As I'm wrapping up a slew of private retreats with clients this month, it's become clear that it's time for me to get focused on practicing what I've been preaching – or more specficially, to put myself through the same intense process and plan that I take my clients through.

This thought popped into my head several times during the retreats, but really came to the forefront of my thinking over the past week or so, as I've been making some very big decisions in my business that's going to majorly shift things going forward.

So, here's what I've noticed that's going on with me in my business that I'm hoping will shed some light for you as well:

Problem: Not taking action on a particular task.

If you're finding yourself low on energy around moving forward on a certain project or idea, it pays to take a look inside for the reason why.

As I learned from Andrea Lee, my private coach for nearly three years, everything is energy. And when I'm stuck – *especially* when I know what to do next – there's something wrong inside that's blocking forward movement. Because, after all, I am all about taking action.

Solution: Ask yourself…

1. What's one thing I coach my own clients on that I can apply to myself?

2. What's one way I show others how to operate their business that I can apply to my own?

3. What's one method I teach that I can implement more fully in my own business.

In other words, how can I practice what I preach more thoroughly?

The answers to these simple questions are the key to getting unstuck and moving forward.

Take it to the next level…


Complete the following sentence 30 times:

"The results my clients get from working with me are_______________.

And don't skimp – come up with 30 answers. If you have trouble getting more specific, ask your current and past clients to help you fill in the blank.

What are the benefits to doing this exercise?

Many, but for the purposes of this conversation, the value is in bringing forth the things that are the most beneficial for you to make sure you're focusing on in moving your business forward – both for yourself and for your clients.

So take your answers and turn them around to apply them to your own business!

I'd love to know how this resonates with you. Please leave your thoughts below – and thanks!

(c) 2010 Alicia Forest

About the author:  Alicia M Forest, MBA, 6-Figure Business Breakthrough Mentor, teaches self-employed professionals how to attract more clients, create profit-making products and services, make more sales, and ultimately live the life they desire and deserve. For FREE tips on how to create wild abundance in your business, visit