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What does action have to do with self-care?

By Amira Alvarez "What does showing up have to do with self-care?" Do you ever wonder why you need self-care in the first place? I'll tell you why... Have you noticed that every time you go after your next big goal... it stretches you? That's because going after what we want requires internal…
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“What does showing up have to do with self-care?”

Do you ever wonder why you need self-care in the first place?

I'll tell you why…

Have you noticed that every time you go after your next big goal… it stretches you? That's because going after what we want requires internal growth to create outer growth, which means you're on your growth edge a lot!

I don't care what the goal is, nor do I care whether you're just starting out or have been at this for years… there is always tension in the growth! You're expanding, and that means your mental and emotional fortitude is going to be tested and pushed.

It's just a part of the process, so:
Expect the tension that comes along with it.

This is a reflection of the dissonance between who you've been (how you've been showing up and behaving on both the inside and outside) and who you've stepped into becoming the moment you claimed your goal or desire.

Let me explain…

The moment you say you want something that you've yet to have or experience–the moment you have the desire clearly as a thought–it is now a part of you.

Yet, in order to actualize that desire, you need to become the person who's capable of having it.

Here's the rub… you're still over here, being the “old you.”
You're not yet that person who has it.
You haven't yet fully become her.

There's a huge gap and you need to transverse it. It's this gap that's painful.

So what do you do?

Most people have a ton of self-care tools at their disposal. Use them, definitely.

But the best self-care tool? Showing up.

Every time you grow you have to show up on a new level. Start doing that. Now. It'll make things so much easier in the long run, but it'll feel hard in the moment. Don't let that fool you.

The longer you delay this, the longer you stay in the patterns and behaviors of the “old you,” the longer the tension lasts (i.e. frustration, pain, emotional upheaval, spinout, etc).

The best self-care is recognizing who you need to be to have what you want and to begin showing up as this women RIGHT NOW.

You step into being her, by taking action as her.

This closes the gap between the “old you” and who you need to step into being in order to have what you desire. And when that happens, not only will you actualize what you want, but the tension will dissipate. (Until your next growth phase!)

Showing up for yourself then becomes a form of self-care, because it effectively recalibrates who you are, closes the gap, and dissipates the tension…

And this then allows you the ENERGY, spirit, and wherewithal to go for more, which means you CAN and WILL break through your income barrier.

Amira

 

Unleash Your Money Making Abilities

By Amira Alvarez You want to make more money, yes? And yet there are times (perhaps more often than you even recognize) when you're telling yourself it’s a drag… saying things like... “It’s hard! And I don’t wanna do it.” I sometimes even hear this from my clients who have broken through the…
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You want to make more money, yes? And yet there are times (perhaps more often than you even recognize) when you're telling yourself it’s a drag… saying things like… “It’s hard! And I don’t wanna do it.”

I sometimes even hear this from my clients who have broken through the 7-figure mark. (In fact, I DID just hear this, and let me tell you… we had a good chat about that. ;-)

So what is this about? And how does it affect your money flow?

This is a block–plain and simple. It’s a block to you making more money than you could only dream of and it goes directly against the Laws of Success.

You’ll know that it’s showing up for you if you’re in resistance and frustration about something, and whatever you’re faced with feels like a heavy weight pulling you down. And…

You just don’t wanna do it! You resent it.

But when you show up in your business with this kind of ATTITUDE, you stop the money flow… both on an energetic level and on a very practical level.

I don’t care how small or seemingly insignificant the “thing” that you have “bad attitude” about is… it counts.

And if you want to unleash your ability to make money… you've got to change how you're showing up…

If you’re not having fun in your business and enjoying yourself at every level… there's growth for you to do and that needs to be addressed.

If you don't… EVERYTHING is going to take longer. EVERYTHING is going to be harder. And, more often that not… you’re just not going to do it and you're going to avoid it.

Which means your projects don’t get done… the very projects that, when completed with ease, are going to bring you a boatload more money.

And energetically… it’s like a stop sign to the Big U. It’s like you’re saying, “Nah, I don’t really want this. It’s not worth it.”

Well, guess what sista’, that doesn’t fly in the land of quantum leaping your income.

