Vision statements and a mind trick that works…

Creating your vision statement can be daunting. I speak personally here!! It’s about the dream. How you EnVision the future.

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Listen, it’s not unusual to struggle with dreaming about great riches (or whatever you value as success)
because deep down you don’t believe you deserve success.

Or you don’t believe you can reach what seems like an unreachable goal. It just seems illogical to be
able to achieve these things. Right?

Of course not. If that were the case then a man wouldn’t have walked on the moon, a 54 year old
woman wouldn’t finish a swim from Cuba to Florida, or a 41 year old woman win an Olympic silver

A Mind Trick to Vision Discovery and Creating a Powerful Vision Statement

Try this exercise to trick your mind into discovering your “life vision statement” for you.

Assign 30 minutes to this activity and do it when no one will bother you. Turn off the phones,
computers, lock the cats in the bedroom, send the kids outdoors or go to the library.

Brainstorm your TO DO & TO BE list

  • Set the timer for 30 minutes
  • Take a pad of paper and pen and begin to write done things you think you would like TO DO or TO BE.
  • Write like a mad-man or woman. Don’t stop until 30 minutes is passed. This is critical.
    Keep the focus and your mind will let loose a storm of ideas.
  • Even if you can’t think of something for a few minutes hang in there.
  • At the end of 30 minutes stop. Set aside your list.

During the day something else may come to you so go ahead and write it down.

Then sleep on it.

The next day review your list.

Next, do the same exercise, but this time only allow yourself 10 minutes.

Then sleep on it.

The next day write down two or three statements about your life vision.

Go do this now!

Spend a few days working on YOUR vision statement. Don’t go for perfection. Go for authenticity. It will be yours and when it is authentically YOURS, it will inspire YOU!!

That inspiration will give you energy and passion to move it all forward!!

The Vision Project provides MORE info and exercises for visioning.

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6 Self Care Tips Which Take a Minute

6 Self Care Tips which Take Less than a Minute to Perform


“I don’t have time!”

How often have you said those words when it came to self care? Oh, you know it’s good for you. But really, who has hours to spare just to take care of themselves?

Quite simply, you do. In fact, you have more time than you think. These 6 self care tips will each take you less than a minute to perform.

Take a Deep Breath

Anytime you’re feeling tense, stressed out, or even just a little ‘off’ taking several deep breaths will change the situation for the better. The key? Don’t just breathe. Hold your breath in between steps for maximum impact. Start with inhaling to the count of four, then hold it for the count of four, and exhale to the count of four.

Slow Down Your Lunch

When is the last time you truly enjoyed your food? The next time you eat anything at all, pause in your chewing to savor the textures and flavors. By doing this you aid in digestion and rediscover the joy of eating all at the same time!

Stop Everything

There is a lot to be said for a moment of silence. Calm racing thoughts, lower your heart rate, and relax fully into the moment by turning off your electronics and just sitting with your eyes closed. Even doing this for just 30 seconds does wonders for your state of mind.

Look Around

Another great technique for calming yourself but still engaging the mind actively is to take notice of an object near you. Spend a full minute in exploring this object, taking note of everything about it. What does it feel like? What colors is it? How does the light strike the surface? Close your eyes and see if you can recall this object in minute detail. This will actually help in cognition and focus.


Having a rough day? Taking a one-minute vacation in your head can help perk things up. Use this as a visualization exercise for an added benefit by picturing someplace you’d like to visit or something you want to experience in person someday.

Show Gratitude

A thankful heart helps to shift how you see the world and is really good for your mood and self-talk. Think of something you’re grateful for. Or better yet, take a minute to jot off a quick email thanking someone in your life for something you appreciate about them.

By taking a minute to yourself, you’ll be surprised at the impact this has upon your mental and physical self. Being more relaxed and less stressed will help you to feel healthier and happier as you go about your day.

Self care can often be put to the back burner. Prioritizing yourself and your personal self care can have an incredible impact on you, personally, but also on your business, your career, your relationships. Don’t neglect YOU!!

Pick up a copy of my 21 Self Care Quick Tips Report!!

Learn key self care ideas that can help you improve your self care!!

Taking a few minutes to look at what you are really doing for your self care is important. So many of us are focused on everyone else and forget about ourselves! Adding just a few minutes per day to your personal self care can make a huge difference in your life.

