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Building Your Tribe

“Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. 
Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.” 
~ Jane Howard

A tribe is a unique group of people who connect with you to take you with them on your journey. They are a community to share life in specific areas like health, business, working moms, authors — the list is endless.

You need a tribe to lead!

Why?

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Entrepreneurs Arise!

“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed
by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, 

so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, 
catch the trade winds in your sails. 
Explore, Dream, Discover.” 
Mark Twain – Author. 

The time is here — turn your dream into a business!

Let me tell you about my friend Aylssa and her dream. She is an artist. She began looking for a way to express her creativity, while providing her independence and financial security. She discovered a canvas which surprised her — fingernails! Her designs are individually crafted for the person for day-to-day wear, as well as, special occasion. Aylssa’s business is three years old and is so successful, that you have to know someone to get an appointment!

Do you have a dream and skill like Alyssa? Would you like to turn your dream and your skill into an income producer? There are many doors of opportunity available to begin your business. We will look at a couple of tools in preparing to turn your dream into a moneymaking business.

 

 

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Making Room for Your Dream

Do One Thing Everyday that Scares YOU!
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

What if you could schedule a little time each day to work on your dream?

For me, the first step began with tracking my time. My Blog last week includes a Time Management Log, with instructions on how to find extra time in your day. (Read at www.cindy-stewart.com)

Today we are talking about the next step — making a daily schedule to incorporate your dreams. I have designed a Live Your Dream Schedule (LYDS), which was first introduced in my Live Your Dream Class.

“Always, Always have a plan!” Rick Riordan

Before we begin planning, I want to share a few misperceptions about planning.

1) Planning is time consuming.

Yes, the initial blueprint takes time to develop. However, once you have built the blueprint it only takes time to fill in the blanks.

2) Planning kills creativity.

Actually the opposite is true. When you plan you can provide for the time needed to be creative.

3) Planning stagnates progress.

Did you know planning actually accelerates your process? Writing your plan down increases the chances of completing your plan by 80%.

So, let’s start the planning process.

 

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Making Time for Your Dream

“Time is free, but it’s priceless. 
You can’t own it, but you can use it. 
You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. 
Once you’ve lost it you can never get it back.”
~ Harvey McKay ~

Imagine the freedom you would have if you could add an extra two hours or even an hour or thirty minutes to your day. How would you spend your extra time? Would you write a book, play golf or spend time with your family? Each day you could CHOOSE how you wanted to use your time!

I discovered how to make time for my dreams by looking at how I scheduled my day. In doing this I realized the planning of my day was very inefficient. Once I began tracking my time each day, I immediately identified two time eaters.

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Finishing Well

Beginning well is a momentary thing;
Finishing well is a lifelong thing.
~ Ravi Zacharias ~

One of the greatest legacies we can leave is to finish life well. This is actually a principle found in the Bible, “…let us run with endurance and active persistence the race that is set before us.” (Hebrews 12:1, AMP) It is in the normal everyday we can learn to apply this principle.

I use the term Lame Duck when I experience someone who doesn’t endure until the end. Someone who is waiting for their time, in a specific role, to be completed and has eased up in their effectiveness.

For example, they are moving from one job to the next without completing the tasks at hand. This keeps them from finishing well.

Here are three outcomes from this type of behavior.

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Preparing for Promotion

Being ready isn’t enough; you have to be
prepared for a promotion or any other significant change.
Pat Riley

Promotion can come when you least expect it. If your daily actions are investing in your future, then you are preparing for the next promotion.

My first promotion came when I was 19 years old. I was working in the accounting department for a subsidiary of a large corporation in Atlanta, who decided to move their headquarters to Tennessee. They offered me a transfer with a promotion to the Information Systems Department, not accounting. They offered to pay for my computer programming training and to pay all the educational cost to finish my business degree.  After a little salary negotiations, I was on my way.

Why did I get the promotion?

 

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You Are Your Best Investment

“Investing in yourself is the best investment you will ever make.
It will not only improve your life —
It will improve the lives of all those around you.”
Robin Sharma

Each week, I end my Podcast and Blog with, “Remember You are the best investment you can make.” This week I thought we should discuss why this statement is true and why it applies to everyone!

The reason you are your best investment is because you were born to be significant. As you live a life of significance, you empower others in their significance. In other words, YOU carry worth, greatness and value and what you do impacts others. You are an influencer for the time you live in.

 

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Blueprint for Success

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”
― Benjamin Franklin

I have been amazed at what I have been able to accomplish by having a Blueprint for Success. We are only a few weeks into the new year and one of my major plans for this year had become a reality. It was offering one-hour webinars each quarter to equip people in specific areas and here we are.

I hosted my first webinar last week! I will have the Replay link at the end of the Podcast and Blog. As I developed the webinar, I realized I had so much more to help you meet your goals and live your dreams than could be shared in 1 hour. So I have developed an online class, VIP Next Level Mentoring: Live Your Dream and Experience Your PassionThe details can be found at the end of this blog.

Last week we talked about the importance of discovering the “Why” behind our actions.

Discovering your why, the reason you do what you do, is one of most important pieces to living a fulfilled life. 

Once we discover our “WHY” then we must develop a Blueprint to facilitate our dreams into reality. Our Blueprint takes our “Why” and develops a systematic schedule in order to get it accomplished.

We know that if it doesn’t get on our schedule — then it doesn’t get done! 

Why is a Blueprint so important?

 

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Discovering Your Why

If Your Why doesn’t make you cry — it’s not your Why
Coach Hite

Many years ago, I was working for a company doing a job that I loved. I enjoyed going to work everyday, but still I felt unsatisfied, like something was missing.

A friend of mine invited me to a Tony Robbin’s, two-day seminar. And yes — it was the one with the fire walk — and yes, I did it!

I remember watching Tony as he invited individuals up on stage and in a matter of minutes they would have an epiphany about their passion. Joy and excitement would overwhelm them – so much so they would cry — both men and women!

I had just discovered the why that made me cry!

I knew what I wanted to do. I wanted to help others find their passion, so they could live the life they dreamed about.

Every person should know his or her why.

 

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Jesus Who? Gifts of Christmas

Today is the last installment of our special Christmas series called, Jesus Who?  We will explore the gifts that keep giving long after Christmas is over.

“He who has not Christmas in his heart
will never find it under a tree.”
Roy L. Smith

Every year Jesus gives me a gift on December 24. His gift giving began about 15 years ago, early on a Christmas Eve morning. I was doing my normal morning routine of sitting in my quiet place with a cup of coffee, my journal and Bible talking to God. When suddenly the Lord began to speak inside my heart.

Cindy, you have felt a small part of my heart. The greatest gift I can give you is more of Me. 

 

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