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  • It’s Not Enough to Be Noticed | SUCCESS For Women
    to mind when they think of you what would they say What if we asked your employees vendors associates or a stranger off the street Would you get a common answer or varied responses Would their perception of you be accurate Would it be complete Would their impressions further your relationship and make them choose you over someone else Of course the hope is that they all have positive things to say But even if their comments are complimentary they may not be business building Standing out from a marketing perspective means not just making a good impression but making the right impression My friends for example may describe me as a pleasant person That s wonderful I definitely want to be considered pleasant versus unpleasant But I want my business prospects to have a more substantial view of me relative to my skills and offerings Being known as pleasant alone won t make great things happen in my business My targets need to readily see me as a marketing expert and an interesting and entertaining speaker To succeed I have to consciously and deliberately make everything I do everything I say everything that is me and everything that represents me work toward demonstrating and creating those impressions Every action word habit and decision I make must mindfully reinforce the attributes of expert practical interesting and entertaining What about you How does your market need to perceive you to understand the value you offer What adjectives do you want people to use when they describe you your company product service materials office staff processes policies everything How do prospects need to perceive you to choose you over the competition Make your official attributes list Then ask Am I and are we as a company making impressions every day in everything we do to communicate and reinforce these desired attributes Do our habits and behaviors make people think feel and relate the right adjectives about us If not what do we need to do differently and consistently to get us there To succeed your business must stand out but not just in a good way It must stand out in the right way About the Author Lauron Sonnier is a practical marketing expert speaker radio host and author of Think Like a Marketer What It Really Takes to Stand Out from the Crowd the Clutter and the Competition She teaches individuals and companies how to stand out stir the pot and put marketing into action Learn more at SonnierMarketing com Additional Reading From Minimum Wage to Rooftop Gardens Reinvent Your Career Success Tips from Teresa Carleo The Sweet Life Filed Under Career Comments One Response to It s Not Enough to Be Noticed Sheila on April 1st 2011 7 45 pm I have a marketing business which I love very much and I am in a position where I can make some serious money I am struggling with sharing my business with others I know it has much to do with

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  • Move into the Winner’s Circle! | SUCCESS For Women
    best to swap out Coconut oil instead of processed oils for baking Sprouted grain bread instead of wheat white rye or sourdough Rice or almond milk instead of soy or cow s milk Almond butter instead of peanut butter Stevia or maple syrup instead of artificial sweeteners Winners Build Success Muscles It s no secret that muscle burns more calories than fat Simply moving like taking a walk around the office or your neighborhood is a great place to start But to build up strength and a powerful posture try wall and knee push ups Begin with three sets of five to 10 repetitions and add two repetitions every three days until you reach 30 days Then you can progress to full body push ups Wall Push up Start with your feet shoulder width apart and 18 inches from the wall Place hands at shoulder height on the wall Bend elbows until nose is about 4 inches away from the wall Return to the start position by pressing body away Repeat Knee Push up Rest bent knees on a soft surface Place hands on floor shoulder width apart Keeping a straight line from knees hips and shoulders bend elbows to lower body within 4 inches of the floor Press up through hands and repeat Winners Keep Track Getting to the winner s circle will be a bit rocky at times Belief limiting mind chatter emerges when the path gets difficult Keeping a success journal will help you be consistent with your new habits and can put those negative nagging thoughts out of your mind A best practice is to journal two work related wins and two exercise or nutrition wins each night before bed and then review the list in the morning Write about the triggers that commonly derail you from consistent exercise and healthy food habits The process won t stop stressors from showing up but you will recognize them when they threaten to sabotage your efforts This simple discipline will help keep you accountable to your commitment Winners Take Risks You can either be safe or you can be successful As an entrepreneur or business leader you have probably had to take a risk to follow your dream I encourage you to apply the steps above for a minimum of 30 days with a full commitment Take the risk that after those 30 days you will not only feel better but that every aspect of your work and personal life will be positively affected About the Author Ashley a fitness strategy expert and Ironman triathlon finisher is a speaker coach and trainer specializing as the secret weapon for speakers and traveling professionals who want to be lean and energized for their big platform Ashley has trained NCAA champions and business leaders alike For more information visit www AshleyMahaffey com Additional Reading Get Your Fitness Boost It Pays to Shop Around The Secret to Success Anytime Anywhere Filed Under Feature 3 Healthier You Tagged exercise food choices Health healthy

