The Millennial Playbook: Unpacking Limiting Beliefs

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Today we start a new series with the
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author of the Millennial Playbook Ms
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Erica L Pierce. Arica is going to be
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starting off our discussion today
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unpacking how limiting beliefs can
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destroy your self-confidence.
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Welcome Arica, Thank you so much for being on the show.
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I’m not happy to be here. I am
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going to enjoy our conversation. I am at
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The mother of a Millennial, so
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thank you so much for sending me a copy
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of your book. It is an awesome book and I
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plan to share it when I’m done with it.
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Yeah you’re welcome
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Millennials and Millennials love apps! I
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think that the word APP was created
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for the younger generation. I remember
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there is this new APP called Vimeo that you
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send money and my daughter was very impressed that
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I had this app. She said mom you know
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About Vimeo? I said yes because I am cool!
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I only knew of this app because I listen to podcast!
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and I know in your book
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Arika you talk about podcasts and you
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actually plug podcasts.
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I was listening to Tony
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founder of Vimeo. I had never
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heard of Vimeo before
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I only knew of PayPal. So yeah you know
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learning is important you learn from all
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different sources.
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All right well let me tell you a little
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bit more of my guest today Miss Arica
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Pierce is a generational strategist and
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Attorney, author, a millennial coach
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and speaker and again I’m learning
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because she introduced me to this new
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Term, Xennial. Of course you
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know Arica is going to expand on that term
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but Arica has a unique perspective and
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has developed strategies and techniques
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to bridge Millennials to generations
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before and after them. So welcome again
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Arica. I normally start off the show
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by asking my guests to tell me their
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journey from you know to where they are
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today you know and yours is I’m very
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curious because you have different genres. you are an
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Attorney, Generational Strategist which
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to me is a coach and an Author.
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So, tell me how did you come about to
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embark on this journey, and how did you
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get to where you are today.

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Thank you so much for having me on, I’m
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really excited about our discussion
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today and yes I mean it has been a
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journey but you know I think really my
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my path professionally and awesome
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personally has been a testament of just
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something I believe in which is to
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always evolve and to be to be
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comfortable with being uncomfortable so
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I you know sort of dipped my toe in a
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couple of different areas and I just see
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where it goes so in terms of how I went
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from being an Attorney to now focused on
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bridging generations and coaching
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Millennials. Really it goes back to the
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term that you use before Xenial.
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Which it’s a real term, I didn’t make it
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Up. I get asked that all the time.
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It’s you know if you read certain
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articles and as such even in places like
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New York Times they use the term Xennial. That means is that I am
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the micro generation between Generation
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X and millennial. I was born in March 1980
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and Millennials you know the years vary
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a little bit in terms of the source the
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source that’s defining Millennials but
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usually they’re born between 1981 and
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1996; and so I’m sort of in this
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in-between place where I remember life
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without you know technology being in
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your hands and having the internet you
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Know. I remember way before any apps and
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it’s such but also I you know I’m still
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on the younger side enough
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where I now live a life where I am very
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dependent on apps. I mean
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I download apps from the from the app
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store on a weekly basis. I have everything
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Delivered. I don’t know why anyone would
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even go to the grocery store or
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mall anymore.
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Yeah, you are a user. Okay so, you
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understand both sides of the perspective
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and I think that naturally just
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made me a bridge. Also in my
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professional life. I mean even when I
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worked as an Attorney and in
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other sort of consulting work,
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I was the one that was always trying to
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help that younger generation even though
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I wasn’t much older but still coaching them
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through some of the things that I had
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learned through my journey and that I
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had learned from all the generations
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that they didn’t necessarily
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want to hear. So I just
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naturally became that that bridge and I
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started to do some informal coaching and some informal speaking
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about the bridge of generations.
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How we can work together and better
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understand each other and that sort of
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Things. This new career focus has
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has brought me in terms of really
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focusing on strategizing so
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that the four generations that are now
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working together in the workplace can
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can really get along.
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To be quite honest as well as making
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sure the millennial generation is better
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understood that they’re more successful
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and they don’t
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necessarily live up to the bad rap that
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they get in the
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media and from other folks so helping
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them to sort of break out of that
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millennial negative brand.
That is awesome. We’re off
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to a great start. You’re doing good
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work because each generation has
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their little quirks and the things that
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they do and bridging them is really
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Good. You ended up saying
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that four generations are in the
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workplace and yeah I’m pretty sure that
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management can they can benefit
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from reading some of the information in
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your book, so that they can know how to
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talk to at least one of their
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Generations! All right, so what do
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you feel are some of the limiting
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mindsets that Millennials have?
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I’d like to turn to your book on
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page 15, you say that Millennials are
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described as Entitled, Impatient, Tech
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Obsessed, Pampered, Self-absorbed and Lazy.
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So, that’s how people feel about them but
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how do they feel about themselves?
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According to your research how
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does that affect some of the
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limiting mindsets that they have?
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I think it’s a great
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question that I wish more people would
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Ask, because I feel like there’s
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lots of people that are talking about
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what they think Millennials are like and
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not as many people asking
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what do Millennials know. How do they
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view themselves? I’ll say this
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I think that Millennials
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don’t view themselves as any of
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these of these adjectives that you just
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Listed. Certainly none of these are very
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Positive; but I do think that
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they have a mindset that backed by
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parts of their upbringing. So, for example
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Millennials are definitely part of that
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everyone gets a trophy generation, so because of
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that they definitely have a mindset
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where everyone is equal. I think
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in many ways that can be limiting
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especially as they transition to
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adults and transition into their careers
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and into the workplace. The reason
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why I say this is because I think
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Millennials oftentimes again they
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Feel they’re entitled.
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They feel that on their
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first day of work they could be the boss.
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Even though they have
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zero work experience, they still feel that everyone is
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equal and so they should have all the
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same access and an
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ability to share their mind and speak
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their views. As much as someone who’s
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been doing the job for a much longer
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period of time that they have.

Millennials communicate and the level of
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transparency that they’re they’ve grown
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accustomed to again I think you know for
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Millennials the mindset is that
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communication should be quick, it should
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be easy, you don’t necessarily have to
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think too much about it, you could just
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send someone over a text message.
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I think that can be limiting especially as you transition
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to work. Sometimes we need
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to be more thoughtful with our
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approaches especially at work and
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in professional capacities. I mean
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sometimes you need to think through what you say, and how you say it, who
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you’re saying it to.

Sponsorship Deals

So this is good wisdom and that is
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absolutely a trait of the Millennials
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nobody thinks about
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anything and I like the fact that you
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said that they want to access they think
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that they can come into
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a job and they don’t care that
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somebody’s been there 30 years that they
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feel they’re entitled
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to the same to the same access but you
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know on the flip side of that again as
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you were talking about everyone
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gets the trophy and everyone is equal.
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I’m seeing that in relationships and I
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guess at some point in our show, I don’t
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know if you touch on this in
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your book; but we should look at how
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Millennials deal with
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Relationships. It’s obviously equal since there’s so much
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interracial marriages.
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The next question I have is how do
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you feel that these limiting
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mindsets erode self-confidence.
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Self-confidence sure I mean I I think
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honestly that the everyone gets a
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trophy I think that can have
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definite have a negative
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impact on your self-confidence. So, for
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example if I have been raised in a way
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where I believe that I’m
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entitled to justice, when I am faced with
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Rejection, that certainly will impact my
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self-confidence. so even though you may you
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believe that you are equal, when
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you first get that rude awakening that you’re not, that
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Starts to happen sometimes in your early
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Twenties, especially when you’re in
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College; but definitely once you
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enter into the workplace. I think that
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that’s when you know you really see that
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there are going to be people who will
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quickly rise to the top and they’re
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going to be people who will
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stay at the bottom and that’s why it’s
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important to make sure you’re doing
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everything you can to make
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yourself stand out in a positive way
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from your peers. I do believe that
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you know that’s where self-confidence is
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really important because if you don’t
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have that confidence even when
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you start to become more competitive
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with others that’s when a
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lack of self-confidence can start to
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to take over. I also think again going
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back to technology that
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definitely impacts self-confidence and
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and that just the reliance on technology
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because of social media to be honest
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with you, we live in a world now
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where there’s so much competition on
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social media to live your best
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Life.
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Millennials are the first generation
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where they honestly are living two lives. I mean
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they have their real life in love and they have this social
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media life. They have to deal with
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as well and I know a lot of times non
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Millennials don’t take that seriously
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they’ll say well that’s just silly that
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you know someone is so concerned with
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social media that they was that would
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impact their self-confidence or how they
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feel about themselves but that’s real
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Life. We have to acknowledge
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that and we have to help
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Millennials to work through those
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types of those issues.

