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Now you can effectively set goals & reach them (part 3) — March 30, 2016

Now you can effectively set goals & reach them (part 3)

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Humans are creatures of habits. Many of the bad habits we have are a result of poor education or a lack of knowledge. Good habits are usually perceived as harder to acquire. This is a myth. Your mind can equally do both good and bad habits with the same amount of effort and energy. This is a good thing because whatever you train yourself to do for while, will eventually become automatic and effortless.
Properly setting goals is one of the good habits that every “doer” must gain in order to set way for genuine victory. This isn’t the first nor the last time will you hear this, about the importance of goal setting in your overall achievements. If you missed the first two parts of goal setting here’s a quick summary. In the first part of goal setting we defined the big picture of your success, your ultimate dream becoming real. The importance of visualizing the bigger picture is that it keeps you motivated and gives you direction in your daily decision making. If you missed that part you can check it here. In the second part of setting goals and reaching them, we targeted every element of your big picture and turned it into a SMART, precise, achievable goal within a time frame. Now in this third and last part of properly setting goals and reaching them, we will take each smart goal you have and make it work on a practical daily basis. By the end of this article you will have the right action-plan needed to take that huge leap forward towards your goals.
Here are the 3 principles for effectively reaching your goals:

1- Organize to prioritize:

Now that you have all your smart goals right, it’s time to organize them to be able to stay focused on one at a time. In order to do that, I usually put each goal in his proper category. Categories might vary from: personal development, family needs, finances, business progress, fitness & health; etc.  Let’s say I wanted to lose an amount of weight in the next six months. That goal would belong in a big category called fitness & health along with other goals like reducing the amount of sugar intake for example. Another goal like: “saving 5000$ in the next three months”; would belong in the finance category along with other money related goals. The idea here is to group together different goals under one category to be able to center your attention on the most urgent goals in every grouping. Once that pressing goal is achieved you can move forward to the next urgent one.
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2- Set your call-to-actions:

After organizing your goals in big categories, you can start with the most vital ones and move along to the less pressing goals to set your action plan needed to attain every target. Personally, I set action strategies for as long as 6 months ahead, but you can go ahead and plan trimesters or even a year in advance. The secret element to nailing your action plan is to be as precise as possible. You start from the bigger picture moving to the smaller details, set your yearly & monthly objectives first, then your weekly intentions all the way to your daily tasks – which will move you gradually closer to a week successfully achieved, then a month triumphing, all the way to your long term vision victory. I personally suggest giving enough time for the execution of every errand. Allow yourself to set the maximum time limit, this way you won’t create mental pressure on yourself and if you happen to finish before that point in time, the feeling of being ahead of your work will give you a boost of motivation to keep you going stronger and fiercer than ever before.

3- Regular follow-ups:

Having an organized schedule and the right action plan on your calendar is not quite enough to completely succeed at nailing your goals. You must regularly visit your program chart to make sure that you are moving according to the plan. Eventually, changes are inevitable so be flexible with that and most certainly true to yourself. No matter how much you plan ahead, something will almost always get in the way. If you get off track of your original plan, get back to it at the very first chance. If you have to delay a few meetings, make sure to get to them as soon as possible. If you must go ahead and jump into another chore, make sure you go back to the ones you missed and complete them. The important thing is to be flexible, patient and consistent.

Anticipating change is the greatest solution to all your worrying. I say worrying because many clients feel the pressure of having great dreams and greater plans to follow through them. Once they set their action plan, it might seem a bit too overwhelming for them. I always tell them: worrying won’t get the job done; worries will only create mental pressure and stress which will only sabotage your success before you even begin. Keeping a positive mental attitude based on patience and presence, is just what you need not only to kick start your journey, but to make it till the end with your head held high. Make sure you keep track of your thoughts and become aware of any negative vibes you might be carrying around with you, because without awareness, you might as well be blindfolded.

