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In the United States we celebrate our Thanksgiving holiday every year on the fourth Thursday in November. It is celebrated as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year.

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I am proclaiming a Women Who Want to Successfully Work for Themselves ten days of empowerment and thanksgiving. Ten days beginning today…

Let’s celebrate our successes, talents, goals and the future in positive and productive ways. We’ll do at least one positive and empowering activity each day for the next ten days…

Monday November 13, 2017: Write a hand written thank you note to a mentor or role model who changed your life for the positive. Mail it today.

Tuesday November 14, 2017: Write a hand written thank you note to yourself congratulating yourself for being the inspired and empowered person you are today. Keep it near you and read it often.

Wednesday November 15, 2017: Today is the day to share only “positives” with the people around you. Handle every situation with a positive comment and encouraging solution. Negative thoughts and words are not a part of your vocabulary.

Thursday November 16, 2017: Today is the day to show your thoughtfulness and kindness. A sincere thank you to a clerk, a call encouraging a relative or friend and a warm smile for a stranger.

Friday November 17, 2017: Take time to make sure friends and family know how much you care about them. Show them how much they mean to you.

Saturday November 18, 2017: Sit with your loved ones and plan an optimistic and empowered 2018. Focus on what your family would like to achieve during the coming year. Have family members share how they will help make these goals reality.

Sunday November 19, 2017: Today is the day to begin a thanksgiving journal. For the next twenty-one days write in detail one thing for which you are thankful. After twenty-one days you’ll see how thankfulness has become a habit.

Monday November 20, 2017: Contribute to a charity or community organization. It can be time, effort, knowledge, or money.

Tuesday November 21, 2017: Create a thanksgiving tree. Have some fun decorating a cardboard tree with leaves of pictures and memorabilia celebrating positive memories. It can become a fun yearly activity. Each family member, no matter their age, places at least one leaf on the tree.

Wednesday November 22, 2017: Make time this evening to reflect, relax and give thanks for the positives currently in your life.

The more you focus on the positives in your life, the more positives you will attract.
Happy thanksgiving.
 
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Happy Thanksgiving,
 

 
 
 
 
Sharon Michaels
Author – Blogger – Coach to Women Entrepreneurs
Owner of WomenWhoWantToSuccessfullyWorkForThemselves.com
 
 
P. S. If you’d like to coach one-on-one, join a MasterMind group or become a guest blogger on this blog, please email me at – coaching@sharonmichaels.com or use the Contact Sharon form on this site.
 
 
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Successful women in business not only have a powerful success mind-set, but also cultivate powerful success habits. We’ve heard it said before, and it’s true: Success leaves clues. Here are five key “things” successful women do.

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1. Successful women understand and value their time.
Believe it or not, there are only twenty-four hours in a day. Successful women have learned how to prioritize and keep the main thing the main thing.

When prioritizing, do you know the difference between a “must do” and “to do” list? The “to do” list are those things that should be done – for example, buy a new pair of shoes. The “must do” list are those things that must be done in order to go forward in positive, happy and healthy ways. Buying a new pair of shoes becomes a “must do” when you’re going on a hike and your walking shoes no longer give you proper arch support.

Rule of thumb: If it’s vital to health, wealth, happiness and peace of mind – then it is a “must-do” on your priority list.

2. Successful women understand their finances.
Successful women know their account numbers, bank balances and understand how to wisely make and spend money. They also believe they are capable of taking care of themselves financially. Successful women ask questions, seek advice and make educated and well thought out financial decisions.

3. Successful women understand when it’s time to ask for help and support.
Successful women are wise and resourceful and yet, they know when and how to ask for help. They know and understand they can’t possibly become an expert on everything and that’s why they surround themselves with true experts.

Successful women appreciate their strengths. They also appreciate those things that are best left to the expertise of others. The successful woman’s philosophy: Learn as much as you can on your own but realize when it’s time to seek advice and help.

4. Successful women understand what makes them happy, healthy and content.
Successful women have made peace with their inner and outer selves. They have a positive and powerful focused vision for the future. Successful women have a purpose, a mission and a calling and, they’re enjoying all of them. They dream BIG and work wisely to make their dreams come true. Successful women are their own knights in shinning armor.