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  • De-Stress for Health | SUCCESS For Women
    a really funny memory or movie that will make you giggle Let yourself laugh out loud This breaks the tension of the moment and creates cognitive dissonance a psychological term meaning that you cannot experience two opposing feelings at the same time Maintain positive thinking at all times and surround yourself with positive people When you notice negative or critical thinking creeping into your mind turn it around to improve your mood and coping skills Our life experiences are manifestations of our thoughts and expectations so keeping positive expectations will improve your reactions to life events Maintaining a positive mood is the best way to avoid emotional eating Bad mood bad food decisions Good mood good food decisions Test the theory for yourself 2 Deep breathing is an easy stress management technique Don t let the simplicity of this technique fool you Breathing deeply is both powerful and effective It is also portable and can go unnoticed when used in public Practice in private to become proficient with the skill Breathe deeply so your stomach moves instead of your upper chest If only your upper chest moves you are breathing shallowly which increases anxiety Practice breathing deeply and take three to four slow deep breaths before during or after a stressful situation to remain calm Maintaining control will allow you to avoid mindless stress eating 3 Eat drink and be healthy Have you ever worked through mealtime without noticing it until you began to feel faint Hunger and dehydration are unnecessary physical stressors that negatively affect behavior and reactions to life experiences They also lead to binging behavior Maintain a healthy balanced diet and drink plenty of water daily Keep healthy snacks in your desk and car for those times when you are late for a meal Eating a few almonds when you are running late for lunch can make a big difference in the success of your lunch appointment and the amount of food you eat Staying hydrated and satiated keeps your thinking and behavior level so your body can more effectively manage stressful situations Utilizing these simple stress management techniques is good for your mind body and weight About the Author Kelly Stallings is a licensed psychotherapist speaker and author of Life Is Mental Think Thin to Live Thin Kelly s book teaches an easy to follow mental formula for weight loss and healthy happy living For more information visit LifeIsMental com Additional Reading Get Your Fitness Boost Save Money Enjoying an Evening with Friends Filed Under Feature 3 Healthier You Comments 4 Responses to De Stress for Health Carina Weston on March 19th 2010 4 53 pm Great article Samyuktha on September 7th 2010 9 11 am Nice I specially liked the part about Eat drink and be healthy a doubt some people fast for a day any suggestions how it can be done without extreme hunger suman on September 7th 2010 8 28 pm Grt information Easy to follow all steps which can prove beneficial to

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  • Manage Your Mind to Manage Your Weight | SUCCESS For Women
    Rehearsal Mental rehearsal reprograms your subconscious to automatically behave in ways that support your vision Elite athletes have used mental rehearsal techniques for decades to improve their skills They repeatedly visualize a perfect execution of their skill in vivid detail This mental practice creates the same neural experience that physical practice creates Use mental rehearsal each night before falling asleep Make yourself comfortable in bed with your body straight and uncrossed arms and legs Relax your body as you slow your breathing and clear your mind Create a mental movie of yourself at your goal weight and incorporate all your senses into this movie See the environment hear the sounds smell the smells and feel the textures your healthy trim self will feel in this visualization Repetitively experiencing this detailed visualization will create your belief in this new self image which in turn will make it easier to naturally make decisions and act in ways that will develop this visualization into your reality As you begin using these techniques understand it is normal to become moody or grumpy many people report that using visual and mental rehearsal feels like lying to themselves If your current physical state is not the goal weight you are rehearsing your conscious mind can fight the experience of rehearsing something that is not true Continue practicing daily to move through the moodiness Change naturally occurs with repetitive action Neurons that fire together wire together Commit to using these techniques for a minimum of 30 consecutive days This will create expectancy for achieving a healthy weight Rehearse the details of your goals in writing visually rehearse your weight loss success using images and mentally rehearse being at your goal weight to create your belief These techniques will create the mindset and beliefs necessary to accomplish amazing weight loss results A bout the Author Kelly Stallings is a licensed psychotherapist speaker and author of Life Is Mental Think Thin to Live Thin Kelly s book teaches an easy to follow mental formula for weight loss and healthy happy living For more information visit LifeIsMental com Additional Reading It Pays to Shop Around The Secret to Success Anytime Anywhere Take Your Emotions to Work Filed Under Feature 2 Healthier You Tagged attitude Health healthy lifestyle Kelly Stallings Life is Mental Mind and Body Comments 5 Responses to Manage Your Mind to Manage Your Weight Orneryswife on February 13th 2010 7 12 am The biggest challenge I have had with this is that I have NEVER been thin or at a goal weight so I don t have any idea what it would feel like look like or what the experience might entail I do believe that what you are saying would work but I don t know how to get past the fact that I have no basis for comparison Any suggestions garyk on February 13th 2010 10 28 am Exercise Is Resistance Training not resistance to training Put you feeling aside The thought of a long Journey

