The Art Of Self Belief

Are You Programmed To Fail Or Fly ?

 

My absolute passion in life is inspiring other women to be, do and have more. More of who they are, and more of what they want.

I believe that you can create the life you desire in a successful wedding business, as well as the other areas of your life such as family, holidays, lifestyle for example.Screen Shot 2016-04-20 at 9.49.52 am

However in order to see your dreams come true, you need one essential ingredient and it’s one, no one else can give you.

It’s Self Belief

Your ability to back yourself, and push through any obstacle, any challenge and any roadblock you may face.

I know you’ve got big dreams, big plans and you’re ready to make it happen.

However, working with women in business, I’ve said many times that mindset is the biggest challenge, and it comes with a lack of self belief.

There has been many times in my life where a lack of self belief has tried to sneak in and take me out.  Plenty of times actually.

But over the years through loads and loads of practice I have managed to overcome many fears that would otherwise leave me terrified and unable to move forward.

And you can too. Once of my favourite quotes is you can have reasons or results, but you can’t have both.

Here some tips that have helped me overcome fear of failure, lack of self belief and feeling a little stuck….. so you can fly !

1. There is no such thing as failure. There’s only feedback.

“Failure” is only  a perception and can be used to provide you with critical insights to adjust your strategy to discover a better way forward.

It really is as simple as how you choose to look at it.

Failure is negative. Feedback is positive.  Choosing to look at anything you have tried that didn’t turn out so well as FEEDBACK , is your dream opportunity to learn what did work and also what didn’t so that you can do it better next time. – Winning !

2. Push Past Your Current Comfort Zone

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How To Get Testimonials That Sound Too Good To Be True

Today I’m writing about the power of a killer testimonial, and how you use them to build your business.testimonials

A fabulous testimonial, and even better……. lots of them can transform your business and do most of the “selling” for you.

You see, they are a form of social proof that is extremely powerful.

Brides want to be reassured they are making the right choice when it comes to their special day.  Love Letters from your past happy brides is an ideal way to take away any second guessing because it’s done in such a “non salesy” way.

I see buckloads of wedding business websites these days and I’m often shocked to see how little people are using KILLER testimonials on their pages.

I’m hoping these tips will help you get some fresh new ideas to enhance your “Love Letters” and book more brides.

Here are my top tips on showcasing rave reviews :

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Revamp Your Wedding Biz

How To Revamp Your Wedding Business & Explode Your Sales

Is the brand of your wedding business getting you the bookings you really want?

Are your dream brides instantly attracted to your business?4-512

And do you have a process to woooo them, and have them fall madly in love with you?

If you are feeling like your wedding business needs a bit of a makeover, here’s how to do it.

I’d love to share Ashley’s story from AE- Designs USA

Ashley has not long finished taking the Get More Brides Program, and now her business is beginning to boom !

I wanted to share her story with you because Ashley is great example of going the extra mile to succeed.  Her wedding business is specialising in beautiful invitations and when she first came to the training, she felt like she has been treading water in her business, but she knew she was ready to be wildly successful.

Here’s what happened next, Ashley completed the Get More Brides Program and began implementing.

The main areas of focus for her was her branding, connecting with brides, creating a process and increasing her bookings at higher rates. – Amazing right?

Here’s the 4 main points she covered in revamping her business.

1. Branding – Your brand is not just your logo. It’s who you are and what you have to offer. It’s what you stand for.

So many wedding business owners have no real connection to their brand, and it’s hurting their bank account. What do you want your brand to feel like when brides find you, and will they instantly “know” that you are the perfect fit for them?

Understanding exactly who the brides are that you want to work with will help you to create your branding and marketing as well as write the copy on your website.

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2. Connecting with Brides – A huge mistake many wedding business owners make is simply relying on one visit of a bride to their website. In most cases, this just isn’t going to happen. Brides are looking for a business they can trust.

Screen Shot 2016-04-04 at 1.44.49 pmWhen your website isn’t set up to capture the brides details, you risk losing her forever.

Plus you haven’t given her a solid reason for wanting to choose you, so she’s probably checking out your competitors.

Instead placing an optin box to capture a brides name and email so that you can send her helpful tips and tricks about your service, will be sure to win her over.

3. Process – And this leads me to processes and systems. Once you can develop some simple and easy systems in your business you can free up your time. MASSIVELY :)

Putting systems in place means you are not having to repeat the same old tasks or answer the same old questions over and over again and you can spend more time marketing your business instead of  in constant action of minor tasks.

The main system to create is your system for attracting and converting brides, and then a system around your “booked brides” to ensure they are receiving a premium experience from you too.

Often the brides are booked months and months out from their wedding and there is no contact until right before the big day, brides LOVE it when you stay in touch and keep them informed.

4. And the last part is increasing her rates. This can take a lot of work, especially with women in the wedding industry because we have  such a struggle around Mindset and Money.   Check out my new Mindset & Money Program starting soon !

Charging What You’re Worth first takes you believing in your service and the value you have to offer brides. Only then can you truly stand in your power and confidently state your fees as well as create irresistible packages and offers for your brides.

