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How to keep a clear mind

Hey, I know you’ve got a lot to do and you’re probably amazing at staying super calm, patient and clear minded all the time … haha :) but in case you’re like me and you need a little help with that, I’m going to give you my top 3 tricks to getting in your zen space, even when you have a lot to do!

Tip 1: Meditation

Three years ago, I hired a meditation teacher for about $150 an hour to my house and train me on his techniques and it was amazing.

About once a week :)

What I needed was DAILY practice, but I lacked the discipline and know how to give this gift to myself so when I found this app, I was ecstatic.

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Did you know that in under 30 minutes a day, Harvard researchers found that meditation will actually chain your brain chemistry?

It decreases your fight or flight response and increases your rational thinking ability, the problem with most people is they feel they don’t have TIME.

This handy little app will give you 5 minute meditation options all the way up to an hour and even sends you REMINDERS throughout the day.

Imagine me in my office at 1pm, hours into my work day getting a reminder that says, “Are you present?”  I love it! It’s just what I need!

Tip 2: Peppermint & In Tune Essential Oils

So of course, you knew this was coming, an essential oil tool and the reason I love these babies is because they do the work for you!

A few months ago, I woke up every day for three days with brain fog.  I couldn’t get my mind clear and it was really frustrating me.  I’d look at my work schedule and I felt like my communication was hazy and losing impact.  On the third day, I was driving to pick up my daughter from her friends house and my mind completely cleared. I felt like the foggy glass I had been looking through was shining perfectly bright again.

“Wow, maybe a drive was all I needed,” I thought.

But then I remembered I put In tune on the back of my neck right before I left the house and I started to laugh.

Duh!  Why didn’t I use this oil three days ago?!

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That’s how I got my testimony of in tune and peppermint has a similar effect on me. I keep a roller bottle in my purse at all times and have been known to use it on strangers I’ve just met (with permission, of course :)

I love to diffuse peppermint and wild orange in my office during the day because it keeps me alert.

Think about that for a moment.
You might not feel like you want to put in that kind of effort or even spend that money, but how much are you LOSING because your mind is not working on maximum impact.

For me, an hour at work at my highest level is worth 3 or 4 hours of time on a lower energy level.  I can’t afford *not to do these things!

Click HERE to watch an INTRO webinar about essential oils!

TIP 3: Create Your TOP 3

Top 3 is a little phrase in my community that signals us to the highest, most effective action that will yield the highest results that we want.

I keep notecards handy in my office and my desk, and haha, I’ve even been known to keep these in my bathroom vanity because for some reason, I get mad inspiration when I’m doing my hair.  Go figure, BUT…

let’s say I want to increase my sales for the month and that’s my goal.

Here’s what I WOULD NOT Do.

I wouldn’t walk around thinking, “I wonder if we’re going to make it.”
I wouldn’t check every single team in my back office and if I see any kind of lag, think, “Oh no, we’re not going to get there.’

Blah. Gross. That makes me want to vomit.

I would go to a much HIGHER place, of belief, radical positivity and massive action.

Here’s how to use TOP 3.

**Write on a note card what you want.  Mine might look like this:

We break $2 million in sales this month.  (I write it in the present tense as though it exists NOW.)

**Then, I write down my TOP 3 effective actions for me to do that will get me the highest results. Only 3. I focus all my energy on HIGHEST IMPACT.

I might write down…

Close all my new leads.
Do an enrollment webinar
Promote incentives to builders

I go all out on action, not stress.

During that time, here’s what I would NOT do.
Surf social media, bob around here and there with my activities.
Nope. I’d become super protective of my time and DO EXACTLY what was going to get me where I wanted to go.

It would keep my head clear and my emotions calm so I could use that energy to MOVE
(not to stress!)

So…there you go!

Remember, you really can do this.
You can achieve the big goals you have in your life and keep your mind calm and clear at the same time!

Madd love baby!

