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Secrets for success…

Perfect for businesswomen of all ages. Tawnie Breaux (that’s me!) creates a straightforward, get-to-the-point guide for mastering the art of self-confidence using lessons from years of experience in a male-dominated industry.

As a high-value sales leader, business owner and author, her website Books, Beauty and Business ranked # 18 in most inspirational resources for small business owners.  (That’s this one)

Women in Power shares just how building credibility quickly and with confidence is key to beginning any successful relationship. Whether in your business career or personal life, these skills in confidence-building will get you through high-stress situations with the positive outcomes you want.

Tawnie Breaux Women in Power
Tawnie Breaux Women in Power

Women in Power provides everyday tips to build the confidence needed to successfully engage with people of every position in business meetings, interviews, and networking events.

If you desire to take your career to the next level, exceed financial goals, and take that much-needed vacation, this book will set you apart from the general rat race and help get you there faster.

Creating a successful career starts with a few simple strategies.  Enjoy these everyday tips to unlock your power and know your worth.

Amazon Bookstore: Women In Power

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Secrets to Successful Goal Setting

It’s so frustrating when we make promises to ourselves only to break them.  You know the ones I’m talking about…I’m going to cut back on my drinking…I’m going to get in better shape…I’m going to get out of debt…I’m going to network more..I’m going to study more…I’m going to spend more time with my kids…I’m not going to fight with my spouse…I’m going to save up for that beach house…

The list is endless and 9 out of 10 times – the results are the same.  What if there was a way to get there?  A key to successful goal setting?  A process for setting goals that incorporates scientific research to exponentially increase the odds for the next promise you make to yourself?

There is…

BE INTENTIONAL: SET MEANINGFUL GOALS
In order to drive change, you need to dive deeper into the goals you want to accomplish.  Try taking the time to further explore and understand the WHY in your goal.

A few questions you may want to ask yourself are:

“Why do I want to accomplish this?”
“What will it mean for me if I accomplish this?”
“How will it make me feel if I accomplish this?

For example, if your goal is to lose weight then you should understand why you want to lose the weight, what effect will losing the weight have on your day-to-day life, and what long-term effects will losing weight have on your life. Really take the time to understand why you want to lose the weight and draw motivation from it.

Allow yourself time to explore the goals before throwing them out there.  It’s crucial to understand your goals, why you want to achieve them and what achievement of these goals will look like for you.

EASY DOES IT
It’s scientifically proven that our brains are wired for rewards.  Dopamine is a neurotransmitter in the brain that plays a key role in reward, motivation, memory, decision-making, and even some body functions.  When dopamine is released it gives us the feeling of pleasure as part of our neural reward system.  This motivates you to repeat a specific behavior.

It’s possible to manipulate your dopamine levels by setting small goals and then accomplishing them.  This is because each time you succeed, the longer your brain stores the information that allowed you to do so well in the first place. Why? Because with EACH success, your brain is releasing dopamine!  Hence success breeds more success.

SO…

What’s the best way to eat an elephant?  ONE BITE AT A TIME

We’ve heard it a thousand times.  It makes sense, right? If we try to get it down all at once, we are going to have some major indigestion and it’s just not possible.

The same concept applies to our goals.  Don’t think you have to fix everything all at once. Small changes pave the way for bigger changes. Ask yourself, “What can I do today that will help me accomplish my goal.”  Use this as a way to stay focused each day while rewarding yourself with bursts of dopamine along the way!

KEEP IT POSITIVE

When setting goals, be sure to frame them in a positive way.  Focus on what you want to accomplish instead of what you don’t want to accomplish.  This will increase the likelihood that you will actually pursue it and increase your success rate.  There are hundreds of studies and theories around the idea that positive thinking promotes positive outcomes.  Most recently I read the “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne and prior to that I’ve been a long time fan of “The Power of Positive Thinking” by Norman Vincent Peale.  If you want to get rudimentary, take a trip down memory lane and recall the childhood story of The Little Engine that told himself over and over again, “I think I can, I think I can, I think I can.”

Across all lines of success, there is one thing that each of them have in common. Positive thinking contributes to positive outcomes.

If you want to get into brain chemistry for substantial evidence, consider this.  Any type of avoidance will trigger inhibition systems in your brain, where positive goals will trigger approach and rewards motivation. (Hello dopamine).  Intellectually this makes perfect sense, so give yourself time to frame your goals in this way.

VISUALIZE
Once you’ve identified, framed and established a few long-term goals with short-term goals, it’s time to kick-off.

Vision creates a picture for the subconscious mind.