Adulting

I want to talk to Arica on the topic of Adulting, that she
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talks a lot about in her book.
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I actually heard it somewhere else on social media.
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It’s just a beautiful word and I loved
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it and that is adulting.
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Can you explain it what
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exactly is adulting and how does that
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relate to our topic on mindset today?

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Adulting just means that you’re doing the duties and the
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responsibilities of a fully developed adult.
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Millennials use it a lot you know to be
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Funny; but I do think that there
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is that the term does make a
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lot of sense I mean I think it could be
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used as both like a verb and all
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different types of ways; but I do think
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for Millennials specifically the
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transition to adulting has been a
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little bit tougher than previous
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Generations. So that’s why there’s so
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much emphasis on adulting.
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I see with a lot of Millennials that I
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Coach, there is a reluctance to sort of let go from
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Childhood.

I know you talk about branding and you talk
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about looking for a job and becoming a
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fully developed adult. What are some of
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the plays that you talked about in your
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book to help Millennials?

What I try to do in the book is give very
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actionable advice. It’d be
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really easy to write a book and say go
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out and be a successful adult and you
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Know, make good decisions and you know
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Exercise, drink water, and keep a job and
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save money right? I mean that those are I
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would say a lot of us don’t create goals
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but the specifics are not there; so I
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really use every chapter to give very
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clear or actionable advice on
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how you can do specific things. For
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Example, when I talk about how
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to look for a job I go through the
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Specifics. Why it’s important
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to have things like a LinkedIn profile,
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when you’re applying for jobs
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that you’re doing it in the right way.
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How to make sure that you are
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presenting your best
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self on interview day what to do in
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terms of following up after an interview.
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Once you have the job, how to keep the
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job and again I go very specific. I say
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things like on your first day
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set three goals of the things that you
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want to accomplish at that job and it’s
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not just you know I want to do I want to
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do well here. It’s what are three things
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you want to do? Do you want to work on a
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certain project? Do you want to get promoted
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within six months? Things like
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That. I go again very detailed to make sure you get to work on
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Time. Getting to work on time, being at
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your desk ready to work as soon as you
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know you’re supposed to be there. Etc. It’s
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very specific you know in
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terms of those types of things.
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Networking when you go to a networking
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event make sure you speak with three people and stay 30
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minutes after. All of those types of things make you
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a successful adult. That’s why I called it a
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playbook that was in a usable format
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easy to read I tell stories of based
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upon my own adulting experiences.

I like what you say about your brand is
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that you are the CEO of ME Incorporated,
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the chief marketing officer for the
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brand to call you.
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As a coach that’s what I teach my clients, that you
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are you are the lid.

That goes back to being the CEO of ME
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Inc. It’s up to you to make sure that
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you’re running your own brand and you
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are really developing those
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qualities about yourself that will set
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you apart in a very positive way and it
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makes everyone have a very positive sort
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of brand experience from you the same
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way that we expect out of the
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brands that we use like Target and Apple
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and you know Chipotle

As we close Arica how you readers pick up a copy of your book?
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Arica will be back for several more
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episodes and we will dive in deeper into
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some of the other things and traits that
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Millennials can use some help with in
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order to succeed and to Live their Best
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Lives Now. Not when you’re 80,
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not when you’re 50 not when they’re 40
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But right now.
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All of the things that come with
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Adulting, one of the things that I always
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suggest to some of the Millennials that
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I coach is taking one hour a week to
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think and to strategize about what you
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want to happen in your life.
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if you think about it one hour a
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week is not that it’s not that much but
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you’d be surprised if you just
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take that time turn off your phone turn
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off technology and just think about I
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like to put mine in a notebook and think
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about what are your goals for the week
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it might be for the month for the year
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but just spend that time thinking that
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can really help you I believe with your
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self-confidence because it will give it
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will give you an opportunity to start to
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put some order and what you want to do
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which I think can you know what helps us
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make better decisions and also helps us
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feel better about ourselves when we
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really feel like we are going down a
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circuit path instead of just sort of
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living by the you know the seat of our
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pants so that would be my advice is take
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time to think and if it can’t be an hour
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make it half hour make it 10 minutes but
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then some time or just strategizing on
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your life right now as a millennial and
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that will really help you draw out your
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past going forward awesome. Yes I agree
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I meditate every morning and
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I will tell you that it really affects
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everything it just not only affects your
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mood affect your vibration.
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but yeah it’s you know you can’t go
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anywhere if you don’t have a goal you
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know like one of my favorite sayings
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yeah one of my favorite things in
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something that Millennials can understand
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which is Alice in Wonderland is that
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If you don’t know where
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you’re going then it doesn’t matter
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where you end up! So you got to strategize
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and you have to have a plan.
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Without a plan it stays a dream.
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How to be Rich and Wealthy: the 90/10 Rule

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The 90/10 rule

Change your mind, change your life podcast – How to be Rich Rich and Wealthy: the 90/10 Rule

In today’s episode I want to coach on money, specifically The 90/10 rule.
If you are having the goal of increasing your earning power in 2018, then you need to understand the basics of money – Economics

The reason that 10% of the population earn 90% of the wealth in this country, is because the rich understand the fundamentals. They understand the fundamentals of money.

So, let’s review
Money or currency, is anything used as a means of exchange.
Hence the rise of bitcoin and trading also called bartering.

Money circulates in the economy through the Federal Government.
The Federal government’s main customer is the U.S Treasury.
The Federal government collects tax payments and deposits into the US treasury.

The US treasury then pays the government’s bills e.g social security checks, interest payments on treasury bills and bonds and oversees the operations of the nation’s commercial banks.

But the main job of the Federal government is to establish U.S economic policy.
When the country is trending towards high inflation, the Federal government slows down the economy by selling securities, Bonds and Treasury notes. This removes cash from the market that would otherwise be available for lending.

In this way the Federal government slows borrowing, forcing interest rates up and cools the overheating economy.

On the flip side, if there isn’t enough money in circulation or there is low inflation i.e. nobody is spending money; the Feds stimulate the economy by buying securities and printing more money. Thus, allowing more money to be available for lending.

Another tool the Fed has at its disposal is interest rates.
When the Feds increases the discount rates to the banks, the banks borrow less and thus have less cash to lend their customers.

The government borrows by selling securities. The more the government borrows, the higher the interest rates.

Understanding Inflation
Whenever prices rise because of the increased costs associated with production but production itself stays the same; inflation occurs.

