I’ve missed you!

I’ve missed you!

Happy New Year! I know, I know, it is almost the end of January, but this is my first newsy email of the year. Life is great here. I hope 2015 is rockin ‘n’ rollin for you. You may have felt that you have seen fewer emails from me over the past few months. It’s true.  I been listening to you … You love knowing where I am at and the quick hits of ideas, tips and action steps. The long articles, well … Not so much. They just take too much time to read.  I get it. I am with you. So … you will see things coming to you a bit differently going forward. So here’s the scoop on what’s up with me. So far, 2015 has been wonderful. I have had a ton of fun with clients, create a new workshop and program and speaking at various events including The Association of Ontario Doulas and the Women’s Education program at TELUS. Cool stuff that is coming up: Two really great telesummits where we are talking Money and Mindset The Mindset of Money – Feb 1-10 Canadian Domination Prophets for Profit – NOW to April 3 Radio Show – A GPS For Your Success with Judith Harrison – February 9th MoMondays, Barrie – Feb 16th – Telling stories “How Tall is He?” Making Money in Heels LIVE in Oshawa – March 28th – Speakers Panel I am working on a new workshop based on the five Entrepreneurial Power Personas that I introduced in The One Percent Secret Special Report. I am so excited about it! More to...

It’s Money Season: Five steps to less stress in your money life

Seasons change – winter, spring, summer and fall. We have a holiday season, hockey season and bathing suit season and we have Money Season.  Each brings up specific images, memories, decisions and actions. With the January to April Money Season in full swing, images and memories will come up and decisions will need to be made. We have all had to make choices around our money and we have all certainly made good ones and bad ones over the years.  For many, Money Season is cause for extra stress and anxiety.  A BMO study showed that the looming March 3rd RRSP deadline causes stress for 60% of Canadians, often causing them to make rash decisions. More than 70% of Americans say that tax filing is stressful or very stressful and studies show that this stress leads to health issues, more fatal car accidents and more challenging relationships. Reduce your stress, get better results and have more fun with your money by taking time and taking action now – before the deadlines arrive.  Here are five great steps that you can take to make your Money Season merry. Your life does not get better by chance. It gets better by change. ~Jim Rohn  Get clear on what is important  We spend all kinds of money on things we don’t care about, and often don’t even want because we don’t have a compelling reason not to. Instead of following the oft-given advice to tracking expenses, start your money life game plan by getting clear on what is important to you. When you have a compelling reason to do something differently, it...

New Year’s Resolutions: Five great tips to kick it in 2014!

You are in good company if you made a New Year’s Resolution around money this year. More than half of us did.  According to a recent Fidelity Survey, for the third year in a row, four of the top five resolutions are money related. So, how do you make them stick? According to a Virgin Mobile survey, 52% of us can’t last more than one month,  and only 8% of us actually reach our goals.  Yuck! Source: Fidelity 2014 New Year Financial Resolutions Study So – is it worth even bothering to make a resolution? You bet! A University of Scranton paper shows that people who make clear and specific resolutions are 10 times more likely to achieve their goals. With stats like that, it is worth a shot.  Follow these five steps to make a resolution you can stick to and rock it out in 2014! Aim for something you really want That may seem really obvious, but many people make a resolution about what they DON’T want instead of what they do want. Be crystal clear on what you DO want. Word your resolution in the positive.  Instead of “I don’t want to be in debt.” try “I will live within my means and pay my credit cards to zero.” Think about why it is important to you and how it will change your life.  Being clear on why you want it and what it will do for you will help you stick to it. Pick a date and time for your goal to be achieved When you add a date and time to a dream it...