Is Indecision Killing Your Business Dreams?

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I’ve been in Tucson, Arizona for the past few days at a retreat with my business mentor.

Last year, I made the decision to join a high-level mastermind program with like-minded entrepreneurs from around the world. Every few months, we all get together for business training, personal development and lots of “aha” moments!

One of my biggest takeaways from this weekend came from one of my colleagues who said something so profound that may apply to where you are in your business.

“The decision comes first.”

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VIDEO: Why You Shouldn’t Give Up On Your Big Goals

Success Vid ImageAt some point along the journey to reach your big goals, you might begin to wonder…

Is all my hard work ever going to pay off?

If you’ve been asking yourself that question lately, the video below will give you a reason to keep moving forward, even if you’re feeling discouraged right about now.

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Have You Given Up on Your Business?


I’ve seen it far too many times…

You get one negative comment on your blog. So you just stop blogging. 

You can’t seem to get more than 53 people to “like” your Facebook page. So you decide to shut it down and go on a “social media sabbatical.”

You plan a big launch, but not one person signs up for your online course. So you decide no one wants to learn from you and never offer an online course again.

You spend all day writing the perfect article for your newsletter, but when you send it out you get 5 unsubscribes. So you stop sending out newsletters.

You can’t seem to figure out Mailchimp, so you decide to stop trying to build your email list.

You conduct 10 free strategy sessions but no one buys your coaching program. So you stop offering it..

You see other people in your industry making money every day, but you still have yet to land that first paying client. So you decide maybe you’re just not “cut out” for entrepreneurship.

Any of these scenarios sound familiar?

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5 Important Steps to Launch Your Speaking Business in 2015


Speaking at the Heal a Woman to Heal a Nation conference in Maryland earlier this year

One of the most powerful ways to make a difference in thousands of people’s lives is to speak at events where you can tell your story, share your message and teach what you know.

Now that I host several of my own live events throughout the year, I don’t speak at conferences as much I used to, but I still I get a TON of questions from aspiring speakers who want to make money by spreading their important message all over the world. I’ve been speaking professionally since 2008 and I love being able to get paid to do what I would do for free – teach and inspire others!

Today, I sat down to reflect on five of the most important steps I’ve taken over the past 6 years to build a successful speaking career. I hope they help you launch your own speaking business in the coming year!

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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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