December 15, 2012
By Jacki Hart CLP
Prosperity Partners Program Manager

Jacki HartI think it’s safe to say that at some point in time every business owner attends a seminar or two looking for new ideas and solutions. Based on the Congress Conference attendance every year, it’s a pretty safe bet that business managers and owners are hungry to find solutions for their work-related headaches.

Without relevance, sustainability and the ability to engage your company team, what you take away from many seminars can be like a bottle of Tylenol and a box of BandAids. When the medicine is all gone and its effect wears off, you’re left with the same headaches. Similarly, using BandAids is the short-term attempt at implementing new ideas because someone told you to, but it will fall off the first time you roll up your sleeves, follow old habits and dive in to your work. It can leave you feeling frustrated, disappointed and overwhelmed.

Think for a moment of using navigation tools such as an in-dash navigation system, Mapquest or Google maps. In order for you to have a route mapped for you, you have to input criteria: where you start from, where you want to go, and if you want the shortest, fastest or most scenic route (the one with the least stress).

Over the past six years of teaching the Prosperity Partners seminars, I’ve been face to face with more than 400 business owners and managers. Each person who walks into the seminar comes looking for solutions to make improvements in business and work-life balance. And each of them leaves with a very in-depth understanding of where their business is most challenged, and what’s coming next.

The philosophy behind the Prosperity Partners concept is based on timing, relevance, context and sustainability. Incremental change is effective, and becomes even more so when the end goal is clear, and clearly communicated. Our Build Your Prosperity seminar will get you there.

NEW! The Effective Management Short Course

The Prosperity Team at Landscape Ontario has its ear to the ground, and we are listening to what you need to help your career path. We’ve developed a full-day program for owners and managers: The Effective Management Short Course. Join us on Warm Up Monday at Congress, and work with your peers to flush out major current reality business challenges, learn relevant easy to use effective tools, and network with peers to build solutions.

For more information, go to and select conferences, Monday warm-up events.
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