Let’s face it; today’s environment is EXTREMELY hectic! You know; you’re running or building your wellness business, yet you have kids to run off to school, or worse, summer vacation has started! And you have cooking, cleaning, shopping. Oh, and try to get a workout in on a regular basis, not to mention just being able to feel you can SLOW DOWN and RELAX a bit! You tell yourself, “Tomorrow I’ll relax.”
But, you’re living in TODAY, and at the rate you’re going, you’ll never really relax and ENJOY this time of your life. The kids will never be this age. Your business will never be at this stage.
I get it, because I used to get caught in this ALL the time, myself! Although I can now settle down when I notice it happening, I am NOT immune to getting caught, still, though. Today is a perfect example: I leave tomorrow for a conference, to give a presentation in a couple days, so I’ve been trying to spend a LOT of time practicing, so the audience has the best experience possible. But we’re also in the process of buying a house. For anyone who has done THAT lately, let me tell you; the papers and questions and answers are ENDLESS! Add to that just the usual aspects of running a business, offering a webinar in the middle of it, meeting with my team to work on upcoming projects, getting new web pages up and working right, adding a new coach to the company and getting her all set up. Oh, and writing the blogs and newsletters, etc. Etc, etc, etc.
So, as you can see, I DO get it! Continue reading
Did you know that according to a 2012 online study that our attention span today is eight seconds?? But that same online study found that 17% of all people who come to your site stay less than FOUR seconds?
But get this (and WHO studies such things?) a goldfish has the attention span of NINE minutes!
Hm; something is very wrong, here. Continue reading
What do you do when you want something, or want to do something, yet it’s out of your comfort zone? Do you go for it, or do you hold back, because of fear, telling yourself you’re being practical?
You know; it’s hiring an expensive web designer or marketing expert. Or maybe it’s quitting your job to start your wellness or nutrition business. It could even be taking the trip of a lifetime that you don’t feel you can afford. Continue reading
In the 14th century, a tinker was someone who traveled from town to town, fixing and mending machines and parts. Later it became a verb to describe the thing you do in the garage. Even the Merriam-Webster dictionary uses the example of tinkering in the garage. Now it is the thing you do to land a new career. Continue reading
Have you ever done this: You look at your LONG list of things to do, and tell yourself, “I’ll do that later“…. to just about all of it? You open email and then check social media and decide to research, well, how to get more done! Procrastination should be the middle name of, well, just about all of us!
Are you laughing yet, because this struck a nerve?
When I buckle down and get things done that I don’t really want to do, yet KNOW they need to be done, I am just amazed at what I can accomplish! In fact, I just found this quote in my Arizona Highways Magazine: “If we all did the things that we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves,” by Thomas Edison. Continue reading
Business, by definition, refers to “an occupation, profession or trade” according to Oxford American Dictionaries. Sometimes the word “business” may cause readers to become a bit drowsy. Some people feel fear or see dollar signs flashing about. Well, what if we took a moment to talk about what may help motivate the person most responsible for your success, you!
I’m not talking about lengthy paragraphs on how to make a dollar, not today anyhow. Today I would like to talk atmospheric motivation. Continue reading
At various times in my life, I’ve found myself holding tightly to holding myself back. But each time I realize that by holding myself back, I’m living in a space of contraction, rather than in a space of expansion. When I DO notice, I then am able to take the action to turn things around. That’s when amazing growth happens.
Which end of the spectrum of life do you live in right now: Expansion or Contraction? By noticing, and choosing to live in expansion, we really do open up more doors of possibilities for ourselves.
Many people think they are stuck; stuck in life circumstances. Stuck in financial situations they don’t see a way out of. Stuck in a thankless job they dread each day.
Other people achieve things beyond all odds, making even the most optimistic of us amazed.
What makes the difference for these two types of people, and what can we learn from them? Continue reading
I just got back from Spain and am now planning a trip to New Zealand with a girlfriend next year. In fact, it’s real; our tickets are bought! It’s a bit scary, because we both start telling ourselves that we have to be very frugal in our spending, because we’re going to be gone for 3 weeks. So we’ve eliminated the 5 day guided hiking trip I’d like to go on.
But what leads us to get stuck in the story that we have to be frugal?
What are the stories ANY of us tell ourselves about what we can, or cannot, do? Continue reading