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Want More Out Of Life?

By Amira Alvarez It’s a pretty good life you tell yourself. And it is!  You certainly don’t want to be ungrateful... Yet deep inside there is something yearning for more.  It’s your essence. Your purpose. Your full potential… wanting to be expressed. But it’s stuck, trapped underneath all the ‘shoulds’... beneath all the…
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It’s a pretty good life you tell yourself. And it is! 

You certainly don’t want to be ungrateful…

Yet deep inside there is something yearning for more. 

It’s your essence. Your purpose. Your full potential… wanting to be expressed.

But it’s stuck, trapped underneath all the ‘shoulds’… beneath all the subconscious programming from your upbringing that got layered over your essence… 

These beliefs tell you how the world ‘should be’… but what if they weren’t correct? 

What if they were just stories that you kept repeating and reliving?

What you had a story about what it meant to be wealthy was inaccurate?

What if you had a story about what it meant to be deserving of what you want that was inaccurate?

And what if these inaccurate stories (beliefs) limited how big you went with your business or your career? What if they determined how hard you worked and what you worked on? Or even what you allowed yourself to dream of and want? 

What if they kept you from your greatness?

They do!

So, how do you break free? How do you step into your truth and stop being trapped by your stories?

You HAVE to look at your results (sales, income, impact, relationships, weight, etc). 

Your results don’t lie. They tell you exactly what you’re choosing to believe about the world, yourself, and others.

Based on the results that you’re getting, can you identify what story you’re telling about yourself, the world, or others?

Here’s an income example…

If you’re not making the income you want, you may have a story that it’s hard to make money or you have to sell your soul to have a successful business or that it needs to take a long time or that women are bad at business, etc.

There are so many possible stories that could lead to limited income. What are yours?

And what story do you tell yourself that is holding you back from your greatness?

Amira

Commitment Is No Matter What, I’m Doing This

By Amira Alvarez Last year I did something I was really super proud of, which was completing my first marathon!! It was hard. The training was hard… the marathon itself was hard… but the growth I experienced in the process of doing it was amazing. And guess what? Not sure, but I think…
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Last year I did something I was really super proud of, which was completing my first marathon!!

It was hard. The training was hard… the marathon itself was hard… but the growth I experienced in the process of doing it was amazing.

And guess what? Not sure, but I think I finished last. I think it took me about seven hours.

I'd always wanted to be a runner, but I would start running and stop, start running and stop, start running and stop. I would quit on myself all the time. I’d never really conquered the demon that is running before.

So this time… I signed up for a marathon, announced it to the world, and made it clear (to myself and others) that it was going to happen. I still ‘wasn't a runner’, so I had to figure out a way to make to happen for myself… and I did! I found a particular interval training method and ran/walked for SEVEN HOURS!

I realized very early on that if I set an expectation of myself that’s large, I will really go for it, but then there's also a risk of disappointing myself. 

You know… DISAPPOINTMENT. The big D. ;-) It holds us back from so much.

You think… “Maybe I’m not going to make it. Maybe I won't be able to. Maybe I’ll fail.” And then you stop. 

So what I had to do was commit to the training, commit to doing it anyway, despite the fear of disappointment. And when I committed, I figured out a way to make it work and I did it. (So proud of myself despite my slow times!)

See… if you're afraid of disappointment, you still can’t let that hold you back. You must claim your goals and commit to them despite the fear of disappointing yourself.

In fact, drum roll please… commitment is the antidote to disappointment!!

Because the solution to how to achieve what you want comes after you COMMIT.

Because you find the answers after you COMMIT.

Because you will do the work and absolutely surprise yourself with your own determination and capacity once you COMMIT.

But so often, we only sort of, kind of commit. We bail on ourselves. We get distracted. We fog out. This is what leads to disappointment. But guess what? This ISN’T commitment.

Commitment is no matter what, come hell or high water I’m doing this.

Want to build your commitment muscle? I’m happy to show you how to do this.

Join us for the 30-Day Commitment Challenge. You’ll be surprised at what you can accomplish.

Amira

The Truth About ‘Ease’ vs ‘Easy’ (A MUST READ)

By Amira Alvarez Do you want it to be easy, or do you want a great f’ing life? If you want a great life, you have to understand the difference between ‘ease’ vs ‘easy’. Easy happens when we master a skill. Something that was once a challenge for us is now easy. Think…
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Do you want it to be easy, or do you want a great f’ing life?

If you want a great life, you have to understand the difference between ‘ease’ vs ‘easy’.

Easy happens when we master a skill. Something that was once a challenge for us is now easy. Think about learning to swim or ride a bicycle. At one point it was hard, yet eventually, it became second-nature, something you didn’t have to think about anymore… easy peasy!! ;-)

This is true of making sales calls, showing up on a Facebook live, speaking on stages, speaking up to your boss, commanding a meeting or room, etc. These will become easy over time, the more you do them and get comfortable.

