Alissa Finerman

About Alissa Finerman

Alissa is a Business/Life Coach, speaker, and author of the book Living in Your Top 1%. She traded in a Wall Street career so she could give back and inspire others to do what they love and raise the bar in their life. She coaches individuals and organizations to help them redefine success and achieve meaningful goals. She has worked with Neutrogena, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Milken Institute, Pepperdine Law & Business School and Dress for Success. Alissa has an MBA from the Wharton School and a BA from UC Berkeley. To learn more and to take the Living in Your Top 1% quiz, please visit AlissaFinerman.com
*Alissa will be giving coaching classes via the phone starting Jan 2014. To learn more and sign-up please email [email protected]

Is An Instant Gratification Mindset Serving You?

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I want it and I want it now. That’s basically how our society is growing up. What happened to working for things and waiting for the Heinz ketchup to slowly ooooze from the bottle and smother onto your French fries? As a consumer nation, we are conditioned for instant gratification and that unrealistic mindset carries… Continue Reading →

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Five Steps To Shift A Limiting Belief

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Many people think one little tiny thought really doesn’t make that much of a difference. Guess what?? It does! You decide how you think and what becomes a can or can’t. According to research, our brains can produce upwards of 50,000 thoughts a day. Ninety-nine percent of these thoughts are repeated daily. Your thoughts become… Continue Reading →

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Ask For What You Need!

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Here’s a novel idea…. ASK FOR WHAT YOU NEED! Sounds like a simple enough idea to ask. When kids are hungry, they ask for food. When kids are thirsty, they ask for something to drink. Somewhere between being a kid and becoming an adult, we forget that we have the ability to ask for what… Continue Reading →

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Are You Playing The Should Game?

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“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau I gave up the should game in 2007. That’s when I quit my finance job in NYC and promised myself I would lose the shoulds and focus on the life I wanted rather than what others thought I… Continue Reading →

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Impossible to Possible: Staying in the Possible Zone!

“It always seems impossible until it is done.” – Nelson Mandela At one time, people thought it was impossible to run a mile in under four minutes. It was impossible until 1954 when Roger Bannister ran the first sub-four-minute mile in three minutes and 59.4 seconds. Running a mile in under four minutes has since… Continue Reading →

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What Would YOUR Top 1% Do?

“You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.” – Naguib Mahfouz, won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1988 I often see the questions: What would love do? and What would kindness do? I love these questions because they help to… Continue Reading →

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What Is Your Mindset Costing You?

“One of the main weaknesses of mankind is the average person’s familiarity with the word ‘impossible.’ He knows all the rules that will not work. He knows all the things that cannot be done.” ~ Napoleon Hill I was in NYC with my mom this past weekend and had a short conversation with a woman… Continue Reading →

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The If, Then Game

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“The more you can be completely now, the more you realize that you’re always standing in the middle of a sacred circle…Whatever you’re doing, you’re doing it now.”  ~ Pema Chodron   Starting early in life we learn the power of if … then statements in a very simple and seemingly innocuous way. For example, in math class… Continue Reading →

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How Close Do You Need To Be To Feel Close

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” – Lao Tzu My mom always says, “I want our family to be close.” Clearly, I understand her words but only recently started to think about what they mean in my life. In 2009, I made the difficult but right… Continue Reading →

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Be The CEO of You Inc.

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“If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.” – Thomas Edison Life is a series of choices. It’s pretty simple. The complicated part is deciding what we want and what choices we will make on a daily basis. To do this, we need to decide if we… Continue Reading →

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