Newsletter, 4/5/22; Authority

6 Guaranteed Ways To Position Yourself As An Authority

There are so many choices and options today when people are looking to solve a challenge or problem. So just how do they make that choice? They go to the trusted expert or authority who has built a relationship with them and has proven their expertise on their topic.

So when your community needs someone that offers the products or services that you do, will you be the authority that they turn to?

Perhaps you are unsure about how to establish yourself as an authority on your topic?

Fear not.

I am going to share six guaranteed ways you can position yourself as a trusted authority with your community, industry, and/or topic…


7 Incredible Benefits of Becoming a Recognized Leader in Your Industry

How can a thought leadership strategy put your head and shoulders above your competition?

Putting yourself out there is scary – trust me, I know!

When I first started sharing my opinions in podcasts and then videos, I felt nervous. But I knew that if I wanted to stand out and be seen as a content repurposing authority, I had to create content. In this digital age, there’s no two ways about it.

Not to mention, I had to practice what I preach!

I knew that if I consistently followed a content approach based on thought leadership and building my personal brand, it would pay off in the long-term.

I’ve seen this strategy generate benefits for businesses across many different industries. It just takes commitment. READ MORE

Experts Rule: 15 Ways To Establish Authority in Your Field

If your business is about you and you’re building a personal brand, then it’s essential that you look for ways to stand out against the competition by establishing authority in your field. The process starts by providing helpful information to your target audience—content that appeals to their wants, needs, and challenges. Following are ways that you can stand out and make an impact within your field.

1. Write a Book

2. Publish Articles

3. Host a Blog

4. Build a Social Media Following

5. Create a YouTube Channel…  READ MORE

Rules of genuine authority

1. If you have “guru” anywhere on your profile, Facebook page, website, blog, or email signature, I don’t trust your authority.

2. Valid experience – plainly and clearly stated – is the best way to establish authority.

3. Peer reviews and client recommendations are the second best way to establish authority.

4. Give me those things first, then give me links to your articles and posts and so on.

5. Give me those things first, and give me links to your free informative articles and posts and so on, before you even mention selling me anything.

6.  Don’t be offended when people question your authority. Quick-to-offense tells me you are insecure about your own position.

7. I don’t care if you are the foremost expert in your field, blah blah blah. In fact, if that’s what you claim, it makes me distrust you. I just want you to know more than I do. That’s enough. If you can share some of your knowledge with me in a fluff-free, efficient manner, that’s really helpful.

8. It actually helps me to see that you are a real person. Don’t burden me with minutiae, but be real. A real person trying to sound like a non-human entity makes me question your sincerity. And if I’m questioning your sincerity, then your authority no longer really matters.

9. A real person trying to sound real ends up sounding fake. Don’t try to sound real. Just be real. Maybe don’t market yourself… just be yourself.

10. It’s okay to say you don’t know. I trust you more if you can admit your own limits.


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Newsletter, 3/29/22

Residual Income = Freedom Lifestyle

What is the Freedom Lifestyle? Ultimately, it is to live life on your own terms. To do whatever you want, whenever you want (within the boundaries of the law)

6 Tips To Master The Freedom Lifestyle

What do you want?

    • Be able to work and travel anywhere in the world?
    • Buy a home or new car?
    • Have no financial worries for the rest of your life?
    • Give your loved ones a better quality of life?
    • Have more freedom of your time?
    • Be completely financially free?
    • Live comfortably?
    • Have a bigger impact for the greater good of the world?

Key Takeaways

    1. Figure out what you want freedom to provide for you
    2. Discover your life’s purpose (get clear on your why)
    3. Start an online business
    4. Surround yourself with like-minded people
    5. Invest in yourself
    6. Don’t neglect your health and fitness


Why You Need Residual Income

Do you know the importance of “Residual income”? Let this sink in for a moment or two; The average millionaire has at least three streams of income and I can guarantee one of them is residual income. But, what’s the big deal? Well, this is capitalism we are talking about. It only really matters if you’re perhaps an entrepreneur and pondering the thoughts of truly making it big. Even if you’re simply trying to make a few extra bucks online, monthly recurring (residual) income is definitely the way to go. Check it out!

Residual income, for better needs partnership with a network marketing firm, which will help to uplift the finances. This is what will turn up your wheels. To develop this idea, you need to research in network marketing. Find the transition from trading time for money with marketing intended for a passive income. READ MORE

Why Residual Income is Important for Financial Independence

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How residual or passive income is important in improving your life and leading to financial.

How can passive or residual income improve my lifestyle?

In order to understand how passive income can increase your quality of living, it is first important to understand the difference between active and passive income.

Active income is when you trade your time for money. People who are paid hourly or by salary, are earning active incomes. They are either trading one hour of their time for a certain amount of money or one year of their time for a certain amount of money.

