3 Simple Steps to Maximize Your Most Important Commodity

As we get ready to head into 2017, it’s so important to get a clear picture of three things:

  • Where we’ve been
  • Where we are now
  • Where we’re going

Let me ask you a question … When it comes to building your business or ministry what is your most important commodity?  Did you say that YOU are?   Well you’re right!  You set the tone and direction for your business/ministry.

So that means when you step back and reflect on yourself, both personally and professionally, and zero in on what you’ve done well and what needs to be improved, you can make the needed adjustments and YOU WILL AMPLIFY your effectiveness … AND … as a result, your joy and contentment, too! <smile>

Here is a series of questions to help you take a look at 2016 so you can strategize your 2017 success right now.

Get someplace where you won’t be disturbed for a little while.  Grab something to drink, get your notebook & pen or computer, take a deep breath, and then ask God to reveal what you need to know to get the most out of this exercise.

Now I want you to reflect on your PERSONAL LIFE — spiritual, relationships, personal growth, physical well-being (fitness, food, etc.), emotional health, thought life — and your PROFESSIONAL LIFE — finances, business — business strategy, income, email list building, client numbers, program enrollment, social media strategies.

Choose some areas from the life area list above and think through these questions for each.  Record your thoughts, reflections, and realizations in your notebook or on your computer.

Question 1:  Look BACK

What went well in 2016 in those areas you chose?  What can you have a big party about?  What makes you smile when you look back?  What was the biggest lesson you learned about yourself in 2016?  What ah-ha moment did you have about your business, ministry, or work?

Question 2:  Look at NOW

How satisfied are you with the progress and changes that you made in those areas in 2016?  You might have made great progress in some areas, no progress in others, and then you might even be stuck in others.  Take each of the areas that you chose and rank them 1-5, where 1 is “I’m totally dissatisfied” and 5 is “I couldn’t be happier.”  What are you doing right now that is not getting you the result you want?

Question 3:  Look AHEAD

What changes do you need to make to ensure that 2017 to get the improvements you want in those areas you chose?  Where do you need to make a shift?  What do you need to do to see those things change?

How did you do?  I’d love to hear what discoveries you made — what shifts you’re going to make in 2017 — how you’re planning on kicking your personal and professional life up a notch.

Leave a COMMENT below and let me know.

ACTION STEPS

Once you’ve gone through the exercise it’s time to decide what you’re going to do in 2017.  So let’s talk.  Sign up for a FREE call and we’ll put together some next steps for you.

 

 

 

 

 

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A Mindset is a Horrible Thing to Waste!!

How’s your summer going?  Any new adventures … decisions … changes in direction?  All of these are dependent on our mindset … influenced by how we think.

Do you have any issues around mindset?  I know I do … some limit me … some take me “out of the play” completely.  It’s always good to spend some time reflecting and learning … especially when we get stuck in the downward mindset spiral.

Well, I’ve got good news — there’s hope … ah, what a relief!  We don’t have to be taken over by those limiting mindsets!  “How?” you ask — well, this is one of the topics I address in my »»7-part audio series Kick Perfection to the Curb.  Click on the title and sign up to get the FREE download and 7 … yep, seven … audio recordings.

Also, if you’re a woman of faith you’re invited to join my Private Facebook group, »»Find Your Voice.  We are building a community where we help each other grow both personally and professionally.

Remember, it really is all about our mindset!

I pray you have a great day.

Coaching YOU to success!!
Cheri

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Tech Tool Thursday – October 29, 2015

Welcome to my new coaching feature.  Twice a month I’ll share a digital technology that you can try out.  Most will be free … my favorite price!!  I will be providing you with tutorials and links to everything you need to play in the sandbox … that’s the best way to get to know if a technology can be useful to you.

Today’s Tech Tool – Google Suite
The first tool I want to share with you is one of the tools that I’ve been using for many years and that we talked about in the Social Media for Newbies Summit in my interview with Yvonne Heimann.  You still have time to listen to Yvonne’s interview – she goes over several of the features of these tools and some suggestions for using them in your business.

The Google Suite is made up of Google Docs for word processing, Google Sheets – a spreadsheet program, Google Slides – a presentation tool like PowerPoint, and one of my favorites, Google Forms – a survey tool.


In order to use the Google Suite of tools you need to have a Google account.  So go to https://accounts.google.com/signup and create a Google account.  Answer all the questions and create an easy to remember email – like your first and last names.  One of my Google emails is cheritoledo [at] google.com.

As soon as you create that account you have access to that email and all the Google tools.  Once you log into your account you can access the tools by clicking on the 3×3 squares in the upper right hand corner of your Gmail page.
When you click on the squares you’ll see many icons, click on the Google Drive icon.
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Google Drive is like a filing cabinet.  Click NEW and then choose Google Docs.
Now just start typing.  It’s just like using Word.  And best of all, it saves your work automatically.  Try Sheets, Slides, and Forms.  Now that you’re in Google Drive, you’ve got your own sandbox … enjoy the process as you get familiar and comfortable with these versatile tools.

