DOES YOUR BUSINESS HAVE PURPOSE?

 

You don’t need to work at a nonprofit or donate 10% of your business revenue to have a purpose at your job. 

But according to the latest issue of Harvard Business Review, attaching to some purpose and understanding your true impact will make you happier at work. 

And not only will you be happier, the study found that companies derived the following benefits from connecting their employees with a greater purpose:

- Improved employee retention
- Increased profits
- More productive and engaged workforce

Not sure how to find more purpose or identify your impact on your job or business?

Business on Purpose may be for you! Email me at brittany@brittanydrozd.com to find out more about my new program launching in September to create a business you love, make more money, all while having fun and finding fulfillment in the process.

 

WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE YOU DESERVE?

 

Is your relationship with your partner mediocre?
Is your business income on a plateau that won’t end?
Are your consistently somewhat dissatisfied with yourself?

All signs point to your Having Level being the problem.

What’s your Having Level? And how does it play such a big role without you even knowing it?!

Your having level is what you believe you truly deserve in your life. This includes everything from your bank account to your romantic relationship. It’s a behind-the-scenes influencer that is super powerful. 

Your having level gets shaped by your experiences. 

If you have a crappy experience with something in business, then you may conclude that you’re not cut out for your job/entrepreneurship/ or that you’re an imposter. 

That conclusion becomes a belief that you hold about yourself. Once we have a belief, we look for pieces of evidence to support that belief. 

Over time, with enough evidence, we put together a story that we tell ourselves about why we’re no good enough to be or have whatever it is we really want. 

This is how your Having Level gets created in summary:

Experience > Belief > Story. 

We can’t always change the experiences we have. But we can change the beliefs and therefore stories we create from those experiences.

Watch this week’s video to learn more about how you can change your Having Level to up-level your life.
  

 

LEGACY SERIES: RON ZAUNER

 

The best legacies are built when we're focused on serving others, instead of serving ourselves. 

Ron Zauner describes his journey that's lead to a life he never imagined: Building houses, scholarships, and spirits for a community in the Dominican Republic.  His work has created tremendous impact and reward from work he never believed he'd be doing.

Learn more about Ron's life-changing legacy project and contact him here: 

www.providingopportunity.com
ProvidingOpportunity@gmail.com 

 

DON’T BECOME A STATISTIC

 

According to the American Small Business Association, 50% of businesses fail within the first 5 years. And 75% of business fail within 15 years.

Most people’s entrepreneurial stories go something like this:

  • Person hates their job. Knows they can do it better than their boss. 
  • Person is so excited about the freedom and profits entrepreneurship will bring
  • Person is thrilled to dive into creating business and doesn’t mind all the hours at first
  • Person is growing tired. Organic leads have run out. Doesn’t know how to create more business.
  • Person keeps working “hard” because that’s what you’re “supposed” to do.
  • Person has neither freedom nor profits and dreams of going back to work a salary.

Don’t make this your path.

Don’t let this happen to your dream business or your passion project.

Don’t become a statistic.

What you don’t see in the story above is a plan.

A plan for the business. A plan to connect with customers. A plan to achieve the lifestyle goals the entrepreneur wants.

You can choose to create your business differently. You can create a Business on Purpose.

Watch this week’s video for an introduction to how we can create your Business on Purpose and avoid you becoming a statistic.

 

ALWAYS LEARNING

 

In early May I went to Ft. Lauderdale to spend 4 days improving my craft. I make learning a consistent part of my business for several reasons:

Learning makes me a better coach
I love to grow as an individual
Getting outside of my comfort zone is the most important practice in business and in my personal life.

This conference helped me to improve the way I talk about what I do, see how I can be a better coach for my clients, and how to make better offers to people I want to become clients.

Why do I invest in this intense level of learning?

I want to practice what I preach. And I often preach on the importance of growing, getting outside your comfort zone, and creating everyday ambassadors for your business. What good would I be as a coach if I wasn’t doing the same thing?

Watch this week’s video to find out what I learned and how I’m applying it today!

 

MASTERY VS. GROWTH

 

We all have places in our life where we feel like "I've got this", and others were we feel like "I have no idea what I'm doing".

One is not right. One is not wrong.

One does not make you better. One does not make you a failure.

Both mastery and growth are necessary to evolve as a human being.

