BestEverHomeBusiness, Profitable and Portable.

BestEverHomeBusiness, Profitable and Portable.

Recently we just enjoyed a road trip from Tamworth to The Gold Coast so we could drop my mum off at a resort for a 4 week holiday. My BestEverHomeBusiness  didn’t miss a beat because I could sit beside the pool and speak to people around the world that are looking for what we offer … A portable and profitable business that allows us to enjoy a lifestyle.

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When I made the decision 7 years ago to move forward with this business model, I could not even send an email so looking back I’m not sure how I thought I could create success in an online business. ( lucky I don’t over think things) I remember sitting in front of my computer some days in tears feeling really overwhelmed and thinking what am I doing. Like any journey it starts with the first step and over the last 7 years I have just taken lots of steps forwards always moving towards my goals. What that meant was following our simple system, our training and being a product of our Personal Development products.

What comes to mind is….. It may not have been easy but it sure is worth it.

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Col (best husband ever) has joined me in our BestEverHomeBusiness recently with his marketing niche, ‘GetOffTheTools‘, means we can travel anytime or anywhere we want with no time constrictions.

However we do absolutely love being home on our 400 acre lifestyle block with our…. 7 horses, 9 dogs, 2 cats, 8 Pigeons ,1 ferret , 23 chickens, 8 goats, 3 turkeys, 2 geese and a 54 year old turtle called Sam…. (oh and my Mum who is 85 going on 50.). Our Son and his family also have a home on the property so they are available to look after the animals when we decide it is time for some travel.

NOW as the ‘Happy Baby Boomers‘ this is the exact reason why we saw massive potential with BestEverHomeBusiness, and unmatched ROI, for Time and Money FREEDOM.

What are you looking to achieve?

Would you like to start your journey with me, and help me guide you to your created future?   It is easier than you think because this is exactly what you need to do … Think.

Cheers, Chrissy.

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10 Little Things Successful People Do Differently

This article about successful people by Success Magazine struck a chord with me. I hope you enjoy it as much as I…. Chrissy

10 Little Things Successful People Do Differently

Achieving your biggest goals doesn’t happen by accident.

Successful people think differently, act differently and ultimately distinguish themselves from unsuccessful people by taking a distinctive path toward their goals.

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Successful people all have similar traits and similar patterns. The truth is that being successful is not far-fetched if you can learn what other successful people do. And no, it doesn’t have to be big acts of philanthropy or innovation. It can be small things, things you can do every day to reach your goals.

Here are 10 things successful people do daily:

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1. They strive for consistency. 

Successful people are focused on meeting their objectives and this is why they have a consistent schedule. According to Rameet Chawla, founder of Fueled, having a consistent schedule aids prioritization and allows you to keep the important tasks at the top of your list.

2. They set daily goals.

Kenneth Chenault, CEO of American Express, has a detailed plan for his day by writing down three things he wants to accomplish the next day. Successful people are clear about their goals and having a list to propel them to meeting these goals sets them apart.

3. They nurture the right relationships.

 In his book Tribes, Seth Godin explains there are tribes everywhere hungry for connection, meaning and change. Successful people look for support and find people they can connect with intellectually. Find your tribe and collaborate, play off each other’s strengths and watch everyone grow. Jim Rohn says you are the average of your five closest friends. Who are yours?

4. They display high emotional intelligence.

Emotionally intelligent people constantly look for ways to add value and contribute to their environment. They use their emotional awareness to think progressively and find answers to problems. This quality helps them to inspire others to be successful, too. According to Steve Jobs, “Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it; they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while.

5. They take action.

Successful people take action. Nothing is solved when you let the feeling of overwhelm set you back. Through actions you can attain results and discover a path toward your goals.

6. They practice positive self-talk.

When you use phrases like, Today is going to be a great day or I am successful, you boost your intellectual ability and improve your chances of attaining your goals for the day.

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7. They stay healthy.

President Barack Obama exercises 45 minutes per day, six days a week. A healthy mind and body is the first step to success. Your body is a vehicle to everything you achieve. Such physical activity doesn’t only keep the body physically healthy; it also improves one’s mental state.

8. They meditate.

Meditation allows you to focus and be more productive. Oprah Winfrey speaks about the great benefits of meditation and how the results have included better relationships and being more creative.

9. They act on small improvements toward their major goals.

According to Henry Ford, “Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small pieces1.” Successful people apply the domino effect toward their ambitions by making small and continuous improvements every day.

10. They wake up early.

From Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, to Jeffrey Immelt, the CEO of General Electric, waking up early seems to be the tradition of successful people. So much can be done within those wee hours of the day that is much harder to accomplish when distractions, meetings and environmental noise are added.

In the end, it takes consistent practice to be successful.

Success doesn’t happen by accident, but because you have committed yourself to certain activities, that will help you reach your goals.

