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What Your Mission and Vision Statements Can Reveal About Your Business

Posted on by Tracy in accountability, Alaska, business, Coaching, entrepreneur, focus, foundation, goals, growth, Mission Statement, Social Media, vision, Vision Board | No Comments

When I first thought of creating a business in 1999, I hired a business advisor to help me get the business off the ground. The first steps seemed so painful at the time. I had never owned a business and had many fears. The business advisor’s job was to see to it that I was serious about the business – that I was ‘willing to go to any length’ to make the business work, run, grow and succeed. Success was defined by paying my bills, growing a savings account, and enjoying what I was doing, both personally and business-wise. The first and most important task was the business plan. Today, in coaching sessions with my clients, I recommend that they create a Vision Board. The reason is that Vision Boards are creative and visual, and, essentially, your business plan laid out.  I use colors, i.e. markers, colored stickies, stickers, anything to create fun and flowing visions. My Vision Board for 2016 hangs on my office wall for me to see …

Secrets Revealed By Land’s End Resort

Posted on by Tracy in Alaska, business, entrepreneur, focus, foundation, goals, interview, Mission Statement, Success, Vision Board | No Comments

Start Play I had the privilege of interviewing Land’s End Resort Sales and Marketing Director Mike Dye on Biz Vision with Alaska Tracy Podcast. Remember to download Alaska Tracy’s Free Gift at the end of these show notes! To be perfectly honest, I was a little nervous about this interview as Land’s End is well known to Alaskans as being the go-to place when staying in Homer. Alaskans provide 50% of their business! Land’s End location is perfectly situated at the end of the Homer Spit. The views of the ocean and mountains are priceless. I was fortunate enough to capture this moonrise from our bedroom (photo above)! What a pleasant surprise it was when I met with Mike. I had asked him if he would talk about Land’s End Mission and Vision statements and share three to five secrets to Land’s End success. When I sat down to talk …

Finding Your Purpose

Posted on by Tracy in business, Challenge, communicate, Connect, entrepreneur, Facebook, focus, goals, Grow, growth, Planning, Social Media, socialmedia, Success, Twitter, Vision Board | No Comments

Where do you begin? So, you have a fantastic idea for a business.  You are over the moon about it and start telling everyone about it, announcing it on Social Media, reserving the URL, creating a Facebook Page…the whole works.  Then a week later, you have a different idea, a different direction you want to go.  So… you start chasing that dream. Maybe this happens a few times. Guess what?  You are not alone.  Many people do this over and over until they find their true purpose… what actually will excite them for the long haul. Throughout the years, I have asked people if they know their life mission.  I have received an array of answers.  When I ask specifically if they are fulfilling their mission by doing what they love career-wise, I get one of two answers:  “yes” or “no”. The “no” people tell me they work so they …

How I Became Successful

Posted on by Tracy in business, entrepreneur, Facebook, focus, goals, linkedin, Social Community, spiritual experience, Twitter, Uncategorized | No Comments

“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” –Albert Einstein What does success mean to you?  To me success is following my heart.  In doing so, I have been able to create a heart centered business.  When I follow my heart, I am able to be useful to others.  When I am of use to others all sorts of opportunities become available (including money).  If I continually think about what is in it for me and how can I get MORE, business and life become a struggle. About eight years ago, I sold a mobile dog grooming business that I had started in Anchorage, AK. My husband and I had hit a little bump in the road of life and I got busy looking for a new career. My background was marketing and sales. My heart and soul fought what I was doing entering a real estate career… and yet… …

The Illusional Truth of Entrepreneurship

Posted on by Tracy in authentic, business, Challenge, Embrace, entrepreneur, focus, goals, Gratitude, Grow, growth, life, Perception, struggle, Success, Uncategorized | No Comments

  There is so much that goes into starting and running a successful business.  I get emails all the time from folks asking for advice on how to start their own biz. I believe anyone can be a biz owner; however, one must realize ALL that is involved. I recently heard from someone who said she wanted to do what I do and take a step back, allowing her to put in less work hours per day. I reread the email to my husband and he said, “You must be making it look too easy.” See, the reality is hours and hours and then more hours go into the life of a biz owner. (One that is enriched and paying their bills, that is.) I love to hike, so, some days, I try to arrange my schedule and work in the evenings. Because my evenings are not filled with any hobbies …

