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Goals Impact our Kids!

by Lisa Molina

This morning on the way to school, Skye, asked me to please turn off the radio.
(I secretly love this, because it means he has something important he wants to talk about).

So he starts:

 

Mom, Let’s talk about our goals.

Ok.

Mom, You know I have a goal to go to Pompeii, right?

Yes, I do know about that goal!

Well, I want to go to Pompeii, and you know I have that goal to go on a cruise, right? I was thinking, we can go to Pompeii when we go to Italy to do the cruise!

he continues, nearly shouting with excitement:

Mom, this is the first time that I am going to get two goals, by going for one!!

That is so cool Skye!

 

Yes, it is SO cool. and what’s cooler is the fact that he has figured this out at his age of 7!
It brought on a great conversation about how we grow or decay,  and how Goals bring about growth in all areas, so it is natural to be getting more than one goal as we grow.

It also reinforced his role in getting the goal.

I’d love to say that my son is brilliant and we passed that off in our genes… :-D
But, let’s be real.
This is simply the result of the Success Education curriculum that we use.

As I was doing one of the exercise in the curriculum about Goals increasing all areas of our lives, just a few weeks ago, I set a goal of being of greater influence to Skye with the principles in this education. I told no one about my goal. and today, I got more evidence, that who I am being is absolutely impacting him!

So grateful!

 

Mom, let’s have crazy mommy time!

by Lisa Molina

I’m thinking of my choice to be an entrepreneur.
I’m thinking of my very favorite moments, and happiest times in my day.
I’m thinking of my greatest joy.

I am thinking of that when my son makes the statement, he knows that I will usually, very enthusiastically, say YES!

Earlier today on the way home from school, he said Mom, I got a great idea! …
I knew it would be, as it always is, a great adventure.
He saw my reaction and said, let’s go to the Castle Park!
The Castle Park! Cool – this does sound like fun. He even assured me we could get lunch there… As it was just after 12noon.
Now, driving down Sunset Blvd in Hollywood, CA, my nav unit had no idea where “Castle Park” was…
And Skye could only tell me that “I passed it!” The funny thing was for a few minutes he was guiding me.. Or so I thought.
“Turn here” , “now go there”
Knowing he has his dad’s sense of direction, I was allowing him to lead me.
But when we did a loop several times – and all he could say was “you passed it” – I knew I had to do something different.

All of a sudden, I hear a small voice from the back seat say with a defeated sign, “ I guess that wasn’t a very good idea that I had…”

My heart nearly broke in two. I had never heard those words come from him.
It did leave it wide open for a great conversation to ensue, distinguishing good ideas, from mom not knowing where the heck I was going!

Now, I don’t believe in giving a child a false sense of reality, with encouraging him to believe that everything he says is a good idea.
The parents out there know well, often times at bedtime he will attempt to use the “I have a good idea” to stay up an extra hour, or get 2 or 3 more stories …
However, during this time of play, I knowingly allow his creative mind to GO FOR IT… And Great ideas are in abundance!

I am wondering about the parents, who, dealing with the day to day stressors of life: a boss, the employees, the bills, providing for their family..
The stressors of life that actually make the good ideas ..not soo good, and actually take the fun out of the free acknowledgement to their child.

With SOOO much gratitude in my heart for choosing in to being an entrepreneur. And for having mentors teach me how to be a success at it.
Thank goodness someone told me I could do it.
My little man has some great ideas to share … And for that matter, so do I!

And for that matter…..SO DO YOU!

Stories of Triumph with Lisa Molina

by Lisa Molina

Getting the *Beyond Freedom Evolution curriculum, I will admit, I was skeptical. I mean, I had already done that much personal development, so I’m like, what else, do I really need to know?!

Day One in the BFE curriculum I learned that I had been keeping myself in a toxic, unhealthy environment because I was afraid to “leave the herd” BAMMM – that changed everything about my life and the direction I was heading. I mean, everything! What a sense of freedom to cut ties completely and begin creating my own healthy boundaries!

