Stepping Up To A New Level!

I am feeling full of energy and enthusiasm today!

Yesterday was an early start for me. I was travelling from Essex in the UK up to the Cotswolds in the mid-west England…Worcester to be precise. It was about a 2 and a half hour journey…

On my way I went past Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire – birthplace to Sir Winston Churchill and home of the current Duke & Duchess of Malborough…and it was stunning…

As I approached my destination, the views of rolling hills and the quaint villages with houses built of warm cotswold stone, literally took my breath away…and one of those blissful smiles crept across my face…

Cotswolds

As I arrived at my destination, I was again overwhelmed by the beauty of the huge Country Estate which lay ahead of me…

I drove along a winding, tree-lined drive, down to the coach house where I parked my car…As I looked out over the vista, I could see for miles and as the sun hit the hill sides, it was truly a sight to behold…

Yet, the best was to come….

As I entered the room, I was met by 20 or so other SFM members, all with huge smiles on their faces. Some I had ‘spoken’ to on Facebook, and some I hadn’t, but I could feel the positive energy flowing – and it felt good!

We had all come together to learn some things and take our businesses to the next level…

Both myself and fellow SFM’er, Oliver have a strong desire to help our members succeed as fast as possible, and as a result, we had arranged this day in a beautiful environment to provide valuable insights into creating a successful SFM business…

The content shared was incredible and the spirit of contribution of ideas and wisdom flowed…

And I’m pretty sure that what we had to share with our members will move them quickly forward, towards even greater success…

I have certainly come home with new, fresh ideas following our discussions, plus a whole lot of inspiration and renewed excitement for what the future holds!…

I feel so blessed to have discovered the Six Figure Mentors…the training, business system and leadership at the SFM is already set up in a way that allows you to win, I have built my success through all of the incredible resources provided…however, yesterday, we took it a step further…there’s nothing quite like personalised advice and conversations with people on the ground, already successfully doing what you want to do…

And it was a pleasure to provide that yesterday.

What an inspirational day! …. I honestly loved every minute…my SFM journey just keeps getting better and better 🙂

So if you’d like to join us in this incredible venture and have the support you need to fulfil your potential, then apply below for the SFM today, and take a no-obligation look at what we have to offer…

Prepare to be impressed … I know that I was!

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To Your Success!

Claire Smith

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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!

Any chance you haven’t heard of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge?

Perhaps you have already undertaken the challenge yourself!…

Here’s mine…

I was nominated this week and of course I rose to the challenge!…all for an extremely good cause…

Here’s the evidence…

The mission of The ALS Association is to lead the fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy, while also empowering people with Lou Gehrig’s Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support.

If you’d like to donate visit:

www.alsa.org

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Unleash Your Inner Entrepreneur!

woman_using_laptop_on_top_of_mountain_42-17128471Do you have a desire to step up to the top of the mountain…a longing to succeed in your own business, but aren’t sure which route to take?

Well if that’s you, then I have an idea that I think you’re going to like…

You see, I have discovered how to live with passion in my life and my business…

I have learnt how to run my own successful online business and mastered my wealth…

So if you know that you’re capable of more…and you have passion and ambition…

You can combine that desire to succeed with a platform that just works…

By leveraging the internet….and creating an online business…

Not only are the set-up costs considerably less than a traditional business…but you really can have the freedom to truly work from wherever you want, and at times that suit you…

In this digital economy, you do not have to quit your existing job or go into debt to start your own successful online business…

And even better, you don’t have to do it alone…

You can choose to use an existing, cutting edge digital business system (as I do) which is already in place and ready for you to utilise, providing everything you need, to get you off to a really fast start…

You can have first class training, incorporating live events, webinars and 1-1 coaching that is thorough, yet explained simply and is easily understood – showing you everything you need to succeed…

You can have a community of experts and other very successful internet entrepreneurs who can show you personally, what to do for YOUR business and what really works right from the start…

Not only that, with a huge emphasis on mind-set support, you can build self-belief in your abilities, all you need is the guidance and desire to succeed…

So if you have determination and a willingness to invest in your own education to learn the new skills necessary…

A desire to be more…and just need some guidance towards the path to success…then don’t get left behind…come join me on the cutting edge in this new digital economy…work smart, create your dream business and live life on your terms!