The subconscious is not only responsible for 90 percent of the decisions we make in day-to-day life, but is also the part of the brain that is largely in charge when we are performing creative tasks or charting through unknown territory. The very act of giving your emotional brain a detailed portrait of your end goal also ensures that you will take the steps needed to steer yourself toward it.  Articulate your vision with words and a pictures; the more detailed the better.  Post this somewhere as a daily reminder and focal point of goals you have set for yourself.

 

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Vision Boards – Turning Visions Into Reality

Let me preface this by saying that I have a VERY short attention span.  In fact, my attention span is SO short that on a DAILY basis I find myself walking into the pantry and standing there for a few seconds trying to figure out why I’m there before realizing with great embarrassment for myself that where I actually wanted to be was the PANTRY to grab cereal for the kid’s breakfast! Oh, COME ON!

Why am I sharing this with you?

I’m sharing this with you because in today’s day and age, it’s easy to get distracted.  There are so many things to be reaching for and thinking about at any given moment.  From what books to read for leisure, what book to read for career growth, what new show to watch, what school to send the kids to, what types of foods I should be eating and feeding my children, what I want my house to look like, where to invest my money, what’s going to make my skin smooth, what’s the best workout for me to stay fit, to….AHHHHH….

You get the picture.

So many choices.  So many options.  The sky’s the limit!  Yet, how do we narrow things down?  How do we stay focused?

Focus is something I struggle with.  Daily and sometimes hourly I lose my train of thought and find myself completely distracted with noise coming in from both the outside world as well as my own limitless ideas of what I should be doing.  So, how do I combat the constant distractions that rip through my thoughts on a regular basis?

Aside from making lists and outlining my goals, I stay on track with a Vision Board.  A vision board, or “focus board” is the spot that I display visual representations and reminders of what I am trying to achieve.

Depending on what is going on in a given year, I try to have 1 very long term dream or goal, 1 semi- achievable goal that can be accomplished within a year, and then some fitness, health and/or spiritual goals. For me these are visual reminders of who I want to be, who I want to become and most of all inspiration.  Now, keep in mind, what inspires me may not inspire you.  What motivates me may not motivate you.  I’ve seen all types of vision boards from all kinds of people. To get you started, here are some ideas:

  • Inspirational quotes or affirmations – print them, cut them, write them, paint them and post them on your vision board.
  • Vacation homes or travel destination pictures
  • Magazine articles, clippings, pictures – things that you pull inspiration from
  • Pictures of role models or people you may aspire to be
  • A home or business you may be saving to buy
  • An award you are working to achieve

If you want to increase your success rate, consider throwing a vision board party with some friends.  Get together one evening or afternoon.  Share your goals and spend the time getting your vision boards up and running for the first time.

Check out our recent podcast to hear more about our vision boards and why we like them so much!

The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be

Jack Canfield is most known for his Chicken Soup for the Soul books, which I personally fell in love with years ago. Jack inspires us again in his book The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be. His dedication to YOUR success is masterfully created a step-by-step manner. This book is not a quick read, nor will you read it every day. There will be a lot of work and processing along the way.

Jack Canfield

The chapters are small, 2 – 3 pages and each section is a quick kick in the pants! You will find yourself jumping into action, in deep thought or processing some issue you forgot about years ago.

If you are looking for a guidebook on how to become successful and achieve more, you just found it!

I highly recommended this book for a morning daily practice.

Amazon Purchase link for The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be

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Maurielle Laurenne: Cosmic Coach

HELLO, I’M MAURIELLE

A cosmic coach helping you find Clarity, Confirmation, and Confidence in your professional and personal life.

From boardrooms and fiscal calendars to stargazing and cosmic cycles, I’m proud to help the most successful people find deeper meaning in their lives and work.

My brand was born from an intention (rather than a product or service) to help you be a conscious creator of your destiny. I believe you were born to make a profound impact and are encoded with a unique genius that our world needs in order to thrive.

Book Recommendations:

Conversations With God : An Uncommon Dialogue 

Neal Donald Walsch was experiencing a low period in his life when he decided to write a letter to God, venting his frustrations. What he did not expect was a response. As he finished his letter, he was moved to continue writing – and out came extraordinary answers to his questions. This work presents the answers that Walsch received, helping him to change himself, his life and the way he viewed other beings.

Top Five Regrets of the Dying: A Life Transformed by the Dearly Departing

Bronnie has had a colourful and diverse life. By applying the lessons of those nearing their death to her own life, she developed an understanding that it is possible for everyone, if we make the right choices, to die with peace of mind.

