How Giving Causes Growing 

We tend to think that we’ll make a difference when we “get there.” This doesn’t work, since the giving actually causes the growing. If you wait until you get there, you never actually get there. 

The same feeling of tightness that occurs for you when you are stretching to give $10 from your $100, stays with you when you are giving $100 of your $1,000. I can’t say what it is to give millions yet, but I can tell you that in the process of giving tens of thousands, it’s the same game with more zeroes. 

Something happens when you stretch. The universe hates a void, and new opportunities present themselves to you. Not like winning the lottery, but more likely new opportunities to grow and expand your business that were not apparent before. 

How do you get there? One step at a time.  

The best tool I’ve found to support with the stretching and growing is gratitude. It’s easy to take for granted what you have. Electricity, hot, running water, flushing toilets. These simple gifts are actually luxuries in much of the world. 

The way to continue to stretch is to stay in gratitude for what you have. You always get more of what you focus on. If you focus on lack, you get more lack. Why not celebrate your gifts and watch them grow and expand? 

As you expand and remember who you are and how blessed you are, it becomes easier to adopt the habit of giving. Not easy, but easier.  

I invite you to consider automating your giving. Start small-$5 per week, $20 per month, adds up to several hundred dollars per year. You may be educating a child or funding a fellow business woman’s dream in a developing nation by taking these small actions.  

Consider joining us at www.limitlesswomen.com. We would love to support your dreams and learn from your brilliance.  

Building Your Team

You’re an entrepreneur because you have a unique ability; something you want to share with the world. In order to serve large numbers of people with your unique talents, you must operate as a business owner-not as a self-employed person.

Working with women business owners, I hear many objections for why they can’t hire a team-affordability, lack of qualified applicants, belief that a new person will never be able to deliver the service like they can.

While these feel valid, they are not the true problem with team building. Most small business owners actually are challenged with receiving support and have a lack of experience with team building.

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Feminine Leadership

Feminine Leadership

It is such an exciting time to be a woman. Paradigms are being broken daily, and we are being called to step into our leadership in whole new ways. Each year, we host an invitation-only leadership conference for women business owners who are committed to philanthropy. Most women don’t identify themselves as philanthropists. However, I’ve found that giving back is one of the main characteristics of truly successful women in business who lead from a place of balance and femininity.

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Top Three Things to Know about Boosting Your Business with Live Events

Live events are one of the most powerful tools for attracting new clients and for building your community. Live events give you the opportunity to both build relationships with potential clients and to deepen relationships with existing clients.

Hosting an event might feel out of your comfort zone, but the benefits are worth it and there are some things you can do to make it easier. For best results, focus on these three main areas. The rest will fall into place naturally.

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Marketing and Sales: A Love Story

Are you in love with your business? How about your clients? Your team?

Most entrepreneurs are deeply creative beings who long to serve others. Business requires us to constantly expand in areas that we don’t always love, like “marketing,” “conversions,” and, the dreaded, “sales.”

The way I see it, business is a love relationship. Our clients give us the opportunity to earn a living by serving them. Of course we love them. We just aren’t always clear about how to reach them.

Good marketing means:

  • Knowing who your ideal client is and not allowing yourself to spend time with people you are not here to help
  • Listening to your clients’ needs so you know exactly what they are struggling with
  • Letting your potential clients know that you are committed to partnering with them to generously create solutions together

If your marketing is done well and you establish caring relationships with your ideal clients, the sales will literally close themselves.

Your job is to provide solutions to problems. In the sales process, you only get to the solution when you have earned somebody’s trust. To earn that trust you must do a little warmup; a little marketing.

When you focus on solving another person’s problem in a unique way, marketing and sales become a joyful dance you welcome each day in your business.

Here is a link to a webinar that may offer some additional insights to Sales with Ease.

Consider joining us at one of our upcoming mastermind events to gain tools to make your entrepreneurial journey a joyful one.

Our Limitless Women Leadership Conference will be held April 7-9, 2017, in Newport Beach, California.

Money, Marketing and Sales Retreat for Women will be held June 14-16, 2017 in La Jolla. Details are online at www.lauragisborne.com.

S.E.L.F.C.A.R.E. to Succeed

S.E.L.F.C.A.R.E. to Succeed

Human Hand, Spirituality, Sunrise.

I am frequently asked, “How do you do everything you do, and still find time to take care of yourself?”

I think the answer lies in knowing where to focus. After many years of not doing this very well, I have finally found that there are a few things that, when I do them, make life and business easier and more enjoyable.

Sleep. Sleep is non-negotiable. Adults need seven hours. No exceptions. No shortcuts. Schedule it. Continue reading “S.E.L.F.C.A.R.E. to Succeed”