My language has lost profits & trust in my biz. And it’s likely that is has in yours too.
If you have attended one of my life events or a virtual training, you know that while I’m soulful and spiritual, I swear. Not a ton. But I express myself with my words.
BUT cussing is not what this week’s article is about.
It’s about the other language that folks use, including myself, that is much worse that cussing.
It’s causing your prospects to lose trust in you. And the leads to lost profits and lack of referrals.
2012 has been brilliant at teaching me some powerful experiences.
Gratitude is the ONE thing you can do regardless of your circumstances to start changing things to be better.
I’m grateful for the experiences of the past year. Here is what I‘ve learned so far in 2012:
- Buying cute workout clothes won’t motivate me to work out. 😉 lol
- Tears are good. Sometimes the tears that I held in years ago can come at the most inconvenient times.
- Laughing reminds me what is really important and it’s not the big stuff I worry about.
- Having a six-figure business is hard work. And it doesn’t answer all of my money concerns. Yes, I get tripped up with money stuff too.
- People come and go. Friendships will change. The perfect people who are my teachers will be there when I need them.
- A coach will never fix me. I will never fix my clients. A good coach helps you to see how you can fix yourself.
- My husband is a very patient man. I’m not equally patient and I’m working on it.
- I didn’t know you could love someone so much as the day you see a baby being born. When I experienced my niece Adelyn being born it changed me as a woman, as a sister and as a human being. I have so much more respect and adoration for life and the miracle that my body is. It made me love my curves even more.
- I love to teach and speak. Doing that makes all the stuff in my business I don’t love worth it.
- I never know what battles people are truly fighting. I’ve learned that the moment I make an assumption (judgment) about someone is the moment I’m not willing to look at my own stuff.And when I really look into a person’s life, I see their brilliance and I’m amazed all over again at how powerful we are.
- People are strong. I am strong. I am amazed at the strength and courage of people.
- It’s okay to let people go and only surround myself with people who are positive. And that is a tough one for me because of the previous statement in this list.
I’m grateful for all of it. The ups. The downs. The tantrums I throw when I don’t want to do something.
This season there is a lot of gratitude being shared.
My message for you is to be grateful for yourself while you are sharing your gratitude for other things.
Several weeks ago, a friend of mine asked me a question that changed me. I continue to think about it. I continue to ask people the same question and I get the same response.
The response is this:
A look of awe.
Always a breakthrough.
The question is this:
When are you going to stop pretending that you are normal?
No one has done what you have done.
No one else has had the experiences you have had.
No one has overcome the struggles you have had.
No one can share your message in the ONLY way you can based on who you are, your divine gifts and every single experience you have had.
Marketing. Sales. Strategies. Online marketing. Email marketing…
AH! Do you ever get overwhelmed with the MANY ways to market yourself?
My question is still “How in the world do people have time to do Facebook AND Twitter AND Pinterest AND Google Plus (which I still refuse to join) AND Linked In?” 🙂
They key is to ask yourself what is really authentic for you. How can you best express your authentic voice? Where will your market hear you the most?
For me, I like to have real conversations with people. Live events are my heaven. Facebook is my preference because my brain doesn’t think in 140 characters or less.