Five Ways to Transform Your Life and Your Business

I was going through an old journal of mine today and I found a list of five ways to transform your life and your business.

The date on my journal entry is June 19, 2007, and I had transcribed the list from materials I had from business/life coach named Melanie Benson Strick.

As I read through my notes, I realized how much Melanie’s philosophies blend with the idea of “rebooting yourself”, which is probably why I jotted them down in the first place.

Here’s the list:

5 Ways to Transform Your Life and Business
by Melanie Benson Strick

#1:  Get crystal clear about what is high-payoff, and what isn’t.  Learn to distinguish been distractions and real, revenue-generating activities.

#2:  Become an expert master at time management and focus.

#3:  Develop and implement proven strategies that get positive results.

#4:  Let go of programs, products, habits and even people who are not aligned with your vision.  Let go of your ‘babies’ if they no longer serve you.  Just because you created it doesn’t mean you have to keep it.

(Note:  Melanie was not saying let go of your human babies if they don’t serve you.  That would be ridiculous and inhumane.  She was talking about those times when you create something … and put so much creative time and energy into it that you consider it your “baby”.  Could be a book you write, a software program you write, music you make, and so on.)

#5:  Participate in communities and programs that attract people who are successful.  Avoid communities/groups of people who are struggling or complacent — they will never ‘get it’.  To catapult forward you need to surround yourself with people who are ready to play big and pursue success.

Almost seven years after copying down this list, I still find it useful as a reminder of how to live my life going forward.

Out of those five items, which resonates strongest with you?

P.S.:  You can find more about Melanie Benson Strick at her website of

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