10 Productivity Tips to Help You Get $#!t Done!

In just a few days, it’s back to the grind. Kids go back to school, summer is over and -naturally- we feel that we will get back on track.

But, how do you prioritize? How do you decide which task to tackle first?

Truth: A key differentiator between people who succeed in their business and those who do not is personal productivity. Leaders and entrepreneurs who are consistently making things happen know how to achieve what they want in less time than others. American Express Forum details what highly successful entrepreneurs do every day.

I was pleasantly surprised at learning that many of these tips are already a part of what we teach at ETTWomen, I wanted to share them with you again so you keep them top of mind.

There’s a lot to be learned from the tactics of successful, and incredibly busy, individuals on how to better organize our own days. Here are 10 things you can start doing today:

  1. Pick 1 task to focus on. One thing many successful entrepreneurs have in common is the ability to focus on what matters most. Pick one thing and do that one thing.

  2. Block out distractions. Period. Martina Navratilova says, “I concentrate on concentrating.” If you don’t have the willpower to be self-accountable, try Rescue Time. It is an application that runs in the background of your computer and measures how you spend your time so you can make better decisions.

  3. Set a strict time limit on meetings. In general, people don’t need as much time as they ask for. Meetings can be time vampires. So, be cut-throat when it comes to managing your time so you can focus on high value tasks.

  4. Set up productivity rituals. Many of  you know I swear by waking up earlier than most consider normal. You also know that because of this, there are tasks that are done by 6am. Therefore, setting up rituals that automate behaviors, make us more productive – without depleting our energy reservoir. 4am may not be your cup of tea, but force yourself to prioritize so that you know that you will finish at least that one critical task during the period of the day when you have the most energy and the fewest distractions.

  5. Get up earlier. Research shows that mornings can make or break your day. Use the mantra “mind over mattress” to motivate yourself to get out of bed to pursue your goals.

  6. Outsource personal chores. Highly productive people are selective about how they expend their energy. They don’t waste time or energy on tasks that others can do. Do a cost/benefit analysis of how you spend your time and see if it’s worth offloading some repetitive tasks so you can focus on what will bring value to your company.

  7. Increase your effectiveness through technology. There’s a plethora of programs to make a small-business owner more effective in increasing productivity. A few popular tools—some of which are free—include Dropbox to store files online; Any Meeting to host a webinar and Hootsuite or Buffer to schedule your social media postings.

  8. Don’t say yes to every request. Most of us have a deep need to be liked. That translates into us saying yes to everything – which is the end of your elite productivity.

  9. Stop multi-tasking. New research confirms that all the distractions invading our lives are rewiring the way our brains work. Be one of the rare-air few who develops the mental and physical discipline to have a mono-maniacal focus on one thing for many hours. It’s all about practice.

  10. Learn from others. Understand that for you to move to your next level of success, you must be in constant student mode. Whether you’re learning from others, attending school, reading books, attending seminars or taking a course, you have to gain access to the information you don’t know so you can get to where you want to be.

Your productivity is your life made visible. Protect your time, your energy, your business, your life.

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ETTWomen CJ: Get Uncomfortable and Overcome Superwoman Syndrome with Gerry Viggiani

GET UNCOMFORTABLE AND OVERCOME SUPERWOMAN SYNDROME: 

THE ART OF SETTING APPROPRIATE BOUNDARIES AND LIMITS AND GETTING YOUR NEEDS MET EFFECTIVELY.  
Today’s woman is expected to do it all but is that really effective when you’re so stressed you feel like you’re on a hamster wheel and you can’t get off? It is not just about you doing too many things or striving to do everything really well; it is about sacrificing your well-being by putting others expectations/wants/judgments before your needs. We will look at how to ask for what you want and need, how to balance demands of others and your priorities, and how to set your objective in interacting with others in a way that will feel empowering and effective.

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Gerry Viggiani as co-owner and psychotherapist at Lotus Blossom Psychotherapy will help you uncover your true potential. Their philosophy towards psychotherapy is one of mindfulness and living life in this moment, free from the barriers of regrets and worries. They will work together with you to help you to develop effective coping skills, reprocess and desensitize traumatic memories and unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life. 

