Bruce and I moved to Sioux Falls 22.5 years ago when Chris was 7, Emily was 5, Abby was 4, and Sean was 2. We started going to 1st Baptist right away and I think the first week we were here I attended the Mom’s Morning Out program at church. Wendy was there. Something about her clicked with me and I knew I wanted to be her friend. And we were and we did. For over 22 years. I am so grateful for Wendy. We’ve both had a lot happen the last 22 years and have been there for each other. Wendy is the kind of person who always has the right thing to say. It’s a gift! Today we went out for lunch for her birthday like we’ve done the last 22 years and I hope for the next 22!
I presented my “Organize with Confidence” workshop tonight in Sioux Falls to 30 wonderful women. What fun!
If I had never faced my huge fear of speaking 9 years ago I would not have been in front of these women tonight. I would not have met the thousands of great people I’ve enjoyed meeting the last 9 years of speaking. I can not imagine where my life or my business would be if I had not stood up to my fear.
This was no imagined fear. I was terrified of speaking, absolutely terrified. But, as a stubborn, Dutch woman I was more terrified of failing at this new business I started in 2000 so when my friend, Renee, said “Elizabeth, you need to give workshops to let people know about your expertise” I listened. One of the best things I’ve ever done.
I heard that fear stands for Fantasized (and usually fearful) Experiences Appearing Real. Well, that’s the truth. Most of what we fear it totally imagined.
I was thinking about things I used to fear such as giving teleclasses, traveling alone, eating along when traveling, meeting new people, being on TV and radio, etc. I’ve been able to conquer all of those fears because I first faced my fear of speaking. I figure that if I can stand up in front of large (or even small) groups of people I can do anything!
Have you heard about the *brand new* telesummit that’s happening this summer? I’m so excited about it, that I wanted to share it with you!
My friends Marty Marsh and Jody Gabourie are the tour guides for the Marketing Summer Tour – a fantastic week long marketing telesummit that features 18 of the some of the top entrepreneurs and internet marketers!
And guess what?! I’m one of the great speakers!
I really encourage you to sign up right now to reserve your seat on the bus! The teletour is from July 20 -24, 2009. All the great details are at: http://tinyurl.com/kmgbra
I can’t wait to share my marketing skills with everyone who signs up. I know you’re ready to your business to the next level – so come join me!
Jody and Marty are even holding 2 teleseminars to answer all your questions about the Marketing Summer Tour. You can find out the dates at: http://tinyurl.com/kmgbra
An easy way to get in front of your choice clients
It’s not as hard as you think to attract your choice clients, make more money, follow-up with your prospects in fun ways, use your time more wisely, and show your expertise to clients that you want to work with.
There are easy steps you can follow and I’m going to walk you through it at my next teleclass:
7 Action Steps You Can Do Now to Stimulate Your Business! Date: Thursday, June 11, 2009 Time: 11 AM EST (10 AM Central/9 AM Mountain/8 AM Pacific) Fee: NO COST TO YOU!
All you need to attend is a phone and a willingness to take action. (Can’t make it? No problem – you’ll automatically get the downloadable audio recording if you are registered for the teleclass.)
Here is just a sampling of what I’ll cover during this special 60-minute event:
The 3 essential tools any office needs to slay the clutter monster
How to use 3×5 cards to stay on top of all of your to-do’s
How to prioritize your day in 45 seconds
The easy way to call up civic organizations and be their next speaker
The story of when I stopped multi-tasking forever
How to pick ‘THE’ topic that all of your choice clients can’t wait to hear you speak on
The steps to follow to create your own movement in your city so you are the one prospects call when they need your expertise
How you can reserve your spot in the brand new “Elizabeth Hagen Stimulus Package Teleclass Series
Don’t miss out on moving your business forward. RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW – CLICK HERE!
During the call I’ll be filling you in about the brand new Elizabeth Hagen Stimulus Package Teleclass Series that will be starting on June 25. I can’t wait to tell you all about it!
The summer is a great time to put into action what you need to do to take your business to the next level. Click here to register for ‘7 Action Steps You Can Do Now to Stimulate Your Business!’
This is a difficult article for me to write because I do not take enough personal time and I know this! But after having some great ‘down’ time in Texas I realized how important it is to have time to just chill and relax.
I’m going to share exactly how I’m going to start having more personal time in my life and you can do it right along with me!
Here are the simple steps:
Realize that having personal time is important and that you deserve it. This may be the hardest step of all so stop for a minute and tell yourself that you are extremely worthwhile and that you know that if you take time for yourself you will be a better person in everything else that you do.
Make a list of things you like to do but don’t take time to do. For example: Reading a fun book, taking a nap, going for a walk, treating yourself to a manicure, pedicure, or massage, going to a movie in the middle of the day (I love this and Cynthia and I did this in San Antonio!), calling up a good friend, etc. You get the idea.
Go to your calendar and pick out at least one time in each of the next 4 weeks that you’re going to do something fun for you. Go ahead and pick more times if you’d like but at least one. (more…)
Have you ever written a list of goals, felt great about them and then wondered “How will I ever get this all done?” and felt overwhelmed or started on a project and then felt your mind wander to something else time and time again, only to find that things just aren’t getting done as quickly as they should, if ever?
These are symptoms of the Entrepreneurial Dilemma and Sandy Martini has made it her life’s work to solve them.
By meeting clients where they’re at, Sandy has an amazing ability to look at a situation and see the quickest path to where they want to go, and then get them there.
5 Simple Ways to Save Time and Make Money by Repurposing Everything You Do
Learn to multitask through repurposing rather than juggling “to dos”
Discover a secret formula for creating information products – fast!
Learn why you don’t have to go it alone and how you’ll make more money when you don’t
Keep clients longer using repurposing – save time, make more and have happier clients