Ask Yourself

posted January 11th, 2010 by Janet Graham

What is it to be exceptional?

This is the question of the week. I would love you to share your answer in the Comments section below or in the Forums in the Ask Yourself section. I will include my answer in the Forums. Check it out!!!

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Personality Types

posted January 8th, 2010 by Janet Graham

I am an ESTJ according to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.


My Total EQ is 98 according to the BarOn Emotional Quotient Inventory.


I am an Enneagram Type 8: The Challenger according to the Enneagram Institute.


I am Striving to be in Control according to my Striving Styles Self Assessment.


I am a Humour Type according to the CTI  Co-Active Leadership Program.


I am a Soul Type 5 according to New Equations.


My Style Statement is Genuine Gentle.


What does all of this mean to me?


I believe understanding my personality type and style from all of these various perspectives allows me to better understand my potential impact on the world. And to the extent I am able on any particular day in any particular circumstance to alter my approach to allow myself to more effectively achieve my objectives whatever they might be. And when I am unable to do so for whatever reason, to learn from the situation …


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Starting and Owning Your Own Business

posted January 5th, 2010 by Phoebe Wright

” What are the best and worst aspects of having your own company?”


The best aspects of having my own company have to be the opportunity for adventure, flexibility, and creativity.   There is no better feeling than coming up with an idea and people actually buy it.  The worst aspect would probably be feeling like I should be doing more all the time.  When starting a company from scratch or running a smaller company, it takes a long time to build a reputation, steady customer base, and profitable product line.   Years.  Coming from the corporate world, I naively expected it would be months.


“What advice do you have for women who want to own their own business at some point in the future?”


If you have the drive, do it now.  It takes a huge amount of energy and commitment.  Every entrepreneur I know who started with a corporate career wishes they’d started their …

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Excuse Me, Your Life is Waiting

posted January 4th, 2010 by Janet Graham

The subtitle of Excuse Me, Your Life is Waiting by Lynn Grabhorn is “The astonishing power of feelings”. She says: “We create by feeling, not by thought. That’s right, we get what we get by the way we feel, not by trying to slug things into place or control our minds… The Law of Attraction — like attracts like — is absolute (and has nothing to do with personalities)… We get what we focus on. Focus on the lack of what we want, and we are guaranteed to get more of it because, through matching vibrations, we magnetize it in. Law of Attraction, pure and simple”.


The author describes the four steps to deliberate creation; the four steps she claims are guaranteed to bring into our lives whatever is our passion and much, much more. She says they are the basic principles from which all creation has sprung.


Step 1. Identify what …

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