Stop the inner critic from holding you back.

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Have you ever experienced a time when you wanted to stop the inner critic from holding you back?  Maybe you it was when you didn’t say yes to an opportunity because you didn’t think you were ready yet.  Or you maybe you don’t feel comfortable enough to make videos (even though you know it’s important for building your business).

Or maybe some days, you just want to pull the covers over your head in the morning, because the inner critic is telling you that you’ll never be able to do this.

You’re not alone.

Once you step into the world of entrepreneurship, it’s like the inner critic’s voice gets louder than ever before.  We all need encouragement along the way, not only from others, but even more important, you need to be kind to yourself.  And you need to realize something about yourself that you might have forgotten.

How can you stop the inner critic?

You have more power than you realize over those doubts and fears, and it’s time to use it.  Simply making the decision to not believe the negative things you think about yourself can stop the inner critic in a flash.   Know that you ARE enough right now, with what you have,  with who you are, and with what you know, and PERMISSION to be awesome doesn’t come from anyone but you.

Just in case you need it, here’s something you can print out and post on your desk as a reminder that you are enough, and you have permission – from you!

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Leave a comment below and let me know which lie of the inner critic are you going to STOP listening to?

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How to achieve success with 3 simple steps

I used to be one of those people who fell into the trap of making resolutions every new year, but was never able to achieve success with them.

Some lasted a day (usually my resolution to give up chocolate, but I decided to let go of that one) and others faded away after a few weeks.

Sound familiar?

The danger in most resolutions is that they’re wayyyyy too general and completely overwhelming; they’re really more like dreams, not goals.

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High achievers thoughtfully create goals around the what they want and vision for their life; they don’t jump on the resolution bandwagon.  I want to share three simple steps for success to get your new year started on the right foot. You can apply them to your personal life as easily as you can your business.

Achieve success using these 3 simple steps.

1) Set your goals very carefully and thoughtfully, making each one CRYSTAL CLEAR. Write them down and keep them in a place where you see them every day. (This will keep you from falling into the “out of sight, out of mind” trap).

2) Create a PLAN for each goal with a realistic timeline, and break it down into do-able smaller action steps to get you there.

3) TRACK your progress daily, tweak where necessary.

Simplified systems work. Give it a try for 30 days even if it’s with just one goal, and see what happens. I bet you’ll be amazed.

Do you have a tip or trick that works for you, or do you find there’s something that usually keeps you from reaching your goals like you want?  Share below!

The 3 keys to build your business faster

Do you wish you could build your business faster?  Remember how it felt when you first started – how you felt unstoppable, invincible and fully alive?  You were gonna show all those people who said “it takes time to build your business”; after all, how hard could this be?

You’ve likely found it to be more of a challenge than you thought it was going to be, because building a business takes way more time than any of us think it’s going to.  But how can you know that when you’ve never build a business before?  You can’t.

So many entrepreneurs lose precious time chasing down individual leads that go nowhere.  There are ways to start attracting clients you really want to work with, and to do it with a perspective that will have you thinking and moving forward with a bigger vision and focus.

1)  Create a clear message. 

In order to attract people, they must be able to clearly, quickly and easily know the result they get by working with you.  Is your marketing message clear?  Do people know right away when they visit your site what you do?  If you’re not clear here, you’re losing people before you even have a chance.

Take the time to get clear on what you do and communicate it in your messaging & on your website where visitors will quickly see it so they stick around to learn more about you and what you do.

2)  Know who specifically you help

If you’re getting lots of freebie seekers and lookey loos, it’s likely your messaging and branding aren’t clear on WHO you want to work with.  You get to CHOOSE who you work with, and you don’t want to work with just anyone, so it’s important to take time to craft your message and develop your brand to attract your ideal clients – not the energy suckers and time wasters.

If you're marketing to everyone, you're attracting anyone. Click To Tweet

3)  Develop a system

Just like you, people want to know a step by step way to go from point A to point B that gets them the result they want. Do you have a system in place to get consistent results for your clients, or do you wing it every time and always reinvent the wheel?  A system helps YOU work smarter not harder and shows your prospects that you have a way to get them the results they want.

What else do you think is important to building your business faster?  I really want to hear from you, so please take a moment and share your comment below!

How to make a bigger difference

I hope that you’re enjoying your summer and that wherever you are, the weather isn’t too crazy!

For me, lately things have been nuts!  I started working out again (wow, sometimes I feel like toast after!)  And I’ve especially been upping my game so I can provide more value to YOU and help you make a bigger difference.  I’ve been immersed in learning, applying, creating (oh, and drinking lots of coffee).

I think sometimes we can get so caught up in “doing” part of our business that our attention wanders away from staying focused on the foundational things that are so important to our growth, and we stop doing them.

So watch the video now to find out how you can make a bigger difference, the 2 things NEVER to believe (cause they’ll kill your chances at success) and 1 thing you MUST do if YOU want to make a bigger difference doing what you love.

Your mind is the gateway for your actions, and your actions will determine your life. Click To Tweet

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After you watch the video, think about what you’ve tried that’s worked, and please share below!

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