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how to make decisions

How To Make Decisions | 7 Steps

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It’s amazing how we can think we are making a decision to create a life of our dreams but in reality we are not moving any closer at all.

Is now the time that finally happens for you?

Many times we tell ourselves we will, “do ___ next week.”  Something like, “I will start my diet next week” or “I will start my business when I have more money.”

It feels like a decision but in reality it’s not a decision or commitment at all.

It’s a way of pushing our own dreams and goals aside.  A decision can’t be made for some time in the future.

A true decision and commitment can only be made for today.

A true decision requires a commitment and action steps that you make today from where you are right now, that you take today to move you closer to what you desire.

No matter where you are, what you’re doing, or what resources you have or feel you don’t have there are always actions that we all can make from right where we are, to begin to create the life we desire.

 A true decision starts today and shows up regularly on your calendar!

If it doesn’t have action steps that start today and show up regularly on your calendar it’s only something you are thinking about, dreaming about, but not something will truly occur in your life.

 Here are the steps to create any change you desire in your life,

  • Start with a true decision.
  • Ask yourself, “what action step can I take today?”
  • Write down any and all ideas that come to you – don’t stop until you have at least 20 ideas. Let any and all ideas pour out of you and onto the paper even if they don’t seem possible or logical. Just keep writing all your ideas down.
  • Choose which ideas resonate with you.
  • Prioritize them.
  • Set time aside each day and put them on your calendar.
  • Make a commitment to maintain the decision.

What decision are you not making that if you did make that decision you know it would radically change your life?

When is the right time for you?

 

To Your Life Without Limits,

Live a life without limits

Elena & Jean

 

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Putting The Relate Back Into Your Relationships

Putting The Relate Back Into Your Relationships

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Putting The Relate Back Into Your Relationships
Before you can even begin to put the Relate back into any of your relationships, you must first be able to relate to yourself. You can’t even begin to be connected with anybody else effectively if there is a disconnect with yourself. You must be connected to yourself!

Since we go to relationships to give and share, it is so important to embrace who you really are. By understanding the person that you are, it enables you to be able to give and share yourself with others. You won’t only be growing yourself, but your relationships as well!

Tips To Put The RELATE Back Into Your Relationships:

 

Don’t Assume:

If your loved one says or does something that raises an eyebrow, before you jump all over them ask yourself, “What else could this mean?” Then attach a couple of positive meanings to it.

If your teenager isn’t home by there curfew, don’t assume that they just don’t care and they are just staying out and having fun, nor do you want to focus on the worse, that maybe they were in an accident. Instead, think of other positive things that might have happen. If they happen to call to say that something delayed them beyond their control, don’t lay into them. Instead, thank them for calling and tell them to keep in touch with you if there is more of a delay.

By reacting in this way, they will  feel comfortable to call you in the future if it were to happen again.  If you choose, to react differently and continually do so, then eventually they won’t want to try and relate to you in any way. Most of the time, when someone says or does something, it doesn’t have anything to do with us.

Be Clear:

When you want or need something from those you are in a relationship with, be very clear and specific. If you are telling your dear friend something that you don’t want them to share, be very clear in telling them before you tell them whatever it is, “I want to share something that is very personal and I would appreciate it if you didn’t share this with anybody.”

This way, there is no gray area as to whether they should share what you said or not. If you need your partner to do a favor for you, try saying, “Honey it would mean the world to me, if you could do this for me. I realize you, too are very busy but I have this deadline to meet and I really need your help.” What you don’t want to do is say, “I need you to do this!”

Also, if you have a disagreement with someone, instead of saying, “You are wrong” why not try, “I feel differently.”

The response will be so much more positive!

How we communicate is so vital in how we relate to each other.When someone is talking to you, make sure to look at them in the eyes and give them your undivided attention. Don’t assume what they are saying. If you aren’t sure of what they are trying to say, wait until they are finished and then gently ask them to expound on whatever part of their conversation that you aren’t clear on.

Sometimes, our partner, children and friends need to just vent or just feel like they are being heard, that they feel validated! It’s not always necessary to give your thoughts unless they ask for them.

Give and Share:

We go to relationships to give and share. The more that you can do this, it helps the other person in your relationship usually want to do the same for you. The more giving and sharing by both people in a relationship, the more it grows. The more you can do this with your children, you are setting a great example for them to model.

Another thing to share with your children is if you did something wrong to let them know, don’t make excuses, just apologize to them. Sharing with them that you are not perfect is one of the greatest gifts you can give to your children. Otherwise, if they grow up with you never admitting this, they too could end up being one of those adults who can’t apologize as well as thinking that they always have to be perfect. You won’t look weak to them, and they’ll grow up strong as a result of you doing so.

Listen Attentively:

When someone is talking to you, make sure to look at them in the eyes and give them your undivided attention.

Don’t assume what they are saying. If you aren’t sure of what they are trying to say, wait until they are finished and then gently ask them to expound on whatever part of their conversation that you aren’t clear on. Sometimes, our partner, children and friends need to just vent or just feel like they are being heard, that they feel validated! I

t’s not always necessary to give your thoughts unless they ask for them.

Gratitude:

Ahh, my one of my favorite words!

When you are grateful and express that to your loved ones, it is a WIN-WIN situation for both of you. Your  loved one feels appreciated and you are in an amazing place inside where the more you have gratitude your heart opens up to receive even more. You have less of a chance of taking them for granted and vice versa. Another wonderful thing about gratitude is that when you are living in it consistently, fear cannot exist. By not having fear, you are then eliminating stress, because stress comes from fear.

Please comment below how you put the Relate back into your Relationships, thanks!