It’s time that you CHANGE YOUR ATTITUDE and start having a hell of lot more fun in your business.

Because making money can not only be fun, but it NEEDS to be fun for you to have your breakthrough. This is essential.

There are so many nuances to this and trust me… it’s not just about putting a “smiley sticker on it” on and pretending.

You've got to change your entire approach to doing the work of making money. You really, truly need to love ALL ASPECTS of your work.

This is what I live and breathe…

This has been a big part of what has allowed me Quantum Leap my income year after year…

And this is what I want to teach you to do as well.

I’m excited to bring this deeper level teaching to you in my newest no-cost training: Cracking the Code of Income Generation Using the Laws of Success.

https://amiraalvarez.com/lawsofsuccessvideoseries

If you want to take your business to the next level, you've got to make time to get this information. This is an opportunity to change your life and you’re not going to want to miss any of the information in all three videos.

Amira

PS:  The information in this video series is for the woman who's tired of struggling and knows that if it were just about hard work, she would have already made her quantum leap. Click here to get access to this training.

It’s Easy To Make Money

By Amira Alvarez It's easy to make money. Don't believe me? Or, don't want to believe me? Then this post isn't for you. You can stop reading right now. But if there's even a small part of you that knows that this is true... Or even wants to believe that it's true... then…
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It's easy to make money.

Don't believe me? Or, don't want to believe me?

Then this post isn't for you. You can stop reading right now.

But if there's even a small part of you that knows that this is true…

Or even wants to believe that it's true… then keep reading…

Making money is easy… You just haven't cracked the code.

I want to show you how to do that. (It really is easier than you think.)

In fact, although it does take work, it doesn't have to be hard.

“Hard” is the lie we tell ourselves to keep us from having it all. It's the convenient story that keeps us from confronting the voice that says… “How dare you have it all? How dare you live up to your potential? How dare you have what others only dream of?”

Well, I dare you.

I dare you because every delaying tactic and untruth you put in front of yourself is a denial of your destiny. Grandiose words, but that's the truth right there.

The truth is it's easy to make money and if you believe anything else you are throwing up an unnecessary roadblock. (Ask me how I know… 'cause I've done it both ways.)

So the question really is… Do you want to make this hard? Or do you want to make this easy?

And what's more… it doesn't have to take forever. You can do this right now, faster than you think.

There are Laws to Success.

There are specific Laws, that if you follow them you get the success you are looking for… 100% of the time. No exception.

If you tell me that you want to double your income, we use the Laws to get you that.

If you tell me that you want to break through the 7-figure mark, we use the Laws to get you that.

If you tell me you want it ALL… a great relationship, hot sex, healthy body, a life you LOVE… EVEN BETTER! We'll use the Laws to get you that.

And I want to teach you these Laws.

I've put together a 3-part video series on  Cracking the Code of Income Generation Using the Laws of Success:

https://amiraalvarez.com/lawsofsuccessvideoseries

Get access to this no-cost training now, before we take it down.

Sign up and make sure to listen to all three videos.

Amira

PS: In this video series, I will personally be introducing you to how to get rich using the laws of spirit and success. Get this information and change your life. Register here.

How to OWN IT and make more sales in your business.

By Amira Alvarez As women, we learn early on that it’s “bad” or “wrong” to brag. It’s “not polite” to talk about yourself, especially when you’re saying how great you are. Which in turn makes it more difficult to be confident in ourselves, our gifts, and the work we do for others. But…
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As women, we learn early on that it’s “bad” or “wrong” to brag. It’s “not polite” to talk about yourself, especially when you’re saying how great you are. Which in turn makes it more difficult to be confident in ourselves, our gifts, and the work we do for others.

But when it comes to making more sales in your business, confidence is a huge.

But what exactly is confidence?

Simply put: it’s owning it, whatever “it” is for you.

When you're “owning it,” it means you’re totally and completely at peace with who you are in each and every moment, interaction, and experience. You make no apologies, feel no need to explain yourself to others, and are able to ask for the sales with ease—because you KNOW, without a shadow of a doubt, that you can help solve your prospect’s problems.

Whether you’re writing a government grant proposal, creating art that will hang on someone’s wall, delivering a service to another business, or coaching an individual… “the work” comes down to YOU solving someone else’s problem. That’s it.

