Are You Feeling It Too?

There seems to be something in the air… and not just with my clients, but colleagues, me personally, family members, it’s all around us. People are stepping up. And in a big way. AND this means that along with up-leveling and saying YES to your purpose, saying YES to charge what you are worth, and saying YES to make a difference, you face your fears and self doubt at a new level. Being an entrepreneur sounds glamorous and exciting. It is a wonderful life AND it’s likely the hardest thing you will ever do. David Neagle (who, by the way, will be teaching money breakthroughs at Ignite Your Spark) says “New level, new devil.” I like to say as you dive into a new layer, there is a new naysayer. Usually that naysayer is your own self doubt yelling louder and louder. During these times, where one moment you are excited and the very next minute you are freaking yourself out, reach out for support and encouragement. Be conscious with who you reach out to. Often times we want our families’ and friends’ support, however if they are constantly trying to talk you into being “sensible” or not being so risky or they just flat out don’t believe in you, then stop sharing things with them. Find people who do support you. Meanwhile, remember if you have people discouraging you then it’s their own insecurities being projected on you. Attend networking groups that focus on entrepreneurs. You will find yourself in a group of other people who are the changemakers and doers in your community – they know what...
Keep Going

Keep Going

One of my favorite holidays is Thanksgiving. It is fitting that I start this amazing month at Shine, a business event in Dallas Texas, with hundreds of other women-preneurs. As I look back at my life in the past year, I barely recognize it. It’s unbelievable how much can change when you really put your mind to it, AND when you take action every single day (even when you don’t feel like it.) Last week, I was in beautiful Tucson Arizona with Kendall Summerhawk for a 3-day event.  I walked away with amazing contacts in addition to some really sweet money and business breakthroughs! I love traveling, and I’m so grateful that my business can travel with me. I’m EXTREMELY grateful that my husband is so supportive of my business. When you get a glimpse of your dreams becoming your every-day life, you have the opportunity to do what ever it takes to make it happen. Believe in what you are doing. Make it happen. You not only change your life but you bless others’ lives. Being a part of that ripple effect makes it all worth it. Keep going. Keep believing. While in Tucson last week, my two mastermind members/soul sisters escaped the hotel food and found a great Mexican restaurant. What a great way to anchor in three days of learning and networking with an evening of laughing until our sides hurt! With Love and To Your Success!...
Live Your Dreams

Live Your Dreams

Last week I attended Shine, Ali Brown’s event in Dallas, Texas. One of my favorite parts of events is when there are spotlights on REAL businesses who have overcome REAL challenges. It is proof that it can be done and with tenacity and vision you really can do what ever you put your mind to. One of the keynote speakers was Jane Wurwand (she’s the beauty in the picture with me), founder of Dermalogica and joinFITE. She started Dermalogica in 1983 with $14,000 and two team members. One team member slept on her futon in her living room for over a year while they got started. Her partner took a job that paid $1,200 a month and that is what they used for their living expenses. They weren’t allowed to buy anything outside of rent and food. The only clothing they allowed themselves to buy was socks, underwear and hosiery. After three years of not taking a salary from the business, she gave herself a paycheck of $300 to start with. A friend of theirs sat down with them in their second year to do an “intervention” because it clearly wasn’t working. After that intervention Jane looked at her partner and said “This is crazy. Are you in?” He said “YES.” And they proceeded. In 2010 they had over 1,500 employees. Dermalogica is in over 80 countries. They were just over 270 MILLION dollars in revenue. 100% of their products are made in the US. AND they just joined forces with Kiva to provide loans to entrepreneur women all over the world. Not to mention the thousands of women...
How To Hire The Right Coach

How To Hire The Right Coach

First and foremost, never trade with a coach. If you do a “trade” follow my trade guidelines. There are a thousand choices for coaches for your business, life, marriage, kids, health, losing weight, organization, and on and on. How do you choose the right one? I love the world of coaching. If you wanted to compete in an athletic event, would you think twice about hiring a sports coach? However, I used to attempt to build my business by myself and see people try to justify it to themselves of why they are worth the investment to have success in their business, money, relationships, health and purpose. There is nothing to justify. You are worth it. Having now worked with business coaches for almost two years, my business has more than quadrupled. I went from making hundreds of dollars a month to having a 6-figure business. I’ve spoken at more than a dozen stages in the past twelve months with more happening in 2012, I work 30 hours a week (during my non-event peak times), my marriage is great and I’m getting my fitness on track again. The bottom line: My life is a complete 180 to what it was two years ago. It takes an honest person who cares more about YOU and you living your potential than being liked to point out your blind spots. Whether you work with a coach or are in a mastermind, these tips will save you thousands of dollars and shave off months if not years from your timeline. How to choose a coach: Do they resonate? Do they get you? Do...
How To Get The Most Out Of Your Coach

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Coach

In the big world of coaching, I’ve seen clients who are creating bigger results than others. This isn’t from a space of comparison or judgment at all, however it is from a perspective of an observation and quite honestly how I set up my clients for more success. I also learned this when I asked my coach how I can get a bigger ROI on my coaching investment. This is what I’ve seen across the board from people who are making the most of their coaching, and those who are leaving potential (and money) on the table. Here is what you need to get the most out of your coaching or mastermind (or any opportunity really): Be prepared: Have your list of questions ready for your time with your coach. If you don’t have questions and you feel stuck, then come to the call prepared with “I feel stuck..this is what I’ve done…this is what my actions have resulted in…and now I don’t know what to do next. “If you don’t have questions AND you haven’t taken action then you have no results to report so there isn’t any coaching that can take place. Does that make sense? Take Action: You aren’t going to want to do everything your coach recommends. That’s why you hire them, so they can guide you through a different way to get a different result. Take action. Even if the action is resulting in something that isn’t working perfectly, when you are taking action and get ANY result then you have something to improve on or course correct. Stop waiting for things to be...

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