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Mental Toughness

Posted on by Tracy in accountability, Alaska, authentic, business, Challenge, Coaching, exercise, goals, Gratitude, Grow, Inspiration, Love, Meditation, miracles, Motivational tools from Alaska Tracy's tool kit~ | No Comments

Mental Toughness Biz Vizion with Alaska Tracy Podcast Episode #9 Mental Toughness or an easier softer way is this week’s topic. Life is funny. I can be moving along on life’s balance beam and BAM! My head starts chattering! I would love to tell you it always happens after a major life event, but that is not the case. Remember to read to the end and download your free offering for the week! This last time was right after a Spiritual Retreat! You would think that one’s head would be rested, relaxed, rejuvenated or something to that effect… I had the opposite! My head was riddled with fear, thoughts of what the heck I am doing and the list went on! What does one do when feelings seep into our minds wanting to take over our bodies and keep us stuck in a state paralysis? I remember hearing for the first time, “feelings are not facts” …

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 …

Why Aren’t You Asking Permission?

Posted on by Tracy in Alaska, Anchorage, business, Coaching, communicate, Facebook, Grow, Social Community, Social Media, Success | No Comments

So… I guess you now know one of my pet peeves?  Yup, getting automatically added to a Facebook Group. I think that people don’t realize all of the amazing business growth opportunities that come with asking people to join a Group first.  Are you in this category?  Well, good news! I am going to share some benefits of asking permission before assuming everyone wants to be in your Facebook Group! Why create a Facebook Group when you already have a Facebook Business Page?   A private group can add value to a program or special product you have. It offers exclusivity to your potential customers or clients that could become buyers of whatever offering you have.  Maybe you create a Group for a certain event and do a Facebook Live from the actual event. No matter what your Group is for, you can set it to be private or public. …

Stop Ignoring Them?

Posted on by Tracy in Alaska, business, communicate, Connect, entrepreneur, Facebook, Grow, instagram, linkedin, Social Community, Social Media, Social Media Tribe, socialmedia | No Comments

Social Media can be tricky, however once you get the basics rules down growth is endless! Over and over and over I see this mistake being made on Social Media.  The mistake that could grow a companies following and their life. I share this from personal experience, watching and working with countless businesses.  It is usually the very first mistake I discuss when coaching and consulting.   When people start taking these simple actions, they are often blown away with the power they provide. Curious? Let me explain with an example.  You enter an elevator and someone says hello, and asks you how you are.  You ignore that person.  You then go to the grocery store, and the cashier asks you a question, again, you ignore that person. Hmmmm…..how do you think the person feels?  How would or could a person function in life doing this?  They probably would not …

Vision Board Creation ~ Simplified

Posted on by Tracy in business, entrepreneur, goals, Grow, growth, struggle, Success, vision | No Comments

How many times have you heard the word Vision Board and thought,  that is so ‘woo-woo‘? From time to time I run into small business owners that have felt ‘stuck’ in their business and I have shared the Vision Board process.  Often times they tune me out before I fully explain how it works. I have even had people say that vision boards go against their beliefs in life. I get the impression people think that Vision Boards are cutting up pretty pictures of big fancy homes and cars and pasting them on a board.   After that, you sit back and bingo!!! The magic happens!!  All the visions become reality!  So, that would be like saying, ‘hello Universe let me tell you ALL my WANTS and NEEDS so you can give them to me’. This has NOT been my experience.  Quite the opposite actually.  It is usually a painful, fearful experience at first. …

Out of the Box – Again!

Posted on by Tracy in communicate, Connect, Gratitude, Grow, growth, life | No Comments

I was asked to be on a committee to help put together a community Art Block Party. I said yes, and did not really know why as I have never thought of myself as an artist. I got to spend time with very creative people from my community that I had not known until volunteering. The event took place last week. At the event, I started thinking (which can often be scary) what the heck am I doing here, I am not an artist. These people are all super talented painting, doing, creating ArT! My husband showed up and we walked about looking at all the booths, I even picked up a paint brush and painted. I told him my thought…and he said yes you are an artist. You are always painting our home, you are writing a book and you are the last to know you are an artist. …

Sharing a ‘Leap of Faith’

Posted on by Tracy in authentic, business, entrepreneur, Facebook, Grow, interview, LeapofFaith, lifestyle, photos, socialmedia, Success, Uncategorized | No Comments

As a business/marketing consultant, I carry a strong passion to help people walk in their true light.  My goal is to give you a book on inspiration and taking the ‘Leap of Faith’ and become and Inspirational Speaker/Teacher. For many of us, taking the ‘Leap’ means walking away from corporate America and designing a lifestyle that makes our heart and souls sing!  Two times a month, Alaska Tracy will be seeking out ‘Leap of Faith’ stories to blog about and share with our growing global Social Media Community.  Are you looking to take your ‘Leap of Faith?’ Keep an eye out on Fridays at Alaska Tracy we will be looking for the next business to be the featured ‘Leap of Faith’ blog! Here is Leslie’s story and a link to her Facebook Fan Page where you can Like her page, or contact her to book an appointment.    I’m Leslie with Leslie Meadow …