I did exactly that…and haven’t looked back and if you want to laptoplife-1024x723discover an incredible training company and community that can help you do the same, then…

Click this link >> http://alive-woman.com/unleash-entrepreneur

I think you’ll be glad that you did.

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Were You Born To Lead?

Leadership

 

 

 

From my own experience, it starts to become quite clear once you step into the role…the way people respond to you changes…

People are eager to hear your point of view, look out for your opinions and guidance…and respond…

The way you feel changes too…you feel grounded and clear about who you are…and what you stand for…

Leadership begins with a desire to contribute…a passion…a great purpose…

But even with the greatest desire and vision to lead others to success, there are qualities you’ll need to build to become a true leader…

1.  A leader must have already been there…

Firstly, be aware that a leader has to go there first…you can’t lead people somewhere that you’ve never yourself been.

2. You must lead by example….

Walk your talk or people simply won’t trust what you say

3. Be clear on your values and live them daily…

If you’re wishy washy, people won’t know where they stand with you

4. Be forward-thinking and creative…



Be prepared to stand out from the crowd – step up, get visible and lead with your head and your heart

5. Give of yourself…

Give value without expectation of repayment…just enjoy giving…

6. Be consistent in your actions…



Trust is built through consistency

7. Solve problems for people…


People are looking for solutions – provide them

8. Be an expert through your own action…



It’s easy to read about something and then relay that information to others, however true leaders do the work and find out for themselves so that they can pass on their own experience…

9. People want someone they can relate to…



So be authentic and real…allow yourself to be vulnerable and show people the real you…let them connect with you on an emotional level…

10. Understand Your Power To Make Change…



In this digital age, we can reach and help millions of people through the internet, using many different mediums. Believe that what you have to share adds value to people’s lives. You owe it to others to reach as many people as possible with your message…

People are looking for leadership…they need you. You won’t attract everyone, but if you are authentically you, you will attract the right people who you can help just by being openly you and providing the brand of leadership you give…

You don’t need everybody to follow you to have a thriving business…just find the people that love you…and want to join you in your vision…

At Digital Experts Academy, helping you become a powerful leader is something we take seriously….and creating leaders is something that I personally feel extremely passionate about…

So if you have the desire to lead, then the DEA Black membership will be ideal for you to help you become a powerful leader…

You must understand that leadership is about contribution, service and providing value, first. You’ll get out exactly as much as you put in.

However, consider this…

Are you the type of person who loves to contribute and is passionate about serving others?…

Would you like to learn how to increase your value to society?…

Are you ready to develop yourself into a powerful communicator?…

Are you constantly seeking to increase your effectiveness and grow both as a person and professional?…

Are you willing to stretch your comfort zones and create new paradigms?…

Are you open minded and eager to learn?…

Are you committed to excellence?…

If so, then let the Digital Experts leadership programme help you develop into the leader you deserve to be.

If you think you’d like to step up to the plate and join me and many other aspiring leaders in the DEA Black membership programme, then either contact me directly at claire@alivewoman.com, or click the link below to apply for the SFM and discover how we can help you through the steps  to develop the skills and mindset to unleash the incredible leader inside of you.

‘Be the change that you want to see in the world’

Click >> HERE << to begin…

(Or, if you want to know how to convert yourself into a leader within 3 minutes flat!!! … click >>HERE <<) … This is really funny, but also GENIUS!…the penny drops on leadership! 🙂

 

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Need Financial Security?

Are you stressing over lack of money? I know that feeling well…the pit in your stomach…the disturbed sleep. It’s not a fun place to be…

I have spent the past few years learning about what it takes to feel happy, vital and alive…and I know for sure that one of the things you need is security…and for most that means financial security…

It’s pretty hard to create feelings of excitement, happiness, empowerment when you are overwhelmed with stress, and fear…I know, I’m a single mum and I can assure you, I’ve struggled…I’ve been there…

Perhaps you started an MLM business to bring in more income for your family. I’m sure you work hard and spend every minute you can networking and training…

But, stress can show up as desperation…you may know what I mean?

You come away from meetings feeling bad because you’ve been too much….you know you’ve been pushy, and it doesn’t feel good?

