Owning a Business is HARD! and why college graduation was NOT what I expected!

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Owning a Business is HARD! and why college graduation was NOT what I expected!

I had a very strange “graduation” experience in Tallahassee this weekend.  See HOW it tied into the failure of my business…

Happy Sunday!  I know it’s Sunday and I just finished my blog from my very strange experience I had in Tallahassee this weekend but FIRST,
as a reminder, I wanted to make sure you knew about the amazing webinar training (that’s totally F.R.E.E.) we are doing on this Monday evening at 8pm so you can be sure to SAVE YOUR SPOT before it fills up.  (recording will be available to those who registered)  Click here to register https://mpbc.clickfunnels.com/wholeisticbizplan

Discover what is REALLY  Crippling Your Business…

& your Bank Account?

 

The 5 Parts to creating and sustaining

a 6 Figure Business & beyond!

with Shelley Mitchell & Melissa Binkley

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Hope to see you/hear you tomorrow night!  (please SHARE because this one is FREE!)
So, here’s my blog on this very strange “graduation” experience I just had and HOW it tied into the failure of my business…
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I’m headed back to South Florida after spending the weekend in Tallahassee at the FSU graduation where Dan’s daughter graduated with a double major.  I endured a very looooong 7-hour drive each way to support him in his very proud and special Dad moment.

It was NOT what I expected though…

I thought  “college graduation” would be a big happy festive moment for the graduates, but the overall feeling wasn’t like that at all.  Very few of them had those 4.0 GPA’s that seemed so abundant in high school and the look on the graduates faces was very odd to me.

It wasn’t HAPPINESS…

 

The look on their faces looked more like overwhelm that had come finally come to an end, with a little relief and fear thrown into the mix.

College graduation for many is where the rubber hits the road…  It’s time to grow up, and somehow you are instantly supposed to know what your passion and purpose are and have your entire life planned out PLUS figure out how to pay the bills.

Truthfully, without getting into an argument about “education”, the only DIFFERENCE I see between a smart person who set out to go to college and did NOT graduate versus someone who DID graduate (smart is irrelevant in this case) is someone who was able to stay FOCUSED on the “end-game”, be somewhat consistent and have the guts to STICK TO IT and see it through no matter how hard it got.

I don’t believe you need a college degree to be successful, but I do believe it takes A LOT of FOCUS, consistency and stick-to-it-ness to get a degree. 

More importantly,  the ability to overcome all the challenges life decided to throw at you and keep going is what will make you successful, NOT how”smart” you are.  (which explains why having a degree is weighed so heavily)

Then I remembered when I graduated from college. I received a BBA in Business Management and Finance and had already earned a degree in Marketing.

The thing is that…  I was 27, had undiagnosed ADHD and even though I was allegedly very smart, I struggled through everything I did. I never “finished” anything until then, and my own parents didn’t believe I would ever graduate either.

My son was already born; he was an 18-month old baby, and I was working full-time during the day and taking classes at night (15 hours like a crazy person).

I made very little money as an Apartment Manager, had a ton of debt and was so broke I could barely pay attention.  I clearly remember having to choose between paying rent or buying groceries.  I took my son to daycare during the day and then he went to a baby sitter at night.  I felt guilty about this every single day. 

I remember just 2 weeks before graduation, it got to a point where I felt I couldn’t take it anymore, and I desperately wanted to QUIT!  I was exhausted.

This shit was HARD!  Why was I sacrificing my time with my family?  What was I thinking?

I’ll tell you exactly what I was thinking…

  • I was FOCUSED on the END GAME and the life I wanted to have when it was all over.
  • I was FOCUSED on being an “example” to my son and others and the impact I wanted to have on his life when he decided to flail around in his life.  I didn’t want him ever to think college was an “option”.
  • I was FOCUSED on the difference I was going to be able to make in my career with the education I was getting.
  • I was FOCUSED on finally having that FREEDOM one day and ensuring that my son didn’t ever have to STRUGGLE the way I did my whole life.

NO ONE supported me through school.  I was on my own.  I joined the Army to earn money for school.  (which explains my late graduation date).

I had to work my way through school, I had to take out a lot of LOANS and I had to take care of a precious baby who didn’t start sleeping through the night until he was a teenager.  I did have a MENTOR at school, thank goodness! Dr. Chigbo Ofong guided me through all of my crap I went through while I was trying to get through school and kept me focused when I couldn’t do it on my own.

If I let all of the hard MOMENTS (which occurred almost daily) take over, I would have QUIT a hundred times over.

Of course, my graduation day was “happy” but most of all, it was a day of “Omg, I can’t believe I made it” and “I’m still alive and I’m so glad that’s over.” 

That day came primarily with a sign of RELIEF and for the first time in my life, I finally saw something through to the end.

To my surprise, when my name was called at graduation, I found out I was graduating Cum Laude (with honors), and I had the highest GPA in my major for that graduating class!!!

WHAT?!  How in the world did I do that?  I thought I was barely getting by.

 

Imagine that!  I literally wanted to QUIT just 2 weeks prior to that moment.

 

But I didn’t.

But I really really wanted to…

But I didn’t.

The fact that I didn’t QUIT was the ONLY thing that thing that made me different than all of the other smart people who never finished college.

And that’s what made all of these FSU graduates different that I was honored to see walk across the stage this weekend.  So CONGRATS to all of the college and high school graduates who have “seen it through”.  I take my hat off to you, and you should be very proud of yourselves!

As a Business and Entrepreneurial Coach, nationally-recognized Speaker and ADHD Coach, I get to meet a lot of brilliant people along my journey.

And I see this “quitting” thing happen ALL THE TIME with business owners.

Having your own business is TOUGH!

If having your own business was easy, everyone would do it.  However, we over-complicate it, and we make it way harder than it has to be.  It really is simple, and when you are FOCUSED on the END-GAME, you can and will SUCCEED!  I promise!

The problem that I see with so many business owners and entrepreneurs is that they just QUIT!

They QUIT in the middle of the hard moments.  They change direction, or they allow another “bright idea” to take over and distract them from what they originally set out to accomplish.

They don’t focus on the right things (because they don’t know how or know what to focus on), they spend all of their money on “magic pills” or things they think will fix their business and sometimes…

they even DISGUISE the “quitting” part with “a better business opportunity” or blaming someone else, the “economy” or outside sources for why it’s not working in their business and why they aren’t making enough money.

Most people started their business for one or more of the following reasons such as…

  • a necessity (from job loss, life transition or need more money)
  • a whim (a bright idea that sounded really good or a “great business opportunity”)
  • a gift or passion that burns inside of them and knowing they have a PURPOSE to fulfill and want to share their message with the world.

So they set out to do just that!

And uh oh, THAT idea didn’t work out so well.  So they either QUIT or when many business owners come to me for help, they are just about to QUIT and don’t know what else to do.

I’m here to tell you… If you do not know what your END GAME is, you WILL FAIL! That is guaranteed.

 

The END-GAME I am referring to is a FORMULA. 

Your VISION/Mission +

Your “WHY” +

a PLAN (a solid game plan to get there)

= END-GAME Strategy

If you are missing any of these components, you are setting yourself up to fail and then to beat yourself up for failing as if it was your fault and you are the failure.

I had to learn this lesson the hard way, over and over again.  I have had a lot of hard lessons to learn, but I’m relieved to say that we made it to a place I never thought possible.  (more about that later)

but, this entire story leads me to a story about a very special women in my life named “Melissa”.

When I met Melissa, she was at that place I will call “2 weeks before graduation”…

Stay tuned for my blog next week to read THE REST OF THIS STORY…

but until then, you can get some of the JUICY good details and some of the ugly not-so-good details by joining me Monday night as I interview Melissa Binkley, and we share some AMAZING f.r.e.e. TRAINING with you.

Discover what is REALLY  Crippling Your Business…

& your Bank Account?

 

The 5 Parts to creating and sustaining

a 6 Figure Business & beyond!

 

with Shelley Mitchell & Melissa Binkley

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Have you had one of those days where felt like you couldn’t do anything right? (all thanks to my son and Suzanne Evans)

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Have you had one of those days where felt like you couldn’t do anything right? (all thanks to my son and Suzanne Evans)
Have you had those day where you feel like YOU CAN’T DO ANYTHING RIGHT and no one seems to be happy with anything you do?  Yup, me too.
And have you ever IMPRESSED YOURSELF (which for me is very difficult to do since I am my WORST CRITIC)  that you had to pinch yourself in amazement?
There’s only 5 days out before my big event, DESTINED! and it’s SURREAL in how I feel about the BIG NAMES and TALENT I’ve single-handedly put together (with a few connections 🙂 to SPEAK and teach the BEST business building tactics and strategies…however,
I’m having a very teary-eyed emotional morning.
 
 
After speaking with a dear friend and client, Sharon Wacks, (and I’m also her client now as well) she reminded me of WHERE WE STARTED FROM just a little over 2 years ago when we met.
The day we met was the same day I took my son, kicking and screaming, to a business event just so I could spend quality time with him and stop feeling guilty for not “being there for him”.) 
 
That weekend changed our lives forever…
 
My tears today though are NOT from SADNESS but are from GRATITUDE and AWE…
It was not that long ago that I was topped the scales at 262lbs, jobless, lost my big corporate job, lost our home and had a son who was failing school and couldn’t even be treated for his ADHD due his heart condition that resulted in surgery shortly after his dad died!
I dreamt of a day that WE had found our passion, were living our lives within our VALUES, and doing what we LOVE and what we knew God put us here for.  Of course, as a single mom, I was more worried about Caleb “finding HIS way” than anything else.
His ADHD was very different than mine.  His personality was very different than mine – I didn’t know what to do with him or FOR him or how to help him… and I felt like a FAILURE as a MOM! 
 
Now, in just 5 days from now, one of the biggest dreams I’ve ever had is coming true. 
 
 
Caleb and I are sharing the STAGE at our OWN 3-day event and doing it to INSPIRE and serve others…
 
…(the smart, driven business owners and entrepreneurs who are CREATIVE geniuses and are ready to FIND THEIR FOCUS, make a difference in this world, to take advantage of their PURPOSE & PASSION and create 6figure businesses & beyond (that work with their UNIQUE brain-style) they know they were intended to have – so they have have the FREEDOM to live life!
Even though I have BIG NAMES speaking like Suzanne Evans (multi-million dollar coach), Mara Glazer (GENIUS Marketer), Dr. Yvonne Oswald (Master NLP Practitioner and Teacher), Jessica Brace (Video Marketer and yes, YOUTUBE QUEEN) and so many others,
I’m going to be the MOST PROUD to introduce my son, Caleb Sessions, who is giving his talk on Friday afternoon on
-How To INSPIRE those who are UN-Inspirable-
(or the ones who may be picking your retirement home)
(that’s the way I look at it anyway…  he may call it something else lol)
His “gift” is NOT in Algebra and its definitely NOT in remembering to take out the trash!
 
 
His “gift” is bridging the communication gap between parents and teens to have the relationship they don’t even know is possible yet (well, that’s how it started) but as it turns out, it surpasses that in which you will discover next week.
This young man has crawled through the depths of CRAP to pull his life together , author 3 books in 18 months when he couldn’t even pass the SAT writing after 3 tries, host a TV show, lose 50 lbs, and get his $hit together so he could get into college. 
 
(It was not easy… tutors who specialize in ADHD are not cheap and many of them QUIT without notice!)
He struggles every day with his learning disabilities to STAY in college… but he DOES it.  ON paper, or “based on statistics”, he never should have even GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL!
And yet he did it and still does it every day with grace while staying TRUE to his values and wanting to serve others, share his message and touch more people.
After becoming an ADHD Coach on top of being a BUSINESS COACH, I worked worked to help him find “systems” that worked with his own unique brain-style to FIND his FOCUS and achieve success…  (the same thing I do with my clients)
So as you can tell, I’m really looking forward to Friday and the entire 3 day business transformation event but even more-so,
I HOPE YOU WILL SHARE IT WITH CALEB and I – but do it FOR YOU – not for me...
so you can get all the tools, resources, and SOLUTIONS you need plus the KNOW-HOW and my 10 Business-Building Blueprints to be the CEO of your profitable 6figure business and beyond.
See  you next week!