Passive income is when the work that you do ends up providing income for an extended period of time or, in some cases, indefinitely. READ MORE

Creating Your Freedom Lifestyle 

Freedom Lifestyle means having the freedom to live your life any way you choose. But, in a society that tries to influence and dictate our decisions, most people find it hard to define what it means to live any way you choose.

Most people, when asked to define their dream lifestyle, will try to customize what society says a dream life should be. Even the so-called gurus, who claim to help you find your unique way, merely give you a template based on societal norms.

Where do you want to live? How much money do you want to make? What brand of car do you want to drive? Where do you want to go on vacation? READ MORE

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8 Traits of Healthy Relationships

From the desk of Michele Foster – 

 8 Traits of Healthy Relationships

Let’s start with kindness. How kind should you be? As kind as you possibly can. Who should you be kind to? To everyone, you come in contact with. From taxi drivers to hotel clerks to servers, to store clerks, to people on the street, in your office and at home. Be kind to everyone.

A kind word goes a long way. Perhaps somebody is having a bad day and you don’t know it. He or she is really feeling down and you offer a kind word. Maybe it’s just a friendly, “Hello, how are you today?” Maybe it’s just taking a minute or two to listen to what somebody has to say. But your few moments of attention could turn somebody’s day around. You might make them feel more worthwhile and important.

Be generous with your kindness. It will go a long way. People will remember, whether you know them or not. If you’re in a crowded restaurant and you’re especially nice to the waiter, he’ll remember you next time you come in and give you even better service.

When you give kindness, it’s not gone. It’s invested. It will come back to you two, five, 10, 100 times. Kindness is important in every aspect of your life, especially in building good relationships with others.

The next relationship-building essential is sensitivity. Allow yourself to be touched by the experience of others. Understand the plight of others. Open up your heart, mind and attention to the needs of others. Whether they’re people you work with or people you live with, you need to put yourself in other people’s shoes. Try to find out, if you can, what’s going on in their hearts.

If there’s a problem, you’ve got to be sensitive enough to ask some questions. One question might do it. Sometimes, however, you won’t even get through to the root of the problem until you’ve asked two or three questions.

People often won’t reveal the problem on the first question. You say, “How are you today? How are things?” He or she answers, “Well, everything’s OK.” You can tell by the way they say this that everything is not OK. Most of us don’t want to come right out and say what the real problem is, unless two criteria are met.

  1. We need to feel as though we’re talking to someone we can trust.
  2. We need to believe we’re talking to someone who really cares.

So it might just take a second, third or fourth question before the trust builds. Once the person finally understands that you do care, they’ll be willing to tell you what’s really going on. You’ll hear what’s really on their mind.

Asking questions up front can save so much time. Have you ever talked for an hour and then asked a question? You probably found out that you just wasted the previous hour. Learn to ask questions that will build the trust and communication between you and those you work with. Build trust and communication, and you’ll also build loyalty.

If you don’t know the other person very well, you will obviously need a longer questioning process. You need to take the time to find out what he’s all about. You must be sensitive to where he or she came from, what he or she has been through, and the tragedies in his or her life. If you really want to have an effect on people, start with where they are coming from. If they’re hurting, try to understand their pain. If somebody’s in trouble, you’ve got to start with the trouble.

Learn to express, not impress. If you want to touch somebody, express sincerity from the heart. When you try to impress, you build a gulf. By expressing, you build a bridge. People want to be able to relate their thoughts and philosophies and experiences to someone who will say, “Me, too. I know what you mean.” They don’t want your reaction to be, “So what?”

If you’re meeting someone for the first time, and you’re simply getting acquainted, here’s where you start: Find something you have in common. Find something you can both identify with.

When you’re talking with somebody who’s been stricken in the heart and you’ve had the same experience, you can talk about being stricken in the heart. Your words will mean something. They will have substance. They will have depth. If you start there, building the bridge with kindness and sensitivity, you have identification. You have the basis for a strong and fruitful relationship. And everyone will benefit.

Adapted from Leading an Inspired Life

This post originally appeared on

To Your Health & Success.

Michele Foster
Health & Wellness Ambassador

Newsletter, January 2016

What IF?

  • You could be a part of a BIG IDEA  –
  • Have Great Energy
  • Meet A Challenge
  • Meet some New Friends
  • And, earn a minimum of $200 CASH!

I invite you to participate in the 2016 IsaBody Challenge and get your share of $200,000 in cash and prizes.

Check it out below…

Text me with quesitons 847.323.2419

What do you have to Lose?

  • excess holiday weight?
  • love handles?
  • bad moods!

I have done this challenge 6 times I LOVE IT – support, a plan, workouts, weekly calls and CASH!!!!

