Attitude of Gratitude

We too often focus on what we don’t have, and overlook or even ignore what we do have.

The attitude of gratitude helps anchor us, to remind us of what we have, and how precious it is to us.

So take a moment to look around you, and appreciate all you have. Might be meaningful for some but might be very important for others.

One love ❤️

What is your mission?

Maya Angelou became, for so many, a symbol of resilience — the capacity to persist in the face of hardship and adversity — and beyond that a symbol of boundless creativity.😎

If you don’t know her, check her biography. You will be amazed how strong this woman was.
Resilience, Creativity and Generosity are her 3 lessons to cope when adversity shows up.

One Love ❤️

PS: Picture is Sunset in French Mens Cove in Jamaica

Change your approach

Once you have made a decision, you are committed to the desired outcome. 😎
However things happen and your chosen approach might not go as smoothly as you’d like. 🤔
Don’t give up or change your decision, but change your approach and remain steadfast in the achievement of the desired outcome. 💪

One Love ❤️

5 tips to gain mastery and build a successful business online

I am going to show you today some tricks to obtain mastery and build a successful business online.

On my last blog I talked about the 4 stages of competences and i invite you to read it, very powerful !!

In summary:

In Stage 1, you need to recognize your own competence and decide if you want to learn – the big risk factor is an unwillingness to learn;

In stage 2, you really want to learn and roll up your sleeves – the big risk factor is the fear of failure or perfectionism and aversion to change;

In stage 3, you know what you have to do –  the big risk factor is simply in not continuing to practice or improve. Doing that you’ll lose your skills and won’t perform effectively;

In stage 4, this is the mastery level where all your skill become “second nature”

Once you reach this level, you should make the commitment to engage in the ” Learn, Do, Teach” method. You will then be a great teacher followed by many people. You can achieve mastery of all these concepts and internalize them.

5 tips to help you gain mastery over these concepts

  • Repetition is the path to mastery: You need to rewire your brain, and make it a commitment to do your daily task. Meditation, learning something new each day, prospecting and engaging with your audience. Remember with repetition comes conviction.
  • Be coachable: If you find difficulty with motivation, you are probably missing either the desire or belief in yourself. If you really want to learn, you can accept change in your life and be willing to be corrected.
  • Engage in the community: Post your questions, share your success even the smallest one. It will give you a boost and help others with their questions. Surround yourself with successful people !
  • Attend events: If you can attend the offline events, this is where the real change happens. There is nothing quite like actually physically being around successful leaders. You have also several online events that you should attend regularly.
  • Invest in Mentorship: If you want massive growth and success in the form of wealth and freedom, you should be a part of a mastermind of top level performers. You should always push yourself and be surrounded with top mentors. Even the top earners are constantly investing in coaching and mentorship

The ultimate X-factor to make more money and multiply your sales is YOU.

You need to be Unique and Valuable.

You need to brand your name, your face, your energy, your confidence, your enthusiasm….

You need to continue building your personal value by investing in yourself. Doing that you’ll increase credibility to others by providing them value with what you are learning.

Build relationship, solve the problems of others, provide them value without any ulterior motives and you will attract success to you like a magnet. Don’t forget, people buy people!!! One of the biggest barrier to sales is the lack of trust, so be yourself and communicate with your prospect without an agenda.

Treat on line just like you would if you were meeting your prospect online. Don’t be pushy or pitchy that will make you come across as desperate and needy. Be courteous, polite and inquisitive. If they subscribed to your newsletter or want to get more information about what you are doing, the way you reach out to people and bring them value, chances are, they are not getting results they want to be getting and you’ll be able to provide them with a solution.

Once you have built rapport by actually having a real conversation and listening to people, they will tell you their challenges…You can then offer them a solution

Exemples: “Hey Jack, I’m so glad we got to connect and I understand your challenge with _____________ because I struggled with that too and felt exactly the same way. Here’s what I found that worked well for me and it might work well for you too, would you like me to send you some information on it?”