Shelley

 

P.S. TOMORROW is the last day you can REGISTER your FREE TICKET I GIFTED you because of the hotel deadline (valued at $597.00) so please register today,

 

(read more below or go to http://destinedentrepreneur.com/ for more info)
inspire your teen


So here’s the deal – TOMORROW is the last day you can REGISTER your FREE TICKET I GIFTED you (valued at $597.00),
(this is NOT a sales tactic – this is the hotel charging me MORE for anyone who registers after tomorrow. I have to pay the hotel and guarantee the number of people attending.  This is the very reason why we ask for the deposit.)
so if you haven’t REGISTERED yet – please GET OFF THE FENCE and do it NOW!
Take the Leap of Faith – and if you know me well, you KNOW 100% that I will work my butt off to ensure you get a LOT MORE value than you have ever put in… (click here to claim your free ticket now)
Also, if you have already paid a deposit, please TRUST ME when I say that you really NEED to UPGRADE to the VIP EXPERIENCE!
 
IT IS TOTALLY WORTH IT! — I promise!  The meals alone at the Delray Beach Marriott are amazing and you get MUCH MUCH MORE!
(again, not a sales tactic nor is it profit…  our break-even cost per person is WAY MORE than the tiny $197 investment in which your deposit can be applied so it costs you nothing more.  See BELOW what you will receive as a VIP) –

Are you worth it?
 
Are you ready to take that LEAP OF FAITH in yourself
to finally FIND YOUR FOCUS and
create a 6figure business & beyond?
 
There is a DIFFERENCE between “interest” and “commitment”, and your business knows it…
Plus, for the FIRST TIME EVER, I’m launching my
10 Most Important BUSINESS-BUILDING BLUE PRINTS
which all attendees will RECEIVE!
Oh, I almost forgot to mention –
BRING A TEEN Entrepreneur for FREE!
 
(want more info….  see below or go to www.destinedentrepreneur.com)
 

WHAT – & links

 

Destined! is a 3 day business transformation event coming up at the Delray Beach Marriott on March 27-29,th. 

HOSTED By Shelley Mitchell, My Personal Business Coach AND her son, Caleb Sessions, Teen Author/Speaker/ADHD Advocate/TV Show Host/ Entrepreneur.

 
but even better, I have VIP EXPERIENCE TICKETS (normally $797.00) for only $197. 
 
This deal is only good through tomorrow so I hope you will join me and better yet,
 
I hope you will join me for the VIP EXPERIENCE as well!  (click here to register)
 
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(ADMIT ONE – must register)

DESTINED!

the DESTINED Entrepreneur
from lemonade stand to CEO!

Believe – FOCUS – Achieve

This GIFT includes ONE General Admission Ticket to this event to learn how to MAKE MORE MONEY in your business, find real SOLUTIONS and Systems that work with you unique brain style and also get all 10 BLUEPRINTS for building a 6figure Business & BEYOND and having the FREEDOM you deserve!
You will need to REGISTER in order to attend and must do so by clicking this link. (and paying a deposit) OR
you can also upgrade to VIP EXPERIENCE for the same amount by clicking here. (which is way better – see below)
NEED MORE INFORMATION? Call us at 561-320-1517 or click on our website at www.destinedentrepreneur.com to See What Awesome Gift You have Received!

WHO IS ATTENDING

WOW, Look Who’s Coming to DESTINED!   It’s YOU!

check out our CELEBRITY and Expert Speakers plus our amazing SPONSORS!

The one & ONLY Suzanne Evans!-

Dr. Yvonne Oswald! – 

Jessica Brace! –

Digital Marketer & Kenny Greg! – 

Mara Glazer & The Best Damn Biz Team!  –

Vicky Townsend –

Shelley Mitchell & Caleb Sessions

& many more…

When you ATTEND Destined, you will learn more about business in 3 days than you have in 3 years plus:

 

Shelley is releasing her BRAND NEW BLUEPRINTS!

  • You will get the 10 most IMPORTANT Business Growth BLUEPRINTS you need to have massive growth in your business! plus… so much more!

Experience the C-Suite!

a haven away-from-it-all…

FOCUSED on Clarity, Cool, Calm, Collected,

and Cash-Flow Consciousness!

Our businesses, daily lives, and yes, LOTS OF LEARNING the most up-to-date solutions & blueprints at the speed of light can be overwhelming!

Join us & other amazing CEO’s in the C-Suite, a special, peaceful, balanced OASIS for you

to relax, re-focus, re-energize, and re-vitalize – available all 3 days!

You’ll never want to leave 🙂


DETAILS

DESTINED!

the DESTINED Entrepreneur
from lemonade stand to CEO!

Believe – FOCUS – Achieve

WHEN:  March 27 – 29, 2015 (with pre-con on the 26th for our VIP’s)

WHERE: Delray Beach Marriott

 

10 North Ocean Boulevard, Delray Beach, Florida 33483 561-274-3200

 

or CALL US TODAY at 561-320-1517

Registration Begins at 8am – Friday 3/27

Early Access Seating Opens for VIPs at 8:30am  and

General Admission at 8:45am



The VIP Experience

 

 

Here’s What You Get With The VIP Experience Upgrade!

 

  • Pre-event – Exclusive PASSION TEST & MASTERMIND Experience for you (and also for your entire family) facilitated by Vicky Townsend with Inspiration University.
  • VIP LUNCH with special Celebrity Guest, Suzanne Evans!
  • Free Gen. Adm. TICKET to Bring a Friend For FREE! (they will need to register with your gift code coming in next email and we cannot upgrade to VIP with less than 5 days out or a surcharge)
  • VIP Access to our BLUE HAWAIIAN LUAU-style DANCE PARTY
  • VIP Access to our PAJAMA PARTY MASTERMIND!
  • All 3 Days!  PRIVATE Access LUNCHEON Mastermind with special Guest Speakers & Sponsors!
  • All 3 Days!  Early ACCESS/ Special Preferred VIP Seating! Pick Your Seats each day! – MORE OPPORTUNITIES to Network (SEE and BE SEEN – & Mastermind)!
  • WINE DOWN!  One complimentary WINE DOWN SPA EXPERIENCE Guest Pass from W.I.N.G.™ (Women Influencers Network Group)
  •  Exclusive VIP Swag Bag – tons of GIFTS & services from our awesome sponsors – Valued at over $1,000.00!!

Total package valued over $2,000.00!

 CLAIM MY SPOT AS A VIP TODAY


 

TEENS

 Inspire A TEEN so they Can INSPIRE the WORLD! – Shelley Mitchell

TEEN Entrepreneurs are welcome to attend the entire event and we also have a very special Passion, Purpose & PROFIT Day Just For TEENS on Saturday. (Bring your teen for free)

Caleb Sessions, Jessica Brace and Vicky Townsend

Teens

Hosted hosted by my son, Caleb Sessions, Teen Author/ TV Show Host/ Speaker/Entrepreneur

– AND –

Sponsored by SHARON LECHTER, Best Selling Author of Think & Grow Rich for Women and creator of youthpreneur.com

The TEEN PROGRAM includes all sorts of cool stuff like:

  •  Learn what your real PASSION is (with the Passion Test)
  • Start or grow a Business with your GIFTs and Passions that fits into your unique lifestyle.
  • Map out your ROAD MAP and have a real PLAN (CREATE A VISION BOARD!)
  • Find that FOCUS you need that supports YOU and your life!
  • Learn your unique Personality profile and of others to SELL yourself effectively but more importantly, helps with college interviews and partner/career/job interview,
  • Have that Independence and FREEDOM to live your life according to your true VALUES and know HOW to make the best choices for your FUTURE – YOUR WAY!

SPECIAL TEEN SCHOLARSHIPS Available!

questions?  call our office at 561-320-1517

(561) 320-1517

Why are you so afraid to charge what you’re worth? (I found the MISSING LINKS!)

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Why are you so afraid to charge what you’re worth? (I found the MISSING LINKS!)
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Why are you so afraid to charge what you’re worth?

(I found the MISSING LINKS!)

I hope you will check out my new blog below “The Four MISSING LINKS to Charging What Your Are WORTH!” But first, I can’t tell you just HOW EXCITED I AM about what’s coming up in just 3 weeks!!!!

I hope you are coming because there is NOTHING ELSE LIKE IT!

(& TEEN ENTREPRENEURS are totally F.R.E.E.! with you!)

DESTINED!

the DESTINED entrepreneur…

is a 3-Day Business Transformation Experience – all about FINALLY having the Resources, Systems and simple SOLUTIONS that WORK for YOU and your unique brain-style!

I’m working hard to put together all of the DONE-FOR-YOU services, Simple SOLUTIONS and Resources to help a crazy busy entrepreneurs get their FREEDOM back through more TIME, more MONEY and more SUPPORT.


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– BLOG –

 

Why are you so afraid to charge what you’re worth? 

 

– the FOUR Missing Links ~

By Shelley Mitchell, My Personal Business Coach & My Personal ADHD Coach

Why are you so afraid to charge what you’re worth?

I see it every day!  Soul & passion-centered entrepreneurs and business owners who have an amazing gift or passion but keep giving it away for cheap or free…Why are we so afraid to charge what we’re worth?

There are sooooo many reasons why we do this…

After all, we are here to serve others and to help people, right?  And, too often we think to ourselves, “if I don’t help them, who will?

We hear “I can’t afford it,” from our prospects or when people do not immediately say “yes,” we start shamelessly LOWERING OUR PRICES  just to get the business.  And we even assume that if we do a really good job and help them, that they will eventually pay us, offer to pay more or call us back to do it again.

The truth though is that the person who said they “can’t afford it,” will buy from someone else!!!  You may even see them the following week running to the back of the room at an event and worse, they may buy from someone else who charged A LOT MORE and can’t help them any better than you can.

 

Why?  Well, it’s simple…missing pieces

There are FOUR “missing links” that you need to have in place and fully understand before you can get paid what you are truly worth:

 

 

1.  People “buy” based on the emotion of how they think they will feel as a result of using your product or service.  If they said “no” or “I can’t afford it”, it’s because you either -haven’t shown them the value of what it is that you are offering, or they don’t believe it will work for them. This in turn means you haven’t spoken their language and have identified their true pains and challenges. They buy what they “WANT”; it’s not about you…

2.  God didn’t put you here to be broke!  We were given our passions, our gifts, and our strengths to contribute back to the world. There was no intention put to you indicating that you need to sacrifice your own well-being or not have a profitable business in the process!  You still have to be able to grow and to continue to touch more people. I’m here to tell you that the only way you can do that is to make money and then you can give back even more. When you make more money in your business, you can create a charity or even a scholarship program to give to those who truly cannot afford something and you can also expand your reach in ways that are unimaginable.  Oh and another ingenious idea is that you can actually hire the help and support you need so you can go out and do more of your passion or gift and less of the things you’re not really good at or don’t want to do.

3.  People who are afraid to sell are also afraid to buy.  This could stem from being sold magic pills in the past or even more deep-rooted issues and now you are holding back on things that you really need for yourself because you are unsure and afraid. A reputable coach (note, I said reputable) can help you disseminate what you truly need and what you truly don’t.  A great business coach with a history of successful clients will always have your best interest at heart.  This will save you a huge amount of money, time and pain.shelley mitchell

4. Until you stop being “that person”, you will continue to attract those people.  Ouch! WTH!?!

A high-end coach, before I hired her, once said these words to me and it really pissed me off! I had asked the question before I invested thousands into her coaching program, “Well I can’t really afford it and what happens if I can’t make the payments.”

She then asked me if I had clients who were always struggling with payments, who continuously said they couldn’t afford it and who were also sabotaging their own success and growth. Yes! and whoa, I couldn’t understand how she knew that!

These words were very painful for me but I bucked up, and I moved through it.

I had to stop being that same person.  What happened over the next year was amazing! I attracted ten times better clients who paid me ten times more fees.

But most importantly, THEY were ten times more successful than the clients I had in the past, and they made me look good because of THEIR success.

My clients were having huge successes by leaps and bounds all because I had to get out of my own damn way!

 


“DOUBLED MY INCOME – CONSISTENTLY!”

 

Sabrina Fajardo The Brand Artisan

 

“I knew Shelley for years but when I started working with her as my COACH, I almost DOUBLED MY INCOME – CONSISTENTLY in the first 5 months alone…! 

