InnovaBuzz Episode #59 – Janette Valentino – Graveyard Innovation

Janette Valentino - Graveyard Innovation

Janette Valentino - Graveyard Innovation

In this episode, my guest is Janette Valentino - Graveyard Innovation and also from Valentino Coaching.  Janette tells us of the importance of getting clear about your "idea" - what is it that you connect with, inspires you and helps you serve others.  We also talk about the importance of asking questions, of giving yourself and your ideas space and building your trust muscle.  This is a fascinating interview with a lot of valuable advice, so listen to the podcast and be ready to take action.

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Show Highlights

Some of the highlights of this episode include:

  • The Graveyard Innovation process begins with getting clear about the idea and purpose of that idea or business and what it wants to be.
  • Having trust in one's self is vital for business owners. Without that, we can easily lose our way and get distracted from our real purpose. Build that self-trust muscle!
  • Janette writes weekly blog posts - always asking s this helpful or how can this help someone else.
  • Being clear about the core mission or core belief of your business allows you to focus your activities. What you do should support the core mission.
  • Powerful strategies are based on the core idea or core mission, rather than just a sequence of steps.

The Buzz - Our Innovation Round

Here are Janette's answers to the questions of our Innovation round. Watch the interview to get the full scoop.

  • #1 thing to be more innovative – Asking the idea/concept/product what it wants to be - get to the purpose and find the energy.
  • Best thing for new ideas – Give things space - take time to develop and to think.
  • Favourite tool for innovation – Hit the "refresh button". And ask questions to get unstuck.
  • Keep project / client on track – Ask the client what's the best way to keep them on track!
  • Differentiate – Be clear about the core idea, differentiation then comes naturally - and stay true to yourself.

To Be a Leader

Keep asking questions; listen; trust; repeat.  Favourite questions - Who am I being?  Who do I want to be?

Reach Out

You can reach out and thank Janette via the Mood Ladies the Graveyard Innovation Facebook page and her email.

Suggested Guest

Janette suggested I interview Angelique Trigueros who together with her business partner Chance Martin is bringing their expertise on Health and Wellness into the corporate realm, on a future InnovaBuzz podcast.  So, Angelique keep an eye on your inbox, for an invitation from me to the InnovaBuzz podcast, courtesy of Janette Valentino.

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