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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?

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


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

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

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

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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!)
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Want to know the secrets to succeeding with ADHD?

Things that will help you…

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  • 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

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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!

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


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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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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.

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getting in your way!

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       • 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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  • 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

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…
 
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
 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

<<CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT SHELLEY, How we can help you or BOOKING Shelley to SPEAK!>>

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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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.

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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!

 

You Do Not Make Money with Social Media!

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You Do Not Make Money with Social Media!

You Do Not Make Money with Social Media!!

By Shelley Mitchell, President/CEO – My Personal Business Coach LLC

All too often I hear new potential clients or a friends complain “but I posted it on Facebook and no one called me” or “I tweeted and no one bought anything” or “I spent hours creating an event on Facebook and Google plus and NO ONE came to my event”…  “I just can’t do this…..”

So, I’m not sure where in the world of ours when the day change where people started thinking that social media was the answer to our prayers and was the new secret weapon to grow our businesses into huge gold mines.  When did spending hours online building business fb pages and crafting the perfect quote for today REPLACE true marketing, branding, partnering, developing relationships closing sales and providing on-going, exceptional customer service?  It didn’t!  This misconception DRIVES ME NUTS because I see so many clients spend countless hours trying to implement social media and are convinced that their lack of knowledge in this area is the reason why their business isn’t achieving the levels they truly desire.

NEWSBREAK!  You do not make money with Social Media!

So how do you make money?  Simple…  By doing business with people who KNOW, LIKE and TRUST YOU…

“Well that sounds great Shelley but how do I do that?”

I’m here to tell you that I did it too.  I killed myself for months, weeks and hours setting up (or trying to) the perfect social media platforms, finding all the great magical statuses to post and friending everyone from Mafia Wars (does that game even exist anymore?)  I’m also here to tell you that I wasted A LOT OF TIME doing that and was really exhausted.  It wasn’t until I started building relationships with people, touching them and listening to them and what they needed (not what I thought they needed) did I start truly growing my business. 

What’s all the hype about then?  Well, Social Media IS Amazing…  It’s a great tool to help you touch someone even better if you utilize it correctly and it help you accomplish some wonderful things but FIRST, understand that there are 4 keys to Social Media Success.  They are:

  1.  Find Interested People
  2. Deliver Quality Content
  3. Capture Information
  4. Keep in Touch!  (yes, this means follow up – human to human, one on one)

Social Media is simply a tool to help you BUILD those relationships to find interested people, deliver quality content, capture information and Keep in touch.  This is how someone grows to KNOW, LIKE and TRUST YOU…

By using Social Media as this powerful tool, it:

  • Gives you CREDIBILITY
  • Increases REFERRALS
  • Develops new RELATIONSHIPS
  • Get higher prices for your products and services
  • Gives you VISIBILITY
  • Develops FAMILIARITY
  • Develops TRUST
  • Then able to OFFER your products and services
  • Perceive you as the EXPERT

Remember, GROUP messages are great for “breast cancer awareness month status reports” and general announcements and for posting groups/events/forums to gather others for a common purpose but for you to be truly effective in building relationships, you must:

  • be CONSISTENT
  • always post with the mindset of ENGAGEMENT of others (ask people to LIKE if they agree, incorporate a link to your site OR include photos with your info on it)
  • always reach out ONE ON ONE with a personal message/chat  (I usually hit MAYBE on events just so I can keep track but it’s not until someone CALLS ME on the phone or sends me an personal message that they’d like for me to come and are following up is my interest really peaked)
  • be INTERACTIVE with others and their posts and successes.  (like, encourage and let your peeps know you are paying attention to them)
  • Oh, it’s also super important to SUPPORT OTHERS.  When a fellow business owner is posting something valuable to them, please LIKE or even SHARE it with others.  Giving to others will always create more space in your world for you to RECEIVE greatness into your life.

In hopes these tips will assist you in creating your Social Media Plan, I hope you also enjoy reading them.  If you are READY to take your business to the next level and would like to schedule a consultation on how My Personal Business Coach can be your partner in this journey, please click here and take advantage of a complimentary consultation.   http://www.mypersonalbusinesscoach.com/ConsultationRequest.en.html

Shelley Mitchell, CPM, CAPS, CAM, HCCP, MORS, COS

(Creator of THE RIGHT BRAIN SOLUTION (tools for the creative entrepreneur) & Author of the forthcoming book series “How To Get & keep What You Really, Really Want – Using SMART Goals to get UNSTRESSED and OUT of OVERWHELM”) 

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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Question of the Week: Autism and Schools (5 year old son)

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By Shelley Mitchell, CPM, CAPS, CAM, HCCP, COS, MORS

(*Author of the forthcoming book series “How To Get & keep What You Really, Really Want – Using SMART Goals to get UNSTRESSED and OUT of OVERWHELM”)

While I am a Business Coach who specializes in ADHD/ADD and do not typically work with clients who have autism, I am privy to other coaches who specialize in this area.  We received the following question and I wanted to share the information with those who may need it.  Please note it pertains to a client in Australia but many of the suggestions are definitely a crossover.

