Interview With Anilia
How did you become a Mindset Coach?
To answer this question, it’s probably best that I share with you a defining moment and resulting “compelling story” that brought me to where I am today, coaching people like you on exactly what to do to develop a success-conscious mindset and live the life of their dreams.
The defining moment in my life happened in 2003. I was miserable and it didn’t seem like anything was going right in my life. I was falling out of love with my boyfriend, I was overworked, underpaid and undervalued by my boss, and I had loads of debt with nothing to show for it. To top it all off, that year I was diagnosed with a medical condition (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) and started gaining weight. I couldn’t see a way out of where I was or a solution to all the problems I had.
I started having insomnia. I’d lie awake at night, staring at the ceiling, thinking “is this it? Is this all there is to life? Is my life only going to revolve around going to work, coming home, and paying the bills?” I started thinking about rich, successful people. How’d they reach their level of success? Some had inherited their fortune, but most I knew about had not. What’d they do differently than the rest of us? I started asking myself, ‘what makes some people successful – while the rest of us are clueless?’
I didn’t want to talk about my feelings with anyone, because on the outside I was living the “American dream”. I’d done all the things I was supposed to do: I graduated from college with good grades, had a good job, and I was on track to get married and have kids. I didn’t want to admit that I was unhappy – or worse – didn’t know what would make me happy.
One night I broke down and told my older brother what was bothering me. I expected him to tell me to stop complaining and just suck it all up. I thought he’d say “this is the real world” and that I should go and pray about my unhappiness. Instead, he told me to read a book that he’d given me years before that I’d never even taken off the shelf. That book was “Think and Grow Rich”. As cliché as it sounds, it changed my life! To this day it’s my favorite book and I read it constantly. From that night on, everything changed for me.
I read everything I could get my hands on about personal development, the law of attraction, and how to succeed in life. I bought audio programs, went to seminars and attended a few Meetup groups. From there I began a journey toward self-love, heightened awareness, spirituality and the pursuit of happiness. I felt like I had broken free of chains I didn’t even know existed.
But as I looked around me and shared what I’d been learning, I realized that most people were still being held prisoners to conformity. Most people hadn’t read the books, listened to the audios or developed the methods that I’d created; most people just accepted what we’d always been told and didn’t question the way life is. And even the ones who’d read the same things that I’d read weren’t getting similar results. It’s like the principles I’d learned about were going straight into my brain – but that wasn’t happening for everyone.
My life looks totally different today than it did back in 2003. I’ve learned how to attract so many things into my life that I’ve always wanted and I wake up every day with happiness and excitement. I vowed to myself to show others how they can attain happiness, abundance and freedom from mainstream thinking too. From that vow, Motivated Sista was born in 2009.
I’ve written hundreds of articles on personal development, motivation, and a success-conscious mindset. The positive response I get from my readers is overwhelming! After receiving feedback that my encouragement helps people to pursue their biggest dreams, I’ve made a commitment to dedicate the rest of my professional life to helping other women entrepreneurs reach their goals in less time and with less effort through my workshops, products, and private consulting.
Since then, I’ve created The Goal Success System™; a series of 10 important mindset-building steps every woman entrepreneur needs to apply to reach their goals consistently and with fewer struggles.
Who are your clients exactly?
I work with women entrepreneurs who either want to start a new business or take their current business to the next level. The clients who have the best results tend to be spiritually open-minded (not adverse to the law of attraction), high achievers with a passion for being their own boss. They may have never been taught how to move ahead despite their fears and benefit from someone holding them accountable to their goals. These women know that there’s more to life than earning a paycheck and retiring at 65; they just need a support system of like-minded people and the tools to stay consistently motivated and focused.
How are you different from other “business coaches?”
Although we will occasionally touch upon time management and other “business coach-y” things, you have me as a mindset expert and consultant. I ONLY work with sole practitioners and very small businesses. I’m different because the foundation of my coaching is building a success-conscious mindset – without the right mindset, we can create to-do lists and vision boards and say a million affirmations and not move one inch closer to our goals.
Success starts with what you think and feel inside, and I help my clients radiate that success outward to their goals and aspirations. Once I help my clients get out of their own way, goal achievement for them becomes fun and much less stressful.
What type of personality do you work best with and what is expected of me?
The Goal Success System workshops, products and programs were created for women who are absolutely excited and deadly serious about reaching their goals. They were created for you to take the burning desires you already have and light your motivation on fire!
Being a high achieving go-getter myself, I’m known to work best with other high achieving go-getters who are super-ready to get going and just want to know exactly what steps to take to reach their goals.
You will be expected to take serious and consistent action. No excuses anymore, just a very different way of thinking and full support while you move out of your comfort zone and into your real purpose in life.
For what type of professional is this program NOT going to work?