5. Successful women understand how important it is to learn from mistakes.
Successful women know, understand and embrace that the past is past. Living in the past blocks a person from enjoying the present and planning for the future. The lessons learned from the past are the stepping-stones to a more empowered future.

Rule of thumb: Learn from the past and head positively toward the future. Successful women know how to use the past as a learning tool so they can better focus time, energy and optimism on the future.

Successful women use these five powerful and empowering characteristics everyday. How many of these success keys are you using in your day-to-day life? Is it time to fine tune the positives and use your inner wisdom to live a life of personal success and contentment?
Please, share your thoughts and comments with us. We’d love to hear from you.
 

 
 
 
 
Sharon Michaels
Author – Blogger – Coach to Women Entrepreneurs
Owner of WomenWhoWantToSuccessfullyWorkForThemselves.com
 
 
P. S. If you’d like to coach one-on-one, join a MasterMind group or become a guest blogger on this blog, please email me at – coaching@sharonmichaels.com or use the Contact Sharon form on this site.
 
 
 
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Some women in business call it perspective, some call it conceptualizing and some see it as visualizing – it all boils down to the same thing, learning to stay focused on the future.

It’s easy to become distracted. You know how it is when something better, brighter or bolder comes along and your attention begins to shift. The secret to lasting personal and professional success is having the determination and discipline to stay focused on the BIG picture.

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Here are a few tips:
1. Write out your goals – what do you want, why do you want it and when will you achieve it. Dreams become goals once you’ve written them out so you can see and read them regularly. Developing a combination of short term and long-term goals also makes it easier to stay focused and motivated on the future.

2. Be committed to your big WHY – your why is your powerful inner motivator for achieving your goals. The bigger and more emotionally powerful your why, the less likely you will allow yourself to become distracted by the ups and downs of life.

3. Write daily, weekly and monthly “to-do” lists – well thought out lists will help keep you focused and organized. Break your lists into bite-sized pieces. Don’t try to do too much at once because you could begin burning out and losing the enthusiasm to succeed.

4. Keep what’s important important – don’t allow the little distractions to become big time wasters. Plan at least 75 – 80% of your day doing those things that will take you closer to your goals. Ask yourself, “Will this activity help make my goal a reality sooner rather than later?”

5. Take pride in what you’ve accomplished – give yourself an encouraging pat on the back. Staying focused on the big picture is easier when you find yourself enjoying the small steps along the way. Make time to appreciate even the smallest successes!

What do you think? Does staying focused on the BIG picture make it easier to do what needs to be done day-to-day? A powerful life and business skill is remembering that long-lasting success begins one small and focused step at a time!
 
 
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Be sure to purchase your copy of my Kindle ebook, Focusing on the Positive: 52 Weekly Affirmations to Build Self-Confidence available on Amazon.com
 
 
I’m Sharon Michaels and I teach you how to do business successfully. http://SharonMichaels.com

I invite you to stop by and check out my Author page on Amazon.com – learn more about all my Amazon books Sharon Michaels Amazon.com Author page

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Success in business, as in life, takes a well thought-out strategy. Entrepreneurial success involves an ongoing personal and professional commitment to excellence.

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Here are ten success strategies to support growing your business as well as growing yourself.

1. Learn a new success skill each month.
If you are not growing, you’re stagnant. Business and personal growth begins with an ongoing commitment to learning, growing and becoming an expert in your field. Each month for the next twelve months choose a new success skill to help grow your business and enhance your self-confidence as an entrepreneur. As your professional self-confidence grows, so will your business.

2. Keep track of how you are spending your time and energy.
Keeping a daily journal to document your business day can prove to be an invaluable time management tool. Print out a calendar with plenty of space and for a month write your hour-by-hour activities. Toward the end of the month you’ll begin to see patterns emerging of how you are spending your workday time and energy.

