership... read more ❯
Are you an Over-Thinker? A process for people who call themselves "Over-Thinkers"!
Published 2/5/2019 in Christopher Lawrence
Author Christopher Lawrence
In all honesty, I do not believe that there is such a thing as an “over-thinker” or “over-thinking”. Some people need to process differently than others but that doesn’t mean that all thinking is useful. I think Einstein and Da Vinci were probably great thinkers. They likely spent a lot of time simply thinking. I do not think we afford ourselves those same opportunities any longer with the internet and access to instant answers we now have. But I wonder if we might be missing out on a deeper kind of thinking, a thinking that can solve problems and create innovation. However, not all thinking is useful. This type of thinking is what we call “unproductive ruminating”. What this essentially means is that we are ruminating on things that may not be solvable or helpful to us. Below is are instructions that you will find helpful in determining whether your thinking... read more ❯
Move from being “Busy” to being Productive
Published 2/1/2019 in Kyle Kalloo
Author Kyle Kalloo
Note:This article contains 1,134 words and 1 image, with an estimated read time of 5 minutes.   Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.” -–Paul J. Meyer.   Right from the early 1970s, productivity (generally referred to as the total amount of output per hour worked) has been consistently increasing in North America. According to the Economic Policy Institute, between the years 1973 and 2011 there has been an amazing 80 percent increase in the productivity of the American worker. This rise in productivity has been a direct result of implementing new tools to bolster our efficiency and focus. However, while it’s obvious that the average level of productivity for American workers has improved significantly, top CEOs, business owners, entrepreneurs are still looking for ways to increase their productivity. So what practices and strategies do highly successful people incorporate into their... read more ❯