Days later, I realized how my main motto that was driving me, was ‘playing not to lose’. I was making my decisions based on how not to lose. I was able to make a decision right then and there, and use the tools in the curriculum to stop the constant judgements of myself (the critical bits about me that I would repeat again and again that I thought would keep me from losing). I was able to replace the constant rant in my head about how I could be better, to a non judgmental voice, where a lot of observing goes on, but instead noticing the wins and seeing how my actions were winning! This naturally had me feeding myself with power statements and affirmations about Winning! Winning my game of life! This has positively impacted the way I see life, and has showed up in all areas, my business, my tennis, my relationship with my husband, my relationship with my son, being with my parents and my family and of course, the relationship I had with myself. I feel the constant reassurance that I am my friend. This was absolutely foreign to me, and felt so funny at first. Until I began to practice. I don’t have to be my worst critic. I can and get to be, my biggest fan!

There are so many ways the BFE curriculum shows up in my life. It has been the game changer to the way I see me. One of the most noticeable ways that I see  the principles in the course working in my life is – NO MORE migrane headaches! (I have learned they can be a caused by a dislike of being driven and resisting the flow of life.. Of course I was resisting! It was like I was a beating myself with a whip each thought, and each action I would take!) What a difference it makes to actually begin to love that person I see looking back at me in the mirror!

This time ’round I am doing the BFE curriculum again noticing more the ways I show up as a powerful influence, (and the ways I can improve on ;) particularly as a parent. There are so many ways I see my son implementing the BFE course. He wrote this 2 years ago (“to show me his letters”) when he was nearly 5 yrs old.

 

 

To know that he knows this for himself -what took me nearly 40 years to get…. GRATEFUL!

Now he has turned 7. He’s been really excited about Christmas coming… (yes we have months to go!) A few nights ago, he wanted to know my “ideal” Christmas, and then he wanted me to ask him the question, and he shared. Tonight tucking him in bed he wanted to know my favorite Xmas memory. Of course he wanted me to ask him, so I asked, “Skye, what is your favorite Xmas memory?” and he comes back with, “It’s seeing my face when I opened up that red rider BB gun!”

The best part – Skye does not have a red rider BB gun.

To some, this seems like a funny comment made by a kid. But to all those who know the power of the BFE curriculum, we know he is fully embracing the principles and creating his own reality, being grateful for a gift he has not yet received.

This BFE curriculum has been the greatest gift! Someday he will know, that this BFE would have everything to do with that red rider BB gun that will be under the tree this year!

 

 

 

*Beyond Freedom Evolution is a Multi Awarded web based 12 month curriculum.  It is Accredited for one third of a masters degree in Personal Leadership Development.  It is being successfully used in Schools, Universities, in Corporations, by Educators for teachers and students, by Corporate Trainers for employees, and for individuals.  Contact me on how to purchase for below retail cost.  

Passion is Sales! Do you Agree or Disagree?

by Lisa Molina

 

Is Passion enough to have a person be successful in a Sales Career? or Do you find any success in Sales is more structured than just Passion for the product/ service? Share your thoughts as a comment.

Who is Lisa Molina and LifeBeyondtheRatRace.com?

by Lisa Molina

The Wall Street Journal promotes Direct Selling as The Ultimate Social Business Model

by Lisa Molina

As if we didn’t know!  lol!   Thanks Wall Street Journal!
Well for those who are still seeing the traditional business model as the best way to go,
it may be time to admit that traditional businesses may deserve a better business model.
For those interested in educating themselves about Direct Selling – aka – Network Marketing, this article is for you.

Let’s clarify a few commonly used words for those who are new to the scene.

Pyramid:  “a shape”!  It’s what people refer to when referring to the organizational layout of a Network Marketing company.

And, … well it’s the shape of every corporation, and government. and school. Take a look.