This may feel like a big step towards “getting uncomfortable” but it is one that you will not regret. Gerry walk that journey with her clients every step of the way! She treats age 18 and up with individual and group therapies. She foundationally trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and advanced experience with Trauma and Compassion Models. Treatments that can help you to learn more appropriate and masterful ways to cope with PTSD, addiction and other ineffective behaviors, post-partum issues, depression, anxiety, poor self-esteem/self-compassion, relationship issues and emotion regulation problems.

Join us on March 13th for a powerful talk!

Complete details HERE!

[Photos] The Power Of Connections 2017 the Official Recap

ETTWomen’s The Power of Connections Conference brought together entrepreneurs, authors, teachers, artists and visionaries! Throughout the 3 day event, attendees received powerful training, profound mind shifts, groundbreaking ideas, and made deep connections! Our ladies turned up the volume in their lives and business.

We had an fantastic start to our weekend with a powerful panel discussion led by Audrey Puente, FOX 5 Meteorologist and Lena Koropey, founder of Gramercy Protocol and STRIP TEES. Thank you Teresa Pyskaty for the fabulous pics and Karen Azzarello, Jodi Bruker and Ms. Molly Barber for sponsoring our delicious treats!

On day 2, Judy Banks kicked off the day with a guided meditation and our workshop leaders Ilsy Josefina-Hoo, Bailey Frumen, Christine Miskinis, and Judy Banks and our media panelists Courtenay Cooper Hall, Lisa Marie Latino and Dr. Joy Ohayia helped us make it so powerful!

We sure did strut down the runway, with outfits custom made by Designer Crystal Glass. Alexis Santos helped us look so fab!

On day 3, we started the day with a fabulous morning Tai Chi session led by Dixie L. Nichols, our Power Panel with Bailey Frumen, Christine Miskinis and Judy Banks and ended with our closing keynote with Elizabeth Cronise McLaughlin, beautifully! For the second year in a row, Artist Shenna Vaughn has created art, inspired by the conversations and energy created within our event space. Her beautiful masterpieces was raffled off to one of our guests.

Thank you Angela Squicciarini for the pictures!

 

 

A special thank you to Investor’s Bank for your sponsorship and I Love MySelfie Photo Booths for the fabulous partnership this weekend! Such a fun addition to our weekend!

ETTWomenTV: Vanessa Coppes at GAIA Women Lead with Elizabeth McLaughlin

We know that when powerhouse women get together, there’s nothing they can’t accomplish! Our Co-Founder Vanessa Coppes interviewed Elizabeth McLaughlin at The Gaia Project for Women’s Leadership first LIVE event in New York.

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The speakers and attendees were fabulous! Iconic women leaders came together to collaborate, innovate, and create change for women around the world.

We heard from Daily Worth’s Amanda Steinberg, Olympian Kara Lynn Joyce, and women’s health expert Dr. Samantha Brody, leadership and spirituality guru Lindsay Pera and IBM iX Chief Creative Officer Joanna Pena-Bickley, and more!

This gathering gave ETTWomen members the opportunity to reach conference guests in a very special way as they contributed to the fabulous gucci chain handbag everyone took home! A special thank you to:

  1. V+Co. by Vanessa Coppes
  2. Primerica, Lynette Barbieri
  3. Nicholas Pool, Theodora Sergiou
  4. Beauty from Inside and Out, Angela Serritella
  5. Psychological Services, Dr. Julie Davelman
  6. The Eclectic Chic Boutique, Kristen Zachares
  7. Essential Bodywear, Cheryl Brennan
  8. Jing Ai Organic & Natural Cosmetics, Donna Cristino
  9. KYSS – Keep Yourself Smelling Sweet, Renee Marshall McKinley
  10. Jersey Cookie Girl, Nicole Borota
  11. Balance Your Life, Judy Banks
  12. Efrance Beauty, Cassandra Maguire
  13. Swank Salon, Michelle Longo
  14. Wholetrition, Alesha Lazan
  15. Four Paths to Wellness, Christine Whitmore

 

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We hope these women owned businesses inspire you and that you made Gaia Women Lead an opportunity to be part of a global conversation on how women become the powerful force for change we are meant to be.

Meet Sabina Hitchen at #ThePowerOfConnections2016

Sabina is an entrepreneur, speaker and media expert dedicated to educating and empowering entrepreneurs to share their brand with the press and the world confidently and strategically.