 

She listens and she really cares about her clients. She helped me FIND MORE TIME for ME…”

 

Sabrina Fajardo, The Brand Artisan


 

 

So which one of these do you relate to? Which one of these resonates with you?

If none of them do, then I’m sure you have a very successful business, are making plenty of money and are touching as many people as you really truly know that you’re supposed to be touching.   If not, then please re-read them and be honest with yourself.

It would be my honor to invite you to my three-day business transformation event, DESTINED! The Destined entrepreneur. On March 27th – 29th in Delray Beach, Florida.

This is a very unique event where we bring all of the done-for-you services and simple solutions to the crazy busy entrepreneurs who need to get out of their own way so they can get back to doing what they are truly gifted at.

In turn, you come away with everything you NEED to have a successful profitable business but still get to be the smart, driven, creative business owner that you truly are and to share your message and gift with the world.

Click here to reserve your spot or get more information.

You can also enter into a drawing for a FREE TICKET to DESTINED! valued at $597! By clicking here!

In addition, if you are a provider of a done-for-you service or a simple solution that truly works for smart, driven entrepreneurs and adult/teen ADHD ‘ers… to help them run and grow their business and want us to connect you with your perfect, ideal client, please contact Lauren at support@Mypersonalbusinesscoach.com

How NOT to let your Business COLLIDE with your teen, your family, your friends and the things MOST important to you!

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This might be TMI but…

Is your business keeping you away from your teen, your family, friends and the people who are really important to you?

Do you know a teen who is an ENTREPRENEUR or you JUST KNOW that as soon as they find out what their passion is, they are going to skyrocket?

(SEE BLOG BELOW)


ATTN: TAMPA/ST. PETE!

Being able to SPEAK, SELL and SERVE are the CORNERSTONES of making money in your business!

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for

SPEAK- SELL- SERVE, LIVE! 

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>>CHECK IT OUT HERE!<<

We are FILLING UP Fast! & Get our Early Bird Price

for just $37!

St Pete/Tampa 2/21

BRING A TEEN Entrepreneur for FREE!

It’s the MOST FUN you will have in your business day in 1 day learning how to SPEAK, how to SELL and how to SERVE – and MAKE MORE MONEY!

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How NOT to let your business get in the way of

what’s really important!

(your kids, your family, your VISION!)

 

By Shelley Mitchell

Are you an entrepreneur who feels that your business keeps you away from your teens, your family, friends and the people who are really important to you?

Do you have a teen is an ENTREPRENEUR or you JUST KNOW that as soon as they find out what their passion is, they are going to skyrocket?

I was in the same spot two years ago. My son was 50 pounds overweight; he recently had gotten in trouble with the wrong crowd, had been diagnosed and untreated ADHD, and was failing school.

Being a single mom, who worked full time and had very little quality time to spend with him that he desperately needed, I didn’t know how to help him.  With his dad having passed away three years prior, I was so frustrated and felt hopeless. I felt like a failure as a mom and just in my life overall.

Around this same time, I had attended a business conference, and someone was selling another workshop.  God knows I didn’t need another conference to go to but then they said “and you get to TAKE A TEEN FOR FREE!”

Without even thinking about it, I jumped at the chance! I knew he wouldn’t be very happy with me for making him go to an “old people’s conference” but I also knew that it would give us a couple of days to spend quality time together just hanging together doing things that at least one of us thought were fun.

Since I’m a Business Coach, and baking cookies or teaching homemaking skills was NOT my gift, it also gave me an opportunity to do things with him that I was good at.   So, with a little persuasion and absolutely no excitement from him at all, we went to the event together.

Well, to make a long story short, something a million times more amazing came out of that weekend than I could ever expect.   I always thought that he had huge potential, and I always believed in him but in his mind, of course I did! I was his mom, and that was my job.

It wasn’t until I had the willingness to expose him to outside positive influences and other entrepreneur minded people, who encouraged him and also told him that he had potential and that he could be successful, did he start believing it.

After that weekend, he decided to write a book. WTH?!?  Note, to this day, he still has not passed the writing part of the SAT, and all I wanted was to get this kid into a good college.  That was my job.

On the inside of me, I wasn’t sure he could accomplish this, writing a book OR even getting into college.  Hell, I couldn’t even get him to take out the trash! A lot of red flags starting popping up but as a mom and a coach, I knew I needed to support him in whatever positive endeavor he wanted to go on even if I didn’t “believe” he could do it.

Because of that ONE DAY experience and because I DECIDED to take the leap of faith and bought a ticket that gave me the opportunity to take a teen for free, OUR LIVES CHANGED FOREVER.   

In two short years later, he now has three published books,Calebs Book - 7 Days To Understanding Your Teen including the very popular “7 Days To Understanding Your Teen” that he has sold more than 1,000 copies – one at a time.  He also became a TV show host, graduated with a B average, actually lost 50 pounds and got into great shape and started doing some modeling on the side.   But the best part for me, especially since he still hasn’t exactly passed the writing part of the SAT, is that all of these things were exactly what we needed to GET HIM ACCEPTED TO AN AMAZING COLLEGE!  

Caleb Session modeling photoCaleb is now a freshman at the University of South Florida in St. Pete in the Business and Entrepreneurship program and doing awesomely. (He made straight A’s for the first time his first semester)  But even more importantly, which I believe is every mother’s dream, he KNOWS what his passion is, and he lives it and works on it every single day.

 

Caleb is passionate about EMPOWERING people who have struggled their whole life, never feeling “good enough”, and who are trying to figure out what they want to do.  He wants nothing more than to inspire those who never believed that they could actually do it!

My VISION and Caleb’s VISION Collide!

My VISION most of all, in addition to getting him into the best college possible of course and know that he KNOWS and LIVES his passion every day, is to finally put on an EVENT together with him to empower those same people. 

My passion is to help thousands of entrepreneurs grow successful businesses which include SUPPORTING PARENTS who have businesses who have struggled from being torn between having to spend time with their family and what’s really important versus having to make money and build a business at the same time. 

Caleb’s passion is to inspire parents and teens, to bridge the communication gap between them in their teens and to also EMPOWER THE TEENS.  He shows them how to have the confidence in themselves to take that leap of faith and know that they can do whatever it is that they set their mind to – just like he did!

Well, those VISIONS come together next week!

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We have taken my SPEAK- SELL- SERVE, LIVE! Interactive, high-energy Boot Camp on the road and will be in St. Petersburg, Florida (Tampa area) on Saturday, February 21st!  >>CLAIM MY SPOT NOW!<<

As an entrepreneur, whether you have a teen or not, you are going experience a butt kicking for your business n such a fun exciting way where:

  • You get clear on your message and
  • (Whether you are speaking in front of a room of hundreds, at a networking group or just one on one person) Learn how to SPEAK in way that CONVERTS your prospects to clients so you can start making more money in your business. (Even when you aren’t selling anything at all)
  • CRAFT YOUR 3-point TALK (that gets you more clients) that you can use ANYWHERE, ANYTIME, for ANY BUSINESS!
  • Increase Your Sales by up to 300%!
  • SAVE TIME with Simple tricks to easily BUILD YOUR LIST and fill your sales funnel in every activity you are already doing.
  • The #1 thing to change in your message (that will MAKE YOU MORE MONEY)
  • 6 Steps To Turn Your PASSION Into PROFITS!!!
  • And So Much More…

And for those of you who do know a budding teen entrepreneur or someone who has a passion that needs to be fostered;

you get to bring a teen entrepreneur for free!!!

You will get to experience a taste of what I’ve been blessed with over the last two years.

>>CLAIM MY SPOT NOW!<<

So please, be my guest this week in St. Petersburg Florida where

…myself and my very passionate and empowering son, Caleb Sessions have joined together to hold this awesome one-day high energy live interactive Boot Camp where…….

we teach ALL ENTREPRENEURS of all ages and all levels of business (Start up to 6 figures) how to SPEAK- SELL- SERVE, LIVE!

See you there!

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THE TIME IS NOW!  It’s time to have the FREEDOM you want to live your life they way you were meant to and finally have the business you LOVE!

SPEAK – SELL – SERVE is the MOST FUN YOU CAN HAVE  in your business in one day, learning how to SPEAK your message & making MORE MONEY!

Feb 21th in St Pete/Tampa area.

Your MESSAGE and what you do for people is crucial to the sustainability of the growth of your business and how much money you put in the bank.

It’s time to SPEAK – SELL – SERVE!

Have a Fun, Fearless & FOCUSED Day!

Shelley Mitchell, BA, ACC, CPM, MORS

President/CEO (Author/Speaker/Coach) – My Personal Business Coach & My Personal ADHD Coach

Author of “Build My List! Build My Business! Build My Bank Account!”,Co-Author of More Ways To Succeed With ADHD, &

Author of the forthcoming book series “How to Get (and keep) What You Really, Really Want”.


Like us on FACEBOOK  or Follow us on Twitter – skype: mitchell.shelley

email: shelley@mypersonalbusinesscoach.com – call us at 561.320.1517


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Are you ready to finally MAKE MONEY; really make money in your business?  (read blog below and take the Quick SELF TEST)


Being able to SPEAK, SELL and SERVE are the CORNERSTONES of making money in your business!

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 It’s the MOST FUN you will have in your business day in 1 day learning how to SPEAK, how to SELL and how to SERVE – and MAKE MORE MONEY!

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Do you speak to potential clients at a networking group, have a sales conversation or even SPEAK in front of a large group, and often people either glaze over or give you a polite smile…?

Or worse… they are HAPPY and love what you are saying after you have given them all of the information but they are still not buying your product or service (and often times, people tell you ‘I CAN’T AFFORD IT right now.”)

WTH!

How can it be this hard if you know that you have been given this GIFT or passion you were meant to share with the rest of the world, and you can barely give it away!?!

Whether or not you want to be a professional SPEAKER, you must be clear on your message in such a way that it speaks to your ideal client so that they want to actually WRITE YOU A CHECK or give you their credit card!  Otherwise, you will be a BROKE professional speaker or a STRUGGLING small business owner…  which isn’t going to last long and you won’t be able to touch the people you know you are meant to touch.

Sounds simple, right?   NOT!

What you say or what you don’t say, as a business owner, makes a BIG DIFFERENCE on whether or not you get a new client/customer and can even determine if you can KEEP the ones you’ve GOT!

– Take This Quick SELF-TEST

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FALLING SHORT –


 (yes/no) – I am crystal-CLEAR on MY TARGET MARKET!  

Really?  You know you can help pretty much ANYONE so why aren’t they all buying from you?  The fact is that there is not enough of YOU or money in your marketing budget to market to everyone and until you GET CLEAR on this, you can’t do the following steps to finally MAKE THE MONEY you deserve…  (P.S.  If you say it’s women, or anyone in PAIN, or couples or MOMs, or business owners – you are wrong….  back to the drawing board)

(yes/no) – I know how (and where) to FIND my perfect, ideal client? 

Once you know WHO they are, you need to know WHERE THEY HANG OUT on a regular basis…  In order to have a legitimate, viable “target market” that puts MONEY in your bank account, they have to be “easily” found.  So if you are marketing to “people with ADHD”, they don’t typically hang out together.  Well, not on purpose anyways.  There are some resources for this but not enough to find the amount of clients you need to FILL your coaching practice.

You will need to gain perfect clarity on what their exact “perceived” challenges are, what they want to ACHIEVE, what hobbies they have, industries they are in, what they do to have fun, what their demographics are and what they THINK they NEED, in order for you to  FIND them and your BEST way to market to them.  If you are speaking or SPONSORING and don’t have a system for this then you are EXHAUSTING YOUR BANK ACCOUNT with wasteful expenses as well.  NOTE:   You also can’t chase TWO RABBITS at the same time.

(yes/no) – I know exactly what my perfect customer/client STRUGGLES with and can verbalize these struggles/pains/challenges in THEIR WORDS?

Let’s face it.  You ARE THE EXPERT, and you KNOW exactly what they NEED!  But not until you KNOW exactly what they WANT, are they going to pay you what you are worth…  There is a proven list of the top 10 things that MOTIVATE PEOPLE TO BUY.  Your business and offerings need to coincide with those psychological reasons in order to motivate prospects to PAY YOU for your products and services.  I teach these BUYING MOTIVATORS to my private clients and to many people who attend my classes and workshops.  It’s often this SMALL TWEAK in their businesses that makes a HUGE difference in the amount of money they start bringing in on a regular basis.