At the end of this 3 parts blog of properly setting and achieving your goals, you are now fully ready to target your destination and reach it with more efficiency, less time and greater impact (as I promised you)!  I want to thank you for reading and taking the time to build the right good habits that will equip you for long-term success. If you are having any difficulties with any subject discussed please do not hesitate to contact me on +9619 260 641 ; I will be happy to assist you! Don’t forget to follow my blog and support my page to never miss a post!

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Now you can effectively set goals & reach them (part 2) — March 23, 2016

Now you can effectively set goals & reach them (part 2)

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In my previous post we talked about setting your long-term vision of success, in this article you will learn how to effectively build your S.M.A.R.T. goals . Take every goal you have written down and think carefully and specifically about what you need to do to reach it. To set a SMART goal: Specific. Measurable. Attainable. Relevant. Time-Bound; every goal must meet these 5 criteria:
 
Specific: 
Your specific goal must clarify the way with as much preciseness as possible. Vague or generalized goals don’t provide enough direction and therefore have fewer chances of being accomplished. You need them to show you the way so make sure they are clear and well defined. In order to set a specific goal you must answer the six “W” questions:

1- WHO: who is involved? Am I alone on this or do I need someone’s help?
2- WHAT: what exactly do I want to accomplish?
3- WHERE: identify the location.
4- WHEN: establish a time framework.
5- WHY: identify the purpose of accomplishing this goal, the specific reasons or ultimate benefits of reaching this goal.
6- WHICH: identify the necessities to get there and the limits that might restrict you.



Measurable:
The second criterion for a well set goal is to be measurable. Now the focus here is on making the goal as assessable as possible to be able to keep track of progress. If your goal is not calculable, you cannot identify whether you are making steps forward towards the completion of your objective. Measuring your goal helps you or your team to stay on track, reach your finishing point on time and experience the euphoria of achievements. For a goal to be measurable, make sure you answer the 3 “H” questions:

How much?
How many?
How will I recognize when it’s accomplished?



Attainable:
An action-oriented goal is an achievable goal; when you set realistic yet challenging goals, you hit the balance you need. These are the types of goals that require you to “raise the bar” and they bring the greatest personal satisfaction. If you set extreme goals that are too high for you to reach they become unrealistic, you only demoralize yourself and wear down your confidence. However, resist making goals too easy that don’t require real effort and create a seed of fear for setting future goals with a risk of non-achievement. The idea is to set a goal that requires you to stretch out of your comfort zone: develop skills, abilities and financial growth to reach them. So ask yourself:

How can I reach this goal?
How realistic is my goal based on constraints?



Relevant:
This criterion stresses on choosing goals that matter. Many times you set goals that lack the relevance; but without the significance of a goal and the fact that it is aligned with your other goals or the overall goals of your team, it is less likely to be accomplished.  This is why your goal must be result-oriented.  A relevant goal can drive you, your team and all of your organization forward.  So make sure that the answers to the questions below are yes:

Is this goal worth the effort?
Does this goal meet our needs?
Is it the right time to accomplish it?



TIME-BOUND:
Without the time frame to measure your success, you miss out on the opportunity to celebrate your achievements. A goal remains a dream without the time you set out to realize it.  So make sure you set a precise time like this “18th June 2016” for example and not like “in the next few months”. It’s important to keep track of the time for every goal; it doesn’t matter if you reach it or not. The purpose is to quantify the result. You want to know absolutely, positively whether or not you hit the goal.



Stay tuned for next week’s part three of properly setting goals & reaching them; where we will discuss the practical follow up of every goal you have written down to help you reach it faster. By the end of part three, you will be fully ready to step into action and attain your success vision personally crafted by your dreams. Don’t forget to support my page and call me on +9619 26 06 41 to set your sample session.

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Ella M. Emanuel

 

Now you can effectively set goals & reach them (part 1) — March 16, 2016

Now you can effectively set goals & reach them (part 1)

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Have you ever wondered why – although you are working very hard, you are not getting anywhere significant in your life?
Ever thought about what your life would be like if you could use your full potential to fulfill your ultimate dreams?

