Good Morning! I have to be honest, I have been very moved by the loss of Kate Spade.
What about you?
She had the business success people dream of.
She created so much in her life for the world to celebrate, full of colour and influence and playfulness.
All while there was so much more going on inside.
It makes me think of how often we answer the question,
“How are you?” with “I’m fine.”
— when you really aren’t fine.
If you don’t have a broken bone or an illness that someone can see, it is expected you are “fine and will get over it, can’t be that bad.”
What if you are feeling opposite to what you are trying to create?
Trapped by your brand, by the vision you think you need to project… the thinking that you have to be something you aren’t.
We are complex beings!
We change. We feel. We are human.
Without being over-simplistic, a good practice is –
If you catch yourself saying I am fine when you really aren’t,
CHALLENGE yourself to expand your answer and be vulnerable telling the person exactly how you are feeling.
Authentic connection is proven to combat depression.
With lots of love, sincerely!!
Listen to this interview with Jessica May Tang, a fellow Coach!
Free yourself from limitations and truly embrace your life!!
Here are the links for sharing:
Podcast episode: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ly-27-let-go-past-embrace-your-life-kelly-maclellan/id1281748940?i=1000411083821&mt=2
I love writing on Sunday mornings. It is my sacred time. So here I am, deep in thought and because next week is Mother’s Day, my mom is on my mind.
While I was growing up, my mom committed herself to be involved in all of our activities. Often while we chilled in the evenings after dinner (one that she cooked) watching Wheel of Fortune, she left to go to the school association meetings or other fundraising volunteer activities that she believed in.
She drove us to all of our appointments, our after school jobs attended field trips, helped with homework and cooked, cleaned, scheduled etc…
She knew my friends and my teachers and tried her best to give me everything she knew how and more!
Often she sacrificed her joy for us.
She used to stay up late to clean and organize often till midnight, and then get up early and do it again.
She helped me pay for my education and set me up for my life when I left home for school at 18.
She wanted me to be independent. And I was. I am.
Only as an adult, can I see my mom’s contributions in my life for ALL that they are.
Sure she was sometimes stressed out and got upset and I remember being confused wondering what I did wrong.
But now I understand.
She gave me and my sister ALL of herself. And now as I live close to her again, I have the gift to see her play and enjoy her life fully.
She is deeply spiritual and through her journey, she taught me about meditation, angelic presence, divinity and energy therapies. She is my mom for a reason because I help people through what she inspired in me.
She recently got a record player and pulled out her old records igniting a crazy dance party; we twirled and laughed.
There was a moment when she danced with my daughter and the light came into the room surrounding them with brilliance. Time stopped. It was beautiful.
Day to day, we give (and give) but in those moments of the purest joy, we receive and our soul glows.
I wish you receive the purest of joy this week and that your soul glows! Whether your mom is with you physically or in spirit, know she is near.
Enjoy! With love, Kelly
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“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”
– Marcel Proust
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Today I wanted to talk to you about Competition!
Let me ask you –When you see someone online that is doing really well in their business. They are travelling, their photos are exotic and or has more likes or fans than you?
Do you Feel Jealous?
What happens in your body? This is very real! So pay attention 😊
You might be saying to yourself – “I show up every day! And try and try.. Why isn’t my business growing?”
Today I am going to give you 3 reasons to stop comparing yourself to others!
1) You have NO idea what that person did to get to the spot they are in.
I focus on this because we are making judgements without the information. Some people work day and night for a decade to get where they are at. They hire the best coaches, technical team, etc etc to help them get there. And that is awesome!! But if you just started and don’t have the funds to access those resources, don’t compare yourself!
2) You have NO idea what happens in the person’s life when the camera is off.
We all project our best online – there is research that supports this. So take a closer look – we are all human! Don’t elevate others unrealistically!
3) You have NO idea that they are delivering what they are promising.
Remember we are constantly being marketed to. There are some people who are REALLY good at marketing! It can be hard based on the surface to see just how good they are at what they are selling.
So – don’t compare yourself! Just get really good at what you are doing!! And if you are jealous it is because you really really WANT something that they have. So write it down and focus on manifesting it! If they have it, it means that it is possible!
By being judgemental instead of inspired about someone who is truly making a difference and succeeding in business, we are wasting valuable time and energy. Like a rollercoaster of highs when we accomplish something in our own business but then seeing that someone else appears to have done something similar before us.
This is a never-ending cycle!
So Be Your Best Self!
In the spirit of this message, I have organized a series of interviews that will happen over the next month with a few female entrepreneurs who are going to share strategies on leading authentically and living according to their life purpose.
To stay connected with me join my FB group the Authentic Wealthy Solopreneur and download the planning worksheets to help you get focused!
With love, enjoy!!
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If you are looking for more meaningful engagement with your current and new customers – Follow these 6 steps!
Surprise – The Change Begins with You!
1. ASSESS YOUR ATTITUDE
Often when we aren’t attracting the results we want, we can spend a lot of time complaining and/or criticizing ourselves and others for the things we are frustrated with or don’t like.
We focus on the numbers that we DON’T have and are FRUSTRATED when are numbers aren’t growing as fast as we want.
When we are feeling down, we procrastinate on the important business growing activities because we are spinning with too many things to do which ends up diminishing our confidence.
Answer this: How often do you complain? Are you delaying anything because you are overwhelmed?
2. TAKE RESPONSIBILITY
Consider all of the skills and strengths and look for ways to demonstrate your best every day.
Ask yourself these questions:
• What am I bringing to the table here?
• What am I contributing? Do I present solutions?
• What can I do to improve the environment in my business and in my relationships?
• Am I implementing the best time management strategies?
• What do I need to focus on?
3. START TODAY & BE GRATEFUL
Look around and see all of the things that are going right in your business.
Look for the things that you are grateful for and write them all down to remind yourself.
ACTION: Create a Thank You promotion to spread the gratitude with your customers.
Show the people you interact with just how much you appreciate them!
4. CREATE YOUR DREAM LIST
When are you most happy in your work?
What do you want to be doing more of with your time?
Write out a list of ideal duties, projects or partnerships you want to be doing more of – get in touch with what really makes you happy!
5. LOOK FOR OPPORTUNITIES
Consider delegating tasks or decreasing your offerings.
Maybe it is time to streamline: What opportunities exist for maximizing your time now that you know what lights you up?
Find out what you need in order to get where you want to go!
Talk to people, network, tell them clearly what you do and how you can help them solve their problem!
6. GET INVOLVED & BRIDGE THE GAP
Become the ideal Problem Solver for your customer – Show them that you are happy, self-aware and focused.
* Be the person they need to solve their problem.
* Work from this space as frequently as possible! AND have a life outside of your business!
* Take a course, volunteer and meet new people!
*Find a mentor, a coach, a time management planner that works and surround yourself with supportive people!
AND remember, you started a business because there is something burning inside of you that wants to be shared! Believe in yourself! Follow these steps to really get out of you head and focused on providing the best service to your customers!
Enjoy the process!