(yes/no) – When I talk to someone about my business in 30 seconds or less, they completely understand WHAT I DO and HOW I HELP MY CLIENTS?

I call this the IMPACT STATEMENT.  No, it’s not an Elevator Pitch or Sales Pitch or anything that sounds like a used car salesman.  When you have your IMPACT STATEMENT nailed down, the RIGHT PERSON hears exactly what you are saying…   How do you know?  Well, their ears perk up and their eyes light up and if you are a SPEAKER, someone will often come up to you and say “how did you know what I was going through?”  or “how do I get some of that?”…  When is the last time someone did that to you?  What are you SAYING to get someone to STOP SHOPPING and want to HIRE YOU ASAP to help them SOLVE THEIR PROBLEM OR CHALLENGE?

(yes/no) – My message is CONSISTENT throughout my entire marketing campaign… (which includes what I say out loud when meeting someone in passing, what is on all of my social media profiles and my website, what is on my business card and what I include in all of my marketing and promotional materials)? 

If you can’t answer this one then not only will you appear confused, everyone else IS CONFUSED.  If you aren’t clear and CONSISTENT, then image how your ideal client feels?  I often do an INSTANT EXPERT CREDIBILITY review for my clients so they can be FOUND by their ideal client AND recognized as the EXPERTS they are in their field.  We review all of these materials, sites, URLs etc.. and find the biggest mistakes or inconsistencies that take AWAY from you being perceived as the EXPERT you truly are.

(yes/no) – I have a quick 5-20 minute SIGNATURE TALK already prepared (that converts) and am ready to SPEAK – anytime, anyplace, for anyone? 

I teach my clients to have this ready so whenever a speaking opportunity comes up; big or small, they are READY FOR BUSINESS.  They know HOW to get a new client even when they are speaking for free and can’t sell anything.  There is a SYSTEM and a process of getting new clients.  We all want to believe that what we have to offer is so AWESOME and there are so many people out there who NEED it the philosophy of “build it and they will come” simply does NOT WORK in the real world.

Being able to SPEAK, SELL and SERVE is the CORNERSTONE of making money in your business!

You can be the BEST, most educational, even well-spoken SPEAKER but if you don’t know how to convert (or SELL) in a way that SERVES your prospect, you will be BROKE!

You can be the best SALES PERSON but if you aren’t SERVING your client and you can’t SPEAK IT in a way that attracts your idea client, you probably have a tough time hanging on to your clients over time or motivating people to take ACTION once they are sold.  Even worse,  you may have a HIGH CANCELLATION or refund rate….

And finally, for MY IDEAL CLIENTS, who TRULY LOVE TO SERVE OTHER PEOPLE with their gift and passion but are simply struggling to make enough money  or FIND ENOUGH CLIENTS to actually serve, I teach you HOW TO SPEAK in such a way that SELLS so you can SERVE MORE PEOPLE and serve them in the way they truly want!

 Join us for our upcoming 1 Day Interactive BOOT CAMP & Workshop, where you will HAVE A BLAST at this high energy, interactive “butt-kicking” Workshop to Learn to SPEAK, To SELL and to SERVEand MAKE MORE MONEY now!

Would you rather “Speak Well” or

know HOW to SPEAK TO SELL?

 

THE TIME IS NOW!  It’s time to have the FREEDOM you want to live your life they way you were meant to and finally have the business you LOVE!

SPEAK – SELL – SERVE is the MOST FUN YOU CAN HAVE  in your business in one day, learning how to SPEAK your message & making MORE MONEY!

February 6th in South Florida and Feb 21th in St Pete/Tampa area.

Your MESSAGE and what you do for people is crucial to the sustainability of the growth of your business and how much money you put in the bank.

It’s time to SPEAK – SELL – SERVE!

 

 

Have a Fun, Fearless & FOCUSED Day!

 

Shelley Mitchell, BA, ACC, CPM, MORS

President/CEO (Author/Speaker/Coach) – My Personal Business Coach & My Personal ADHD Coach

Author of “Build My List! Build My Business! Build My Bank Account!”, Co-Author of More Ways To Succeed With ADHD, & Author of the forthcoming book series “How to Get (and keep) What You Really, Really Want”.

Like us on FACEBOOK  or Follow us on Twitter – skype: mitchell.shelley

email: shelley@mypersonalbusinesscoach.com – call us at 561.320.1517

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cropped-shelley-header.jpgDo you Struggle with FOCUS but know can do MUCH more than you are doing now if you just had the answers?

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This is the program where we teach you:
  • how to get clear on your direction and your vision,
  • learn your impact on the world in such a way that you can communicate it when talking to your perfect ideal client or when it needs to go into your marketing materials and ads. IPA_logo-01
  • Create your marketing message that speaks to them in such a way that your perfect ideal client can hear it, perk up, and want to pay you money for what you do for them.  
  • what marketing language SELLS and what does NOT SELL
  • implement the marketing strategies and tactics that work specifically for you and your business
  • eliminate all of the noise that isn’t working anymore.
  • how to save time, stop the stress and the overwhelm and do the things that are in fact truly making you money.
 
This is not a program where we just teach you more stuff, overload you with training and put more things on your plate! 
 
This is where you learn how to identify your challenges and obstacles that slow you down or get in your way of daily, weekly and LONG TERM Success!!! 
 
You will quickly see how you will start taking things OFF YOUR PLATE from DAY ONE so you have more time to enjoy the things that you love to do AND, in turn, you are also MAKING MORE MONEY in your business by GETTING MORE CLIENTS and serving them in a way where they want to pay you. 
 

What you will learn is:

 
  • how to identify and put into place the SYSTEMS that you need in your business  and
  • to ELIMINATE the systems you don’t need so you can
  • STOP BEING DISTRACTED by magic pills that DO NOT work and are constantly pulling you to the left and right.   

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And finally, the one thing that makes WORKING WITH MY PERSONAL BUSINESS COACH different than any other program is that:

  • we help you IMPLEMENT what you learn!  Stop going home after training, conferences, classes and events with so much information just to set it on your desk to collect dust! It makes me nuts to KNOW all of the education we pay for but  never actually use or get things done.
  • We implement and partner you up with accountability partners,
  • we show you exactly HOW TO DO IT and we HOLD YOUR HAND!
  • we SPECIALIZE in working with entrepreneurs who struggle with challenges such as DISTRACTIONS, lack of clarity, lack of follow-through & CONSISTENCY, poor TIME MANAGEMENT and difficulty in FOCUSING and PRIORITIZING and finding BALANCE with their already way-too-full PLATES! and those who SIMPLY NEED A PLAN!

     

This is WHY we can say that 100% of our GRADUATES from this program is making more money. Some as soon as the first week!

 
 
Whether you were just starting your business and not sure what you want to do or you already have a 6-figure business and want to take it to the next level, if you want to FOCUS on the right things and MAKE MORE MONEY, this program is FOR YOU!
 
It is only 6 short weeks, it is life and business-CHANGING and it is super affordable.
 

We don’t make money off  this program… our goal is to give you the tools that you need to start making MORE MONEY and then those who want to CATAPULT their businesses from there who want to continue working with us afterwards will become part of our coaching program. It’s that simple and that’s why we created this program!

 Once you are an IPA’er, you can go back any time you want for the rest of your life.
 
We offer this program three times a year and often, many of our IPA’ers are in our program three times a year, again and again, many who are our private VIP clients, so they can: 
 
  • make lasting CONNECTIONS with fellow IPA’ers,
  • get re-FOCUSED and get that butt kickin’ they need to move their business forward and
  • to keep making more money!

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We have partnered with one of the top direct sales coaches in the country and she will be doing to break out sessions in addition to what you are already receiving so that you can learn the marketing strategies and tactics in recruiting and also the right systems that work for you in your particular industry.   That is all a free bonus just for you.
 
 
This Program is NOT FOR YOU If you are a:
 
  • Hobbyist or someone who doesn’t  truly want to make more money.
  • Someone who believes in magic pills or doesn’t  think that “work” is part of owning a business.
  • Are someone who ONLY cares about making money and is not trying to impact their client’s lives or the world with their gifts, products and services.
  • Too afraid to make decisions
  • Not coachable, a negative-nelly, are a whiner, complainer or procrastinator
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  • If you really want to know WHAT WORKS and NOT just what’s easy and what you “want to hear”
  • Struggle with FOCUS but know can do more than you doing now if you just had the answers…
  • You want to make MORE MONEY (or an additional 6 figures this year) while still making time for fun in your life!
  • You are a “just getting started” entrepreneur OR an entrepreneur who is grossing under $200k a year in business (though many entrepreneurs with much higher revenues have joined the program and experienced tremendous success and growth as well.)
  • You want to become a recognized industry expert or leader in your field.
  • You are seeking the knowledge and information needed to build a profitable business through a guided training curriculum + coaching and accountability support to keep you on track.
  • You have a desire to be connected to a community of other like-minded entrepreneurs.
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Are you still trying to find the RIGHT COMBINATION of MARKETING to ACTUALLY GET you PAYING CLIENTS?

Do you feel like that you sometimes just NEED A BUTT KICKIN’  in your business to STAY FOCUSED and get you in motion to reaching your goals?

It’s TIME TO FOCUS – really FOCUS on your business and what is IMPORTANT!
 
 

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The REAL Reasons we get DISTRACTED & the Proven Ways to GET FOCUSED! by Shelley Mitchell

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WHAT keeps stopping you, slowing you down on getting in your way of HAVING what you really want?

(ADHD or not… the answer is usually the same)
I ask this question of my potential clients who come to me because they are ready to move to the next level in their business.
It’s also the same questions I ask my current clients who gets stuck.
We ALL Get STUCK from time to time but do want to know what the #1 answer is I hear from 99% of folks?
“I can’t stay FOCUSED” – OR – “I keep getting DISTRACTED”…
 
DISTRACTIONS or “not being able to FOCUS” is the number #1 KILLER of our success!  (in our business, our lives, our health, our relationships, our careers and the list goes on!)
So my blog this week is about…

The REAL Reasons we get DISTRACTED & the Proven Ways to GET FOCUSED!


First of all, we may not realize this but FOCUS is a limited resource.

YUP!  We keep trying to find “more” FOCUS when we have used it all up on something else.

Knowing that it’s limited, you have to CHOOSE what you want to use it for.

Here are some causes of “DISTRACTIONS” which cause us to use up our FOCUS resource and have nothing left for what we thought we wanted it for.

1.  You are using up your FOCUS on the wrong things – 

According to Psychology Today, “Every time you focus your attention you use a measurable amount of glucose and other metabolic resources. Studies show that each task you do tends to make you less effective at the next task, and this is especially true for high-energy tasks like self control or decision making so distractions really take their toll.”

FIX – “Know” that your FOCUS is limited and actually make conscious choices to how you want to use it. A daily plan could act like a checkbook register for how you want to spend your FOCUS.

2.  It might not be IN YOU to actually get it done – 

Another conversation I have a lot, including when I’m talking to my son which he working 6 days a week at his intensive summer sales job is about trying to force yourself to do something that really isn’t IN YOU to do…

 If something is not in line with your internal values (and you may not even know what those are) then no matter how hard you try to do something,

SOMETHING ELSE will always seem to get in the way.

So while you are beating yourself up over and over again for “not getting something done”, the truth is… that your values are talking to your brain and preventing you from doing it.

And now you are exhausted and feel worthless and wonder “why can’t I just get that done?”.

FIX – I suggest you get in tune with what those values are and create your to-do list from things that will SUPPORT what you truly want to accomplish and not what you THINK you SHOULD BE doing. A “Values” test through a coach or the “The Passion Test” which we do for our Get Your IPA On clients is a great resource.

3.  “Winging It” is NOT a Plan – 

We get up, have an idea of what needs to happen, make the coffee, start getting ready for the day and you head to the office (in home or out) and 3 hours surprisingly pass and you have NO IDEA what happened. You were working, you were busy and you knew there was something you NEEDED to do because you couldn’t sleep the night before thinking about it. But something else happened, something went wrong, someone had a problem for you to solve, the traffic was bad or the dog got sick, who knows….

