Burn the ships

Burn the Ships That Are Holding You Back

On September 30, 2016  I posted I made a post about a famous story called “Burn the Ships. Click on this link to read more.Burn the ships

This post  received a lot of attention. The moral of the “Burn the Ships” story is only you can decide whether to give 100%, or not. If reservations or back up plans are not left behind, you will never know what type of success you are capable of. The “Burn the Ships that are Holding your Back” story has inspired me over the years to put every effort into my success and the success of my team and not to waste thinking about “What if I fail”.

The definition of a reservation is the act of keeping back, withholding, or setting apart. Another way of saying it is creating a back up plan. Think about telling your spouse on your wedding day, if this doesn’t work it is okay I have another available in the bullpen.

Many times we do not succeed because we are not 100% committed to our own success. Parents, we coach our kids to give it their all in school and in sports .  If  we want them to buy in to that attitude, then we have to lead by example. Make a decision today to make a plan of action towards your success that has no back up plan and don’t look back until you have crossed the finish line.

Thanksgiving has just past and the Christmas Season is upon us.  As soon as you know, it will be the New Year. Don’t wait until January 1st to start accomplishing your goals. I don’t believe in waiting until tomorrow to start making my dreams come true today.

Procrastinate“Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.”
Wayne Gretzky

Too many times people wait around to start something and unfortunately they wind up never starting.

The opposite of procrastination is being proactive, taking the initiative and make things happen. The opposite of fear in my opinion is faith and faith is an action. It’s your belief in yourself, demonstrated by your actions. It’s moving forward with a commitment to keep moving forward.

I challenge you is give yourself the best chance to succeed by burning the ships and commit to action steps to accomplish your goals that will bring you to the reality of your dreams.

I hope this encourages you to take the necessary steps to move towards your happiness.

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Be A Successful Leader In Difficult Times

Be A Successful Leader In Difficult Times

Be A Successful Leader In Difficult TimesThe glass being half empty or half full is irrelevant if you are thirsty, you can’t get to the glass, and there is no one to lead you to it.

That is my funny way of introducing the importance of leadership in tough times ☺.

If you follow the news, you could walk around feeling hopeless and helpless. The key word in my last sentence is FOLLOW. Here is a quote from a Pastor friend.

“We are in the perfect environment for inventors to invent, entrepreneurs to venture, and leaders to lead. Your skill is now your most valued asset.”

This blog will provide some quick tips on how to lead in unstable times. Whether the instability is in the world, in your community, in your family, and/or in your personal life, these pointers will help you LEAD through these situations.

Spelling out L-E-A-D
Listen, Envision, Action, Determination
Be A Successful Leader In Difficult Times

Start with the letter L, for it stands for Listening with a Purpose. In trouble times, open your ears and listen for opportunities.Face-to-Face Listening Skills

As you are reading this, you may be asking,

“Elena, what am I listening for?”

A good leader focuses on the solution, but you can’t create a solution if don’t know what the problem is. Actively listen to what the problems is and to what’s not working. Have you ever gone crazy looking something and all of a sudden you realize it’s right in front of your face? This happens because looking for the lost item distracted you. LOL

“…keep your head when all about you are losing theirs…”
Rudyard Kipling

We can get so distracted by the thought of not knowing a solution that we are not listening to what the real the problem is. Slow your brain down and become an active listener.

  • Hear what is not being said
  • Hear what has not been done, and
  • Hear what people are saying can’t be done.

E stands for Envision. In chaotic times, it is easy to lose sight of your goals and walk away
from your vision. Female Gold Medalist Allyson Felix said,

Be A Successful Leader In Difficult Times“I am a big believer in visualization. I run through my races mentally so that I feel even more prepared.”

Allyson envisions the race many times before even stepping on the track, so she has been there before and is prepared for her successful outcome. This past Olympics she won many gold medals, but two she won by leading her team to the finish line. Envision yourself leading your team, your family, and even yourself out any situation troubling you. Focus on finding the solution rather than being overwhelmed by the problem. This is possible if you are visualizing the preferred outcome and when the opportunity presents itself, you are prepared to lead the way.

A stands for Action is the next word we need to focus on when we are going through tough times. Winston Churchill once said:

como no ser analitico

“If you’re going through hell, keep going.”