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  • A Custom-Fit Life | SUCCESS For Women
    them It s all about choices and hopefully about building a career where you re able to be accommodated because your value to the organization is recognized she says That s not always easy I ve always had to prove myself but I ve never been the person elbowing to be the first in line I feel like I ve had to work harder to get noticed But today her work has paid off Norville s career allows her to stretch her journalism skills through a variety of both hard hitting and human interest stories while leaving time for family and other endeavors She is a best selling author active with a number of charities and in 2009 she partnered with Premier Yarns to create her own line of yarns Norville s life and success are the results of hard work and being honest about who she is and what she wants For example she says My yarn line came out because I stopped hiding a very vibrant part of myself Rather than worrying that knitting wasn t what empowered journalists do I embraced it It was liberating And it led to a mutually beneficial opportunity with Premier Yarns What has delighted me is that the more I push my own personal envelope the more I m able to accomplish Norville says Many of the choices she s made from taking on dangerous assignments to walking away from a secure job have required taking risks But her perspective on regret and failure make taking those risks a little easier There are only two things that can t be undone birth and suicide Other than that you get a do over It may be painful you may take a loss but the worst thing is to ask yourself What if she says If you do your research and then go for it you ve got a better than 50 percent chance at succeeding Lessons from The Power of Respect In late 2009 Deborah Norville released her newest book The Power of Respect In it she reveals how small kindnesses and acts of politeness can improve relationships increase productivity and empower people to be their best This engaging book is packed with real life examples and research that support the need for respect at home at work and in our children s schools The interviews and headline stories Norville shares describe how others have created positive cultures within their organizations and bullet point action items provide readers with practical tips for translating those ideas to their own lives Here are few tips from The Power of Respect that can help you create a culture of respect at home and in your workplace With Your Children Spell out and act out respect Be clear with your children about your family s traditions and values and show them what those values look like in action Be true to your word show up when you say you will and keep your promises In Your Marriage

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  • A Stroke of Insight | SUCCESS For Women
    because I had no linearity to my thinking And because I had no linearity I could not multitask Later she learned vocabulary and conversation She learned to read That was a particularly difficult and painful process for me she says Very complicated Because the right hemisphere thinks in pictures instead of words she retained images of anatomy and brain structure but no words to go along with them so she also relearned the language of her career But the brain is designed specifically to overcome such enormous obstacles Taylor says You know it s amazing that we are programmed for the brain to change to adapt to recover It s an absolutely amazing thing we ve got inside of our heads She compiled most of what she learned during her recovery in her book including 40 things she needed most as a stroke survivor a list to aid caregivers So what s different now Today she is more artistic thanks to a heightened ability to see the world with her more visually oriented right hemisphere Among her works are stained glass replicas of the brain And she can sing on key a new development since the stroke If we look at our anger as simply a form of brain circuitry we can take steps to diffuse that circuitry It has fundamentally shifted me she says Before I was very left brain driven I was a high achiever My whole focus was really on my career She still works as the national spokesperson for the Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center is an adjunct instructor at the Indiana University School of Medicine and the consulting neuroanatomist on brain cancer for the Midwest Proton Radiotherapy Institute She also serves as president of the Bloomington Ind affiliate of NAMI the National Alliance on Mental Illness and is collaborating on Wii like gaming tools for neurological rehabilitation from brain trauma But she doesn t stay so busy to boost her career Now I m more concerned about having limited time in this body she says I have had an incredible experience and have incredible opportunities to apply what I have learned to the betterment of humanity We are all essentially programmed for deep inner peace right there in the core of our right hemispheres Taylor s goal today is to share what she s learned about how our brains affect our daily lives which is the insight she refers to in her book We are circuitry We are thinking circuitry emotional circuitry and physiological circuitry She explains that it only takes 90 seconds for us to think a thought have an emotional response such as anger and then a physiological response that fl ushes in and through us And I think that really has the power to change how we look at ourselves and how we look at others Because if we look at our anger as simply a form of brain circuitry we can take steps to diffuse that circuitry Instead of saying I

