October 2, 2012 

Note from Elizabeth
SuccessPlus 2012 guests



We had a wonderful time at my recent SuccessPlus 2012 event.  Save the dates of August 2-4, 2013 for next year's event and I hope to see you there!

The leaves are changing here in South Dakota, the sky is blue and the weather has been gorgeous.  It's a great fall. Did you know the 2nd week in October is "Home Based Business Week"?  Why don't you call your local media and let them know.  Their viewers/readers would love tips on helping home bases businesses thrive with your specific expertise.

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 contact me and let's put a platinum plan in place for your business!

Love and confidence,

Success Stories from attendees of my "Growing Your Business with Confidence" workshop

**I  just got back from your "Growing Your Business with Confidence" workshop and I have so say how much I enjoyed it!  I came in lost and now I feel hopeful and excited.


**In his book "The Prophet", Kahail Gibran says, "Your friend is your prayer answered".  Thank you for being the answer to my prayer for help with my business.


**You continue to be one of our best loved speakers.


**Where do I start  Thank you so much for another wonderful event. I loved spending time with you and other great people.


Are you ready to bring the "Growing Your Business with Confidence" workshop to your chapter?  This presentation is also  now available as a 5-part teleclass series Call me at (605) 357-8767 to find out more!



Do you think your
excuses are  
Newsflash: They are not    


, I think it would be EXTREMELY interesting if we had a bell in our brain that would 'ding' every time we allowed an excuse to stop us from moving forward in our business.

Popular excuses:
  • I don't know how
  • It would take too long
  • That didn't work before
  • She can do it so much better than me so why try?
  • That's too scary
  • Not sure if it's worth the money
  • What if I look stupid?
  • I'm too tired right now.  I'll take a nap and then I'll do this. 
If these sound familiar to you I want you to STOP IT! In fact, watch this YouTube video with Bob Newhart called "Stop It".

The next time an excuse pops up please take a minute, stop and think about this excuse. Is it real?  Or is it something you tell yourself so often you now believe it's true?  There's a good chance it is not. A really good chance.

Know the difference between an excuse and a reason.

One definition of excuse is to release from an obligation or duty.  Now, that is interesting!  Are  you using excuses to release yourself from not doing what you know you should be doing?

How about instead of excuses you start believing in yourself?
  • I can learn how
  • I'll set a timer and see how long it really takes
  • Perhaps I didn't execute the strategy correctly, I'll try again
  • I can do it my way
  • It really isn't scary. I'm just telling myself that.
  • Let me ask someone else who has done this and see what their ROI was
  • Or maybe I'll look just fine - at least I've tried
  • I'm not really tired, I'm just telling myself that to get out of doing it 
The biggest difference between entrepreneurs who make it and those who don't is their confidence. Build your confidence by ridding yourself of your excuses, exchange your excuses for belief and do the good work you have been called to do. 

Now is your time,  .  

, 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!
Elizabeth Hagen

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: 59

In This Issue
Success Stories
Do you think your excuses are reality?
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.

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

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Elizabeth Hagen

Coach - Mark LeBlanc's Small Business Success Coaching Network  

(605) 357-8767