When I was diagnosed with cancer, the news alone could have immobilized me and I could have waved the “I surrender Flag” and give up. I found this to be true:

“The less action I took the easier it would have been to give up.”

My faith and hope increased because I took action; and this also inspired others to take action and fight. In 2015, I was immobilized with severe chronic pain and the less I did, the harder it was to get rid of the pain. When I decided I wanted to be pain free, I took action by finding and using products that helped me. I am now able to dance the night away. No seriously, dance the night away; watch this, if you don’t believe me. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Msatq8njZXg

Yes, by taking action you are taking risks (another quality of a good leader is the willingness to risk failure in order to succeed). Leaders take action and the others follow them to a better situation.

D stands for Determination. “Get your game face on!”  Leaders are determined to not give up when  they fail just the first time.  If you are  determined to better your situation, you will.

“Success is a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don’t quit when you’re tired. You quit when the gorilla is tired.” ― Robert Strauss

These four tips will L-E-A-D you to success!

Don't Sacrifice Your Dream While Trying To Fulfill It

Don’t Sacrifice Your Dream While Trying To Fulfill It

I wanted to start this blog with a Facebook post I made quoting Mark Zuckerberg….Don't Sacrifice Your Dream While Trying To Fulfill It

“The biggest risk is not taking any risk…
In a world that changing really quickly, the
only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.”

Some people waste their lives in “Valley of Indecision”, where time is wasted and relationships can only be destroyed.  There is real POWER in making a decision, but we have to be sure it’s the right one.

I’ve seen people make a decision and eventually sacrifice these same dreams they were attempting to fulfill.  It is a delicate balance, with the desire to reach a goal comes the elimination of things that may keep you from ever achieving them. Sometimes, the things we eliminate, are more important than the things we want to achieve.

Don't Sacrifice Your Dream While Trying To Fulfill It
                          Don’t Sacrifice Your Dream While Trying To Fulfill It

One great example is the person that is constantly working overtime to give his or her family a comfortable lifestyle. While trying to achieve this dream, they sacrificed the relationships with their family. Working so many hours did not give those family members something they would value more than “things”; that is time with their love ones.

Before you pick your dreams and establish your goals, balance them out with the sacrifices you have to make to achieve them. Get others on board with your plan. Run your ideas past your spouse, your family, and your friends.

I knew someone who had a dream to run a marathon.  In order to fulfill his goal, he had to sacrifice many of his friendships so he could train.   These friends were hurt, but he had made the choice in advance that the sacrifice was worth the goal. He was happy with the end result.

Others did not have the same outcome.  Another friend decided to go all out into a new business. He did not involve his friends or family, he didn’t consult anyone else and went “all in” into this new endeavor. He alone was convinced it was the right thing to do. Those around him had many doubts, and this time their doubts were justified. He lost much of his life savings and ended up broke. The very dream he was working hard to achieve was what he ended up sacrificing.

Don’t Sacrifice Your Dream While Trying To Fulfill It

I want to stress the importance of having the support of your family and your friends to assist in fulfilling your dreams. It much better to have those close to you sharing and helping you achieve your goals than sitting on the sidelines feeling neglected. As I have stated before:

“Teamwork Makes the Dream work”.

It may sound like a cliché, however this produces your desired results without sacrificing the people closest to The Power of Decisionsyou.

Sit down with those you love before you commit yourself to a considerable endeavor. They will help you understand how realistic your dream is. They will also recognize what will have to change in their lives. At that point they will have to decide if they are with you, or to leave you on your own.

You will know from the start what you will be sacrificing.

If we really want to love what we do and do what we love; then our love will be evident to our families and friends. Think about it,

“How can anyone do what they love and at the same time ignore the ones they love?”

The ‘doing’ should NOT become more important than the people in your lives.  Yes, I understand there are times when opportunities arise and we have make tough decisions, but this is the exception to the rule.

We are told the ultimate sacrifice is to lay down your life for your friends or family; but we do that each day with ever decision that includes them in, or cuts them out of your life.  There is no power in indecision, but there is real power in making a decision. This power includes both the power to achieve and to sacrifice.

If you become so single minded in your quest, you many be the only “single-mind” left in the room.  Telling your love ones

“I’m dong this for you”, does not hold water.

