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Transform For Success: Make Your Story Matter

If you are in doubt about the meaning of your unique story, and how to make it matter for yourself and others, please watch this video.

Tap along with the tapping suggestions that are being offered to help you see the true meaning of your past, your story and your life.

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Free EFT Tapping Script: EFT For Fear Of Failure

Do you know this fear of failure, that creeps up just when you feel you are prepared for your next project or milestone?
This fear that comes from a consistent inner voice, warning you that you might fail?
Having this fear is so frustrating.
 
It stops us from even trying, from even giving it your best shot.
And if we don’t try, we automatically fail.
However, since we are usually very resourceful in finding excuses, we believe that we will have a much easier time defending that we didnt try, than explaining why we failed.
 
I’d like to offer you a tapping script that you might find useful when this inner voice takes over your courage and self esteem and warns you beyond a doubt that you might fail.
Try it and please let me know how it worked for you!
 
EFT for Dealing with Fear of Failure
 
KP: Even though I have these deep routed fear of failure, I completely love and accept myself.
KP: Even though it is so frustrating to have this fear – I really don’t want it! – I accept all of my feelings without judgment.
KP: Even though I feel so disappointed in myself – this fear of failure is keeping me stuck! – I choose to forgive myself and the part of me that believes that I might not be able to succeed.
 
TH: I admit it: I am scared and stuck right now
IE: I have this sinking feeling in my chest and stomach – what if I will fail?
OE: I am overwhelmed with fear, even though a part of me clearly wants to move forward
UE: It is overwhelming and frustrating to be stuck like this
UN: I don’t even know where to begin
UL: I feel stuck and so scared to fail
CB: But a part of me can also see that I do have a chance
UA: A part of me clearly wants me to move forward, I just don’t know how yet.
TH: I see that a part of me is scared, and another part feels confident, but the two are not communicating and are really not helping right now.
 
Take a deep breath. Feeling stuck and scared to fail is normal. Every successful person will tell you that in order to move forward, you will face your fears over and over again. Just breathe again and accept that you are making every effort to get past this feeling.
OK? Ready? Then let’s tap another round:
 
 
TH: If I could have it my way, I wouldn’t be so scared
IE: If I cloud have full control over my feelings, I would definitely give it a try
OE: I can see how there is a part of me that clearly has courage and feels confident that I have a chance
UE: I can feel how this part of me is pushing and pulling me to feel more courageous
UN: There is a part in me that knows that I have what it takes to succeed
UL: I like this part, it is a good, courageous friend
CB: I wish that the rest of me could give up the fighting and resisting
UA: And would feel calm and confident instead that I can succeed in a way that works for me.
TH: I choose now to feel the confidence within me, and move forward in a way that works for me.
 
 
Take a breath again.
 
 
TH:  I am beginning to see that I don’t have to change completely over night
IE: I am beginning to see that I can make changes one step at a time
OE: I am grateful for the cautious part of me that wants to protect me from pain
UE: And I am grateful that I have what it takes to take the next step
UE: And even if I can’t see myself at my goal just yet
UN: It’s OK to move forward at a pace that works for me
UL: By tapping, I have already overcome the first hurdle
CB: I am not as stuck as I was when I started tapping
UA: I am farther ahead now, and it is beginning to be fun!
TH: I am grateful that I can get unstuck and move forward, – at a pace that truly works for me!
 
Take another breath. How do you feel?
Do you notice a shift in how you feel?
Maybe you feel safer to just take the next step?
Maybe you feel that you have more time to make the changes you wanted to make.
Maybe you feel that you can breathe deeper.
Maybe you are beginning to see that you don’t have to know al the steps to reach your goal,
but that you are growing into who you want to be, one step at a time.
 
When you take your time and approach your goal focussing on the next logical step, you will be surprised how quickly you can move forward.
Please let me know how this works for you!
Love
Ingrid

Marketing Your Healing Practice – How Much Technology Do You Really Need?

When it comes to marketing your healing or coaching practice, using the internet can be very overwhelming.

Most transformational entrepreneurs don’t have enough technological background to understand how internet marketing actually works.

