Archive for August, 2011

Turning Beliefs Into Conviction

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

We’ve been talking about the importance of turning your beliefs into strong CONVICTIONS! When you’ve created a conviction around your goals, you have rocket-fuel-energy. You are unstoppable. You are bullet-proof.

I’m sure you’ve been there. You are so clear about what you want and your belief in that goal instigates a level of conviction that no matter what happens you are still “ALL IN”.

Building this level of BELIEF takes something. First, you’ve got to be disciplined in speaking your mantras and daily intentions. This may seem to “esoteric” for some on you. But take it from the latest brain research, this works!

You can retrain your brain and program your subconscious to BELIEVE whatever you speak (and repeat) to be so.

The key word here is REPEAT!

Muhammad Ali once said, “It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.”

How you doing with that? Are you speaking your BELIEFS (affirmations) throughout the day? How about right now!

• I Am happy and grateful for our Ocean-Front home!

• I attract passionate and inspired clients who are “on fire” to work with me!

• I enjoy a delicious relationship with a partner who lights me up and adores me!

• I am Divinely Guided and all things happen for my Highest Good!

• I love my healthy, fit, 111 pound body full of vitality!

• Every person I meet feels more loved just by being in my presence.

These are just a few of my mantras that I speak every day ~ every moment.

It takes something for you to turn your BELIEFS into CONVICTION. It takes something for you to discipline yourself to SPEAK your mantras (affirmations) every day ~ every moment. (Like right now!)

And, when you do… watch out! New ideas, opportunities and partners will arrive. Inspiration gets present. Focus and determination get birthed. Super-Natural energy arrives. A willingness to do ‘whatever it takes’ occurs. And an amazing amount of LOVE and GRATITUDE wells up from inside of you when you realize the Privilege you have of Creating Your Life!

It all begins with a simple mantra…

What is yours today? Reply to this post with at least 3!

Tomorrow I’ll give you another idea to build belief that GETS RESULTS.

Always Creating,

LISA

Lisa Jimenez M.Ed.
www.RichLifeMastermindRetreat.com

Tap into brain research to wipeout stress!

Friday, August 26th, 2011

We all know how important it is to minimize stress and learn how to manage it. But, it’s just not enough!

According to brain research, in order to fully thrive, you must not only eliminate the stressors but also ACTIVELY seek joyful, loving, fulfilling activities that STIMULATE growth.

So, how ‘ya doing with that?

Stimulating conversations, exercise, laughter, travel, and bold actions actually engage the brain’s pituitary gland (which is responsible for organizing your fifty trillion cells) and actually empowers you to DEAL with stress ~ even eliminate the affect it has on you and your health.

This is extraordinary!

In other words, just by you choosing to be happy and putting fun and exciting experiences in your day, you access this “Master Gland” that creates vitality, clarity and helps you flourish.

When my husband told me he didn’t want to be married anymore, I felt the pain. Then, I rented a flat in Paris and took my 3 children for an entire summer!

When I got fired from a consulting contract, I felt the pain. Then, I chartered a private sailboat to Tahiti with a group of friends!

When my publisher was breathing down my neck about our impending deadline, I felt the stress. Then, I booked a week long Caribbean Cruise by myself to complete the manuscript while enjoying the tropics and ocean breezes!

When you are experiencing frustration, sadness, grief, anger or any type of stress, choose to radically shift your programmed response.

Instead of saying, “I don’t have the time and it’s stressing me out” Book a trip. Spend the day at the beach or in the mountains. Give yourself the GIFT of Beauty.

Instead of saying, “I’m too tired by the end of the day and it’s stressing me out.” Register for a dance class or cooking school. Create a weekly mastermind with a group of friends and enjoy rich and stimulating conversations!

Instead of saying, “I don’t have the extra cash and it’s stressing me out!” Come up with fun and exciting ideas that don’t cost any money but offer an amazing outlet for healing, fun and self-expression.

What GIFT will you give yourself today that will stimulate the pituitary gland and help your brain (Your system) help you thrive in this difficulty?

It’s simply not enough to just “deal with it” and try to minimize the stressors. No. You need to be proactive in your Self-Expression and give yourself stimulating and exciting experiences.

You are the only person who is responsible for your happiness. Let your brain help you heal, revitalize and recharge you! Give it fun and stimulating events today.

To your success,

LISA
Lisa Jimenez M.Ed.
www.RichLifeMastermindRetreat.com

Harnessing the Energy of Love to Build Your Big Business

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

What does it take to build and maintain a successful business?

Does it take talent? A Business Degree? The Perfect Business Plan? Relentless Hard Work?

