Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Magic of sharing

I have been recently aware of a change in my posture as am on-line positive change agent. I haven't always been aware that I could make a difference with everyone I coached or worked with over the last 30 odd years. It has taken the growth of on-line internet developments to show me the power of asking for referrals and gaining recommendations. I have been blown away by the quality of the recommendations that have arrived in my Linked -in Mail box! for example

“Arlene consistently comes up with ideas and solutions which are not even on my radar. She has an amazing empathy with myself and my staff and finds fun and cost effective ways of "pulling" us all in the same direction. I would not hesitate to recommend Arlene to any business who feels "lost in the swamp" or is just looking for some confirmation of the direction they are moving.”

When you put out in cyber space for something be it a recommendation of your work, a chance to offer help,someone to listen to or information about some thing you think others would gain from an exchange of energy is sent out with the touch of your computer keys. Do you think that the person who wrote the recommendation has me in mind when she sat down to write it? The energy positively flows out of the page.

As the keys are pressed you are stimulating your brain to write words that may be interpreted sincerely by others, abhored by some and may be univerally considered as spam by many regardless of the quality of the material offered.

Energy is powerful and your inner abundance of energy is what creates an attraction to your words. So when you reply to an email, answer a survey or wish for less challenging comments think about the person who sat there writing in the first place; write your response for them with an open heart and consider it a gift of energy to the person you are responding to rather than a chore of how to get through all the on-line reading and writing that arrives each day.

I was so surprised that after putting a poll out on

Imagine you have $4000 extra available every month- spend or save what on?
I had 16 responses within 24 hrs - why? because I put it out with an energy that I wanted to know the responses of others.

Message of today's post is that you get out of life what you put in - so if you can believe that being a change agent our cyber world comes with ease when you put energy behind it you can gain a quite different perspective on having millions on eails to reply to!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Our story defines us

Are you on the fast or slow track of Life A Tortoise or A Hare?

Today I listened to Eileen Williams from California telling her 19 year journey in business.

She started as a mum of 3 small children and today she was giving a talk to 1000 people about her success

When her dircet sales business was first growing it was under huge scruteny because of other companies in the direct sales industry producing shonky products , MLM scams and pyramids schemes etc

SHE DID NOT QUIT! - why ? she heard leaders tell her as I have told you that the only way to fail in business is to quit. There is always a way ahead to be found.

Her business survived that terrible time because it is a company with long term vision - sure many many quit how ever Eileen was stubborn and held on to her dreams.

Eileen's story of how she of how she re-invented herself over the next 5 years shows us all what can be achieved as she went to millionaire success in 2006 and is now averaging 1.25 million turnover a year.

Key Learnings from Eileen for me

The obvious one- keep believing I deserve to have my dreams
Look out for danger spots! EGO, SELF DOUBT, Being in my head about this business rather then getting to grips with what it means emotionally for me.
Decide to do it to day , every day - beauty has been around since the Egyptians and we are in the right business
Doing the personal growth required to get out of my own way
Adopting a fun -like approach whilst getting out of my own way
Massive Action works
NSE is a much bigger calling than you and me- so many world patents
Recognise I have ignored defining moments in my life
The pain of doing this business - if I choose to I can avoid the pain cos it is all made up by me!
Visualise the end of my life - would I be happy if I did not achieve this ?
I can learn to like the new habits that lead to success - do what I am resisting to get momentum
Timing IS RIGHT NOW - take the huge opportunity and create own huge success.
What ever I am thinking is what I will attract

Plenty of food for thought there folk Arlene