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10 Habits of the Ultra Likeable Leaders

10 Habits of Ultra Likeable Leaders

“I read this article about being a likeable leaders in Success Magazine by Travis Bradberry and thought why is this so simple but on the outside is so complicated. It’s just a matter of being aware of how you think and what you say that makes all the difference”. s I love the saying,

“Sometimes it’s better to sit there and look like an idiot, than to open your mouth and prove that you are”.   Chrissy Greig.  (I’ve been there)   pls enjoy.

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Likeability isn’t a birthright—it results from acquirable skills that are crucial to your success.
June 28, 2016

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likeable comes from natural traits that belong only to a lucky few. In this article, originally published on LinkedIn Pulse, Dr. Travis Bradberry explains how being likeable is under your control, and it’s a matter of emotional intelligence (EQ).

If you want to be a leader whom people follow with absolute conviction, you have to be a likeable leader. Tyrants and curmudgeons with brilliant vision can command a reluctant following for a time, but it never lasts. They burn people out before they ever get to see what anyone is truly capable of.

When I speak to smaller audiences, I ask them to describe the best and worst leaders they have ever worked for. People inevitably ignore innate characteristics (intelligence, extraversion, attractiveness and so on) and instead focus on qualities that are completely under the leader’s control, such as approachability, humility and positivity.

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These and other words describe leaders who are skilled in emotional intelligence. TalentSmart research data from more than a million people shows that leaders who possess these qualities aren’t just highly likeable, they outperform those who don’t possess them by a large margin.

Becoming a more likeable leader is completely under your control and it’s a matter of emotional intelligence (EQ). Unlike innate, fixed characteristics, such as your intelligence (IQ), EQ is a flexible skill that you can improve with effort.

What follows are 10 key behaviors that emotionally intelligent leaders engage in that make them so likeable.

1. They form personal connections.

Even in a crowded room, likeable leaders make people feel like they’re having a one-on-one conversation, as if they’re the only person in the room that matters. And, for that moment, they are. Likeable leaders communicate on a very personal, emotional level. They never forget that there’s a flesh-and-blood human being standing in front of them.

2. They’re approachable.

You know those people who only have time for you if you can do something for them? Likeable leaders truly believe that everyone, regardless of rank or ability, is worth their time and attention.They make everyone feel valuable because they believe that everyone is valuable.

3. They’re humble.

Few things kill likeability as quickly as arrogance. Likeable leaders don’t act as though they’re better than you because they don’t think they’re better than you. Rather than being a source of prestige, they see their leadership position as additional accountability to serve those who follow them.

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4. They’re positive.

Likeable leaders always maintain a positive outlook and this shows in how they describe things. They don’t have to give a presentation to the board of directors; they get to share their vision and ideas with the board. They don’t have to go on a plant tour; they get to meet and visit with the people who make their company’s products. They don’t even have to diet; they get to experience the benefits of eating healthfully. Even in undeniably negative situations, likeable leaders emanate an enthusiastic hope for the future, a confidence that they can help make tomorrow better than today.

5. They’re even-keeled.

When it comes to their own accomplishments and failures, likeable leaders take things in stride. They don’t toot their own horns, nor do they get rattled when they blow it. They savor success without letting it go to their heads and readily acknowledge failure without getting mired in it. They learn from both and move on.

6. They’re generous.

We’ve all worked for someone who constantly holds something back, whether it’s knowledge or resources. They act as if they’re afraid you’ll outshine them if they give you access to everything you need to do your job. Likeable leaders are unfailingly generous with whom they know, what they know and the resources they have. They want you to do well more than anything else because they understand this is their job as a leader and because they’re confident enough to never worry that your success might make them look bad. In fact, they believe that your success is their success.

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7. They demonstrate integrity.

Likeable leaders inspire trust and admiration through their actions, not just their words. Many leaders say integrity is important to them, but likeable leaders walk their talk by demonstrating integrity every day. Even a leader who oozes charm won’t be likeable if that charm isn’t backed by a solid foundation of integrity.

8. They read people.

Likeable leaders know how to read people. They know unspoken communication is often more important than the words people say. They note facial expressions, body language and tone of voice in order to get what’s really going on with their people. In other words, they have high social awareness—a critical EQ skill.

9. They appreciate potential.

Robert Brault said, “Charisma is not so much getting people to like you as getting people to like themselves when you’re around.” Likeable leaders not only see the best in their people, but they also make sure everyone else sees it, too. They draw out people’s talents so everyone is bettering themselves and the work at hand.

10. They have substance.

Daniel Quinn said, “Charisma only wins people’s attention. Once you have their attention, you have to have something to tell them.” Likeable leaders understand their knowledge and expertise are critical to the success of everyone who follows them. Therefore, they regularly connect with people to share their substance (as opposed to superficial small talk). Likeable leaders don’t puff themselves up or pretend to be something they’re not, because they don’t have to. They have substance, and they share it with their people.

