Who knows you, really?

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Become A Social Entrepreneur Connector 

Home truth coming your way… I haven’t always been the best at the whole networking thing. I use to think, if I always do my best the business will come. Well that does work to some degree, but the truth is good networking does work and great networking rocks!!!

The thought of networking at conferences and industry events can make some social entrepreneurs a little bored, twitchy or even nervous to say the least. But if you go into it feeling that uncomfortable, your results will be mediocre. Attending “Great Connecting Events” are a major part of being a successful entrepreneur, so it’s in your best interest to get being really, really good at it…

Its time to learn how to be a spectacular “Tribe-Talker”

Here is a simple format to help you make valuable connections and find ways to unleash your expressive, dynamic and passionate tribe-talker within.

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1. Ideas = Intention

Identify your intention before you even get to your event.

What are you looking to get out of the event?
Are you there to generate leads?
What kind of people do you want to meet?
Which speakers do you want to connect with?

2. Integrity = Identity

Leave your intrusive elevator pitch at home.

Remember you’re not there to close a sale. Avoid selling yourself and telling everyone why your product or service is the best. Instead, ask everyone you speak to… “Is there anything I can do to help your operation.” This generous approach will leave an impression that ensures they’ll answer your phone call or email after the event.

This display of “Generosity of Spirit” starts to build your relationship for future discussions. Don’t forget to follow up with everyone. Make contact within 72 hours of the event. This keeps your encounter fresh in peoples minds.

3. Passion = Purpose

Don’t sound robotic. Let your true personality shine through. Be authentic.

Building 4 or 5 meaningful connections is better than collecting 30 business cards from people you wont speak to again. Sprouting off your script-like spiel might get you a business card, but probably just to make you go away.

Take time to be fully present in your conversations and remember your follow up time after the event is important. Those “being totally present conversations” can often lead to valuable business opportunities.

4. Leadership = Leverage

Be heard and seen.

Nobody is going to remember you unless you are engaging. If you are at a conference make an effort to ask at least one question during the Q&A session following each presentation. Not an empty question with no real purpose – it needs to be an interaction of authenticity and intelligent. This is a great way to get on the radar of everyone in the room. People will approach you to connect and will initiate conversation. If you seem even a little savvy around a topic, you become attractive, a magnet that can pull in contacts from many directions.

5. Diversity = Dynamic

Team up with a people who compliment your flaws and strengths.

It’s always easier when you have others on your team – it gives you extra confidence and if you select your networking partners carefully you can make sure you are equipped with people who make up for your shortcomings.

For instance, if you are a bit of a risk taker or change agent partner up with someone that is a people pleaser and mentor. Let them open up some conversations and introduce you to bring it home and make new connections. And equally, you can support them when need be, with your unique strengths.

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You attend networking events and conferences to make valuable connections, right? Use this simple format to make sure you make the most out of every event you attend.

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Where is your energy going most of the time?

REAL DEAL 12 C’s  #1: Demonstrate Creativity

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Of the many facets of leadership none rank higher than the power to create, which is illustrated through your ability to activate others to create. Be creative with your vision. Create what you said you’d create, when you said you’d do it, and do it with excellence even if (and especially when) nobody is watching. Always remain in the creative flow, even when it’s uncomfortable, difficult or causes some resistance. Creativity defines your style of leadership.

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TEL : 040 330 9696
elizabeth.ellames@ozemail.com.au

Value Your Time

The Art of Adding Value means you look for creative and effective ways, where you can make someone’s life easier or more attractive.

By taking some simple steps toward adding value to other people’s lives means you, my friend, are living on purpose.

The key to success is finding people who value your time as much as you do.

Show up and shine your light on their life… that’s what makes people happy !!

 

Do we have more than one tribe?

 

You become more of who you’re meant to be, by sharing yourself authentically with others.

Becoming more of “who you know you really are” and making your greatest contribution through sharing your gifts is all about finding your team; your tribe.

It’s less about running a solo race and more about trusting in others to support what you want to do and be in life.

Many of us have spent years struggling in isolation, trying to break away from old patterns.

You may have a deep and passionate desire to deliver your true creativity to the world.

You may appear to have wonderfully supportive friends and family members, but your inner experience still feels like you are alone.

And often part of the problem is that you may beat yourself up for not being able to do it alone.

