Do YOU have these TOP 5 Qualities of a Successful Leader?

As we are not quite one month into 2017, many of us entered in, looking for a fresh start in the new year.  With it came new possibilities, new opportunities and a clean slate.  That's not to say we cannot start new ANY day of the year!  (Or that we should not!)

Are you one of those people?  Do you waiting for something new to start happening in your life??  It's all up to you, don't wait for someone to come along with a magic pill to get you going in the right direction.      

But there is help - you do not have to do it alone

Tread in the steps of those that have gone before you.

One such pioneer in the field of online marketing is Mark Harbert.  I recently listened to one of Mark's live phone calls - and the topic was SO inspiring, I felt compelled to share it with you!  

People are either moving toward pleasure, or moving away from pain.

Only 20% of people are moving toward pleasure, while 80% are moving AWAY from pain!!

Being in a terrible situation can be the catalyst - and, obviously, IS in most instances - to create that new beginning in your life.  It's what we call the BREAKING POINT.  And it's not a fun place to hang out.  

I know that point, as do many others.  Mark's success grew from that point of pain - which for him was being BROKE.  In 2010, he only had $7 in his bank account!  He wanted to purchase a $10 eBook on video marketing, but could not come up with that on his own - so he went in on the purchase with a partner.

TEN DOLLARS.

He didn't even have the $10 to buy that eBook.  That's a low point.  But have you been there?  I have a feeling many of you have.  It's a place of anxiety and hopelessness.    

HOWEVER...

He did not let that define him.  Instead, he and his business partner pooled their money to buy that eBook.  Mark ABSORBED all the book had to offer, then applied it.  In only 90 days, he had his first 5-figure month.  

Not because he was lucky.

But because he learned, worked hard, and applied that knowledge.  

Mark continues to lead today, using a system that has helped many move away from their pain source.  

If you haven't reached it yet, don't get to that point.  

If you ARE there.  I'm telling you, this is how to get out.  

I will gladly tread in those steps.  So, check them out these two tips below.  

But I have to warn you - only continue if you want to become successful.  

If you don't, I wish you the best of luck and maybe our paths will cross sometime in the future.


The TOP 5 Qualities of a Successful Leader

Laser-focused Vision

Know exactly where you are going.  Know why.  Gain insight & wisdom along the way.

Rely on others, in fact, search them out on this journey.  You will be stronger, you will gain ground and success MUCH more quickly!


Competence & Confidence

People are automatically attracted to someone with SWAGGER.  Someone that has a Vision for where they are going. 

Take action and start to create results – even small results massively build confidence.  How to build confidence QUICKLY, create results, and you will see it!  This creates POSTURE.  That is not arrogance, it is CONFIDENCE.  "I am sure of myself and where I am going."  Confidence gives off something that people subconsciously RECOGNIZE.  It’s very attractive to your prospects.  Confidence comes from being VERY FOCUSED.  You cannot have one without the other.


Transparency

Leaders are not afraid of being themselves.  {Letting it all hang out.}  People WANT to see the "real" you.  BE AUTHENTIC!  BE VULNERABLE!  

Live your life in a way that if people talk bad about you, no one else would believe it. 

Don’t try to be someone else: {everyone else is already taken}.


Integrity

You cannot have integrity without being transparent.  

Each of us registers right vs wrong.  

We know if something doesn’t fit.  It's called intuition.  

Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is looking. 

People will WANT to be around you!  But know you cannot please everyone.  {Don't try.}

Others will be SO drawn to you.  ATTRACTED.

 


Passion

You MUST love what you do!  It’s an absolute MUST if you want to be a leader.  

Wake up SO EXCITED that you can't wait for your feet to hit the floor.  

When you love what you do and do what you love, you never have to work a day in your life. 

 

If you want to attract leaders into your business, what do you think you need to do??  Be a LEADER.

 


Are you now in a position to become the successful LEADER you want to be?  I am well on my way to gaining that posture.  

You see, if you are opening to improving yourself, you may create that lifestyle that affords you whatever possibilities you may dream of...  

If you would like to check out how I'm doing it, check out this free video training...

But, better yet...

Become a part of a community that is a great support on this journey and will give you a WEALTH of tools to use to improve yourself and your business!  This will give you the ULTIMATE in building your business!

Go ahead and take the 10-day trial for $10 bucks. (You know you want to.)  This will allow you unlimited access to begin learning and implementing the business building strategies to grow your brand, your clientele, and increase your profits.

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If I Started All Over Again Today... Part I

If a 6-figure networking guru were ruminating on her beginnings...  "If I started all over again today..." wouldn't you love to gain a sneak peek inside of that mind?

Where would you start?

Let's start at the very beginning, where this #ladyboss would start - if she had it all to do again!  {This is what she recommended to ME!}  

Strip your mind of the things you THINK you have to do...
— Diane Hochman

There are SO MANY OPTIONS now to use to build your business - it can be positively overwhelming!  