(Source: http://www.network-marketing-business-school.com/pyramid-scheme.html)

Robert Kiyosaki had this to say about Pyramids.

“One type of pyramid, the traditional type, has its base on the ground; the other type has its base in the air. It’s a pyramid that pulls you up instead of pushing you down. A network marketing business gives everyone access to what used to be the domain only of the rich.”
(Source: http://www.wynman.com/kiyos.html)

“Pyramid scheme” is a word that many people use to describe something they saw on the internet that they are uncertain about. Pyramid schemes are illegal.  A company would be classified as a pyramid scheme if money was being exchanged for no product, or if it was fraudulent.  Network Marketing Companies that have a viable product for sale, are not classified as pyramid schemes.

Pyramid scheme: a non-sustainable business model that involves promising participants payment, services or ideals, primarily for enrolling other people into the scheme or training them to take part, rather than supplying any real investment or sale of products or services to the public. Pyramid schemes are a form of fraud. Source: http://www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyramid_scheme

Multi-level Marketing - (MLM) is a marketing strategy in which the sales force is compensated not only for sales they personally generate, but also for the sales of others they recruit, creating a downline of distributors and a hierarchy of multiple levels of compensation. Most commonly, the salespeople are expected to sell products directly to consumers by means of relationship referrals and word of mouth marketing. Some people equate MLM with direct selling, although MLM is only one type of direct selling. (Source: http://www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multi-level_marketing)

Direct selling: a retail channel for the distribution of goods and services. At a basic level it may be defined as marketing and selling products, direct to consumers away from a fixed retail location. …  (Source:  http://www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Direct_selling)

Many people mistakenly use the terms Network Marketing, Direct Selling, and Multi-level Marketing (MLM) interchangeably.  Whereas, they are all related,  Network Marketing (word of mouth marketing, or building your market via a network) is the umbrella over Direct Selling and MLM.  Companies are then divided into “Direct Selling”  or “MLM” based on the company’s compensation structure.  Direct Selling is a direct sale to the customer, and is paid out as such, the customer  directly pays the distributor.  In MLM the sale is between the customer and the company, and is paid out as such through the downline, thus creating residuals.

Clearly the most powerful compensation plan you could participate in, have the best of both worlds;  the front end profit, (aka direct sale), plus a bonus structure (aka MLM/residual).

So why is Robert Kiyosaki, Donald Trump, Warren Buffet, Brian Tracy (etc)  and now the Wall Street Journal  so excited about Direct Selling?

In Sunday’s June 26th, 2011 edition, the Wall Street Journal describes Direct Selling as “The Ultimate Social Business Model”!

 

As you do your research on a Direct Selling company, may I offer these few quick tips:

  1. Fall in love with the product.
  2. Understand the cash flow of the compensation model.
  3. Ensure your upline is authentic, approachable, and someone you can work with.
  4. Make the decision to have success.  and you will do it UNTIL you get that success.
  5. PRESS GO!  over and over and over again.

 

For those that like quotes, here are a few relevant ones:

“Network marketing gives people the opportunity, with very low risk and very low financial commitment, to build their own income-generating asset and acquire great wealth.” – Robert T. Kiyosaki, Entrepreneur and Author

“I am often asked if Network Marketing is a Pyramid Scheme. My reply is that corporations really are pyramid schemes. A corporation has only one person at the top, generally the CEO, and everyone else below.” — Donald Trump, Entrepreneur and Author

“The future of network marketing is unlimited. There’s no end in sight. It will to continue to grow, because better people are getting into it. – Brian Tracy, Author and Motivational Speaker

“If you are a person with big dreams and would love to support others in achieving their big dreams, then the network marketing business is definitely a business for you. You can start your business part-time at first and then as your business grows, you can help other people start their part-time business. This is a value worth having – a business and people who help others make their dreams come true.” — Robert T. Kiyosaki, Entrepreneur and Author

