Productivity Tip for You

One quick productivity tip for you today!  One might think that since I work from home, running an online business, that I  just stay in pajamas or sweats all day.  For me, pajamas and sweats don’t make me feel like working.   My productivity tip for entrepreneurs like myself, especially those that work from home, is to dress for the occasion, meaning dress for work, even if you aren’t leaving the house.

This morning after taking my boys on a walk, I took a quick shower and put on a cute dress that I know makes me feel good and ready to work.   It was while working at Powder Blue Productions for Bret and Chalene Johnson that I learned firsthand about dressing for your mindset.  Even though we were a workout based company and rarely had other people come into the office, former owners Bret and  Chalene wanted us to dress nice in the office.  When you dress for business or work, you tend to be more productive than if you just put on something comfy like sweats.

When you are dressed and feel confident, the rest of your day will follow. Think about how different clothes make you feel and how different you carry yourself when you are wearing certain clothes.  Or how your confidence level changes in different outfits, we all have those certain outfits that make us feel good and ready to take on whatever the day has in store for us.   I have found that my work from home style definitely affects my productivity mindset. Author, Personal Development Speaker and mentor for me (from afar), Brian Tracy, believes in the idea that if you dress for success your mindset will follow.

Dress so that you feel confident and the work you do will exude the same confidence!

Have a great day!  Holly

How to Make Your New Year Resolutions Stick

I have a hot topic to you today on how to make your New Year Resolutions stick.  You may be from the camp that I used to sit in, where you say to yourself, “I don’t make resolutions because they don’t work.”  Do you feel that way?  If you do, then I’m going to challenge you a little bit.

I used to not make resolutions because I was nervous I was going to fail at them.  So, until I really started diving deep into how goal setting works and how to really go after a goal, even if it seems lofty or large, or really unattainable until I really dove in and figured out how goal setting actually works, I wasn’t brave enough to take the steps to make those huge, seemingly impossible goals but I’m going to let you in on a secret, people with written goals achieve way more than if not written

Have you heard the saying, a goal not written down is just a dream?  It is so true, because you can’t really go after something if it is not clearly defined.Here are a few tips I have for you for making your New Year Resolutions stick.  Your goal needs to be as clearly defined as possible, meaning you’ve thought about it and brainstormed about it.  Brainstorm all the things you are thinking about with regards to what you want to accomplish.  Write it all down, often times you aren’t quite sure what it is you really want until you start writing everything out. Think about what you don’t want, a lot of times this will help you really figure out what it is you DO want

Once you figure out what it is you really want, I want you to think about how it will feel once you achieve it. Explore why you want it, how it will make feel, and if you were to achieve it/obtain it will it be a long term benefit for you and your family.  This exercise really helps you clearly define and state what you really want.  It helps your brain move in the direction of what you really want and what needs to be done.  So much of what we do comes from our subconscious, so it is important to put our subconscious mind to work for us and not against us.  

Define what you want and what you don’t want, why you want it and then how it is going to make you feel.  To help you with this I have an acronym that makes it easy for you to define a SMART goal.  The acronym SMART lays out certain ideas that will make your goal more achievable.

S (Specific) The more specific you can make your goal the easier it will be to achieve it.

M (Measurable) There needs to be some type of number associated with it that can be measured.  For example, if you want to pay off debt, you need to know the number amount in order to be able to track your progress.

A (Action-Oriented) You need to be able to list the action steps needed to reach goal.

R (Realistic) Is it a realistic goal for you to be working towards?

T (Time Bound) There needs to be a time limit on when you reach your goal.  If you don’t have a time where you want to reach your goal by, it’s less likely you will achieve it.

Things I’ve Had to Overcome

All of the things that should have stopped me in this business include moving, having two babies, gain and lost weight, planned a wedding, lost family members, a big one was the loss of my dear sweet dog Dixie. She had been the only constant in my life during the trying years of change.

I had gone from Vice President of a major corporation to being not really being responsible for anything but being a mom and this business. I have struggled with postpartum and continue to battle it to this day. I have had to find and become a part of three different churches, and have had to go to therapy to help deal with these on various levels.

All these could have been huge excuses for me to quit, throw in the towel. I am sure that you have experienced some obstacles that may have put the thought in your head to just stop what you are doing and just give up.

It is during these times that I encourage you to dive in. Don’t Give Up. This is the time where you need to make things happen despite the obstacles you may be facing. This could relate to all different areas of your life, personal or business.

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Productivity Tip

One quick productivity tip for you today!   For entrepreneurs like myself, especially those that work from home, get up and get dressed for work, even if you aren’t leaving the house.  One might think that since I work from home, I don’t have to worry about what I wear.  I have found, while working my home based business, that I am much more productive when I am dressed for my work day ahead.