If your goals become more important than your relationships, then it comes down to:

“Your Money or Your Life.”

TooMuch-Research

Become a Person of Action

How to Avoid being Over Analytical
And Make Money in the Process

Addicted to Research?
                   Addicted to Research?

That is a good question many people ask themselves.  The real challenge to many on my team is how to change from being over analytical, to a person of action, especially when starting out. I don’t know if you’ve been in this situation: You say to yourself

“I have to research something, I have to know about it.”

And then you stop what you are doing. You stop taking action.

In this blog, you will see how to ask a simple question every time you are about to start doing some research.  This simple question will help you create new habits, will help you stop being an over analytical person, and will help you achieve faster results  in your life and in your business.

The key question is:

“The research I’m about to start, will it lead me to achieve immediate results?”

Or, put another way:

“Will searching for information bring me money, or  should I wait until the information is more readily available.  Is  this decision going to draw me closer to my goals or farther from them.  Will what I’m about to do earn me more money, or will make me lose time?”

If the answer is your research will achieve immediate results, then you should do it; if not, then stop and take matters into your hands.

Becoming a Person of Action

Analytical people are excellent team members. They provide us with very valuable analysis, information, statistics as well as other types of information valuable to us. Analytical people will always work for producers, those who make money,  unless they change their habits and adapt to being a producers as well.

Who would you rather be? An analytical person or a producer? Would you rather be a Marketer or a Researcher? If no immediate income comes from what you are doing now, but rather leads you to analyze, then it’s time to make a change.  It’s easy to get lost in the numbers.

Just recently, I was speaking to one of the extraordinary team leaders, who is a little analytical. She notices a new product was coming out and tells me she needs more information about it because people are asking her about it. I told her,

“Do you really need to do this research?  What you’re searching for won’t bring you any more income.
“You won’t be investing your time wisely.”

I then asked her,

“Do you want to be a researcher or a marketer? These are two very different things, because marketers make money and researchers don’t.”

She told me;

“Elena, you don’t understand, I need to know about the product because when it comes out, there will be questions.”

But  there are a many ways to research information, so when you are going to start researching you must first stop and think if you are a researcher or a marketer.  The answer is very simple, not researching will bring in more money. We should  make a habit of asking ourselves if this activity will help you bring in more income, or will it make you lose time. If you really want to reach your goals and are an analytical person you will have to face this dilemma.

If you really want to reach your goals and you are an analytical person you will often find yourself trying to decide what to do. So you have to ask yourself which decision will draw me closer to my goals today. When we start analyzing, we delay results. People that make a lot of money love to have analytical people around them because they draw conclusions, they provide statistics and other things. It’s the way most computer programmers are most of the time: they are really cool people to have around because they are not making money, they are analytical. The ones who MAKE money utilize programmers while they are out there marketing, selling ,and getting in touch with people in order to make money.

So, do you want to be the one that analyzes how to make money, or the one that makes money?  Start the habit of asking yourself, do I want to be the one that makes money or the one that analyzes how to make money.

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Review Your Goals To Improve Your Results

Review Your Goals To Improve Your Results

Review Last Year’s Goals To Improve Next Year’s Results

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Review Your Goals To Improve Your Results

Last year on January 25th, I published my blog Goals for 2015,  to encourage you to write clear goals for your business and personal life. Through out the year, I reminded you with my social media and blog to help you meet your goals. We are only three days away from 2016 and before you start creating your New Year’s Resolution list or S.M.A.R.T goals for 2016, take inventory of this year’s goals and evaluate how well you did on achieving them.

This simple review of last year’s goals will help put you on a fast track for success in 2016.

By performing a simple S.W.O.T analysis on last year’s goals can enable you to hit the ground running in 2016 and start to make an immediate impact of fulfilling your dreams in 2016.

Review of Goals

Review Your Goals To Improve Your ResultsThe first step will be to review your goals. It should be clear to you those you achieved; and those you did not. For example, if one of your goals was to increase your business net profits by a dollar amount or percentage, it may be simple to see if you met that goal or not. Another example a little more personal is, a few of you may have had a similar goal as I when it came to losing those extra pounds. As we all know, the scale does not lie. Those are examples of goals that are easy to evaluate. There may be some goals that are not so clear and you will have to do a little more soul searching and investigating to rate properly.

