In this episode, I sit down with Don Freschi and we talk about something that, quite frankly, makes most people super uncomfortable.
As a successful entrepreneur and businessman, Don really knows his stuff especially when it comes to finances and money. Don breaks down for us:
*Why Cash is King in your business or personal life
*Adopting a stronger mindset when it comes to money and eliminating your ego
*Why knowing your numbers each month is crucial
*Prioritizing your goals
*The biggest mistake Don has made in his years as an entrepreneur
*How to know if YOU would make a successful entrepreneur
Whether you own a business or not, there are tips in this episode for all walks of life!
Anger. Frustration. Your blood starts to boil. You feel triggered and extremely unsettled.
How do you typically react in those situations?
And how do you typically feel afterwards about yourself and the way you handled it?
Not everything around anger is bad. We think it is, because usually when we are angry we react and respond in a way that isn’t aligned with our best selves and leaves us feeling badly about ourselves. But if we can learn to take some space between how we are feeling and how we are reacting, and if we really start to use that fire and frustration to fuel us moving forward, then it can be a powerful thing.
Anger in our lives CAN be a good thing. It can do us some service. In this episode, I want to start to break down how to USE those times where we are triggered, angry and frustrated and channel it in a way that’s going to produce a powerful and positive outcome in our lives. We can turn use those situations that anger us so much and bring some purpose into it; we can use that fire to create the life we want and really stand up for the things we deserve in our lives.
Have you ever been in a situation where you’ve wanted to do something or make a change or take some action….
But the mere thought of what you could possibly LOSE in the process stops you dead in your tracks?
The reality is that yes, in the process of making changes and reaching our goals and pushing ourselves forward, we have to do things we’ve never done (otherwise we’d already be there). And part of that sometimes means we have to give up certain things in our lives.
It’s a scary thought, though, especially when we are so ATTACHED to some of these things. The thought of having to give things up brings up so much fear that we just do nothing; the fear wins.
In this episode, we tackle what some of those fears are that come up for us when we feel like we’re going to lose something in the process of making a change or reaching a goal. I’ll share a few tips on how you can actually start tackling those fears and how you can gain more confidence in your ability to push through those fears so that you can start living the life you really want.
Because on the other side of those fears? Is your desired life.
Have you ever watched and noticed how elite athletes prepare themselves, mentally and physically, before their games and competitions? The focus, determination, drive and discipline required is admirable.
Take a step back and evaluate your life right now...you are a player in that game. And that game is happening every single day.
We are handed a blank slate every single day, and yet we don’t put in that same amount of preparation, focus, determination? We don’t have that same discipline in what is, truthfully, the most important “game” - our lives. We are taking that time for granted.
In this episode, I really want to challenge you to evaluate your life and start to think about training for each day of your life like athletes train for their competitions.
This is your game. How you choose to play it out is totally up to you. You can do more and have more and do better. You don’t have to be an athlete to apply the same disciplines and habits and focus; you can do everything that they do. You can lean on the same habits. The recipe for success is there - you just need to start viewing your life a little bit differently.
You’re working so hard.
You feel like you are so clear on what you’re working towards.
You are taking the right steps and making smart choices to push yourself forward.
And yet...you aren’t seeing any progress.
You aren’t seeing that hard work amount to anything.
You don’t feel like you’re any closer to those goals.
You feel frustrated.
Discouraged to no end.
Listen, I get it. I have been there so many times I can’t even count and I have really had to self-coach and lean on the tools I teach in terms of High Performance coaching to get myself through those tough times.
But it’s not easy; to feel like you’re taking all the right steps but yet not seeing the results happen.
It’s so discouraging.
Every single successful person in this world has been through this; what’s the difference between those who just give up and allow those feelings of frustration to take over and those who charge ahead, through those bad feelings, ultimately reaching those goals?
I can’t speak for everyone, but I’ll tell you what I coach on and what has worked in my own life!
In this episode of the Change by Choice show, I’m going to give you a few tools and strategies that I use, and I hope you can too, when I’m feeling that discouragement when pushing towards a goal in my life
Hands up if this is you...You walk away from a sales experience and you just feel GROSS? They certainly didn’t get your business, and you definitely won’t be in a hurry to return.
Yup...we’ve all been there.
If you’re in sales in any regard:
💲selling is your full time job
💲you run your own MLM
💲you are a leader or CEO
💲you’re trying to sell your thoughts or ideas as a thought-leader
Then you’re going to want to listen to this podcast...because it’s time we step away from those slimy, sleazy sales tactics.