But do not fear!  Slow down.  Think.  Apply these TWO beginning strategies.  Remember, the media will change - that is inevitable.  But the fundamental principles will always apply - today, tomorrow, in a decade.  Let's get started!  


MEET A LOT OF PEOPLE!

Well, HELLO!  (Literally.)  Meet people.  Meet a LOT of people.  In person, online, at networking events, however you can.  

{Be creative.}

Maintain a goal of meeting a particular number of people a day.  Diane recommends meeting 10 people a day - TOTALLY doable!!  While this is building your warm market, do not enter into relationship building with the intent to sell, sell, sell.  

"If you're not trying to get them to do something, you don't have to be afraid of them anymore!"  They can't say "no," because you're just having a conversation with them.  No pressure!  

While creating an Avatar, or a particular person/people/subculture to "sell" to can be a gresat thing a little later down the road (specifically, for advertising), you don't have to be that specific in meeting people - don't let it hold you back.  This can be general:

People with home businesses that have money.

The more people you meet, the better you will get at it.  

Check out these 7 Ways to Connect with People !

Imagine over the course of a year, how many people you would meet, if you met 10 people a day.  We'll even give you 15 or so "days off" to be a little more realistic.  

So 365-15 = 350 days.  350 days x 10 people per day = 3500 people.  There's a pretty decent warm market right there!  Say you do this for 5 years.  5 years x 3500 people = 17,500 people in your warm market.  

Continue your rapport with those you meet.  Your goal in business is to...

Meet the RIGHT people and place them in front of the RIGHT offer.

Diane actually has a helpful video, showing an example on how to meet people on Facebook - take a look!

As a BONUS...  check this out for even MORE ideas!  

And a VERY important BONUS...  

Assume that the next (and the next) person you meet will be the most important one you ever will. That attitude returns manifold dividends.
— Roy A Ackerman, PhD, EA

USE YOUR AUTORESPONDER!

Specifically, sign up for an autoresponder, set it up, then use it.  

If you have an email list (even if it's only one person - they won't know that!!), you really need to have an autoresponder.  If you're not familiar with what an autoresponder is...  it's a program which is used to send out emails to a large email list from one source.  

It allows you to COMMUNICATE with your audience.  You have control of this.

There are a few notable autoresponders out there, but I use AWeber.  It's very easy to use, and they are very helpful!  

The goal is to COMMUNICATE to your audience something that is VALUABLE to them.  

You can come up with information, but we are all about leveraging our time and resources - so a great way to do this is to be a curator.  (Especially if you are a newbie!)  

CURATING is when you gather and share other people's information online.  Don't "borrow" their stuff, then put your name on it - credit where credit is due!!  (By doing this, you will probably create some friendships, because you're sharing others' information - and people LOVE that!)

Provide this great content to your audience, and when they see your email pop up in their Inbox, they'll be excited to see what you have to say!  (They may even begin to crave what you have to offer...)  


Do you think Diane knows what she's talking about?  (Not that she needs to prove anything to ANYONE, but...)  She has been applying these two strategies as an Online Networker now for about 11 years and only 3 days into this new year she had already banked over 6 figures.  

Now, do you think you better follow advice from someone that MIGHT know what they're talking about???  Or do you know better...  

If you loved the two simple, yet profound, tips above, I have just a little more for you to chew on - a BONUS training for you.  But only if you think you may want to gain a few more tips to help out in your business.

If you are already doing great - then don't worry about it.

We all know by now that it is SO important to grow your email newsletter list.  (Quality is certainly better than quantity, but I don't think any of us would complain if there were a few more people on our lists!)  This is one of the only aspects of our business WE own - that couldn't suddenly disappear tomorrow.  

But even if you only have 100 people on your newsletter list, it is VERY possible to make (great) money online!  

Her results aren't typical or guaranteed, but a housewife-turned multiple 6-figure earner created this process, based on her own success.  My mentor went from spamming her information in the local bathrooms (yikes!) to being able to recruit over 100 people in 72 hours to TWO different business opportunities...  I could go on, but we need to get on to it!  

Click the button below ONLY if you want access to this training (don't bother if your list is doing great already!).


If you found those tips are helpful and would love even more...  

YOU'RE IN LUCK!

There will be a followup training to give even MORE great value to help build your business!  Message me or contact me on FB if you are interested in the link to this FREE training!  If you miss it, I'll be creating a followup blog post next week with this valuable information!  


Are you now in a position for your business to propel you closer to your dream life?   

You see, by creating a strong Foundation for your business, you may create that lifestyle that affords you whatever possibilities you may dream of...  

Dream, but, better yet...  take action!

