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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How to Live the Impossible

10917066_1049951455030820_4479997024698588459_nI’ve been a traveling a lot lately for both business and pleasure.

I’m back in the states on the west coast and definitely missing the warmth of Mexico right now!

Las Vegas was my first stop with my good friend Shana. I call her “Shana Love” because she recently became a certified love coach.

We had the opportunity to reconnect for a few days, and of course, turn up in the casinos and clubs on the Strip!

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4 Steps to Creating an Online Travel Vision Board

I’m a BIG fan of visualizing your ideal life and using vivid images to paint a picture of exactly what you want your future to look like. This year, I decided to take my powerful goal-setting process to the next level by updating my travel bucket list and turning it into an online vision board. And I have to tell you…this exercise was SO inspiring!

Keep reading for my simple instructions on how you can make your own online travel vision board and use it as constant motivation for success in your life and business…

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VIDEO: 3 Life Lessons I Learned While Skydiving in Mexico

“I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.” – Lucille Ball

hqdefaultMy grandmother always taught me that the way you end the old year is how you will begin the new one.

Since I had decided that 2015 was going to be the year of “fun, love and adventure,” I wanted to do something to honor that theme for my 32nd birthday on December 31, 2014 – the very last day of the year.

And that’s how I ended up jumping out of a plane in Playa del Carmen, Mexico!

I gave myself the gift of SKYDIVING, which was pretty much one of the scariest and most rewarding things I’ve ever done.

Check out the video of my jump below! I booked my tandem jump with Skydive Playa and they took good care of me throughout the process.

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A Review of 2014 and My Theme for 2015

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A few weeks ago, I sent out my free annual reflection guide as a gift for Happy Black Woman email subscribers: The 2014-2015 Annual Review/Preview Guide. I completed mine privately, but I wanted to share a few of my 2014 reflections and 2015 intentions with you as we kick off the new year. If you haven’t done your own annual review/preview yet, I highly encourage you to set aside some time to do so. Reflection is one of the most powerful tools for personal development. Best of all, it’s free!


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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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How to Conduct Your 2014-2015 Annual Review/Preview

Annual Review Preview Guide ImageThis is the announcement post for the Annual Review/Preview process we are doing here in the Happy Black Woman community to help us reflect on 2014 and plan for an amazing 2015. You are invited to join us to journal and/or blog your reflections! 

The end of the year is the perfect time to reflect on 2014 as well as set intentions for what you want in 2015.

To support you in this process, I’ve put together a complimentary 7-page guide with powerful journaling prompts to help you think through the past year and inspiring questions to help you plan ahead for the next one. It’s my gift to you for being a part of my community this year!


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31 Days to Reset Your Life: My Personal Mantra and Theme Song for 2015

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Every year in December, I go through a personal reflection and planning process that I call “31 Days to Reset Your Life.”

I take this time during the last month of the year to pause and press the “reset” button. This is when I give myself the space to journal about what my life looks like right now and get clear on what I want the coming year to look like.

If you’d like to do the program with me and dozens of amazing women in our Happy Black Woman community, click here to get instant access. You will be able to download the program materials, join our private Facebook group and get the recording of the powerful kickoff call we had on December 1.


For today, I just wanted to share my own responses to the Day 1 exercise to inspire you in your own year-end reflection process.

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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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