I’ve been thinking a lot about this subject lately – especially since I coach entrepreneurs from all over the world and have a front row seat into what makes people successful.

You know what I’ve noticed? I’ve discovered a great similarity between building a successful business and being in love. Yes, you read that right. I said being in love. So, today I’m going to take you on a journey of LOVE. I want to explore the many parallels in building a business and being in love.

We’re going to take a close look at what causes one to be in love, what love really is – and what it’s not – and how to grow and maintain it. I believe after taking this journey of love, you’ll have a blueprint for building and maintaining the business and the life of your dreams.

Let’s begin with a fundamental truth:

The one core ingredient needed to build and maintain a successful business is that you are IN LOVE with your business and the dream you have for it.

How do you know when it’s love?

I recognize four stages to being in love. The first stage is CHEMISTRY!

Stage 1: Chemistry

You can’t explain chemistry. You can’t manifest it. You can’t force it. It just is. You’re drawn to that person. Chemistry is like a Supernatural force that magnetizes you and pulls you in.
Chemistry is the initial ingredient to being in love and it is the first step in building your business. Answer the following questions to identify the chemistry in your business…

1. Are you drawn to your career by an unexplainable, powerful, magnetic force?

2. Did your career just kind of “find you”?

3. Does your business fulfill you in ways nothing else can?

4. Do you believe you are fulfilling your life purpose through your career?

5. Do you find fulfillment in this career that extends beyond the monetary?

If you answered these questions in the affirmative, you’re on the right track. Chemistry will attract you to your soul mate and your soul career. Chemistry is the first step in building your successful career and dream life!

Don’t be afraid of that chemistry. It is a must! However, be relentless in identifying the difference between love and lust within that chemistry.

Lust is a craving or a need. It’s a “one night stand.” Lust never goes beyond the chemistry. It dies out. But love goes beyond a craving or a need. And love evolves. Love moves you to the next stage…

Stage #2: Consistent Preoccupation

Remember when you first fell in love? Remember how you found yourself thinking of that person all the time! You’d wake up in the morning and think of them. You’d go to school or work and think of them. You’d find yourself thinking about their safety even before you’d think about your own. Your thoughts went something like this:

“I wonder what she’s doing today. I wonder how she got to work this morning. I wonder if her car started okay. I’m ‘gunna call her and see how she is.” Or, “I’ll just text her to say good morning!”

These thoughts of preoccupation might surely have been the first “self-less” thoughts of your life! You couldn’t help yourself. Your mind just thought about that person constantly.

It’s the same with your business… You don’t even have to try to think about your business. You just do – all the time! You’re in love with the concept. You’re consumed with the idea. It’s a consistent preoccupation! You’re passionate about it!

Now, you may be saying to yourself, “Lisa, it sounds like you’re telling me to be out of balance.”

Yes, I am – for a season. I believe you need to be out of balance at times to create a momentum. This stage of complete and incredible PASSION is temporary but vital to the process of being in love (and building a successful business.)

A rocket ship uses 80 percent of its fuel at take-off! The 20 percent of its fuel that’s left is used for the entire journey and the return! (That’s the power of momentum!)

It takes a lot of fuel, love, energy to launch a successful business. But, the beauty is, if you Love your career, the energy is just there!

When I first launched my career, nearly 17 years ago, I was totally consumed with it. It was all I thought about, talked about, dreamed about. It was a constant preoccupation. I stayed up late and got up early… and it was pure joy!

You have a supernatural amount of energy. That’s what being in love will give you. So, enjoy Stage 2 and allow yourself to be totally preoccupied ~ for a season.

Please realize, it takes this kind of intense and consistent preoccupation (and the memories that get imbedded in your brain) to build the bridge for the next stages of being in love and maintaining that love.

Stage #3: Willingness to do the Outrageous!

Chemistry draws you to a person. Consistent preoccupation fuels your passion. Passion gives you the desire and willingness to do the outrageous. And, it’s the same with your business…

Again, think back when you first fell in love. You did crazy things. You were bold. You found untapped courage in you that you didn’t even know was there! You did things with and for that person that you’ve never done before. And doing these things was not a burden. Being bold and unreasonable with yourself brought you pleasure!

I’m not talking about sacrificing your happiness for another. When you’re in love you are willing to do things you’ve never done before – and you find great joy and fulfillment in doing it. You do them because they bring you pleasure. It’s the same with business. It is not about sacrificing THIS for THAT. No! It’s not a sacrifice. It is your self-expression!