So they spend hours after hours trying to figure out their blog or website, finding the button to upload a picture, and the word “Autoresponder” leaves them shrug their shoulders.

I have certainly been there. More than two years ago, I felt that I just can’t be successful in my coaching practice until I have all this figured out.

So I took charge, and started to travel the country to learn from the best.

I did a number of programs, live workshops, tele classes and a mastermind program with Connie Ragen Green and Jeanette Cates, who is famous for her “tech tamer” programs. I joined Armand Morin’s AM2 Mastermind program, went to big Seminar and many other live events. I went to unseminar with PAt O’Bryan and learned from some of the forerunners in internet marketing and online business. I have attended many more workshops and purchased lots of outstanding programs to help me get through the hurdles of feeling comfortable and knowledgable online.

 

I am very grateful for the continued support I am receiving and all the learning that I am able to do.

However, for my coaching clients, I highly recommend to not invest so much in the beginning.

A transformational entrepreneur who is still working on reaching the 6 figure mark is usually very well served with the following:

A wordpress blog

An autoresponder/newsletter program

A freebie to get people to optin

A presence on Facebook, twitter and linkedin.

It is very important that you are able to gather your site’s visitor’s email addresses, so that you can serve them in your newsletters and build a good relationship.

Relationship marketing is everything in this economy, where people are very mindful about who they spend their money with and who they trust enough to take advise and coaching from.

Nobody would sign up for an expensive program with you until you have proven your skill level, have established a relationship that makes your visitors feel that they know, like and trust you.

Yes, there is a lot of information out there about all the wonderful things you can do online, and if you have the time to learn, and it truly fascinates you, there is nothing wrong in learning more about what is possible.

But it can also sidetrack you from making those personal phone calls, meeting potential clients in person and always think about the package that you have to offer to help others in their life or business.

Nothing is more important than those personal connections. So please make sure that you don’t overdo your focus on the internet, and leave the house to meet people instead.

For everything you don’t know how to do, just get a webmaster. These are people who are skilled and trained to solve your online problem in minutes, where it would take you hours to even find out how to learn what needs to be done.

Having a professional looking blog, a free giveaway with an optin box, an auto responder service and a presence on Facebook, twitter and linkedin is truly enough to support you in growing your business as a transformational entrepreneur.

 

 

Time Management Tips – How To Learn New Technology Without Overwhelm

Time ManagementTime Management is one of the topics that most of my coaching clients struggle with.

For transformational entrepreneurs, there is always more to learn. We often don’t have brick and mortar storefronts or offices, so the internet becomes our “home” the place where we attract clients, where we talk about what we are passionate about and what we have to offer.

The Internet changes very quickly, and ignoring the possibilities online for business growth and marketing is simply not an option.

But how much do we need to learn? And when do we learn it?

Well, the good news is that we don’t have to know everything. We just have to know enough to understand the importance of it and how it can be helpful in our marketing plan.

Yes, I do recommend that you write your own blog, auto responders and newsletters. This is your immediate connection and communication with those who you care about, and your clients and followers deserve to get to know you and not your ghost writer, no matter how good he or she may be.

A simple time management tip that can change your life 🙂

Get your calendar out. I recommend one of those huge table top paper calendars that you would usually have under your computer on your desk, and stick it on the wall.

This way, you see in big letters what the plan for the week and month is.

And then block out a designated time each day that is only for learning and studying.

In the beginning of your business, you will not have that many clients.

So you can easily afford to spend 60-90 minutes per day learning about one topic that you don’t know enough about.

How about you make one full week your blogging week?

Monday: Learn how to setup and install a wordpress blog

Tuesday: Learn what widgets and plugins are and how to use them and which ones are recommended to get started

Wednesday: Learn how to Install your calendar and your contact form and find that perfect theme

Thursday: Learn how to google your keywords with the google adwords keyword tool: https://adwords.google.com.

Thursday: Learn how to write and post blog pages (If you have extra time that day, try it out and actually put your “about”, your “disclaimers” and your “services” page online.) 

Friday: Learn how to put up a post (very similar to putting up a page) and (if you have extra time that day) actually post something.