Likeability isn’t a birthright; it results from acquirable skills that are crucial to your professional success. And just like other professional skills, you can study the people who have them, copy what works, and adapt them to your own style. Try these 10 strategies and watch your likeability soar.

I hope you took this all in, like I did…. Brilliant.

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Top 3 things you need to know with your Home Business

I read this great article about the top 3 things from allbusiness.com written by Tom Drake and had to share it. Thank you Tom for backing up what I have been saying, but sometimes not doing, for years. Please enjoy… Chrissy. (we all need a boost sometimes)

Top 3 Things You Need to Know to Prosper in a Home Business

Τo run a successful home-based business, you need to operate on the web and learn three essential top 3 things. First, you must learn how to be good at online marketing. Second, you must learn how to successfully leverage social media. Third, you must become proficient at rolling out email marketing campaigns.

Besides running your business, you also should invest in work-life balance. While not essential for success, balancing work and family keeps everything running smoothly.

Become Good at Online Marketing

The first of the top 3 things is the purpose of online marketing. It is to attract visitors to your website to see your offering–you may be selling your own products or earning a commission for another merchant’s products. For your business to prosper, you will need lots of visitors to see your offering. Without a steady stream of traffic, you are like a small store sitting in a remote area with very few customers.

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In the good old days, ranking high in search engine results was as simple as keyword stuffing. But these days, to make search queries more relevant, the search engines have outlawed this technique. Now webmasters are no longer certain what it takes to drive traffic. There are plenty of theories, but little consensus about what works.

But one thing that does appear to work well is interactive content. Interactive content is fresh content. The best way to provide it is through blogging. Blog posts provide fresh data and allow visitors to interact through comments.

There are several reasons why content marketing works as well as it does:

  • It gets attention.
  • It is easy to consume the information.
  • It encourages more interactions, which, in turn, increases views.
  • It creates a loyal following.
  • It connects with social media.
  • It offers data about what visitors like.

Leverage Social Media

Social media is one of the best free ways to announce your new posts. It also gives you a chance to interact with your audience and build relationships.

In a Forbes article, “Is Social Media Worth It For Small Businesses,” contributor Michael Fertik summarizes how to do it well:

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“It’s common for small businesses to quickly jump into multiple social media streams. In fact, social platforms strategically make it very simple and quick to join the ranks. While that ease of adoption is great for small businesses, especially those with limited social media acumen, it’s actually something of a double-edged sword. You can create accounts and start sharing without ever really considering your audience. It’s much better to slow down and look at the data before you invest too much in one channel or spread yourself across too many. What type of customer is purchasing your products? What social channels do they frequent? What kind of content gets shared, liked or retweeted? If the data say that your average customer is a city-dwelling mother in her early 40s who likes Facebook, then there is no reason to spend your time and energy on Twitter at least initially”.

Roll Out Email Marketing Campaigns

Content converts visitors into buyers. Social media drives traffic to your website. And email marketing builds long-lasting relationships with visitors. It’s an excellent way to keep a good thing going.

The mechanics of email marketing are straightforward:

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  • You capture email addresses when people arrive at your website. Make an irresistible offer that persuades people to subscribe to your newsletter. Use either an opt-in form or a light box that pops up when people scroll through your blog.
  • Next, you send visitors an email series; this is a digital newsletter. The most convenient way is to load prewritten emails into an autoresponder. You can also make special announcements communicated through broadcast emails.
  • ***From Me …..(This is exactly what our lead manager does. It has a great series of autoresponders) But it is not cold sending. It is set up to communicate with already qualified enquirers.

Work-Life Balance

Content marketing, social media, and email marketing are the nuts-and-bolts of running a home-based business.

But if you are running a home-based business, it is unlikely that you are using only a dedicated computer; your family may be using your computer, as well. In addition, you may be running your business on many devices, or utilizing a desktop, laptop, a tablet, or smartphone.

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If you are a parent, you can use software such as WebSafety to help you monitor and control the use of mobile devices by your children. Although this is not a business application, it allows you to maintain a work-life balance.

These top 3 things, A very good read indeed. Very simple but enormously valuable information.

Thanks again to Tom and the team at allbusiness.com

Any questions you may have, I’d love to help.

pls contact me through this blog or chrissygreig@hotmail.com

Cheers… Chrissy.

Contact me today to start your new life. It’s easier than you think.

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Attract more customers to your business

Good news to attract more customers:

Despite having umpteen other options for where to shop, one-third of consumers shop at a small business at least once a week, and three-fourths visit a small business at least once a month, reports a study by Vistaprint. How do customers discover these businesses. The survey has some answers that will help you attract more customers.

The top way consumers find small businesses is a tie between word-of-mouth and online. If you don’t have a website and/or a strong online presence, there’s an opportunity here for you to attract more customers simply by developing your online footprint.

What do I mean by that? Your online presence has several components.

