The Advantage of Disappointment

Disappointment, we’ve all experienced it… you know, that feeling of being let down and somewhat defeated. But, did you know feeling disappointed in the short-term can be advantageous in the long-term?

I know, you’re thinking, come on Natasha, how in the world can disappointment be advantageous? Simple, disappointment builds-up your character and if you can learn to deal with your disappointment constructively, you’ll be a stronger person in the end. That’s a win in my book!

Recently, I dealt with a disappointment of my own. I had high expectations that something would work out in a huge way, but unfortunately things didn’t turn out as expected. I had to dig deep because for a moment I found it hard to deal with the unfulfilled expectations. Then I remembered there’s value in disappointment.

Here are 3 strategies you can use to turn disappointment into an advantage:

  1. Change Your Perspective. When something doesn’t work out how you imagined, that means you’ve successfully identified what doesn’t work. You can choose to be empowered, not paralyzed, by a disappointment.
  2. Remember Your Why. It’s easy to lose sight of your original motivation when disappointment sets in, but revisiting why you started can be just what you need to push through.
  3. Start Again. With a renewed sense of purpose and increased confidence, start again! You’ll notice a deepened sense of commitment and you’ll be your own biggest motivator.

As entrepreneurs, shoot, as humans, the issue isn’t whether we will have disappointments – it’s what we do when we have them. There is no magic wand, or special prayer that relieves of us ever having to FEEL let down. Acknowledge disappointments, accept them, process them, and turn them into opportunities.

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You’re In Charge – Mindset Matters

I can’t tell you how many times I hear from new clients that they feel out of control not only in life, but also in business. They wonder who’s running things behind the scenes and feel like a bit player on the stage of life.

Do you sometimes feel the same way?

Guess what? YOU’RE IN CHARGE! Yes, you. You are the star, director, writer, and executive producer of your own life and actions. You’re no bit player, I promise.

Not knowing who’s in charge and feeling out of control totally sucks! It’s time you move out of Sucksville and into the life and business that is your God-given right.

Take charge and choose a “just do it” mindset.

Henry Ford once said, “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.” Ford was at the forefront of the “Just Do It” mindset movement.

Imagine every 8-year-old you know… in most cases they don’t doubt themselves. They want to try everything, and they are filled with enthusiasm. As adults, we tend to over think and over complicate situations which are straightforward. We can learn so much from children in the way they make bold moves with no fear of failing.

Right now, have the courage to take the bull by the horns and decide to be in charge of your life. Shift your mindset. Say yes! Yes, to being in charge of your actions, thoughts, and outcomes.

Yes, hard work, effort, and persistence are all important to a successful, happy life, but not as important as having that underlying belief that you are in control of your own destiny.

Fortunately, it’s never too late to work on your mindset. With the right mindset, you can accomplish just about anything… and that includes moving yourself right out of Sucksville!

Let me know in the comments how you’re shifting your mindset.

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The Incredible Influence of Words

Have you ever thought about the number of words you speak in a day? The University of Arizona completed a study and found that most people speak around 16,000 words in a day!

16,000 words a day… ya’ll let that sink in…

I admit, I talk to myself. All. The. Time. And I’m here to tell you it’s imperative you recognize that your words matter and they often manifest themselves.

Words are so powerful and so plentiful. The words we speak have such an impact. With thousands of words flowing around us, it’s easy to be influenced by the words we say and hear.

Negative self-talk is poisonous and unfortunately, it’s a problem that many women, particularly entrepreneurs, suffer from.

Here are a couple quick tips to help you use your words as an opportunity to support manifestation while spreading kindness:

  • When speaking to yourself, ask yourself if what you’re saying is TRUE.
  • Be generous with your positive words, especially when speaking to yourself.
  • Are the words you’re choosing bettering yourself and/or others?

Choose kindness when speaking to not only yourself, but also to others. You have nearly 16,000 chances EVERY single day to manifest more money, happiness, and health, by simply choosing positive words.

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Do you suffer from FOV… Fear of Vulnerability?

Do you suffer from FOV… Fear of Vulnerability? You’re not alone! The challenge of being vulnerable is real for many entrepreneurs.

As an expert in our field, we’re all afraid of being perceived as “less” than we are. But guess what… do you know why some entrepreneurs achieve FASTER results in their business?

It’s simply due to the fact they are willing to BREAKTHROUGH the fears that are holding them back.

Watch the video to learn how I broke through my own fear of being vulnerable (which launched a roomful of tears) and I’ll teach you WHY and HOW being vulnerable allows your message to transform lives.

Vulnerability fuels strong relationships by demonstrating a level of trust and respect with the person or group of people you are opening to. Being vulnerable allows you to connect at a deeper level and deep work BEGINS with vulnerability.

If you’re not where you want to be in your business, check to see if you suffer from FOV:

  • Your fear of rejection stops you from sharing the REAL you.
  • Your desire to be liked stops you from connecting at a deeper level
  • You feel you should be “perfect” to effectively support others

If any of the above statements apply to you, it’s time to let go of who you think you are to be who you actually are. Being publicly vulnerable is a bold act, but the role of vulnerability has a strong impact on not only your life, but also your business. It’s time to remove your mask of perfection and show the true YOU.

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How You Can Use Lost Opportunity For Growth and Gain

Dreams keep us going. Not just any dream. BIG dreams. Some want to quit their job and focus on business full-time. Others want to start their own clothing line, become an artist, the list goes on.

Then it happens…

An opportunity becomes a closed door. You get laid off. Something life changing happens on a whim. How do you react when a door slams in your face? Maybe you fret about it. You think everything’s over and you need to scurry to a new job before your new home is a box from Costco.

I’m here to tell you that’s wrong. I see so many people focusing on the wrong thing. When a door closes, what should one do? Here’s what not to do. Don’t stare at that door. Doors close, it happens. Seemingly out of thin air even. But, it happens.

A Closed Door Isn’t As Bad As You Think

In short: there’s no need to focus on a closed door. You’re wasting your time. So what should you do instead?

Look around you. When one door closes, more open. Quite a few actually!

People focus on loss. I lost my job. I lost my funds. I lost my friend(s). Focusing on loss is just about the least productive thing you can do. Whatever you do, stop it.

Lost your job? Now you have more time to focus on your business. You can finally take that deep dive. You have the opportunity to spend more time with your family. You have the time to focus on yourself.

The world won’t end, and you’ll figure it out. All you have to do is look around you. When a door closes, start searching for the new openings. It can completely change your life, just like it did with mine.

 

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