An Invitation to the Joy Restoration Process

Do you hear nagging voices from people who have been in your life and they are still bothering you?  This could be a family member, a teacher, or friend who may have meant well but really affected you and your everyday functioning over the long term. When you are about to make an important decision, do these memories keep you from doing what you know is the right thing?

Some times people tell us things that make a lasting impact on us. They go on with their lives never realizing that they have made an impression on us that could be affecting our lives in such a profound way. I want to offer you a way to release yourself from the grip of what they may have said to you that is holding you back. When I work with people in my programs, this is one area that we address to get them back in touch with their joy.

If you would like to experience release from sabatoging thoughts and memories, I want to offer you my Joy Restoration Experience for $97.  We will have a conversation and go through a process to release those thoughts that are holding you back once and for all.

Just send me an email at Maria@marialuchsinger.com and we will set up a time for you. Or call me at 206-21-0497. I am looking forward to hearing from you.

What About Those Follow-Up Systems?

Last week I was talking about getting maximum conversion from posting on Social Media. This involved the three steps of engagement, connection, and going offline to have conversations. Once you have made those connections, it is imperative to keep in touch with those leads and customers.

If you don’t, the best way is to organize a follow up system that you enjoy that works for you. Otherwise, you won’t do it. You also might want to refine the one you already have. Whether you are using a Basic Excel Spreadsheet, or one of the many customer management systems out there, it’s a good idea to have a daily list of people to follow up with. As soon as you speak with someone, schedule the next interaction on your calendar.

If they are not available to you now, ask them when a good time in the future would be to have a conversation and put that date on your calendar. If you do this systematically, you will always have people to talk with every day.  Do you need to send them a piece of content that speaks to the issue they are struggling with? This makes you more valuable to your customers as well.

The continual process of following up will bring you more business than you have imagined. People love to see that you care and when they do, you stand out prominently among the many people and situations that are tugging at their attention every day!

 

 

The ECO Formula for Social Media Conversion

Make Your Social Media Time Count

There are so many social media platforms that it is hard to keep up with them. Have you heard about the latest one? I get asked that all the time. Do you have time to be on all of the social media platforms? If you have a social media manager, then of course you do! What if you are a small business owner or a solopreneur, how do you become most effective at your social media strategy?

It really comes down to knowing where your ideal clients are and how to deliver content that speaks directly to them. Once you have determined where they are, you need to be a consistent presence on the platform. It is much better to maintain consistency on one or two platforms instead of trying to randomly show up on all of them. You can schedule your posts to the social media platforms you need all in one place for free at Latelysocial.com. If you need more bandwidth, they do have paid plans. I like it because I can post my videos straight to Instagram from there.

In order to reach your client in the best way, I recommend what I call the ECO formula which stands for Engage, Connect, Offline conversation. This makes it easy to remember what stage you are in with your customers.  So engagement involves commenting and carrying on conversation on the platform. Connecting would involve a side conversation with a direct message and that nurture sequence you have after they initially contact you or sign up for your free offer.

Offline conversation is where you decide to meet to further discuss the ideas that you have whether in person or on a virtual platform. That offline conversation can be nurtured further with follow up calls, meetings and even physical cards or gifts depending on the stage of the relationship.

Offline conversations may lead to new partnerships and collaborations as well as new business, so it is a good idea to show up consistently on the platforms where your prospective clients are present. Relationships are the currency of the day, so the better we connect with our tribe, the more we will see results in our business.

If you would like to talk about how to boost your business through social media or other avenues, I invite you to have a conversation here at: www.bit.ly/JoyfulCareer.

Two Important Questions for Your Business

Today, I want to pay tribute to those who gave their lives for our country. I also want to say thank you to those who are serving right now in the armed forces along with their families to keep us safe. My father was a young man in the Air Force when he met my mother and that is why I can write this message to you at the end of my birthday week. (I think one day is not enough.)

As we approach the second half of 2021, I want to ask you two questions about your business. Have you reached the income goals you set for yourself? What are you doing to make your business visible to your market? I have answers to these questions.

First, visibility is really key right now when there are even more people working online. I have been so impressed by the Blitzr.com platform that I am moving all networking for my Joyful Career Design Facebook Group there. The great thing is that you can speak in real time with potential clients and then follow up right there on that platform so you don’t have to waste time making notes. You have the opportunity to find clients and collaboration partners.

Next, I am excited to tell you that during the month of May I have been launching my new program called Find Clients Fast. Using my 4M Framework you will get your business aligned with your favorite clients, the ones you love to work with! A bonus called 50 Ways to Find Clients will give you an immediate boost. Three months of laser coaching with me is also included to make sure you do find those clients. Go to FindClientsFast.xyz for all of the details.