Beauty Tip:

Focus on how you feel. If you are hungry, eat; sad, cry and be true to you. There is no perfect lipstick color for an unhappy person.

Daily Tip:

Don’t work SO hard! Make time for play, stillness, and the unexpected.

Contact Details: Maurielle Laurenne: Cosmic Coach

Full interview with Maurielle Laurenne: Cosmic Coach

Check out the business page for more amazing interviews!

Coaching Works

Coaching: what it is and what it isn’t.

Coaching works. We hear this from EVERY successful leader in EVERY industry in EVERY market. Just like CEO’s read more books than the average person.

Successful people have coaches.

The benefits of having a coach far exceed hitting personal and professional goals on your own.

WHY?!?! WHERE did this come from? I have heard of “coaches” but never had one…

what it isn’t

A coach doesn’t visit your childhood issues. A coach doesn’t help with deep-seated psychotherapy.

If you need therapy your coach will gently refer you to a resource that is better suited to meet your needs.

what it is

What a coach does, is take you from where you are today to where you want to be. Their goal is to be your biggest cheerleader, coach, and push your limits.

The fact that people PAY for coaches is no BIG surprise.

Today we rarely have conversations about life goals, much less make plans to achieve them. In fact, you may have never had a conversation about your life goals…or what’s holding you back from achieving them.

Your coach is completely invested in your happiness and achievements.

The skills a coach brings to the table are a long list of active listening, clarifying, validating with unending questions and hundreds of tools for dealing with limiting blocks.

When was the last time you sat down to talk with someone for an hour ONLY focused on you? 

Your coach is dedicated to active listening. They are not thinking about how to one-up your story, they are not waiting to talk, there are NO distractions, NO interruptions and your coach is energetically your favorite person in the world.

A coach gives you the opportunity to discuss your goals, concerns, blocks, or anything else you want to discuss and walk away with a measurable outcome.

Accountability accelerates your performance to successfully hit your life goals. 

Accountability is KEY.

Coaching Works.

The American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) did a study on accountability and found that you have 65% of completing a goal if you commit to someone. And if you have a specific accountability appointment with a person you’ve committed to, you will increase your chance of success by up to 95%.

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Today, right now, you can make a commitment that matters to your goal.

Schedule a complimentary session with a coach TODAY.

For more information visit Success Headway Coaching

Ginny Ellsworth: Spirit-Led Decisions

Do you know the Secret of Successful Decision Making?

What big decisions are you tackling in 2021? Marriage, career path, transitioning to a new field?

As a best selling author and intuitive coach, Ginny teaches how to find the right path.

Learn how to quiet the outside voices and KNOW that you are making the right decision.

Ginny’s new book Making Spirit-led Decisions for Your Marriage will guide you through a unique decision making process that will provide complete confidence that you are making the right decision for YOU!

“As a writer, I’ve gotten to tell the most powerful stories of some pretty unassuming people, but it was the power in my own story that led me to become an Intuitive Coach. My life was far from what I had planned, and I chalked it up to bad decisions. When I stepped into the power of my story and learned how to find the right answers, I realized the story I’d been telling myself was so untrue… and my life began to change.”

“In Making Spirit-led Decisions for Your Marriage, I share how I developed a closer connection to God by embracing my own story of love, loss, and redemption. This book guides you through steps to quiet outside influences and hear the spirit speak through your own inner wisdom, a process that took me years to learn.” – Ginny

To join Ginny’s next Spirit-Led Decisions class go to www.ginnyellsworthcoach.com

Join us today as she tells her story.

Ginny Ellsworth Spirit-Led Decisions

Book Recommendations:

Order on Amazon: Making Spirit-Led Decisions for Your Marriage: Unlock the Right Answer for Your Relationship

Book for kids: Rise Up: reach for your light

Despite a growing awareness of the benefits of meditation for adults, few resources exist for teaching meditation and mindfulness to children. Rise Up is a daily meditation that has been adapted for children, giving parents a tool to help teach their children how to recognize emotions and get centered before (or without) reacting to negative emotions that arise. This book presents a valuable intrapersonal skill for all ages, regardless of religion, in a fun, playful way. Don’t worry, grown-ups; there is a guided meditation included for you too!

Beauty Tip:

Beauty counter products. They are natural and Ginny’s newest obsession.

Daily Tips:

Make sure to take time for SELF CARE. True self care of your soul. Take some quiet time to recharge.