By the end of the week, you have a working blog 🙂

If you really don’t know how to do something, or you don’t want to learn al the tech stuff, that’s perfectly OK.

Maybe you want to spend your 60 minutes on finding a webmaster or Virtual Assistant (VA).

If we plan ahead for the learning that you have to do, we will have a much easier time breaking it down into manageable pieces and taking it one effective step at a time. We actually get it done. 

The final piece: When the time for learning and studying is up, it’s OK to pat yourself on the shoulder for doing such a good job, and turn our attention to a different topic.

Transformational Entrepreneurs don’t build all of their business online.

You have to have time for phone calls, events, speaking gigs and more. And you have to have time to embrace your life and your family, your charity and your hobby.

So when your time of learning is done, take a break from the computer and reach out to others.

Makes sense?

Good Luck!

Please leave your comments below.

Love

Ingrid

Successful Networking – How To Attract Clients And Grow Your Business Through Live Events

Successful networking is key to getting a solid, enthusiastic client base.

It is so much easier to connect with potential clients who would benefit from working with us at life events and in personal groups than through social media or online listings. Meeting potential clients face to face, having the time to shake their hand, make a personal connection and establish a relationship is invaluable.

I know that as transformational entrepreneurs, the word “sales” is often a trigger. Many people feel that they should “attract” clients without having to sell or market. 

But in truth, if you want to be successful, it would help to be willing to expand this view. Your intention determines your experience, and if you go to an event with the intention not to sell or market, but just to meet likeminded people and see what happens, then the people who are actively looking for help will have a hard time finding you. If you are out there with the intention to attract clients, then your potential clients can find you easily. Does this resonate with you?

You might want to consider releasing your resistance to getting the word that you are trying to attract clients out there, with EFT – Emotional Freedom Techniques Tapping. There are free Tapping charts on this blog. Please feel fee to explore!

What not to do on networking events:

However, there is a huge pitfall that I warn all my business clients of, and I want to share this with you:

When you attend networking meetings, the common belief is that you go to get referrals.

Networking for referrals is a strategy that works well for companies who have well known, established services to offer.

Auto Mechanics, CPAs or Real Estate Agents would be some good examples.

However, for transformational entrepreneurs, coaches and healing professionals, this strategy usually doesn’t pay of at all.

Here is why:

There are two “hats” that you can wear when you join a networking meeting: Your “sales hat” and your “marketing hat”.

You can’t wear both – you have to decide so you attract the right people to talk to.

Three reasons why referral marketing is the wrong strategy for networking events:

1. In your business as a transformational entrepreneur, you will have a very hard time finding people who are willing to refer you and your specific technique, unless they have experienced your gifts and talents as a client first.

When you go to networking meetings, and talk about what you do to people who don’t understand, you will spend the evening “selling” that your technique works, scrambling to get people to believe you.

So you are not selling your services, you are selling the validity of your techniques or modalities.

At the end of the day, you will have some great conversations that lead themselves to friendships and more interest (hopefully), but no new paying clients.

2. In addition, you will have to try to “sell” people into “selling” your services to people they know (=leads).

But they still don’t know what exactly you stand for, so why would they put their reputation out on the line and risk the relationship with the clients they referred?

Business people don’t do that.

3. When you wear your marketing hat to get referrals, instead of your sales hat, what you are actually doing is trying to avoid having to sell your services yourself. Maybe you don’t like selling, so you establish good relationships with people who know people, hoping that they will step in and become free sales people for you.

Why would they want to do that?

They don’t own your business, they don’t really understand your business, so everything they could do to help you is on the level of doing you a favor (a few exceptions might be there, but this is the general situation in our field).

Remember that “transformational entrepreneur” doesn’t really mean much to most people in the business world, and they would not go out into their client base and refer people to you, unless they feel that they are truly knowledgable and have experienced results with you that they want to communicate.  

Makes sense?

 

Successful Networking to get clients:

So what should you do instead?

Instead, whenever you go to a networking meeting, join a club or talk to people who might relate to and be interested in your work, wear your “sales hat”.

Try to see everybody in the room as a potential client.