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Website: According to the study, about half of U.S. small businesses don’t have website all. If you’re one of them, think how much you could boost your business simply by launching a website. Of course, it’s not quite that simple: The survey found that a poorly designed website is worse than none at all. Nearly half (45 percent) of respondents say they are unlikely to patronize a small business that has a badly designed website. Among Millennials, this figure was even higher; just 5 percent of this age group say they would patronize a business with a poorly designed website.
Social media: Overall, six out of 10 survey respondents say that a small business needs a social media presence to help attract more customers, and 25 percent rate this as “very important.” As you might expect, social media matters a lot for Millennials when deciding what businesses to patronize. One out of four Millennial consumers starts with social media—rather than a general internet search or visiting a particular company’s website—when researching small businesses. (In comparison, just 7.5 percent of Baby Boomers do this.)
Online reviews: A whopping 75 percent of respondents say researching online reviews is “somewhat” or “very” important before they visit a business. Overall, half of respondents say that negative reviews are the number-one factor that would keep them from visiting a particular business.
Armed with this information, how can you improve your business’s “discoverability” factor? Here’s your four-step plan to attract more customers.

1. Get a business website. If you don’t already have a website, what are you waiting for? Setting up a business website is simple and easy these days. There are many services that offer all-in-one packages, including domain registration, website hosting and design, and even help with online marketing such as SEO (search engine optimization) and getting listed on local search directories. If you’re not technically inclined, getting the experts to help is a smart move.2

2. Improve your existing website. If your business website is more than a few years old, chances are it could use some updating. For one thing, is it mobile-friendly? Most customers looking for businesses use their mobile phones even when they’re at home, and if they can’t navigate your website easily on their phones, they’ll just click over to the competition. You can also consider adding features such as a click-to-call button so customers can contact you easily or online chat so they can get help with any questions they may have. Regularly monitoring your website for broken links and outdated information will help ensure it keeps driving customers to your business.

3. Get active on social media. You don’t have to be on every social network out there, but you should have a presence on those that matter to your target customers. A little market research will uncover whether that’s Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter or somewhere else. Post consistently, be responsive to customers’ comments and share useful information, and you’ll gradually build a following.

4. Monitor your online reviews. Regularly check your online reviews to catch any negative ones and take action. Reach out to customers with complaints and take the issue off-line feed can resolve it; then make sure you share the result on the review site so other potential customers know you handled it. Encourage happy customers to review you so you can build up a foundation of positive reviews.

Today, the Internet is just as important as word-of-mouth in building your business—and that trend is only going to increase. Take steps now to make the right moves that will attract customers to your business both now and in the future.

Attracting more customers is vital with ‘filling the pipe’. If you keep filling the customer pipe they will continue to dribble out, as the pipe gets fuller and fuller.

Cheers and a big thank you to the author of this article on how to attract more customers. And a bigger thank you to my good friends and mentors, Shane and Rachel Krider.

Baby steps or full throttle…. Chrissy.

p.s. my other blogs are also an interesting read

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Best Ever Home Business which has been going for 7 years now

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Do You Love your Chosen Career?

Do you love your chosen career?

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The reason I ask is because I’ve learned over the years that in order to create long lasting success and happiness, you really have to love what you do. So your chosen career can come along by accident if you follow your passions instead of your pension.

It’s been said that when you truly love what you do – you’ll never have to work another day in your life.

Unfortunately most people are not living their ideal dream life. Most are very frustrated and desperately want to make changes, but the struggle to bring about the necessary, mindset, motivation and belief system that brings those results of a fun and full-filled life about.

I found my passion when I moved forward with this business. I’m blessed to work in an environment which supports my goals, my ideals and my dreams. The people that I’ve met through this business have become like a second family to me. It might sound corny, but it’s true.

I now jump out of bed everyday knowing that I am supported – warts an all! I’ve found a place where I can express myself and the community of people I work alongside contribute and assist me in achieving my goals more than i ever could have imagined.

I am truly blessed to love what I do to earn a ‘very good’ living.

I understand that not every business is for every person and this business may not resonate with you, like it did with me. One thing I do know is that in order for you to make a decision for yourself we’ll have to connect so you can learn the ins and outs of what I do to see if it may be a good fit for you too.

My mentors and good friends, Rachel and Shane Krider have been instrumental in me pursuing my ongoing success journey. Their passion to serve and improve others around them is massively inspiring. A huge thank you, I will always be grateful

Cheers…. Chrissy.

p.s.   More interesting reading on my other blogs.

Live Free Retire Wealthy for those who want an easy life. Start now otherwise time will be your enemy. I say this from experience.

