“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” –Albert Einstein

Create Your Success

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… I did it anyways. I became a top producer and met many wonderful people. My heart and soul still knew this was not for me. I learned all I could in 4 years of selling and running a residential real estate business. This was the second business for me and third commission sales job. I always excelled in these positions…and always had back, neck and stress problems. I seemed to have trouble with taking things to heart. I cried and kept many things bottled up and always upped my goals.  It seemed if I had more money, I would feel and be ok inside.

Social Media was getting to be a hot item in 2010 and I dove in! I hired a coach to teach me all the ins and outs and started generating leads via Facebook and my silly daily ‘question of today’ in less than 90 days. I knew quickly that I could help others succeed beyond their wildest dreams if I were to coach and consult them. Growing lives and businesses became my goal!

Alaska Tracy was created by the end of 2011 and became full time in the spring of 2012. The brokerage I worked for and other real estate people were confused as to what I was doing. I remember only two people congratulating me out of the whole office. Someone pulled me aside and told me how much money I could make if I continued the path I was on. He told me he was shocked that I was ‘jumping ship’ and maybe I should try to stick with something. This gave me more determination to make my move, do it quickly, and succeed! It has also made me more aware of lifting others up when they decide to make a life shift as I do not know what each person’s ‘plan’ in life is. I also believe in being transparent….meaning if I say I am open minded and truly happy for others, my actions must show it. Lip service is easy – it’s the actions that show one’s true colors.

Social Media was getting to be a hot item in 2010 and I dove in! I hired a coach to teach me all the ins and outs and started generating leads via Facebook and my silly daily ‘question of today’ in less than 90 days. I knew quickly that I could help others succeed beyond their wildest dreams if I were to coach and consult them. Growing lives and businesses became my goal!

I went about it all wrong in the beginning. I did not listen to what people and companies told me they needed. Instead, I tried to sell and convince them that they needed what I wanted to sell. I walked away from companies with lots of money simply because I was not listening to what they were telling me they needed. It finally occurred to me to create a service designed to accommodate what people wanted!!! I could work on developing my brand by doing really good work and then teach / speak / coach / consult.

Sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly – it takes what it takes in life!

Entering year 4 of Alaska Tracy, my team is able to offer a nice menu of services for individuals and businesses. The digital age changes in a blink of an eye and this keeps my mind and soul inspired and challenged! 2016 Alaska Tracy’s coaching, speaking and online workshops are flourishing! Again-I am excited and thrilled about all the opportunities!

My head still lies to me from time to time, telling me things that simply aren’t true. I have to continue to hang out and network with positive upbeat souls that have gone before me. They teach me things like create the vision, take action, and LET GO and TRUST!

p.s…. If you think you CAN’T, I am hear to tell you – YOU CAN! It has been my experience that we CAN do things that are beyond our wildest dreams!!!

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