Coffee with Corinne: Into the Groove

Into the Groove

Get into the Groove!

With the new season starting –  for some of you it is back to school, some of you its just the fall approaching, we have to time take to assess and reset our intentions and schedule.

So here are my 3 FRESH TIPS, starting with fine tuning your ROUTINE.

I know I had gotten into the habit of sleeping in and letting my work schedule slide this summer as I wanted as much time with the girls as possible.  Maybe you wanted to end your day earlier so you could hit the pool.  So reestablishing my routine was one of the first things I had to do to get back into the groove.  Again, this has a lot to do with balance –  you need to set work hours.  You need to have a routine in the morning when you get up. I find splashing water on my face first thing helps me “wake up.” Then I move to coffee, making breakfast and prepping the girl’s lunches before waking them up.  For many, maybe you need to take time for yourself, meditate or read a morning devotion.

Are you going to be on the go all week?  Or are you working from home?  Either way Meal Prep can help you get back into the groove with your health and give you the energy you need.  At the end of the day, lay your clothes for the next day and have your todo list put together before you go to bed.

For me having a gratitude journal by the bed and reading at night sets my intentions for the new day so I not only sleep better, but am ready to tackle the next day’s tasks. It allows me to be proactive and not reactive.

My next Fresh Tip is MINDSET.  Mindset is everything.  How are you looking at life and what it brings you?  Let me be open with you. This summer was a TOUGH one for me emotionally and mentally. I was tested in way I never had been (and honestly still am being) but I learned some great lessons.  I have always said that your business should be like water that fills in the cracks.  We all have rocks –  we just can’t them control us.  Your business should work for you, on your terms!

Positivity attracts positivity.  Helen Kelen said: “Your Success and Happiness lies in you.  Resolve to be happy and that joy shall form an invincible host against difficulties.”   Its the “secret” –  the law of attraction – what you think is what you are.  How is your mindset?

Last Fresh Tip is to set BOUNDARIES.  A good friend of mine recently shared the difference between boundaries and barricades.  The most authentic and successful people have some of the clearest boundaries.  These lines are aligned with your core values and with that you display self respect to yourself.  It is okay to be selfish, because true selfishness comes from self love.  I shared before with my balance podcast that Me Time is a necessity to having balance. You can’t take care of others if you are not taking care of yourself.  When you work from home, and especially when you have kids, you must have boundaries to protect yourself.

Barricades on the other hand come from fear. They can be very brittle as it is more reactive and is likely to shatter.  They are not aligned with your core, but more what you think based on what others perceive.  Don’t just block people out because you are scared –  set boundaries that are true to you and your intentions.

Getting into the groove means being ready and set for the success you are meant to have.  Start using these 3 Fresh Tips and see the amazing new you for the coming months!

Corinne Brown

 

 

 

 

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Coffee with Corinne: ASK Podcast

apple-touch-iconOver the last few year I have come to believe that there is one word that can make a huge impact in your life and business.   That one thing is the word ASK!

The Dictionary defines it as: say something in order to obtain an answer or some information:
“he asked if she wanted coffee” · [more]
synonyms: inquire · query · want to know · question · interrogate · [more]

request (someone) to do or give something:
“Mary asked her father for money” · [more]
synonyms: request · demand · solicit · seek · crave · apply for · [more]

invite (someone) to one’s home or a function:

There is power in questions! Asking questions to get to know someone helps you to understand someone. Where they are coming from and what their core values are.  Weather you are recruiting someone – a prospect for your team or business or even home (think nanny, helpers, etc) – understanding their why will give you greater success in relationships. Even relationships with yourself and your core values.

Because it builds relationships, the most powerful word in sales is the word ASK. You ask for the business. You ask clients and prospects to move forward. You ask them to buy from YOU.  They always say a goalies best friends are his goal posts. Well sales folks have a best friend too and its the word ASK! Think about it,  what is honestly the worst thing that can happen? Maybe they say no. But that is the same thing as not even asking them.  But what if they say yes?? I have learned that with practice you may find you can turn a no into a yes! Most people are afraid to ask because of rejection.  In sales, you need to look at each NO at the Next Opportunity and  never be afraid to ASK. Its central to your success!

You also want to never be afraid to ask for what you want.  That means you also need to ask yourself those hard questions.  Are you Happy?  What is your Dream? Think focused and directed questions, such as “What do I need to do to achieve my dreams?” and “What has held me back from having achieved it already?” By asking yourself the right questions, you will be able to come up with the most important answers to your core values. Be honest with yourself. You might find fear, doubt, limiting beliefs, or other mental phenomena that are keeping you stuck. Spend the time discovering what your resistance is, and write it down in your journal. Some say, “Nothing worth having comes easily,” so you’ll have to do the work to find out what’s blocking you. But when you do, true happiness will come and what a difference in your life it will make.

 

According to Cialdini: A well-known principle of human behavior says that when we ask someone to do us a favor we will be more successful if we provide a reason. People simply like to have reasons for what they do.

(((Listen to my full podcast and also learn how the word “because” can make asking even more powerful!)))

So Today –  ask yourself if you are working in the direction of your dreams.  Are you taking care of you?  And if not what can you do to fix that?

Listen to my full podcast here and let me know what you think!

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Corinne Brown