When I was a senior in high school, I had a job working as a waitress at a senior care/assisted living facility. The residents would come to the dining room, and we would serve them a four-course meal—salad, choice of soup or juice, choice of one of two entrees, and dessert. They all came in at once, which is why we had to be fairly fast during the 90-minutes we had to serve … [Read more...] about Success Tip: What Waitressing Taught Me about Mental Toughness
This is the third of a five-part series where I'm walking you through the five steps of transformation and why each step is essential when you're ready to make a huge shift and uplevel your business and/or life. Step 1 is to pause and step 2 is to make a decision. What's the third step? Take action. But, not just any action. The opposite action you would normally … [Read more...] about [Video] Flip It! Why You Can’t Rush Transformation Step 3
Growing a successful business is something every entrepreneur and business owner aspires to. So why do so few actually succeed and experience business success? Having worked closely with very successful business owners and entrepreneurs, and having built my own successful business, I'm here to tell you it isn't easy. True success comes from two things: Knowing the … [Read more...] about [Business Success Checklist] Secrets to Creating Your Own Profitable, Sustainable, Successful Business
Sometimes the only way you can get yourself unstuck in your business (or really, anywhere in your life) is by asking yourself powerful and provocative coaching questions. My friend, master coach Andrea J. Lee, is amazing at this. In fact, a few years ago, I was at her event, when she asked what I thought was a masterful series of coaching questions. But, first, if you … [Read more...] about [Video] Flip It! Powerful Coaching Questions No One Asks (But Should)
When I first started researching the habits of successful people, one of the biggest things that jumped out at me was how different they all were. And this was especially true with how they began their day. Some swore by exercising. Some by meditation. Some spent an hour reading a variety of newspapers. Some avoided the news like a plague. There was really no rhyme or … [Read more...] about [Video] Flip It! How Successful People Start Their Day
For years, the first thing I would do in the morning was read my email. Before coffee. (And trust me, I REALLY like my coffee.) Sometimes even before letting my dogs outside. It was bad. Now, at the time, I did have friends who encouraged me to stop that practice. Successful people don't start their day in their inbox, and as I constantly was saying I wanted to be more … [Read more...] about [Video] Flip It! Stop Checking Email First Thing in the Morning
If you've been a part of the information marketing/personal development/transformation industry for any length of time, you've likely heard the phrase "uplevel your business" bandied about. You especially may have heard talk about how to put yourself on the "fast track" to unleveling your business if you've ever heard an offer for a high-level program, such as a high-end … [Read more...] about [Video] Flip It! Are You Trying to Uplevel Your Business Too Soon?
First, a celebration: I officially launched my brand-new fiction writing site at MicheleParizaWacek.com, and in doing so, I also officially embraced my identity as a fiction author. I get it if that sounds strange. For those of you following me, you've likely heard me talk about teaching myself to write when I was three years old because I wanted to write stories so badly. … [Read more...] about What a Fiction Author Can Teach You About Building a Successful Business
Let's start with a basic truth. Everyone is creative. Yes, even you. Even if you don't think you are. Creativity manifests itself in many different ways, not just by painting a picture or writing a story, which is why I guarantee you have seeds of creativity in you. Now, if you're an entrepreneur, you likely know you're creative because every day you're probably … [Read more...] about [Video] Flip It! Why Embracing Your Inner Artist Could be the Key to Your Success
Before I dive into walking you though how to build a business around multiple passions, I thought I'd back up a step and talk about whether or not this is even a good idea. Conventional wisdom says no. Never build a business around multiple passions. And for years, I, too, would also advise entrepreneurs not to do it, because it's a lot of work. You see, while in some … [Read more...] about [Video] Flip It! How Do You Build a Business Around Multiple Passions?