Don’t worry about referrals, worry about finding people who would like to work with you 1:1. Even if you meet very influential people, try to see them as clients.

The more influential they are, the lesser the chances that they stand up for you and refer their friends and family to you, after just having spoken briefly in a networking meeting. You are not asking for favors, you are asking for business, remember?

 

Your best referrals will come from raving fans, people who have experienced first hand what you are escapable of.

In my experience, whenever I go to a group or meeting, I meet several people who would greatly benefit from working with me.

I don’t look for people who will refer me to someone they know, I look for people who personally need my help.

This is a much faster way to grow your business through networking events than looking for referrals.

I hope this helps your business success!

Please leave a comment below!

Love

Ingrid

Free EFT Tapping Script: EFT to Help You Build Your Successful Business

AAMET Certified EFT Trainer and CoachDo you feel overwhelmed with the daily tasks of building a business?
Do you feel like you just can’t do it, it’s too much?
Is there too much to learn, understand and implement?
And do you feel stuck and lose hope as a result?
 
Just take a breath for a moment.
Relax.
Let’s tap on this feeling.
You can only build your business one step at a time, and it is more important to focus on something that you can actually finish, than to start different projects all at once.
 
Tap on the Karate chop point on the side of your hand and repeat after me:
KP: Even though I feel completely overwhelmed with my business right now, I honor and respect myself.
KP: Even though I am losing hope – I don’t think that I can do this!, I acknowledge my feelings without any judgment. It is hard sometimes.
KP: Even though I am afraid of how desperate I feel right now, If I don’t make it , then what do I do?, I Choose to relax and take it one step at a time, in a way that truly works for me.
 
TH: I am overwhelmed
IE: It’s scary to feel this way
OE: It is so overwhelming and scary to not know if I’ll be able to make it
UE: There is just too much to do, and I don’t know how
UN: I feel lonely and abandoned right now
UL: I feel like I am all alone and nobody helps me
CB: I just can’t do it, I am ready to give up
UA: I have never felt so overwhelmed in my life
TH: I am overwhelmed and scared, and I don’t know what to do now.
 
TH: What if I could see this differently now?
IE: What if the overwhelm came from not being focussed on my very next step?
OE: What if I felt this way because I was trying to do more than I need to
UE: And from an old fear of abandonment and not being good enough?
UL: What if I could see my business in a completely different life?
CB” What if I could allow myself to realize that I have never done what I am doing now?
UA: I’d love to del more confident and take it one step at a time,
TH: In a surprisingly appropriate and comfortable way that brings me joy and truly works for me.
 
TH: I choose to release this feeling of not being good enough now
IE: I choose to acknowledge myself for trying something new and putting all my intentions into succeeding
OE: I choose to allow myself to recognize that all it takes is one step at a time
UE: I choose to be comfortable and confident that I can always do one step
UN: I allow myself to release the memories of judgment and abandonment
UL: They have no place in my business – that was then and this is now
CB: I free myself from everything that is not helping me now
UA: And focus on my strategy and my very next steps instead.
TH: I am begining to be grateful that things are becoming more relaxed and look easier now.
 
TH: I am grateful that I have allowed myself to let go of my fears
IE: I am grateful that I don’t have to revisit that old stuff anymore
OE: Even if there is more work to do, I don’t have to do it to build my business
UE: I am grateful that I finally claim my right to be a success
UN: It is so nice to see how much easier things are now getting
UL: It is so wonderful to allow myself to grow.
CB: I finally feel in control of my life and my business in a way that truly works for me.
UA: Thank you universe for finally letting me do what I love and be successful, no matter what was holding me back in the past.
TH: I love how free I now feel. Free and freed, a huge weight has finally lifted. Thank you!
 
Take a breath, and tune into yourself.
How do you feel?
What comes up for you?
how does it feel to focus on the next step only?
Finish your very next step, and then make a new decision.
You can absolutely do one step at a time.
And very often the direction you take is more important than the size of the step.
Please leave me feedback and let me know what other support you might need.
 
Here is to your success!
 
Love
Ingrid

Small Business Planning for Coaches: Do You Know Your Colleagues?