Susan

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5 Steps To Creating The Solutions Your Customers Will Buy

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Ultimate business success comes from providing solutions that your ideal clients will want to buy. In order to provide the right solutions, you must first understand your ideal clients.

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You must know what your clients want, think, and feel at a deep level.

I often tell my clients that they must become “cultural anthropologists” and study their clients in the same way someone might study a different culture.

Use the following 5 steps to help you become a “cultural anthropologist” AND provide the right solutions for your ideal clients:

  1. Interview potential clients.  Let them know you are working on market research and that you don’t want to sell to them.  Ask them questions about the issues they are having, what they want, and how they’d like to solve their issue (make sure you frame the conversation to be about the specific area you solve)
  2. Identify key themes. Review all the data you collected from those interviews (be sure you’ve collected at least 10 interviews) and look for common themes about what they want, the issues they are having, etc.
  3. Organize into different client stages. We all know that clients want to get from Point A to Point B. However there are MANY steps between those two points. These steps can be grouped into smaller “stages” of the client journey.Example: if someone wants to lose 10 lbs, their Point A is being overweight now and Point B is being 10 pounds lighter. There are many steps to get from Point A to Point B, and you might online pharmacy group them into the following “stages”:
  • Creating a plan to lose weight
  • Making changes in your diet
  • Adding exercise

4. Determine solutions for each stage. Once you have the stages identified you can create solutions for these stages. Be it a home study, 1:1 work or group work, it’s up to you determine (however if you did a thorough job in step 1, you can do what your potential clients most want you to do)

 5. Write your marketing. Now that you have the perfect solutions for your ideal clients, you can use all the information you gathered in step 1 to write your marketing copy.  The best kind of marketing is one that uses your ideal client’s actual words and there is nothing better than having that from first hand interviews! Use common phrases, words, etc. to express how your solution will benefit them. Whether in print or in a 1:1 conversation, those words and phrases are your marketing gold.
So there you have it, 5 steps to creating the solutions your customers will buy!

Leave me a comment below

and let me know which of these steps you’re going to focus on to get your customers to buy.

Silvia

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5 Steps To Getting Out Of Email Overwhelm

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I’ve had many clients and colleagues tell me about how overwhelmed they are with email, and for the longest time I didn’t get how or why it was such a problem.

I wasn’t trying to be dismissive or uncaring, but I had never had a real issue of email overwhelm. I really didn’t get how much of a problem it was.

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Recently, I did a free call where I shared 5 steps to getting out of email overwhelm and I’d like to share them with you here.

Step 1: Sort by sender and do a mass delete and mass file for emails you know you will never look at, or wont be looking at short term.  You may also want to delete older emails in an email string – keeping the newest that will have all the “back and forth” messages in it.

Step 2: Unsubscribe to any email lists you never read.  You may be thinking to yourself that “I may need that information dosage of clomid at some point”. The truth is you can

always subscribe again, do a search or ask your question in a group or forum to get that information.

The “I may be missing out” mentality is only going to hurt you!

Step 3: Go through and respond to all inquires that require a quick response (under 5 minutes). Then delete or file those emails!

Step 4: Go through and respond to the inquiries that require a longer response.  Take a moment before you answer each to take a deep breath, so that you may focus.  Consider how you can make this email as clear as possible – thus avoiding any back and forth!

Step 5: Check your email 2-3 times per day for 30 – 60 minutes at a time.  Set a timer for yourself and stick to it! If you do, you will find that your email will become quite manageable and never be overwhelming for you!

Bonus Step: Set up rules or filters for emails coming from specific people.  These rules or filters will sort your mail into specific files you designate, keeping your inbox clear.  Use the help feature of your email client to learn how to set this up!

One of my listeners used these 5 steps and went from over 3600 emails to less than 900 in her inbox  – in about an hour!

So believe me, it is possible to get out of email overwhelm quickly!

What do you do to stay out of email overwhelm??  Leave a comment with your tricks!

Did you try out these steps with success? Leave me a comment letting me know how it worked for you!

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Female Entrepreneur Melissa Foster Shares Embracing Your Dreams & Moving Past Fear

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We are excited to continue our interview series over the next few weeks with some very inspiring and successful female entrepreneur experts in the,

For The Women Who Wants It All: How To Live A Life Without Limits FREE Video Summit.”

We have brought 21 female entrepreneur experts together to share with you their secrets and strategies to help you create your business success and the lifestyle you desire and deserve.

Over 1300 women have come together to hear these interviews and we are getting some really outstanding reviews!

Today in our interview we share with you author Melissa Foster.

Be sure to have a pen and paper handy!

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Embracing Your Dreams & Moving Past The Fear

  • Discover how to quickly identify and push past your fears
  • Learn how to develop your platform
  • Discover the steps to creating a plan of attack to turn your dreams into reality

 

What we LOVE about Melissa Foster. Melissa is an award-winning author of three International bestselling novels, and expert marketer. Melissa teaches how to, build your platform, and leverage the power of social media. Melinda’s areas of expertise include small business start-up, business development and social media marketing.

We share Melissa with you because she is a tireless advocate for women and we know she is the best at helping you move past your fears, to really create a plan of attack and turn YOUR DREAMS into reality! You can connect with Melissa at melissafoster.com.

 

There is no need to re invent the wheel. Look at those who have walked the path before you and gain wisdom and inspiration from them. It’s not the need to work harder, but the need to work smarter.

If you are ready to grow your business and build the life you desire and deserve, and your not quite sure exactly how to wrap your arms around how to achieve it then join us for this FREE interview series with Melissa and the other 20 female entrepreneur experts all sharing their areas of expertise.

 

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We can’t wait to hear about your success!

 

To Your Life Without Limits,

Elena & Jean

 

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