Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Need a Life Coach but not at a Life Coach's Top Notch Price? ROI Introduces DOWNLOADABLE COACHING!

For the past few weeks, I've been brainstorming ways to deliver effective, inspiring, passion-filled coaching to the masses. I only take on 4 clients so my roster is full. My coaching programs are passion filled and purpose driven but they're at premium prices. The question became, "How could I offer more for less?" And the idea came to me! Downloadable coaching!

What is ROI Downloadable Coaching?

I work with clients on a variety of issues. Every week, we tackle one thing at a time and what I've found is that most people have recurring issues, particular topics that they need help changing beliefs about, getting focused on and committed to persevering through to achieve successful change and transition. Each person comes to the table with different issues but what if you had a coaching store filled with a variety of topics, issues, and titles where, for an unbeatable price, you could download the particular issue you want help on, and store it in your iPod, on your computer, on a CD to listen to in the car or at work and, any time you faced that issue, you could pop it in, listen to it, and, in 6 minutes or less, be reminded of the changes you're committed to making?

That's what ROI Downloadable coaching is. It's that burst of motivation and inspiration that you need for weak moments, crisis times, and anything in between. I've put up the first five and you can listen to samples of each of them on this site. Here are the first five download titles:

* Getting Your Mind Ready For Your Body
Overview: Gearing Up to Lose Weight & Reach Optimal Health

* HELP! The In-Laws From Hell Are Coming to My House!
Overview: Dealing with family conflict

* I Feel Like My Dream is Slipping Away. How Do I Stay Focused?
Overview: Persevering in your goals, even when it feels like nothing's happening

* I Want To Change Career Paths But I'm Scared
Overview: How to change careers without losing time or money

* I Don't Like Myself So How Can I Love Myself?

Overview: Getting beyond the cycle of "never good enough"

Listen, love, and buy!

All the best!

Kassandra Vaughn, CEO ROI Coaching

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Do You Feel Like a Winner?

When you work at home, it can get be very easy to get caught up in living a casual life- working in your pjs, taking coffee breaks at leisure, no makeup, no hair, taking meetings via teleconference or video chat (rather than face to face). The question you should ask yourself every day is this: Do I feel like a winner?

For me, there's something great about looking good (hair done, slight makeup), sunglasses on, and going out (even if it's just for a walk) feeling like a winner. Sweats, no make-up and grandma slippers never quite do that for me.

While it's fun and relaxing to be your own boss and to work at your own leisure, make sure you spice things up by doing at least one thing a day that makes you feel like a winner. In the "Science of Getting Rich", Wallace D. Wattles asserts that we should always present ourselves as an "advancing personality."

What's one thing you can do for you today to show (to yourself and your clients) that you are an advancing personality? Do that one thing today!

All the best!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

What if you Knew You Couldn't Fail?

I'm putting out information on the web about my Veteran's Day 50% off sale on coaching and I was just writing this headline: What if you knew you couldn't fail? and it dawns on me... How powerful is that!

Think about it. What if you knew that no matter what you chose or did, you couldn't fail? What if you knew that life was about results and lessons and not about failure, that everything that happens happens for a reason and comes to teach you something, that in every obstacle there's an opportunity and in every moment that feels like tragedy, there's triumph? What if you knew that the disappointment you're feeling today is preparing you for something so awesome tomorrow that you couldn't possibly even imagine it in this moment? What if you knew that your gut was right, that your intution is always on key? What choices would you have made differently? What actions would you be taking right now?

And the simple truth is this: you can't fail. Every choice makes you better, stronger, wiser, clearer on what you want. Why not choose you? Why not live your life on your own terms when failure isn't part of your vocabulary?

I was watching Extreme Home Makeover on Sunday and there was this man who was born in Egypt, premature, cerebral palsy, thrown in a garbage can as a newborn, and now owns his own coffee shop when they said that he'd never walk, get married, or have children. And you know what he said? "Can't is not in my vocabulary."

Think about that... Is can't in your vocabulary? It shouldn't be.

What if you knew you couldn't fail? Can you even imagine what amazing things you'd be choosing to do right now?

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

ROI Coaching Presents...

Live A Powerful, Peaceful, Passionate Life Teleseminar Series

This amazing series includes 4 upcoming teleseminars guaranteed to change the way you see you life and the opportunities in it for success, love and joy. Each teleseminar lasts 45 minutes in length and is followed by an open question and answer session with the ROI Coach.

