Business Makeovers – Time for a Change

Business Makeovers – Time for a Change

Is it Time for a Change?

When was the last time you changed the theme on your website? Changed your headshots? Rewrote your “About” page? Ok Y’all, don’t you think it’s time to change all that!

If the answer to any of those questions is more than a year ago, listen up, because big paychecks require more than a fancy sales page and an email pitch. If you want to attract high-end clients, you have to look and act the part. Am I Right?

Change your Headshots

We all looked better ten years ago, but that’s no excuse for using old, outdated or—heaven forbid—amateur headshots.

When you’re selling any type of programs from $27.00 into the five figures, looking professional is critical, and that starts with great headshots. Hire a photographer who specializes in portraits for Virtual Service Providers. Expect to spend a few hundred dollars for a selection of high-resolution images you can use in all your marketing materials, including on your website.

Get Your Website Redone for a Fresh Change

Speaking of websites, if you’re still using the same theme you designed yourself, it’s time for a new look. While you can say that potential clients should not judge you by the way your site looks, they will. A clean, modern website will work wonders to improve your credibility and start attracting the right clients.

While you’re at it, take some time to solicit new testimonials. Don’t just load them all up on a single page though. Take the best ones and add them to your sales page, put them in your email newsletters, and include them in your lead-gen materials as well.

Your About Page Too – I’m telling you now…

And, don’t forget your “About” page, either. This one is hard for most people, so it’s a good idea to have someone else write this, or at least have a writer revise the one you wrote. Remember to include your most recent accomplishments, any awards or accolades, any speaking engagements, and anything else that lets people know you’ve got what it takes to help them grow. Include a few personal details as well, so readers will feel as if they know you just little better for having read it.

Remember to update your social media profiles as well. LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and others have a long reach, so you want to ensure that no matter where potential clients find you, the information is consistent and professional.

Getting new headshots and making over your website might feel like a waste of time, but the truth is, people do judge a book by its cover. Yes, that’s a fact and you often only have a second or two to make a good impression. Make sure it’s the best one you can make.

Change is good! If you’re looking for an updated website, please contact me here. I’d LOVE to give you a fresh new look!

Leave me a comment below, I’d love to hear from you.

6 Benefits of Living a Purposeful Life

6 Benefits of Living a Purposeful Life

What are the 6 Benefits of Living a Purposeful Life?

 

Instead of settling for an ordinary life, why not create a life that is focused and purposeful. One that brings you joy, excitement, and fulfillment? There are many benefits to discovering your main interest, passion project or purpose in life. Don’t you deserve to live a life less ordinary?

Here are some of the benefits:

1) Self-Development

Identifying what interests, you and gives you purpose will motivate and encourage you to gain new skills. You’ll find that you are motivated to learn and grow so that you can meet the goals you set yourself. Identifying your purpose is a powerful self-development tool in itself. Following it will provide you with the opportunity to grow and develop as a person.

 

2) Focus

Increased focus is one of the major benefits of following your passion and living a purposeful life. This is because you will have identified exactly what you want to achieve and how you will achieve it. Your goal setting and planning will be invaluable tools and help you to focus on creating positive change in yourself and your life.

 

3) Motivation

The fact that you have a purpose that drives you and is your inspiration for creating change in your life will provide the momentum to keep moving forward towards your goals. Due to the fact that you will constantly be monitoring your progress against your goals and plans will motivate you to continue to progress. You will want to feel the success of achieving targets and goals at each step of your journey.

 

4) Happiness

Living a purposeful life will increase your sense of happiness and well-being. Having goals and a reason to get up in the morning are very powerful tools and will help you feel a sense of satisfaction, encouragement, and success. All of these positive emotions will help you realize that you are the master of your destiny and that you have the ultimate power to change your life.

 

5) Better Health

As you improve your situation and outlook by taking positive action each day, you will begin to notice that you feel happier and that your stress and anxiety levels reduce. By giving yourself a purpose you will find that you want to take better care of yourself and your health so that you can continue working towards your goals and achieving the life you ultimately desire.

 

It is worth remembering that you may want to plan in regular exercise, breaks, healthy meals, and snacks as well as enough sleep. That way you will ensure that you reap the maximum benefit from your new purposeful lifestyle.

 

6) Self-Knowledge

Living a life of purpose and passion will enable you to grow as a person. It will open doors to interests and networks that will stretch you mentally, emotionally and, possibly even, physically. As you follow these new paths you will discover more about yourself, your interests and needs. You will enjoy the process of creating goals and reviewing them as you progress to creating the life you truly desire.

 

There are many benefits to creating and living a purpose-driven life. Why not think about what you really want from life and go for it, so that you can discover them for yourself?

Leave a comment below and let me know how you are going to use these 6 Benefits to Living a Purposeful Life. Come on…it will only take you a couple of minutes!

Happiness and How to Achieve It

Happiness and How to Achieve It

How you can achieve real happiness – really? What is real happiness anyway? Let’s discuss this below.

 

Are you happy?

While you may answer yes, of course, I’m happy, consider the question further. Are you really happy? Does your life fill you with joy? Do you feel well? Are you excited by the thought of what each day holds? When considering happiness there are a lot of questions that can be asked. Perhaps one of the first ones you will think of is, ‘What is happiness?’

 

Happiness is a state of being. Positive psychologist Sonja Lyubomirsky describes happiness as a positive emotion that not only means you experience the emotions of well-being, joy, and contentment but these emotions are also “combined with a sense that one’s life is good, meaningful and worthwhile.”

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So for you to experience real happiness it appears that you need to create a life with meaning. So does your life have meaning? Do you feel that it is worthwhile?  And If not, why not?

These are important questions to ask yourself about happiness

 

If you feel happy but your life is lacking something, then it may be that you aren’t experiencing a full state of real happiness. Creating change could take your life from mediocre to amazing and allow you to experience the full effects of real happiness.

So how can you create this “real happiness“?

 

Discover your passion and purpose. Make these an intrinsic part of your everyday life. If you’re wondering how to find them then take a piece of paper or notebook and answer the following questions. Do it now, before you forget!

  1. What do want to do with your life?
  2. How do you want to feel every day?
  3. What do you enjoy doing?

 

List those things that make you feel excited, creative, inspired and energized.

What are you good at?

List those things that make you feel creative, energized, inspired and that you lose yourself in when you are doing them.

 

What do you want your legacy to be?

 

  • When you think back on your life, what do you want to be remembered for?
  • Who are your role models? Why?
  • What are your big dreams and goals?
  • How can you achieve your big dreams and goals?
  • Who or what can help you change your life for the better?

 

As you answer the questions you will begin to find a pattern in your answers and recurrent themes. These can help you identify what you need to do and change to create real happiness in your life.

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If you consider that your life needs to be worthwhile and meaningful as Lyubomirsky says, then you need to consider what you can do to create those in your own life. You need to find your passion and purpose. (Go ahead and check out the link, it’s to my Passion Planner Freebie) When you have found those and embedded them into your life then you will find “real happiness”.

In the comments below, did you find this useful to discover your Passion and Purpose?

Contact me if I help you find your passion.

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