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 …

3 Tips to Keep You Moving Forward in 2014

Posted on by Tracy in authentic, business, Calendar, Challenge, delegate, goals, Gratitude, Grow, growth, play, Success | No Comments

As the second week of 2014 comes and goes, how are your plans for the year coming along?  Are you happy with the space you are in? Maybe already overwhelmed and feeling as if you set too high of goals?  Be gentle with yourself.  As I type this, I am reminding myself to reflect on exactly where I was one year ago: the feelings I had, the fears, goals and the desires for 2013.  This helps to center me in the present and to be filled with gratitude for all the forward movement in the last 12 months. There are three things to consider when moving forward, while being gentle with your soul, and having some fun along the way. 1. Delegate. – what gets you “stuck”? For example: bookkeeping, blogging, newsletter, time sheets, hiring, etc. What do you DREAD doing on a weekly basis? Can you possibly hire it …

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 …

Simple LinkedIn Tools to Increase your Business

Posted on by Tracy in business, Grow, growth, linkedin, Social Community, Social Media Tribe, Success, Uncategorized | No Comments

These three simple tools can generate more business for you today!  Implementing these tools will take you 30 minutes to one hour (depending on your photo and resume). By generating more leads, you will create more clients/customers and the end result, more income! Social Media is all about ‘Humanizing,’ connecting and building relationships with other humans to create long lasting contacts and referrals.  These tools are a simple ways to start ‘Humanizing’ today via LinkedIn today. For more tips and tools on growing your Social Media Community schedule a free consultation with Alaska Tracy today!

Alaska Tracy ~ ‘Raw’

Posted on by Tracy in Facebook, Facebook Tools, google+, Gratitude, Grow, linkedin, Motivational tools from Alaska Tracy's tool kit~, Social Community | No Comments

How do you define ‘Authentic’ in your life?  Do you share on Social Media Platforms authentically? I find that I want to attract and work with like minded people.  I keep certain things off Social Media.  My opinions on Politics, Religion, and finances as well as if I am having a down right crappy day.  The reason I do this, is once I share my ‘opinion’ to the world, it separates me.  I share my personal opinions with my husband and a spiritual advisor and a few of my closest friends.  When having a bad day, I have learned to do the opposite (that does not mean I am always successful).  By doing this, I find I am not growing my feelings. So, how do you share with the world? Is is working for you in creating a life that you enjoy living each and every day? Alaska Tracy ~ …

Who will YOU Inspire today?

Posted on by Tracy in business, Coaching, Embrace, Facebook, Facebook Tools, Grow, growth, Uncategorized | No Comments

I often get approached by people that follow me on Social Media sites and they say: “You are always so upbeat and positive.”  “I love to read your posts.”  “Your posts uplift me and give me inspiration.”  “You are one of the most positive people I know.” Although I’m totally flattered by these comments, I am as human as you are.  I have a CHOICE each day.  Am I going to inspire and connect with others, or am I going to wallow in self pity?  Truth be told, I am all I think about. I have a huge ego, and it lies to me all the time.  It tells me lies like:  “You can’t, FILL IN THE BLANK.”  “You are not, FILL IN THE BLANK.”  It goes on and on with its lies. I have learned via amazing teachers in my life that I get to have a life that is …

Low on Dough?

Posted on by Tracy in business, Challenge, communicate, Connect, Facebook, google+, Grow, linkedin, Social Community, Success, Twitter | No Comments

New biz gotcha’ overwhelmed? FIVE Simple Inexpensive Social Media Tips for you to DO Now ~ Tips that will save your pocket book,  your hiney and keep you moving forward. 1.  Acknowledge anyone that LIKES, follows, comments, shares, retweets, or pays any attention to you on any of your Social Media Platforms (unless they are scary, stalkers).  Reach out and engage with a ‘thank you.’  Follow them back, watch and learn from them.  Pay attention to ‘them.’  The more you acknowledge them, the more they will keep watching and acknowledging you. 2. Learn only one Social platform at a time ie; Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn.  My experience with trying to grow more than one platform at a time;  OVERWHELMNESS’ – which leads to doing nothing, or napping.  Keep it simple and FUN! 3. DM (direct message) fans/followers and ask questions about their biz, their lives pertaining to their social shares. Example …

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

Deep Inside Our Souls . . .

Posted on by Tracy in authentic, Challenge, communicate, death, dying, Embrace, family, Gratitude, Grow, importance, life, Love, peaceful, Uncategorized | No Comments

T was diagnosed with throat cancer last August after noticing a lump on his throat along with some other symptoms. The outlook for his illness was pretty grim, although the doctors did give him some hope. He underwent months of hellish radiation, which did things to his body that I will not even go into. As he was finishing his last radiation treatment, his heart started giving him trouble. The doctors suggested that if he could make it a year, they could possibly undergo heart surgery to repair the heart; but in the end, his heart would still most likely be the thing that would kill him. His heart is doing that now, as he has a 6 cm. aneurysm in his aorta and there is nothing more to be done.