Become a part of a community that is a great support on this journey and will give you a WEALTH of tools to use to improve yourself and your business!  This will give you the ULTIMATE in building your business!

Go ahead and take the 10-day trial for $10 bucks. (You know you want to.)  This will allow you unlimited access to begin learning and implementing the business building strategies to grow your brand, your clientele, and increase your profits.

Still Need Help?

Contact me to chat about how to get started today!

Did This Help You? If so, please let me know in a comment below!!  Please also feel free to check out my business page on Facebook!  

Just You and the World

Today, I just wanted to take you on an international journey - and you don't even need to get out of your seat.  I've always loved to travel - so many new sights, sounds, foods, EXPERIENCES!!  


It's an amazing view to look up at the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, as it's glowing like a beacon in the dark night sky.


{If you missed it, check out the domestic journey we went on recently!}

For some, there is a yearly vacation to go on - and even others save for years, just for one epic trip to another part of the globe.  Do you love new EXPERIENCES as much as I do?  I thought so!  But does your job allow for that?  I kind figured that, too!  

Grasp the luxury of designing your life well - so you can live your life...  your way.  

But only if you are open to new possibilities.  And if you are willing to work hard.  

But, baby - it's SO worth it!  

UNTIL you are ready to make that commitment and INVESTMENT into yourself...  check out some of these majestic sights I've seen from around the world.  It's an amazing place!  Don't miss seeing it, just because you are scared to get out of that cubicle you're encased in all day...  every day...  (Which would YOU rather see???)  Again, that's what I thought!  We are SO on the same page today!


If you don’t stop and look around, you just may miss something magical.  

Whether you are travelling home from work or heading to your dream destination, there is always an element of beauty to discover.  


Why should you travel?  

It opens your eyes to other cultures.  You will see that others look different, have different cultures and religions, and live in entirely different ways than yourself.  Keep an open mind and an open heart and you will find an appreciation for your differences as well as being able to celebrate your similarities.  Perspective will give a new depth to your own life.  

“To travel is to live.” Hans Christian Andersen

Travel will make you learn much about yourself.  How do you handle yourself in an unfamiliar situation?  You may acquaint yourself with new friends, find a love of a different cuisine, or be deeply touched by something you never knew existed.  You will learn SO much about economy, history, geography, sociology, the arts – things you could never learn in a classroom.  

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” Augustine of Hippo

It’s empowering.  Just do it!  

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” Helen Keller

Have you ever stayed in a castle overlooking the Rhine?  Add Bacharach, Germany to your bucket list!  (And while you're at it, take a cruise down the river!)


I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list.

Immerse your senses in an ancient world...  see a construct from 70AD where cruelty and enthusiasm bathed the arena floor with blood, shed for sport.  You will be aware of the feel of centuries-old stone underfoot.  And if you listen closely, you imagine you can still hear the sound of steel meeting steel, the roar of a lion, or the crowd cheering (where you could imagine Bacchus, himself, was present).  A barbaric, yet fascinating, portion of world history comes to life in the Colosseum (Rome, Italy).


Life is an adventure - take risks!

For a leisurely getaway, head to Venice, Italy for a romantic gondola ride with your love!


Let's find some beautiful place to get lost...

See the beauty and wonder that are the Roman ruins.  


Never stop wondering. Never stop wandering.

Marvel in the majesty wonder and beauty of the Western Alps near the quaint ski village of Chamonix, France.


"Traveling - it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller." Ibn Batutta

Photos by "Yours Truly."

Thanks for sharing in my travels and please join me again!!  Please leave me a comment sharing some of your favorite international travel destinations!


Are you now in a position to travel the way in which you want?  As often as you would like?  To the amazing destinations you would like??  I am well on my way to gaining that independence.  

You see, you may create that lifestyle that affords you whatever possibilities you may dream of...  

If you would like to check out how I'm doing it, check out this free video training...

But, better yet...

Become a part of a community that is a great support on this journey and will give you a WEALTH of tools to use to improve yourself and your business!  This will give you the ULTIMATE in building your business!

Go ahead and take the 10-day trial for $10 bucks. (You know you want to.)  This will allow you unlimited access to begin learning and implementing the business building strategies to grow your brand, your clientele, and increase your profits.

Still Need Help?

Contact me to chat about how to get started today!

Did This Help You? If so, please let me know in a comment below!!  Please also feel free to check out my business page on Facebook!  

What Resonates with You?

Music has always had a strong presence in my life, it evokes such a strong connection to memories.  Just last night, I was listening to a Billy Joel song and it brought tears out that I didn’t know were just beneath the surface. 

You see, it brought memories of my Dad that is now gone.  It wasn’t even the song itself, but the circumstances under which I had listened to Billy Joel so many times.  An era long gone.

Amazing, our brains here a note or two and be swept back into a prior decade, when life and time were so different.  A haunting melody or simple chord progression, particular lyrics or a voice from a favorite singer may take you away.