Ginny’s contact info:

Ginny@ginnyellsworth.com

www.Ginnyellsworth.com

Episode #19 Chelsea Haines: Let’s Start Health

As a Certified Gut Health Coach specializing in Health Optimization through Gut Health and the Abundance Mindset, Chelsea believes that with a healed gut, healing your mind and soul is inevitable. 

This interview shares tips and tools that will change your life. Why are you stuck and not traveling the world??? How are you feeling each day? Do you wake up with energy? It’s all about the gut and other things…

Chelsea Haines Health Coach

Meet Chelsea Haines…

Ever travel the world as a yoga teacher on a yacht?? How about living with the love of your life in Portugal for a few months before traveling to your next perfect destination??? Chelsea has a story and it’s inspiring as well as educational. Join us to hear more!!!

As a Certified Gut Health Coach specializing in Health Optimization through Gut Health and the Abundance Mindset, Chelsea believes that with a healed gut, healing your mind and soul is inevitable. 

This interview shares tips and tools that will change your life. Why are you stuck and not traveling the world??? How are you feeling each day? Do you wake up with energy? It’s all about the gut and other things…

Chelsea Haines Health Coach

Join us on this great adventure with Chelsea Haines Health Coach…

Chelsea Haines Certified Gut Health Coach

Intuitive Gut Health Coach www.ChelseaHainesCoaching.com
HOST: Let’s Start Health, The Podcast https://anchor.fm/letsstarthealth

Recommended Reading:

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear & You Already Know: How to access your intuition and find your divine life path

Daily Beauty Tip: NO poo, try no shampooing. Learn more here https://chelseahainescoaching.com/2020/07/06/the-no-poo-method/

Yoga Retreat 2020

How To Have Your Own Yoga Retreat and Feel Like a New Person! 

You know that feeling you get dreaming about a relaxing yoga getaway. 

Only to find they are too expensive, too far away, or canceled by COVID!

Us too! After months of searching, waiting, and being completely DISAPPOINTED!

We decide to have our OWN Yoga Retreat 2020. 

It was the best time ever and we had SO MUCH FUN as you will hear me say one million times! 

Here’s our advice and what we learned.  

First, find a friend (Thanks Holly Nunez) or two that would love a yoga retreat as much as you. Pick the location and date together, there are a ton of great deals right now. VRBO a home with a great view.

Once you have your destination start thinking about your yoga retreat activities.

For inspiration research a few yoga retreats online and take a look at their daily schedule. You can use that as an outline or create your own.

Yoga Retreat 2020

Here are a few examples: 

Journal writing: Create some good writing prompts. Goal setting, dream big.

Yoga: Download your favorite teacher or class. 

Meditations: Pick a few topics, grateful, motivation, sleep, relaxation, healing. download for easy access. (bring a small speaker) 

Pick an activity like hiking, rafting, nature trails, SUP yoga (on the water) 

Select your menu: This is my favorite. Just stop by the nearest health food store and only get what you will eat. There is nothing worse than throwing away good food. 

Decide on a couple of things that are MUST DO’s like sunrise or sunset yoga, meditation before bed, or first thing in the morning. Whatever is your favorite. 

Create your daily agenda but know that is just a guide and the only thing required is the MUST DO. 

In all honesty, we had an idea of what we wanted to do but things just fell together as we went. 

Here is our Yoga Retreat 2020 Schedule 

Day One: Arrive/Travel day

  • Yoga flow to relax from travel
  • Healthy dinner

Day Two:

  • 5 am: Get ready / Coffee
  • 6 am: Garden of the Gods 3-mile hike  
  • 9 am:
    • Yoga Flow
    • Meditation: Gratitude 
    • Journal Writing/Vision Board ideas
  • 10 am Relax
  • 11 am: Lunch 
  • 12:30 pm: Bear Creek Hiking 7-mile hike
  •  5:30 pm: Dinner

Day Three: 

  • 6 am: Yoga Restorative
  • Get ready to head home

It was the BEST TIME EVER!!!!

So pick your date and location put it on the calendar, and enjoy that feeling of looking forward to your very own retreat! 

Remember your yoga retreat isn’t about hitting that perfect pose or taking the best Insta pics. It’s resetting your goals, taking time for yourself, and enjoying a fun healthy weekend. 

Tips for easy travel. 

  • Have all your destinations set up on your google maps or Waze. Activities, restaurants, wine bars etc. 
  • Make sure there is a first aid kit somewhere!!! (yep we needed an ice pack)
  • Make a list of everything needed for the activities, sunscreen, wireless speaker, yoga mat, towels etc. Double-check before leaving the house. 
  • Create your playlist. We spent way too much time searching for good music! 

We are making this an annual retreat! Here’s our story!