It’s not a sacrifice to make cold calls. You can’t wait to pick up the phone and share your great product with someone. It’s not a burden to give opportunity presentations. You can’t wait to tell others about what you’ve got! It doesn’t drain you to learn and practice your craft. You’re learning about something that you love. It is a pleasure to ‘work hard’ because you’re in love and fueled with passion!

When I came up with my business idea of Mastermind Retreats there was a chemistry there that was beyond powerful. I thought about these Retreats ALL THE TIME! I talked about the multitude of exotic cities I would have these Mastermind Retreats in.

All this chemistry and preoccupation led me to a BOLD act. I bought an airline ticket to Paris for the weekend. I spent 3 delicious days in Paris putting the Mastermind Retreat together. I booked the hotel rooms, reserved the meeting space, chose the exotic excursions, bought some of the gifts my clients would receive each night…

I put $15,000 US on my credit card that weekend and flew home with the entire Mastermind Retreat booked and ready to go. There was only one missing piece… Clients!

Not only did I not have any clients. I didn’t have any brochures, business cards, website or any marketing materials to tell people about my new business venture! But, I had something even more powerful than marketing. Can you guess what that was?
DESIRE! (Chemistry)

I had desire, coupled with a vision that fueled my actions and gave me the energy to do everything (or attract the people who would do it for me).

Within one week of returning from that Paris weekend, I bought another airline ticket. I took myself to New York City for a weekend to write the marketing letter in Central Park. (Can you tell I am inspired by amazing cities?!)

Within two weeks I had a website up with my marketing letter, pictures of the Paris Retreat, the complete Itinerary and the oh, so important, “click here to register” button. I shared the Paris Mastermind Retreat in every speech, radio interview, conference call, every article I wrote and in every conversation I had.

Then, the phone rang…

I heard a voice say, “This is Lilja Prieur and I just read your book, “Conquer Fear!”. I’m from Namibia and am calling to find out if you take on International Coaching Clients.” I replied, “Yes, I do. Tell me about yourself.” To which she responded, “I was born in Namibia, Africa and now I live in Paris, France.”

Wow! How did that happen? My first client to register for the Paris Mastermind Retreat was actually from Paris and spoke fluent French! What a gift! Those “miracles” will occur for you, too when you are Bold, Wild, Whimsical and Unreasonable with yourself!

Boldness Gets Rewarded.

Stage 3: Willingness to do the outrageous, is such an important step in the process because it “changes you”.
These bold and unreasonable actions transform your self-image. They change your mind and transform your heart. It’s like a deflated balloon that is finally being filled up with oxygen. It can expand and alter its shape. AND, that is exactly what it is meant to do.

Falling in love with your business (or your soul mate) will change you. It will alter and shape you for the better. You’ll discover qualities in you that will touch, move and inspire you! So, let it! Bring it on!

What WILD action step are you willing to do today to grow your business?

Stages to being in love:
1. Chemistry
2. Consistent Preoccupation
3. Willingness to do the Outrageous

STOP right now!

You are about to enter Stage 4 in this cycle of love. And there is only one question that needs to be asked at this time… And it is this: “What am I doing?” or better yet…

“Dear God, what the hell am I doing?!”

This is a normal (and needed) question to ask at this time because the natural flow to falling in love is about to get… serious.

You are about to take falling in love to a higher lever and transform it into being in love…

Stage #4: Desire to Make a Commitment

The best marital advice I ever received came from Dr. Gary Smalley. He said, “Keep your eyes wide open before marriage and half shut after.”

Read that statement again.

This advice applies to building your business as well. Making a commitment to your business is a two part process: First, you need to count the costs. You need to make sure this is the “one” for you (keep your eyes wide open.) and you are willing to do whatever it takes to make it succeed.

Second, after making a commitment you need to ignore the annoyances and inconveniences that inevitably come with every business venture (keep your eyes half shut.) This is the type of commitment that will empower you to never give up!

There were lots of times in launching my Mastermind Retreats that I wanted to quit. I thought it was just too big of a project and gave myself lots of realistic data… But I had already gone to
Stage 4 and I was “IN”. The commitment was made and that was all I focused on.

Making a commitment is a vow. There is no other option other than total and complete devotion.

I know many people today laugh at taking commitment this seriously. But look at the attrition rate in Direct Sales and Network Marketing; the divorce rate; the amount of small businesses that fail. Look at the increased rate of troubled children who have been forgotten.

What causes this?

Here’s the bottom line: It is guaranteed that every person in a marriage will at one time want out. It is guaranteed that every person in business will at one point want to quit. The ONLY type of commitment that can withstand these gusts of turmoil and uncertainty is a rock solid vow. A promise you make to YOURSELF!

