March 2012 

Note from Elizabeth




Spring is just around the corner.  Even though we are finally having some snow storms in South Dakota (we've had a fabulous winter!) I can feel spring coming!  What can you do to excite your prospects and clients for this fresh new season and give them a reason to hire you...soon?!

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 and we can set up a time to visit.

Have a great month!
Success Story 

Elizabeth was our opening keynote speaker at the2011 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference for Professional Organizers.  She spoke on being 'Fearless and Extraordinary' and was the perfect choice to ignite the attendees and get the conference off to a great start.   


As a professional organizer herself, Elizabeth has the insight into what it is like to work with clients and to run a business. She challenged us all to appreciate who we are; enjoy life and start being more successful.


I encourage you to consider Elizabeth as a speaker at one of your next chapter events.    


Janet Shiesl 

NAPO-WDC President 



you are the expert now



So often I hear from entrepreneurs Surely everyone knows what I know.  Who am I to sell my services?  Who am I to speak on this topic?


Stop it.  You are the expert.  Right now. 


When I spoke at the NAPO national conference in Columbus, OH in 2010 I waved a magic wand over the room full of attendees in my session and declared that they were all experts.  Every one of them. They laughed but so many came up to me afterwards and told me that was exactly what they needed to hear.

, you are the expert.

Does this mean that you know absolutely everything? No.

Does this mean that you are the only one in the world an expert on your area of expertise?  No.

Does this mean that you have nothing left to learn on your subject? No.

What this does mean is for you to stop waiting for whatever it is you are waiting for and go out there and do the good work you have been called to do.  Now.

This is going to take courage and confidence.  Instead of waiting until after the next conference, the next certification, the next ______________ (you fill in the blank) you need to let the world know that you can help them.

You are going to need to be bigger and bolder with your:
  • Marketing
  • Sales conversations
  • Speaking to groups
  • Writing
  • Networking
  • Follow up 
  • Blog posts

The biggest difference between entrepreneurs who make it and those who don't is their confidence.  


What are you waiting for?


Now is your time, .2012 IS YOUR YEAR.

Elizabeth Recommends


There are times in each of our lives where something amazing happens.  


Sometimes they are surprises and sometimes these moments come from a plan and hard work.   Today is one of these times for me.      


In June of 2011 I started writing my book Confidence: Now is Your Time and after a lot of work, joy, tears, and every other emotion my book is being printed.  I can't believe it!  


In Confidence: Now is Your Time  I share thirty-one stories that offer dramatic lessons I've learned to help you start loving who you are and what you do right now.  Now is your time to discover the peace and beauty of taking responsibility for where you are and who you want to become.



I am so excited to announce my new book to my wonderful list of subscribers first! And you can read the first chapter as my gift to you.  Please go to and enjoy the first chapter and a special video message from me.


You can order here and if you would like your copy autographed please make a note on the shopping cart page who you'd like me to address the message to and I will happily personalize it.




, 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: 48

In This Issue
Success Story
Stop are the expert now
Elizabeth Recommends
Elizabeth Hagen, CPO

If you're a determined entrepreneur 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!

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Award-winning small business expert Elizabeth Hagen is the Growing Your Business with Confidence Coach.

Elizabeth Hagen

Coach - Mark LeBlanc's Small Business Success Coaching Network  

(605) 357-8767