It’s time to be strong and courageous. No more waiting.
Zig Ziglar said, “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” Can you relate?
How many of you have goals and dreams you want to achieve? I didn’t know speaking was one of mine. We all have a story to share. Let your voice be heard.
I decided to let my voice be heard. It may not be polished and perfected yet, but my message is authentic and vulnerable. May my message impact many lives.
What are you pursuing or holding back in doing? No more fear or self-doubt. Be fiercely unstoppable. People are waiting for you to step up and be heard, whatever that looks like for you. Dip your toe in and tune in to many amazing speakers. I am privileged to be one of them.
I invite you to join this community of like-minded people working to grow their businesses and sharing strategies and methods that work.
Are you an entrepreneur or want to be? You may be an author, speaker, coach, copywriter, branding expert, software developer, web designer, or personal chef. The point is that you’re the one who makes all of the decisions for your business. That can be a lot of pressure sometimes.
You still have time to virtually attend The Fiercely Unstoppable Entrepreneur Summit this weekend. I am speaking about The LORI Factor on May 1 at 9:15am EST. This event is hosted by Dr. Elizabeth Clamon.
It would be plum pleasing pleasure to have you there. Get your complimentary ticket here: https://bit.ly/LoriSummitMay2
Much Love and Success to you,
Everyone has different likes and dislikes. I like to write, but not everyone does. Does writing provoke joy or stress for you? Maybe you just don’t have the time, or you don’t know what to say. If writing isn’t one of your strengths, then find someone who is gifted in that area.
Content creation can be mind boggling and time consuming. However, you need to get your message out there. Your services and products need to get visibility. What you have is what people need, but if no one knows about it then no one wins.
How can I help you fill in the blanks to get your thoughts flowing to write emails, blog posts, or social media posts? Would it be helpful if you had a template where you literally fill in the blanks to get your creative juices flowing? Or would you rather hand it off for someone else to do?
I know coaches, speakers, authors, and business owners want to spend their time doing what they do best. It helps lighten their load to delegate the tasks they don’t enjoy or don’t have time to do. The investment is well worth the return.
Creating the right atmosphere makes all the difference. For example, since I am a writer my favorite place to write is by the water. I created a tagline of Lori’s Stories by the Water. It’s all part of The LORI Factor.
Today, I want to talk about the “I” in The LORI Factor. “I” is for INVEST in yourself. Look at your goals and dreams. Decide if how you’re spending your time is serving you well. Is it giving you the freedom to present your greatness and gifts to the world? Or are you getting bogged down by the extra tasks that are draining you and eating up too much time?
I help people lighten the load. First and foremost, I am a writer and author. There are things I need to do behind the scenes to write books and blogs like choose a topic, research, edit, and proofread, for example.
Imagine re-purposing your speeches, audios, or videos into a guide, eBook, or workbook. That could add huge value to your audience. Your clients and customers will come back for more.
A key component is seeing the value in with whom you decide to co-create. Everyone wants to be valued and appreciated, but many still want “the blue light special” deal. I had a potential client who needed my services and I even asked about his budget. I gave him a proposal below his budget, and he said that was way more than he could afford. Really? Okay, no problem.
Sow into quality people. It will be worth it. Many people want others to buy into what they have but are not willing to purchase quality from others. Keep that in mind. Remember that U.S. based business owners are not able to offer third-world country rates. What’s it worth to you? Of course, it’s your choice. All I know is we reap what we sow.
I would be delighted to help you reap amazing results. Share your needs with me and let’s see if working together would be a good fit. Message me or text my text only number: 844-394-4798.
Here’s to your success and may all your dreams come true.
How many of you need a breakthrough? It’s coming. Believe it.
What can you do to get there? OQP is essential. What is OQP? Les Brown said, “Surround yourself with OQP (Only Quality People).”
I want to talk to you today about the quality people I have met. Manny Lopez from Network of Influence has been a key connection. He is a master of connecting people and providing huge value. He knows how to serve his way to success. My connection with Manny has resulted in hearing influential speakers such as Les Brown, Forbes Riley, and Alec Stern.
The legendary Les Brown is an international motivational speaker and author. His new book just came out called: You’ve Got To Be Hungry: The Greatness Within To Win. Les has made a huge impact on my life.
Forbes Riley, Award-Winning TV host, Author, Speaker, Entrepreneur. She is inspiring and helps people perfect their pitch.
I had the pleasure of speaking with Alec Stern recently. Alec has more than 25 years of experience as a founder, mentor, investor and hyper-growth agent for companies across various industries. He is an innovator with extensive expertise in growing and scaling companies, startup and operational growth, go-to-market strategy, strategic partnerships and more.
As a primary member of Constant Contact’s founding team Alec was one of the original 3 who started the company in an attic. Alec was with the company for 18 years from start-up, to IPO, to a $1.1 Billion-Dollar acquisition. Alec has also been a Co-Founder or founding team of several other successful startups including, VMark (IPO & acquisition), Reacher Grasper Cane, and MOST Cardio amongst others.
