WOW eNewsletter

Vol 1 Iss 5 Oct 2006

Quote of the Month

Trials, temptations, disappointments -- all these are helps instead of hindrances, if one uses them rightly. They not only test the fiber of a character, but strengthen it. Every conquered temptation represents a new fund of moral energy. Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul nobler and stronger than it was before. -- James Buckham

Show Up—Both Mentally & Physically!

Are you showing up each day both physically and mentally? Are you going through the motions with no joy for what you are doing? Maybe it is just that there are too many distractions. Perhaps you feel like you are being pulled every which way all at once. Are you over-extending yourself? Is your spouse or family competing with your JOB for your time and attention? What ever you are doing is it taking you in the direction of success or are you just treading water?

There has been a lot of talk about the power of positive thinking as of late. I am a firm believer that what you think you claim. When you are struggling and find yourself constantly fighting battles step back and take a good look at your mindset and your focus. If you really want to achieve success you have to not only show up every day physically but mentally too.

One sure way for the WAH set is to prioritize and organize. Set a schedule and let your family members know what it is. It may take a week or two for them to 'get it', but 'get it' they will. Once the boundaries are set YOU have to learn to stick to them as well. Years ago I had a dog trainer come to my home to teach my dog how to obey my commands. It wasn't long before I realized the one being trained was not the dog.

Keeping your thoughts rooted in truth will help you as well. What I mean is to accept the things you know to be true and ignore the rest. If you don't accept the negative comments from naysayers you will not be dragged down by them. Also on this train of thought, if you are a good motivator use that to your advantage and leave the bookkeeping to someone qualified in that area. Yes, delegation will help you as you will not be distracted by chores left undone.

Find other like minded individuals that are willing to partner with you and expand your offering of services if you must. I have seen my business flourish this past year because I strategically partnered myself with similar business owners that specialize in areas where I am weakest. I have actually partnered with three other Virtual Assistants. Why would I partner with my competition? The answer is simple by joining forces we each not only expand our list of services but can focus on what we enjoy.

Once you have found your niche and developed successful partnerships encourage each other with empowering thoughts and actions. We all need a pat on the back for a job well done at one time or another. Why not look for the positive in your business relationships? Once you turn your thinking around it is easier to turn your failures into successes.

© Copyright 2006 Ginger Marks


Tip for Success

Write Now

Writing can be both fun and profitable. Have you considered the impact you could have on your business by taking a few moments in everyday to jot a line or two to a customer or client? What about expanding your client list by offering potential customers an incentive to divulge their contact information? A simple helpful hint guide or newsletter is a wonderful aide to accomplish this. If you have the talent you may even want to write and submit articles. There are many article submission sites that you could use to bolster your image and get your message out to an audience you may not have access to otherwise.

Q & A

Question: I recently saw that you are offering a new eBook on Presentational Skills. What age group would you consider this valuable? I have a child that stutters, is there anything in this eBook that would be of value in this situation.

Answer:This eBook Presentational Skills for the Next Generation focuses on the design and preparation as well as delivery of presentations. The Next Generation pertains to the Internet Audio/Video chat room environment. For a child that stutters I highly recommend you seek the help of a speech therapist. This is one area of speech that is not helped by information but by significant time and training.