Or perhaps you just hate selling…you hold back…you feel uncomfortable…you’re just not a natural-born saleswoman?

So here’s the thing…

I’d like you to just stop for a minute and really think about this…

Whilst you struggle to get customers and team members in your own locality…within a few miles of your home…how different would it be if you could reach people on a global scale?…

How would it be if you could send your message…your offer…your value out to potential clients worldwide?…

And what if you no longer had to push and persuade?…

What if you could easily attract people to you?…

What if you could make your offer so attractive to others online that they would be begging to buy from you?

Well, this is the beauty of an online business model…

We are in 2014, not 1994! So why are we ignoring that?…why are we still using old school methods to attract customers to our MLM businesses?…

Plus, why would we sell only small products with little profit, when it is possible to also sell high ticket items with profits in the $1,000’s per sale?

Just think about it…are you being told to use methods of selling and finding customers that are frankly outdated!…Methods that take up most of your time for little reward…

If you think perhaps that you need to step out of the swirling crowds all struggling to make a living…and instead, take back control of your time and your income by creating an online business, then you can do so starting today…

Claire Smith PortraitAnd if you want the best online systems and training available, and support 24/7 to make your business work…then click HERE to find out how you can propel your business forward by joining me in this new digital economy…it’s time to make a change for the better.

To Your Success!

 

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Is It Time To Start Feeling Alive!?

I’ve had a few, less than ‘happy’ things go on in my life over the past few years, and I’m sure that’s the case for many people….maybe it’s the case for you?

However, those events and situations can either bring us down or be the catalyst for change in our lives…and although it may not feel possible at the time, it really can be change for the better…and often profound change…

I wonder, have you seen the film Eat Pray Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert, or read her book? Well this book is based on Elizabeth’s life, and one part of the story has Elizabeth tell of her upsetting divorce, after which she travels to Italy to find herself…

Having made new friends in Italy, one sunny day, they decide to visit Mausoleum of Augustusthe Augustium in Rome, and it’s what she describes next that I found to be a profound wake up call…

 

 

You see, I agree with what Liz says as she sits quietly within the Augustium building in Rome…

The Augustium was built in the 1st Century BC by the Emperor Augustus….and it started life as a mausoleum. However 600 years later, in the C5th it was burnt down by the Barbarians and fell into ruin…

700 years later in the C11th it came back to life and was transformed into a fortress, and since then it has been destroyed and re-built, destroyed & re-built many times….transformed into a garden…a bullring….a concert hall. And now, it’s a quite place used by the homeless people of Rome to take shelter….a noble duty for a building, I think….

But here’s the lesson….

We all want things to stay the same…so we settle for living a mundane or unhappy life because we’re afraid of change. But in life, as with the Augustium, we must be prepared for endless waves of transformation….As Liz, in the book says…Ruin is a gift….ruin is the road to transformation…and we can take the uncomfortableness and the pain from our lives and use it to become more….

Thankfully, we may not all have to experience ruin…but transformation into something more is the juice of life – if we stay the same our soul dies…we must constantly grow to feel alive….

I’m still on my journey, but now I have done things in my life that I would never have done if I hadn’t had an abrupt stop which forced me to find out who I really am….

From recovering from a divorce and coping as a single parent…from skydiving to surfing, to travelling, to creating amazing relationships with my children….I’ve experienced a lot….

You know, I felt trapped by my kids & my life – I lost who I was and felt powerless to change it….But I turned my life around & I can share with you how I did it….so you don’t ever again have to struggle the way I did & you can take what you need to transform your life into one that you love!

My passion is helping YOU create your incredible life!

By sharing the lessons I’ve learnt and the moments of inspiration and transformation that have made all the difference and allowed me to understand what it takes to feel ALIVE! I hope that you can take what you need to speed your journey to success…

So if you want to join me on my journey, you can make a start today by signing up to my ‘Feel Alive Forever!’ weekly inspiration and guidance (on the right of this page)…

Life can be extraordinary, so don’t settle for less…

To Your Success!

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The Power of Your Peers!

Never before have I been awoken to the powerful energy radiated from an incredible, positive, motivated and supportive peer group as I have now that I am part of the community of people within the SFM…all I can say is “Wow!”