 

Relationships are the New Currency of our Times

How many people you cultivate a relationship with has a direct bearing on your success in whatever kind of business you are in. You never know when you will be able to help someone and they will be able to help you. A good way to be sure you are in the right flow is to give more value than the cash value of your product or service. People pay attention to that little extra amount of attention you give to them.

When you are out making contacts, be sure to use a follow up system that you like so you will continue to use it. Many people have Customer Management Systems. You might only have a spreadsheet. If it works for you, the use it. Keep good notes on your customers for future conversations.

One of the new networking platforms I have tried recently is called Blitzr.com. It has features that allow you to sort the participants according to how interested you are in speaking with them. Then, when you are done, there is a way to have a follow up conversation right on the platform. I want to invite you to look for the Business Networking Adventure for Joyful Career Design on that Platform.

We will be having our first Blitzr meeting  on May 20th at 6:00 p.m.  Come join in the fun!

 

Are You in Control of Your Career?

The world was very chaotic in 2020 and it is continuing into 2021. How has your career been impacted? Many of us are working from home with our spouses and children all around us. Maybe you have lost your job and are looking for a new one while applying for unemployment benefits. (Another job all by itself.)

Now is a time of much stress but also of opportunity. Take some time to think about what you would do if there were no restrictions on you this very moment. What kind of a career path would you seek? Would it be the same one you had before all of the chaos started? Or, is there something you have been longing to do for a long time that uses your innate strengths and talents?

I would like to talk to you about exploring what that looks like for you. Do you love your traditional 9-to-5 job and you want to start another stream of income? Are you are looking for a way to leave it and need an exit plan? Are you really excited about starting your own business or writing that book you always wanted?

Let’s have a conversation about your next move. I invite you to have a Joyful Career Conversation by going to this link:  bit.ly/JoyfulCareer.

I can’t wait to hear about your plans!

 

 

 

Are You Working on Your Next Career Move?

 

This country and our lives are going through many struggles right now. One of the bright spots of this week was the celebration for the life of John Lewis. He dedicated his life to justice and equality for all people. In his eyes, “We all live in the same house.” We are all going to have to look after each other in order for life to return to some sense of normalcy.

Many of you are being stretched thin in your bank accounts and your family life, trying to juggle work and educating your children. Now is a good time to look at the opportunities that are available to you.

This may be the time for you to use the strengths and talents you have to go in a new direction for prosperity. I have thought that working toward multiple streams of income is really the way to go for a long time. That is part of my philosophy of designing a career you love. Yes, it takes some time. There is no better time to start than right now. There is no better time to learn something new than right now.

Available jobs in traditional roles:

Linked In is a great place to find companies that you like and connect with people to find out if the company is a good fit for you. The link below for an article from Linked In shows who is hiring now.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/heres-whos-hiring-right-now-andrew-seaman/

After you research the ones, that seem right for you, put together a customized resume before you apply that fits their criteria.

Work at home options:

Flexjobs.com, Virtualvocations.com, RatRaceRebellion.com, Wahve.com (Work at home Vintage Experts)  Remote.co

A great question to ask any company right now is what their work from home options are.

Creative opportunities

Now is perfect time to explore your opportunities if you are thinking about starting your own business. There is a lot of time right now to start writing that book you have been thinking about.

Whichever path you choose, I have many resources to help you.

I am particularly concerned with how your total well-being fits with your work so that you can live every day with joy!

I am inviting you to schedule a Joyful Career Blueprint conversation with me so we can talk about the next steps to designing work that fits what you want for your life: https://calendly.com/choosejoy/discoverysession

I am looking forward to speaking with you soon!

Choose Joy!

Balancing Your Career

Your career affects every part of your life. I recently broadcasted a video series on Facebook about balancing the various parts of your life and I am sharing the links below. One of the biggest balancing acts right now involves your career options.

Have you been working from home?  Would you like to keep working from home doing your current work or would you like a change?  Now is a great time to evaluate your options and design a career that you are excited about. I am an expert in helping restore your joy first and then figure out what work is most meaningful to you.

I would be happy to talk with you about a Joyful Career Blueprint that fits your life.

Please click here to find a time to learn more. I am looking forward to speaking with you!

5 Ways to Relieve Stress

https://www.facebook.com/maria.luchsinger.5/videos/3084357558324577

Balancing Your Family Life

https://www.facebook.com/maria.luchsinger.5/videos/3089558734471126

Balancing Your Social Life

https://www.facebook.com/maria.luchsinger.5/videos/3103372156423117

Balancing your Relationship While Working From Home
https://www.facebook.com/maria.luchsinger.5/videos/3111791832247816

 

 

Time for Beginnings

How are you doing?

It’s May and we are still in quarantine! I enjoyed Mother’s Day with cards and phone calls, although I would have preferred to hug my children and grandchildren!  My birthday is this month and it looks like it will be  unconventional. How are you doing?

