New Year’s Resolution vs Life Resolution

Resolution

Typically this is the time of year that we start to think making a New Year’s Resolution. It is a commitment that you make to a project or reforming a habit. Unfortunately, we often don’t follow through with our intentions.

We’ve all experienced setting our New Year’s Resolutions only to have them fall by the wayside by the end of January.

So what’s the solution?

Create a “life resolution”. Rather than focus on what you “should” do, make it fit with your vision for everyday life.

Focus on the results for you rather than just the goal itself. For example, instead of setting a goal of losing 20 pounds, why not focus on getting fit so you can go dancing, play with your kids or even just run up a flight of stairs without getting winded.

Tips for successful Life Resolutions –simple goal setting

1. Create a Plan – You X Change X Follow-thru = Success3
2. Create Your Plan IMMEDIATELY
3. Write Down Your Resolution and Plan
4. Think “Year Round,” Not Just New Year’s bonus recording on Annual planning
5. Remain Evaluate & Be Flexible

This entry was posted on December 29, 2015, in Blab.

Setting Boundaries as an Entrepreneur

Boundaries are essential to healthy relationships, a healthy life and a healthy business. When you work from home it can be particularly difficult to set boundaries. People often assume that because you’re home you’re free to talk, visit or run errands for friends and family who have “real” jobs.

Setting boundaries is a skill. Unfortunately, it’s a skill that many of us don’t learn, according to psychologist and coach Dana Gionta, Ph.D. We might pick up pointers here and there from experience or through watching others.Setting boundaries

But for many of us, boundary-building is a relatively new concept and a challenging one.

When we possess healthy personal and professional boundaries we:

  • Have improved self-confidence and a healthy self-concept.
  • Are more in touch with reality.
  • Are better able to communicate with others.
  • Have better more fulfilling relationships.
  • Have more stability and control over our lives and businesses.

Why do we NOT enforce or uphold our boundaries?

  • FEAR of rejection and, ultimately, abandonment.
  • FEAR of confrontation.
  • GUILT.
  • Lack of solid knowledge, as many of us were not taught how to effectively draw healthy boundaries

How to set Boundaries:

1. Name your limits – people can’t respect them if they don’t know what they are.
2. Tune into your feelings. If you’re feeling pressured, it’s possibly a sign someone has crossed a boundary.
3. Be direct.
4. Give yourself permission.
5. Practice self-awareness.
6. Consider your past and present.
7. Set a priority.
8. Seek support.
9. Be assertive.
10. Start small.

Expect resistance and push back! That’s okay. Both you and the people around you may be uncomfortable as you make changes. Some people may even test your boundaries, to see if you really mean it. Stick to your guns. It will get easier.

In the end you’ll be happier and more productive.

 

Setting Boundaries

This entry was posted on December 22, 2015, in Blab and tagged .

Do You Have the Right Niche?

When you’re first starting out in business, you’ll take any paying client. “Entrepreneurial prostitution” as Yvonne calls it.

However, eventually you’ll want to define your niche beyond “anyone with a pulse and money”.

Why?

  1. You’ll experience less competition
  2. You’re more likely to find your ideal clients
  3. It will reduce your marketing costs

Please watch the video then tell us what you think.

Do you have the right niche?
This entry was posted on December 15, 2015, in Blab.

Are These Success Myths Holding You Back?

If you’re not achieving the results you want, it’s possible you are hanging onto some beliefs about success that are not serving you.

There are many myths about success that can hold you back, keep you from the success you serve.

In this video live-stream Andrea Stenberg and Yvonne McCoy discuss what these myths are and more importantly, how to get past them.

Create It Once, Use Many Times: Repurposing Your Content Marketing

Content repurposing is altering a single piece of content to make it fresh by changing up the format. In other words, create it once and use it many times.

Benefits of Content Repurposing

Expanding one idea ­– Brainstorming can take a long time. When you repurpose your content, you can get many pieces of content from one single idea.

Cut creation time –When you repurpose your content you save major time.

Cut content creation time – If you are outsourcing  content, you can save money by repurposing the content you repurposed. Purchasing  one article, or PLR can lead to 10 pieces of content

Serve multiple audiences – Many people learn better from one medium compared to another. Repurpose your content into as many formats as possible.

Cross promotion – When you repurpose you have a great chance to cross promote. Whenever you post your content, you can link to the related content that you repurposed. Like a blogpost that links to video.

This entry was posted on November 17, 2015, in Blab.

Overcoming Objections – It’s an Opportunity

When you are having a sales conversation with a potential customer at some point they will likely have “objections” – questions about whether your product or service is right for them.

If you are new to the idea of selling, objections can seem like the end of the sales process. However, if you expect them and are prepared to respond, they can be an opportunity to move your prospect from a “maybe” to a “yes”.

In this livestream Blab video we discussed that there are only 5 basic objections.

  • I can’t afford it or don’t have the money.
  • I don’t have time or this is not a good time
  • I need to check with a 3rd party –spouse/business partner
  • I need to think about it
  • My inner voice is telling me no

Want to learn how to handle the objections? Please watch this video.