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Don’t Make This Mistake

A Hard Lesson Learned

Don't make this mistakeCountless men and women like myself  continue to work full-time while “building their fortune” or future from home.  It can become an all consuming journey when the learning curve, passion to succeed and expectation to achieve causes you to lose sight of this important fact. Read More→

Did You See This About “You Economy”?

Did You See This About "You Economy"?9 Points of  “You Economy”

William Deresiewicz in his article in the New York Times ” Generation Sell” makes some remarkable observations on the status of the generation we call the Millennials.  These are 20-30 year olds who are go-getters.  They are dropping the counter culture behaviors of the previous generations to embrace something different for their statement…their life work. Read More→

The Process Works…Trust It!

The Process Works...Trust It!

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Watching But…It Seems Quiet

When you are a student of Online Marketing and especially if you are working with a coach/mentor, you perhaps have learned and put in place, marketing materials.  You have put some articles online; or have published videos; or are building Social Media relationships.

Well…perhaps that’s not what you’re doing, but would love to know how to actually create an Internet presence!  You know that people are getting results with Online content but haven’t figured out how.

For those of you who have created your personal blog…have been building an online presence, be encouraged.  When your message is crafted for your perfect client…you will be found. In the meantime…you are watching for action.

You Will be Found

Trust the Process

When you have spent the time to determine who your perfect client is, and understand what they want, the process works.

You can create a message that is specific to the market you are targeting.

Your message will be found. Keep putting it out there. I just had the experience this week of someone finding and reaching out to me after typing in her search words.

If you are new to this and are looking for a better understanding of what this is all about, hook up with me. Let’s have a bonus Strategy Session to understand the process I’m talking about.

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Use that Energy To Build

Use that Energy To Build

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Celebrate the Moment and Move On!

It’s such a feeling of accomplishment to come to the end of a project, to realize a business goal; to see that what was once an insurmountable obstacle is now behind you! 🙂

There is much to celebrate beyond completion:

  • persisting in the face of doubt
  • setting aside criticisms and negativity
  • learning new skill sets
  • managing workload
  • recording the journey
  • staying focused
  • prioritizing

There’s a lot of great energy in this moment. A celebration well deserved.

 Now What…

Be aware of a lull, a empty space that can do one of two things: draw you into a sense of sadness and loss…or…restore a balance between too little and too much stimuli!

Yes! Use your positive energy to steer you on to a new goal in your business!

The Journey…

Considering new ideas, creating a plan or goal, then achieving that new level of accomplishment can set the stage for steady incremental growth in your business.  If you have done it once…you can do this again! 🙂

I’ve heard the phrase “rinse and repeat”, meaning make any necessary tweaks to fine tune the process and start all over again!

Success takes time and showing up in your business, let every celebration spur you on!

Shall we talk about that?  Leave a comment below.
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Keeping It Narrow

Keeping It Narrow

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Approaching Your Work with Tunnel Vision!

It’s so refreshing to approach your day and business building venture with tunnel vision.  Keeping it narrow…focusing on the goals you have set, using a visual reminder of the order of things to get done.

Keep the Focus

Until you can check off your list as complete, celebrate your goal as done, keep all the other stimuli coming at you contained.  You’ll have plenty of distractions trying to steer you away from the narrow focus you have made.  Take your power over that.

Feels Good Eh!

It feels good to know that you can recognize when too much is too much and it’s not serving you! Simply create rules for emails to go into assigned folders for viewing intentionally.  Choose to unsubscribe from some lists if they don’t serve you.  Set a designated time for social media.

It’s about focus, action and results for your personal growth and business!

Enjoy the journey :-)!
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Let Micro-Goals Power Your Day

Let Micro-Goals Power Your Day

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Make The Most of Goals

Setting goals is easy to do for the month, year or longer.  Those goals tend to keep your attention off in the future which doesn’t serve you well today…for the next twelve hours.

When you keep goals set for each day, you will find two things happening…

First, you know exactly what you expect to get done that day and can evaluate your results.

Secondly, and most important…when you know what the micro-goal is, you can look at all those activities, media distractions, any thing that doesn’t help you accomplish this goal and set them aside.

Take Control

Recognizing when an activity is just draining you of time and energy, then choosing to either be rid of it…or file for another time is empowering.

 

Setting Power Goals

I think 12 hour goals are power goals.  You make up your mind about what needs to get done and set out to do it!

Jim Rohn, masterful teacher on personal growth and business says this about goals: “Goal-setting is powerful because it provides focus. It shapes our dreams. It gives us the ability to hone in on the exact actions we need to perform to achieve everything we desire in life. Goals are great because they cause us to stretch and grow in ways that we never have before. In order to reach our goals, we must become better.”

When we are pushing through comfort zones on a daily basis, personal and business growth happens.

You can read 4 tips for setting goals Jim Rohn gave here.

Does making daily specific goals make sense to you? Leave a comment below.

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Does Your Brain Blank Out When You Sit to Work?

