Posts Tagged ‘mind set’

Never Settle!

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Dear Friend,

What’s driving you?

Is it security? Love? Success? Fear?
Is it family? Proving yourself? Looking good?
Making a difference?

Every person is being driven by SOMETHING!

The problem is most people are driven by
Negative things…

I want this article to change all that for you.

If fear is driving you… If doubt is driving you…
Or any other limiting force, it can only mean ONE

You haven’t gotten present to Your “WHY”!

Your “WHY” is that one thing that is the CORE
of who you are and what Lights You Up!

Today, you can transform the negative things
that drive you into the one, empowering force
called, “YOUR WHY”.

When you can identify what drives you,
(Your WHY) you give yourself a powerful space… it’s
called: Being Self-Expressed!

And when you are “Self-Expressed”, watch out!

Can you imagine what life would look like if
you identified your “WHY” and allowed it to
replace the limitations and negative patterns?

But wait, I’m getting ahead of myself…

When you are being driven by negative things,
your “WHY” still exists. It’s just in the back seat!

You can move your “WHY” into the driver’s seat
with one powerful step…

That step is a DECISION.

It is a decision to “Give Yourself Permission to BE
Great.” Because when you have identified your
“WHY” and you follow it, you will be BRILLIANT!

This decision is so exciting! I’ve witnessed it
hundreds of times with my clients (and myself!)

You see, the trick with success is realizing
that it isn’t so much about overcoming fear,
doubt or insecurity as it is about not settling
for less!

Never settle.

Never, Never, Never Settle. You don’t have to.
And, when you have the courage to go for what
you really want (your Why) that “WHY” begins to
drive you and overrides doubt, shatters fear and
brings out a brilliance from within!

And this makes a difference on the planet.

People who are “Self-Expressed” and have the
courage to fulfill their “WHY” move others to action.
They are the movers and shakers that transform
our world and inspire others to give themselves
permission to BE GREAT, too!

I want you to be a part of that community…

So, what is your “WHY”?

What really “Lights You Up”? Email your “WHY”
to me today. I want to be a part of manifesting it
for you! Send it to:

Never, ever, EVER Settle!

Here’s to creating your BEST LIFE,


Lisa Jimenez M.Ed.

Is Your Mind-Set Keeping You From Success? “The Trap of Crap!”

Saturday, February 26th, 2011

Dear Friend,

I am 40,000 feet above the earth coming home from my European Speaking and Book Tour. From Stockholm to Florence to Paris… Extraordinary! These three incredible cities represent three very distinct “mind-sets”. I’d like to share with you my perspective of these 3 cities and ask you to discern which “mind-set” most resembles yours; especially as a woman, building big in the business world…

First, I did a presentation in Stockholm. The Swedes are amazing people. They love to learn and expand themselves; which can be challenging for them as the mindset with most Swedes is to be “good” but not “too good”. Create success. But not “too much” success.

Were you raised with that mentality? Many women in our industry want success, but not too much success. They fear they will be judged for “showing off” and/or “making others feel bad about their progress. Hmmmm…. Maybe it’s the caregiver side of women who think they are somehow taking away from another when they are “too” successful.

Did your mom, dad or guardian tell you not to “show off” when you received an award, straight A’s or a trophy? And how is that mentality affecting you and your potential today? Where are you allowing it to stop you from really taking on your business and building BIG?!

Then there’s the “Corporate” mentality in Sweden. Most of my Swedish clients are new to entrepreneurialism and still work full time for government or a corporation. And rightly so; the corporations in Sweden treat their employees very well. When a couple has a baby, they BOTH get maternity leave. And the woman is guaranteed her position back even if she chooses to take a year off being a full time mom. One of my Swedish clients got my Quantum Leap Coaching program completely paid for by her employer!

Don’t get too enamored… this can be a trap!

It’s the trap of the ‘golden handcuffs’; you may know it well. You don’t want to launch that business idea as to lose your J.O.B.’s health benefits or severance package or retirement fund… What a trap of crap! Ha! But this mentality is prevalent in most women because we were raised to gravitate toward “security”. But, my question for you is: “What is security?” Hmmmmm… Where are you allowing the “Golden Handcuff” mentality to stop you from pursuing the calling in your heart and transforming your beliefs about what “REAL SECURITY” is?

What I love about Sweden is it’s full of potential! The Swedish people are so eager to learn personal development and have such a hunger for expansion and growth. I have spoken in Sweden 5 times and once to an audience of over 10,000 people! They show up early, drive from great distances and stay late to “talk to me” more!

The day after my presentation I had a business owner hire me to come back to Sweden this coming September to present to his organization. And after that call I received another from a Swedish publisher who bought the rights to “Conquer Fear!”, “Don’t Mess With the Princess!” and my “Money Makeover Kit” and they have over 250,000 people in their data base. The Swedes can’t get enough of personal development and have an amazing hunger to learn and grow. Maybe you are like the Swedes; full of potential, possibility and hunger for growth. What are you doing today to feed that desire for spiritual and personal growth? Where are you willing to transform your limiting beliefs around “showing off” your success and your definition of “security”? Hmmmm…. Give ya something to think about.

