The Power of Being Versus the Stress of Doing

I wonder if like me you’ve been conditioned to believe you need to work hard to do well in life or make your business work?

We all experience ups and downs in life and running a successful business can certainly feel like hard work at times. But it doesn’t always have to be that way!

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Are You Open To Receiving Miracles?

Sometimes when we have a dream or a goal the biggest challenge we face is our own doubts, and particularly those relating to what’s possible.

Have you ever dismissed a dream or goal you’d love to achieve because you didn’t believe it could be possible for you to achieve it?

If yes, please let go of all your doubts and particularly not knowing HOW it will happen – and instead trust it COULD!

Do you think that our young Rwandan Ambassador Chantal ever thought that Anthony Robins would buy her a home and shop? No – she put her heart and soul into overcoming the trauma she’d experienced since loosing her family during the genocide, learning new skills, setting up a shop from the room she was living in and building strong heart-centered relationships with in her community and with our team. Through this she shared her dream with us and the universe conspired to make it happen.

Likewise I’ve had an image of a grey Audi TT on my wall for years – I didn’t know when I’d justify buying one as I have so many other priorities, but I allowed myself to get excited about the potential of enjoying this luxury. I set the intention, unconsciously saw the photo most days and followed my heart in the work I’ve chosen to do. All the while trusting that if it was ‘right’ for me it would manifest. Last week I couldn’t stop laughing to myself when it became a reality and I’m still oozing with gratitude today — because I’d manifested it in a way I didn’t even have to pay for it!

For most of us to BELIEVE and FEEL it’s possible for us to achieve or manifest something, we first need to believe it’s possible for someone else. Many like proof before they will believe something is possible (e.g. to have seen or experienced it for themselves or to have heard about it from a reputable source). As I see at workshops when I offer a £20 unconditionally to attendees, many are also held back by beliefs such as ‘you don’t get something for nothing’ and or ‘there must be a catch.’

But what could be different for you if you believed things could be POSSIBLE until proven otherwise? That there are many ways to get or achieve what you’d love that you just don’t know about yet? And that there are lots generous souls who give things away for nothing, without any expectations?

None of us know the answers to how everything works or what will unfold for us, so why slow yourself down, or limit your future with unhelpful thoughts and beliefs? Instead I encourage you to be open to the possibility that what you’d LOVE to happen could be possible, even if you don’t know how – yet.

The moment you become open to receiving unexpected opportunities and miracles they will appear…

To change your energy to one of possibility:

  1. Name your goal or dream – focussing on what you’d like rather than what you don’t want.
  2. Eliminate doubts/negative emotions in relation to them.
  3. Raise your energy vibration – e.g. with a vision board, meditating, visualising your goals as though they’ve already happened or sharing your dreams with others who could help or are already living your dream.
  4. Take your first steps aligned to this.

When you dare to dream about what you’d love and align your thoughts, feelings and actions to this, unexpected ‘miracles’ really can happen. If you want to find out more about how to do this, check out my book Heartatude, The 9 Principles of Heart-Centered Success here.

Have fun manifesting!

I’d love to hear your ideas and thoughts – please do share your comments below.

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Alisoun Mackenzie is The Compassionate Business Mentor, Author, and Speaker who inspires business owners and social entrepreneurs to turn their passions into profits and make a difference in the world. 

She is also the author of two Amazon Best Selling books Heartatude, The 9 Principles of Heart-Centered Success and Give to Profit: How to Grow Your Business by Supporting Charities Social Causes.

Alisoun is also the founder of The Heartabiz Hub a business network and training academy and has written the following free ebooks:

  • The 9 Secrets to Signing Up Clients Without Selling (click here)
  • 101 Ways To Attract Great Clients, With Heart, Integrity & Social Impact (click here)
  • 52 Ways to Raise Funds for Charities and Social Causes Through Your Business  (click here)

You can connect with Alisoun here:

  • Alisoun Mackenzie Facebook Fanpage (for tips on authentic living and business mastery) – click HERE
  • The Heartabiz Hub Facebook Fanpage (for details about our courses and events) – click HERE
  • Give To Profit Facebook Fanpage (tips on supporting charities and social causes) – click HERE

Compassionate Sales – An Oxymoron Or Perfect Marriage?

