June 2010
Welcome to Elizabeth Hagen's Growing Your Business with Confidence Monthly Tip

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Welcome to this issue of my monthly tip newsletter just for women in business.  Each month you'll be receiving an easy-to-implement and very valuable tip or strategy to help you grow your business that you love.
If this sounds valuable to you then I'm looking forward to helping you accelerate your success and grow your business!
The saxman rocked the house!

At our recent church service we had an awesome surprise.  Greg Vail, a saxophonist from California, joined our worship band and he rocked the house.  He was amazing.  I didn't want to leave and could have listened to him all night.

He was truly a master at his craft.  During one of the songs he was playing a solo and I was watching some of the other band members - the pianists, the guitarists, and the drummer.  Their hands were poised on their instruments and their eyes locked on Greg. I mean locked. At one point Greg took his hand off of his saxophone and made a slight movement and immediately the other members of the band joined in. This was focus in action.

Of course, as I always do, I started thinking about what happened and how I could apply this to my business. 

What if we were to be as focused on our business as those band members were on Greg? What if every sense and thought were focused on one task at hand? Can you even imagine what you would accomplish?

When the service was over I saw the band laughing and having fun together.  The focus was over.  That is what should happen to us when we leave our office - relax and have fun.  But, just like the band members during the service when we are in our office let's focus on rocking the house!

Elizabeth's Assignments:
  1. Make a decision that you are going to focus on your business when you are in your office.
  2. Take action and decide every day on the three top high-value activities that will help you reach your Optimistic Number and these tasks must be business development steps.  Write them down in the morning and do them right away.Click here for a great form to use. You may not be familiar with the term "Optimistic Number". Your Optimistic Number is that number that represents the amount of work you want to do in a month at your current fee levels with your fun meter on max, and having the kind of balance you want between your work and home life. The key words in the definition are 'in a month'. Always work in 30-day increments - not one-year goals.
  3. Stay focused on getting your three HVAs (high-value activities) done every day.  Keep you eyes locked on the tasks you wrote down (which means stay off of Facebook and e-mail until you are done!).
Elizabeth's Resources:
Note:  Last fall I joined Mark LeBlanc's Small Business Success Coaching Network.  As a Small Business Success
Coach, I'll be teaching and sharing the concepts, strategies and ideas in the SuccessPlus Coaching Program that have helped me get where I am today.  Join me and let's make this year the best year of your business!

Got Fears?!!!

Then I have a fantastic, complimentary teleclass for you!

, do you ever have thoughts that make you doubt yourself?  Thoughts like "If I call them they won't want to work with me." Or "What can I possibly say that's different from anyone else in my industry?"

These thoughts are fears.  I've had them, too, which is why I'm offering the "Busting the 9 Fears that Keep Our Business Stuck" teleclass on Thursday, June 24, 2010 at 1 PM EST.

And there is NO cost to you!  That's right - free!

Click here for more info and to register. There are no worries if you can't be on the call 'live' as you will receive the downloadable recording if you are registered.

Along with great content I'll be sharing information on the call about my upcoming SuccessPlus - Extraordinary Women - Extraordinary Gathering that will be held in Minneapolis, MN on November 5-7, 2010.

Want more information about the teleclass? Click here now!

, thanks for taking the time to read the 'Grow 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 more happy clients we have the more they will tell others!
Love and confidence,

Speaker  Member of the National Speakers Association
Coach    Small Business Success Coaching Network
CPO      Certified Professional Organizer and Member of the
             National Association of Professional Organizers
Issue: 25
Save the Dates of November
5-7, 2010

You can be a part of my first-time ever personal and business changing event! 

The SuccessPlus Gathering in Minneapolis, MN November 5-7, 2010!

More info coming soon but
Elizabeth Hagen, CPO

If you're a determined woman in business who wants support, is ready to take focused action, and wants to accelerate your success and grow your business - welcome!!
I'm Elizabeth Hagen and I'm here to help.  I've put together the best tips/tools/advice that I've used to grow and maintain a successful organizing and speaking business and I want to share them with you!
Every month I'll be sending you a quick tip for you to implement immediately.  It's all about making a decision, taking action, and staying focused!
I can't wait to hear about your success!
Elizabeth Hagen
Coach - Small Business Success Coaching Network
(605) 357-8767