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I Have All The Tools I Need To Succeed

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If you’re creating big goals, but you never seem to get there, try this…
Instead of changing your whole life in one day, try changing your life DAY by DAY, because small steps, over time, create huge results.

For example, you don’t have to quit your day job to write your book. Instead, create a one hour window each day and do the most productive things with the hour you have.

When you make something too big, you put psychological weight on it and people avoid things that feel heavy to them (even they we want what it contains.)

Yes, you do want an overall vision, but nearly all of your focus is going to be spent on the daily steps.

When I am coaching my team, I ask this question at the end of our sessions: “What’s your Top 3?”

The Top 3 are the MOST PRODUCTIVE next-step actions that are going to get them where they want to go.

We cover a lot of ground in our calls together and I want TOP 3 to be fresh in their brain, so right when they hang up the phone, they have laser focus on the most productive tasks first.

A healthy business (and a healthy life, body, marriage, anything…)
comes from executing the Right Steps, with High Efficiently, Over time.

So, if you want to eat healthier, you might not want to go full-fledged organic over the weekend and throw out all the bread. It’s too much.

Eating healthier begins with one single decision in the morning to choose an apple instead of a doughnut for breakfast.

That one small decision leads to a workout at the gym to keep it going.

You have absorbed the feeling of being “healthy” so you flow to the actions.

Small steps get you close to the FEELING of something.
The feeling of something gets you into the motions.

Some people believe that if they can’t pull out scriptures and read for 30 minutes in the morning, they’ve ruined their connection with God for the day.

But five deep grounding breaths can get you tuned in.
Hey, one half breath can do it if you’re really focused.

Sometimes we get the idea that we need these huge swaths of time for our goals, but what we need are small consistent swatches of attention.

EXPEDIENCE is a heavenly principle.

It means hitting the target.
It is doing the ‘exact amount’ with high accuracy.

If you never get around to doing what you want, maybe you made it too heavy.

Or you have planned to do more than is necessary.

Ask: What are the steps for *me* amount needed to accomplish this,
and just DO THAT.

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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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Biz Tip: Stay Inside Your Boundaries

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From thousands of hours of coaching, it seems that nearly all business/relational conflicts come down to boundary issues.

“What is my part?”
“What is your part?

Do what’s yours.

Do it with clarity, and pure intent and don’t own what isn’t yours (and don’t apologize)

More to come later..

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How to Grow Up with Your Business

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When you want to run a successful business YOU have to grow up with it.

You get to face every fear you have. All your insecurities rush forward. Your jealousy and blame patterns come to greet you & everyone who talks to you.

Your results reveal themselves clearly in black numbers on white screens.

Business is the best way to grow into your own fullest POWER and CAPACITY.

It is the great reflector of yourself, 2nd only to parenting.

If you suck at it, you know, because the zeros will tell you, and they can’t be ignored.

When YOU EXPAND, you’ll see it right away, because the growth will reflect that change in the balance sheets.

Every day your business asks you the same question: WHO do you want to be today?

And tomorrow, it will show you how you answered.

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Be the Leader Within

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Everyone has a LEADER within.

LEAD with VISION and CLARITY where ever you find yourself with stewardship. at home, at church, in business, where ever.

“(Leadership) is the process ordinary people use when they are bringing forth the best from themselves and others. What we’ve discovered is that people make EXTRAORDINARY things happen by liberating the leader within everyone.” Launching a Leadership Revolution, page 13. I love this book. It’s my new favorite. Reading it all the time.

How do we motivate people? How can we help them achieve?

We see weakness, confusion and breakdown when people with stewardship do not live from the leadership capacity inside themselves…But everyone can BE SMART and ON PURPOSE to DO SOMETHING and SUPPORT OTHERS to CREATE the BEST for themselves!

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Biz Tip: Let Go of People Who Are Not Your Ideal Customers

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When you do any kind of marketing, you are always speaking to your ideal clients and customers, and no one else.

These are people who genuinely want to hear from you. They appreciate what you have to say.
They implement what you suggest.
And get success from what you are teaching or selling.

When you create anything for you business, have this group of people in mind.

New business owners, who are still weeding out doubt, often have the people in mind they are afraid of receiving critique from, instead of appreciation.

