May 2013
Dear Ones,
I love the month of May! The weather is finally beginning to feel warm again and flowers are blooming all over. We took a little initiative last weekend and threw open the windows and doors to do some spring cleaning.  Initiative is that belief that you can take action and accomplish your goals.There’s an e-book that I hope you will read, enjoy, and apply. It’s all about Putting POWER behind Initiative.  Let me know if you’d like a copy by sending me a note at lisa@VanAllenCoaching.com  Give the tips a try and then let me know if they helped you create initiative by posting a comment on my Facebook page at http://www.Facebook.com/TheBizDoctor

Another reason I love May – It’s my birthday month!!  This year I’m hitting another one of those milestone years and wanted to do something special for YOU.  Read on to find out about the gift I’m sharing and all the special offers!

Blessings!

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Dr. Lisa’s Birthday Bash!!

It’s my birthday this week and I want to give YOU a gift!  Below you will find a link where you can get F.R.E.E. access to a special e-book entitledPutting POWER behind Initiative, an excerpt from Your Belief Quotient.  I hope you enjoy this gift!I’ve also created special pricing based on my birthdate for some of my best products and services.  This offer isn’t going to last much longer than the cake and ice cream… so grab yours NOW!

 

Offer 1: 

The Better Beliefs – Better Business Coaching Clinic

Does your business or career need a shot in the arm? Or better yet, a full diagnostic on what is working, what could work better, and where you want to
focus your time and effort to generate more cash and fewer hassles? Apply to join the Better Beliefs – Better Business Coaching Clinic.  This three month Coaching Clinic provides you with all the best tools in life and business coaching:

stethoscope· Two individual sessions with Dr. Lisa per month

· Monthly group coaching and masterminding sessions

· Private access to materials, videos and audio recordings

· Ongoing support in the Better Beliefs Community group on Facebook

· A signed copy of Your Belief Quotient and the Belief Quotient Workbook

$1800 to-$2100 – Birthday price: $1559.00

http://www.mcssl.com/store/drlisavanallen

Questions about this offer?  Call me at 319-551-1414

 

Offer 2:

Urgent Care for Your Life & Business Mastermind Group

This group is specifically designed for clients who have been through coaching with Dr. Lisa who want to reconnect and revitalize their life and business.  Urgent Care is a six month mastermind group for entrepreneurs and executives who are committed to practicing the skills they learn, creating a community that thrives on testing and proof, and is willing to share and receive support and accountability.

team-building·         Monthly group coaching and masterminding sessions

·         Private access to materials, videos and audio recordings

·         Ongoing support in the Better Beliefs Community group on Facebook

·         A signed copy of Your Belief Quotient and the Belief Quotient Workbook

$899 – Birthday price: $599.00

 

http://www.mcssl.com/store/drlisavanallen

Questions about this offer?  Call me at 319-551-1414

 

Offer 3:

“Clear!!”  Teleseminar Teaching Series

Clear defibheartThat’s what you hear in the ER when a heart is being jolted back into proper rhythm.  That’s also the name of Dr. Lisa’s new study group.  If your heart or soul are blocked with negative emotions, if the life-blood of your work or business is stuck because you can’t seem to get past self-sabotage, if you want freedom and clarity in your life – then “Clear!!” is for you!

“Clear!!” is an 8-week program of group Clinic calls and online support.

$299.00 – Birthday price: $159.00

 

http://www.mcssl.com/store/drlisavanallen

Questions about this offer?  Call me at 319-551-1414

 

Offer 4:

Presale:  Combo pack of Your Belief Quotient & The Belief Quotient Workbook

bellieve in my bookScheduled for release in June 2013, order your presale copy of the companion workbook to Dr. Lisa’s award-winning book Your Belief Quotient . The workbook is a digital download of all the exercises in the book and additional new material designed to help you end self-sabotage and Build Better Beliefs.

Presale and Birthday price: $25.59

http://www.mcssl.com/store/drlisavanallen

 

 

Offer 5:

Your Belief Quotient: 7 Beliefs that Sabotage or Support Your Success (paperback)

A signed copy of my book and entry into the Better Beliefs Community on Facebook

$17.99 – Birthday price: $15.59

http://www.mcssl.com/store/drlisavanallen

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Want to give me a present… “like” my page at http://www.facebook.com/TheBizDoctor!