We all set goals during our life span, few of us actually reach them, many of us give up on their dreams because we fail to turn them into attainable goals or profitable businesses. We eventually settle for a career that can provide us some stability with less internal development and satisfaction.
I also know that most of us are not properly taught how to effectively set goals. With that in mind, this article offers you the three key principles to setting goals. This article is divided to three parts to really allow you to fully comprehend the art of setting goals. There are many resources online, but these are the principles I apply in my personal and professional performance, here is part one:

  Setting your Long-term Vision:

Without a long-term vision, you sail and drift to unknown lands with no particular direction. A long-term vision of your future functions like a compass, keeps you directed and on the right track.  Get a paper and a pen; and write all your answers down. This is important because having the answers on paper will keep you focused and alert, always reminding you of your ultimate purpose. You can place that paper later on when you are done, somewhere where you can always come back to it to check it and retail it from time to time. Now, use your imagination to answer these specific questions to encompass all aspects  of your life.

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Where do I want to be in five, ten and even twenty years?
What do I want to achieve?
What career level do I want to reach?
Do I want to keep my current job?
Do I want to start my own business?
Do I need to learn new skills to allow me to get there?
Is there any specific knowledge to acquire to help me achieve these goals?
How much time do I want to be working?
How much do I want to earn?
Do I want to be married and start a family?
Do I want to grow older in good health?
Do I want to reach any athletic goals?
What are the measures that I am willing to take?
Do I want to develop any artistic skills or hobbies?
How will I be enjoying myself? (Be specific)
Is there any current behavior that is upsetting me today?
Is there a certain mindset I need to acquire to make this easier on myself?

Spend some time brainstorming and studying your options. After answering these questions on a piece of paper, you will find that you have covered almost every facet of your professional, fitness and personal development. You can also add questions that seem right for you. Then consider trimming your answers to have a smaller amount of significant goals to focus on. Setting your long-term vision gives you perspective to shape your decision-making on the long run and keep you motivated daily.

Stay tuned for next week’s part two of properly setting goals & reaching them; where we will discuss the 5 main criteria every goal you have written down needs to meet. By the end of part three, you will be fully ready to step into action and attain your success vision personally crafted by your dreams. Don’t forget to support my page and call me here to set your sample session.

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How to work smarter not harder and faster! — March 2, 2016

How to work smarter not harder and faster!

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Whether you’re an entrepreneur, a business owner, an employee or even a multi-job juggler like me, you often wish for an extra hour on the schedule to get that last duty out of the way. Whether you’re on a deadline or working on a long-term project, sometimes labor can keep you overnight. Working late hours isn’t a good choice neither for your health nor for your productivity maintenance, especially if you make a habit out of it. Now you might be a night crawler or a light digger, either way I put up a few tips, tricks and techniques to help you get the job done faster, smarter and more effectively. Here are my 10 proven strategies:

1- Priority planning: inspirationboost

Before you even start your day or preferably the night before (saves you time in the morning), grab a piece of paper and look at your tasks for the next day. Prioritize them from the most important to the least urgent. Start with the biggest or toughest tasks moving forward to the easier ones. This way if you end up only finishing your big task, you still get to feel like it was productive day.

2- Setting up your work space:

When you intend to maximize your productivity and minimize the distractions factors, you must be willing to take some time to off to set up your environment. The ergonomics of an area are the design factors that make your space clutter free with ease of access to all the equipment you need to work, when you need it, without breaking the flow of your work to find it.

3- Mono-tasking:
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Multi-taskers usually appear super achievers to most of us but the ugly truth behind it is that multi-tasking takes more time overall then focusing on one task at a time. Research suggests that it takes 20 minutes more or less to get into a mind set. When we multitask, we devote tiny pieces of attention and time to a succession of tasks. We actually waste more time doing so then actually focusing entirely on one task at a time and moving on to the next.

