Do you rely more on life experience or book smarts? I think the correct answer should be "both." Here's why. ⠀⠀
Life experience is invaluable. It teaches you how things ACTUALLY work in real life. The do's and the donts. ⠀⠀
Sometimes these lessons can be hard and painful. Sometimes they are pleasing and joyful. ⠀⠀
Book smarts is also invaluable. It teaches you HOW you can do real life. ⠀⠀
It doesn't do it for you. It doesn't teach you through your own experience.... but someone elses experience. ⠀⠀
The value of books is that you can learn from someone else, from their life experience, how YOU can do things so you don't make the same mistakes or miss out on effective ways to conduct your life. ⠀⠀
Books are an investment into your future. They are not as practical as life experience, but they also save you from many painful life experiences. ⠀⠀
Invest in yourself. ⠀⠀
What are some books that changed your life?
Yasss - This right here is a reality check and it’s sooooo true. I’ve personally done this so much that I’ve missed opportunities, made people who were most important to me in life feel unimportant, and worse all because we get stuck in our own head with the B.S. 🛑 CUT IT OUT. Repost (& FOLLOW IF YOU’RE NOT) @marketyourmessage ・・・
When I first thought of starting a coaching business I was VERY reluctant. I thought Why would anyone listen to me? I done destroyed my life. How can I teach anyone to make money when I'm struggling to make money? I just lost my Salon, how can I teach people to grow a business? How can I empower people to fix their life when I can't keep mine straight for 30 whole days?
But then it hit me, there are so many things I've done wrong but that did not take away from my experiences and what I did right. I did not have to embellish. I just needed to be true and take my people on the journey with me. I needed to start where I was.
Has anyone told you that before? Start where you are?
I started first sharing my stories. I started teaching people how to grow their following and create engaging IG content. Why? Because that's what I did even though I was still struggling to convert, I had no problem growing an audience. I started teaching people how to generate leads. I taught/served from where I was.
Once I started converting like crazy, hitting six figures, getting on stages, selling out events, landing collaborations, my language started to change. I became more and more confident. My lessons became more intense and my social proof 10x'd.
Why am I being so open and raw in this post? Because I believe many of you THINK you have to arrive before you can impact.
That's absolutely FALSE. START FROM WHERE YOU ARE.
Your story needs to be heard. Your message holds the power to change lives and your experiences is equivalent to $$$$ Stop talking yourself out of BEING GREAT!
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Plusieurs de mes clientes ont beaucoup de difficulté à facturer ce qu'elles valent vraiment. Elles ont tendance à se sous-évaluer, ce qui donne comme résultat final qu'elles travaillent comme des défoncées, sans réellement s'arrêter sur ce qu'elles veulent vraiment faire de leur vie ou se concentrer sur l'entreprise de rêve qu'elles voudraient tant construire (ce que je ne veux pas pour vous)!
Un des facteurs clé pour construire et démarrer une entreprise sans avoir à négliger votre qualité de vie, est de vous créer une vie qui allie liberté et flexibilité, afin de ne pas vous retrouver à bout de souffle, sans énergie! Vous pouvez me croire, je sais ce que c'est d'arriver au bout du rouleau. En effet, si vous désirez démarrer une entreprise et que vous ne savez par où commencer, vous vous retrouverez rapidement éparpillée et vous drainerez toute votre énergie parce que vous allez essayer de tout faire par vous-même! Je suis passée par là moi aussi, et je peux vous aider! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Are you telling your story? .
If not we have 1 question, why?
The fear of public speaking is greater than being burned to death in a fire. .
It is also the number one way to expose yourself to your ideal clients. .
We provide a safe space to help you face your fear and connect with your ideal clients. .
Join us this Saturday Nov 17th.
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This is stacked living. This is also incredible architecture. An architect gave their everything to design this.
Behind every person, product, building etc. is a story. Oftentimes we never find out what that story is.
Behind your life is a story. You can leave your mark on this world through it.
What are you going to write in your story?
Today I was sad and unproductive..yes, those days happen to me too☺️..but in the afternoon I picked my oldest daughter Lanni up from school and then she put a sticker “strong go-getter” on my forehead (As you can see on the pic) saying: ‘Mama don’t be so sad..You are the strongest, most hardworking woman I know and I love what you are doing for other women to feel good and strong too. You are the best💪’ And you know, that made me realized that our actions, not words, define how we lead by example!💎💎 Do you agree?
There still time to book your 121 business coaching and mentoring session to move forwards in your business or startup.
