50+ Fearless Feminine Power

Three Strategies to Supercharge Your Business

I coach many entrepreneurs who are stuck in their business.They want to grow but there are things that get in their way. What is interesting is that it is typically about who they are “being” in their business that keeps them stuck rather than what they are doing. It is their mindset around their challenges that block them. So I would like to propose 3 ways to get out of stuck and start soaring: Set Better Boundaries- Boundaries are important because they help us honor what is really important to us. They allow us to take charge of our time and own our value. When we respect ourselves, others will follow. I remember when I had no boundaries when I was selling Real Estate many years ago. I let my customers dictate my time, always jumping to please. I was like a puppet on a string. I ended up becoming very burnt out and resentful because I never allowed myself any time for me. I wasn’t honoring my own health and well being. What I realize looking back is that I had created this monster because I allowed it to happen instead of setting healthy boundaries. It is the difference between being proactive and reactive. Once I realized that it was up to me to take care of me, everything changed. I felt so much better about my business and it began growing effortlessly. I felt lighter, happier and less stressed. And my customers totally respected my time. I still give awesome service but not at the expense of my health and well being. I made a decision to...

The Secret to Getting What You Want

I see it over and over again, Someone says that they want to lose weight, be in a loving relationship, land the perfect job, build a lifestyle business, have more fun, etc. and then they don’t take the steps to achieve that goal. And I believe that one of the most important reasons is that they don’t set specific intentions on a daily basis. It is so important to be intentional in your business and life. Otherwise you will simply be taking what you get instead of creating your life and business by design-your design. Intention is the creative power that aligns our body, mind and spirit with our dreams. Everything in the universe begins with intention. Once you set your intention you will begin to instinctually know how to handle any situation for optimal results. You will act as a result of the way that you are “being” from the inside/out and this will guide you. An intention is not the same as a goal. A goal is a desired result that typically has a deadline. An intention is more of a way to align with the essence of what you would like for the outcome to be in any given situation. Here is an example. Often we set intentions at the beginning of a yoga class. For example, I might tell myself to stay open, let go of stress or “go to my edge”. You can see how different shifts in perspective might give me a completely different yoga experience. The journey is as important as any outcome. Whether you are meeting with a client, a prospect, your...

The Inner Game of Business Success

I would like to talk with you about the inner game of business because I truly believe that, as a business owner, the most important key to success is a solid mindset that will allow you to endure all of the challenges that growing a business presents. We can be our own worst enemies. If our mindset is off, we will actually sabotage ourselves by caving when we need to be strong and playing safe when we need to leap. The truth is that everyone approaches their businesses differently and there is no one single way to create a successful business. Your business model should be unique to you and get you excited. That is what will give you the inner energy to follow through when times get tough. And that is why strategies and tactics for growing a business are not enough. You can model all of the same strategies as other successful business owners in your field, but if your mindset is not in alignment and you aren’t excited about what you are striving for , you will sabotage yourself and often you really won’t understand why. Mindset is the foundation to your success! It keeps you grounded, hopeful, resilient and fearless. It will get you through the tough times and provide the energy and fortitude to keep you moving forward. When you implement all of the “right” strategies but don’t have the “energy” behind them, you will easily cave when you meet a challenge or obstacle. Innately you won’t really believe that you can handle the setbacks and you will default to old, limiting patterns that...

The Inner Game of Personal Power

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” – Alice Walker   In order to find real success in life and business, it is so important that we own our innate power. I am not referring to the power that we exert over others. Nor am I talking about an egoic kind of power. The power that I am talking about is a power that lies within us that helps us choose what is possible rather than what we should avoid. It comes from a place of abundance instead of scarcity and lack. When our mindset is aligned with “playing to win” versus playing the “not to lose” game, that is power! Personal power gives us a feeling of freedom, expansiveness and possibility. If we feel powerful from the inside out-the world is our oyster. We are able to defy our fears and accomplish our dreams. We feel safe and look at the world as full of possibility rather than filled with threats. We care less about what others think of us and more of what we think of ourselves. We realize that if we trust our divine inner guidance, we can conquer anything. “The way in which we think of ourselves has everything to do with how our world sees us and how we see ourselves successfully acknowledged by the world.”– Arlene Rankin   When we tap into our power it is easier for us to achieve our goals because we place our focus more on the end result and less on the challenges, including the most difficult challenges which...

2016 Approaching-Have You Thought about Coaching???

When I think back on what the single most important investment I have ever made in myself, it was hiring a coach in 2013 when I was feeling stuck, burnt out, depressed and afraid. I was afraid that I would never find the courage to make choices that would allow me to have a better life-a life that I created by my design instead of by default. Had I realized what a game changer this would be for me, I would have done this much sooner. I now know that this decision to invest in a coach was worth every penny and it has enriched my life on soooo many levels. As a result of working with my coach, I left a job that I had been wanting to leave for quite some time and although I was scared to death that I could lose everything, I doubled my income that year! Some of the other benefits of coaching were: I started a new business-my coaching practice I doubled the income from my Home Staging business I am less stressed out and more full of joy My relationships are better I don’t stress out about money like I used to I take better care of my health I am creating my life the way that I want-fearlessly, soulfully and joyfully I feel as though I have way more power over my destiny The gift of coaching that I gave to myself did not come at a time when I had an abundance of money to invest in myself. In fact it was quite the opposite. Ironically, I invested in...

Lifestyle Business for the Baby Boomer Woman

As we know all too well, life goes by quickly and I remember my Grandmother telling me that it seems to go by faster as we get older. I don’t know about you but I want to slow it down, to drink up the days and savor them-to live my life even more intentionally now that I am only a couple years shy of my 60th birthday. The good news is that statistics are proving that many of us will have a much longer life than our Grandparents and this begs the question: If you knew that you will live your life for 20 or 30 years or more, what would you like to create in your life? One of the ways that you can create the life that you want is by creating a lifestyle business. A lifestyle business is a business that places what is important to you in your life first and foremost so that your business supports your life instead of the other way around.   I have created 2 lifestyle businesses -my home staging business and my coaching practice and they have brought more joy into my life than I could have imagined. Because of them, I love my work, my time is more flexible, I get to be creative, I have more confidence in myself, I am happier, my family is happier because I am more relaxed, I am healthier physically, emotionally and spiritually because I make sure that I carve out time to go to yoga, eat better and have some “fun time”. I can travel whenever I want. My businesses give...