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Let me ask you a question: Do you believe that right now you’re holding the keys to an empowering and successful future?

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I believe you do! It’s in the way you think about your ability to succeed and enjoy your successes. In my opinion, your success mindset of success is as important as any professional education or day-to-day practical skills.

Here are 15 empowering ways to unlock your success mind-set:
1. Believe in yourself as a worthy and deserving person.

2. Believe in your ability to succeed and enjoy success.

3. Believe that you can and will be successful.

4. Appreciate yourself and your talents.

5. List your strengths and how they will support your successes.

6. List your expectations for the future and how these expectations can turn into goals and your goals into reality.

7. Honor each life experience as a lesson to learn.

8. Create long-term goals that will stretch your success comfort zone.

9. Create short-term goals to take you step-by-step closer to your long-term goals.

10. Don’t be ashamed to ask for help – seek out a wise coach and experienced mentor.

11. Think carefully as to how you want to be treated, than treat everyone with the same intent.

12. Respect and honor the differences and talents of each individual with whom you meet.

13. Take risks, think big and be bold!

14. Give back – live in gratitude and abundance.

15. Create the successes that stay true to your personal and professional values and beliefs.

What would you add to this list?
 
 
 
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We have all felt the pain of disappointment, especially when our heart is set on something we truly want. I remember applying for the “perfect” job and feeling absolutely devastated when I wasn’t hired. Little did I know that something even better was waiting and all I had to do was open my heart and mind to all the possibilities.

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When we are in the pain of disappointment we don’t want to hear words like – optimism, persistence, hope or “it’ll get better.” But, this is exactly the time to rein in those negative emotions and map out a workable and positive plan of action.
 
 
 
Here are five practical ways to positively deal with professional disappointment:

1. Write out specific goals and timelines.
Is it time to rethink and regroup your current goals and expectations? I’m not saying give up on your hopes and dreams, I’m suggesting revisiting your goals to see what may need tweaking and fine-tuning.

It’s time to write out specific goals that will take you forward. The clearer you can write your goals, the clearer your plan of action. The clearer your plan of action, the more realistic your timelines. A clear plan of action with a realistic timeline will help to keep you going forward day-to-day.

2. Decide what is truly important and what isn’t.
This is the time to separate stubbornness from motivation. What is it that you truly want to achieve in your career? Is it time to rethink your career path?

Ask yourself if you are motivated by prestige, money, education, freedom, independence or something more personal to you. Now is the time to decide what you’ll accept in your career and what you will not. When you think about the future, what is most important to you? Then ask yourself, are you heading in the right direction?

3. Learn from the disappointment.
I know that it may sound trite but it is true, there is a lesson wrapped up in every disappointment. Look carefully for the life lesson. I believe if you don’t see and grasp the lesson now, you’ll keep repeating the same scenario until you actually recognize and learn each lesson.

This is the time to be solution-oriented and ask yourself, “How many ways can I turn this disappointment into something more positive and productive?”

4. Decide to tap into your inner motivators.
If your “why” is big enough, a disappointment can’t stop you from achieving your goals. It is time to look at the list you made in step #2 and use your big “why” as inner motivation. Now is the time to create new affirmations and update your vision board to reflect those powerful inner motivators.

Learn to harness the power of your subconscious mind. Once you define and articulate your “why” for achieving success, your subconscious mind will work very hard with your inner motivators to achieve your goals.

5. Seek counsel, coaching and support.
You don’t have to bear the weight of disappointment alone. This is the time to call on your support network to discuss your feelings and ask for emotional support. If you feel stuck, hire a coach to walk you step-by-step through the goal achieving process.

After a career disappointment, it may not be easy to keep heading forward but that is exactly what you should be doing. Acknowledge the disappointment, feel the pain and then figure out many ways you’ll keep heading positively toward your professional goals.
 
 
 
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Simple Solutions Saturday

 
 
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Quick Tips to Help Grow Your Business and Yourself!

Tips busy women in business can read in under a minute and use for years to come…
 
 
I want you to step back and ask yourself, “Am I taking my business seriously?”

Is your business a serious business or a hobby?

How can you tell? By the amount of money you’re making.

If someone hired you to work in their business, would they be pleased with the results you’re getting?

As a women in business, you have complete freedom to make your own hours and to determine your own income level.
** No one is judging you.
** No one is keeping tabs on you.
** You decide on how much you want to earn by how seriously you work your business.

Start keeping track of your time. Are your daily activities producing money-making results?