4- The 50/10 rule:

The brain’s full potential of work capacity can last for 50 minutes straight. Zone out and zoom into your task completely non-stop; after this, take a 10 minute break to grab a snack, a drink, go to the bathroom or stare out the window. Repeat this for three consecutive times to stay on track of the target without over-taxing your physical and mental resources. After the three hours work, I usually take an hour lunch break then get back to the 50/10 rule immediately.

5- Time Keeping:

You definitely saw this one coming. Time managing and tracking must be done precisely (so I suggest keeping a wrist watch). Assign a time limit for every task you want to accomplish per day. I insist on the time limit because setting the exact amount of time might interrupt a flow of work and turn out less adequate. During that time limit, don’t focus on finishing the task but on giving it your full undivided attention and energy.  Make sure to keep track of that time by the time you close a file and move to another for better time planning results.

6- Visualizing SMART Goals: SMART-goals

To maintain a high level of efficiency during your working hours, visualizing the bigger picture helps you stay motivated. Imagine yourself having accomplished your goals. What is your life like? Are you who you want to become? If not rethink your goals and set SMART goals: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely. Avoid setting unrealistic goals, they are simply unattainable. Write a personal mission statement, to guide your goals. Revise it periodically and update it. Put the ultimate goal in the spot light and not what you have to do to get there.

7- Eliminating Distractions:

Learn to say “no” to interruptions, avoid entertainment, put your phone away, refrain from checking your social media accounts, abstain completely from directing your attention to anything other than your duty during your working hours. Learn to put your responsibilities first, grant value to your flow of effort or you will have to waste time building it up again. Doing this will construct your sense of duty thus giving you more comfort against eliminating distractions.

8- Question your habits:

Habits are not only our manner of perceiving the world and reacting to it but also about the actions we take routinely. If you wake up too late, you might want to consider getting an early start. If you procrastinate a lot, you need alertness to motivate yourself by being ready to act upon your thoughts. Examine your habits and question your relation to the world through them. What changes would you make in your habits to assist you in attaining your goals?
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9- Find Quality time for yourself:

No matter how hectic things might be around you, maintaining a reasonable life-work balance is crucial for long term success. Take some time off daily to do at least one thing that you truly enjoy doing away from obligations. Take a long walk, have a yoga session, hit the gym, maybe unleash your creative wild side on a musical instrument or a canvas. Whatever you choose, be grateful for it. Sometimes, you might have to step on your weekend just a little bit to finish up undone projects; this is fine as long as you find time to make the best of what life has to offer.

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This space was intentionally left for my readers to fill out. What works best for you? Maybe also what didn’t work for you?  What have you succeeded in accomplishing? What major change affected your productivity once and for all? What kind of experience did you gain? What helped you through it? What outstanding breakthrough have you had in your work area? What unique stories do you have to share with the elleadit.co community? Do share in the comment box or in a private message. Don’t forget to support my page to never miss a post and directly reclaim your free coaching session right here.

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How to build resilience and face any life crisis — February 17, 2016

How to build resilience and face any life crisis

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Hard times come across our path pretty often through this living adventure. Death of a loved one, bankruptcy, relational loss, terrorist attacks, serious illness or any other traumatic events are all examples of very challenging experiences. How people react to these situations makes them or breaks them.

Now each one of us is unique and possesses several mechanisms of defense to help us cope with tough situations, yet we all go through the same stages of healing after a bad experience. First, one will go into a state of denial; when something so hurtful happens suddenly our mind refuses it. This defense mechanism helps us stray away from reality and gives our mind more time to swallow the pain. Second stage is anger, as soon as you start boiling up and unleashing loads of negative tension, you should know that you’re moving along in your healing period. Third, you start feeling sad: you go into a general low mood; you might burst into tears with no reasons or even isolate yourself from the world in your own corner, this is a “Reactional” depression. This is the peak of your transition, after that comes acceptance; you can start seeing your situations in a different angle, a more objective perspective, you let go of the guilt carried around from your depression and a sun ray shines into your soul. When the light finally emerges in your life, you can become more present, let go of the past and carry on to the future. resilience1

Having a strong resilience means passing through all those painful stages and moving on quicker. Being a resilient person means that you are able to make reality your friend faster than most people would and change accordingly to adapt to your current situation. Now that you are familiar with the stages, let’s jump into the techniques to help you build your resilience:

1- Nurture Yourself:
Caring for your needs in hard times might be the last thing you want to be doing. People often neglect their health especially in hardships which eventually leads to making it worse. Focus on building your self-nurturance skills even when you are troubled: make sure you eat well even If you don’t have a big appetite, make sure to sleep at least 6 hours, to exercise and to do something you love. This will boost your resilience levels and help you face life’s challenges.

