Build Up Your Ability to Bounce Back From Setbacks

“Life is what happens to you when you’re making other plans.” Betty Talmadge, American meat broker and cookbook author, is the first one who is credited with this adage. Setbacks happen in business and in life.

By building up your resilience – your bounce-back ability – you will know how to get back up after you have been knocked down. Follow these principles to soar through setbacks and keep your resilience revved up.

Use Your Power of Choice. Begin to look at how resilient you are in everyday occurrences. Do you let traffic, a delayed plane, or a disappointing phone call ruin your whole day, or do you consciously choose to bounce right back? We always have a choice about how we react to what happens.

Build on Past Successes. At first your setback might seem too much to handle. To help yourself bounce back, think about other challenges you have faced in your life and business in the past. Remember how you dealt with them, and how you came through those challenges. Remind yourself of all you have dealt with – and yet you persevered. This will fuel your ability to overcome this setback.

Look for the Lesson. Setbacks serve. They bring with them lessons about you, about your leadership, about your business. When a setback erupts in your path, before dowsing the flames you should first examine its lesson. Learning the lessons that your setbacks deliver is one of the ways you build your resilience.

To your resilience! 

Caterina Rando, TWIB Magazine Publisher 

Stop Struggling and Start Soaring in Your Business

Running a business can often be full of struggle. We struggle to find time to meet deadlines, to plan, to get to bed at a decent hour – we even struggle to find time for ourselves. Get ready for a revelation: we create most of the struggle in our lives. We all have different “Struggle Strategies” that we unknowingly use in our lives and businesses that might be making things more difficult. Take a look at some of the different Struggle Strategies below. Choose which one is making things harder on you and make a change.

Timing – One of the biggest causes of struggle in our lives is that we want what we want when we want it. Things do not always come in the time frame we prefer, but stay focused on what you want and keep working at it. Remember the old adage – better late than never!

Expectations – We often expect ourselves and others to get so much done—so quickly, or to complete everything perfectly. Recognize that you and everyone else may make mistakes and that other people will not always do things the way you would do them. Know that the world will not always act according to your predetermined script – embrace this idea and you will be a lot happier every day.

No Fun – Sure, you might take a vacation or two throughout the year. But that is not enough. Life is a lot better when you are having some fun every day. Find a short period of time daily to have a great time – have lunch by the lake, spend twenty minutes with your favorite novel, enjoy a dance around your living room. Enjoy yourself. If you don’t, no one else will.

Envy – You will turn green thinking about what everyone else has, how easy they seem to have come by it, or how everything just seems to fall into their lap. When you see all the success and prosperity in other people’s lives, take it as an affirmation that the world is abundant and there are plenty of good things coming your way. Then put your attention back on your life and creating what you want.

Recognize which Struggle Strategy you are currently using and replace it with strategies that support you to soar.

To your soaring success!

Caterina Rando, TWIB Magazine Publisher

Create Your SpaLife Network in Three Easy, Breezy Steps

Once you’ve committed to living the SpaLife-a life with balance in all areas to support your dreams, and has the feeling you get when walking into a spa-you must build a network around you of like-minded people who not only support your journey, but are also part of the journey with you!

You already know the importance of removing toxic relationships and always being honest, straightforward and clear with everyone you meet.

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S.O.A.R. Your Way Back to Success

When you think of soaring, you may think of flying. Remember the creativity you had when you began your business?

Now, here you are. Your business is off the ground and in the air. But you may have come to a lull in your momentum. Your engine may be sputtering. How do you begin to SOAR again? Here are a few tips to rev up your engine to take flight once more:

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Who Is On Your Team?

Many studies look at reasons businesses fail. Business education teaches the nuts and bolts of accounting, marketing, technology and human resources, along with other topics. I like to look at what makes a business successful. One of the most important factors is the people. Do not forget that people are an asset to your organization. The people are your team. It’s critical to have the right people on your team.

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Happiness Starts inside Your Mind

Why is it that when we hear a group of people laughing, we naturally want to know what is making them laugh? We want some of that happy juice too. If you notice, young kids tend to laugh a lot. So many things make them laugh, and it’s easy for them to be in that joyful energy. That is the key kids are very present in the moment.

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Grow Your Team to Create Mega Impact

Are you a woman entrepreneur doing it all, or most of it, yourself?

If so, there are two predictable outcomes:

There is a limit to how much you can grow.

Much of what you are doing is neither your passion nor your strength.

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Work Smarter to Enjoy Success with Ease

Many of us believe that we have to work hard from sun up to sun down to accomplish anything. This is not living- it’s existing- and doing it too long will strip you of your joy for life and passion for your work. The saying “work smarter, not harder” is very true, and there are ways of living and thinking that can promote ease in your life. Success with ease is enjoying your work, the process, and the results, while enjoying the other aspects of your life. Adopt some of these ideas and watch your success soar at work and in the rest of your life.

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What are you tolerating that is keeping you stuck?

Often in business we keep our focus on the things that are the most important: serving our clients, making sales, or paying bills. Because we put our energy toward the most important tasks, we sometimes inadvertently put up with things that are not ideal.

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How to Be Happier at Work

To be happier at work, you must become intentional about it-to make it a conscious daily choice. It is the same as making the decision to live a healthy lifestyle.

Here are three ways to be happier at work:

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