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Jen Hall is Business Clarity Coach for Coaches, Consultants & Experts who want to become Unrivalled Go-To Experts. Jen not only gets you clear on your micro-niche, message and what makes you unique and desirable, but she helps you to define what makes you an irrefutable offer to the market so you can position yourself as a high-end 'must have' option for your prospects. She is a Multi-Award Winning Speaker and Best Selling Author of Expert Unrivalled.

Mar 01

Success is ALL in the thoughts you choose!

By Jennifer Hall | Uncategorized

Success is doing what you want, when you want. where you want, with whom you want, as much as you want!” Tony Robbins

I’m sure this resonates with you! But sometimes we forget this is the ‘why’ that we want success for ourselves. Of course, on a deeper level our ‘why’ is certainly about contributing the wider world but on a personal level this is what we are all striving for!

I’m here to tell you that YOU ARE IN CONTROL of your own success. That YOU have total responsibility for the success you achieve.

How?

Well let me divulge a couple of tips…

1. Success lies in the thoughts you CHOOSE to think or NOT to think right now. Misery only arrives when we choose to think thoughts that are negative. That truly is the only way that misery and lack of success can survive.

2. When you notice yourself in the state of thinking a negative thought, give yourself a MASSIVE pat on the back. Because that right there is called self awareness and is the first step to turning things around. When you become aware you can stop the momentum of that negative thought snowballing into a more negativity.

3. Distract yourself with a positive thought, be grateful for something, anything, perhaps even for the negative thought that arose and you caught. 99% of the time the negativity you are thinking about is utter garbage anyway! Think about the things that make you happy, turn the train around!

Because if you choose to follow the path that leads to misery, you only have yourself to blame!

Through the Eyes of your Clients
Jan 17

Through the Eyes of your Clients

By Jennifer Hall | Uncategorized

Most people will be mapping out their vision for the year ahead looking through their own eyes, from Through the Eyes of your Clientstheir perspective and where they want to be.

Whilst I think it’s extremely important to map out our vision from our own perspective and for own personal desires, in terms of creating a successful business, this will only help so far. The real success comes from looking through the eyes of your clients.

If you’ve been following me a while, you’ll know that I strongly believe that as coaches, mentors, teachers, we are all our ideal client as some point in our journeys. But because we are usually ahead of the game and have already solved the problems that our clients face, we can easily forget the struggle our clients are going through and we can become disconnected from them emotionally and disconnected from that place of understanding.

In order to serve your clients powerfully, you must understand their pain points, their struggles, and their aspirations. You must connect back to that time in your career or life when you too faced the same problems your clients do; only then can we attempt to solve them.

I urge you to spend some time looking at your business through the eyes of your clients. What is it you solve for them? What do they need and want from you? Why is it so important to them?

If you answer these questions and the thought of helping your clients with whatever it is that came up makes you feel uninspired and dispassionate, it’s time have a relook at your ideal client. They may not be so ideal anymore. Have you evolved so much that you’re ready for an uplevel? If the answer is yes, then it’s time move straight out of that comfort zone into an uncomfortable place to grow into your new shell!

If getting back in touch with your ideal client’s pains has brought a greater understanding and rekindled the excitement, then get creating those packages and programmes that tackle their problems, and go serve those clients powerfully and make your mark!

If you’re a coach, mentor, teacher or trainer, I’d love for you to join me in my Facebook Group where I offer weekly trainings and a community of like-minded women who are all striving for continued success! Join me here www.facebook.com/groups/awakentheboss

 

Dec 21

4 Essential Steps to Achieve your Goals

By Jennifer Hall | Uncategorized

Every year Maximise just gets better and better! This year I was privileged to be able to speak and I so I set about putting together the talk that I knew would motivate and get everyone starting off 2017 on the right foot!