4 Things You Can Do To Your Workspace to Encourage Self Care

Make Your Workspace — Welcome YOU!!


What does your workspace say about you? Most people try to find ways to personalize the space where they work. While not every job allows for much in the way of personal touches, there are some things you can do to keep your workspace uniquely you. This lends itself to better productivity.

But how does your workspace impact your health? Think about this: there are many things you can do to workspace to encourage self-care. Imagine how this could change your life.

Try these things:

Build Better Boundaries

There are times when you can deal with an interruption, and times when you just need to work. Look for ways to create better boundaries to keep your productivity high, and your frustration low. If you have the ability to shut your door when you need to concentrate, do so. if not, talk to your coworkers about how to signal them when you are in interruption-free mode.

Clean Up Your Act

Sometimes the simplest thing self-care action at work is to create a better workspace for yourself is to clean up the clutter. By being able to find what you need, when you need it, you preserve your sanity and get more done.

Escape to Eat

Your workspace should never be a dining hall. When your lunch break comes around, it’s time for you to go. The problem with eating at your desk, is you become tempted to keep working while you eat. The best self-care practice at lunchtime is to step out and eat elsewhere. Even if you work from home, the very act of eating away from your workspace can do wonders for your mental health. Go to another room or even just pick a different chair at the kitchen table as a way of telling your brain you’re done working for the time being.

Put Away the Screens

While it’s not always practical to put away your laptop or tablet, it’s good to do so when you can. Why? After a few hours, staring at any screen, whether it’s on your phone or elsewhere, can make your eyes hurt. This constant exposure to electronics can be very wearying and even cause damage to your body over time. Don’t believe it? Consider how many people you know, yourself included, who have had problems with carpel tunnel in the past year or two. The solution? Make a point of doing some things by hand. To do lists don’t need to be on an app or computer screen to be effective. Also, clustering jobs which aren’t tech heavy can give you a nice break during the day.

The key to self-care at work is in making your workspace work for you, not against you. By paying attention to these simple details, you’ll feel more productive and enjoy your work day more.

Learn more with my Self Care Tips Guide:

This guide will give you Quick Tips for
for improving YOUR Self Care!!

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The Self Care System is my 12 month course, well, not a course as much as a place to spend a few minutes each month focusing on 12 aspects of self care.

Each month we focus on a different area of self care. With this focus, we work to improve in small increments each month.

Check out the full program to practice self care.

Practicing Self Care: 5 Unique Ways

Get Started Practicing Self Care With These 5 Self Care Tips

practicing self care

It’s a well-known fact we need to be practicing self care. But sometimes it seems a little boring. We do the same old things: exercising, eating great, trying to do nice things for ourselves but it never stops feeling selfish, nor does it seem to get any easier.

It’s time to change things up. Let’s look at some unique and interesting ways to practice self-care in ways which make you feel good about what you’re doing.

Practicing Self Care: Eat Right

You already know the importance of a good diet. Now consider taking it to the next level. Make a practice of looking for foods which are healthy and natural. Look for home-grown items at a farmer’s market. Consider sustainable foods. Remember, eating right can have a healthy impact and those around you with only a little thought and consideration.

Practicing Self Care: Connect

Looking for a way to spoil yourself? Rather than indulge in shopping therapy, why not instead invest in time with others rather than in more consumer goods? Having a lunch with a friend brings a positive impact upon both your life and theirs.

Practicing Self Care: Express Your Emotions

When we shut down and try to control our emotions, we do ourselves more harm than good. Holding things in only leads to additional stress, higher blood pressure, and other negative physical affects. Instead, look for ways to express how you feel. Indulge in art. Journal. Get into deep conversation with others. All of these will help you to come to a better understanding of how you feel and will aid in letting go of negativity.

Practicing Self Care: Pamper Yourself

There is nothing wrong with indulging in little self-spoiling actions such as bubble baths, a manicure, or a massage. By taking the extra effort to use natural products and treat those around you well, you benefit yourself, the environment, and others.

Practicing Self Care: Stretch Your Mind

Self-care often includes time out to read a good book or to watch a movie. Again, both of these are great ideas. To take this to the next level, try watching a documentary instead, or reading something which has an impact upon how you think. Good examples of positive reading material include inspiring biographies, books on environmental issues, and anything which educates or keeps you informed.