If you aren’t planning out your day, IN WRITING, and the things you are planning are not in line with your biggest priorities and your values, it really isn’t going to get done unless you just happen to get lucky.

FIX – Have a DAILY plan, a weekly plan and an overall VISION/MISSION for your life and business at a minimum. We focus on 30 days and 90 days at a time with our clients at My Personal Business Coach because we are working on adding an extra 6 figures to our business each year.

Your Daily Plan should have specific STEPS that are moving your vision/mission and GOALS forward and they should be quantifiable. (you should be able to “measure” them.)

4.  It’s Not In the Calendar – 

I created the Daily Success Planner after having thousands of people love the Weekly Success Planner. I’m a master at getting things done… but only when it’s IN MY PLANNER.

When I started working with my Health Coach, I agreed to drink a greenie each day. But each time I met with her, I had accomplished a LOT each week but that was the one thing that never happened. SOMETHING always got in the way. We were both stumped!

She called me one day and very loudly said “I figured it out!”. You are NOT drinking your greenies because there’s no place in your new Daily Success Planner for this. She said she “knew that I didn’t do anything unless it was in my planner”…  We discovered that I had incorporated the self-care piece in my Weekly Success Planner but didn’t carry it over to the Daily Planner.

SO, as you will see, PRIORITY #2 is now “ZEN” which is the place I put that one simple thing I can do for myself each day.

FIX – If it’s not worth tracking, it’s not worth doing. SCHEDULE what is important to you and hold that appointment with yourself. Give it the importance it deserves.

5.  The Oreo’s Have Voices! – 

One of my philosophies on how help our clients is to use the “OREOS IN THE PANTRY” method. That’s how I explain to my clients about what I do to help them. ELIMINATING the distractions are important. No one has the perfect willpower, 100% of the time.

If I was a health coach and we were cutting out sugar, we would throw the oreos OUT because we all know that they start calling our name from the pantry in the middle of the night.

I help my clients determine what the “oreos” are in their business and their life that are preventing them from accomplishing things that move their business forward.

FIX – You have to ask yourself the question “what got in my way this time?” and really think about it. Figure out what your “oreos” are and then throw them out, or give them away to someone really skinny 🙂

Ready to GET FOCUSED?

Get Your Weekly Success Planner and the DAILY Success Planner HERE – as my gift to you.  DOWNLOAD PLANNERS NOW


In order to know and FOCUS on what’s really important, I want to share this with you.

Here are 3 +++ AMAZING RESOURCES to FIND YOUR FOCUS!

Succeed with ADHD Telesummit! (starts on 7/13)

Like Willy Wonka and his chocolate bar, your Golden Ticket is to the Succeed with ADHD Telesummit where you can learn all the secrets from ADHD experts on how to succeed with ADHD!

All you have to do is reserve your seat by clicking here:

Starting TOMORROW July 13, you can listen in to this 5th annual Succeed with ADHD Telesummit and hear from more than 20 of the world’s leading ADHD experts (including me) as we share our most up-to-date information, tips, strategies and techniques for succeeding with ADHD.

In fact, I will be there talking about…….ADHD is a gift!  10 Keys to leverage this gift to succeed in business and career (and yes, make more money!)
It costs you nothing to listen to all the speakers and you will have access to the best resources in the country regrading ADHD, Autism, your kids/teens, and MUCH MORE.  Click here for a taste of what you will learn…

Want to know the secrets to succeeding with ADHD?

Things that will help you…

  • Create a more satisfying sexual relationship with your partner
  • Get unstuck and into action
  • Eliminate homework battles and enjoy your children
  • Tame that mess, to do list, boredom and procrastination
  • Leverage your creativity into productivity in life and business
  • Advocate for your adopted ADHD child or at risk teen

– See more at: http://succeedwithadhdtelesummit.com/#sthash.qwZXHocB.dpuf

Once again, this one-of-a-kind Succeed with ADHD Telesummit starts Monday, July 13 and lasts one week, and I want to invite you to attend as my guest, completely f.ree of charge.

That’s right – there is no charge to listen in to these experts share their experience and behind the scenes answer for succeeding with ADHD!

?Don’t worry, if you can’t attend a call live, you will have access to the replays for 24 hours! Laurie is making this so easy…right?!

So, to grab your spot and listen in to all this great information, you simply need CLICK HERE to grab your spot!


3 Easy Ways To Build Your List in less than 2 weeks! 

(Sunday, 7pm, 7/12) click here to register!

 

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SUNDAY NIGHT! – Our weekly  CATAPULT Your Cash Flow! Expert Webinar Series- free training with Shelley Mitchell and special expert guests.

This week – Shelley and her LIST BUILDING SECRETS!!!
Build Your List – Build Your Business – Build Your Bank Account!

(Sunday, 7pm, 7/12) click here to register!


EMERGENT SOUL 2nd Annual Conference

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Emergent Soul is not just a conference. It is a community of like minded individuals who want to create and live their best life. Expand their happiness and love like they have never before. Our interactive workshops and engaging sessions will put you on the path to achieving your best life.
Click here to Register or get more information!

BEYOND CIRCUMSTANCE is coming to South Florida!

with Belanie Dishong (Aug. 18th and 19th)

Have you had a vision or desire to make something happen, and it is so clear that you KNOW it’s possible?

…only you come up against an obstacle?  Then suddenly, frustration and resignation set in.

There is a SOLUTION for what’s been
getting in your way!

In the Beyond Circumstances workshop, you discover exactly what limits your ability to produce different results.

In only two days:

       • Your life is transformed.

       • You break through what keeps you stuck.

       • Your patterns STOP!

The Beyond Circumstances™ workshop is the flagship Live At Choice™ program.  In just two days, it produces change that leads to:

       • Peace, clarity and freedom

       • More effective living

       • Happier and healthier families

       • Powerful, loving relationships

       • Financial and career transformation

Life becomes free of old ways of thinking and new choices become clear.  This workshop breathes life into forgotten dreams.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER (my C-Suite Private Clients get TICKETS from me as a gift)


Speaking Empire

Speaking & Marketing Academy

Empowering Leaders To Empower The World


Tampa, FL  July 24th – 26th, 2015

For this, you have to REQUEST an invitation to even attend but please let them know that I referred you and that will help you be able to get in. CLICK HERE TO REQUEST AN INVITATION or Find Out More…

 

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Do you ever feel like everyone else knows something you don’t?

Like they accessed a private Pinterest board that provided all the answers to how to have a great relationship, breeze through parenting, maintain an organized house/office or arrive on time for everything?!

Well, it’s your turn to get the inside scoop!

I am excited to tell you about The Succeed with ADHD Telesummit that my colleague Laurie Dupar is hosting July 13-17. She has invited me and 20 other

speakers to share with you some of our best strategies and secrets for succeeding with ADHD…and I want you to be my guest!

Here’s the information: Succeed with ADHD Telesummit — July 13-17, 2015

Listen in from the comfort of your own home or workplace (or gym, beach,

car…wherever you can get a phone or internet signal), to the calls completely f.ree of charge! There are four segments each day packed with great information.

That’s right, there is no cost to you to join me and all the other speakers…amazing, right?!

Interested? Find out more at:

https://eu101.isrefer.com/go/2015succeedwithadhd/ShelleyM/

I know that summer time can be unpredictable and if you are worried that you won’t be able to listen in to all of the calls? No problem!!

Along with no cost, Laurie is recording the segments and you will have 24-hour access to the replay. Pretty cool!

Questions? No problem! Email support@coachingforadhd.com for answers. Laurie’s got a great team to answer your questions.

Here’s a sneak peak at some of the guest experts and the title of their talks that will be joining me on the Succeed with ADHD telesummit:

Dr. Billi Bittan of AttentionB – “Become the Chief Executive of Your Executive Functions”
Alan Brown of ADD Crusher – “Getting Unstuck: The Magic of Smart Self-Analysis
Jeff Copper of Attention Talk Radio – “Driven by Boredom”
Tiffany Criswell, Author – “My Journey with ADD: Denial or IGNORance Will Not Take Away a Mental Disability”
Casey Dixon of Dixon Life Coaching- “Your ADHD Road Trip –> Destination Mindfulness”
Laurie Dupar of Coaching for ADHD – “ADHD Coaches Needed! How to Help Others with ADHD and Make a Difference”
Lynne Edris, ACG – “10 Simple Rules for ADHD-Friendly Organization!”
Rick Green of TotallyADD.com – “Creative? Yes! Productive? No.”
Jared and DeAnn Jennette of Embrace Parent Coaching – “Adoption and ADHD: Three Keys to Calming the Storm”
Leslie Josel of Order Out of Chaos – “It’s 10:00PM: Have You Done Your Homework Yet? Tips, Tools and Techniques for Teaching Your Teen Time Management”
Roya Kravetz of ADHD Success Coaching – “When it’s More Than ADHD”
Randy Kulman – “Why Your Kid with ADHD Should (or Should Not) Play Video Games”
Tara McGillicuddy of ADDClasses.com and ADHD Support Talk Radio – “The Importance of Effective Self-Care when you have ADD / ADHD”
Shelley Mitchell of My Personal Business Coach – “ADHD is a GIFT! 10 Keys To Leveraging Your ADHD for Business SUCCESS (and Yes, Making More Money)”
Dana Rayburn of Effortless Living – “Taming Your Task List”
Rudy Rodriguez – “Time Management for Unmanageable People”
Jodi Sleeper-Triplett of JST Coaching and Training – “Managing the Stress of Life Transitions”
Elaine Taylor-Klaus and Diane Dempster of ImpactADHD – “What Parenting Style Works Best for ADHD Kids?”
Ari Tuckman, PsyD – “ADHD, Relationships, and Sex: Way Too Important to Ignore”
Robert Tudisco, Esq. – “NAVIGATING THE PERFECT STORM: When School Discipline and Criminal Prosecution Collide”

Be sure you don’t miss out.

Grab your spot for this one of a kind f.ree event:

https://eu101.isrefer.com/go/2015succeedwithadhd/ShelleyM/

Be the one with all the answers for success…this is the telesummit to help you achieve that with your ADHD.

I hope you can join me!

Shelley Mitchell - My Personal Business Coach

http://www.mypersonalbusinesscoach.com/ServicesProvided.en.html

FACT!  Only 22% of high school students with ADHD/ADD go on to college

FACT!  As little as 5% of college students with ADHD/ADD actually graduate from college

FACT!  I want to CHANGE these facts and need your help!

Not only am I a Business Coach who has a specialty working with Entrepreneurs and people with ADHD, I’m also a parent of a high school student with ADD.  While I’m not taking on individual students as clients, I do have open spots in my practice for Parents who want to either improve their own knowledge and skills or need a coach to work with both parents and students together

FACT!  Statistics are MEANT to be CHALLENGED and CHANGED! 

I also have ADHD/ADD and wasn’t diagnosed until I was 39 years old.  While it was a struggle to get into college, and I went to few, and while it took me…

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10 Signs You Are A PROCRASTINATOR & the #1 thing I do PERSONALLY to get $hit DONE!

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Are you a PROCRASTINATOR?  I used to be a TOTAL PROCRASTINATOR and then I changed this one thing…
In my new blog just out today, (SEE BELOW) you will discover

“The 10 Signs You Are A PROCRASTINATOR and

the #1 thing I do PERSONALLY to get $hit DONE! 

– including going from totally ADHD and DISTRACTED to 2 published books & a multiple 6-figure business!

but first, YOU MUST JOIN ME

*******TONIGHT******* Dr. Yvonne Oswald LIVE!

 

It was not that long ago that I dialed in to a free call and heard this lady talk about this weird stuff called NLP and Hypnosis..

“Hmmm, interesting but that’s just a little woo-woo and would NEVER work for me” I said to myself but then…

I was chosen to be the “volunteer” for a TWO-MINUTE Exercise in front of hundreds of other people and I learned SOMETHING about myself that CHANGED THE COURSE of my life FOREVER!

 

Now TONIGHT, I have the PRIVILEGE and HONOR of interviewing that same woman and I get to SHARE IT WITH YOU!

Please join me as I interview Dr. Yvonne Oswald, Award Winning, Best Selling Author and she teaches us

How to Write Your Brilliantly Successful How-To Book!  (in two weeks or less)!

