Monthly Blog Archives: January 2010

How to Transition Through Crises Using 5 Resilient Strengths
Paula Eder - The Time Finder Expert, Founder of Finding Time

Time management tips do more than enhance performance. They teach you how to survive potentially devastating crises. Challenges can arise anytime, so develop your crisis management and time management strengths accordingly!

Strength Training for Times of Crises

  1. Cultivate gratitude as a grounding strength. The more you appreciate everything you have as a temporary gift, the more realistic your expectations. You build resilience and latitude, responding nimbly when challenged. Furthermore, gratitude helps you respond from a perspective of creative abundance, not rigid scarcity. Exercise: Every day, write down 3 things you are grateful for. See how this enhances your perspective and flexibility when problems arise.
By Paula Eder

Is Your Family’s Money Legacy Keeping You From Growing Your Biz?
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When it comes to family you inherited more than just your looks, height or hair color. You also inherited beliefs and values about money that have been handed down for generations.

Which is great if your family’s money history was free from turmoil, secrecy or difficulties.

Unfortunately, what’s more likely true is that the money habits and mindset you inherited are keeping you from realizing your value and preventing you from charging what you’re worth, standing in your power with clear money boundaries, raising your fees and more.

Good news is, the opportunity to heal your money legacy is right at your fingertips. And, once you do so, you’ll see an immediate surge of new opportunities, growth and cash flow in your business.

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Symbols in Nature: Achieving Your Dreams
Marnie Pehrson - Bestselling Author, Business & Marketing Consultant

I believe that God leaves symbols in nature that we can examine and apply to our lives. Whether it’s lessons from my garden or from a trip hiking through Zion’s National Park, there is always something significant to learn from God’s creations.

In my recent trip to St. George, Utah, my friend Judy Hansen, took me hiking in Zion’s National Park. This short 2-minute video on achieving your dreams is just one of the “aha moments” I had that week.

By Marnie Pehrson

2010 Blog Planning Guide
Nina East - Wordpress Customization & Setup Expert

It will help you be more consistent and creative in your blogging, as well as allow room for spontaneous posting on current events. No more wondering what in the world to talk about each week or month.

p.s. this is a total freebie – and can be shared with others.

By Nina East

Do Those Sales Letters Really Need to Be So Long?
Michele Pariza Wacek (Michele PW) - Love-Based Biz Strategist and Copywriter

Ah, this is THE number 1 question I get asked. “Do you really need all those words on a long sales letter? I never read those long sales letters, do they actually work?

The short answer is “yes.” (See, direct response copywriters CAN be brief.) And no, it’s not because I can charge all sorts of money the longer they get. It’s because yes, long sales letters actually make more sales than shorter ones.

Why do they work? Well, it’s because people have a lot of questions when they’re deciding whether to buy something or not. And if you don’t answer all those questions to their satisfaction they’re not going to plunk down the money.

By Michele Pariza Wacek (Michele PW)

Social Media Tip: Go Micro
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Forget climbing to 6 digits on Twitter, and ditch the “approve anyone and everyone” policy on Facebook.

If you’re like most people who’ve followed that advice, you’re probably looking at a bunch of strangers who crowd your Facebook wall with Blingee postcards and spam you with Mafia Wars invites.

Resist the urge to go for the numbers.

The word for this year: Micro

Of course you need to build a network, so don’t misunderstand this as an invitation to have a network of 3.

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I’m Just Not Gonna Take It Anymore
Sandra P. Martini - Business Growth & Marketing Expert

Have you ever put up with things, tolerations as it were and then, finally, you have enough and refuse to deal with it anymore?

That’s exactly where I am with the design of my email newsletter.

I just don’t like it anymore.

And while a new one is currently being designed, I couldn’t bring myself to send out even one more issue with the design I’ve been tolerating.

So. . .there’s no standard ezine this week.

Instead, a few questions for you to ponder:

  1. It’s midnight and you’re answering client emails. Is this a boundary issue or are you working on your terms?
  2. You’re in the office Monday through Friday, from 9am – 5pm, have you created a J O B for yourself or are you maintaining boundaries?
  3. Are you working when you THINK you should or when you’re most productive?

So what are you tolerating and, more importantly, what are you going to do about it?

By Sandra P. Martini

Bring Your Joyful Business Guide™ System
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Yesterday, I shared the fourth of five tips, and today is the last of our Tips for Creative Planning for a Joyfully Successful 2010. I hope you’re getting excited about your business and really stepping into the creative side of being an entrepreneur. (Tip #1: schedule a creative planning day. Tip #2: Get out of your home office. Tip #3: Bring your favorite supplies. Tip #4: Set the stage for inspiration.)

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Your Best Is Always Good Enough
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Do you remember that inner voice? You know – the one that we have to put a muzzle on, and train? The one that says that “we can do better”, what we did was “not good enough”, and even “you’re a failure”. Can you tell why that voice needs to be silenced? First and foremost, because it is wrong! We gain nothing from “beating ourselves” up about things. In fact, it is a serious waste of energy that could be spent building ourselves up. By the way, remember we are only supposed to be speaking to ourselves in an exemplary manner, if you’re not, put that rubber band back on your wrist.

Let’s face it we are human and we’re not perfect. Now that that has been said, there are going to be times when you cannot give something one-hundred percent, just sixty and that’s okay as long as you’re doing YOUR best. What is your best? Your best is whatever you are capable of in the moment. Will it change? Absolutely! I’ll bet that you are capable of performing better when you are feeling well, are well-rested, and are fed, as opposed to sick, exhausted, and starving. See how other factors can come into play to change the level of best that we are able to provide at a given time? Does that mean that if you give 40-percent instead of 90-percent that you are a failure? Absolutely Not! So long as you give that 40- percent your best effort. This really IS all about YOU!

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Not My Grandma’s Oakland
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In the early 20th century, my mom’s parents settled in Oakland, California to start a new life. Prior to that, they lived through the tumultuous times of the Mexican Revolution. My mom and her siblings were born at home in Oakland’s Fruitvale district (home birth way before it was cool), and my grandmother stayed at that same house until she was 95 years old.

Oakland has always had a place in my heart, but when you talk about the city people react strongly. You see, Oakland has an “image problem”.

Starting with Gertrude Stein who proclaimed “there’s no THERE there”, and up to the  decades of high crime rates, Oakland was loved by its residents but not by the rest of the world.

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