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I’ve learned through trial and error how posters, pictures and videos get more views, shares and comments than other posts. Here are a few examples of some of my popular visual posts.

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I’ve used this poster on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram with positive results.
 
 
21 Days - Believe

An excerpt from my paperback and Kindle 21 Days to Living Your Dreams. Was shared on Facebook and other Social Media venues. I did see an increase in book sales after I posted on Social Media.
 
 
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I like to ask questions on Social Media to get a conversation started. This question sparked a fun and popular discussion.
 
 
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I’d like to share a couple of my thoughts about achieving success . . .

1. There’s a strong and powerful positive emotional link between enjoying what you are doing and achieving success!

If you unconsciously believe you’re unworthy or undeserving of enjoying yourself and making money at the same time, you’ll sabotage your personal, professional and financial successes. Struggling at a job you despise makes it emotionally and physically difficult to prosper. Struggling day after day can literally make you sick. Isn’t it a steep price to pay in hours, days, months and years of your life for doing things you dislike to do?

Unlimited personal and professional successes begin with inner contentment, joy and happiness. Please remember, each day is valuable time and energy you’ll never be able to retrieve.

Make a commitment to finding and pursuing your life’s mission. Commit to capitalizing on your natural abilities and talents. If you’re not sure what they are, ask yourself these questions:
• What were the talents I was most often praised for possessing and utilizing as a child?

• As a hopeful child, what did I want to be when I grew up?

• As an adult, what hobbies or interests do I pursue that I’m not using in my job/career?

Professional success and personal happiness are deeply rooted in how much you believe you DESERVE to be successful and happy. If you unconsciously don’t believe you deserve to enjoy success, you’ll unconsciously sabotage success.

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2. Success means believing you deserve the physical and emotional rewards of achieving.

What’s the internal picture you have of yourself succeeding?

This picture begins in childhood and becomes clearer with age and experience. It’s etched deeply within your unconscious mind. Is this mental picture one that clearly sees you achieving guilt-free success, happiness and unlimited prosperity?

When you picture yourself succeeding, do you picture yourself smiling, happy and content? Or, is the picture one of struggling, conflict and unhappiness? Is success enjoyable or a struggle?

The great news is, you have the POWER to control this internal picture!

Success is about going forward more often then sliding backward and, you can do that. It takes a “doable” step-by-step plan of action, unstoppable belief in your ability to succeed and an ongoing commitment to your personal and professional self-empowerment.

Believe, without a doubt, that you have the POWER to create and enjoy many, many successes!
 
Here’s to all your successes,
 

 
 
 
 
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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Abundance is both a mind-set and an economic truth. The mind-set of abundance believes that the pie of prosperity has the ability to enlarge, not shrink. The economic truth of abundance is that there are more than enough resources for everyone. As soon as we master the concept of “abundance,” we’ve mastered the concept of “wealth.”

The question becomes – do you truly believe in abundance?

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A. Your internal mind-set of abundance:
The human mind is extremely powerful. With all its power, the mind can still only hold one conscious thought at a time. What ever your most dominate thought, that’s where your mind focuses. The more you focus and concentrate on one specific thing, the more rapidly it becomes reality in your life.

The mind isn’t able to process dueling thoughts. It can’t hold thoughts of abundance and lack at the same time. Let me ask you this, what were your childhood memories of money? Did your family and other significant role models focus on “lack” or on abundance?

Somewhere locked deep in your unconscious memories are your beliefs about money and abundance. Ask yourself this – Generally do I find myself focusing on “more than enough” thinking or “someday the supply will end” thinking? When your internal mind-set is abundant, you’ll consistently focus your energy on seeing “more than enough” opportunities.

B. Your external signs of abundance:
Have you ever heard of the Universal Law of Circulation? It’s based on the concept that the more of something you circulate, the more it will come back to you.

The Universal Law of Circulation states, all things in the universe are constantly flowing and expanding. When you give positively of your time, energy, wisdom and/or money they will come positively back to you in one form or another.

What does all this mean and how does the mind-set of abundance and the Universal Law of Circulation work together?

Let’s look at our current economy as an example. We’re bombarded daily with news of lack of jobs, lack of spending, lack of home sales, lack of … All this “lack of” focuses our conscious thoughts, attention and energy on which; the pie enlarging or the pie shrinking? With all this talk about “lack of,” it doesn’t sound as if our country as a whole has grasped the concept of abundance, does it?

So how do you, one person, help the economy as well as yourself? By focusing on the Universal Law of Circulation and the economic truth of abundance. When you focus energy on the pie expanding and enlarging (abundance), you’re truly helping the economy and you’re certainly helping your own financial future.

Here’s an example: Say you decide to get your home painted. Let’s track how the Law of Circulation and the mind-set of abundance work together.

You hire a painter. The painter goes to the paint store to buy supplies. His money is now circulating back into the economy. The painter is employed painting your home and he may even hire an assistant. As soon as you pay the painter for his work, he and his family can use that money to go to the grocery store or the hair stylist or the bowling alley or the gas station or department store. The money again is circulating back into the economy, people are employed and the pie of prosperity is expanding.

