Whatever stage you are at in your life, it is vitally important that you have the knowledge and practical skills to take control of your money and your life!

So many women find talking about money uncomfortable and therefore avoid the subject – only to find later in life that they are left in a poor financial state either through relationship break-up, partner dying or not being adequately rewarded for the work that they do.  The statistics prove that too many women have to rely on hand-outs, low wages or meagre pensions.

I am host and speaker at a two hour taster seminar which will explain how to: 

  • Break through myths and attitudes around money
  • Find out the difference between women who build a strong financial foundation and those who don’t
  • Know the secrets of women who have it all (financial security and living the life of their dreams)
  • How emotions, fears and attitudes can help or hinder getting what you are worth

 You will gain tips on: 

  • How to organise your finances and build your future security
  • How to be financially savvy

I will be joined by guest speaker, Louise Houghton, who has 20 years’ experience in the Investment and Insurance Industry offering highly personalised service.  She is genuinely interested in helping women achieve financial freedom with clarity and assurance throughout the process.

The first session is on Tuesday 16th November 2010 – 9.30am to 12 noon or alternatively we are holding a second session on Wednesday 17th November 2010 – 7.00pm to 9.30pm.

To book your place and for further information please visit http://buildandsafeguardyourwealth.eventbrite.com/

It maybe said that it is a woman’s perogative to change her mind but the challenge is sticking with the change.    Our patterns of thinking are entrenched by our belief systems and our life experiences, shaped from the moment we are born.   So when we learn that a new way of thinking can be helpful to us how do we overcome our minds…?    I was encouraged to learn that even Moses  found a change of  thinking and a breaking of his old habits harder than speaking to Pharaoh, or leading the Israelites through the desert!   It is no easy thing to change the habits of an old man. Moses was eighty when he experienced extraordinary experience of challenges and miracles. But, like most of us, Moses was not willing to change his ways and routines for something he knew and understood very little about.   He doubted his abilities and skills as he described himself as slow of speech.

So the battle is in our minds, capture your thoughts and make sure they are positive and helpful.   This where our change happens.   

Inspired by Ellel 365 – daily inspiration.

Have you ever been double booked or invited to two exciting things on exactly the same date?   Frustrating hey!  I have been invited to speak on the Ann Diamond show – BBC Berkshire at 12.00 today with Maria Millar MP.  Re: ” How to Get Women in Senior Positions and Influence.”  However I already have an important meeting with a new client today which I am excited about.   Keeping your commitments is important to maintain your credibility and reputation.   I do love doing the inspirational talks and debates but it just as important to me to demonstrate practically what I do best.  Showing others how to succeed in their professional roles . For business, my paying clients are critical for enabling me to share my knowledge with a wider audience.  For which I am grateful.   How about making your  lunch time priority the Ann Diamond show today?  http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/playlive/bbc_radio_berkshire/

Yellow, red or blue – come on girls it’s up to you!  Celebrate women getting the vote thanks to our grandmothers,  less than 100 years ago (1918).  Happy voting day – get to your polling station and VOTE! x

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

Step 2: Find Confidence in Your Worth

Women who are successful are not blind to the global financial problems or the barriers that they face.

They just don’t see them as permanent.  Life goes in cycles.  Eventually this time will pass.  Be ready for the upturn in the economy.

I have found that the area of self worth and value is the most difficult for women. 

Here are 5 simple actions that you can do now: 

  1. Be alone, quiet and still for 20 minutes.  What is your inner voice saying to you…? 
  2. If there is a critical voice, quieten it down and soften it. 
  3. Replace critical thoughts with a confident state (my guide will show you how) 
  4. Counteract criticism of yourself by remembering actions that you have taken that demonstrates the opposite. 
  5. Act the part

“There are many times that I sat in the board of directors meetings looking at a complicated set of figures and didn’t know what I was even looking at.  But I put on a good show.  Somehow I’d pull it off.  Afterwards I would ring a good friend who was a whiz at figures and learn for the next time.”

Did you know that women who love what they do and are earning high salaries feel afraid and nervous and have self doubt but do not let these feelings stop them?  In other words, they feel the fear and do it anyway.  They push beyond their comfort zone. 

 “Success rarely comes to the passive or pessimistic”  – Barbara Stanny – Leading Authority on Women and Money

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

In my experience, most women could make more money and have greater fulfilment in their work.

I understand that spare time is really precious and rare, so I am sharing some FREE daily straightforward and practical ways that can be integrated into your working day.  

They will help you to: 

  • think differently
  • focus on what works for you  
  • be clear about what is essential and important and dump the things that are urgent but unimportant.

I want to be confident to know that “whatever comes your way, you can handle it”.

There are 7 steps in total.  Some steps will give you immediate results whilst others will build gradually for the ‘light bulb moment to shine.

If, in the meantime, you would like your own copy of the Home Study Guide, “How to Be a Professional Wonder Woman and Keep your Sanity” (ISBN 978-0-9563178-0-3), please follow this link http://www.leadatwork.com/homestudyguide.html

Your guide will help you to:

  • Elevate your career
  • Gain control of your life
  • Become a better leader
  • Be confident in knowing your worth
  • Handle stressful situations
  • Free up precious time to have a better work life work balance

It is an easy to follow step by step approach with guaranteed practical and immediate results.

“Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did but she did it backwards and in high heels”  

Faith Whittlesey 1939 – Lawyer and Diplomat