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"A will finds a way." Orison Swett Marden
I love the start of a new week.
I use Sundays to plan and prepare and Mondays to go forward with intention.
This week is a bit different than the others.
We have made some business decisions on this end that came strictly after 4 or 5 random conversations.
I am an open book you see, a curious person and a learner.
I have had many failures and of course some exciting successes these past two years.
But I am most thrilled with the mirror being held in front of me.
2018 has started out to be a really exciting new year.
I have been clear on what I wanted to achieve, what work I want to do and with whom.
It was a series of conversations that I had with friends and advisors that opened my eyes even further.
I didn't see, didn't understand, didn't know what I was missing until I had these special conversations.
The year ahead will be even more exciting.
The plans have been set and decisions have been made.
The Polaroid picture of the future has been taken and framed.
Everyone needs a mirror, needs another set of eyes and clarity.
Honey, so do you!
(And ps - if you want me to hold that up for you schedule a trusted convo!)
Lead Ladies Lead.
--> If you dream it, you can build it. Buy a house for $4,000 and have it 3D printed in a day!
--> 10 Harsh Things You Need To Hear Right Now
Cliff notes version:
You’re good, but not as good as you could be,
You don’t fit in with every group, and you never will,
Nobody cares about that great work you did yesterday,
Things will change with or without your input,
Somebody thinks you’re what’s wrong with the world today,
You’ll never get a day off from your responsibilities,
Your problems are not on most people’s radar,
Your brain is constantly lying to you,
If you’re not being taken advantage of, you’re not making anyone any money.
--> My friends and I are always talking about how we balance between work lives, family lives and household lives.
Essentially we get as much help as we can and get as creative as we can.
Stanford Business also discussed how Power Couples juggle it all.
(Hint: share share share.)
--> Can never be repeated enough.
Look at your data.
Repeat what works.
Ditch what doesn't.
Last but not least.
--> I want to make a very real and personal shoutout and special thank you to Mike and Erin Kelly from MemberVault for helping me out with a technical doohicky I have been trying to get created.
These two are changing the world of online business, online learning and customer engagement.
They are nothing short of a power couple.
Changing the world one customer at a time!
--> No seriously, check out Erin's Sunday feature!
Quick side note from Ashleigh. Here are my most favorite tools ever.
- For audio motivation - Relentless by Tim Grover. I listen to him as I was in the mornings. My walk always becomes a power walk after listening.
- To focus during the day I love to focus@will. They say music helps you focus and for me it surely does. I blare the classical music. I am not sure how many people my age choose that over techno but either way I love it.
- Rosemarie Groner (from the Busy Budgeter) is a friend and I just LOVE how much she gives everything away. She tells you and anyone she can her detailed way to making money! Start with her Pinterest Strategy Guide that is worth every penny. Not. going. to. lie.