All the documents you create will be stored in your Google Drive, which means you can access them from your phone, iPad, computer … any device that has an Internet connection.  And … you can share them with other people.  Just click the Share icon in the upper right corner and when the window pops up, fill in the email of the person you want to share the document with.
I’d love to hear about your experiments with the Google tools.  What did you try?  How did it work for you?  What questions do you have?
Please let me know if I can help you make the tools work for you.
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Starting a New Tradition

Tech Tool Thursday

Welcome to my new coaching feature.  Twice a month I’ll share a digital technology that you can try out.  Most will be free … my favorite price!!  I’ll be providing you with tutorials and links to everything you need to play in the sandbox … that’s the best way to get to know if a technology can be useful to you.

Today’s Tech Tool – Google Suite

The first tool I want to share with you is one of the tools that I’ve been using for many years and that we talked about in the Social Media for Newbies Summit in my interview with Yvonne Heimann.

The Google Suite is made up of Google Docs for word processing, Google Sheets – a spreadsheet program, Google Slides – a presentation tool like PowerPoint, and one of my favorites, Google Forms – a survey tool.

Google Docs

In order to use the Google Suite of tools you need to have a Google account.  So go to https://accounts.google.com/signup and create a Google account.  Answer all the questions and create an easy to remember email – like your first and last names.  One of my Google emails is cheritoledo [at] google.com.

As soon as you create that account you have access to that email and all the Google tools.  Once you log into your account you can access the tools by clicking on the 3×3 squares in the upper right hand corner of your Gmail page.

Google docs 2When you click on the squares you’ll see many icons, click on the Google Drive icon.Google docs 3Google Drive is like a filing cabinet.  Click NEW and then choose Google Docs.

Google docs 4Now just start typing.  It’s just like using Word.  And best of all, it saves your work automatically.  Try Sheets, Slides, and Forms.  Now that you’re in Google Drive, you’ve got your own sandbox … enjoy the process as you get familiar and comfortable with these versatile tools.

All the documents you create will be stored in your Google Drive, which means you can access them from your phone, iPad, computer … any device that has an Internet connection.  And … you can share them with other people.  Just click the Share icon in the upper right corner and when the window pops up, fill in the email of the person you want to share the document with.

Google docs 5I’d love to hear about your experiments with the Google Suite.  What did you try?  How did it work for you?  What questions do you have?  Please let me know if I can help you make the tools work for you.

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Great Example of the Growth Mindset

Take a look at this video and let me know how Destin demonstrates the growth mindset.

Here are some questions to guide your responses:

  • What did Destin do that most people might not do?
  • What did you learn when Destin’s son tried the bike?
  • What surprised you?

 

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Power UP is a huge hit

Here is an overview of the interviews from the Summit so far:

  • Tuesday, May 5:
    • Annemarie Cross – Money Mindset Coach – 5 Categories of Money

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  • Travis Macy – Ultra Mindset Coach – Good Stories vs. Bad Stories

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  • Wednesday, May 6:
    • Louise Crooks – Holistic Business Coach – Mindset is Everything

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  • Karie Lynn Millspaugh – Business & Lifestyle Coach – How’s your lifestyle working for you?

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  • Thursday, May 7:
    • LaRae Quy – Mental Toughness Coach – Grandma and the FBI

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  • Kathy Nelson – Success Coach – Taming the Gremlin

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And that’s only the first three days … Here’s a sneak preview of some upcoming topics:

  • Getting comfortable with being uncomfortable
  • Fear as My Compass
  • Stop … Acknowledge … Celebrate!

If you haven’t registered yet, go to Power UP Your Mindset Summit and as soon as we get your email you’ll start receiving access to the interviews.

 

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Power UP Your Mindset Summit May 5-15

It’s been a great journey over the past 10 weeks as I’ve sought out speakers, conducted interviews, written copy for emails, newsletter, Twitter, and Facebook.  Now it’s your turn to sign up and benefit from the amazing experts in this summit.

Go to Power UP Your Mindset Summit and sign up.  It starts tomorrow!!

Cheri Newest

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Writing for P2P

I had my first Q/A response posted in the Coaches’ Corner on the Purpose 2 Play website.  What a thrill!!

LOGO

Kim Constantinesco, the Founder and Editor-in-Chief sent the questions on Monday.  I thought through them, then polled my network for more ideas and this is the end product: http://purpose2play.com/timeout-qa-bringing-your-team-on-the-road/.

This will be a regular gig, so be looking for my bi-monthly contribution.

I’ll leave you with a quote, “Be bold, be courageous, be your best” Gabrielle Giffords, American politician.

Need help with this?  Click on the Let’s Talk pop-up and send me your information.  I’ll be in touch.

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