Sometimes inflation can help create wealth, especially when investments increase in value faster than inflation rate, as can happen, in real estate.
One of the reasons for the real estate bust or meltdown of 2008 was because interest rates were rising, and everybody was trying to purchase homes before the interest rates go higher, driving up demand and prices!

When demand exceeds supply, prices rise; but when supply exceeds demand, prices fall.

Now that I have reviewed some fundamentals of economics let’s get into our topic for today.

the 90/10 principle of wealth accumulation

The 90/10 rule
The 90/10 or 80/20 rule states that 90% of your income will come from 10% of your customers or
That 90% of the wealth will be made by 10% of the population or
That 10% of any effort generates 90% of the results.

Today I want to talk to the Millennials.

As a young person starting out in life you should make the determination not to be in the 90% bucket. The 90% bucket is the people who choose comfort and security instead of being rich!
You must choose to be rich!

As a coach I would like to teach you how to be a part of the 10% bucket.
But, like any skill, it takes practice to get the desired results. It takes reading, learning and coaching.

The starting point is always the mind.
Have the intention to make more than enough.
Have the intention to be more than enough.

Decide today that you are going to have a quality life that allows you the freedom to travel, to eat at great restaurants, to purchase a luxury home in a great neighborhood, that your kids will go to great schools and get a quality education.

Thanks to the electronic revolution, it is now possible for more and more people to gain access to the world of wealth. To be in the 10% bracket you must become wealth conscious.

Wealth can take the form of investing in stocks,
investing in real estate either your primary residence or investment property;
entrepreneurship through building products,
network marketing,
selling consumer goods,
Selling information products
publishing or on-line marketing.

Here are two mindset shifts from the Industrial Age to the Information Age

1. Your grandparents believed that you should study hard, get a degree and get a good paying, secure job.

In the Information Age, statistics show that most jobs today will be obsolete in 10 years so in addition to studying hard and getting a degree, you must also become financially literate. You must learn how to make money from passive income streams.
Unless a man enters upon the vocation intended for him by nature, and best suited to his peculiar genius, he cannot succeed.

2. In the Industrial Age your grandparents were told to save money in the bank for retirement or for a rainy day.
In the Information Age, to get in the 10% bucket you must create assets of your own.

The foundations for success does not change with times. Like the word of God, it is good yesterday, today and forever.

Here are some foundations for success that transcends the Industrial age and the Information age:

Good Health:

The foundation of success in life is good health: that is the substratum fortune; it is also the basis of happiness. A person cannot accumulate a fortune very well when he is sick. He has no ambition; no incentive; no force. Of course, there are those who have bad health and cannot help it: you cannot expect that such persons can accumulate wealth, but there are a great many in poor health who need not be so.

Clear Mind

To make money, requires a clear brain. A man has got to see that two and two make four; he must lay all his plans with reflection and forethought, and closely examine all the details and the ins and outs of business. As no man can succeed in business unless he has a brain to enable him to lay his plans, and reason to guide him in their execution, so, no matter how bountifully a man may be blessed with intelligence, if the brain is muddled, and his judgment warped by intoxicating drinks, it is impossible for him to carry on business successfully.

Choose the right Vocation

Unless a man enters upon the vocation intended for him by nature, and best suited to his peculiar genius, he cannot succeed. I believe that the majority of persons do not find their right vocation. They enter into a vocation determined by an annual salary or other factors and not passion and purpose.

SELECT THE RIGHT LOCATION

After securing the right vocation, you must be careful to select the proper location. You may have been cut out for a job in silicone valley, they say you are a genius, but you work in Detroit” You might be able to run a hotel like Ivana Trump; but you live and work a city with 2000 people. Your location would be your ruin. It is equally important that you do not commence business where there are already enough to meet all demands in the same occupation.

AVOID CONSUMER DEBT

Young men/women starting out in life should avoid running into bad debt. There is scarcely anything that drags a person down like bad debt. Credit card for clothes and shoes and designer purses. if he/she succeeds in paying off the credit cards and gets more credit again, he/she is adopting a habit which will keep him in poverty through life. Working 12 hours days to pay for bad debt, he has nothing to show for his money. This is properly termed “working for a dead horse.

PERSEVERANCE

When a man is in the right path, he must persevere. I speak of this because there are some persons who are “born tired;” naturally lazy and possessing no self-reliance and no perseverance.
So many have almost reached the goal of their ambition or dreams, but, losing faith in themselves because of disappointment and failure, have given up and the golden prize has been lost forever.
If you hesitate, some bolder hand will stretch out before you and get the prize.
Perseverance is sometimes but another word for self-reliance. I have heard stories of men who have met with major losses and rejection, and have bridged them over by simple perseverance, aided by a firm belief that they have favor with God, and that Providence would “overcome evil with good.” You will see this illustrated in any sphere of life.

WHATEVER YOU DO, DO IT WITH ALL YOUR MIGHT

Work at it, if necessary, early and late, in season and out of season, not leaving a stone unturned, and never deferring for a single hour that which can be done just as well now. The old proverb is full of truth and meaning, “Whatever is worth doing at all, is worth doing well.” Many acquires a fortune by doing his business in excellence, while his neighbor remains poor for life, because he only half does a half ass job.
Ambition, energy, industry, perseverance, are indispensable pre-requisites for success in business.

GET ABOVE WAITING FOR SOMEONE TO DIE

How many times have I heard this “I will tell you confidentially; I have a wealthy old aunt, and she will die pretty soon; but if she does not, I expect to find some rich old man who will lend me a few thousands to give me a start. If I only get the money to start with I will do well.”
There is no greater mistake than when a young man believes he will only succeed with borrowed money. Money is good for nothing unless you know the value of it by experience. Give a boy twenty thousand dollars to start a business, and the chances are that he will lose every dollar of it before he is a year older. Like buying a ticket in the lottery; and drawing a prize, it is “easy come, easy go.” He does not know the value of it; nothing is worth anything, unless it costs effort. Without self-denial and economy; patience and perseverance, money has no value to you. Nine out of ten of the rich men of our country to-day, started out in life as poor boys, with determined wills, industry, perseverance, economy and good habits.

DO NOT SCATTER YOUR SKILLS

Engage in one kind of business only, and stick to it faithfully until you succeed, or until your experience shows that you should abandon it. A constant hammering on one nail will generally drive it home at last, so that it can be clinched. When a man’s undivided attention is centered on one object, his mind will constantly be suggesting improvements of value, which would escape him if his brain was occupied by a dozen different subjects at once. Many a fortune has slipped through a man’s fingers because he was engaged in too many occupations at a time. There is good sense in the old caution against having too many irons in the fire at once.

BE SYSTEMATIC

Men should be systematic in their business. i.e create a duplicatable system. By introducing a system into all your transactions, doing one thing at a time, always meeting appointments with punctuality, you find leisure for pastime and recreation; whereas the man who only half does one thing, and then turns to something else, and half does that, will have his business at loose ends, and will never know when his day’s work is done, for it never will be done. Of course, there is a limit to all these rules. We must try to preserve the happy medium, for there is such a thing as being too systematic. There are men and women, for instance, who put away things so carefully that they can never find them again.

The 90/10 rule can be applied to all areas of life.

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As we close as a Life and success Coach, I would like to offer my services to help you in your accumulation of wealth goals.

I can help with 3 of the wealth indicators mentioned earlier.
1. Investing in real estate
2. Selling informational products
3. Publishing or on-line marketing

As a Realtor Investor, I can help you find your first home or help you build wealth by finding discount properties to invest for your real estate investment business. Be it rehab properties to purchase and flip or generating passive income with buy and hold properties. Contact me on the web for my list of off market and MLS listed properties at www.myrnayounghelps.com

As a Life Coach, I can help you design information products around your specialty or Niche.
Think Tony Robbins. Tony Robbins made millions off his Personal Power information products.
Robert Kiyosaki made millions of his “Choose to be Rich” information products.
Mike Vu made millions off his “How to buy properties with no money down” products.

