Are you Focused on What You Don’t Want?

Getting out of debt. Making money to be not so hard. Ditching clients who don’t pay. Sound familiar? Sandra came to me with these challenges and a desire to change them. The first thing we did was talk about a new way of looking at things. So often you focus on what you don’t want. Get out of debt. Don’t get old. Don’t be fat. Don’t have crappy clients. Don’t be lazy. Blah, Blah, Blah. So … since what you focus on expands, and you are focusing on all the garbage you don’t actually want, what are you expanding? That’s right! What you DON’T want! You will notice what you don’t want first for sure. You want to get out of debt. Pay off your credit cards. Lose weight. You push away from what you don’t want which gets you motivated to do something about it. Yeah to motivation! Here is the challenge when you stay focused on the problem or pain… Focus determines Actions, Actions Determine Results. What you FOCUS on is directly related to the actions you take. When you are focused on debt, you take actions focused on debt – counting how much you have, shuffling debt from one spot to another, juggling to make it work. Since Focus determines Actions and Actions Determine Results, you MUST focus on what you want to create the life, the business, the prosperity you really want. Turn around away from the problem and focus on what you DO want.. When you are focused on prosperity, generating revenue or savings, you take actions towards prosperity, revenues or savings. You make...
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 Not About the Money

You know that feeling you get when you have to look at your numbers? That sinking feeling in your stomach, or tightness in your chest? That is a symptom of the Ignore-Panic Cycle.  Guess what?  It’s about the money, but it’s not about the money. And … it can feel really different than that. Take one small step. Love and light,...

An extravagant life

Most of my clients have said this to me at some point in our work together. You may have said it or thought it yourself. Shelley and Brian were frustrated with juggling hockey fees, camp dues and property taxes in a month where the business revenues were lower than they had hoped. They decided it was time to get their money sorted out once and for all. They said to me “We make good money, I don’t understand why we are always struggling – we don’t live an extravagant life …” I said … yeah you do. I wasn’t being mean – I was being honest. OxfordDictionary.com defines extravagant as: Lacking restraint in spending money or using resources; Exceeding what is reasonable or appropriate Shelley and Brian aren’t alone. Forty percent of Canadians are living an extravagant life. – they are spending more than they are making. Another 20 percent live close enough to the edge that a late paycheque or a low revenue month makes them nervous. Are you living an Extravagant Life? Find out by answering these three questions. How much do we earn? Be clear on how much income you are bringing into your household. As a business owner, the total revenues you earn are not all available for your personal use. Taxes, business expenses and business investment must be accounted for. How much do we spend? Be clear on what your life costs. Consider not only the monthly expenses, but the fixed and variable expenses that come up during the year. Items like car repairs, gifts, gas and spending money for trips to the in-laws, vet...

I Am Being Misunderstood

  I hate when I screw up. The last few weeks have been exciting, upsetting, challenging and interesting. I stepped out with a big message – a new way of talking about money. How we spend money How we make decisions about money A new blueprint for money – one that is by you, for you I have had a lot of really positive feedback and I really appreciate those who have seen the most recent webinar. I have also had some negative feedback, and to be honest even the positive feedback has been different than I was expecting. The emails I sent got a lot of attention – unfortunately, some of the attention was not on the topic I was trying to bring up. The money message I have is about personal responsibility, so it only makes sense that I take responsibility for my part in this misunderstanding. I screwed up. I sent a couple of emails with language that seemed like I was launching an attack on the coaching industry. That was really not my intention, and on reflection, I understand why some interpreted it that way. For that I accept full responsibility. So, let me clarify. Here is what you really need to know. I am a part of the coaching industry and have benefited from the coaching I have purchased. I have many wonderful colleagues in this industry and I recognize the value coaches bring to the clients we work with. I, like you, have made money mistakes. Some of my best examples have come out of decisions I have made in the last few...