2- Be flexible & positive:
While some people are broken by changes, highly resilient people quickly adapt and thrive: embracing change is essential to building resilience. By learning to be more adaptable, you equip yourself for any life crisis. Having a positive outlook to life also enhances your chances to overcoming any obstacle. Being optimist doesn’t mean ignoring the situation but it means that you accept it and you believe in yourself enough to know that you can face anything that comes your way and step out triumphing. Research has demonstrated that self-esteem plays a major role in coping with stress. Remind yourself of your accomplishments and become more confident about your own ability to adapt. This builds more resilience for future crisis.12651108_10156486059095054_1287368723599479766_n

3- Surround yourself:
While many of us might keep their problems to themselves, resilient people often share theirs with people they love, trust, or even a professional. While sharing might not actually make the problem go away but it will definitely make you feel better about it. Once you get to verbalize the pain, the pain starts to diminish. Having a group of close friends or developing tight bonds with your family or partner can help ease the pain away or at least take your mind of the problem for a while.  If you seek a professional, he or she will help you look at things differently and find solutions.

4- Practice problem solving:
Resilient people don’t just sit there and watch the problem hoping it will go away. They face it, accept it and start working on it. Make a list of possible solutions, check out different methods, and don’t be afraid of leaving your comfort zone because resolving your problem counts on trying new strategies. After all, you cannot solve a problem with the same kind of thinking that created it.  So get to work, even if you have to take small steps, the important thing is to move forward no matter how slow you are going. Characteristics-of-resilience

5- Find your purpose:
In the face of tragedy, finding a sense of purpose can play an important role in recovery. This might involve becoming involved in your community, cultivating your spirituality, or participating in activities that are meaningful to you. When you find yourself becoming overwhelmed by a situation, take a step back to simply assess what is before you. Brainstorm possible solutions, and then break them down into smaller steps. Finally set manageable goals to deal with your problem.  Prioritize them by order of urgency, and focus on one at a time to accomplish it with greater impact.

To conclude, resilience is fundamental for your long-term success. Working on the skills to build it is worth the effort and time because being able to face any life crisis and adapt to it in the minimum time range, saves you endless of healing periods and puts you right back on track of achieving your vision and dream life style.
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Do your words carry power? (7 tips for public speaking) — February 10, 2016

Do your words carry power? (7 tips for public speaking)

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Public speaking is a great way for an entrepreneur to leverage his time; after all speaking to the right audience for an hour can save you endless hours of individual conversations.  The goal here is clear: get your message across to as many people as possible that might be interested in what you have to offer.

Delivering a powerful public speech requires not only confidence, humor but also techniques to connect with your audience on a personal level to transmit your message and leave them feeling more powerful and satisfied.

Toastmasters International’s public speaking club, empowers individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders. After experiencing it myself, I put together a resume of advices and tips on how to land better speeches:

  1. Mental shift from “fear of humiliation” to “being better than your audience”: the larger the audience the more paralyzing the anxiety. The shift should be done once the anxiety begin, recognize it and move directly to thinking that the audience are  looking up to you to hear what you have to say, which will automatically boost your confidence level.

  2. Make your message clear and simple and deliver it directly in your speech: make it easy for you audience to detect their take away message and give the call-to-action or CTA for their next steps.