Redefining Your Successful Life
How do you define success in your life? Is it what you do or who you are? Is it your job? Your home? Your car? Your family? What happens if all those things go away? Does your success go away too? Learn how to redefine success and step in the best of who you are and who you are becoming.
Date: Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Time: 7:00 PM EST (6:00 PM CST, 5:00 PM MST, 4:00 PM PST)

Let Guilt and Worry Go!
Learn why guilt and worry are two needless emotions. Learn how to go beyond guilt and worry and into a life of peace and joy.
Date: Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Time: 7:00 PM EST (6:00 PM CST, 5:00 PM MST, 4:00 PM PST)

The Power of YES!
Are you tired of saying Yes to all the wrong things and No to all the right things? Do you know how to invite abundance, peace, and love into your life without getting trapped into seeking and needing approval? Are you ready to say YES to a fabulous future? Learn the power of YES!
Date: Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Time: 7:00 PM EST (6:00 PM CST, 5:00 PM MST, 4:00 PM PST)

Email Kassandra Vaughn, the ROI Coach at to register today! Space is limited.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The Opportunities In This Economy

We are living in a time of change, learning and growth. There's been too much emphasis on what is not working about our economy. If you are feeling fear and worry about your finances, it's time to change that. You create what you think about and focusing on fear of lack will only create more lack. What's key, here, is to see the opportunities (and not the obstacles). Here are 10 things you can do to maximize your ROI (Return On Investment) in your financial life:

#1- Decide what you want for your financial future. Too many of us, in the past few years, got caught up in the idea that the only way we could live a good life is by taking out debt (mortgages, credit cards, loans, refinances, etc.). Is this the way you want to live? It's time now to make a conscious choice about what you want for your financial future. If you want to own your home cash, put it in writing. If you want to own your vehicles, furniture and pay cash for items, put it in writing. It's time to identify the standards by which you are creating your financial future.

#2- Live more by living on less. Do you really need everything you have? Get rid of all the things that are not essential to your life. There are those who thought, five years ago, that having a Suburban was essential. Now, when they go to the gas pump, they're having second thoughts. Upgrade your life by identifying what you really need and staying within that frame of mind.

#3- Walk more, drive less. It's better for the environment. It's better for your wallet. Just think, "Why haven't we been doing this already?" Sometimes, things have to happen to force us into a situation where we do the things we should've always done. Walk, get exercise and save the environment.

#4- Accelerate your mortgage with a mortgage acceleration program and pay off your home in 10 or less years (rather than the typical 30). Every mortgage company offers a mortgage acceleration program where you add $200 - $300 a month to what you currently pay on your mortgage (this goes straight to the principal balance) and you end up paying off your mortgage in half the time. Remember: you don't own your home until you physical have the deed.

#5- If you don't own a home or have lost a home to foreclosure, make it very clear to yourself that you will buy your next home cash. If you expect the best (and settle for nothing less), you will ALWAYS get it. This mortgage crisis is a real wake-up for people that says, "We need to own and control our homes and maintain our sense of safety and security." The only way to do that is to OWN your own home. A mortgage is not owning. You have borrowed money from a bank and they own your home until you pay it off.

#6- Do not buy a brand new car. Buy a used car cash. New cars depreciate by more than $6,000 the moment they're driven off the lot. Do not waste money on brand new cars or on paying interest on car notes. Freedom means not owing anyone anything. Free yourself. Pay off your car notes and make a commitment to never have another one again.

#7- Start a business. Each person has, within them, at least 10 phenomenal business ideas. Even in an economic downturn, people still need certain things. Line your skills up with consumer need that exists, whether the economy is great or not, and be in control of your money-earning potential.

#8- Stop putting a price tag on your life. If you find that all you think about is money, start volunteering, find a way to serve others and make a difference. The more you focus on the money you need, the farther the money you need goes away from you.

#9- Know that you are provided for. Do not let this economy scare you. Think "Have you ever starved? Have you ever not had enough to stay alive?" If you're reading this, obviously the answer is yes. You are provided for. Trust it.

#10- Know that you live in an endlessly abundant world. It may not feel like it right now but you are a 'yes' person, living in a 'yes' world, being responded to by a 'yes' universe. Know that there's a yes even when you don't get what you want. Breakthroughs always come after breakdowns. Find the opportunities and take hold of them!

Kassandra Vaughn, the ROI Coach

Sunday, August 31, 2008

What are you Giving Birth to This Labor Day?

Labor Day is a phenomenal opportunity to rest, rejuvenate and recommit ourselves to the labors of love we call our life's work. No matter what your calling, this is a day to commemorate all that you've put into living life on purpose and it's also a day to evaluate what it is you are now conceiving and carrying and birthing in your life.

To reach your highest potential means to connect with who you really are by serving the world in all of the ways you were sent here to serve. The first step is DISCOVERY. Key to discovering or rediscovering your calling comes in making you a priority in your own life. Many people are afraid to be alone. Make no mistake. You are NEVER alone. Wherever you go, there you are and, if you're feeling lonely, it can only mean one thing: you don't like the company you're keeping, namely you.