To your success,

Michele Foster

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Health & Fitness Tips

Home HIIT Workout Program for Weight and Fat Loss

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The best part about this at home HIIT workout is that the benefits extend far beyond that third of an hour where you are actually exercising. High intensity interval training is popular because it actually ends up revving up your metabolism so that you burn calories at an elevated rate for hours after your sweat session is finished. Read More and watch the video…

4 Mind Shifts That Turn Adversity Into Advantage

victory2There is nothing worse than going through a difficult time in your life and feeling like it was a complete waste of effort. Adversity has a way of defeating us and making us feel used up. But somewhere inside, we want to be able to make sense of our difficulties. We want to make them count for something positive, that all the pain we endured wasn’t for nothing.

I used to think adversity was something I had to suffer through to experience happiness. I avoided adversity, for the most part, hoping it wouldn’t come. But it did. It came with a force. Ten years of mental and emotional abuse in my childhood left me feeling defeated and broken as a young adult. I wasn’t sure how to deal with it. I was often angry, defensive, and in survival mode most of the time. Read more…

The Best Foods to Fight Fatigue

green-teaExhaustion isn’t a good look on anyone, but it’s all too easy to burn the candle at both ends in the always-connected world we live in. And when that energy slump hits, you need help. But that doesn’t mean downing a dozen cups of coffee or reaching into the candy bowl.

Sugar and caffeine will give you a quick rush, but that’s often followed by a crash. So if you’re searching for sustained energy, look for food with complex carbs, protein, and fiber. We put together this cheat sheet of things to eat and drink to beat fatigue—and a few foods that sabotage your efforts to get pumped up. Read more…

Jim Rohn: Begin With Gratitude and Watch the Miracles Flow Your Way

victoryLearn to be thankful for what you already have, while you pursue all that you want.

Is thankfulness a survival skill? Maybe most of you would respond with, “No, thankfulness is not key to survival,” and I would tend to agree with you. Most of us have probably already solved the necessary problems of survival, gone beyond that and are now working to achieve our desires.

But let me give you this key phrase: “Learn to be thankful for what you already have, while you pursue all that you want.” I believe one of the greatest and perhaps one of the simplest lessons in life we can learn is to be thankful for what we have already received and accomplished. Read more…

Final Note: Don’t forget to contact Michele Foster with any questions you may have about Health & Fitness. Call: 847-323-2419

Newsletter, March 16, 2015

Hello Friends,

Let’s talk about replacing “What IF” with “Why Not”? …And the question I ask you is “What can this Become?”

Raise your expectations and your Hope will begin to Soar!

Refocus on the future, not on whats behind . . .

This newsletter is all about your HQ – Hope Quotient

Recently I read the book, Hope Quotient, by Ray Johnston. To me, Hope Quotient is really a game changer and I believe it is the perfect time to share this with you. I hear from so many of you the question – What IF?

What if we focus on our Hope Quotient… and WE BEGIN TO SOAR???

I also wanted to share a powerful poem by Marianne Williamson, Our Deepest Fear – and I hope you live it NOW!

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
Your playing small does not serve the world.

There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
So that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We were all meant to shine, as chilodren do.
It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone.

And as we let our own light shine,
We unconsciously give people permission to do the same
As we are liberated from our own fear,
Our presence automatically liberates others.

We ask ourselves… who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.

We are all meant to shine, and as children we do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

Live with hope,
Michele Foster

The Hope Quotient by Ray Johnston

What’s at the heart of every thriving person, every thriving marriage, kid, and business? Hope!

Hope: It’s the one thing that can change everything!

When you have hope, eleven things are unleashed in your life:

  • You have more satisfying relationships.
  • You’re more productive.
  • You’re less affected by stress.
  • You’re more successful.
  • You’re more satisfied.
  • You’re more compassionate.
  • You’re more willing to help people in need.
  • You’re physically healthier.
  • You hold yourself to higher moral and ethical standards.
  • You’re more likely to assume leadership.
  • You’re more likely to see God as loving, caring, and forgiving.

This book will help you discover your HQ level and learn the seven key factors that, when built into your life, unleash hope. When you have genuine hope—not trite, pious platitudes but authentic hope that produces inner strength and confidence—anything is possible.

Get your copy of Hope Quotient at Amazon.

Career Coach; The Importance of Hope


“What is true of the individual will be tomorrow true of the whole nation if individuals will but refuse to lose heart and hope.” —Mahatma Gandhi

The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business recently hosted the Leadership Education and Development program for diverse and highly talented high school seniors from around the country. In my session on leadership, I was truly impressed by the curiosity and willingness these young people (17-year-olds) had to really understand and learn what makes an effective leader…

Read more…


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