Post about "Business"

Just Take Baby Steps To Business Success

You can own a successful business if you’re prepared to build your business a step
at a time. Take one step, and then another, even when you have no real idea of how
you’re going to get to your destination, beyond the next step.Taking baby steps involves faith, but faith isn’t something you have. It’s something
you do. Meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg says: “faith is about realizing that we
don’t have to be defined by the circumstances we find ourselves in. It’s seeing that
our lives are a lot bigger, filled with far more potential than we usually imagine… we
can step into the unknown and make a new beginning.” (From the article “Finding
the Connection” in The Oprah Magazine, September 2002.)So how do you do this?=> One: Decide on your destinationIf the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, you need to decide
where you’re headed.Sometimes we’re so scared of failing, that we don’t make that initial commitment,
that decision. We never say: “This is what I want”.Decide. Right now. And write down your decision. Buy a small notebook, or open a
new computer file. When you write it down, both left and right parts of your brain
take notice.If you feel nervous, reassure yourself that all you’re going to do is take baby steps.
One teeny step at a time, just whatever feels right for you in the moment. You won’t
ever ask yourself to do anything you are not capable of doing in the next moment.=> Two: Wait for your intuition to guide you to the next stepThere’s a voice inside you, which is your intuition, that nudges you along, a step at a
time. Your intuition whispers, it doesn’t scream, and it’s not negative, or afraid.Your negative inner voice is the Spoiler. The Spoiler says: “you can’t; you shouldn’t;
you won’t; it’s too hard; you’ll never get there; who do you think you are?”The knack to handling the Spoiler is recognizing it when it chirps up. Here’s a cute
imaginative exercise to muffle the Spoiler.Close your eyes for a moment and imagine the Spoiler. What does it look like? Is it
big, with a bulging head and massive eyebrows, and — what’s your image of the
Spoiler?When you can see the Spoiler in your mind’s eye, imagine it shrinking. It’s shrinking
until it’s tiny. It fits in the palm of your hand. Now pick it up and pop it into a jar, or
a box. Something with a lid. Screw the lid onto the jar, or close the lid and lock it.Now the Spoiler’s gone. You can’t hear it any more.With the Spoiler gone (you may need to repeat the disposal exercise each day, or
several times a day for a while), you can hear your intuition. Let’s call your intuition
your Director.You can picture your Director in your mind’s eye if you wish. Or you can listen for
him, or her. Your Director pushes. Sometimes I ignore my Director, but she’s
persistent. She nags. She nagged me into creating a blog (Web log) years ago, when
blogs were still considered weird by the mainstream.If you’re thinking that all this imaginative stuff is a mite odd, remember your brain
is divided into two halves, the left and the right brain. Your right brain isn’t verbal. It
thinks in images. Always. Whether you know it or not, and whether you care or not.
If you can become aware of these images, you can get your left and right brain to
work together more harmoniously. (If you’re interested in images, Carl Jung called
them Archetypes. To learn more, read popularized books on Jungian psychology.
Fascinating stuff.)=> Three: Remember that everything’s changing, all of the timeChange is frightening. However, everything’s changing. Nothing stays the same. So
you might as well go with the flow.Change doesn’t have to be bad news. It’s excellent news. It means that your
business will NOT stay the same. It will change, and all the myriad tiny things you
do each day do make a difference. They’re cumulative.Take action to steer your business in the direction you want it to go. If you want
more sales, do more marketing. Follow up with your contacts. Follow up with past
clients. Do at least five marketing tasks a day.When it seems that nothing’s happening, remember that it is, because everything’s
changing and you can’t stop change.You especially need to remember that everything’s changing when everything is
going well in your business. You can’t stand still. So if everything’s going well, keep
paddling in the direction you want to go. If you don’t, you may find yourself sliding
over a waterfall.=> Four: Listen to your resistance, it has meaningWhen you resist something – say marketing – your resistance means something.
Don’t just assume that you’re a lazy so-and-so and dump a heap of negative
thoughts onto yourself.Take a pen and some paper, find a quiet spot, and ask yourself some questions.Ask:* why aren’t I (doing whatever it is that you’re resisting)?* what am I afraid of?* what do I really want?* what should I do next?Answers will come.That’s all it takes to take baby steps to business success. So go ahead. Take one
small step.

