It’s never too early to start planning for 2015.

It’s never too early to start planning for 2015.

Today’s career tip: It’s never too early to start planning for 2015. Start planning now for your best year EVER.

There are still 45 days left of 2014 and this is by far the earliest I have ever created goals for the new year. I am usually the person who puts it all together on January 1st…after my new year’s celebration.

This year is different. I will be going on a three week vacation to Australia in December which has spurred me to start early. I also have a lot of exciting plans for my business in 2015. I want them all flushed out and on paper so when I get back on December 31st, I am ready to hit the ground running in my business.

Someone asked me on Facebook the process I go through to plan the new year. So here you go! Hopefully this provides you with a template to follow as well when you get ready for next year.

Step 1: 2014 Reflection: What went great in 2014 and what didn’t?

Step 2: 2015 Goals: What are my top 3 business goals that I want to focus on in the new year?

Step 3: 2015 Personal: What are the fun vacations, hobbies, events and books I want to read in 2015?

Step 4: 90-Days: What actions do I need to take in the first 90 days of the new year to reach my goals?

Step 5: Vision Board: What does my vision of the year look like? Here’s the article on how to make a vision board.

So carve out some time now to start planning your best year yet!  Bring it on 2015!

 

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Learn from someone who is where you want to be.

Learn from someone who is where you want to be.

Today’s career tip of the day: Contact one person you don’t know and ask for help.

Trying to make your career or business goals happen by yourself can be tough.  The best investment I ever made is when I reached out to a coach who was where I wanted to be someday. My career and business transformed almost overnight when I got the right coaching and mentorship for myself.

My coach made me dream bigger and really made me see all that I was capable of. That is why I highly recommend that you also get the support you need to help you become the woman that you are capable of.

So what are your career goals and who can you reach out to TODAY to ask for help?

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*NEXT MONDAY*Have you ever thought of ditching Corporate America and starting your own business? Want to work less and make more? Then I am someone who is already where you want to be.

I am sharing how I ditched my day job and started an online business on my free call next Monday, “The 5 Steps to Ditch Your Day Job and Transition Into a Profitable, Freedom-based Online Business and Live Your Ideal Lifestyle!” Click here to sign up.

 

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It’s time to celebrate your accomplishments ladies! (VIDEO)

It’s time to celebrate your accomplishments ladies! (VIDEO)

Career Tip of the Day: Focus On Your Accomplishments.

Career Tip of the Day: Today I want you to focus on your accomplishments, not your mistakes and everything that has gone wrong. Often (as women) we focus so much on what went wrong and our mistakes that we forget to celebrate all of the awesome things we are doing! This is why every morning I write down three success I had the previous day.

Write down today what has gone really well this year. What have your accomplishments been lately?

After you do this, then we can start thinking about what you want to accomplish next year. Yes 2015 is already upon us!

So what have been your big accomplishments in 2014? I want to know! Share in the comments!

Here are a few of mine:

1) Pushing out a baby (no meds..holymoley! Accomplishment of a lifetime actually!)

2) Speaking internationally in Brazil.

3) Publishing a book.

Woohoo! What are yours?

P.S. Just opened! “Create a Career or Business You Love in 2015″ complimentary coaching sessions.  Check it out here!

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This is new

This is new

It’s Anna here with my little helper.  

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We are coming to you this week from our own house which is a huge relief. You see, last week my husband got sick and we had to vacate the premises. Luckily, we headed to the grandparent’s house nearby and I closed up my business for a few days. I am so grateful now that I can do that. I have structured my life, career and business around my family and my ideal lifestyle which allows me to make changes in case of emergencies like last week. 

Problem is, I get a ton of emails from women who want to quit corporate too but don’t know where to start. Or women who want to start their dream business but they have health benefits so they could never quit. Or moms who have a passion in (insert your passion here) but don’t have any extra cash to survive until their business starts earning them money.

I have heard it all and trust me, I had those same worries too! I had a six-figure salary and the corporate office with a great view. Why give that up to start my own gig?

I will tell you why. 