  3. Connect with your audience personally:  the only thing you should care about when you give a speech is your audience. Be conscious only to how the audience is responding to you and adjust your attitude accordingly. In order to do that, you must shift your attitude form doing to being. Being present in the actual moment. 17685556-A-colorful-sticky-note-arrangement-shows-a-public-speaking-concept-with-gestures-podium-business-ner-Stock-Photo

  4. Use your skills: if you are good with words, speak eloquently; if you are good with humor, make a joke; balance your character appropriately.

  5. Find the equilibrium in your emotional state: if you start your speech in humor, don’t turn it into a stand-up comedy; don’t keep your full speech heavy either, you don’t want to depress your audience. They need to feel empowered by the time you are done.

  6. Practice, practice, practice: you write a speech for the audience not yourself; practice in front of people who will give you honest feedback. You can adjust your speech as a result of a few feedbacks.

  7. Visualize don’t memorize:  if you memorize your speech word by word, your performance will suffer. Instead, visualize the important ideas of your speech in the form of a map, that way you can comfortably talk about it without forgetting any important details.

The purpose of public speaking for any entrepreneur is the same: connecting with potential clients and introducing them to your service or product.
If you have any suggestions please leave them in the comment box. Check out this video for additional information on communication skills given out by Matt Abraham, one of my personal favorite lecturers from Stanford School of Business.
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You don’t have to be a public speaker to speak eloquently! — February 3, 2016

You don’t have to be a public speaker to speak eloquently!

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Speaking eloquently can enhance your entrepreneur’s persona in several areas of your life but mainly business: it makes you sound smarter no matter what your IQ level is. There are different types of speakers:

          The confused:  usually repeats himself and talks about things interesting basically to himself.

          The logical: usually gets the message across clearly without leaving a memorable impact.

          The fluent: usually can be very clear and convincing.

          The eloquent: usually uses both verbal and body language to win the attention and hearts of his listeners.

Fortunately, speaking eloquently is a skill that can be taught, practiced and mastered. Here are the techniques to help you get started:

1- Relax, straighten your spine:

Leaning forward masks a lack of confidence. Leaning back to the extreme reflects an attitude of “fight or flight”. Maintaining a relaxed posture reveals confidence and will make listeners believe your words.  Keep your head upright and chin high to show determination and pride rather than a tense neck that strangles your words.

2- Position your body strategically:

Reorient your sitting position when moving from one idea to another or move from one side to another if you are giving a public speech standing up.  Incline slightly to emphasize on a concept.

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3- Emphasize key points with hand gestures and pauses:

Use your hand movements as if they emerge from your words.  This will help your audience stay on track with you. Use your hands actively only; no scratching or playing with your pen: this will take away the charm of your speech. Also, add small pauses before you start a new sentence to maximize the importance of your talk.

4- Use tonality in your communication:

Make sure you are heard by all, not too low, but not too loud either. Speak at different speeds because keeping it on a regular speed quickly turns it boring. Speak quickly if you are summarizing; speak slowly depending on the importance of what you are saying, thus giving time to your audience to absorb the information. 

5- Pay attention to your audience:

Make sure you use words that all your listeners understand. Using complicated words makes you look snobbish so make sure you simplify the complex terms.  Also, make sure they are listening to you, so make eye contact with everyone don’t just let your vision wander in the ceiling. Avoid rotating your vision sideways because it makes you look distrustful, and if you have to take a sneak peek at your notes, look downward without nodding your head.

 

Now that you have learned the basics of eloquence speaking what’s left to do is practice, practice, practice to make it perfect. If you find this useful do share your experience in the comment box, click the share button and Facebook like button to spread the eloquence around and stay tuned for next week’s article on public speaking!

 

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Ella

The lazy entrepreneur’s guide to growing their business — January 27, 2016

The lazy entrepreneur’s guide to growing their business

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Since most of us didn’t inherit a fortune, entrepreneurship is the only way to obtain riches.

Let’s start by setting the record straight once and for all: Anyone can become filthy rich and it has nothing to do with your education or your profession. Getting rich begins with the way you think, your beliefs and how you perceive making money. If you are reading this, then you probably come from a middle class or poor family, you probably adopt your parent’s philosophies about money, and you most definitely are settling for less then you deserve because you are unaware of how to move beyond it.


