#WomanEntrepreneurTalk Live Podcast Episode 1 - Want more time? Then don't think about these things.
Recap: Don't spend time thinking about
1. Your Mistakes
2. Your Competition
What you should be thinking about? I call it the High 5 Approach:
3. Your Family
4. Your Business
5. Building Relationship
This High 5 Approach promotes relationship!
Let me know what you think about the episode and let me know what you would like me to speak on next.
Need some motivation and incentive today Mom?
In my previous email, I shared that it is possible to do both. You can have a successful business AND have a happy family life. What it boils down to is STRUCTURE and SYSTEMS. Of course, we can't do it all, but with some help, we can do amazing things. Women by nature are very resourceful. If you really want this success you dream of, you need to do things in a different way. These women surely did. It was in no way overnight success, but passion, persistence, intuition, faith and mentorship played a major part, shifting them from ordinary to extra-ordinary!
Founder: HeartCore Business
Wife, Mom, Entrepreneur
In her words: "I found myself torn after building a real estate division for Coldwell Banker. After all that work I was unfulfilled and crazy as it sounds I went on a spiritual quest to find out why I was still felt unhappy! Fast forward during that journey lets just say I found myself and had some unforgettable signs lead me in the direction to start up a coaching company to help people to become financially and emotionally free. Today that company is called HeartCore Business. I came up with the name sitting at a restaurant bar in Las Vegas.
I set out to make $5,000 a month and today we are one of the fastest growing coaching companies in my space. Who would have known you could become financially free and happy at the same time! My first year I profited $2,000 dollars plus I chose to take 7 years of bad credit in return for growing my business. (I had three homes go into foreclosure). At one point I was so broke it hurt.. shitty way to live your life. If I could do it all over again, I would pray more… I am a big believer that God has a plan much bigger then I can see…
Wife, Mom, Author, Speaker, Coach
Ronne worked hard to change the trajectory of her life. She went from being a statistic to a success story. She worked long hours as a janitor while pregnant, but she didn’t allow that obstacle to make her lose sight of her purpose. Even though the odds were stacked against her, she was determined not to allow her past circumstances to stop her from achieving her goals. After being laid off from her job with only an unemployment check as her income, and three children to take care of, she knew she had to make a change. She was determined to face her fears, and step into her purpose. The lessons she learned on her journey as a teen mom gave her the courage to launch several business ventures.
In 2009, she founded High Heels High Goals, an exclusive, non-profit organization that teaches women how to be successful entrepreneurs and empowers women to reach their goals. She believes, “Success is no accident, if you want to achieve amazing things and build a successful business, you have to do it on purpose for a purpose.” Because of her obedience, hard work and dedication, she was able to turn a minimum wage income into a 7 figure salary within a few short years. She achieved this goal without any formal training or business education. Ronne is the face of success. Instead of focusing on fear, pain, and the difficult days, she decided to endure and focus on the promise.
Wife, Mom, Entrepreneur, Billionaire
In 1998, while working in sales, Blakely came up with a new business idea. She had a pair of white trousers, but she couldn’t find any undergarment she liked to wear under them. As she explained to Forbes, Blakely created her own solution. “I cut the feet off a pair of panty hose and it allowed me to wear a pair of great strappy sandals. I didn’t see lines but the hose rolled up at my feet.” Blakely realized her footless take on panty hose could be a brilliant product. She spent two years working on her new business venture, working out the final design and registering her patent for this new type of shapewear. Blakely also had to convince a manufacturing firm to produce the product she named Spanx. “I had no money to advertise, so I went out on the road and stood in department stores for nine hours a day, lifting up my trouser leg to show customers my tights, and holding up pictures of my own bottom, in my white trousers, with and without my product on.” Spanx soon proved to be a hit. Blakely landed her first major department store order with Neiman Marcus and appeared on Oprah Winfrey’s “favorite things” list in her first year. Over the years, she expanded her product line to include panties, bras and other shapewear.
Founder: Express Smile Atlanta
Wife, Mom, Entrepreneur
How does she balance the time between family and having her own business? Ramona says, "My family is first and I make sure that my husband and children always know that they are number one and I’ve been able to involve them a lot because entrepreneurship gives you that kind of flexibility but I am often busy with work but planning ahead and staying organized helps me not to let anything be neglected." I owned and operated many successful businesses before Express Smile, so when I started this company I had a lot of knowledge and drive that I used to really get this one in front of the right people. Initially, social media played a huge part in building exposure for the brand but most importantly, we developed a system that truly works and is FDA approved and made in America. Those things are really important to the integrity of the brand.
So you see moms, it is possible to have both!
I am opening up 30 minute Discovery Call sessions to show how I can help you get to that place. My new Coaching program Mind Your Business Success™ starts soon and is the ultimate way to give you the support you need. This program will help you find simple, effective and result-driven ways of reaching your ideal clients, while creating better boundaries to stabilize your family life.
Are you ready to take control of your life mom? Send me a direct message to book a call with me, and let's get you on the path to expanding your live in 2018!
Starting out business can be a challenge. Especially if you don't have the support from the beginning. Having an idea is great, but creating a successful business from the onset takes a lot of strategy, guidance and capital investment.
Listen to this true story............
When I started out business 11 years ago, I had no money for investment. I was in my twenty's. Young and full of ideas. My mother-in-law had just got her property released into her hands since her 20 year mortgage had ended. She loved the idea her son and I had to start and office supply store, and she offered to invest in us. This was great, because the value of the property was high. We were able to secure a loan, as our bankers could not wait to take the property as collateral. In a few years, this would turn out a nightmare we did not expect, since we had no support from a business mentor.
We had years of gain. However, gain with support is always better. That way, you will be held accountable for your actions, and you will be able to make better decisions. Our first taste of pain came with the crash of the economy in 2009. It became very difficult to keep up with payments to our bankers. And, of course, they took advantage of this. We were offered refinancing after two years, which took our mortgage back up to the maximum amount. At the time, we thought that was the only option. We would come to learn, that you always have options.
A few years later, we could not keep up. We had failed. What would we do? What move would we make? We had lost everything. Our gain had turned to pain. I'm so grateful that we were able to come back from it. It took over three years, but we did it. We had learned the hard way about having a business without support. We tasted the gain, and had to overcome the pain.
You will experience pain in business more than once. Some say that's the sign of a true entrepreneur. But, it's what you do through that pain that determines if the effects are long term or short term. I would stress that you should have support ready. That may be a mentor, business advisor, business coach or consultant. Sometimes when you are experiencing pain, you don't think clearly. And most times, as an entrepreneur, you don't know it all. An experienced entrepreneur will ask what is your next step.
Think about someone who has just started the gym. Their main goal is to have better health and a banging body. They would say they are successful when that goal is achieved. However, in order to get that success, they have to train hard. They will have to go through initial pain every time they are working on a new body part. It's also true for business. You may have many new businesses as you grow. Some will work, and some will not work. You may have to work harder on one, and have smooth sailing in another. The degree of pain you experience can be minimized if you have a great trainer.
So, let me know. How has it been for you? Have you ever experienced gain in your business without pain? Do you have a mentor holding your hand? Do you have other support? Let us know in the comments below.
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