Are Your Words Meaningful?

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Here are some interesting “listening” statistics to remember the next time you begin a personal or professional conversation…

I can’t remember where I read this but the statistics go something like this:

• 50 percent of what you say is never heard
• 25 percent of what is said is forgotten
• About 15 percent of what’s said is not understood in the first place
So really, only 10 percent of what you say is actually remembered!

You may want to choose your words carefully . . .
 
 
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Women Enjoying Success – Happy Birthday!

I’m Sharon Michaels and it’s been 2 great years since we began our membership site for women in business – Women Enjoying Success.

Here’s my Happy Birthday message to women in business – Please turn up your speakers!

Our membership site is filled with weekly success strategies, daily business-building activities and Special Reports for personal and professional growth. We have a “live” webinar each month where we network and find solutions to our day-to-day challenges. We also have a private Facebook Group where we share success tips and how-tos.

Women Enjoying Success is all about women empowering women – come join us and have fun building your business and, your life!

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Your Money Mindset

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You have the power to create great personal, professional and financial successes in life – it all depends on your money mindset.

Let me share what I’ve discovered about understanding your money mindset:

1. Negative money habits and financial beliefs place an emotional ceiling on your ability to produce unlimited prosperity, abundance and wealth.

2. Making and enjoying money is a positive state of mind. It’s this positive state of mind that unconsciously fosters and nurtures an abundant and prosperous life.

3. The attitudes you have about money today, as an adult, began by believing and mirroring what your childhood role models believed about prosperity, abundance and wealth.

4. Being paid what your worth means you believe you’re worth being paid.

5. How you handle money is a reflection of how you handle yourself.

Keep track of how you’re handling money and what’s going on in your life emotionally. If you’re financially stressed, you’re emotionally stressed. What can you do to create balance in your life? Taking action and being proactive is a positive step toward positive financial self-esteem.

You have the power to create great personal, professional and financial successes in life. Go for it!

 
 
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Healthy Self-Esteem Encourages Success

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Here’s my definition of self-esteem: The overall feeling we have of ourselves as a worthy and deserving person. The more we like ourselves and approve of our actions, the more we give ourselves permission to set the goals that motivate us to achieve personal and professional success.

Here are some ways healthy self-esteem encourages greater success:
1. The healthier your self-esteem, the more you believe in your ability to succeed.

2. The healthier your self-esteem, the more you are willing to come out of your comfort zone and take calculated risks.

3. The healthier your self-esteem, the more you’ll set the goals that will open the doors to greater success.

4. The healthier your self-esteem, the more self-confidence you will have in your ability to achieve your goals.

5. The healthier your self-esteem, the more you’ll enjoy success. This ability to enjoy success encourages you to achieve even bigger and better things in the future.

Tips for nurturing healthier self-esteem:
1. Reward yourself emotionally for all the accomplishments along the way. Appreciate and acknowledge the small and major achievements. All these achievements and accomplishments add up to an unstoppable success mindset.

2. Set goals that stretch your comfort zone yet won’t break your spirit. The more you stretch and begin to achieve those things you thought impossible, the more confidence you have in yourself and your abilities.

3. Go for greatness and excellence, not perfection. Perfection can stop you in your tracks. Excellence encourages you to strive to achieve your personal and professional best.

4. Be good to yourself emotionally, physically, spiritually and financially. Treat yourself with respect and dignity.

5. Listen to your inner “knowing.” Watch for those internal red flags and listen to your instinct. Believe and trust that you have the ability to make good decisions and wise choices.

Let me ask you this: What have you done recently to nurture and enhance your self-esteem? The healthier your self-esteem, the greater your successes.

 
 
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The Self-Confidence to Come Out of Your Comfort Zone

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Here’s how I picture a comfort zone – Think of a comfort zone as an emotional boundary within which you feel safe and comfortable. It’s like invisible electrical fencing that has the power to zap you with an emotional shock if you try to go outside the protective boundaries.

Can you see how a lack of self-confidence, which is basically a lack of belief in yourself, can keep you in a self-imposed and safe comfort zone?

Lack of confidence keeps you from taking risks – I’m not talking jumping out of a plane without a parachute, I’m taking risks that you know that if you took would propel you personally or professionally toward success.

Self-confidence allows you to:
1. Analyze the positives and negatives of a situation from a position of empowerment – you can rationally balance the pros and cons. You’ll have the confidence to go for your dreams even when others may not be as encouraging as you’d like them to be.

2. Grow yourself personally and professionally. Go to the classes or networking events where you can meet new people and learn new things.

3. It allows you to SEE opportunities that are right in front of you. Coming out of your comfort zone and having the self-confidence to take a risk allows to seek out and find those new opportunities to stretch your wings and fly. With self-confidence there is less of a fear of failure. Belief in yourself and abilities means understanding making a mistake is just an opportunity to learn and grow.

Self-confidence allows you to explore your true potential and to soar with the eagles.

If you’re struggling or feeling stuck, ask yourself this: “Am I allowing myself the thrill of trying new things, exploring new opportunities and coming out on my comfort zone? Or, is fear holding me back? Am I limiting my own ability to fly and soar?”