1) To have freedom and autonomy and work when I want to work

2) To have a purpose in life and live a life of meaning

3) To stop the stress and find a happier work-life balance

It wasn’t easy but I built my business on the side and submitted my resignation letter knowing that everything would be OK. I have now replaced my corporate income and work half as much creating online coaching programs.

Sound like fun? You are in luck because I am peeling back the curtain next Monday evening on a free training call. I will be sharing exactly how I left my corporate job for my dream business and how you can do it too. It’s called “5 Steps to Ditch Your Day Job and Transition Into a Profitable, Freedom-Based Online Business and Live Your Ideal Lifestyle!”

Grab your spot on the free training call now here.

Even if you have never thought about starting your own business, listen in. I might spark something in you that you never knew. :-)

Here’s what I will cover on the free call:

  • How to determine when you should make your exit
  • How much money you need to save and how to make it
  • How to work less and make more by being your own boss
  • A simple system to ditch your day job without the overwhelm and stress

Have a fabulous week everyone!

Anna Runyan (and her little helper)

P.S. Remember to register for my upcoming free training call to learn how you can transition into a business you love in 2015. Click here to sign up.

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Don’t let your job take over your life.

Don’t let your job take over your life.

Today’s career tip comes directly from an article I read this morning. Click here to read.

This article could be a wake-up call for you. JohnJerryson, 46, posted on a forum recently about his regrets in his life. He talks about how he’s wasted his life and his ambitions. His job took over his life and he became an awful husband while being a money-making machine.

If we aren’t careful and very aware of the decisions we make in our careers, time can go by real fast. We realize we are still doing the same thing that we were doing last year. Not growing. Not learning. Not changing.  Just stuck.

Be aware. Be conscious. Don’t settle and please don’t let your job take over your life.

Here’s to living a life of no regrets.

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Don’t be a people pleaser

Don’t be a people pleaser

It’s time to change things up a bit! Going forward on the blog you will now see bite-sized pieces of daily career inspiration. I know you are busy and I am too with my 5-month old on the move! This means that the long drawn out blog posts just aren’t going to happen these days. PLUS, I think you are actually going to love these little pieces of inspiration to motivate you through the day.  So enjoy!

Today’s “Move Up Monday” Tip: Aim to be respected, not liked by everyone you work with. Don’t be a people pleaser.

Don’t worry so much about if everyone else will like the decisions you make and how you handle certain situations. Let me break it down for you….not everyone will like you. Sorry. I know it’s tough, but they just won’t.  When you are in charge and have to make tough decisions, make the decision that will earn you the most respect.  Don’t worry so much about hurting people’s feelings.

Want more tips to get ahead and move up?  Click here to listen to the free MP3 audio download of my interview with career expert Kate White.

 

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Good things in life are free?

Good things in life are free?

Hey!

Are you ready for this? I don’t know if you have looked around my site in awhile, but I just added a bunch of brand new FREE goodies that you can download now. I worked so hard to get these done because I wanted to give you some career treats just in time for Halloween.

So I’ve got something for everyone and you don’t even need to dress up in a costume!  We’ve got free products if you want to get hired at your dream job, get ahead in your career or start a business you love.

Click here to join our Halloween party and download your free items now.

xoxo,

Anna

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The Best LinkedIn Strategy Is….

The Best LinkedIn Strategy Is….

So we all know that job searching can eat up a lot of time.  First, you have to find a job to apply to. Then, you have to complete those awful applications that make you include so much info that no one even looks at. And it’s the same boat if you are starting a business. There are so many things to do before you can even start earning an income, where do you even start?

I know firsthand that finding a career you love with a very busy schedule can work, you just have to use your time wisely and efficiently. And building relationships is your best bet for success.

So, here’s a super easy LinkedIn strategy to use if you are short on time:

STRATEGY: Use LinkedIn Groups to Contact Someone You Don’t Have an Email For 

If you want to contact someone at your dream company but can’t find the right contact information anywhere, check out the person’s public LinkedIn profile and see what groups he or she is part of. Then, join the group where you share a mutual interest. Once you are in the same group, you can send a message through LinkedIn. Just make sure you include something about your common interest in your message—it’ll make you seem like a networker, not a stalker.

