She was probably 16 at the time, she was a part-time sales associate who worked at Lady Footlocker, I was her Manager. We were standing on the sales floor beside each other when a woman walked into the store. This woman proceeded to look around, and as she walked up to one of the displays, Nikki turned to me and said with a smirk on her face “What are you waiting for, a green light?”
The New Year is on the horizon, it’s time to say goodbye to this year and hello to your future. There is always LOTS of excitement and motivation in the air as one year completes and another year begins. It’s a time for you to spend some time looking at your past year and dreaming of what the new one will bring.
The following is a list of tips for you to review the year past and the year ahead in both your personal life and in your business. These 21 tips are crucial for you to follow if you want to set yourself up for a crazy successful, happy and profitable year.
Do you remember the very first time you booked a vacation out of the country? The anticipation, the excitement, and the regret if you happened to put that trip on your credit card because you couldn’t really afford it.
I want you to imagine this. You’re in your 20’s and you book your very first trip. You’re young and impressionable and instead of everything going right, it all goes wrong. A five-hour flight turns into a 12 hour day and instead of arriving at your destination in the daylight, you get there at 1:00 AM in the morning.
I remember the moment I sent the email. It was for an event called Thought Leadership, Robert Cialdini was speaking and it was sold out. A colleague of mine said that I should attend and I had to write the organizer, Alan Weiss to ask if he would permit me to attend based on my colleague’s recommendation.
He replied and said he would make an exception as a courtesy to this woman but I needed to pay for my registration now.
As another year of Money, Mindset and Marketing is fast approaching, it never fails to surprise me how much time and effort goes into planning and hosting a live event.
Hosting an event can be a fantastic way to build your brand, establish stronger relationships, and gain credibility in your space. Events are fun because people come together in person, and that creates much better opportunity for connection. Having said all of that, when you transition from a small event to a planning a big event, you need to be prepared to play in the big leagues!
Regret is rarely about saying yes to the things we want in life.
Normally, regret is tied to the things you chose not to do. It is reserved for those times you let fear and resistance pave the path for your future.
Avoidance is most definitely a form of self-sabotage and unfortunately, as human beings, it’s ridiculously common. We all act like ostriches with our heads stuck in the sand and we stubbornly avoid taking action on all kinds of things.
As a business coach, I see entrepreneurs commonly avoiding things like their numbers, creating content, confrontation with employees, taking risks and so much more. The list goes on and on.
It’s not what the opportunity can do for you, it’s what you do with the opportunity.
I was scrolling through Facebook when I saw it. This woman I know had put together a stunning graphic to celebrate an opportunity that had been presented to her. She branded the graphic in stellar fashion. Along with the beautiful visual celebration, she had a press release touting her accomplishments and the opportunity.