This Labor Day, reconnect to the you that is fabulous, loving, kind, amazing to watch, endearing to listen to and extraordinary to be around. Rediscover who that is so you can move into the next step which is RELEASE. Before deciding what direction you're going in, you have to be willing to release ALL expectations of what you "should" be doing. Everyone comes here with a multitude of gifts and talents that can lend themselves to any number of professions and callings. Once you are willing to release your hold on what you "should" be doing, you qickly learn a life altering truth: you don't choose your calling; your calling chooses you. You'll know which one to do next because it will choose you.

The third step is TRANSFORMATION. The moment you choose you and open your life up to all the possibilities of your calling, a transformation takes place. It is constant, imposing and transfiguring. All of a sudden, you are all of you; greater than you ever thought yourself to be and, yet, more connected to everyone and everything in a way that surpasses understanding. You see the beauty in everything. You learn not to sweat the small stuff. You trust your intuition and know that life is bigger than you. In this place, you bloom like a flower and your light shines for all to see. It's the beginning of a new way of seeing life that you gave birth to.

Sometimes, this process takes 9 months. Other times, 9 years. This Labor Day, decide that this is a process that will not take you a lifetime to deliver. DRT- Discovery, Release, and Transformation. Choose it now! Start by choosing you!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Response Time is Important But Patience is Essential

Making a million dollars in your business requires that you sell a million dollar’s worth of product/services. How do you do that? By offering a million dollar’s worth of value to your customers. One of the best ways to offer a million dollar’s worth of value to your customers is by being extremely responsive, so responsive that they hear from you before they thought they would, they receive your products before the quoted mailing time and they feel, as your customer or potential customer, that you are always on their mind. Whether a customer/client is paying $1.85 for a grande coffee or $155.00/mo for an Equinox Fitness Club Membership, they want to feel like they are your number one priority and successful businesspeople understand this.

Response Time is Important.
#1) Return emails as quickly as possible. I love my Blackberry because it allows me to get emails instantaneously. I’m able to respond back to clients, even if it’s to say, “It’s going to take me some time to get back to you on this issue but I’ll email you in detail by the end of the day.” That response given back within minutes of the email being received goes a long way with a client.

#2) Keep your websites updated, especially your blogs. There’s nothing worse than jumping on to your site and seeing that you haven’t written anything in months. Even if it’s just to say “Business is changing. Stay tuned!”, keep your sites updated.

#3) Deal with customer complaints, questions and concerns IMMEDIATELY. This is not optional. Whenever there is a question about your service, a complaint about your product or an objection to overcome, handle that IMMEDIATELY. Waiting a few hours can, in some instances, kill a deal.

#4) If you’re going to communicate, have something to say and say it well. Your words are powerful. Fast response times are great when you’re using the right words but fast response times with incomplete or inappropriate responses are nothing to be proud of. You have to be at the top of your game always WHILE providing fast response turnaround times.

Response time is very important. It’s critical to respond appropriately in as little time as possible but here’s the flip side: you, as the business owner, have it as your responsibility, to respond as quickly and effectively as possible. After all, if you’re making a million dollars a year, you’re charging $500 an hour. As a customer, if I’m paying $500/hour, I expect to be responded to quickly. However, you cannot expect your customers to jump to buy or purchase from you, especially if you haven’t laid the ground work of establishing report and building relationships.

Too many entrepreneurs expect people to buy from them at astronomical rates in very little time because their products are good. That’s not the way this thing works. Successful businesspeople know that the first and last thing you do to experience sustainable maximum profitability, is BUILD RELATIONSHIPS. That’s the secret! There’s no other secret but that and building relationships takes time AND patience. So, while you’ve got very little time to get back to your clients/customers, your clients and customers can take their time getting back to you and can take their time buying and you have to have the patience and persistence to keep building the relationship even though, at the moment, it’s not reaping you immediate profitability.

That’s why it’s so important to have multiple streams of revenue. Depending on one product line or a select group of clients to provide your overall income is a disaster in the making. Pressure fills you because if you don’t close them or that deal, you don’t eat. Now, if you have money coming from all directions, as you build your relationships with these clients, you can be patient and enjoy the client building relationship process. You can flow with life in joy and ease and without the added stress of NEEDING to close the deal.

So, the bottom line is this: Your response time, as the business owner, is crucial and should be as fast and effective as possible the FIRST and LAST time but PATIENCE is required, on your part, as you build and sustain customer relationships. Sounds like a double edged sword but it’s actually a well choreographed tango.