If I Knew Then What I Know Now: Fear vs. Legacy

Speaking on the Success Panel at the Ultimate Sales Boot Camp in San Diego!

Speaking on the Success Panel at the Ultimate Sales Boot Camp in San Diego!

“Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t, so that you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t.” — Unknown

I’m writing this post from my hotel room in San Diego, California where I’ve been for the past few days for an awesome training and networking event with my business mentor, Lisa Sasevich. I’m a lifelong learner and strongly believe in surrounding yourself with people who have already “made it” to where you want to be in life!

It was such an honor to share the stage with my mentor and peers to tell my authentic story of not only what I’ve been able to accomplish in my business, but why teaching women how to live lives of happiness, success and freedom is so important to me.

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3 Magical Steps to Attract More Money Into Your Business This Month

One of the most powerful lessons I’ve learned since I quit my job back in 2010 is that there is no limit to the amount of money you can make in your business. We are always surrounded by the energy of abundance; we just have to claim it! There is never a shortage of potential clients and customers who want what you have to offer.

Once I embraced this infinite possibility for my life, I began to see so many doors open up for me, especially when it came to increasing my income. This year was the first year that I have been able to earn over $100,000 in my business and I owe much of that success to the power of setting goals, eliminating limiting beliefs and doing the work!

If you’ve been struggling to create consistent cash flow in your business, here are 3 simple, yet powerful steps you can take TODAY that will help you bring in more income this month.

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VIDEO: 2 Simple Steps to Creating a Location-Independent Business

Location Independent Business VidDo you dream of being able to live and work from anywhere in the world but just can’t figure out how to do that with your current job?

If so, it may be time for you to create a location-independent business so that you can live life on your own terms.

A “location-independent business” is a business that can be run VIRTUALLY, which is what allows you to manage it from anywhere in the world. Watch the video below for my two simple steps to help you get started.

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6 Powerful Strategies for Hosting a Successful 3-Day Live Event

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Now that I’ve had a chance to get some perspective, I wanted to share some valuable lessons learned from my experience hosting our first 3-day live event for women entrepreneurs! Holding the space for a room full of people over the course of a whole weekend is NOT easy (especially for an introvert like me!), but after seeing the impact the event had on attendees, it was so worth it! We had dozens of women (and a few men!) join us from all over the country to learn practical strategies for getting their businesses off the ground.

Here are my 6 best tips for hosting a successful 3-day live event, based on my own experience with our recent Launch Your Business LIVE 3-Day Boot Camp in Atlanta!

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VIDEO: 5 Things You Need to Turn Your Side Hustle Into a Full-Time Business

Side Hustle Vid ImageContrary to popular belief, it is totally possible to build a successful business while you still have a 9 to 5 job. In my case, I started my first business as a consultant back in 2008 while I was still working at a nonprofit in DC. My little “side hustle” grew to the point when I was earning a nice supplemental income and ultimately enabled me to leave my job less than 2 years later.

Since then, I’ve had the opportunity to mentor numerous women in our Happy Black Woman community, helping them to stop procrastinating and finally get their businesses off the ground. Now, some women are perfectly happy to build an additional income stream on the side, but most ladies that come to me for help are looking to eventually be able to quit their jobs so they can live life on their own terms. The problem is…there are usually a few key pieces missing from their plan.

If you’ve been longing to grow your side hustle into a full-time business, you might be missing one of the following things. In the video below, I walk you through a handy list to guide you in building the momentum you need to move forward!

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The Shocking Truth About Work-Life Balance

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Looking at the hundreds of messages that come through my inbox each week, it would be easy for me to say that I need more “work-life balance.” But the real solution to not being so “busy” (surprisingly) is NOT better “time management.”

The answer is not finding more time to do it ALL. The secret, if there is one, is to start making more conscious choices that are in greater alignment with your values.

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7 Reasons Why You Should Attend the Launch Your Business LIVE 3-Day Boot Camp

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You may have heard that registration is now OPEN for our upcoming Launch Your Business LIVE 3-Day Boot Camp happening June 27-29 in downtown Atlanta, Georgia! 

We already have some amazing, creative women coming to join us from all over the country.

Will you be one of them?

RESERVE YOUR SEAT NOW —> thelaunchyourbusinessbootcamp.com

Here are 7 reasons why you should attend the Launch Your Business LIVE 3-Day Boot Camp:

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No Marijuana in the Hotel Room? 3 Speaking Tips from the Mile High City

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I’m on the road again…this time in Denver, Colorado to serve as a keynote speaker for a nonprofit conference being held at a local university.

Something interesting you may know about Colorado is that the state recently passed a law legalizing marijuana. My driver told me a bit about it on the ride from the airport and how the law is already helping the city’s economy.

But I still did a double take when I checked into my hotel.

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How Much Money Do You Need to Start Your Business?

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Every time I give a business workshop or training, I get some form of this question:

How much money do I need to start my business?

Actually, it’s usually more of a definitive statement like, “I wish I could start my business, but I don’t have the funding.”

What I’ve learned is that most people have very unrealistic expectations of what it really takes to get a business off the ground. Many seem to think that you have to have a lot of money to start making money.

The reality couldn’t be further from the truth.

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6 Simple Ways to Make Time for Your Business

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One of the biggest excuses people use for not making progress on their business goals can be summed up in one deflating, five-word sentence:

I DON’T HAVE ENOUGH TIME.

First of all, I can tell you right now that if you’re using this excuse, you’re flat-out lying to yourself. Let’s just keep it real here, shall we? We all have the same 24 hours in a day. And everyone is busy. So the truth is, some of us use our time wisely and some of us waste our precious “free time” on things that don’t even matter. It’s up to you how to spend the limited time that you DO have.

When I work with private clients and students, we take a close look at their calendar and create a 20-hour weekly schedule to maximize productivity in their business.

Here are six simple ways to make time for your business (or any goal, really), even if you have a demanding full-time job, kids and a husband at home!

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