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The Secret To Having A Good Day

“Have a good day.”

How many times has someone said that to you?

Often, it’s just a perfunctory farewell from a cashier. Other times, it’s a genuine well-wish.

Most of the time, the person is simply saying, “I hope you have a good day.” But you can interpret the message another way … as an admonition.

We all have only so much time on this earth. Make the most of your day.

Good advice.

But what does that mean … and, more specifically, what does it mean to you?

How Are You Secretly Sabotaging Yourself?

I’m doing a complimentary coaching session with a woman not too long ago, and what happens speaks volumes about how we limit ourselves and cut ourselves off from possibility … often without even realizing it.

Watch the Best TED Talk Ever

Best TED Talk … says who?

Well, I do. Oh, and the thing’s gotten over 15,300,000 views.

But there are a lot of great TED Talks out there. We use a couple in our trainings. What makes this one so special is it just happens to offer up the secret to being happy … even when … especially when … circumstances don’t align with your desires and you’ve lost the freedom to choose.

This Is What Attracts Clients

We give everyone trying to market their professional services businesses the same essential message.

The key to success in marketing a personal service is making direct, in-person contact with the people who need you … lots of them.

You can accomplish this in three ways … speaking to groups, which is the most powerful strategy by far … forming strategic alliances with referral partners … and networking with your target market.

You should spend 80% of your time focused on one or two of these “high-touch” strategies.

That’s a message we repeat over and over again, because that’s what pays off in direct results more quickly and bountifully than any other approach.

But why? Why does it pay off?

A Defining Moment

It’s always and forever a matter of perspective.

That’s not a new message from us, and it’s probably not news to you. But something I saw recently really brought the message home to me in an emotional way.

Many of you probably saw it too.

When You Are Put to the Test

What happens when all of a sudden you’re facing the possibility of receiving a life-threatening diagnosis?

And what the heck does this have to do with your business?

Everything. Read on.

Get Out of the Drama Triangle

I loved my mother.

She was my Mom and no matter what, we’re hard-wired to love our parents … our mothers especially.

My Mother was a very difficult person to be with. Very negative … some would describe her as cantankerous at best.  She was also very much a victim of her life … a martyr … a victim of her circumstances.  You know the type.  Just being in their presence can negatively impact your energy.

And the not so pretty truth is that my Mother taught me how to be a victim.  I was quite good at it, especially after being widowed twice.

Why? Because It’s Your Job

I’m about to give you an action you can take that can absolutely transform the results you get in your business. But I warn you, it sounds so simple, it’s easy to think it can’t possibly be that big a deal.

It’s easy to think there’s no way it could be a make-it-or-break-it factor when it comes to the success of your business … but it is.

Turning Around a Christmas Crisis

“Grandma … Mommy and Daddy and me are going to the beach for Christmas!”

That’s my 5 year old granddaughter, speaking to me on the phone last year. She was pretty excited.

Me … not so much.

This was the first I’d heard of it.

How Can Your Best Year Ever Disappoint?

Here’s a riddle for you.

How can you have a great year in your business and not feel good about it?

That’s easy. Just focus on a couple of things … what you didn’t accomplish and what you think you didn’t do well enough.

How you view anything in life is, forever and always, a matter of perspective. You all know that.

But let me tell you a quick story to illustrate just how easily and profoundly our emotional state, in the moment, can cancel out all plusses in a situation and leave us seeing only minus signs.