Yesterday I was at Starbucks and I was having a grand ol’ time. I was listening to music, dancing in my seat, multiple people asked me what I was so happy about, I was invited to a group of entrepreneurs, I came up with a visual for a client to use to better serve their clients, I came up with ideas about how to serve the world better and then… Crash! Everything just cluttered together and I was lost in a swarm of ideas.
Can any of you relate?
I recognized this clutter and I de-cluttered my mind and the brightest, clearest brilliance came to me.
What did I do?
It’s simple, but ohhh, the feeling that arrived afterwards.
Here’s what I did:
I put down my pen, I closed my notebook, I minimized all the windows up on my computer and I closed my eyes.
I needed a blank page, a white space to work with.
The easiest way to get that blank page, was to close my eyes, so that I couldn’t see anything at all.
So, here I am in Starbucks with my eyes closed, my back relaxed up against the booth seat.
I start saying these words to myself (not out loud): “My mind is new. My mind is fresh. I innovate. I improve. I make simple. When I open my eyes I will feel like I have the mind of a newborn baby.”
I said these words and really took them in. This process for me took about 2 – 3 minutes.
Once, I opened my eyes I felt like a new person, like a new born baby. I was able to see the world in a whole new way.
I don’t care if this sounds crazy, because it works and hey, I love crazy. Do whatever works for you.
If you feel like your mind is cluttered. If you would just absolutely love some clarity, so that you can do the work you’re meant to do, try this practice out.
For me, it works better when I say the words in my head and not out loud, but depending on your style, you might want to say the words out loud. You could even listen to music while you do it. Do whatever feels right and natural.
A fresh mind innovates. Get that gunk out of your mind. Refresh your mind, so that you can begin with a fresh canvas.
If you’re reading this right now, I invite you to try this exercise right now. That’s right. Right now. If you’re on the subway or in a cafe, don’t worry. People will just think you’re tired and you need to relax. If they ask though, tell them about this exercise. Share the good news!
I’m sharing this with you because it works. I’m sharing this with you because it is powerful. I struggled and struggled with a mind cluttered with thoughts and ideas.
It wasn’t until I started doing this exercise that those ideas started making sense. Now I can erase the white board whenever I want and start new. This is so priceless. If you’re anything like me, you need this EVERY day. This will give you more energy and it will feel great.
So, breathe, and try this out. Tweak it according to your preferences. Remember, when you open your eyes you will be a new born baby.
Let me know what you think. : )
Love, Mia Salituro
I have some news to tell you that I’ve wanted to tell you for a while, but I wasn’t quite sure how to break the news. To be honest, I thought that inevitably sharing this news would lead to upset clients and upset prospects.
I decided to turn it around and make it all about you! Instead of upsetting you, I’m going to excite you and offer you something good.
Let me ask you this: Are you growing? Are you growing at the rate that you want to be? When I talk about growing I mean in your business / career. Are there ideas in your head and desires in your heart that you want to see come to life? If so, you’re in the right place.
I recently made two decisions that are propelling me to grow. I can relate to your need for growth and I know that it takes a big jump and a leap of faith to grow.
After working with professionals and helping them “get their genius out into the world,” I now have a deeper understanding of what holds people back from excelling and likewise, what keeps them going and pushes them on to succeed. Among the things we all need in order to achieve our big, sometimes scary, currently unbelievable goals, are these five things.
Do you feel that you lack in any of these areas? I so strongly believe that all of us can improve in each of these five areas. These five aspects are what I provide to ambitious individuals who want to reach higher and are ready to take the next step.
I work with professionals who hold HR, managerial positions etc. with some of the world’s leading companies. These people are bright, that is for sure, but what they really needed was support, step-by-step guidance, and outside thinking to really take what they had within themselves and put it onto paper and finally, out into reality.
The results? I helped a woman land her dream job with the world’s leading chemical company. I helped a man working for one of the world’s biggest general trading companies land a big investor for his company. I’ve helped professionals give captivating presentations. I’ve taken away the “headaches” of professionals and turned them into some of their brightest moments.
This experience is what I want to give to you. In addition, I’ve made two big decisions recently which will lift you up if we work together as well.
Here’s the first decision that I made and my big news:
I’m raising my rates!
Wohooo! As a business owner, I’m stoked!
Now you’re for sure thinking, “How the heck is that good for me?” Here’s your answer:
I’m offering those who sign up with me now to receive one on one coaching with me at my old rates. You will get my new and improved coaching for what I was charging in the very beginning of my private practice. How cool is that?!
This has been my policy from day one and it remains the same today. Our sessions together are satisfaction guaranteed. I will make it clear about what I expect to deliver to you. For some this might be a new job, for others it might be landing a dream client or a new investor. In any of these cases, if I don’t deliver what I promised, you will simply not have to pay for my service.
