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Leveraging my Farmer’s Market Experience and Getting Greater Clarity for our Businesses Marketing

September 4, 2014

I’m always looking for ways to leverage almost everything I do. I’d like to share with you Six Ways I leveraged like this morning as I was going to the Farmer’s Market.

First, I decided to park far away from the market so that I could also get my high-powered walk in this morning.

Second, as I was looking at all of the beautiful and bountiful fruits and veggies I came up with my dinner idea for tonight…a fresh veggie soup.

Third, I have been wanting to expand my patio into what I refer to as a “living kitchen” with fresh herbs. So, when I saw the wonderful display of fresh herbs, I noticed a sign at the vendor’s table that said they help put together veggie gardens…done!

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How to Have Time for Your Newsletter and Other Marketing

August 8, 2014

When I talk to entrepreneurs about marketing, including sending out newsletters, I so often hear, “But Ruth, I don’t have time to do that.” Well, let me share with you that it’s so important that marketing is part of your day, and very important to your business.

Below I share with you some productivity tips so that you do have the time to spend on marketing.

newsletter iconHere’s a tip for your newsletter…. For the longest time I was sending the newsletter inconsistently because it was just too much to write an article every week. Now, however I have a new system…when I think of an article topic, I talk into a recorder and that becomes the article. My virtual assistant takes the audio recording and converts it into an article, at least the first draft, and then she sends it to me. I make any changes and it’s done.

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Top 10 Tips for Organizing & Simplifying Your Life

July 31, 2014

I often hear from my clients how stressed out they are. When this happens, stress begets more stress, so it’s important to have some tools handy that will help you to de-stress immediately and throughout the day.

You may think it’s complicated to de-stress, or that you have to take a vacation to do so, but that’s simply not true. And it would be unhealthy to only de-stress once or twice a year. There are ten very simple things you can do throughout your day that will relieve your stress, help you stay organized and add enjoyment to your life.

Because after all, joy is what you want at the end of the day.

simplify1. Think and plan out your day before working.
This sounds simple but too often it is overlooked. Most people start their day by checking email, voicemail messages, texts, etc., and they let the day overtake them. Instead, think out and plan your day prior to beginning work. This will focus you at the start of the day and help you to prioritize what is important. Control your day, rather than your day controlling you.

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How to Stop the Daily Stress Cycle In Minutes

July 23, 2014

In everyday life we encounter stressors of all types. It’s a natural part of your daily existence. However, not allowing the stress to continue and fester is very important to your creativity and productivity.

In the below I answer common questions about stress and share with you quick and easy ways to de-stress and stop the stress cycle in your daily routine.

How can I de-stress within a short amount of time?

being-in-well-beingWe often think we have to go away on vacation to de-stress, but that’s simply not true. There are many quick and simple things you can do during the course of the day to de-stress.

  1. First, check in every couple of hours to monitor your stress level; what is your stress thermometer looking like right now? This only takes a few seconds.

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Three Core Beliefs To Move Your Business and Your Finances Forward

July 16, 2014

There are three core beliefs that my successful clients focus on to move their business and their finances forward. You may not be aware of these three beliefs lurking in your subconscious…the place where I believe all of our beliefs come from, and how they may be impacting you professionally, personally, financially and spiritually.

Success_Is_Glenn_Laken_ChicagoBelief #1: You are good enough. I can’t tell you how many times I have heard talented entrepreneurs and CEO’s struggling with this one. It just amazes me because I know how talented and brilliant my clients are, and yet, there is something “blocking” them from seeing their true essence.

The belief system shows up that says, “I’m not good enough.” Or, “I don’t have enough information.” Or, ” I’m too little, too large, too this, too that and it’s not good enough”. So, belief number one that I would like you to focus on for the next thirty days is “I AM good enough.”

And at least for today if you can just start the process and have faith that you are good enough and see how that shows up for you. Identify three situations that may come up where the belief is “I’m not good enough” and then ask yourself how someone who doesn’t doubt their value would respond or handle these situations. I think you’re going to be pleasantly surprised at what comes forward.

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