People care about RESULTS first and foremost, and when it comes to selling, there’s no room for feeling wobbly in yourself, your offerings, your price points, or your work. When you’re having a sales conversation (via email, over the phone, through your marketing, etc), you have to radiate that confidence in your ability to provide THE BEST solution for their needs.

So… how do you cultivate more confidence?

First, OWN what makes you amazing at what you do. What sets you apart from other coaches or artists or service providers? What makes you unique and different (even if it’s “just you,” that’s everything)? Why do you KNOW you can really serve and support people? Get in the habit of owning it without apologizing or minimizing. You’re amazing, OWN IT.

Second, OWN your pricing. Asking for money can feel weird, I get it. But when you’re owning the fact that you’re AMAZING at what you do, it becomes easier to own your pricing. Remember, you’re providing a solution to someone’s problem… and that solution has a value that is likely far greater than you could ever charge for.

Third, practice OWNING IT. Practice, practice, practice. Getting confident in sales comes from having more and more sales conversations. NOT from sitting around thinking about it. Call people up. Write more emails. Do more social media marketing. Find ways to book more consultations and put “owning it” into practice until you find your footing and it starts to come more naturally.

Now, it’s important to also understand HOW to have a sales conversation that’s most aligned for you, your offerings, and your ideal clients… however, this is a much bigger topic than what I can cover fully in today's blog.

Remember… YOU are amazing.

What you offer is amazing.

Own that.

Where is the money?

By Amira Alvarez If you're not making the money you want or you're struggling with cash flow right now, I get it. It can feel hugely hard. It's so easy to get caught up in the fact that, right now, you don't have the money you desire or need. Bills, financial obligations, kids…
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If you're not making the money you want or you're struggling with cash flow right now, I get it. It can feel hugely hard.

It's so easy to get caught up in the fact that, right now, you don't have the money you desire or need.

Bills, financial obligations, kids going to college, what about retirement… all of that… plus, that vacation and that gorgeous pair of shoes that you want. Heck, maybe you just want to get your hair and nails done.

This can be, at times, more than just frustrating. It can be downright debilitating. Panic and fear take over. I understand.

But the truth is the money is here. Right now.

Your circumstances may not show it. You may not see it. But that doesn't mean it isn't here.

Expand your field of view… There are plenty of businesses making great money. There are plenty of people making great money. There is plenty of money in circulation.

In fact, there's more money in circulation now than ever before in history. It just keeps expanding.

If you're struggling with cash flow right now in your business, it's not because the money isn't here. It is. That's not the issue.

It's that you're not doing the right things to bring it to you.

Although there are thousands of different permeations of how to grow your business, there are some basic rules of business that apply to everyone. These rules are not complicated.

One rule is that you have to believe that it's possible. You have to believe that it's possible for you to have what you want. (This is true for money and for everything in life.)

You have to believe that even if your current circumstances indicate more financial obligations than income… even if you don't know “how” it's going to happen… you have to believe that it is going to happen… now, easily.

You also have to believe in yourself. You have to believe in your capacity, your abilities, and your right to have what you want.

Let's put this concept into context…

Let's say you want to purchase something for your life or business… a car, a first class ticket, dinner out, your next hire, new office space, business coaching, apps or software, etc.

It's something that for you represents a stretch and is a lot of money to you in your current circumstances.

Do you look at your current circumstances and say… “I can't afford it. This is not prudent. This would be foolish. I need to wait until I have the money.”

This is how most of us were brought up to think… and I have to admit, wrapping my head around what I'm about to tell you was really hard for me at first. And many of you are may get pissed off by it because it flies in the face of your belief structure.

All my training and upbringing lead me to budgets, avoiding large amounts of debt, only spending what I had, etc.

But here's the thing… as an entrepreneur…

When you choose to think this way, you are choosing NOT to believe in yourself.

When you think this way, what are you actually believing?

You are believing that if you spend the money you have, it will run out.

But moreover, and this is really important…

You are believing that you are not capable of creating that money or more money.

You are believing that you will let yourself down, that you don't have the commitment or the skills, that this kind of money is not for you but for other people, that you're not willing to do what it takes, that it will be too overwhelming or hard to earn that kind of money, that it won't work out… and more.