As an author of 3 books, a podcaster, a blogger, a YouTuber, I can help you write the book that God placed inside you, market it on Amazon, social media, YouTube and get interviews to promote.

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How do You Define Success

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How do you Define Success Panel

How do you define success? Do you define success by your bank account? Your tittle or by how purpose driven you are in life? Tune in for a panel discussion from successful executives on how they define success.

My panel guests are
William Howell – Marketing Executive with iMarkets Live
Darrell Sirmon – Marketing Executive with iMarkets Live
Joe Johnson – Entertainment Manager and CEO of CAMP5 Entertainment and sports
BiM Mathis – Recording Artist under CAMP5 label

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Question 1: How do you define success?
As successful musicians, would you define success by how far you have come in your career or do you feel that success has to do with how happy we are?

Joe: I define success as the simple act of making a goal and working towards it.
I believe that we should make both short term goals and long term goals i.e make 6 month goals so we can check them off as we achieve them and longer term goals like 5 to 10 years.

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William – I define success as “Not Quitting”
I believe that we have to persevere to accomplish our goals and success to me is being knocked down and getting back up.

Darrell – I define success as a legacy.
I believe that we have to leave legacy for our children and families.

Question 2: How have you used failure to fuel your success?
Can you tell the audience of some of your most profound failures and how it lead to your ultimate success?

William – We should use failures to help us grow and to learn from our mistakes.
Also I have developed the personal mantra that says that

No means Not Now!

So I have become successful by just getting the No’s out of the way to get to the Yes
I also believe that the acronym POOR means Pass Over Opportunity so I always look for opportunities in my failures.

Darrell – Failure makes us stronger.
For me failure is never an option.
My acronym is JOB Just Over Broke
Because if you have a job and working for the man, you will always be Just Over Broke!

BIM – When you fall you get back up, you never stay down.

Joe – I won’t lie, failure makes you want to quit!
When your kids are hungry and they are looking at you with eyes that say we are hungry
It does make you want to quit but you always have to remember your WHY.
If you don’t know your WHY, then you will fail because you will not have the strength to persevere and stay the course.

Question 3: As you know success is a mindset.
What are some of your beliefs that allowed you to succeed?

Joe – My belief is what you get out what you put in!
And Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

BIM – Pray! I am always on my knees praying

Darrell – I believe in a higher power

William – I believe Why Not Me?
Why can’t I be a successful Entrepreneur?
I believe that God put us on this earth to live more abundantly and not just to survive.

Question 4:
What advise would you give to our listeners including our female listeners on what it takes to succeed?
There has been a lot of attention lately on women having to endure male advances and harassment to succeed. How do you feel this can be prevented?

William – Women have to believe that they are smarter than men because they are and as such they should not have to give up their morals to get ahead.
They have to believe that they have equal rights as much as men to the positions they aspire to be in.

So, How do you define your success?
Leave a comment below and start the conversation.

As we enter into 2018, what are your success goals for 2018?
Where did you miss the mark in 2017?

Do a year in review.
Did you let circumstances get the way of your perseverance?
Or did you achieve all your goals for 2017.

If you did not, maybe this would be the time to invest in yourself and hire a Life Coach.

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How to Fly like an Eagle above the Storms of Life

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How to Use the Winds of the Storm to Elevate your Life

Did you suffer from Childhood sexual abuse or sexual harassment as an adult? Today on Mindset Transformation radio and podcast, I share my journey from being sexually abused as a child and how I used that experience to elevate my life. I teach how you too can use the winds from the storms of life to elevate your life to greater heights.

In this episode, we will study the Eagle and how the Eagle looks forward to the storm because the eagle knows that only by using the winds of the storm can she elevate to greater heights. Without the storm, she can never fly above the clouds. Familiarly, in life we need challenges, hurts and disappointments to get us out of our comfort zones and stretch us. Without the storms of life we would become complacent.

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Here are some characteristics of the Eagle:

Eagles fly’s above the storms

The crow that picks and picks at the ground, can’t rise to the heights of the eagle or is not conditioned to rise about the ground. It’s mindset is to stay on the ground and peck for food.

The Eagle does not escape the storm. It simply uses the storm to lift it higher. It rises on the winds that bring the storm.

When the storms of life come upon us — and all of us will experience them — we can rise above them by setting our minds and our belief toward God or we can be like the crow and peck and peck on the ground.

The storms do not have to overcome us. We can allow God’s power to lift us above them. God enables us to ride the winds of the storm that bring sickness, tragedy, failure and disappointment in our lives. We can soar above the storm.

We can learn how to do this from the Eagle.

1. Eagles fly alone at high altitude and not with sparrows or with other small birds. No other bird can go to the height of the Eagle.
2. Eagles have strong vision. They have the ability to focus on something up to five kilometers away. When an Eagle sites his prey, he narrows his focus on it and sets out to get it. No matter the obstacle, the Eagle will not move his focus from the prey until he grabs it.
3. Eagles love the storm. When clouds gather, the Eagle get excited. The Eagle uses the storm’s winds to lift it higher. Once it finds the wind of the storm, the Eagle uses the raging storm to lift him above the clouds. This gives the Eagle an opportunity to glide and rest its wings. In the meantime, all the other birds hide in the leaves and branches of the trees. We can use the storms of life to rise to greater heights. Achievers relish challenges and use them profitably.

I meditated on the reason for the hurricanes that caused so much destruction to homes and property in the Caribbean islands, Houston, TX and Florida. I believe that God does not make mistakes that everything in the Universe has a purpose. So, I asked myself what is the purpose of Hurricanes?

My initial response from the Universe was that storms are created with the purpose to blow down the old and make room for the new because everything is recycled on this earth. But I felt there was more so that is why I decided to study the Eagle. As mentioned before. The Eagle uses the storm to elevate him higher. He can’t fly to great heights without the winds of the storm.

What if God created the storm to do the same for his people?
The storm does not only blow down old trees, it blows down old houses as well, it blows down old power posts and power lines. So, in actuality we should be like the eagle and anxiously await the storm to see what old thing will be renewed.

It works for old relationships as well. There is something immensely intimate about riding out the storm with your loved one. Just you and your close family members. All the attention is on each other. No television, no lights just the personal connection and candle light!

I have always loved storms. I remember the first storm that me and my husband rode out together. We were only dating for about 3 months. I loved the rain on the roof, the sounds of the winds rustling the roof, the sight of the palm trees blowing in the winds and being wrapped up in his arms. I think we came out of that experience closer than we went in. That is a time to really talk and share! Get to know each other.

The other thing the storm brings is new things to replace the old. If you had an old roof and the wind blew if off, guess what FEMA will give you a new one. If your pool screens were old and the wind just ripped them apart more then guess what you get new screens at no cost to you. If your old car was on its last leg, then you could park it under a tree and pray the tree falls on it! You get my point. How you experience anything depends on how you interpret it. Change your mindset that the storm comes to take from you and replace it with the winds of the storm brings change. Changing out the old for the new.

But I still think there is more!
The bible teaches us to keep our eyes on Jesus when we are in the storm.
There was a time when Jesus had sent his disciples to go on before him while he stayed in the mountain to pray (Matthew 14:23).
While they were in the boat there came a storm “and the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it.”- Matthew 14:24

Seeing the distress his disciples were in Jesus went to them, walking on water. When Peter saw Jesus he asked him to allow him to come to him, by walking on the water. Peter started to walk on with his faith, however, when Peter reached at a certain distance he got distracted, and when he got distracted by the boisterous wind he became afraid and started to sink.