9 out of 10 times you will get a positive response when you do this right and many of those whom you send the information too will buy from you. Even if you don’t benefit from the sales they will respect you for what you have done.

Also another little tips to see where your audience is and what page they like, go to your Facebook profile, Manage adverts and go to audience insights

Once you know your niche, select the location, age and gender and interest. Then you can see on Page likes where your audience is and you can prospect people from these pages. Don’t pitch, build relationship!!!

Leave me a comment if you got some value or if you want to have more information.

Kathy


The 2 things you can control. Your Action and Your attitude

The only 2 things you can control are your actions and your attitude towards your goals.

You cannot control your team or your sponsor or the company, so you have to take everything in your hand to build your business and fulfill your dreams.

This is why Branding Yourself and not the company, is a MUST.. Anything can happen and you don’t want to lose credibility if something happen with your company. Remember People join People.

The fear of failure is what prevents people of having success. Fear of what others are thinking, or fear of what IF I can’t do it, …   You have to say to yourself,

“I will win or I will  learn”

There is no mistakes, or objections but only experiences that will allow you to grow and reach to the top. People that are most successful failed many times like Oprah, Walt Disney, Steven Spielberg.  So don’t get discourage and focus on what you want to achieve !!

1- You need to be passionate with what you are doing, your audience will feel this passion and will be attracted to you.

2- You need to be in a positive state of mind to change your story.

3- And then you’ll figure out your strategy.

It is in you if you Decide. To achieve your goal you need to think about what you are willing to give up!!

“A real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken a new action. If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided.” – Tony Robbins

You can control your daily activities but not the outcome. Be always positive and improve your attitude. Here are 6 tips that will help you :

  1. All your post have to be done with care, quality is better than quantity. No links of course but value. It is going to bring your more likes, comments or share
  2. Always learn something, doing a training or reading a book for your self development. Write your affirmations, intentions, gratitude and pray or meditate
  3. Take action without expecting results. Spend time engaging with people, but don’t expect them to join your business straight away
  4. Use set backs to learn new skills and if you need, take a break but don’t give up. Listen to a motivational podcast or video. I always say, everything happen for a reason so find the solution and don’t stay with the problem.
  5. Surround yourself with people that are going to lift you up. You are the average of the 5 people you spend time with.
  6. Say thank you even with people that didn’t help you or discouraged you at the start of your journey. They are the ones that push you to become better and achieve your goals. Be grateful for everyone, positive or negative. They all teach you a lesson.

In conclusion, you need to stay positive no matter what, have a strategy and keep doing your weekly activities. You can control your actions and your attitude/posture but not the outcome.

So what are you ready to give up to succeed in your business ? Being an entrepreneur is not easy and you need to take massive action!

Kathy


Why your Image is important, First impression matters!

Branding yourself is a must when you start building a business on social media. That is why your image is so important !! Companies come and go…but you are the one thing that will remain stable in the midst of change.

This blog is part 5 out of 7 of the series “7 things that will make a difference in your business”

When promoting on social media, you have to be mindful of the posts. Why?

  • In a few seconds, someone can form an impression on yourself so you want to show the best of you!!
  • Your social media is scrutinized when you are in network marketing, so don’t put any pictures that seemed great at the time but might bring you some trouble in the long term. Or say anything that you might be regretting in the future. That is the reason why I always say that you shouldn’t put any negativity in your posts.
  • Your reputation could be affected if someone share a picture or something and it is splashed everywhere in the media. That is why it is important you get your general account settings, timeline and tagging settings checked. I have my profile on public but I am the only one that can post on my timeline, or see the posts I have been tagged.

Remember, if it’s on the Internet, it could be there forever!

Why it is important to brand yourself?

Personal branding is essentially the ongoing process of establishing a prescribed image or impression in the mind of others. Your skills, your focus will allow them to clearly understand what you’re passionate about. You want your prospects to choose you as the only solution to their problems. You have to be unique and approachable to your audience to get results.

