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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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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.

There’s a lot more about this very thing on my webinar >> How to Achieve Your Biggest Goals in 60 Days!

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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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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Master Class Oct 20th & 21st

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You’ve been dreaming, planning and praying…and now, it’s finally time to get it done!

http://HeatherMadder.com/biggoals
Register for my all-new LIVE master class on October 20th and 21st!

Oh and here are a few things I’ll help you do at the training!

>> Create a 60 Day Plan to outline exact steps to achieve your goal!

>> Make it air-tight! Be sure you have the very best tools & strategies.

>> Top #3 reasons why people fail & how to easily avoid it!

>> Get your spouse on board to support you (instead of question you!)

>> How to silence your nay-sayers in public and in your head!

>> Believe in yourself & stop doubting if you can do this — for good!

>> Get to High Production so you can go 100mph the moment you sit down to work!

>> How to dance right through those “drudgery tasks” you don’t want t (but you know they help you!)

>> Eliminate common distractions & time drains and keep a clear inner space!

>> Find the small windows of time in your day to work (you have them!)

>> Simple energy tools to help you stay at your highest vibe!

>> Best practices of busy entrepreneurs to keep your mind clear & body healthy!

>> Top #3 Mom Hacks to keep family running smooth while you’re in hyper drive!

>> The #1 thing to DO when you’ve lost your faith & you’re feeling low and all failure-ish and you need to get back up again!

>> How to delegate, hire help and say a polite “no” so you’re only doing the work that’s really yours to do!

This could be the day that changes everything!

Http://HeatherMadder.com/biggoals
$100 product give-away at the event!

I can’t wait to meet you, so register and then send me an email and say HELLO!

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