Patterns 101- Why do you do what you do?

Patterns, Patterns of Behavior, Goals, successPatterns over patterns over patterns …. Not the ones in clothing, not the ones in art, not the ones in … but the ones in our lives.

Yes, we all have patterns and some of those are great. They help us move forward towards our goals. But some of them are not so great in moving us forward, they are actually keeping us right where we are, if they don’t push us further away from our goals.

Patterns, or behaviors if you prefer are what we need to take a close look at if we are wondering why we are not where we’d like to be or if we are not sure where we would like to be.

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Fear: Helpful or Hindering? (part 2)

Fear, overcome fear, mindset, success, entrepreneurJust recently I had a marvelous demonstration of fear, I believe (and I may be wrong).  This was the fear of growing, evolving, and most of all the fear of collaborating and accepting help.  It’s almost funny to see but much more it’s sad, to me.

Here was a person who has achieved a lot, paved the way for many, and this person was afraid.  It felt better for this person to stick to the current knowledge and skill level, the current level of not receiving than to be open minded and overcome the limitations of the mind and social conditioning.

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En”vision” 2015 (encore….)

Vison boardOn my way home from the “ICE” Extravaganza at the Gaylord National Convention realized that I needed to write something to help jump start 2015 for everyone.  I feel strongly about this because I know many will be in the process of making “resolutions” again …

One thing that I have learned about and begun to teach about in more specific ways is the Law of Attraction.  It can be very intriguing when you begin to really pay attention and become aware of your thoughts and how negative they often are.  The amazing part about the Law of Attraction is that is always works and always delivers: oops… think about that and take a look around at what you have…

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Smart Women Use Speaking to Grow Their Business

Speaking, grow your business, entrepreneur, Smart WomenA few weeks ago, I took some time to evaluate where most of my clients come from and the two areas where I consistently receive highly qualified clients are referrals from happy clients and public speaking. It’s essential that you spend your valuable time doing the things that consistently bring you the clients that you love to work with. This week, I’m going to focus on public speaking as I get many questions from Smart Women on this topic.

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Smart Women Answer Their Call

Calling, Change, Women EntrepreneurNo, I’m not talking about your cell phone or the phone in your home or office. All the women in my Success Circles know that I don’t believe in picking up the phone every time it rings. I do believe in listening to my messages and returning calls and emails within a reasonable time period. I’m talking about answering your call—the call that is unique only to you.

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Smart Women Need a “Lighthouse”

Entrepreneur, A few weeks ago, my sister Rene and I had the opportunity to visit our parents in Florida. It was a “girl’s getaway” filled with shopping, going to the beach, tasty food, wine and great conversation. Every morning we had a ritual of getting up, grabbing our coffee and heading out to the beach for a walk. On the first morning, I noticed a large, magnificent lighthouse that stood in the distance.

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Smart Women Take Their Business Offline

Offline Marketing, Women entrepreneursThe other day, I was speaking with a smart woman entrepreneur and at one point she said, “Joy, I think I need to take my business offline.” My response? “Bravo!” In today’s world, with all of its moving parts and the opportunities to build an online business, I sometimes see entrepreneurs leaving a valuable tool out of their marketing plan—building “offline” relationships to create another stream of referrals.

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Smart Women And A Bird In The Hand

Referrals, new clientsOne question that I hear frequently from the women I support is “How do I find and attract more new clients?” After all, new clients are necessary for your business to survive and thrive. The good news is, “new” clients are closer than you think. What do I mean? Have you ever heard the old phrase, “a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush?”

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Smart Women Know How to Get It Done

Making Big Ideas Happen, Projects, Tasks, Entrepreneur WomenDo you ever wonder why certain items on your “to-do” list never seem to get done? It’s typically those items that could really push your Big Idea, Dreams, and Goals forward to another level of success, but you just can’t seem to get your arms around it. This is an area that I’ve struggled with in my own business in the past, until I discovered a system to help me to take a Big Idea and make it happen. I use this system at least once a week with Smart Women to help them realize their own Dreams and take their businesses to the next level of success. It’s understanding the difference between a “Project” and a “Task.”

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Smart Women Deal With Their “Stuff”

Change, Goals, Uncomfortable, Entrepreneur, Smart WomenToday, I received an email from a very smart woman who is just beginning her journey as an entrepreneur. In her email, she shared with me that lately she’s been noticing that a lot of “stuff” is coming up for her. When I read this, I smiled. I knew that my smart, courageous friend is getting out of her “comfort zone.” Smart Women know that when they enter unfamiliar territory in life and business, “stuff” always shows up and can get in the way.

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