 

While most of us think that becoming rich is out of our control, people like Donald Trump know that it’s really an inside job. Going from millionaire to bankruptcy and coming back richer than ever is not just a matter of luck. It’s a cause and effect relationship. The cause of our behavior is our belief system, and the effect of our behavior is the result we get. Change the cause, and by default, you automatically change the behavior and bottom line the result.

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Unfortunately for most of us, we are given the advice to get an education, find a job, get married, have kids and be grateful. This is not the kind of advice to prepare you for large amounts of wealth. Instead, rich people believe that they have a right to be rich, fulfilled and happy. It all starts with your belief system. Without further notice, here are the principle foundations of a successful business:

1- Making your customer the priority:

If you are thinking about modifying your product, revising your employees program, taking a vacation… think how this will affect your customer! Don’t focus on the sales; make the customer at the center of your business. Learn to love your customer and they will love your company.

2- Adopting a sustainable and manageable growth strategy:

Whether you are offering a kick ass product or an irresistible service, choose one single standard of measurements and make your every day aim to beat yesterday’s  total.

3- Building a Solid foundation:

Any situation that brings in significant returns is based on a solid foundation built years earlier. A good foundation includes a network of investors, a strong relation with a banker and a trusted team of planners…etc.

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4- Creating personal relationships:

Many high profitable companies are built on human interactions with their customers. By picking a reasonable amount of good customers that you treat like royalty, you avoid being the business that tries to serve everyone at once. This is how you turn a one time customer into a life time client.

5- Being persistent:

Quitters never win and winners never quit. Succeeding in a business takes you longer, costs you more, and works you harder than you initially expected no matter the amount of planning and anticipating you put into it. Persistence is crucial to a winning game.

6- Staying focused and determined:

Most of the things you worry about never happen, it’s the things you don’t think about that actually occur. Stop wasting your time worrying because whatever you focus on expands. Your thoughts create your reality. And if your thoughts are focused on what could go wrong instead of what could go right then what you don’t want to happen instead of what you want to happen will come true. This is the Law of Attraction. Focus more on where you want to be: imagine it with every possible detail, and then visualize it: how does it feel like being there?  What are you driving? Which fabulous places are you visiting? Touch it as if it was already real … and before you know it, you will live it.

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What kind of person do you need to become to build the life you want to live? Write a plan of action that will help you grow into this person. Start by telling yourself that you deserve to be rich, have every right to be rich, and that being rich is an inside job. It’s up to you and only you.

Now that you know that it takes the mindset to build the successful business, the question becomes: What are you going to do about it?


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Your Success Coach & Business Strategist
Elle a Dit – Phone Coaching

http://www.elleadit.co

Ella

 

 

Are you living your life to the fullest? — January 20, 2016

Are you living your life to the fullest?

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Sometimes knowing where you are heading in life – let alone anticipating what is coming and finding ways to get there – is challenging to many people.  You can seldom find yourself alone, you suddenly look back and see that you have drifted away from the road that leads to your biggest dreams, and away from what really feels like the authentic you.


 

The life coach works with the individual to help him or her find direction in his life choices: career, finances, parenthood, nutrition and interpersonal relationships. The life coach provides intuitive guidance, motivational ideas and practical problem solving to help individuals down the path that they want to be on and assists them in developing their own life coaching tactics and psychical mechanisms that they can employ to realize new financial, career, and personal success stories.

Life coaches start by helping the individual evaluate their lives, dream big and work smart not hard in order to set goals, reach higher levels of awareness to modify useless behaviors for gaining purpose and effectiveness in one’s life. The life coach helps you learn how to set your own goals so that you will be able to achieve just about anything. Life coaching helps you to learn how to create a budget and stick to it; it helps you determine what you want from your career, study your options and transition safely; it helps you manage your time and organize your tasks and priorities around that schedule; it helps you maintain the right work – life balance thus creating the life style you always dreamed about; it helps you see your interpersonal relationships in a new light and determine what is best for you in a relationship.

