Boss Moves for Fitness and Health Professionals

Boss Moves for Fitness and Health Professionals

This is the time of year where many of us lose control of our exercise and eating plans.  The temptations of sweets, holiday dinners,shopping and travel can impact our bodies and we pledge a fresh start in the New Year.  This becomes prime-time for fitness and health professionals.  Here are a few tips to help you prepare for the busy season in this industry:

Tips for the Fitness/ Health Boss

  • Your business is just like your workout– you get out of it, what you put into it. With so many options for fitness and health services, it is important to market your business. Don’t over look the business side of doing business- marketing is key to building and sustaining a client base. It’s not pushy to let the world know about your business, don’t be afraid to shine.
  • You have to stay committed. Just as in the daily exercise routine, there will be days you want to sleep in and binge on Netflix, however you have a goal to attain.  You cannot cheat on your business and win.  Respect your business as much as you respect your meal plan and success will show up.
  • Get a buddy– working out with a partner increases consistency, therefore increasing results. The same is true in business, having a mentor or business coach to keep you encouraged and consistent will improve your results and build profits.

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Boss Moves for the Fitness and Health Boss

  • Join the Finish Strong Challenge. Commit to active pursuit of business goals as we count down the remaining days of 2016. Find a free guide to jump start that process at finishstrong16.com
  • Network, Network, Network– don’t let the fear of competition keep you locked in isolation. Get out here and meet people. Visibility is an intangible asset in business growth.
  • Surround yourself with business- minded people. Meet-Up groups are a great way to connect with others who have similar interest. If you are more of an introvert (like myself), Facebook groups are a great way to connect. Dreambuilders of Boss Moves International ( https://www.facebook.com/groups/FINISHSTRONG2016/ ) , is a great place entrepreneurs to find support and connect with other business-minded professionals.  Click the link to join

WHAT’S YOUR NEXT MOVE?

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The Fashion and Beauty Boss

Boss Moves for Fashion and Beauty Professionals

 

Fashion and beauty are among the fastest growing industries in the world.  Combining creativity, skill, and business is a mighty task.  Below are a few tips for the Boss that keeps us all looking great.

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  1. Make a name for yourself. In this field, competition is high and trends are changing daily.  You must strive to be seen- visibility is the key to your success.  Be bold in showing off your work.  Share, Post, and Market your work to build a larger client base.  If you aren’t great at social media management- Hire someone!! It’s just that important. In this industry it truly pays to be seen.
  2. Remain Relevant– trends are constantly changing, you must stay connected to your industry to keep up with the latest trends. Attending national or regional events will help keep your skills sharp and your network growing. Remember, there’s always something new to learn.
  3. Be your Brand– you are a reflection of your business. We are familiar with the beauty professionals, that don’t put much effort into their own beauty- don’t let that be you.  You should be a walking billboard for your business.  Be the top model for your work and require your team to do the same.

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Boss Moves for the Fashion/ Beauty Boss

  • Join the Finish Strong Challenge. Commit to active pursuit of business goals as we count down the remaining days of 2016. Find a free guide to jump start that process at finishstrong16.com
  • Network, Network, Network– don’t let the fear of competition keep you locked in isolation. Get out here and meet people. Visibility is an intangible asset in business growth.
  • Surround yourself with business- minded people. Meet-Up groups are a great way to connect with others who have similar interest. If you are more of an introvert (like myself), Facebook groups are a great way to connect. Dreambuilders of Boss Moves International ( https://www.facebook.com/groups/FINISHSTRONG2016/ ) , is a great place entrepreneurs to find support and connect with other business-minded professionals.  Click the link to join

WHAT’S YOUR NEXT MOVE?

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Boss Moves for the Creative Boss

Boss Moves for Authors,

Creative and Performing Artist

 

 

As creative entrepreneurs, we can sometimes feel left out of the “ get up and grind” crowd.  Motivation and inspiration come from what we produce instead of profit margins and sales quotas. However, creatives are apart of the Boss Moves community and we want to recognize you as fellow entrepreneurs in the journey.

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Tips for the Creative Boss-

 

  1. Be Flexible– as artists we each have a specific sound, look, or style to our work. However, our skill-set is more vast than we may realize.  Being flexible and stepping out of the box, just a little, can open doors in ways like never before.
  2. Be Daring– sometimes we pass up opportunities for exposure because we feel we aren’t ready, or “ that’s not my audience”. You never know who is in the crowd, or who will see the video clip online.  Take the chance and be willing to fail-trying.
  3. Collaborate– days of competition are dying in most industries. As a creative, collaboration is a winning strategy to reach diverse audiences, find new inspirations, and build a network of fellow artist.

