August 1, 2012 

Note from Elizabeth




Happy New Year!  Yes, the 1st of every month is a new year.  Look back at your numbers for July, 2012 and then for August 1, 2011 through July 31, 2012.  These numbers tell a story.  If the story isn't good, what will you do different this month?

If your business is not where you thought it would be at this time in 2012 please join me and other amazing women entrepreneurs at my SuccessPlus 2012 event in Minneapolis, MN on September 21-23, 2012. Enjoy 3 extraordinary days that will change your business and change you.

My theme for my business this year is Everything Platinum. This means that I'll be stepping up in everything I do.  If you want this, too I'd love for you to join me.  Visit my online calendar and we can set up a time to visit.

Have a great month!
Success Story

After attending the SuccessPlus 2011 event I felt empowered and supported.


I came away with the information I needed to grow my business presented in simple, manageable steps. Being a solopreneur is difficult and Elizabeth's experience and knowledge is extremely valuable.  


Keri Dickerson

KMD Organizing 

Santa Barbara, CA 


Step on the bridge   
, recently Bruce and I took our granddaughter, Addilynn, to the park for the first time. At first, all she wanted to do was hang on to me.  Anytime I would try to put her down she would fuss and literally hang on to me for dear life.  But the more we tried some of the fun equipment the braver she got.

The best part was when we put her down to walk on a 'bridge' in the play equipment.  She very tentatively tried walking on this strange surface but then got braver and braver.  She started walking as fast as she could back and forth, back and forth over the bridge.  She wouldn't even acknowledge grandpa as she passed him on her journey. You should have seen the big smile on her face as she was so proud of herself.

Aren't we just like Addi in our life? 

We are wary of anything new even if it's supposed to be fun.  But the minute we step out of our comfort zone (my arms in Addi's case) and try it then our journey begins.  As we step out in faith we realize whatever 'it' is - it's not as frightening as we thought. 

Of course, it helps to have a 'grandpa' close by. Someone  who has walked this road before.  Someone who has tried it and had success. Someone who is there to catch us if we fall.

What comfort zone are you ready to step out of?
  • Firing a client who you dread going to work with 
  • Getting rid of things you don't need in your office and keep you stuck to the past
  • Raising your rates
  • Setting boundaries around your time and stop letting others take advantage of you
  • Putting together policies for your business and sticking to them
  • Trying to think of everything yourself to grow your business instead of looking to others who have walked this journey before you 

If any of these or more are true; please stop.  Staying safe and sound in your comfort zone is exhausting and limits the good work you do for others.


For most of my life my comfort zone was saying I was terrified of speaking before a group.  It felt very true for me. It wasn't until 2001 when a dear friend told me she believed in me and practically forced me to give my first workshop.  My life has never been the same. Now you can't keep me off a stage! 


Step out today and step on the bridge. 


The biggest difference between entrepreneurs who make it and those who don't is their confidence. Build your confidence by stepping out of your comfort zone.  Your comfort zone is actually discomforting! 

Now is your time,  .  2012 IS YOUR YEAR. 

Elizabeth Recommends:

  SuccessPlus 2012 Extraordinary Event
September 21-23, 2012   
, I want to invite you to join me for 3 days in September that will not only change your business but change you!

Find out what you need to know and need to do in order to grow your business.

You will be given all the secrets and steps to become well known in your area, market yourself and have fun at the same time, get more done in your business every day, attract wonderful clients, and make more money!


Find out more and register today!


, thanks for taking the time to read the 'Growing Your Business with Confidence' tip and I'm excited to help you accelerate your success. Of course we want to grow our business and make more money, but let's not forget - the busier we are the more people we get to help. And the happier our clients are the more they will tell others!


Love and confidence,

Speaker  Member of the National Speakers Association

Coach     Mark LeBlanc's Small Business Success Coaching 


CPO       Certified Professional Organizer and Member of the

                National Association of Professional Organizers

Issue: 57

In This Issue
Success Story
Step On the Bridge
Elizabeth Recommends
Ready to Get Coached?

Whatever you are facing and want and need to get resolved or if you want to be in a coaching relationship with me, now is your time.

Call (605) 357-8767 to find out about my coaching options.

1. Pinpoint Coaching

2.  SuccessPlus Coaching Program

3.  SuccessPlus Private Platinum Program

There is always an option to fit the best of what you need and want. 

SuccessPlus 2012
Mark your calendar for my 3rd annual SuccessPlus Conference in Minneapolis, MN September 21-23, 2012

Elizabeth Speaks
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Elizabeth Hagen

Coach - Mark LeBlanc's Small Business Success Coaching Network  

(605) 357-8767