What Power Moves Do We Overlook?

Shelagh Cummins
July 4, 2016
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What Power Moves Do We All Overlook?     This is the room that I have been using for my Ottawa Momentum Mastermind. #Momentum is the perfect program for you when you have a business and you’re ready to grow and you’re looking for that accountability, support, and guidance to get you to where it is that you want to go. I took a page out of the Simply Blossoming book… Cathy and Laurel taught me how important it was to stop and celebrate all that we accomplished and are achieving. So at #Momentum, we spent a powerful morning stepping out of the growth mindset – and reflected on our victories and successes. By focusing first on the successes – we could then examine which lessons we learned over the last period of time. And then once we know those lessons, what do we want to start doing, stop doing, and … Continued

Pivot To Profit and Productive! Kickstarter

Shelagh Cummins
June 27, 2016
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Lots of you have expressed an interest in working together this summer in Pivot To Profit – a 6 week online course to help you: Earn a profit  Do more of the work you love Impact the world. Accelerate your business growth Pivot to Profit is a step-by-step blueprint for creating and running a business that will let you do more of what you love, increase the impact and legacy you leave in the world, and make good money while you’re at it. I have an incredible offer for you. For those of you who know me, you know I don’t discount my programs. Except this one time. Normally, this course is priced at $997 to work intimately together to shift you to profit. Over the weekend, I launched the Productive! Kickstarter. It’s a dream come true. I am one step closer to getting Productive! in the hands of those entrepreneurs who need … Continued

My Journey To Worthy – MoMondays

Shelagh Cummins
June 6, 2016
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My Journey to Worthy It’s so easy to fall into the comparison game. You know the one – the one where you read your Facebook feed and fall into the vortex of self doubt or inferiority. I do it too, and I am sure I can’t be the only one. What most people DON’T share are the challenges and difficulties they face to get them to where they are today. I went out on a limb and shared parts of my journey on the MoMondays stage last November in London, Ontario. It was the first time I stood up and told a part of my journey to bringing my business to where it is today. It has also taken me 7 months to muster up the courage to put this video out there for all to see. The journey is not one that is over, by any means. I believe it has just … Continued

Are Assumptions Killing Your Business?

Shelagh Cummins
April 18, 2016
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Are Assumptions Killing Your Business? I’ve been hearing a lot of assumptions in our conversations. Those assumptions seem to be related to all different facets of your business. Some of you are making assumptions about what it is that your customers actually want. Some of you are making assumptions about whether you can afford to invest in a service or in someone when you haven’t actually talked to them about what their costs are. Some of you are making assumptions about what people want to buy without seeing any evidence that they’re going to buy it. Be careful about running your business based on an assumption. There are so many times when we can get some raw data, to help us make a really powerful decision to move us forward. Assumptions can kill your business. You are taking a guess about something that is really critical. If you don’t actually know … Continued

Are You Attracting or Repelling Clients?

Shelagh Cummins
April 10, 2016
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If you’ve hit a stand still in sales, or things are not growing as quickly as you would like… then take a moment to stop and think: Am I attracting or repelling clients? Shelagh Cummins Speaker, Trainer and Business Consultant Shelagh Cummins is sought-after speaker, consultant and trainer for entrepreneurs like you who are ready to own your time, double your income and accelerate business growth. She is on a mission to eradicate the slave labour mindset amongst entrepreneurs by helping you create profitable businesses so you can keep doing the work you love and help more people. http://shelaghcummins.com

The Need for Camaraderie When You Grow Your Business

Shelagh Cummins
March 23, 2016
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I’ve just hung up from my final client call of the week, and I have been listening hard to you this week. There has been, actually, a common theme throughout quite a few of my conversations, and it has to do with how you’re feeling within your business. There are lots of you that have pinpointed to the need of having more people around you in your business. You’re feeling a little bit lonely, in fact, a little bit like that lone wolf who is out there taking on the world all on their own without anybody to help them. I totally get how that feels. And I feel that way too. That’s why having some kind of group around you of people who support you and champion you and get you and are there to pass ideas and bounce ideas off of—that’s why it’s so important, when you are … Continued

The Power of Play to Grow Your Business

Shelagh Cummins
February 3, 2016
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The Power of Play to Grow Your Business Building your business is not an easy endeavour. You are busy at it even when you are at rest. The development of something truly worthwhile is all-consuming. Think of children. Nurturing those tiny bodies and minds to be grown, good people is exhausting, important and it never lets up. But, just like raising kids, the full commitment it takes to keep everything in motion for your business requires rest. Not sleeping. Sleeping needs to happen as well. I mean real rest. The R&R kind of rest that only removing yourself from the situation can give you. I recently spent a couple of glorious days with friends out skiing. We laughed, ate, skied, shopped and talked about everything and anything. Instead of feeling guilty about not working I gave myself permission to play. In playing, I rested.   You see, playing is just as important as working. We need to … Continued

Turn Your Big Vision Into A Reality in 2016

Shelagh Cummins
January 13, 2016
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People are capable, at any times of their lives, of doing what they dream of. Paulo Coehlo, The Alchemist. It’s time to your Big Vision into a Reality. In my last blog post Reflect on 2015 Before Looking Ahead to 2015, we walked through a process to reflect before we began looking ahead. It’s time to shift. Beginning the year with a vision allows your mind to develop a clear path on how to get there. Without knowing where you are going, your plane may land right back where you started. How to Turn Your Big Vision Into A Reality in 2016 Step 1. Imagine your business in December 2016. Think of all that is possible for the year to come. Then think of all that is possible for the years to follow. Brainstorm the big ideas and the big vision. Are you doing what I think you’re doing right now? Are you … Continued

What’s Your Power Word for 2016?

Shelagh Cummins
December 31, 2015
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I dumped New Years Resolutions several years ago. They seemed silly and lost their impact as I kept them anywhere from 3 days to 3 weeks then they were forgotten in the vortex of every day life. One New Years Eve, after several Tequila shots (ahem) my best friend and I (and our husbands) decided to swap our tradition of setting useless Resolutions. We grabbed the kids markers and paper and began what has become an annual ritual. We mapped out our year. One of us talked about the year ahead – what we wanted to have happen, where we wanted to be one year from now, what would make us feel successful. While one of us talked, the others around the table drew or captured what they heard, and what emerged for each of us was a word to capture and reference the year. That year was 2012 – … Continued

The 100 Name $100 Grow Your Email List Holiday Challenge

Shelagh Cummins
December 21, 2015
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Win Either Way with the 100-Name $100 Grow Your Email List Holiday Challenge. Because I know you can do it, I am offering a freebie to show you how easy it is to grow your list. Sign up today for the opportunity to win a $100 Visa Gift Card. You are going to have to work for it though. This freebie may be free, but it is not a giveaway. You will need proof that you grew your email list by at least 100 people by the time the contest closes on January 4, 2016. What will 100 new leads do you for you and your business in 2016? What if ONE of them become your client next year? What is that worth to you? Click Here to Enter The only platform where you have full control over communicating with your community is email. It allows you to be in the drivers seat of … Continued