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

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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?

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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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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.

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

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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! 

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on your 6-figure & beyond success!

 

 

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  • 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

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.


Get Your IPA On! Shelley Mitchell

Find Your FOCUS to 6-figures and beyond! http://www.getyouripaon.com

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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

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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17 Sneaky Ways to ESCAPE from an “elevator pitch”! (newest blog) plus… F.R.E.E. Webinar – “The 5 Parts to creating and sustaining a 6 Figure Business & beyond!”

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17 Sneaky Ways to ESCAPE from an “elevator pitch”! (newest blog) plus…  F.R.E.E. Webinar –   “The 5 Parts to creating and sustaining a 6 Figure Business & beyond!”
Shelley Mitchell
 When is the last time you someone new at an event or networking meeting and you

how to escape the elevator pitch

how to escape the elevator pitch

quickly realized that you should have never uttered the words “so what do you do?”…..

As an ADHD Coach in addition to being a Business Coach who has helped hundreds of business owners make MORE MONEY, I typically work with the highly-spirited, smart, driven, creative entrepreneurs. (and sometimes we aren’t even AWARE that we are rambling on and on and on…..)
I know for a fact that most of our attention-spans last about 30 seconds (and 7 minutes of training if the speaker doesn’t change it up).
30 seconds?!?!  yup!  That means if someone doesn’t “get to the point” within that time frame, not only do you TUNE OUT but you simply CAN’T PAY ATTENTION no matter how hard you try..  (CLICK HERE the entier BLOG – Great One-Liners you can use as an excuse to politely use to get out of there quickly!, AND How to Create Your IMPACT Statement)
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It’s ON AGAIN baby! 
 
The transformational Melissa Binkley and I are joining forces AGAIN but this time – it’s EVEN BETTER and we BOTH have a lot more ROAD BUMPS behind us!
This Monday, May 4th at 8pm eastern! for a F.R.E.E. Webinar!
 
Discover what is REALLY  Crippling Your Business…& your Bank Account?
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REGISTER NOW and SAVE YOUR SPOT for this FREE WEBINAR! (but these fill up fast when we do them together so please do so asap)
and learn: 
  • The 5 Parts to creating and sustaining a 6 Figure Business & beyond!
  • plus so much more…
 
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 HERE’s THE REST OF THE BLOG!  (ESCAPE THE ELEVATOR PITCH)
We have all met “that” person…..  You  know, the one that starts rambling on and on when you ask about their business and totally BAFFLE US WITH THEIR BRILLIANCE and passion of their product or service.
We politely smile and nod our head after 1, 2, 3 or even more minutes of listening to WHAT THEY DO and worse, they may even have moved on to TELLING YOU WHY YOU NEED IT…..  (hmmm, they never once asked about me)
Ick!   But wait, do I do that too?
This is s a very good question.  If you are not clear on your IMPACT STATEMENT and can communicate it in less than 30 seconds or less, you are LOSING PEOPLE.  And the sad thing is that we are too busy talking to even know it!
Check out these great One-Liners you can use as an excuse to politely use to get out of there quickly but MORE IMPORTANTLY, take note if someone has ever used these on you.
Note:  Your IMPACT STATEMENT is you being able to easily and quickly explain WHO your perfect ideal client is, what their pains and challenges are (in THEIR WORDS) and what the benefits and solutions are you provide for them… all the while, WITHOUT being salesy… Oh, and you should be able to do that in 30 seconds or less.

1. “I actually need to run to the restroom, excuse me.”

2. “My phone is going to die any minute. Mind if I slip away to find an outlet?”

3.“I’m actually going to go re-fill my drink. It’s been a pleasure chatting.”

4. “I actually have to make a call within the hour, thanks for chatting!”

5.“My phone is buzzing – if you don’t mind, I’m going to quickly take this.”

6. “I think I left my [laptop/bag/phone] in the other room. Excuse me.”

7. “I actually have a question I wanted to ask the speaker before she leaves, excuse me.”