Heather

 

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How I Got Lost, Drenched and Found in the Mountains

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(How I Got Lost, Drenched and Found in the Mountains) On Tuesday, I jumped in my truck and drove north to marinate my soul in nature. So much family and business action this year has been exhilarating and also left me in need of recharge.

When I reached the red hills of Sedona, I stopped for a new pair of hiking shoes. I chit chatted with a master guide there about how we both chose to be business owners for the freedom, but we don’t take enough time off to enjoy it. (Though, he leaves 4 months a year just to hike, so he might be doing okay :)

“Well, this very day, I am making progress,” I declared, as I scooped up my new kicks off the counter.

He responded, “Sedona is a great place to manifest change” and stared at me square in the eyes.

The words hit me hard. Like in the center of my chest hard, and I carried them with me on the highway as I drove.

I pulled into a hiking area in Coconino National Forrest and started my way up West Fork Trail and was immediately surrounded by colossal red rock that engulfed me like an ant. Green trees towered all around– juniper, pine and aspen.

The air smelled like happiness.

I was in instant ecstasy as I trekked alone up the trail, passing people here and there, exchanging friendly hellos.

While I hiked, I thought of something I read in the gift shop back in town.

“Learn the lesson and let it go.”

This year had given me incredible perspective from deep experiences that had been miraculous, and sometimes painful.

I knew to leave everything in the past & take only two things:

GRATITUDE and WHAT I HAD LEARNED.

If you want to move at a rapid pace, there’s no other option but to travel light (mentally, emotionally.) But I hadn’t let everything go — I carried some worries, a few regrets and a tiny swatches of dense emotions.

As my feet pounded up the hill, I wanted each step to stamp clear any residue hiding in the inner parts. I stepped with intention to have ALL OF ME CLEAR and clean in the present.

I crossed the stream that wove itself all throughout the trail, and hopped on my toes from rock to rock. On the other side of the fresh water, I found new trails, more birds– so much life.

The mountainous stood stalwart and hadn’t moved in thousands of years.
The rain or scorching sun could beat down– or a fire burn the surface (and it has) — and they’d just go with it.

They were built to recover. They would use whatever came and grow life again.
A silent monument of acceptance — acceptance of what comes and a reminder to treat life like a process, not an amusement park, teaching travelers how to live and how to die.

About three miles into the hike, it began to rain. I adored it (at first.) I stood under the shelter of a tree and watched water polka dot the dirt around my shoes, waiting for it to pass. After twenty minutes or so, it became obvious it wasn’t going to clear, and I headed back the way I came.

Soon, the sky grew darker and in 2 minutes, I was soaked. Desert monsoons, aka summer rain storms, can be fierce and nothing to mess with. It’s Arizona’s only claim to actual “weather,” and it’s a good one.

As the downpour increased, I sped back quickly to the entrance. The once semi-populated trail was now barren and I hadn’t seen a single soul for at least 30 minutes.

Still, I felt safe and peaceful, and was thoroughly enjoying my adventure until I was about half way back, and the trail I was following appeared to be swallowed up by the rising stream. (Let me jump in here to say that David is not happy at this point in my story, and in case you’re concerned, know that he’s done due diligence to warn me about hiking alone.)

No trail. Now what?

The sky had dumped the entire belly of it’s contents on my head and I was so wet, I might as well have walked right out of a swimming pool. My back pack was soaked all the way through and my once protected cell phone has seized during it’s warm July bath.

And have I mentioned that I am geographically challenged?

I pulled out a plastic orange “I’m lost in the woods whistle” that I bought at the sporting goods store with a chuckle the night before, thinking I would never EVER use such a thing. I laughed at myself as I blew it but, the sound didn’t carry far through the wall of water in the sky, plus there was no one around to hear me anyway. It was useless and I felt ridiculous so I put it away.

No trail, no phone, no people. Hmmm…What to do?

Pray, of course. (Always phone home when you’re in trouble.)
Soon, I had a gentle inclination — “stay here, people are coming.”

So, I waited.