 
 
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Sharon Michaels – Quick Video Success Tips

Happy 2014!!! Women in business, I have a suggestion for your New Year’s Resolution…
Make it a habit to learn new personal and professional skills through out the coming year.

You’ll want to subscribe to my empowering YouTube Channel where I share new Quick Video Success Tips weekly. Here’s a quick video about my Channel…

Be sure to turn up your speakers.

 
 
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Affirmations for a Positive Mindset

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Affirmations are great tools that can help you build your confidence, develop an abundance mind-set and more. The problem is that many people aren’t sure exactly how to write effective affirmations.

Take a look at the sample affirmations below for starters and feel free to use them if they resonate with you. If not, try altering them slightly until they trigger the mind-set and emotional state you’re trying to attain.

Affirmations for Inner Clarity:

- Today I awaken to my higher wisdom.
- My inner voice guides me in every moment.
- I am centered, calm and clear.
- I always know the right actions to achieve my goals.
- When I know where I’m going, getting there is a cinch!
- Today I am completely tuned in to my inner wisdom.
- Harmony is always a sign that I am balanced from within.
- Thank you for showing me the way to my dreams.
- I trust my feelings and insights.
- I am detached and open to divine guidance.

Affirmations for Self-Love:

- I am filled with light, love and peace.
- I treat myself with kindness and respect.
- I don’t have to be perfect; I just have to be me.
- I give myself permission to shine.
- I honor the best parts of myself and share them with others.
- I’m proud of all I have accomplished.
- Today I give myself permission to be greater than my fears.
- I love myself no matter what.
- I am my own best friend and cheerleader.
- Thank you for the qualities, traits and talents that make me so unique.

 
 
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Happy Healthy Self-Esteem

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You’ll only achieve what your healthy or unhealthy self-esteem allows you to achieve. 

Healthy self-esteem is the backbone of achievement. The health of your self-esteem determines the level of success. Unconsciously, you will succeed only to the highest (or lowest) expectations you set for yourself. 

Hundreds of times each day, you’re placing actions and thoughts under a powerful magnifying glass, choosing to magnify either the negative or the positive. Self-esteem monitors and judges all behavior. 

The healthier the self-esteem, the more productive and positive the behaviors. Self-esteem is the over-all value you place on yourself as whole and complete person. It’s an emotional score card calculating the pluses and minuses. 

The healthier your self-esteem, the more pluses on that scorecard. Every plus on the scorecard increases your ability to make wise decisions. Pluses reinforce the self-confidence needed to take action from a position of empowerment and strength and not desperation or weakness. 

When the negatives in life have more power over attitudes and choices, unhealthy self-esteem begins to dominate your life. You begin nurturing healthy self-esteem by consistently overcoming the negatives and taking positive action. 

With healthy self-esteem, you experience success more often than failure. Success affirms confidence in yourself and abilities. The more confidence you have in your ability to think, learn and analyze wisely, the more self-confidence you’ll have in yourself when faced with life’s challenges. 

Unhealthy self-esteem, once it takes hold in your unconscious mind, is like a downward spiral. At any time though, you can choose to stop the downward flow and direct it positively upward. 

Here are some activities to help build your healthy self-esteem: 

1. Begin enhancing self-esteem by writing down an entire page of your positive qualities. Fill the whole page with words, phrases and sentences. You’ll spend less time focusing on the negatives when you’re concentrating energy on your strengths. 

2. Start acting the way you’d like to see yourself in the future. If you’d like to be more outgoing, start taking social risks. Go places where you’ll meet new people. Once you begin acting more outgoing, you’ll actually become more outgoing. 

3. Take out a photo album and look at yourself. Are you smiling? Are your arms folded defensively across your chest? Is your posture slouched? Use the photographs to help see yourself as others see you. 

Healthy self-esteem enables you to thrive in your life, not just survive!
 
 
 
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Finding Peace of Mind

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This study has been around the Internet for awhile and yet, I think it’s something we should all become more aware of and take to heart.

Here’s a summary of the Duke University study about what it takes to have and keep “peace of mind.”

Duke University did a study on “peace of mind.” Factors found to contribute greatly to emotional and mental stability are:

1. The absence of suspicion and resentment. Nursing a grudge was a major factor in unhappiness.

2. Not living in the past. An unwholesome preoccupation with old mistakes and failures leads to depression.

3. Not wasting time and energy fighting conditions you cannot change. Cooperate with life, instead of trying to run away from it.

4. Force yourself to stay involved with the living world. Resist the temptation to withdraw and become reclusive during periods of emotional stress.

5. Refuse to indulge in self-pity when life hands you a raw deal. Accept the fact that nobody gets through life without some sorrow and misfortune.

6. Cultivate the old-fashioned virtues —love, humor, compassion and loyalty

7. Do not expect too much of yourself. When there is too wide a gap between self-expectation and your ability to meet the goals you have set, feelings of inadequacy are inevitable.

8. Find something bigger than yourself to believe in. Self-centered egotistical people score lowest in any test for measuring happiness.

What do you think? Do you agree or disagree with this study?
 
 
 
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Are You More Right or Left Brained?

I saw this and had to share…

What do you think? Are you more right or left brained or a combination of both?

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