professional life

Jan
01
2013

Your Life is Your Message – Ghandi

This is not a time to be shy or hide under the covers. This is a time for you to shine, create your message and speak out with confidence. Perhaps you are a  frustrated designer, creator, teacher, caregiver, artist, writer , single parent professional, female entrepreneur, CEO ? Or all of the above! I have found many are shy about self promotion and how to sell your offerings to others. Here is a quick tip sheet on creating your message and easily serving others with your talent and expertise.

1. Remember when writing your copy include Features and benefits. Features Tell, benefits sell. Another words, your feature describes your service or product and the benefit is what will be gained by your service or product. Most people desire a relief from pain and or frustration OR are looking to acquire answers, knowledge and how to. Either way, your job is to improve the quality of life for another at work, home, career , love , spiritually, mentally and emotionally.

2. Be confident! Enthusiasm is contagious as is happiness, when you exude this, you receive it in return. Stop being so serious and hard on your self instead build your confidence, it’s sexy and it sells!

3. Your the Expert: Clarify what your intention is with your service or product by “painting the picture” of the need. As the expert, you understand what is happening on the front lines and have deep knowledge with avoiding common mistakes that potential clients tend to make. As the guru problem solver, get out there and sell your heart out!

Whatever you are looking for , is looking for you! The best way to attract this is to step into your spirit of intention with love and service and share specifically the picture so others can clearly understand the need. After all, we live in a three dimensional world, so use props, pictures, examples, before and after shots, testimonials from others or offer a 15 minute free session as a way for your future clients to see your worth and understand the value behind it.

When you operate from your authentic power (personality with timing), this creates a wind fall of abundance to you. This my friend is not just about money, it is about your self worth, where your flow of passion, talent, knowledge and love resides. The aka Happy Zone of your existence !

Power mantra’s: I am courageous, confidant and happy!

Abundance flows to me easily and effortlessly.

I am an opportunity magnet.

Find out about the upcoming free teleseminar: The Happiness of Money: the earn more and work less activation program. Sign in to  Get Happy Zone .

“America’s Happyologist” Jackie Ruka is a lifestyle expert and inspiration coach for women,who founded the Get Happy Zone (www.gethappyzone.com) personal development organization. She is also the author of the soon-to-be-released book, “Get Happy and Create a Kick Butt Life, a Toolbox for Rapidly Activating the Life You Desire.” Contact Jackie and take her Become Fearless Quiz online at www.tinyurl.com/HappinessQuiz.

 

Oct
10
2012

Imagine your dream as a bowl of paint, let’s name your paint as your “happy” paint. You are the brush that dips into your happy paint and begin to make happy strokes within your current life canvas. The fun part is you get to choose the colors, the content and the direction in which to manifest your dream canvas. It’s ok if you make a few mistakes along the way, that’s how you know you are on the right path to your dream. The magic behind all of this is based on movement. Movement accelerates into steps, steps into leaps and leaps into accomplishments. Remember the things that happen to you do not define who you are. In short, you may feel like a victim but you can be the victor from the situation, as every episode in life has a meaning, in most cases it determines what you don’t want, so you can crystallize what you do want. What we learn from our past evolves us into our future. So are you moving toward your dream?

On the news today I listened to an inspiring story about a supposed washed up golfer who for nearly twenty years was following his passion to be a professional golfer. He started at age 25 and won the Scottish open at age 30, but on the PGA tour he had not won a tournament of the 334 PGA starts. He was out there everyday, pushing himself to be the pro he knew he could be. In the meantime, he was working side jobs to help support his wife and 2 kids and was unable to buy health insurance for his family.  At age 52, he finally decided it was time to give up his dream  and move on. Upon his dismay, all his buddies got together and supported him for one year to follow his dream, they knew he had it in him.  He was given a second chance to pick up the sport again, except this time around he realized he had to do something different  to make his dream a reality. He practiced new mind exercise everyday, hired a new swing coach, got a sports psychologist and changed his exercise routine. He said, ‘ it’s better to be decisive than right.” His attitude of perseverance and strong belief in self  won him the prestigious senior PGA championship. For twenty years Michael Allen went from “Michael Who?” to living his life calling as a big money maker in his dream of playing golf for the first time in his life.

More and more people I am meeting seem to be sharing the birth of their inner passion and taking leaps of faith, everyday. Just yesterday I met with two gorgeous ladies, both have made huge leaps of faith and are happier and more excited about life doing what they love. There is no reason why you can’t do the same? Yes, we all have to make a living, no doubt, and you will as the process is not as difficult as you think. Let’s take a look at how you can make your dream a reality and be the architect of your destiny.

1. Don’t quit your day job yet, work at it but start your passion on the side or weekends, it may take a bit longer but it will be worth it!

