The Taste Of Success Intensifies The Drive To Achieve More

Take pride in everything you do, whether big or small. Keeping track of your various successes in life encourages repeat performances. You may succeed at overcoming anger when dealing with a child or coworker. Your success may entail resisting the urge to procrastinate, and focusing on the task. You may achieve a financial milestone, make room in your schedule for more family time, or get a great night’s sleep. Success is waiting around every corner. It doesn’t have to be based on fame or fortune

Track Achievements At Work

It’s great to be acknowledged at work. A public shout-out can drive greater dedication and achievement. However, you don’t have to wait for recognition to start feeling good about yourself. Idealist Careers recommends maintaining your own personal record of accomplishments. Even if you won’t be looking for another job any time soon, clearly articulating your impact at work can help you negotiate a raise and give you a sense of pride in your work. You can track challenges you helped resolve, concrete metrics, actions you took, or projects you headed. These victories can be logged in a journal, spreadsheet, or in the WorkSmartapp. Whenever you question your position in life, look over this reminder of your worth.

Raise The Bar On Your Workouts

You are your own rival when testing your physical endurance. Set and exceed your own standards. Train for races to give yourself a specific goal to work toward. Every time you surpass your previous running time record, raise the bar. Increase your weight reps or running distance by 10% once you have hit your milestone. Success will enliven your mind and soul. Enjoy the motivation from the feeling of winning.

Take Pride in Your Go-Getter Spirit

Invite challenges as they come. You have the ability to overcome them if you desire. Your drive to win amplifies with each hurdle you leap past. No one can stop you once you have the motivation and the thrill of achievement. Why stop when you were just getting started? Take on more to fill your life with greater triumphs and to learn just how resilient you can be.

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Empowering questions:

1. How do I measure my success?

2. What has success taught me?

3. What experiences propel me to be strong-willed and persistent?

 

Finally, don’t underestimate the value of a Coach. If you are grappling with your established business and laboring with lackluster sales, perhaps you should consider working with a Professional Business Growth Coach.

This partnership will empower your professional growth, those of your team, while positively impacting your revenues by 21.5% or more.

Author: Lisa Morgan Mosley is a Certified Business Growth Coach practicing in the United States and Canada.

Get Empowered with Lisa’s Expressions of Empowerment Self Help Book

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email: lisa@212degreescoaching.com

The Truth Is, Reading Really Is Fundamental

Reading opens your mind to expand your knowledge. The most basic reason to read is to assimilate information that has been explored, compiled, and passed down through the ages. Our own individual experiences are no longer the limit to what we can know. There are infinite subject matters to study from authors we’ll never meet, from all over the world, from many different points in time.

Works of fiction and poetry are also important reading materials, as they invite us to explore alternative perspectives that may be far removed from our own. Imaginative passages pick up our minds and transport us into someone else’s shoes for a time, allowing us profound experiences of empathy. Even if there is no basis in reality, the mind flexes its empathetic muscles and exercises this essential skill.

Reading benefits your mind

According to The Huffington Post, there are many science-backed reasons to read every day:

  • Reading cultivates “theory of mind” – the skill of being able to read others.
  • It takes just six minutes of reading to relax when you’re feeling stressed.
  • You’ll experience slower memory decline and may even stave off Alzheimer’s.
  • It’s a great way to wind down before bed and help you sleep.
  • Reading Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Jose Saramago, and other fiction increases feelings of empathy.
  • People who receive therapy and read have lower depression levels than the therapy only group.

Follow international news to stay informed about global happenings

Reading makes a responsible and well-informed global citizen. You may find that what you read illuminates a path toward activism or helping others. When you read about history, you understand the struggles our forefathers have gone through to give us a bright future. The experiences and struggles of others can make you forget your distress, and serve as inspiration for the resolution of your problems.

A good story provides inner peace and relaxes the mind

Make reading your first preference whenever you feel down. It’s so easy to pick up a book and mentally transport yourself to a new place. The characters of good novels are filled with qualities you may recognize in people you know. Their storylines may parallel issues in your own life – or they may be radically different and whisk you away on an exciting adventure. Each person reads a story differently and extracts what is needed from the narrative.

