Me again ;) (it was only a few short hours ago that I blogged to you while working away in my office on my BOGO Arbonne sale, singing I like to move it!). Baby Beazley decided that it was time to get up…LUCKY! Being pregnant is a fascinating experience, I’m embracing the opportunity to bond with my unborn son at random hours of the day.
I am subscribe to lots of wonderful ezines from experts in many different specialties. This morning, I spent my early wake up call investing in myself by reading a few ezines. An article by Fabienne Fredrickson, The Client Attraction Mentor, really resonated with me and I wanted to share it (see below). As John and I iron out our Motto for 2011 over the next couple days, I also plan on implementing Fabienne’s awesome 3 Year Vision concept to our life!
Funny (& embarrassing) story:
When I attended the SHINE 2010 Conference in Las Vegas in November, I ran into Fabienne (who wrote the article I shared below)! She doesn’t know me from anyone else on the street, but I really wanted to meet her. While leaving a bathroom during one of the breaks, I spotted this Swedish business diva in the line waiting to use the restroom.
Feeling way too brave, amongst a lot of fabulous women entrepreneurs, I boldly walked up to Fabienne with a smile on my face, stretched my arm out for a handshake and said, “Hi Fabienne – I enjoy following you on Twitter and Facebook. I received your complimentary CD in the mail (for signing up for her ezine) just before I left (to attend SHINE).”
She quickly replied, “Thanks Robyn. I would love to hear what you think of it!”
I was blown away – SHE – Fabienne – knew who I was?
In shock, I instantly blurted out something like “Oh wow, you know who I am!” (must have either been the blonde highlights in my hair or my pregnancy brain speaking)
Fabienne smiled sweetly.
After saying, “Have an amazing afternoon,” I left the ladies room.
As I walked out the door, I looked down AND spotted my name tag! Yes, you heard me – I was wearing my NAME TAG – of course Fabienne knew my name. She didn’t know WHO I was, but was simply using the technique I love to use and call people by their name (when they wear identification).
I wanted to slide under the beautiful carpet in the Wynn hotel in embarrassment!
I looked like a complete goof not only in front of one of my new mentors, but many other wise classy business women in ear shot of our conversation. There was a big line & our conversation took place in the middle of Grand Central Station (the hand washing/mirror area of the bathroom). In hindsight, I now laugh & brush off this encounter as a true character building experience. Thanks Fabienne (if you ever read this!) for being an unbelievably amazing woman (& not pointing out the obvious – my name tag – when I made my humiliating reply).
Has anything like this ever happened to you??
Enjoy rounding out 2010 and kicking off 2011!
P.S. Enjoy Fabienne’s article below – I LOVE the assignment at the bottom, that puts the article into action!!
Plan Out Your 3-Year Vision for Attracting Clients (and The Life You Really Want)
Fabienne Fredrickson, The Client Attraction Mentor, is founder of the Client Attraction System ™, the proven step-by-step program that shows you exactly how to attract more clients, in record time…guaranteed. To get your F.R.E.E. Audio CD by mail and receive her weekly marketing & success mindset articles on attracting more high-paying clients and dramatically increasing your in.come, visit www.clientattraction.com.
In practice building (and getting clients) it seems to be that most self-employed people just hope for the best. They simply keep doing what they’ve been doing and don’t have a strategy for creating the practice they’d be truly and deeply happy with. This is a big mistake in my opinion.
I used to write down my goals each year, but it never really worked for me. I just didn’t feel really excited about my new goals. They didn’t seem to propel me in motion and so I kind of viewed them as being useless. I never really looked at them, probably because they seemed like “shoulds” rather than “really-meaningful-wants.”