I am concerned about two things; your mental state and your financial situation.

First, if you are feeling emotionally upset and worrying every day, you are not alone.

Your mind will focus on whatever you ask it to. If you are continually worrying, it will help focus your attention on whatever is bringing you down. If you are focusing on what you are grateful for and what brings you joy, your mind will steer you in that direction.  What can you focus on that will lift your spirits?

Is it your family, those flowers that just sprung up in your garden or the neighborhood, or is it that call that you just had with a close friend? Write your own list of at least 10 things you are grateful for and refer to it every day. Add more as you think of them. Notice how your mind shifts to a more positive place.

If you have been housebound, is there a way for you to get more exercise into your day?  Maybe you already have a plan. If not, just taking a walk around your neighborhood can help. Even driving to a place where you can observe nature, can be a mind freeing event. Certain smells can make us happy like the warm aroma of fresh baked cookies or an essential oil like Wild Orange that is invigorating.

Second, many people are unemployed and unable to get through to their state’s unemployment web sites.

If you are in a financial bind right now, call your creditors as soon as possible and talk to them about your situation. Many will defer payments because of COVID 19. In the case of your home mortgage, there are various ways that your bank may be able to help. Many will defer your payments, lengthening the time of your loan.

I want to suggest possible ways for you to get money right away. Think about your current skills and see if you can find ways to bring in added income.

I have found a couple of reputable sites where you can find jobs where you can work from home that have free information and also have further paid options.

 

The first is called Flexjobs. When you click on the link you will find the top 100 companies who hire for remote jobs and also a guide you can download to help you.

The second is Virtualvocations.com where you can browse for telecommuting jobs.

When looking for online work, also Google the company or offer and check for reviews and background.

If you have always wanted to start your own business or write a book, now is the perfect time.

I would love to have a conversation with you and make a Joyful Career Blueprint that you can begin immediately. You can  schedule a time to talk by clicking here:

https://calendly.com/choosejoy/discoverysession

I want you to know I care and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Navigating Life With COVID 19

Ways to manage your family and your life during this stressful time.

Spring is here and I am reflecting on how fast our lives have changed in the past few days. We are living in uncertain times being quarantined in our homes and/or also using social distancing. A lot of you are feeling isolated, wondering how to maintain your finances, and manage your children at the same time.

What if you could have access to life’s challenges and business support whenever you wanted?

Because of my unique background of being a certified life coach and career strategist with over 30 years

of work experience between the fields of business and education, I am equipped to help you handle

the complexities of life right now involving your family life and your career challenges.

When we work together people feel encouraged and find strategies to help them maintain a positive mindset which is crucial to their business, health, and relationship success.

It is my great desire to be a source of encouragement to you. If you are struggling and exhausted,

I would like to invite you to schedule a time on my calendar so we can talk about a career/life management strategy tailored to you and your family.

You can schedule a time to talk here:

https://calendly.com/choosejoy/discoverysession

If you would like, we can schedule a virtual in-person meeting, just let me know by sending me an email at Maria@marialuchsinger.com

Please take a look at the COVID 19 Toolkit I have put together for you below.

Sending you peace and blessings!

COVID 19 Toolkit

If you think you or someone you love has COVID 19:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html?s_cid=+fb_covid_19&fbclid=IwAR1lwYYbgUy8PiYEVHPUEnmrc0RqZIMfMQ7UH0KimbRS1NzkDUnDlbTqApU

Here are 55 ideas for what to say to encourage your children:

Build Confidence! 55 Positive Things To Say To Your Child

For preschool children through 2nd grade, I invite you to visit Sammythecentipede.com.

I have free coloring pages there along with my books on children’s health. Children also love making

their own Sammy with Pom-poms and googly eyes.

For the parents of Children K-8. You will find printable packs of formal lessons in Reading and Math here:

https://www.curriculumassociates.com/supporting-students-away-from-school

For families who need activities to keep the fun going, try this list of 110 to choose from:

https://familyeguide.com/boredom-busters-110-fun-at-home-activities-for-families-kids-2/

Here is a site with great games for kids:

https://smartparentadvice.com/great-games-for-kids

If you have a small business and are struggling during this time, Mike Michalowicz is offering this recession proofing advice:

https://s3.amazonaws.com/MikeMichalowicz/Downloads/The-Recession-Response-Plan.pdf

Grocery shopping savings:

https://parheliafinance.com/save-money-on-groceries/

If you have been thinking of starting your own business during this time, I would be happy to discuss

that with you. I can also guide you through publishing a book.

https://calendly.com/choosejoy/discoverysession

Part time jobs online:

https://parheliafinance.com/online-jobs-that-pay-weekly/

Stay safe and well and know that I am here for you!

Maria