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EXPECT MIRACLES | How do you wander through your life? Constantly looking out for those things that don't work or expecting miracles - even in the most problematic situations? ❤
I had a beautiful and tough weekend in Munich at an art fair, where my parents exhibited with their art gallery. Perhaps I will tell you in the future about the tough parts... 😅
What's so interesting about it? I made very unexpected new CONNECTIONS which can potentially increase my reach manyfold.
Just as a reminder, I have reached my current business success with a very SMALL AUDIENCE. No big newsletter list, not a famous name, nothing special, less than 1.000 fans on IG and FB. I tell you, that shouldn't keep you from making 6figures a year! 😉
The past weekend opened new doors for me where I might increase my reach to thousands and many many more. I wasn't expecting anything specific. However, I stay OPEN and WELCOMING for MIRACLES. For those things outside of our comfort zone. For the unexpected. For GREAT THINGS.
I let life happen through me, instead me trying to control things. I give up control and surrender. I take challenging situations as a sing for great things happening instead of defeat.
What can YOU take from this, my dear? Give up resistance. Surrender your life to those higher circumstances you can't control. Accept THAT as your life without needing it to be different. Live THROUGH YOUR EMOTIONS and don't try to keep them away from you.
I am deeply grateful and send you so much love from this beautiful little island Cyprus!
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CONTENT PLANNING | "Failing to plan is planning to fail"
In order to start planning your content you need to look into what type of content there is first. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
> Created content : This content you have literally created from scratch and should consist of promotional and valuable posts.
> Curated content : is content you have sourced from other people in your industry (Share the love and make sure you give them a mention). > Evergreen content : is something that you can re-use over and over again because it has no expiration date (Hint : look at the categories you have on your website ex, the about section, blog posts, where to find you on social media).
The ratio for the perfect content plan is a 50/50.
50% evergreen content and a 50% combination between curated and created content.
P.S We love @smarterqueue because it recycles your evergreen content for you! Make sure you are consistently adding content to your categories to keep it fresh!
Your audience is bound to double tap on posts that either educates them, entertains them (everyone loves a good meme or GIF), inspires them and informs them! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
If you loath planning or just don't know where to begin, the founder of HBC, @ashleyknightco has launched her amazing Plan with Ashley workshop to get you prepared and inspired in all things planning! (P.S. check out the planners she has created - they are exactly what you need to get organised!) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
All the deets are on her website - so copy and paste this link and see for yourself!
Got tips for surviving holiday prep? While it seems that the holidays come earlier every year, I like to keep a few tricks in my back pocket to prepare for the seasonal rush. I always spend the first two weeks preparing for holiday sales. After 4 years of working the kinks out, I finally have a method to maintain sanity during my busiest time of year.⠀
What about you?⠀
I’m welcoming advice from business owners and NONtrerpreneurs alike!⠀
"Let's make a deal, okay?" - My husband patiently suggested to me last Wednesday ... I did not know what he was going to say, but I said yes (Oops!). He came up with this special challenge for me and said:
"Every time you say something negative about yourself, you have to say something positive as well. An honest compliment for every time you criticize yourself (usually for no reason). Okay, you got me, boy!
This made me rethink my attitude towards life and myself, and has made me realize the tremendous effect positive thinking can have on my life.
The praise works as a remedy for the harsh words we tend to tell ourselves and help us maintain a healthy energy level throughout the day!
I want to offer this challenge to you, girl! I invite you to exercise this practice for at least ONE week and reflect on how you feel.
Let’s get started? Comment below how this worked for you!
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When I decided to do my DoTERRA business in a new way. Meaning not harassing my friends and family I knew it could be done with in the use of social media.⠀
I’m actually blogging about the whole experience over in my blog. **link in profile**⠀
I’m half way to my first goal in less than 3 months. Tonight I spent some time writing a letter to my presidential diamond self. If you haven’t done that. Do it, it’s liberating. Then inhale an oil to lock in the intention. ⠀
Let’s get ready to do this thing!
Today was one of those “I can’t believe this is my life” days.
My hubby and I went to Clearwater beach which is just a short drive from our home. 🚙
The weather was gorgeous ☀️ We picked up seashells 🐚
The water was stunning 🏖
We laughed until tears were streaming down 🤣
It was just a really great day!
It had me reminiscing about the days we lived in Iowa, dreaded the cold 🥶 winters each year, and struggled financially because I wasn’t making much as a behavioral therapist.
Here’s the lesson.
We could’ve picked option (A) which would have included staying in Iowa and continuing to complain about the weather, our jobs, and our finances.
We could’ve picked option (B) which included us dreaming big, making a plan, working hard to make it happen, and taking BIG risks like moving across country from everything we’ve ever known.
