When was the last time you asked yourself the question, “What do I want?” The answer to this question is very important because it will help guide you in the direction you want your life to take. It is hard to focus with all the distractions that pull at our lives.
You get to manage social media, work challenges, home life, children, shopping for groceries, cleaning the house, arranging schedules, meetings, relationships, the person who is driving you crazy …did you know you are remarkable?
The new year is a perfect time to ask yourself what you truly want. Maybe you have been frustrated with your career and other life choices. The new year is a great time to take action.
December is here and we will be thinking about friends and family more intently for the next month than we do at other times of the year. It is time to connect and reconnect and be thankful for the people in our lives.
Some times we don’t really know the impact we have on each other just living our daily lives. Last week I received a text from next door neighbor telling me that she was no longer going to pursue her wreath making business. She said she wanted to gift us a wreath for being such good neighbors.
I thought she had wreaths already made and was going to give us one of them. Instead, she gave me the color selection and asked me to pick the colors. She even wanted to know if I would like to look at it before she put it together to make sure it was how I had envisioned it. I told her to surprise me and I was sure it would be beautiful.
When we met for the unveiling, she gave me the gorgeous wreath you see in the picture and I was thrilled and so proud to display it on our house! This is the way that I want to help you in changing your career.
I am here to help you design your career so that it will fit into your life the way that you want it to. I am inviting you to click here for a free webinar to get you started.
Here we are and it’s Labor Day Weekend! Whew! Enjoy the last parts of summer with your family and friends. Take a minute to reflect on all that you are thankful for as well. This summer I was able to spend time with my grandchildren, ride in a hot air balloon, and help my husband with finishing up on the home improvement projects before the rainy weather comes.
I just attended the annual Kickoff Meeting for my local chapter of Soroptimists. This is in international organization and the name means “Best for Women”. We raise money to help many community organizations and provide scholarships to help girls attend college.
This started me thinking that when women are happy, the world is happy. Women are the heart of their families, help in their communities, and work with each other to make this world a better place. It doesn’t matter what kind of work we do, we make a difference.
Since this is Labor Day, I looked up some statistics about how we are getting paid in the workplace. We are still below men, earning about 80% of what they do. While we are working, I believe we should be able to contribute with joy and have financial freedom.
If you are not feeling joyful in your work, you are ready to shift to a different type of work, or are running a small business, I can help you. We can work on mindset and strategies that will get you moving forward. I would love to speak with you, just click on this link to schedule a time.
The purpose of The Women’s Career Transformation Network is to not only support you in your work choices but to help you live a joyful life. I would love to hear from you. Choose joy!
Sometimes we can get so wrapped up in the day to day of work and family that we forget that we are supposed to take some time to have fun! What have you done this summer that is fun for you?
Having fun is good for you! Scientifically, it reduces cortisol that produces stress and increases serotonin that leads to better physical and mental capacity. Enjoying yourself builds up reserves for when you need to be calm.
When you are out playing or doing things you love, you get the benefit of greater energy, memory and focus, and sounder sleep. We also need connection with other people. This has become more and more evident since the invention of cell phones. We have to be careful to remember that we actually need to put them down and go have some fun with other people. Laugh, dance, or sing!
Here are some ideas for you!
1. Go outside – to the beach or the ocean.
Stay tuned for fun messages that I will be sending soon!
If you need more fun in your life and career, I would love to speak with you. Click here for my calendar.
Ahhh February, the month of love! Besides being loving to the people in your life, I want to talk about the love you give to yourself. Self-care is so important to our well- being, and yet many times we push it aside because we are caring for others.
Many successful people start their day with a morning routine. Maybe you have one. If you don’t, here is a sample that you can adapt to your schedule:
Imagine beginning your day thinking about what makes you happy. Smiles of people you love are flowing through your brain. You pray or meditate on what you have planned for the day. Next you drink a glass of refreshing water to get your day started. You do some stretches and take a 20 minute walk or do a dance to some of your favorite music. You shower and eat a nutritious breakfast that gets you energized for the day. You write a few sentences in your journal about what you are thankful for.
And you’re off…to work in an office or work at home.
I want to ask you how satisfied you are with your work because as we all know, stress can be a significant factor in how we think and feel. Constant stress can take a toll on your health and relationships. I would love to help you design a career you love so you can choose joy every day!
That is why I want to invite you to talk with me in a free Design a Career You Love Strategy Session.
You will obtain a sense of clarity about what you want to accomplish next in your career and discover what is holding you back from achieving your goals. If you have a small business, we will talk about how to boost your results.
Leave the consultation knowing what steps you need to take next in your career journey.
Please click on this link to reserve a time on my calendar. I am excited to speak with you and help you make this a great 2019!
I recently attended a women’s luncheon where we were asked to discuss questions that we should ask ourselves in business. One of our sets of questions was “What do you really, really want in your business and life? and Is what you are doing now lining up with what you say you want?
Another set was “When was the last time you experienced uncertainty in your business and what did you do to get you through?” Summer is the perfect time to reflect on these questions so we can move forward with clarity and increased productivity.
Take your favorite beverage, a pen, and paper to a quiet place. As you slow down, you will have the time to think about ways to move further in the direction you want to go. What will be your answer to, “What do you really want?”
Spring is finally here and so is the time for new ideas. Whether you work for a business or have your own, we are constantly looking for ways to reach and serve our customers.
There is so much noise out on the internet that I can barely hear myself think. Instead of trying too many methods at once, I suggest tailoring the methods to your specific audience and meet them where they are gathering.
When I was searching for the best way to reach my customers, I found a guide that was very helpful at Lead Pages.com. Just go to https://www.leadpages.net/landing-pages and download your copy.
It is called 42 Lead Generation Ideas. Look through the sections and see which ones appeal to your style of communication. I know it will give a boost to your business.