Earlier this week while watching TV I saw a commercial for Home Depot, and their new (well, new to me!) tagline : "Never Stop Improving." I LOVED this and immediately headed to Twitter and Facebook to share. I of course got many "Likes" and "Retweets" and it made me think of all of the great Company Slogans out there today.
Today I received an email from a colleague that I just absolutely loved, so I had to share. It is about change, and the steps one has to take in order to make change. As a Coach I spend my days talking about change - change in behaviors, change in beliefs, change in direction, and change in reactions. More often than not I learn that people's ideas and expectations of change are unrealistic, and people set themselves up for failure time and time again. This Autobiography was written by Portia Nelson many years ago, the profound simplicity of it still rings true. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Hi! Thanks for stopping by the 30 Days of Faves Blog Party hosted here at The Party Plan Coach! Each day Divas from around the World will be highlighting their favorite products from their Home Party Plan line. I will be highlighting my favorite business tips, tools, and inspiration for you to help build your Home Party Plan business. Be sure to check back every day in June to see what's new!
Last week when I was at Spark & Hustle Orlando, Tory Johnson began talking about a great new song out that as the weekend went on, kinda became the "theme song" of the weekend. The sing played a lot during our breaks, and parties - and it really stuck with me.
The 30 Days of Faves Blog Party is a way for Home Party Plan Consultants to showcase their favorite products and learn new ideas and techniques for Product Demos, Party Presentations, and Sales! Each day all of our Divas will post a Blog, Facebook, or YouTube of one of their favorite products from their own Home Party Plan Company.
Last night I did the first call for our "What Is A Party Plan Diva" Conference Call Series. I then joked on Facebook about how the PROBLEM with me doing the calls at NIGHT was that we all got fired up and excited - and then had to go to bed! HA! So to get everyone all revved up again this morning I decided to post the call here for everyone to listen!!
Last week I had the privilege of going to see Randy Draper, Diamond Executive Director with Premier Jewelry, Inspirational Speaker, and Founder of HeartSpring Media. He was speaking at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas for their weekly Power Lunch, and I just HAPPENED to be in Fort Worth, Texas the week he was there. (My friend Jan Hatchett, Your Favorite Jewelry Lady, was more than a bit jealous! ;) )
Last month while I was in Texas I attended one of my Brand New Consultant's Business Grand Opening Party. Stacey and I have spent hours on the phone since she became a Consultant in December, and I have so enjoyed getting to know her and becoming friends, so it was a delight for me to get to see her do her debut show. I had hosted a "Mock Trunk Show" the night before to help my team learn some Presentation Techniques, and noticed throughout my presentation she was feverishly taking notes, so I was excited to see HER version of what I did.
This week I have begun planning the Diva Success Seminar 2011 and I have to say, I am BEYOND excited about it. As you may know, last year our Seminar at Sea was canceled due to the BP Oil Spill, so we relocated our event to Pensacola Beach, Florida where we enjoyed three whole days of white sand, sunshine, seafood and time with the best Divas and Divos around the country!
Last week I met with my best friend and business coach Wanda Taylor for our usual "New Years Goal Setting Strategy Meeting." Every year for as far back as I can remember, she and I have sat down with our new ink pens and new journals and scribbled out some "S.M.A.R.T." Goals for the New Year. You know the ones - Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely? Yeah, THOSE. Well, after all of these years I can safely say we have reached... umm, maybe three of them. MAYBE.
I love quotes. I have sticky notes all over my home and office with quotes that motivate and inspire me. My favorite quotes always seem to come from sports Coaches - my absolute favorites coming from Vince Lombardi. Noted as one of the best NFL Coaches of all time (NY Giants, Green Bay Packers, and Washington Redskins) holding a career record of 105-35-6, including the very first (and second!) Superbowl with a win over the Kansas City Chiefs.
10 WAYS TO SIMPLIFY YOUR LIFE AND MAKE ROOM FOR SUCCESS
Excerpted from I Love My Life: A Mom's Guide to Working from Home.
As a work at home mom, you are really a one-person shop. By yourself, you carry the responsibility of doing sales, order fulfillment, accounting, and move onto scrubbing the floor and the evening dishes. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s no wonder that many work-at-home moms feel overwhelmed.
Here are 10 tips to lighten your workload:
Today I found Shan of Last Shreds of Sanity, and she has a weekly post called "Week-End Wordles". Curious, I checked it out. These are so cool, I will definitely be doing these more often - look how pretty mine turned out!!
I reflected back through the thousands of hours I have spent over the last 7 years Coaching and Inspiring women to achieve their goals. I thought of the single moms who just wanted more time with their kids, the college students with student loans leering above their heads, the empty-nesters looking for a new passion, the Corporate burnouts who wanted something more fulfilling, the newlyweds wanting to buy a new home...
No matter the situation, the circumstance, or the individual, it all boiled down to one thing. They wanted FREEDOM.
We've all had one of "THOSE days" - I just had to share mine with you. A day like today could have put me in such an unbelievably foul mood, but instead I got a sense of humor and even tempted fate with asking "what's next?"
Last night I sat back and proudly watched my new "baby" take her "first steps", and I remembered again why I love this business, love this industry, and love working with women around the world to feel as amazing as I did last night - AND as amazing as Kristen did being "up on stage" as she called it, for the first time.
Ok, so I am as guilty as anyone else of having days where I just simply DON'T WANT TO DO A PARTY! Even though we all LOVE our "jobs", there are some days we just simply don't feel like it. Well... get out there and do it anyway, and here's why.
So here I sit. My first day officially as a full time CEO for Party Plan Divas, Inc, and full time Consultant for my Party Plan Company - with no excuses, no one "holding my hand", and nothing holding me back. Am I still scared? TERRIFIED doesnt even come close. But it was a Breakthrough for me to realize that it was only my Self Doubt that is standing in my way.
The other day on Good Morning America they were talking about how people so closely resemble their dogs... not in looks, but in personality. Well, many of you have seen pictures of my dog Indi, but for those who HAVENT seen her - she is a 3 pound chihuahua that is about the color of dirty dishwater! So it got me thinking... how are Indi and I alike... might GMA be on to something?