Please know I’m very selective in who I work with and I cherry-pick my clients, choosing to (gently) turn away people who aren’t suited for my programs and won’t get the results for which they would have signed up for. (It wouldn’t be fair to them.)
The Goal Success programs are NOT for those who have no money coming in and are absolutely, financially desperate, at least not right away. It’s been my experience that people in financial crisis do not trust the recommendations I give them and do not do the work (probably because they spend so much time worrying about where they are going to get next month’s rent check or mortgage payment.)
If you fall within this category, it’s absolutely OK. We’ve all been in times of financial crisis at one point or another. Do yourself (3) favors:
- Get some money coming in with a full-time or part-time job at the very least, and then call me. This will take the edge off and provide a little more peace of mind. Mostly, it will de-clutter your mind enough to focus on your Goal Success assignments and the BIG picture.
- Sign up for free Motivated Sista mindset tools over email (Click here to subscribe to my ezine.) The free information will get you started towards your goals until you’re ready to work with me one-on-one.
- Make a point to listen to the free teleclass seminars I announce on my ezine. These seminar downloads will give you a LOT of things to think about.
Another type of person I won’t work with (without exception) is the whiner or the chronic skeptic, as well as individuals who consistently make excuses for not getting their assignments done or challenging every aspect of the program. If you are one of these people, I gently and respectfully ask that you not call and I hope you understand why. We’ll probably just not work well together and I wouldn’t want you to waste your time or money. That’s only fair to both of us.
What exactly is The Goal Success System™ and what does it include?
Developing a mindset that automatically attracts success begins with understanding how you currently think and how you were taught to respond to the events in your life. Then, it means taking serious action to align your thoughts with your goals and change your beliefs to better attract success. Third, we implement strategies and practices to make sure you don’t get stuck in any roadblocks. Here’s what the System gets you to do:
- Make reaching your goals a priority
We evaluate when and how you make time to take action on your goals, create room in your schedule, prioritize your daily task lists, and put a “pause” on non-essential people, events and activities so you can fully invest yourself in growing your business. We then cluster your work, business develop days and days off so that you make the most of every minute you have. Essentially, we clear the decks for what’s most important.
- Connect to who you REALLY are
We will examine your self-image and how this plays into the success you’re striving for. I’ll introduce you (for some it is a reintroduction) to principles of how your mind works and walk you through the process of incorporating these principles into your daily life. I’ll also show you new ways to lovingly think of yourself and your goals. Ultimately, you should walk away with total faith that you deserve everything you dream about.
- EFFECTIVELY use the law of attraction
We’ll take concepts you might have heard of and make them practical. I’ll show you how the law of attraction is not just a myth, but a universal principle that most successful people consciously and unconsciously apply to their lives. We’ll go beyond myth, conjecture and hype and discuss concrete ways the law of attraction fits into your goals. And I’ll show you how to gauge what you’re in the process of attracting – right now. This step is crucial because you’ll begin living life by design – and not by default.
- Pinpoint your negative beliefs
During this step, we’ll narrow down the exact thoughts that have been holding you back from the success you deserve. We’ll work on dismantling these beliefs once and for all, and installing supportive beliefs based on who you really are and what you want out of life. We’ve been socialized to believe certain things as true; based on your personality you act on those beliefs differently than other people. We’ll examine that aspect of striving for your goals too.
- Guard your mind against negative outside influence
We often hold ourselves back by waiting for the approval and support of others. More often than not, we receive negative feedback and false information instead of the support and advice we need to persevere. Discouragement crops up from both outside and inside of us, and there are several tactics we can employ to guard against it. We’ll introduce these tactics into your daily life to strengthen your resolve and keep your motivation high.
- Visualize and move toward your ideal life
Here you’ll expand upon the techniques you’ve already incorporated to craft a powerful vision of your idea life and keep that vision at the forefront of your mind. Based on that vision and the plan we create for your goals, you’ll start taking strategic action. Say goodbye to your comfort zone!
- Take action right where you are
No more waiting for the perfect time or circumstances – the time is NOW. Here, we will have you see that time waits for no man and opportunities are passing you by as you wait for perfection. You’ll begin to step out on faith and let go of the need to see how things will play out before you take action. We’ll go deeper into what it really means to ‘step out on faith’ and how you can better trust and believe that only good things are coming your way.
- Act IN SPITE OF your deepest fears
I’ll share with you the ways in which your mind is designed solely to survive – and not THRIVE and excel. You’ll stop beating the drum of what’s happened to you in the past and what has previously held you back. Here is the step where you’ll rewrite your story of how you want your life to be and learn how to act even when you’re afraid. It’s courage-building time!
- Stay motivated and determined to succeed
I’ll show you ways to break down the resistance that your mind will build up to the changes you’re making. It’s easy to revert to old patterns of thought and this is the time to ensure that this doesn’t happen. Here we’ll build your fortitude against life’s adversities and target exactly what motivates you and gets your engine going. This step is powerful!