One of the best things you can do for yourself and how you feel about your business is to invest in a professional photo shoot. This may be expensive up front but trust me, you can use these images for years and years to come.

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I hope you found this helpful, and if you’d like to chat with me about exploding your sales then book your complementary discovery call HERE

The next Get More Brides program is starting not he 4th July 2106 – Hang tight and email me at admin@getmorebrides.com.au to get on the wait list.

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 The Leads I Have Received Are Borderline Insane !

I really can’t put into words what you have done for me.

I have had so many ideas for my brand and my business that it had become overwhelming.

You were able to clarify all of this and my only regret is that I didn’t do it all sooner !

I now feel such a sense of relief because it’s all no longer a guessing game for me. I now have a plan that I am working towards and it feels really empowering to not feel like I’m taking shots in the dark.

I have a new logo, a complete sales funnel process, a free gift to give my brides, and I am 100% embodying my new brand.

It feels amazing. 
I have a comprehensive plan of attack. No more throwing away money not having the proper channels in place.
Things are so amazing now !

I did a recent bridal show and the amount of new leads I have received is borderline INSANE.
I nearly can’t keep track of them, I’ve started offering Skype consultations and I have new quote requests up to wazooo !

I also set a goal to book one wedding a week at my new higher rates and I have just shattered it – I booked 7 new weddings at my higher rate so far.
I see the big picture and I am so proud of how far I have come. The investments that I was hesitant to make, are certainly paying off !
Thank you again from the bottom of my heart
Ashley Agresta

5 Steps To More Money

Ready To Kick Start Your Money Makeover?

So you want more of it right?

More money, more abundance, and more of what that brings.Woman having financial / money problems

But you may be struggling to attract money easily, and like most people you’re probably wondering why that is.

You’re working you’re butt off, doing “all” the right things, yet STILL there is a gap between where you are now and where you want to be.

Well, it could be as simple as clearing your money blocks so that the river of wealth can flow right to you !

What’s a money block, you say?

Well hear me out…. If you know anything about me, you know that I’m a big believer and lover of the Law Of Attraction.

( the way the universe works )

Yes I am also 100% certain on using smart, tested and proven rules for business basics and marketing know how, to build a successful business.

And I also believe that the success that shows up in your life, including the money that shows up in your life….. is directly related to your thought patterns, beliefs and unconscious programming you have experienced, right from when you were a child.

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My Lessons From Oprah

An Evening With Oprah In Sydney

Do you LOVE Oprah?  I do and have for a long time. Oprah is the person I am most inspired by, so when I discovered that she was coming to Sydney, I jumped at the chance to go.

Screen Shot 2015-12-14 at 11.30.26 amIt was everything I imagined and more. Goosebumps material. The stadium of women ( and some men ) was silent, with everyone glued to her every word for 90 minutes.

She told her life story and attributes her success to always knowing who she was  and believing in herself.

Oprah reminded us that we ALL have the power to live our biggest and fullest life and are able to positively effect the lives of others.

Once you accept, understand and honour that you co – create our lives with the universe you will be able to access the life that is waiting for you. The life you were born to live. The life that you truly desire.

It’s all waiting for you, right now.

Once of my favourite take- aways from the night was to live with full intension. To make decisions with absolute clarity of your intension for yourself and the intension for others.

Also she reminded us that everything that either is happening now or has happened to you, has happened FOR you. Even in your darkest times, you are building your strength, and building your strength, and building your strength. This will all add up to give you your POWER.

Oprah also spoke about being responsible for your energy, and the energy you share with others. Be aware of your vibrations, because they are leading to what is showing up in your life. Raise your vibrations, be grateful for everything you have now and what you truly want, will be on it’s way.

We are all called to this earth for a reason, and its for you to do the “thing” that lights you up. The “thing” that you do so well, and with ease, the “thing” that makes you happy and to do it well.

I am a firm believer in the law of attraction and that our life is a reflection of our thoughts and actions. Every single decision we make, leads to an outcome in our lives.

I’d love for you to make the decision to say YES to yourself and join me in the February Get More Brides Program 2016.

The very first module is all focused on how you can use the law of attraction to begin to build your dream wedding business, and dream life.

Make a pledge to yourself, to love your best life. Be the best business owner you can be by learning what it takes to succeed and build the business you LOVE.

The early bird closes tomorrow 5pm EAST $1497 ( saving you $500 )

Click here to join on full pay or a payment plan 

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Have You been Hiding Your Wedding Business ?

Business and they way the world does marketing has changed, especially for small business. ( And that means you ) !

These changes are fabulous but they do require you to be more brave, and stop hiding.

You know what I mean, hiding behind your computer, hiding behind the logo of your business.

If this is you, then it’s time to get GUTSY and let more brides see you. It’s YOU they want to book, not your logo.

The success of your wedding business will rely on how well you can build a relationship with your prospective brides.

Not just try and “sell your services” to them.

It’s a well know marketing fact that people buy from others we Like, Know & Trust.

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Why You Need A Website That Works While You Sleep

Listen up, if you have got website shame or no website at all then this is something you need to fix, STAT.

