Today’s post is by guest author and Secrets Of Her Success Expert Panel Member, Lynn Scheurell, of My Creative Catalyst.com “Don’t be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson When you stop to think about it, everything in life…
The other night was my son’s very first football game…ever. As I pulled up to the stadium I thought to myself, “I hope his team wins.” But, beneath that I listened to the real conversation taking place in my mind which was, “Would be nice if they won.” Which truthfully meant, “Expect the worst and hope for the best.”
I immediately stopped myself and asked myself why it was that I didn’t expect the best but instead expected the worst. I then asked myself where else in my life do I “Expect the worst and hope for the best”. Doh! Everywhere!! Why don’t I expect the best?
Guest Author & SOHS Expert Panel Member, Lynn Scheurell, contributes today’s article: When you hit the turning point of wanting “it”, you’re on the verge of big magic. Getting to the turning point is a big enough deal in and of itself, because you’ve had to get full enough of what you don’t want any…
Guest Author: Liz Pabon, “The Branding Maven”, www.thebrandingmaven.com
Branding is more than merely a logo, name, tagline or color scheme (these are visual tools you place in your brand toolbox) it is the foundation from which your business is built.
Your market position, compelling message, business systems, alliances,everything supports your brand and the value your brand represents to your target audience. There is however one very crucial point that many small business entrepreneurs often overlook. Simply because you believe something is true about your brand, doesn’t make it true.
Yesterday I was afraid. As a matter of fact I’ve been afraid (maybe terrified is a better word) since the day I started my business. But today (literally today) I’ve turned to face fear straight into the eyes and I’m running into it face first as fast and as hard as I can.
You see… I stuck it all out on the line once. Once, 8 years ago I had a very successful business and in a moment it failed and fell apart. I fell apart. I tried to do what most people do… get back on the horse. That I did but now it wasn’t the same anymore… I was terrified. Of course I didn’t let anyone around me know that. I just put a smile on my face and tried stay positive. Isn’t that what you’re supposed to do? But, positive felt so fake… truly I was so afraid. I felt like such a fraud. Here I am trying to help women and I’m probably the biggest scaredy cat of ’em all.
Secrets Of Her Success Secret Panel Member, Lynn Scheurell, recently shared these 10 Keys in an inaugural class of a free series; to learn more and join the series, go to: http://tinyurl.com/yjsjvda (by the way… if you’ve never experienced BlitzTime it’s an AMAZING experience.. I recommend it highly!!)
For some of you that read this, you might be saying, “I already know this stuff”. But, I invite you to read from a beginner’s mind and capture the analogies to help reframe your way of thinking.
Once at a seminar, a speaker on stage held a small cup. Then, he poured a ton of pennies over the cup. Most of the pennies ended up scattered everywhere on the floor. Only a small handful of pennies ended up in the cup.
He poured the pennies again, but this time, he put a funnel over the cup. Many of the pennies still missed, but he filled that cup with pennies.
So today… this is a really important post. If not for anyone else but for me. I have made it my life to understand success so that I may pass those teachings on to others. All I want for any of you is to clear whatever it is in the way holding you back from being who you really are… being fully self-expressed and creating the dreams you desire so you can go PLAY!
And…today was a HUGE clearing for me that I wanted to share so that you can apply this in your own life and business.
Today I am reminded of a really great radio show I did with the founder of www.InspireMeToday.com and www.GlobalHugTour.com, Gail Lynne Goodwin. You can listen to the show here (it’s great if I do say so myself!).
We had an amazing conversation about “unleashing crazy”. Gail is the epitome of playing crazy big full out. We both agreed that having what it is that you want in life requires you to give up looking good and give up looking bad. It’s just what the whole premise of this site is about: What would you do, how big would play, who would you be… if fear didn’t stop you… if you didn’t worry about what people thought of you… if you couldn’t get it wrong… if you couldn’t fail.
Mari Smith www.MariSmith.com
Mari has been dubbed “The Pied Piper of Facebook” by Fast Company. She is a Relationship Marketing Specialist and Facebook Business Coach. She helps entrepreneurs strategically grow their businesses using creative zero cost online marketing techniques. Her passion is teaching professionals how to develop powerful profitable relationships using social media, particularly Facebook. Mari offers two wildly popular signature programs to thousands of students: Facebook Fortunes and Facebook for Professionals.