More Time to Ride for the horse lovers

Best Ever Home Business for those looking for a Brilliant Home Business Opportunity. This has been going for 7 years now and counting.

and Best Ever Home Business prosperity of life blog

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My Mission Statement and North Star

My Mission Statement

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One of my favorite parts of our Leadership curriculum is the section MY NORTH STAR.
I spent a long time on this as I had no idea what my North Star was.
For me at the start it was easier to call it my Mission Statement.
I think this was because I had heard other companies Mission Statements and recently
I have heard them referred to as Vision Statements.
My Business Mission.
We develop, market and deliver specialized education, training, experience and opportunities proven to empower men and women of all ages. To discover and attain new levels of personal, financial and professional success and achievements.
Nike’s mission statement is “To bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete* in the world.”
We also know it as  “Just Do It”.
Toy Story character Buzz Lightyear’s “To infinity and beyond.
Virgin Atlantic’s mission statement is ‘Safety, security and consistent delivery’.
After many attempts at my Personal North Star ( Mission Statement) I found that I did have
a few so these are the ones that felt right for me. To be an inspiration to my family and to become an inspirational leader to as many people as I can. To be able to assist my family live the life of their dreams. To share our success, experience and knowledge.To leave a legacy for my children because every generation deserves to live better than the one before it.
To be the Best Me I can be.
And this is what it all boils down to, being the best possible Me. To do this seems easy but the saying
“I’m not who I think I am, and I’m not who you think I am, But, I am who I think You think I am’ …..
(wow get your head around that one) once you read it 100 times and figure it out, this saying is so true.
Please share your North Star and the process you used to come up
with the one, that felt right for you.
Cheers Chrissy

p.s.   More interesting reading on my other blogs.

Live Free Retire Wealthy for those who want an easy life. Start now otherwise time will be your enemy. I say this from experience.

More Time to Ride for the horse lovers

Best Ever Home Business for those looking for a Brilliant Home Business Opportunity. This has been going for 7 years now and counting.

and Best Ever Home Business prosperity of life blog

Please enjoy.

If Life gives you lemons make Lemonade

If Life gives you lemons make lemonade.

Louise Hay has always been an inspiration to me. Her vision and focus is to be admired but is also simply just being aware. Please enjoy her story.

“If the lemons are rotten, take out the seeds and plant them in order to grow new lemons”.

If Life gives you lemons make Lemonade

WHEN I WAS YOUNG, between my ignorance and lack of self-esteem, I went through a long series of low-paying jobs. I worked in drugstores, dime stores, and in the stockrooms of several department stores. While my dream was to be a movie star or a dancer, I had no idea how to go about achieving that. Any job beyond where I was, became a far-off dream. I was so uneducated that even a secretary’s job was out of my league.

Then one day, Life took an interesting turn; I must have been ready. I had a job in Chicago that paid $28 a week. Why I walked into the Arthur Murray dance studios that day, I can’t remember. But I did. A slick salesperson sold me $500 worth of dance lessons, and when I returned home that night, I couldn’t believe what I’d done. I was terrified. The next day after work, I went back to the studio and confessed my poverty. They said, “Oh, but you signed a contract, and you must pay us the money. However, we have a position open for a receptionist. Do you think you could do that?”

The job paid $10 a week more than I was making. It was a large studio with 40 teachers. We worked 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and always ate our meals together. Within two days, I discovered that I was capable of handling the teachers’ appointments, collecting money, and making all of those introductions. I had a built-in social life and never had more fun at a job.

It was a great turning point in my life.

After my job at Arthur Murray’s, I moved to New York and became a fashion model. But I never really possessed much self-worth or self-esteem until I began working on myself to release old negative beliefs from my childhood. In the early days, I had no idea how to change my situation. Now I know that the inner work must be done first. No matter how stuck we seem to be, it’s always possible to make positive changes.

If you were raised with the belief that you must “work hard” to earn a living, it’s time to let that belief go. Use the affirmation: Work is easy and fun for me or I enjoy all my work. Keep repeating these affirmations until your consciousness changes.

Do what you love and the money will come. Love what you do and the money will come. You have a right to enjoy earning money. Your responsibility to Life is to participate in enjoyable activities. As you find a way to do something that you enjoy,                                       Life will show you the way to prosperity and abundance. Our inner guidance never gives us shoulds. The purpose of life is to play. When work becomes play, it’s fun and rewarding. Negative attitudes about work create toxins in the body.

If you’ve been fired, please get over the bitterness as quickly as you can, for bitterness won’t bring good into your life. Affirm often: I bless my former boss with love. Out of this, only good will come. I am now moving into my greater good. I am safe and all is well. Then use affirmations for creating a new job.

It’s not what happens to you, but how you handle it. If Life gives you lemons, make lemonade. If the lemons are rotten, take out the seeds and plant them in order to grow new lemons.

Sometimes when we get very close to our dreams, we become so frightened of having what we really want that we begin to sabotage ourselves. As hard as it is to imagine, we’re doing this to protect ourselves. Making a big move, having the ideal job, earning really good money, can be a very scary undertaking. What if I fail? What if people won’t like me? What if I’m not happy?

These questions represent the part of you that’s very afraid of the fulfillment of your dreams. Often, your inner child is the key to your fears. It’s time to be very loving, patient, and gentle with yourself. Reassure your inner child, love it, and make it feel safe.