Look at the people who do take their commitments like a vow. These are the rare few who make up the top 3% of company compensation plans. These are the few who walk through the shadow of hell with their troubled teen (or stop it before it gets that far) because they view their commitment as a vow and they will do whatever it takes!

I remember when my son, Beau was showing interest in some seriously bad things. One day I took him to lunch, sat him down and said, “I don’t care how far down this dark road you go. I will follow you. I don’t care how long it takes for you to stop this behavior. I will pursue you. I will be a relentless force who will NEVER give up on you.”

Well, after he stopped shaking (just kidding) he sat there processing everything I said. And after several seconds he slowly began to nod his head, smile at me, and say, “Thanks, Mom.”

I can’t impress upon you enough how vital it is to make your commitments as a vow. If you are creating big things, you will inevitably face big challenge. You must have the solid conviction of your commitment to face and transform those challenges, be willing to do whatever it takes to win, and never give up.

The ONLY type of commitment that can withstand these gusts of turmoil and uncertainty is a rock solid vow. A promise you make and keep to yourself because you have integrity. And THAT is who you are.

Have you made this type of commitment to your business? Will you?

The great promise that evolves from this is when commitment and devotion is a part of your very being it becomes natural! It’s just who you are. The internal struggle is over. You don’t even have to think about it. You are just committed, loyal, “All In”… because you made a vow.

Being loyal is the climax and the ultimate goal. However, it is not the end of the story. And thinking it is can be one of the biggest reasons for unhealthy, loveless, passionless, boring relationship and business ventures.

Here’s the bottom line truth:

These four stages are actually a continuous cycle. They are a moving, circular cycle of every love story. The more times you move through the cycle, the deeper and stronger your love grows and the better you become and the stronger your business becomes.

Put this truth in a business context:

Stage #1: Chemistry
You find a company, a product, or a business idea that you love. You’re drawn to it with an incredible powerful force.

Stage #2: Consistent Occupation
You can’t get it out of your mind. You want it so badly! You eat, drink, and sleep this idea.

Stage #3: Willingness to do the Outrageous
You are bold, courageous and wild with your ideas, actions and follow-up! You’re unreasonable and you love it!

Stage #4: Desire to Make a Commitment
You count the cost and decide to make a commitment. You’re willing to give it all you’ve got. You’re “All In”!
Inevitable setbacks and challenges come up. You don’t feel like being loyal to your commitment. You don’t feel like making cold calls. But you do it anyway. You don’t feel like giving an opportunity meeting. But you do it anyway. You make the effort fueled by discipline and the integrity of WHO YOU ARE.

The next thing you know, you’re feeling better. You break through that tough time. You begin to see results. You’re energized! You’re back to Stage 1.

Your chemistry is hot and your passion rekindled!
You’ve started the whole cycle over again.
You’ll go through these four stages (the LOVE cycle) throughout your entire career and life. And every time you go through it you become stronger.

What stage of the cycle are you in today with your business?

This Continuous Cycle of Love is a blueprint for building a healthy, passion-filled, successful business and life. And that is your birthright. You are meant to experience a RICH life… Rich in the spiritual. Rich in the material. Rich in character. Rich in love.

It’s all a wonderful and privileged journey, my friend… And I want that for you! I am a stand for it.

If you are interested in experiencing one of my LIVE events or participating in my Coaching Program and Mastermind Retreats, check out my schedule and get yourself registered. I promise you, it will be the ride of your life!

Live Events:

September 8th – 10th, 2011 in Newport Beach, California www.RealSavvySuccesss.com

October 1st, 2011 in Tampa, Florida “Crafting Your Vision” 21Ten Super Saturday Event

October 9th – 15th, 2011 Tuscany Mastermind Retreat in Tuscany, Italy. Go to:www.RichLifeMastermindRetreat.com

QLCoaching Team 19 begins on October 25th, 2011 (6 Month Coaching Program). Go to: www.Rx-Success.com

Looking forward to meeting you at one of our LIVE events!

To your Success,

LISA
Lisa Jimenez M.Ed.
www.Rx-Success.com

4-Steps to Setting and Achieving Your Goals… Now What?

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

What a privilege to be able to Set and Achieve Goals! We are the only created being on the planet (that we know of) who get to do that.

I’ve shared my 4-Step System for setting and achieving your goals over the past several days:

Step #1: Know What You REALLY Want. (Clarity is Power!) Set your goals and intentions in your GPS (mind).

Step #2: Craft a Compelling Vision, Intentions, Mantras and Meditate on them. (Presence your Goals and Intentions with your imagination.)

Step #3: Obey Inspired Action! Act on the step you are told to take NOW. (Boldness Gets Rewarded!)

