Live in flow instead of fear during this Coronavirus pandemic.

As I write this, we are in the midst of the most prolonged pandemic crisis we have seen in my lifetime. The swine flu, at least to date, affected more people than the Coronavirus but was less deadly. We are now seeing social distancing become the norm, and many places are on lockdown. Our economy is suffering, and many people are living in fear and anxiety. 

Those of us fully in flow, who have also surrendered to just how good God is, are navigating this well. We are connecting more with leaders who also want to help others through this. We are supporting others more than ever before. The common belief in personal growth and development that life happens for you has really grounded me to seek the silver lining.

My company has responded in a swift and positive way, preparing to get our 500+ employees set up to work from home. We have been more innovative and resourceful. We have also been more compassionate and empathetic.

For any of you not living in flow right now, there are several things you can do so immediately. 

First, become aware you are not your thoughts. You can choose the ones that you allow to affect your daily life. 

Second, you need to re-write your vision out for this season of how you want to feel. Then anytime you have thoughts in opposition to it you simply release them rather than continuously think about them. 

Third, you have to learn how to focus on what is satisfactory in your life. I would recommend making a list of what is working well and a list of what is not working well. 

As you navigate your day, only focus on the list of what is working. To stay in flow, you must master this practice. For me, I have one major area out of alignment that was completely hijacked recently, that I am choosing not to focus on until I am stronger.

The last thing you need to do is check your self-worth. Uncertainty can create edges, and this is a great time to look at this. I do this by checking my worthiness formula just to see if I have anything left that needs to be removed. 

So how does our worthiness formula become affected when events like this happen? 

First, let me explain what our worthiness formula is. Think of it as your “Am I enough meter?” that lives silently below your consciousness level. Every day, there are millions of people feeling like they are not enough in many areas of their lives because their worthiness formula has too many variables tied to it. 

Therefore, we want to adopt a new worthiness formula that is solely based on our existence and nothing externally. Your worthiness is no longer tied to how you look, what you accomplish, or, more importantly, how others feel. 

With the wrong worthiness formula, if your income or career has been affected, you can easily fall into a “why me?” mentality. You can easily feel like it is happening to you. Your ego may start producing fear and doubt because you experienced other setbacks or things similar to this in the past, and you were hurt emotionally or financially by them. It can be a tricky time to stay in your highest self and not allow thoughts to bring you down. Feeling worthy of an abundance in spite of what is going on around you will allow you to experience this pandemic with more optimism.

At times like this, I ask myself one question over and over, so I don’t get stuck… “Is there a decision I need to make right now?” This takes me to a powerful state.  If there is not a decision I have to make right now, then all I can do is go back to gratitude and continue to take action towards my vision. We can get hijacked by fear and doubt so quickly and become immobile.

Remember, these are just thoughts with which we fuel the wrong emotions. We must see them as separate because we know everything is always working out okay for us, and, if it is not, we need to honestly assess what resistance we put up ourselves. 

I suggest we all maintain enough factual knowledge to make good decisions for ourselves. It’s time for us to find gratitude and opportunities to improve in any way we can; to appreciate everything we have and even the little things we took for granted like toilet paper or food. 

We can use this trying time to test our worthiness formula. You should feel so abundant and worthy of greater things to come. This season should only be used as a contrast for your vision. A simple shoulder shrug of “how can I appreciate dining out more, attending events, or having freedom to choose what I do more in the future?” 

This season in business might teach you to prepare for storms; to maintain higher liquidity; to always be innovating and diversifying. Being in the mortgage and real estate industries, this has been a common lesson. We have had the highest highs and the lowest lows. It has taught me to always view revenue over a five-year span versus what it is today. Although we celebrate good seasons, we are always prepared for a bad one. 

There are so many lessons to be learned in this pandemic if we remain mindful of growth and keenly aware. Be armed by increasing self-care, and put in more goodness from books, podcasts, documentaries, or influences than you are from negative news. If you’re an empath, you need to level-up your skills on holding your energy – there are lots of vampires out there who will try and steal your joy. 