If you want to be in business, you need to know your colleagues. 

This doesn’t just mean knowing that others do something similar as you (or don’t), it means a whole lot more.
 
When I started using EFT 10 years ago, I was in the rather unique situation that I had truly no competition in my state.
Maybe there were a few, very few EFTers somewhere, but in all reality, I was the only one teaching and working with it for a long time.
 
So when I went to business trainings, I had a habit of saying proudly: “What I do is unique!”
 
But this was not true.
Yes, I was one of very few EFTers, which, by the way is not necessarily a good thing, as it also means that there is no market.
 
But there were quite a few practitioners who were serving the same people, the same niche.
 
See, there are so many different ways of approaching an issue, a problem, a symptom.
And they all want to be heard by the person who might need them.
 
Are they different in effectiveness and features?
Of course they are!
But ultimately it is the client, the client’s background, knowledge base, experience and preference that will decide whether you will be picked and allowed to serve him or her.
 
Not the effectiveness of your tool is what will help you fill your practice, but the decision of your potential clients to work with you.
 
Therefore it is important that you know who else serves people in your niche.
What do they do and offer?
Where are their limits? (And where are yours???)
How much do they charge?
How many visits, consultations, products do they need or suggest to bring the desired result?
Do they work over the phone?
Where are they better, more effective, more accessible, cheaper than you?
How do they market their business?
 
You really want to know this.
You want to know what the local hospitals or colleges offer for free courses or resources.
Tehy all serve your potential clients.
 
If your local hospital offers free massages for cancer survivors every day, you will have a hard time establishing a new massage practice for cancer survivors next door.
 
Yes, one is a hospital, one is a private practitioner, and your services might be much more personal, give more time and more personal attention.
 
But from the point of view of a potential client, it makes much more sense to check out the free service first.
 
So you can do one of two things:
Change your location or change your niche.
 
Does this make sense?
 
So now you see why it is so important for you to factor in your competition, even if you work with different modalities.
 
Everybody deserves to live and deserves to live well.
 
If you go about this wisely, if you treat your colleagues with respect and network in a mutually beneficial way, your colleagues are a great asset that will help both of you.
 
If you ignore others because you believe that you are so unique that nobody else compares to you, then you might be in for a surprise.
 
So find out who else serves your perfect clients or niche
Discover what works well
Find out what doesn’t or what could be improved
Improve it
Sell it
 
Keep positive connections with your competition alive.
 
It is beneficial for all of you, and most definitely beneficial to your clients or the niche that you feel so passionate about.
 
 
Please leave a comment below to let me know any questions you may have!
Love
Ingrid

Business Plan for Small Business Owners: Mindset for Budget

Create a successful BudgetHello again! Great to see you back!

I am so proud of you for moving forward with your one page business plan.

By now, you should have four things on your plan:

Your vision

Your Mission

Your Goals

Your strategies and action plan.

 

Now we come to a very important part, that makes many of my business coaching clients cringe:

Your budget.

Your budget is extremely important, as it will determine if your business is successful.

Please don’t make the mistake that many transformational entrepreneurs make and say to yourself that you don’t need much.

  

Would you give me permission, for a moment, to give you an unfiltered “rant”?

 

Thank you. Here we go:

 

It is important to be honest about the money you absolutely need.

The money you would like to have

And the money that would be luxury, but really nice to have as it would move you forward.

If you don’t know how much you are spending, and how much you need to keep your business open, 

 

I had clients who gave me a budget that was so low that it was below the poverty line.

Really??I

I mean: REALLY???

Is that how you want to live your life?

Is this the reason you want to invest all this time to build a transformational, authentic business?

To live below the poverty line?

 

I honor you for your wonderful intentions and your ability to live with not much at all, but as your business coach I must tell you that this is not enough.

 

Building a business is not about just scraping by.

It is about doing well.

It is about creating a future for yourself, and those that you care about.

 

Think about it this way: Your business is supposed to help others.

If you can’t guarantee that you have budgeted for the money you need, you will run the risk of having to shut down.

What about your clients?

What about those who count on you?

Will you tell them that you just didn’t want to make enough money to keep going?