EASE, on the other hand, is… a state of mind… a way of being… WHILE we’re doing the work to build something of substance (whether that’s a business, a career, a relationship, or a huge increase in our bank account).

We’re pushing our edges, learning new skills, working hard to create what we want, but we’re shifting our ATTITUDE in how we approach it. 

  • We choose to feel delight during the day-to-day of business and life.
  • We work hard, but we let go of the ‘grind it out’ mentality that leads to burnout.
  • We experience challenges, but we navigate them with humor rather than frustration.
  • We remove the tension by taking actions quickly and with less ‘noise’ or story.

Challenge and hard work are where we grow, but we can choose to have an attitude of ease… to make simple shifts in our mindset and way of being… that lead to more EASE and more GROWTH.

How will you choose to create more ease in your life and work? What’s one shift in your attitude that you can make today?

Amira

 

The Power To MAKE Time

By Amira Alvarez So much of the angst we experience at the end of the day when we look at what we actually accomplished... comes down to TIME. Where did the day go? So much of the frustration we experience at the end of the month when we look at our sales numbers…
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So much of the angst we experience at the end of the day when we look at what we actually accomplished… comes down to TIME. Where did the day go?

So much of the frustration we experience at the end of the month when we look at our sales numbers and how much revenue we created… comes down to TIME. Where did the month go?

Now, you only have 24 hours in the day (just like everyone else), so what gives? 

How do some people maximize their time and seem to get boatloads done every day? And not just boatloads of “stuff”, but the quality work that truly skyrockets their business?   

HINT: If you want to SCALE and GROW, you need to have NINJA time-warping skills. ;-)

And it’s not what you think. 80% is inner game, not some fancy time management system.

You must become a ninja at mastering your energy and attitude and valuing yourself, your work, and your time. Do this and you’ll be able to execute like a rockstar… and warp time. 

The result? Better days, better months, and a better bank account balance! Woot!

I’d love to go deep with you and teach you how to do this.

Because the truth is, you have the power to MAKE time work for you. And you have the power to earn as much money as you want. Let me show you how!

Amira

When You Can’t Seem To Make It Work

By Amira Alvarez “Arrrrgh, why can’t I make this work?!” This is what I exclaimed to myself in frustration back when I was still in the ‘grind it out’ mode of growing my business. I had grown my income significantly, but how I was working my business wasn’t sustainable. This is an important…
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“Arrrrgh, why can’t I make this work?!”

This is what I exclaimed to myself in frustration back when I was still in the ‘grind it out’ mode of growing my business. I had grown my income significantly, but how I was working my business wasn’t sustainable.

This is an important first step acknowledging when what we’re doing isn’t sustainable.

Have you felt this frustration?

Maybe it’s around the number of hours you have to work (for entrepreneurs this tends to be more than a full-time job)… 

Maybe it’s that you don’t have time for the people and things you love… 

Maybe it’s that you’re grinding it out, but still don’t have the income you desire and you know you can’t just 10x your work hours to get there. What gives!?

Whatever it is, you’re ready to learn some new rules to business and figure out how to make it work… specifically, how to hit six or seven figures in your business, WITHOUT overwhelm or burnout.

The first step?  Focus.

What is ONE THING—one big, important thing—that will move the needle in your business?

Do you know? If not, start by reverse engineering from your goal.

Want to make more money? You need to focus on mastering sales and outreach.

Want to grow without hitting up against those same upper limits or limiting beliefs? You need to focus on your mindset and releasing the ‘double binds’ that keep you stuck.

Want to move a specific project forward? You need a strategic plan.

What’s your one thing? And how will you focus on that one thing going forward?

Amira

 

A Classic Income Sabotage – Don’t Do This!

By Amira Alvarez Here’s a quick truth I want to share this morning: If you’re saying you want to hit six or seven figures in your business, but you’re not willing to invest in things like travel, education, team, experts, systems, and software, you’re not going to have your income breakthrough. Period. Full…
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Here’s a quick truth I want to share this morning:

If you’re saying you want to hit six or seven figures in your business, but you’re not willing to invest in things like travel, education, team, experts, systems, and software, you’re not going to have your income breakthrough.

Period. Full stop.

In fact, you’re sabotaging yourself right from the get-go. You’re afraid to step forward.

It’s not just about ‘you have to spend money to make money’, it’s about stepping into a way of being that ALIGNS you vibrationally with what you claim you want.

What is one thing you know you WANT or NEED to move the needle in your business?

  • Is it hiring that new team member?
  • Is it finally upgrading your systems and software?
  • Is it making time for education so that you can go to the next level?
  • Is it attending The Income Breakthrough Summit with me? Hint, hint, nudge, nudge. ;-)

Whatever it is, DECIDE to do it and do so from a place of CONFIDENTLY BEING the six or seven-figure business owner you want to be. 

Right now, don’t wait.

Click here if it’s joining me at the Summit and grab your super early bird ticket with a special bonus training. You can figure out the time and travel piece once you commit to going for more and SHOW UP AS the business owner you know you want to be!!

Amira