I will keep you and your families in my thoughts and prayers. May you have more patience, compassion, resilience, and strength! May you see this as a catalyst for even more yumminess in your life and remove the edges you didn’t even know were there!

Warm regards,

Kelly Resendez

Kelly Resendez on the Millionaire Mindcast podcast!

Getting Into Flow State And Arming Yourself For Long Term Wealth Building And Success

I recently appeared as a guest on the popular national podcast, Millionaire Mindcastwith host Matt Aitchison.

You can listen to the podcast here or click on the image below.

From the Millionaire Mindcast podcast description:

In this episode of the Millionaire Mindcast, our guest is a superwoman, Kelly Resendez who shares knowledge and tips on how to balance all areas of your life, the formula of energy management, how to stay focus when you’re off track, some parenting advice and objectives, why should men uplift women empowerment, and how to open up the flow of opportunity!

Kelly is an EVP of Talent Acquisition and Development, a Loanpal, a Founder, Speaker at her two companies Big Voices Rise and FTSS, where she also offers training and coaching and to help struggling salespeople and leaders that wanted not only to increase their success but also have balance and fun doing it. Kelly is the author of the best-selling book Big Voices and Foundation to Sustainable Success. She uses the concepts of mindfulness, self-discovery and goal setting to help their team achieve the company’s objectives and runs its Women’s Mentoring Program.

Kelly is very fortunate to have badass parents who are both entrepreneurs and real estate investors. At an early age, she got into the mortgage industry, became a top 1% loan officer but wasn’t connected to the work on the deeper level. Kelly was losing all her energy as she was working all day & serving the real estate community. Those were the commission days and ‘Achiever Space’ which her fuel is an achievement, crushing anyone’s standards but miserable inside.

But then ever since, Kelly had this calling to make a massive impact in the world. Until in 2011, she decided to take a leap and go into more executive leadership to have the capacity to make a change in an organization. She applied the things she learned in personal growth and development, from the ‘achiever space’ to the mortgage industry. As a loan officer, she mastered the fear of rejection. Create a vision for the life she wants to feel, create and maintain the right mindset, take action and manage her energy around it.

On the other side, Kelly makes a point to be a little bit aware of what’s going on in your world. Know your priorities first and build your life around that. Figure out what your formula is and own it because you did it and it didn’t come in naturally. In addition, surrender and just acknowledge good and focus on it consistently. Choose not to focus on negative things. Instead of beating yourself for getting off track, don’t pay attention to it but find ways on how to combat it to make a positive world, learn and grow from it, and plan what you are going to do next. In short, pull opportunities of growth out of failures.

Also, Kelly believed that we need men and women to work together to give huge impact in the world. Currently, she is a catalyst for changing a lot of mindsets and working out to co-create this new level of joy, success, prosperity, and abundance.

Lastly, Kelly describes how the GoBundance community and other tribes have helped her to stay focused on her goals, have the right mindset, create the strategies and tools that she shares and make a huge impact on the world.

Seek out tribes according to your vision and what you want to feel!

Some Questions I Ask:

  • How do you balance being a Mom and this Powerhouse Woman in business and in building what you’re building right now? (00:38)
  • Where did your entrepreneurial journey start? (01:39)
  • Why in the mortgage? (02:33)
  • What was your approach going into this space of “my destiny is in my hands” that so many people fearful of? (04:54)
  • In your first couple of hurdles, what did your routine look like overcoming it? (07:26)
  • What’s been your formula for your energy management? (12:36)
  • How you’ve been able to stay in flow as long as you can & how do you know when you’re inflow or outflow?  (21:26)
  • Can you be massively successful & also well balanced? (23:59)
  • How have you been so well at creating boundaries despite being a superwoman in all areas of your life? (27:32)
  • What are some of the things that bring you the most joy right now? (31:08)
  • Was it anything not worthy that you guys are paying attention to? (33:55)
  • What is your message right now to young girls? (34:18)
  • Tell me what feminine energy means to you. (35:21)
  • What do you say to guys that think they’re better than you? (39:22)
  • How have you found those tribes you’re into and maximize and optimize every opportunity you have in those environments? (42:47)
  • Talk about GoBundance and FemWomen community. (48:41)
  • What is World Positive in your definition? How can people learn more about it? (57:18)
  • If you get to the end of your road and you’re looking at the rearview mirror of life, what would be the things that you considered made you successful in your journey? (58:39)

