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Think Enriched

If you've always wanted a business and life, you love, Think Enriched will guide your path. Any smart, ambitious woman can create her own financial security. Amy Robles coaches smart, ambitious women take steps to create enriching enterprises. Amy walks you through the ENRICH Framework. This framework helps your business become purposeful and profitable fast, giving you more time to enjoy your life. Listeners relish the refreshing honesty and humor host Amy Robles brings as she guides women to level up their lives, create the business they love, and keep their family first.
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Now displaying: March, 2017
Mar 27, 2017

 This episode continues to explain the RICH Life Framework.  Today 

 

Newsflash:

Adding a new segment to the show, occasionally we'll be sharing a newsflash or interesting tip that applies to all of us.  

Today's newsflash is, the good people at Podcast Movement mentioned me and Think Enriched, as one of 10 women you should know at PM17.

See the post here.

Speak the Lingo:

Today's Leadership Lingo Term: Network

Too many of us are concerned to start an income stream because, "I don't want to be too salesy..." Or, "I don't know anyone."

Oh please. 

Consider the people you see at:

  • school drop off
  • kids' activities
  • the gym
  • church groups
  • the same checker at the grocery store that is so friendly
  • neighbors

Use your skills and gently reach out to those in your daily routine.  Those tiny conversations build the seed of trust with others.  

This is how you begin to plant the seeds of your  network.

Habits of Excellence:

This week's Habit of Excellence: The Power Nap. WebMD shares why a power nap is more effective than caffeine. 

When's the last time you've had a power nap?

  • 20-minute nap :(Stage 2 nap) is good for alertness & motor learning skills like typing and playing the piano.
  • 30 to 60-minute naps helps decision-making skills, vocabulary memorization and direction recall.
  • 60 to 90-minute naps allow you to make new brain connection and creative problem solving.

How to Nap.  Yes, really.  We need to re-learn to energize ourselves:

  • Be consistent. Keep a napping schedule.  (1 to 3pm is prime time.)
  • Go dark. Nap in a dark room if you can.
  • Stay warm. Use a blanket, as your body temp drops while you snooze.

Today's focus:

Here's how to have happy, successful business relationships.

  1. Be genuinely interested.
  2. Learn about them because it's fun.
  3. Unexpected surprises.

The best way to grow a new business relationship is to plant the seed.

Next time you are working to create a solid business relationship, remember the acronym PLANT.  What is PLANT?  Simply, it is this:

  • P: PLAN. "When you don't know where you are headed, any path will take you there."  
  • L: LISTEN. The best networkers know more about others.  Show that you are listening (active listening skills.)  Ask smart questions.  
  • A: AUTHENTIC. Let people know that who you are at the dinner table is who you are in the office.  Let them see you.
  • N: NEED.  Watch for needs that you can fill.  We're not talking money, here.  Small needs that pop up.
  • T: TRUST. Trust is credit which builds over TIME.  You need to consistently be working on the first four skills to build that trust.  

A few ways to incorporate the PLANT strategy:

  • Listen more intently.
  • Fill a need that you can.  
  • Surprise people along the way.
  • Turn a daily acquaintance into a business colleague.

    

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Let’s connect!

 

On Facebook, Instagram.

Mar 20, 2017

 

In this special interview, we have Megan Dowd with us.  Her vibrance & information will really be something special for you! 

Get that in your purse:

 

Speak the Lingo:

Today's Leadership Lingo Term: Self-Care

"Self-care is a very active and powerful choice to engage in the activities that are required to gain or maintain an optimal level of overall health. And in this case, overall health includes not just the physical, but the psychological, emotional, social, and spiritual components of an individual’s well-being."

  1. Physical Self-Care: Sleep, Counting calories, Exercise
  2. Psychological Self-Care: Avoiding negative self-talk, prescriptions, 
  3. Emotional Self-Care: Dealing with emotions, grieving, depression, anxiety
  4. Social Self-Care: Be with those you love.Talking through conflict, addressing emotional needs of others
  5. Spiritual Self-Care: Faith and meaning in life, meditation, walks, 

We all need to make self-care a priority.  As women we can set the standard to 

Today's focus:

I'm excited to share with you our interview with Megan Dowd.  

Megan Dowd is a STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor in Matwork and Reformer, Levels 1 & 2, which means she's spent a lot of time in both the classroom AND studio to learn how to adapt this work to all bodies. Bodies are weird, wonderful, and AMAZING - yours included - and her work centers around helping you feel greater control and grace in your body RIGHT NOW. She loves to cook (and eat), bakes when she gets stressed out, and regularly goes for walks in the historic graveyard near her apartment (to be clear, there are miles of walking path so she's not just wandering the headstones…).