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Living Authentically Month 2

Posted on by Tracy in authentic, Coaching, communicate, Embrace, Facebook, goals, Gratitude, Grow, growth, Love, miracles, struggle, Success | 5 Comments

On April 1st, I made my Authentic Announcement taking my very own leap of faith. Although real estate had been good to me, I felt my truth calling me to help the business owner or entrepreneur find his or her own Authentic truth. Even two months ago, I had no idea that this would be my path.

Get Empowered w/ the Social Media Mastermind Group!!!

Posted on by Tracy in Coaching, Grow, Mastermind, Social Community, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Elite Social Media Group Mastermind (ESMM)  Welcome to the ESMM GROUP!!  This Group provides you a personalized and customized group setting.  It is a safe and FUN environment for you to share and learn social media tools and tips that will help you GROW your Social Community, your Business, your LIFE!  Over the next 3 months, you will be involved in a facilitated group of individuals all working towards the same goal.  Guided by the experience of Alaska Tracy, each person in the group will leave with new insights and strategies for social media!   See the full curriculum below.  Many sessions will be recorded so you can review at your convenience.  Once you sign up, dates of the conference calls and webinars will be emailed to you.  ANCHORAGE RESIDENTS:  Additional $35 per month gives you access to an exclusive once-per-month meet up with Alaska Tracy (in-person group setting) for one …

It is all our Perception!

Posted on by Tracy in authentic, Breakdown, Challenge, Embrace, Grow, Love, miracles, Perception | No Comments

    Breakdown!!!   Perception is an odd thing.  Perception creates an illusion of what we think or feel to be real.  Sometimes I wonder if I truly grew up in the same home my brothers did, as my perception of certain situations are often totally different than their’s.  Perception of ‘others’ can be tricky.  Often, we (I) see ‘successful’ people and wonder how do they do all that they do.  How can they be so upbeat all the time? How did they make their millions so effortlessly (or so it seems)?  Can they really be that amazing all the time?  How do they remain so calm and in control?  The truth is, we are all human beings.  We ALL have struggles and challenges.  It is how we want the world to perceive these struggles and challenges.  Recently, I had a breakdown.  I was dealing with a difficult real estate …

Today is the DAY!!!

Posted on by Tracy in authentic, Coaching, conforming, Grow, miracles, rebel, Success, Uncategorized | No Comments

Dear all of you Lovers of Books, Are you tired of conforming to how others want you to live? I have a perfect book for you that can help you create new rules for yourself! My good friend, Lisa Marie Selow has launched her self-help book for unconventional, spiritual women, A Rebel Chick Mystic’s Guide (published by Hay House, Inc.).  TODAY!   It is filled with wisdom and exercisess that help you to shift any crap that is still holding you back. Believe me, this book will help you to rock the world and live more authentically, passionately, and purposefully. I’m so excited to invite you to pick up a copy of Lisa’s book today. It really rocks! Lisa is excited too  and she can’t wait to share several bonus gifts and discounts, especially selected for you and with your rebel heart in mind. These gifts are high valued and from …

Sickness=Gratitude

Posted on by Tracy in family, Gratitude, Grow, Love, Motivational tools from Alaska Tracy's tool kit~, Social Community, Social Media Tribe | No Comments

I have had the opportunity to be sick over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.  I say opportunity because it truly was a gift to slow down and rest which caused much reflection of life as I perceive it. I have had a few  Ephiphanies !  I hope these will inspire you to move forward when you are down and out or having an ‘off’ day. *  When down & out it is more crucial to reach out to other’s and ask how they may be doing (this is the hardest one for me). * Pray, pray, pray for ‘His (or Her, The Universe, your Higher Power) Will to be done’…..NOT yours (not mine). *Practice meditation – be still and listen to the voice deep with in…. *Think of those less fortunate.  I have two friends with Cancer and would think of a light of energy and love surrounding them.  This lead me to be filled …

Simple tools to GROW your Social Community

Posted on by Tracy in Coaching, communicate, Facebook, Grow, Social Community, Success, Uncategorized | No Comments

10 Simple Tips to GROW your Facebook Social Community 1.  Share Other’s Fan page content, photos, blogs, and videos  2. Like Fan Pages from your personal profile & comment on their fan page (only liking from personal profiles increases fan page ‘likes’)  3. When you get a new friend Connection or Fan Page Connection – thank them for connection on their newsfeed or Fan Page  4. Create an ‘Offering’ before asking People to ‘like’ your fan page – ie: giveaway, free fan page promotion day, etc.  5.  Have a posting ‘Strategy’ – a daily ritual  6.  Create a calendar or timeline for posting activities thru the month/year  7.  Post POSITIVE, upbeat, fun, exciting things  8.  Remember ‘The Law of Reciprocity’  9. Review before hitting ENTER  10.  Three to five posts per day ONLY for any social media platform  

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