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • How to master the fear of rejection. (05:37)
  • Things that part of Kelly’s formula and framework (08:51)
  •  Kelly’s morning ritual. (16:12)
  • Matty’s 10 important things in life. (18:24)
  • What is being in Flow State. (19:16)
  • Kelly’s number one rule in life. (29:07)
  • The beliefs that save Kelly miraculously in raising kids. (29:23)
  • Conscious Collective. (32:09)
  • World Negative versus World Positive. (37:52)
  •  Why believing that you’re better than anyone is going to destroy you eventually. (40:47)
  •  One of Kelly’s Parenting Objectives. (46:30)
  • Incoming GoBundance Women events. (48:54)
  • How to open up that flow of opportunity. (52:16)

Quotes: 

  •  “If the greatest fear or barrier to success in this industry is the fear of rejection, then I’m going to master the fear of rejection.”
  •  “I create a vision for how I want to feel my life.”
  •  “As you’re attracting new experiences, you’re going to attract more fears, you’re going to attract all of these amazing things.”
  •  “Our energy is such a tool in understanding where we are really supposed to be.”
  •   “Your energy is your power plan you created.”
  •  “The things that we do tell ourselves become reality.”
  •   “There is a gear that we all have access to that is right behind hard work, that’s right behind achievement.”
  •  “Flow can last for as long as you choose for it too.”
  • “We are the creators of our reality.”
  • “That belief that you’re better than anyone is going to destroy you eventually.”
  •  “We are so different.”
  •  “When we get into something, we go all in.”
  •  “In order to get the most out of it, you have to start with that vision again.”
  •  “Great people want to help great people.”
  •  “It all boils down to love.”

Connect with Kelly Resendez on:

Website

Big Voices book by Kelly Resendez

Facebook

Instagram

LinkedIn

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Educational resources for children stuck at home.

Many of you have kids at home right now, which may require you to be more patient and understanding that you’ve ever have been. 

The best advice we can give you is to make the best of it, using this time to encourage your child’s learning and personal growth.

Children need structure, and that’s more important than ever when everyone is at home. So, create a schedule that works for you and reward your children for being disciplined. 

Here are some great resources for you to integrate into that schedule. Take the time to both watch and discuss these with them! 

We have you and your families in our thoughts as we all navigate this difficult period.

Please reach out if you need anything at all!

Books:

https://www.amazon.com/Habits-Highly-Effective-Teens-ebook/dp/B004IK92RA

https://www.amazon.com/How-Win-Friends-Influence-People/dp/0671027034

Financial Class:

https://www.ortusacademy.com/money-club?fbclid=IwAR1CGJNmWhpBxRSCaCJppbzRkoWN-EGeUEAHG2N0JHNzdmyPKKoX94jaPl4

Inspiration:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywuse55qU2A&list=PL44AC0C6CC0B0429C&index=9&t=0s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S05PBOIdSeE

Improving Confidence:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__Gs02ZmUmE&list=PL44AC0C6CC0B0429C&index=2&t=0ss

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZ05M1UhPrY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQjlcp3tr9c

Gratitude:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKtn_8m9n7U&list=PL44AC0C6CC0B0429C&index=3&t=0s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHv6vTKD6lg

Setting Goals:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ae-VJ_lauCw&list=PL44AC0C6CC0B0429C&index=4

On being yourself and feeling worthy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veEQQ-N9xWU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lw3NyUMLh7Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzMXtu93iQI

Overcoming Procrastination:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arj7oStGLkU

Overcoming Fear of Rejection:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khv-vJKxJS4

https://blog.iqmatrix.com/fear-of-rejection

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQMDrSxYXjo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVJYQtAT2ho

Time to Rise! Facts about gender inequality in the workplace.