8. “Well it’s been great chatting, but  I don’t want to hog up all your time.”

9. “I need to go check in with my team about a few things. I’ll see you around?”

10. “Well, it’s been great catching up. Let’s stay in touch, perhaps over LinkedIn?”

11. “Rats, I still need to talk to X person. Mind if I slip away to go find them?”

12. “Oh, you know what, I think I left my lights on in my car!”

13. “Oh my gosh, I think I left my car unlocked.”

14. “I must look so rude checking my phone. I keep getting notifications so I’m going to see if there’s something urgent – excuse me.”

15.“I want to snag a sweet seat before the next session starts – I’ll see you around.”

16. “I’m going to check my email real quick – my team has a deadline to hit before X.”

17. “So I made a goal to meet three people tonight. Thanks for being one of them! Going to go find the next.”

 I want to thank my friend who is the CEO of Sidekick/Hubspot for sharing Mindy Kaling’s one-liners above.
 
So, do you recognize any of these?
 
If you are stuck or challenged in being clear on what YOUR IMPACT STATEMENT is, we can help.
Contact us for one of our
INSTANT IMPACT Strategy Sessions
with one of our EXPERT Sales & Marketing Coaches or Operations Expert who help our clients double and TRIPLE their sales by up to 300%!
 
(***we have 5 spots open for the month of MAY and they are absolutely free to the 1st 5 business owners who register)
Simply email Lauren at lauren@mypersonalbusinesscoach.com and she will set up your INSTANT IMPACT STRATEGY SESSION with one of our EXPERT Sales Coaches who is the best fit for you.

Have a Fun, Fearless & FOCUSED Day!

Shelley


Shelley Mitchell, BA, ACC, CPM, MORS

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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”.


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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

Millionaires Don’t Have ADHD!!! – But what they do have is…

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Millionaires Don’t Have ADHD!!! –   But what they do have is…

I’ve reposted this BLOG because I believe the 10 THINGS Millionaires are doing to be successful and make the MONEY they deserve are KEY to all entrepreneurs and business owners success – especially those who struggle with ADD’ish traits.

You may skip to them at the bottom but please note that #6 was “PLAN, PLAN, PLAN! They ALL PLAN!” and #8 was They KNOW THEIR NUMBERS!

Being an entrepreneur/business owner can be TOUGH (especially with the holidays or an unexpected illness) and there are times when you just want to throw in the towel but LIFE IS SO MUCH EASIER when you actually have a PLAN and know what you need to do NEXT – especially on those “tough” days…

2014 has been a very exciting year for me and my company but more importantly, for OUR CLIENTS & their SUCCESSES!  We have more than DOUBLED our income and our clients are MAKING MORE MONEY TOO!

 Would you like to know how we did it?

The secret to creating a business that keeps growing is simple…  WE HAD A PLAN!

We SAVED TIME and a lot of EXPENSE by creating our ROAD MAPS to get us where we needed to be in our businesses.

I’ve been diligent about having a “plan” in place each year and MY current CLIENTS who do this with me last year are realizing they met or EXCEEDED their goals this year! 

Anyone can do this!  Any business, anytime, any place…  with the right tools and support in place!

Having a “Money & Marketing Success Plan” does NOT mean you are now inflexible or that it is written in stone but what it does mean is that

when you HAVE A PLAN, you are 40-70% MORE LIKELY to reach your goals than those who do not…

But I keep hearing the same complaints from people saying WHY THEY DON’T HAVE THEIR 2015… They STRUGGLE with:   

  • Don’t have THE TIME to just do it,

  • I started it but now I’m stuck because ___(fill in the blank)___,

  • There’s too many distractions and I can’t FOCUS,

  • I don’t know HOW or what to put in it

  • Doing it is DRUDGERY or way too BOOOOORING! And even…

  • the events/workshops being offered are TOO FLUFFY and AIRY FAIRY! (and nothing really gets accomplished)…

  WELL,  You are NOT ALONE and I’ve GOT THE FIX to all of these challenges.

CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oiPmGF3VA4

On January 8th, I will be sharing my SIMPLE PROCESS that I use with my platinum clients in a ONE-DAY, hands-on workshop for you so you can GET YOUR ROAD MAP for 2015! 

Our  “Money & Marketing Success Plan” is like a business plan but WAYYY BETTER!  (and much more fun)

 Our Success Planning Day is almost FULL so  CLICK HERE FOR THE DETAILS!

 In Just One Day, You’ll Walk Away With Your Personalized 2015 Money Making Marketing Plan Complete with Templates, Resources & Tools To Make This Your Best Year Ever!

This is not some fluffy or airy-fairy event nor is it a Vision Board workshop (which I enjoy). 

This is a REAL BUSINESS WORKSHOP with like-minded business owners and entrepreneurs who WANT A ROAD MAP TO FOLLOW FOR 2015 so they can FINALLY REACH THEIR FINANCIAL GOALS… and we still have FUN!

 It doesn’t matter if you are just getting started or already have a have a large business, brick-and-mortar business, a direct sales business, or if you are simply in SALES and you need to project your personal sales and income.  Then you get the SIMPLE way to promote and market your products, packages, services and events.

This is the process that I use for myself and my business every year which I’ll teach you step-by-step.

EXPERT PANEL and High-Level NETWORKING event and Cocktail Party!  I also have a panel of experts who will be sharing their success secrets on what they have done to really grow their business and their life. (CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS)

If ALL THIS Planning Day DID FOR YOU and your business WAS…

  • Give you the TIME to complete your plan,

  • Give you the FOCUS without the distractions,

  • Give you the TEMPLATES to make it EASY,

  • Give you a REAL Step-By-Step PLAN (Road Map) You Can ACTUALLY Follow For Your Business in 2015,

  • Give you access to NETWORKING with other high-level business owners and sales people who are DRIVEN to succeed and headed in the same direction as yourself,

THEN WOULD IT BE WORTH IT TO SHOW UP FOR YOURSELF??…

Please JOIN ME, my team and my awesome EXPERT PANEL I have put together for you in Boca Raton area on Thursday, January 8th for EXACTLY WHAT YOU NEED to MAKE MORE MONEY and still have FUN!

I would love to see you. We only have a limited number of seats and we are MORE THAN HALF FULL so please REGISTER TODAY…

 What would your business look like if in Just One Day, You Walk Away With Your Personalized 2015 Money Making Marketing Plan Complete with Templates, Resources & Tools To Make This Your Best Year Ever!

Business Planning, Money and Marketing Success Planning Day


Millionaires Don’t Have ADHD!

by Shelley Mitchell, My Personal Business Coach

Do you know that you are an expert in your industry but wonder why you are still not making enough money?

Do you feel like you care more about your clients than they do?

Have you spent thousands of dollars and hours on training improving your skills to be a better __________, coach, speaker, author, plumber, real estate agent, etc. etc. etc. but you just can’t seem to get past this REALLY TOUGH PLACE in your business?

Well, you are not alone!

I recently became a part of a yearlong high-level mastermind and coaching group where many of the members are very successful already, many of them are millionaires. While I knew I would “learn a lot” when I was accepted into the group, what I discovered after the first three days SHOCKED ME!

Of course, I learned a lot – and still have a lot to learn. Happily, I also learned that I was already doing many things RIGHT in my business as well.

I would estimate 75% of my group are people who are already making a lot of money (millions) and 100% are very talented and have a lot to contribute to the overall group. What I do know is that most of them became a part of this mastermind and coaching group to become THE BEST in the world at SPEAKING, building partnerships and scaling/growing their business. For the first time in a LONG time, I felt like a very small fish in a large pond! Albeit a little scary at first, I loved every minute of it and soaked it all in like a sponge.