Does Your Brain  Blank Out When You Sit to Work

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How to Get More Done!

There is nothing more frustrating than to settle into your work-space and find yourself scattered without clear direction for what comes first. Then, to find yourself moving papers, sorting files, reading emails, anything but getting started at the task at hand.

Your intentions are good, you want results…but your thoughts are scattered. You can’t “see” what is priority.

How To Structure Workflow

We  see the adage, “fail to plan, plan to fail”. Well, I don’t like to focus on failure, however the principle is valid.  The point is to take some time to organize what your priorities are when you settle in to work. Sometimes we only have limited time to accomplish tasks for business or really, any project.

Having a visual reminder of what you want to get done is powerful.  Having a visual on your whiteboard; phone; paper; results in conscious decision-making about priorities

Look at your work with lists, put them in groups of three. Then you know what you need to start with and see the flow into the next item on your list.

Make a List

There’s great value in a simple list.  Especially when you get in the habit of creating one at the close of the day.  Here’s some more thoughts re making the most of your time.

Be in The Flow

Take charge of your work time by being in control of your thoughts and actions. Keep the work visually before you.

Enjoy the satisfaction of crossing off your list, of seeing the progress you are making as your week /month unfolds in business.

Leave a comment about how lists work for you!
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How to Keep Those Creative Juices Flowing

How to Keep Those Creative Juices Flowing

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Does It Seem Like A Whirlpool?

With thoughts swirling around and round but not finding an outlet to create?

As an entrepreneur, it is tempting when that period of feeling stuck comes to simply say…”it’s too hard”.  “Why am I expecting more when I have to work so hard for little results?”

My friend, kick those thoughts to the curb!  Life offers you so much more…don’t come to the end of the day, week, season…even your life with regrets of those things you did not do!

How to Get Direction Again!

You can take control, using creative triggers to keep you moving forward.

What are creative triggers?  Let me explain more in this 2 minute video.


The patterns you can see when reviewing your journal; or asking a close support person about productive times; or reviewing your monthly activities. You can recognize patterns that cause “the light-bulb to turn on ” and your energy to go up.  You will see what helps you return to your business and get stuff done.

Keep Those Creative Juices Turned On

Once you see patterns that inspire action, repeat them!  Schedule them into your workday or week.  Is it:

  • reading business magazines
  • personal growth books/training
  • team meetings
  • networking meetings
  • exercise at any level
  • time with family
  • time with mentor/coach
  • nap
  • group supports
  • sales presentations

Whatever you see as the key to turning attention to business and having new ideas, new energy to put into action, put that to use for you! Pursue those creative triggers on purpose!

If you have identified your creative trigger(s), share a comment below 🙂
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This Daily Action Serves You Well

This Daily Action Serves You WellIt Seems Hard To Get Started But

Taking even 15 minutes everyday to write.

What to write about?

Anything and everything!

  • your goals for the day/week/month
  • the action steps you’re taking currently in your business
  • new skills you’re struggling with or achieving 🙂
  • new people in your circle of influence
  • inspirational thoughts
  • challenges to overcome
  • family priorities
  • health actions taken/intended
  • books you’re reading

There’s Value in the Record


Keeping a journal is a like keeping a diary. There is power, being totally transparent. Hey! it’s for your benefit only! You get to see the progress. When you’re slipping off track or spinning your wheels…it’s all there.  You are able to watch your personal growth, skills develop, alignments with mentors. Journaling is a personal guide motivating you to stay on track towards your goals whatever they may be.

Take it from the Best

Jim Rohn, renown teacher, author, motivator writes of the importance of journaling here.

Thoughts Rohn’s readers posted was the value of self-reflection. I think that’s one of the biggest things I’ve missed when I became lax with the process.  Missing the records of that time.

Don’t make it hard.  Use a simple notebook, your phone, OneNote, whatever is handy for you.

It Takes Three Weeks

To make this a habit for you, it will take about 21 days to discover you are looking forward to the moments with your journal.  You owe it to yourself and your business to take up the challenge!

Let me know what you think below!
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Don’t Lose That Thought!

Don't Lose That Thought

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Those Great Ideas Pop Anytime!

There’s nothing more frustrating than having a creative idea flow through your mind at the most inopportune time!  Except being in the habit of reaching for your phone to dictate or jot a note down.  Even reaching for a pen to write down the core thought to come back to.

Have You Done This At Night?

 

I’ve had full blog posts flow at night only to wake in the morning to reach back for those thoughts and they’re gone! Keeping that pen, paper and little light is a life saver at times!

Be Ready At Anytime

That little voice inside is important to listen to.  Being ready to capture that name given, the idea swirling around, a business plan, an action step to take! Be sure to cultivate the habit of paying attention…take the step to record somehow.

Author Daniel Pink always carries a notebook, and has a poster-size post-it note full of ideas to ponder.  He gets a lot of projects done and so can you! 🙂

Comment below on how you catch those ideas that come unexpectedly!

 

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