(and I might fill you in on that 1 thing I learned on that fateful night..  YOU could be next!)

 

CLICK HERE TO CLAIM YOUR SPOT (& share with others)

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Dr. Yvonne Oswald is my featured GUEST EXPERT tonight as part of my

CATAPULT Your Cash Flow! 

ongoing EXPERT Webinar Series FOCUSED

on your 6-figure & beyond success!

 

 

CLICK HERE TO CLAIM YOUR SPOT! (complimentary)

One registration to the free spot gets you -ALL ACCESS- to ALL of our LIVE Expert Webinars and top Industry Leaders, Inspiration and Motivation we bring to you  on a weekly and/or bi-weekly basis with amazing speakers such as…

 

  • Dave Van Hoose with the 7-figure Speaking Empire, 2 Men & A Secret “SPEAKING BLUEPRINT” that added over $212,000.00 to my business in less than 12 months!
  • Karen Alleyne-Means, Simple & Sexy SELLING Secrets!
  • Jim Hohl and Lucas Garvin with Visify, Automate Your Marketing and Stop Working Weekends
  • Caleb Sessions, Teen Entrepreneur/Author/Speaker, When All Else Fails… Make Friends With The Cops!
  • Jena Rodriguez,  Brand with Jena & The BRAVE Entrepreneur
  • Belanie Dishong, Create Your Results, Affirmations Don’t Work!
  • Vicky Townsend, The PASSION Test!  Do what you love & never work a day in your life!
  • Dr. Yvonne Oswald, How to Write A Wildly Successful HOW-TO Book! (in 2 weeks or less)
  • and many many more…

During this Expert Webinar Series…

You will DISCOVER the real-world secrets of creating and growing a 6-Figure Business and Beyond!
What you FOCUS on Expands!
We FOCUS on CASH FLOW and your SUCCESS
(Keep an eye on your inbox for your log in/ call in information) – YOU ONLY HAVE TO REGISTER ONCE for the entire series…

See ya Soon!

Shelley and The MPBC Team!

Again, you only need to register ONCE and you will have an ALL ACCESS PASS to all LIVE Webinars in this series!

Brand New BLOG Just Released!
By  Shelley Mitchell

Being TOTALLY ADHD with a Capital H, I had a very roller coaster life and career of STARTING everything and finishing NOTHING…

Now, as an expert in helping entrepreneurs and business owners turn their Passion into successful, PROFITABLE businesses, I’m a certified Business Coach and ADHD Coach, and even built a 6 figure business in my first full year and multiple 6 figures businesses thereafter… oh, and published 2 books.

 

Guess what!? 

I’m still totally ADHD -and- even though I might seem a bit unorganized at times and ALL over the place, the TRUTH IS that I get MORE DONE in one day than most people do in a week!

 

Here’s are the 10 signs to see if you are a PROCRASTINATOR and the #1 thing I do personally to get so much done!

 

(straight from Procrastinators Anonymous)  Compulsive procrastinators may not have all the signs listed here, but if you identify with many of these characteristics, you are probably a compulsive procrastinator.

1.    We keep disappointing other people and ourselves by not keeping our promises.

2.    Difficulty getting started on new projects or transitioning from one project to another.

3.    Poor Sense of Time – USUALLY LATE – chronically underestimating or overestimating how long a task will take us to complete.

4.    Difficulty organizing projects by breaking them down into steps; we don’t know where to start, even when we’re willing to start.

5.    Surrounded by clutter and disorganization in our homes and work spaces.

6.    We are regularly late for appointments.

7.    We are acutely aware of what we should be doing, or think we should be doing, and oddly out of touch with what we actually want and need.

8.    Trouble saying “NO” to requests from others, and instead express our resentment through the passive resistance of procrastination.

9.    Demand Resistance, (do what?)  We do anything and everything except the one thing we most need to do.

10.    Short-term thinkers, focusing on short-term pleasure while ignoring long-term well-being.  (if you don’t have a written daily plan or even a business/marketing strategy, you might be a PROCRASTINATOR)

OMG, after reading this list, that was/is SOOOOO ME!

But I have figured out the SECRET to tricking myself every single day.

While there are a lot of things that go into having a successful business, IMPLEMENTATION is the one biggest one you need to have.

Without, VISION, IMPACT, Marketing Strategies & Tactics and Systems in place, it could get a little messy but if you don’t take ACTION on what you need to do, it will NEVER happen.

The IMPLEMENTATION piece is where most people fall short.

So what is my SECRET WEAPON?  Or the weapon against my procrastinating nature…?

The answer is:  TIME BLOCKING!

Yes, Time Blocking!  This is my very tight-leash I put on myself.  Even my man knows to put the time we want to spend time together INTO my calendar.

If it’s NOT in my calendar, then it doesn’t happen, period…. 

WHY?  Because I’m so tough on myself?  Absolutely Not…

If I don’t put it in my calendar, I will FORGET everything, maybe even my name so time blocking keeps me on track with everything including:

•    what I was doing,

•    what I need to do,

•    what’s next

•    where I need to be,

•    what time I need to leave,

•    who I need to call and even simply,

•    how to plan my life

TIME BLOCKING – simplified

Color Coding –

Some people may think putting EVERYTHING in your calendar can be visually overwhelming, so I make sure I COLOR CODE my activities.

Also, when cash flow seems to be “slow” or I something seems to be going the wrong direction, I can easily look at the overall picture and see “by the COLOR” where I was spending most of my time.

The answer to my problems usually shows itself very quickly in the colors.

Here are the colors I personally use but I suggest you use what makes sense to your brain-style and your life.

  • GREEN – a potential or current CLIENT or JV (anything that may contribute to being an income producing activity)
  • BLUE – IN PERSON… Since I do a lot of my work on the phone or online, I needed a way to differentiate an “IN PERSON” appointment.  This way, I know if SPANX or mascara is going to be required…ahead of time and I’m not rushing around trying to find the two
  • PURPLE – anything personal from a doctors appointment to attending a party to my DATE NIGHT (and yes, I block out date night)
  • AQUA BLUE – anything requiring me to travel away from home/office.  Typically AQUA BLUE references the beach or ocean or a VACATION but since I made sure that I work the majority of my trips around my business.  So, whether I’m going to Hawaii for 2 weeks for vacation (which I’m sure to book a speaking engagement or something business related when I go.) or I’m traveling to my mastermind in St. Pete or speaking in Texas, it’s ALL AQUA BLUE.  I love to travel, meet new people and see new things, so this category gets my favorite color.
  • CORAL – this is an appointment where I’m getting COACHED or TRAINED or am working on business operations.  Its my own business development or personal development.  My call with Dustin Matthews or Dave VanHoose (my business and speaking coaches) is CORAL and my PLANNING TIME allocated SOLELY for the development of my business is all CORAL.  For me to do my blog, I have to block out the time to work on it – OR – IT DOESN’T GET DONE…  As I’m writing this, I’m in a CORAL block…
  • RED! – this means DO NOT FORGET, DO NOT CHANGE, SOOOOO IMPORTANT….. whether it’s my one day event “Speak Sell Serve Live” which is blocked out of my calendar, my private masterminds I’m doing with my clients or personal commitment like the Training Committee with Junior League of Boca Raton, this is RED in my calendar, so I know that it’s NOT flexible, not negotiable and MUST ATTEND.
  • YELLOW – is tentative.  These are things that I would LIKE to do.  They show up as “open” and not marked as “busy” until I make it so.  I actually keep a separate calendar in Google with all of the ongoing networking events locally and in the towns we want to expand our presence, and when I see availability for me to attend, I BOOK IT.  My team knows that these are things we would “like to” do but if a client has an urgent need or we have a potential client to work with, they can OVERWRITE this area.  It’s all about PRIORITIZING.
  • GRAY – this is my gray area.  I block out my “get ready” time and my driving time to get to appointments so I don’t get caught the ADHD’ers most common trait of doing “just one last thing” and end up late again.

ALARMS/ REMINDERS!

I add pop-up reminders and alarms for important things, so I don’t lose track of time and for the most part.

Also, everything is usually blocked out in 1-hour increments.

LABELS!

I also add “labels” in my appointments like “SS” for Strategy Session or “CC” for Current Client so if I need to do a “SEARCH”, all of my history can be pulled up at a moments notice.

Having the information on your history, your future, and your productivity is HUGE and will be the key thing to adding $$$$ to your bottom line.

You CAN be an IMPLEMENTER!

This all may or may not make complete sense to you, so I suggest you analyze how your brain works and create systems that work for you.

First, there is NO SYSTEM IN THE WORLD that works for EVERYONE!  

Also, It takes 21 days of CONSISTENT use to form a habit so you can’t do it for a week and then say “it didn’t work.”

By the way, before my son left to college, we blocked out every Monday from 3:30 to 5 pm and it was HIS TIME.  If he wanted me to go to the grocery store with him or just sit outside and talk, it didn’t matter.  It was his time, and everything else was OUT of that moment.

He ultimately chose it to work on his topics for his TV show and brainstorm ideas for his business, school, etc. (which, of course, is my gift) but it didn’t matter.  If he chose to bake cookies together, then that’s what we would do.

IMPLEMENT and BE IN THE MOMENT!

The bottom line is that you have to live life IN THE MOMENT you are in.  You can’t be IN one moment, yet thinking about another.  It’s not fair to YOU, your clients or the people you love. (I’ve theoretically known this but Sharon Wacks imprinted this in my head several years ago)

With that being said, your brain does NOT have the capacity to PARK all that information all at once, to draw from, at any given notice.  So STOP trying to make it work that way and then beat yourself up for forgetting things and not getting things done.

If you find yourself NOT reaching your goals in your business and any of these things resonate with you, I’d like to offer you a GIFT of a “CATAPULT Your Cash Flow” Session with one of my Master IMPLEMENTATION Coach-sultants.

CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE YOUR FREE GIFT TODAY!

or call 561-320-1517

My Son had a run-in with the COPS again!

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My Son had a run-in with the COPS again!
Can you join me and my friends, Jim and Lucas, tonight? I SPENT ALL WEEKEND working on putting all this together to get out to you JUST so that you wouldn’t miss this! And now I’m ready to scream!

I still haven’t figured out how to AUTOMATE this piece yet!  (and am waiting on COMCAST to come because my INTERNET, TV and PHONE all died Friday afternoon right in the middle of working with a client!  Aghhhh!

(I tweeted them… NO Response… their internet must be down too!)When I talked to my good friends, Jim Hohl and Lucas Garvin, the other day and they agreed to a PART of my Expert Teaching team for my 6 week signature program “Get Your IPA On!”, I was jumping up and down at Bloomingdales!  (that’s where I was when I talked to him as I tried to squeeze in some birthday shopping for one of my coaches, after a Boca Chamber Luncheon.)

Over 150 business owners and entrepreneurs have gone through my program in the last 18 months and 100% our graduates are Making MORE MONEY – GUARANTEED -! (click here to learn more)

You HAVE TO MEET THESE GUYS!  Not only are they 2 amazing,  genuine guys but they are Co-Founders of Visify LLC, and they DO the part that I AM MISSING!  (I certainly know how to pick my friends:-)  (JOIN ME TONIGHT!)

They are the KEY I’ve been looking for in my program for Module 4 – Systems & Organization – to bring to my clients since as “automation” has saved my life, but there is still a missing link I NEED IN MY BUSINESS as well!

I could go on and on about what makes them DIFFERENT (which you will discover for yourself tonight) but FIRST THING I immediately notices when I first met them last year was that one of the 2 of them was a sweet, unassuming TEEN 18-year-old entrepreneur, and they had just had their first SIX FIGURE MONTH! – yes, that was NOT A TYPO!

Jim, who you will LOVE, agreed to join me tonight for a FREE TRAINING WEBINAR, and give us all an appetizer on

“How to put your Marketing on AUTOPILOT”!
Please CLICK HERE TO JOIN ME tonight for this one-time only FREE WEBINAR where you will DISCOVER…

  • how they built a 6-figure business VERY QUICKLY and are now almost to a 7-figure business,
  • WHY they re-branded even when they were doing GREAT and
  • HOW We Can Put This Marketing, $hit on AUTO PILOT so we can stop working WEEKENDS!

