The Power of The Personal Note

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In this technological day and age, it’s getting harder and harder to stand out.

Did you know that 144.8 billion emails are sent each and every day?

That’s a heck of a lot of emails—120 per day on average— to wade through and respond to on a daily basis.

Additionally, most people (about 82%) are reading those emails on a mobile device, meaning that a good majority end up getting buried, lost, or simply deleted without so much as an open.

So, how do you stand out amongst the technological clutter?

With a hand-written note, of course!

Think about it. What kind of mail (if any) do you get on a daily basis? My mailbox tends to be full of bills (boring), local magazines (snooze), and catalogs (snore). When a sweet little note shows up in my mailbox, it stands out.

As in, I cherish it.

I don’t forget about it either. I am 1,000x more inclined to want to connect with whomever sent the card. Or want to do something kind in return.

If you think about it, that type of response is exactly what you want when building and nurturing your business.

You want to stand out in the marketplace.

You want people to remember you, think kindly of you, and connect with you.

You want to be top of mind.

So the next time you’re putting together a marketing plan, why not include a little snail mail outreach as part of your game plan?

*Statistics used in this post came from this article on Mashable.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Emily Levenson, Propelle Co-Pilot Emily Levenson has been inspiring others since the turn of the century. She has been referred to as a rainbowmaker, a magical mentor, and a game changer.Most days, you can find Emily tweeting up a storm, blogging about the delicious and healthy foods she creates, playing on Pinterest, and Facebooking with the best of them.

Emily has been lucky enough to have been featured in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The Pittsburgh Business Times, NEXTPittsburgh, and on WTAE-TV.

@emilylevenson
emilylevenson.com

Secrets. Stories. Stimulating Activities.

7 Secrets to Soaring: Helping You (And Your Business) Take Flight

Over the past three years we have worked and connected with over 1000 women entrepreneurs. During our conversations, we’ve found that several themes continued to arise time and time again.

Seven themes to be precise:

  1. Finding your voice.
  2. Jealousy.
  3. Believing in yourself.
  4. Confidence.
  5. Fear.
  6. Making mistakes.
  7. Taking risks.

We believe that these themes are the secrets that all successful entrepreneurs have implemented at one point or another. We wanted to share these secrets along with stories from women in the Propelle community who have put these ideas into practice.

We’ve compiled it all into one handy dandy eBook.

And because we believe that all women entrepreneurs should have access to this information, you get to decide the price.

That’s right, it’s a “pay what you want party” for the next seven days.

All you have to do is click the big Add to Cart button below, enter the dollar amount you want to pay, click checkout or use Paypal, and then enter the rest of your payment details. Once checkout is complete, you’ll be emailed a link to download the eBook.

And just like that, you’ll be on your way to soaring.

Some sexy stats from the last three years of Propelle!

Over 50 women joined us at our three year anniversary celebration this week at Pittsburgh Winery! (Sorry the picture is a little fuzzy!)

Over 50 women joined us at our three year anniversary celebration at Pittsburgh Winery!

This month we’re celebrating our third birthday!

As we look back on our first few years in business, we are delighted by what has taken place.

Here are some highlights!

We’ve organized and hosted:

  • 16 Networking Happy Hours
  • 5 In-person workshops
  • 4 In-person lecture events and two virtual free webinars.
  • 6 intimate events like dinner parties, coffee dates, and most recently to hear Elizabeth Gilbert speak for our Rock It! members.
  • A Style Summit complete with head shots/hair/and make-up services and featuring very talented speakers including Kiya Tomlin.
  • A day long retreat at beautiful Choderwood including acupuncture, meditation, green juice, and big picture brainstorming.
  • We’ve partnered with 10 different area nonprofit organizations that support women and we’ve raised over $2000 in support for them.
  • Over the last two years we’ve worked with 15 different women in the Propelle Mastermind and many others with our VIP and consulting services.

 We estimate we’ve served over 1000 women through these events and offerings and that makes our hearts so full.

So now … a virtual toast!

Here’s to women supporting other women.

Here’s to collaboration over competition.

Here’s to partnerships and friendships.

Here’s to big things happening just from three young women entrepreneurs having a conversation over lunch!

If you have an idea and you put energy towards it, there’s no doubt it will grow. Sometimes it becomes even better than you ever imagined so keep pursuing your dreams!

X+O,

Emily and Kate

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How to shift your mindset when experiencing envy.

Feeling jealous?

A little green with envy?

You’re not alone. Even the most successful women experience envy. There’s really not much you can do to escape it.

The good news is you can definitely change your mindset when you’re experiencing it.

This video from OWN and Glennon Doyle Melton will help you see how experiencing envy can help you build your abundance mindset muscle.

It’s not about who gets the biggest piece of the pie … it’s about making a BIGGER pie!

Watch and you’ll be an abundance champion in no time …

What’s on your TA-DA list?

If you’re anything like the vast majority of entrepreneurs in this world, you have a To-Do List that’s 10 miles long. Your days and weeks amount to checking things off the list in order to feel like you are making progress.

Some days, you dream of adding in Take a shower and Brush your teeth just so you can feel like you’re accomplishing something.

And while there’s nothing inherently wrong with the epic To-Do List, it often acts as the proverbial carrot dangling in front of your face. Always striving, working, and reaching, and never taking the time to see how far you’ve come.

That’s where the Ta-Da List comes into play.

A Ta-Da List is a compilation of the things you’ve checked off your To-Do List and accomplished, big or small. It’s a celebration of the strides you’ve made, the risks you’ve taken, and the mini dance parties you’ve had in your head.

It’s a clear-cut reminder to take pause and appreciate all of the successes you’ve had.

To-Do vs Ta-Da

To-Do is always looking forward at what needs to be done.
Ta-Da is looking back at all of the things that you’ve accomplished.

To-Do is never-ending.
Ta-Da is always celebrating.

To-Do is a catalog of all the things you want to do.
Ta-Da is a catalog of all the things you’ve done.

To-Do is a chore.
Ta-Da is a party.

To-Do is lackluster without the Ta-Da!

Ta-Da away

The next time your To-Do List is starting to bog you down, why not switch it up and create a list of all of the things you’ve accomplished?

It could be in the past 2 hours, the past 2 weeks, or the past year.

Regardless of how far back you go, know this: being productive is important, but so is taking time to recognize just how far you’ve come.

 


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Emily Levenson, Propelle Co-Pilot Emily Levenson has been inspiring others since the turn of the century. She has been referred to as a rainbowmaker, a magical mentor, and a game changer.

Most days, you can find Emily tweeting up a storm, blogging about the delicious and healthy foods she creates, playing on Pinterest, and Facebooking with the best of them.

Emily has been lucky enough to have been featured in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The Pittsburgh Business Times, NEXTPittsburgh, and on WTAE-TV.

@emilylevenson
emilylevenson.com

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