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!)
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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.
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.
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.
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.
or call 561-320-1517
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.
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
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!!
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:
- Find Interested People
- Deliver Quality Content
- Capture Information
- 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”)
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…)
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
Article about Ed placement in Australia
Blurb about Australia’s system for Autism
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
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”)