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The Big Secret of Dealing With Staff

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I can hardly believe that it has been 5 months since I’ve blogged! I have been busy settling into a new city and working on developing my leadership team.

As I wrote my Leadership meeting agenda for this week, I was inspired to share the agenda/training with you because I know that if you have employees; you may face some of the same challenges that I have faced with having employees.

Today I am going to share with you some principles that I gained from a book that I am reading titled: How to win friends and influence people by Dale Carnegie. 

Let’s talk about People skills

“Business is 80% People skills and 20% Knowledge”

The Big Secret of Dealing with People

There is only one way to get anybody to do what you need them to do and that is by making them feel important and making them want to do it.

Remember this:

1.     Every body likes a compliment. (So remember to be intentional about giving compliments)

If you walk in a classroom and notice a clean and organized space, you can say; I love how you keep your room organized and clean. 

2.     Being critical kills ambition. (so give appreciation and encouragement)

Example: If you walk in a room and a teacher seems stressed. Stop and ask, is everything ok? After listening, you can say: I’m sorry you are having a rough day, but it will get better. How can I help?

An employee is late: You can say? I notice you were late, is everything ok? Then you can say, please remember to call if you anticipate being late so our rooms are not out of ratio. Also, I understand that traffic can be bad, however, please remember that it is very important that we are in compliance with the state child- to-ratio guidelines. So with that in mind, we need our team in the building on time.

So, try leaving a friendly trail of sparks of gratitude as you walk through your building. You will be surprised at how they will set sparks of friendship and connection with your team!

With your Success in Mind!

Shiketa  Morgan

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Be Intentional About Taking Care of You

1378884_10203583732824100_1697272836321419097_nIn my 18 years of being a Child Care Provider, I can honestly say that I have not always taken care of me. In fact, I have taken great care of my business and neglected my own body.

On December 31, 2016, I began to have chronic back pain. Several days later, I could barely get out of the bed. I began to wonder, what is going on. So, I went to see a chiropractor and after a back X ray; the results indicated that I had arthritis in my lower back.

I was devastated to hear that news and at the same time, I knew that I had to take better care of my body and stop stressing about small stuff.

Since that diagnosis, I did some reflecting on my top priorities and I took some time off to rest. Moreover, the back pain that I was experiencing caused me to reflect on how I wanted to operate my business going forward.

Furthermore, I created a self-care plan that has resulted in me being fully energized and back to my normal self.

Today I am going to share with you 5 ways to take better care of you, because if you do not take care of you; you will not be able to experience the joy that comes from operating your very own business.

  1. Develop a relaxation schedule. Find some time daily where you sit and do nothing. Relaxation, helps to calm the mind. The more relaxed that you are, the more creative you will be.
  2. Save some energy for your family. When you give all your energy to your business, there is none left for your family. You know when you have used too much energy, because you are exhausted at the end of the day. So, choose what situations you give your energy to and save some energy for your family.
  3. Plan to have some Pamper Me days. Pamper me days could consist of: Spa days, manicures, pedicures, a weekend vacation, etc. I promise that after your pamper me days that you will feel refreshed and more energized.
  4. Eat foods that are healthy for your body. A healthy diet will provide you with the energy that you need to run a demanding Child Care Business.
  5. Move your Body! My chiropractor told me that the best way to fight arthritis is to move my body. When you walk or move your body more, it is great for your joints and your mind. If you feel sluggish or tired, go for a walk and feel the energy that comes from movement!

I hope that this post has inspired you to take better care of you. In fact, I believe that if you take care of you, that you will have more stamina, an energized mind and you will feel great.

So take care of you, so that you can take care of your Business!

Your Child Care Business Coach,

Shiketa Morgan

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