Our brand line is “Cultivating financial CONFIDENCE.” As an entrepreneur for over 20 years I stepped into the Accounting Industry from being a creative. I had experience in business and 2 years of study and achieved a Postgraduate diploma in Professional Accounting while battling with Dyslexia. My CONFIDENCE lacked, stepping into a new Industry and with not having the accounting status of CA, CPA, CIMA and the like. I did not agree with the current behaviour and way the Accounting industry was operating and doubted what I wanted to achieve for business owners. So I set out to help small business owners understand their finances, to be able to make well informed business decisions, in a language they needed to understand, not how an accountant has been trained. So, you may ask, how did you build your CONFIDENCE. I have a faith, and, in the word, it states: Trust in the lord, do not lean on your own understanding. So, I did, I was led by faith and not by sight or by what the Accounting industry were doing and saying.
As I started to help more and more businesses with ensuring their financial system was set up and the daily transactions were processed to the right chart of account, people were inspired and confident with understanding their finances and were able to make well informed business decision, being one step closer in achieving their goals. This in turn, gave me CONFIDENCE and belief in myself, that my approach in helping businesses to understand their finances and manage the day to day well, is setting them up to SUCCEED.
In building CONFIDENCE within understanding your business finances we developed C.O.I.N TRAINING modules, offering a range of session times through webinar or 1 on 1 virtual meetings. C.O.I.N stands for Confidence – Outcome – Insight – Net Profit. We understand what accountants need, to ensure that your end of year financial statements have all the information required to comply with tax legislation. Our C.O.I.N training Modules will help you to gain confidence and understanding to maintain the day to day maintenance of your financial software system.
Confidence creates understanding
Outcomes are created by processing the information correctly
Insight creates learning
Net Profit is created by connecting, learning, processing and understanding
C.O.I.N is created and that is what we need to have our business wheels move.
The best way to ensure a balanced sense of CONFIDENCE is to assess oneself reasonably. CONFIDENCE that’s based firmly on what one knows may not only be a better guide than inflated CONFIDENCE; studies suggest it’s also more likely to earn the faith of others. Projecting CONFIDENCE will gain credibility and help but others to ease. I pray that your belief in yourself will project CONFIDENCE within you and humbly show others how to SUCCEED with their CONFIDENCE.
The channel is the medium by which a message is sent, like a phone, text, email, this blog or a face to face conversation. The nature of effective communication is cyclical, in that a sender and receiver may exchange messages several times to achieve a mutual understanding.
Feedback is so important to determine whether the receiver correctly interpreted the message to avoid communication breakdown. Without feedback the communication cycle is incomplete. Effective communication involves both the transference and the mutual understanding of information.
Listening involves the skill of grasping both facts and feelings to interpret a message’s genuine meaning. Only then can the receiver provide the appropriate response. Listening requires attention, energy and skill. Although about 75% of effective communication is listening, most people spend only 30-40% of their time listening, which leads to many communication errors. Listening is a vital link in the communication process, shown in the model of communication. A good listener finds areas of interest, is flexible, works hard at listening and uses thought speed to mentally summarize. Good listening means shifting from thinking about self to empathizing with the other person.
TEN KEYS TO EFFECTIVE LISTENING
research we agree that using her study of the analogy P.O.D, will provide a strategy to assist with being adaptable. In this case we use a dolphin POD as an example, which is a group of dolphins. Dolphins are social creatures and they group in PODS (also called schools) of up to a dozen individuals for mating, hunting and protecting each other. Sometimes PODS join temporarily in places with an abundance of food forming a super pod, but it is not for a long time. However, we break down the acronym of P.O.D method as follows;
P – Stands for PLAY
Play is to engage in activity for enjoyment and recreation rather than a serious or practical purpose. Playing without rules brings excitement and fun. Play activates the frontal part of your brain, which is how we adapt. The frontal lobe is the part of the brain that controls important cognitive skills in humans, such as emotional expression, problem solving, memory, language, judgment, and sexual behaviours. It is the “control panel” of our personality and our ability to communicate allowing as to express freely.
O – Stands for OTHERS
Others is why we adapt. Social connection is the basic of life. Others is used to refer to a person or thing that is different or distinct from one already mentioned or known about. Your connection beyond yourself is why we change. Social connection improves physical health and mental and emotional well-being. Human beings are inherently social creatures. Social groups provide us with an important part of our identity, and more than that, they teach us a set of skills that help us to live our lives.
D – Stands for DOWNTIME
Downtime are moments of breakthrough. Downtime is important for your thinking to change, which will start you to believe in your financial success. Downtime can dramatically improve mental and physical health and our personal relationships.
POD is how we ADAPT, ADAPTING is how we survive