This role of teacher and leader seems pre-ordained as Sabina’s past career saw her teaching high school students first in the Chicago public school system and then while also designing educational curriculum for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation charter schools. Upon moving to New York City after deeming a “New York Chapter” a necessity, she began a career in public relations and within a year she branched out on her own and started a successful and respected PR and social media agency specializing in start-ups and small businesses.

After nearly a decade running her PR agency she co-founded 2012 Tin Shingle (www.TinShingle.com) an online education platform and community that reaches business owners from New York to Los Angeles, Mexico to the United Kingdom and teaches them how to build buzz for their brand through PR and social media.

In 2014, inspired by her own experiences, and after watching far too many people struggle to find professional fulfillment and personal meaning in their lives, she launched Sabina Knows to offer coaching, courses, motivation and tools to help people do what they love for a living, share their message with the press and the world and create an awesome life while they do it.

Sabina is a regularly featured media expert in outlets including USA Today, The Huffington Post, Fox Business News, AllBusiness.com, ABC News, NBC News, Shape Magazine, More Magazine, Better TV and Forbes. Sabina lives with her husband and dog in Edgewater, New Jersey.

November 18th and 19th, 2016 Bella Vista Country Club 100 School Road East Marlboro, NJ 07746 8:30 AM-4:30PM (Both days)

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What is ETTWomen’s 360 The Power of Connections Conference?

ETTW brings together entrepreneurs, authors, teachers, artists and visionaries. Our members and attendees receive powerful training, profound mind shifts, groundbreaking ideas, make deep connections and unique opportunities to change their lives and the lives of others through their business.

Our annual conference teaches the most fabulous personal and professional development ideas that help elevate participants’ lives and businesses. Unlike traditional seminars or conferences, ETTW360 is positioned as a unique experience for participants.

Who attends each year?

ETTWomen’s 360 gathers a Tribe of thought leaders in their respective fields who are committed to constant learning and growth. They appreciate transparent and entertaining presentations focused on business and personal growth that expand their mind, inspire ideas and present concepts that have a positive impact on their lives, their community and the world.

They are entrepreneurs who are interested in personal growth and are familiar with basic business and personal growth topics. Their presentation are aimed on creating an experience for participants.

ETTWomen’s 360 attracts visionary speakers and thought leaders from a variety of industries. Latham Thomas, Lisa Lieberman-Wang, Jennifer Longmore, Patty Lennon, Mike Michalowicz, Jennifer Tuma-Young, Jennifer Bronswick, Heather Chauvin, Britt Bolnick, Susan Vernicek, Vallori Thomas, Kelly Lynn-Adams, Courtenay Hall, Janine Strafaci are just some examples of the fabulous speakers who have shared their stories at ETTWomen’s 360 and inspired the lives of hundreds of others in the process.

ETTWomen’s 360 is a perfect opportunity to meet new business partners and get your messages and ideas in front of a crowd who is ready to turn up the volume in their lives and business. The quality of attendees is one-of-a-kind. Speakers and attendees form new business opportunities including joint ventures and strategic partnerships. Not to mention, relationships for life.

ETTWomen Attend The Moms, A Mamarazzi Event with Brooke Shields in New York!

ETTWomen had the pleasure of attending The MOMS & Kidbox hosted a MAMARAZZI® event featuring the fabulous Brooke Shields. We were treated to a private screening of her latest film Flower Shop Mystery: Dearly Depotted.

We also learned how to ‪#‎UnpackHappy‬ with Kidbox which makes shopping for kids easy—delivering a personalized assortment of clothes (tops and bottoms) from popular brands each season (for free).

Stop by www.themoms.com/mamarazzi for more highlights from the ‪#‎KidboxMOMS‬ event!

Photo Credit: Mission 101 Media

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Pictured from Left to Right: Tracey Rediker, Judy banks, Janice Woerner Martinez, Denise Albert, Vanessa Coppes, Sandy Ganias Maguire

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ETTWomen Ohio Chapter Launch with Mayra Betances

On Tuesday, April 12th, 2016, a fabulous group of women gathered at Arepazo Restaurants in Columbus, OH  to celebrate and kick off #ETTWomen’s Ohio Chapter.

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Thank you to Mayra Betances, founder of D&E Papel​ for leading our newest community. Thank you to Arepazo for hosting, OhioLatino TV​, Canal Hispano TV​ for covering and everyone who who joined us!