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  • Teach Kids About Money by Igniting Their Entrepreneurial Spirit! | SUCCESS For Women
    from advertising to paying employees as well as the phone and electric bills Let Them Work and Create for Things They Want So often parents just give their kids what they want Next time they ask for something have them write out their goal post it around the house and discuss ways they can earn extra money to achieve that goal Have them create a business concept for the item they want This will ignite their entrepreneurial thinking Ask them to think of who might help them achieve their goal like a local business owner You will be amazed at how creative your kids become For instance they may want to sell lemonade or make cookies to sell at a local store Loan them money to buy supplies for what they want to sell as well as flyers or signage to advertise their business on the premise that they will pay you back from their earnings This will show them the real process involved in starting a business It also gives them a goal to work toward Want some help Check out my step by step YOUTHpreneur BIZ Kit that will help you walk your child through the process Make sure you celebrate with them when they reach their goal It is an incredible self esteem builder Volunteer with Your Kids and Teach the Importance of Giving Back True understanding of money often comes from helping people around you Your children will become more aware of what they have and more thankful when they are able to help those less fortunate About the Author Sharon is co author of the best selling books T hree Feet from Gold and Rich Dad Poor Dad As a member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Financial Literacy Commission and the President s Advisory Council on Financial Literacy Sharon is dedicated to improving financial literacy across the nation Visit payyourfamilyfirst com to learn more about Pay Your Family First an organization Sharon founded to teach children about money Additional Reading Give Your Children the Gift of Financial Literacy A Custom Fit Life Reinvent Your Career Success Tips Fran Lessans Filed Under Feature 4 On the Money Comments 5 Responses to Teach Kids About Money by Igniting Their Entrepreneurial Spirit Jane Thorpe on March 30th 2010 7 03 am Sharon I couldn t agree more Educating our children and teaching financial responsibility is a skill that like all good habits is best cultivated from an early age Keep up the great work Jane Thorpe Paradigm Print Sydney Australia Alfanette Mays on April 10th 2010 11 03 pm I am so glad I saw this site My son is 8 years old He is now an entrepreneur I asked him what he wanted to do when he grew up He said he wanted to be a businessman We went on a search for a business He made a bracelet at school one day My friend said to him You make me one of those and

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  • Carmen Ulrich on Building Wealth | SUCCESS For Women
    you re going to take time to shift adapt and open up possibilities that lead you toward the success you crave When and if you go out on your own Make sure to protect yourself and manage your money well by incorporating and keeping your personal and business finances separate That means putting some pros on your team a great lawyer a tax specialist and when the big bucks roll in a trusted and well screened certified financial planner or advisor Spend a little on building an attractive and interactive Web site a vital ingredient in success these days To start pool together Web sites that have the look and user friendliness you d want on your own Ask around for referrals for a Web pro or click through your favorite sites and contact those designers Don t be afraid of self promotion Look up old contacts and let them know what your plans are and network not only with the people you know but also through everything from your local parenting message boards to Facebook to flyers at community hot spots If you re on the fast track at the office or looking to jump on always think like a freelancer Never get comfortable or assume that you re completely aware of what s going on in the corner office Keep those classes going and diversify your skills Become a member of an affinity group to build up your roster of contacts and meet others who share the same goals Search out mentors after all it s rare for a mentor to choose you It can be as easy as a frank discussion of your goals and a simple question Will you mentor me And make sure to have lunch or coffee with someone new nearly every day Part of my success going out on my own was the relationships that I had formed in a corporate environment Sustain them and they will help sustain you In the end no matter how much money is coming in true wealth comes along only when you make the right decisions with your money One schoolteacher who called into my show and made 65 000 a year had four times as much money in the bank as a banker of the same age who made four times as much money in one year Getting the income you want is one thing transforming that income into wealth is another Take control of your money take control of your life About the Author Carmen Wong Ulrich is a broadcast journalist and personal finance expert at CNBC where she hosts On the Money She is the author of the best selling Generation Debt Take Control of Your Money A How To Guide Additional Reading See a Need Do a Good Deed The Time to Prosper Success It s in the Bag Filed Under Feature 1 On the Money Comments 2 Responses to Carmen Ulrich on Building Wealth Ruth Seebeck on January 29th 2010 9 24

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