Jim Hohl & Lucas Garvin with Visify
(Sunday – 7 pm eastern – DON’T MISS THIS!) CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR FREE SPOT on this webinar

BTW, I already have a personal appointment with Jim this week because once I can get all of my MARKETING ON AUTOPILOT, I’m GOING TO PARIS, dammit!  

But in the meantime, I can spend more time with the two guys I love the most, Caleb and Dan! (and spend less time cursing Comcast!)

Oh, which reminds me!  I almost forgot to tell you about Caleb, my 19-year “entrepreneur” son, HAD A RUN IN WITH THE COPS AGAIN!  He’s in Dallas working for the summer and this time, it was different!

I wrote about it in my blog… so here ya go…hot off the press…  Have a great rest of the weekend!

To you SUCCESS!
Shelley
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My son “teen entrepreneur/ author/ speaker”
had a run-in with the COPS, again!”
By Shelley Mitchell

I’m pissed! The summer is here after surviving my baby being gone away to college for his freshman year.  He was supposed to come home, so this is NOT what I was expecting!

“Baby” equals 6 ft. 2 in., 19 yr-old love of my life who decided to take a crazy door-to-door sales job in Dallas for the summer!  Are you kidding me?  He said to me “But I’m 18 now ma’ and I can do what I want…”.  I couldn’t believe my ears or my heart!

Reading this, you may or may know not know our story.   Many of my friends and clients know all the details as I’m an open book but…

My son, Caleb Sessions, published 3 books, had a TV show and spoke on stages at events, conferences and more from the ages of 16 to 18. He also has spent the last year away at college the at the University of South Florida in Saint Pete and also working for the Speaking Empire.

No big deal, right?! There are tons of brilliant teenagers out there.  Many of them graduating with 5.0 GPAs, now studying pre-law or pre-med with plans to save the world.

To me, as a mom who has gone to hell and back with this kid, it’s a big deal.

At 12, his dad died. All went downhill after that. By the time he was 16, he was failing school, was overweight, had untreated ADHD, had few friends and had been arrested.  I was a single mom who had lost my house after being laid off from a high-level Vice President position in corporate and had taken a job where I had settled, just to make ends meet. The ends weren’t meeting very well either.At the time, I thought he was lazy. Everyone did.  But after he was diagnosed with ADHD, I was totally baffled. He was never a problem, and he never got into anything. He never really did anything. He never took action; he didn’t implement.

He never put effort into anything at all. Totally opposite of his mother who takes action so quickly that I have been compared to “Tigger” or the “Tasmanian devil”, or a rocket that takes off even before looking both ways to cross the street.Neither of these personality traits is very good for you. Believe it or not, they are both traits of someone with ADHD.

Many people who have recently come into our lives the last two years, who didn’t know where we came from, may argue that he’s “lucky” to have a mom who is a “business coach” and that’s why he’s had success with speaking and becoming an author publishing 3 books.

Our close friends know the truth, LOL, I couldn’t even get him to take the trash out!

You could also argue that maybe it’s why he has sold over 1,000 books, one at a time while he was still in high school.

Or maybe that’s what got him into college? (Hmm, he still hasn’t passed the WRITING part of his SAT’s! or Math class, the first time around anyway.)

Maybe that’s what got him his social media director position at the Speaking Empire? Maybe that’s what made him want to go take a door-to-door sales job for the summer in Dallas to make extra money for school?

Not! He knew damn well when he told me he wasn’t coming home for the summer that I would be an emotional mess.

All year long, I looked forward to him coming home for the summer. (My friends have me on a peanut-butter-M&M-Watch ever since he left for Dallas)

This last year was one of the hardest years of my life being away from him.   While I was really proud of him, I’ve been so worried about him as well.

But once I realized I couldn’t manipulate or “guilt” him into staying, I knew I needed to be supportive and to be a “COACH” and not the crazy-ass mom that I can be (& who has even written about in school).

So before he left, I did a “Business Breakthrough Strategy Session” with him, just like I do with new and potential clients.   I took off my crazy–ass-mom hat and put on action-oriented, find-your-focus, Business and Adhd Coach hat.

Just as I did two years ago with him when he started this journey, I went through the same process I do with my potential clients and current clients.   As hard as it was to want even to be supportive because I wanted him home with me, I helped him determine what he really really wanted to accomplish from taking the summer job.

His GOALS really shook me up!We created a direction, a GPS per se, for where he wanted to go. It’s not just about the money even though he did set money goals; we got very specific on many of the things that he wanted to accomplish.

Here’s the Step-By-Step process of what we did: (and that will work for ANYONE if you follow it)

  • First, knowing this was a 3 1/2 months stint, we had to be very clear, very specific and have an action list of exactly what to do to reach these goals
  • Second, we determined what hidden challenges have continued to get in his way in the past and what could get in the way of what we had just said we wanted.
  • Third, we created a REAL PLAN that would work for his unique brain-style, his life, and what he knew would work for him; not some cookie-cutter bullshit plan that most people/coaches/programs give you that doesn’t take into account the times when shit happens, not “if” it happens.
  • Fourth, we determined what resources and education he needed but we also determined what education and resources he did not need.

This way he could stay focused on what was important, so bright and shiny objects weren’t constantly distracting him.

 

The problem with most entrepreneurs is that bright and shiny objects are constantly distracting them.

 

They don’t know what to say yes to and what to say no to, so they’re either saying yes and no to the wrong things, or they say yes to everything or no to everything. None of those is going to work out well.

  • And finally I use the step of mastering your psychology. Sometimes this happens daily and sometimes it’s just weekly but he has made sure that he has the resources and support in place for when his mindset tries to take a hold of the best of him.
The first month he was in Dallas, he actually got to know some of the police officers on a first name basis!  He has been STOPPED by the COPS every week since he has been there!People, in general, seem live in FEAR, warranted or not, but NOT KNOWING who my son is, some of them had freaked out when he knocked on their door.  He wasn’t doing anything wrong.   He was just doing his job (is wearing an ORANGE vest and has a permit to be there) but other people had fears and issues with someone knocking on their door.

FEAR causes us to MISS OUT on something good when it’s staring us right in the face.
Oh, what I wouldn’t give right now to see my son standing on my door step!There was actually a murder in the neighborhood where he was a couple of weeks ago!  I was a mess and wanted him HOME.  With all the nervousness going on around him, he actually made a couple of sales.   That is not what I would say is an “optimal selling environment” though.

He has been cursed at and yelled at, and today he was walking around in 105-degree heat, wondering DAILY if he made the right decision. 

The long-distance away has even contributed to his break-up with his girlfriend, and he had been stuck out in the middle of multiple thunderstorms with his rain jacket I had bought for him before he left.
(this is the meme I texted him when he wanted to QUIT)But he has done his very best to keep his head screwed on straight knowing it’s only 3 1/2 months.

 
He’s there for very specific goals and a purpose so even though his own fears, doubts, and anxieties kick in, HE HAS A PLAN.   So what’s the moral of the story?

Well, it’s two-fold. Maybe three-fold.

The first month and a half, he wanted to quit every single day. It was ugly. He probably made $400 the first 45 days. Sound familiar?But now, he is often earning $2,000.00 a week!  (yes, as a 19-year-old)

So how does a kid, who was told by others (including statistics) he would never amount to anything, pull this one off?

Here’s why, so we can do it too!

  1. First, he’s CONSISTENT. (even when he’s tired, hot and just saw the cops again, he knocks on ONE MORE door)
  2. He keeps his MINDSET in check.  He has somebody with him every day who stays positive and supports him (a team leader is by his side and he calls me when necessary).
  3. Most importantly, he IMPLEMENTS.

He takes action because he prioritizes his business as if he only has 3 1/2 months to reach his goal.

 

He doesn’t pack up at the end of the day and mope about it and then waste time the next day trying to re-group.

 

He gets back OUT THERE immediately after having a setback.

 

 

 

 

If we prioritized our businesses as if we only had 3 1/2 months to accomplish our goals, we would…

  • truly STOP WHINING about what we aren’t accomplishing.
  • stop “researching” everything before taking action.
  • stop waiting for “perfect”.
  • stop complaining that our family members or friends aren’t supporting us.
  • stop complaining that we don’t have enough time, don’t have enough money, and don’t have enough blah blah.
  • just get this shit done and move on.

Top-notch college kids were recruited all over the country for this summer job, but I’m finding out that almost 50% have already been sent home or left on their own because they couldn’t handle it.

So what makes a kid who has never passed a math class the first time around, who has ADHD, whose dad died, was raised by a single too-busy-for-him, crazy ass mom, leave to Texas with only a plane ticket, 1 suitcase, and $20 in his pocket HAVE SUCCESS yet again?

Note… in an environment where mom isn’t around to help, and no one is really there to pick up the pieces.

It’s Simple. The ANSWER is knowing what your vision is, having a plan, and implementation.

Yes, we talk every day and sometimes, I have to be a coach and sometimes, I have to be a mom.  And while I’m freaked out most days as a mom, I’m so incredibly proud of him for staying true to his values and for following his passion and purpose. (even when others tell him he will fail)

So if the answer is simple, then why do business owners, and entrepreneurs keep STRUGGLING so much?

  • If you are floundering, one of these three (vision, real plan, or implementation) are missing, I can guarantee it.
  • If you aren’t making the money you deserve, one of the three is missing.
  • If your business sucks, one of the three are missing!
  • If you have a lackluster life in other areas, one of the three is missing.
  • If you are working a full-time job and that’s not working out so well, one of these three are missing, and most likely much of this is not in line with what your true values are.

It’s TIME to IMPLEMENT and the time is NOW!

 

You may be ready to RENEW YOUR VOWS to a business you once fell in love with – OR –

You are ready to rock and roll and want to CATAPULT your business and start sharing your message with the world, with your ideal clients, with the people who will happily pay you for the BENEFIT they get from working with you.

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We have amazing GUEST EXPERTS sharing their secrets… such as:

  • Belanie Dishong with Live At Choice for Module I – VISION (Creating The Business Your Really Really Want)

 

  • Jena Rodriguez, Be The Brand – Module II – IMPACT – finding your IDEAL Client and Speaking Their Language – Turn Your Message Into Money In The Bank!

 

  • Shelley Mitchell and Surprise Guest (You Don’t Want to Miss This) – Marketing Strategies that WORK!  Turn your Chaos Into Cash!

 

  • Jim Hohl & Lucas Garvin, Visify, – Module IV – Systems – The ones that save time & make you money (and the ones that DON’T)

 

  • and just partnered with another surprise expert for Module V for IMPLEMENTATION. (STAY TUNED) but

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“If I’m Such An “EXPERT” then WHY Am I Still BROKE? – by Shelley Mitchell, My Personal Business Coach

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“If I’m Such An “EXPERT” then WHY Am I Still BROKE? – by Shelley Mitchell, My Personal Business Coach
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Happy Midweek! and happy MID-YEAR!
I’m super excited with the influx of new clients we’ve had join our C-Suite Mastermind and our CATAPULT Coaching Program and the great journey we are embarking on with them to help them GROW their businesses and make MORE MONEY!

It seems as if people either DIDN’T have a real PLAN this year and are really tired of NOT GETTING where they wanted to go in their business – OR – they had a plan but have figured out that they just DON’T KNOW HOW to “implement”… 

As an expert Business Coach and ADHD Coach, the BIGGEST CHALLENGE I’m seeing right now with small business owners (especially those who have):
  • HIRED other coaches, or spent money with coaching companies/programs,
  • KNOW or finally realized they are EXPERTS in their PASSION,
  • want to start SPEAKING and teaching and even write a book (or wrote a book)
  • bought new “systems”,
  • invested in more training,
  • sought out coaching certifications,
  • invested in a new website,
  • got a LOGO and got branded and
  • the LIST OF EXPENSES goes on and on and on…..
… is that they are still BROKE! 

All that! and they either don’t have enough clients, enough money, enough time or are just WORKING THEIR ASSES OFF and can’t get off the hamster wheel!

SOOOOO, with that INSPIRATION, my BLOG is BORN….

(Hope You ENJOY!)

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But FIRST,

DISCOVER how to TAKE CONTROL of your business

and your CASH FLOW!  …

 

at EXTREME MAKEOVER!  Master Your Money Edition

(for biz owners)

We are almost SOLD OUT for this Monday’s 1-Day Only Event in South Florida with the amazing Celebrity Guest Master Mindset and Transformation Coach, BELANIE DISHONG!

