Persistence: Soul Salt Award 2013

My entire collection of “greatest accomplishments” has been accumulated through the undying power of persistence.

Look around and see if the same holds true for you.

Daniel Goleman distinguished the importance of being able to motivate oneself and persist in the face of obstacles and frustrations as one of the four key characteristics of emotional intelligence.

Ibarra outlines persistence as the ability to survive the rocky period between working identities. This key component is required for successful  career reinvention.

Making the most of change and managing your way through transition, according to William Bridges, requires a continued emphasis on managing your mind. Every major shift will demand that  we carry on, and make it through our transitions by NOT aborting the process.

Perhaps you can see how come we make such a big darn deal about people who persist in the face of difficulty.

Today we are proud to announce the name of our 2013 SoulSalt Persistence Award recipient – Ashley Mwongela.  She is a deserving of this award as it gets. We wish her well and want her to know we BELIEVE in her dream too!

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Want to see more SoulSalt award recipients, click here!

 

 

Professional and Busines Alignment

Making sure that the wheels on your car are in alignment is standard automobile maintenance. The objective is twofold:

  • Reduce tire wear
  • Ensure that your vehicle travels straight and true without “pulling” to one side or another

 

Making sure that your company’s actions are congruent with a deliberate set of core values is standard for maintaining an effective business code of integrity. The objectives of a business set of core values include:

  • Stating what you stand for
  • Expressing where and how your company fits into the world
  • A statement that infers actions which always place your business within its definition of integrity
  • Telling others what you are about

One of my favorite activities to do at SoulSalt Inc. is to take individuals and businesses through a process of clarifying and defining their core value systems.
In particular I find it fascinating when entrepreneurs discover their core value systems because, without knowing it, their unique values often comprise the DNA that makes up the value system of their company.

One such case occurred with I was working with Jason Olsen, founder of Image Studio Salons. As his final three value cards were sorted out and defined he looked at the results and said:
“That’s cool. These somehow seem familiar.”
I walked over to my desk where I had a fresh new copy of his company brochure and handed it to him.
He laughed out loud. The same three core values sitting on his work station were same three that made up the core ideology of his business.

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What’s even more exciting for me is when a culture “gets” the business core value system and lives it.
If you’d support in clarifying your business core values, let us know at info@soulsalt.com or purchase our self-help e-book on the topic.

 

SoulSalt Inc. Welcomes a New Staff Member

As founder of SoulSalt, Inc., it is my pleasure to formally welcome our newest staff member to our ranks.  Please meet Professor SoulSalt.  This fine fellow joins our staff bringing with him a legacy of wisdom, practicality and high intellection.

His first assignment was to unravel one of the complex mysteries facing many of our clients within the hair and beauty industry: how to price your hair cuts.

Here you see the good professor posing with us at the Image Studio Salon Success Summit in September 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you’d like to witness for yourself the wizardry and style of our Sage, click below.  We recorded his entire debut presentation at the Success Summit.

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Got Why?

Ever wonder how some individuals and their businesses stand apart from the norm and how come their impact is not easily duplicated? Maybe you have asked yourself:

  • How do some people achieve things that seem to defy gravity?
  • How is it that some people, some businesses are far more inspiring than others?
  • How come some people seem to do things that turn out better than anyone knew was possible?
  • How can I get my life, my business to truly shine and attract abundance?

Believe it or not, there is a pattern that exceptional individuals and businesses follow. It is a pattern that is simple and yet it will take personal leadership to follow. Here it is:

Know WHY you do what you do and drive every thought and action from that position versus working and communicating WHAT and HOW you do what you do.

Surprisingly, this pattern of leading and acting from your WHY is something that few take the time to emulate.

Simon Sinek, author of Start with Why, codified this pattern into a model he calls the Golden Circle.  If you want the results found in the bullets above, watch Sinek’s TedX talk found here. Get the skinny on how to put the Golden Circle into practice for yourself.

At SoulSalt Inc. we know that everything we do is to support, advocate for and inspire the Free Agent. Our WHY is to be with people while they find their truth, live it and lead an inspiring life. It looks something like this:

Do you know your WHY? Tell us about it.

And, if you are wondering how to get in touch with or how to verbalize your WHY, shoot us an email at Info@soulsalt.com. We know how to draw out of your head and your heart your WHY you do what you do.