Zoe Alexander

Archive for July 2009

A new twist on boosting self-confidence

<Stephanie Frank has amazing insight that I wanted to share with my entire audience and so here is an insightful article!>

She sat on the floor amongst a pile of papers and cried.

Everywhere she looked, something needed to be done. Bills were stacked, envelopes strewn about, unopened cards and grocery receipts cluttered the room. All she needed was a good filing system – how hard could that be?

Every day, smart people get caught in the “it should be so easy why can’t I do it” trap. Spending hours on a task or project that is not in your core strengths can make you feel frustrated, which in turn makes you feel dumb, which in turn blows your self-confidence. It’s a viscous, never ending, self-defeating cycle that can literally be changed in a moment.

Imagine for a moment that you are now out into the future, in a place where you are using all of your strengths. You feel happy, joyful and competent. You are only working on the projects and tasks that suit your skills and strengths. Self-confidence soars.

Yet many are stuck in jobs and tasks that not only are not right for them, but actually cause lack of self-confidence. According to Gang & Gang, a research firm in Salem, Massachusetts, as many as 55% of all people are in the wrong career or job. For entrepreneurs trying to wear multiple hats, this number can be even higher as they attempt to fill multiple roles in their small company, causing not only lack of self-confidence, but lost profits, and lost productivity.

To begin the process of discovering how to become more self confident:

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Do you realize that it’s actually easier to earn more money than it is to earn less? It’s true, and Kendall SummerHawk, the million dollar marketing coach is proof of that. The trick is to know which triggers will allow you to skip years of time, frustration and achingly slow growth so you can leap ahead and transform your business so it practically runs itself and generates secure, steady, reliable streams of income month after month…all while making an important impact in the lives of others and without ever sacrificing an ounce of your authenticity.

Kendall shared all of this information on Saturday July 18, 2009 when she hosted a free call where she focus on the top 5 triggers she PERSONALLY used to go from frustrating 5-figures to gracefully creating a million dollar home-based business in just 3 short years — the same triggers she normally only reveals to her private coaching clients.

If you know anything about Kendall you can rest assured that this call will be content rich. And, while it is a preview of her brand new Money, Marketing and Soul Intensive: Your Blueprint for a Joyful and Authentic Million Dollar Business LIVE event happening this October 15-18, 2009, she promises you’ll get at least 3 BREAKTHROUGH money-making ideas from this FREE call and her special FREE bonus video series!

You can find out all about it and register at  http://tinyurl.com/kendalldwd.  The live call already took place but you can replay the broadcast.

III just finished planning (chef) and tasting (me) the menu for the DIVA Dinner in Los Angeles on July 23rd. The culinary theme is Japanese and Bansai Sake Company will be supplying the sake. Have you RSVP’d yet? It’s going to be a great evening!

In addition to the food and the great connections, our guest PR dynamo Matt Meyerson ( the man responsible for acquiring licensing deals for The Hills’ stars Heidi and Spencer Pratt as well as DIVA Perez Hilton) will be talking all about how to establish yourself as a superstar in your field.

Some may ask, “Now why would I want to do that?” The answer is simple. When you have a brand name, you can command (and get) more money for your products and services. We see it all the time at the market. You pay more for Dannon yogurt than you do for the “generic” yogurt. Sometimes, the generic is made at the same plant as the brand name. But people are willing to pay to have the brand. When you are a brand and not just an employee, you can parlay your office job into other opportunities like media opps, speaking engagements, etc. When you are a brand, you can ask for a raise and get it because when you’re a brand, you are not just an “employee” you are a joint venture partner. We’ll talk much more about this at the DIVA Dinner on Thursday. Click here to RSVP.

PS: Don’t forget about our DIVA Rewards. We offer a generous $10 referral fee for every fashionable, fabulous woman you invite to the DIVA Dinner. It’s just our way of saying thanks and reminding you that your contacts are valuable so don’t take them for granted.

Have a successful day!

Want to know how many guitar picks John Mayer owns or what Oprah ate for dinner last night? Or maybe you need to reach Kim Kardashian because you want her to wear or use your product next time she’s being photographed on the red carpet or at an event.
The great thing about Twitter is that many celebrities actually post their own Tweets. Therefore, if you send Oprah a message on Twitter she’s probably getting it right into her Blackberry or IPhone or personal computer, just like the rest of us.    Twitter can be a powerful business tool if used correctly.
Read on for a list of celebrity Twitter addresses…

The team at DIVAS WHO DINE and I would like to introduce you to our new digs in the Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles. Our new home is called Castle Ivar (http://www.castleivar.com/) and it’s fittingly situated across the street from one of Marilyn Monroe’s former homes and Justin Timberlake lives up the road.

Right now is the perfect time to get out of my sweats and mommy-gear and into my heels and party clothes as we prepare for the upcoming DIVA events.

Here is what’s coming up:

Los Angeles
1. Fluxus Boutique is hosting a F.R.E.E event for DIVAS WHO DINE . There will be martinis and discount shopping involved so you know it’s going to be good. It’s tomorrow night from 5-8p. It’s open to new faces so tell all your LA peeps about it. We’d love to meet them. RSVP at fluxus@taraink.com
2. DIVA Dinner on Thursday July 23th from 7-10pm. Enjoy a three course meal from a private chef, cocktails and wine while we get down to DIVA business. Learn how to become a superstar in your field and leave with actionable steps tailormade for you to take in order to accomplish this goal. RSVP at http://www.divaswhodine.com/

1. DIVAS WHO DINE NYC president Tamsen Fadal is hosting the annual DIVA Wine and Cheese Summer Soiree on Weds., June 29th in NYC at DIVA Kathlin Argiro’s Studio. RSVP at http://tamsenfadaljuly2009-rss.eventbrite.com/
Coming soon… Miami, we haven’t forgotten about you! We’re putting together something ultra cool and fabulous for you so stay tuned. In the meantime, please go to http://www.divaswhodine.com/ to join our mailing list.


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