“But when [Peter] saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, ‘Lord, save me!’” (Matthew 14:30 NIV)

Many of us are like Peter, we started our journey with the Lord and even though the trials of life come, our faith allows us to overcome these trials, you could say to ‘walk on water’. But along the way we get distracted especially when we think the situation has gone on for too long, or we come upon big storm. I am using the storm here as a metaphor for trouble. It was easy to trust God when our trials were little, but what happens when the situations seem bigger than we are able to handle? What happens when we have a category 4 storm? Do we let fear in? Or do we anticipate it with the mindset that it will elevate us to new heights?
Focusing on what’s happening around us will cause us to be afraid; afraid of losing our family, losing our jobs, our homes, or being broke and not having enough to take care of our needs. We start worrying about what is going to happen next and very soon we start to sink.

The storms also bring with it floods. The water could be more dangerous than the winds.
With Irma, I was going to ride out the storm in my home because my house is built to withstand the winds but as soon as they started talking about 10-15 ft. storm surges. I called my husband and said we are leaving now! I was afraid of my car being under water and I pictured me on the roof waiting to be rescued. So, I understand fear!
Joel Osteen had a message about flood waters he used the analogy of your water breaking during childbirth. That flood there signals new birth as is regarded with excitement. He also reminded us that we never know when that flood is going come. His wife Victoria water broke when she was in an elevator going somewhere that was not the hospital! It is all about perception. Ask yourself what is the good that can come out of the house and car being flooded? You get new ones of course ! Usually the insurance pays!

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Here are five things God wants you to do if you feel like you’re sinking in a storm.

1. Keep your eyes on Jesus and stay focus.
The moment you take your eyes off the Lord, you will go under. When you focus on the wind and the waves — your circumstances — you’re going to sink, just like Peter. There will be many things happening in the world to get you distracted. Economies going under, crime and violence on the rise, people losing their jobs, accidents on the rise and so forth. These things will get you distress. Jesus tells us that when we see these things happening, that is not the time to get sidetracked, but it is the time to look up (Luke 21:28.

2. Do not be fearful, Jesus is with you in the storm.
When you’re in a storm, it is very easy to become fearful, fearful that you will not get rid of a sickness, fearful that your #marriage will end, fearful that your child will die, fearful that you will not be able to pay off your debts or bills and still have enough money to survive. But when fear comes, and it will come, take authority over it and stand on the promises of God that he will always be with you. Fear comes with torment and that’s why Jesus gives us peace (John 14:27). Peace that will help you to ride out your storms.

3. Don’t let go of faith.
Faith is like our heavenly currency that we use to draw what we need from the spiritual realm. When you maintain your faith you will receive strength to weather the storms of life.

4. Don’t doubt.
You don’t need great faith to make it through the storm in your life. You just need faith in the right person, that is Jesus. Peter started to sink when he started to doubt.

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5. Praise God.
Praise is a weapon, a very powerful one. It confuses the enemy as he cannot understand how you able facing your storms but will have a praise. When Jehoshaphat was facing a large army, he did not use swords to fight his battle, he just praised God and his enemies were totally destroyed. Even in the storm, even when you feel like you’re sinking, even when you’re scared to death — praise him all the time.

Is the Secret to Love, Sex?

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Is the secret to Love, Sex? This week on Mindset Transformation Radio Podcast, I interview Love Coach James Green. James answers the question “Is Sex the most important factor in a relationship? Tune in to find out the answer.

So, let me ask you. What do you think is the most important factor in a relationship? In my research for this interview. I found this article
on the secret to a long marriage. Hint it was not Sex!

Secret to a long Marriage
A couple was celebrating their golden wedding anniversary. Their domestic tranquility had long been the talk of the town. A local newspaper reporter was inquiring as to the secret of their long and happy marriage. “Well, it dates back to our honeymoon,” explained the man. “We visited the Grand Canyon and took a trip down to the bottom on the canyon by pack mule. We hadn’t gone too far when my wife’s mule stumbled. My wife quietly said, ‘That’s once.’ We proceeded a little further and the mule stumbled again. Once more my wife quietly said, ‘That’s twice.’ Hadn’t gone a half- mile when the mule stumbled the third time. My wife quietly removed a revolver from her pocket and shot the mule dead. I started to yell at her for her treatment of the mule when she looked at me and quietly said ‘That’s once.”
Lol. Hope you had a good laugh.

But in all seriousness. We have heard the phrase ” A Happy wife a happy life”
Here is another article about a couple married 79 years.

“Just want you to know that you’re still the one I would choose. Still the one I give my heart to, still the one I love.”

So, what’s their secret?

“To support one another, whatever the problems may be, good or bad. Stick together. That’s about it,” Bertha said.

“You know why this lasted 79 years? She has the last word,” Dan added with a smile.

Let me introduce my guest this week:

James is a certified Love and Emotional Intelligence coach. His mission is to teach people how to love themselves as well as love each other. James specialty is Relationship and Personal Development Coaching.

Show notes:
1. Question 1: Tell us of your journey to become a Love and emotional Intelligence coach. Do you have a personal story that made you specialize in this field?

I was a single parent and realized that when looking for a mate, I had to look for someone who would fit into my lifestyle as a single father. The woman had to accept me and my son as a package deal. That made me look at factors other than Sex.
As far as my journey to becoming a Love and Emotional intelligence coach, I found I had the aptitude to reach people. People opened up to me. I remember once standing in the line at McDonald’s and this man in line started talking to me telling me his story. I decided to get my certification as a Life Coach
2. Question 2: How does emotional intelligence fit into the relationship dynamics?
Emotional Intelligence is the ability to hear what your partner is not saying. It is the ability to realize that when your partner says Fine, I am okay with that. for example. She is not fine with that, from her tonality or her body language.
Another facet of emotional intelligence is the ability to keep your cool and not fly off the handle at the slightest provocation.

3. Question 3: What problems do find are the most common and how do you coach your clients to solve them?
I find Trust, Communication and the inability to seek out coaching until after they start experiencing problems.

Couples tend to think that coaching is not needed until there is a huge problem in their relationship and when I hear that I ask them do you also see a doctor AFTER you have Cancer?

4. Question 4: If you had a magic wand to solve common relationship problems, what would you solve?

If I had a magic wand to solve relationship problems, I would solve trust. Lack of trust is one of the most destructive elements in a relationship.

5. Question 5: When you say that relationship is not a 3-letter word, what do you mean?
The topic of our show today “Is the secret to love, Sex?”
Couples would have us believe that great sex keeps the relationship going or strong.
While sex is very important in a relationship it is not the most important factor.
I believe that communication is the most important factor.
Click the podcast link to hear from James directly as he answers this question.

6. Question 6: Why would you say that couples do not proactively seek relationship coaching and wait until there is a problem to get counselling?
Culture, conditioning. Women go to get an annual checkup every year. They get a PAP test to proactively check for any cervical problems. But this same woman would not think of going to a relationship coach to proactively check to see if her relationship is in danger of abnormal growth!

For the men I use the analogy of the oil change because men hate going to the doctor for an annual check up. But they do change their oil every 3 to 5 months. ( I had a laugh at this one. I asked James if he was suggesting men change their wifes, as often as they change the oil in their cars?)
He assured me he was not saying that but letting the men know that just like the car engine their relationships need regular maintenance.

