Are you a Multi-Passionate Entrepreneur?

MultiPassionateMulti-passionate entrepreneur.

Maybe you’ve heard of “those”?

Especially if you’re involved in the online business/blog world there’s a chance you have.

If you follow Marie Forleo or watch Marie TV, you’ll know what it means.

Maybe, like Marie, you are one.

But just in case you’re going “what’s she on about…?” I’ll explain:

First, what is multi-passionate?

Multi-passionate is a type of personality. Just like you can be introvert, extrovert or ambivert.

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5 Steps to Unleash Your Feminine Genius

boxing business womanYou are visionary, multi-passionate, with an entrepreneurial spirit. You have a big vision for making the world a better place.

But something’s not quite right. You make progress, then hit a roadblock. You’ve spent thousands of dollars learning how to run a successful business, but you’re not doing the things you know you need to do. What’s up with that?

I’ve identified five essential steps that ALL need to be in place in order for you to successfully create the business and life of your dreams. Here they are:

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What is Your Commitment Level?

This article is a guest post from BrightFire Expert, Odette Laurie of Business Women on Top.

I have been asked once or twice, okay maybe ten or eleven times, what is it that keeps me motivated or moving forward."COMMITMENT" letters on Chalkboard

I really had to ponder that for a while then I realized it was a simple answer.

I am 100% committed to my dream, my vision and my mission in life.

I am committed to my friends, my family, my clients, members of The “O” team (dorky I know but it keeps me tied to my younger TV day–we had great TV back then!).

Most importantly, I am committed to myself.

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Live Your Mission, Embrace Your GIFTS, and Make a Difference

The most successful entrepreneurs know that if you focus on two things, above everything else, your success will be limitless. Those two things what is your mission?are your mission and your GIFTS (If you don’t know what I mean by GIFTS, click here and I’ll fill you in). Unfortunately, many entrepreneurs start off in business ignoring these two things or they lose their focus along their journey. The result is a business that doesn’t matter, a business that doesn’t make much of an impact, a business that burns you out, or a business that becomes just another joyless J.O.B.

Business owners who lack a mission don’t know what their purpose is; they don’t have a big juicy, powerful reason to make a boatload of money. They have no “why.” They could just as easily sell vacuum cleaners as well as handbags. It really doesn’t matter to them as long as they are making money. Mission-centered women entrepreneurs are different. They desire to positively impact the world. They focus on doing what they do best, and serving the people they are meant to serve. They leave anything and everything that falls outside of their mission or their GIFTS to someone else.

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GIFTS for Achieving Sure Fire Success

With the giving season right around the corner, I thought this would be a great opportunity to talk about GIFTS again. This is the
perfect time to remember that you have all the GIFTS you need to succeed in business (and life)–you just need to use them
. Hands and Gifts

Most people would agree that it’s a shame to get a really cool gift and then never seize the opportunity to use it to its fullest potential. Well now is the time to start focusing on the invaluable GIFTS that you have that will ensure your business success.

Allow me to explain. You see, there are certain things that you need to focus on, and build your business and life around, in order to achieve a high level of success and satisfaction. I call these things your “GIFTS” and they truly are gifts.

Let me define them for you:

“G” is for Genius. Think of “genius” as your creativity, your brilliance, your expertise, and your uniqueness. It’s your ability to problem solve and think things that no one else is thinking. It’s what makes you you. It’s what sets you apart from the crowd and makes you stand out. Genius is your extraordinary intellectual and creative power. Your genius contributes to all of the other GIFTS in your bag.

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Now is the Time to Do What You Will Do

About a year and a half ago, my assistant pastor presented a homily called, “Your Life is Now.”  Everyday I remind myself of this statement (I even wrote a blog post about it–you can check it out here). While I’ve always found the homily and the message behind it to be very inspirational and affirming, it has taken on an even greater signifigance in my life over the last few months.

As some of you may or may not know, I’ve had a lot of health issues ranging from bad arthritis in my hands, vision changes, tachycardia, and hypertension.  I’ve had tests, tests, and more tests to see what might be causing these issues.  It’s likely that I have an autoimmune disorder, but the doctors aren’t sure which one.  I’ve been told it could be Lupus, it could be Rheumatoid arthritis, it could be some other autoimmune disorder, or it could be that I’ve just had a weird string of things going on for which they don’t have an explanation, yet.

As a super duper control freak, the idea of having a debilitating, and possiblly deadly disease for which there is no cure, is what you might call a nightmare.

I must admit that for the first time ever, I actually thought about putting my dreams and goals aside.  After all, I have 3 little girls that I love hanging out with.  Who couldn’t use more quality family time, right?

But here’s what I know:  Now is the time to do what I am going to do.

There may be times when I can no longer type words on a key board, or climb hills, or frost cupcakes for the girls, or travel to conferences.  But as long as I can do those things I’m going to do them.

Remember, “Your Life is Now!”

The lessons we learn in life are true in business, as well.  Over the last few months, I’ve been reminded a lot about what it takes to truly have success in business and life.

Here are some of the keys I’ve discovered to create a thriving business and live a truly fulfilling life:

  1. Now is the time to do what you will do.  Don’t put off what you can do today.  You never know what tomorrow might bring, so don’t waist time.  Time isn’t money, it’s your life, so spend it wisely.  If you have big goals, make sure you are doing something each day that brings you closer to them.

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Are You Burying Your Talents (and Your Profits) in the Dirt?

Are you burying your talents in the dirtA while back I had a conversation with a potential client who was struggling with growing her business and was thinking of giving up doing work she had been passionately doing for years.

We laid out a plan to raise her visibility and attract more clients but something was missing.  She said she couldn’t move forward because of a spiritual block.  I have to admit, at that moment, I thought that was a creative excuse for not taking action.  I don’t always talk about spirituality in my business, but at my core I am a very spiritual person and I believe that entrepreneurship is a deeply spiritual journey.

One Sunday, a few years ago, was the first day in a long while that everyone in my family was well enough to go to church.  For a moment I thought that maybe we should just stay home and catch up on things that needed to be done around the house, relax, and just enjoy the company of family.  But something said, “Nope. No way. You have to go to Church.” So we all went to church–and I am enormously grateful that we did.

I believe that God communicates to us in many subtle ways.  I think it’s through gut feelings that you have, your intuition, and deep “knowings” (not beliefs) that you know in your heart are true.  We are omniscient in our own ways.

But sometimes God sends you a messenger that delivers a message with great impact. A message you cannot ignore.  One that speaks straight to your soul.  In that moment you have great clarity.  We often call it an “Aha” moment.  But the real word is an “epiphany.”

On that Sunday, I listened to a homily called, “Your Life is Now,” and 3 messages resonated with me on an epiphanic level.

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