So You Want To Be A Pro?

I just had to share this with you!


As I’m writing this, I’m preparing to be on my way downtown to Day 2 of my 3-day business training. It’s my 2nd year attending the Zone Event and it’s amazing as expected! I love so many things about it, not to mention all the great networking and inspirational people!


Yesterday my Coach talked about the difference between Amateur and Pro. This reminded me of a book, Turning Pro, which I highly recommend.


Some of the things about being “in Amateur” in your life and business include blaming, hoping, being indecisive, focused on survival, and waiting for inspiration.


In contrast, being “in Pro” means having commitment and taking responsibility, creating plans and being decisive, being focused on effort and knowing it takes effort to get to your bigger vision, and being able to problem solve. Pros don’t take things personally and recommit to always finish what they started she said.


Professional or amateur

So out of curiosity, how you would assess your current status for how you are operating in life: Amateur or Pro?


Which are you playing in more-pro or amateur?


We all go in and out of both arenas, but where do you want to exist primarily? PRO I hope! These are definitely skills I know you have so the challenge is how to grow into them more consistently and when faced with obstacles and other unexpected challenges.


I’d really love to hear your thoughts on this so feel free to leave a comment below and share with me!


With Love and Success and a Commitment to being “Pro”,



Take Steps to Achieve More In 2014!

So I want this to inspire you to get clear and focused for the remainder of the year! You know, July is over and there are 5 months remaining in 2014. I’m not writing this to scare you that the clock is ticking, but rather it’s time to stop wishing and to start taking action to MAKE something happen!


So take a moment and ask yourself, what are the top 6-7 things I’d like to see happen in my life AND business?


Make a schedule and stick to it!Next, circle your top 2 for your business and 1 for your personal life –whatever really stands out and gets you excited! Now CREATE a plan of action to put these into play in the next 30-60 days. This means take out a calendar and map out a plan of action with a deadline at the end for your success!


But wait, are these items income producing for your business? Make sure if your goal is to increase your business income (which was one of the overwhelming areas of need identified in a recent survey I posted), that you FOCUS on steps that generate income for your business! That’s right, often this is what business owners inadvertently miss as they get distracted in the busy work and things that you can spend hours on but don’t really have a direct impact on your end game of making money in your business.


So now, get really focused, take a look at the list you just made, and DECIDE what you want to laser in on in your business and life right now and do it!   Remember, deciding is the most important step here.


Decide, commit and make a plan of action.


I honestly see a lot of people at this point drift off, not make a plan and then of course, they don’t get the results they want. No excuses today, and if you are having trouble at this point, send me a message and I’m happy to hop on a call with you.


Finally, I want you to plan out how you can spend a little time every day working on this specific goal. Use a calendar and schedule time daily. And, if you really want to hold yourself to these next steps, post your plan publicly or in a group, ask a friend to be an accountability partner and post your goals up in several places in your home and office. I always find when we speak up about what we are doing, then we create energy to help us fall in line with and really commit to our next steps!


I’d love to hear what awesome action you have in store for the rest of 2014. Send me a message with your next steps!