SMARTer Goals for 2017

Shelley BaurCommunicating, Goals, Life Balance, Purpose, Values0 Comments

It’s the first day of the second month of 2017, and it’s time to take a look at SMARTER goals, not just SMART goals. My friend and FocalPoint business coach, Eric Eurich, packed an hour with teaching, enrichment, and reflection for a group of business owners, and incorporated the concept of “alignment” into what most of us call “SMART” goals. … Read More

Kindness Is Always in Season

Shelley BaurBehavior, Communicating, Integrity, Kindness, Relationships, Values

Shelley Baur Integrity-Based Communications Kindness in Season

Regardless of any other affiliation, people of good will surely agree on one thing: Kindness transcends “difference.” Kindness demonstrates respect. Kindness shows consideration for others. In almost every circumstance I can imagine, kindness is akin to humility. At this time of year, carolers sing ‘tis the season to be jolly. But I posit ’tis always the season to be kind. … Read More

Straight From the Heart

Shelley BaurBehavior, Communicating, Relationships, Taking Risks, Values

As we approach a season mixed with gratitude, anticipation, joy, and reunion, we will invariably re-connect with people that we don’t see on a regular basis. For some, anxiety is palpable. For others, historic behaviors create tension. Conversation may be strained. All of us have gone through changes in the past year, and some still struggle with sadness and loss. … Read More

Greatest Joys, Fears in Relationship

Shelley BaurBehavior, Communicating, Integrity, Living on Purpose, Values

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Psychologists say that human are driven by two motivators: gaining pleasure and avoiding pain.  In my last article, we looked at identifying what you value most in a particular relationship – the things that we most want to be present in the relationship. Understanding Greatest Fears It’s just as informative to flip the coin and ask, “What do I most … Read More

What Do You Value Most?

Shelley BaurCommunicating, Integrity, Living on Purpose, Values

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Have you ever been asked, “What do you value most?”  Have you re-visited that question lately? Recently I was privileged to work with a small group of talented business owners who wanted a sample of my two-day seminar, Living on Purpose.  “What do you value most?” resonated deeply with each of them.  Watch the facilitated session here: Values Clarification Video … Read More

BNI and Integrity-Based Communications

Shelley BaurBNI: Business Network International, Business, Communicating, Goals, Integrity, Sales, Success, Values

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How can you squeeze your business, life and leadership philosophy into a 10-minutes presentation?  In a phrase: regular practice and feedback. Every business day, BNI: Business Network International challenges members throughout the world to state succinctly who they are, what markets they serve, what problems they solve, and how to best refer business to them. Recently, I compressed my life, … Read More