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Boss Moves for the Creative Boss

  • Join the Finish Strong Challenge. Commit to active pursuit of business goals as we count down the remaining days of 2016. Find a free guide to jump start that process at finishstrong16.com
  • Network, Network, Network– don’t let the fear of competition keep you locked in isolation. Get out here and meet people. Visibility is an intangible asset in business growth.
  • Surround yourself with business- minded people. Meet-Up groups are a great way to connect with others who have similar interest. If you are more of an introvert (like myself), Facebook groups are a great way to connect. Dreambuilders of Boss Moves International ( https://www.facebook.com/groups/FINISHSTRONG2016/ ) , is a great place entrepreneurs to find support and connect with other business-minded professionals.  Click the link to join.

WHATS YOUR NEXT MOVE?

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FINISH STRONG CHALLENGE 2016

We are in a countdown to the end of 2016. My goal is to close out 2016 with momentum and walk into 2017 “Ready for Business”. Too many times we put off making Big Moves until New Years. Why wait? Your new life can start Today!

This is why I started the Finish Strong Challenge- I no longer want to wait to live the life of my dreams. I have decided to take the last 100 days of 2016 and use them to make some Boss Moves that will position me for a phenomenal start to 2017. I am inviting you to join me. Let’s FINISH STRONG in 2016 and start 2017 “Ready for Business”

The challenge is simple, we will do some strategic planning to maximize the remaining days of this year to have the best impact on our dreams. This is a FREE challenge- filled with support, encouragement, and gifts to help you Finish Strong !! All the activity takes place on our Facebook page. https://m.facebook.com/BossMovesintl/ Join us there to get started. 

The gifts are available in the Boss Moves Facebook group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/FINISHSTRONG2016/

I put them there for those who are serious about seeing dreams come true with the support of likeminded people who will encourage you to FINISH STRONG!!

Click the link to watch the video from Day 100

FINISH STRONG CHALLENGE 2016
I am so happy to have you on this journey. It is my dream to help you launch the business that lives in your heart. We all have that “One Dream”, some have taken a few steps towards that dream and others keep it as a personal secret. Either way, it’s time to get serious and start living the life you’ve always wanted. YOU DESERVE IT AND THE WORLD IS READY FOR YOUR GIFT. I’ve told you my dream, what’s yours? 

THE GRIND IS REAL

THE GRIND IS REAL- ARE YOU IN THE GAME?

Are you a GRINDER? Grinders are those who have decided to commit to the actions that will breed success.  Although there are many opinions on the road to success among entrepreneurs,  I live by  what I call ” GRIND THEORY”.

GRIND THEORY-describes the endless pursuit of success.  Once you reach the top, it’s time to go to the next level; because possibilities are endless and abundance is real.

Some people want to attract success, others look for shortcuts, and some hardly show up for their dreams.  I believe in the GRIND. To be effective as a BOSS, here are a few tips to consider as we ” Stay On The Grind”.

  1. DECIDE WHAT YOU WANT- This is a chapter in one of my favorite books- ” The Success Principles” by Jack Canfield.  In the book, Jack notes-” One of the main reasons why most people don’t get what they want is they haven’t decided what they want. They haven’t defined their desires in clear and compelling detail”.  The concept seems simple, yet many of us are on cruise control the it comes to building  the life of our dreams.  We can be more reactive than proactive.  As a BOSS, we must know what we want and be clear about what our dreams look like in full detail, from where we will live, to what the house will smell like when you come home everyday.  Details matter.  Be specific as possible.
  2. COMMIT TO YOUR DREAMS-  Once you have set your vision, the GRIND begins.  The GRIND begins in the mind first; by committing to see your dreams come true, no matter what it takes or how long it takes.  A BOSS is relentless– WE DON’T STOP UNTIL THE JOB IS DONE.  Even more importantly, we don’t break promises to ourselves.  If we cannot be true to ourselves , what do we really have to offer the world ? So, the GRIND begins with a relentless commitment to our dreams.
  3. TAKE ACTION, LOTS OF ACTION- This is where the GRIND gets real.  To build the life of your dreams, you will need to work both HARD AND SMART, not one or the other.  Being a BOSS that is relentless in seeing your dreams come true requires MASSIVE ACTION!  Anyone who tells you otherwise is not keeping it real.  Some of these ” 6-figues in 6-days” deals are misleading because there is MASSIVE ACTION happening before you start the 6-day sequence, aka- THE GRIND IS REAL.  So yes, some of us are up at 4am, some of us are going to bed at 2am, some of us attend conferences as vacations, some of us attend networking events instead of happy hour.  THE GRIND IS REAL.  We Research, Study, Practice, and Execute.  We Research, Study, Practice , and Execute.  We Research, Study, Practice, and Execute. We don’t stop until we are living our dreams.
  4. SUCCEED AT BECOMING UNSTOPPABLE- A BOSS  that is relentless at seeing their dream come true is- UNSTOPPABLE.  This means, we don’t stop when “life” gets in the way.   I am very realistic in knowing that “life” can knock you flat on your behind.  However, the victory is in getting back up.  We all fall down, but a BOSS will rise again- stronger, wiser, and more determined than ever.  Seven months after I opened my business, my mom passed away unexpectedly- talk about a hit! Less than two years after that, I lost my father-another big hit.  Yes, I took time to grieve, but then I got back in the game because I knew the victory wasn’t just for me, it was to honor my parents. So on those dark, tough, and seemingly impossible days- go ahead and cry. but the GRIND doesn’t stop because your dream is still alive.  Off-schedule, behind schedule, or on a totally revised schedule- the destination doesn’t change, a BOSS is UNSTOPPABLE.
  5. REPEAT, REPEAT, REPEAT- Once you see your dream come to pass, set a new vision and start the process again.  THE GRIND IS REAL,  and it also never ends.  The moment we stop growing, we start dying.  Know that limits are a myth and possibility is the truth.  Hold your self to a standard of excellence  and remember at each step, there is alway room for growth. The moment you think ” I have arrived!”, the BOSS in you should ask ” WHAT’S THE NEXT MOVE?”

