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How to Turn Surviving Into Thriving: Part 1

By Guest Blogger on Sep 12 2012 • Filed under Business,How-To

Discover How to Turn Surviving into Thriving for your Business (Photo: Christian Ferrari How to Turn Surviving Into Thriving: Create Your Own Economy Using 4 Simple Tips

I want to clarify I am not an economist, and I do not have any special training in economics. I am a successful do-it-yourself, think-outside-the-box woman who when told it can’t be done takes on the challenge of doing it! The “it” in this case was the start-up of my business in THIS economy! How many times have you let THIS ECONOMY affect you?  I want to help you create a new way of thinking and being, starting today. 
A person who studies the economy is called an economist. He or she examines the inner workings of the economy (relative to his or her area of expertise) and makes predictions and recommendations based on those factors.
For example, if an economist studying the housing market notices a slowdown, he or she may advise a company making furnace units to begin to cut back on production, as demand is likely to decrease. The company can then begin to prepare for the slowdown by avoiding becoming overstocked and overstaffed, adding to the long-term financial stability of the company. Think of it as a check and balance system. (Source:
From this point forward, consider your brand (YOU), your own economy and that you are the economist of your brand. You are the economist of YOU and YOUR BRAND. You are going to look at the inner workings of YOU! Creating a mindset is a huge piece of this puzzle. 
What I want to show you is exactly how focusing on you/your brand will ultimately affect the masses. From an energy standpoint it’s very basic: what you think about, you bring about. To complete that equation, you MUST follow up with INSPIRED ACTION!
I think we can all agree the success of anything you build is directly related to the strength of the foundation you build it upon. In order to create a strong global economy, there must be an investment in building a solid foundation for investing, education, healthcare, transportation and so on. As it relates to YOUR personal economy, your investment is equally important.
Below are four areas you MUST invest in to build a solid foundation:
1. Education
2. Support
3. Self Development
4. Mindset
“An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don't.” ~ Anatole France
I love the saying, "you don’t know what you don’t know." At first it sounds kind of silly, but when you really stop and listen to the words, it makes you wonder what you don’t know. I am always inspired to go out and find what I need to know!
Education is the first component in creating your own successful economy. You will find that education comes in all shapes and sizes; it arrives via textbooks, fellow human beings, and your own life experiences. In order to create a solid foundation for your economy, you must be sure to invest in all three forms of knowledge. I am a huge advocate for learning. I tend to think outside of the box, and I never have expectations of where knowledge will come from. 
I have learned firsthand how important it is to become educated in your specific area of expertise and to keep learning and building upon your knowledge base. I like to think of the knowledge I’ve gained as being organized in layers, the first layer being a very broad search of the many areas I want to learn about. For example, I had always known I wanted to make a difference in women’s lives. I was always curious about their lives, their core beliefs and why they did the things they did. Once I had developed that broad knowledge layer, I moved on the second layer, formally educating myself in metaphysics, focusing on ontology (the study of why we are here). I earned a degree in spiritual counseling in metaphysics and then knew that it was time to delve deeper. My third level of knowledge was developed by studying with psychologists to understand the patterns of thought and feeling; how you can never have one without the other. You get the picture! 
Tip #1 Invest in getting educated. Define clearly what it is you want to offer the world and then be open to continuous learning.
My next post (Part 2) speaks on using Support and Self Development to help you create your own economy, and Part 3 will deal with Mindset.

Veronica Drake is an International Women’s Business Coach, also known as the Simplicity Coach. She specializes in working with spiritually inspired women entrepreneurs who desire to simplify and improve the quality of their businesses while being uniquely themselves. Veronica's website is:

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