Don’t get stuck with the belief that it’s hard to find a job. This may be true for many, but it doesn’t have to be true for you. You only need one job. Your clear consciousness will open the pathway for you. Too many people put so much faith in fear. When there’s a shift in the economy, the masses immediately buy into all the negative aspects and constantly talk about it. What you dwell on and accept in your consciousness becomes true for you.

When I hear about negative trends in business or the economy, I immediately affirm: It may be true for some, but it’s not true for me. I always prosper no matter where I am or what is going on. As you think and speak, you’re creating your future experiences. Be very careful about how you talk about prosperity. You always have the option of choosing poverty thinking or prosperity thinking. For at least the next week, notice how you talk about money, work, career, the economy, savings, and retirement. Listen to yourself. Make sure that the words aren’t creating poverty now or in the future.

Are you in a job now where you feel stuck? Do you hate your job or find that you’re just putting in your time to bring home a paycheck? There are definitely things that you can do to make positive changes. These ideas may sound silly or simplistic, but I know they work. I’ve seen countless people change their working situations for the better. The most powerful tool you can use to transform a situation is the power of blessing with love. No matter where you work or how you feel about the place: Bless it with love! I mean that literally. Affirm: I bless my job with love.

If Life gives you lemons make Lemonade

Don’t stop here. Bless with love the building, your desk (if you have one), the various machines that you may use, the products, the customers, the people you work with, and the people you work for, and anything else associated with your job. This will work wonders.

If there’s a person at work that you’re having difficulty with, then use your mind to change the situation. Use the affirmation: I have a wonderful working relationship with everyone at work, including (insert person’s name). Every time this person comes into your mind, repeat the affirmation. You’ll be amazed by how this situation will change for the better.

If you want to secure a new job, then in addition to blessing your current job with love, say this affirmation: I release my job with love to the next person, who will be so glad to be here. This job was ideal for you when you got it. It was the perfect reflection of your sense of self-worth at that time. Now you’ve grown and are moving on to better things. Now your affirmation is: If Life gives you lemons make Lemonade.

I know that there are people out there looking for exactly what I have to offer. I now accept a job that uses all my creative talents and abilities. This job is deeply fulfilling, and it is a joy for me to go to work each day. I work with and for people who appreciate me. The building is light, bright, and airy and filled with a feeling of enthusiasm. It is in the perfect location, and I earn good money, for which I am deeply grateful.
If you hate the job that you have now, you’ll take that feeling of hatred with you. Even if you get a good new job, in a short time you’ll find yourself hating the new one, too. Whatever feelings you have within you now, you’ll carry to the new place. If you live in a world of discontentment, you’ll find it everywhere you go. You must change your consciousness now before you can see positive results in your life. Then, when the new job comes, it will be good, and you’ll appreciate it and enjoy it.

So affirm: I always love where I work. I have the best jobs. I am always appreciated. By continually affirming this, you’re creating a new personal law for yourself. The Universe will have to respond in kind. Life will always pick the most appropriate channels to bring forth your good, if you allow it!

A BIG thank you to Louise Hay for always inspiring me and writing If Life gives you lemons make Lemonade.

p.s. One thing I have observed is that most people create their own lemons and put the blame on someone or something else. Self responsibility is rare but becoming more common as people use the vast amounts of self development information available.

Cheers Chrissy Greig.

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IQ vs Emotional Intelligence.

18 Signs You Have High Emotional Intelligence

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Do you have emotional intelligence? Here’s how to know for sure.

March 3, 2016

Measuring emotional intelligence can be difficult because of its intangible nature. But Dr. Travis Bradberry has analyzed the data from the million-plus people that TalentSmart has tested for EQ to help identify the behaviors that are sure signs you have a high EQ. He shares them with us in this article, originally published on LinkedIn Pulse.

When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: People with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70 percent of the time. This anomaly threw a massive wrench into the broadly-held assumption that IQ was the sole source of success.

Decades of research now point to emotional intelligence as being the critical factor that sets star performers apart from the rest of the pack. The connection is so strong that we know 90 percent of top performers have high emotional intelligence.

Related: Why You Need Emotional Intelligence to Succeed.

Emotional intelligence is the “something” in each of us that is a bit intangible. It affects how we manage behavior, navigate social complexities and make personal decisions to achieve positive results.

Despite the significance of EQ, its intangible nature makes it very difficult to know how much you have and what you can do to improve if you’re lacking. You can always take a scientifically validated test, such as the one that comes with the Emotional Intelligence 2.0 book.

Unfortunately, quality (scientifically valid) EQ tests aren’t free. So, I’ve analyzed the data from the million-plus people that TalentSmart has tested in order to identify the behaviors that are the hallmarks of a high EQ. What follows are sure signs that you have a high EQ.

1. You have a robust emotional vocabulary.

All people experience emotions, but it is a select few who can accurately identify them as they occur. Our research shows that only 36 percent of people can do this, which is problematic because unlabeled emotions often go misunderstood, which leads to irrational choices and counterproductive actions.