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Empowering questions:

  1. Besides reading, what are other ways to achieve knowledge?
  2. How can the real-life experiences of other people motivate me?
  3. How can I use the knowledge gained through reading to change my situation or myself?

 

 

Finally, don’t underestimate the value of a Coach. If you are grappling with your established business and laboring with lackluster sales, perhaps you should consider working with a Professional Business Growth Coach.

This partnership will empower your professional growth, those of your team, while positively impacting your revenues by 21.5% or more.

Author: Lisa Morgan Mosley is a Certified Business Growth Coach practicing in the United States and Canada.

Get Empowered with Lisa’s Expressions of Empowerment Self Help Book

https://www.212degreescoaching.com
email: lisa@212degreescoaching.com

 

 

Persistence Pays Off… Right?

Self-control, perseverance, and grit are the most important predictors of success – even more than IQ or socioeconomic background. Thankfully, persistence is a quality that can be cultivated. It’s a decision that we make to stick with what we’re doing, no matter what.

Our ability to recover from setbacks is governed by our ability to engage with people who are different, control our actions, ask curious questions, and think positively. Completing goals fast is satisfying, but the sweetest victories are those we’ve worked hard to achieve and defined ourselves in the process.

Let the promise of the future motivate your success

The promise of the future is a powerful motivator for success. Focus on your “purpose” and your “mission statement” for strength. Emotions threaten to stop us dead in our tracks or deter us off the rails onto a different course. Sticking to principles and stated objectives will help you stay on your path.

The most persistent people have all-consuming visions of their future success. If you really want something, nothing can stand in the way of your powerful desires. Sometimes you may need to take a break to rebuild energy and strength, but never lose sight of that grand hope.

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” – Jim Rohn

No matter how much you want something, staying continually motivated is difficult, especially when progress is slow. Developing habits is the best way to hack your way to the finish line. Certain habits help to motivate you for completing any task you set out to achieve.

Getting up early and going through a morning gratitude ritual gets your days off on the right foot. Putting in time doing at least one task related to your goal – even if it’s for less than an hour – keeps you constantly progressing. Surround yourself with motivators. Set up rewards when you hit milestones along the way to keep your enthusiasm up.

View challenges as opportunities to increase knowledge and skills

Learning from past mistakes is a way to remain positive and steadfast, despite obstacles. Reading stories of how others overcame challenges to succeed in the end can be a great source of inspiration and a helpful reminder that no life is perfect. Humans are highly adaptable.

You may need to alter your approach or wait a little longer for the payoff, but know that success is always within your grasp. The most persistent people know that life is a journey of dead-ends and detours. They know when to let go of ego and admit that something is not working. They are quick to incorporate new information and adapt to a better way.

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Empowering questions:

  1. What is the connection between success and perseverance?
  2. How does my spirituality help me?
  3. What do I miss out on when I quit?

 

 

Finally, don’t underestimate the value of a Coach. If you are grappling with your established business and laboring with lackluster sales, perhaps you should consider working with a Professional Business Growth Coach.

This partnership will empower your professional growth, those of your team, while positively impacting your revenues by 21.5% or more.

Author: Lisa Morgan Mosley is a Certified Business Growth Coach practicing in the United States and Canada.

https://store.bookbaby.com/book/Expressions-of-Empowerment
https://www.212degreescoaching.com
lisa@212degreescoaching.com

 

Show Up

The phrase “show up” means more than just appearing physically, but appearing mentally as well. Putting in effort and being there emotionally for others are worthwhile endeavors in life that lead to greater success and more fulfilling relationships.

Showing up is particularly important in marriage and parenting. It is important to help others who are in need of emotional support, even if we feel we have nothing to say or contribute. The cumulative effect of your presence helps sustain a bond.

 “80 percent of success is showing up.” – Woody Allen

It takes great courage just to show up and be seen. There is a vulnerability in putting ourselves out into the world, among others, but we won’t find opportunity hiding beneath the blankets of our beds or lounging on our sofas.

You may not feel 100% prepared for every activity or situation in life, but you may find that once you get there and set to work, the energy and drive to work soon emerge. Even if you fall short of the success you crave, you are furthering your goals through practice and expanding your determination.

