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Systems: Why you need better systems

Why you need better systems! It’s easy to get overwhelmed when we think of Systems.  That word encompasses everything from our planet in the entire Solar System to how we breath with our respiratory system.  In our businesses we have many systems and we are going to talk about them this month YAY!  If you…

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TIME: Interruptions!

What are your favorite time wasters er.. I mean interruptions?  Pet’s? Kids? Spouses? Netflix?  Working from home, and many of you are also home schooling too!  There are many interruptions to our workday.   Your action for today – turn off the interruptions for a 1 hour block of time and see what you can get…

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Time: What’s eating your time?

 What’s Eating Your Time? If you are like me – you can’t believe its FRIDAY again already!  It was just Tuesday – what happened to the week?    I consider myself very organized and I love systems so have many in place to keep my workload on track, but some weeks just seem to fly…

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TIME: 3 Ways to Avoid Deadline Creep!

FUN: I love a good acronym! Here are some of my favorite acronyms for TIME: Things I Must Enjoy/Endure/Experience/Enjoy There Is Money Everywhere Time, Intention, Money, Energy Technical Instrument for the Measurement of Existence (heavy…. dude!) ACTION: How to Avoid Deadline Creep. As entrepreneurs, we are our own bosses and sometimes that means we let…

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Attachment – How is it affecting you?

Clear up some of your attachments – particularly around bringing in revenue.   Let’s look at what it means to be “attached.” Macmillan Dictionary defines attachment as being joined or fixed to something. In the context of generating new business and the sales process, with each interaction we are joined or fixed to a particular outcome such as closing the sale and earning money. Being attached can refer to the specific outcomes for a particular sales meeting and may also be tied to our overall goals and outcomes.  Generally, there is a lot riding on this one prospect and potential sales meeting – talk about attachment to the outcome! Being overly attached to the outcomes day after day can impact us in three important ways.  This ongoing self-imposed pressure and stress to try to control each uncontrollable outcome reduces our effectiveness which shows up directly in our conversations, client relationships, and ultimately limits our sales, results, income, and referrals. Being overly tied to the outcomes makes it exponentially more difficult to grow our businesses naturally and for the benefit of those we serve, therefore reducing the joy and passion we have for our business.   Due to the difficulty, we have created around attachment, and getting what we want, we may begin to dread the sales aspect role and consciously or unconsciously begin to limit our sales and prospecting activity. This reduced activity limits all areas for growth and possibilities.   Studies show that we can become more successful when we let go of trying to control the uncontrollable. Becoming non-attached does not mean that we take a hands-off approach to sales or life. Quite the opposite. As we think through our business, and particularly our sales process from beginning to end, we know (or learn with experience) that when we take certain actions, we inevitably achieve certain results.  For most of us, it takes time, effort, and energy to notice our patterns of attachment, interrupt the habit and engage in a new awareness of non-attachment by focusing on the client needs and desires. We proactively reach our goals and objectives by first helping our clients reach their goals and objectives.   BUSINESS:  FOCUS Sessions.  Do you need to release and reprioritize – clients/tasks/systems in your business?  Hiring a coach like me can help…

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Word of the Year

Step 1:  Pick a word /phrase for the year – mine is: Simplify, Ease and Joy.  Do you ever pick a word or phrase for the year?  It’s a fun thing to do to help keep you grounded and motivated as you create your plans and work your plans throughout the next 50 weeks.  I typically…

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Power of Snapshots

“Awareness is like the sun. When it shines on things, they are transformed. ” Thich Nhat Hanh.  Snapshot checks are a simple way to shine some light of awareness on numbers that affect our business.  When you make it simple and consistent, you will start to identify patterns. Looking at these snapshots once a month…

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Planning: 3 steps to a clear action plan

As businesses everywhere are trying to figure out what just happened (a look back – Fab Friday 12/4), and what they will carry into 2021 (Stop, Keep Start — Fab Friday 12/11), the next step is to really look at setting the top 3 goals for the year.  Why only 3?  If you can choose…

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Planning: Stop, Keep, Start

Feeling the pressure of a year ending and a new one beginning? If you are like me and many other entrepreneurs I work with, you are feeling the pressure of all of those unfinished projects.  You may be looking at your list of goals from January and thinking – what happened to this year?  Well – we all know…

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Planning: A Look Back

We made it to December!  The FAB FRIDAY theme this month is Planning!  I know after the year we’ve just been through – you may laugh and say why plan at all? I hear you! There were several things on my 2020 plan that did not happen (a new book, a 3 day live retreat),…

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