 

I know that many of my clients struggle with asking for what they are worth.

We have to tap with EFT a lot on deservingness, overwhelm, shame and guilt.

 

That’s OK – don’t blame yourself for feeling this way.

Many people, especially transformational entrepreneurs, healers and coaches, struggle with that.

But it is so important that you release these feelings and replace them with good self esteem.

You can do very well helping others, touching many lives, being truthful t yourself and others.

The money you make can even create jobs as you outsource what you can’t or don’t want to do yourself.

 

It will give you the freedom to be spontaneous, to treat your family to some wonderful things.

After all: They are in the same boat with you, supporting and carrying you all the way.

They deserve to benefit, and so do you!

 

So if you feel that you truly don’t need much to get by, please think again:

How much do you need, just to keep your business going?

Rent

Utilities

Your Coach

Phone

Internet

Cell phone

Supplies

Marketing materials

Computer and Software

Cell Phone

Business trips

Memberships

Continued Education

Professional Connections

Networking

Blog

Autoresponder

Postage

Gas for your car

 

We have only just begun.

How about books, programs, professional clothes?

 

What else do you need (this is very different, depending on what you do)

 

Now look at your private life

 

Please don’t tell yourself that you can always buy things second hand, and that you don’t need to go out for dinner.

Of course that’s possible.

But you can ask for more.

You don’t have to play small.

Do you want to visit your kids or grandkids more often?

Do you want to travel?

How about some theater tickets?

This is not luxury. You need to be able to relax and take a breath.

You need to have what you need to be happy.

 

If you make so little that you can’t even visit your kids in another state, then your life becomes tough.

Wouldn’t you agree?

 

Now, this rant is of course not meant for all transformational entrepreneurs.

So if you don’t find yourself in it, that’s OK.

But maybe you found some inspirational moments in this as well.

 

Please make sure that you are realistic about how much you need, and then add 20%

 

You need to have extra. For unforeseen items, to fix certain things.

Your taxes (have you calculated those in?)

 

Some people find this process of writing down EVERY aspect of their life that they pay for.

It feels good to realize that asking to get paid is not a luxury, and not unspiritual.

Instead it is a responsible and mature way to take charge of your life and make a difference in a powerful way.

 

You can do it, too!

 

Thank you for let ting me share this and for having an open mind.

I respect you for this and for your courage to do the right thing for yourself and others!

 

Much Love

Ingrid

One Page Business Plan For Coaches – How To Create Your Small Business Strategies And Action Steps

Hey again! It is so great to see you back.

Did you read through the first three steps we talked about below and took action? Do you know what your vision is, what your mission entails, and have you set your goals?
Remember that everything we talk about here can be easily translated into a successful life plan.
 
Good for you ! 🙂
 
OK, then you are now ready for the next step:
Take one goal at a time and come up with the strategies to reach it.
This gets even more uncomfortable for some people than what we have done so far, and you might notice some resistance and an initial “I have no idea!” feelings in your stomach or throat, but you’ll get over it when you truly begin.
 
If you feel overwhelmed at this point, please don’t wait to contact me for a strategy session!
Contact me asap, as we should be able to come up with a plan and a strategy to help you move past the self sabotage.
 
I am sure that you agree: You need a plan to follow, or your business success will be left up to coincidence and good luck.
 
After deciding on your strategies, you will come up with the specific action steps that you can take to do what you want to do.
As you get into this, you will notice that you might actually have a lot more in place than you think.
You might see that you feel drawn to doing things in a specific way, and that you are already good at it. We will talk a lot more about this in the future, as your personal style is so important for your success, but you truly need to put your strategies and action steps onto a piece of paper to get on track.
 
Ready? Great! Here we go:
 
Take the first goal you set for yourself, and break it down into the different ways how you could achieve it.
 
For example, let’s say your first goal is to have an extra 5000.- per month within 3 months.
 
