Posts Tagged ‘Make 2010 your best business year ever!’

How to move out of your comfort zone to have a remarkable 2010

January 7th, 2010

” Be prepared to move out of your comfort zone. You will do things that you never knew you could do.” -Janice Novello

I have this quote on my desk and I read it every day. It’s not just a fluffy feel good quote, but a reminder that in order to play bigger, and help more people, I must choose to get out of my comfort zone every single day.

IMG_0991So let me tell you why this quote is so inspiring. I met Janice at event we were both speaking at, Recipe 4 Happiness. (Here I am with Janice in her NASA jumpsuit and me with my Creativity Queen crown)

I attended her workshop and was riveted by her story. You see Janice was ordinary middle school teacher (yes, that’s an oxymoron) who decided to model to her students the importance of taking risks. So in 2007 she submitted an entry for a two-week astronaut training program at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. She sent out the application and gave it little thought. A letter came back welcoming her to the program. She was chosen to be one of the 250 science and math teachers from 21 countries and 43 states!! She was flabbergasted (to say the least).

Now Janice had a choice at that point. This was obviously way outside of her comfort zone. She would be required to to physical tasks, such as getting out of a vehicle submerged under water and riding in a helicopter basket. Imagine the doubts and fears that must have been crossing her mind. I’m sure she could have easily made up some excuses, such as not being in good physical shape, fear of heights, having made other plans, etc. She actually had a great excuse, she was celebrating a very monumental birthday during the training time and already had plans in the works.

Oh, the excuses she could have made!  Instead she made the commitment and went for it. She spoke about confronting her fears and even helping another participant do the trainings- which meant she decided to be in the submerged car for the second time, paddle in the water, and help her friend into the helicopter basket, despite her fears of drowning and heights. Why? Because she was willing to move out of her comfort zone, challenge herself, and experience things she could have never imagined!

So how can you take this inspiring message and help many more people this year?

Perhaps it is doing something out of your comfort zone to market your business, such as:

* Meeting a new possible referral resource for coffee

* Speaking to your target market group

* Writing a column for the local newspaper

* Starting your own newsletter

* Volunteering at an organization where your target market hangs out

* Starting a weekly radio show

If you are looking to make the big changes in your business then you must move out of your comfort zone. If you don’t know what to do first, don’t worry, you are not alone. Many business owners get overwhelmed and do know what to do. So I created a step-by-step program to teach you exactly what to do first in your business, so you can start seeing more clients immediately!

If you are ready to take a no excuses approach to your business, then there is still time to join the “Fill My Practice NOW System” – 6 Week Tele-Class. The System includes everything you need to know to prioritize what to work on first, and set up simple, solid systems to consistently draw clients to you. It’s all step-by-step, so we will cover step one of the system, then move on to step two, and so on. That’s why you will get such great results from it. All the “how to do it” tools are given to you, so you know what to do and in what order. Don’t worry if you missed the past calls- we will send you the link and you can listen to it at any time.

So easy- REGISTER NOW at “Fill My Practice NOW System” – 6 Week Tele-Class Click Here!

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What's your vision for your business in 2010?

December 31st, 2009

What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve” Napoleon Hill. It’s amazing, but you get to be the co-creator in what your business and life looks like for the upcoming year.

Tonight my husband and I get to celebrate a ritual we started, which I love. A few years back we decided to forgo the late night parties and after a yummy dinner out we come home and light a fire, sip some NY Finger Lakes wine, and create our vision for the new year. We bust out the magazine and talk about what we desire for the new year, both personally and professionally. Then w reflect back on our prior year and celebrate what we are creating. For the next few months the collage hangs over our fireplace as a reminder of being the co-creators in our lives.

So, I invite you to play and create and share with me what you are choosing to create in 2010!

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Setting goals for 2010

December 28th, 2009

It’s the most wonderful time of the new year, it’s planning time!  In the past my business planning had been like my new year’s resolutions. I would make a bunch of benchmarks and set goals, then a few weeks into the new year I would get distracted or lose interest in following the plans I has set up for myself. Needless to say it lead me to trying to maintain business momentum by doing a bunch of different strategies that were not at all what I had planned for. Go figure, but the results were inconsistent too!

So with some studying of business systems I found out a few things and thought I would spare you the same problem I’ve encountered. Here’s a simple one that works. Plan out your year (or 3 years) and break it down into bite sized projects, then focus all of your energy on taking the steps to complete the projects. The key to this is not to multi-task or jump from project to project, but to be clear on what needs to be done, when it need to be done, and focus all of your attention on getting it done. It sounds simple, but it will transform your business.

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What you need to know to make 2010 your best business year ever!

December 4th, 2009

What you need to know to make 2010 your best business year ever!

Sorry, this one is going to be pretty simple, yet some of the most profound things you can do to create a successful therapy business.

1. Get clear-

Not only with who you work with and what benefits you offer, but what goals you aspire to achieve in your business. This means setting goals for yourself that reflect where you want to be. This includes the vision of how many clients you want to see weekly, what types of programs and services you offer, how much you get paid, how much you make a week, month, year, what you ideal work day looks like, etc.

Here’s a tip that works- set up a board in your office for the next six months with the number of clients you desire to see each month. Take empty file folders and fill them with the intake paperwork of the number of new clients you plan to see this month. When you do this, in addition to the specific client attraction strategies I teach in the “Fill My Practice NOW program”, you’ll see the folders fill up!

2. Get a bigger vision-

What you see is possible for yourself is only a fraction of what is possible when you work with someone who can see the bigger possibilities. Think about how our clients can only see their perspective of the problem, yet in therapy we allow them the opportunity to see the bigger picture by hold a healing vision for them of what is possible. In your business you can only see what you believe is possible, yet when you work with a mentor you can see the bigger vision, and believe me, it is MUCH BIGGER than you can imagine!

3. Take action-

Yup, consistent steps will lead you in the direction of goals but sometimes we don’t know what to do first because it’s new territory. Here’s a simple strategy that works: look at the goals you created and start to break them down into little steps in that direction. Remember when you take the steps make sure they are getting you closer to working with clients and not wasting your time with busy work.

4. Invest in your vision-

I feel this is the biggest obstacle with therapists and healers who desire to create business success. We have invested a tremendous amount of time and money in education and will take a CEU course when struggling to get clients, believing more education=more clients. I’ve been there, and I’m sad to say that will not get your business to where you want it to be. Investing in learning HOW to grow your business will. So this is a great question to ask yourself when choosing to sign up for a program to help your business, “What do I need to get out of this to make it worth my investment”?

I hope you’ll take these strategies and begin to plan for a remarkable 2010. If you are ready to take action join our “Fill My Practice NOW System” – 6 Week Tele-Class. In addition to the exact techniques that have worked for me, the System includes everything you need to know to prioritize what to work on first, and set up simple, solid systems to consistently draw clients to you. It’s all step-by-step, so we will cover step one of the system, then move on to step two, and so on. That’s why you will get such great results from it. All the “how to do it” tools are given to you, so you know what to do and in what order. So easy- REGISTER NOW at“Fill My Practice NOW System” – 6 Week Tele-Class Click Here!
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