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Will I see you in St. Paul, MN on April 27 and 28?

12573182_10153942045528846_999080934319992441_nThe before. conference

Even veteran #entrepreneurs need to get down to the basics! Get $100 off #thebeforecon on April 27 and 28 in St. Paul, MN. Use my code “Elizabethguest” to get $100 off your registration!

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If it weren’t for excuses

I don’t know who updates the blackboard at my Kosama gym each week but I love her!

kosama-excusesThey always make me think.

I started thinking about excuses and how they can trap us into staying right where we are.

Have you given into any excuses lately?

  • Not enough time
  • Someone else does it much better than me
  • What will people think?
  • I don’t know how
  • It will take too long
  • I need a nap
  • I’m not a morning person
  • She might say no

How do I know these? Because I’ve uses all of these before and then I went nowhere.

Same with you?

How about making the rest of March the No Excuse Month? Seriously. When the thought creeps into your head, and excuses are very sneaky, say ‘Stop’. Then think of a way you can do it.  There is always a way.

If you don’t know, ask someone.

One of the reasons I’ve done so many things in my business is because I did them before I fully knew how. Like: Speaking, giving teleclasses, designing handouts in Microsoft Publisher, writing a newsletter and blog, etc.

Did they all succeed at first? Absolutely not! Did they eventually succeed? Yes. But, they would not have if I had let my excuses win and never started.

What excuse will you kick to the curb today?!


My 1st Facebook Live!


I love seeing entrepreneurs succeed.

Which is why I’m doing a Facebook Live » today at 12pm//cst to teach you about looking at life through eyes of a speaker. Click on ‘going’ on that page to be notified of the live events today.

It gets better than that though. Not only will you get to hear from me, you’ll also get to hear from 9 other entrepreneurs who have found success in their biz.

We’re sharing our secrets to success and I want you to be there!

Shine bright,


Sometimes it’s the little bit extra

Last Sunday I was registered to run the Avera Race Against Breast Cancer 5K.

I was so excited. I ran this last year and the whole event is so awesome.

I’ve been fighting a really bad cough and all the side effects that go along with it and wasn’t sure I could run but I was NOT going to miss the packet pick up. I want my t-shirt!

avera-packet-pickupThe day before the race I went downtown to get my packet. I parked in the back and I was surprised to see how they decorated the area leading up to the store. They really did the little bit extra. Actually, a lot extra. And, this was in the back! Imagine what they did to the front?

The extra effort they did made me want to run the race even more!
Unfortunately, I wasn’t well enough to run and I was so disappointed. But, I couldn’t stop thinking about the extra effort they did even for the packet pick-up experience.

They made what could have been a just a normal packet pick-up time – fun!

Have you ever been the recipient of someone or a company doing that little bit extra? How did it make you feel?

Have you done the little bit extra lately?

The good news is that it doesn’t take much these days to make someone feel special. With e-mail, texts, social media, etc. we are losing the personal touch so when it does happen – wow!

Let’s make a pact right now that in the next 3 days we are going to wow someone.

I’m going to send someone on my newsletter list a copy of my book Confidence: Now is Your Time – 31 Days to a More Extraordinary You!

Who will it be for you and what will you do?

I mentioned in my last Wednesday Wisdom I’m going to offer teleclasses on different topics that will help you think differently and have the courage to take a next step.

The first teleclass I offered was all about your paper. Yes, your paper piles! If you missed it you can still purchase the recording.

My next teleclass will be about wasted guilt! The teleclass is How to Beat the Guilt of Taking Care of Yourself First. You will want to put Wednesday, October 12 at 6 PM EDT in your calendar. Details coming soon!

Take the next step

bike-path-treesAs I was riding my bike recently on the bike trail in town I started thinking about all the different kinds of people who enjoy the trail.

• Serious bicyclists going extremely fast
• Regular bicyclists – like me!
• Joggers
• Runners – there is a difference between those who jog and those who really run
• Parents with children in the carrier behind their bikes
• Children on small bike pedaling furiously to keep up with their parents!
• Older couples taking a leisurely walk
• People who hop on it for a shortcut to work
• Photographers shooting senior pictures
• And so many more~~
One thing they all have in common is their desire for movement and to enjoy the outdoors.

Which got me thinking about my subscribers to my Wednesday Wisdom. My list includes people in different stages of life and work. This is one of the reasons I enjoy writing my weekly posts – the variety of the readers. But, one thing you all have in common is the openness to think differently and the desire to take the next step.

In what area of your life do you have a next step you are waiting to take? Almost everything gets easier once that first step is taken!

Getting back to my weekly posts – a newsletter article can only go so far. I decided to start offering teleclasses on different topics to help you take that next step in a deeper way.

The first teleclass I’m offering is all about your paper. Yes, your paper piles!

heels-going-up-ladderTake the next step to get rid of your paper piles…once and for all

Clutter is a major factor in holding people back. Why? Because it represents the past of undone stuff. Particularly in paper piles. No one likes that feeling but few have the courage to do something about it!

Let’s take care of this and here is how you can take the next step…now.

Join me on Thursday, September 22 at 1 PM EDT, for the Get Rid of Your Paper Piles…Once and for All teleclass. Join us live or if you can’t make it there are no worries. If you are registered you will get the recording.

Imagine, your desk top clear of the piles and you can find what you need easily. It is possible! Find out more and let’s get you registered.


mentalFinally, it’s getting through to me.

Everything is 100% mental.

Working out starts in your mind.

Growing your business starts in your mind.

Building relationships starts in your mind.

How you spend your time starts in your mind.

Getting organized starts in your mind.

It is so true. When you think you can do something you can. When you think you can’t do something; you can’t.

Your body follows what your mind tells you.

Instead of writing a to-do list item like ‘talk to a prospect’ write it instead like this ‘I will talk to _____________ today’. Just this wording changes everything.

Instead of writing ‘take a walk today’ write ‘I will take a walk at 5 pm today’.

Instead of writing ‘organize desk drawer’ write ‘I will organize my desk drawer so I can find anything in it instantly’.

Get the idea?!

How can you think differently this week?

Bubble fail

Chris and Ashley took Addi on a fun weekend trip to Seattle so I got Alex for 3 whole days!

Oh, we had such fun.

alex-bubblesOne day we were blowing bubbles outside and, of course, he wanted to do it himself.

He set everything up for success but then he tried too hard and then he didn’t try hard enough.

We had a bubble fail. Click on the play button in the picture to watch Alex’s effort. The sound effects get me every time!

The best part is he kept trying until it worked.

Have you ever tried too hard at something and it didn’t work? Have you ever given minimal effort and gotten the same result?

We can everything set up just right but due to our efforts it may not work.

There is always just a right amount of effort where things work so smoothly. What’s interesting is that we often need to re-learn this lesson every day.
I’ve found when things just aren’t going the way I want I know it’s time to take a step back. Re-think my approach. Re-think my why. Re-think my strategy. Once that is done it’s usually a piece of cake!

Is there anything you are trying, it’s not working, and it may be time to take a step back?  •  605-310-5764  •

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