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?