This morning after taking my boys on a walk, I took a quick shower and put on a cute dress, not a big thing, but I know my mindset shifts to work mode when I feel confident in what I am wearing.  When you are dressed for work, your mindset is often different than if you were to stay in your sweats or yoga pants all day.

While working for Bret and Chalene Johnson at Powder Blue Productions, I really learned from my now mentors that you should dress for your mindset. Even though we were a workout based company, we were to dress nice in the office.

When you are dressed and feel confident, the rest of your day will follow. Think about how different clothes make you feel and how different you carry yourself depending on what you have on.  Or how your confidence level changes with different types of outfits?I have found that my work from home style definitely affects my productivity mindset.

Dress so that you feel confident and the work you do will exude the same confidence. Author, Personal Development Speaker and mentor for me (from afar), Brian Tracy, believes in the idea that if you dress for success your mindset will follow.

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What if you could experience what it’s like to own your own business with little to no risk? Do you ever wonder if you actually have time to create a second income? If you want to start a home based business, but don’t know where to start, this is for you!

Do you know you have to do something because you are living paycheck to paycheck or you have a tremendous amount of debt? Or maybe you just aren’t happy with the job you have now or finances are tight. You know you have to do something but just aren’t exactly sure what that is. Any of this sound like you?

We are all busy, I was busy myself when I first started my home based business nine years ago, but I am here to tell you that it has been the best decision I’ve ever made. Working part time while making a full time income is what this successful home based business can do for you. What if you could have all your questions answered before you actually took that leap of faith and jumped into an online business?

I do understand the dilemma when you are first considering starting a home based business, I remember exactly how I felt when I was first considering starting this business nine years ago.. At that time there was still such a stigma related to network marketing or multilevel marketing, such as they don’t work, they are pyramid schemes, they are scams, along with never getting your money back. Maybe you want to work from home, you want to travel more, spend more time with your family and friends, whatever your driving force may be, you know you want to have more of a life and take back control of your life.

Here is what I am offering to all of you. What I am going to do is to create a glimpse, a day in the life of a Beachbody coach. I am going to take the pressure off and provide anyone that wants information and have their questions answered. You do not need to be signed up as a coach before working with me, so you can have all the information you need before jumping on board.

I am going to provide a lot of training over a period of about a week and a half. You will get a sneak peek into coaching and have all your questions answered, I want you to know exactly what you are getting into if you decide to work with me and exactly what you can expect. We are going to work on how we feel about ourselves and also our relationships.

I am going to be answering questions that you may have regarding this business opportunity. For instance, what does a coach do day in and day out, along with how it feels to be part of a network of people that are pursuing their big goals? I am going to give you the tools you need to overcome your fears. How do you talk to skeptics, along with your family and friends?

We are going to work on you, your nutrition, your fitness, your health goals, your mentality, and of course, your education. Knowledge is power! By the end of the week, you are going to feel equipped to make a decision as to whether this is a good fit for you or not.

If this is something you want to be a part of, this is a chance for you to experience what it is like to be a Beachbody coach without having to plunge in or sign on the dotted line. If you want to see what coaching is all about, but are still hesitant, I urge you to check out this opportunity.

If you are sick and tired of working so hard, yet still living paycheck to paycheck, this is just what you need. Or maybe you need to pay off debt, or set yourself up with retirement. Whatever your reasons may be, you need to build a business that will reward you for your effort.

If you know there is something in you that is greater than where you are at, and you know in your gut that you need to do this, I need you to take a step out in faith and join me. You want to make a difference in your own life, along with the lives of those around you and be healthier and happier at the same time. If any of this sounded like you and you can relate to what I am saying, you know you need to make a change.

You have nothing to lose and so much to gain, whether it is more time with your family or you feel like you want to make a difference in this life. Maybe God is calling you to do something greater. Now is the time for you to live the life you were meant to live, I look forward to providing you with all you need to START LIVING the LIFE you were destined to live.

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Home Business Mistakes to Avoid

What mistakes do you need to avoid when working your home business? This is something that plagues not only people on my team, but people in other home based businesses. If you have ever heard of P90X, Insanity, Shakeology, PiYo, Turbo Jam, Turbo Kick, ChaLEAN Extreme, Turbo Fire, T25 then you know the name Beachbody, this is the company that I represent. Almost any fitness infomercial you see on television is from Beachbody.

There are so many home based businesses out there right now, including Arbonne, LulaRoe, you name it it’s out there. It really doesn’t matter what kind of home based business you get involved in, it’s what you do with it. What I like to do is share my answers, what I have done wrong, what I’ve done right and save you time, grey hairs, and some money along the way.

