April 17, 2012 

Note from Elizabeth




I hope all is going well for you and your business, but I have a question for you.  Do you start your day by checking your e-mail inbox and then the next time you look at the clock it's an hour later?  If this is happening to you you are letting other people prioritize your day.  It's time to stop! Read my article in this issue to find out how.

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 www.TalkToElizabeth.com and we can set up a time to visit.

Have a great rest of the month!
Success Story

Why did I wait so long to hire Elizabeth? I was looking for someone to give me the 'kick in the pants' I needed and she does! She gives me direction and actually tells me straight up what to do when I'm stuck. Elizabeth's expertise, common sense, and humor make her a perfect fit for me.


Jill Annis 

Simply Organized, LLC 

Madison, WI 


Is it time for you to take charge of your day? 

Have you allowed your e-mails to be in charge for too long?

, if you are like most people the first thing you do in your office is check your e-mails.  I used to be the same way and when I did that I would let the inbox rule how I started my day.

I had far more important things to do but I would brush those aside as I dealt with e-mail after e-mail thinking I was getting important stuff done...but just kidding myself.

In the May, 2012 Success magazine there is a great article by Mel Robbins called "Take Control of Your Day".  She says "If your first act when you wake up is to check for texts or e-mails, then someone else sets your priorities before you've had breakfast."

Mel's solutions:
  • First thing when you get to your office is to do a brain dump for 5-10 minutes. Dump everything you need to do on paper. 
  • Highlight the top 3 things that matter most to you. Doing this will make sure you start your day by focusing on what is most important to you.
  • Go to your calendar and find a 30-minute block of time to take of these 3 items. It doesn't have to be first thing, but sometime today.
  • Now you've taken control of your day and NOW you can open up your inbox.

I've been doing this and it has changed everything.  Am I tempted to look at the e-mails? You bet.  But now I'm in charge of my day and not all the e-mails.


One thing that I do differently than Mel teaches is that after I do my brain dump I ask "What will I do today to reach my Optimistic Number of $___________?"  My Optimistic Number is the amount that I want to book every month in my business.   I look at all the projects, ideas, and to-do's and highlight the 3 that will make my business grow. 


The biggest difference between entrepreneurs who make it and those who don't is their confidence.  Build your confidence  by setting your own priorities each day.


The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule,
but to schedule your priorities. 

~~Stephen Covey


Now is your time, .2012 IS YOUR YEAR.

Elizabeth Recommends:

"How to Beat the Guilt of Taking Care of Yourself First" 
Complimentary Teleclass
 Tuesday, April 24  
from 1 pm to 1:27 PM EDT 

Do you ever feel guilty when you think about doing something for yourself?  If so, join the millions of other women who feel the same way.

But, why is that?  If we don't take care of ourselves first how can we do everything we need to do...and do it well?

I invite you to take 27 minutes for yourself and join me for a complimentary teleclass on Tuesday, April 24 from 1 pm to 1:27 pm EDT/ Noon Central/11 am Mountain/10 am Pacific.

, 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: 51

In This Issue
Success Story
Is it time for you to take charge of your day?
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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Coach - Mark LeBlanc's Small Business Success Coaching Network  

(605) 357-8767