Invest in yourself to succeed in your business

Investing in yourself may be the most profitable investment you ever make, and one of the best return you can have in life and in your business. If you focus your energy and your time in developing yourself personally or professionally, you will be able to give to others and people will be attracted to you in life and in your business. You need to start a habit of taking care of yourself before you take care to others. And the good news is they don’t all require money 🙂

“Investing in yourself is the best investment you will ever make. It will not only improve your life, it will improve the lives of all those around you.” – Robin S. Sharma

Learn and give to yourself before you give others!!!

1. Develop your skills in your business and/or your personal life

You don’t need to invest in mastery education, you can if you want to but don’t need to. But you should attend seminars and workshops to expand your knowledge and skills in your business and/or personal life. Join a community that will be with you when you need it, to push you when you have doubt, and when you want some answers. This will also give you the opportunity to meet and interact with individuals who are like-minded. Powerful!!!

2. Explore your creative side and build up your confidence

Creativity  helps us to grow personally and professionally and will build your confidence. However  you need to implement your creativity to grow. Stimulating creativity and exploring your ideas are keys to improve your productivity, find new strategies for your business and approach/gage your everyday tasks. Creativity also teaches you how to think differently while having fun doing something different You will then find your strength and your weakness, and also what work best or what doesn’t. Speak the truth, be yourself, and you’ll build up great confidence.

3. Take care of yourself, nurture your mind and body

When you are nurturing both your mind and body, it allows you to have more energy, keep your mind active and maintain mental ability. You should read everyday books or ebooks. Could be something to help with your self-development, or for your business or even something light to just relax your mind. You can listen to Podcast, it is free and it is a great way to change your mindset ( as soon as I am finished with this blog, I am going to  listen to Tony Robbins podcast, Powerful !!) Don’t waste valuable time watching too much TV !!! A good way to explore culture is to attend performances, listen music, travel and reach out to like minded people from other countries and backgrounds.

You need to take care of your body also and it is usually the part we all forget. Eat healthy at regular time, drink plenty of water, reduce caffeine 🙂 get regular exercise, take vitamins if you need , practice meditation (at least 30 min everyday), go to bed at an appropriate time. The big earners usually go to bed early and are early riser. Your appearance also is very important so make sure you take care of the outside too. And be happy and grateful! Happiness is a choice, you either focus on the positive aspects of life or the negative aspect.

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them.” – John F. Kennedy

You need to forgive also because holding grudge and being angry won’t solve any problem but it will hold you back in life. Even if you have a bad day and someone is trying to get on your nerves, just breath, it is time for meditation 🙂  and you’ll see you’ll feel better after. Choose your friends wisely and get rid of toxic ones.

4. Set goals and develop a routine

Setting goals will help you to envision your future and visualize your short and long term motivation.  One important way to get more productive is to develop a routine and schedule your time. Plan your day and manage every hour of your day. Put a timer beside you so you don’t spend too much time on one task and first thing first put away all the distractions. Also very important, stop delaying or postponing your actions. Procrastination won’t allow you to move forward. Challenge yourself and get out of your comfort zone.

5. Invest in a coach or find a mentor

I kept it for the last because I think it is the most important value to help you develop your business and your life. A coach will assist you and guide you to put everything in place to implement your success plan. It usually is a few session or a short period of time. A good mentor is someone who will support and encourage you to reach to higher goals, to push you when needed and challenge you. Over time your mentor could be a very good friend but use caution and ask yourself if you spend time outside the mentoring relationship.

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In Conclusion,  investing in yourself emotionally, physically, spiritually and financially, will allow you to become the best version of yourself. When you are the best version of yourself, you will be an attraction magnet to others and your business will grow immensely!!

If you got value, leave me a comment, like and share.

Kathy


Success Mind Hacks to Help you Achieve your Goals

Success Mind Hack: Learn Faster, Retain More and Gain Mastery

To become successful in your industry, you need to gain mastery. It has everything to do with mindset, however there are some technical “hacks” that can  be applied.