So what did I learn spending my first three days of the next year with an amazing group of uber-successful business owners/entrepreneurs? First, I will start with what THEY WERE NOT…

Millionaires and other Successful Entrepreneurs do NOT have ADHD!

Being a Certified ADHD Coach, I probably have some of my colleagues yelling at my blog right now, so I need to clarify this statement. Sir Richard Branson, Actor/Singer Will Smith, and David Neeleman, Founder of JetBlue Airways are all very SUCCESSFUL entrepreneurs who have been diagnosed with ADHD.

They are all smart, driven, creative, high-energy, passionate VISIONAIRES yet they also HAVE learning disabilities. Many of the people I met in my mastermind FIT their same descriptions and while I’m not a doctor, I would be willing to bet that a high percentage of them could potentially be diagnosed (or at least thought about it) with ADHD.

Their business challenges are the SAME as yours (and mine)… Almost all of them brainstormed on the same topics we do out in the regular business world such as:

  • how do you get hearts in seats and fill events?
  • what’s the best way to build out a digital marketing funnel, sequencing and email marketing campaigns?
  • what are some best practices for the back-end of the business in dealing with employees, independent contractors, and systems?
  • what are the best apps/systems to use and what’s hot right now in technology?
  • how do I get more clients?
  • how do I have a more consistent cash flow?
  • how do you find the RIGHT people for my team?

So what’s the difference between THEM (the SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEURS and the MILLIONAIRES) versus those of us who have STRUGGLED in our businesses and wondered every Monday morning if we can ACTUALLY pull this off?

Here’s what I CLEARLY saw what SEPARATES the SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEURS from the Stressed-Out Overwhelmed ENTREPRENEURS –

1. They do not make EXCUSES!

Diagnosed with ADHD, have learning disabilities, unsupportive spouse or unhappy home life, weak team members, or struggle with time management issues? It does not matter! They found ways around their challenges and are relentless about getting their needs met by finding the RIGHT support (people) and SYSTEMS to incorporate into their lives and businesses that WORKED for them to ensure their success.

2. NO FEAR! They check their fear at the front door; not the front door of the mastermind but the front door of their life!

In a private conversation, one guy shared he had built 5 (yes, FIVE) multi-million dollar businesses during his lifetime, starting straight out of college because he “knew he couldn’t work for someone else”. He said he never let fear get in the way of making sound decisions, and he saw it happen time and time again with so many people.

3. STRENGTHS are #1! They know what they are good at!

They know this so well that they just do it over and again; day in and day out… Again, they then find the RIGHT support (people) and SYSTEMS to incorporate into their lives and businesses that WORKED for them to ensure their success.

4. I AM NOT BROKEN!

As stated in #3, they know their strengths. They are also clear on what their gifts are NOT so rather than exhaust their energy in trying to “fix it”, they build their CONFIDENCE from their strengths and as we all know, MONEY is attracted to CONFIDENCE.

5. ABUNDANT MINDSETS ARE REAL!

I know this sounds cliche, and many of us spend a lot of money and time on studying how to have and how to practice having an “abundant mindset”. Well, millionaires JUST HAVE IT! I even asked a friend of mine “what if you lose a million dollars? doesn’t that scare you?”. He said “so what… I know how to make it back and I will, Shit happens but if I have the right plan, make the right decisions, take the right actions and have the right support systems, the odds are in my favor every single time.”
I would say that he definitely has FAITH that his cup runneth over; even if he hits a bump in the road.

6. PLAN, PLAN, PLAN! They ALL PLAN!

They do Business Plans annually, personal PLANS, Quarterly Business Plans and Updates, they also PLAN WEEKLY and PLAN DAILY! One man who runs a company that has over 1,000 Coaches throughout the country recommended to me to do what he does which is to lock myself up in a really nice hotel for several days and FOCUS on planning for the entire year. Set the time aside and just do it – without the distractions… I say YES to that one! Successful entrepreneurs HAVE A PLAN, and they TRACK AND MEASURE their results!

