Lara Nieberding

The Purple Lara

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Delivery by the Universe…

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Who recommended: Cristina Favreau, The Savvy Entrepreneur

What I am reading: Get Clients Now by C.J. Hayden

Where in the book: page 114

Why I am reading: To make the most of my marketing

Which quote: “When doing business with the universe, remember that you must place an order if you want to get a delivery.”

How this quote adjusted my thinking: I really have to wrap my head around this one. I have a tendency to be a negative nanny. “Well I put my order in but the universe didn’t deliver!” However, that is not necessarily true. If I am so preoccupied with keeping a scorecard of how the universe has not delivered, I will never see the moments the universe does deliver. This quote inspired me to keep a scorecard of all the moments the universe does deliver. With eyes wide open, I am amazed at how many orders the universe delivers.

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May 18, 2008 at 7:57 AM

Climb a tree & Holler

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Who recommended: Cristina Favreau, The Savvy Entrepreneur

What I am reading: Get Clients Now by C.J. Hayden

Where in the book: page 113

Why I am reading: To make the most of my marketing

Which quote: “If he who has a thing to sell

Goes and whispers in a well

He won’t be so apt to make the dollars

As he who climbs a tree and hollers.” (Anonymous)

How this quote adjusted my thinking:

I thought this was cute. Although, I have to admit, I am the type to whisper in the well. Now that I have read Get Clients Now, I am climbing my tree and finding my voice to holler.

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April 28, 2008 at 2:16 PM

It’s not Failure…It’s Feedback

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Who recommended: Cristina Favreau, The Savvy Entrepreneur

What I am reading: Get Clients Now by C.J. Hayden

Where in the book: page 112

Why I am reading: To make the most of my marketing

Which quote: “There is no failure only feedback.”

How this quote adjusted my thinking: Ouch. This is quote hurts. I take everything so personally. “Why doesn’t she/he purchase my product? She/He must not like me.” It is not about me. It is about business. Learning to translate perceived “rejection” into feedback allows me to stay focused on my vision.

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April 22, 2008 at 6:40 PM

Conquering fear

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Who recommended: Cristina Favreau, The Savvy Entrepreneur

What I am reading: Get Clients Now by C.J. Hayden

Where in the book: page 108

Why I am reading: To make the most of my marketing

Which quote: “Courage is not the absence of fear. It is the ability to take action while feeling afraid.”

How this quote adjusted my thinking:

This definition of courage resonates with me. I think of how many situations I face where it would be so easy to cop out because I had fear. Courage is acknowledging the inner voice: Yes, I am afraid. No, I will not cop out. I have a plan.

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April 14, 2008 at 6:52 PM

I can begin here…

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Who recommended: Cristina Favreau, The Savvy Entrepreneur

What I am reading: Get Clients Now by C.J. Hayden

Where in the book: page 105

Why I am reading: To make the most of my marketing

Which quote: “You will never be completely ready. Start from wherever you are.”

How this quote adjusted my thinking:

Why do I think I have to be more than I am? I need more education…I need more training…I need more money… What is wrong with starting where I am? Why not enjoy the journey learning along the way?

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April 11, 2008 at 8:25 PM

It is necessary to rest…

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Who recommended: Cristina Favreau, The Savvy Entrepreneur

What I am reading: Get Clients Now by C.J. Hayden

Where in the book: page 103

Why I am reading: To make the most of my marketing

Which quote: “Thought of the day: Even God rested one day a week.”

How this quote adjusted my thinking:

This quote stopped me. My thinking came to a sudden halt. How could I forget? I hold myself to a standard that often leads me to be working every day. I rarely take a break. This quote reminds me: I hereby give myself permission to take a rest.

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April 10, 2008 at 3:35 PM

Taking a leap of faith

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Who recommended: Cristina Favreau, The Savvy Entrepreneur

What I am reading: Get Clients Now by C.J. Hayden

Where in the book: page 96

Why I am reading: To make the most of my marketing

Which quote: “Just as Samuel T. Coleridge’s expression ‘the willing suspension of disbelief’ can be the key to enjoying a novel or ply, you can temporarily allow yourself to believe fully in your Special Permission.”

How this quote adjusted my thinking:

This is where it takes a leap of faith. If you are in a rut and not getting the results you want then you have to take a risk. You have to suspend your disbeliefs. Once you do, you will move out of your rut.

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April 9, 2008 at 9:20 PM

Sometimes It Takes Focus

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Who recommended: Cristina Favreau, The Savvy Entrepreneur

What I am reading: Get Clients Now by C.J. Hayden

Where in the book: page 89

Why I am reading: To make the most of my marketing

Which quote: “We have so many options as to how we spend our leisure time that we jump from one activity to another, never spending any significant amount of time doing the one thing which would actually bring us more enjoyment.  Keep the main thing the main thing and while you’re at work, your work is the main thing.  When you’re at home, family is the main thing.” by Zig Ziglar http://www.ziglar.com

How this quote adjusted my thinking:

I have been letting this quote resonate with me.  I have moved through my life for several days just letting this quote simmer.  It just makes so much sense.  I am not sure I can articulate the impact this quote can have.  When you focus on one thing you get results.  If you are trying to multi task or divide your focus your results are delayed or go unachieved.

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April 8, 2008 at 4:09 PM

Its OK to start where I am…

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Who recommended: Cristina Favreau, The Savvy Entrepreneur

What I am reading: Get Clients Now by C.J. Hayden

Where in the book: page 85

Why I am reading: To make the most of my marketing

Which quote: “Do yourself a huge favor and choose only those action items that you can actually see yourself doing.  Its OK to start right where you are.” by Joan Friedlander  http://www.lifeworkpartners.com

How this quote adjusted my thinking:

This quote had a very freeing effect on me.  So many times when I am not where I think I should be in achieving my goals I am quick to look at all the things I am not doing.  In my way of thinking, if I have two clients and I want two more then I must have to do some cold calling since I do not cold call now.  I do not like to cold call and it is not a skill I wish to acquire.  After reading this quote, I gave myself permission to let that notion go.  I learned to embrace the skills I have and implement the action items I am good at doing.

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April 7, 2008 at 9:41 PM

Oh Come On Just Do It

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Who recommended: Cristina Favreau, The Savvy Entrepreneur

What I am reading: Get Clients Now by C.J. Hayden

Where in the book: page 78

Why I am reading: To make the most of my marketing

Which quote: “It doesn’t matter so much what you choose as it does that you choose.”

How this quote adjusted my thinking:

I cannot tell you how many people I have met that fail to do this.  They get so hung up on their excuses that they never make a decision.  Failing to make a choice stalls your success.

“If you choose not to decide you still have made choice.”  from the song “Freewill” by RUSH

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April 4, 2008 at 7:29 PM