From Fit & Fine to Fabulous Tip #15 – Strategies for Game-Changing, High-Achieving Women

Posted September 28th, 2014 by Dr. Laureen Wishom and filed in Personal Best
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As a Career, Business & Lifestyle Solutionist/Coach, it is so easy for me to become all to consumed with my profession – even to the point that all I want to read are From Fit and Fine to Fabulous Tip 15 e1410402383257 From Fit & Fine to Fabulous Tip #15 – Strategies for  Game Changing, High Achieving Womenarticles or start discussions based on what I do (coaching high-achieving women) five days a week.

I have learned that we all must have a deeper sense of what’s happening outside of our own bubble.

When we broaden our horizons, it will allow us to stay up-to-date on new world trends and tactics so that when we get invited to that rare dinner party on a Friday night or a great networking event next week, we will have something more to speak about other than ourselves and what we do for a living.

This is a truly game-changer – you will become a well rounded, more interesting, highly knowledgeable high-achieving woman that others will enjoy being around.

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What High-Achieving Career & Business Women Know About Success – Part 1

Posted September 24th, 2014 by Dr. Laureen Wishom and filed in Growth Success Acceleration
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As a Career, Business & Lifestyle Solutionist & Coach, I am often asked: “What are your best success tips or advice you would give to career and business women?”

Here’s my list:

  1. Redefine your definition ofWhat High Achieving Career and Business Women Know about Success Pt 1 e1411563294802 What High Achieving Career & Business Women Know About Success – Part 1 success. Instead of accepting the workplace or marketplace’s definition of success – why not develop your own definition based on your values, who you are and your God-given talents.
  1. Envision your long-term vision. Whatever your current job title is, or the current position of your business in the marketplace, think of where you want to be within five years.

A common problem for career women and women business owners is taking responsibility for projects or obtaining clients that suit where they are now – but they not in line with future promotions, bigger career responsibilities or business growth.

Whatever projects you involve yourself in or the clients you accept – all should be those that enhance your short- but more importantly your long-term vision.

  1. Play it close to the vest. Knowledge is power and there are times when keeping all or some of it to yourself is the best course of action. Bite your tongue when you’re tempted to share information – whether it’s gossip about your boss if you are in the workplace or information about your newest client if you are a business owner.

If you want to succeed at work and in business, you must be sure to audit your communication carefully.

  1. Don’t listen to the naysayers. Most of us have people in our lives that have too much time on their hands and they spend it interfering with our lives or they don’t feel good about themselves so they do everything possible to bring us down to their level.

My mantra is: ‘get rid of whatever makes them stop’. In this case I suggest eliminating those relationships that do not support you, your vision or what you are accomplishing. Always surround yourself with game-changing, high-achieving career and business woman.

  1. Learn to express your needs. It is important that you express your wants and needs very clearly, objectively, and respectfully. Learn how to ask for what you want and need and when someone asks you for his or her wants and needs – be sure to reciprocate.

Don’t forget to review the remaining success tips in part 2 of What High-Achieving Career & Business Women Know About Success. Need help achieving success… book your Strategic Strategy Day now!

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From Fit & Fine to Fabulous Tip #14 – Strategies for Game-Changing, High-Achieving Women

Posted September 21st, 2014 by Dr. Laureen Wishom and filed in Personal Best
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I have learned that it is important to nurture your friendships and to always help others whenever possible.From Fit and Fine to Fabulous Tip 14 e1410401938234 From Fit & Fine to Fabulous Tip #14 – Strategies for  Game Changing, High Achieving Women

This may not sound like a game-changer but supporting my long-time friendships has helped me in the running of my company in many ways.

For example, when I travel to speak or to attend conferences, one of my close friends is willing to check on my home and gather my mail while I am gone.

If I need to discuss a possible legal matter regarding the wording in a particular contract, I can call another friend who is a lawyer.

If I need someone to review a training document or article for publication, my best friend who is a ‘wordsmith master’ is always willing to proof my work before submission.

We women are fabulous at creating and nurturing relationships and building collaborations. Are you willing to help others so that someday they will be able to help you or someone one else – pay it forward!

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Is Branding Really Important?

Posted September 18th, 2014 by Dr. Laureen Wishom and filed in Branding Visibility Presence
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Building your brand is a process that is so powerful; it can literally propel a struggling business to the forefront of the marketplace and from potential failure to massive success.Is Branding Really Important Is Branding Really Important?

With that being said, is branding really important?

Defining your brand includes:

  • Discovering your passion, innate talents, and outstanding skills.
  • Researching opportunities to help others with your passion and gifts.
  • Exploring your big vision, core values, brand personality, and brand experience and awareness.
  • Activating your Strategic Success Plan™ for your well thought-out intentions.
  • Developing the right mindset, building a support team, creating an advisory board and forming collaborations.

You will also need to:

  • Identify your target market and your specific niche within the market.
  • Define your brand voice, message, position and differentiation.
  • Establish your expertise, engage your audience and create your signature services and/or products.
  • Systematize your brand communications to create sound branding outcomes for growth.

The right brand will help you:

  • Communicate your value and worth more effectively.
  • Create more focused and compelling marketing materials.
  • Build your reputation, credibility, and equity.
  • Be remembered by potential prospects and your clients.
  • Decide if someone is a good joint venture partner, strategic partner, resource partner or collaborative partner.
  • Enjoy the return on investment for your marketing efforts.
  • Have more confidence when speaking about what you do.

Your brand is everything you stand for, believe in and represent.It is also the perception others have of you and your business.  It is the emotions that are felt when people meet you, see your marketing materials, visit your website, or buy your services or products.

Okay, is branding really important?  If yes, email me today and let’s talk about how to brand you for long-term success.

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