After working at several non-profit agencies reliant on government funding, Susan White, MSW, LCSW, decided to create her own small business dedicated to helping people transform their lives. In January 2007, Susan founded, Lifeskills Center, Ltd in Antioch, IL. There, she helps adults face financial, relational or career concerns, mental health issues, divorce, death or any personal difficulties. Susan says, “We all face challenges we don’t want to encounter, although viewing them as ‘life experiences’ often provides hidden opportunities to learn, grow and develop. That is the core of what Lifeskills Center, Ltd. and my work is all about.”
Small Business Owners deserve better than what the marketplace is delivering to help them succeed. The 21st century requires Small Business Owners to show up differently to win at business. In this life-altering business book, you will learn fresh perspectives on Profitability, People, Productivity, and Peace to dramatically simplify and boost your business performance in one swoop.
As successful Business Owners and Practicing Experts, our authors understand the power of blending best practices and unconventional techniques to grow a business. We’re sharing our winning formulas to help you determine which activities truly drive profit, how to develop and nurture people as your greatest asset, discover new approaches to become more effective and efficient, and build a peacefully performing business so you can step into your potential.
Small Business Owners no longer need to let their business success be determined by chance. A new way of conducting business is here.
The concept of “hope” is ambiguous and abstract, and can sometimes be confused with creating a strategy for success in a small business setting. Transforming it into something more concrete supports personal enlightenment, as well as increasing the likelihood of financial success. When hope’s influence unconsciously resides in the shadows of our minds, it may limit profitability and capabilities. Other times, it may conflict with valuable aspects of who we are and can distract or sabotage us from taking much-needed action. Thought-provoking enlightenment for those of us who own or manage small business is the intention of this chapter!
Small Business owners want to be successful. That’s a given. This chapter explores a variety of definitions and perspectives of both success and willingness through the eyes of four practicing experts. It also visits the ways in which success demands a lot more than simple desire and concludes that it is a deeply personal definition that each of us create for ourselves. It debunks the myth that money equals success.
Additionally, it has us begin to explore our individual meaning making systems of success and what we think we may have understood about it. Further, it determines how personal characteristics and core values contribute to success, as well as reviewing other common notions of success. We learn that success is forever expanding and contracting, and is not a final destination. Finally, we begin to discover ways that we may already have created success and may not have even begun to identify it for ourselves.
#1 Bestselling Author Susan White, MSW, LCSW and Integrative Life Coach, has worked in the Corporate World, Retail Management and Human Services. She’s long been fascinated by personal transformation and human resilience – especially in the face of adversity. In 1993, she was told, “You’ve done well for someone with a substandard education.” That back-handed compliment inspired her to pursue a BA from Judson College (1996) and MSW from Aurora University, George Williams School of Social Work (2001). Susan lives in her hometown of Antioch, IL with her husband and black lab, although she’s lived in various locations throughout the Chicagoland area as well.
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