5 Empowering Tracks From Female Icons To Make You Feel Inspired

Sometimes we all need a little lift. Whether you’ve had a recent knock to your confidence, have been going through stress in your personal or professional life, or have always struggled with your self-esteem, music is an essential tool for lifting your spirits and making you feel better about yourself.

According to a study by Heriot-Watt University, the type of music you listen to not only influences your mood, but also your personality, with indie and rock/heavy metal fans reporting the lowest levels of self-esteem, while fans of jazz, blues, opera, classical, pop, rap and soul all reported high levels of self-confidence.

So if you’re having a ‘down day’, why not boost your spirits by listening to some powerful, uplifting tracks? Here are five perfect confidence boosters.

Britney Spears – Toxic
Britney’s own struggles with her mental health and conservatorship have made her an inspiration for many people across the world.

This classic song is timelessly sensual, and the heavy beats throughout make it impossible not to dance to. A welcome blast of nostalgia, this tune has filled dance floors across the globe with fans old and new.

The video features Britney as a female spy playing the sexy flight attendant, seducing her passenger before she makes her escape on a motorbike and breaks into a high-security facility guarded by a laser security system.

This track and video is a guaranteed way to feel invincible, and deserves a place on your playlist no matter your mood.

Kelis – Milkshake
A cheesy classic that is guaranteed to make you feel all warm and gooey inside, Kelis pumps up the heat in this 00’s RnB track. Underpinned by intricate drum beats and electric elements, Kelis’ self-confidence is infectious, and it’s hard not to find yourself smiling at the lyrics.

This track is a great way to get into a flirtatious mindset, making it a great choice before going on a date or heading out for the evening.

And if you’re staying in? It’s a great mood lift. But beware! You may find yourself craving a sweet treat.

Eve (ft. Gwen Stefani) – Let Me Blow Your Mind
This RnB classic will capture your attention with its assertive rhythm and powerful vocals from 00’s icons Eve and Gwen Stefani. Featuring a laid-back – yet self-assured – beat, and catchy guitar riff, this is a great track for driving, and its empowering feel is sure to help you feel motivated.

Got a job interview lined up, or thinking of asking for a raise? This anthemic number is a quick way to feel positive and more assertive.

The video features Eve and Gwen Stefani crashing an exclusive event on quad bikes, causing a stir among the privileged attendants, and shoving the performer off stage to perform their own music, before finally being arrested and taken to the station in a police van.

This ‘baddie’ track helps you to tap into the hidden ‘bold’ side of your personality, and lifts your mood while keeping you feeling calm and cool.

Fergie – MILF$
If you have kids, it can be difficult to feel sexy. When you’re running around cleaning the house, changing nappies, or up to your elbows in dishwater, you can easily forget your sensual side – leaving you feeling frumpy and lacking in confidence and motivation.

Thankfully, Fergie’s comeback track is a quick remedy to your low mood and lethargy.

Featuring attractive mothers dressed in curve-hugging latex and silky lingerie going about their daily life in a dreamy, colourful suburbia, this track is a quick way to transform your self-esteem and transport you to a world where you are not just a mother, but a goddess too.

Why not shake off the day and tap into your feminine energy with Fergie, your sexiest PJs, and a bottle of your favourite wine?

Marina And The Diamonds – How To Be A Heartbreaker
Low confidence after a breakup? You’re not alone. Having your heart broken can leave you feeling depressed, undesirable, and unmotivated. So flip the tables on your ex and become a heartbreaker with Marina’s catchy club classic.

This empowering dance track will make you want to move your body and get in touch with your bad girl side, with its heavy beat and pounding rhythms.

Plus, if your libido has suffered as a result of your low mood, take a sneaky peek at the video – it will get your blood pumping with its steamy shower shots and smoking hot male models.