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How Giving Back in a BIG Way Impacts Your Business

How Giving Back in a BIG Way Impacts Your Business

As an entrepreneur, small business owner, coach or consultant, you may not have thought that giving back can be a GREAT marketing strategy for your business,  but it can, and it  allows your company to make a BIG impact.

In this blog post, I share two ways that your company can include giving back, and how it impacts your business, your community and the world at large.

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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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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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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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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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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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How your T.A.G.S. can help you build a successful business

 How your T.A.G.S. can help you build a successful business

I recently attended a conference for women entrepreneurs and one of the speakers talked about knowing and living in your purpose.  This topic is something that is near and dear to my heart as I think that we ALL have a purpose here on earth and it’s up to us to discover our purpose and live in our purpose, and since work takes up a large percentage of our time, I believe a lot of times our work is included in our purpose.

The speaker said that we all have specific gifts, talents, skills, and abilities and because my brain works in acronyms, it made me think of the acronym T.A.G.S. (Talents, Abilities, Gifts and Skills).  The clothes that we wear have tags on them that tells us what the clothing is made out of, and how to care for it, which made me think that we have invisible tags made up of our talents, abilities, gifts and skills, and  our tags show what we are made of and how we should show up in the world.

Have you thought about your TAGS and if you are using your TAGS in your business?  If not, let’s break down the importance of your TAGS and the role it plays in building a successful business.

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How to Bounce Back After a Disappointment

How to Bounce Back After a Disappointment

Disappointment is something that we ALL have to deal with, whether in our personal or professional life, we WILL be disappointed.  As a business owner, entrepreneur, coach or consultant who takes risks and steps out of your comfort zone on a regular basis, you will probably experience more disappointment than the average person because you are constantly putting yourself out there.  However, you can’t let the fear of disappointment stop you from pursuing your dream, because it’s not about the disappointment, it’s about how you bounce back after you have been disappointed.

Here are three areas in which you will probably experience disappointment, and how to bounce back from that disappointment.

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How facing your fears can drastically increase your business

How facing your fears can drastically increase your business

As an entrepreneur or business owner, there are some aspects of building a business that will be very intimidating.  This will differ for each person depending on your personality, but in most cases overcoming those fearful aspects can help you increase your business by leaps and bounds.  In this blog post I am taking a look at five common fears that business owners should overcome in order to be successful:

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9 Types of Events You Can Host to GROW Your business

9 Types of Events You Can Host to GROW Your business

I recently wrapped up my annual event Purpose, Profit and Passion. The event focused on women living on purpose, with passion and creating, starting, or growing a profitable business.  For the second year in a row, the event was well received and I received sooo much feedback and encouragement to continue to do it again in 2017.

As I mentioned in my blog post, This ONE Marketing Strategy can GROW your business by leaps and bounds, hosting business events can be a really great marketing strategy.  It can help you create brand awareness, promote your business, and become more visible in your community.

Here are 9 Types of Events you can host to GROW your business:

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