In this interview we discuss:

  • Mind Body Connection and how it matters to us.

Megan is ready to show you how to do 3 Stretches in Bed!  Go to https://www.megandowdpilates.com/thinkenriched to get it.

As a bonus Megan is offering you a 25% discount on your first session!

Find Megan online:  https://www.megandowdpilates.com/ 

Start Your Own Podcast

Did you know you can start your own podcast and get 2 free months of hosting??

Go to libsyn.com/amy for your discount code.

Let’s connect!

 

On Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter.

Mar 7, 2017

Invest in Yourself. Easy to say. So very hard to do if you haven't before. Get that in your purse: Check out "5 Minutes for You." Speak the Lingo: Today's Leadership Lingo Term: Invest As you continue to invest in yourself, you'll be able to serve others even better. Today's focus: Continuing on the with RICH Framework, we are talking about the letter I, which is all about investing in yourself. A couple of caveats, your most valuable resources are: Your time. Your energy. Your money. Find ways to maximize those resources. Don't A few ideas to consider investing in yourself are: Read more, plus read a variety of books Make time to learn a new language, a coding program, a new stitch Create something in a new form for you Work with a new tutor, mentor, or coach in your field. Find one that really stretches you to excel. Think about today and tomorrow. Let’s connect! Sign up for "5 Minutes for You." My gift to you, my friend, while you ambitiously give to the world, take 5 Minutes and let's connect. Ever wanted to start your own podcast? Now you can start your own podcast, get your first two months of hosting FREE. Go to libsyn.com/amy for your discount code.

Mar 6, 2017

Are you Mindfully Alive in Your Creative Process?

Today's episode is giving you more insight on how to allow more time to create, and, in particular, we're focusing on the Mindfully Alive Retreat.

This free retreat is for you, my friend, the woman who is working, serving, giving to so many.  The experts speaking are sharing their insights on topics like:

  • Stress & Creativity
  • Managing Creative Blocks
  • How to Find Creativity While You're Stuck
  • Money, Art & Stress

So many exciting topics to discuss.  I'm delighted to be one of the speakers sharing insight.  Click here to sign up for  the Mindfully Alive Retreat.

Get that in your purse:

You can join me daily at "5 Minutes for You."

You, my dear friend, do so very much.  Consider this your 5 Minute Break at the end of the day for a little laughter, inspiration and cheering you on in the many roles of being a woman.

Speak the Lingo:

Today's Leadership Lingo Term: Create

A few questions to ask yourself:

  • How are you Creating?  Or, if that's not the case, consider
  • What is keeping you from being creative?
  • Do you find immersed in the creative process?
  • What kinds of activities allow you to be more creative?

Do more of that!  Creativity allows you to come alive and tap into Flow.  

Read: Finding Flow, by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi.

Today's focus: 

Today we're talking about the Mindfully Alive Retreat.  

Part of living is being free to create.  

And, it's completely free when you sign up.  Later, you are welcome to purchase the recordings if you'd like.  

We discuss:

  • Julie is an occupational therapist & artist.
  • She coaches artists to become excellent business people.
  • Money & creativity can be messy.  She helps you keep it organized.
  • Letting go is the part of the process for sale.
  • How to go through life and stay "Mindfully Alive."
  • Do you consider yourself creative?  You belong at the Mindfully Alive Retreat.
  • How you can get back into flow.
  • For a quick 2 weeks, you'll enjoy daily speakers delivered right to your inbox.
  • Take some time out for yourself.
  • How money & stress holds you back 
  • How you can make money as an artist
  • Your clothing can affect your mindfulness throughout the day
  • Finding Creativity When Your Stuck
  • Why you need to allow yourself time simply for creativity.
  • The difference between, "Sharing your art, but not your soul."

I will be speaking at the Mindfully Alive Retreat.  I hope you can join us there!

Julie is an artist, coach and bestselling author whose passion is to see talented creatives become talented business people.  She has sold her art internationally over the last 15 years but has done it in a way that feels good rather than filled with fear, uncertainty and doubt which has been the recommended way to sell online.

Julie has always been creative, one of her earliest memories is playing with the sequins in her grandmothers’ bead pot.  Anything that is shiny attracts her, including new ideas… lots of them.  She has used art to heal during her 20-year career as a mental health Occupational Therapist and personally within her own life.  She now daily completes a meditation using art to focus her day and it’s an amazing bonus that these pieces sell.

You can find Julie on her website, JulieMerrett.com.

Let’s connect!

On Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter.

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