Performing hundreds of keynote addresses Worldwide, Alec has become known as America’s Startup Success Expert for his popular sessions at conferences like Secret Knock, CEO Space International, City Summit, Powerteam International, and Habitude Warrior. In 2019 Alec was the Keynote speaker at three out of the top five “Inc. Magazine Must Attend Conferences for Startups and Entrepreneurs in 2019.” While on tour, Alec has shared the stage with the likes of Tom Bilyeu, Jack Canfield, Les Brown, Kevin Harrington, and Mark Victor Hanson. Alec was selected to the Influence 100 Authority List by Influence Magazine which recognizes his contribution to helping and advancing startups and entrepreneurs worldwide. He has also recently been featured on the covers of several other magazines including “Small Business Trendsetters,” “Success Profiles” and “Business Innovators.” Alec was honored with the “2020 City Gala Visionary Award” and the “Habitude Warrior Conference Global Awesome Visionary Award” for all his accomplishments as an entrepreneur as well as speaking before thousands of entrepreneurs and startups each year.
You can contact Alec here: http://www.alecspeaks.com:
This is a testimonial I wrote after the call with Alec:
Alec’s coaching and mentorship brings breakthrough and clarity by brainstorming ideas on how to position yourself, your message, and identifying action steps to success. I discovered that I am an Inspirational Thought Leader with a great message of hope and helping people find balance in an unbalanced world. Constant Contact with Alec Stern will launch you to new levels.
– Lori Bruton, Author, Speaker, Coach & Freelance Writer
A big thank you to all these “Rock Stars” who have impacted my life. Who has influenced your life?
Let me impact your life. How? Grab a copy of my book. I am also available for writing services, speaking and workshops — text SPEAK to 844-394-4798 or message me.
Lori’s Stories are enriching lives and filling people with hope, love, and helping them find their purpose. Thank you for reading this blog. Leave a comment or message me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/loribrutonbiz
Listen to the Voice that Matters
By Lori Bruton
They say, “Be still” but what about all the bills?
Isolated and quarantined; how can you show up and be seen?
Does it matter? Will anyone care or will there just be silence and blank stares?
Too many questions, not enough answers; one minute you think you know what to do,
But then are you to cease and desist… or continue to persist?
Feeling unqualified and out of date can leave you in a compromising state.
You know feelings lie; but when do you feel them and when do you say goodbye?
This world is in a crazy state, which can mess with your mind and perspective.
That’s when it’s time to shut off the noise, breathe, and be reflective.
You thought you found your voice to finally speak up,
Is anyone really listening? Or, should you just shut up?
Where did your gifts go? Are they still in sight and you wonder if you are meant to write?
People say, “You should know the answer.” What if you don’t for real?
Trying to figure it out makes you weary. I know how you feel.
There is no rescue in sight; you do your best to continue to fight.
Now enter Gideon, who didn’t think he was capable. He felt weak and discouraged.
God sent an angel who called him a mighty man of fearless courage.
That is not how Gideon saw himself, God saw his potential and called him what he could become.
Okay, now this poem is done. I need to run.
Why? Because I AM a writer with messages to share,
Even though not everyone will care.
The moral of this Lori Story is delight in your weaknesses and difficulties,
Because where I am weak, He is strong and so are you.
Choose to BELIEVE what God says about YOU.
(Read 2 Corinthians 12:10)
What’s your dream? Is it to write a book, be an artist, a musician, dance, travel, be in a movie, speak on stage, or something else? Tell me. I want to know. Whatever it is, do you believe your dream can come true?
Belief and knowing it’s possible is an important first step. Can you see it like it’s already happened? I’m excited to hear about your vision. Paint me the picture so I can see it with you. Let me know more about you and what’s going on in your life.
When you were a child what did you enjoy doing? Remembering those things may give you clues about your dreams and passions if you don’t already know.
One of my favorite things is writing. I have discovered that many people dream of writing their own book. Most of them have not, because they don’t have time or think they have to be a good writer or some other reason. There is always a way to make it happen. Everyone has a story to tell.
Helping you go from where you are to where you desire to be is my specialty. Maybe it is writing a book. People write books for many reasons. Maybe it’s to leave a legacy, share a message, or the accomplishment of attaining the title of “author”. Telling your story can also be your own healing journey or a way to record your personal history. No matter the reason, if it’s your dream, DO IT. Don’t let anyone stop you or cause you to doubt, especially if the person stopping you is YOU.
Time is of the essence. Make your dream happen now. Let me help guide your way. As my mother used to say: “Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today.”
Speaking of HELP, may I ask for your help? Please let me know what topics are of interest to you that I can blog about. Also, your feedback about my book is appreciated. Right now it is on pre-sale with a description. Let me know if it intrigues you, why, and if you would read it. If it’s not for you, do you know who would benefit from reading my book?
Leave me a comment. It’s your time to make big things happen!