If you’re NOT in a traditional “sales” role, you’re going to want to listen too. Because truth is, we are ALL selling something...everyday you are trying to influence someone, persuade someone or try to share your information or point of view with someone. Whether it’s convincing your spouse that going ahead with that kitchen reno is a great decision or trying to sell your children on the importance of doing their homework each night - we are constantly in a place of trying to “sell” and sometimes, we fall into methods and habits that just don’t work.
It’s time we start to explore what it means to nurture and develop strong relationships. Because if you really want long term wins and long term success….it’s going to come from developing those relationships and acting with integrity and in congruence with your best self.
I break it all down for you in this week’s episode: Episode 55: How to Sell Without Being Salesy.
**If you haven’t listened to Episode 53 yet, check that one out too...it connects so well to this one and is all about how our PEOPLE are our greatest assets**
Leaders - listen up!
Whether you lead a team within your business, within an MLM, within a volunteer organization or even within your family…
Your PEOPLE are your greatest ASSET.
Are you treating them that way?
Because those people that you pay to do work for you? They aren’t just means to an end.
They are human beings.
They are connected to other people.
They go home to families .
How you treat them, how you set them up for success, how you listen to them and be present with them and effectively lead them affects how they feel when they go home.
Which affects their relationships. It affects their health. It affects how they show up for other people.
Your choices and your actions have a ripple effect; especially when you’re in a leadership role and you need to take that seriously.
You can either be part of a process that builds up healthy human beings or part of a process that breaks human beings down.
The choice is yours. Listen to this episode for my thoughts on this; why your people aren’t just part of your business, they ARE your business, why it’s so important and how you can start to shift in the right direction.
Attention all business owners: whether it be online, brick and mortar, MLM…don’t let this cost you another penny...or more so, your reputation as a leader😵
→ Are you hiring effectively for your team?
We all know what happens when we have the wrong people in the wrong roles within our teams. We all know what having high turnover does for the health of your business (not to mention the time and money it costs you)
So how can you start to level up this process? How can you start to be more strategic and really hire effectively? So that you create a team that’s fulfilled, that’s happy and that’s committed to the success of your business.
In this episode, I’m going to walk you through the hiring framework that I implement and train businesses on. And I want you to really analyze what you’re currently doing when it comes to hiring, where the gaps are and where you can start to make some changes.
Because your people are your strongest asset. And how you recruit, hire and set those people up for success is the most important thing.
[Getting personal on the podcast!!]
If you’ve been watching my Instagram stories over the last couple of weeks (@charlotte_ferreux), you’ll know that I’ve started a bit of a new health journey.
In this week’s episode, I’m getting real personal and breaking it down for you.
How did I fall off track, the slow decline that my health took (despite my knowledge and best intentions), what my doctor finally said that was the wake up call I needed, and what I’ve been changing and shifting in my life to move myself forward.
We all struggle with our health; it ebbs and flows and none of us is perfect. I hope you can relate to some of my struggles and what I went through and hopefully apply some of the lessons I have learned into your own journey as well.
And I would love to hear from you! What can you relate to? What have you experienced? What are you struggling with right now? Reach out to me on http://www.charlotteferreux.com/find-me/
And if you really want to dig into this, come join us in the EDGE Insider because our theme for August is the “HEALTHY BODY”. Click the link to join: https://charlotte-ferreux.mykajabi.com/p/theedgeinsider
There’s a reason why your mind gets to a place where it’s filled with more negative chatter. It stems from something. And that negative chatter connects to negative feelings, which in turn affects our physical health and our mental health. And the cycle continues. Everything connects together; you can’t have a healthy body with an unhealthy mind.
In this episode, let’s talk through what it really means to have an unhealthy mind and some habits you can implement to start building up that healthy mind and help you feel better, more vibrant and generate the energy you want in your life.
We are doing a whole month in the EDGE insider on this topic for the month of July, and we have experts in different fields that will be igniting this conversation even further on what it truly means to have a healthy mind, how we can achieve one, and how the foods we eat and the physiology of our bodies affects the state of our minds. We have lots of live trainings scheduled up for July, as well as our monthly magazine. I’d love to have you join us! Click here for the details: https://charlotte-ferreux.mykajabi.com/p/theedgeinsider
In honor of my 50th episode, I wanted to share with you one of my defining moments in my life. It also happens to be a moment I was incredibly embarrassed to share for a long time in my 20’s. But I love sharing things now that are connected to huge learning’s and so, I’m going to share it with you :) Actually I’m excited I went through this, and I realize now that I learned so many lessons from the experience that really have shaped me into who I have become.