How many clients to you need for this? Make a decision!
How many products to you need to sell? Decide!
How many programs will you teach? Decide what you want to teach
 
Now to your action steps:
 
Let’s say you decide you need 5 new clients per month
Where will you get them? Make a plan of what you are willing to do
 
If you want to work with them in person, make a plan of the steps you are willing to take to connect with potential clients.
How will they learn about what you do?
Some examples for finding 5 new clients per month could be:
Join the local BPW and arrange for a speaking gig
Join the local chamber of commerce and join the meetings
Get speaking gigs with the local radio and community TV
Create a monthly networking meeting for like minded entrepreneurs
Check out meet up groups in your area
Reconnect with 5 old customers/clients per week and see what they are up to. Rekindle good relationships
Start a local marketing campaign with people who might also serve your potential clients (massage therapists, realtors, whatever your business is).
Keep going! You are doing well! 🙂
 
Do you get the idea?
Coming up with strategies that are doable and successful will really get you thinking, and see what you might already have been doing, what needs tweaking, what works and what brings no return at all.
Let go of what doesn’t work.
Do more of what does.
Offer solutions that nobody else can offer and do it on a continuous basis. People will find you.
 
Yes, it is very important that you do things continuously.
Showing up once at a networking meeting might not do your business much good, but doing it regularly and creating those relationships might be a very wise choice.
 
Once you brainstormed all the ideas that you might be able to do for all your goals, decide on the top 3-5 per goal that you will actually implement.
 
You might decide to Call 5 old clients per week
To join 3 local networking groups
To make 3 cold calls per day
To bring your wordpress blog up to par and blog daily
To join Facebook and connect with 15 new friends per week.
 
Whatever you decide, put your action steps on the one page business plan. 
Make sure that you can read them easily.
Maybe you want to have a few copies around the house and one in your smartphone.
don’t try new things before you have accomplished the ones you decide to do.
 
Staying on target is key.
 
Just make that decision, and then go ahead and do it.
Every day. 
No excuses.
 
As you can see, creating a business and coming up with a one page business plan can be as exciting and rewarding as it can be challenging.
Do you have help with the challenges?
Do you work with a coach?
It is truly important to run your thoughts by someone who listens and can ask the right questions.
The crisper and clearer your vision, your mission, your goals, your strategies and your implementation is, the better for your business.
 
I’d be glad to talk with you about creating a strategy that might work very well.
Please contact me and we can set up a phone strategy session!
 
 
Tomorrow we’ll talk a bit more about coming up with an accurate budget.
After all, your business needs to make you money, or else it is not a business.
Something that we do for fun and enjoyment without the intention of creating an income is called a hobby.
You are certainly entitled to great hobbies.
I highly encourage them!
But this is not what we talk about here.
Here it is about your business, so let’s stay focussed and come up with money making strategies.
Sounds good?
GOOD!!! 🙂
I am so proud of you for making it this far!
 
Please leave your feedback and your questions below.
Much Love
Ingrid
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

How to create a one page business plan – Successful goal setting for 2012

Setting good goals - the third step to successDo you need help with successful goal setting?

Hi again! 🙂

I am grateful that you came back to continue on your path to creating a plan for your business and your life.
Two days ago, we talked about creating a vision. How are you doing with that?
Are you dreaming BIG? VERY BIG???  COOL!!! 🙂
 
Then yesterday, we discussed creating your specific mission.
There are so many ways of fulfilling a vision, that you have to be much more concrete about how exactly you want to reach your dreams.
Think about it this way:
Your vision could be: I want to travel all over the world
Your mission tells you WHERE exactly you want to go 
 
Now we one to step three: Your specific goals.
If you are on a journey around the world, you need to set parameters of when you want to be where so that you know that you are on track.
 
Otherwise, you run the risk of loving, lets say, Spain so much, that you forget to travel to France, England,Germany,….
In the end you will have had a great time in Spain, but you will have missed your ultimate goal: To travel around the world.
Does this make sense?
 
So come up with precise, tangible goals that you or your coach can hold you accountable for.
 
This takes courage, I want to warn you!
This is when the dreaming stops and the work begins.
It is good work, but it can be scary.
You might have to tap on this repeatedly to get over the resistance.
For creative people with the mind of an artist, this can feel downright threatening, as now there is the possibility of missing the goals.
There can be fear of judgment, fear of failure, fear of boredom, fear of overwhelm.
Many of my coaching clients struggle with this, and we have to tap through the self sabotage that can come up.
 
