Game-Changing Strategies for Success – Part 1

Posted October 14th, 2014 by Dr. Laureen Wishom and filed in Business Growth
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If you’ve been in business for a few years, then you know what it’s like to get into a rut. Most of the time we tend to get stuck because we reinforce the negative voices in our mind.

Game Changing Strategies for Success pt 1 e1413258877470 Game Changing Strategies for Success – Part 1There was a time when I found myself saying things like “Why can’t I be like so and so?” or “Why can’t I be more successful?” or “What’s wrong with my business strategies?”

These inner messages keep us from getting what we really want in career, business and life. I know because like most I was stuck at one time in my life.

Ultimately, I made a ‘radical decision’ to change every aspect of my life and then wrote an Amazon best seller to help others find their game-changing strategies for success.

So here are my top ten strategies:

1)     Delegate everything. Take the time to evaluate your biggest moneymaking activities (e.g.: marketing, sales, community, client services, etc.) and then be very ruthless about committing your time to the things that make you the most money.

Outsource or hire the right people to do other things like scheduling, bookkeeping, organizing your office, running errands, etc.

2)     Price based on value. If you provide a service, trading hours for dollars doesn’t work when you want to build wealth. Price your services based on the value that your client receive… not on the amount of time that you have to put into the project.

3)     Learn and grow. Listen, listen, listen and do whatever you can to learn, learn, and learn. You can listen to CDs while driving or while traveling by plane. You can take books to the gym to read on the elliptical or treadmill or while waiting for appointments or at the doctor’s or dentist’s office.

Why not hire a nutritionist to help you eat better, a trainer to help you workout more effectively, or a coach to help you perfect your GSA FactorÔ (growth, success and acceleration).

Anything you learn to enhance your skills and knowledge, better your health, or improve your mindset will pay off three- to four-fold.

4)     Focus on what you want. Begin to set intentions for every quarter of the year. I use a journal, spreadsheets, vision board and my branding/marketing plan.

When you focus on all of the good things that you want in life (e.g.: an awesome mate, a healthy body, more ideal clients, added money to your bank account, and so on), it’s remarkable what begin to show up in your life.

5)     Pay yourself first. Whether you are making $20,000/year, or $200,000/year, or 1,000,000/year – always pay yourself first. Set aside money every week in an interest-bearing savings account or in some type of investment. Don’t forget to set aside another group of monies for professional/personal development.

It’s your time – work your plan!

ACTION ITEM:

  • Read part 2 of Game-Changing Strategies for Success.
  • Define your limiting beliefs and get ready for change.

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What High-Achieving Career & Business Women Know About Success – Part 2

Posted October 1st, 2014 by Dr. Laureen Wishom and filed in Growth Success Acceleration
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In part 1 of What High-Achieving Career and Business Women Know About Success, I gave you the first five tips that high-achieving career and business women practice.

Now here are the remaining tips for success:

6.  Get comfortable with money and charging what you are worth. Women and money do not always have aWhat High Achieving Career and Business Women Know about Success Pt 2 e1411651064330 What High Achieving Career & Business Women Know About Success – Part 2 comfortable relationship. Instead of being afraid to talk about money, learn the basics of profit and loss, investing, and how to impact your bottom line.

Think about taking a financial, money management or accounting course to improve your monetary knowledge and then get rid of your ‘money junk’.

If the thought of increasing your fees or prices to your clients, or negotiating a raise for a higher salary at your current company – makes you uneasy, you’re not alone.

Successful career and business women know their value to their employer and in the marketplace. They charge clients accordingly and if working for a company they know how to negotiate their pay based on what they bring to the table (expertise).

 7.  Be content with what you already have. While you may not have the big house on the hill or live in a gated community (at least not now), you can at least say you have a roof over your head and a hot meal to come home to. That, my friend, is the beginning of success.

8.  Donate money, clothes, or food to someone in need. There’s no quicker way to realize you’re successful than to give a hand to a homeless person or to the family down the street whose spouse just lost his/her job.

9.  Audit your accomplishments. Take some time to write down your major accomplishments in the past year. You’d be surprised at how much you’ve accomplished in just a short amount of time.

10. Learn something new. Read a chapter in a book that teaches you something new about your industry. Acquire new knowledge – it is empowering and it trains your brain to think in new terms.

11. Take a break. It’s easy to get so busy chasing success that you don’t have time to embrace the success you’ve already achieved. Take a step back and allow your joy to come from the journey, not from the distant destination.

Achieving success takes time. Don’t drive yourself into an early grave trying to reach all your intentions right now. Life is way too short. Be persistent and consistent – and over time you will reach your destination. More importantly, be patient with yourself.

If you are a high-achieving woman and you need help achieving success, book your Strategic Strategy Day now!

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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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Career, Business & Lifestyle Solutionist & Coach

Awarding-Winning International Speaker

Best Selling Author of: Fit, Fine & Fabulous in Career, Business & Life

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As a Career, Business & Lifestyle Solutionist & Coach, I specialize in mentoring, coaching and providing growth, success and acceleration strategies that lead to a powerhouse brand. My clients are game-changing, high-achieving women who are employedpreneurs, seasoned and startup business owners, career professionals and human resource practitioners.