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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!)

 

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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…

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What you FOCUS on Expands!
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Shelley and The MPBC Team!

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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.

 

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.

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Q – What do I do when people want to exchange services instead of paying my fees with money?

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After writing this blog last week, I had 3 different people (who clearly had not been enlightened by this yet, come to me and offer to “barter” their services with me.
As much as I would LOVE to get services from all of my clients who are extremely talented – LISTEN UP!  Hear me out and please LISTEN CAREFULLY!
WE DO NOT BARTER and if you are my private client, I will STRONGLY ADVISE THAT YOU DO NOT DO IT EITHER!!!
Unless it is clear that you have absolutely NO MONEY for rent, groceries or ANYTHING YOU NEED, offering to BARTER with someone can actually be perceived as a SLAP IN THE FACE by one or both parties and even if they don’t, neither will value the other quite the same.
Think about it!  If you KNEW that I spent $500 on a service last month with someone to do something with my business and then I came to  you to “barter”, you would likely be insulted and believe that I didn’t think YOU were worth my heard earned money…  You never know….  Please READ and Please DO NOT BARTER…

I received  a GREAT question from a special reader today and because I get this question A LOT, and sadly, I see it HAPPEN A LOT, I wanted to share it with you…

Q – What do I do when people want to exchange services instead of paying my fees with money?

 
My ANSWER
If someone doesn’t buy from you and they say to you “I can’t afford it”… it’s typically for one of the two reasons I’m listing below.

1.  They don’t BELIEVE it will work for them

– OR-

2.  You have NOT done your job in showing them the VALUE of what you are offering… 

If someone wants to directly trade or exchange services, it’s because they are doing the same thing with their own business (and not VALUING what they do or provide to it’s fullest).
Note:  I am NOT referring to using a real service such as NUBARTER/REVENU that helps businesses move excess inventory which is a great way to market your business and preserve cash flow… which we are members of.
If you BOTH truly want what the other has to offer then some suggestions are:
  • Invoice each other true RETAIL-TO-RETAIL for the fees/services you are providing one another and whoever has a balance should pay the balance; happily!   Everyone should feel “whole” during this transaction.  Do not do this is one of you doesn’t REALLY want the product/service…
  • ENERGETICALLY (& probably legally – check with your CPA), the RIGHT thing to do is that each person write a check to the other for the correct value and never ever do an even trade.

WHY PEOPLE BUY

“People BUY based on the emotion of what they believe their result will be in the future by using your products or services!” – Shelley Mitchell
Coca Cola just put out a great commercial during the Super Bowl that made me want to go buy a COKE – even though I know darn well I need to avoid sugar like the plague.  See the video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibgvkXm9Qkc  #makeithappy Official Coca-Cola BIG GAME Commercial 2015 #makeItHappy
You will notice it’s the PAIN they show people going through that evokes the emotion to change.
 
HAPPY doesn’t sell, but the elimination of PAIN does sell!People BUY based on your CLEAR message that you understand THEIR PAINS and CHALLENGES and …
how you can show them the VALUE of WHY they should PAY YOU for your products/services based on the BENEFITS they believe they will receive.  Coke does a great job at showing you HOW their product stops the pain…  and all without even saying a word.Even though you KNOW what you do and HOW you help people, if you cannot communicate this CLEARLY to your ideal client, YOU are definitely struggling with getting MORE CLIENTS and making the MONEY you deserve.
So, what are you doing about this?Our entire coaching program helps you do this, but you can get one amazing day of creating this at our HIGH-ENERGY, Interactive Boot Camp at
SPEAK- SELL- SERVE, LIVE! is a SMALL PART of the DESTINED ENTREPRENEUR where we teach you exactly HOW to:
  • SPEAK clearly to ONE or MANY so they are CLEAR on how you understand their pains/challenges, and HOW can help them – quickly and effectively
  • SELL MORE through speaking and networking and to SHOW THE TRUE VALUE of what you offer so your ideal client will PAY YOU FOR YOUR SERVICES!
  • SERVE MORE CLIENTS! by understanding and with INTEGRITY…

Isn’t it time you learn to SPEAK in a way that gets you more CLIENTS and to make MORE MONEY?

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Have a Fun, Fearless & FOCUSED Day!

 

Shelley Mitchell, BA, ACC, CPM, MORS

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

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

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!