I waited for 5 minutes.
Then 10 minutes.

The sky grew angrier and flashed with lightning.

My mind had the thought “it might be time to worry.”
It had now been 45 minutes since I had seen another human being.

“They are coming, wait by the stream…” I felt the simple instruction again and chose, very purposefully, to do what I was told — wait — and keep a clear head.
(screw you, fear, you hear me?)

In another 5 or 6 minutes, they popped out of the brush and emerged at the edge of the stream.

Four. Glorious. Beings. (imagine heavenly music playing) A silver-haired couple, about 60 years old with walking sticks; a beautiful black woman in her 20’s and a shirtless, energetic man with curly hair and athletic build.

I shouted at them from across the stream and they invited me to come over and hike back with them.

You would have thought we were long lost friends at a planned reunion. The wild and wonderful circumstances in which we found each other had wiped out the walls we usually have with people we just met.

Micheal, was an actor (no joke) on his way to Hollywood. He had been on Blacklist, many national commercials, and on the CMT series, Sun Records, to name a few. Heidi told us about her cancer and I could see how strong (and stubborn) she had been about her choice to fight for her life and win. Chelsea was an opera singer in grad school in Oklahoma, contemplating her future path. She and Micheal swapped stories about breaking into the music business (his life before acting.)

We took a group selfie on the bridge and shared a cup of hot tea on a couch at a nearby cafe that had a stunning resemblance to a grandmother’s cabin. There were books, board games, a piano, an old record player with a gramaphone and two fireplaces.

But no inside bathroom.

So I changed into dry clothes in the “employees only” room at the back entrance (door locked) and I’m pretty sure I was the first person to be naked in there next to the pots and pans.

Turns out Micheal had escaped for a few days to the mountains because he had been working too much, felt he was out of balance and was taking some time to get back to himself.

As I listened to another person put words to the exact thing I was experiencing, I realized the long string of spontaneous gifts this day had rolled out for me in eloquent sequence.

I came here by myself because I needed some time to rejuvinate, but I wasn’t alone. The hiking guide clued me in that changes were coming. The mountains taught me to let go and live a cleaner, simpler life. Inspiration taught me how to wait when I think I’m in trouble and watch for the answer on it’s way.

And new friends reminded me that connection is everywhere. The world is kind, people are loving, and life has my back.

Stay open, say yes, and steer hard into what matters most.

I felt smarter than I did in the morning,
and lovelier as a human overall.

Here’s a picture of the area. It wasn’t taken by me.
My pictures (and past) were washed by the rain :)

PS. If you’ve been texting me, I’ll have a new phone on Tuesday.

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How to Brand Your Business to Get More Sales

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For your business to succeed, you need a marketing plan that works (and works well) week by week.

Marketing does for your business what food does for your body.
It’s FUEL — and without it, your business will die.

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Social media marketing can be a very effective way to market, it can also be
incredibly deceptive (and dangerous) to new business owners, who feel that posting
on a regular basis is marketing.

If it’s bringing in 3 or more new customers/members each week — then yes, it’s working.
But if you can’t answer YES to that immediately, then it’s really important to take a deeper look.

On Thursday, June 22nd, I am teaching a free workshop on BRANDING — but also branding as an important piece of a marketing SYSTEM that directly brings in new clients and customers. (Directly, as in this week, not perhaps, maybe, one day in the long distant future :)

http://HeatherMadder.com/brandclass

Any business owner that doesn’t have a clear and distinguishable brand online that is getting them regular clients and customers should be there.  So, if that’s you, I really want you there!
This is something anyone can learn and it’s easy to implement.

Effective branding has these three qualities…

1. Speaks directly to your true match clients and customers
2. It’s linked to a working system to gather information
3. It runs seamlessly throughout all the pieces of your business.

Also, it’s something you absolutely love and feel proud of!
You want it to truly represent you and what you do.

If you feel a little bit embarassed about your website, or you said yes to a logo
design you didn’t fall head over heels with, but it was all you could afford — you definitely
want to come to this class!