With only mastery, you are arrogant. I would be too if I was a master of everything. With only growth, we feel overwhelmed and not in control.

There are 3 key distinctions to recognizing your areas of mastery and growth:

- Comfort zone vs. Edge

- Confidence vs. Humility

- Teacher vs. Students

In this video, I discuss each distinction at length so that you can distinguish your own areas of mastery and growth. After this video, you will be able to identify the right balance of mastery and growth for you, and how to make adjustments along the way so that you are always at your best!

 

April 29- May 5th was National Small Business Week.

 

April 29- May 5th was National Small Business Week. 

As a coach who works mostly with small businesses and entrepreneurs, this is a very important week for me. It honors some of my favorite places and people!

Small businesses and entrepreneurs are so important to our communities for several reasons: They bring grit, commitment to excellence, and jobs just to name a few.

They also make an impact. Our communities are better places to live when we have local people inspired to create their dream company and live out their passion.

If you're an entrepreneur or know one, here are 3 ways you can improve your business to THRIVE:

- Know your numbers
- Who's your ideal client?
- What do you stand for?

Watch this week's video to discuss the details in these tips and how to apply them today.
 

 

Can you impact someone's life?

 

I remember the first time I realized I had the power to influence someone else. It was my mom. She had asked for my opinion.

Naturally, I had a choice to make.

Do I use this as a chance to unleash my teenage anger on all the times I was grounded, and give her some advice that would only serve me?

Or do I do the right thing, and give her the feedback that would truly serve her?

We all have the opportunity to impact the lives of others. In the conversations we have, in the support we give, and in the way we receive and respond to others.

This is such a great gift to be able it impact and touch someone’s life. But it’s also a huge responsibility.

What kind of impact will you make in someone’s life? What will you do to be a positive influence on someone? How will you step up to serve others?

Check out this week’s video to hear more about how you can impact someone's life. 

 

What do you do? How do you help people? And why the videos?

 

So you may have noticed that I like to make videos and share insights social media, YouTube, and email. And if you’re reading this now (THANK YOU!), you likely seen some of them.

Well it occurred to me that in my tribe didn’t know why I was posting and sharing my thoughts on subjects via video. Don’t worry I’m here to answer your burning questions!

My mission main mission is to help entrepreneurs and leaders make more money, create a culture that attracts and retains top talent, and build a business that leaves you feeling happier and more fulfilled.

I do that by helping you see your business through a different lens, implement proven strategies for success, and grow into the leader you've always wanted to be.

So… I offer these videos as a way of sharing information and strategies that really work for people, even if you don’t work 1 -on -1 with me.

Check out this week’s video to hear more about what I do, why I do it, and how it may help you too!

 

Legacy Series - Jonathan Kaye

 

What's your legacy?

Legacies aren't linear. And they certainly aren't built in a day. This interview with Jonathan Kaye illustrates both those points. JK goes into detail about how his legacy has been a ride, with it's ups and downs. 

Yet, each step of the way has led him to click closer to his dream - his legacy. 

Watch the full interview here:

 
 

Learn more about Jonathan Kaye and his latest project here:

https://www.youragendanotmine.com/

Legacy Series - Debbie Clinton

What's your legacy?

What if you could create your legacy?

In this series, I talk to people I know who have created enviable legacies for their lives... while they're still living! I ask how they did it, where they had failure, and what's next on their horizon. 

Watch the first video in the series right now:

Want to talk to Debbie yourself?

Find her here: https://agents.farmers.com/wa/vancouver/debbie-clinton

What is your superpower?

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What if I told you that you have a secret superpower? A superpower so great it could change lives? What would you do about it? 

Well, you do.

You do have a superpower that can change lives, but you may not have realized it. Or maybe you haven't used it yet, but the potential for your superpower exists.

It's your impact. 

You have an effect on people. When someone interacts with you, they are changed. Forever. 

You get to decide if that impact is positive or negative.

You get to decide how vast that impact is.

A story about impact:

I did Facebook Live video recently about the ingredients required to create a legacy from your life. I spoke about reading a terribly sad article on the war erupting in Myanmar, and how affected a young mother by losing her loved ones. The story inspired me to donate to Red Cross to help aid in this unimaginable struggle the refugees are facing. 