Here are the key points of the talk on the day…

  • Make sure you know where you’re going! Set the internal sat nav to where it is you want to be, you can’t get there if you don’t know where you’re heading. Make your goal super specific.
  • The closer the goal, the harder you’ll work, the farther away the goal, the more time you have to chill! Bring that goal closer to ensure progress is made.
  • Make sure you have a clear understanding of ‘why’ you want to achieve the goal. Write down why it’s so important for you and then write down why it’s so important for the people you are serving. In order to stay motivated, you must wake each morning with a fire in your belly, a mission to change the world! If you’re not lit up by your goals, change them or tweak them until you are… you are not here to lead a lukewarm life, you’re here for a reason, let’s make that reason worth being in business!
  • Let go of the emotional attachment to what is holding you back. If what you are doing doesn’t bring you alive, you HAVE TO change something! We find it hard to let to let go of the old and change because we think about the investment we’ve made into it so far; the time, the money, the studying, the tears, the struggle etc. But if we’re unhappy we must learn to let go of what is no longer serving us, it’s not a waste, it’s all part of the journey.

We will never survive in business if we’re not aligned to our passionate ‘why’! Wishing you all the very best for 2017!

If you’re a coach or you’re thinking of coaching then join my Facebook group to watch the entire talk www.facebook.com/groups/awakentheboss

Dec 14

”The most controversial thing I ever did, was to stick around”

By Jennifer Hall | Uncategorized

”The most controversial thing I ever did, was to stick around” -Madonna’s acceptance speech for Woman of the Year

The whole speech was quite frankly ‘pure truth’, hard-hitting and inspiring!

Madonna, for me, symbolises standing in your own truth unapologetically!

If you haven’t watched the speech yet, I suggest you watch it, I’ll add the link at the bottom of this email.

​​That quote about sticking around, really spoke to me today.

I am currently going through an incredible up-level where by I’m stating an opinion, or put more correctly, I’m stating what I know to be truth, knowing full well there will be others out there who will point blank disagree with me.

To those people I would say ‘take the wool out of your ears’. That wool is not serving you! It will ALWAYS be the case that unless you’re ready to hear what I have to say, it will fall upon deaf ears and/or defensive ears.

But stating your opinion is harder than you first think! It’s so easy to backtrack to try and fit in with others opinions because as humans, we crave connection, and to stand out from the crowd, alienates us.

But do you know what hurts us more as business women? Saying something that no one cares about!

We will never connect with everyone! FACT! But we will connect with those who resonate with our message, who when they hear your words will resonate truth throughout their being!

​​Who are you trying to connect with?​​​​​​​ Those who disagree with you or those that love you for what you stand for?

As coaches we’d be idiots to think we had all the answers, BUT we have to stand up and help people with what we KNOW to be truth, within our zones of genius, that we KNOW will ​​get our clients to where they need to be!

Our clients need us to be strong, they need us to lead and they need us to stand in our own truth unapologetically ​​and stick around! Do not shrink back, step forward and walk your walk PROUD! Shine your amazingness and don’t let the fear of others hold you back! Don’t let your own fear of being wrong hold you back… you know what you know and you don’t know what you don’t know as my Dad used to say!

Here’s what I say (all the time)… Say what you want to say with confidence, knowing that you will always be wrong in someone else’s eyes! But to those people you resonate with, you will be inspiring and leading from the front on a mi​​ssion to make a difference to the world! That right there, is every reason for you to say your stuff, stick around unapologetically and do what you were born to do! That right there is inspiring, admirable and courageous and in complete integrity with you!

Watch this incredible woman share her words of inspiration…

http://www.billboard.com/video/madonnas-full-acceptance-speech-at-billboard-women-in-music-2016-7624369​​​​

Enjoy!

Love Jen xx​​​​

Nov 23

The problem is not the problem, the problem is your attitude about the problem!

By Jennifer Hall | Uncategorized

( I do love Jack! ♥)

I love this saying even more as it is the cure to you all your problems!

Firstly stop and take a look at where you are in your coaching business.


Perceived problem #1 – is there something that you’re feeling stuck on that is stopping you progressing?

Attitude Reality – When we focus all our energy on the ‘problem’ we can become caught up in the struggle.

– Ask yourself, what am I trying to achieve, what is the end goal?

Is there someone/somewhere appropriate I can ask to get help with solving this?