I will teach you my method to get branding that you LOVE for the best value so you are
truly proud of your business and feel it’s the real you!

Excited to see you there >> Http://HeatherMadder.com/brandclass

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How to Turn Setbacks into Huge Advantages!

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There is so much you can learn from setbacks, which frequently turn out to be huge gains, but only if you handle them …. juust right. (If not, ouch!)

Some of my biggest gains came right after breakdowns, which woke me up to a better direction and led me to a course that was far better for me in the long run.

When you have setbacks, there is one thing you definitely want to avoid…I talk about that on the video… and three things you want to employ RIGHT away to make it through!

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Here’s a direct link to the video, watch it and tell me what you think!
https://youtu.be/-OXZ19EXn_4

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May 19, 2017

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(Get my new E-book (free) 101 Uses for Essential Oils that Will Blow Your Mind!)

You may know that I personally love essential oils and also have a large wellness community, but you probably don’t know how it got started and the personal problems I had that got me hooked on the oils in the first place

Here’s the untold part of the story…

In 2010, I had been a struggling author and talk radio show host for five years (making about $50 a month) who at long last was introduced to the world of internet marketing and quickly found my fire.   Within a year, I had sold over 6 figures of products and programs and in 2012, I had created my own systems to help other wellness businesses develop products, and market and sell them online.

I loved the work I was doing. I had great clients and I was making more money than I had ever dreamed of, but … almost no one knew I was suffering terribly from post traumatic stress due to childhood trauma.

I was mostly silent about this issue and trying to handle it on my own.

My life was beyond my wildest dreams.  I had a great husband, four amazing kids and a thriving business, but I felt so awful inside, and I was struggling to make it through each day.  I was constantly fighting emotional pain, low energy, and anxiety.

One day a friend sent me a box of essential oils and I literally said out loud, “This is weird.”

Then I opened one of the bottles and the aroma of fresh oranges filled the air. My low spirits lifted immediately and right then and there I was hooked.  If something so small could help me feel this good, I needed it!

I signed up for the monthly purchasing program and for the next year I used oils religiously.  I craved them like oxygen and began to count on them for so many things — sleep, high energy, immunity, emotional balance, and staying calm to I make it through my life day by day.

According to my husband, I began to sprinkle oils on everything in sight, including him!  He was a dentist and would feel under the weather about once a week from being exposed to so many germs from his patients.  As soon as he started taking On Guard, he felt great all the time and became a big believer, sharing the oils with his staff and patients.

The more I researched oils, the more I found.  They could literally do thousands of things!  (check out my new E-Book, 101 Uses for Essential Oils That Will Blow Your Mind
http://HeatherMadder.com/oils

*Digestive support
*Boost metabolism
*Clear breathing
*Cooking, cleaning, detox
*Healthy Skin
*Repel insects

I looked forward to my order arriving every month.  We started using vitamins, hair care, skin care, all the products were toxin free, high quality and creating a long last a wellness environment for me and my family.

About a year later, I was upstairs in my house — I still remember where I was standing —

and the Voice of Inspiration spoke to me and said, “Sell essential oils.”

“How?” I wondered, but I decided to take action on the prompting, even though I didn’t know the answer.

The next week I called my coaching clients and shared with them how much the oils had done for me and I offered them essential oil kit options along with coaching packages from me.

I enrolled about 25 people during the next few months and then simply went back to the world I knew–business coaching.

A few months later, checks were still rolling in from dōTERRA even though I wasn’t selling oils at the time.

First $100, then $200, then $400.  I called it “mad shoe money” back then because extra surprise spending money showed up in my mailbox each month.  When a $764 check arrived, I was so intrigued, I called my friend who had recently started the dōterra business to ask her what in the world was going on with this company.  She told me how fast the oil business was growing and how many people’s lives it was changing. I soon realized checks were coming to me because the people I had enrolled were still buying oils and recruiting other people.  They loved the products like I did — that was obvious.