Successful Women

 

 

 

 

 

I was thinking back on my life this morning and the highs and lows I have felt…and how closely these feelings have fallen into synch with changes to those people that were in my close circles at the time.

When I think back to around 10 years a go, I was in a low place…and the people in my life reflected that…a husband who was soon to leave the family home and a ‘best friend’ who one minute was so full of herself that she put me down and the next was so ‘down’ that I felt guilty that I didn’t invite her to live with me so that I could look after her…

However luckily, time moves on and around two years later, I had gathered my courage and moved on from both of these negative influences and it gave me the space to look at my life differently…

And then, shortly after, I was extremely lucky to find an incredible friend who was selfless and encouraged me with positive words and attitude. He told me I was great…and of course, I didn’t believe him…but it was sewing the seeds for a mindset shift that was destined to come later…

You see, this wonderful friend focused on my qualities and complimented me over and over. And friends like that are a god-send because I’ve come to discover, that whatever you hear over and over, you eventually begin to believe…and gradually this incredible support changed the way I saw myself and for this friend I will be forever grateful…

And having begun my personal mind shift, next came the business one…

Working alone on my first business was to my own design. I had felt weak and stupid for a big chunk of my life and I guess I ran away from feeling that way any time I felt I could get pulled back in…

So around 4-5 years ago, when I first stepped out as an entrepreneur, I was fiercely independent. I remember not wanting to ask for help as, for me, it felt like a sign of weakness…and I couldn’t bear the thought of any part of my success being down to anyone else but me! I had a lot to prove to myself!

But this was a lonely place to be. It was tough..and frankly, not that much fun!

However I guess I needed to go through that ‘independent’ stage and feel successful for myself to prepare me and allow me to then enter into a new and better stage of my life…’Inter-dependence’

And now I’ve experienced the joy of inter-dependence, seriously, I wouldn’t change it for the world!

You see, inter-dependence is the best of both worlds. It’s knowing your own mind but having the help and support of others on the same mission as you. It’s team work. It’s bags of fun and it’s the most satisfying way to build a business that I can imagine…

I have got to a place in my life where I understand the importance of surrounding myself with those wanting a higher level of living….those with vision…with passion and purpose…those that can teach me….those I can teach…those who can sweep me up and take me with them to the top…

As I look back on my life, it now seems obvious to me…

You are your peer group…

If you want to know where you’ll be in 5 years time…take a look at those you surround yourself with each day…

And if you know you can be more….if you have a sneaky suspicion that you were born to fly…

Then, seriously, get yourself amongst those who can help you do it…

A group of people you enjoy…who you respect for their success….and who truly enjoy the success they see in others…

For me, that group is the SFM…

These are people who will not only love you for who you really are….but will show you that you are so, so much more 🙂

 

To Your Success!

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Are You Letting Your Dream Life Get Away?

I was very saddened to hear about Robin Williams death earlier this week, he’s one of those actors everyone loved and he made a big impact on millions of people’s lives.

And it made me realise . . . that life is very short. So you need to get the most out of it.

But . . .

Have you ever thought that the longer you put off creating your dream life, the less time you’ve got left to achieve it?

Family get’s in the way, work get’s in the way and life in general gets in the way.

But every day you wait is another day wasted, and before you know it you’re too old to enjoy it.

That’s why I made the decision a few years ago to take control of my own life.

I wanted a life where I could do what I love.

Claire with her childrenFor me that’s travelling, having adventures and enjoying my children to the full. These are things that I’m passionate about, and it’s something I’ll be doing for the rest of my life.

I know that your passions and what you love to do in life could be totally different, but either way if you’re not following your passion, NOW is the best time to start!

You’ve probably heard before that nothing will change unless YOU change…

So are you going to accept your lot, or take action….take a stand for your life?

It can begin with very simple steps…you can take your time….but if you don’t make a start today, when will you?

Don’t let your life slip away…

Take your first step today…

Start on the road to YOUR dream life.

And thank you Robin for making such a difference.

 

To Your Success!

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Too Much Chocolate Cake Again!

 

I absolutely love being an entrepreneur…

The pride I feel nurturing by ‘baby’…my own business, is inspiring, transformational…and fun!

Each day I am using my creativity to expand my ideas and my reach…and it feels GOOD!

