Monday, August 25, 2014

Wisdom Window Webinar: The Mindset of Self-Defense with Shayne Chance

Wisdom Window Webinar:  The Mindset of Self-Defense with Shayne Chance

What a gift! A native of Utah and a former victim (turned victorious!), Shayne Chance is an Impetus Speaker and Women's Self Defense Coach through her company Warriors In Heels LLC. Some of her greatest personal accomplishments involve the creation and implementation of a 3 hour training seminar surrounding women’s self defense called 'Victim or Victor?' And her newest, a series called The Celebration Series where she provides a forum for women to hear professionals, volunteering their time, to help women discover what strength truly is and build a network where they can safely trust others to help them move into the next step of their life. Identifying the Predatory Interview is a huge success as she helps women determine if they are being targeted for assault. Her compassion mingled with personal experience allows her to relate to people and has led to a successful company wherein thousands of women ages 8-82 have benefited from her humorous, yet informative instruction for over 20 years, defining her as a powerful professional, personal and stage presence. Owning her own companies and establishing a criterion for success that can be effective in any industry, she, among other things, speaks to all types of groups and people, teaches Women’s Self Defense & Coaching with intensity and humor, striving to inspire in a plethora of ways (mostly based on ghastly personal faux paus). Writing is also a passion with a purpose for her. She lives a wonderful, if not stress free life, full of joy and adventure!

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Monday, August 4, 2014

Taking Control of Your Finances with Laura Gilson

Taking Control of Your Finances with Laura Gilson

Everyone acknowledges that they could live in more power and peace of mind if they had control of their finances. The question becomes why don’t you have control over your finances? Do you fall prey to these assumptions:
  •  You only need to manage money if you make a lot
  •  You can’t afford financial help or advice from a professional
  • That it’s normal to be in debt
  • Riches are out of reach to me
  • You have to be smart or some guru to be good with finances
  • You don’t make enough money
  • Tomorrow and retirement will somehow workout
  • You have to choose between lifestyle and saving
You have money, it may be a lot or a little, but if you are reading this, you have money.  The issue is not having it,  it is an issue of “using” or “managing” it.  If all you have is $5.00 it still has to be managed.  What you choose to do with that  five dollars does matter!  The truth is the smaller amount you have, the better manager you need to be. If you find yourself saying words like”I don’t have any money” as a reason  or excuse for not living the way you want,  I want you to  STOP and ask yourself if what you are really saying is, I don’t want to talk or be accountable for my current money situation”Your words will become a self fulfilling prophecy.  You get what you speak and expect.  If you want to take control of your finances you must speak it.  You can use phrases such as:  “I choose to use my money for other things right now”, ” I have other priorities that are more important to me at this time and I am using my money to satisfy those priorities”. Do not become the victim of your money, you are seeking control  not powerlessness. If you want to take control of your finances it all starts with an awareness. Be aware of where you are in life.  Be aware of other options and information that broadens your choices.  Be awareness of your financial numbers and the story they tell.  Be aware of your relationship with money. Most people fall into three general financial profiles:
  • You spend above your means
  • You spend just what you have
  • You spend less than your means.
There have been studies done which show that 90% of the world’s wealth is held by 10% of the population, and that even if this wealth were redistributed equally, it would be back in the hands of the 10% within seven years.  This illustrates that most people would find it difficult to change their normal spending habits. The first skill that must be mastered to  guarantee personal financial health is your spending habits.  Once you become aware,  action is necessary.  Taking different actions repeatedly, each day, even when its’ tough results in new habit patterns. People often say that they want to take control of their finances, save more money, or get out of debt, but if you haven’t yet made a plan or commitment to change, NOW is the time! 

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