Another tip is to find some distance on the problem, go for a walk, do something fun and come back with a fresh mind and perhaps a new perspective.

One more question you might want to ask yourself, is this ‘problem’ merely a beautiful procrastination/excuse not to progress? If so why?

Perceived problem #2 – is it that you’re ‘doing’ but not getting anywhere fast? This is almost more dangerous than the first.

Attitude Reality – We kid ourselves that we are progressing but actually we are just playing without purpose.

– Again, Ask yourself, what am I trying to achieve, what is the end goal?

Check your task list, is everything you’re doing making your boat go faster? Or are they distractions from what you should actually be doing? e.g. fiddling with your website to make it look pretty when you should be focusing on the money making tasks or the clarity issue on your niche!

Have you set goals? Do you have a plan of action with tasks to be delegated, scrapped or scheduled in to make sure they get done?

Do you need someones help to sit down with you and work out your execution plan? If so, go find one instead of using the lack of help as an excuse for not progressing.

Are you perfectly clear on your niche and ideal client? If you’re not crystal clear, all these actions you are taking is a TOTAL WASTE of time… stop… get clear! Don’t know how? See problem #1.

What’s your ‘problem’? and what’s your attitude to the problem? i.e. what is stopping you from solving it?

Let me know in my facebook group 🙂 www.facebook.com/groups/awakentheboss

Sep 12

QUIT WHINING!

By Jennifer Hall | Uncategorized

Bollocks! I was just in the mood to get my head down and then the shit hit the fan and then I couldn’t get ‘it’ done!’

SHUT UP!

Seriously, no one cares!

I love you, I really do, but unless I tell you the truth you are NEVER going to make it as a coach!

Quit complaining and quit blaming others and other things for it not happening! YOU are in charge of your success, YOU are responsible for your life and what happens in it!

Your clients don’t give a shit about how you couldn’t do it! They care about how the shit hit the fan and YOU DID IT ANYWAY!

The moment you pin your hopes and dreams on someone or something else is the moment you give away all your control and all your power!

Take responsibility for your life, your entire life. For everything that’s happened to you so far and for your current situation!

Why? Because YOU ARE! and also, because it puts you back in the driver’s seat  to control your own life and to create your own reality!

You DO however have to have help to be successful , you CANNOT do it alone! We know everything we do because we’ve learned it from others, BUT does that mean we have to blame everyone else for what’s happening in our life? NOOO! If we made a million $ tomorrow, would we give all the credit to someone else? NO!!!!

You are responsible for your own success, no one else! Anyone who helps is just an added bonus you should be forever grateful for! Even the bad stuff, be grateful for the lesson, be grateful for the strength you drew from it and let that shit go!

Watch Part 1 and Part 2 of my Rant in the group! ​

www.facebook.com/groups/awakentheboss

Jul 18

Let me show you how to create a successful business without a complicated business plan even if you feel like you’ve got it sorted! 

By Jennifer Hall |

Ignore this post at your peril!
Make sure you’ve got these 3 CRUCIAL ELEMENTS!

There may be a few of you in this camp – You’ve done your business plan and you’re super excited to get to started, you feel like you’re ready to go! BUT I urge you to make sure you have the THREE CRUCIAL ELEMENTS BELOW… if you don’t STOP! Get them right otherwise you’re headed for disaster!

OR Some of you might feel like this – so you’re working with your passion, something you truly believe in and it’s just not working! Either you’re business planning isn’t flowing, you can’t see how your business will work or you’ve said what ev’s to your business plan and you’re not getting any clients!

If you’re not working with something you truly BELIEVE in, then it’s time to rethink your product or service because it won’t work. (ps I can help with this as well… as long as you have a WANT to be your own boss)

Either way… Don’t give up, one of the keys to success is perseverance!
Now I’m about to give you the 3 CRUCIAL SUCCESS ELEMENTS of ANY Business! You get these 3 things right and you’re guaranteed to have a successful business.
So you’re working with your passion, something you truly believe in and it’s just not working! Either your business planning isn’t flowing easily, you can’t see how your business will work effectively or you’ve said ‘what ever’ to your business plan and you’re not getting any clients!