People with high EQs master their emotions because they understand them, and they use an extensive vocabulary of feelings to do so. While many people might describe themselves as simply feeling “bad,” emotionally intelligent people can pinpoint whether they feel “irritable,” “frustrated,” “downtrodden,” or “anxious.” The more specific your word choice, the better insight you have into exactly how you are feeling, what caused it and what you should do about it.

2. You’re curious about people.

It doesn’t matter if they’re introverted or extroverted, emotionally intelligent people are curious about everyone around them. This curiosity is the product of empathy, one of the most significant gateways to a high EQ. The more you care about other people and what they’re going through, the more curiosity you’re going to have about them.

3. You embrace change.

Emotionally intelligent people are flexible and are constantly adapting. They know that fear of change is paralyzing and a major threat to their success and happiness. They look for change that is lurking just around the corner, and they form a plan of action should these changes occur.

Related:3 Tips to Open Your Heart, Mind and Life to Change

4. You know your strengths and weaknesses.

Emotionally intelligent people don’t just understand emotions; they know what they’re good at and what they’re terrible at. They also know who pushes their buttons and the environments (both situations and people) that enable them to succeed. Having a high EQ means you know your strengths and you know how to lean into them and use them to your full advantage while keeping your weaknesses from holding you back.

5. You’re a good judge of character.

Much of emotional intelligence comes down to social awareness; the ability to read other people, know what they’re about, and understand what they’re going through. Over time, this skill makes you an exceptional judge of character. People are no mystery to you. You know what they’re all about and understand their motivations, even those that lie hidden beneath the surface.

6. You are difficult to offend.

If you have a firm grasp of whom you are, it’s difficult for someone to say or do something that gets your goat. Emotionally intelligent people are self-confident and open-minded, which creates a pretty thick skin. You may even poke fun at yourself or let other people make jokes about you because you are able to mentally draw the line between humor and degradation.

Related:8 Ways to Be a More Confident Person

7. You know how to say no (to yourself and others).

Emotional intelligence means knowing how to exert self-control. You delay gratification, and you avoid impulsive action. Research conducted at the University of California, San Francisco, shows that the more difficulty that you have saying no, the more likely you are to experience stress, burnout and even depression. Saying no is indeed a major self-control challenge for many people. “No” is a powerful word that you should not be afraid to wield. When it’s time to say no, emotionally intelligent people avoid phrases such as “I don’t think I can” or “I’m not certain.” Saying no to a new commitment honors your existing commitments and gives you the opportunity to successfully fulfill them.

8. You let go of mistakes.

Emotionally intelligent people distance themselves from their mistakes, but do so without forgetting them. By keeping their mistakes at a safe distance, yet still handy enough to refer to, they are able to adapt and adjust for future success. It takes refined self-awareness to walk this tightrope between dwelling and remembering. Dwelling too long on your mistakes makes you anxious and gun shy, while forgetting about them completely makes you bound to repeat them. The key to balance lies in your ability to transform failures into nuggets of improvement. This creates the tendency to get right back up every time you fall down.

               Related:Why Failure Is Good for Success

9. You give and expect nothing in return.

When someone gives you something spontaneously, without expecting anything in return, this leaves a powerful impression. For example, you might have an interesting conversation with someone about a book, and when you see them again a month later, you show up with the book in hand. Emotionally intelligent people build strong relationships because they are constantly thinking about others.

10. You don’t hold grudges.

The negative emotions that come with holding onto a grudge are actually a stress response. Just thinking about the event sends your body into fight-or-flight mode, a survival mechanism that forces you to stand up and fight or run for the hills when faced with a threat. When the threat is imminent, this reaction is essential to your survival, but when the threat is ancient history, holding onto that stress wreaks havoc on your body and can have devastating health consequences over time. In fact, researchers at Emory University have shown that holding onto stress contributes to high blood pressure and heart disease. Holding onto a grudge means you’re holding onto stress, and emotionally intelligent people know to avoid this at all costs. Letting go of a grudge not only makes you feel better now but can also improve your health.

11. You neutralize toxic people.

Dealing with difficult people is frustrating and exhausting for most. High EQ individuals control their interactions with toxic people by keeping their feelings in check. When they need to confront a toxic person, they approach the situation rationally. They identify their own emotions and don’t allow anger or frustration to fuel the chaos. They also consider the difficult person’s standpoint and are able to find solutions and common ground. Even when things completely derail, emotionally intelligent people are able to take the toxic person with a grain of salt to avoid letting him or her bring them down.

12. You don’t seek perfection.

Emotionally intelligent people won’t set perfection as their target because they know that it doesn’t exist. Human beings, by our very nature, are fallible. When perfection is your goal, you’re always left with a nagging sense of failure that makes you want to give up or reduce your effort. You end up spending your time lamenting what you failed to accomplish and what you should have done differently instead of moving forward, excited about what you’ve achieved and what you will accomplish in the future.

