Tricia Molloy

 

The Power of Gratitude in Business: How to Write Compelling Client Testimonials for Your Website and LinkedIn Recommendations

by Tricia Molloy,

Before I wrote my book in 2006 and starting my Working with Wisdom speaking, training and mentoring business, I was a marketing professional. In fact, my public relations firm, The Power of GratitudeMolloy Communications, turns 25 this year.

Although I don’t do much marketing these days, one service I continue to offer is writing testimonial quotes. Many professionals have found that you can wait a long time for even the most delighted clients to send their testimonial quotes. And, when they do, they are often generic or not focused on your key messages. That’s why I chose to facilitate the process by interviewing my clients’ clients and writing the testimonials for everyone’s approval. I’ve written more than 500 over the years.

The reason I’m so passionate about testimonials goes beyond its power as a third-party endorsement. It’s about the power of gratitude. When I interview my clients’ clients and help them articulate their appreciation, the process produces multiple outcomes. Their client is reminded of the good work that was done on their behalf, which prompts them to do more business and refer others. My client gets to read that what they’ve done really matters and can share that testimonial with the support staff that often doesn’t get any client feedback. Then, these testimonials are featured on my clients’ websites and are also added to their LinkedIn profiles—a much better alternative to the one-click LinkedIn endorsement that lacks any thought or credibility. Learn More »

Got Stress?

by Tricia Molloy

Stress has reached epidemic proportions, spurred on by change, uncertainty and fear in the workplace and the world. Stress and anxiety compromise our work, our relationships and our Got Stress?health. A Gallup poll revealed 80 percent of employees suffer from job stress with nearly 40 percent reporting that they need help in managing their stress. Job stress leads to employee burnout, turnover, higher absenteeism, lower production and increased health care costs. The American Psychological Association estimates that 60 percent of all absences are due to stress-related issues, costing companies more than $57 billion a year. While we often can’t control what goes on around us, we can choose how we respond to it. Here are three simple strategies to significantly reduce our stress.

1) Get Still. Do you have two minutes each morning to reflect, to savor the silence and your own wise counsel? If your answer is “no,” set your alarm clock two minutes earlier. Now, you have no excuse. Sit up in bed, take some deep breaths and make an intention for the day. The intention might be peace, high energy or focus. Or it may be in the form of a statement, like “All is well” or “Thank you for this day.” By taking the time to get centered before the start of each day, you are more likely to maintain your poise, patience and perspective as the day unfolds.  Learn More »

An Introduction to Your Subconscious Mind: Three Ways to Partner With It

by Tricia Molloy

Why do you do the things you do and why don’t you do the things you should, without really thinking about it? The answer is your subconscious mind.

Turn on Your RASThe conscious mind is objective. It is where we perceive, think and decide. The subconscious mind is subjective. It records and retrieves information from all sources, including events, feelings and expectations. It controls our autonomic functions like breathing and digestion and our habits like brushing our teeth and driving a car.

The subconscious mind also plays a pivotal role in whether or not we achieve our goals. That’s because it stores beliefs about our capabilities, good or bad, true or false–from “I can’t manage money” to “I’m a good friend.” It is creative and intuitive and governed by emotions. It will accept everything you and often others tell it and seek out resources and proof that substantiate this reality.

Universal principles, like affirmations and visualization, support our success because they help us communicate with our powerful and often overlooked subconscious mind.

Our subconscious mind is most accessible and receptive when we are in a relaxed, peaceful state. Just before you fall asleep at night and as you begin to awaken in the morning are critical times to “feed” your subconscious with positive, uplifting messages. That’s why it’s best to skip the evening news right before bedtime and instead read an inspirational book or listen to soothing music. You can also reach that receptive state during the day by practicing meditation or spending time in quiet contemplation and gratitude.

Here are three ways to partner with your subconscious mind: Learn More »

Job Seeking?

by Tricia Molloy

Here are Five Ways to Use Universal Principles to Find Your Ideal Job

Five Ways to Improve Your Job SearchSearching for a new job can be one of the most challenging and emotional experiences of your life. When you capitalize on the power of your subconscious mind and use universal principles—like Affirmations and Gratitude—you will have the clarity, confidence and commitment you need to succeed. By following these five strategies, based on the “CRAVE Your Ideal Job!” program, you’ll have a competitive edge to not only find another job but the one that’s right for you.

1. Clean Out the Clutter. New opportunities and helpful people can’t reach you if physical, technical and emotional clutter is blocking the way. The law is: The universe abhors a vacuum. When you clear out the clutter (paperwork and old emails, as well as forgiving your last employer for letting you go), you create the space for the universe to fill it with what serves your highest good.

2. Raise Your Vibrations. Looking for a job can be frustrating and often creates fear and doubt. That leads to vibrating at a low, negative level. We are all vibrational beings and we vibrate at different levels at different times. Vibrations is just another word for feelings and emotions–your attitude. The universal law states that energy attracts like energy—just like a magnet. When we feel good and operate from a place of love, peace and trust, we vibrate at a high level and we attract people and circumstances that vibrate at that same positive, constructive level. Increase and maintain a high vibration by taking good care of yourself. Eat healthy, exercise, spend time with positive people, enjoy nature, find reasons to laugh, sing, enjoy a hobby, and practice random and not-so-random acts of kindness. Learn More »

 
 
 
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