“Network marketing is based purely on relationship selling, which is the state of the art in selling today. Small and large companies throughout the country and the world are realizing that individuals selling to their friends and associates is the future of sales, because the critical element in buying is trust.” — Brian Tracy, Author and Motivational Speaker

“Only take the advice from people who are currently building a business.” – Don Failla, Network Marketer and Author

“If I had to do it all over again, rather than build an old style type of business, I would have started building a network marketing business.” — Robert T. Kiyosaki, Entrepreneur and Author

“Network marketing is the big wave of the future. It’s taking the place of franchising, which now requires too much capital for the average person.” — Jim Rohn, America’s Business Philosopher

“Of all the entrepreneurial opportunities available today, one of the most important is direct selling, also called network marketing.” — Paul Zane Pilzer, Nobel Prize Winning Economist and Author

“You only win when you help others win.” – Paul Zane Pilzer, Nobel Prize Winning Economist and Author

“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.” – Anthony Robbins, Author, Speaker, and Self Help Guru

“In Network Marketing, duplication is what success looks like!” — Michael S. Clouse, Network Marketer and Trainer

“For people choosing to use a network marketing system to build a business in the B quadrant, the price of entry is a lot lower, the risks are lower, and the education and support are there to guide you through this personal development process.” – Robert T. Kiyosaki, Entrepreneur and Author

“In today’s world, working for yourself is actually the safer route, and working for a corporation has become the riskier propositions.” — Paul Zane Pilzer, Nobel Prize Winning Economist and Author

“Network marketing is based purely on relationship selling, which is the state of the art in selling today. Small and large companies throughout the country and the world are realizing that individuals selling to their friends and associates is the future of sales, because the critical element in buying is trust.” — Brian Tracy, Author and Motivational Speaker

“Network Marketing is the fastest growing business model in the world today” – Robert T. Kiyosaki, Entrepreneur and Author

“The rich look for and build networks. Everyone else looks for work”– Robert T. Kiyosaki, Entrepreneur and Author

 

Sources:

The Business School for People Who Like Helping People, by Robert T. Kiyosaki, with Sharon Lechter, CPA, authors of Rich Dad, Poor Dad

http://moonloh.com/famous-network-marketing-quotes/

 

Best,

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by Lisa Molina

This is an easy way to see if your doing the RIGHT actions for success!

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Stress gives the Advantage!

by Lisa Molina

At a recent business Conference in Whistler, BC, Canada with over a hundred of my team members, we got the good fortune of hearing from a man named Thomas Crum.

He talked about the benefits of Stress.    Yes, I said BENEFITS!  



Whether you realize it or not, stress actually has many positive qualities!
Stress increases brain processing, memory, and attention.
It speeds recovery, enhances immunity, fosters mental toughness, allows for deeper relationships, and allows for a greater appreciation for life.

When we resist stress we get more of it.  We think we have to push it away, and in doing so, it continues to attack us in ways we don’t wish it to.  In stead of resisting it, let’s simply thank the stress for being there, to do all the above.
Thomas, being an Aikido instructor, said, “The ‘attacker’ (what we do want in our life) will only continue to attack when we give them the advantage.”

Compassion will serve us, as we know, and when we learn to acknowledge and embrace the ‘attacker’ (the Stress)  it will remove  the negative charge, and allow the energy to flow where we choose it to flow!  We have FULL control over where the energy goes.

So when stress enters in,  decide to use it to your advantage.

Don’t resist it.  Embrace it.  Be Grateful for it!

Breathe it in.

With your breathe, breathing in the qualities you want in your life, use that raw energy, to further propel your goal!

When Stress shows up, be grateful for the Energy!  Now, take that Energy and use it to your advantage!

With all the tips I received, If you desire more information, contact me and say “I am a ready to use my Stress to WIN!”

New meaning to Stress filled Holidays everyone!

Here’s to an energy filled Happy, Healthy, therefore, Wealthy 2011 !


