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7 Stage Success with Carl L Gould #47

This entry is part 48 of 50 in the series 7 Stage Success

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Title: “If I Knew Then What I Know Now”

Chuck Schultz is a 7 Stage Consultant, based in Isle, IL, just outside Chicago. 7 Stage
Consultants assist small-to-medium-sized businesses to protect their cash, reduce their expenses,

and create a profitable exit strategy. To learn more about Chuck Schultz and the 7 Stage
Turnaround Process, go to www.7StageTurnaround.com.

“Carl L Gould is the President and Chief DISCoverY Officer CMT International, LLC
(www.CarlGould.com), the farthest-reaching business mentoring organization in the world.
Carl’s unique approach to executive coaching, business mentoring and performance training
helps his clients achieve results worldwide.  His latest book, The 7 Stages of Small Business
Success – From Startup to 7 Figures in Three Years or Less, will provide entrepreneurs and
business owners a step-by-step formula to taking their businesses to the next level”

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Goal Setting: The What, The Why, The How

Goals are elusive because they are often too complicated. Keep it simple and avoid these mistakes.

Mistakes Most People Make When Goal Setting:
1. Too Vague
2. Stated in the Negative
3. Too Reasonable: Uninspiring
4. Lack of Deadline
5. Out of Your Control
6. Not Worded as a Direct Command
7. Activity-Focused and not Achievement-Focused
8. NO Plan “B”
9. Lacks Leverage

Use this sample format for creating an effective goal….

What: Objective you are committed to achieving (& by when)
• Written as a command, stated positive, 90 Day Time frame
Why: Is this important to you?
• List 3-5 Reasons (Big & Small) that will motivate you to keep going when times are tough.
How: Will you make it happen?
• List all actions (with specific deadlines). How will you know you are making progress

“Carl L Gould is the President and Chief DISCoverY Officer CMT International, LLC (www.CarlGould.com), the farthest-reaching business mentoring organization in the world. Carl’s unique approach to executive coaching, business mentoring and performance training helps his clients achieve results worldwide. His latest book, The 7 Stages of Small Business Success – From Startup to 7 Figures in Three Years or Less, will provide entrepreneurs and business owners a step-by-step formula to taking their businesses to the next level”

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How to Become a Good Mentor?

Posted by Carl Gould on November 18, 2010
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Here are my responses to an online interview that I gave regarding mentoring…how would you respond these questions?
What skills are needed to mentor another person?
Carl: To be a mentor, no skills are required. Your willingness to help another person is the number one ingredient in being an effective mentor. Your job as a mentor is to help somebody navigate a process or a part of their life/business that you have already successfully navigated. Experience sharing of how you are successful will be the most valuable to your mentee. You need to be willing transparent and share both your successes and failures with your mentee. A mentor is someone who sees the person inside the problem and helps them navigate through their maze successfully.
What challenges do you face as a mentor?
Carl: You will be judged based on the success (or not) of our mentee. You can guide them but you can’t do it for them. Don’t let the mentoring become about you and your skills. Share your experiences and our subject matter expertise, and then allow the mentee to discover the path and make the decisions for themselves.
What do you wish you knew when you first started serving as a mentor?
Carl: I never realized just how valuable the mentoring process was to the mentee when I first started. As I think back on my earliest mentoring assignments, I wish I knew that then.
What tips would you give someone starting out?
Carl:
• Be authentic and be yourself
• Share real and practical experience – no theory here.
• Ask probing questions – the quality of your questions will determine the quality of the mentoring experience for both.
• Get trained in effective communication and active listening skills.
“Carl L Gould is the President and Chief DISCoverY Officer CMT International, LLC (www.CarlGould.com), the farthest-reaching business mentoring organization in the world. Carl’s unique approach to executive coaching, business mentoring and performance training helps his clients achieve results worldwide. His latest book, The 7 Stages of Small Business Success – From Startup to 7 Figures in Three Years or Less, will provide entrepreneurs and business owners a step-by-step formula to taking their businesses to the next level”

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How to Manage a Manager

Posted by Carl Gould on September 13, 2010
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Instill a culture within your company whereby each department or division is treated as if it is its own company; and the manager is the owner of that department or division. Train the manager on WHAT needs to be accomplished and WHAT the targets of that department or division are. ASK them how they plan to achieve those objectives. Once you have agreement on objectives and approach give the manager the freedom to implement their tasks. Create a series of mini goals and objectives with deadlines so you have an excuse and an agenda to follow-up with your managers at regularly scheduled intervals. Make sure your expectations of them are clearly defined as well as how you know they are being successful. 

Carl L Gould is the president and Chief DISCoverY Officer CMT International, LLC (www.CarlGould.com), the farthest-reaching business mentoring organization in the world. Carl’s unique approach to executive coaching, business mentoring and performance training helps his clients achieve results worldwide.  His upcoming book, The 7 Stages of Small Business Success – From Startup to 7 Figures in Three Years or Less, will provide entrepreneurs and business owners a step-by-step formula to taking their businesses to the next level.

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If you are in the midst of a career or mid-life crisis here is how I suggest you cure it…

Posted by Carl Gould on September 03, 2010
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A mid-career crisis can happen for many reasons. One of the most common is because you might feel “bored” that bored feeling often comes from achieving most of the milestones you set out when you first began your career. In other words, you had a vision in mind for your career way back when. As the years passed, you slowly and systematically achieved those objectives (income level, impact, level of advancement, etc.). So, one day, you wake up to a mid-career crises.  You didn’t get there overnight and it is not necessarily a bad thing so, my suggestion is to…BUY A HARLEY! (career style of course). 

People buy Harleys when the have a mid-life crisis. Why a Harley? It is something they have dreamed about for years and represents a re-energizing of their life. In your career, your ‘Harley” could be…going back to school/complete your degree; adding or changing roles and responsibilities, etc. 

At a minimum, revisit your vision and life plan and set new objectives for this next stage of our career and your life. 

Carl L Gould is the president and Chief DISCoverY Officer CMT International, LLC (www.CarlGould.com), the farthest-reaching business mentoring organization in the world. Carl’s unique approach to executive coaching, business mentoring and performance training helps his clients achieve results worldwide.  His upcoming book, The 7 Stages of Small Business Success – From Startup to 7 Figures in Three Years or Less, will provide entrepreneurs and business owners a step-by-step formula to taking their businesses to the next level.

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Run Your Job as if it were your own business…a better view

Posted by the7stages on August 06, 2010
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Sorry guys, thought the jpeg would be readable. Here is the link to the article. This is how I coach my staff to take ownership of their jobs…. Enjoy!http://www.timeslive.co.za/sundaytimes/article553691.ece/Run-yourself-like-a-business

Carl

Carl L Gould is the President and Chief DISCoverY Officer CMT international, LLC (www.CMTmentors.com), the farthest-reaching business mentoring organization in the world. Carl’s unique approach to executive coaching, business mentoring and performance training helps his clients achieve results worldwide. His latest book, The 7 Stages of Small Business Success – From Startup to 7 Figures in Three Years or Less, will provide entrepreneurs and business owners a step-by-step formula to taking their businesses to the next level. Checkout Carl @ www.The7StagesOfSmallBusinessSuccess.com and www CarlGould.com

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