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How to Become an Open Communicator

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Are you an Open or Closed Communicator

This week on Mindset Transformation radio and podcast with Coach Myrna Young, I interview Leadership Coach and Trainer, Gail Green.
Gail teaches us How to Become an Open Communicator. Gail is the founder of GoGreen Learning.
To receive her Free Gift of 3 Go Cards send her an email from her web site www.gogreenlearning.com


Here is a brief Biography of my guest Gail Green.
• Gail is a leadership coach and trainer and her topic today is “How to find out if you are an open or closed communicator” in your business environment. Gail is a leader who connects individuals and teams to their truth, helping them to discover their full expression of courage, joy and fulfillment. Gail works with all sizes of companies, as well as individually with leaders, and do life coaching with individuals from all walks of life.
• Gail’s primary work is in leadership development, teambuilding, stress management and all forms of communication skills.

Why is being a closed communicator bad? Because as a closed off person, you become defensive, resistant, bitchy, moody, easy to anger, confrontational, and not open to feedback.
So as a Leader, it is important to be open to your team and employees.
Open people radiate outwards from their heart and is able to touch others.
If you want to impact your employees and your customers, then learn how to be open.
Listen to the podcast as Gail teaches us how to be Open vs Closed with the help of her Go Cards.

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Are You also Closed Off in your personal relationships And Don’t Even Know It?

How Would you answer the following questions?
Are you emotionally guarded?
Are you willing to take risks?

If you answered yes to these questions, it could mean that you are closed off emotionally.

Sometimes being emotionally guarded gets you into bad situations; but most of the time it gets you nowhere. In every area of life, there is no reward if there is no risk taken. So that could be why you keep finding yourself in relationships that bore you, or in relationship with other emotionally closed off individuals. Because like attracts like. Those relationships aren’t very rewarding, are they? If you don’t take the risk by putting your true self and your true feelings on the table, those are the types of relationships that you will attract. Your emotionally open friends will get those giddy, best-friends-lovers, movie-type romances; you will get the dead-end ones. Maybe you’ve never had your heart broken, and maybe you think that’s a perk. But it’s not. It is said that it is better to have loved and lost then to have never loved at all! So, I will ask the question. Are you closed off and don’t even realize it?

Here is an article from Madame Enoire that asks 10 more ways to tell if you are closed off personally.

Here are 10 ways to tell if you closed off personally:
1. Do you feel like first dates are interrogations, and are put off by the line of questioning you receive during them?
2. Does it feel very inappropriate to you whenever someone becomes emotional around you?
3. Do your friends share their romantic stories with you? Or do they feel that you are never happy for them so they don’t share?
4. Do you attract cocky guys?
5. You do a lot of Googling before first dates.
6. You prep your friends to meet a guy.
7. Sex is a competition.
8. You’ve never cried to a partner or shown your venerability.
9. Eye contact makes you very uncomfortable
10. You’re very sarcastic

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Show Notes:
• Topic: Are you an Open or Closed Communicator?
1. Question 1: Tell us your journey towards becoming a Leadership coach
2. Question 2: How did you come to specialize in Open vs closed communication?
3. Question 3: How does a leader know if he or she is open or closed? What determines that?
4. Question 4: If a leader becomes closed off, how can he or she trace the source?
5. Question 5: Why should leaders want to become open? What are the benefits of being open?
6. Question 6: What tools do you offer as a coach to help clients who are closed off to become open?
7 Question 7: You sent me this beautiful set of Go Cards, how does one use these cards to change their state?

How to Raise your Self-esteem by Erasing Self Doubt

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How to Erase Self Doubt

In this week’s segment of the Mindset Transformation radio show and podcast with Coach Myrna, I teach on the topic how to Raise your Self Esteem by Erasing Self Doubt.

Self confidence and self esteem is the belief that you can accomplish any task or any goal.

Self doubt is the negative narrative that plays in your head. It is like PAC man. It is there to eat up your confidence

I was listening to a Ted talk YouTube video last week and the speaker was telling his story.
He said for 10 years he smoked crack when he woke up and before he went to bed. Hoping to numb the pain of living. He was a disappointment to his mother, his wife and his children. He felt worthless!
On his second trip to prison, he spent a total of 8 years in prison, his adopted mother had a heart attack and he was told she was not going to make it. He felt pretty low that this woman who he adopted him and loved his as her own and tried to give him a better life was now in the hospital, in a cold dark room and he was not there to offer her comfort. This was the first spark of change in him. Maybe he should do something with his life other than being a mess up.
When he got out of prison this time he decided to go to college. He was now a middle aged black man and he was in college with 20 year old white students. Never the less he did good and now looked forward for the accolades his teachers gave him because he was performing better than expected. He said that praise was now his new drug. He lived for his teachers praises. One day one of his teachers put an application for a job on his desk. He couldn’t believe it. His teacher had confidence in him, his teacher had confidence in his ability to do the job. The self confidence seedling inside him got water and grew a little. As his self confidence grew, his life changed. No longer was he a non contributing member to society, he was making a contribution. He now had a new family and 7 years after he was released from prison, he received his PHD in Physiology!

Self confidence doesn’t always come naturally. Sometimes you have to practice and practice until you build it. Sometimes it comes from your teachers or your parents.

So today I will share some tools to help you build up your self confidence and self esteem while starving the negative self talk. The negative talk that tells you, you are not good enough. You can never make it, you are not smart enough, pretty enough, thin enough.

But before we can get to the solution of anything or before we can get to anywhere on the map, we have to know how we got to where we are right now and pinpoint where we are.

For example. If you are at the mall and you are wanting to go to Macy’s department store you look at the map and it shows “You are here” if you want to get to Macy’s than you know you have to walk right or left.
It is the same way in life.

Statics show that we can shed a lot of light on how we got here on the map by looking at our childhood. You see parenting does not come
with a manual and some parents get it right; but most get it wrong.

Understanding your inner child is very important to unlocking the door of where you are on the map today.
You see when you came into the world you were totally dependent on someone else to care for you. Not just to feed you, bathe you, and to keep you warm but to love you, protect you and nurture you.
If whenever you cried your mother or caregiver came and picked you up and smiled at you and comforted you then you transformed that into the feeling of you are important.
If however when you cried you were ignored, then you formed the feeling that you are unwanted.
Even though you have no memory of being a baby, your heart and your internal computers have a record of everything. A hypnotist can go back and pull it out. That is the root of low self esteem and self doubt that is now an oak tree!

If today you are listening to me and you are experiencing low self esteem and self doubt or you don’t understand why you are not getting the results you want. Why you are here on the map and you can never get over there. I challenge you to do the work find out why.

I was watching Oprah Super Soul Sunday a few months ago and she had a guest who talked about going back to your childhood home in your mind and looking out the window. What do you see?

I did this exercise.
I grew up with a single mother and my grandmother in Guyana. Guyana is in South America. Our neighbors are Venezuela and Brazil.
We were very poor. Both my mother and grand mother were domestic servants.
I was the eldest of 4 children and we all lived in a room in a big house.
When I looked through the window of that room. I saw that even though I was poor, I had hope. I had love, I had friends, I was happy.
I saw that I had self confidence because I believed I was attractive. My dad told me so and I believed him.
I had self confidence because I believed I was intelligent. I did well in school. I was a B+ student.
I had self confidence because I knew I would get a good job when I left school. And I did. When I graduated from school, I got a job at the Ministry of Health. I was a payroll clerk paying all the doctors at Georgetown hospital.
I never lost my self confidence. If someone wanted to hurt me by calling me ugly, did nothing to me because I knew I was attractive.
If someone called me stupid, it did nothing to me because I knew I was intelligent.
That is why we have to have an internal lotus of control. You can’t let people steal your self confidence by telling you, “you are not good enough.” You are wonderfully made. As Joel Osteen says “We are all made like a fully loaded top of the line sports car” everything we need to be successful in life is preloaded at the factory. All we have to do is to read the manual!