Step #4: Share Yourself and Your Vision and Enroll Others in that Vision. (Share wildly and just watch what and who you begin attracting!)

Now that you know and have put into practice this 4-Step System; what’s next?

What’s next is simply to BUILD BELIEF and enjoy the journey.

Let’s talk today about Building Belief in your goals so you truly can enjoy the journey. My intention with today’s post is that you create a LEVEL 11 Belief (on a scale of 1-10)!

BELIEF is like rocket fuel. Belief harnesses energy and creates results with velocity.

As I shared before, this is your (and my) responsibility! No one can build our belief the way we can (and must!) So, here are a few ideas on how you can harness your energy and create rocket fuel by building BELIEF:

1.) Write down at least 100 reasons why your Goal simply MUST be achieved. This exercise programs your subconscious (and the brain) to be “set” at that level. And when your subconscious is “set” at that level of Belief… watch out!

2.) Eliminate any limiting decision you’ve made up from your childhood or from experiences. In other words, you are not who you think you are. Most of the decisions you’ve made up to this point are just that: A Decision. And those decisions are probable not true. Notice what these “DECISIONS” are… Maybe they say, “I’m too young/old.” Or, “I’m with the wrong company/industry.” Or, “This is taking too long/ this is too hard.”

3. Know that YOU ARE EXACTLY where you’re supposed to be. All the experiences, circumstances, even failures you’ve had are EXACTLY what you needed to give you the education and experience for success. Every happenstance has created YOU being right here, right now. And that is the PERFECT place for the manifestation of your Goals, Intentions and Visions.

4. Discover someone who has ALREADY achieved the success you want. Relish in their story. Celebrate their success. Let their story bring you pleasure, joy, even bliss in knowing your success has already happened!

According to research in, “The Brain the Changes Itself,” thoughts of pleasure, belief and bold confidence in your goals being achieved are the exact ‘habits’ that rewire the subconscious and retrain the brain.

How are you doing with that? Today’s mantra: “I Am ‘the one’ who has been called to accomplish this goal and I have all I need to achieve it.”

And that is the mind-set that changes everything for you!

Always Creating,

LISA

Lisa Jimenez M.Ed.
www.RichLifeMastermindRetreat.com

The Power of Enrolling! Step #4

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

When you: 1.) Know What You Want. 2.) Craft a Compelling Vision and, 3.) Obey Inspired Action… then, you are ready for the 4th and final step in achieving your goals.

Step #4: Share Yourself and Your Vision and Enroll Others in that Vision.

This is where you get RESULTS. When you are willing to share yourself wildly and enroll others in your vision, you access a whole new level of power. You become aware of ideas, possibilities and partnerships that would not have been realized without your willingness to SHARE.

There is a mandatory ingredient you need to have when you are sharing and enrolling others. And that is CONVICTION. You need to have a sold-out, rock-solid BELIEF that your goal WILLL happen; in fact, your goal already exists!

In other words, the context you need to come from is, “I’ve already achieved this goal. It’s DONE!”

Imagine you were a skater in a District competition. You’ve already completed 2 of the 3 routines when your coach comes to you and says, “The judges tallied all the scores and you’ve WON!”

When you take the ice for your 3rd and final routine, how will you skate? What is the level of your performance? You know the answer to that question… Your performance will be glorious, confident, perfection; because the context you’re coming from is, “I am A Champion!”

That’s the context you need to come from when sharing your goals and visions with others. YOU have been chosen for just a time as this! You have a rock-solid belief that your goal is already accomplished and it’s just a matter of time ~ divine timing ~ that your goal will be experienced!

Do you see the importance of shifting your mind-set to this level of BELIEF?

What do you need to do TODAY to ensure you BELIEVE your goals and visions already exist? Your responsibility is to enroll others from this context. What a FUN and PRIVILEGED road you have ahead of you. Just imagine!

For every, “No” you get, you thank the person for listening and MOVE ON! For every rejection you receive you accept it with gratitude KNOWING that they are just not one of your partners in manifesting your goals… because YOUR GOAL ALREADY EXISTS and you will be given all you need to experience it on this physical realm.

And, from that empowering context, you SHARE wildly, boldly, confidently.

I want that for you, my friend. Please know you have access to this way of living. It is your birthright to create. It’s WHO YOU ARE and who you are DESIGNED to be.

Tomorrow we’ll review all 4 Steps of System. Until then, go share yourself and your vision WILDLY, BOLDLY; knowing that they already exist, the path is already created and you WILL realize them in perfect timing.

Always Creating,

LISA
Lisa Jimenez M.Ed.
www.RichLifeMastermindRetreat.com