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Windmill, by Pazleonel
What to Do when your Situation isn't Changing Fast Enough

If you don’t feel like your situation is changing fast enough, it’s actually time to slow down.

What do you want?

Who do you want to be in the world?

Define who that person is (consider writing an opinion piece...

Seagull, by Keven Law
Getting out of your own Way

As women, sometimes we put our own roadblocks in front of us. The more we become successful, the greater the challenges that face us. And, incredibly, the larger the obstacle in our path, the more life-affirming, creative, and energizing is the solution --...

Big Buildings - Makati
A Strong Foundation

"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them." - Henry David Thoreau

As you stretch into more solid, more powerful, and more certain areas of your life, you may find...

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How to Draft and Refine a Business Plan

The key to starting your business off on the right foot is a smart and savvy business plan, as any business-school graduate will tell you.  You’ll need it to determine your immediate and short-term course of action, decide if you need investors or partners,...

Ten Steps to Manage and Protect your Online Identity

These days your Google search results are your resume (or so some would have you believe).

I use Gravatar to add a photo near my comments, and I keep my online profile up-to-date on most of the channels...

Too Low, Too High? 12 Steps to Set the Right Price for your Product or Service

I've always believed that you must price your particular product or service at a level that provides value for others at a price they're willing to pay.

There are two parts of a price tag: one is the actual sale price of the item. The other is the...

Heart, by exper
You Create It

I receive ongoing updates from "The Universe", which is a great e-mail reminder service from TUT's Adventurers Club, at http://www.tut.com

This past one was great, and I want to share it...

Being Proactive, not Reactive

Many of us are in constant "reactive" mode rather than in proactive or visionary mode. For example, at your current job, did you just "fall in" to it? or did you actively create it?

In your current house or apartment, was it just available, or did you identify...

Lessons in Success: #28 Surprise Yourself


So many of our days are a simple continuation, in a never-ending loop, of our previous days, weeks, and months. When we focus on a particular area, like our health, our finances, our personal relationships, or our career, we start to see how small,...

Wedgienet, by Reg Silva
How I Quit my Job to Follow my Dream, by Reg Silva

Editor's note: The following is about someone who recently quit a profitable job to pursue her dream. I know many of you have this in mind but here are the specific steps she took. Notice her advice that "I just knew if you do something you love,...

Lessons in Success: #20 Creating Extraordinary Meaning out of the Ordinary

As human beings, we tend to forget our memories, victories, or happy times unless they are physically present in some form.

For example, when we place photos of our loved ones in prominent places, we are constantly reminded of our relationships with them. When we...

His Holiness, the Dalai Lama - image by A. Cote
Lessons in Success: #17 Practicing Forgiveness

A huge block to any kind of positive movement forward is when we are mired in the bog pit of feeling angry, hurt, destructive, or vindictive to others.

Practicing forgiveness effectively gives you a lifeline back onto steady footing, and your forgiveness of others...

Lessons in Success: #12 Measure what you want to Improve

Measuring a benchmark always improves it. This is *always* true if you’re focused on attaining your goals. Whatever you measure is going to improve: so, if you want to improve, measure the correct number!

What is your correct number to measure? This depends on...

Lessons in Success: #10 Expand your Network

This is one of a series of "lessons on success". This particular lesson is very important to me and ties in with the idea that we all work, live, and share in concentric circles of community.

Your current circle of friends determines to a large...

5 Fabulous Ways to Benefit Your Community through Your Business

5) Be mindful of your choices.

Shop local, buy green, support women of color and encourage small businesses. We always have a choice: we have a choice in who we hire, we have a choice in which materials we use, and we have a choice in how we go...

FOCUS: How to Focus your efforts

At a talk I gave recently, I encouraged audience members to FOCUS on their own values and goals: I believe that the innate tools that you have inside of you will help guide your actions and, in turn, create your reality. This applies to both your business and your...

ASW Declare

Here are some of the declarations that our members have submitted. Become a member!

Your Million Dollar Goal Deserves Your Million Dollar Idea

The world overflows with abundance, and there are many ways for you to be able to share, create, add value, and be prosperous. When listing out goals for the new year, many people decide that they'd like to be millionaires, and they often take steps like investing in an...

ASW Dreams Come True

I do believe that when you have a dream, and it sustains you and nurtures you, from childhood onwards, then that dream is what you are meant to be doing in your precious time on the planet.

Here are some stories of people achieving their dream. Notice the...

Dream by Naomi Ibuki
Do Dreams Come True?

I’m collecting stories of dreams that really do come true: http://asuccessfulwoman.com/?q=node/10 In all of these stories, I see common threads, including the use of:

+ Vision boards (to...

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Talking about Dreams

Dreams are really the only thing that motivates us — meaning, it is our unconscious, subconscious belief of how the world works that will impact our daily reality.

If you, in your most wildest dreams, believe that you are capable of doing and achieving your...

ASW Believe

Have faith and Fear not. Belief in your own God-given abilities is a true gift, and the ability to accept your unique skills and talents, to own them, and to use them to fulfill the world's need is the mission of each of us alive today.

When you believe, you are...