I decided to give the business a try for two reasons.

The oils had done so much for me and I knew that it was going to work.  They had changed my life and I wanted to be involved in something that would do the same for others.  If other people loved them half as much as I did, they would keep buying.  Secondly, I wanted to be a part of a larger community. I had been in business for myself all this time and I worked hard–really hard for everything I had.  If I ever took time off, my income would stop immediately.  I craved support, help from a community, and a secure financial future I could count on.

Shortly after my commitment to build the business, I rose to the top ranks of the company and I never looked back.  In 2014, my husband David sold his dental practice and began to build dōTERRA with me as a joint partner and now my kids have both parents at home full time who build a life mission around our family and we’ve never been happier!

Today, this wellness community (a gift from God and the hands of so many others!) sells $25 million a year and reaches into 35 countries.

It all started when a single drop of orange oil lifted the weary spirits of a struggling woman.

Today, I am blown away by what the oils have done for me, my family and so many people we know.

That’s why I am so excited to share them with other people, and you’ll notice that I’ve been talking about them more and more right alongside my coaching programs, because they are a TOOL you can use to enhance every single aspect of life.  Plus, the purpose we have found in empowering other people’s lives brings us true fulfillment and we want to share that!

Every day we make an effort to express our gratitude for what we have and thank God for leading us here, because He knew the way.

He knew a drop of orange would lift the spirit of a silently struggling woman and I needed the oils for my healing journey.  He knew I’d follow the direction I had been given — sell the oils, even though I didn’t know how.  He knew mad shoe money would turn into a full time career for both me and my husband.

If you’re reading this and you’ve been struggling with emotional burdens, low energy or health issues, or you’ve been interested in oils, why don’t you send me an email and we can chat.

Who knows what might happen for you.
I can send you some info and samples and will be right there to take great care of you!

I’m so grateful to the person who sent me a box of oils several years ago and I want to be that person for others.

Huge, life changing journeys can often be traced back to a small starting point.

http://HeatherMadder.com/oils

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Three Key Things to Achieve Your Goals (New video!)

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Hey, hey, I made this new VIDEO for you to give you not only HOPE, a clear baseline list  list of the must have things to make your goals happen!  If you have these three things, you can make it. (You really can, so stop doubting it all the time)

#3 may surprise you a little, and sometimes people are surprised to have a business coach talking about stuff like this, but it’s true, and deep down, I think people agree with it.

Direct link here >> https://youtu.be/gbgJVrSka0E

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My Space

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I’m obsessed with high vibe, beautiful, calm spaces that feel AMAZING to be in.

So, here’s “the couch” in my office and the place where I sit until I am in my highest self.

I literally won’t plan my day, train my team, make decisions, or resolve conflict until I’m in my “highest self.” It’s a time for reflection or maybe, on occasion, a time out for grown ups, haha!

Each of these numbers represents a purposeful thing that brings high energy, every element is created with a purpose

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What Challenges You Changes You

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Don’t shy away from pain, lean into it and see what it has to teach you.

We are Divine, infinitely powerful beings with the universe inside of us. If you’re hurting, what’s INSIDE that for your gain.

Life is happening “for” us, not to us.

When things feel hard, it doesn’t mean they aren’t working out, it means there is MORE TO COME.

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God Is On My Side

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God gave us an earth that was unfinished so we could work with what’s here and in the process know our powers as CREATORS.

I know of nothing else (except parenthood) that shows us how strong, capable and un-bendable we are inside.

Your goals want you as much as you want them.

The universe has your back.

Things are working for your good, even your so called, “set backs.”

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Who Do I Want to Be?

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We get at least a hundred opportunities in a single day to ask ourselves:

WHO DO I WANT TO BE?

Do I want to be love, abundance, forgiveness, present, Spirit-centered and in Divine flow? (or all kinds of other ways)

Today, we make the choices, and in the days to come — life will show us how we answered.

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