Are You Seeking Clarity?

I remember my six grade teacher Ms. Znak very fondly. She created a great place for learning and always answered our questions. Now, she didn't give us the full answers. She taught us something far more valuable. She taught us how to think for ourselves. This skill that I learned at the tender age of 11 has given me much strength, clarity and wisdom for my whole life.

Would you like to know what magical technique she taught us?

Every time one of the students needed help spelling a new word, we'd put up our hands and we'd ask, "Ms. Znak, how do you spell ....?" Every single time, Ms Znak would respond with the first three letters of the word we were asking about and then said "Dictionary". So, if we wanted to spell "Clarity" she would say "C L A .. Dictionary".

How has this magical technique given me strength, clarity & wisdom? 

I believe in my heart that everyone has the answers they need inside of them. Sometimes, we just need clarity of the first three letters and direction to the resource to get us the answer we need.

How many times have you looked up a word in several different dictionaries only to find that the definition is slightly different in each one? You need to decide which answer is the best one for you and what you're looking to do with it. This is very similar to your business. If you search on the internet for something like "How do I get more clients?" or "How do I market my new program?" you will get hundreds and hundreds of different solutions and different ways to do it. This overwhelm of information will stop you from taking action so that you can plan and study and then waffle on which solution is best for you. This is the opposite of Clarity.

Being able to have discernment about what you are seeking for your life and your business is the first step to finding clarity. After you know this, you'll know find the answer, the person and the result that will get you to the results you're seeking.

This is how I coach my clients. We spend time discovering what you want for your business and then create a plan and direction to lead you to clarity. Connect with me today to discuss how you can seek clarity.

 

 

 

Comparitis May Lead to Frauditis

Do you find yourself comparing yourself to others?

If you've ever compared yourself to another person, then you've suffered from comparitis. Yes, it's a problem. This type of thinking will keep you stuck where you are. It will stop you from moving forward and it will cause all sorts of other symptoms like analysis paralysis, perfectionism and self doubt

In it's final stages, you may contract and suffer from frauditis. Frauditis is even more serious than comparitis. Frauditis is when you no longer believe in yourself. You will suffer from poor self worth and finally sink into general apathy. You'll do anything you can to protect yourself and keep yourself safe. You'll linger in the activities of being invisible and stuck in your comfort zone. 

This is a negative and nasty spiral that you want to avoid at all costs.

But wait! There's a solution! Here are some ways to stop yourself from slipping into comparitis and eventually frauditis.

1. Focus on your positive successes and what you've achieved in your business. Create a list for yourself that you have nearby. Refer to it often to remind yourself of how far you've come. Write down and celebrate every single success.

2. Accept compliments from others. Receive these compliments with an open heart, allowing them to flow through you and breathe them in. Then, respond with sincere and heartfelt appreciation.

3. Seek out evidence of how you have positively affected people in your life. Whose lives have you touched that has made them a better person, given them some relief or moved them to a better place? 

Keep your focus on your unique and utter brilliance. It's in you. I see it.

Connect with me for a complimentary Clarity Session.  Let’s spend some time together to discover how you can stay away from comparitis and frauditis.

 

 

Seriously, Let's Have Fun!

A business has to be involving, it has to be fun and it has to exercise your creative instincts.
— Sir Richard Branson

How many hours a day do you spend working? Are you spending 40 hours a week, more or less? If you're like me, I spend Monday to Friday working on my business in my office, sometimes with clients and sometimes creating new offerings. I then spend a significant amount of time outside of my office thinking about next steps or working on my personal development. I've found that I'm always thinking about my business. So, the 40 hours a week is really more like every waking minute. Oh wait, there are nights when I have an idea pop into my head around 3 a.m. too. So, clearly I'm thinking about my business way more than 40 hours a week, right?

Yes, my business is very involving. I'm passionate about what I do and I love the clients with whom I'm working. I'm delighted to tell you that I absolutely love my life, my business, my relationships, my clients and my work.

My work is also tapping into my creative soul. Which I just love. I get to create new ways to transform my clients to reach their goals. I tap into the training, experience, knowledge and wisdom from over 30 years (yes, I started very young). I love being able to create stories to reframe a client's experience and change their perspective. I absolutely love being able to tap into my creative side.

And, I need to have more fun. There I said it out loud to the Universe. Seriously, I wanna have more fun. I commit to playing more, laughing more and seeking fun in my business. 

After all, if I'm going to spend almost 100% of my time and energy in this business, I need to imbue it with more fun.

What suggestions do you have for having more fun in your business?

Focus on Power

Power has been the focus of the Invisible to Invincible Podcast during the month of January. Have you been following along?

We began with the Power of Your Imagination in Episode 009. Did you hear the story about the woman who thought her brains had exploded out of her head because she thought she'd been shot? That was a powerful example of how an active imagination can impact you. 

Next we introduced you to the Power of Coaching in Episode 010. We talked about various ways to grow your business and if coaching was something that made sense for your situation.

This week we're going to talk with you about The Power of Belief in Episode 011. It's a concept that I'm passionate about. Henry Ford stated it well in his famous quote, “If you think you can or you think you can’t. You’re right.” 

Our last episode in this series is about the Power of Clarity. Of course I had to talk about Clarity. I'm a Clarity Coach after all. I'll tell you more about this episode next week.

 

 

The Power of Goal Setting

  • Do you want to create goals that are achievable for 2017?
  • Are ready to resonate with success for your goals next year?
  • Do you want to see your vision of success come true?

Join host Sherri Griffin and I as we discuss the Power of Goal Setting in this week’s podcast.

Before we started this week’s podcast, I asked Sherri if she had any research about goal setting and she came back with this information that she discovered.

A review of both laboratory and field studies on the effects of setting goals when performing a task found that in 90% of the studies, specific and challenging goals lead to higher performance than easy goals, “do your best” goals, or no goals. Goals affect performance by directing attention, mobilizing effort, increasing persistence, and motivating strategy development.
— Dr Edwin Locke and Dr Gary Latham.

This information was actually published way back in 1968 and based on the research by Dr Edwin Locke and Dr Gary Latham.

And then we had a huge realization which you’ll need to listen to the Invisible to Invincible podcast to discover what that was.

Here’s a hint, it’s about the power of goal setting. What happens when you set goals and what happens when you don’t set goals for your invincible year.