I also shared a link to that story on social media and asked others to read it and donate if they felt touched by her story. I heard from 2 other friends that decided to donate because I had shared it.

That is impact my friend. One person can inspire others and touch them in a positive way that makes each of their lives better. 

You have that power. I have that power. What will you do with it?

What I look like wearing a mask

 

On Halloween, you can put a mask on and pretend to be someone you're not, and it's socially acceptable. 

Most of us are wearing masks on the other 364 days a year too. But we don't realized it. This doesn't mean you're going to see a bunch of Darth Vaders walking around in May. It means we're wearing masks unconsciously - without being aware of it.

This is a picture of me wearing a face mask. This mask was intentional. I was conscious of putting it, and how it made me feel differently. The purpose of this mask was vanity - it promised to give me a hydrated and refreshed face. 

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The other masks we wear are less intentional - meaning we usually don't even realize we put it on. For example, do you ever act differently at work than you do at home? That difference in behavior is related to a mask!

We wear mask to make us seem more professional, more spiritual, more compassionate... you can wear a mask for any reason you need to be different from you're true self.

This is a picture of me wearing my professional mask. The purpose is to make me look more professional. What do you think? Is it working? The obvious change is that I have glasses on.

What else do you notice? I'm not smiling. Somewhere I "learned" that not smiling will make me seem more serious and professional. Not sure that's true now.

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This is a picture of me wearing my strength mask. I like to feel strong. I want people to think I'm strong. So displaying it by flexing in a photo is a way to get that point across.

How do you think it's working? What's your response to that picture? My response... not so good. It's too forced. Not authentic. Not as approachable as I usually am.  

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You wear masks without even knowing it.

You wear masks as a false sense of security.

You wear masks to be liked or accepted.

You wear masks to keep others at a distance.

But what if you decided not to wear a mask anymore? What would be different? How would you feel? How would you be more vulnerable? More exposed? 

What would you stand to gain?

 
 

FB Live - more details about PRACTICE SUCCESS

Thanks to those of you who took the  time to ask about my upcoming coaching group I shared last week!

Here are the 2 pieces of feedback I heard from you:

- I don't want to seem greedy for wanting to make money.... but I still want to make money

- Want is an ideal client? Aren't all clients ideal?

Watch the video to hear my answers!

Are you a therapist? Do you know a therapist?

The group begins October 10th. Interviews begin in September. Email me for details brittany@brittanydrozd.com

I'm in love with my business. Here's why

Are we Facebook friends?  That's ok, we don't have to be! I don't want to see 1309254 pics of your dog anyway! lol. 

But you should "like" my business page on Facebook please! That's where I'm doing all my new vlogs. 

Here's my latest video sharing the launch of my new coaching group EXCLUSIVELY for therapists. 

Not a therapist? Don't worry :) I'm opening up a second group for entrepreneurs and leaders in the fall as well! More to details to come!

No, this is not a dream

My Facebook feed is full of people promising me my "Dream Life" and that I "can have it all" in a few short months. 

Do you think I'm dumb? Do you think I believe that sh*t your selling?

It's not that I think all the people promising these results are liars. I think they have good intentions and they want to help others. However, the problem with good intentions.... is that they paved the path to hell.

You're doing it wrong.

If you think someone else can create your dream life for you, you're doing it wrong. If you feel like your dream life is totally unattainable, you're also doing it wrong. And if you think nothing about your current life is dreamy, you're really doing it wrong.

Watch my Facebook live video to see what you DIDN'T know about your own life:

What aren't you seeing?

A fish does not see the water. 

Is this true? If you've been immersed in something for so long (or forever), and it's all you know, can you see it?

I read this recently in The Untethered Soul. The author was illustrating the pervasiveness of our racing thoughts and constant assessment of how we measure up against others. His point was this:

You can’t change for the better - think better, perform better, have better relationships - if you don’t know what you’re doing wrong.
— (Brittany interpreting author's message)

What's your version of the fish's water?

What can't you see about yourself, or what you're doing, that would make all the difference in your life? What's do you everyday, that if you adjusted, would dramatically change the outcomes in your life?

Here's what I think on about that:

I recently did a radio interview, and I touched on this very subject. Listen to it here: https://empireradionow.com/brittany-drozd-6-17-17-coaching-chris/