Life Success Tips from the Tennis Wins of Roger Federer

by Lisa Molina

The message rings true for any of us!  Whether you love Tennis or another sport, here lies a beautiful mind-body connection to what it takes to really win in life.

This was passed on to me years ago via email, from a tennis buddy at the time. It originated from a coach named Grigsby.

You Could Play like Roger Federer, but you Won’t!

Here is my instruction to my students in a doubles drill: “Play consistent, move the ball around and wait for the right opportunity (a high short ball) to hit the winner.” They always reply, “Okay, I got it.” The players then proceed to the court and begin the game.  On the very first point one of the players up at the net receives a low ball and Blam! goes for a winner.  Does this sound familiar?

Questioning that player I ask, “What were you doing?” The answer, “I was trying to win the point.” I respond, “Trying to win the point! I thought you were supposed to wait for the right opportunity (a high short ball) to go for the winner!”

Players are constantly thinking one way but acting in another. The problem lies in a misunderstanding of what “trying to win a point” means.  What does it mean to you? Does “trying to win a point” mean hitting the ball for a winner and ending the point? For most players this is exactly what it means.  If that is your definition of “trying to win a point” would you then say that when Roger Federer is strategically moving his opponent around the court he is not trying to win a point? Of course that’s absurd! Roger is definitely trying to win the point!  He just realizes he can win tons of points without hitting winners.  He clearly understands that “trying to win a point” is a process that is part strategic and part blasting the ball for a winner.

Unfortunately this is NOT the way most players approach match play.  Subconsciously they think they must go for something big, blast the ball for a winner or do something spectacular to try and win a point. This is the main reason why players constantly agree to wait for the right shot to go for the winner, but in reality do the complete opposite. This incorrect mindset causes players to lose many, many more points then they should. Are you guilty friends?

Do you realize if you could adopt this new mindset you could mentally begin playing like Roger Federer? He’s a master at blending strategic play with winners. In order to accomplish this change of mindset you must first understand what wins on the tennis court. Consistency and control. From now on, think of “trying to win a point” as strategic play moving the ball around the court while allowing your opponent to crumble under the pressure of your consistency. If, during the course of this strategic play, your opponent presents you with the opportunity to hit a winner – take it!

A PLAN TO DEVELOP PATIENCE

Of course, if you are going to adopt this new mindset you will have to develop some patience. To help players understand this concept and to fight the impatient demons inside I have an interesting drill that you can try. When teaching a doubles drill I have one side do whatever they want and the other side hit only medium pace
shots (NO BLASTING WINNERS OR POWER SHOTS). They can hit a winner but they cannot add extreme power. If there is a violation that team loses the point. I’m the judge whether the ball has been hit too hard.  More often than not, the team that is allowed to use power and go for winners loses, and the team that cannot use power wins.  Why?  Well, you should have that figured out by now. The team that cannot use power becomes a more consistent and controlled team, allowing the other team to make more errors. Sure, the other team can hit the ball harder but that does not mean they will hit the ball in the court! Hitting the ball faster, harder or with power does not automatically translate into winning. The principle: POWER WITHOUT CONTROL IS MEANINGLESS.

Interestingly, the team that cannot use power begins placing the ball all over the court. Since that team is devoid of power they instinctively begin looking for other options. This causes them to strategically look for openings to move the ball around. Bingo!  They are mentally playing like Mr. Federer.

In conclusion, remember “trying to win a point” is a process that is part strategic and part going for winners. And unbeknownst to the majority of players, most points are won in the strategic, patient phase of a point, and not the winner phase.

See you on the courts,

Grigsby   (If anyone knows of this coach, can you please notify me so that I can give him proper kudos.. thnx)

The Inner Game we play in life, whether in tennis, golf, skiing, or any other sport, the inner game we play in our careers or businesses, and the inner game we play in our personal lives in relationships…  All of these can directly benefit from the way this very accomplished, winner, Roger Federer plays Tennis!