Give yourself credit for hard work and take pride in showing up, though it’s not always easy to do.

“Show up in every moment like you’re meant to be there.” – Marie Forleo 

Instead of looking at work, the gym, or another setting as “drudgery”, think of each moment as a piece of your destiny. Everything in your life was designed for you – whether it’s to learn a lesson, hone a skill, impart your wisdom upon others, or reveal a mystery.

Delight in the moment even if the benefit is not immediately clear. Find a way past inertia and enjoy the opportunity to problem-solve. Take pleasure in the moment, but also keep in mind the purpose of your hard work and your long-term goals. This will enable you to push through small obstacles with the bigger picture in mind.

“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing,” – Theodore Roosevelt 

Even if it feels safer to stay where you are, the decision to do nothing is still a decision with its own set of consequences. We cannot bury our heads in the sand and hope that conflicts will blow over and troubles will disappear. We are all responsible for the choices we make in life. If we take a false step, we can always work to rectify our mistakes.

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Empowering questions: 

  1. How can I show up for others around me?
  2. Does showing up help me create opportunity?
  3. What area of my life do I want and need to show up more?

 

Finally, don’t underestimate the value of a Coach. If you are grappling with your established business and laboring with lackluster sales, perhaps you should consider working with a Professional Business Growth Coach.

This partnership will empower your professional growth, those of your team, while positively impacting your revenues by 21.5% or more.

Author: Lisa Morgan Mosley is a Certified Business Growth Coach practicing in the United States and Canada.

https://store.bookbaby.com/book/Expressions-of-Empowerment
https://www.212degreescoaching.com
lisa@212degreescoaching.com

Concentrate On The Journey Ahead

Focusing on the many opportunities life holds keeps you moving forward, happily and productively. The future holds the piece of history we are still writing.

Today, we have all the power in the world to change tomorrow. All of your life experiences and perspectives over the years have prepared you for this moment to embark on your journey toward the future.

“Let us not look backward in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness.” – James Thurber

Our past like the ex we just can’t let go of – sweet smells, familiar, comfortable.

For some situations, we may find, as time goes on, we tend to idealize the positive and forget all the negative drama happening at the time.

Particularly, in relationships, there can be many loose ends we can’t quite wrap our minds around, making it difficult to forge ahead into new romantic endeavors.

In other cases, we may be unwilling to stop playing a reel of anger and resentment regarding someone from our past to prevent “losing” them or facing the underlying hurt.

We all have nostalgic moments to reminisce, but make sure you’re not stuck facing backward. If you are habitually longing for the past, you should:

  • Forgive yourself for past mistakes and work through the guilt. Accept it as part of your journey.
  • Forgive others. If you can’t, fake it until you make it. Time will heal your wounds.
  • Realize you are not your thoughts. Slow your racing mind and connect with an ocean of calm.
  • Look at the choices before you, replacing “I should have” with I will.
  • Give yourself some time to grieve, but set some goals for what you will do when this phase ends.

Future possibilities are brimming with excitement

Picture a blank piece of paper before you. Imagine you’re sitting in your car, about to start driving, with no idea where you’re going and no map to get you there.

Is “fear” the first thought that comes to mind? That is a natural reaction… until you understand that uncertainty is your greatest asset.

There are infinite paths ahead of you, so many rewards to grab hold of, untold riches coming your way.

Challenge your assumptions about your limitations – what can or can’t be achieved.

Challenge your ideas about how the world should work and see the world as it actually is. Let go of that “something” that is holding you back.

Instead of thinking of all you don’t want, think of what you do want. Whittle down the overwhelming number of choices to pick a path that suits your talents, interests, and desires.

Make your decision and walk out into the world with your eyes wide open.

Take note of the beauty in where you are at this point in your journey. You are learning, experiencing, adapting, and growing.

Anticipation is rewarding in its own regard

You don’t need to take a vacation to enjoy the rewards of one. Vacationers feel happiest while planning their trips and daydreaming about all they’ll do, according to a 2010 study of more than 1,500 people published in the journal of Applied Research in Quality of Life.