So let me share my experience with you...so that hopefully, you can apply the lessons to your own life, or use my bad experience to help you never have to go through it yourself.
Are you productive? Or just busy? Here’s the difference.
Productivity feels like progress. It moves you forward, closer to your goals. You end the day feeling satisfied, fulfilled and accomplished without feeling frustrated, exhausted or burned out.
Busy feels like chaos. You end the day feeling overwhelmed and exhausted, as if you’ve been running all day, putting out fires and playing catch up but you can’t really think of what you actually got accomplished that day.
Busy is addicting….many of us get addicted to that chaos. We get addicted to the fast pace, going all the time, tricking ourselves into believing that we are super productive. But are we really doing anything in those times? And are we doing the right things?
In this episode, I’m going to walk you through how to identify if you’re productive or if you’re just busy and a few ways you can move forward in a more productive way.
For more training and tools, join us in the EDGE Insider here: https://charlotte-ferreux.mykajabi.com/p/theedgeinsider
Change by Choice…it’s not just my brand and my business, but it’s really the root of how I live my life.When you want to change - it's just a series of choices. When you don't want to change - you don't make those choices.
One choice at a time.
Sounds simple….and it is. But complicated at the same time….because this is LIFE. Life is complicated. It’s never a simple path, it’s never as easy as it looks on paper.
So how DO we make change in our life?
Yes, it starts with our choices.
But in this episode of the Change by Choice show, let’s take it a few steps farther. I’ll break down for you what I feel are the 3 crucial pieces to creating lasting change in your life.
And if you really want to develop a strong mindset to help you create change in your life, I invite you to become an EDGE Insider. We are doing a live training call with Q&A this month based all around mindset; this would be a perfect time to jump in! You can check out the details here: Become an Edge Insider.
When we feel jealous or bitter or envious, it’s usually because that other person has made a step and done something that you COULD have done if you hadn’t chosen the things you had chosen right now.
And when those feelings come up, it’s a strong indication that something isn’t aligned for you within your own life.
In this week’s podcast, we tackle this: jealousy and envy and how you can really use those emotions as fuel and motivation to push your own needle forward in your life.
We’ve all felt pain; it’s part of what makes us so incredible as human beings. The scope of emotions that we go through, both good and bad, that tells the stories of our lives. And while we can’t control the painful situations that happen to us, we can control what we do with them.
Remain caged. Broken. Bitter. Trapped in the prison of the experiences you have been through.
Or we can become find freedom. Gratitude. Release. Charged by the experiences you have been through to push forward in a stronger capacity.
And, like everything in life, it’s a choice. I’m not saying it’s an easy choice, but a choice. It is possible for you if you have a little faith in the process.
In this episode, let’s break down what it really takes to go from caged and trapped by our experiences to that freedom; to that place where we can use our painful past to really build ourselves a stronger future moving forward. Listen to episode 46: Using Past Pain to Build Stronger Futures over on itunes, spotify or podcast addict.
Negativity, criticism, nay-sayers and rejection are going to show up everywhere. And when it does, we have two choices.
Fall into it and join them, or rise above it.
It’s all about how you show up for yourself; it’s about strengthening that mindset and developing the tools you need so that you’re not triggered by this negativity. So that when you’re around it, or someone says something to you, you don’t just go to auto-pilot mode and react; you’re able to slow the process down, reflect on it and take action based on informed choices.
In this episode, I break down the 3 steps you need to take to really start rising above negativity in your life.
I’m a true believer that all of our choices are a reflection of our self-worth. What is that telling you when you choose to push aside the very things that can set you free, generate time, energy, freedom, peace, and happiness in your life?
When instead of doing the hard work and charging forward, you are paralyzed by the internal dialogue saying “I’ll start tomorrow”, “maybe next week”, “maybe once things slow down”, “maybe once the kids are out of the house”. The excuses keep flowing and you push yourself farther and farther from your goals; farther from the life you truly desire to be living.
In this episode, let’s dig into every part of your life and see where you’re being held back; we only have one life. When is enough going to be enough? Because if not now, when?
A question I get asked a lot from leaders: Charlotte, how do I make my team more productive? How do I get them more committed to the business and my vision? How do I level up my success?
Without knowing the ins and outs of the business, the history, the culture and what’s currently going on, it’s difficult to give a blank statement answer to that question. There are so many different layers that need to integrate to get a team to operate at that level. But the common thread is this: it starts at the top. It starts with the leader.
