The Two Secret Ingredients I Use In My Business

Let’s talk about why Faith & Belief is instrumental to accomplishing any goals that you set for yourself. Faith and belief are the two secret (well not so secret anymore) ingredients that I use in my business to keep me focused and ALWAYS hitting my goals….even when everyone around me thought I couldn’t.

Guess what?! You can use these same ingredients to change the direction of your life and business. Just watch the video above to find out how I do it.

 

Nothing Works Unless You Do

Nothing Works Unless You Do

I want to get personal today and share with you all about why my self-care routine.

“But I thought August was about business, Maria?” I hear you say!

Here’s my golden rule for my business: NOTHING works unless I do.

If you need to write that out and stick it on your wall, please do, because it’s the key to everything!

I am at the core of my business. I need to be taking care of myself first, and really well, to be in the best energetic and mental space to take care of my business.

Not just to take care of my business, but to really be able to reach my potential.

First off, here’s how I prioritize self-care:

I like to do this first thing every morning. I wake up earlier than my family, specifically so I can have this personal time, this calm.

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Be Thankful For Failure

Be Thankful For Failure

As you and I both know, being in business can be very like being on an emotional rollercoaster! From your big dream at the beginning to the euphoria of getting your first client, the crushing feeling of a failed launch to the picking yourself back up and carrying on….

It’s not for the weak, that’s for sure!

I have lots and lots of experience with the entrepreneurial mindset – not just personally and through my clients, colleagues and masterminds – and this is what I’m going to talk to you about today.

Let’s start with the obvious – You need to have a strong mindset to reach your goals in your business.

You need to have deep self-belief, even when others don’t believe in you. It takes courage to put yourself out there. It takes resilience to keep trying and testing and tweaking until something you are working on WORKS. It takes strength to stretch yourself and to charge what you are worth.

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Three Reasons Your Time Management Sucks

Three Reasons Your Time Management Sucks

Did I ruffle your feathers a bit? Well if you find that at the end of your day you still have an astronomical amount of “stuff” on your to-do list that is not crossed off then you’re sucking in the time management area.

Let me explain.

Over the summer I got my ass handed to me. Like most parents I was flapping around like a fish out of water because I now have to juggle kids and work. Each day I would hear the words ” I am bored” multiple times a day.

Even my well thought out “summer fun” plan had many holes in it. There were a few days where I had a full day of clients and no activities planned for the kids. So to say that I was spread a little thin was an understatement.

Each day I found myself looking at my to-do list and thinking ” I have no time”. Deep down I knew that was a bunch of hogwash. I was simply making excuses so that I didn’t have to accept complete ownership for the things that fell to the waste side. Even though we all have 24 hours in a day (which is a shit ton of time), we still have an insane amount of excuses as to why we do not get our stuff done.

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Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Have you ever heard the phrase “talk is cheap because supply exceeds demand”? I have heard this so many times, but never really really understood it…that was until I did some deep inner work.

Over the last five years, I have invested a significant amount of time to healing myself from all the past “baggage” that I carried with me. Once I was able to sift through the bullshit, I discovered what it really meant to have self-love and self-respect. One of my biggest lessons of 2016.
I always walked around thinking I had a tremendous amount of self-love and self-respect. Not only did I TELL people that I had these qualities, but I ENCOURAGED others to have the same for themselves.

That was until a very good friend of mine sat me down and lovingly pointed out a few things to me. He told me that I did not have the amount of self-love and self-respect I thought I did. He gave me VERY specific examples.
They all carried a certain theme. I allowed certain individuals to treat me poorly. I was in shock. Everything he had told me was true.

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Why Feeling Fear Is A Good Thing

The dreaded F word…..FEAR.
For a very long time, FEAR was in the driver’s seat of my life. When I say a long time, twenty years to be exact.
When I think back to all the times that fear stopped me dead in my tracks, I realized I missed out on plenty of opportunities. Even though I wholeheartedly believe that everything plays out the way it’s supposed, I cannot help what wonder what could have happened if I was able to move around fear.
Here are a few things that FEAR played a major role in over the course of my life:

  • I quit my short-lived career as a police officer because I did not think how I could manage my career while being a single mother at the same time
  • I declined a partial volleyball scholarship to Penn State University because I was afraid to move to another country
  • I never spoke about being molested as a child out of fear of being called a liar
  • I hid the fact that I lived on my own at 14 years old from people in high school because I was afraid they would judge me

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