What if these challenges to your true potential weren’t caused by any personal inadequacy, but rather was the result of not having enough real support in your life.

Real support looks like this –

1. Being with people who know where you’re coming from.

2. Being with people who also share their authentic self with you.

3. Being with people who celebrate your wins and understand that mistakes are also essential to living a socially and spiritually fulling life.

 

Be the best possible you!

Steve Jobs said… “Be a yardstick of quality, some people aren’t use to an environment where excellence is expected.”

There comes a time in your life when you just have to stand up and lead from your heart and life’s wisdom.

You have a sense, a calling from deep within that is asking you to share your life with the world. Your heart is whispering to you “find your tribe, your people – those who will stand with you and your desire for excellence, generosity, and prosperity.

Living a life where excellence is your primary driver is the only way to truly add value to your own life and the life of our planet. Excellence is the quality of being outstanding or extremely good at something.

Is it time for you to experience and create a new life that is filled with transparency, joy, and desire to serve the important changes necessary in our world?

Do you ever yearn to go beyond glimpses of living a larger story and adding value to the lives of others… to living an expanded life that truly sustains your highest potential?

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Yes, the world needs YOU… excelling at being “the best possible you” is exactly what humanity needs right now.

Elizabeth Ellames

Please email – elizabeth.ellames@ozemail.com.au

What is Workplace Empowerment!

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We all want to feel happy, satisfied and fulfilled when we go the work, after all it’s where many of us spent half our life. 
They say Time = Money, perhaps? 
I suggest other wise…
How about Time = Life, your life.

Let’s face it, it doesn’t matter whether we’re a CEO, Personal Assistant, HR person, Hairdresser, Technician or Sales Assistant, we all want to feel valued, supported and happy.

We all want our work life to reflect who we are and what we value. So often though we leave our real deal self at home and bring to work, what I call our Half-Self.

Our vision at Real Deal seminars is to assist corporations, small business and institutions with new and effective ways of reaching workplace empowerment.

And the best place to start is with “the people”.

We ask people to identify “what’s not working and what is working in their workplace?”

Often mistrust is due to a lack of transparency, covert and overt competition and personal agendas that continuously need to be meet, which often result in bulling or passive aggressive behaviour, which is just as disruptive (covert bullying).

Finding out what works and what doesn’t work requires all parties to adopt a new way of communicating with each other, we call it “Being Real Matters”

“Being Real Matters” focuses on 5 necessary elements:

1. Identify
2. Clarity
3. Specify
4. Edify
5. Unify

Each step encourages people to be objective, creative, progressive and remain connected to their personal role or vision and the collective vision, while operating in their community or work environment.

Many of us wake up each day ready to add value to our life and the lives of others, instinctively wanting to make a difference.

But somehow our paradigm shifts when we get out into the world. Constant detractions and demands make us forget about what we really want and we often give away our authentic personal power when we walk into the workplace.

To effectively transform your workplace culture, start by asking yourself and your team a simple question:

  • Do you believe the people around you have the potential to do even greater work? The answer will likely be yes, but that only kicks off the discussion.

Here’s some follow-up questions:

  • How do we genuinely believe in each other’s potential? 
  • The truth presents in the type of feedback we give each other, how quickly do we share information and how consistent and persistent we are?
  • So, in your own interactions, how can you demonstrate your belief in others even more?

Here’s a few ways to start:

  • Ensure people are accountable to their role and collective vision or outcomes.
  • Do a better job at asking inclusive questions.
  • Always be creative and collaborative with your approach.
  • Ask for help when you need it.

When you practice these actions, you begin to drive a more supportive workplace culture that activates creative human potential, which is much more engaging, exciting and inviting than any old toxic workplaces tactics that tear down and discourage. Your company/business/institution only has potential, because human beings have great potential when empowered.

Your workplace culture is indeed the sum of the daily interactions between everyone in your organisation.

Lead with the mindset of “Being Real Matters” and watch this directive energy transform the interactions within your workplace community.

Being Real Matters… is the art of adding value.

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Elizabeth Ellames – The Change Agent

Finding Your Tribe

In this new era of consciousness, people are ‘waking up’ at a profoundly rapid rate. ‪ If you’re one of these newly awakened souls, chances are you’ve outgrown many areas of your life. Suddenly your career, lifestyle, relationships, and even entire friendship circles can feel foreign, so it’s an understatement to say you probably feel a little isolated.

