Hearing and acting on what we’ve heard are not the same thing.

Ideas are a dime a dozen.
People who implement them are priceless.

~ Mary Kay Ash

Postcard from Barbara

Clarity Kickstart from Christi Hegstad

Wise Reminder from Barbara Sher

Postcard from Barbara

Although my new year has only just begun, it’s gotten off to a rousing start. New ideas for projects have landed on the drawing board and it feels as if I’ve gotten an infusion of enthusiasm. 

At the same time as these new projects are getting my attention, I’m having such fun getting ready for the upcoming Small, Sassy & Successful event in Nashville on the 14 & 15 and creating the next issue of Winning Ways newsletter.

Both of these activities challenge me to stay focused on the most useful information I can pass along. That’s not always an easy task.

Integrating new ideas, creating new behaviors is tricky in this information avalanche we live in. We barely have time to contemplate a fresh strategy when another one drops in front of us. 

It’s easy to forget that more information doesn’t necessarily produce more intelligent ways of doing things. 

When it comes to running a business, we need to revisit and review useful advice. Learning to think like an entrepreneur is not unlike learning a new language after all. Both require repetition which often invites resistance. 

I’m thinking of a woman who routinely dismisses advice saying, “Yes, yes. I’ve already heard that.” I’m always tempted to point out to her that hearing and acting on what we’ve heard are not the same thing. 

I was reminded of that this week when I came across some reminders that I wanted to share with you. Take a look.

Clarity Kickstart from Christi Hegstad

How big is your email list? How fast do you run a mile? How much is in your bank account? How many followers do you have on Facebook?

In many ways, our society is obsessed with numbers. 
But getting too wrapped up in numbers - a more surface-level measurement - can often impede with our celebration of true success. I don't know about you, but I'd rather have one deep and meaningful conversation than ten surface ones. I'd rather have five true friends I can count on than 500 acquaintances. 

Depth, meaning, engagement, commitment, energy... growth can be measured in ways other than bigger/faster/more.

Inspired Action:

Ask yourself where you've been focusing too much on an external numbers:

  • Instagram followers?
  • Pounds on the scale?
  • People joining your program? 

Focus your attention this week on how you can create more meaning and depth in that area, regardless of the numbers. 

Where do you experience depth?

Christi Hegstad, PhD, PCC is the coach for high achievers, dream believers, action takers, + difference makers! Contact us today for coaching, speaking, and Mastermind opportunities. Let's bring your bold goals to life!

Website: www.ChristiHegstad.com
Email: info@ChristiHegstad.com

Wise Reminder from Barbara Sher

What stands between you and creating a life you love? It’s not what they’ve always told us. What stops us is isolation, going it alone. It’s the mistake of trying to improve ourselves, trying to fix our attitudes and our negative thinking or our ‘laziness’ when what we really need is to find our own team to support us. 

That is the real secret to success, and it works every time. That’s how we humans are designed. That’s how we have achieved every success in our lives already.

A team wants to help you, and a team needs your support for their dreams too. They always jump in to find ways around the obstacles — real or imaginary — to your goal. 

A team holds you accountable for taking each step helps drive away the fear. It helps you to keep taking one step after another until you get what you really want. And a team reminds you why you want that dream, even when you temporarily forget.

And much of the time you’ll find that a team really wants you to get there — even more than most of your family members. They’re not conflicted about the changes you make in your life. They welcome them with no fear of any effect on their own lives. They like to see you happy, and they enjoy your success because it inspires their own effort.

Barbara Sher is a world-renowned authority on identifying goals, finding drive and motivation, and avoiding resistance the natural way.

Website: www.barbarasher.com

Buon Viaggio,  

Barbara Winter

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