Friday, October 19, 2012

Thought for the weekend! - Mohnish Nair

Thought for the weekend! - Mohnish Nair

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Friday, October 12, 2012

Thought for the weekend! Mohnish Nair

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3 ways to motivate yourself - By Mohnish Nair

3 ways to motivate yourself
by Mohnish Nair 

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If you are an entrepreneur, I am sure you go through mood swings. And the mood swings majority of the times are directly related to your sales performance and bank balance. I certainly can vouch for it, as I am an entrepreneur too.

So how do you bounce back when the chips are down and you really feel sick and tired about yourself and your business?

Well here are 3 ways straight from the horse’s mouth.

1.              Remind yourself :

Yes, remind yourself why you started this business in the first place. You started because you wanted to do something on your own. So that you don’t have to lick some inhuman boss’s feet for an extra day off from work. Because you had an idea which you felt can change the world, well at least your world. You started because you wanted to make money, a lot of money and that you wanted to create an identity for yourself.

Have all these reasons faded away, hope not. Its time to remind yourself of all the benefits of running your own show and start from the scratch all over again. Come on! Get up! Think about the goodies that are about to come your way if you just do the right things.

2.               Write your problem :

I do this all the time. Whenever stuck in a situation I write down about my problem. This helps in getting a 360 degree perspective of our problem and often we find solutions as we write. A general format could be by asking your self “What am I upset about?” “How did I get into it?” “What could be a better way to handle this issue?” “What is the first thing I need to do now?” “Whose help can I take?”

When you write, your mind, body and your soul work in unison. And this helps you vent out your frustration, realign your thoughts and actions and most importantly get on top of the situation rather than worrying about it.

3.   Take action :

Most of the times we get into a tough situation just because we did not do what we ought to do. Think of all the things that you didn’t do or have been procrastinating that got you into a trouble. Write your action list. Write down what will help you get closer to the solution and START doing it. Simple.

Inaction is the cause of misery. Take the right steps NOW and you will see how you can transform your world creatively and enjoy this beautiful journey called life!

This article is written by Mohnish Nair. Mohnish is a business coach specialized in small and medium size enterprise coaching in India. A young, dynamic motivational speaker, creative designer and a strategic coach, Mohnish has helped hundreds of business owners transform their world creatively. That’s Mohnish’s motto in life, to transform the world creatively. Contact Mohnish by visiting his blogsite – or write to him at

Friday, October 5, 2012

Thought for the weekend! Mohnish Nair

5 Qualities of Successful Entrepreneurs - By Mohnish Nair

5 Qualities of Successful Entrepreneurs
By Mohnish Nair

5 Qualities of Successful Entrepreneurs

Have you noticed how some entrepreneurs are consistently and continuously growing while many struggle to make ends meet?

What separates the men from the boys? Why is it that some businessmen even in times of recession are successful in achieving their goals and their dreams?

I feel the following 5 qualities make the real difference. Let’s have a look at them.

1.        Mind Control:

Yes, it all starts with the mind, doesn’t it? Our mind is the source of all the marvels that exist in the world. The manifestation of dreams into reality occurs when we put our mind into our desires. Those who learn to meditate and gain control over the mind are able to accomplish anything the way they want. They are not deterred by the obstacles that come their way. They are not distracted by the negativity that flows around them. They don’t give up when faced with failure or loss. Successful people simply believe. They believe in themselves, believe in their dreams and they never stop trying. That’s the major reason why some succeed. So, learn to gain control over your mind to think only those thoughts and do only those things that are in favor of your goal accomplishment.

2. Focus on Strengths

Entrepreneurs who lead always follow their strengths and work on making them even better. While many talk about working on your weaknesses, it is a longer route to identify your weaknesses and develop them. And even if you do succeed in working on your weaknesses, you would only reach competence levels. Instead, why not focus on excellence by working on your strengths. You could probably hire someone who is good at what you are weak at. This way you do what you are good at and enjoy while you are working on it. Successful entrepreneurs build their businesses around their strengths.

3. Clear cut goals

Progressive Entrepreneurs know what they want. They know exactly when they want it and they are constantly working on how to get what they desire. No amount of “Lucrative business offers” or “Easy money” Opportunities are successful in distracting them from their path to success. Intelligent entrepreneurs know one thing for sure that EVERY BUSINESS IS A GROWTH BUSINESS. They know if they toil hard and stick to their business idea, they will surely hit the jackpot one day. They have clear cut written goals and vision boards that act as their guiding light providing the necessary direction, motivation and confidence time and again.