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7. TARGET MARKET! Every single millionaire which I met is VERY VERY CLEAR on their TARGET MARKET,

and they have it narrowed down to the smallest detail. It was even suggested to me that once I got ever MORE clear on my target market that any feelings of “stuck” would go away. Note: Being clear on their target market also includes being very knowledgeable on their ideal customers language regarding their pains/challenges and what they really want as well.

8. They KNOW THEIR NUMBERS!

Now, you don’t need to be a rocket scientist or math genius to know your numbers but what successful entrepreneurs do know are things like clicks, open rates, conversion ratios, cost per lead, cost per client, and even more simply, how many people do they need to talk to before someone becomes a customer… They track and MEASURE everything that is important and are always looking for ways to tweak what they are doing to make it even better.

9. Always thinking of SCALABILITY!

So many of the first eight things I’ve mentioned didn’t surprise me much, but this one really made a light bulb go off in my head. For the first two years of my business, I just WORKED and did everything I could do to get clients, help clients, and grow and build my business. What I did not do was to DOCUMENT my processes and MAKE DECISIONS BASED ON HOW it was going to affect my team of people or my large company. Seriously??? It was just me. I was the TEAM for goodness sakes! Moreover, what large company? I just needed to pay the rent!

Well, that way of thinking is definitely what has held me from growing faster than I have. As I started building a team and growing my company, I had to start many things from scratch.

We all have BRILLIANT IDEAS. Some of us have them DAILY. Millionaires ask, ” HOW IS THAT SCALABLE” before acting so quickly on it. My thought process will never be the same since that AHA hit me in the head.

10. FINALLY, the BIG ONE! I noticed that the REALLY SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEURS are actually operating at a different level of consciousness.

They are very SPIRITUAL beings… but don’t preach to everyone else or try to convert others to his or her beliefs. They are very involved in HEALTHY LIVING through fitness, meditation, clean eating, (many often eating vegan and organic) but also not announcing it to the world or taking such a PUBLIC STAND about it. Also, they are very humane and compassionate individuals who truly care about helping others, spreading their message and making a BIG DIFFERENCE in the world.

“Wow, just like ME,” I thought to myself. The only difference is, as one pointed out to me, is that you have to put your own oxygen mask on first. You cannot help the world if you cannot help yourself. You cannot save the world or make a difference in other people lives if you are not doing it for yourself as well.

Successful entrepreneurs also don’t buy into peoples b.s. excuses, negative mindsets, lack of planning, or focusing on what’s broken. They just keep on going and are touching thousands of others along the way in a positive, abundant manner, leaving their mark and contribution in the world.


Business Planning, Money and Marketing Success Planning Day

Business Planning, Money and Marketing Success Planning Day


About Shelley:  Motivational Speaker, Author, Business Coach, Single Mom

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

Integrity – PROFITS – Action!

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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?

Are you tired of “being sold MAGIC PILLS” to grow your business just to end up with more stuff to do and you are still NOT making MORE MONEY?
 
 
Three (3) times a year, 50-100 smart, driven, committed entrepreneurs and business owners join our movement to MAKE MORE MONEY in their businesses and to do it with INTEGRITY!
 
Our Signature Program, Get Your IPA On! is starting again on September 3rd!  In 6 short weeks, 100% of our graduates will be making MORE MONEY! 
 
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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WHAT MAKES US and this program DIFFERENT!

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!

If you’re ready to stop making excuses, stop letting all the distractions and the things that just MAKE NOISE in your life and your business from getting in your way and truly reaching your dreams, the JOIN THE MOVEMENT

It’s time to Stop making NOISE and START making MONEY!  Turn your chaos into cash and have fun doing it!

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*If you are a direct sales or MLM or, we have a special bonus for you this time around.
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
This Program IS FOR YOU if:
 
  • 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.
  • You are ready to create a business model that simply works!
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Are Your tired of SPINNING YOUR WHEELS only to be EXHAUSTED at the end of the day?

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!
 