I challenge you to go back to your childhood home in your mind and look through the window.

We lose self esteem because of a variety of reasons
• We were inadequately nurtured as children.
• We could have absorbed negative messages about ourselves and it still resides in the core of our beings.
• Self esteem is what you think and feel about yourself and not what others think and feel about you.
• How we feel about ourselves, is how we view the world.

To grow in self esteem is to expand our capacity for happiness.

The higher our self esteem the more equipped we are to handle life’s adversities.
The higher our self esteem the more ambitious we are not necessary in a career; but in forming healthy relationships and not repeating destructive patterns.
The higher our self esteem the more likely we are to form nourishing bonds with others.

Our external life is an indication of what is going on inside.
The art of raising our self esteem is a process your level of commitment determines how long raising your self esteem will take.

How to raise your self esteem by erasing self doubt

Some of us never got love from our parents; but we are now mothers. It is important to hug your kids often and tell them you love them. It is important to make your kids feel valuable.
But, even if you get no love from your parents, friends, lovers, you must love yourself. You can never give away what you don’t have. If you don’t love yourself you can’t love your children, you can’t love your husband.

How to be self confident

How do you know if you love yourself?

Ask yourself these questions?
• Do I take care of myself?
• Do I make being healthy a priority?
• Am I stretching and challenging myself to be better than I am today?
• Am I living life with passion or am I just passing through?

If you answered No to any of these questions then you need to make some changes in your life before you get to 80 years old and realize that you never lived.

How do you erase self doubt?

By Thinking it, speaking it and doing it!

The weeds that take over the garden of your mind can only flourish if you are a bad gardener!

You have to protect your dreams by plucking up the weeds before they grow. They will come. Self doubt always comes; but you have to pluck them out by speaking of your goals and doing something to get you moving towards the place on the map you want to go.
That is why you have to know where you are so you won’t move in the opposite direction.

First Think it. There is nothing good or bad but thinking makes it so. William Shakespeare.

Rhonda brine of the secret says “What you think about you bring about”

Your thoughts affect your attitude, your self confidence, your mood, and there is a direct relationship to your thoughts and your experiences in life.

Remember when you were a kid and your parents would tell not to hang around Johnny or Jane? They did not know why; but they knew that if you kept company with Jonny or Jane, no good would come of you.
In the same way if you keep replaying negative emotions in your head such as fear, discontent, anger, jealousy, insecurities, blame etc then you will keep attracting more negative energy to your experience.

But if you are wanting that promotion and you see yourself in this new role and you are confident that you will get this promotion then you will. You might not get it at your first try but if you never give up it will be yours eventually; conversely, If you want this promotion; but you place road blocks in your path such as any and all negative thoughts then chances are you will never attract this reality into your experience.

When we think, our thoughts become like magnets and attract, and then attach to like thoughts. That is why it manifests in our life.

Nothing shows up in our life unless we attract it.

We have all seen the power of attraction in motion when if we have something bad happen to us at the beginning of the day, bad things keep on happening for the rest of the day.

So, it is very important to watch what you think.

Now let’s take a look at Speak it.

The spoken word is a powerful tool and by leveraging your voice you expand your dreams from internal thoughts to external possibilities, laying the ground work for divine purpose to manifest. Deepak Chopra

When you take your thoughts, which are formless and speak them into the atmosphere you give them form. This empowers them.

“Talk happiness; talk faith; talk health. Say you are well, and all will be well with you. God shall hear your words and make them true.” Ella Wheeler Wilcox

So, remember to speak it. Tell a friend or your coach of your intentions.

And lastly “just do it.” Nike made this phrase popular but it applies to more than athletics. Just do it. There will never be a better time than the present.

“He who waits to do a great deal of good at once will never do anything.”
― Samuel Johnson

So “just do it.” Think about something you have been thinking of doing for some time. Tell someone about it and then take the first step. It does not have to be a giant step. It could be as simple as doing research or taking that nice red Mercedes out for a test drive; but it will be a step in the right direction.
I hope my presentation was thought provoking. These are the principles I live by and I attract all that I want into my experience; so give it a try.
If you lack self confidence and would like to talk to a coach, I offer a 30 min Free strategy session to help you gain self confidence to achieve your goals.
Click this link to set up your Free Strategy Session
Namaste!,”

Seven Social Media Tools To Grow Your Online Business

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Seven Social Media tools to grow your online business

This week on the Mindset Transformation radio show and podcast with Coach Myrna, I interview Online business coach Jessie Guilford. Jessie is a marketing expert and she will teach us the top “Seven Social Media Tools to Grow your Online Business.”

Tip of the week from coach Myrna: How You Can Use Pinterest To Grow Your Online Business
Pinterest exists for people to come together to gather, collect and share snapshots of their own ideas, memories, and interests.
In the early days of the social networking platform, that was all Pinterest really was. A simple place for people to come together and scrapbook. It was a collectively personal experience that gave the world something nice.
These days, Pinterest is more than just a nice global scrapbook. With 100 million active users (emphasis on the “active”), it’s now being used by some of the biggest companies on the planet to build awareness, drive traffic to their websites, and sell.

Pinterest is popular with users because it allows them to choose how to interact with brands and businesses — not the other way around. Users can navigate based on their own interests so product endorsements aren’t quite as invasive here as in other social media platforms.
Most people on Pinterest are actually looking to make purchases, which means brands are only really guiding their products to the people who need them.

Guest Biography
Jessie grew up on a grain & cattle farm in Manitoba, Canada with a passion for the outdoors, horseback riding, shopping and creating the life she desired. She graduated University with her Bachelor of Business Degree and achieved the Duke of Edinburgh’s Program Gold Award before entering the corporate world. She worked in Research as well as Sales + Marketing while starting and running her own website design business at the age of 22. Realizing that the 9-5, slowly-climb-the-corporate-ladder world was not for her, she soon realized her passion for coaching amazing women from all over the world to help them achieve their business goals and build a life they loved.

Show notes:
1. Question 1: How did your love of website design from the early age of 22 come about?
2. What are 3 things to think about before starting an online business?
3. Can you suggest the top seven social media tools that will help with people’s online marketing and business growth?
4. What are some different ways to market your business online (and offline!)
5. What to say when someone asks “What do you do?” – example your cocktail pitch!
6. How should a successful discovery/strategy/free call with a potential client sound like?
7. How can people get visible and find their target market?
8. How can someone change their mindset to make a certain sales target?

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If you are looking for some more tools or new tools for 2017, take a look at this article from Buffer Social.
The 20 Best New Social media tools

Every so often, a new social media platform emerges to capture our attention (Peach) or become part of our daily lives (Snapchat).
The social media tools landscape can be just as fascinating — and robust!
Every week, people build and launch new social media tools, empowering us marketers in our day-to-day work. To give you a sense of how amazing the landscape is, here’s a graphic of some of the social media tools available: social media management, listening, analyzing, content creation, and more.

As part of our State of Social Media 2016 campaign, we’ve scoured Product Hunt for the latest trending social media tools and created a list of 21 products for marketers and teams to try in 2017.

How to Assemble Your Power Team to Manifest Your Vision

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In this episode of the Mindset Transformation radio show and podcast, coach Myrna interviews Valeri Bocage. Valerie lost everything in hurricane Katrina and used her pain to create her company Powerful Women International. She believes that the greater your pain the greater things that are birthed from this pain.
She believes that whenever you focus on what you have lost, you can never move forward.
Her purpose was to make a difference.
She says to figure out who your audience is. Who are you supposed to make a difference to?