Because if you believed in yourself and your abilities, you wouldn't sweat using the money one iota.

If you chose NOT to purchase what you really desire, you are believing in your current circumstances and your current limitations.

That's what you'll get more of because you are making a decision that sets that outcome in motion.

Maybe there will be incremental steps forward, but this is not the way to quantum leap your income.

You need to believe in your ability to create and receive what you want, money or otherwise. This is a rule of business. (And of life.)

You could call this ground zero. Where you need to start.

Yet, belief alone is not enough. (Please read that twice.)

You also have to take action. You have to do the work, and when opportunities present themselves that you are being called to, you have to say yes to them quickly and take the next action. This is BELIEF IN ACTION.

This can be scary if the opportunity that you're being called toward requires money that you currently don't have or would be a big risk to your bottom line.

But this is a choice…

Do you choose to believe in your capability, your capacity, your dreams, and desires? Do you choose to believe in your commitment? Do you choose to believe that you will show up, take action, and do the work?

As an entrepreneur, you get to decide. You are in a unique position to create exactly what you want… but it takes choosing what you believe in.

What are you believing about money and yourself?

Amira

Choices In Who You Are Being

By Amira Alvarez A while back,  I found myself faced with a decision about whether to invest in my business. Actually, there were several decisions. One was a small investment that I wouldn't think twice about, but the other two were fairly large investments. When faced with these decisions, I started going to…
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A while back,  I found myself faced with a decision about whether to invest in my business.

Actually, there were several decisions. One was a small investment that I wouldn't think twice about, but the other two were fairly large investments.

When faced with these decisions, I started going to that place… Do I spend the money? Is this the right decision? Am I being foolish? Can I get by without spending this?

Gadzukes!

Who was I being there?

Honestly, I was BEING someone who was afraid to spend the money, who thinks the money is going to run out, and who doesn't believe in herself and her business.

Talk about teaching what you need to learn! (The Universe gives us these slaps in the face exactly when we need them. Oy!)

My indecision only lasted for a brief and fleeting moment. Nonetheless, I really needed to face that I wasn't BEING who I needed to be to have the business I envision for myself.

This led me to ask myself…

Who was I going to be?

Someone driven by fear? Or a confident business woman who acted decisively?

I had to own that choice and make a powerful decision in favor of what I desire. And I did.

See… creating a successful business is largely about the choices you make.

Every day… there are a thousand choices.

Do I hire this person? Do I sign this contract? Do I spend this money? Do I go to this event?

Do I talk to this person? Do I place this ad? Do I charge this amount? Do I write this post?

These choices determine your results.

But let's take a step back… what informs your decisions? What leads you to make the decisions that you do?

The answer is: who you are BEING.

Not everyone will make the same choices. That's pretty obvious. Who you are, your values, beliefs, identity, experience, paradigms, world view, essence… all of this… leads you to make the decisions that you do.

Yet, the woman you ARE now has created the business you HAVE now.

If you want something different, you have to BE someone different.

If you are want more money, clients, free time, you need to step into BEING the woman who has that. This is critical to understand…Who you are BEING has to change.

You need to BE the kind of woman who makes the kinds of decisions that get the results you want.

Let me be clear… I'm not talking about changing your essential Self, the true essence of who you are.

Nope. That's essential and it's impossible to change that.

But, one layer up if you will, there's a whole lot that's open to being different. And guess what? You get to decide who you are going to be.

It's a choice.

Change who you're being and you'll make different decisions… and this will lead to different results.

Ask yourself… what kind of results do you want? Then ask yourself, who do you need to be NOW to get those results?

 

Amira

PS: When there's a disconnect between what you want and your results, the problem often lies in not being able to see how to step into being the person who gets different results. If you want different results, I can show you to step into being the woman who gets them. That's part of my job as your guide and mentor. Yet, the first step is to choose to BE someone who gets help. DIYing your business is being someone who chooses the hard and slow path. Is this what you want? I think not. ;-)

Be the person who actualizes what she wants. Now's the time. You can contact me here and I tell you how you can get started right now. Zero pressure. Zero obligation.