By following these tips, self-care becomes interesting again. Even more important, you start seeing how you can impact the world in positive ways even when you’re just taking care of yourself.

Learn more with my Self Care Tips Guide:

This guide will give you Quick Tips for
for improving YOUR Self Care!!

Check it out for FREE

The Self Care System is my 12 month course, well, not a course as much as a place to spend a few minutes each month focusing on 12 aspects of self care.

Each month we focus on a different area of self care. With this focus, we work to improve in small increments each month.

Check out the full program to practice self care.

Becoming a Bizologist Overview

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Access the full business growth guide:

Becoming a Bizologist outlines my business growth process for clients. There is a science to building a thriving business and it is doable!!

Focusing on the right things is key.

Access the guide and learn how you can make shifts in your business to generate more profits and growth.

The guide is the foundation of the Bizology Membership. Inside the membership we dive deeper into the Four PIllars of Success and the 8 Proitability Accelerators.

VWR: Being a Highly Sensitive Business Leader

Muriel Kosovsky passionate about helping entrepreneurial leaders to cultivate an empowering mindset for success, as well as outstanding interpersonal effectiveness to foster collaborative and commercially-driven relationships. Muriel brings 15 years of education, training, and mentoring expertise to the leadership coaching space.

In this episode, Muriel and I discuss being a highly sensitive business leader as an entrepreneur and professional and how that impacts you.

Join Muriel’s group on Facebook for Highly Sensitive Business Leaders and her Muriel’s podcast: Inside & Out Leadership

And of course, you can reach Muriel via her website at Self Coaching Circle:

Or Join Muriel’s Workshop: “Making Business Work for Highly-Sensitive Leaders” workshop

Building Customer Relationships That Last

It’s all about the customer relationship!!

customer relationship

One of the ways a business builds its brand is to tug at the emotions of their audience. The way a customer and client work together and communicate can build long-lasting, meaningful relationships that turn clients into fans, and fans into clients. You can actually set out to build these relationships by using emotional marketing techniques.

1. Show Them That You Know Them

The more research you do into the needs and desires of your target audience, the more your audience will be able to tell that you’re interested in them. When you show interest in them, it will make them interested in your business and you. When you discover something about your audience, let them know through your content and your actions.

2. Treat Them Right

So many times business owners have sales and special events to get new clients. What about the clients you already have? Keeping them is far more important than getting a new client, and less costly too. Do something special for your existing client base or fan base that shows them that you care about them. Give them a discount, or a special freebie, or something else that attaches them to you in a special way.

3. Be Transparent and Honest

One way to endear yourself to your audience is to always be transparent and honest. If you make a mistake, own up to it. If you change your views on something, it’s okay to admit it. Doing so will endear you to your audience and make you appear so much more trustworthy to them.

4. Put People before Numbers

While you do things to help promote your business, it’s important to keep your morals and remember that people are more important than numbers. If you put people first in your business, including yourself, you’ll find that you naturally improve your bottom line. The more people trust you, the more they’ll buy from you.

5. Be Fun When Appropriate

No one wants to feel as if they’re communicating with a robot or someone who is not real. Be funny when it’s appropriate so that you can show your humanity. Your humanness will shine through when you add some humor and fun to posts, emails, and even sales pages.

6. Be Responsive

Your customers expect to get an answer when they have a problem, and they expect it to be quickly. Provide many different ways for your audience to contact you. Explain to your audience at each method how long they can expect to wait for a response. Then follow up and do what you said you’d do.

7. Engage with Your Audience

Find ways to engage with your audience. Ask for their advice or ideas when it comes to a new product or service you’re going to launch. They can help name it, help define what should be in it, and even how much you should charge for it. Your audience can also be your best source of word-of-mouth marketing.

8. Consider the Communication Format

Also, it’s important to try to get an understanding of how people communicate within their environment. Communication online in chat, instant message, Twitter, or a blog, is far different from communicating on the telephone or in person. Even email is different from other methods of communication. It’s imperative that you determine what is different and then make up for that with the type of communication they’re using.

Building customer relationships that last is part of the goal of emotional marketing. When you’ve formed an attachment with the consumer, they will stick with you for years – through price increases, trials and tribulations, and more. You can’t go wrong with building relationships.