My tip of the week is:

How to Create Positive Core Beliefs
Our guest today shared her story of losing everything in hurricane Katrina and bouncing back to become the CEO of Powerful Women International. To do that she had to have positive self-worth and positive core beliefs.
Beliefs are the truths people hold on to that guide our life. The power of belief can trap you, as in the belief that you deserve only a limited amount of happiness. Or belief can free you, as in the belief that you are safe and protected in the cosmic plan.

When you open your awareness to your strongest beliefs, which are known as core beliefs, two things happen. First, you find out who you are and why you behave in the ways you do. Second, new energies become available when you pursue the core beliefs that are life-supporting, fulfilling, and spiritually transforming.

How to Create Positive Core Beliefs
A powerful core belief is pure and direct. It gives you a clear sense of who you are. It isn’t confused, conflicted, or compromised. Let’s take steps to make this the kind of core belief you are activating. Step one is to bring your core beliefs into awareness. The four key beliefs you want to activate are:

I am loving and lovable.
I am worthy.
I am safe and trusting.
I am fulfilled and whole.

You already have existing core beliefs in these four areas of love, self-worth, security, and fulfillment. Your beliefs can’t be changed simply by throwing out an old one and adopting a new one like changing your wardrobe. The change must come at the level of self-awareness. At the core of your being, where your true self resides, the truth about you is clear and unequivocal: You deserve unconditional love; you are of unique worth in the universe; you can trust Nature to protect and uphold you; and your fulfillment comes from being whole.

To overhaul your beliefs means that you get closer and closer to your core beliefs, these four inner truths, which are absolute. Right now, there’s a gap between them and what you experience. For most people, the positive and negative side of their core beliefs depend on how good or bad their experiences have been in the past. If you have been deeply hurt in love, for example, it is hard to adopt the core belief that you deserve infinite love.

A Self-Awareness Exercise to Create Your Core Beliefs
Reliving experiences from the past only keeps you stuck in the past. Your core beliefs are activated in the now, every day. They can only be changed in the now! Here’s how:

Look upon what’s happening now as a reflection of your core beliefs.
If the reflection is negative, pause and ask yourself why it fits the storyline your beliefs create. If you experience any kind of abusive treatment, for example, this reflects a victimhood story supported by a core belief that keeps you in the story. If you experience unexpected kindness, on the other hand, this reflects a storyline that includes compassion and reflects a core belief in how much you deserve love.

A core belief that God has plans to prosper you, will take you through any setback.

• Valeri Bocage started Powerful Women International in 2006 after moving to San Francisco, a move that was prompted by the loss of everything during Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. Valeri lost everything except her indomitable spirit to help others. Initially, Powerful Women International was formed to help women live their dreams and to begin to support each other worldwide to fulfill their utmost dreams and expand themselves as leaders worldwide.

Show notes and questions:

2: How did Valerie overcome losing everything in Hurricane Katrina?
3: How did Valerie build and assemble her teams?
4: How did Valerie use the media to promote her business?
5: How did she overcome obstacles?
6: What inspired Valerie to start PWIC?

All-girl engineer team invents solar-powered tent for the homeless

Daniela Orozcoshe recalls how many homeless people she saw on her way to school when she was a high school freshman.

Just one.

Four years later, the number has multiplied. People live on a main thoroughfare near the school, at a nearby park, and below the off-ramps and bridges in her hometown of San Fernando, which is about 20 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. In the San Fernando Valley, homelessness increased 36% to 7,094 people last year, according to the Los Angeles Homeless Services Agency’s annual count. Daniela and her friends wanted to help, but giving money wasn’t an option.

“Because we come from low-income families ourselves, we can’t give them money,” the high school senior says.

“We wanted to offer something besides money,” her classmate, Veronica Gonzalez, chimes in.

That was the starting point for their invention: a solar-powered tent that folds up into a rollaway backpack. The girls and 10 others from their high school had never done any hands-on engineering work before, but with the help of YouTube, Google, and trial-and-error, they got it done.

They hope that one day, their tent will improve the lives of people experiencing homelessness in their community.

How to Find your Purpose, by Becoming a Diamond.

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How to become a Diamond

Have you found your purpose? Our topic today is “How to find your purpose” by becoming a Diamond. My guest today on Mindset Transformation radio and podcast is Marlene M Bryan, inspirational speaker, author, business coach and President of Small Biz Evolution. Marlene is going to teach us “How to find your purpose” by becoming a Diamond.
Marlene asks this question: Do you remember the day you asked: “Why am I here?” “Why was I born?” “Why don’t I know my purpose?” And the best of all: “Why me?” It’s okay to ask the question why? Yet some people get hung up on the “why” and never move forward or take action to put what they have learned into action.

Coach Myrna tip of the week comes:

As a Man Thinketh

From the book “As a man Thinketh” by James Allen on the topic “Thoughts and Purpose”

Until thought is linked with purpose, there is no intelligent accomplishment.
Those who have no central purpose in life, fall an easy prey to petty worries, fears, troubles, and self-pitying; all which lead to failure, unhappiness, and loss.

For weakness cannot persist in a power-evolving universe.

A man should conceive of a legitimate purpose in his heart, and set out to accomplish it. He should make this purpose the centralizing point of his thoughts. He should make this purpose his supreme duty, and devote himself to its attainment, not allowing his thoughts to wander away into ephemeral fancies, longings, and imaginings.

Even if you fail again and again to accomplish your purpose (and you must until weakness is overcome), the strength of character gained will be the measure of your true success, and this will form a new starting point for future power and triumph.

Those who are not prepared for the apprehension of a great purpose, should fix their thoughts upon the faultless performance of their duty, no matter how insignificant their task may appear.

The weakest soul, knowing its own weakness, and believing this truth- that strength can only be developed by effort and practice- will, thus believing at once begin to exert itself adding effort to effort, patience to patience, strength to strength will at last grow divinely strong.

Only by searching and mining are gold and diamonds obtained, and man can find every truth connected with his being, if he will dig deep into the mines of his soul!

Our topic today is “How to become a Diamond by Finding Your Purpose”
Diamonds are created far below the earth’s surface from immense pressure and heat.
Diamonds are the most indestructible element.
How does finding your purpose compare to mining for diamonds?
We come into this world from pressure. But we come into this world as coal in the rough says Marlene Bryan.
Similarly to the diamond we need diamond cutters to shape us. Our diamond cutters are our parents, teachers, coaches, mentors, relationships,
They cut and shape us either to shine like a Diamond or stay as coal!

Finding your purpose make you a diamond because then you will believe that you are precious.

How do you find your purpose?
Your purpose can come from a place of pain or from something you love.
If you can’t figure it out, get the help of your diamond cutters!
Ask them what you do well or what your talents are.
Pain is an energy much like anger that moves us out of our comfort zone into our purpose.

Diamond and purpose

What are the 4 C’s of a diamond and how does becoming a Diamond Help us Find our Purpose?
CUT: The cut of the diamond determines its value. The diamond cutters in our life determine our brilliance.

COLOR: Color in a diamond is a flaw; but now the pink and yellow diamonds are more desirable than colorless diamonds.
Similarly, what we consider flawed about ourselves could be our most valuable quality.

CLARITY: The transparency of the diamond also determines its value.
We must also be transparent. You must know who you are and stay true to your values.

CARAT: The bigger the carat, the more the presumed value but a smaller diamond with all the above attributes could be more valuable.
We should help other become greater or bigger by giving them a hand up.

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