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HOW BAD DO YOU WANT IT?

I wanted it bad enough to break up with some friends (and even a few family members) who weighed me down with their disbelief and silent insecurities of being “left behind.” I wanted it bad enough that I believed in myself by shining my own light as bright as I could on even the darkest days. I wanted it bad enough to speak it before it ever existed. I wanted it so bad that failure was not an option. I wanted it bad enough that people conspired on my behalf to see that it was done. Because they believed in my vision just as hard as I did. I wanted it so bad that I became my own cheerleader when the whole team picked up and left. I wanted it bad enough to show my face to the world even when I

Creating Your Elevator Speech

Sometimes after you’ve gotten clear on what it is you want to do, you forget that one day you may just have to explain it to someone.  Let’s face it, if you want to be an entrepreneur and be profitable you must know how to present your value.  You want to be able to explain who you are, what you do, and why it’s valuable in a way that is clear and confident. There are many people that are good at what they do, but not so much at explaining it in a way that makes others want to work with or hire them. This is true for those that are entrepreneurs and those working in more traditional settings. I’m going to make sure that you’re not one of them. Being able to verbalize your value and what you

SELF-MADE VS. GOD MADE

I am not self-made. God was present the whole time. Because of God’s favor, I’ve created success, magnetized opportunities, and smashed assumptions every step of the way . . . and I LOVE sharing my tools and techniques with audiences all over the world. If your business is stagnating — or hasn’t even begun…If you’re locked in a repetitive cycle of toxic relationships…If you want to be a role model for your kids — and bring out their gifts, by shining a light on your own…you’re in the right place! My signature training programs and live onstage events, are designed to help you BELIEVE in the power of God, TRUST that you have exactly what it takes in this very moment to succeed, and LIVE your

BRANDING BOSS

Business and branding can be overwhelming and that can leave you paralyzed with fear. Believe me, I fight through fear everyday. One way I was able to decrease overwhelm and fear when it came to business and branding was to make it as fun as possible. I mean it. Basing my approach in fun has worked wonders for me and that has definitely translated to the Dream & Build Success audience. One fun exercise that I like to do that helps me to get really clear on the essence of my business, get clear on the purpose and values of my business, and bring my brand to life is to answer the following question: What would your business be like if he/she was a person? Sounds crazy, right? It may sound a li

Top 5 Characteristics of Successful Business Owners!

Define Success in Your Own Terms It is SO easy to let others – well intentioned others – define success for you.  Think about it.  Your parents, your spouse/partner, your children, and the people who work for you, your friends – they all try to define success for you. Women are sensitive to social pressures, and it is so easy to fall into the trap of embracing the existing definitions of success.  One of the last frontiers for women is to recognize that their personal definition of success may differ from the traditional definitions.  That’s why you became a business owner – you do think differently! All the various “others” offer you great insights and ideas.  You should listen to them and

Top 6 Entrepreneurial Mistakes

What are the common mistakes that new entrepreneurs make and how can you avoid making them yourself? Here is ldgaryceo.com’s top 10 list of mistakes people make when starting a business: 1) Not enough money. The most common reason why new businesses shut down is that the owner runs out of money. Cash flow is critical to a startup business. You could be profitable and still have to close your doors because your customers are taking too long to pay you. Cash is king in a startup venture and you need to prepare for it. One option is to make sure you have enough startup capital from your own investments or outsiders (bank loan, private investors, etc). A second option is to ease into the busines

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