This happens all of the time to me, although some days like today I couldn’t quite find the genre I was searching for.  Quite a span was covered, from a hard rock playlist I’ve created called “Make Your Ears Bleed” to Cuban piano music, Roxette and Alanis, but I just couldn’t quite find what was resonating with me today.  So I just listened to everything!

I wanted to share this duo that was on my youtube playlist – I love it because it’s unique and beautiful.  Enjoy.

What resonates with you as you travel through life?

What are your interests that you'd like to spend more time on/with?

Do you want to spend more time with your family?

Are you lining up your Vision/Goals/Actions to accomplish your life-long dreams?


Are you now in a position to move closer to your dream life?   

You see, by creating a tangible Vision, you may create that lifestyle that affords you whatever possibilities you may dream of...  

Dream, but, better yet...  take action!

Become a part of a community that is a great support on this journey and will give you a WEALTH of tools to use to improve yourself and your business!  This will give you the ULTIMATE in building your business!

Go ahead and take the 10-day trial for $10 bucks. (You know you want to.)  This will allow you unlimited access to begin learning and implementing the business building strategies to grow your brand, your clientele, and increase your profits.

Still Need Help?

Contact me to chat about how to get started today!

Did This Help You? If so, please let me know in a comment below!!  Please also feel free to check out my business page on Facebook!  

Inspiring Women... 10 Quotes from Michelle

I already know this will be a controversial post, and I'm asking that you put aside that emotional response, as I share some inspiration by the FLOTUS.  

If you cannot enter this space with an open mind and heart, 

I invite you to return on another day.  

Negative comments will be removed.  

Constructive and objective comments are welcomed.

The First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama is ready to pass the baton, as it's once again nearly time for the Presidential Inauguration.  This is a great time to reflect on the past of our First Lady, Michelle Obama.  

She was born in Chicago, IL to a city worker and a secretary, in a conventional home setting.  Michelle excelled in her classes, partially striving to be a good student (and stay out of trouble) due to her father's struggle with multiple sclerosis.  

Michelle set her sights high (although dissuaded by some teachers) and applied to and attended Princeton University.  Despite feeling resistance against her sex, skin color, and socio-economic level, she used these instead as a fuel to achieve her goals.  There were many achievements at Princeton by this young woman, followed by an education in law at Harvard Law School.  

She finally felt confidence in "earning her place" by the time she applied for Harvard Law.  What a journey!

Her gnawing question was "whether she would remain the product of her parents or keep the identity she had acquired at Princeton," but upon conclusion, she deducted that she could be "both brilliant and black."

Michelle met her future husband, Barack, at the law firm where they both worked - she was assigned to mentor him and "the rest is history."  She is now winding down the eight years she has now spent in the White House, where she became the first African-American First Lady.    

The First Lady has been involved in many humanitarian activities (too many to list here) and has been very focused on the issue of obesity, tackling this primarily through promoting good eating habits.  This was echoed in the addition of an organic garden being introduced at the White House and a program called "Let's Move!" geared toward reversing childhood obesity.  

{According to the CDC, more than 1/3 of the adults in the United States are considered to be obese, and 1/20 are at the "extreme" end of that spectrum.  The American Heart Association notes about 1/3 American kids and teens is overweight or obese.}

Michelle Obama has proven herself to be a very intelligent, caring woman (in both a micro and macro sense) and her sense of style and grace are just icing on the cake!  She has been a fashion trendsetter, dressing with impeccable taste, in styles from very high-end, recognizable fashion designers to very relatable pieces from J Crew and Target.

I'm very interested to continue to follow Michelle's future accomplishments - I know there will be much more to come!  Please join me in a nod to the FLOTUS, appreciating 10 quotes from this accomplished woman below:

Success isn’t about how much money you make, it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.

Real men treat the janitor with the same respect as the CEO.
We need to fix our souls. Our souls are broken in this nation. We have lost our way. And it begins with inspiration. It begins with leadership.

We should always have three friends in our lives. One who walks ahead who we look up to follow; one who walks beside us, who is with us every step of our journey; and then, one who we reach back for and bring along after we’ve cleared the way.
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One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody says distract you from your goals. And so when I hear about negative and false attacks, I really don’t invest any energy in them, because I know who I am.

The arts are not just a nice thing to have or to do if there is free time or if one can afford it. Rather, paintings and poetry, music and fashion, design and dialogue, they all define who we are as a people and provide an account of our history for the next generation.

Below is Michelle's final message as the First Lady:  a message to provide Hope.  

I challenge each and every one of you reading this to inspire and provide Hope whenever possible.


Take whatever life has given you and create the best life you possibly can - you have no excuses, nothing can hold you back...  but you.  Don't give yourself the time to be scared... and settle for nothing less than giving it your all!

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