Thought of the Day: Opportunities

“A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds”

– Sir Francis Bacon

What opportunities can you create for yourself this week?

Who do you know that you can contact for help, inspiration, or a loving “kick” in the rear to motivate you?

Why are you determined to reach your goals?

What is your plan of action to turn these goals and opportunities into achievements?

How can Foreman & Associates help you?

Contact us today so we can see if we’re able to connect your goals and opportunities and help translate those into achievements!

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Are You an Enlightened Entrepreneur?

Check out this podcast from the “Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders” group at Stanford University. It’s entitled “The Enlightened Entrepreneur” featuring Shirzad Chamine, entrepreneur, Stanford Lecturer, coach (to some of today’s top CEOs and executive teams), and the brain behind the “Positive Intelligence” approach that helps individuals master the mind to find true happiness and success. All entrepreneurs, leaders, managers, and those hoping to be, should listen to this podcast—it will definitely leave you with some “a-ha” moments!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/entrepreneurial-thought-leaders/id80867514?mt=2#episodeGuid=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.stanford.edu%2Fgroup%2Fedcorner%2Fuploads%2Fpodcast%2Fchamine170315.mp3

Millennial Went From Broke to Millionaire in 5 Years

Watch this video about a millennial who went from being broke (unable to buy a burrito to feed himself) to a millionaire in five years. This just proves that those who are most successful at achieving dreams and goals do so through the efforts of their compounded hustle.

http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000595100

Quote of the Day: Business Hustle

This was originally posted on August 16, 2011:

“It may have been your idea, but it’s the person who hustles to get the pieces of the puzzle together and on the market, who capitalizes on the idea. So be careful who you share your ideas with, they may achieve what you could only conceive”   – Natasha L. Foreman, MBA

https://foremanassociates.wordpress.com/2011/08/16/business-hustle-quote-of-the-day-8-16-11/

The Importance of Team Work

Have you ever heard the saying, “teamwork makes the dream work“? 

Yes, it’s a catchy phrase and an accurate one. 

Imagine companies attempting to get massive loads of work done with people working independently of each other, no collaborative effort on anyone’s part, and no solidarity when times got tough. Not much would get accomplished. 

People can think that they can “Do this by myself” but the truth is, a team makes the impossible possible, the unimaginable a reality, and a mounting workload that much smaller. 

Teams allow you to look at a scenario through different lenses, conquer an issue from different angles and at a faster pace, and come up with more potential solutions to a problem than one person alone. 

Yes, one person can assemble a car on their own, but Henry Ford was bold enough to say something to the effect 0f, “Let’s try an assembly line and see just how many cars we can assemble with several men all contributing to the task”. By golly, Ford cranked out more cars in one day than they were doing in weeks. 

Proof that team work does make the dream work. 

So pick your business teams wisely, like you would a championship game or an operating team, consider if it were a life and death situation—would you be casual and nonchalant about something as serious as that? Well depending on the magnitude of the situation, your business team could be the difference between your project or your company living or dying. 

You can curate a superstar team or a group of floppers. Your team should be assembled based on each person’s strengths and how those individual strengths connect with the project or plan that you are working on. Each team member should complement the others, so that synergy is developed. When your team is strong and solid they become interconnected. They become a unit. A healthy team realizes that they are only as strong as their weakest link, so they work together to strengthen their weak points and close up any gaps. 

If you’re wondering how you can identify the right people to work on specific teams, contact Foreman & Associates, and we can give you some tips and pointers on team building and development. 

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