Exclusive Guide to Your Successful Biz! (part 2)

Posted on by Tracy in business, focus, foundation, goals, Grow, growth, Mission Statement, Success, Uncategorized | No Comments

Creating and succeeding in business.  The things that you will not learn in college to help you move forward with and in your business! Create a solid foundation that will stand the ups and downs of business start up and ownership.  A business plan is the first step.  This will give you guidelines for budgeting, upfront capital, your mission (or purpose), and a detailed timeline of what needs to happen to make this a reality.  Business plans are fantastic for the established business as well.  They give the business a yearly road map.  A formula for success each year. I am here to be your business guide.  Send me an email AlaskaTracy@gmail.com Let’s create your successful business, your fulfilling life!

Exclusive Guide to Your Successful Biz! (part 1)

Posted on by Tracy in business, Challenge, delegate, Embrace, focus, goals, Grow, life, Motivational tools from Alaska Tracy's tool kit~, Social Community, struggle, Success | No Comments

What’s a true joy in my life? I get to help others that are looking to start a business. In the past month, I have been approached by folks right out of college with no clue how to go about creating a successful business. For a second, it confused me. I have a two-year degree, and I suppose I just assumed a four-year degree would provide insight on how to create and run a business. So, why not spread my knowledge, you wonder? Well, it has sparked my interest to pursue teaching at universities. Teaching the “how-to’s” and the “ins-and-outs” of being an entrepreneur. These people have reminded me of what I knew back when I started my first business in 2001. I have been reminded of the challenges, heart aches and all the successes. This will be the first entrepreneurial blog in a series, and now it’s time for me to ask you some questions. Below are four questions you must …

Don’t Let FEAR Win!

Posted on by Tracy in business, Challenge, Coaching, focus, Gratitude, Grow, socialmedia, struggle, Success, Twitter | No Comments

What if you knew you were unstoppable? What if you created a vision board, with steps that lead you to your amazing destination? What if these steps were filled with actions that were action packed with adventure, challenge, and FUN? Do you think you would be more likely to stay the course? To stay focused and engaged in your destination? As 2013 comes to an end ~ make sure you take the time to celebrate all that you have accomplished throughout this year. Take the time to think about creating a fun filled VISION Board with your 2014 road map. Think about how incredibly fun your journey into and during 2014 will be.  How cool it will be to see your visions turn into realities! Alaska Tracy ~ My team and I are here and excited to help you along your journey! [Disclosure: I am working the Online Mom Media …

Are You Living Your Purpose?

Posted on by Tracy in authentic, business, focus, growth, life, Love, peaceful, spiritual experience, Success | No Comments

By Jenna Gessay Yes, you have a reason for being, and believe it or not, you already ARE it. You may have not yet chosen, however, to express it in a way that truly supports your highest good. That’s okay. That’s what human life just may be about – finding that alignment, and dancing in harmony with it. I am a person who believes we are all connected and one with the divine, and that there is a special imprint, as unique as a fingerprint, woven through our being. That blueprint on our souls, the divinely inspired “why” we are here, can be called our purpose. In my opinion, our purpose isn’t to “do” anything specific. Our purpose is literally to BE THE LIGHT THAT WE ARE. Our mission is to embody our divine light, and to bring it to the world through our own expression and unique offering. Often this …

Lost in the Woods & Not Alone

Posted on by Tracy in business, Challenge, focus, Grow, growth, struggle, Success, Uncategorized | No Comments

Recently I was in the woods with my two fur pals Eddie and Zena. It was exceptionally green as we had had several days of rain. I had been on this trail hundreds of times, but somehow, this time, I got disoriented. I started cutting through smaller trails that sprouted off the larger, better groomed trail. Suddenly I had no clue where I was, and darn it… I heard a branch snap

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