  If you are good, don’t stop until you are great.  If you are great, don’t stop until you are LEGENDARY!!

Please be sure to share this post and join us in our Facebook group BOSS MOVES INTERNATIONAL, where we research, study, practice, and execute! We would love to have you in our community.  Meet us on Facebook, where THE GRIND CONTINUES.

  WHATS YOUR NEXT MOVE?


ARE YOU GIVING YOUR DREAMS THE “SIDE-CHICK” TREATMENT?

ARE YOU TREATING YOUR DREAMS LIKE A “SIDE-CHICK”?

 

Yes, I said it!!! Many of us are very familiar with what “side-chick” status looks like- either by experience or association, so as yourself- “Am I cheating on my dreams”?

 

If you are unsure to the answer, here are 3 signs that you may be treating your dreams like a “side-chick”:

  1. It has been more than 72 hours since you have invested “quality time” into your dream. Quality time meaning you have poured some serious time, energy and effort into your dream to build the vision that lives in your heart.
  2. Most people who know you, know more about your job than they do about your dream. Ouch!!! I’m sure that one made you think!! What are you promoting- your dream or you job?
  3. The majority of your time, energy and resources are connected to your job, and your dream gets what’s left. After work, you fall in to the “post 9-5 lifestyle”– dinner, errands, happy hour, Netflix…. No time, energy or effort is being put into your dream.

 

BONUS SIGN- YOU ONLY THINK ABOUT IT WHEN YOU ARE LOW ON MONEY!!!!!

 

For those of us who have a dream and passion to be amazing and great in the world, we cannot treat our dream like a side-chick.  I don’t even like the term “side-hustle”, because it equates to the same sub-standard relationship with your dreams.  Yes, you may have a full-time job, but you also have a FULL-TIME DREAM!!  That dream deserves just as much energy, passion, time, and effort- actually more than you are devoting to your job.  What you are doing for your employer should not compare to the energy and attention you are giving your dream.

 

HOW TO FIX IT………

  1. Don’t quit your job………but you must quit cheating on your dreams. You must put your “best” energy, effort and resources into what’s next or you will remain an employee, instead of stepping up to be a BOSS.
  2. It’s going to cost ya!! This means less Netflix &Chill and more Rise & Grind!! Free-time is a luxury when building your business. Until you can flip the tables to where your dream pays you more than your job- you have not arrived at your destination and the grind must continue!!
  3. Renew your vows. Remember why you are here.  Remember your dreams.  Remember why you started.  Let that passion fuel the journey ahead until the day the vision in your heart matches the life you live each day.

SAY “ I DO” TO YOUR DREAMS- CUT THE SIDE CHICK TREATMENT

Plan Your Week Like A Boss


Sunday is my day to rest, reflect, and re-focus as the new week begins. Planning the week helps maintain focus, increase productivity, and reduce overwhelm. Here are a few tips to help you plan your week-LIKE A BOSS!

  1. Set your Mantra of the Week. 


The weekly mantra is a centering yet motivational thought that can help you remain focused on all that you plan to accomplish this week. 

2. Establish Your Non-Negotiable’s

Highlight 2-3 tasks that MUST happen this week to achieve expected success. These task become a “NO MATTER WHAT” mission for the week. 

3. Set a Self-Care Appointment 

Block out at least ONE HOUR this week for just YOU. This could be a quiet walk in the park; lunch by the water; a massage; a relaxing bubble bath; or a simple sign posted on the door that reads “DO NOT DISTURB”, while you enjoy a great nap. No matter how you choose to spend this time, it is crucial to honor yourself by keeping this appointment NO MATTER WHAT. 

4.Fill in All Other Events

This is the traditional planning activity of scheduling of work events, family events, social events, and routine appointments. Set reminders/alerts in your phone to keep you on task and enjoy your week- LIKE A BOSS!