It was scary AF but we picked option B and we couldn’t be happier.😉 Since then we’ve BOTH advanced in our careers.
We love the warm weather, and we bought our first home! 🏡
If you’re unhappy with something in your life right now (relationship, career, house etc.) what are you doing to change it?
Don’t choose option A if it means being miserable when there are other options out there that will improve your quality of life!
The road to get here wasn’t easy, but it sure was worth it. 🚦
What area of your life are you feeling called to improve?
Vous avez des problèmes à trouver des clients parfaits et idéaux qui ont réellement les moyens de payer vos services?
Cela est peut-être dû au fait que vous ne vous démarquez pas assez dans votre domaine — ce qui veut dire que votre message n’est pas assez clair et à retravailler afin de bien cibler et attirer vos clients idéaux comme vous l'espéreriez.
Posez-vous la question suivante...
Est-ce que votre message est assez clair en ce qui a trait à la TRANSFORMATION et aux RÉSULTATS que vous offrez?
Les gens aiment et veulent savoir que vous avez réussi, que vous avez été dans cette situation, et quel plan vous avez adopté pour vous en sortir. Ils veulent connaître votre plan — alors, partagez-le! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Aimeriez-vous attirer à vous 3 nouveaux clients en 1 semaine?
Je vous partage tous mes outils marketing pour y arriver dans mon Défi Facebook "3 nouveaux clients en 1 semaine" >> lien dans ma bio 👆
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this is really and truly how i feel today.
like work is LOVE.
i've been awake since before 4, and at my desk for serious since 6am. It's back to being 4 again, in the afternoon this time, and I just want to keep going. Pretty soon I'll have to stop, to take Burnsy for a walk, but everything in me just wants to keep motoring on.
Not because I'm anxious or stressed or feeling like i HAVE TO.
Purely for the joy of GETTING TO.
Because I love this, what I do, helping entrepreneurs grow their money, their results, their impact.
Helping others do better so they can do good in the world. It's pure joy.
Creating a business is a lot of hard work, sure, and also a lot of freedom and creativity and fun. Building a team? Wow, that is more love right there. Just the greatest thing ever.
this is what i wish for you, too. that your work is love, too. that you feel this combo sense of awe + excitement + creativity + joy + humility + challenge + satisfaction. 🦋
work doesn't have to be nothin' but drudgery, no ma'am. put some love on it.
If you’re trying to grow a multiple 6 figure business with a bunch of low ticket or customized offers— you’ve got it all backwards. 🤦♀️ This is for my service based biz babes— those of you that are coaches, consultants, even copywriters.
STOP 🛑 SELLING LOW TICKET OFFERS.
At least until you’ve built a large enough audience and following that creates the volume of demand where you can consistently profit without needing to market it. 😉😌 Here’s what you need to do instead:
Have a high touch, super intimate experience for your clients that creates EPIC results consistently.
Streamline the delivery of the offer so it’s as scalable as possible.
BLOW THAT PUPPY UP. 💅👌✨ Talk about it like Christmas music in December. 😜
Do this until you’ve created a large enough fan base where delivery is a problem. 💁♀️ Meaning, you’re in such a high demand that you no longer have the capacity to take on the influx of clients wanting your service. 🙏🙌 #qualityproblems
THEN, you can introduce lower ticket offers that you can capitalize on to create consistent residual income without depending on them to keep you alive.
It’s SO MUCH EASIER to connect with fewer people on a deeper level then trying to market to the masses with a surface level concept. ☝️☝️☝️ GO DEEP. 🌶🌶
There’s no point sitting here stressing or complaining about your audience growth or size if you have yet to convert your current following into raving fans or customers.
Start with the audience you have right now, create an offer that’s magnetizing and it compels them to take initiative because it’s relevant AF
As your audience builds trust with you, you establish authority and credibility and with this, your audience will organically grow with you.
Be patient young grass hopper. ;) Post extended on FB ;) be sure to friend me for all the yummy deets. 👑👑 #onlinemarketingtips#onlinemarketingstrategies#servicebasedbusiness#businesscoachingforwomen#marketingstrategy#marketingtips#buildingabusiness#howtobuildanentrepreneur#femaleentrepreneurs#inspiringwomen#sandiegobabes#sandiegoentrepreneur#girlbosslife#bossbabementality
I’m pleased to announce that the Small Business Club Yearly Audit booklet is now available! I run this face to face course twice a year, helping those running home-based Small businesses to understand how to set their goals for the coming year and what they need to consider to set themselves up for success.