Similarly, a 2007 study by Leaf Van Boven and Laurence Ashworth published in the journal of Experimental Psychology found that students felt happier anticipating their vacation than they felt later reminiscing about the trip.

So immerse yourself in a daydream by reading, watching films, and talking to others about future plans, whether it’s about a vacation, a future career endeavor, a date, a new baby, an impending move, or whatever the case may be.

Keep your mind on the prize of possibilities in life, on dreams of greatness.

Accept the current set of circumstances as they are and set new initiatives, so you can forge ahead with confidence to meet whatever the future holds.

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Empowering questions:

  1. What are the methods that I can employ to help me in letting go of my past experiences?
  2. How can my day be improved with daily planning?
  3. How prepared I am to face any circumstances that come in my way?

Finally, don’t underestimate the value of a Coach. If you are grappling with your established business and laboring with lackluster sales, perhaps you should consider working with a Professional Business Growth Coach.

This partnership will empower your professional growth, those of your team, while positively impacting your revenues by 20% or more.

Author: Lisa Morgan Mosley is a Certified Business Growth Coach practicing in the United States and Canada.

https://store.bookbaby.com/book/Expressions-of-Empowerment
https://www.212degreescoaching.com
lisa@212degreescoaching.com

The Fortune Is In The Follow-up

Whether you believe you’re a consummate introvert or a career extrovert, there is room for vast improvement to selling your product, service, and more importantly selling yourself!

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As a Business Coach, I hear varied reasons from established business owners and sales professionals why they struggle to deliver their sales objectives or desired revenue goals.

Do any of these explanations sound familiar?

  • Don’t want to sound pushy
  • Uncomfortable asking for the sale
  • The fear of rejection
  • Not confident with product/service
  • The customer never returned my email
  • Competing priorities/procrastination

Disempowering thoughts that can derail “YOU” along with your desired goals. Albeit there may be several reasons for misplaced revenue targets that may sound plausible, just know you own your results…yep, all of it!

Now, let’s take a minute and analyze what’s real for you. Is your current revenue outcome based on low skill or no will? Ask yourself; do I possess strategic selling skills? Do I have the will to sell? Or, do I flat-out just doubt myself? The answer may be one or a combination of all three. Good News, having disempowering thoughts is managed with conversation and conversion. This dialog sparks your self-awareness and shifts your thoughts thus shifting your desired outcome.

Consider the opportunities you may be leaving on the table. Robert Clay shares the following statics that may strengthen your determination. Here is a massive secret

to closing business! Here is a fact I will bet you didn’t know. On average it takes 8 to 10 productive customer contacts to close one deal?

  • 92% of salespeople give up after four rejections
  • 44% of salespeople give up after the first rejection (almost half)
  • 22% of salespeople give up after the second rejection
  • 14% of salespeople give up after the third refusal
  • 12% of salespeople give up after the fourth rejection
  • And Finally, 8% of sellers get 80% of the sales (because they continue to follow-up)

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas Edison

The lesson is clear; The Fortune is in the Follow-up! So, after an honest self-assessment of where your challenges exist, (skill, will, or doubt) consider how your life could change by positively impacting your revenue attainment by 20% or more. Note: if you are an established business owner, success may mean retooling your sales team. Retooling may include:

  • Hire people that are motivated and hungry to shine and earn
  • Understand what motivates each team member
  • Train and develop with assurance
  • Recognition is the best form of encouragement
  • Give them goals along with stretch goals for a bonus
  • And, hold yourself and your team accountable
  • Celebrate the wins and review missed opportunities
  • Get out of the way

“Teamwork makes the dream work, but the vision becomes a nightmare when the leader has a big dream and a bad team.” – John C Maxwell

A bit about encouraging teams:

Team members like to know that they are depended upon to achieve daily goals. Include them in the goal-setting process and why it’s essential to the organization. Make sure your team members are updated on their competitors to become highly skilled as the “specialist” or “expert” in their field. Rotate or assign a key team member to review the daily sales statics and have them announce the top achievers. This effort establishes trust, improves growth and development, and reduces churn!