**BONUS TIP FOR ENTREPRENEURS

Linkedin is an amazing place to find clients. I find clients there everyday using this same tip.  I even used this tip to fill my last live event here in San Diego! First, search your LinkedIn groups for your ideal clients. Then, send them a message offering a free gift or an invitation to an upcoming webinar or event.

Good stuff, right? Focus on networking on LinkedIn and you will get awesome results.

So there you have it! If I’ve convinced you that there are specific strategies that can help you find a career you love a lot faster than what you are doing now, I want to encourage you to check out my “90-Day Love Your Career Formula” program. This is THE program you need to finally start seeing real results from all your job search efforts.

Here’s exactly what my “90-Day Love Your Career Formula” program will give you…

  • The formula to identify your ideal career or ideal business to start
  • The details you need to get hired at your dream job or start your dream business
  • The little-known techniques to create your personal brand and social media strategy to attract your ideal career opportunities instantly (and ideal clients if you take my entrepreneur track!)

Click here to get all the details.  Don’t wait! You could start seeing results THIS WEEK if you get started now!

P.S. Remember, doors close to my “90-Day Love Your Career Formula” at midnight PST TONIGHT. If you join us today, you will also be invited to a private, Facebook group with me and the rest of the members. You will get the opportunity to ask any questions you have. I continuously hear that the support and accountability of the members and myself online is one of the best features of our program. I rarely offer an opportunity like this, so don’t wait and sign up now to grab your spot in the program and the private Facebook group before we close tonight at midnight!

P.P.S. Since I have been perfecting my formula for two years now with feedback from hundreds of my clients already, most likely this will be the last time I will be doing this LIVE. Jump onboard now! Don’t say I didn’t warn ya! Learn more here.

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Finding a career you love is not as hard as you think

Finding a career you love is not as hard as you think

You’ve tried everything you can think of in your job search. So where, exactly, are you against your career goals and dreams?

The truth is, most of us struggle to find a career we love at first. And even if you have a job that is paying the bills, it’s tough finding the career you were born to do. The one you are meant to do that makes you so darn happy to wake up and go to work everyday.

My friend reminded me of something the other day. I have been sharing a lot on social media that I have a career I love now which makes me super happy BUT I need to make sure I don’t forget about those days that I was really, really stuck….just like some of you are. It’s easy to block that part of my life out because those days were so hard.

I dreaded going to work every morning. I put on a fake face and pretended I was enjoying what I did but deep down inside I just knew that there was something missing. I knew there was something bigger that I was supposed to be doing. I was so stressed and burnt out and my life was just being run by my work. I was taking work home on nights and weekends. I was missing out on friends and family. I was too busy working at a job I hated to even start thinking about making a transition. It was even impacting my health and it took a very hard rock bottom of being in an emergency room where I finally made a vow to myself that I WOULD quit my job someday.

So please be encouraged by my story. There is an end in sight. Just keep hustling and working your butt off and it will pay off. I promise!

My own journey getting my career unstuck is why I created the “90-Day Love Your Career Formula” program. Job searching and finding THE career you were born to do can be confusing. There’s definitely a learning curve–and some key do’s and don’ts.

So I created my program to take the mystery and guesswork out of finding a career you love, once and for all. It’s a myth that the economy is too hard to find a career you love right now. Or you are too old and have lost too much time to change directions into a a career you are excited about. Or you don’t have the money or knowledge to start a business.

All you need is a strategy and a clear goal.

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With my “90-Day Love Your Career Formula” program, you can LITERALLY steal the strategies that career and business coaches charge over $3,000 for — and turn yourself into a “Dream Job Magnet”. Whether you are looking for a career change or looking to start a new business, I’ve got exactly what you need.

If your goal is to live your ideal workday, wake up excited to go to work and have a purpose in your career, we’re going to go over EXACTLY how to do that…step-by-step.

I’m packing a lot into this, because honestly, I’m SO tired of seeing people stuck in jobs they hate. There are way too many people stuck in jobs they hate in this world never really living up to what they are meant to be doing. Don’t be one of these people. Start taking action today to get your career unstuck.

