Grounding Small Business Owners - Sutton Creative Studios

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Woooo, what a week!!! Infusionsoft Certified Partner training ended yesterday with a six hour exam, and to say I was exhausted physically AND mentally would be an understatement. Despite my exhaustion, however, it became clear Wednesday morning that grounding small business owners is constantly necessary. (Read more)

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  • 1. suttoncreativestudios.com http://suttoncreativestudios.com/grounding-small-business-owners/September 26, 2014Grounding Small Business OwnersWoooo, what a week!!! Infusionsoft Certified Partner training ended yesterday with a six hour exam, and to sayI was exhausted physically AND mentally would be an understatement. Despite my exhaustion, however, itbecame clear Wednesday morning that grounding small business owners is constantly necessary.In Pacific time terms I was up early. While I usually wake by 7am Eastern, my body refused to adapt to the westcoast and I woke around 4am each day. This made for a very tiring week, especially by the time I got back to thehotel after training to start studying.If youre a coffee drinker like Dave and I, you will certainly understand my need for coffee. Wednesday, however, Icouldnt get the blasted hotel room coffee maker to give me a cup. I loaded it with water and coffee, plugged in themachine, and pressed the button, however nothing happened Repeatedly.At 4am, in a half-stupor, nobody wants to deal with a busted coffee maker.I was about to fly off the ceiling with rage (which I rarely do especially at inanimate objects), however I noticed alittle somethingThe grounding button on the outlet had popped, just like my own groundingbutton.How often do you get overly excited, focused, or upset about little things, just becauseyoure the business owner and that passionate about what youre doing?Does it happen more often than it should?Take it from me Grounding small business owners can be nearly impossible, however itis imperative. We need to remember what the priorities are and not to get wrapped up inthe little details. Yes, there are times when small details and obstacles will elevate ourexcitement or temper, however we need to step back and take a look at the big picture.We can not be operating in a Do as I say, not as I do. mode. Grounding ourselvesallows us to be a positive role model for our employees and consultants. Do we wantthem out there jumping off the handleMy advice for grounding small business owners? Breathe.Whether its a difficult client or a computer glitch, a malfunctioning coffee maker or a disruptive child, make a pointof practicing grounding at any rough moment. Remember the big picture, focus on your (current) goals, and breatheyour way to success.*****

2. Kim Sutton is the Managing Partner and Chief Everything Officer at Sutton CreativeStudios, an agency specializing in business consulting, Infusionsoft consulting, socialmedia management, graphic design and virtual assistance. She is a graduate of TheSchool of the Art Institute of Chicago where she earned her Bachelors Degree in InteriorArchitecture. In her free-time, Kim cherishes the time she gets to spend with herhusband, Dave (her business partner), and three children. She also enjoys reading,knitting and writing. You are invited to follow Sutton Creative Studios by following ourblog, subscribing to our newsletter, or following/liking us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn,Google+ or Pinterest. In addition, please comment and/or contact us with any questions. Copyright Sutton Creative Studios - Built with Passion

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