 

Finally, don’t underestimate the value of a Coach. If you are grappling with your established business and laboring with lackluster sales, perhaps you should consider working with a Professional Business Growth Coach. This partnership will empower your professional growth, those of your team, while positively impacting your revenues by 20% or more.

Author: Lisa Morgan Mosley is a Certified Business Growth Coach practicing in the United States and Canada.
https://www.212degreescoaching.com
lisa@212degreescoaching.com

Every Moment Is An Opportunity

Life consists of a series of countless opportunities that can be seized. Each obstacle that comes your way presents an opportunity to test your abilities and skills. Challenges are your ticket to new opportunities, diverse skillsets, and positive achievements.

Take This Opportunity to Leave Stress Behind So You Can Move Forward.

Negativity fills your soul with lead, making it impossible to move out of neutral and accelerate toward your higher purpose. The preacher Joel Osteen once put it this way: “Every day we have plenty of opportunities to get angry, stressed or offended. But what you’re doing when you indulge these negative emotions is giving something outside yourself power over your happiness. You can choose to not let little things upset you.” Today, make a point to let go of the stress you’ve been carrying with you. Instead, ask yourself: How can I change my thoughts to get what I want out of life? What opportunities am I missing in my effort to control others?

Re-evaluate The steps You’re Taking.

Sometimes a challenge is a symptom of the sickness. Just as a health diagnosis helps us understand and confront what ails us in a new way, a challenge in business can give us similar motivation to understand and reevaluate the situation. What new perspective can you gain? How can you shift your plans, tactics, or focus to be better aligned with your greater goals and vision?

See The Opportunity For Connection.

Today, each and every moment is connected. You can rack up a long, long list of every way your day “went wrong” – as if the world conspired to bring you down. You can say to yourself, “Nothing ever goes right for me.” Or you can choose a different path. You can pay closer attention to your inner monologue to see how a negative tone could be poisoning your day. You can take a moment to consider the people you are shutting out who would be there in an instant to help lift your spirits. Strive to see connections between your everyday moments.

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Empowering Questions:

  • How can I maintain focus by considering different opportunities?
  • How can I prioritize the opportunities that are presented?
  • When can I best organize and schedule my day?

 

Lisa Morgan Mosley
Business/Corporate Coach
https://www.212degreescoaching.com
lisa@212degreescoaching.com
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Ferquent Conversation Stirs The Pot To Solve Problems

Have you ever heard the saying, “Two heads are better than one”? Frequent discussions with others can help us understand our surroundings and gain perspective. These conversations, with a friend or with a random stranger, pool ideas and thoughts that may be different from your own.

The Whole Is Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts. – Aristotle

Exchanging ideas with others creates a broader – and better – perspective. Try to spend most of your time engaged in group discussions with your team, which provides better value than individual accomplishments. A company that works closely together, with all members of the team feeling valued and considered, has an unbreakable foundation and culture that will take your business far.

A willingness to consider Alternate views or perspectives Makes Me A Better Person.

No one wants to work with a person who is stubborn, negative, or inflexible. It is much more enjoyable to collaborate with someone who considers the best ideas and brings them together in exciting, new ways. Listening to others expands your circle of knowledge, creating better awareness. Opening your mind to others elevates your knowledge to a whole new level.

Variety Is The Spice Of Life That Gives It All Its Flavor. – William Cowper

What is the primary difference between the average individual who cooks just to eat, versus a master chef, who creates award-winning, world-renowned cuisine?

The masterful chef is willing to consider different seasonings, spices, recipes, and flavors to reach the final dish.

Some recipes are perfect as they are, but the same cannot be said for every recipe. No matter how many times you make a dish, if you follow the same recipe to its exact specifications, you will never grow in your understanding of the culinary arts.

If you never consider the ideas of others, you will never grow in your intelligence or emotional maturity.

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Empowering questions:

  1. How do conversations affect my social skills and self-confidence?
  2. Does socializing have a positive impact on my personal and professional initiatives?
  3. How do I get rid of my reluctance to join a discussion?

 

 

Lisa Morgan Mosley
Business/Corporate Coach
https://www.212degreescoaching.com
lisa@212degreescoaching.com
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