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Good or Bad, Habits Always Deliver Results

The quote above by Jac Canfield rings so true in life and in your business.

A newsletter I received today from Rajiv Jani, Founder of Success within made me think of how this applies to the success of your business.

In his email he says: You are an accumulation of your habits. From how you get out of bed, how you shower, how you dress, how you walk, sit, and talk, how you respond to the world, how you act in front of others, and how you think; you’re living out your habits.

Habits are necessary.

They free up your mind so you can concentrate on how to survive day to day. You don’t have to think about how to drive your car so you can be on the lookout for danger while you are driving. You don’t have to think about how to walk so you can concentrate on where you’re going.

Unfortunately, bad habits can also keep you locked in self-destructive patterns, which will limit your success.

Whatever it is that you want to achieve, you will need to drop those bad habits that are lead to a dead-end and develop new ones that are in alignment with the life you want to live and the business you want to be a success.

People don’t suddenly have a successful business just like that… their habits play a large part in determining their outcome.

What are the habits you have that are keeping you from achieving your goals and building a successful business?

Really be honest with yourself here…

  • Are you always running late?
  • Do you return phone calls within 24 hours?
  • Do you get enough sleep?
  • Do you follow through on your promises?
  • Do you plan out your day?

Imagine what your life would be like if all your habits were their productive counterparts!

Write down some productive habits you could adopt and visualize that would help you be more organized, focused or on track.

Rajiv recommends that you develop four of your new success habits each year, one for each quarter but I want to step it up a notch! How does 6 a year sound?? They say it takes 21 to form a new habit so that gives you plenty of time!

Some examples could be:

  • Checking and responding to emails regularly or at a certain time
  • Planning and completing your “Marketing Day”
  • Scheduling your networking meetings in as part of your marketing and attending regularly
  • Following Up with Clients and Prospective Clients

Once you pick the new habit you’re ready to adopt, next you’ll want to create a method that will support your new habit.

Here are some ideas… You could write it down on a card that you keep with you and read several times a day. You could make it a part of your daily visualization. You could also enlist the help of an accountability partner who has habits to change, or work with a personal coach who can keep you on track.

It’s important to make a 100% commitment to your new habit, so be specific about the steps that you’re willing to take in order to drop an old habit and adopt a new one. Don’t be vague about how you will change your habits. Spell it out for yourself so you can recognize situations that motivate you to act out your new habit.

Just developing these 6 new habits a year will dramatically shift your business to be more in line with your vision. And the more in line it becomes, the easier the other habits are to replace because your perspective is shifting and you can see more clearly how your old habits aren’t serving you anymore.

Make the decision. Make the commitment. Then watch your business grow!
Sherry Lynn 

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Using All Your Strength

I found this short story that really spoke to me and I want to share!

Enjoy,
Sherry Lynn

A young boy was walking with his father along a country road. When they came across a very large tree branch the boy asked, “Do you think I could move that branch?”

His father answered, “If you use all your strength, I’m sure you can.”

So the boy tried mightily to lift, pull and push the branch but he couldn’t move it. Discouraged he said, “Dad, you were wrong. I can’t do it.”

His dad said, “Try again.” This time, as the boy struggled with the branch his father joined him and together they pushed the branch aside.

“Son,” the father said, “the first time you didn’t use all your strength. You didn’t ask me to help.”

This is an important lesson. There are many things we can’t do alone, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get them done. We all are surrounded by resources that can be mobilized to help us achieve our goals including family, friends and faith. Sometimes we fail to ask for help because of pride or stubbornness. Sometimes we think it’s a sign of weakness to admit we need a hand. And sometimes we don’t even think about asking for help. Whatever the reason, it’s a waste.

It’s important that we learn to use all our strength; this includes inner resources such as discipline, courage and even love. But it also includes outer resources.

Just as we should be willing to help others we should be willing to ask the help of others. It’s one of the great things about being human.
~ Michael Josephson

 

Don’t be afraid to ask for help and use your outer resources when building your business. It is not a sign of weakness to do so. It is a sign of strength. You know that you need help with the things that are not your strong points. Don’t try to do it all yourself!

