Ready to tap into your inner mama boss and get your hustle in motion? With 2018 creeping it’s head around the corner, now’s the time to own what you want to do and put the wheels in motion for a successful new year. To help us out, we’re sharing some productivity tips from renowned life and career coach, Dr. Stacia Pierce. Read on to get inspired…
Success coaching is a term you developed to help women grow in business. Can you tell us more about this approach?
It’s a systematic approach to building and growing a thriving business that’s a combination of marketing and mindset. This includes visualization, meditation, journalizing, creating habits, routines and rituals that can help you with success.
The other part is learning how to use social media for marketing, creating sales funnels, branding and foundational business techniques for generating consistent income for our clients. It’s also a private community for support, accountability, inspiration and exchange of ideas.
You are a positive force to so many women! Where does that drive come from?
I’ve always had a passion to help other women succeed since I was teen. My father instilled this drive in me to finish and not quit, regardless of the circumstance. His principles are the driving force to my success. It’s also what I pass on to my own clients.
Don’t care what other people think; make your dreams happen now.
What is your business philosophy?
I’ve always been a firm believer that you have to take responsibility for your own actions. There will never be a perfect circumstance so you have to adopt a ‘no excuse’ approach that in spite of everything that’s going on allows you to stay positive and move forward with your goals.
When you want to eliminate excuses, try adding momentum checkers in to your life. This can allow you to see if you’re making progress, if you’re not reaching your goals or moving in the right direction, and help you to identify the excuses that are blocking your success.
What are some of your go-to tips to help with staying motivated at work?
Environment is really connected to how I work and thrive. I often engage in activities to protect my environment. I believe in clearing the clutter and adding fresh flowers in my workspace. I’m really into aromatherapy and essential oils such as lemongrass, frankincense and rose oil.
My biggest motivation is journaling. Everyday I write in my journal. I script how my day will go, write lists for productivity and gratitude lists daily to stay grateful for what I have while on my way to the next level.
I also have a good work/play balance. I take vacations and great locations to stimulate my creativity. I always come back refreshed with new ideas.
What’s the hardest part of balancing career and motherhood?
It’s because of a lack of organization and goals. You can get caught up in all the responsibilities you have and lose focus, then you start feeling out of control. The key to overcoming the juggle is to adopt a more solution-oriented way of thinking.
You do this by creating lists with pen and paper. Planning on paper and journaling will allow you to think through your life and deal with your situations as they come up. Then, when the stress starts to pile up take a moment to write and focus on what you need, such as “I need help with…” then create another column where you chart the solution to your problem.
Also, it’s important to listen to something positive everyday. Take back control of your life by making routines for yourself and family. Get help if you need it and think positive. If you get overwhelmed, listen to positive information daily. I like to read books, like Enjoy Life! Healing with Happiness, which allows me to put something powerfully positivity into my life and refocus.
What are your go-to productivity tips?
1. Take a time out: Enjoy a vacation from the negativity and get your head in the right space. Visit a park, church, or friend’s house and recharge.
2. Keep a success journal: Putting your dreams, goals, ideas, and plans into words is the first step to bringing them to fruition and an important touchstone when feeling unmotivated or down.
3. Create a visual affirmation board: This can be created in a day or built little by little whenever you find an inspiring quotation or photo. Seeing all of these favorite things in one place is an easy mood booster.
What advice would you give to your 20-year-old self?
I would tell myself not to care what other people think; make your dreams happen now. I would also tell myself to go all out for what you want and move fast and not to drag my feet on my life, thinking you have a lot of time. Don’t worry so much about offending others with your life and dreams. Also, I would tell myself to savor good relationships, enjoy life and do things in life that make you laugh a lot. Most importantly, get a good mentor when you’re young so that they can help you avoid pitfalls and mistakes. The right mentor or coach can really help to accelerate your success!
What is a quote you live by?
“To thine own self be true.” (Polonius from Hamlet) This means to take a constant and consistent evaluation of your life and be truthful about why you are where you are.
What’s next for your brand?
I’m currently in the process of creating new and exciting products to help women gain clarity and control in her life and pave a quicker path to success. We’re expanding our stationery line, and membership site where women can get life-enrichment coaching to help them with common obstacles.
Stacia Pierce’s credentials include 21 published books, the Go Big Coaching Program, the Success Mastery Coaching Program, 37 Journaling Secrets to Success Attraction Course, and a series of lifestyle products. She holds a doctorate of philosophy and religious studies from Friends International University, as well as a doctorate of divinity from St. Thomas College, and has been awarded a Congressional tribute for service as an exemplary life coach. Her website, lifecoach2women.com, features the number one business blog for women, and is a gateway to inspiration, advice, and motivational tools.