Remember on Remembrance Day

November 15, 2011 by  
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On Remembrance Day

My father is just a kid
Armed with gun, bayonet
Sent to France, fight for country
He shows valor heroism
Never shirks duty
Always showing fearlessness
Gripped by frost bite
Almost perishes
Lucky to survive
And be my father

– Sarah Jo Wood

 

Poppy Fields

A soldier in France
Lowers in a haunch
Damn bullets whizzing
Zapping and whirring
Perspiration drops
Down very young face
He fires last bullet
And then hears with it
Sound of man falling
His first ever kill
The forest stands still

Sarah Jo Wood

Sarah Jo Wood is founder of Evolving Advisors Inc. and author of ‘How to turn a No or a Maybe into a Yes!”  Her coaching program teaches entrepreneurs like you to overcome objections so you can sign up all the clients you want, fill your practice, and increase your bottom line.  To begin supercharging your sales, download your complimentary sales package today at www.evolvingadvisors.com

Passion

November 15, 2011 by  
Filed under Passions and Strengths

How difficult is it to find your passion?  Why find your passion?  How many passions does one person have?

I don’t know about you but I have to dig deep to find my passions.  I know what I am inherently good at but I think in many cases, people’s passions have been buried.  As an example, a student was given an A in English and a D in Math. They were subsequently told to focus on their Math.  But why?  The passion is English, the weakness is Math.  It doesn’t indicate stupidity or smartness, it just is uniqueness.  By emphasizing working on the Math it trivializes the English and leaves it forgotten in the background. Look at all of the people working in jobs they don’t like.  They seem to have accepted the Math from high school.

No one has been a success working in a job they didn’t like.  How many of us love to watch movies depicting an underdog finding his passion and becoming successful with it?  How many of us get to find our passion?  Or are courageous enough to hold out for our passion?  I have known people who have waited seven years to make significant money to maintain their passion.

They had their belief, accompanied by a plan.  They faithfully followed their plan every day.  They never wavered from their passion.  Their friends and family may have doubted them but they never questioned themselves and their passion did come to fruition.

So you need to know what you excel at and you need a plan.  If you know what you excel in that will give you a belief in yourself.  So think hard about what you are really good at because you will need to believe in yourself all of the way.  It will have to be different than everyone else.  What sets you apart?  What makes you special?  Why would someone want to buy from you?  What have you got to offer?  When you can answer these questions you will know what your passion is.  Then you can market it.  Then you can add value to others.  Then you can have a targeted niche.  People will be attracted to a targeted niche and come to you for your specialty.  You will be known as the expert in your field and respected as the go-to person.  This is what having a passion can do for you.  Don’t underestimate yourself.

Sarah Jo Wood is founder of Evolving Advisors Inc. and author of ‘How to turn a No or a Maybe into a Yes!”  Her coaching program teaches entrepreneurs like you to overcome objections so you can sign up all the clients you want, fill your practice, and increase your bottom line.  To begin supercharging your sales, download your complimentary sales package today at www.evolvingadvisors.com

Canadian Thanksgiving

November 12, 2011 by  
Filed under Coaching

My first blog- We just had our Canadian Thanksgiving on October 10, so much earlier than you guys.  I am originally from the states so I miss the November one and don’t feel like turkey in October.  Get this.  The government had a choice, at random when to select the holiday and for some reason chose early October. It has no symbolic significance.  How Canadian!!!  But it was beautiful. 5 of us went to my friend’s cottage/house way up north near Algonquin Park on a lake and the Autumn beauty was in full force.  The leaf colors were stunning and they reflected into the water, shimmering along the surface.  We had 70+ degree weather and had a pot belly stove for heat indoors and bonfires outside ala marshmallows and Hershey bars.

We took two boat rides around the lake and looked at the depth finder.  One side of the lake was 35’ deep while the other side was 225’ deep.  A geologic wonder.  It was also the weekend to bring the boats and docks in and all of the neighbors helped each other.  Actually in Canadianese it is spelled neighbours.

We eat the same traditional turkey and trimmings you do also.  And pumpkin pie, my favorite.  It was a weekend to cherish in my memory log, so pretty and so wonderful to be out of the to-do of every day Toronto. The country is so good for the soul.

Back to the routine of work in Toronto the next day and putting together my website.  My VA has sent me my first draft of my website and it is thrilling to see.  It seems to be missing something though and I can’t put my finger on it yet.  Do you have any comments?  I am going to consult with Stacy Karacostas for advice, she is an expert at web knowledge, and she will be able to lead me in the right direction.  It is also about trying not to be a perfectionist and just going for it.  It has taken so long.  Bringing in the boats and decks for winter somehow felt symbolic of what was meant to come and also of the work that was ahead of me. List building. I know I sound like a newbie, maybe I shouldn’t let my vulnerability show. I have been an off line coach for some time, but online is a new adventure for me.

Well this is my first blog…I was nervous about writing a blog.  I know I haven’t given any helpful material to anyone.  Sorry.  I promise to do so in the future though.  I will be in touch soon.

Sarah Wood is founder of Evolving Advisors Inc. and author of ‘How to turn a No or a Maybe into a Yes!”  She is a sales and marketing coach serving professionals who are struggling to attract more clients and increase income.  Her coaching program teaches how to overcome objections so you can sign up all the clients you want and increase your bottom line.  She’s been in sales and marketing for over 20+ years and awarded consistently.  She is a dual citizen of the U.S.A. but lives in Toronto, Canada, with her b/f and four pets. sarah@evolvingadvisors.com