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Should You Build a Career or Follow a Calling?

Should you Build a Career or follow a Calling?

Some people are born with an entrepreneurial spirit, while others fall on to the path of entrepreneurship and business ownership, whichever way you end up on this journey, it’s a very different path than the traditional career path of getting a good job and climbing the corporate ladder of success.

I always had an entrepreneurial spirit, but followed the traditional path of getting a good education (undergraduate degree in marketing and a master’s in business administration).  Then after I graduated, I had the dream of eventually being the VP of Marketing and working in the corner office, driving the company car and having a company laptop (that was actually my dream).

However, after many years in corporate, I realized that my true calling was to be an entrepreneur and to start, create, and build something of my own. It can be hard to choose a calling over a career for several reasons:

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5 Types of Content that Generates Engagement on Social Media

As an entrepreneur, business owner, coach, or consultant, if you are using social media as a part of your marketing strategy, you probably know how difficult it is to generate engagement from your social media posts.

However, high engagement is possible with the right content.  In this blog post I share 5 Types of Content that Generate Engagement on Social Media.

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How to Design Your Life and Business with lots of White Space

 How to Design Your Life and Business with lots of White Space

As a business owner, entrepreneur, coach or consultant, it’s important to plan ahead and schedule the activities for your business, but in a fast-paced society, it’s easy for your calendar to be filled quickly with events, activities and tasks.

However, I find that the magic happens by including lots of white space in your calendar.  Let me explain….

I learned awhile ago about the importance of white space when it comes to graphic design.  If you are designing a flyer, you don’t want every inch of the flyer to be filled with words or graphics, it’s important that the design includes lots of white space.

The white space allows the eye to rest on the important information on the flyer like the title, the content and the images.  This can not be accomplished if every inch of the flyer is full.

Much like designing a flyer, the way you design your life and your business needs to include lots of white space.  Every inch of your calendar does not need to be filled with business events, activities, or tasks.

Society places a lot of emphasis on being busy, but over the last couple of years of being in business, I’ve learned that being intentional with your schedule and including white space in your calendar is much better than being busy, overbooked and stressed.

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How to use social media to get more traffic to your website

How to use social media to get more traffic to your website

As a business owner, entrepreneur, coach or consultant, it’s important to have an online presence in the form of a website, but just having a website is not enough, you need to generate traffic to your website.

One of the best ways to generate traffic to your website is using social media to promote the content on your blog.  Blog posts are educational and people always want to learn more, so promoting your blog posts on social media can be a great way to get traffic to your website.

In fact, websites with a blog that consistently add content to their blog see 55% more traffic to their website and small businesses that blog get 126% more lead growth than small businesses that do not blog (for more statistics on how blogging increases your website traffic, check out this blog post from impact on blogging statistics)

Here are five ways you can promote your blog post on social media to get more traffic to your website:

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6 Surprising Business Lessons From a Simple Children’s Story

6 Surprising Business Lessons From a Simple Children's Story

I was recently listening to a podcast and the host asked the successful business owner who was a guest on the show what business book would you recommend?  And the guest said, The Tortoise and The Hare, and I thought The Tortoise and The Hare, really ??!!

He then went on to say that most people would recognize this as a children’s book, however, there is a lesson in this simple children’s story that can be applied to business, so I had to read the story again to refresh my memory from my childhood, and it is true, there are actually several business lessons that can be taken away from this simple children’s story.

Here are 6 lessons you can learn as a business owner from the story of the Tortoise and the Hare:

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The Power of Compound Content

How to Use #ContentMarketing to Grow Your Business

As an entrepreneur, business owner, coach or consultant, who runs a service-based business, one of the best ways to get your ideal clients to happily pay you the money that you are worth is to be known as an expert and authority in your field, and one of the best ways to become an expert or authority in your field is to produce content online.

Content comes in many forms articles, blogs, videos, pictures, and audio.  When you produce your own original content, it shows that you care about your audience enough to create useful information that they can freely consume.  Original content solidifies you as an expert and authority in your field.

So why would you want to be known as an expert or authority in your field?  Well, when you take this position in your industry, you get more opportunities, you’re able to reach more people, and you get paid more money, so if you want to make an impact, your goal should be to become known as a leader, expert, and authority in your field.

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How Walking By Faith Can Grow Your Business

How Walking By Faith Can Grow Your Business

It’s a simple philosophy and an even easier marketing strategy for your business that when implemented can change everything for you and your business.  However, it goes against conventional business and marketing advice.  You may be thinking, what is it?  Well, it’s Walking by Faith.

Walking by Faith is something I hear a lot in the religious arena, but not necessarily in the business arena.  In fact, it is a scripture that I live by and is found in 2 Corinthians 5:7, it says, “For we walk by faith, not by sight“, so how does this apply to your business and marketing?

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3 Powerful Types of Email Marketing You Can Use to Grow Your Business (Part 3 )

 3 Powerful Types of Email Marketing You Can Use to Grow Your Business (Part 3 )

In this post I will be sharing the third and final powerful type of email marketing you can use to grow your business.  If you missed the other posts in this series, be sure to check out:  Part 1-  Announcement Emails ,  Part 2-  Autoresponder Emails and today’s post is all about Part 3- Automation Emails.

Automation is an advanced email marketing strategy that not a lot of companies are using or using it effectively because it can be difficult to set-up, but once it’s set-up correctly, it can do wonders for your business.

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Top 10 Business Opportunities You Can Get From Blogging

Top 10 Business Opportunities You Can Get From Blogging

I’m always talking about how you can use blogging as a marketing strategy for your business to become known as an authority and expert in your field, and in my recent post Start Making Money With Your Business Website, I shared  how to use blogging to increase the opportunities available for your business.

In this post I am sharing the Top 10 Business Opportunities you could receive when you blog for business.  Check it out in this Facebook LIVE video with me and Carol J Dulop, the Online WOW! Strategist:

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How overcoming M.S.G. can help you build a successful business

How overcoming M.S.G. can help you build a successful business

Several months ago I gave a speech at my Toastmaster’s Club about MSG and the effects of MSG on our lives, but this isn’t the MSG you may be thinking about.  I’m not talking about the MSG known as monosodium glutamate that is an unhealthy additive that is found in  Chinese and Japanese food to intensify the flavor, no, the MSG I am talking about is an acroynm for the Mountains, Storms, and Giants that we will have to encounter as business owners as we travel the road to building a successful business.

So how is MSG a factor for your business?

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