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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Rediscover Events! and Clear the Clutter.


Rediscover Close To My Heart Events

I had a conversation recently about my goals for 2014 - one of my goals this year is to encourage as many team members as possible to attend at least one CTMH corporate event.  
CTMH is hosting several regional events in the coming months, designed to be affordable for a larger amount of people. Join us at one near you to enjoy the high-energy motivational atmosphere and to be in the know of the latest and greatest from Close To My Heart!  I will be attending the first two events and hosting an abreviated team meeting from 4-5 pm.  Events will be held in the following locations from 6-9 PM -  registration begins at 5 PM


Seattle, Washington - Wednesday February 26th @ Seatac Doubletree
Portland, Oregon - Thursday, February 27th  @ Downtown Doubletree
Sacramento, California - Friday, February 28th @ Doubletree
Ontario, California - Saturday, March 1st @ Ontario Airport Radisson
Phoenix, Arizona - Wednesday February 26th @ Renaissance Phoenix
                                                                               Downtown Marriott 
Houston, Texas - Thursday, February 27th @ Hilton Houston Southwest
Dallas, Texas - Friday, February 28th @ Crowne Plaza Dallas Downtown
Fort Lauderdale, Fl - Sat, March 1st @ Cypress Creek Sheraton Suites 

More locations for the Midwest and Northeast regions will be announced in the coming weeks. Space at all of these events is limited, so register right away!
I hope that you will join lots of CTMH friends for this unique opportunity to have a CTMH Corporate Event in our backyards!  If these dates or locations are not convienient, hopefully one of the upcoming dates and cities will work for you. 
"These affordable events will be a fun and informative evening focusing on product tips and techniques as well as business training that will help you reconnect with and build your business.
Be inspired and trained by Kristine Widtfeldt, Vice President of Sales & Marketing or Monica Wihongi, Vice President of Training & Events and join us for a fabulous, motivational evening!
The event will run from 6:00–9:00 pm, registration begins at 5:00 pm and a hands-on creative session will follow the keynote presentation."

Business Bit:
This article seemed appropriate for the start of a new year and a new Idea Book.  Take time to check the retiring products list either on the CTMH website or on your OBA so you are aware of what your customers can purchase.  I try to show only current products in my classes.  Plan a "clearance sale" to clear out the old to make room and money for what's new.
When I was an image consultant, I used to share a great quote by Coco Chanel at the beginning of my training:

"You can judge the state of a woman's mind by the state of her closet."

It always elicited a collective groan from the audience, mostly because it conjured up the state of their closets, and I've rarely met a woman who felt good about that particular area of her life. The thing is, it's not only true for your closet, but for any environment in which you live or work.

I’m certain that all of you have experienced the overwhelm of too much to do and not enough hours in the day, or a completely cluttered desk and not being able to find your host’s information. No one really likes working in chaos, and even if you claim you don’t mind, the distractions it causes can completely derail any significant success or momentum.
If you have a workspace and systems that work for you and you do things the same way every time, you’re going to be able to relax into the knowledge that everything is covered and scheduled and that nothing is slipping through the cracks.

That's why I recommend that you use the fresh start that the beginning of the year affords and do some serious cleaning in your office. Here's why: No matter where you sit down to work every day, that space has to feel positive and productive for you. A few years ago, I learned a concept that completely changed my life.

Everything in your physical space is energy. Take a moment and just let that sink in for a moment. Everything, from your computer to a pencil, has energy. And that item is either contributing positively to you energetically, or it’s stealing your energy.

Your office, particularly your desk and immediate work space, are prime real estate. They’re like beach front property in Malibu or Maui. Almost priceless. Begin to think of them in that way and don’t allow anything that’s not perfectly supporting you into that real estate.

Take a look around your office right now if you happen to be sitting in it, and notice how many items in your immediate space are stealing your energy and how many are contributing positively to it. And then get rid of those things that aren’t supporting you. There are lots of great resources on office organization, but I will tell you that this one concept is really all you need.

So take some time and clear the clutter. Schedule at least a few hours (and if you have a very messy office space, you might need a few days) and get your office organized for the new year.
If you have piles and piles of paperwork, this same exercise applies. For these, an easier question might be “do I use this on a regular basis or will I need to access it again?” If you know you want to save it but don’t need to access it regularly, file it out of sight and possibly even off site in a storage area of your home. If you don’t need it, throw it away. Bottom line, get it out of the prime real estate.

Here's the most important part about this exercise. When you clear the clutter out of your physical space, you create room. For great ideas, the flow of creativity, and new opportunities. I've seen it happen again and again with my clients. Once you get your space cleared up, your thoughts clear up and you start to succeed at a different level.
 
Julie Anne Jones is direct sales corporate consultant, coach, and trainer, and the CEO of Julie Anne Jones, Inc. She is known for her authentic and easy-to-use scripting and specializes in specific language and tools for success in direct sales. To learn more about Julie Anne and her products and services, and to read her weekly blog posts, visit her at www.julieannejones.com.

1 comment:

  1. Getting my team to more CTMH events is one of my goals this year, as well! I have 3 team members coming to the Seattle event. One is even a brand new recruit! They are so excited to attend your unit meeting, as well, so thank you for arranging it on the same day.

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