Stand Up! Stand Out! Find Your Voice!

What is your true voice? Do you have a burning passion? Do you have a message to share?

We ALL have a message to share. Some share it powerfully and profitably. Some will never share their message.

Fear, frustration or self-doubt can silence our message.

Let me share the ABCs of finding your true voice and sharing your message, using the whole self approach, your body, mind and soul.

Your voice is unique. It has a sound quality that is all your own, like a fingerprint. We have many thoughts and judgments about the physical sound our voice speaks. We need to find our strong, vital and lively voice tone (body) to be successful. Our voice is our power. Our voice expresses our thoughts, feelings and intentions (mind). Our voice shares our mission, our purpose in life and our experiences. The “Who” we are (soul). Discover your true voice.

Step A: Awareness. Ask yourself the tough questions.

Who am I, truly? What am I here for? What are my dreams, hopes and ambitions?

What have I done in my life that I am most proud of? What is the one thing that is most special about me? What is my message? Write out all of the answers. Take your time with this. If you feel too confused, ask for help (coach, counselor, friend).

The first step is to understand ourselves, become more aware and become conscious of our beliefs about who we are. You Find Your Voice. If we don’t know who we truly are, we will not attract people to our mission, our purpose or to our cause.

Step B: Belief System. Do you truly believe?

You now know who you truly are. You know what you believe. This step is to claim it. We may think and know our purpose, dreams and intentions, but do we really believe it? Do we have any doubt or fear? We can have a meaningful message, yet be too afraid to share it. Do you see yourself as someone who has something important to say? Is what you say valuable, purposeful and meaningful to you, to others? What you say becomes what you Stand Up for. You stand for your purpose, what you want out of life. Do you believe with your whole self? Mind, body and soul? 

Step C: Connection.

Next step, is to Stand Out. You know who you are, you fully and completely believe in your  message and now you need to put your mission into action. We claimed it with our belief, now we make it our own, make it real. How do you share your mission and make it real? By bringing others into your cause. Connecting with others by sharing your message, saying what you believe in and taking action will bring you success. When we find our voice and use it to speak our truth, to create our dreams and set our intentions into motion, we change the world.

This is the first 3 steps to our birthright. To complete our mission here on Earth. To find the courage and clarity we need to change this world. There is so much more to sharing our message, the practical as well as the magical. Let me share more with you, as we change the world. Join the Boldly Brilliant Facebook group (it’s free) at http://facebook.com/groups/beboldlybrilliant

You take your life into your own hands, and what happens- A terrible thing- no one to blame.Erica Jong

7 Super Smart Ways to Survive Perfectionism.

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Being a perfectionist stops your success.

In our competitive society, everyone wants to get ahead. Be the best, win the Super Bowl, score a perfect 10 and get that promotion are just a few ways we hear about perfection. How often have you heard “practice makes perfect?” There is an underlying belief that perfection can and should be obtained. And, society rewards perfectionists.

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The big problem is perfectionism causes anxiety disorders, depression and people can suffer health problems. Often, perfectionists feel self-critical, judge others disparagingly and never feel good enough about themselves (I got an A, not an A+). Perfectionists are plagued by guilt, shame and are often procrastinators (fear doing anything, less they are judged less than perfect). You can learn how to achieve excellence, achieve your goals without the perfectionism.

If you feel you work too hard, work too much and people have called you a workaholic, you might be a perfectionist. Are you a people pleaser? Do you have a hard time opening up to people? Do you take everything personally? If you suffer even one of these symptoms of perfectionism, this is what you can do about it.

1. Strive for excellence and progress, not perfection. It’s absolutely fabulous to want to reach our goals and dream big. Always strive to reach your highest potential. Do YOUR best is YOUR best, not some ideal of perfection! You won’t fall short if you make a few mistakes.

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2. Be aware of your time. Spending way too much time on a project suggests you’ve fallen into perfection mode.

3. If your thoughts turn critical, take a deep breath, stop work and relax for 10 minutes. Take a walk, watch a motivating Youtube video or call a friend. I invite you to create a “Wonderful ME” list. Write down all your strengths. Add in any client testimonials praising your work. If you hear that self-critical voice, take out your list and read it!