NUMBER 1! WHY?

*Why are are you wanting to run this business? What’s in it for you? If you were trying to sell running a business to yourself what would you be saying? More freedom, more money, no glass ceiling on income, more holidays, more flexibility, it’s going to feel amazing, what an achievement, I’m going to feel xyz… etc! Really work what the reasons are, when you do that, working hard towards your goal is a heck of a lot easier.
*More importantly, why are you doing this for others? How are you helping to fulfill other peoples lives? What pain, anxiety, barrier are you fixing? Or how are you making their lives easier which makes more room for what? What is about what you want to supply to the world that makes you so passionate about it?

NUMBER 2! NICHE!

* ”A niche market is the subset of the market on which a specific product is focused. The market niche defines as the product features aimed at satisfying specific market needs, as well as the price range, production quality and the demographics that is intended to impact. It is also a small market segment.” Basically it’s about specialising and becoming an EXPERT on one particular aspect of your chosen business industry.

No one wants a jack of all trades, they want to know that who they’re going to is an expert and one who will be able to sort their problem to the highest standard. Because if people really want or need it they’re going to want the best! Now it’s not about necessarily retraining, it’s just about focused marketing and a focus in your learning from here on in. It makes referrals from existing clients so easy and more likely because they exactly what you do and who you supply to. It makes your marketing loads more effective and easier to manage. It immediately sets you above the competition because you leverage yourself above/away from them putting you in the spotlight. Never be afraid to niche, it’s only EVER A POSITIVE!

NUMBER THREE! WHO?

*Your ideal client, your avatar, what ever you want to call them, it’s important that your niche speaks to a specific audience. If you’re inclined to say ‘everyone’ is your audience… I’m here to tell you everyone is No One int he business world. If you don’t know who you’re talking to they don’t know who you’re talking to and you will get very few clients.

The moment you start directing your Marketing Message to your ideal client is the moment they start to listen up and become attracted to you instantly. They will gasp ‘oh my god that’s me’ and will start paying attention to what you have to offer them.

Never be afraid of cutting people out by doing this, those people will still notice you. All you are doing is creating EFFECTIVE MARKETING. If you don’t do this you are not an effective marketer and that doesn’t exactly make you the most professional business owner! Harsh but true!
So after reading this post you’re either going to be thanking me or feeling disappointed/worried that you haven’t got these three things down! Don’t despair… like I said, don’t give up YOU CAN DO THIS!

And I can help you with all three of these critical elements and much more!

Check out my 3 Month Online Coaching Package AWAKEN THE BOSS Women’s Business Academy only 1 WEEK to go before it starts so schedule your FREE Clarity call ASAP so we can work out where you are now, where you want to be and see if you’re suitable for this program!bit.ly/awakentheboss

Feb 05

Pondering our existence and consciousness. What is God? My epiphany.

By Jennifer Hall |

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I write this as lay in bed after trying to sleep but can’t as I keep pondering my existence… as you do.

After another morning of kundalini yoga with the amazing Jotipal Kaur from Golden Light in Frome, it left me wondering and philosophising. Lately I’ve been doing a lot research into the science of the mind and how our brain functions with thoughts and patterns that cause certain behaviors. Since as far as I can remember I have always wondered if there is more to my existence than the 2 dimensional world I seemed to experience. As I have got older It has been a pull between the realm of science and that ‘something more’.

A fact about our consciousness which is really interesting and opens up a whole host of possibility is that if our brain were to be disconnected from the right hemisphere, our left side would not miss it, we could still talk and think but we wouldn’t be able to describe the right hand side of someone else’s face. However we would not be aware that we could not see it and it would not appear a problem. This isn’t just a sensory issue, it is a significant change in our consciousness than runs much deeper. If we are not using our right brain to it’s full potential, what else are we not aware of?

God means so many things to different people. I have always struggled with placing identity with that ‘something more’, such as God, Angels, higher self, spirit etc. I have constantly questioned ‘What is it? Who? Why?’

