A lesson learned

Last evening I attended the book launch event for the  Financially Empowered Woman by  Tracy Theemes.  Not only was the event a cozy welcoming environment, it also offered good networking opportunities and some great insights into the time and effort necessary in becoming a published author.

Tracy offered some great insights in her usual forthright and humorous fashion.  I thought I would share my interpretation of her comments.

1.  When a good idea bubbles to the surface, you don’t always act on it right away!

How many times have you had a good idea only to push it aside because you don’t think you have the confidence, time, energy or resources to accomplish it.  Many good ideas have to percolate and will keep resurfacing until you make a firm decision.   Is it a “go” or “no-go”?

Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.

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2.  Your idea will always take more work than you think… but that’s ok.

I know… this can be a big draw-back from making the decision to move forward on your idea.  It’s human nature to want to get the biggest reward for the least amount of energy.   Push that idea aside and just start taking small steps and set aside time to focus on your idea.  Before you know it you’ll realize good progress until it’s done!

Decide what you want .. believe you can have it, believe you deserve it, believe it’s possible for you.

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3.  You can’t do it alone!

I hear this statement over and over… and I remind my clients of this  fact too.   Your capacity to achieve greatness is greater than you can accomplish alone.  Every great leader or successful business leader share one common trait… they leveraged their network to help them reach their goals.   For some it may be family or close friends.  For others it may be colleagues at work, a boss, a sponsor, mentor or customer.  A Coach or a mastermind group are other resources available to you to gain the support, accountability, encouragement, and brain power of others.

“Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish,

but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.”

Napoleon Hill

As a business leader, are you motivated to take your career or business to the next level?  Do you want to expand your network, improve your personal and professional self-confidence and expand your knowledge and leverage the skills and ideas of others to broaden your  understanding of key business issues, trends and explore opportunities?

If this sounds like you, I recommend that you consider joining a mastermind group.   

I don’t know anybody who has become supersuccessful who has not employed the principle of masterminding.
Jack Canfield  Author Chick Soup for the Soul

I have participated in one or more mastermind groups for over 20 years.  Each group shared some key attributes which have enabled them endure changes and the ups and downs that naturally occur with groups.   I cannot count the number of times my mastermind partners were the nudge, power, support or cushion as I grew, recreated and regrew my business over that time period.  I truly believe that every business person needs to find and get involved with a mastermind team.

“You CAN NOT achieve your major definite purpose in life with out using the power of the MasterMind.”

Napoleon Hill

I am so committed to this concept I decided it was time to create an option for others who are motivated to be better, offer more, and achieve more to themselves, others and their community.   There are lots of different options available to you… so why consider mine?

->  I have build and participated in a lot of masterminds.   You can benefit from what I bring to the table as your facilitator.

-> Groups will be created to compliment the skills and needs of each participant so we maximize the benefit from the ‘many minds’ effect.  My goal is for you to learn and receive as much as you give.

-> You are joining a group where expectations are shared up-front, and everyone joins with a similar commitment to the first 6 months.

-> It doesn’t matter where you live or work… you can join my virtual boardroom via telephone, computer or skype from the comfort of your office or home.    Mastermind groups offer personal and professional development with a twist!

Take action today to reserve your spot for sessions starting September 2013.

Set up a complimentary session with me so we can place you in the appropriate group before spaces fill up!

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Is It Your Time?

As I sit here today – the last day of 2012 I find myself reflecting on the opportunities, changes and successes of the past year.  This time last year, I was looking forward to a year of growth and development after undergoing a huge transformation in my business.  Well… the year didn’t disappoint!  

In 2012 we re-positioned and added to our executive and business coaching programs, established a new mastermind program, launched two new books, established a new on-line program, hosted and spoke on a variety of webinars, gave live presentations and expanded our project management and consulting services.  We also launched a new division — Ignite Leaders Organo Gold – a home-based coffee & tea business opportunity.   Growth has been steady and we are on the verge of significant growth in the coming year.  All-in-all, it has been a very exciting year! [Read more…]

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