Special thanks to ETTWomen members PROGRESSIVE ACHIEVERS founder Joi Mikki Stanley-Smith​, Efficient Socially Savvy Media​ founder Evy Havlik​ and #ETTWomenNJ Chapter Co-Leader June Lazaro​ for making their way from New Jersey to support us!

 

We are so grateful and excited for this new page in ETTWomen’s history!

To join us at our next Ohio event, please RSVP HERE!

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ETTWomen Kicks Off CoSpark Partnership With Powerful Panel

Thanks again to those of you who came to our Open House last night. We continue to be impressed by the women who are in attendance and we were very pleased with the turn out!
ETTWomen founders Vanessa Coppes and Lynette Barbieri and CoSpark Founders Alesha Lazan and Natalie Sulimani held their first event last night in the Matawan facility, which officially marks their partnership.
During the brief panel,  they discussed networking strategies, co-working, entrepreneurship and ’The Power of Connections.” As many of you know, these topics are the core of ETTWomen’s mission as a community of entrepreneurs that network with intention and support each other in personal and professional growth.
Similarly, CoSpark recognizes the obstacles that business owners face when starting or growing a business, which is why they have created the opportunity for business owners to base themselves at affordable and serene spaces. Co-working is ideal because it allows business owners to focus on the flow and growth of their business rather than maintaining a space that may not be financially feasible. Plus, it’s a great opportunity to network!
If you enjoyed our Open House, the we have many more events coming up! For more information about those opportunities, please visit our website at https://www.ettwomen.com/. We would love to have you in attendance.
In case you missed it, here are a few highlights…
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ETTWomen Founder Lynette Barbieri speaks to the group.

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CoSpark Founders Alesha Lazan and Natalie Sulimini take the floor.

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Tasty treats were brought to us by Callicchio’s and Natalie Sulimani.

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Our attendees networked and learned from each other.

Images: Angela Squicciarini Photography

You Can Succeed in Direct Sales

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No problem is insurmountable. With a little courage, teamwork and determination a person can overcome anything. – B. Dodge

 

 

No one would pretend that direct sales is easy. If it were, more people would be doing it. It’s commonly said that for every one person who says ‘Yes!’, there are nine who say ‘No!’. If you need to find five people a day to say ‘Yes!’, you will have to talk to fifty people a day.

You need energy, stamina and you need to be able to be as bright and cheerful at six o’ clock at night as you are at eight o’ clock the following morning. If you can’t rise above the trials and tribulations that afflict us all, both in private and in work life, don’t consider a full-time career in direct sales. When I decided to join a direct sales company 18 years ago, what really attracted me was the ability to make my schedule, have qualified people train me and then I was able to find people better than me to build a business with. That was worth all the trials and tribulations I had to go through to make a six figure income.

The truth is building a business isn’t as hard in network marketing as people make it seem. There are systems in place to follow. The challenge is that people over analyze everything and they just don’t follow the system. I had blind faith. I knew I didn’t know anything, so I was extremely coachable. You can be successful in direct sales to if you follow the system that is presented to you and keep these simple things in mind:

  1. Set a schedule and stick to it – Get a planner that allows you to integrate all areas of your life in it so you have everything with you at all times.
  2. Find a mentor – In your company and a coach outside of your company. You need non biased views and ideas in my opinion in order to succeed faster. It is well worth the investment in the long run.
  3. Be a crusader – Own your own products and show potential customers you believe in them.
  4. Stop making excuses – Invest the time you need to and just get it done.
  5. Utilize the direct sales model – Do not reinvent the wheel. Follow the model that has already been proven to work.
  6. Master your craft- Know everything you need to know about your products and service and duplicate your self by training other’s.
  7. Set up a solid referral system – Once you have learned to use it and you are a pro at getting referrals, make sure you teach it to your associates.
  8. Recognize your team –  Big and small accomplishments are important to reward your team for. Everybody has a sign on them that says “make me feel special.”
  9. Have a system for recruiting – Know the numbers. How many people do you have to  invite to look at your opportunity daily to recruit 1 per week?
  10. Follow a marketing plan – Spin multiple plates at all times.  Face to face prospecting, internet marketing, advertising, vendor events and workshops.

When you stop over thinking it and follow the system in place, you can become a master at direct sales!

 

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