 

You are personally INVITED to an exclusive SNEAK PEEK and our MINI-BOOT-CAMP-MAKE-MORE-MONEY Online Training Workshop!

 
Come find out what all the HYPE is about and join us for our exclusive SNEAK PEEK and our MINI-BOOT-CAMP-MAKE-MORE-MONEY Online Training Workshop!
 
On Tuesday, August 19thfrom 7:30pm – 9:30pm (EST) !!

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Writing a book ain’t gonna make you any money!

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Writing a book ain’t gonna make you any money!

I’m currently in St. Petersburg for my first weekend visiting my son in college. You may already know that he wrote a book at 16 Yrs old.   What you might NOT know is that he had very little social skills and was also failing school.   In the following year, he actually wrote and published three books and had his own TV show. He also didn’t get into college because of his superb grades or test scores.   His first book was simple, 7 Days To Understanding Your Teen,  and it was from his heart. That book CATAPULTED his opportunities and opened so many doors for him. It set him on the path of his personal development and his business growth.  

Those books and the additional opportunities that were created from them are what got him into college.   While he did sell over 1,000 books in the last year, it had nothing to do with MONEY. It had to do with making him standout from the crowd so that any decent college would see him for his unique value and what he had to offer and in turn, let him come to their school.    I can proudly say that he is now in the Entrepreneurship program at USF in St. Pete.   He still struggles every day with Algebra but when it comes to Revenue Projections, he’s got that one down pat!

As a Business and Entrepreneurial Coach, I often see people who get wrapped up and DISTORTED by the idea that they want to write a book or create an info product to “make more money.” The problem is that they don’t even have a foundation down in their business before doing so and believe that a book or a product is the solution to their problems.  There is no magic pill for a solid business foundation, period.

People, you don’t make money from info products or books!

Well, typically you don’t.…

If you are already a highly paid and respected expert such as Jack Canfield and also have his multimillion dollar marketing plan, SURELY you WILL make money from these products and/or books.

But if you’re like me or my son who was really someone “unknown” the first time we wrote a book or created a product, you are NOT GOING TO MAKE ANY MONEY from that book! Not right away anyway…
STOP thinking that you’re going to CREATE PRODUCTS or BECOME AN AUTHOR or co-author of a compilation book to MAKE MORE MONEY! That’s not how it works and that’s not what it’s for.

“Well Shelley, how do you know this? and why the heck are you telling your clients to do it?”

First, I believe that I’ve become a “quix-pert” in this area since my son, myself and my team have put out five books (all published on Amazon)  many online products from Teleseminar’s to two physical CDs, one-DVD and even the “build my list program” completely packaged as a set … oh yes, I almost forgot…Our Signature program, “Get Your IPA On!”… all in less than 18 months time! (I got a CLUE really fast… I CAN be COACHED!)

In our COACHING PROGRAM,, we have quarterly exclusive VIP Catapult Days where we teach our clients how to do something specific based on their current needs and also to IMPLEMENT so they don’t get STUCK and prevent themselves from actually moving forward in their business. This quarter, we are doing a “Create a Product” Day just for my VIP clients to show them exactly how to create their own product, book that is published on Amazon or downloads and e-books and programs?

Why?   Well, I truly believe that if you are going to have a successful service business or practice, you must have a published book or some sort of physical and/or online product.

There are many reasons WHY but it’s not because they “directly make you money.” They do, however, contribute to the bottom line of your business in so many different ways. Here’s HOW:

Having a published book whether it’s self-published or not can position you as an expert and give you almost-instant  credibility.

            It gives you something to have physically, show and sell whenever you are at an event and/or speaking.

            Having a published book helps you get speaking engagements much more easily and makes you standout from the crowd.

            Having a published book and or info product gives you more credibility.

            Having products or books also gives you something to offer as “bonuses” when you are selling one of your programs or services for higher fees.

            Once you accumulate enough of these products, you can actually CREATE your own Signature program or home study program with them which can either support your clients or EXPAND YOUR REACH.