As you personally focus your positive energy on earning the money to pay the painter, as opposed to the mind-set of “spending money” and the money is gone, you’re opening your life to the Universal Law of Circulation and abundance.

~ A person who does not understand abundance will say, “I’ve spent all my money.”

~ A person who does understand abundance will say, “Most days, more money flows into my life than out.”

Abundance equals wealth in both mind-set and daily actions. When you truly believe in the economic concept of abundance and use it as a wealth-building tool, you’ll be wealthy in mind, body, spirit and bank account.
 
 
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Here is what I’ve discovered about myself – when my desk is covered with papers, books, sticky notes and file folders, I’m disorganized personally and professionally.

I’ve found that the state of my desk is an unconscious reflection of how stressed or relaxed I am with my business. The more organized and clean my desk is, the more focused and organized I am with my business.

dosorganized desk

I did a little unscientific survey and discovered that I’m not the only business owner who feels her desk is a mirror reflecting either an organized or disorganized business. I spoke with a coaching client yesterday who said she felt she was going in three different directions at one time and by the way, she couldn’t find anything in her office because her desk was a mess.

I think I’ve stumbled upon a correlation between office disorganization and business disorganization.

Let me ask you this: How clean is your desk?
• Can you see the surface of your desk or is it covered with papers, books and “stuff.”
• Do you remember the last time you dusted all the cabinets, shelves and baseboards?
• Are your files and papers easy to find or, are they scattered in piles on your desk or on the floor?
• Is your appointment calendar up-to-date?
• When you walk into your office do you feel ready to do business or, do you feel you should start cleaning up a mess?
• When was the last time you thoroughly cleaned and organized your office?
• When you’re in your office, do you feel in control of your time, energy and business?

Here’s what I’ve decided to do:
The first weekend of every month, I clean and organize my office. So far, so good – I’ve been faithful to my monthly vow of cleanliness. The first Saturday or Sunday I bring out my Swiffer, a big garbage bag and the vacuum cleaner. I spend quality time in my office cleaning, filing and organizing.

Here’s how I organize:
1. I place papers, notes, receipts, etc. in the proper folders and file them in the “right” place. In my mind, the “right” place is where I will find that file quickly when I need it – file cabinet, shelf at the side of my desk, organizer on top of the file cabinet, etc.

2. I clean all the shelves of clutter and dust. As I’m dusting, I take a look at the books on the shelves to see if I’ll want to trade any in at the used book store or give some away to make room for new books.

3. I move the furniture out from the wall so I can dust and vacuum the baseboards and floor to eliminate any breeding “dust bunnies.”

4. I put all the office supplies back where they belong so I’ll find them again. As I’m doing that, I also inventory the supplies to see what I’m running low on and immediately place those supplies on my list to buy during the coming month. This makes sure I don’t run out of necessary supplies and also, helps me budget my money.

5. After everything is dusted, vacuumed and polished, I begin cleaning and organizing my computer. I eliminate old emails and place articles and posts I’ve written during the month into subject “folders.” I also clean the keyboard, mouse and screen.

Yes it takes a couple of hours to clean but to me, it’s worth it. My office is clean when I walk in and I feel organized and ready to do business.

Let me ask you these questions again:
• Is your office organized or disorganized?
• Is your business organized or disorganized?
• Do you see a correlation between an organized office and an organized business?

Please, leave us a comment and let us know what you do to keep your office organized.
 

 
 
 
 
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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Stress seems to be an everyday fact of life. Have you noticed how differently men and women handle the stress and stressors in life?

Awhile back Janet Hilts of http://JanetHilts.com and I did an entire broadcast discussing “How To Deal With Stress.” on my radio show Women Enjoying Success.

Doing my research for our discussion, I found some interesting comparisons between the way men and women deal with stress. Surprise! Men and women deal with stress very differently.

Here’s what I found out:
1. Women become more emotionally involved in their “stress.” We tend to cry as a way of cleansing the excess emotional energy out of our system. Men on the other hand, tend to hold stress in and keep their stressors to themselves.

2. Women want to sit down and discuss their stressful feelings; men tend to ignore the stress all together.

Can you see a pattern here? Women want to communicate and men want to remain silent.

A well-known and respected study, appearing in Psychological Review confirmed that women and men handle stress very differently. Of course any of us who’ve been around men long enough don’t need a psychological study to conclude that stress affects men and women differently. Here’s what the review concluded:

1. When faced with stress, women seem to become more nurturing and supportive. The study suggested that a woman’s body chemistry in times of stress produces a higher amount of hormones that encourage her to instinctively protect those around her.

2. Men “stuffed” their stress and kept it bottled up so their emotions wouldn’t show. They also handled stress by walking away or becoming argumentative.

3. Even in the most stressful times, women tend to be concerned for others. Women tend to focus on and worry about other people, especially family and friends. They also were willing to place the needs of others before their own.

4. During stressful times men tend to focus their energy on attaining and winning and less on what is happening around them.

The way women or men deal with stress is neither right nor wrong, it just is. When I think about it, it all makes sense. Hopefully, we can use this insightful information to better understand and help to eliminate some of the stress and stressors in our lives.

What do you think of these findings?
 

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