The way you talk and present yourself has a remarkable impact on the people you meet professionally and socially. This is why it is very important you brand yourself and not your company.

Branding demands commitment; commitment to continual re-invention; striking chords with people to stir their emotions; and commitment to imagination. It is easy to be cynical about such things, much harder to be successful.” – Sir Richard Branson

How to brand yourself:

  • Your image: your customers/followers need to know who you are. Put a picture on all your multi-media platform, they will recognize you when you do a video.
  • Use a blog: it is very important to do a blog, and put value on it. A few sentences, a picture, a little video… No need to do a book each time 🙂 , but be consistent.
  • Use social media: establish a presence, my advice at the start of your branding, choose ONE and be an expert. It can be Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest… Whatever you want to start with, be an expert before you want to jump on another one. You need to build relationship with your audience. Make sure your audience see you everyday; if you don’t have time to do a video, put a post, a picture, a quote, a blog post…Make yourself available for help and advice.
  • Maintain your integrity: market yourself with high standards and honesty, if you don’t know something, point your client to someone else, this way they will know your potentials and trust your judgement.
  • Body language also is important: Be yourself!!! Don’t try to impress anyone;  your followers want to be able to relate to someone like you, you might not attract everybody but you will attract the RIGHT audience for YOU.
  • Believe in yourself: You want to send the right message, if you don’t believe in yourself or the company you are representing, it will show.

I hope these helped you to understand why Attraction Marketing is very important and you need to brand yourself and not the company you are representing today.

Leave me a comment !!

Cheers

Kathy


Why posture is important for your business?

Today, I am going to talk about posture, and not only the physical posture that is important for your health but also the right posture you need to get when you talk about your business to get credibility in your business and seen as a leader.

This blog is part 4 out of 7 of the series “7 things that will make a difference in your business”

Body language and physical posture

We do spend a lot of time in front of the computer and sitting down. So it is important that you get your screen just in front of you, so higher up your laptop if you can. Also get the right chair and be comfortable.

1- Good posture improves your productivity: you don’t want to spend days going to the physio to fix your back. Proper posture is also associated with other health benefits, like higher levels of energy, lower stress and higher concentration and reduce migraine or headaches.

2- Posture boosts your confidence: your body language and posture will make you more confident. The fact that you open your chest by pushing your shoulders back and lifting your head, you will feel with greater confidence and power.

3- Posture improves communication: some stats suggest that speech only makes up about 20 to 30% of communication.The rest of the information is conveyed non-verbally, by tone of voice, facial expressions, eye-contact, gestures, how we stand, and so on.

Posture and attitude

Your posture is a reflection of your attitude. You should care about others’ perceptions of you, you want to do things the right way, because conscientious people do good work, they report high self-efficacy which show good work performance. Conscientious people are more prone to be reliable, won’t break promises and won’t quit at the first problem.

You need to take this attitude if you want to grow your business. You need to be confident with your company, product and like what you are doing. Your audience will definitely see if you are not passionate with your product/service. Good ethics also have an impact on how well a business performs in the long term.

In our culture today it’s all about “me, me, me”. The reality is that nobody is going to help us unless we do something for them. That is why it is very important you build relationship with your audience/customers before you even talk about your business.

“You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.”– Dale Carnegie

1- Always ask how open your prospect is before you send a link. You don’t want the person to unfriend you on facebook or lose a friend of you because you started pitching him. You want to keep your posture and if the person says no, just reply no big deal and that’s it … move on. You don’t want to be seen as a pushy desperate person.

2- You make the decision: when making an appointment, as a leader you have to give a choice of time, don’t let your audience see you are free all day, all week. It doesn’t reflect on someone busy and growing a business. You need also to make the decision if you think the person is fit to come to your organization or not.

