Blog Archive: Mindset and Personal Development

Take a Small Step For a Big Change
Robert Gerrish - Small Business Speaker, Writer & Commentator - Supporting Those Going it Alone

If you’re contemplating another year in business with even a smidgeon of dread and foreboding, spend five minutes reading this.

Those who’ve devoured our little tome will be well aware of the emphasis we put on the need for a compelling business vision. Indeed we dedicate a chapter to the topic and even supply a template to get things moving.

Being realistic though, the majority of you haven’t bought a copy of our book, and you can relax as I’m not about to try and sell you one now.

Instead, I’d like to share with you what must be the world’s easiest business vision exercise and one I’ve used with clients time and again.

It’s called a Letter from the future and it works like this.

Sit yourself down, somewhere nice – a place where you feel calm, comfortable and creative. For many this is not the office, but might be another area of the house, at a public library, in a café, park or at the beach.

I’d like to share with you what must be the world’s easiest vision exercise and one I’ve used with clients time and again.

Turn off your phone, clear your mind and write me a letter. Yes, really.

But here’s the thing: the letter is from the future. One year from now. It’s a letter that describes your view of the ideal world. It’s not where you are now; it’s where you want to be.

In your letter tell me what you’re up to. How your business looks. Where you’re spending your time. I’d like to know about stuff outside work as well – friendships, relationships, your outlook on life and your health.

Name names, be specific, get it all down. Take your time and keep it real. You may even like to have a close friend, partner or family member undertake the same exercise.

When it’s finished, send it to me c/o your own address. When you receive the letter, I give you permission to open it, read it carefully and circle the major advances from your current situation in red pen. These are your goals for the year ahead, the areas of life and work that demand your attention.

Done well, your Letter from the future will reveal an inspiring destination to head towards. From there, you just need to start the journey.

Will you take that first step and if so, what does it involve? Share your thoughts and comments below.

Pick Robert’s brain in his new course, Work your way – The complete guide to going it alone in business!

By Robert Gerrish

You Can’t Please Everyone… So Why Are You Trying So Hard To Do So?
Kathleen Gage - The Street Smarts Marketer™, CEO and founder of Turning Point, Inc. and Maxwell Publishing

Whether you’re an author, speaker, consultant or entrepreneur, if you’re at all visible online, you open yourself up to criticism, unsolicited feedback and sometimes, weirdos. I wish I could say the negative and weirdo stuff will never happen to you, but it does.

I don’t know if was mercury in retrograde, the way the wind was blowing or due to sending out more updates than usual, but a few days ago I received several messages from people on my subscriber list.

Before I share what their messages were about, let me set the stage for why I sent so many emails in a short period of time.

By Kathleen Gage

Why Things Need to Fall Apart Sometimes
Christine Gallagher - Online and Relationship Marketing Mentor and Coach

Years ago, I first heard the phrase “the big breakdown before the big breakthrough.”

It was being used in the context of describing multiple things going absolutely haywire for someone right before they were catapulted to their next big level.

I’d never given it a name, but I immediately knew that this was something I had absolutely experienced in my life, many times.

By Christine Gallagher

Holding the Vision in Business and in Life: My Wedding in Jamaica!
Monica Shah - Business Mentor for Female Service Business Owners

Connecting with so many friends and family members filled me to the brim with love. And being able to drink Pina Coladas in the pool during the days before and after was the icing on the cake.

It was an amazing experience. And it taught me so much about love, planning, collaboration, intention…the list goes on and on.

I couldn’t help but share it all with you.

By Monica Shah

How to Make Big Decisions
Monica Shah - Business Mentor for Female Service Business Owners

As I was taking a moment to myself this week, I remembered a story I learned in business school about a super successful banker.

He manages billions of dollars (literally – billions) on Wall Street.

Which means every decision he makes and every action he takes has MASSIVE effects on both his money and other people’s money.

By Monica Shah

Why is This Person Being So Brutal?
Robert Gerrish - Small Business Speaker, Writer & Commentator - Supporting Those Going it Alone

Running a small business sometimes brings work pressures that feel anything but small. I’ve got one person in particular who just keeps giving me grief. You know him.

How often do we look at our inbox, our action list and our diaries and feel drained? Lately it’s been a daily occurrence for me – all before 8am – and I’m over it. I’m feeling pressured, and I know who’s behind it.

By Robert Gerrish

Are You Willing?
Monica Shah - Business Mentor for Female Service Business Owners

“You are 100% responsible for every result you create in your life, both good and bad.” I remember when I first heard that statement, I wanted to punch the person who said it. Because I didn’t want to take responsibility for everything that was coming my way. It seemed unfair, not pertaining to me and just not right.

By Monica Shah

Love-Based Money with Michele PW: Calvin Correli – Episode 36
Michele Pariza Wacek (Michele PW) - Love-Based Biz Strategist and Copywriter

Creating a Single, Money-Making Platform to Bring Together ALL Your Creative Interests. In this episode, Michele interviews Calvin Correli, founder of Simplero, an online platform where you can get all the tools you need for an information business. On the podcast, he shares advice for waking up to who you really are, so you can incorporate all the best parts of yourself into what you do, every day.

By Michele Pariza Wacek (Michele PW)

The Real Source of Your Magic – Spheres of Influence
Monica Shah - Business Mentor for Female Service Business Owners

I had just gotten off the phone with one my closest colleagues. She runs a multi-million dollar company and was having yet another amazing year. I was comparing myself to her and feeling like I wasn’t good enough. She seemed to make things happen so easily with so much grace. Why couldn’t I do that?

By Monica Shah

The One Money Question To Ask Yourself
Monica Shah - Business Mentor for Female Service Business Owners

Ask yourself this one important money question if you aren’t making the level of money you’d like in your business.

Every day I meet entrepreneurs who are struggling with making money. At Revenue Breakthrough, I’m completely devoted to this topic and I love helping entrepreneurs figure out how they can generate more – without sacrificing the freedom that is important to them.

By Monica Shah

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