Never, ever, ever adjust your marketing to fit “non ideal” people lingering in your orbit (or your head.)

These people are not actually in the market for what you do and therefore not likely interested in what you have to say (which makes them common critics.) These can even be family members, friends or acquaintances.

Since this is not your crowd, why would you tailor what you do and say in order to please who aren’t interested in you? (That’s a low vibe game my friend without a victor.)

My unspoken agreement with the non-ideal people on my email list, social media streams, and live audiences:

I feel morally obligated to speak to my right match people all the time.

If you are *not* a right match person for me (and you’re here), I feel YOU are morally obligated to congregate in the places that genuinely fit for you.

We good?

Remember the certainty you have about what you do comes out in direct and indirect ways in everything you create.

The more solid you are in your own value, the more stable your business is going to be.

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Biz Tip: My Non-Stress Business Strategy

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Instead of overwhelming myself with too much to do…I developed a certain strategy in my business. I want to share it today, because when I am asked “How are you not stressed out & away from your family, while you run a business?” This is my answer.

FIRST, I identify the SUCCESS STRATEGY to Create What I Want.

It takes some time to come up with this.

I find myself going to people who have already been successful in what I want to build. I read the trends from the company, research experts, and look at the stats. As I make my plan, I run it by the most successful mentors I can get ahold of and get their advice.

I never let people advise me who haven’t ALREADY CREATED what I am creating. The well meaning, but under-qualified don’t have a vote.

I often draw on large sheets of paper on my kitchen counter or take a dry erase marker to the wall of mirrors in my bathroom. I start scribbling and mapping with squares and arrows and writing out the STEPS to get me there. I usually do this part alone because it probably looks somewhat mantic, lol, but mostly because I have to give it total focus. My whole mind and hands are engaged. I can go through a whole stack of papers, scribbling shapes, writing, re-writing, scratching it out freehand until it feels just right. I have to get inside the feeling of it. And then transfer that feeling into

SIMPLE STEPS that are MEASURABLE to PEFORM.

As I get clear on those steps, I next create “check-points” for them.

Who am I going to engage at each of these points?

What are the “threshold points” to getting them accomplished?

What are the blocks that will stop this step from happening?

After I write it out, I go into the testing phase.

I make myself perform the steps over and over and over again, perfecting as I go. I do everything I ask other people to do.

I learn by DOING it myself–so THIS is essential.

And I look at the RESULTS along the way.

What are the conversion rates?

What works the best? What are the benchmarks and roadblocks?

Where does this fail? What could be better?

After I gauge the results, I go back and fine tune the steps.

So…develop an OVERALL STRATEGY. Then outline…

BASIC STEPS to Complete the Strategy.

Then I TEACH the steps and strategies to everyone in my organization.

I make sure the instruction is:

1. Easy to understand and can be re-explained in COMMON WORDS.

2. It’s simple enough they WILL ACTUALLY DO IT.

3. Everyone is CONNECTED to the TOOLS they need to ACHIEVE IT.

4. They RECEIVE an INCENTIVE for performing it (at least in the beginning.)

5. They can REPORT on their progress and get help when they need.

Then, as my teams run the strategy I ask them how we can make it better.

They are the very best advisors–and the people whose voice matters most!

I try to stay away from things that people can’t duplicate or teach themselves, don’t get overall results, brand-new things that aren’t well tested, or things that I don’t feel inspired to do…

Honestly, there are a LOT of things in my business that I don’t do.

But that’s important to me also.

LET GO of what doesn’t work for me or my family to follow hard after WHAT DOES.

I really feel that we can be successful at what we want when we understand THE SYSTEMS that create our success.

And we can break those systems down into MANAGEABLE Steps.

No one wants to achieve something great, and be worn thin and stressed out while they get there.

And most people don’t want to be led by someone who isn’t LIVING in a peaceful, happy, values-based manner.

At least for me, this personal business plan is what helps me create what I desire and show others … YOU CAN DO THIS, too!

and we can be HAPPY and solid along the way!

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Love Your Space

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Before I sit down to work, I have a juicy routine that gets me all energized and ready to play hard

Great Music
Walk outside or workout
Meditation
Essential oils
Organized space (usually)
Specific Intentions I’ve written out like “I reach all the people who need me” or
“I get 10 hours of benefit for every 1 hour I spend at work”

If I jump into the day unprepared, I totally feel it. Less is accomplished. What I create is boring and lifeless and things drag on.

