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Entrepreneurial Mojo

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Following is the email Jane sent to her list that inspired the Business Acceleration Series.

It’s been a while since I’ve written…

Not because I haven’t been thinking about you and the others on my list, but because I’ve been down for the count, thanks to a chronic case of asthma that took me out of commission for four weeks.

I considered writing about the multiple trips to the ER, the sense of not being able to breathe and how my asthma was my body’s way of manifesting a way for me to slow down and disconnect from the world.

But instead, I want to share the part of my story I feel will serve you – how I went from feeling out of touch and completely unmotivated to getting back in my groove and feeling inspired to do the work I am here to do.
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September 14th, 2017|Entrepreneurial Mindset, Personal Growth|12 Comments

How To Fall In Love With “Selling”

in-loveGiven the positive feedback we received on John’s beautiful blog, I thought I would stay on this vein and continue to explore what might be holding you back from being the sales rock star I know you can be. After all, one promise of the Big Finish Challenge was to unearth what may be holding you back in business and create a new relationship to it so it loses its limiting power over you.

So here we go…

As I sat with John’s invitation to take an honest look at the fears we hold around “marketing and sales,” I was reminded of another fear that grips nearly every entrepreneur I’ve worked with. It’s actually the same fear I’ve danced with in each of my 7 businesses as I navigated the early stages of growth. […]

Small Self, Big Self: How to Access Your Own Wisdom and Clarity

ladybug_and_chameleon_by_vladstudioHonesty. Transparency. Vulnerability.

These are noble attributes in a person. For most of us, we strive to live our lives according to them. At least we say we do. But to be honest, transparent and vulnerable…I mean truly honest, transparent and vulnerable – first with ourselves and then with others – is complicated. To be so can feel like a huge risk. In very real ways it can feel downright life threatening.

Why the heck is that? Why is it sometimes so damn hard to be open and honest about where we find ourselves in a particular moment or in our lives in general? […]

Action In The Face of Fear, Self-Doubt and Worry

AKA… My Challenge Kick-off Confession

stormIt’s 6 am on the morning before we kick-off the 30-Day Big Finish Challenge and I’m leaning into my morning practice. It’s dark outside, the candles are lit, Liquid Mind is playing on the Bose and I’ve got my journal in hand.

I want to make sense of what I’m feeling this morning – a mixture of “Holy shit, what have I committed to?” and “Yay, this is going to be fun!”

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Let’s End 2016 In A Really Big Way!

breakthrough2Last December, I embarked upon a 30-Day challenge during which I revealed, in a rather transparent and personal way, my four-week journey toward ending 2015 strong so I could step powerfully into 2016 ready to rock.

It was inspired by the stark realization that for me that after 29 years of consistent business success, 2015 pretty much sucked. For the better part of that year I had been off my game, feeling uninspired and in a fog. The 30-Day Finish Strong Challenge was my opportunity to hit the reset button and chart a new course for 2016. I made my journey public through daily blog posts as a way to hold myself accountable and help others who were also feeling off their game. Turned out, I wasn’t the only one needing a reset. A couple thousand people came along for the ride – perhaps you were among them? […]

Confessions of an Empowered Woman

cew“Share how you transformed yourself into an empowered woman.” That was the request of Rosie Aiello, the vibrant woman behind the Empowered Women’s Series, which I am honored to be a part of.

Hmmm… to write about that, one must first embrace what “being an empowered woman” means. Images of Superwoman and sharply dressed, broad-shouldered moguls come to mind. Nope, that’s not what “being an empowered woman” means to me.

Being an empowered woman (to me) means I am an advocate of my vision, my values and those things and people that I care about. It means I take action to right the things that pull at my heartstrings and I’m willing to take risks to make a difference, change the world and live an abundant life. […]

Day 17 – Design The Program You Could Never Find

Envelope in handsOne of the fastest paths to getting clear about what you do want is to, first, get really clear about what you don’t want. While the Law of Contrast applies to all areas of your life, today I want to share how it inspired me to design a high-end coaching mastermind that represents the program I wanted, but could never find.

Since hiring my first coach in 1987, when we started our first business, Mario and I have invested nearly a half million dollars in education and private coaching.  Some coaches I worked with for years, others just a few months. Some had a well thought-out plan, others made it up as they went. Some delivered on their promise, others fell far short. Some modeled integrity, others modeled what I vowed to never do. […]

Day 13 – Activate Your Manifesting Mojo

Spiritual_EnergyThis morning, sitting here in the glow of the Christmas tree, my thoughts are drifting to my vision. My journal in hand, pen poised to write… I think about the year I just lived versus the year I described in the Vision Quest exercise.  The contrast is significant. We’re going for a 35% increase in revenues, an expansion of our team, more well-orchestrated campaigns and a bigger effort to play in social media. Perhaps more important is –we’ve set the intention to get it all done with a greater sense of ease, fun and grace.

So what really needs to happen to bring this vision into reality?

Yesterday’s Vision Scanning exercise pinpointed the goals and projects that will help bring about the vision. That’s the doing piece. There’s also the work we’ve done around identifying the qualities we need to embody to show up powerfully […]

Day 11: 3 Simple Steps to a Clear, Compelling Vision

Dream VisionOne thing I’ve learned over the years is, whenever I feel the need to re-ignite my passion and activate my ability to manifest what I want, I need only to return to the vision I am holding for my life. Your vision is a purpose-driven expression of what you want your life to look and feel like at a specific time in the future, which inspires you to take daily steps towards bringing it into fruition.

My vision…

  • Engages my heart, mind and spirit in the process of creating a great life.
  • Helps me see the smaller steps and projects that will get me to where I want to be.
  • Inspires me to stay focused on taking daily actions that lead to bigger wins.
  • Gives my everyday life more significance, meaning and fun.

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Day 10 – Begin Your Vision Quest!

Day 10What’s exciting about today is it marks our move from Phase 1 of the Challenge (Reflect and Re-frame) into Phase 2 (Your Vision Quest). The steps we take in these first two phases are preparing us to eventually step powerfully into Phase 3 (Inspired Implementation). The years I invested time in consciously bringing my year to a close and crafting a compelling vision for the year ahead, I’ve experienced mind-blowing success. So let’s get going!

Today we pivot from looking back and looking inward to looking forward to the year ahead by simply getting curious. […]