I don’t need to tell you that brides are using the internet to plan their weddings, you KNOW that already, right?

In a recent survey done by The Knot & Pinterest, it was found that 98% of brides were using the net and that more than 36% of them were using it for 5 – 10 hours a week.website that works Image

If you’re not representing your fabulous self on the net, your missing out BIG TIME.

You are letting thousands and thousands of dollars go down the drain or, over  to your competitors.

Today, I’ve put together the 5 Top Reason You Need A Website That Works

1. It Saves You Money On Advertising

Let’s face it, although you do need more than one form of advertising your business, a website will replace the cost of countless ads all over the place. You won’t be digging in your pocket for each new chance you get to promote your business. To maintain your website it will only cost you $20 – $50 a month to maintain once it’s built.

2. It works 24/7 and saves you time

A well set up website can be converting brides while you sleep ! ( or on holidays or spending time with your family ) Your website is so much more than a few pretty pages. A great website will lead brides through your buying process, while giving her truckloads of value and information, leading to a sale.

Using automation, this can all be done without you even lifting a finger – Awesome !

3. Your competitors have a website

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Does Your Environment Support You ?

I know you LOVE your wedding business, but how much do you love where you actually do the majority of your work?

It doesn’t matter if you have a studio, a home office, a spare bedroom set up OR you work at the dining room table.

What matters, is that you are set up for success.

I don’t know about you, but sitting down to work on my business surrounded in mess leads to procrastination.

I just can’t be effective or concentrate !

I find when I have a clean, organised, inviting office…. I have to be dragged out of there at the end of the day.  I’m pumped, ready to rock and get stuff done !!

Today I’m sharing my top 5 tips for creating an environment that supports you.

These days I am lucky to have a beautiful big home office complete with a chandelier, french doors, big benches and a view of my front garden.

I did, however  I did work from my dining room table or my kitchen bench before hand, so I know what that’s like too.

No matter where you work,  do the best you can to create a workable environment.

1. Clean that mess up !

Start by creating a clean work area by organising all of your paperwork.

File your quotes, invoices, receipts, booked brides etc in separate draws or folders so they’re easy to find when you need them.

I love the folders and magazine holders that KiKi K sell ( gorgeous colours and heavy duty )

2. Delightful Scents & Funky Tunes

Work time doesn’t have to be a chore. It’ your time to let your new ideas flow, cross off that “to do” list and of course generate leads and book brides.

In my office I choose to burn uplifting aromatherapy in my huge oil burner.  Scents of lemongrass and orange fill the space around me and keep me energised throughout the day.

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Mindset Magic At It’s Best

Mindset Magic At It’s Best

Yesterday I received an email from a Get More Brides Graduate, and it brought me to tears.

It just about breaks my heart to see so many women struggle with their inner darkness, before stepping into their light.

So many limitations holding us back, from achieving what we know, we’re capable of.

Paralysed by fear.

Stuck, Frozen, Afraid of Failure.Kim Mcgann

Stopped by our limiting beliefs….. and worse, these aren’t even our own. ( and not even true )

And so, we’re held back, knowing what we hold inside.

That burning desire to be more, do more, and build that business we’ve always dreamed of.

The more I speak to women in the wedding industry, I see this is common among us all.

This makes me feel better, as I too know what it’s like to be afraid.

Too afraid to put myself “Out There”.

Here’s some of the crap I find rolling around in my own head every now and then

” I shouldn’t be running my own business, I’ve got 4 small children ! OMG what AM I thinking !!!! ”

” Holly shit, what have I got myself into, I’m taking on too much ”

” I can’t work during the day, I should be keeping my house spotless and focusing 100% on my family alone ”

” I was never that great at school, I don’t have the right to run a business ”

And for my clients, it has been just as bad.

Does any of that sound like anything you’ve told yourself, in the past ?

Well I say…… it’s a load of crap ! For me and for you !

When your mind takes over like this, you ONLY have two choices.

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3 Things Brides Are Really Looking For

Today’s article is all about the biggest misconception around marketing you may have with your wedding business. This is that we all think brides are looking for our service, and that’s about it.

In fact, brides are looking for much more and if we can understand the real formula to sales and marketing, you will discover how to provide exactly what she’s looking for, when it comes to what you offer.

1. Brides are looking for relationships

Business Coaching for Wedding PlannersYes, I know she’s found the man of her dreams already. I’m not talking about that kind of relationship. What I do mean is that brides are looking for more than just a supplier.

They are looking for someone to take a genuine, real interest in their wedding, as well as someone they will have a pleasant and trusting relationship with along the way.

This is why it is so important to not jump right into price and whether you are available or not on the given date.

You must build trust first, just like in a real relationship. I bet she didn’t get engaged from the first date, right? And it will be the same with choosing her suppliers.

There is a process I call the bride’s buying strategy, and it contains all the steps a typical bride goes through before she makes a decision. It’s during the early stages of this strategy, you need to pull out all your smooth moves and start ticking all her boxes when it comes to forming the relationship foundations.

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