               Related:5 Ways Perfectionism Is Getting in Your Way

13. You appreciate what you have.

Taking time to contemplate what you’re grateful for isn’t merely the right thing to do; it also improves your mood because it reduces the stress hormone cortisol by 23 percent. Research conducted at the University of California, Davis, found that people who worked daily to cultivate an attitude of gratitude experienced improved mood, energy and physical well-being. It’s likely that lower levels of cortisol played a major role in this.

14. You disconnect.

Taking regular time off the grid is a sign of a high EQ because it helps you to keep your stress under control and to live in the moment. When you make yourself available to your work 24/7, you expose yourself to a constant barrage of stressors. Forcing yourself offline and even—gulp!—turning off your phone gives your body and mind a break. Studies have shown that something as simple as an email break can lower stress levels. Technology enables constant communication and the expectation that you should be available 24/7. It is extremely difficult to enjoy a stress-free moment outside of work when an email that will change your train of thought and get you thinking (read: stressing) about work can drop onto your phone at any moment.

15. You limit your caffeine intake.

Drinking excessive amounts of caffeine triggers the release of adrenaline, and adrenaline is the source of the fight-or-flight response. The fight-or-flight mechanism sidesteps rational thinking in favor of a faster response to ensure survival. This is great when a bear is chasing you, but not so great when you’re responding to a curt email. When caffeine puts your brain and body into this hyper-aroused state of stress, your emotions overrun your behavior. Caffeine’s long half-life ensures you stay this way as it takes its sweet time working its way out of your body. High-EQ individuals know that caffeine is trouble, and they don’t let it get the better of them.

16. You get enough sleep.

It’s difficult to overstate the importance of sleep to increasing your emotional intelligence and managing your stress levels. When you sleep, your brain literally recharges, shuffling through the day’s memories and storing or discarding them (which causes dreams) so that you wake up alert and clearheaded. High-EQ individuals know that their self-control, attention, and memory are all reduced when they don’t get enough—or the right kind—of sleep. So, they make sleep a top priority.

Related:Sleep Deprivation Is Killing You and Your Career

17. You stop negative self-talk in its tracks.

The more you ruminate on negative thoughts, the more power you give them. Most of our negative thoughts are just that—thoughts, not facts. When it feels like something always or never happens, this is just your brain’s natural tendency to perceive threats (inflating the frequency or severity of an event). Emotionally intelligent people separate their thoughts from the facts in order to escape the cycle of negativity and move toward a positive, new outlook.

18. You won’t let anyone limit your joy.

When your sense of pleasure and satisfaction are derived from the opinions of other people, you are no longer the master of your own happiness. When emotionally intelligent people feel good about something that they’ve done, they won’t let anyone’s opinions or snide remarks take that away from them. While it’s impossible to turn off your reactions to what others think of you, you don’t have to compare yourself to others, and you can always take people’s opinions with a grain of salt. That way, no matter what other people are thinking or doing, your self-worth comes from within.

A big thank you to success.com for always inspiring me…. Chrissy Greig

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Successful people and Attitude…

Here is a great article from Success Magazine to help your Business Mindset, and a step toward being successful.

A positive attitude is key to a successful life, so what happens when things go wrong?  We have a tendency to let our attitudes take a dive along with our state of affairs. But life is going to deal setbacks, both minor and major, on a regular basis, and if we are going to be successful, we need to know how to keep our attitudes intact.

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positive rather than negative        always wins
Instead of spending your time thinking about how bad things are, think about how good they will be.

We need practical tools to help us understand how we can keep our attitudes up when the circumstances are down.

6 Ways to Keep Your Attitude Up When Life Tries to Bring You Down

1. Take some time away.

2. Keep your eye on the goal.

3. Focus on solutions, not problems.

4. Get some positive input.

5. Tell yourself the good.

6. Remember that circumstances are not forever.

6a. Implement a complete, (and I mean Complete with a capital C) media ban.

When our son turned 2 we did this, a complete media ban. He is now 32 and not knowing about murders, wars, global warming, car crashes, airplane crashes, natural disasters, idiots blowing up innocent people etc etc etc and etc. and everything that CNN (Constantly Negative News) and every other broadcaster puts out there, has not concerned us at all. If anything, it has done more good than harm. The herd will tell you, you have to know, or the news you need to know.  Absolute BS.

If you want to be successful in a way never before experienced, this is a great start. But it takes work and willpower.

Are you willing to do what it takes?????      most people aren’t.

To read the whole article just click here

Cheers… Chrissy

p.s.   More interesting reading on my other blogs.

Live Free Retire Wealthy for those who want an easy life. Start now otherwise time will be your enemy. I say this from experience.

More Time to Ride for the horse lovers

Best Ever Home Business for those looking for a Brilliant Home Business Opportunity. This has been going for 7 years now and counting.

and Best Ever Home Business prosperity of life blog

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