July 19, 2012 

Note from Elizabeth




We are now officially halfway through July which seems unbelievable to me.

Did you set goals for 2012 back in January?  Have you looked over them lately?

I hope you are right on track but so often we give up on our goals shortly after we set them and then we set even higher goals the next year.  This doesn't make sense.  Instead of yearly goals I set monthly benchmarks. This way I am always current with where I'm at and where I want to be.  Read today's article and let's set some doable benchmarks for 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

Recently I presented a one-hour program "Clear the Clutter - Change Your Life!"  to a spouse's group for a state-wide association at the Convention Center - about 100 women and 1 brave husband.  That's not news since I get 2-4 of those per year, but this time I asked for a nice fee and they did not even blink or try to negotiate it! The group was riveted and even stayed late asking questions, and it was LUNCH TIME!

This is all just to let you know your impact on my life and world since it is  totally due to your stellar training and enthusiastic encouragement.  Thank you more than you know


Becca Clark

Creative Convenience

Hot Springs, AK  


Every 30 days 

, I want you to try something for me.  I want you to throw out the yearly calendar and start thinking in term of EVERY 30 DAYS

It's fine with me if you have goals to achieve in the next year, 3 years, 5 years, etc but break them down into doable chunks. I call these benchmarks.

A benchmark is a number that measures an activity or result.

Benchmark Examples:
  • Bring in $_____________ in gross revenues in July (result)
  • 3 new clients in July (result)
  • Make one business development phone call a day (activity)
  • Give one teleclass in August (activity)
  • Attend 2 networking events in August (activity) 

Do you see how doable these are?  Much more doable than saying "I'm going to make 200 business development phone calls this year."

I teach my coaching clients how to benchmark their way to success.  We set benchmarks in 5 areas:  Financial, Marketing, Selling, Fun, and Health.  


Take time right now to set your benchmarks.  Put them in a place where you can see them every day. I have a form I use with my clients and they fill this out the 1st of every month.  Whenever they wonder what they should do to grow their business every day they pull from their "Benchmark Your Way to Success" form.


Your benchmarks are repeaters that you do every month. The next step is to write down your 'enders'.  What do you want to complete in the:

  • Next 30 days
  • Next 90 days
  • Next 12 months

Have some fun and just dump your brain out into these time frames!  Now, when you want to work on a project you look at your enders list and pull your action steps from there.  It is a lot of fun to see your 'next 12 months' ideas move into the 'next 90 days' and 'next 30 days' section and you start to get projects completed and see progress in your business.


If your business is not where you thought it would be as of today what are you doing about it?  Start benchmarking your way to success!


We're going to be working on this in detail at my SuccessPlus 2012 event in Minneapolis, MN on September 21-23, 2012.  If you're ready to take action and experience 3 extraordinary days I hope you will join us! 


The biggest difference between entrepreneurs who make it and those who don't is their confidence. Build your confidence by setting benchmarks and taking action on them every day.  You will experience incredible momentum!

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!

I think the best way for me to give you examples of what I'll be teaching at the SuccessPlus 2012 event on September 21-23, 2012 in Minneapolis, MN is to give you an eBook I wrote called Growing Your Business with Confidence:  Simple Strategies You Can Do Now!


Please download this eBook today, read the strategies, pick one to do now and you'll see the difference taking action makes.


These strategies are just an example of what you'll be learning at SuccessPlus 2012.  I hope to see you there!


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: 56

In This Issue
Success Story
Every 30 Days
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Elizabeth Hagen

Coach - Mark LeBlanc's Small Business Success Coaching Network  

(605) 357-8767