Keeping the Right Perspective

In the process of reviewing your goals do NOT beat yourself up with the results if they did not meet your expectation. All this will do is destroy your motivation to keep trying. On the reverse, if you met all of your goals quickly and pretty easy don’t pat yourself on the back, because, if they were easy to achieved maybe you did not make goals that challenged your greatness.

Next Steps

Review Your Goals To Improve Your ResultsAfter you have measured the success of each goal, you now can start to strategically evaluate the Strength, Weakness, Opportunity, and Threats (SWOT) of each goal. We all know that hindsight is always 20/20 meaning, it’s easier to see what worked and didn’t worked after the fact. If you are willing to carefully look at why a goal was successful, or or why you fell short of the mark, it will absolutely help you achieve your 2016 goals. You can make the necessary adjustments to accomplish the goal next year and you now know what worked so you can build on the momentum of your previous success.

Heart to Heart

Review Your Goals To Improve Your ResultsI have struggled with my weight for many years and not just my weight but also my overall health. One thing  that was not optional was accepting defeat by giving up. I continued to assess what was not working and I finally found what does work and got the desired results and so much more. My overall health has improved drastically because I kept trying until I found the right products and system that worked for me.   If you would like to learn more on how to create goals and produce your desired results in your business, family or personal life, please reach out to me via my Website.

Designing and Developing an Action Plan

Review Your Goals To Improve Your ResultsThe last step is to start to design and develop an action plan for your 2016 goals. If you have done your due diligence with the previous steps, you now have a good start on what you want your 2016 goals to be. Review the relevance of your 2015 goals to see if there is any that were not achieved and should be transferred 2016, with a new strategy. I want to interject my personal opinion here quickly with this statement. I suggest that any of your previous goals that relate to your health and your family’s success should be seen as important enough to keep trying until you achieve them. Never give up on your health and on your family’s success.   Also investigate the goals you achieved to see if you want to set the bar higher for this year and capitalize on last year’s achievement.

“The starting point to all achievement is desire.”
Napoleon Hill

Review Your Goals To Improve Your Results

I hope your desire has the depth to make your dreams a reality. The only way to do that is by taking the rights step toward that dream. S.M.A.R.T goals will help you create a plan of action towards that dream. As 2015 is soon to be in the past, I challenge you to start making 2016 the year of “accomplishment” for you, your team, and your family by using your time wisely and achieving your goals one step at a time.

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Get Out of the Vicious Losing Weight Cycle

Get Out of the Vicious Losing Weight Cycle

I was not looking to get involved and start a new business. I was not!  I was already happy with the Coaching, the Online Marketing, and other things I was already doing.

Get Out of the Vicious Losing Weight CycleBut let me tell you, because I tried the TLC Products and saw what happened with me and for me, (for the first time in 7 years I was able to lose weight.  I got out of the Vicious Cycle of losing weight, then gaining it back and not having any energy!), I started marketing the TLC Products  and promoting them.

Get Out of the Vicious Losing Weight Cycle

It has been such a blessing for so many people, that I am doing this for a living now.  I am already making over 5 figures a week, in such a short period of time.  So defiantly, I  here to stay.

And for me, now this is a mission. A mission to really help people to get out of the Vicious Cycle of  being over weight. Of losing weight and gaining it back, of not haven enough energy.

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The Being Healthy and Losing Weight Business

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Cancer Survivor Makes Change to Feel Great

After I had major surgery in 2013,  I had serious chronic pain .  Yes, I am a cancer survivor. After the surgery, I was in bed most of the time.   I was happy, working from home, but I was still in bed.

My pain was so bad that my mother would call me every day  saying “Elena, how is your pain today?”

Cancer Survivor Makes Change to Feel Great

Dancing With EnergyThat’s how bad my pain was, but I am excited to tell you it has been close to three months now, and  I have absolutely…

ZERO PAIN!

The only thing is,  I went to my Doctor about a month ago for a routine scan. I go every three months because I had something on my liver.

I don’t know what happened!

I don’t know if it is the TLC products or my weight loss. I have no clue, but something was triggered, what I had on my liver was GONE. They could not find anything.

This is not a medical  claim, this is just my own testimony about what happened to me.

