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Can you afford not to get ahead?    With banks putting up their charges and the government cutting child benefit, many are being squeezed financially.

There are 2 choices:  1. Take the hit and feel the pinch  OR    

2. Choose to become more financially savvy

 I would love you to join the other women who have signed up to our supportive and  encouraging seminar, http://buildandsafeguardyourwealth.eventbrite.com/

It will give practical help to become more:

  • Financially savvy
  • In control of what’s happening to your money
  • Confident to react to market changes
  • Aware how to build up your net worth
  • Able to earn more – even in a tough market
  • Skilful at making your money work better for you

 Get smart about your money and in control of the life you want!

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Here is your first insight to the first step you can take to be a professional wonder woman and keep your sanity.

Step 1: Have greater influence by becoming more self aware

I have seen so many talented people who are unable to achieve their potential because they do not know how to influence themselves and others.

There are some people we find very easy to communicate with and there are others who we feel constrained and uncomfortable with. 

Often we believe that it is the other person who should change.  This may be true but will not get results! 

The only way we can move a relationship forward is taking responsibility for the outcome ourselves.

When you know how to be in rapport with all people then your world changes dramatically.

Here are 6 straightforward actions that you can do now: 

  1. Write down what would be the best thing that anyone could say about you. 
  2. List 5 qualities that you like about yourself. 
  3. Ask 5 other people from each area of your life:  What 5 qualities do you think I have?” and “What are the two habits/behaviours that I could change which would make me more effective?” 
  4. From the responses write down the opposite positive word to the habits/ behaviours identified.  For example, the positive opposite of untidy/disorganised could be tidy/organised etc, and then write “I am” in front of each of the positive words.  Remind yourself daily, saying these positive statements to yourself. 
  5. Do something that will prove that you have this quality.  For example, if you chose confident, you may want to do something that you have been delaying, such as making a phone call, speaking up at a meeting or declining a request from someone.
  6. Just before you go to sleep, write down everything that you have done that you are proud of each day. 

I have many straightforward ways in my Home Study Guide that will show you how to gain more self awareness, know yourself and how to connect with others to gain more influence. 

There are 6 more insights to steps to help you.  Some steps will give you immediate results whilst others will build gradually for the ‘light bulb moment’ to shine.

People are like stained glass windows.  They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within”   Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

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When we know the steps to take to be in control of our lives, our journey becomes exciting and wholesome.    Of course, we have times in our lives where difficulties or tragedies happen. I would love your response to be in any crisis, “OK, I can handle this”.

The metaphor I use for describing life is a picture of a tapestry.

The back is full of colour, knots and untidiness which represents, hard work, determination, challenges, commitment, a labour of love.  

The front is stunning, precise and beautiful, which represents a fulfilled, enriched and worthwhile life.

“The great affair, the love affair with life, is to live as variously as possible, to groom one’s curiosity like a high-spirited thoroughbred, climb aboard, and gallop over the thick sun struck hills every day.  Where there is no risk, the emotional terrain is flat and unyielding, and despite all its dimensions, valleys, pinnacles, and detours, life will seem to have none of its magnificent geography, only a length.  It began in mystery, and will end in mystery, but what a savage and beautiful country lies in between.”    – Diane Ackerman

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Here are some great questions from some young women during  the international women’s week celebrations in Basingstoke.   Fashion Retail and Business Students from BCOT caputured attention by displaying they important questions.   It was fabulous to get a message across in this creative way but my concern is that it was a silent message.  My passion is to encourage and show women how to speak up and get their voices heard by key decision makers who will influence their career.   It is important for women to get out the habit of  “waiting to be asked”.  Enjoy the photos…

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An inspiring day at Basingstoke College of Techonlogy where I was asked to open the event with a short pep talk.   The event was filled with many women from all ages and from a variety of different faith backgrounds and cultural heritage.  I enjoyed a Jamaican lunch and learnt about Islamic traditional  dress.   I have enjoyed coaching some of the wonderful women on interviewing techniques and confidence boosting.  Think about networking with other women – who can you inspire and encourage today…?

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Professional Wonder WomanAs we move into 2010 why not purchase my home study guide “How to Be a Professional Wonder Woman and Keep your Sanity!”  ISBN 978-0-9563178-0-3
http://www.leadatwork.com

My early bird half price offer is only £32 (the retail price is £64.00) and as always comes with a money back guarantee.

Guaranteed to give you a confidence boost for 2010.

Packed with practical, step by step advice, exercises, top tips that work and a commitment plan.
 
You will learn how to:  

  • influence
  • have confidence in your worth
  • know what you want
  • have a strong will to succeed
  • use habits that work and stop habits that hinder you…
  • inspire others 

If you want any further information please do not hesitate to contact me via lynda@leadatwork.com.  I would be delighted to hear from you.

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I am looking forward to sharing with you my highlights from the Institute of Directors Women as Leaders conference  2009.

A common theme spoken about by the amazing speakers is they all had passion and a clear focus.  They had times when they used adversity to seek new opportunities.  Among them was the CEO of Ann Summers who bought the company for ony £10k when it was in crisis and the most senior woman in the Royal Navy who was in charge of our nuclear weapons.    Watch out for my insights and inspirations that your can use and model in your career.

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