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Have a networking conversation that ROCKS!

Everyone goes to networking meetings hoping to meet people, but especially, to get people interested in their business. The trouble is, everyone’s there for the same reason: what they really care about is themselves! So how do you talk to people so they care about what YOU say? Here’s how to have a networking conversation that ROCKS!

Reveal what’s special about you:
Discover and share what makes you YOU. Open up and get vulnerable. It’s not unprofessional: it’s human.

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ArleneHave a networking conversation that ROCKS!

Be a lighthouse and attract perfect clients.

Are you a lighthouse, standing strong and confident, guiding the most perfect clients to the safe shore of your business?

Stacey Hall uses the metaphor of a lighthouse in her book Attracting Perfect Customers. It’s brilliant! She paints a verbal picture of a lighthouse, standing solidly on the shore, guiding boats toward safety. The lighthouse knows that not all boats out there need her: some have confident captains, with a good GPS on board.

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ArleneBe a lighthouse and attract perfect clients.

But who are you?

Are you so focused on telling people what you DO, that you forget to talk about who you ARE?

Yes, you have a story and it’s okay to tell it. In fact, it’s important to tell it. People want to know who they’re doing business with. How did you get to where you are now?

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ArleneBut who are you?

Rise above the clouds of doubt

Do you ever feel like you’re on top of the world, but then these clouds of doubt suddenly creep up and threaten to totally engulf you?

Look at this photo. See how solid and stable and majestic the mountains are, despite the constant movement of clouds around it. What a lesson! The mountains don’t move over to avoid the clouds: they stands fast.

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ArleneRise above the clouds of doubt

Are you flowing or fighting?

“Presence is a riverbed permitting water to flow gently downhill. The mind is the team of squabbling engineers trying to divert the water uphill while taking legal action against the law of gravity.”

Marcus Anthony said that in his book “Discovering your Soul Template” and as soon as I read it, I knew I wanted to share it.

Presence is simply paying attention to what is happening NOW: not the past, not the future.

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ArleneAre you flowing or fighting?

Are limiting beliefs keeping you from moving forward?

Others can stop you temporarily; only you can stop yourself permanently. (Zig Ziglar)

Are limiting beliefs keeping you from where you want to go with your business? Limiting beliefs are the ideas or reasons underlying your behavior. You assume they’re factual, and incontestable. Most often, they come from something in the past that you misinterpreted, and your inner critic keeps alive. Other times, a limiting belief comes from a “should” that someone taught you that in fact is his/her limiting belief that you don’t have to buy into.

One of the areas in which I see limiting beliefs play a huge part is in talking about, or promoting your business.

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ArleneAre limiting beliefs keeping you from moving forward?

Ready, aim, fire: are you aiming your marketing efforts?

“The odds of hitting your target go up dramatically when you aim at it.” (Mal Pancoast)

Does your marketing  have a target? So many wellness professionals, with their huge hearts, really want to help everyone! And in many cases, their service could, indeed, help a wide variety of people.  So why restrict? Because it works.

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ArleneReady, aim, fire: are you aiming your marketing efforts?