 3- Build relationship to be prepared: as you get to know your prospect, get ready to answer all the questions. So do your homework before about the product, the company and what they could see on the internet.. even the bad review. Be Prepared!! This way you won’t lose posture in front of the person and it will show your knowledge as a leader.
4- Surround yourself with positive people: Finding a good balance with your emotions is crucial to being a happy and successful person. One tactic that successfully positive people have is to ignore and reject negative thoughts that enter the mind. If you are in contact with toxic people, try to stay far away from them. Same with negative comment, always take your time to answer – don’t respond straight away, you’ll be emotional and you might answer something that will show the person you lost control, don’t confront someone’s negativity with your own negativity  – so take your time, read a few times out loud and answer with a genuine, polite answer and try to understand why they reacted this way. If you can check the credential of this person and what happened in the past that made this person react this way, try to understand how they feel and validate it.  Always respond with positivity and be true to yourself. They might agree with you afterwards or not.  You can’t force anyone to like you, or like your company. Respect other people opinion, just say what you have to say and move on if you are a pessimist person in front of you. You don’t want to have this kind of person in your team.
As a summary, Posture will  boost productivity, encourage business relationships, motivate others and present transcription business ideas with an impact.

Cheers
Kathy

What You Need to Do to Change Your Life

Many people want to change something in their lives but they think they are too old, or they don’t have the competence to do it!! Well you are VERY WRONG!! You can change everything you want in your life if you really want it!! Work your way towards major changes.

See below the few tips I used to change My Life

1- You have to change your situation, even the smallest changes will make a difference. Go step by step.

  • Change your routine and ask this question; will it help me to get where I want to go? Examine what brought you in your actual situation and what you want to change. Determine whether or not your lifestyle is aligned with your personal values.
  • Get out of your confort zone; for things to change you need to get better. If you are not willing to push yourself and get better, you won’t be able to move forward
  • Consistency is key. We always say it takes 21 days to change your habits

2- Change your attitude

  • This is very important you change your mindset. Leave the past in the past and get focus on your goal.
  • Be positive and get rid off the negativity around you. Toxic people will bring you down and won’t see what you are looking for. It has to be the same with you, don’t critic people, gossip and always see the positive on your relationship
  • Don’t compare yourself with others. Nobody’s life is perfect, no matter how it may seem on the outside.You are unique and different.

3- Personal Growth

  • Assess your skills and qualities, consider your aims in life and set goals in order to realize and maximise your potential.
  • Before you can believe in a goal, you first must have an idea of what it looks like. Visualise them. See the end results and how to get it done step by step
  • Make a plan and get the training you need to achieve your goal. You will be in control of your life.

4- Attract the right people and get success

  • Success doesn’t happen overnight and if you focus and surround yourself with the right people, it will go easier. We are the average of the 5 people we have around us! Think about it!
  • You need to become more attractive in business and everything else will start falling into place. People will be attracted to you. You will attract success instead of having to pursue success.
  • Use the SMART method, Goals should be specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely.

5- Never give up

  • Learn all the time new skills and execute your plans. It might be painful at times but remember your WHY you want to make a change in your life.
  • In time you might feel you can’t do it, take a break, reassess your goals and continue your chosen path.
  • Patience and hard work are keys, but it will be so rewarding!!! Don’t give up!!!

In summary,  we all have bad days or bad weeks and it’s ok. It doesn’t mean it is the end. Pull yourself together, re-connect with your motivation and keep working.

Unfortunately, many of us remain stuck at the goal stage. We start out with good intentions and perhaps a plan, but then we can’t seem to make it happen.

But I believe in you and I know you can do it!!!

Kathy


How to share your product without offending people?

How to approach someone with your products without offending them or pointing out the obvious problem. If you are in weight loss industry, this is the big question!

How to approach your relatives, or friends or prospects telling them they need to lose weight and your product is going to help them. Same with skin care, you can’t really approach someone and say they look wrinkly or they have blemishes!!!

I am going to give you a few tips that will help you to be more tactful 🙂

1- Share your personal story and that is why it is important that you use your product! Always be the product of the product. People will notice if you use it and they will tell you how well you are…That way it is much easier to share what you have to sell and get customers. Proof is just in front of them!!