More gets done when ENERGY is high.

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How to Empower People

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Stop trying to make or influence people’s life decisions FOR them. Instead …

1. ASK THEM: WHAT do you WANT?

After they identify it …

2. ASK: WHAT ARE ALL YOUR OPTIONS?

Let them list ALL the possibilities (and suggest some they might not see)

3. WHICH DO YOU FEEL IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

Let the decision come from inside of them, with their own resources and innate power. If they need coaching, new ideas, more options, or help with blocks, OFFER it. But THEY MUST CHOOSE ON their own.

Once they decide…

4. ASK: WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO NEXT? and perhaps…WHAT SUPPORT WOULD YOU like FROM ME?

Say yes (or no!) to their specific requests. REQUIRE that they ASK directly and specifically for what they want with your involvement and do exactly (only) what you said you would do.

THIS IS A GREAT MODEL FOR EMPOWERING PEOPLE, rather than enabling them.

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It’s Your Time

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A lot of people tell me they don’t feel qualified, or good enough, to follow their dream.

They want to write a book, but they don’t know if they have something valuable to say.
They want to start a business, but they don’t know if they;ll succeed.
They want to be a coach, but they didn’t get their degree, so they don’t feel qualified.

Because of their doubt, all these dreams get put on a shelf and saved for later and they won’t take them down until they have some guarantee they are good enough to succeed.

Nonsense.
Your head is sabotaging you.

If you have THESE 3 THINGS, You already have what you need to begin.

1. DESIRE–and that is key. (Keep reading, more on this below.)
2. A KNOWING INSIDE that this is right for you, (and it’s alright if there’s fear around it.)
3. WORK ETHIC to take the right steps and hopefully, you get aligned with someone who has a MAP to show you the way.

That’s it, sunshine. That’s all you need to have to begin.
But for the natural mind, it’s not enough to satisfy the demands of your ego.

The ego wants some kind of certainty that this is going to work out and in that request, we are deeply mistaken because we are asking for something we only qualify ourselves to receive ALONG the way.

I doubt there has been anyone who created anything on the planet — who started with the certainty that what they were about to do was going to work who did not face doubts if they were good enough to do it.

We don’t even need these things — that’s just your head trying to hurt you.

Here’s what you really need instead.

1. DESIRE to rev up the machine and 2. WORK ETHIC to take us to the next steps.

For example, the DESIRE to be a coach causes us to share it with a few people and work ethic tells us, yes, it’s time to follow up with them. We get one client. They only want to trade services, not pay us. But as we trade services with them, we see that they got some positive changes from spending time with us and we lap up that evidence as validation that YES, we are on the right track and it’s time to put it into higher gear.

So, we share our coaching service with more people, and oh my goodness, even put it out there on Facebook in front of God and everyone that WE — DO — COACHING — for MONEY (gasp, I hope my relatives aren’t reading this!) and then we sweat for the next few hours until, oh hey, someone has messaged us and wants to pay us $50.

That’s 50$ of evidence.
They get good results.
More evidence.
We get more clients.
More evidence.

A few thousand dollars and some success stories later, and we’ve not only got some certainty, but we’ve got LAYERS to our CERTAINTY (from the results) and now, you’ve got yourself a business.

Did you start with all that confidence? No.
You gathered it.

You get it along the way and that’s why I am telling you, that DESIRE is enough to start the gears and WORK ETHIC will take you to the next steps.

If you feel a desire inside to write a book– THE BOOK wants to be created by you.
If you hear music in your head, THE MUSIC wants to be written by you.

The fact that you feel it inside, means that it wants to be born into the world.
Things are created SPIRITUALLY, and then they manifest PHYSICALLY.

There are a lot of book ideas that haven’t come to anyone yet, because there is no place for them in the world yet.

THE FACT THAT YOU FEEL THE DESIRE, is ALL THE PERMISSION YOU NEED.
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I got really serious in business about 5 years ago.

