If Oprah Called Would You Tell Her No?

If Oprah Called Would You Tell Her No?

Brilliance Booster Shots Inspiration Shift Work

One of my big goals is to be a guest on Super Soul Sunday and talk with Oprah Winfrey about my book, Reclaim Your Brilliance: Let Go of the Past So You Can Step Into Your Purpose. We all have big goals or a big dream that we are working towards. What’s your big goal – that major milestone that defines success for you?

I had a brilliant breakthrough recently: There are things that I’ve been putting off, by telling myself the story that I’m not ready. And by telling myself that I’m not ready, I can casually and justifiably put things that make me uncomfortable on the back burner.

We tend to use stories, limited beliefs and terrorizing thoughts to keep us playing small or to keep ourselves from taking the next big leap. Our stories allow us to procrastinate.

What stories you might be telling yourself about why you are not ready to make the next big move that will get you closer to your vision.

 

Brilliance In Action: Suli Breaks – Trailblazer and Spoken Word Artist

Brilliance In Action: Suli Breaks – Trailblazer and Spoken Word Artist

Brilliance In Action Called and Confident Inspiration

I get super inspired when I discover a trailblazer that is using their unique brand of brilliance to reach more people and change more lives. This week, spoken word artist Suli Breaks inspired me with this skillfully crafted piece, I Will Not Let an Exam Result Decide My Fate.

Trailblazers ignite people by sharing their vision, and that’s exactly what happens in this video. Check it out. Continue reading

SHIFT Work: 10 Stories You Are Telling Yourself That Aren’t Really True

SHIFT Work: 10 Stories You Are Telling Yourself That Aren’t Really True

Inspiration Shift Work

Stories are powerful. Whether it’s a story someone tells to market a message or an internal story that we tell ourselves, the impact of a story can be powerful.

About five years ago back when I still had a day job, I was sent to evaluate a potential sales training program for the IT company I worked for. The whole premise of their sales training was using powerful stories to establish rapport, build trust, and prove that your offering was the best solution for a potential client. A few years before that when I worked in the training department at Barnes & Noble, there had been the same kind of push to use more stories in branding and marketing.

In business, well-told stories allow us to connect and build bridges to a product, event, or person based on emotion. And it’s that emotion that triggers us to like or become disenchanted with the storyteller. The same thing happens with the personal stories we tell our selves. Your well-told story, whether it’s a bad or good story, triggers your emotions and those emotions trigger a response.

The question is: What story are you telling yourself?

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4 Questions to Choose the Right B2B Social Networking Site

4 Questions to Choose the Right B2B Social Networking Site

Marketing Social Media

When it comes to using social networking for business, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter are considered the trifecta for most business professionals. But that doesn’t mean they are the only places for you to find new leads, clients, and potential partners online.

There are other social networking platforms that may be more beneficial for you. Just like in offline networking, the key is making sure that the sites you choose are worth your time, investment, and in some cases money.

I created a video that explains four ways to determine if a platform is a good fit for you. Grab a pen and paper to take notes – then happy exploring. Continue reading

How to Use Social Networking to Create Bankable B2B Connections

How to Use Social Networking to Create Bankable B2B Connections

Client Attraction Marketing Social Media

All social networking is not created equal.

There’s B2B (Business to Business) social networking and then there’s “regular” social networking. If you use Facebook and Twitter for personal connections, it can sometimes be confusing where to draw the line for your professional connections. Effective business to business social networking is more than just using social media platforms to promote your offers and events; it requires planning and strategy.

So what Is B2B Social Networking?

B2B social networking is using social media platforms for the express purpose of creating new business relationships and generating more leads through social networking tools. You’re not just there to post pictures, make cute comments or to get lots of likes. Your goal is to connect with key influencers in your industry or niche, and spark relationships with people who can help you grow your business.

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