 

I wonder if like me you’ve ever struggled with the idea of selling?

I used to be someone who avoided ‘sales’ at all cost and so I originally built up my business by working as a training consultant through organisations who ‘sold’ what I offered to their audience. It was great – all I needed to do was turn up and deliver. And once I’d worked with enough clients, I found my diary filled through referrals.

However when I chose to give up most of my training consultancy, it was like starting a new business – and my uneasiness around sales came up again. Only this time, having far more experience and knowledge about business, human psychology and how to overcome emotional and mindset blocks, it wasn’t long before I discovered how to love marketing and ‘sales.’

It was while writing the chapter on Compassion in my forthcoming book Heartatude – The 9 Principles Of Heart-Centered Success that I realised ‘selling’ is just another way to be compassionate:

  • You see being compassionate is about taking action to ease someone else’s suffering.
  • The purpose of marketing is to provide solutions to other people’s problems – and letting them know how you can help.
  • Sales is simply about helping others work out whether what you’ve got to offer is a good fit for them – and if so, to invite them to buy from you!

When you think about sales in this way, not letting people how you can help them seems selfish!

So while your intention may be to be kind or to make a difference to others, giving in to your ego and negative programming around sales could be having the opposite affect – at a cost to you and them.

Why lose out to love when you could be enjoying the perfect marriage?

Because as soon as you decide to embrace the possibility that ‘selling’ could be a way to help others, and that you can do this AUTHENTICALLY and in a way that FEELS GOOD, you will find it easier to sign up more clients – once of course you’ve mastered the skills to do this!

People have been asking me to share how to do this and so my latest training course – The Compassionate Sales Formula was born in 2014.

If you’d like to find out more, I invite you to sign up to my free report 25 Ways To Sign Up Clients Without ‘Selling’ – this is packed with tips on this topic. You can sign up HERE.

I’d love to hear your ideas and thoughts – please do share your comments below.

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Alisoun Mackenzie is The Compassionate Business Mentor, Author, and Speaker who inspires business owners and social entrepreneurs to turn their passions into profits and make a difference in the world. 

She is also the author of two Amazon Best Selling books Heartatude, The 9 Principles of Heart-Centered Success and Give to Profit: How to Grow Your Business by Supporting Charities Social Causes.

Alisoun is also the founder of The Heartabiz Hub a business network and training academy and has written the following free ebooks:

  • The 9 Secrets to Signing Up Clients Without Selling (click here)
  • 101 Ways To Attract Great Clients, With Heart, Integrity & Social Impact (click here)
  • 52 Ways to Raise Funds for Charities and Social Causes Through Your Business  (click here)

You can connect with Alisoun here:

  • Alisoun Mackenzie Facebook Fanpage (for tips on authentic living and business mastery) – click HERE
  • The Heartabiz Hub Facebook Fanpage (for details about our courses and events) – click HERE
  • Give To Profit Facebook Fanpage (tips on supporting charities and social causes) – click HERE

How Can Your Toaster Help You In Business?

Have you ever met someone at a networking event who was saying all the right things, but there was something about them you just didn’t trust?

Maybe there’s been a time when you said ‘no’ to buying from someone despite looking for the solution they offered?

You’ve possibly even met people you’ve ‘liked’ but because they lacked confidence in themselves, you didn’t have confidence in what they were offering?

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve had a great time connecting with lots of new potential business partners and the diversity of these conversations is fascinating. I know I’m at the start of some new long-term friendships irrespective of whether we do business and there are others who I know I’m unlikely to remain in contact with.

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It’s Good To Stop & Enjoy Yourself

I love how when I come back from Rwanda I’m always in an emotional and physical state of what I call ‘Rwandan Gratitude’ – I have a comfy bed, electricity, hot water to shower in, nice food and many other comforts I usually take for granted.

In Rwanda things often don’t go as we plan or would like. And in these times we find that miracles unfold when we surrender any attachment we have to desired outcomes and become more fully present in the moment – and especially when we sing and dance with our young ambassadors!

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Do You Have The Heart & Mindset For Financial Success?

The two most common things that I hear business owners struggling with is how to get enough sales and bring in the money that will provide them with the life they really want. And while there are many practical strategies I can help my clients with, I find that some people don’t do what they know they need to do, because they are feeling resistance towards actually doing it.

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