2. When you begin your passion, your mind and actions will expand, pretty soon you will be doing your passion!

3. Birth your idea, in some way or form, this could be a book, a workshop, a blog , partnering with an entity , all of these facets are areas that will begin the launch of your dream.

4. Everything you have learned up to this point has prepared you, even if you think your not ready, just start. There is a learning curve in anything new, but once your learning your growing and this is part of living the dream.

5. The fear that is in your way is just a mirror of our own self- doubt. Fear is like worry, a waste of time. Stop entertaining your  power on fear and start using your  power by taking a cup of courage and having a little fun dabbling in your dream and painting with your happy paint.

The sooner you start taking leaps of faith, the better you will feel. When you feel good, good things happen! When you think positively, positive things occur. Sometimes, you just have to let it all go, get messy and have some fun with your passion. So, get busy living, life is too short not to and seek a little help from your friends!

Tell us how you started your passion and how it’s going, we want to spread the happiness stroke on the world canvas? Don’t be shy.

If you need help becoming fearless, entertain those inner gems with the Become Fearless Quiz, it’s fun and will help you overcome your personality obstacles.

Become inspired and take a look at the clip about Michael Allen’s Life Calling 

Need a Life Lift? Jackie Ruka’s signature blend of advice, wisdom and inspiration can help you create an authentic, empowered life! Learn more.

 

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“America’s Happyologist” Jackie Ruka is a lifestyle expert and inspiration coach for women who founded the Get Happy Zone (www.gethappyzone.com) personal development organization. She is also the author of the soon-to-be-released book, “Get Happy and Create a Kick Butt Life, a Toolbox for Rapidly Activating the Life You Desire.” Contact Jackie and take her Become Fearless Quiz online at www.tinyurl.com/HappinessQuiz.

 

 

 

Jun
06
2012

 Becoming happier in your professional life is about your personal story, you know, the one that you believe in your head and perhaps share in a 30 second elevator speech, cocktail party or social event, your about me bio. Nowadays, your hook is not enough, it’s all in your story which resonates and captures people’s attention. So perhaps it’s time to change your story?

Simply put, you can begin to lead a happier life by changing your story of the old YOU, transformed into the new you through the process of  self reflection. Discovering your relationship to your story may need refreshing through an awareness of organizing your inner story. It is our external or outer story which communicates a verbal existence of your inner experience. Oral storytelling is how we link to others, especially when shared in a practiced authentic cadence.

In todays world where past, present and future seem to have collided and the speed of change is faster than we can keep up with, it will take more than a minute to determine what no longer serves you. A more mindful and meaningful approach to self reflection are questions such as; What can I do to improve my well being ? How can I  improve the way I present myself to the world? What do I need to do differently in order to make this happen?  What have I learned ? And do I believe it enough that my passion exudes and attracts a feeling of; inspiration, relief, or laughter within myself and others ?

We are all constantly sharing or telling stories, look at Facebook for example. Posts and snippets about moments in time that capture a feeling, a visual , an event from a bigger story. So many stories floating around about different people and places at points of time  in life. It’s not that we don’t know how to construct a story , it’s a matter of how to convey a believable story that captures you and  your essence qualities. A good place to start that Brendon Burchard, Author of Milllionaire Messenger, shares is here:

X + Y = Z

I teach X (topic) to Y (audience) so they can Z (benefit), or you can use a metaphor for example I might describe myself as the Queen of Self Reinvention , you may be the Martha Stewart of Marketing etc.,  you get my point. Position yourself for accelerated growth  by aligning your About ME: your personal strengths, personality and talents with your mojo.  If you are serious about changing your story, I suggest reading Michael Margolis’ blog GetStoried.com .

Life Enhancement Tip : To move forward and beyond where you are now you must be willing to ELEVATE and go beyond where you have been. Write a paragraph that describes you, but write it in such a way where there is no ego involved, write it as a story that comes from the heart not the head. Step back and think of what gripped you at a time that created a  change in you and  your truth, this is a story to tell and share in your Bio, About ME or presentation to share with your audience.  Exercise flow writing, this is what rises in your mind, tap in , write out the space of awareness and then stop. Begin again til you have a few vignettes. Circle the themes. You flow into the influence of what makes you unique.

Quote: “It’s not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean.” Tony Robbins

Jackie Ruka is an author, artist, therapist and lifestyle expert who started Get Happy Zone, a personal development organization dedicated to launching your unique happiness campaign through her training classes and upcoming book “Get Happy and Create a Kick Butt Life, a Toolbox for Rapidly Activating the Life You Desire.” Go here, www.gethappyzone.com, to read Jackie’s blog. To receive the free Report; Surprising News about Happiness that Successful People Practice  please opt – in here.

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