March is Women’s History Month, with this year’s theme focusing on the future of women in all aspects of society, including business. So, today I wanted to share some insights into just how close we’ve come to breaking the glass ceiling in the U.S. workplace, but also how prevalent and ingrained gender inequality still is.

At the end of this blog, I also will address how women have fared in the real estate industry. You may be (pleasantly) surprised!

Here are some stats and facts about gender inequality and the pay gap in the workplace:

  • Currently, only 4.8% of all CEOs for the Fortune 500 are women. 
  • That means women make up nearly half of the workforce (47%), yet less than 1 out of every 20 CEOs is female.
  • The worst part is that the percentage of female CEOs has declined since 2017, when that number was up to 6.4%. But with such a small sample size, a few key resignations (Denise Morrison of Campbell Soup, Meg Whitman of Hewlett Packard, Sheri McCoy of Avon, and others) dropped that percentage sharply.
  • But the Chief Executive Officer’s corner office isn’t the only one usually unoccupied by women. Across all professional firms surveyed, only 40% have at least one woman in a management position at all.
  • 39% of men still don’t believe that the gender pay gap is real, but 42% of women say that they’ve experienced gender discrimination in the workplace.
  • When it comes to bringing home the bacon, women now earn 80.3% of the income men receive for the same position.
  • That means women earn an average of only $806 weekly compared to $1,004 for men for the same job, experience, qualifications, etc.
  • For professional or white-collar jobs, women earn only 68.7% of that of men, and that falls even further to 66.2% for women with advanced degrees.
  • Not only do men earn far more in professional and management jobs, but they hold those positions 62% of the time, compared to just 38% for women. Women also make up only 34% of senior managers, 29% of Vice Presidents, 23% of Senior VPs, and only 22% of C-suite executives.
  • While women have made strides to close the gender pay gap, if female income growth continues at the same rate as it has since the 1970s, it will be 2059 before women earn as much as men!
  • When men are responsible for hiring decisions, there’s only a 40% chance that a woman ends up with the position. However, that evens out to 50% when a woman is responsible for the hiring decisions.
  • Likewise, HR managers are 13% more likely to click or consider a male candidate’s job application than a woman’s, and women are 30% less likely to be called in for a job interview.
  • Even when the job is won, the gender inequality gap is profound when it’s time for raises and advancement.
  • For instance, men are 400% more likely to ask for a raise! And when women do request a pay raise, they typically ask for 30% less of a salary bump than their male cohorts.
  • Overall, men are granted pay raises 20% of the time once requested, but women’s pay raise requests are granted only 15% of the time.

While this is all patently unacceptable, there are a few bright spots for women in our current business landscape. In fact, the field of real estate (and mortgage, to a lesser degree) finds women well-represented.

  • According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), 67% of all Realtors (a designation held by real estate agents) are women in 2019. Furthermore, among the NAR, women make up 56% of all licensed brokers.
  • While women are definitely blazing new trails and excelling in the real estate industry, they are still becoming CEOs, executive directors, or filling top-level corporate roles at a dismally unequal rate. Only 12% of real estate firms have a woman as CEO or in those positions, and only 7% of companies with more than 100 employees have a woman in the top leadership role.

This March and beyond, let’s keep up the fight for women’s advancement in business and equal pay!


Sources: CNBC.com, BLS.gov, Phys.org, Hbswk.hbs.edu, PewSocialTrends.org, WeForum.org, HBR.org, RealEstateExpress.com, NAR.com, Smallbizgenius.net, Dol.gov

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Take a listen and take your business to the next level in 2020!

Please contact me if you’d like to talk about your 2020 goals and GET STARTED!

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Take a listen to some tips on getting outside of your comfort zone and taking more chances this week. When we get stuck in doing things we have always done, we will eventually get bored and burned out!