Trust Your Gut

Trusting Your Gut Is The Best Business Tool You’ve Got! ๐Ÿ› โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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Intuition is big data for your body.โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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As Chip Wilson says, “Itโ€™s the result of your bodyโ€™s own algorithms processing millions of data points that surround you every day. Thatโ€™s why more than 40% of CEOs say they still make decisions based on intuition, despite having access to troves of empirical data.”โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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Don’t get me wrong, data and analytics play an important role in business decisions. However, they cannot be the only factor. A good leader knows how to balance data and intuition when making important decisions.โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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The good news is that intuition is something we all have! The key is learning to listen and trust it.โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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I always say, intuition is a muscle that must be trained and strengthened to perform under pressure. The best way to strengthen it, is to practice! Practice listening. Practice being with your thoughts. Practice balancing intuition and data.โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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Most people identify themselves as either an analytical, theoretical, or intuitive-minded person. Which are you? Do you have both?โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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Call Yourself What You Aspire to Be

When people ask you “what do you do”, what do you say?โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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Do you give a bleak description of your day to day life followed by “it’s really complicated and boring” or do you light up with passion and excitement? ๐Ÿงโ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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It doesn’t matter how you feel about your job, your answer to this question is a representation of you and your personal brand, more so than the job itself.โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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What do you I mean by this? Dave Ursillo explains it perfectly. He says, “Self-Branding is a time-consuming and comprehensive campaign through which you strive to make othersโ€™ perceptions and understanding of who you are, match who you strive or aspire to be in life.”โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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So, the next time someone asks you what you do, think about how you want them to perceive you. I’m not saying you should lie. Be honest. If you hate your job then why are you doing it? There has to be some silver lining that keeps you coming back each day. Maybe you’re working to support a sick family member or to put your child through college. That’s the part of you that I want to know! โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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At the end of the day, we are so much more than just a job title. Your personal brand should embody all of you, not just your job title! ๐Ÿ’œโ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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So, let’s practice! What do you do?
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Which Social Media Platforms Really Matter and Why?

I think we can all agree social media is an important part of business. But how much effort do you really need to put in to see results?โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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I’m sure you’ve all heard the saying “work smarter not harder”. The same rule applies to social media.โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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You have to be smart and strategic about the work you do put in to building your digital footprint. If you try to hit every platform, you will spread yourself way too thin and it will be hard to see results on any of them. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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The best way to figure out which social media sites your business should be on is to look at your target market and ask yourself the following questions:โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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Use that information to choose the BEST platform for you! ๐Ÿค—โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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What social media questions do you have for me?
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A Wealth Affirmation For YOU!

Daily Wealth Affirmation: I attract great wealth easily ๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ’ฐโ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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When it comes to affirmations, some people think they are total hocus pocus while other people swear by them. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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I can’t speak for you, but I can tell you that I attribute a huge amount of my own success to my daily affirmations and my ability to manifest my dreams.โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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So, I invite you to give affirmations a chance. After all, whatโ€™s the worst that could happen? A money manifestation?? I’ll take it! ๐Ÿ˜œโ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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Any other wealth affirmations you use? I’d love to know! โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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Manifestation is a super power!

The power, (or the art) of manifestation is otherwise known as the ability to “create or materialize something by visualizing it in the mind.โ€ ๐Ÿ™‡๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธโ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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Sounds like witch-craft? I promise you, it’s not. ๐Ÿง™๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธโ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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Scientists agree that our thoughts shape our reality. If we believe that our happiness, success, fulfillment, etc. depends on achieving certain goals then it will. This belief is what motivates us to achieve whatever we set our minds to. ๐Ÿค—โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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So, if you’re ready to unleash your full potential and start living your best life, then it’s time to start manifesting! ๐Ÿ’ซโ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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Join me in writing down 3 things you hope to manifest this year!
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Motivation & Inspiration

Feeling low on motivation? It happens to the best of us! ๐Ÿ’œโ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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Two pieces of advice from someone who is currently have “one of the those days”:โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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1. Don’t beat yourself up – listen to your body. Usually, when we’re feeling low of motivation, something else is also going on. Maybe we’re behind on sleep, or maybe it’s just the change of seasons. Whatever it is, it’s okay. Be kind to yourself. Be forgiving. And take these days to indulge in some extra self-care!โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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2. Change your scenery – sometimes this is just the boost you need to shake yourself out of a funk. Try getting outside or visiting your favorite coffee shop. Inspiration is all around us, sometimes we just need a fresh perspective!โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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When all else fails, find comfort in the fact that all states of being are temporary and this too will pass! ๐Ÿ˜˜โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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How do you remedy a bad day??