4. Relentless Pursuit

Successful Entrepreneurs are obsessed about their goals. They don’t care about the obstacles that come their way. The thought of achieving the goal and reaching the destination is enough for them to keep the fight on. Bankruptcy, debt, market downfall, humiliation, personal loss, health problems nothing comes their way. They know only one thing and that is to relentlessly pursue their goals until they achieve it. Relentless pursuit combined with the everyday discipline of a marine commando is a lethal combination that never fails to take you where you want to go.

5.   Continuous learning

Those who find themselves in trouble in business or life in general are those who do not know how to handle a difficult situation. They rely on their knowledge and “vast” Experience to tackle their problems but often find it difficult to comprehend what’s happening in their lives. This happens because they do not feed their minds with new knowledge, they do not try and learn new concepts and mostly they do not expose themselves to unknown territories of learning. Successful entrepreneurs learn new ways of handling issues. They follow role models. They visit exhibitions, read books and attend training programs. They appoint a business coach to guide them and bring accountability into their lives. They are constantly in search of the next big idea. They are great observers and they find ways to implement new ideas into their lives. This continuous process of learning, unlearning & relearning keeps them fresh and ready to take on the world.

So next time you feel stuck in business or life in general, do check if you are focusing on all the above mentioned qualities in yourself.

This article is written by Mohnish Nair. Mohnish is a business coach specialized in small and medium size enterprise coaching in India. A young, dynamic motivational speaker, creative designer and a strategic coach, Mohnish has helped hundreds of business owners transform their world creatively. That’s Mohnish’s motto in life, to transform the world creatively. Contact Mohnish by visiting his blogsite – or write to him at

Monday, October 1, 2012

Plan Success For Your Business

Plan Success For Your Business
Realize the dreams you have for your business by developing the strategic plan to make it happen! Every organization should have a strategic vision of their future with a path to successfully realize their vision and any organization can develop a strategic plan. The most successful companies consider strategic planning vital to success, so add this arrow to your quiver.
Successful companies use strategic planning to gain the competitive edge by managing toward a grand vision. By operating under a mission statement, the organization aligns decisions with goals and focuses effort only on the things that equal success. An effective strategic planning process reveals the answers to three questions:
1) What are we doing today?
2) What do we want to do in the future?
3) What do we need to do today in order to achieve our vision of the future?
The process is simple and extremely powerful at empowering your organization to see clarity in their future and realize their daily actions achieve future success. Understanding the answers to the three questions enables your team to create action. This means today, tomorrow, this week, this month, this quarter; every moment is a step toward success because each accomplishment supports the grand strategy to achieve the future.
Business leaders use strategy to make operational decisions and guide tactical managers to accomplish the objectives of the company. A strategic plan begins with a mission statement that describes the overall purpose of the firm. Planners consider internal factors, such as resources and capabilities, and external factors, such as culture and government regulations, to establish long-term and short-term objectives. The strategy provides the framework for the functional departments to support the operating units to achieve the strategic vision of the company.
Managers need to ensure all aspects of the sales, marketing, and operational aspects of the business are integrated and synchronized with an overall business plan that explains the manner in which a product line or service will accomplish the company's goals. Because the leaders have made the decisions and provided the direction through analysis and long-term strategic planning, a company can maneuver the many obstacles involved in today's rapidly changing business environment.
Strategic planning provides the following:
Framework For Decisions - Strategic management involves the planning, directing, organizing, and controlling of a company's strategy-related decisions and actions.
Strategic Vision equals Strategic Action - A strategy is a company's game plan. By strategy, managers mean their large-scale, future-oriented plans for interacting with the competitive environment to achieve company objectives.
Strategic Awareness - A strategy reflects a company's awareness of how, when, and where it should compete; against whom it should compete; and for what purposes it should compete.
Organizational Focus - Strategy development enables success because all-levels understand the objectives, so they can provide input and assist in execution.
Organizational Effort - Strategic options are more comprehensive because of the levels of participants. Employee involvement creates "buy-in" and increases motivation to accomplish objectives
Seamless Operations - Gaps and overlaps are identified and reduced; therefore friction is reduced
Once your company incorporates strategic planning sessions as part of quarterly and annual objectives, your company will have the tools required to create a strategic plan that will achieve results.
By maximizing efficiency through consistent strategic innovation, a business can achieve consistent results. Randall Mauldin, President, Jack Quinn Solutions, LLC, is known for providing quality solutions for business growth by identifying options with recommendations and implementation strategies. For more information, visit
Copyright (c) 2011 Randall M. Mauldin