Here’s a link with more info.  (This is also your 24-hour notice because registration closes tomorrow).

One more thing! When you sign up for “90-Day Love Your Career Formula” you will also be invited to 6 group coaching calls with me. You will get the opportunity to ask any questions you have. I rarely offer live Q&A opportunities like this one, so don’t wait and sign up now to grab your spot in the program AND a seat at my live group coaching calls.

I hope to see you in the program!

P.S. You must act fast because there are only a few spots left AND registration closes tomorrow.  We have to officially close tomorrow so that everyone can get started completing the videos, worksheets and personality assessment before our first group coaching call on Tuesday, October 21st!  Click here to get your career unstuck in the next 90 days.

P.P.S. As you may remember, I received a request from someone who knew the value of my 90-Day Love Your Career Formula BUT needed an easier payment plan because she had a child in daycare. So I gave her an easier 4-month payment plan. To be fair, I wanted to give you that option as well only through midnight tonightYou can purchase the easy 4-pay here.

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I Love My Career Case Study- Vivian Ly: “I got 3 job offers!”

I Love My Career Case Study- Vivian Ly: “I got 3 job offers!”

Welcome to the first edition of the “I Love My Career” series which aims to celebrate women (and my clients) who are stepping up and making HUGE leaps in their careers. I love sharing the real and raw truth on what it takes to achieve career success. One of the reasons I love my job is I get to work with ambitious women and let me tell you, Vivian is one of them. This girl was so determined to find a career she loved. I was not surprised when she emailed me to tell me that she got THREE job offers and needed help deciding between them!  This girl is going places and I can’t wait to see her career unfold. Thanks Vivian for sharing your story and inspiring us to not settle in our careers.

Tell us about the career you love!

I could not be more happy in my career right now! I am an Executive Recruiter at CyberCoders. I work with people who are happy and positive. I am on the same page with my co-workers intellectually and we can have great conversations. My managers understand me. They push me and make me not afraid to fail.

What do you think made the biggest difference in your job search?

Definitely, LinkedIn! Recruiters found me through my LinkedIn profile. It was really helpful to make sure I had the right keywords in my profile. Another thing that helped a lot were informational interviews. This helped me get intel on the company. With the intel, I was able to sell myself better in their language.

Were there moments of fear and doubt?

At first, I was a tad frustrated because I still couldn’t figure out a career path and my life was getting more hectic by the day. I didn’t want to settle for a job that didn’t fit me. There were times I wasn’t sure what to do. I didn’t want to take the wrong offer since I had three offers.

What helped you get over the fear and doubt?

Over the summer, I was intensively interviewing and in that process many of the things we talked about in the Love Your Career Formula course played through my head. By visualizing what I hoped my first job would be like, whether it was the environment, pay structure, skills needed or the type of people I would be working with, I was able to really understand what I wanted.

How did Anna and the Love Your Career Formula help you find a career you love?

It really helped to create the career vision of what I wanted in your course. Writing it down and asking myself the tough questions. Getting more detail about my career vision instead of being vague. Through your course, I discovered what I was passionate about. Because I had gone through my prior accomplishments in your course, it also was a lot easier to show my value during interviews. Carefully going through my skills and reviewing the personality test helped me narrow down career fields.

From the 3 offers I got, I listed my required criteria of my dream job and which one matched my values from your course. It really helped me make a better decision. The best offer came in and it lined up exactly with my ideal career outline and the culture that I wanted at my dream job.

Lastly, do you have any other advice to women who want to find a career they love too?

Network anywhere and everywhere. I once networked in a bar in a bathroom and it turned into a great informational interview with a PR agent. Make every effort to talk with everyone around you. Put feelers out and start building relationships.

Also, take advantage of the activities in Anna’s course because they play a major role in making a sound career choice. I was able to rank the attributes that were the most important to me logically, and follow my heart. I wanted to thank you for that! For my first job out of college, I’ve gotten everything I could have ever wanted. I know I’ll just be going up from here.

If you would like to achieve the same success as Vivian, you are in luck! Anna’s 90-Day Love Your Career Formula is now open but closes at midnight on Monday, October 20th. Click here to learn more and grab your spot now.

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