- Implement daily motivation and mindset systems for consistent action and results
We’ll fit all your building blocks together during this step. Together we’ll blend them all together in a way that saves you time, keeps you focused and attracts your desires to you with less effort.
These are the steps of The Goal Success System™ I’ve created after working through my own fears and roadblocks, and showing others how to implement these principles in their lives as well. In addition to these 10 categories, you’ll learn other strategies and tactics to manage fear, eliminate self-sabotage, put yourself first and reach the goals you’ve been dreaming about for a long time.
Does this really work?
Yes! The result of our work is an approach to thinking about and taking action on your goals that, over time and with your dedication, works to attract the success you’ve been striving for and help you stay on track and focused.
What results can I expect?
You can expect to:
- Make SIGNIFICANT headway on the goals you’ve been dreaming about for years
- Turn your passion or idea into a tangible business and start making money
- Silence that annoying voice in your head that says “you can’t do it”
- Step out of your comfort zone and start living your purpose
- Recover from setbacks caused by listening to the naysayers in your life and in society – and learn to tune them out altogether
- Save time by creating an action plan instead of spinning your wheels
- Move away from limiting beliefs and stop thinking like ‘the masses’ who don’t have the same goals, talents and passions that you do
- Start attracting opportunities and money into your life, instead of feeling like you have to struggle to get ahead
- Get proven techniques you can apply right away to reenergize and rejuvenate yourself quickly
- Create a powerful vision for your life and your business
- Banish doubts and insecurities and start seeing the power you have within you
- Learn to think like successful people to attract success to you
Obviously, this depends on how long you’ve been in business and how much you put into the assignments that I give you. That said, virtually all clients see results within the first couple of months in the form of increased self-esteem, significant progress on important goals, and sustained motivation to keep striving for success.
How can I guarantee myself that I will reach more of my goals, faster and with less effort?
Do all of your assignments and fieldwork. Be totally focused on your success. Understand that it’s not a “quick fix,” it’s not magic and it takes up to a year for you to plant all the seeds in your mind and for those seeds to grow into the fruit that you can enjoy.
Anilia, based on everything I’ve read and heard about you, I know you’re the one I want to learn from. What are my options for getting started with you?
Congratulations on making a decision for increased success! I’m happy to work with you to achieve your business goals.
To get started with achieving your goals, converting your mindset to automatically attract abundance and keeping you motivated, here are the different programs and products I’ve created for you:
- I highly recommend that you start with the Goal Success Mastery Program™. It contains absolutely ALL the basics to make reaching your goals a priority, get clear on what you really want, recognize and avoid the mindset traps you aren’t aware of, create a plan of attack to reach your goals, eliminate limiting beliefs that have been holding you back and think like successful people do. This program is a Must-Have and will show you step-by-step exactly what to start doing—and stop doing—in your approach to pursuing your business goals in order to start living your dreams. This program creates the most results BY FAR.
- Once you’ve worked through the basics of the Goal Success Mastery Program™, keep your progress going by enrolling in the Goal Success Maintenance Program. We’ll continue to tweak your mindset and magnetize your mind for abundance. I’ll also keep you accountable on the goals you set during the Goal Success Mastery Program, as some of your goals will start to manifest for you during this time.
- Maybe all of this sounds great but you don’t have as much time to commit. High-achieving go-getters who want to move extraordinarily fast in upgrading their mindset and building their businesses can also contact me to apply for the Goal Success Acceleration Program. To hear more details and send it your application for my review (I don’t select everyone, so I cherry pick my clients. Email me at info(at)MotivatedSista.com for an application.)
Great! Did you know that one of the most prominent characteristics of successful people is that they take action? They take educated risks, are decisive, and they move forward towards success faster as a direct result of this. It’s a well-known fact these people make decisions based on their gut instinct. So, that being said, since this feels right for you, then go for it.
Here’s what you do: just click on the info page links above or if you have a question, give me a call at 202-695-3927 or email me at info(at)MotivatedSista.com and I’ll be happy to answer any questions you have. I can’t wait to meet you in person or on the phone to get you started on your path to more success, reaching your big goals and living the life you’ve always dreamed of!
If I’m not sure I’m ready to get started, how can I sample your work at low cost to see if it’s the right solution for me?
A way to sample The Goal Success System™ is by subscribing to my weekly email newsletter. The email newsletter provides you with proven tips and powerful techniques from my coaching programs. It is a must for anyone who wants to stay motivated to achieve their goals. Subscribe here.
OK, I’m ready to do this for myself, but I have a couple of additional questions. Can I call you? Good, sounds like you’re ready to be pulled into your future! Yes, if you have a couple of questions, just email me at info(at)MotivatedSista.com or call me directly at 202-695-3927 and I’ll be happy to walk you through the different options to see which one will be the very best for you. I can’t wait to see you succeed and am honored to be the one to help you. Let’s get going!