Over the last couple of years I have been practicing kundalini yoga and my teacher has introduced some wonderful mantras that leave room for the mind to expand and ponder our existence. The mantras such as ‘sat nam’ have only just started making real sense to me and properly sink in. ‘Sat Nam’ meaning ‘truth is my identity’ only really made sense today as I questioned to myself, ‘why not the other way around?’ At that moment it all became clear and resonated in me like a truth i’d always known.

Laying in bed I couldn’t get a particular mantra out of my head, the ‘mal mantra’ and so I googled it. The translation for ‘sat nam’ within this mantra stated ‘truth is god’. Now I’d always known it as ‘truth is my identity’ so this made me question the difference in translation. So I look up the meaning of identity and low and behold the word shining out like a huge neon sign was ‘oneness’.

During my research into the science of the mind I found that there is no central conscious within us, for example when we are hungry all our different neurons and brain waves to do with consuming food all fire up at the same time in a parallel format as opposed to one inner conscious core controlling the thoughts and action. This had left a gap for me to wonder if there really was anything underlying existence. But scientifically we also know that we are all connected by the neurons in our brains that elctrochemically ‘speak’ to each other (as in one persons brain speaks to another not just internally), we also know that we are all made of the same stuff, energy.

So what we all have in common is our interconnectedness and our oneness. Our ability to influence the world and each other through self awareness and ‘becoming the core consciousness together’ that benefits the world and beyond, or not as the case may be, particularly in a collective who are not self aware.

From a scientific point of view we could say ‘ We are a global network of neurochemical reactions. And the self-amplifying cycle of acceptance and acknowledgement, sustained by the daily choices in our interactions, is the chain reaction that will ultimately define our collective ability to overcome imagined differences and look at life in the grand scheme of things.’

Or simply ‘Sat Nam’.

Let’s make sure our self awareness is heightened so that we can make choices that will benefit us and the world as a whole.

Jennifer Hall – The Life Buddy

Mal Mantra

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Feb 02

Overcoming Limiting Beliefs & Why your Positive Affirmations AREN’T Working

By Jennifer Hall |

A limiting belief is something we have come to believe about ourselves that limits our expansion as a human being. Things such as ‘I can’t lose weight’, ‘I’m no good creatively’ and ‘I have to work really hard with no rest to make money’. We have picked these up throughout our lives from our childhood and onwards, where a particular belief has been reaffirmed again and again so that it becomes a subconscious thought pattern. When we consciously think about something over and over it automatically sinks into the subconscious ready to be triggered at any time.

A positive affirmation is used to help change these beliefs about ourselves so that we can achieve our goals and lead happy lives. As we have been taught, it should be written in the present tense and should be the complete opposite to our limiting belief. So in the case of ‘I can’t lose weight, I will always be overweight and my body isn’t designed to be thin’, we have been taught that the affirmation should go as follows – ‘I find it easy to lose weight, I am thin and enjoy eating and feeling healthy.’ Hmmmm… why doesn’t this work then?

The problem with positive affirmations in the traditional sense is that it feels like a LIE. Because as soon as you look in that mirror you can see you are not thin, you feel heavy and unhealthy. When you lie to yourself it brings about negative feeling. When you feel negative feeling it only brings about the same thing… like attracts like as the saying goes. When you’re working with the law of attraction it isn’t on your side until you make it on your side. You will only have positive outcomes if you FEEL positive. The LOA only responds to feelings… not words. So if the words aren’t making you feel good then it’s NO GOOD.

So we need to start writing and saying our affirmations from a place of truth and belief that creates happy feelings. So instead you could write… ‘I know I am overweight and this is something I can change, I am learning to make better choices about my eating and I am on the right path to a thinner, healthier body.’ There is nothing about this statement which is false, everything is true, it is empowering and makes you feel good as you get excited about being thinner and healthier.

Jennifer Hall – The Life Buddy

For more information on how to make affirmations work for you and learn the other pitfalls of creating affirmations visit https://jen-hall.com/sign-up-email—life-transformation.html​

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