Don’t worry, these fears usually don’t stay for long. You just have to work through them and replace them with excitement and enthusiasm.
EFT is great for this. If you need help: Send me an email, and we can do a 20 min free strategy session.
I’d love to hear from you!
 
OK, now that you have worked through this, here is your next step:
Come up with goals
First, financial. How much do you want to make?
Please don’t say “A Million Dollars” if you have never made that before. Your subconscious mind will not understand what “A Million Dollars” means unless you have an experience or tangible value or reason why it has to be that exact sum. 
 
To get started, why not take what you are making today, and simply double it?
Seriously: If you don’t know how to double your income, you certainly don’t know how to make “A Million Dollars”.
So set yourself a goal, by when you want to have doubled your income.
Set yourself a goal by when you want to have consistent, recurring income
Set yourself a goal by when you want how many clients
Set yourself a goal by when you want to teach your first workshop
Set goals for when you want your social media to be up and running, when you want to have your blog under control.
Know when you want your optin page and your giveaway to be online.
 
 
For your life, you might want to think about when you want that clutter to be gone, when you want to be on that healthy diet, when exactly you intend to join the gym, and how often you want to work out.
Set goals that are measurable.
This way you can’t overdo it.
You will notice very quickly if you overbooked yourself, when you truly put times to your goals, and put those deadlines into a calendar.
 
You can’t go to the gym 4 times per week when you also want to join the PTA, take dance lessons, join the reading club and spend an hour a day decluttering, while tending to two small children and working 4 hours per day in an office.
 
So why bother thinking that you have to have these goals?
Take it one step at a time, focus on your priorities and then get going and do something.
 
 
Put this on paper – no, put it in the calendar!
Put it on one of those huge, old fashioned calendars that cover half your desk.
Make sure that you see that calendar. This is your guideline for your life.
This keeps you on track, allows you to plan, allows you to be proactive.
it will take a bit of time to get used to being so organized, but you will see quickly how freeing it is when somebody comes with a request and you can clearly see that your calendar doesn’t allow for you to do it.
 
You can say “no” to requests, and you can also say “no” to the bright, shiny objects that can so easily sidetrack you from staying focussed.
Trust me: we all do this when we see an opportunity. There is just too much to do out there, too may fascinating, new things, too many responsibilities.
Only when you are clear about your goals can you begin to feel safe that you are working on your success.
 
In the end, nobody, including yourself, will ask you how many things you tried to do. People will ask you how many things you actually did.
Everything you tried but didn’t finish will make you feel rather guilty or not satisfied.
Satisfaction comes from accomplishing your goals, not from trying out how many things could be done.
 
 
There is a second place for your goals:
And this is right in your face 🙂
No, seriously: Having your goals on a calendar gives you a great visual, but you have to have them in front at you at all times.
Your subconscious mind will thank you for the consistent reminder of what you want to focus on, what is important to you.
Get a sticky out and put it on the bathroom mirror, with the goals for today.
Write your goals for the year on a piece of paper and hide it behind the bathroom mirror, to be discovered again December 31st.
Do what you need to do to remind yourself how important your goals are to you and what you have decided to do.
You can program your smartphone with reminders.
You can put notes in your wallet.
Bottom line: You have to get used to being OK with working on your goals at all times.
 
Oh, did I mention that working on being relaxed or being fit is also a goal?
If it is important to you, it is not a luxury, it needs to be a goal.
Your wellbeing is just as important as your financial wealth.
Make sure you put these goals in the calendar, too! 
 
Again: If you need or want something in your life and in your business, you need to plan for it and have to take it seriously.
Being relaxed is serious business, and you will be surprised how fun and easy it is to stay on schedule when you feel that your schedule supports your lifestyle and your happiness.
 
Tomorrow, we will talk more about the strategies you can come up with to reach your goals. For today: Just come up with what you want, be clear about t and tell yourself when you want it.
 
Please leave your questions and comments below. Thank you so much! I truly appreciate you!
 
Love
Ingrid

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