The Weekly – Find Out if You are Exercising Your Imagination

 Imagination May Be the Key to Your Profitability

W. Somerset Maugham once said, “Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young.”

In speaking with my coaching clients and those in business, it’s amazing to me that I hear people say, “I”m not creative.” or this is even more prevalent, “I can’t imagine…”

So, since you know, if you’ve read my posts for any length of time what a word watcher I am…

What you say out loud, you make true for yourself!.

Let me repeat that: WHAT YOU SAY YOU MAKE TRUE.

Do you believe that?

Imagination and creativity – something we are ALL born with. It came with your operating system, it’s in your DNA, it is there and ready to be used in any given moment.

So listen up!

You ARE creative.
You have an ACTIVE imagination.

So say that to yourself right now:

I AM creative!
I AM imaginative!

Now that we have that established. How will you use these amazing gifts you have in abundance? And what are you doing to make them better?

I’m here to serve you!
Blessings, Shawna

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The Weekly – What is Your Plan for Q2?

Something that has helped me serve you as a reader, and my coaching and presentation clients, as well as those in our network, is having a plan.

Plans come in various forms and they are tweakable entities.

What is your plan for Q2?

Wanna look into what is working for us?

One of the team came up with a nifty idea a couple of years ago that we call, The 52 Week plan and as you can deduce, it’s a full year set out into 52 weeks. The beauty of doing this is that we have each month and each week numbered and we know the “Big” events as well as the small ones because everything is color coded.

And, it’s not all we need.

Mostly because looking that far out is kind of intimidating with all that time, and it’s easy when something is far enough away to put it in the back of your mind…

So we now break our 52-week plan into 13-week segments – or a quarter of the year and this is where the deep things happen, where the results are tracked and where we can put all the tasks to events and goals.

Here is something else we do that you might incorporate into your planning.

Forecast out 13 weeks – and ask yourself these questions

On X date (for this quarter it’s on June 30th)

I will feel extremely happy because X has happened –

X in my personal life

X in my relational life

X in my professional life or business

Then, get with someone on your team and work backward on all that must happen weekly to attain that goal.

Let me know how it goes or if you do something better. We are all about tweaking!

Here to serve,
Blessings, Shawna

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The Weekly – Ask a Better Question, here’s how

Engaging with your clients is about asking

Easter is this Sunday and this is another opportunity to know your customers better, engage with them more and learn something that can help you.

It begins with a question and I’m going to give you a couple to use. I would love to hear about your results.

When you ask an open-ended question the things you learn about your customers is priceless.

So here are a couple of questions that will do several things.

  1. They will engage at a deeper level
  2. You can find out who your customer is and what they believe
  3. You may find a tradition or experience you want to do

Here you go:

How do you celebrate Easter?

What do you love most about the Easter holiday?

What is your favorite Easter memory?

Pick the one that resonates most with you, or use them all and uncover which one most people respond to best.

Depending on how they answer, you will collect valuable information about who your customers are and what they value.

They may share something that you want to try, and they will no doubt give you an opening to suggest something you provide that will fit into their thinking.

Let me know how it goes!

Happy Easter and I wish you also wonderful new beginnings.

Blessings,
Shawna

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The Weekly – What are You Still Hurt About?

Did you know there is Healing through Heeling…

It turns out that my Papillion, Stewart, failed the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen trail, twice in his youth.

Years ago, when I brought him home my family was going through some hard times. We had two young boys and through the turmoil I fear they were less than gentle with Stewart and he developed an aversion to being touched or picked up, though he is a very loving and cuddly dog now.

You can probably already guess that even though he did all the steps and challenges perfectly, he failed the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen test because regardless of how well behaved he was, he wouldn’t let the judge touch him. I was heartbroken, especially because the group I was with all passed and there were many other dogs much less well-behaved that made it through.

More training, more time and yet, he failed again.

So I decided it was okay for him and me to simply live life well and not worry about it. I work with the same group of dog handlers still and what I didn’t realize is that whenever Good Citizen came up I would quip about my dog being a bad citizen, or that we were failures. I did it jokingly and it’s been over 9 years ago now so it’s been a running joke for a long time.

Then, a couple of weeks ago, during our monthly meetup, Sandy, the trainer, who isn’t a trainer for this, suggested that since some of the members were going for the Good Citizen certificate wouldn’t it be fun if all of us participated in going through all the challenges?

I quipped as usual, “Even the bad citizen?”   

She led everyone through all the steps – and even when I suggested I hold one of the student dogs, she hushed me saying, “You go too and leave Stewart here.” So I did.

Imagine my surprise when after it was all over, Sandy said proudly, “It’s my honor to award Stewart the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen Certificate!” He and I were being judged the whole time and several of the others in the group were in on it to make sure it was done officially.

Stewart could have cared less – then or now, but I have found some healing in the heeling. And isn’t that what having pets is all about?

Lesson: Is there someone in your world who could use some extra healing? Maybe a simple bit of heeling will do the trick, reach out, ask. It turns out, that everything does matter.

Here to serve,
Blessings, Shawna

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Monday Mindset: Start your week off well! Where do you live from?

 

What is your intention for the week?

Ask yourself…

 Where do you live from?

Do you live from the inside out or the outside in?

Which place seems most important?

 

Blessings,
Shawna

Please share this with those in your life that you feel would benefit
from starting their week well each Monday.

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