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Why Your Profile Pic Should Be You!

I have a strong opinion that a Facebook profile picture should be a picture of the person whose profile it is.

 

 

 

  • This is the picture that I see when I’m trying to figure out who you are.
  • This is the picture that I see when you leave a comment on my page.
  • This is the picture I see when I want to give you business.

Your babies, kids and pets are gorgeous and people love seeing them BUT it is you I want to see in that profile pic.
Pretty designs and motivational pics are great but share them for us to see as an update.

I’m not suggesting that you shouldn’t have pictures of your kids on Facebook. Post as many pics of your kids as you want!! In photo albums ans on your cover pic.

Can it be a pic with you with your kid? Sure…. but not your kid solo.

Some of you may be irritated with me but if you are on here for business I think you will get my point.

I would love to hear your comments!

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Words of Wisdom

Everyone needs some inspiration from time to time, especially when trying to build a business, run a a home, work a second job, etc!

There is nothing quite like stumbling upon a short passage of text that immediately inspires, delights or comforts you. If the words also contain a powerful insight that can be applied to your current life experience, like a glimpse of a possible solution to a problem, or the courage to take action – that little quotation can become a powerful force for change.

I have a gift for you today. No strings attached. Just read and enjoy.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD WORDS OF WISDOM

(I would love to have some comments posted here on my blog but I won’t twist your arm!)

Enjoy!
Sherry Lynn

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Looking for People to Join My Team

I am currently looking for a few good women to join my team.

I need a Social Media Manager, a MailChimp Expert and a Partner for a new project.

Social Media Manager – to offer my clients help with their social media. I am looking for someone to create, market and perform the services for my clients as well as new ones!

Mailchimp Expert – to do approx 5 newsletters per month for my clients

Partner for a new project – I cannot reveal too many details but it is a directory. Profits will be split 50/50 and part will go to charity.

If interested in any of these please book a time to chat here: http://www.doodle.com/sherrylynn

 

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Where has the Love Gone to Online?

Just wondering what you readers think about what is happening out there on the www?

social media

Where’s the Love??

  • Used to be that you would post and people would Like and then comment, answer your PM’s and get involved in discussions on Fecebook. I know we are busy but think about how you feel when you post something and people comment. Does it make you feel loved? I bet it does.
  • Used to be that you would post on your blog and people would comment – rarely happens anymore.
  •  Used to be that you would send a newsletter and someone would say Great Job! Loved the article!
  • Used to be that people would actually answer emails. I notice lately that unless something is in it for them people do not respond.
  • Used to be that people would take the time to do a favour that you ask of them.

Wondering your thought on this. Are you experiencing this?
What do you think we can do about it?

Would you like to join me in a Social Media Show the Love Challenge? I have started a group to pump up the volume and get back to showing the Love online! There will be challenges with prizes!!

This is a place to connect and share ideas, others posts and events, great blogposts and best of all, a place to feel loved!

Join me here!

Looking forward to helping you make Social Media work for you!
Sherry Lynn

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Join the Gratitude Wave!

Are you grateful for a special woman in your life that has made a difference for you or your business?

Someone who has:

  • Inspired You
  • Supported You
  • Praised You
  • Referred You
  • Helped You in a Time of Need
  • Done Something for you Expecting Nothing in Return
  • Is Just Always there for You

Have You Told Her or Shown her the effect this has had in your life?

If not the time to now!

I am starting a Gratitude Wave!

This is how it works:

Tell the women in your life who have made a difference by posting the copy below on her Facebook page, sending a card, email or any other creative way you can think of but make sure you keep it going by using the copy below in it’s entirety.

Let’s Keep the Gratitude Goin’
Sherry Lynn

Copy to send:
_______________________________________________________

I am riding the Gratitude Wave and I am Grateful for You!
(You can add details if you like or keep it short and sweet!)

Keep the wave going and send this a special woman who has made a difference for you!

Your Name

________________________________________________________End of Copy

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