            Once you’ve  built your list and your following, you can create PASSIVE INCOME including royalties from amazon; just like the check I just received the other day. 

(see Build My List! Build My Business! Build My Bank Account!)

            Please know there IS a is a SYSTEM to planning and launching these products  and if you follow it, you will drum up excitement about your products and services and people start coming to you much more quickly. Your ideal clients find you much more easily  and they are much more eager to work with you.

      Finally, as you are creating these products, you become much clearer on what you are doing, who you were working with, who you are serving, how are you serve them, and really what direction you want to take your business. Because you get into ACTION, the growth of your business will CATAPULT.

No Money vs Mo’ Money!

The sales of these products typically only generate income equivalent to “mice nuts.”  Yes, my boyfriend uses that expression; pretty small. I don’t think we’ve made MORE money than we have actually spent on creating and promoting the products. However, the speaking engagements, the people we have met, the people who have been drawn to us, the list we have built because of it all, and all the connections we have made along with the recognized expert status we’ve been able to create, has brought us thousands.  It’s been a lot of work but definitely worth it.

Selling 2 books could equal $20 but selling 100 books could constitute and income of $20,000 or much higher depending on who you meet, how you attract them, how you follow up and how you serve them. These products are part of your SALES FUNNEL.

In order to have a successful business, you must have your sales funnel mapped out and in place.  It needs to make sense, appeal to your ideal client and take them along the right journey.

Do You Have Holes?

If you have holes in your sales funnel or don’t know what pieces you’re missing, contact us for a Strategy Session with one of our experts and we will help you:

  • get clear on where the holes are,
  • find out what challenges are getting in your way and
  • create a plan to help you move forward in your business in order to
  • CATAPULT your business to super success.

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>>. She can be reached at shelley@mypersonalbusinesscoach.com or by phone at 561.320.1517


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Fun, Fearless & FOCUSED    

Shelley Mitchell, BA, AAC, CPM, CAPS,HCCP, MORS

Speaker/Trainer/Coach/Author

Former Army Sergeant with 2 Combat patches, COSMOPOLITAN Magazine’s first Fun, Fearless Female, and currently one of the most unique, sought-after, top business consultants/coaches in the country, Shelley uses straight-forward HUMOR, toughness, passion and high-energy coupled with 23 years of successful sales, marketing, and corporate & executive real estate development/ management experience with a unique diversity of award winning Direct Sales experience to show her clients and INSPIRE audiences alike on how they can be Fun, Fearless and FOCUSED in business and everything they do and finally make the MONEY they truly deserve!
“Simply put, Shelley teaches you how to FOCUS on the right things, MAKE MORE MONEY and have FUN doing it! She gets things done! and now, so do I…”
After being a workaholic, SINGLE MOM, 6-figure corporate executive, she realized the rungs on her corporate ladder were cracked after ending up over 100 lbs overweight, diagnosed with ADHD (with a capital H) and huge regrets of never getting to see her son grow up. She gave it all up to follow her dreams of being a successful Business and Entrepreneurial Coach whose passion is helping others turn their passion and purpose into highly successful and PROFITABLE businesses so they can make the money they truly deserve. She went back to school to become an ADHD Coach to support her son, authored a couple of books, created the RIGHT BRAIN Solution (tools for the creative entrepreneur), her unique “CATAPULT” coaching system, her “Build My List!” products and program and her wildly popular Signature program, “Get Your IPA On!” Turn Your Marketing Strategies and Tactics into Income Producing Activities”.