You just got started, or maybe you are just deciding to get started. A join date is one thing, a start date is a whole different thing. If you are just now getting started, I want to expedite the process for you. I am going to plead with you to do yourself a favor and don’t make this mistake. So many people, including myself, make the mistake of not talking to the people that are closest to them.

Don’t avoid talking to the people closest to you

We think we don’t want to bug our friends and family, the people closest to you. Those are the people that already know you, they like you, they trust you, this is your warm market. Working with your warm market is a lot easier than trying to get people online, that don’t know you, to come along with you on your journey. A cold market will take a lot longer to get people to come along with you and join in your new venture.

This is exactly what I did in the beginning with my best friends and family members. I told them that I didn’t know what I was doing, but I knew this business could help a lot of people. Don’t avoid the people in your warm market that know, like and trust you. I know what you might be thinking, especially if you have tried other home based businesses in the past, you may be thinking they don’t want to hear what new thing you are trying now.

One of my mentor’s from afar, Eric Worre, author of Go Pro, which is a great book on network marketing or multilevel marketing and home based businesses. One of the things he says is that it all comes down to integrity. Depending on your track record up to now, meaning who you have been, your follow through rate, your reliability, you may have to work a bit harder on building up your reputation among those close to you. So, if you have been one of those people that has a really good track record of follow through with your word that will work in your favor.

Don’t throw in the towel if you’ve tried things in the past and haven’t really followed through. You sticking to something, that’s building a whole new reputation which is a good thing. In home based businesses, if you want to do better than 90% of the other people involved in the business, stick it out for a year.

I’m not talking just being signed up as a distributor for a year, I am talking be consistent in moving your message forward, inviting people, constantly telling people you are doing this and asking them to do this with you. Don’t wait for people to rally under you.

You want to talk to your warm market first, your friends and family. They know you, they like you and they trust you. However, if they have seen you not follow through on other certain ventures, it may take some time to build back their trust in what you are doing. Start working on yourself through personal development and those around you will see the growth and want to join in your journey.

You have to set up some solid accountability with who brought you into this business, you need to align yourself with someone who will get on you and keep you accountable. Join with someone who is going to be there for you, but also remember you are important to the people that you introduce this to.

If you are to stick with being consistent for one to two years, consistently inviting people to do things with you, sharing things that are working for you, it will pay off. People will begin to trust you and your reputation will build. This also works for your cold market, though I don’t like to use the terms warm and cold market, but cold market refers to people you do not know.

When you decide to join a home based business be sure you join one that you know and like the products that they offer, so it’s not like you are being phony when you are sharing the products. If you really want to help people change their lives, you don’t want to be just a salesperson. Find a company that you really love their products, and be a product of the product, meaning you use them.

Remember you are helping people financially. I know the stigma of sharing a business with your family and friends, the uncomfortable feeling of not knowing what to say or how to say it. My advice to you is to just not be weird, just tell them what you are doing. It’s like inviting someone to a birthday party, I think of it just like that, I don’t feel weird if someone doesn’t want to come celebrate with me. I know that if I invite people to join me in something I am doing and they choose not to, that is their decision.

All the what ifs don’t matter, I understand it may feel weird in the beginning, but wouldn’t you want to share something that could help them physically or financially. If you truly believe in the products and services you are representing, wouldn’t you share with everyone you knew, even if you weren’t benefitting financially from it.

If you knew of a great retirement plan, wouldn’t you just tell your best friend and your family about it and want them to get in on it also. If you had a solution for weight loss and a solution for someone to make more money and work less, wouldn’t you want everyone to know about it. These are time saving, life saving, stress saving solutions and in the process you get to part of a team that celebrates you and your achievements.

Home based business rock! It doesn’t take a lot of money to get started. Pick someone to align yourself with that shares the vision you have for yourself. My mentors, along with my upline sponsor, don’t live near me but I learn from them through videos, podcasts, phone calls etc. In a business like this, you can be mentored from all types of people, not necessarily by people that live near you.

I ask all my coaches to stay consistent, especially if you are going to build a team. You want your team to know that you are there for them and are there to help them with their business and more importantly their journey.

Bottom line is don’t avoid your warm market, your family and friends. If I have the solution for time saving and less financial stress why wouldn’t I want my family and friends to have what I have. Why would I ever hide that from my family and friends? That is my recommendation for you, don’t make the mistake of not sharing this opportunity with your warm market, your family and friends. The people closest to you deserve to have the solutions you have found through your home business.

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How to Get Over the Fear of Starting a Home Business

Starting a home based business is the wave of the future and I want to help you get over the fear of entrepreneurship. Ten years ago we were in a completely different world, we were in a completely different everything and our views of home based businesses were extremely different. We bring our own experiences and often times our own perceptions into our thoughts on what home based businesses are.

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