In this episode, I start to really dissect what a high performance team looks like and what the first step is in achieving that level within your business or organization.
I think it’s safe to say that no one wakes up wanting to feel bitter, resentful and angry. We want to feel great, we want to be happy, and positive, and have those great, fulfilling days.
But yet somehow, we continue to get sucked into those negative thoughts. Because those negative thoughts are extremely powerful emotions. Once you start to fall into it, it consumes you.
The power of those emotions really changes how you see things, how you act and what you believe. It’s like a dark hole that you get sucked into.
And the worst part is that once you’re in it, it’s really hard to get yourself out. It almost takes on a life of it’s own; we start operating from a place that is beyond ourselves and it really takes over if we allow it.
So - how do we get out of this bitterness and anger trap? And how can we strengthen our mindset to prevent us from falling into it time and time again?
Listen in to this episode and I’ll break it all down for you.
Aren’t those happy people so annoying?
Well, if you’re in a negative place...then yes, I guess they would be.
But you know what’s actually annoying?
The people who fail to take ownership over the energy that they give out to the world. The people who enter situations and interactions and conversations with negative energy, with gossip, with talking badly about other people, with complaining and anger. That’s the energy that they put out into the world?
We are all entitled to feel the way we feel...and to act the way we want to act. But in my opinion, that’s complete bullshit.
The world needs us to start taking accountability for that energy; to be more responsible with how we want to show up for other people.
I’m not saying bad things don’t ever happen.
I’m not saying you can’t feel angry or speak your mind if you need to complain about something.
What I’m saying is this: happiness...true, authentic happiness, is not a result of our circumstances. It’s a choice that we make every single damn day.
In this episode, I dive into happiness; why it’s so important to take ownership over how you show up, how you can bounce back quickly when shitty things do happen, and how you can shift your mindset towards a life full of more happiness.
He has a remarkable story; and truly one that we can all learn something from. You will leave this Podcast feeling a little differently.
About how you are in your relationships - past and current.
About the kind of role model you are being for the people in your life, whether that’s your spouse, your family, your children or the community.
About how you persevere through the struggles.
And about the clarity of vision that you really have for your life.
How did he retire….yes, retire, at the age of 29?
How did he lose almost 100lbs in 6 months, after struggling for years with his weight?
What is his biggest driving force, his greatest motivator, in life?
Charly shares all of that AND shares his the 5 P’s that he’s built his life around and what he shares with the people he serves: Purpose, passion, positivity, productivity and profitable.
Why is it that some people can get knocked down, and have terrible things thrown their way...yet they still have this amazing ability to be positive and joyous and view those situations as experiences to learn from? Whereas another person could go through those same situations and for them, they feel as if their life is over and everything is terrible.
It’s because the first person has strengthened that mindset. They’ve done the work and they’ve taken ownership over their life, their happiness and how they want to show up.
When you work through that and you build that strong mindset, then you’re able to move yourself out of those bad situations more quickly. You’re more peaceful, more joyous and you’re producing more results in your life.
Listen in to hear the shift I made this year that is causing such dramatic changes in my life, how you can start to live into your best and why it’s so important.
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Courage + Action = life changes.
We know when we’re playing small and not living into our best selves.
We know when we are not acting as our boldest self, our most courageous and integral selves.
Sometimes we have to make hard choices. And those choices, and the consequences that often follow, can sting like F*#K.
But you guys...it’s so important to find that courage, take that action and most importantly, HONOR those choices that you make in your life.
In this episode, we’ll dig into this some more - why action and courage are so important, how you can honor yourself and your choices and why the this all matters so much in the first place.
Let’s talk about Control - Because we really have it back ass backwards when it comes to control.
Are you the kind of person that falls into a trap of control? Where you feel like you need to control everything? Where you’re really tightly wound up and when things don’t go according to plan, your life becomes very disordered? When you lose that control, it changes your mood and your behaviours? Do you feel those physical symptoms come up when you feel out of control?
Let's talk about HEALTHY control and how to OWN your control. Because control can be such a beautiful tool in the toolbox but you need to know how to use it in a healthy way.
Is your WORK causing a negative ripple effect into the most important relationships in your life?
Think about your children, your spouse, your partner, your family, your friends - those people and relationships whom you deem as the most important relationships in your life.
Are you treating them that way?
What level of priority do they feel they have in your life right now?
Whether you are addicted to your work or not, and even if you feel like your work is NOT negatively affecting your relationships, we can all benefit from hearing my top 3 tips to implement that will change the level of presence and connection within your relationships.