Especially as you dive deep into an ocean of questions like…

Why am I here?

Where did we actually come from?

What is my higher purpose?

Be assured, if you’re embarking on an “awakened journey”, you are right where you need to be and finding your tribe is indeed a fundamental part of that journey. Here are some tips on consciously calling in your TribeTalkers©, the ones that fit your new reality and will support you on your journey.

Eight Keys To Calling In Your Tribe.

1. Be The Real Deal

Simply put ‘You need to be the Real Deal’… Before you can fully connect with your tribe you must know who you are and be living a life in alignment with that truth. You will attract like-minds – but they may be people who are simply matching what you are projecting out into the world. So if that’s an innocent mask of people pleasing, control or enabling, you’re connections will likely be of a similar nature.

2. Make Distinctions

Understand that the roles people have played in your life have given you a greater understanding and experience of life. Make distinctions around your spiritual growth, personal development, empowerment, and personal responsibility. Often blame justifies our current “Messy” or “Bland” lifestyle and can be a wonderful excuse for not creating what we really want. When you take full responsibility for your life, your past and your current relationships, it creates an awareness for authentic connection – your tribe won’t put up with B.S – they’ll hold you accountable to being the best version of you, call you on your stuff and inspire you to evolve, expand and fully come into being.

3. Identify And Clarify

Make a conscious decision about who you want to be for yourself and where you are heading, what you want and don’t want for your future, create the life and people around you who support that – many times you know what you don’t want because you’ve experienced it. Now its time to focus on what really works for your soul.

4. Review Your Relationships

Recognise old relationships that no longer serve who you wish to be – this doesn’t mean they are ‘bad’ or what they are choosing to do with their lives is wrong. Know that it takes a commitment to yourself to fosters the best version of you and to create boundaries around who influences your life.

5. Edify And Unify Your Connections

Identify the kindred spirits already in your life that support your highest evolution and consciously edify and unify those friendships, they are part of your tribe.

6. End Relationships That Hinder

Cut energetic ties that bind you to the past and to old ideas about who you think you are, and who others think you are. Allow yourself to be who you want to be from this moment forward and only create and sustain relationships that nourish and support this.

7. Add Value And Shine

Correct and transform any personal behavior that lowers your vibration and observe how you attract people who keep mirroring negative beliefs. Give yourself permission to shine. This may require gently re-educating some people about who you are as you evolve.

8. Raise Your Resonance

Call in your TribeTalkers© by becoming a vibrational match for who and what you want to attract into your life. If you want creative people who respect you and share an aligned vision, ask yourself:

  • Am I expressing my creativity?
  • Do I respect myself?
  • Am I clearly living my dreams and desires?

In Summary – You Must Recognize Your Tribe When You Find Them 

Understand how to recognise your TribeTalkers© when you connect with them. Be Brave, Be Real Be Present and notice when someone feels good to you energetically and take action to follow up the connection. Hint – If someone keeps on coming into your consciousness, chances are there’s a reason.

So, if you desire people in your life who…

  • understand who you ‘really’ are
  • who are in ‘your conversation’
  • inspire you to be a better person
  • restore your faith in humanity
  • make you feel appreciated, valued, and deeply understood…

Take the pledge to be the real deal, welcome these concepts into your life and your TribeTalkers© will be waiting on the other side.

Elizabeth Ellames

The Art Of Adding Value

The Real Deal seminars tagline is #TheArtOfAddingValue … which was inspired by an extraordinary man known as “Bucky”.

I came across Buckminster Fuller’s work over 20 years ago and it has never left me. His principles have stood the test of time and that is why I still quote Bucky today.

Here are just a few of his pearls of wisdom… I hope they also inspire you.

The purpose of our lives is to add value to the people of this generation and those that follow.
~ Buckminster Fuller

You can never learn less; you can only learn more. The reason I know so much is because I have made so many mistakes.
~ Buckminster Fuller

Everyone is born a genius, but the process of living de-geniuses them.
~ Buckminster Fuller

When I am working on a problem I never think about beauty. I only think about how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong.
~ Buckminster Fuller

Elizabeth Ellames

 

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