Take a Look at What Role Disappointment Plays in Your Business

A while back I gave a speech to a group of women entrepreneurs, my ideal clients. At the end of my speech, I invited the ladies to attend my upcoming event at a deep discount. Only one person in an audience of 60 women signed up for the event. When I went home, I was disappointed. Then I made some follow-up calls and within five days, seven ladies had taken me up on my offer. That was the day I decided to never again be disappointed by the immediate results I see in business. When you are not happy with your results or feel you are not meeting the expectations you put on yourself, if you are like most people, you are likely to be less productive, unfocused and not in action.

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Does Your Business Have a Community?

Your business can do so much more than serve your clients. Your business can connect your clients with each other and cultivate them into a community. An incredible community of like-minded people provides more massive value to your clients that you alone cannot deliver. When you create and foster connection and camaraderie through community, your clients will love what you have done for them and stick around forever. 

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TWIB Radio with Diane Halfman: Get Rid of Clutter and Live Your “Spa Life”

TWIB Radio with expert Diane Halfman. Learn how you can live the “Spa Life!” Listen to Diane’s interview here.

Get Busy to Eliminate Your Fear

Fear is the emotion that often keeps us from taking action, making changes and clearing up situations in our life and business. Fear comes from not knowing if the action we want to take is the right action or the one that will work. We also are not sure if taking this action will result in some loss. We could lose some money, some aspect of our reputation, some self confidence. These concerns, while possible, are not always probable—we will not know the truth until we take the action.

Are you afraid to ask a potential client to work with you for fear she will reject you by saying no? Are you afraid to ask a vendor you do a lot of business with for a discount for fear they will get upset? Are you afraid to give a speech, or record a Facebook Live, for fear of what other people might think?  

All feelings are valid, and they are only feelings. Feel the fear, and take action anyway. Every time we do not take action because of fear, we diminish our personal power because the desire to take action continues to gnaw at us. What have you not been doing because of the emotions that accompany it? What would it serve you to do it anyway?

You have massive value to bring. The more you take action, the more you get to share your massive value and the less that will be scary, then pretty soon you will do it all with ease. What is it time to take action on?

In Action!

Caterina Rando, Publisher

Turn Your Thinking into Action for a Brighter Future

Think about this scenario: Would you sit on your couch sipping a cup of tea and eating a shortbread cookie while your house burned around you? No, you would run out into the street as fast as you could, and you would not stop to think about it. Your purpose and intention would be clear; you would not care what you looked like, what you left behind, or which door led you to safety.

With many situations in business, we take too much time considering all the options and “getting ready to get ready” before we get busy with the action we need to take to make things happen. Reflection, contemplation, and planning are important—very important—and yet they are useless if not followed by action. Action is the power tool that builds hope and desires into reality. Don’t get stuck in the quick-drying cement thinking phase; get into action.

Recognize that it is action that gives you evidence that something is right for you. Make sure you are chipping away at your action items, checking tasks off your list of things to do, and consistently taking steps toward your desires. Build your dream business one brick at a time, one day at a time—with actions, not only with thoughts. Make action a priority and watch your brighter future emerge.

To Your Brighter Future,

 Caterina Rando, Publisher

How to Use Your Brain and Shift Your Mindset to be More Successful

Julie “Brain Lady” Anderson is considered to be one of the nation’s top experts on the Brain Personality Connection. She is a dynamic and engaging international public speaker; business, communication, and relationship consultant; as well as a published Author. She has been interviewed on several radio stations including the ABC network and television appearances on Fox, UPN, and ABC. For more than 16 years she has been igniting her audiences to fire up their brains to inspire positive changes in the relationships of all in attendance. The information she shares will help those who hear to accelerate their success in life and business through discovery of their natural gifts and maximizing their brain power.

Whether you are an individual looking to improve your life and relationships, parents desiring to improve their skills, an entrepreneur wanting to increase your profits, or a corporate office who wants to improve their employees productivity and attendance and improve your bottom line, Julie’s company, Your Best Mind’s programs are for you.

It is the goal of Your Best Mind to open people’s minds to the power of the brain. To help them see that improvements in their lives, businesses, and relationships is possible by using the power of the brain!

Listen to Julie’s podcast here.

Celebrate Your 2016 Success Now

If you are not already well into your 2017 planning, you will be soon. The thing about high-achieving women is that we often do not stop to revel in our accomplishments before we start to work on the next one. I want to encourage you to instead do just that.