Here was my resume at that time.
1. Mom of 4 kids (who were amazing when they came to us.)
2. College Drop out
3. No Work Experience

Wow, the job offers were just pouring in… (I just threw up in my mouth.)
I had ONE THING …. DESIRE.
Okay, two things. DESIRE and WORK. I was willing to work and work and work and fail and work and try something without even the slightest awareness that it would succeed for me.

It was enough.

I was too ignorant to calculate if it was going to succeed or not, and no one was more surprised than me when people started following me and buying my stuff.

In the past five years, thousands of people all over the world have attended my trainings, joined my doTERRA wellness community and and I’ve had a close look into many of their lives.

I can tell you from a LOT of observation ….
PEOPLE WHO ARE WILLING TO MOVE WITHOUT a guarantee, are the ones succeeding.

They work with abandon. They throw themselves IN and they’ll take action waaaaay before they feel qualified. I love that.

The definition of “courage” is “ALL HEART IN.”

One of my favorite examples of this is PETER from the New Testament.

He’s passionate, and a tiny bit reckless. He’s lover and a fighter.
He’s the guy without a plan, but when His gut tells Him to go, he moves.

I love that when the guards came for Christ, he got so upset that he lopped off an ear.

Never you mind that he had been told this was going to happen and there was a group of surely 
armed men around him, no…he just felt the passion of protection and the sword went flying.

I love that he fell asleep when Christ asked Peter to wait wait with him. The single most important event
in the history of the world is occurring a stone’s throw away and Peter’s catching some zzzzz’s.

I love that he denied knowing his leader three times and wept over it and still went on to lead the Christian movement.

Peter acts–sometimes without thinking, and things still manage to work out for him.

He is the most relate-able apostle, the leader for the everyday man and woman.
One of my very favorite parts about Peter’s life happened just before Christ left him in charge.
Here’s what went down..

After their leader’s death, they prepared the body, laid him in the tomb and in no less 
than 3 days, Peter said, “I’m goin’ fishing.” Several others followed him.

Maybe the crew didn’t know they were going to carry on his mission after he left, but once He was gone, they scattered.

Back on the boat, they fished through the night and caught nothing.

In the morning, a man called to them and said, “Children, did you catch
 anything.”

They hadn’t. The man (whom they still didn’t recognize) instructed them to cast the net onto the right side of the boat and their net was soon bursting with the amphibious prize.

And then … the revelation.

It was their Leader.
Christ was there.

Upon hearing this, Peter did something very amazing …very cool and SO VERY … um, PETER.
He grabbed his coat (he was naked) and….

He threw himself into the sea.
I had two thoughts when I read this.

1. I didn’t know that people fished naked.

2. I LoooooVE PETER.

The guy is just pure heart.
He recognized his LORD, and nothing could hold him back, not even freezing cold morning sea water.
I’m thinking Peter could have traveled a little faster to Christ rowing the boat, rather than swimming.

But calculated thinking at that one particular moment would have held back his first impulse,
which was to MOVE

LOVE, DESIRE, PASSION, COMMITMENT — It moves us to action.

The plans and guarantees come later. I don’t know all the reasons why did Christ chose Peter lead the church, especially with so much human-ness he seemed to carry. But I have to believe that HEART was a part of it.

He had a huge calling ahead of him and the point of this whole thing is that HE — WAS — ALREADY — QUALIFIED.
He didn’t know that in the beginning, but he didn’t need to know it. He was going to have his refining experiences and the evidence would come later.

He would succeed at what he came to do. But he didn’t know that either.
The steps would be revealed.

He would actually die during his mission, but he certainly didn’t need to know that.
(Good thing, because that could really mess with your head.)

It seems to me that on our earth journeys we are operating on a ‘need to know’ protocol.
What do you “need to know’ to get started?

1. Do you have a DESIRE?
2. Do you feel you are pursuing the right path for you?
3. Do you have THE NEXT STEP. (not the whole map, just the next thing you are to do.)

If you do, you’re good to go baby, so, stop sweating it, and don’t over think everything ,
or you’ll be stuck on a boat forever waiting for the plan, when the most exciting adventure is waiting for you at sea.

Peter’s calling showed up, and he threw himself into it.

He succeeded–because he was willing to GO when it was time.
So…If you’re calling is here … how about you?

It’s your day to take a dive.

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