My business is my calling and I am not kidding you when I say that I am here to change lives. If you don’t get results, neither of us will be happy and let’s be honest, my business won’t even come close to reaching the level that I want it to. I know it’s corny, but your success truly is mine and likewise your failure is mine.
You can trust that I serve with my heart and this is why I happily offer a satisfaction guarantee with each and every session that I deliver.
If you want to work with me at my old rates, please express your interest as soon as possible, so that we can discuss whether or not you are a good fit for my programs. I am making this offer for the next 30 days only. As long as you sign on with me within the next 30 days, then you will be locked into my old rates for as long as you stick with me.
My new rates are about triple my old rates +. If you sign on with me within the 30 day time frame, you’ll get to work with me at my old rates and the best thing about this is, you can work with me at my old rate for as long as you need me.
Now I want to share my second decision with you. This one is big. It’s a life changer. I’ve made the decision to hire a business mentor. I’d have to get out my calendar to give you the exact date, but I WILL be working with her within the next nine months.
I made this decision because I know that in order for me to grow and expand my business that I need to have the five things that I mentioned previously in this post. Those five things again are focus, clarity, accountability, support and love.
Like me, I know that this business mentor has a laser focus on helping her clients achieve and even go beyond their business goals.
I know in my gut and in my heart that I need to work with her. I know that I need someone to pull me to the next level.
Do you need someone to pull you to the next level?
If you have a feeling right now in your gut that working with me may be what you’re supposed to do, please don’t hesitate to send me an email expressing your interest.
In your email just briefly describe your situation and what obstacles you’re currently facing that you believe are holding you back from getting where you want to be.
From there, I’ll send you a response within 24 hours, letting you know if I have the capability to help you and how we would go about doing so if we worked together. If nothing else, what you’ll receive from our communication will be some good clarity and guidance and we can all use some of that!
So remember, you have 30 days. Send that email and see how I can help you! If you just have a question about my programs, feel free to ask too.
I can’t wait to read all your emails. I look forward to giving you some clarity and helping you figure this whole thing out.
I’ll talk to you soon!
Love, Mia Salituro
For more info. about how I can help you visit my Get Your Genius Out There page.
I’ve been reflecting on this for the past two weeks and now I want to share it with you. Some days I’m on fire and everything is going super smooth. I open up my inbox to see joint venture requests, I solve my client’s pressing problem in a matter of minutes; the day seems magical!
Then there are those days where I can barely squeeze the answer to 2 + 2 out my brain. I know that you can relate to those ON and OFF days. I got fed up with sitting through those OFF days and waiting for them to pass. This is what I discovered…
You can flip the switch! Why waste your day wrapped up in a cloud of nothingness when you can crank up the “ON” switch and get moving!
In the video below, I share with you 3 surefire ways to get your brain kicking in high gear. I also share what you’re probably doing wrong that is causing those OFF days in the first place.
Now that you know what you’re doing wrong, you can take a no excuses approach to nixing those self sabotaging habits. If you have additional steps that you take to turn up the fires in your heart and mind, please share them with me in the comments below.
I know you probably hear a lot of advice, but maybe you don’t actually apply the advice to your life. Let’s change that right here, right now. Be someone who actively steps up to the plate to Turn ON their life. Live in the sunshine and say adios to those stinking clouds!
Here’s to being Turned ON, on command!
Love, Mia Salituro
Aha! Let me guess, you’re giving your all in the work you do for your clients, you spend long hours, you send them long, extensive, maybe too extensive, feedback. Your clients are happy, but you want to make them even happier. Plus, on top of that you want your clients to refer you to their friends. You want more clients and you’re ready to up your game.
Are you ready for two tips?
“Yes, Mia! Bring it on!”
OK! Here’s the first tip: Step – By – Step
Let me ask you this: Is the service that you offer your clients step by step or is it more of big hunk of things that apply to the issue they have?
If I wanted to quite smoking (No, I’m not a smoker, never was.Thank God.), I wouldn’t want to read a million articles, try twenty different products, before I achieved results. I wouldn’t even be able to get through all that junk in order to finally and hopefully achieve my desired result.
If I wanted to quit smoking I would want a step by step proven way to quit smoking that I could start right away.
We often hear marketing materials that say things like, ” Step by step proven ten day system,” “Follow our two week step by step program.” This is because people love step by step.
How does this apply to you and your business?
You may be offering a service right now that is a bit of a “mish mash” of information.
Is there anyway that you could offer this service in a step by step format?