3. Seek out knowledgeable advisors, mentors and coaches.
You do not have to reinvent the wheel! Learn from those who have already built successful businesses. Working one-on-one with an advisor, mentor or coach can potentially save you hours of time and energy, not to mention money. Learn from a respected expert who knows how to grow a winning business and can lead you to greater entrepreneurial success.

4. Plan your future, set your goals and keep heading forward.
Well-written goals are roadmaps to a self-satisfying future. How are you going to go forward in positive and productive moneymaking ways if you don’t know where you are headed? Goals help focus your day-to-day activities, time and talent on those things that will build a flourishing business.

5. Do it now.
Procrastination is the enemy of every business owner. You’ll feel more in control of yourself and your business when you physically and emotionally commit to consistently doing business and taking positive action. Don’t put off until tomorrow what needs to be done today.

6. Professionally, and personally, strive for happiness, contentment and balance.
Research shows that happy people make more money. An unhappy or discontented business owner is often not at the top of their professional game. When you’re not emotionally and physically in balance, your business suffers. Make some time each week for relaxation and rejuvenation. It’s not selfish to spend time rejuvenating mind, body and spirit.

7. Know what’s making money in your business and what’s not.
It’s a fact; if you keep doing what you’re doing, you are going to end up with the same results. Have you kept track of what’s making money for your business and what’s not? It’s easy to get caught up in the routine day-to-day activities and not realize which activities are actually making you money and which are financial time wasters. A wise business owner spends their business-building resources wisely.

8. Mastermind, network and associate with those people who lift you up to your true greatness.

There is synergy and energy when like-minded success-oriented people come together to exchange ideas and information. You may want to check into networking organizations such as Business Network International (BNI) or Meetup.com. If there isn’t a local networking group that meets your business interest or criteria, begin one of your own. A well-run networking group can provide not only valuable information but also business building leads and referrals.

9. Come out of your business comfort zone.
Is it time to stretch and grow your business to the next success level? Has your business become too comfortable? Think of a comfort zone as invisible fencing wrapped around your business. This fencing will keep your business within the confines of where it is now. Often, when you attempt to venture out of this invisible comfort zone you may experience discomfort and even trepidation. Preparation is essential for expanding your business and enlarging your professional comfort zone. Learn new skills, seek out advice of coaches and mastermind with other successful business owners who can help you set business goals for a prosperous future. Don’t allow complacency to stop business growth.

10. Build on your personal and professional strengths.
A huge part of growing a successful business is being able to grow yourself from the inside out. It is an invaluable success tool to be able to look inward and pinpoint those strengths that will help you grow and thrive. Recognizing, nurturing and using your personal and emotional strengths are extremely important entrepreneurial skills.

Successful women in business learn how to empower themselves with the professional and personal skills that keep them going positively forward. Which success strategies and business-building skills will you choose to develop and hone during the coming year?
Please, share your thoughts and comments with us. We’d love to hear from you.
 

 
 
 
 
Sharon Michaels
Author – Blogger – Coach to Women Entrepreneurs
Owner of WomenWhoWantToSuccessfullyWorkForThemselves.com
 
 
P. S. If you’d like to coach one-on-one, join a MasterMind group or become a guest blogger on this blog, please email me at – coaching@sharonmichaels.com or use the Contact Sharon form on this site.
 
 
 
© Copyright 2009-2017 SharonMichaels.com – All Rights Reserved

365 Success Habits Kindle
Be sure to purchase your copy of Sharon’s bestselling Kindle book, 365 Success Habits to Grow Your Business on Amazon.com – Your daily dose of business wisdom

I’m Sharon Michaels and I teach you how to enjoy business success. http://SharonMichaels.com

You’ll want to subscribe to my newsletter for stay current on all the success strategies and how-tos for growing yourself and your business. Here’s a link to subscribe: http://UnlimitedSuccessForWomen.com

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Come join me, Sharon Michaels, on Facebook as I introduce my newest book in the Oscar the Doxie Detective Series. I’ll be giving away prizes, sharing tips on writing, asking trivia questions, sharing famous author quotes, and many more fun things.

Sunday November 5, 2017
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An enjoyable relaxing time to share our love of books!

Please RSVP and join me for my official book launch for my newest book.

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