The workbook takes approximately two hours to complete, and is designed to help you review the past (asking you why you started the business), to visualise the future (asking what you want to achieve this year) so that you can act with purpose in the present.
The booklet is available for the special price of £22 for the rest of the year, so if you are looking for a way to inspire you and motivate you to grow your business in 2019, then what have you got to lose? The link is the bio :-). #coaching#business#businesscoaching#businesscoachingforwomen#smallbusiness#smallbusinessowner#smallbusinessowners#smallbusinessuk#homebasedbusinessowner#homebasedbusiness
Life does seem like a juggling act at times. What is something in your life that you have been wanting to do, or know you should be doing but keep telling yourself you don’t have the time? Does time become more of the excuse or there is true adversity that you face?
Recently my daughter, Bailey, asked my husband and I to try focusing our food choices around a plant-based diet to enjoy greater health benefits. At first the thought seemed impossible. No meat, no dairy? What?! What would we eat? Does that mean cheese too? Wouldn’t we be hungry all the time?
Bailey, who is an amazing chef, promised us that she would be there to assist us with our food choices like she does with her clients. Because we’re her parents we get a discount. ;)
The interesting part, the element that really had stopped me initially, was thinking about all that was going on in my life. How could I manage taking on that one more task (another ball up in the air) of learning how to eat so differently?
Just a few weeks into it now I am finding is that it has made eating more interesting – not an automatic reactive process but one that I am now putting more thought and effort into. We have not starved and actually are finding so many more new foods that are really much better for our bodies and taste delicious too.
The time issue I was worried about… when it’s something you really care about you have the time to make it happen. Also, having someone to help you through the process keeps you from having to do it on your own.
How would your life change if you threw another ball up into the air that would improve your life as you made it part of your own daily juggle? Who could help you catch it?
When we stretch and step outside the normal day to day of our lives there is so many treasures that can be found. If not now, when?
In one of my first posts ever on @financeandfreedom I talked about how credit cards can be a GOOD thing. Well, they can also be a VERY BAD thing if they're not used strategically. 😤
Personally, I use my credit card way more than cash. That's because credit cards are so convenient and offer certain protections that cash can't. However, I ALWAYS pay off my balance at the end of the month. Why? So I don't have to pay interest on top of next months bill! 😅
If you have a credit card and choose to only pay the minimum monthly payment, you're racking up SO MUCH interest it's crazy. These companies will charge interest rates of 10%+ and suck people into a vicious cycle of never ending credit card debt. Don't get sucked in. Outsmart the credit card companies and payoff your credit card every month! 💪🏻
Do you use a credit card? Have you fallen victim to this vicious cycle of debt? Let me know in the comment section below! 👇🏻
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Day 6 of Effortless Success In Your Portable Career And Business Summit
I was excited to be interviewed by @dominika_miernik
Claim your Free Spot Here: http://dmcoaching.eu/it/effortlesssuccesssummit/ 🔥 Monika’s introduction of me: Alena is a certified coach, trainer, and speaker educated in Marketing Management, Sociology (HONS) and Human Resources Management. During her corporate journey, she developed expertise in the following areas: coaching, training, recruitment, project coordination, and leadership 🚀🚀. She will be speaking about: How To Overcome Your Limiting Beliefs And Finally Stop Playing Small and sharing her tips and resources in this interview for FREE.
This Summit is all about creating and growing your portable career and business in an effortless way.
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Please share this event with anyone you know who might benefit, expats, expat partners, aspiring digital nomads, online entrepreneurs
Lord isn’t this the truth.⠀
Everything seems impossible until you actually do it. That’s what I like to call moving yourself out of the comfort zone.⠀
That’s the thing that’s telling you it’s impossible to do anyway because it wants to keep you safe. And if you’ve never done it before it must not be safe...so the mind thinks.⠀
If others have a successful business that’s thriving and growing then you can too. You are no different!
Happy Monday!!! Sis, I know you feel like you're juggling it all at times… and Guess what? I do too!!!
However, my family is my world. I knew if I was going to build a business, that I would do so around my life, which is my family. Providing a system of support and success so other women can do the same truly lights me up.
As the proud momma of three boys, I am able to volunteer at their school and in our community, showing support as an entrepreneur, a mother, and woman. My work-life balance schedule is my choice. Yours can be, too!
Good morning! Monday, new week, new thoughts! 💎Do you often feel like not rocking your boat or appearing confrontational, so you refrain from saying or doing what is necessary to get ahead and advance your career or business? If so, please check my recent blog post - link in BIO ⬆️🚀🔥