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Advice from Hugh Jackman

I "liked" Hugh Jackman's official Facebook page and spent time looking through his status updates.  Every post is golden!  Here's his latest post:

“Write down five things you love to do. Next, write down five things that you're really good at. Then just try to match them up! Revisit your list once a year to make sure you're on the right track.”

I immediately got out my planner and did this assignment:

5 things I love to do:

1. create printables for my blog/personal development

2. travel

3. sit in coffee shops and get work done

4. do creative work

5. relax with family

5 things I'm good at:

1. helping people with their personal development/goals

2. I have an eye for color and design (especially w/ magazines and blogs)

3. minimizing, organizing, cleaning

4. seeing beyond the surface into the success principles playing out in daily life, especially when things are tough

5. fast thinker - especially with business ideas

One of the things I like most about Hugh Jackman is that he is a fan of personal development and how the people who work with him in movies keep remarking on what a good person he is.  What a great thing to have said about you.

What Makes Life Work Tip

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Issue 13 is live...with a story by moi!

ISSUE 13 of This Girl Means Business Magazine is live!  And I am thrilled, happy, and excited to be a contributor!  You can find my story starting on page 12...I have a little adventure/epiphany having to do with watermelons.  

When I first discovered this magazine a year ago, I knew I wanted to be a part of it.  The woman who founded it - Carrie Green - is a wonderful person and I'm so grateful that she's given me the opportunity to share my passion for personal development with her amazing audience.

So pour yourself a cup of coffee (or tea if you prefer) and sit down and enjoy this magazine - they're always such a pleasure to read.
Just click on the picture of the magazine and it will pop up.

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Financial Clarity Workshop happening in September

Get off the emotional roller coaster

I was re-listening to an audiobook the other day - 18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done.

I can only remember one lesson from the book really, but that's okay because one mind-shifting idea that you can carry with you in your journey is all you need from a book for it to be worth the read.

That lesson is this:
In one chapter, the author recounts how he was trying to see if he could do business with a potential client.  He wanted to take the person out to lunch and see if what he had to offer would be a good fit, but every time he scheduled a time to meet, his potential client kept cancelling at the last minute.  This happened over and over and over.

Most people would have given up - spared themselves the frustration and hurt ego.
But the author, Peter Bregman, realized one important thing:
If he could separate his instinct to feel hurt and frustrated from the experience of being cancelled on, then the price of rescheduling another meeting was a mere 2 minute phone call.

Sometimes we give up on an endeavor - not because the work is too hard, but because we make the work too hard with the negative emotional roller coaster that we attach to the work.
We turn what could just be a simple, painless 2 minute phone call to reschedule a meeting into a dramatic reason to throw in the towel and call it quits.

Peter kept rescheduling and he found that because he didn't allow himself to get emotional, he was starting to actually enjoy the process and see it as a game.  Eventually, he got his meeting and won over the new client who has been a valuable asset to his business for many years since and who still, Peter says, cancels alot of meetings.

What could be easier in your life, if you got off of the emotional roller coaster?

It's August! New month = New goals!

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Get Unstuck

We all know what we need to do, but unless we write it down, decide what to do first, and schedule it, we're not going to be able to focus and get things done.

And even if you don't know what is the next clear step to take, there is always an action you can take and when you start taking action, it's as if things start coming together in ways that are bigger than you could orchestrate on your own.

This printable lets you get the benefits of brain dumping and then focusing on 3 different areas of your life.  In each of the 3 boxes at the top, write down what you would like to see improve.  It could be something bugging you, something you've been putting off, or something that can make your life better if accomplished.

I will show another printable soon with examples to get you thinking, but for now, I wanted to get this tool out there asap so that you can stop waiting and take action!

Just email me at michellerohr@gmail.com if you would like this printable. :)

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