Q:  I have a 5 year old son who has been diagnosed with Autism. The Education Department in our area has a zero tolerance policy towards “violence” towards teachers, and their policy is to call parents to retrieve their children if they get physical. I have worked hard with my coach to educate the school on this matter. We have given them strategies to de-escalate his behaviors, and requested that he be calmed at the school rather than be sent home – which is actually a reward for him.  Things have gone a lot better of late. However, he is about to transition from pre-school to full day and she is concerned that his “problem” behaviors will escalate.  Do you have any additional resources I can check out to support my education of the schools?

A:  Local Autism Group and their advice line link
http://www.amaze.org.au/discover/how-we-can-help-you/learning-education/

http://www.amaze.org.au/discover/how-we-can-help-you/infoline-and-adviceline/

Education
http://www.amaze.org.au/discover/working-with-individuals-on-the-spectrum/schools-and-education/

Human Rights
http://www.amaze.org.au/2012/02/have-your-say-about-experiences-of-children-with-disability-in-schools/

Article about Ed placement in Australia
http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/846804F6D67F34F3CA257280007853DE/$File/autredu.pdf

Blurb about Australia’s system for Autism
http://oreilly.com/medical/autism/news/outside_us.html#Australia

If you’d like to discover the many possibilities of some small steps with BIG IMPACT you can roll into your business and personal life today, My Personal Business Coach can help.  We help Smart, Driven, Entrepreneurs to simplify their lives, get UNSTRESSED and OUT of OVERWHELM so they can make more money and start running their business rather than their business running them.

Reach your DREAMS and GOALS – contact My Personal Business Coach in order to set up a complimentary strategy session at http://www.mypersonalbusinesscoach.com/ConsultationRequest.en.html

If you have any questions you’d like to ask and would like us to share answers on the blog, please contact us atwww.MyPersonalBusinessCoach.com or on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MyPersonalBusinessCoach

What are good neutral “small talk” subjects to discuss on a networking lunch with people you have never met before? (especially men)

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First, Sports is always a good choice (because that’s what two men would do) but only if you know what you are talking about. I would highly recommend staying away from politics and religion. I know realize some people may be thinking “duh… that’s common sense Shelley” and we all know this goes without saying but these days, it’s so incredibly easy to get sucked into those conversations with the elections and the issues at the forefront. (Just check your facebook newsfeed)  Neutrality on this subject is super important because so many people are on one side of the fence or the other and we can possibly be  judged for our personal political opinion even if it has absolutely nothing to do with our ability to serve someone in our businesses.
 
Therefore, my best answer to this question would be to simply ask them about themselves.  Ask them about their businesses, what they do, how they got started, what they are excited about, what their goals are, etc…  People are typically in business for themselves and are at networking events because they are passionate about what they do.  They WANT to talk about it.  They WANT to share it with others.  You can also ask about their interests, their hobbies and so on to see if you can find some common ground. You only need one piece of common ground to form a connection, whatever it may be. The more you learn about them, the more interesting they will think you are. Then when you follow up with them 24-48 hours later, you can add a personal note about something specific they discussed with you which will add to the rapport you are building with them.
 
As a side note, if you are networking with two or more people and one is a woman, you have to give more attention to the woman or psychologically, you may be at risk of her not thinking you are taking her as seriously as the man. As many of us know, women have worked very hard to get to the positions they are in and if they are partners in a company, they want to feel just as important. 
 
In summary, when networking with others you are just meeting for the first time, keep your subjects current and up-to-date but keep your opinions neutral.  Always ask about them and find out what they are passionate about.  They have been listening to everyone else and really want someone to listen to them.  Always follow up, thank them for their time and add a personal note to include something you learned about them and finally, when dealing with women in a mixed group, ensure you give her enough attention and respect for her position and contributions.  HAPPY NETWORKING! 
 
If you have any questions you’d like to ask and would like me to share answers on my blog, please contact me at www.MyPersonalBusinessCoach.com or on our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MyPersonalBusinessCoach
 
If you’d like to find out how we can help you get UNSTRESSED and OUT of OVERWHELM so you can clarify your personal and business goals, develop a laser-focus on growing your professional and personal relationships and to create a better BALANCE between your business and personal lifes in order to reach your DREAMS and GOALS, contact me in order to set up a complimentary strategy session at the link below
 
 

by – Shelley Mitchell, CPM, CAPS, CAM, HCCP, MORS, COS

(*Author of the forthcoming book series “How To Get & keep What You Really, Really Want – Using SMART Goals to get UNSTRESSED and OUT of OVERWHELM”)