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3 Ways to Activate Your Faith for Business Building Success!

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Keep Building, Keep Dreaming and Keep Succeeding….

I hope that you have been enjoying my blog series: Building Your Child Care Business by Faith. In fact, I hope that you have been inspired to either: Start up your child care business or Keep growing your Business.

Moreover, I have found that when we have dreams and goals; thoughts of self doubt or fear will keep us in our comfort zone. Also, Fear of what could go wrong, causes us to shrink back and stay right where we are.

I can remember, when I had the opportunity to move my Center into a larger location. I was so excited to finally have a building where I could have infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school age children all in one building.

However, when I drove up to the building, I was worried about how I would get 99 kids enrolled in the center and I was concerned about managing more employees.

I was so worried about the wrong things. I should have been thinking about how much more money the business would be making and how I was getting ready to meet the need of child care in that community.

When your Faith is small, you will second guest yourself or even talk yourself out of an opportunity that is great for your Business.

As I began to activate my Faith, the Best was yet to come…

Today I want to share with you, 3 ways to activate your Faith for Business Building Success!

  1. Get your mind together! If you tend to talk yourself out of an opportunity, its time to recondition your mind. The moment that those self sabotaging thoughts enter your mind say aloud: I can do this. I will have what I need to start or grow my business. You will find that your thoughts will come in alignment with what you say.
  2. Check out your belief system. Do you believe that you can do it? Do  you believe that you can handle the success? I know this for sure, we tend to have what we believe that we can have. So if you believe it, you will achieve it!
  3. Its time to change the way that you Talk. Eight years ago, I bought a book titled, The Law of Confession by Dr. Bill Winston. That book changed my Life. In fact, after reading that book, I learned that your words create your reality. Also, your life will only go in the Direction of the words that you speak out of your mouth. Now before I speak, I consider the Law of confession in my personal life and in my Business. When I found my dream location, I walked up to the door, I placed my hand on the door and I said: This will be the next home of Learning Days! Within a week, My lease proposal was accepted and we moved in the building within 90 days.

As you can see, walking by Faith in Business is a result of things that you cannot see: How you think, what you believe and the words that you speak. Moreover, Faith is simply the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things that you cannot see. So what are you hoping for?

I shared those Faith building principles with you, to get you motivated to Do Business by Faith. Furthermore, I believe that it is your Faith that will empower you to Succeed in Business!

If you have  a dream of starting-up or expanding your Child Care Business, I would love to be your coach. Be sure to contact me soon to schedule a coaching session. Click here. Feel free to leave a comment below if this blog series as inspired you!

To Your Success,

Shiketa Morgan

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How to Build Your Child Care Business with 20-Minute “Power” Meetings

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When I opened my first child care center back in 2003, I was so afraid to hold staff meetings. In fact, I believe that my fear and insecurities had an impact on my leadership in the center and it had a major impact on how I communicated my Vision.

Fourteen Years later, I have mastered how to conduct productive, short and fun meetings. Furthermore, I enjoy having meetings now and have decided to keep it short and sweet!!

If you want to be sure that your team knows what you really want and if you desire to build a Successful Child Care Business with a team that is excited about your vision; I challenge you to consider holding a weekly 20-minute power meeting!

Are you ready to discover how to Conduct Successful 20-minute weekly “power” meetings?

  1. Have a purpose for your meetings. In fact, think about what you want to see improve in your business or what you want to achieve and plan your meeting according to the purpose that you want to attain.
  2. Plan meetings at a time when key players on your team are available  for the meetings, such as: Lead Teachers or Supervisors.
  3. Consider your child to staff ratio when planning meetings while the children are on-site.
  4. Once you decide the topic of your meetings, type the agenda and issue to staff.
  5. Hold your meetings on a Monday to kick-off the week with a purpose.
  6. Require staff to stand (instead of sitting) during the meeting. This keeps the staff from getting comfortable.
  7. Tell the staff to hold questions til the end of the meeting to maximize your time.

Here is a sample agenda for a 20-minute-“power meeting:”

  • Start off the meeting with Positive news
  • Share your goal for the week
  • Talk about what the staff must do to meet your weekly goals
  • Get feedback from staff and follow-up to see that the staff is working on your required goals.
  • End the meeting by getting the staff feedback and sharing the agenda of upcoming meetings.

The ultimate purpose of 20-minute ” Power” meetings is to be sure that everyone is on one accord and to be sure that the staff is aware of what you expect in your Child Care Business.

Furthermore, I believe if you meet with key team members every week, this will build unity on your team;it will also improve the communication between you and your staff!

With Your Child Care Business Success in Mind,

Shiketa Morgan

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