I Ain’t Feeling It!


I ain’t feeling it…….This is the most frequent response given when a task is left incomplete or a commitment goes unfulfilled. “I’m just not feeling it” 

The truth is we won’t always “feel” like being responsible, integral, or loving. There are days we want to stay in bed. Times when you wish you hadn’t agreed to attend that event after work on Thursday. And occasions when you are upset and everyone knows it. 

All of this is true. All of this is real.  


Although I have a really great speech on the importance of discipline, today I just want to help you with a few tips to shift your mood and get you back to the goals you’ve set to enhance your life. 


1. Change your surroundings– leave the space you are in even if it’s just for 5 minutes. Preferably outdoors a quick change in scenery can give you a new perspective both inside and out. 


2. Pump up the volume. Everyone has that ONE SONG that no matter where you are and who’s looking you MUST sing along and maybe even dance. Be proactive and build a “feel better” playlist and keep it on reserve for these moments when you need a boost. Note- the louder you play the song, the better you feel. I don’t know why, but it WORKS!!! Currently, Just like fire by Pink is the one that gets me up and moving. 


3. Call in reinforcements. If it’s bad and a quick walk or impromptu musical number hasn’t shaken you out of your funk- it’s time to call in reinforcements – Level one. Pull out your favorite comedy movie/show and laugh until you can’t take anymore. 


Level two- call up that ONE PERSON who willingly listens to you ramble about all your cares and offers simple yet profound advice. Sometimes we just need to VENT. Letting it all out can ease stress and provide a refreshing approach to a stressful moment. 


4. For the introverts (like myself) JUST BREATHE. A short meditation/ prayer can refocus your thoughts, emotions and body. This is helpful when you cannot leave the room, throw a dance party, binge on Netflix, and that ONE PERSON you need isn’t available. Look within and find the source of your strength to soothe you in such moments. 


5. Wash it all away. At the first available moment jump into some refreshing water. A swim, cool shower, bubble bath or hot tub will do the trick. One super cool thing I did on a weekend getaway was a “therapeutic float ” OMG!! So amazing!!! Just relaxing and literally floating on a salt water pool!! An unforgettable experience. 


So if your day suddenly takes a turn down ” oh not today” road, pull out these helpful strategies to shift yourself back to “I got this” highway and enjoy this journey called life. 

Making Boss Moves: Arianna Huffington

Making Boss Moves: Arianna Huffington

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Arianna Huffington, co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post, announced her departure from her position of 11 years.  After building a brand to international recognition, and being named one of the “Most Powerful Women in the World “by Forbes in 2014, Arianna has made the ultimate Boss Move to transition her career towards her current passion- Health and Wellness.

A few things I’ve learned from such a move are:

  1. Follow your heart- Arianna did not allow her new dreams to live in the shadows of her current success. Although she was contracted to stay with the Huffington Post until 2019, Arianna realized launching the new business needed her full attention.  She honored the dreams in her heart= Boss Move.
  2. It’s never too late- at the age of 66, Arianna has decided to “start from scratch” in building her new brand- Thrive Global. While most people decide to stick it out after 10 years invested into a career, she has proven it is never to late to be the person you’ve always wanted to be.
  3. Take your time and build the life of your dreams- Arianna has made a major transition after a spending over 30 years building her life, step by step ,rising to be named one of the most powerful women in the world. This next step is just as bold as her first, for it is built on the courage to see full manifestation of the desires of her heart. I honor this decision as an ultimate- Boss Move.

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Making Boss Moves: Snoop Dogg

Making Boss Moves: Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg.

Snoop Dogg.

Snoop Dogg, mostly known as a west- coast rapper, has made a few major Boss Moves that are worthy of attention. Most recently, he has agreed to co- host a cooking show with Martha Stewart. Not your typical guy, has Snoop teaching me a few things about life and business:
1. Don’t let stereotypes hold you back– No one expected to see him beyond the gangster rap lifestyle that launched his career. However, Snoop has proven that he is “more than a rapper” by making his way to the big screen and now co-hosting a TV show.
2. Be YOU- Everywhere you go- One thing that never changes is Snoop Dogg. He is a “what you see is what you get” kinda guy. So if he’s on the stage at an awards show, on the field at his sons’ football game, or in the kitchen with Martha Stewart- Snoop is Snoop. Authenticity at it’s best. While many are struggling to balance a personal and public image, Snoop keeps it simple- he keeps it Snoop.
3. Think long-term– Understanding that the music industry can be unpredictable, Snoop has made major Boss Moves, by building a legacy beyond the recording studio. Investing in Reddit, starring in BET’s new hit show “Music Moguls”, hosting radio shows and teaming up with Martha Stewart, Snoop has added to his long standing success as a true Boss.

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