Let me ask you again – Is your business a serious business or a hobby?

Click here to read the post – Do You Have a Business or a Hobby
 
 
 
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Creating financial self-sufficiency begins with positive habits. Financial self-sufficiency is combination of factors – it is a mind-set, a monetary figure and an emotional commitment to living a financially goal-oriented lifestyle.

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What does financial freedom mean to you? Is it having a mortgage free home, being able to enjoy unlimited travel, always paying bills on time or maybe enjoying a carefree retirement? Financial self-sufficiency is a combination of factors – it is a mind-set, a monetary figure and an emotional commitment to living a financially goal-oriented lifestyle.
 
 
 
The Mindset of Financial Freedom

Believe it or not, becoming financially self-sufficient and enjoying financial freedom is as much a mindset as it is a dollar amount.

Here are a few examples:
1. Self-sufficiency means being proactive and not reactive to the ups and downs of the economy. Financial freedom begins by knowing what you want and not giving up until you achieve it.
2. Self-sufficiency means staying focused on what’s important. It means not allowing negativity to discourage or dissuade you from your goals.
3. Self-sufficiency means believing, without an ounce of doubt, that you are worthy and deserving of living a life of financial freedom.
4. Self-sufficiency means knowing what you want financially and what you’re willing to do to achieve those monetary goals. Financial self-sufficiency takes planning, focus and action.

Having A Monetary Goal

What dollar amount will lead you to say, “I’m financially self-sufficient?”

Have you ever heard someone say, “I want to be rich?” You ask them what does rich mean and they say, “Having a lot of money.” To achieve financial freedom, there must be a specific dollar amount toward which you are aiming.

Financially self-sufficient people have a monetary goal and a carefully developed step-by-step plan for making that goal a reality. Financial freedom is only a dream without a specific goal and a well thought out plan of action. *When developing your financial goals, you may want to seek out the advice of a professional such as a financial advisor, attorney or other specialist.

Making A Commitment To Success

Nothing gets accomplished without an emotional and physical commitment to success.

Making a true commitment to your success is two-fold:
1.You must possess an unwavering belief in achieving your goal of financial self-sufficiency and,
2. You must have a viable, logical and workable plan that will turn belief into reality.

When you become emotionally dedicated to the achievement of your monetary goal, you are then willing to physically commit to success. Commitment means facing the obstacles and conquering them. This powerful combination of emotional determination and physical action can become unstoppable!

Long-lasting financial freedom begins with a positive and determined mind-set, a specific monetary goal and an unwavering commitment to making your financial goals reality. Are you ready to create financial freedom?
 
 
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As with any empowered relationship, business relationships must be carefully cultivated and nurtured. They must be given the necessary time and energy to produce win-win results for all involved.

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Here are a few tips for building long-lasting and successful business relationships:

1. Take your time to know one another. You’ve heard it said a thousand times, it takes time to get to know, like and trust someone. A strong business relationship is built on trust and mutual respect. Trust takes time and energy to nurture!

2. Be dependable. Do what you say you’re going to do, when you say you’re going to do it. Integrity is a huge part of trustworthiness. Don’t make promises you can’t or don’t intend to keep. If you begin something, finish it. Choose your promises and your commitments wisely.

3. Give carefully and accept graciously. Win-win business relationships are filled with give and take. The key to a successful and prosperous professional relationship is a “how may I support your success” mindset. Give qualified referrals – referrals that will be meaningful to the receiver. It’s not about how many referrals you give out but the quality of referrals you give. When you receive a referral, honor that referral with your best business practices. It’s not only your business reputation on the line but also the person’s who gave you the referral.

4. Don’t abandon previous relationships for new ones. I’ve known business people who “bleed a relationship dry” and then go on to do the same in the next one. A powerful and productive relationship is one built to be mutually rewarding and solid. A long-term and successful relationship is respectful and honest. No one wants to be taken advantage of or feel they’ve been used!

5. Keep it business. Be careful mixing business with pleasure. Through experience, I’ve learned it’s best to keep a business relationship about business. Women have a tendency to turn business relationships into friendships. That can be a slippery slope if either the business relationship or friendship doesn’t work out well. There may come a point where you have to ask yourself which is more important, your business dealings or a friendship.

Solid business relationships can be a positive and productive win-win everyone. Choose your relationships carefully!
 
 
 
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Be sure to purchase your copy of Sharon’s newest empowering paperback and Kindle book, How To Give Your the POWER to Succeed on Amazon.com

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