In the 1960’s, the NTL Institute in Maine did a study and came up with something called The Learning Pyramid

As you can see there are two types of teaching:

  • The passive Teaching Methods: Lecture, reading, audiovisual, demonstration
  • The Participatory Teaching Methods: Group discussion, practice and teaching others

You can see the importance when you are in a community and participate to group discussion. Ask for help and practice. Practice makes Perfect!!!. The fact your bring value to your audience and teach your knowledge is the best way to get success.

LEARN – DO – TEACH

When you teach, the information becomes almost automatic which is called “Muscle Memory”

“The spirit of hope, inner strength, enthusiasm and persistent determination are the pillars for any success.”

Lailah Gifty Akita

You have Four stages of competence:

1- Unconscious incompetence: when someone doesn’t understand or know how to do something. Before learning the person must recognize his incompetence and the value of new skill. You can stay at this stage depending the strength of motivation or desire. If you have no motivation or you think you know everything and you are not coachable, you won’t be able to go to the next stage.

2- Conscious incompetence: that stage is when you don’t know your task but you roll up your sleeves and start doing it. You might find people that are too perfectionist or are afraid of failure and that is when most people quit and don’t go to the next stage. That stage is the practice, and that is when you are making mistakes but it is just the learning process. You need to embrace the changes. Don’t forget 90% is the mindset and 10% is skill set.

3- Conscious competence: At this point, the person understands and knows how to do something, however demonstrating the skill or knowledge requires focus and concentration. The major risk factor at this point is simply in not continuing to practice or improve  you eventually lose that skill or can’t perform it as effectively as is required to move on to the fourth and final stage, the stage where mastery occurs.

4- Unconscious competence: the individual has had so much practice with a skill that it has become “second nature” and can be performed easily.

If you want to achieve your goal, make the commitment of learning, doing and teaching and you will be very successful.

Kathy


How to position yourself as an Authority Figure

Becoming an Authority Figure is very important if you want to attract the right people in your niche and gain credibility. People do business with those they know, like and trust. Blogging and doing videos is what will bring you a lot of exposure and show authority figure. No matter what company you are representing;  can be products in weight loss, you can be with travel companies, you can do articles, etc.. it really doesn’t matter. You need to find a strategy and keep it to gain MLM expert status.

It doesn’t matter how long you are in the industry,  the keys to become an expert on your industry are

Invest – Learn – Teach – Profit 

  • Invest: if you want to become better at Network Marketing there is no secret, you need to invest in trainings, coaching courses, webinars and go to the events. It is very important to go to your company event because it will give you a boost of energy and your focus will be top!!
  • Learn: Think this way, if you want to become an electrician, you are definitely going to do some trainings, even if you know a little bit of the trade, if  you want to be an expert and not blowing the circuits, you are going to do a course!!Well it’s the same with Network Marketing, you need to read blogs, articles and take notes on what you are learning. start collecting all the informations you need to know about your niche, what to say and not to say and also how to reach out to them… So Training Training is the key !!
  • Teach: Once you have learned something, put it on your blog, or train your team. Don’t wait to be an expert and waste time. You will help someone out there that never did any training, that’s for sure!  So don’t wait up and share your knowledge.
  • Profits: Voila!! Once you have invested on yourself, learned and taught your team, you are going to make some profits because as a team, you will be better at prospecting, you will generate more leads, get more customers in your business and then you can replicate over and over!!!

You need to focus on helping  people rather than making money. Relationship business is key to attract the right people and you need to solve their problems. If you are impacting people, you are going to grow your business Big Time!!! Take notes and convert these notes on content in a blog and then ching ching!! Paycheck …. If you keep everything in your head or don’t bother blogging about it, then you won’t get any revenue out of it!

Blogging is one of the strategy that works the most and you should really consider doing it!

Nobody hits 6 figures without investing in coaching so if you want to be one of them, don’t wait up!!

So what do you think?? Are you going to start blogging? I will be more than happy to help you.  Comment and leave me a message!

Kathy