Yes, there IS a secret ingredient to a successful life!

Monday, May 9th, 2011

Have you read The Slight Edge yet?  “The things you do every day, the things that don’t look dramatic, that don’t even look like they matter, do matter.  They not only make a difference — they make all the difference.”

…THAT IS the secret ingredient to a successful life!  Click on link below to order:

The Slight Edge: Secret to a Successful Life

Yes, there IS a secret ingredient to a successful life!

Friday, April 15th, 2011

Have you read The Slight Edge yet?  “The things you do every day, the things that don’t look dramatic, that don’t even look like they matter, do matter.  They not only make a difference — they make all the difference.”

…THAT IS the secret ingredient to a successful life!
Maybe this book will help you find that One Thing that makes all the difference for You! Click on link below to order:

The Slight Edge: Secret to a Successful Life

Here’s to your success!
Shauna

Getting Your Time Back

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

Have you read The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferris?  I’m rereading it.  He has a few good tips (ok, a LOT of good tips!) to save you time.  Here are a couple:

Go on a one-week media fast:

  • No newspapers
  • No news websites
  • No television
  • No reading books (except his – of course! – and 1hr of fiction/pleasure reading before bed)
  • No web surfing

And then learn how to be selectively ignorant.  That’s right!  I want to know everything, so this really applies to me:

“Learn to ignore or redirect all information and interruptions that are irrelevant, unimportant, or inactionable.  Most are all three.”

I highly recommend Tim’s book.  Here’s to getting some time back!

Your Biz Lady
Shauna

too much info?

Friday, December 31st, 2010

A quick quote from Dan Kennedy’s No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs:

If you don’t manage information,
you can’t profit from information.

(Thanks Dan.  I needed that!)

Wishing you a profitable New Year!
Your Biz Lady
Shauna

If You Want to Double Your Income…

Saturday, November 20th, 2010

Yesterday while I waited for AAA to replace my battery (stranded in a parking lot in the middle of running an errand!), I sat listening to a Vic Johnson* audio that I downloaded to my phone.  Vic asked a question that struck me:

What is the difference between someone who earns $10,000 a month and the person who earns $25,000 a month?

I stopped the recording and pulled out a pen and paper.  Some of the items on my list were:

  • They delegate more.
  • Their desk is clear.
  • They take more quiet time to think, plan, and dream.
  • They exercise regularly to support their health.

Obviously, those are things I need to take time to do – right now!  I challenge you to ask yourself the same question and make your own list.  Of course, if you earn $2000 or $20,000 right now, change the numbers accordingly, e.g.:

What is the difference between someone who earns $2,000 a month and the person who earns $5,000 a month?
What is the difference between someone who earns $20,000 a month and the person who earns $50,000 a month?

* Btw, if you don’t know who Vic Johnson is, I recommend signing up for his free book offer for Think and Grow Rich. If you haven’t read it, you need to!  It’s a classic that has been recommended by motivational greats like Jim Rohn and Bob Proctor.  Even if you already own the book, it’s worth signing up just to get on this e-mail list.  I really respect this guy.

Okay, take out your pen and paper and answer the “What is the difference between …” question!  It might just give you some answers that cause your income to double.

Cheers,
Shauna
YourBizLady

High Achiever’s Secret

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Dan Kennedy, in his book No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs (NO BS), tells of a logic-defying high achiever secret told to him early in his career.  It had to do with the question: What do you do if you have failed to reach your goal?

Don’t reset the same goal.  Don’t back off to a less ambitious goal.  Instead, create a similar but bigger and more exciting goal with a new, appropriate time line.

Remember, failure is normal part of success.  If that doesn’t make sense, just remember Babe Ruth and Thomas Edison!

Here’s to your success!
Shauna
Your Biz Lady

How Successful People Spend Their Time

Monday, July 5th, 2010

Dan Kennedy, in a recent newsletter, said: “It’s my observation that exceptionally successful people are very deliberate and purposeful about three things…” (the following somewhat paraphrased to shorten):

  1. Every day they set out on a charted course…  They never meander about aimlessly.
  2. They make things happen… and refuse to accept or make excuses for less.
  3. They seek association with people of this ilk… They recognize how powerful association is.

How do you rate on these three points?  Are you planning and doing what you plan?

Right now I’m researching time management tools and technique.  Email your favorites to shauna@yourbizlady.com.  Meanwhile, check out Dan’s book: No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs.

Antidote to Failure

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

It’s been said you can learn from anyone – even the failures.  Find out what they are doing and DON’T do it!

Did you know that Napoleon Hill (author of the classic book – Think and Grow Rich – reread annually by countless millionaires) didn’t just study the successful people?  He also studied 25,000 failures.  What did the failures have in common?  Lack of Decision and Lack of Action.

Even making the decision to decide on something TODAY that you’ve been waffling on is a start.
Then take the first step; take Action.

btw, I recommend Think and Grow Rich!: The Original Version, Restored and Revised.  The annotations and End Notes are fascinating, providing background and insight to events of the day to those of us who did not grow up in Hill’s era.

Namaste
Shauna
YourBizLady

The Slight Edge

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

I was reading from The Slight Edge (by Jeff Olson) while I had lunch today.  Here’s what it had to say:
“The success curve and the failure curve run parallel to each other for a long time.  To pass may be so close together that it’s impossible for most people you can see the distinction between them.  Then, all of a sudden, they veer away from each other…
Everything is constantly changing.  There are only two possibilities.  Either you let go of where you are and get up to where you could be, or you hang onto where you are and give up on [what’s possible].”

Olson talks about doing just one little thing each day, for one thing it might be easier not to do, the one thing that, accumulated over time, can make all the difference.  That’s your slight edge.
What’s the one thing you’ve been avoiding or procrastinating about?  Make a commitment take action today.
Make a commitment to your own success.

YourBizLady
Shauna

The Slight Edge

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

Here’s a book worth your time: The Slight Edge, by Jeff Olson.  I’ve barely started chapter one, and I’m impressed!  Here are some of his thoughts (paraphrased):

  • “The things you do every single day, the things that don’t look dramatic, that don’t even looks like they matter, do matter. They not only make the difference, they makes all the difference.”
  • “Do the thing and you shall have the power.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson…
    …That’s pretty much what Nike said: “Just do it!”
  • Failure?  Of course it’s an option!  Otherwise, why try?  Successful people fail their way to the top; just look at Babe Ruth and Abraham Lincoln!