Many of the skills we need to employ in the course of a lifetime are not taught to us as we are maturing. Instead, many of us learn these skills by watching others or by our own system of trial and error. Like many other things, some life skills are just too difficult for some people to get. The life coach has the knowledge to train you how to date, make a great first impression, land a moving public speech, get a raise or find your dream job, start your own business and even build a strong marriage or find balance through a divorce. Just as a basketball or baseball coach teaches skills and encourages practice, the life coach teaches financial, career, spiritual or interpersonal skills, helps the individual practice these skills and then encourages them- through powerful conversations and direct questioning, to allow their inner wisdom unfold.


 

Since it is difficult for people to assess personal issues or break through unwanted habits, to address required changes, the life coach steps in to direct the process by helping the client stay on track of the plan earlier agreed on (between client-coach) for the desired outcome of the therapeutic work they do together. Teaching the individual how to stay on track, regardless of how difficult an issue may be to deal with is often one of the main goals of the life coach. When the client finally masters “the art of moving with the flow” can he finally manage his life without the assistance of a professional coach.


 

If you are looking to book a personal one on one intensive coaching session, reach out to me here. Don’t miss any post or article by liking my page. Thank you for reading and let this 2016 be a transformational year!


 

Your Success Coach & Executive Mentor
Elle a Dit – Phone Coaching

Ella

How can I become a better entrepreneur? — December 9, 2015

How can I become a better entrepreneur?

 

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Do it or not. There is no try. – Yoda

 

To be a leading entrepreneur, your image should reflect your core values. You speak before you even say a word; people capture your energy even if you are across the room. Energy cannot be faked, you cannot manipulate people into thinking you are successful, cheap acts will only get you shallow social acquaintances. If you really want to go up the ladder of success, enhancing your persona is crucial by acquiring good habits that you can integrate as a whole to make you a better business man (woman) and a better human in general. Here are some of the habits that might be useful to you:

1.       A positive mental attitude: show it, flaunt it and let it be contagious to others around you. It’s easy to get cynical, but keeping that chin held high will set you apart from the rest instantly. Positive doesn’t mean naïve; and it can be hard to do when you are surrounded by pessimists. Do not give up to the bad vibes, stick to your ground and spread some love around.

2.       Speaking in a calm tone: this will keep you grounded and aware. Its easy getting caught up in a moment of anger but keeping it cool takes practice. Whenever you feel your tension rising up, make sure to acknowledge it, and then cool off by taking a break and breathing deeply.  Don’t forget to smile when you speak to others. And if you don’t have anything nice to say it’s better not to say it at all.

3.       Listen deeply to the person speaking to you: don’t let anything distract you from what is being said. Listen deeply and carefully not only to the words, but to the body language, and to the emotional cues. The person in front of you is the most important person in the world.

4.       Maintain balance at all times: Losing your temper or becoming instinctive, gives people a poor impression about you. Sometimes silence is better than any words or reactions. Make it a habit of thinking before acting, never reacting.

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5.       Keeping an open mind: is crucial for self growth and opportunities for advancing your career. If you only associate with like minded people and cut yourself from certain ideas, you will only close yourself up to circumstances.

6.       Seeing the goodness that lies in the bad: if you give yourself up for failure, you will probably drown yourself in misery. People admire those who grow from failure rather than dwell in it.  All those who made it happen, never let failure get to their hearts.

7.       Praising people genuinely:  giving people compliments is enjoyable for both parts, without being excessive of course or it might seem phony.

8.       Knowing your flaws: You can have a confident point them out to you if you can’t seem to spot them yourself. Successful people don’t pretend, they are likable because they are true with themselves above all.

I’m super excited to see your feedback on this & please do not hesitate to share your valuable experience in the comment box because I’m sure there are plenty more of habits that can enhance your persona and help other entrepreneurs like yourself.

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Your Success Coach & Business Strategist

Elle a Dit – Phone Coaching

Ella

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