High-Heeled Success® News You Can Use - January, 2015

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January, 2015  

January Newsletter


Set Goals

Resolution Reframing

So, how’s your New Year’s resolution coming along?  If you didn’t cringe at that question, you among the elite 8% of the American population.  A 2013 college study found that 92% of people don't follow through on their resolutions.*  These statistics should not be a surprise.  Throwing everything you’ve got at a new way of doing things once a year, and expecting results is a monumental task and hope.  Instead, I believe our resolutions should be a weekly event and check-in.

Our self-renewal must be a continual process; a work in progress.  If we want to improve ourselves, it must be done in an ongoing, disciplined way, not in a 'throw-everything-you've-got-at-it' once a year event.  Consider the effort it takes to get an education, work through a project at your job, raise a family, or plan a trip.  It’s not a one-time event.  True, it starts with one decision, but continues with ongoing commitment and work.  So it is with ongoing renewal.  It’s for the long haul.

Instead, I encourage you to reframe the way you think about your life.  Reframing is a new way of looking at something with the goal of approaching it in a better way (see my thoughts on reframing conflict in Kay’s Consulting Corner in my November Newsletter.  To reframe your life, I’d like to suggest putting it in buckets such as family, health, professional life and development, friendships, spiritual, daily responsibilities, and recreation.  This method is very similar to the Franklin Covey approach of organizing your priorities, with one additional step, which is formulating your personal mini mission statements.  Read More.

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January 24, 2015

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  • Create a Commanding Presence
  • Communicate with Confidence
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Kay’s Consulting Corner

Kay Fittes

Each month in this section, Kay offers actionable career consulting tips.

Staying Goal Focused

  1. In order to stay goal focused, you must first become focus-driven.  Multi-tasking is splintered attention toward many things.  Pouring 100% of your energy, creativity and intelligence into one thing at a time is the type of focus needed to reach a high degree of excellence.  Being focus-driven will help you achieve your goals one step at a time, rather than one splinter at a time.
  2. Take a pass on perfectionism.  Along with the goal setting exercise in my article this month, embrace the concept of “good enough” to get to your end result.  Instead of spending hours perfecting, revising and tweaking (the presentation, organization project, letter), throw away unrealistic expectations.  This will help you move closer to your success and results more quickly.
  3. Identify and eliminate time-wasters in your day.  Some are internal such as negative self-talk, second-guessing, and reliving past bad experiences.  Others are external like the vice grip of social media, online games, texting, personal calls, emails, or chit-chatting with friends during work.  Recognize your biggest time-wasters this week, and commit to eliminating just one of them as a starting point.

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Client Case Study – Pam Rettig

Pam Rettig

I opened my business eight years ago.  Within the last year, I decided to do seminars with a book author so we could support each other’s message.  My previous public speaking experience included a college speech class and years of corporate presentations at a Fortune 500 Company.  After sinking hours into preparing presentations, ads, waivers, pricing strategies, and biographies, the long-awaited date for our first dynamic duo seminar was scheduled.  My seminar partner suggested that we sign up for a workshop, “A Woman’s Guide to Powerful Presentations,” given by Kay Fittes and High-Heeled Success®.  We did and the experience was outstanding!

  • Kay reduced some of my worry by teaching in the class that there is a huge difference between corporate and small business presentations.
  • Much to my surprise, I learned that a bio and introduction are unalike.  Preparing an introduction for someone to read at the beginning of one’s presentation (rather than a bio), grabs the attendees’ attention right from the start.  I could type three pages about the many things I learned from Kay.
  • Her workshop is well-titled; I gained knowledge about the dissimilarities between an ‘OK’ presentation and a POWERFUL one.

I only had a little over a week to “overhaul” my original presentation with the awesome insights I gained at Kay’s workshop.  Her class made a WORLD OF DIFFERENCE!  I walked away from our seminar happy with my overhauled presentation, knowing it was much better because of the material covered in Kay’s workshop.

I will never prepare a future presentation without getting out my 'wealth-of-information binder' that Kay provided.  I now have tools that support me in continuing to become a more powerful presenter.  I immediately came home from the workshop and called a friend telling her she just had to take Kay’s next workshop.  She took my advice and signed up.

Whether you are new at doing presentations or have been doing them for awhile, I strongly suggest that you give yourself a gift and work with Kay; because there is no doubt that she is the best person to guide you into giving more POWERFUL presentations.

Pam Rettig
Certified Life Coach
Well Being and Abundance

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