CHECK IT OUT and if you have plans, CHANGE THEM!  It’s TOTALLY WORTH IT! – Monday, June 15th, in Boynton Beach!

click here for more info

 

 CHECK OUT THIS QUICK “a little crazy” 2 minute VIDEO! (click video below)

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“If I’m Such An “EXPERT” then WHY Am I Still BROKE?

By Shelley MItchell

You know you have a MESSAGE and something GREAT to share with the world SO WHY do you have such a hard time getting others to understand it, want it even or even pay you for it?

Here are my tips on HOW TO POSITION YOURSELF AS AN EXPERT and also have a PROFITABLE BUSINESS at the same time!
  • BE the expert!  Sounds simple but it’s not.  You have to think, feel and ACT like an expert in your industry.  If you don’t, why would anyone else trust that you are? Stop procrastinating and waffling around.  Before you do anything, THINK to yourself “What would the Expert in __(my industry)__ be seen doing or be overhead saying or ???”  Also, an expert wouldn’t spend their days or hours doing research and creating their website or hanging out on facebook.  What do you think they would be doing each day?
  • Narrow It Down!  Master your topic by DOING, not taking more training classes or googling it or researching the shit out of it for hours on it…  STOP IT… What this means is that you must have a TARGET MARKET and you must know in detail what their pains/challenges are and what they think they WANT from working with you.  The only way to know that is to actually start working with them and/or ASK them.
  • Plant Your Flag and say NO!  Position yourself as the expert by saying YES to the things that directly affect this… and actually saying NO to all of the “great opportunities” and bright-and-shiny-objects that will continue to come your way… if they don’t contribute to this goal.
  • Build Your List!  I could say this 1,000 times and there is still going to be someone out there who KNOWS this but still hasn’t followed up with their business cards, created their opt-in (designed for their target market) or is blogging regularly offering VALUE in order to build their following.  The size and engagement of your active list contributes to the bottom line of your business… SIZE MATTERS but QUALITY also trumps QUANTITY… So why wait?
  • Your MAGIC already exists!  Create Your FUNNEL with what you already have and what you already know.  Stop recreating the wheel and seeking “magic pills”!  You ARE the expert and you already have everything you need to create your packages, programs and products.  You just need to
    • get organized,
    • have a plan and
    • have a coach who knows how to get this done.

Your SIGNATURE PROGRAM is just a few steps away from the clutter you are sorting through to find your $hit… and is delayed by the confidence you aren’t having in yourself.  You MUST believe and then DO…

 

  • PROMOTE, PROMOTE, PROMOTE!  “YOU” are enough to promote.  Many people used to be great in sales and promotion working for someone else and then lost their way when they figured out they now have to “sell” themselves.  Get over it!  If you had to go get a job, you would have to promote someone you don’t even like as much and you know that YOU can help your clients the BEST.

So why are you not CONSISTENTLY marketing, promoting, and selling YOURSELF?

GOOD question!  And I bet the answer is NOT what you think!

Bus Driver!  MOVE THAT BUS!

 

 

JOIN US Monday, June 15th for a 1 time only, special 1 Day event in South Florida “Extreme Makeover!  Master Your Money edition (for business owners)”  with Belanie Dishong and Shelley Mitchell.

CLICK HERE TO GET MORE INFO

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CLAIM YOUR SPOT NOW!

 

Have a Fun, Fearless & FOCUSED Day!

 

Shelley

www.mypersonalbusinesscoach.com

Contact us at 561-320-1517

Extreme Makeover: Master Your Money edition (for business owners) is here for 1 Day Only! Monday, June 15th in South Florida

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Extreme Makeover:  Master Your Money edition (for business owners) is here for 1 Day Only! Monday,  June 15th in South Florida

#shelleymitchell, #belaniedishong, #extrememakeover, #moneymindset, #mypersonalbusinesscoachDesigned JUST FOR Business Owners and Entrepreneurs!

Extreme Makeover! Master Your Money Edition

1 Day Only! with Celebrity Master Coach, Belanie Dishong

Having your OWN business is HARD dammit! It’s NO walk in the park! and CHALLENGES pop up DAILY!

One at a time, these challenges might seem small but together,

they feel like a HUGE BUS that won’t budge, no matter how hard you PUSH!

And your “beloved business” you used to be so in love with… is NOW dragging you down and sucking the life out of you!

Well, Ty Pennington Ain’t Seen Nothing yet!

Bus Driver!  MOVE THAT BUS!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

“You will learn more about real-world BUSINESS & making MONEY in just 1 day than you have in 1 year!!”

Are you working your butt off in your business and are frustrated that you still:

• Don’t have the “right” people working for you?

• Your SYSTEMS aren’t completely in place yet?

• Only have a few clients and they aren’t the perfect IDEAL clients for you?

• Aren’t getting the RESULTS or making the MONEY you expected no matter how hard you work?

• Do you feel like no matter how much money you make, there is still is NOT ENOUGH to pay the bills and you can’t seem to get AHEAD?

• Are you struggling with procrastination, distractions and even challenges out of your control seem to keep popping up no matter how much “planning” you do?

• Are you OVERWHELMED, OVERWORKED and frustrated and can’t seem to get “FOCUSED” to do what you need to do… to have a SUCCESSFUL business?

• Are you tired of hearing “I Can’t Afford It” when trying to get new clients/customers or even get the current ones to continue to do business with you?

You’ll DISCOVER how to TAKE CONTROL of your business and your CASH FLOW! …

Learn how to start getting the ideal clients who want to PAY you for what you love to do and have them coming back for more!

  • IMAGINE what your business would look like if you had a real plan and knew exactly what to do and FOCUS on each day!
  • FEEL THE CONFIDENCE you’ll have knowing you can effortlessly find the right team members to support you and have a business FULL of your ideal clients
  • SEE YOURSELF having a business that you LOVE and experiencing the FREEDOM to do what you want, when you want and how you want because all of your SYSTEMS are in place

1 Day Only! Monday, June 15th from 9am-7pm in Boynton Beach, FL

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The VIP Experience!
for only $40, you are get the ENTIRE VIP Experience!

  • BRING A FRIEND FOR FREE! – VIPS get 1 General Admission Ticket to give away to a client or a friend (biz owner)
  • Early Access and SELECT Seating – Network with the movers & shakers… Seen & Be Seen! The early bird gets the worm!
  • LUNCH is INCLUDED! – General Admission has to leave to get lunch, you will have a PRIVATE Mastermind Luncheon to share ideas, brainstorm, IMPLEMENT and create Strategic Partnerships – Plus – Get Extra Time with Belanie and Shelley!
  • MP3 Recordings INCLUDED! – we will be recording most of the event and all VIP’s will have access to these recordings for FREE!
  • SPECIAL ROUNDTABLE SEATING & a place to write! – General Admission will not be at the same tables. VIPs have their own place to write and do the work they intend to do
  • GOODIE BAG! – Get free offers, GIFTS, coupons, snacks, and much more… all provided by our sponsors!
  • And So Much More…

Take $100.00 OFF NOW and CLAIM YOUR SEAT for only $37! VIP only $40 more…

Imagine What Your Business Would Be Like If You Could…

  • Set REAL MONEY GOALS you can IMPLEMENT right away using Shelley’s fast action 30-DAY CASH INFUSION PLAN
  • Take home the 5 steps to our P.R.O.F.I.T. System on how to start making more money IMMEDIATELY and build the foundation for adding 6figures to your business this year!
  • And FINALLY, learn how to
    Set up your business around your LIFE (rather than your life around your business) so you can FLOW freely to reaching your goals with Grace and EASE while making the money you truly deserve!
  • In Just ONE DAY, you GET ALL THIS & much more!

Emcee – Vicky Townsend!
Our Honored EMCEE and BANK P.H.D and founder of Cafe D and the National Association of Divorce Professionals. – VICKY TOWNSEND – She is also President and Founder of Inspiration University and W.I.N.G. (Women Influencers Networking Group).
Never seen before, Belanie Dishong, Live at Choice and Shelley Mitchell, My Personal Business Coach are TEAMING UP to bring you the ONE DAY you MUST ATTEND that could possibly CHANGE the way you do business forever!

Designed JUST FOR Business Owners and Entrepreneurs!

Join us on Monday, June 15th in Boynton Beach Florida. 9am – 7pm
Claim Your GAME CHANGING Seat!
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How to Find Free Images With Google’s Advanced Image Search

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How to Find Free Images With Google’s Advanced Image Search

I found this GREAT article on google for those clients who need images on a regular basis but want to do it with INTEGRITY, the right way…  See below and I hope this helps 🙂

Shelley


The general rule of thumb in the Internet world is that at least one image should be used to complement every blog post you create. There are several benefits to doing this, with the most important being to capture the attention of many more readers by giving your words a boost with a little visual appeal.

However, this doesn’t mean just importing the first image you come across. It must first, make sense and correlate with what the post is about and second, not infringe on any copyright laws. There can be consequences that go along with this that you won’t want to personally come across. The easiest way to find an acceptable image is to change your Google search settings to filter out anything that could potentially bring you repercussions.

Using images is a great way to enhance your blog post and can help to:

  • Produce a nice thumbnail or featured image
  • Introduce your message
  • Break up your content
  • Encourage social media sharing
  • Support your point
  • Make your blog more memorable
  • Capture emotion
  • Add color to your blog
  • Improve SEO by adding Alt tags and keyword-rich file names

Naturally, bloggers will go straight to Google and grab one of the first images they find in the search to use on their blog. Snagging copyrighted images can get you into a heap of trouble.

It’s no fun receiving one of these threatening letters from the Legal Department at Getty Images demanding nearly $1000 per image.

Follow these simple steps to find royalty free images using the Google Images advanced search.

Step 1

Enter a search term in Google Images search.

Step 2

Click the Gear icon, then select Advanced search.

Step 3

Scroll down and use the usage rights drop down menu to select free to use or share, even commercially.

Step 4

Click the Advanced Search button.

The image search results will provide you with a plethora of images to choose from.

Step 5

Just to be safe, you want to double check that the image is really “free” to use. There are tools, many free, to check usage rights, like the TinEye reverse image search, that can help you locate additional information or creative commons usage.

This step is highly recommend as other webmasters and bloggers could have removed the copyright and metadata from the image and re-uploaded without the owner’s permission.


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About Shelley:  Motivational Speaker, CEO, Author, Business Coach, ADHD Coach, Single Mom/Empty Nester… & Founder of the C-Suite 6-figure & beyond Mastermind and Mentoring Program

Shelley Mitchell, My Personal Business CoachFrom COMBAT to COSMO to CORPORATE to COACH, Shelley Mitchell, a master at IMPLEMENTATION, is an expert at helping Smart, Driven Entrepreneurs, Business Owners and Professionals determine their VISION, create a PLAN, FOCUS and PRIORITIZE, take ACTION and MAKE MORE MONEY to reach their Dreams and Goals!

As the President/CEO of My Personal Business Coach LLC and My Personal ADHD Coach and creator of her wildly popular Signature Program “Get Your IPA On! Stop Making Noise and Start Making Money”, Shelley is also a certified Business and Entrepreneurial Coach, an ADHD Coach, a Nationally-recognized Motivational Speaker and Teacher, and Author of several books such as “Build My List! Build My Business! Build My Bank Account”, “More Ways to Success with ADHD” and the upcoming books “God Didn’t Put Your Here To Be BROKE!” and “How to Get and Keep What You Really, Really Want”

Shelley Mitchell and her coaching company, My Personal Business Coach, offer a variety of ways you can work with them to CATAPULT your business, career and life, from Speaking, Training, Products, Programs, Intensive VIP Days, to her exclusive Gold and Platinum Coaching programs.

To have Shelley Mitchell SPEAK at your event or organization or If you’d like to find out just HOW you can CATAPULT your business, career and life to the next level, grab your FREE Weekly & Daily SUCCESS PLANNER at http://www.MyPersonalBusinessCoach.com and also contact them for your rapid-fire, laser focused Business Breakthrough Strategy Session by clicking here. They can also be reached by email at support@mypersonalbusinesscoach.com or by phone at 561.320.1517