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Learn the Secrets to Making Money and Building Influence with Tony Wilkins

Tony Wilkins is one of the premiere authorities on connecting people of influence to one another. His popular Internet radio show, Small Business Forum Radio www.blogtalkradio.com/tonywilkins reaches over 250,000 business owners globally and is one of the top business shows on the network. His workshops not only educate business leaders on a better way to connect, but offers valuable and available resources for building powerful business connections. He is a master networker whose global connections span multiple industries including film, media, art, literary, political, small business, start-ups and culinary; with ties to organizations like the Small Business Administration, Public Speakers Association, NAWBO, BNI, various business chambers, San Francisco City Hall and the Golden Gate Business Association.

Tony is the author of several books including the best-selling Telemarketing Success for small and mid-sized Firms, The Single Person’s Cookbook (www.amazon.com) and Surviving the economy. His new book, The Career Whisperer: Behind the Podium is a step by step guide for anyone looking to launch a career as a public speaker or for sales professionals looking for a better way to reach more prospects faster and easier. Tony is also the publisher of Small Business Forum Magazine, Foodie Quarterly, and Podium Magazine and speaker’s directory. In addition, he has launched a very successful booking service for authors and speakers and is the creator of the annual Small Business Empowerment Conference and the Women of Influence Summit. In Jan 2017, Tony will launch his second radio program,The Coaching Hour Radio Show which is part tele-webinar and part live radio show to give speakers and opportunity to share their best tips and anecdotes in 30 minute segments.

In this episode of Thriving Women in Business Radio, Tony talks with Caterina Rando about making money as a speaker and influential networking. Listen to Tony’s interview here.


Five Simple Principles to Train Your Brain to Manage Stress

Jacinta and Selena Head Shots

Dr. Selena Bartlett, an award winning neuroscientist, is a Group Leader in Neuroscience and Brain Fitness at the Translational Research Institute at the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation and a Research Capacity Building Professor in the School of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Health, QUT. She is a trained Pharmacist and a medically trained neuroscientist.

From 2004 to July 2012, Selena was the Director of the Preclinical Development Group at the Gallo Research Centre, one of the world’s top alcohol and addiction research centers, at the University of California in San Francisco. In 2014, she presented a TEDx talk about brain fitness and the neuroplasticity revolution. Dr. Bartlett won the Women in Technology (WiT) Biotech Outstanding Achievement Award, the Biotech Research Award. She has authored eighty scientific papers and presents public lectures to organizations, governments, universities and schools.

In this episode of Thriving Women in Business Radio, Dr. Bartlett talks to Caterina Rando about her first book, MiGGi Matters: How to train your brain to manage stress and trim your body. Listen to Dr. Bartlett’s interview here and learn more about her book at www.miggimatters.com.

Eight Ways to Cultivate Your Creativity According to Blythe Harris

There was a TEDx event in Sausalito, CA. I was thrilled to be invited to attend by Blythe Harris, the Chief Creative Officer of Stella and cofounder of Keep Collective. Her talk was inspiring, thought-provoking and outstanding. You can watch it for yourself here (her talk starts about 22:30 minutes into the video)
She covered eight steps to igniting your creativity in business. Here is a very brief recap:
  1. Develop Your Point of View. Take time preferably in the morning, to journal and write down your thoughts and opinions. Also, collect things over time that really speak to you, like photos, quotes, poems or magazine clippings. Place these around you where you work.
  2. Create a Safe Space. Curate a space where you can do your work, and where you can even fail. Having your own space is important for creativity. If you do not have an office a walk in your favorite nature place will do.
  3. Cultivate Mindfulness. Research has showed that getting in a more meditative space can be great for creativity.
  4. Seek New Experiences. “It is your job as a creative to put as many new things in front of you as possible.” Blythe says. Travel is the best way to do that.
  5. Learn the Language of Business. Know the vocabulary and be able to present your point of view in a passionate and calm way.
  6. Become A Curious Anthropologist. This is the ability to look at what you do through your customer’s eyes. The best way to do that is to talk to your customers.
  7. Set Boundaries. Cluster together your creative activities and then cluster together your executive activities. Embracing calendaring helps with this.
  8. Be Resilient. Bounce back and stay creative.
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Blythe Harris
Developing your creativity is essential to your business bliss and success. I encourage you to watch the video link above. Take a look at the articles below and the many more at www.twibc.com to spark new ideas for you.
Keep your creativity flowing.