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4. If you have chronic anxiety, depression or you feel inadequate, talk to your doctor, seek out a therapist, get help and support!

5. Accept your mistakes and learn from your mistakes. Nobody is perfect, NOBODY! Better yet, make mistakes and see that it is not the end of the world. Throw in some misspellings “ni yuor blag”, you won’t die from it. Really!

6. Delegate. Stop overworking. End the overwhelm. Get help. Trust the people you hire to help you and DELEGATE.

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7. Show respect for yourself. Practice self-care. Celebrate and reward yourself when a mission is accomplished.

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Remember, perfectionists usually suffer from procrastination, lower productivity and poorer health. This need to prove yourself is what stunts your growth. Perfectionism comes from the past. Our schools, our society create fierce competition. Demanding, perfectionistic parents, teachers, sports coaches may all lead to that voice that says you’re not good enough. The authoritative voices of the past may have punished you (verbally, physically and mentally), if you failed. That was bad enough. You don’t have to beat yourself up with blame, shame or unrealistic ideals.

If you want more success, stop chasing the perfection dream and be YOU!

You ARE good enough.

Join our community of recovering perfectionists at http://facebook.com/groups/BeBoldlyBrilliant

Be Bold, Be Brilliant…not perfect.

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3 Small Smart Steps to Attract Clients!

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Attracting clients is what keeps us in business. Without people to serve, we have no business. Many of my own clients who are new to business get overwhelmed with all they need to do to start a business. Often, they rush back and forth from one new marketing idea to another. They are busy, busy, busy and yet have no clients. I encourage them to take these 3 Small Smart Steps to attract their clients.

Step 1   ASK for help.

Begin, by asking for help. From everyone you know. Send out a message (both by email and a written letter) to everyone announcing your business and ask for their help and advice with referrals. Everyone likes to help and offer advice. It’s a good thing. You are NOT pestering them.

One letter is great. Be in touch with them monthly, is even greater! No one gets snail mail anymore (even our bills are paid online).

Imagine a personal, heartfelt letter asking you for your help and advice from a friend who’s starting a new business. Wouldn’t you want to help?

Step 2   PLAN your networking.

Often, people just network on the fly. They network HOP. They go from one networking organization to another, handing out business cards and talking without listening. That doesn’t work. Having a well thought out PLAN works. Thinking about what are your real goals in networking? What organizations attract your ideal clients? How much time do I need to network? What would the calendar look like (1 day a week, 3 days a week)? Do I enjoy being with these people? What kinds of opportunities might arise from this networking group (speaking, training, etc.)? Are there more opportunities online networking (Facebook groups, Twitter lists, Blab, Peri-Girls, etc.) then in person live networking events? Answer these questions before running to your next BNI meeting.

Step 3   Make 3 calls a day.

Set aside time each day to call 3 people who you know would be willing to have coffee with you. Invite them to coffee and let them know you want their advice on how to get referrals. Give them your attention and help them if you can. These coffee dates will lead to people you can call, invite to an event or send an email to. This is one on one relationship building and the time spent will serve you much better then eating a cold doughnut and listening to yet another boring talk at another boring networking meeting. Most people do not like networking. If that’s you, change the attitude, the format or ask for help from a coach. You need to network to attract more clients!

What’s next for YOU? Follow the 3 small smart steps above for a month. I am willing to bet you will attract a new client. Let me know if you do in the comments below.

As always, if you have any questions, feel free to contact me at Georgia@BoldlyBrilliant.com Or, join our community at http://www.facebook.com/groups/BeBoldlyBrilliant

Ready to get started?

YES, You WANT to start a business, a real business, attract clients and make more money, but you don’t know how to get out there, be profitable and still have the time for family, friends and a life. You feel stuck, never getting your business going or never making money in your business. You sometimes feel confused and overwhelmed. Fear and doubt show up. You have no real plan or strategy.