She is an expert at helping Smart, Driven, Creative Entrepreneurs get CLEAR on what they really really want, create a PLAN, FOCUS on their PRIORITIES, and take ACTION so they can make the MONEY they truly deserve!
If that’s not enough. she is a skydiver, a scuba diver, a kick boxer and a single mom of a now college freshman who started his own business at 16 years old, wrote and published several books, speaks to various groups and even has his own TV show. She is also very involved in the community with the Junior League of Boca Raton and is a top leader and coach in an international women’s business organization.
She’s speaks, trains and consults nationally to motivate business owners, leaders, managers, executives and teams to turn their PASSION into PROFITS. In addition, she is a certified ADHD Coach and has a team of specialized business and holistic coaches along with her coaching company, My Personal Business Coach, who offers a variety of ways you can work with them, from Speaking, Training, Products, Programs, Intensive VIP Days, to her exclusive Gold and Platinum Coaching programs to CATAPULT your business, career and life to super SUCCESS!

 

New Years Resolutions Do NOT Work!

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by Shelley Mitchell, CPM, CAPS, CAM, COS, HCCP, MORSAre any of the resolutions you are considering or putting in to place today the same exact ones from last year or even remotely similar? What about your business/career? Your relationship? Your health? Your personal life? Your BUCKET LIST??? Your income and finances? Wouldn’t it be nice to set your intention today and actually ACCOMPLISH YOUR GOAL and NOT having to reset the same thing next year because something got in the way of accomplishing it as it did in 2012?There will be lots of roadblocks and obstacles that will be thrown in front of us in 2013. The difference is how equipped we re to handle them. There is a REAL WAY to actually reach your dreams and goals without having to beat your head up against a wall. My Personal Business Coach and My Personal ADHD Coach have proven methods to help you OVERCOME the obstacles that get in your way. We show you how and and help you eliminate PROCRASTINATION, Lack of FOCUS, Dis-Organization, DISTRACTION, focusing on the wrong things and spinning your wheels, lack of or poor PLANNING, FRUSTRATION of not knowing what the next steps are or FRUSTRATION with the economy and not knowing why others are succeeding or having quicker results than you are, being Stressed Out, being OVERWHELMED, or just being plain ole’ STUCK.

If you are truly ready to make a lasting, permanent CHANGE, send us a message to schedule a no-cost STRATEGY SESSION to see if we are a good fit to help you finally reach your DREAMS and GOALS. http://www.mypersonalbusinesscoach.com/

Our GOAL is to help you get what you REALLY, REALLY WANT by using our 7 Step Methodology:

1. Determine your true VALUES so you can discover what it is YOU really, really wantfor your life and your business/career.
2. Get crystal CLEAR on your VISION and SET GOALS that ignite your passion so you can really ACCOMPLISH them.
3. STRATEGIZE your Actions – Create a step by step, easy-to-follow PLAN and take real effective ACTION that moves your forward quickly.
4. Upgrade your SKILLS – we show you how to determine your niche, your talents and what makes you unique so you can BRAND and MARKET yourself and your business and start building impactful relationships that keep you strong… through ANY economy.
5. Optimize your Environment – we help you MINIMIZE DISTRACTIONS and ELIMINATE PROCRASTINATION, get more ORGANIZED and have more FOCUS so you can have major BREAKTRHOUGHS in reaching your GOALS.
6. Master your Psychology – we help you become proactive and eliminate those obstacles and barriers that have always gotten in your way in the past so you can move towards your dreams and Goals with ease so you are UN-Stuck, Un-Stressed and OUT of Overwhelm.
7. Accountability – You now have an Accountability Partner to guide you every step of the way and KEEP YOU ON TRACK. No more getting side-stepped, no more negativity from frustrated friends, spouses or colleagues and NO B.S.! We also hold your best interest at the top of our list and always provide honest feedback. We are your true trusted source.

Again, If you are truly ready to make a lasting, permanent CHANGE, send us a message to schedule a no-cost STRATEGY SESSION to see if we are a good fit to help you finally reach your DREAMS and GOALS. http://www.mypersonalbusinesscoach.com/

You can also visit our website and get your GIFT.. Get your Exclusive Printable WEEKLY SUCCESS PLANNER template for FREE as our GIFT to you as a THANKS just for stopping in! (Having a GOAL without a PLAN is only a wish…)

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