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Align Your Passions with Your Mission

One of the things I love most about sharing the Passion Test for Business with companies and non-profit boards is helping them see how every individual in the company can align their personal passions with the company mission statement.  This is easily done when the mission statement genuinely reflects the heart of the leadership.  Below is a list of required elements for a good mission statement developed by John DeMartini.  Compare this list with your own mission statement – or use it to craft yours TODAY!
• The mission statement needs to be refined and reviewed so everybody in the company is aligned to it.
• A mission statement is not meant to be an idealistic, intellectual statement designed to sound good in public. One of the most important things in building a business is a clear vision and certainty: the statement of purpose or mission of what you want to create. A mission statement is a statement from the core of the individual leader’s heart on what they are inspired to do.
• A good mission statement essentially demands the soul and spirit of the leader. In order to be a good leader you must have vision, inspiration and purpose which leads to vitality, intensity and power.
• The mission statement of a company is the inner most thoughts of the leader and it speaks to their core values.
• The inspiration of the company is directly proportionate to how vivid the vision and the statement is of what you would like to do.
• A leader must be appreciative of the opportunity they have to share the product service or idea of the company.
• A successful company is one where the following is reflected on the staff; gratitude, vision and enthusiasm. The staff must be grateful to be at work and plan for it every morning, there must be a vision they can articulate without outside help and they must be enthusiastic – this is seen in the vibe of the workplace.
• Most people think terrestrially and look out celestially; like you have the world in your hands and imagine going from a greater sphere and look inwards.
• The masses of people wait to see things before they believe; the master believes things before they see it.
• You cannot coerce people into working – you have to inspire them to work. An inspiring mission statement assists employees to know what they are working towards and aids productivity.

Need help crafting a mission statement that reflects your heart and vision for your company?  Talk out loud to a trusted friend or colleague and record the key points that come up when you answer the question “What do I want my company to be known for?  What impact do I want to have?”  Be as audacious as you want in this conversation – you are just brainstorming.  Then take what you recorded and begin to mine the gems that represent the heart of your company.

Do you like your mission statement?  Post a link here – I’d love to see yours!!

Why YOU need a Strategic Plan

I thoroughly believe in strategic planning – whether it’s for your life or your business or both!  Here’s why:

1 – Strategic planning helps you look back, look inside, and look forward.  Taking a look at your accomplishments and failures, your assets and debits, your dreams and realities is healthy and necessary for growth.

2 – Strategic planning forces you to define who you are and what you do in concise terms.  This is essential for marketing and networking.  More importantly, it helps you determine if you are really who you want to be.

3 – Strategic planning asks you to answer the big “WHY?”  Defining your purpose and passionately pursuing it will carry you through tough times.  Knowing “why” you do what you do forces your gaze outward to how you give back and who you serve.

4 – Strategic planning helps you set specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, time-specific goals.  A dynamic strategic plan is always in front of you urging you on toward those goals.

5 – Strategic planning allows you to narrow your focus on the action items that will make you successful.  Keeping your eyes on the goal and the specific action steps needed to accomplish those goals will keep you from wasting time, money or other precious resources.

6 – Strategic planning will outline the ways you plan to measure your progress.  Nothing encourages more than steady, measurable progress.

7 – Strategic planning can be personalized so that it is YOUR plan, highlighting YOUR strengths, embracing YOUR passion and purpose.

Get your copy of my GPS for Life & Business Workbook at

Beyond the Blinders

Blinders are used to train horses to look only where they are supposed to look – straight in front of them. As humans we often voluntarily wear blinders. We plod through life unconsciously without looking past the image right in front of us. But in order to embrace life to the fullest, we must look beyond the blinders. We need to look within, without, around, and up.

A Conscious Business Coach helps business owners and entrepreneurs remove the blinders. It might be through an investigation of the self through the use of tools like the Myers Briggs or the Passion Test. It could be an assessment of how relationships are functioning through a 360 degree feedback process. It could be a review of a business or strategic plan, including operational and marketing strategies. While the scope can seem very broad, the focus is not. The chief aim of a Conscious Business Coach is to assist others in creating a life map that will help them navigate without blinders, conscious and aware, intentional and fully expressed. This kind of life map or plan allows its owner to blend passion and purpose with profit.

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