I understand. Every day that goes by, your soul keeps calling, yearning for you to bring your magic, your gifts into the world and share it with those who need it most. Yet, you just don’t know which direction to go. You CAN stop the procrastination.

You CAN stop overwhelm. First, we get to the root cause of your inaction (your mindset and motivation). Then we develop a practical, magical marketing plan (your skills). I will help you release what’s holding you back from creating the business you love and desire. I will give you a simple to follow, step by S.T.E.P. strategy and a plan to build YOUR boldly brilliant business, while still having plenty of time for YOU, your family, your community, AND you can have a rich, vibrant social life!

Get started with your free guide: 7 Super Smart Ways to Crush Procrastination and Overwhelm.
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How to wake up bright, cheery and full of energy! Are you kidding me?

Picture3Every day, some people wake up feeling lethargic, cranky and tired. Sometimes, it may be hard for you to just open your eyes and face the day. Maybe you have feelings of overwhelm, play at procrastination or you really have too much to do. Or, maybe you just got too little sleep staying up late watching TV. The way to “wake up” ready to take on the world is to create a Morning Success Ritual, just for you.

Let me tell a short story about two friends who did.

Meet Kelly and Kristen.

They both want to be healthy, feel good and have time for their families, for work and for their own self-care.

Our friend Kelly is feeling stressed out and half-crazy with worry.

Our other friend Kristen feels calm and confident.

Why the big difference between them?

It’s simple, really…

Kelly is trapped by the belief that she has so much to do, she can’t get it all done and she feels overwhelmed.

She can’t see a way past her problem.

But Kristen took a different path.

She discovered that starting a Morning Ritual of Motivation and Movement, she could ignite her energy, blast into her day, fully charged and ready to take on the world.

She felt bright, cheery and full of energy.  She prepared for her day in mind, body and spirit.

So, how do you create your Morning Ritual of Movement and Meditation?

Here are 3 SMART tips to start your day, so you can:

  • have more time
  • have more energy
  • have more success in your business and in your life

Tip #1   Move Your Body:

After getting up and doing all the necessities, wake up your body. First thing is to drink a full glass of water or two. Hold off on the coffee or tea until after your Morning Ritual. Get energy and enthusiasm flowing by taking a walk, doing a yoga video or do some gentle stretching. Just get moving, sending all that blood to your brain to wake you up. Dancing around the house, taking the dog for a walk or practicing Tai Chi are all great ways to wake up the body.

Tip #2   Clear the Mind 

Do you feel fuzzy when you wake up? Often, people do. Now, it’s time to connect the brain to the body. One way is to read the news, watch a TV morning show, check your email or social media. If that works for you, go for it. Another way is to watch a motivational video, read a motivational book or write in a personal journal. You can use meditation to clear and focus the mind (that’s another whole blog post). Just sitting for a few minutes, being conscious of your breath will help clear the mind. One client that I have wakes up and plays ping pong, batting the ball against a backboard. He says it helps him focus for the day. Find your way, what works for you?

Tip #3   Connect with Self and the Greater Self

Use some affirmations and mantras to connect with that power, that energy greater then ourselves. For some, prayer is the way they start the day. Guided visualizations, specific meditations and sitting outside in nature will help connect us to that power greater than ourselves. Taking time to set goals, intentions and your schedule is also a way to connect.  Find your way. Create a Morning Ritual that wakes up mind, body and spirit. Find your success by getting in the flow. No better way to do that then a Morning Ritual.

Practice these tips and YOU WILL begin to live, really live and have an exciting, fun and luscious life.

Best of all, Kelly was able to start seeing AMAZING results from her Morning Ritual  almost immediately and there was no cost.

So what’s the moral of the story? It’s simple.

Don’t be like Kelly… Be like Kristen!

And, now it’s your turn. Start YOUR Morning Ritual for successful healthy living.

Put some movement, meditation and magic into your life! You can stop being cranky and tired and needing that extra cup of coffee. Start your day full of energy, ready to take on this world and really make a difference.

YOU WILL be surprised at the results! Think good. Feel good. Do good.