2- Share third party stories; If you don’t have a personal story sharing other people ones can be very impactful!! Do the Before and After pictures; gather some testimonials. It helps your prospect to relate better to their own problems and activate emotions and curiosity. Try to use stories about your downline or upline, not the one from the company that is there for everybody to see. Your prospects don’t want to see the figures and benefits… Find a way to say it without being boring.

3- Talk about your product saying you are using it and ask a question that can be an open conversation. For example, you are using a new facial product and you find it great, ask your prospect what they use and what they like about it, then talk about yours… Always start with a question, this way you’ll understand better their needs and it will be easier to share your product. Don’t be abrupt and rude… you will only push away your prospect!

4- Once you have a few people using your products, create a group if you are on Facebook and tell your people to put their own testimonials, and pictures. This way when you get prospect, you can easily add them to the group and they will see all the great stories

It is very important that you put yourself in front of the right people that are seeking the benefits of your product…

I would love to hear from your experience and how you approach people with your products!

Kathy


What you need to know to become an entrepreneur

Becoming an entrepreneur is not an easy path for a lot of people. Some would prefer to be doing a 9-5 job and have nothing to think about or do after these hours. As I always say, everybody is different and has different perspective. However if you want to be an entrepreneur and a successful one, you need to change attitude and mindset. It can be challenging, overwhelming and also questionable at times.

1- As the start, you need to set your goals – long term and small term –  but also you need to know the WHY that drives you to become an entrepreneur. This Why will be the flames that will keep you focus when you’ll be doubting about yourself or when you’ll want to quit. Create a business plan – realistic- with knowledge of your niche/people you want to target and choose wisely the company you want to work with.

2- You need to be strong in your mindset; you’ll find some people very nasty and you have to feel like telling them “I don’t care”. Also make yourself strong enough that you can deal with failure, disappointment and frustration. Your resilience will define the ability to recover from setbacks. If you are too sensitive, emotional you will quit at the first challenge. Be ready to get out of your comfort zone,

3- Discipline and consistency; as an entrepreneur, you absolutely need to be consistent. You can’t start something and come back a week after. You need to bring value, everyday. For that you can schedule your posts, your emails, and be present on social media. Facebook live or instagram live are great ways to bring value, it is very easy to use and you can instantly edit it on Facebook, however it disappear when you are finished with instagram. You might need to make some sacrifice also with your family when you’ll need to attend events, or webinars …. Always remember the WHY you started !!

4- You need to make your prospects/team members the ability to feel special; If your team is happy and feel good about what they bring to the society, to the people around them, they will work better and together as a team. You want to reward when they do something great, and the same with your clients, if they feel great around you, they will stay with you and buy from you. People buy people !!

5- Marketing and Training; If you get some training, have a coach you will be able to bring value and duplicate your knowledge. You have to follow a training and structure so you won’t waste time looking at everything and nothing… Educate yourself continually to bring value and when your prospects and team members will see what you achieve they will want to join you/your service. Always post your success !

“If you just work on stuff that you like and you’re passionate about, you don’t have to have a master plan with how things will play out.” – Mark Zuckerberg,

6- Prospecting; build your list.. I always say it, the money is in your list. Get new people in your list each day !! Pay attention to your list. You want to build relationship with your audience and keep engaging with them. If you advertise on Facebook, or other multimedia, test your images, your texts, and try to find what is working for you, your service or company.

7- Leadership; you need to show authority figure and influence. You have to inspire your team members all the time and encourage them.To be successful you have to convince your followers, not yourself or your superiors, that you are worthy of being followed. Communication and team building is very important so you can show duplication which will bring a consistent revenue.

In summary, work hard but smart – be creative – duplicate and build the right team.. and don’t give up !!

If you think of anything else and want to share with me, leave me a comment and i’ll be happy to connect with you

Kathy