Let’s Talk About SALES!

How many of you HATE selling? ๐Ÿ’ฐโ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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Whether you’ve worked in sales or not, you should be able to answer this question. Sales is one of those things that people either LOVE or HATE.โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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If you love it – You’re ahead of the game! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผโ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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If you hate it – This post is for you!! ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผโ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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Now, I know what you’re thinking… Why is hating sales a bad thing? If you hate it, you probably (hopefully) don’t work in sales, and most likely don’t plan to. That’s GREAT!โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
However,it doesn’t matter what you do for work… if you deal with people and you deal with money – then you are in sales! ๐Ÿ’ธโ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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You may not be selling a product, but you are always selling yourself! Whether it’s your work, your ideas, and your value, your company, or even your next promotion. In order to progress and ultimately to win, you have to constantly be selling!โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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I know this may not be what you wanted to hear. Trust me, I get it. As a self-declared introvert, sales did not come naturally to me either. BUT I figured out how to make them work for me.โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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At the end of the day, sales are really nothing more than an exchange of value. You want something I have so I agree to accept a trade of equal value. It happens every day. We are each involved in countless sales every single day. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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So, why is selling ourselves and our worth any different? ๐Ÿค”โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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It’s not! It’s just another simple exchange of value. What makes it difficult, is when our self worth is low. If we under-value ourselves then the sale will always be hard!โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
I’m your free resource here to help you succeed and grow. So, USE ME!! ๐Ÿ’œโ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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Make Money Doing What You Love

I make money doing what I love, do you?? ๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ’œโ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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The truth is, most people don’t.โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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BUT, it’s not for the reasons you may think.โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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“99% of the people in the world are convinced they are incapable of achieving great things, so they aim for mediocre. The level of competition is thus the fiercest for “Realistic” goals, paradoxically making them the most time and energy consuming.” – Tim Farrissโ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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Take a moment and think about that!! ๐Ÿค”โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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Now, imagine what would happen if you could break yourself away from this pack. ๐Ÿ‘ฏโ€โ™‚๏ธโ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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What if you were the 1% who did believe that they were capable of achieving great things! ๐Ÿค—โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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I’m going to let you in on a secret, the only difference between the 1% and the rest of the world is MINDSET! ๐Ÿ’ญโ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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They believe that they can, so they do. ๐Ÿ’ฐโ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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Easier said than done though. Right? Well that’s where I come in!โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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I created ProjectME to help YOU break out of the mediocrity and into the 1%! ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ’ฐโ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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SO, my question for you is… Do you believe that you could actually be in the top 1%?

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How do you actually start a successful business? ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธโ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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This is a question that I get asked ALLLLLL the time! โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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So, I’m going to let you guys in on a little secret… The truth is no one really knows how to start a business. ๐Ÿคซโ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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You can go to all the school in the world or hire the best business coach on the market and you still will never find a step by step guide on how to start your own business. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
Why? Because every business is SO different. There is no one right way to start or run a business. ๐Ÿ’ซโ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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The best advice that I can give you is just to start! You will never be totally ready or 100% prepared to run your own business. In fact, nothing will prepare you better than actually starting. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผโ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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The number one determinate of success is the ability to adapt and improve along the way. Progress and forward momentum will take you much farther than perfection! And in order to progress, you must have a starting point! โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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So, if you’ve been waiting for a sign to take the leap and finally get started, here it is. You don’t have to know the end destination to simply get started! ๐Ÿค—โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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One of the BIG things I teach my clients is emotional-based sales techniques. ๐Ÿ™ƒ
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Emotional based sales is the practice of selling based on emotion versus just the features and benefits of something.
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The fact is that people buy feelings, not features. The things we view as “necessities” are often categorized that way because they relieve some type of pain or provide us with relief.
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Think back to the last big purchase you made… Was it a car, a new computer, a purse, or maybe even a house? โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
At first glance, it may seem that our purchasing decisions are based primarily on our needs and desires. (our car is getting old so you need to get a new one). After all, everyone needs transportation. Right?
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But when you look a little deeper, we see that emotions actually dictate a large part of our purchasing decisions. Maybe you choose to splurge on a new designer bag. Sure you may have needed a new purse, but what made you choose that specific one?
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In terms of function, you can get a purse fromย @targetย with just as many features as aย @gucciย bag. But the Target alternative doesn’t carry the same assumed status and value as the Gucci one does.
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Can you see how this purchase decision was made on an emotional attachment to the brand – not on the features or benefits? That is emotional based selling!
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๐Ÿ“ธ:@bossbabephotography