Suzanne Evans is a mentor of mine and I love her no-nonsense approach to money and business. Check out her latest newsletter article:
Did You Pay Your Bill?
Money commands respect.
Money deserves attention.
Money responds to love.
I love to talk about money. I particularly love to talk about the impact money can have on people, the planet, and change. Most of you are reading this because you want to make more money and you want to make a difference. Making a difference starts with your behavior. It launches from how you respect money. Money is energy and the greater respect you have, the more vibrant that energy returns to you. Prosperity is simple:read more
Ever wonder why sometimes something creeps up just as you are about to take a leap into your dreams? You know, that phase just before something great happens and you’re freaking out wondering if it will really happen?
What is THAT thing in your way?
We create stories about it and around it and ways to avoid it. It sabotages our success, screws up relationships and makes us do the silliest things.
What is IT?
Our value. Actually it’s our perceived value. No one elses opinion matters. The only thing getting in your way is your belief in yourself. Yes, it sounds like la-la fairly land talk. But it’s true.read more
I had the pleasure of hosting Therese Skelly as the guest speaker at Biz Divas (my networking group for women-preneurs in Utah). Her presentation rocked the house.
More importantly, she talked about the first thing you need to have successful sales conversations is to OWN YOUR VALUE. She delivered a profound presentation. Her humor, intuition and transparency was more than inspiring, it was a breath of fresh air.
Therese came all the way from Scottsdale, AZ to spend time with the Biz Divas. Thanks Therese.read more
This question has changed me. I was asked this question last summer and when I want a good reality check, I’ll ask myself this: What am I pretending not to know?
Example: What I pretended not to know is:
How important taking care of my health was and that it made a negative impact on my business.
When I don’t get enough sleep it is a big deal because I can’t be totally present to my clients, family, friends or my.
Not eating healthy food impacts my bank account because I’m not fully engaged with my projects or inspiration because my body is holding me back because it doesn’t feel good.
How my physical well-being is the vehicle that sustains my 6-figure business. And I could take better care of it!
The last one is what the reality check that felt like a punch in the gut. Was my health really holding me back in my business.
I’m pretty healthy but was struggling with feeling tired, sluggish and just unfocused. Could it be the lack of movement and nutrition? And was THAT an energy leak in my business? YIKES!
I asked myself that question and I was honest enough to answer it. More importantly I asked myself what I was going to do about it. And started making changes. The result? Feeling FABulous! Released five pounds! Higher confidence. Better sleep. More energy. YES – this is improving my business too.
Why is this important? Because I want HOLISTIC success. I want to have it all. And that includes a healthy body with vibrant energy.
Are you ready to take on this question?
First think about a goal you have. Are you close to that goal? Are you stuck? For me I wanted to feel more vibrant energy to take action on my vision for my business.
Second, ask yourself: “What am I pretending not to know?” Then answer it. You will see the connections of what is keeping you from reaching that goal. For me the first thing that came up were statements about my health.
Third, ask yourself “What are you going to do about it?” Awareness is the first step, TAKING ACTION and changing it is the next thing.
This exercise can set you free from what is currently blocking you in your business. Could it be that you are pretending not to know: read more
I love live events. I love attending them and I love producing them. And they are HARD WORK to produce. If you have organized a live event, even a wedding, you know the work, details and MONEY that it takes. I tell people to produce an event similar to Ignite Your Spark, your hard costs are a minimum of $40k. Yowza!
I taught myself through trial and error how to get butts in seats, attract top-notch speakers, create content, have the best staff possible, all while holding the vision of transformation that the event produces for the attendees as a top priority. I’ve made massive mistakes and I’ve had massive successes.
How did my annual women’s conference, Ignite Your Spark, produce a $70,000 profit difference from the first year to the second year? Yes I said seventy-thousand-dollars.
Simple. It was sales. Not just sales, but how I was DOING sales. How I was having the sales conversation. It was about my belief that I could be good at sales. It was also about how I perceived my value and what it was worth. And I just thought I was producing an event. I didn’t know it would be an evolutionary experience!read more
Comparing yourself to anyone else is a never-ending cycle. There will ALWAYS be someone thinner, richer, taller, smarter, younger, wiser…and it’s all perception. None of it is real.
But we make it real when we play the game because it’s keeping brilliant people STUCK. And being stuck feels very real.
I recall my friend and mentor, Tina Metcalf (a great life coach) reminding me that “Comparison is the source of all pain.” So just stop it. Stop the comparison game.
I’m in two masterminds. One I meet with monthly in person and I sincerely adore everyone in the group. But there has been a problem. I was making other people’s success about what I was or was not doing in my life and business. Rather than celebrating their success fully, I was staying stuck in comparison.read more