However, what happens when we over-do it?…When we drive ourselves too far?…When we hit a brick wall?

In the corporate world, they call this ‘burn out’ and it tends to be permanent. In the entrepreneurial world, it tends to be temporary – we still have the passion and purpose, but we’ve just temporarily run out of juice!

I have been experiencing this over the past few days.

After the excitement of my $8,000 day, I was in demand! People wanted to know how I did it and I was happy to share, the support and congratulations was incredible, and I’m as grateful as heck…yet strangely, my hectic schedule, and the long hours I’d been happily working eventually temporarily took their toll…

And I realise, I’ve felt this before…

I am driven and that’s great, however there are the odd times when you kinda over-dose on the thing you love!

Chocolate CakeIt’s reminds me of when I’ve eaten too much Chocolate cake and I felt so sick, that I just can’t face the thought of Chocolate cake for several days after!…

Well, in my case, I just couldn’t make my daily videos or write my blogs…I just stopped…I kinda hit a brick wall…for three whole days!

However, this time I realised something that I hadn’t before…I realised that although I was taking a break, I wasn’t really… because I was feeling guilty all the time…that’s not a break!

However, guilt or no guilt, nothing changed…I just didn’t have it in me to do a few things that I thought i ‘should’ do.

So today I’ve realised something important…

Today, I’ve made a decision…

Today I have decided that, when in the future I hit that wall (because no doubt it will happen again), I will just stop and give myself a proper break for 2 days…WITHOUT THE GUILT!…and I suggest you do too!

I know that anything that is imperative WILL get done, but everything else can wait…

You see, this time I’ve discovered that the faster I let it go…and I turn my mind to having some OTHER fun…to relaxing and enjoying what I already have…the faster I recover my business va va voom!

Sometimes we just need to release our minds….let them go and be free…

I love what I do….I love my business and it’s not a question of quitting…it’s about re-charging…

Because I know I’ll get back on track…

And when I do…I’ll be refreshed, enthusiastic and better than ever before!

 

To Your Success!

 

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Understanding Autoresponders!

“So what on earth is an autoresponder?” I hear you say!

Well that’s what I’m going to explain below…

You see, in my last post, I touched upon the importance of building a list of subscribers, through collecting email addresses.

This way, you can keep in touch with the people who have an interest in you and the products, services and value that you provide.

Email Being SentSo today, I’m going to explain where those email addresses go…where they are stored and how you can then communicate with your subscribers on autopilot, taking away the worry that your valuable fans are being ignored…and for this process, we use what’s called an ‘autoresponder’.

There are several auto-responders available, however I use an autoresponder programme offered by Aweber, and I’m finding it very simple to use…

An autoresponder is a program that automatically sends an email message at a set time or in response to an action taken by a consumer/subscriber…

So, for example, when a visitor to your website, enters their email address into your lead capture form, or clicks a relevant link on your page, your autoreponder will reply to them with a pre-determined email message.

This email message will have been written by you earlier and stored in Aweber so it is ready to go out on auto-pilot.

In fact, it is possible to have a ‘series’ of emails stored in your auto-responder, timed to be released to your subscribers at set intervals…saving you time and worry, and keeping your company fresh in your subscribers minds for as long as your email series lasts.

Not only that, should you wish to send out additional emails to your list on the spare of the moment…telling them about a special offer, or something else of value that you wish to share, then this is possible too, and we call these one-off emails, ‘broadcasts’.

Not only can you provide emails to your list, you can add images, link videos, integrate with social media, such as Facebook and twitter, track who opens your emails, and much more!

Plus, you can create Lead Capture forms for your website within Aweber, with many different designs to choose from. Using these sign-up forms means that your leads and their email addresses are transferred directly into your list…it really couldn’t be easier…

Setting yourself up in Aweber is straight forward, with easy-to-follow video tutorials for all aspects…

Not only that, they offer a trial of the system for only $1 for your first month, so it’s easy to take a look and find out if it’s for you.

Aweber - email marketing made easySo, if you think you would benefit from an Aweber account and would like to find out more, or make a start right now, click on the link below and you can begin collecting those valuable leads and building relationships starting today 🙂

Click Here >> http://alive-woman.com/aweber

To Your Success!

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