BISMARCK, ND – November 18, 2020
RAYMA Team, LLC announces the third annual virtual retreat designed to help women create a 2021 life and business plan. Hosted by Co-founders, Certified Coaches, and best friends, Mandy B. Anderson and Raychel Perman, this one-day virtual event helps women gain clarity and direction in their life and career in the coming new year.
The first session of the day will feature their most requested coaching content “Lies and Labels,” where Anderson and Perman share personal stories of overcoming negative self-talk and toxic mindsets, equipping women to identify their own lies and labels and overcome them with their trademark Truth Statement® concept. The second session inspires women to overcome their objections and excuses to build the career and business they want. Additional topics throughout the day include Life and Business Year in Reviews and setting goals that are realistic, important, and attainable.
When the global pandemic hit we had to replace all face to face interactions with virtual options that made social distancing easy. The entire world had to pivot and interact in a whole new way with Zoom, Skype, and Microsoft Teams! And if we are being honest, some virtual interactions have gone better than others.
When the speaker, host, and admin are fully prepared virtual events can be an awesome alternative to cancelling or rescheduling. But when they aren't it can be a disaster! Maybe you've experienced this as either a presenter or an attendee... I know I have!
There are general rules of courtesy as participants of a virtual event that include: not eating during the meeting, muting yourself when you are not speaking, and arriving to the meeting room on time. However, as a presenter or host there are other best practices you must be aware of to make sure your virtual meeting, conference, or event runs as smooth as silk.
“All the world’s a stage.”
William Shakespeare’s words have never been more true. With social media and technology, all the world really IS a stage.
A few weeks ago I had a conversation with a business owner that was stuck in stage fright. Face to face in a personal conversation she had powerful words and was filled with passion. But once the camera turned on for a LIVE video, or a microphone was in her hand in a small room of people, she froze with a deer-in-headlights look on her face.
In the world of social media, the fear of public speaking and stage fright is real. And the only way to get over it, is to confront it.
I used to be terrified to speak in front of people. TERRIFIED! I had no problem singing in front of large audiences but the idea of speaking had be tongue tied beyond belief. I was scared of sounding stupid. So here’s what I did...
Have you ever found yourself saying yes to something and eventually (or immediately) regretted that you didn't say no?
As a recovering people-pleaser I understand this urge to always say yes because you don't want to disappoint anyone. But eventually saying yes when I should have said no led to overwhelm and burnout.
Maybe you've been asked to do something you are great at or passionate about. Or, it's a request from someone you've always wanted to work with. Or, maybe saying yes will open up new opportunities. But in all reality no matter how good the opportunity is, it simply doesn't fit into your current schedule and priorities.
Years ago we started giving our clients a script for how to say no when they wanted to say yes. Sometimes you just simply don't know what to...
Rest is one of the most important things you can do to take care of your physical, emotional, and mental health. And the practice least utilized by most people! Why? Maybe it's because they believe a myth about rest, and it is sabotaging their efforts without them even realizing it. Let's talk through a couple common myths about rest so you can identify them and break the cycle of not getting enough rest.
Hands up if you believe you will get less done if you schedule time to rest and relax? So many people do! But, research proves you will get MORE done if you make rest a priority. Here's some interesting statistics about performance, rest, and relaxation from a Huffington Post article, Relax! You'll Be More Productive.
If I were a betting woman, I would say you have felt increased levels of stress in the last 30 days. How do I know? Because most of us have. From job stress to financial strain you are probably feeling the pressure of increased stress! While stress is a part of the human condition, you don’t have to let it run amok until you are forced to deal with dire consequences. You can learn how to recognize the common symptoms of stress and then manage it.
I bet you are not surprised by that at all! Check out these statistics from The American Institute of Stress. Yep stress is so high, and the consequences so great, we need a whole institute to study it!
By: Mandy B. Anderson
If I told you that "you are a brand," what would you think?
Chances are you would look at me cross-eyed and be tempted to argue with me. We typically think of brands as big entities like Target, or Old Navy, or Nike. The average human being does not go around seeing themselves as a brand. It's just not a normal perception!
But what if we DID start to see ourselves that way? Would it change how we show up each day? Would it change what we post on social media? Could it be that by simply thinking of ourselves as a brand, we could connect the missing dots in our lives in new ways that finally help us get to where we want to go?
I think so.
I fully believe that you are a brand. As an employee. As an entrepreneur. As a person. You are a unique human being with experiences and skills that nobody else has!
I know, it sounds...a bit sleazy to think about creating an image for marketing purposes, right? It's okay if you think that way right now - I totally get it!...
This letter is for you. The entrepreneur who is ready to quit because it's lonely and thankless building a company alone. The small business owner who doesn't know how much longer it will take to make enough profit to bring home a paycheck. The founder who wonders why they started in the first place. And, for everyone in the "Messy Middle" of building a successful business.
The “Messy Middle” is the years between when you start your company and when you finally make a profit and bring home a paycheck. Depending on what kind of business you are building this could be a few years, or even up to a decade. You need to know this! Because if you do not you will quit on your dream too early, thinking you are a failure.
One of my favorite accounts to follow on Instagram is the Pink Papaya, founded by Sarah Landry. She has a podcast with over a million downloads and 1.6 million followers on Instagram. She is goals for most of us. Anyway, a few...
By: Raychel Perman
Building a website from scratch is daunting to say the least. And, if you’re like most entrepreneurs you are saving some cash and bootstrapping the process. I have done that for every single website I’ve built in the last decade! Turns out the process is quicker if you know the five crucial pages every website needs. No more wasting precious time! Yes!
This is the page where everyone goes to learn more about YOU and your company. It can be formal, quirky, or anything in between. It’s the place where your personality can shine because this page is all about the greatness of you, and what you have built. Here is some basic info you need to have:
By: Mandy B. Anderson
You influence people every day, and the problem with that is you probably don't even realize it.
Becoming an Influencer doesn't mean you have to have a massive audience. It means you understand what you bring to the table, and you're intentional in sharing it. But when you don't know that you already influence people every day, you squander the opportunity to make an impact. Over the next few moments, I want to share with you three ways that you already impact people without realizing it every day.
Did you smile at someone today or say thank you to a stranger that held the door open? If so, you influenced them to have a better day. On the other hand, if you were rude and cranky, you possibly influenced them to have a negative day too.
Your attitude and how you treat people you know, as well as people you don't know, is one of the most simple ways you influence people. Keep that in mind when you're in real...