5 Lessons I Learned from the Speak and Write Conference

18Earlier this month I got the opportunity to attend the Speak & Write to Make Millions conference in San Diego, CA. This is Lisa Nichols’annual conference. I wanted to share the top 5 lessons that I learned from this conference. Enjoy the lessons, and be sure to leave a message in the comments to let me know which lesson(s) resonated with you.

Lesson 1: Stop being busy being busy.

Many times we think that we are productive just because we are bouncing from meeting to meeting and every hour of our day is full. Being busy does not equal productivity. Ask yourself what are you doing with your day?  What are you doing to make real, tangible progress on your goals? The things that you work on during your day should be high value activities that will get you closer to your goals. The other stuff is just fluff.

Lesson 2: “Comparison is the robber of joy.”–L. Nichols 

How many of us can look at someone else and then immediately feel lack?  Sometimes we see someone who is fitter than us so we start to feel like we aren’t good enough. Maybe we see someone in our industry or on the job that is further along in their journey and we start to feel like we either inadequate or aren’t doing enough. One of my favorite sayings is “stay in your lane.”  To combat the comparison syndrome, focus on your journey, take action, and celebrate your wins. Remember, “Comparison is the robber of joy.”

Lesson 3: Bring your results up front.

The average person has an attention span of about 8 seconds. Therefore, it is important to talk about your results up front. This helps them to clearly learn early on what’s in it for them. For business owners this is huge because you want to let potential clients and even future partners know what you can deliver. Even if you aren’t a business owner, you can use this in job interviews, presentations, or any other situation where you need to talk about how amazing you are.

Lesson 4: Sometimes you have to fly before you are ready.

Lisa Nichols’said, “Sometimes you will be put in flight before you are ready, because if you knew you [ahead of time] you would get off of the plane.”I love this saying, because many of us delay action because we aren’t ready. Frequently, I meet women who feel like they need one more certification, one more degree, and/or one more experience before they can start working on their dreams. If you wait until everything is perfect, then you will never get started. Sometimes, you just have to jump and trust that you have everything that you need to prevent you from falling.

Lesson 5: Intention does not equal results.

How many of you used to joke in school about learning from osmosis? Maybe you wished that you could sleep on the textbook and magically you would know everything for the text. Well, sadly, that never happened. The same is true for intention. Just because you want something, it doesn’t mean it will happen, because the only way that you can get results is if you put action with that intention. For example, if you intend to get debt free, you must stop charging new purchases to your credit card and you must pay extra on your credit card bill. If you lack those actions then you won’t achieve your desired result.

What are you going to do differently? Let me know!

Aisha Taylor is a #1 Amazon Best Selling Author of the book “5+5 FNPhenomenal Ways to Save $100 This Week Without Killing Your Lifestyle”, and the Founder of FNPhenomenal (Frugal –n- Phenomenal). FNPhenomenal helps women to break the vicious cycle of making money, but not keeping it. FNPhenomenal provides education about money management, empowers women to take control of their lives, develop a healthier relationship with money, and pursue being phenomenal.

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