Think about it, would you get better results if someone gave you step by step instructions or if someone gave you a whole bunch of information that you not only had to organize, but information that you had to apply to your situation? What if you had to connect all the dots yourself?
I’ll take the step by step anytime. Although, I do like to play with things myself, I know I would get better results by following the step by step process.
The same might be true for your clients as well.Your clients will probably get better results if you make your service more of a step by step process for them.
Here’s your second tip: Sons and Daughters
While I was walking home today I thought, “My clients are like my sons and daughters. I need to give them everything they need in order to succeed.”
Then I asked myself, “Am I giving them everything that I possibly could for them to succeed.” The answer was of course, “No.” This is a bold statement, but I know that I can give more and I believe that no matter who you serve, you can give more too.
Think of it this way, let’s say that you were going to give the same exact service to your son or daughter. Say for example, that they want to start a business and you help your clients start businesses. If your daughter or son sought you out and asked for your help on this issue, is there anything that you would change for them?
I’m assuming YES! Those are your babies! Of course there is always room for improvement for them!
Here are two questions you can ask yourself now.
1. Take a look at your existing services. If these services are not already in a step by step format, would these services be more effective if you did turn them into step by step?
2. If tomorrow you started offering your expertise to your children, what would you tweak, add, adjust, improve for them? How would you make it so that they had everything they needed to get whatever they wanted?
Here is what you can do to serve your clients better.
Use questions 1 and 2 above to improve your services. I believe that there is always more to give. If you’re not giving all of your heart, it’s time to step it up. Ask yourself the questions above and consider making adjustments to your business according to your answers. Doing so will allow you to propel yourself forward and propel others forward right alongside with you. : )
Remember, Step By Step and Sons and Daughters.
One of the roles of a parent is to in fact give your child steps which will help them grow. You help them climb the steps and later on even the mountains! Likewise, help your clients first climb the itty bitty steps, then you’ll get to that point where you’re ready to tackle that mountain and honestly, you might be pretty close already after taking those first, essential, monumental baby steps.
If this inspired you to think deeply about how you can give more to your clients, please share it with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, wherever you like to hang out online. Spread the good news!
Love, Mia Salituro
On an interview it is absolutely crucial for you to know what unique quality you have to bring to the table. What sets you apart from the rest? What will without a doubt make you stand out from every other candidate, even if 10,000 + people interview for that same job?
Here’s a tip to help you focus in on what your unique quality is.
If you take your super star quality for granted, so will your future employer. If you don’t express your super power quality, your interviewer may not even notice it. This is what makes you shine! You must highlight your unique quality. The first step to doing this is to determine what your unique quality is.
This tip will help you discover what makes you amazing, which will help the world discover what makes you amazing, which will get you the results that you want regardless of your endeavor.
If you have an interview coming up and are looking for a clear step – by – step process that you can use to prepare you to impress on that interview, feel free to send me an email requesting my availability calendar and programs.
You will receive 5 essential interview tips along with my calendar and programs. Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, let me know that you have an interview coming up and those free tips will be on their way to your inbox. : )
People pay for feelings. Massages, gourmet food, clothes; we spend money on these things because they make us feel good.
When someone asks you why you bought the latest BMW, you might answer, “Because it has a fast engine and a luxurious interior.” Ultimately though you bought it because it makes you feel good. A more accurate response would sound something like this, “Knowing that I have a fast engine and a luxurious interior makes me feel good.”
I remember my Dad coming home from listening to jazz music one night and saying, “The artists were good, but they played the music in their own style.” My Dad didn’t want to hear a remix of Fly Me To The Moon, he wanted to hear Fly Me To The Moon as he remembered hearing it.
Music that could have resulted in my Dad coming home and raving about his experience, resulted in my Dad coming home and describing a mediocre experience.
My Dad was there that evening to get a certain feeling. I go to jazz bars for the same reason. I am paying to feel a certain way. After all, the quality of our life depends greatly on how we feel. I often thank God for how happy I feel all the time. Good feelings are truly priceless.
What’s the lesson here?
How do you make your clients feel? If you make them feel good, they’ll come back for more.
If you’re reading this and saying to yourself, “I’ve got this down, I make my customers happy”, then you need to ask yourself this:
Am I solving the problem that this client came to me with? Let’s say for example that your client came to you because they needed you to help them learn how to gain more clients. Has your client gained more clients as a direct effect of the advice and guidance that you gave them?
Good feelings are wonderful and essential, but don’t forget about the results.
Here is a simple, but priceless equation.
Fantastic Feelings + Fantastic Results = A Fantastic Business
If you want a fantastic business give your clients A.) Fantastic Feelings and B.) Fantastic Results. These are two essential parts of a fantastic business.
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
Take that quote, add fantastic results and watch your business grow grow grow!