About Being Lucky…

 

I’m a believer in creating your own luck (thus why I don’t buy lottery tickets). Actually I don’t usually use the word luck because I think it’s too easy for people to use it as an excuse, and not in a positive way. I’ll share something personal here – I bristle whenever someone says to me how ‘lucky’ I am to have such well-behaved kids. Don’t get me wrong – I know how blessed I am (and those of you who know me or have been reading my ezine for awhile know this too) to have two happy, healthy, whole kids. No one is more grateful for that than I am. And yet, that comment (and similar ones) always comes across to me as if James and I had nothing to do with it, that it’s the luck of the draw that we have well-behaved (most of the time) children. Are you kidding me?

It’s the same thing in your business. I’m not ‘lucky’ to have a multiple 6-figure business. I created it, I earned it. And I did that by doing 4 things consistently:

1. Learning

I’m always learning something new or re-learning something I already knew. If you’re not learning, you’re not growing. If you’re not growing, your business won’t grow. The more you grow inside, the more successful your business will be. So whether I’m learning a new marketing tactic or studying ‘divine success’, I know that learning will ultimately show up in the success of my business and my life.

2. Implementing

Of course if you don’t implement what you learn, what’s the point? I implement more often than most, which shows up in my success. I’ve also learned to delegate much more to my team which means we collectively get a lot more done. My coach’s request to you is to pick one thing you’ve been meaning to implement, either choose to do it yourself or decide who to delegate it to, pick a completion date and get it done!

3. Leveraging

You can’t create a truly lucrative business without leveraging as much of your time and your talent as possible. One way I do this is via my ‘3+’ rule. Whenever I’m trying to decide whether or not to implement something, I ask myself if I’ll be able to use whatever it is I’m considering in three or more ways.

A simple example of this is writing articles about my area of expertise. When I first started out, we would publish the articles in my ezine, make them a blog post, and submit them to article directories. Now, we do those three things as well as post a podcast, submit that to podcast directories including my Artist’s Page at iTunes, submit it to blog directories, and more.

4. Mentoring (with and to)

I’ve had at least one mentor since I was 13 years old. One of the many lessons I learned from him was that I didn’t have to go it alone, that I could ask for help and be given it without strings attached. As I grew up, I’ve had different personal and professional mentors, which is why it’s always an easy decision for me to make that investment, in both time and money, especially when it comes to my business.

And being a mentor to other women entrepreneurs is absolutely part of my path. It brings me great joy and allows me to give them the lift they need to go from where they are to where they want to be.

Which of these four resonates the most with you right now? Pick one and create your own luck by putting it into action right away.

At my annual Online Business Breakthrough Workshop, I’ll be taking these four concepts and making them practical and immediately implementable for you. I’ll show you exactly how, step-by-step, to create the ultimate success you desire that honors the lifestyle that you truly want.

To join us, reserve your seat here

Online Business Breakthrough Workshop 2015 – super-early-bird registration now open

I hope this finds you well in your world and enjoying your summer… 🙂

We’re having a blast at the lake and I’m so grateful for this business that enables me to enjoy this precious time each year with my family.

So this is a quick note to let you know that even though we’re still over three months away from my annual Online Business Breakthrough Workshop, we are already over 50% sold out – and we haven’t released the full workshop page until right now:

http://www.obbw6.com

As always, I’m committed to this OBBW being the best one yet (we have many returning attendees (some for the 3rd, 4th, 5th and yes, even 6th time!)…

Like Lisa Braithwaite at coachlisab.com, who says…

“OBBW is my go-to business training resource. I’ll be going back for my fourth time this year. Why? Because Alicia‘s content continues to evolve as my business evolves. Every year my business is in a new place and I need new tools and different kinds of guidance. Alicia offers exactly what I need, at whatever level I’m at. In addition, the friendships and business connections I’ve developed with the other attendees over the years have become priceless to me.”

We’d love to see you there too!

http://www.obbw6.com

Cheers,
~ A

PS: The super-early-bird price is just $97- (and it will be flying away very soon ;-)). I’ll guess that you’ve invested at least that much in an info-product or a teleseminar program.

The Online Business Breakthrough Workshop is a full 3 day business-building workshop that is 100% content that’s 100% implementable (even if you don’t have one single team member yet) that meets you where you’re at – newbie or seasoned – in your business.

So if you’ve become jaded by events that are mostly rah-rah, tempting you with bits of information but not giving you the done-for-you templates, scripts, flow charts, processes, timelines, calendars and more resources to take you from where you are to where you want to be in your business and your life… you’ll be very pleasantly surprised by your experience at OBBW. That I know for sure.