Category: Business Tip

There are 108 posts published under Business Tip.

Law of Attraction and Quitting Your Job

On my new blogtalk radio show this week I spoke with Dr. Joanne White! What a wealth of knowledge she provided as we talked about trusting the Law of Attraction when you make the decision to quit your job and start your business.

The Law of Attraction is the belief that your dominate thought creates your life experiences. If you hate your job and want to get out to start your own business you can’t allow your dominate thought to be, “I hate my job, I wish I could work from home!” You will “create” a better life for yourself,  faster, if you were to allow your thoughts to be, “I am leaving this job and working successfully from home in my own business as a________!”  Not only does that relieve stress and help keep you focused but energetically it changes you to the point that you become open to seeing and receiving the opportunities that makes this a possibility. There’s also a little spiritual-magic that happens when we believe in something so much that we allow it to control our actions, for faith without works is dead.

To help you change your thoughts and create a better life for  yourself use affirmations.

Dr. Joanne has been using the Law of Attraction for over 25 yrs to manifest success in her life, just check out her site to discover how it has worked for her!

Listen in on this awesome interview with Dr. Joanne White!

Listen to internet radio with ImtheBossofMe on Blog Talk Radio

 

Tips for Wearing Make-Up

make-up lesson for mompreneursProctor and Gamble just released a study suggesting that women who wear make-up look more “competent, trustworthy and likeable”. This is a challenge for stay at home moms who have become accustomed to going out bare-faced, in sweats and a ponytail! However, once you pronounce yourself an entrepreneur some changes must be made.

I have never worn make-up but have found that as I get older I do look a little better when I apply foundation and eyeshadow.  Hopefully that’s enough to help me be perceived as “competent, trustworthy and likeable”.  LOL!

Even though the study is funded by the company that manufactures and sells Cover Girl, they did acknowledge that too much make-up can make you come across as someone who is trying to hide something or “shield” yourself. We all know women who are so insecure that they try to cover up flaws with the right clothes and too much make-up.

 

 

And then there are those that don’t know how to apply make-up and just need to be trained. My sister is one of those; completely confident…so confident about who she is it doesn’t matter if you don’t like her BLUE eyeshadow and dark lipstick! She’s going to wear it anyway!

 

 

 

So mompreneurs, educate yourself on how to apply make-up, walk in your confidence and don’t use the make-up to hide behind your lack of confidence…people can see it any way!

What do you think about women who wear too much…or too little make-up?

Enhanced by Zemanta

Video-LinkedIn Strategies

Many of my clients don’t have a LinkedIn profile and so introduce them to it for the first time, therefore I’m always expanding my knowledge on how to use it. I found this video on Free Webinar Wednesdays. It’s so great I just FB it an Tweeted and I’m going over to Bernie Borges and join his $5 membership program. It’s an hour long so open your Linked In profile and have paper and pencil ready!

Here are some of the key topics and techniques that are discussed.

  • Leveraging a Robust LinkedIn profile.
  • Prospecting Strategies That Work.
  • The Importance of Expanding Your Network.
  • Advanced Networking Techniques.
  • How to accessorize your LinkedIn profile for maximum sales potential.
  • How to make influential connections that can produce sales opportunities.
  • How to do sales prospecting using “company” and “profile” mining strategies.

Free Webinar Wednesdays – Using LinkedIn for Sales Professionals with Bernie Borges from Eric Cook on Vimeo.

Enhanced by Zemanta

Networking on LinkedIn-5 Simple Strategies

LinkedIn Logo

As a mompreneur my time is limited. Homeschooling during the day and chauffeuring the kids in the evenings  slows down my ability to do face-to-face, real time networking. I must use my time wisely. One day it occurred to me that I’ve gotten several clients from LinkedIn but very few from Facebook. So I’ve had to ask myself, “why am I hanging out on FB?”  Well, my family and (real) friends are there, but they are not hiring me to speak for them or coach them. I decided to learn more about LinkedIn and how to leverage it’s power so that my social media networking time is effective.

Here are 5 simple networking strategies to use on LinkedIn.

1. Complete your profile AND USE A PICTURE!– If you were to go to a networking event you wouldn’t walk in without cards and place a bag over you face would you. You’re there to be seen and to tell others who you are. The same concept applies to LinkedIn.

2. Join relevant groups and post comments-just setting up a profile is akin to going to a networking event and standing on the wall. You have to get off the wall and mingle right? The groups allows you to mingle with people of common interests, experiences, affiliations, and goals. Make sure your comments are relevant and add value. In real life you wouldn’t walk up to a group of people and shout out, “buy my stuff now!” would you?  No, you would contribute meaningfully; but on LinkedIn you can do something that you can’t do in real life; you can finish your conversation with a signature tag that has your website’s address. Oh Yeah! Once you stimulate their minds with your wise comment, suggestion, hyperlinked recommendation then they are left wondering, “wow, who is this?” Your signature makes it easily convenient for them to find out!

BTW, I would love it if you joined my group, I’m The Boss of Me .

3. Add applications to your profile-LinkedIn has 18 different apps that you can upload to your page. This will allow you to collaborate and share with your network and it helps your page to be a little more interesting.  With these apps you can display your portfolio, upcoming events, reading lists, blog posts, powerpoint presentations and much more.  To locate it look at the navigation bar across the top, there’s the tab “more” , it will dropdown and there you’ll see the choice of “get more applications”. 

4. Give and ask for recommendations-This helps to establish trust for your services. The great thing about LinkedIn is that you can be recommended for work that you did 10years ago (if you can find a person who remembers). Make sure when you send out a recommendation that it sounds sincere.

5. Follow strategically -For sure you want to connect with friends and past colleagues but think about who you want to work with and follow them as well. You’ll meet them in groups or do a search (within LinkedIn) of your target market. You can even follow companies and receive their updates!

LinkedIn is a powerful networking tool, especially for us momprenuers who can’t get out much! Here are some LinkedIn facts:

  • LinkedIn started out in the living room of co-founder Reid Hoffman in 2002; the site launched May 2003
  • As of June 30, 2011 (the end of the second quarter), professionals are signing up to join LinkedIn at a rate that is faster than two new members per second.
  • As of August 2011, LinkedIn operates the world’s largest professional network on the Internet with more than 120 million members in over 200 countries and territories.
  • More than half of LinkedIn members are currently located outside of the United States.
  • As of June 30, 2011 (the end of the second quarter), LinkedIn counts executives from all 2011 Fortune 500 companies as members; its corporate hiring solutions are used by 75 of the Fortune 100 companies.
  • More than 2 million companies have LinkedIn Company Pages.

So if you’re looking for a career change or clients this is the place to network! Now go and get LinkedIn! Make sure you join my network!

 

Enhanced by Zemanta