Morning habits of high octane women by Heather Quisel

Morning habits of high octane women

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I had the incredible honor of being interviewed by Cristy “Code Red” Nickel where we talked about work/life balance, success habits and so much AMAZING stuff! Here’s just a little bit of the GOLD we unearthed. Cristy and I do something REALLY important that many people don’t do – and it might jus be the key to our success. Want to know what it is? We get up REALLY early. I’m talking it’s still dark out kind of early. Here’s the thing, by having an early morning routing, we’re able to take care of ourselves first, before everyone else’s needs kick in. For me, this means the gym comes as soon as I get up. As soon as I get home from the gym, I take some time to set my mental state. I sit in the tub, but where and how doesn’t matter. It’s about creating a vision for…

Why Being Yourself is So Dang Hard by Heather Quisel

Why Being Yourself is So Dang Hard

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How often do you hear “just be yourself”? It’s tossed around so much, you’d think it’s easy, but the truth is, being yourself is actually one of the most difficult things you can do. It’s so much more than just knowing who you are and living that truth. Being yourself means discovering who you aren’t, you don’t want to be and removing that. As kids, we felt free to just be. But as we grow up, we acquire expectations from our parents, teachers, friends, society and start to push ourselves into boxes to suit those expectations. We change, modify, or lose parts of ourselves because we’re afraid of rejection. So when someone says, “just be yourself” it’s not that simple. It should be one of the easiest things to do but is truly the hardest thing to do. But here’s the thing about just being yourself – and this one…

What Do You Want to be when you grow up by Heather Quisel

What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?

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We all had that assignment in school where we were asked to write about what we wanted to be when we grew up. Do you remember what you wrote? How does it compare with your life now? And, more importantly, do you think you’ve actually figured out what you want to be when you grow up or are you still searching for the answer? My teenage daughter is starting to think through the “what do I want to be” stuff right now. She feels like she knows where she wants to go to college and what she wants to do with her life. She’s laser-focused on it and has been for a while. But then, she had this moment where she started to freak out wondering if that’s what she really wants or if she’s only going down that path because it’s what she always said she’d do. She’s locked…

Success WILL BE HARD For You If... by Heather Quisel

Success WILL BE HARD For You If…

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Reality time. Some of you may not like this truth bomb, but I think it will radically change your perspective and maybe even give you the jolt you need to switch your mindset and reach your goals. Success is accessible for everyone, but not everyone will achieve success. And here’s the thing, it’s not because of the outside world, it’s not because you weren’t set up for it in childhood. It’s because you’re CHOOSING not to succeed. Success might be hard for you if you’re always leading with an excuse. This sounds like “I can’t… because…” Sure, there may be some truths in there, but lead with the excuse is a barrier to success. You need to flip this. Shift your mindset. The “I can’t” story will not bring you the life you want. Switch it to “I could” or “I will” and “first, I need _____” See the difference?…

Why you SHOULD get stuck in the Comparison Trap by Heather Quisel

Why you SHOULD get stuck in the Comparison Trap

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How many times have you heard that you shouldn’t compare yourself to anyone else? That everyone’s journey is different and it’s a trap to try to compare yourself? In my experience, everyone from moms to business leaders has been given this type of advice at least once in their lives. Heck, I’ve GIVEN this advice to my clients and team members. But I want to back up for a second. What if we DID compare ourselves to others? Comparison can actually be a source of power and motivation. That’s what competition is, right? Unless we’ve got the fire of competition to propel us forward, how likely are we to keep going, keep pushing, reach higher, etc.? Competition is human nature. Yes, you can compete with yourself, but having someone else to compete with lights an even bigger fire. Not only are you comparing yourself to them, but now you want…

How to Find Success when You've Tried EVERYTHING by Heather Quisel

How to Find Success when You’ve Tried EVERYTHING

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Wherever you’re at in your career, do you find yourself feeling like you don’t know enough to be a leader, an expert, a pro in your business? You’re not alone. How do you know when you’re ready, when other people will perceive you as a pro? When is it the right time to show up as a pro? The answer to all of these burning questions is really simple. Let me tell you about Tony Hawk, the famous skateboarder to illustrate what I mean. At around 13 or 14, he entered an open skateboarding competition. As he’s registering, one of the questions on the form was “are you an amateur or a professional?” Tony simply checked the professional box. In truth, he was fairly new to the sport and likely wasn’t considered a pro by many of the competitors. However, HE decided right then and there that was a professional…

How to Become the Expert by Heather Quisel

How to Become the “Expert”

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I recently ran into my very first business coach. It was so great to get the chance to chat with him and catch up. While we were talking, his words really brought to the surface an insight that has helped me succeed – and I know it will help you too. The key to success in any business is not just to make the decisions you need to achieve your goals, but also to execute them with laser focus, confidence, and consistency. In business, in a project, in life, really, there are three kinds of people. In the beginning of any business venture, be it a new business or non-profit, a new project, or what have you, you’re a questioner. You’re looking for resources and answers to identify what you should know. As those resources become known, you transition to a learner. You’re soaking in and reading everything you can…

How to Get Out of Your Own Way by Heather Quisel

How to Get Out of Your Own Way

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How times do you feel like success is right there. Literally RIGHT THERE. If only you could get out of your own way. You’re not alone. Most people, the only thing holding them back is themselves. Here’s what I know for sure is the one thing to help you get out of your own way so you can show up and make that big impact on the world. It has to do with your gut. It can be a whisper, an ache in your heart, an idea that shows up out of nowhere – anything. Your gut has a way of sending you a signal of exactly what you should do. Unfortunately, most people don’t even hear it…or if they do, they don’t listen to it. There’s so much brain filtering happening that you’re dismissing what your gut is trying to tell you. Over the past year, I’ve really learned…

Haters Gonna Hate... But you don't have to by Heather Quisel

Haters Gonna Hate… But you don’t have to

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You’ve all heard the famous line “haters gonna hate.” And it’s true. No matter if it’s online, in person, through the gossip mill, wherever, there’s always going to be haters. You’ve got two choices when dealing with haters in your life. Option one is that you can spew. You can sink to their level and give it right back. That creates a confrontation. It’s also what most people do because of the instinct, the knee-jerk reaction, is to defend ourselves. To prove what they aren’t true. The BEST way to do that, though is actually with option two… Option two requires a pause to filter and think through your response. Option two, instead of responding in kind, is to respond in kindNESS. Sure, we can always ignore them and there is a time and place for that. But kindness works almost every single time. Responding in kind is quick. It…

Switch your Goals to INTENTIONS and watch yourself succeed by Heather Quisel

Switch your Goals to INTENTIONS and watch yourself succeed

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Early in my career, I started working with a success coach who taught me about intention. As many of you know, I don’t set New Year’s Resolutions, I pick a word and make my year about that word. Perhaps intention can be your word for the coming year? My year of intention was immensely powerful. There’s a HUGE difference between a goal and an intention. Let me explain. A goal is a target. An INTENTION is like it’s as a good as done, you just need to put in the work to finish it. If you think about anything that’s a time waster – like TV. If you look at it as an intention, like “I’m going to watch this show or movie today” it becomes an enjoyable experience – one you look forward to rather than a waste of time. An intention is stronger. It’s a statement of will…