Have Energy and Lose Weight Easily

ElenaFraga-Before-AfterSo many people don’t realized how overweight they are; and yes, I was one of those
people (see photos).

I didn’t realize how overweight I was, but I am so happy now. I feel like a new person since I’ve lost weight.

Now I am so full of energy, the energy I didn’t have since I was 17 or 18 years old.

You know, I am looking good, but most important…I am feeling absolutely GREAT!

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Have Energy and Loss Weight

Have Energy and Lose Weight Easily

The FirsTLC-WeightLosst Time in Seven years that I have been able to lose weight, for me that is priceless.

The First Time in Seven years that I have been able to lose weight!

I tried the “H” Diet;
The company that starts with a “H”;
And the company that starts with a “V”;
And the company that starts with an “A”;
I also tried the diet my doctor recommended for me. And I would try this one and the other one…

The Transformation

Have Energy and Loss WeightNothing worked.  Yes, I would lose a little bit of weight, but that was it.  It was so frustrating because I was going into that circle, that visous cycle of not having energy and gaining more weight and feeling horrible.

Let me tell you, I didn’t know I was so over weight.  I didn’t realize I was in such bad shape.

Have Energy and Lose Weight Easily

But, how did I start with Total Live Concept?  I started with the Detox Tea. I tried it and it was like:
TLC Weight LossI accelerated my weight loss, Big Time. I not only lost weight, but I had more energy. And then I tried other products, like the coffee.

It has been incredible.  Forty plus pounds in such a short period of time I have lost, without any suffering.

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Total Life Changes

Total Life Changes

Does This Fit?
From Bed Ridden to a Zest for Life
Health Products That Fit Your Life

Health is very close to my heart for obvious reasons (Click here to view previous blog).  People remember health mostly when they get sick, like I did.  Just like the saying “You don’t know what you’ve got until its gone”.  Wherever you are reading this blog, be encouraged because there is hope, as long as you are willing to take action by taking steps to a better life, a better business, a better relationship, and better health.

I had sharp chronic pain for more than two years after a major surgery I had in 2013. That’s why I was in bed most of the time. My pains were so bad that my Mom used to call or text me from Panama every morning asking:

“Elena, how is your pain today?

To top it off, I had something in my liver being monitored every three months because it was changing density.  To say the least, these were serious health issues I was dealing with.
Total Life Changes

“Our bodies are gardens and our will is our gardeners.”
“There is no darkness, but Ignorance.”
William Shakespeare

When I made the decision to take my health seriously, and become the gardener of my physical health and appearance (and no longer be in the darkness), I was committed to following through.  I looked for and found products that not only helped me, but inspired others as quickly as I do.  The products at Total Life Changes (TLC) are not the stereotypical health and wellness boring product mix, which all look the same.  TLC’s philosophy is that the products work today, like fast!

The product did work fast, very fast for me. To make a long story short, I was taking a combination of TLC product for both my health challenges and weight loss. I don’t know if it was one particular product I was taking, or the combination, but the GREAT news is:

  • The mass that was being monitored monthly in my liver disappeared!Before-After
  • I am pain free for the first time in years. My pain is gone, TOTALLY GONE!
  • I am no longer confined to my bed
  • I haven’t taken one Tylenol for the last two months
  • I lost a lot of weight, very fast without dieting (see my photos>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>)
  • I have the energy I used to have when I was in my teens
  • I lost inches while I slept
  • I “mitigated” wrinkles in 1-2 minutes

Total Life Changes

The Total Life Changes Products appealed to me in the sense there were immediate results.  Again it was not just about the immediate weight loss.  I looked better, felt better, am healthier, and became even more energetic.

Total Life ChangesThe fact that now I have the results and am building up a revenue stream while referring others is exciting.  In 8 years being in this industry, I have never been involved in anything that sells as easy as this and benefits promoters and customers equally.  You know I always coach people to do what you love and love what you do.  I am grateful to have elevated myself to a level where my health success meets business success.  That is what I call “real sex appeal”.  Having my business and my body, and my spirit all achieving goals by working together.  If you want to learn more to see if this is a good of a “FIT” for you as it is for me, contact me for further information.

I have ONE TEAM, ONE DREAM 100k Families I can help!

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