Then I flew to Florence…

Ahhhhh Florence! The mindset of this magical city is family, food and leaving a legacy. I spent a week there planning my next Mastermind Retreat in Tuscany. I had the opportunity to set up excursions and meet the owners of these family owned businesses. Incredible! First, I went to The Leather Academy and Show Room. This family owned business was founded nearly 100 years ago and is now run by the owners’ daughters. Laura is the marketing director and spent 2 hours showing me pictures, telling me about her family, her father’s vision and the legacy of the Leather Academy. Her older sister is one of the main designers of the handbags and Barbara, the youngest sister is the bookkeeper. This company is a global organization and yet their greatest pride comes from being in Florence and leaving a family legacy.

What is the legacy you are leaving behind in your business and life? Have you written out you 100 year business plan? And, most importantly, DO YOU REALLY GET THE IMPACT your success has on others ~ all over the world?!! Hmmmmm… gives ya something to think about!

Then I visited Lorenzo Villoresi’s perfume factory located next to the Ponte Vecchio. Again I witnessed an international business that has its roots in “family” and “Florence”. Angela, who is Lorenzo’s assistant showed me around the offices and shared the heritage and vision of Villoresi’s family.

The Santa Maria Novella company is one of the largest global distributors of body care products. You’ll find this amazing product in every Four Season’s Hotel and other fine spas around the world. And again, even though they are an International company their heritage is family and Florence.

Hmmmm… It got me thinking about the teams I’ve created to grow my company. After spending time in these companies I am present to the importance of creating a legacy with my company and the mission I’ve been given. What about you? Do you know your “assignment”? Have you realized your purpose in your business? Do you “own” the privilege of being able to impact families and make a difference in their lives and in leaving a legacy?

What a grand opportunity you have as a woman leader to impact the families and the legacy they leave behind for generations to come!

The most powerful way to accomplish this is by creating a “Culture of Family” in your organization. This is accomplished by promoting events wildly and taking a stand for each one of your distributors to be a part of these events. Spending time together creates a “Family” and cultivating “Family” creates a legacy!

The stores in Florence close for 2 to 3 hours every day so the shop owners can have a meal with their family. Delicious pastas, meats, fish, and of course wine is revered communion to a Florentine. And the mealtime is sacred. Where are you creating rituals and special memories with your teammates and your employees?

Then, I flew to Paris. Remarkable, amazing, delicious Paris! I spent a day training one of my Ambassador Level Coaching clients who’s building a global Network Marketing business. I’ve been to Paris 11 times and even lived there for a summer (the first summer after getting divorced). So this city has incredible, healing memories for me.

The mindset of Paris is “larger than life!” When you stand before the Eiffel Tower and the thousands of lights begin to twinkle… you’re speechless. The breathtaking architecture, the Louvre Museum filled with art from the Master’s, the operas that are performed, the ancient bridges that cross the Seine River…

It’s larger than life!

I was in Paris this past Christmas and I actually saw Chandeliers hung in the open air over the famous street Rue de Rivoli! Chandeliers above the streets! Ha, only in Paris!

Where are you being “larger than life”? Do you believe in abundance and do your actions reflect that abundance mentality?

Think about nature. You cannot doubt the fact that nature, just like Paris, reflects the Law of Abundance. Everywhere you look Nature is lavishly, wastefully extravagant! Every seed that grows brings forth fifty, a hundred and even a thousand fold. There is abundance of health, happiness, ideas and prosperity for everyone and your supply is available for the asking ~ and the believing!

I brought my 3 children to Paris one summer and we lived in a flat on the Champs Elysees. After spending that time exploring Paris, my son Beau remarked, “Paris is the best of human potential!” When you gaze upon the art work, admire the architecture, view an opera, walk across an ancient bridge, you realize that Beau is right on… Paris is the best of human potential.

You know what? I bet Michelangelo had to remind himself from time to time that HE WAS A MASTER. I’m sure Leonardo da Vinci questioned his talent on occasion. It’s probable that Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet and I.M. Pei (the architect who designed the Louvre pyramid) wondered if they were truly masters.

What about you? Have you given yourself permission to “BE GREAT”? Do you really get that you have been called to express your unique talent and greatness? And, have you decided to create the best of human potential in your career and life?

It reminds me of Esther in the Old Testament. She was “just a little Jewish girl” who became Queen of Persia and chose to believe that she was “created for just a time as this” and was THE ONE who saved her people from annihilation. What are you willing to do today to take a step into your destiny and realize that you have been called for “just a time as this?”

My hope is that this article helps you get present to:
1. Your commitment to personal and spiritual growth;
2. Your purpose, mission and the legacy (heritage) you are creating; and,
3. Your “birthright” to live large, be large and experience a bold and audacious life!

I’m heading out to Bali, Indonesia for my Mastermind Retreat! We have like-minded entrepreneurs coming from 4 different countries, all with ONE goal: “To Live Large and Make a Profound Contribution on the Planet!”

And then, I’ll be with YOU at the “Real Savvy Success” Event in Orlando, Florida! Have you reserved your seat? If you’re serious about growing your business, you’ll be in the front row taking copious notes at the “Women of MLM 3 Day Mega Event!” April 14 – 17th, 2011 in Orlando Florida. Reserve your seat NOW and I’ll see you there! Go to:

Until then,

Live full out!


Lisa Jimenez M.Ed.

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