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Are You Still Wondering

Are you still wondering if you should start your home-base business? What are you waiting for the sky to crack open and a mighty voice to boom down through the clouds?

Let me tell you girlfriend, the sky has already cracked open in the form of a recession/depression and the voice is mine saying, ‘LET’S GET GOING!”

A woman called me today still up in the air about starting her home business. Her husband finally got a job after being out of work for 7months. She left her position as a stay at home mom to take on a job that barely paid the bills. Her husband was still looking for a job even traveling out of state job seeking so they had to pay baby-sitters & part-time day care.  They had to downsize one of their SUV’s for a more affordable minivan. Her hair started falling out because of the stress and it caused a lot of tension in the relationship.

should i start my business now?

scared & confused

He has now been employed for 3months and yet they are both afraid of going through this again. They don’t have anything saved and so she doesn’t believe that she can start a business.  “Besides, what if I do and it fails?”

What if you do and it succeeds?

What if you do and it’s providing just enough pennies to help you get through another lay-off?

What if you do and the economy tanks even more and people need exactly what you’re offering?

What if you do and the economy picks up and people need exactly what you’re offering?

I can play the “what if” game with you all day girlfriend!

Here are some statistics regarding the trend of home base business to encourage you:

The number of home-based businesses ranges up to 38 million according to the U.S. Census statistics. 18.3 million according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).

The number of U.S. households that operate a full or part-time home-based business exceeds 12 percent (Office of Advocacy, Small Business Administration).

Home businesses generates an annual revenue of $427 billion and an average annual income of $63,000

70% of the total home based business is ran by women.

This is THE TIME to start your home base business.  Even with no money start the dang on research, start designing the logo, website, think through your marketing plan, study the industry, talk to some people in the field. DO SOMETHING!

Add prayer to your action and you’ll be AMAZED at the guidance that you’ll receive, so that even  though you have “no money” opportunities will show up instead. Even though you have no experience people with experience showed up for you. God is there wanting to help EACH and EVERYONE of us. Seek guidance. Take action. Do something.  What’s the other option? Wait until the husband gets laid off again and start relive the nightmare?

Stop wondering. Now is the time to start your home business.

If you need some help (and you do) call me to be your coach. You’ll be set up for success.

Mom Entrepreneur Get Promotion!

Today’s guest blogger is Lori Lite Founder of Stress Free Kids. She’s offering GREAT advice for mom entrepreneurs! Take note! Thank you Lori!


Lori Lite founder of Stress Free Kids After years of running my business from my kitchen table…I decided to give myself a promotion. A vague memory of a promotion in corporate America meant a corner office with a view. In a work from home mom’s world (WAHM) it meant moving my papers, computer, files and self to my dinning room. I would never again have to pack up my mobile office each night to serve dinner! I had arrived!

Last year I had the good fortunate of being selected to appear on ABC’s Shark Tank. National exposure got me out of the kitchen and forced me to look at my business like a shark.

 

 

Tips:

1. Get Out of the Kitchen!

Meet other entrepreneurs for lunch. Tell your neighbors about your business. Network with other enthusiastic entrepreneurs. You might find out that your business is more impressive than even you thought. I personally had no idea that selling 30,000 books from my kitchen without the backing of a nationwide publisher was an amazing feat. I was prepared to defend my sales to the investors (sharks), but they stopped me in my tracks…no need to defend…it was time to be proud.

2. Surround Yourself with Dream Keepers!

Spend your time and share your ideas with friends and relatives that believe in you. It is hard enough to be an entrepreneur. A positive attitude supported by positive people will bring positive results.

3. Outsource!

Most of us try to do everything: bookkeeping, marketing, writing, social media, oh and did I mention… run a family. It is impossible to be effective in all areas at the same time. Hire help on an as needed basis. Even 1 hour a week of help can be rejuvenating and allow you to focus your talents where they are most needed.

4. Have a Business Plan!

We all dread the business plan. I practically cried (OK, I cried) while writing mine, but it opened my eyes and helped me to see where my focus was needed in order to grow my business and live my dream.

5. Over-Prepare!

If you are speaking, going to a bank or investor, or pitching in any way… be prepared. I learned that when you think you are over-prepared you are barely prepared. Many of us think our passion is enough. Passion will get you in the door but you better be ready to back it up with hard-core numbers. Sharks get hooked by numbers.

And that’s how it is when you get out of the kitchen!

 

Stress Free Kids founder Lori Lite has created a line of books and CDs designed to help children, teens, and adults decrease stress, anxiety, and anger. Ms. Lite’s books, CDs, and lesson plans are considered a resource for parents, psychologists, therapists, child life specialists, teachers, and yoga instructors. Lori is a certified children’s meditation facilitator and Sears’ Manage My Life parenting expert. For more information visit  Stress Free Kids and for daily advice follow Lori on Twitter and Facebook.

Mompreneur Inspiration for The New Year

Andrea Griggs of Females with A Mission just interviewed me on her BlogTalk Show, and we talked about the women who aren’t “feeling” the new year yet.  She asked for my tips and suggestions on how to overcome the failures of 2010.

If you would like to listen click here or copy and paste the link.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/fwm/2011/01/07/happy-new-year

Here are some quotes that summarizes the points that I made during the interview…just because I love quotes.

You have to DECIDE to make it a new year.

“Time has no divisions to mark its passage, there is never a thunder-storm or blare of trumpets to announce the beginning of a new month or year. Even when a new century begins it is only we mortals who ring bells and fire off pistols.”  Thomas Mann

Make some decisions about what you want to happen.

“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.” Edith Lovejoy Pierce

Decide who you are going to get rid of this year.

“New Year’s Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time.” James Agate

Sit still to listen to God’s voice.

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice. T.S. Eliot

This First Week of The New Year

As humans we can torture ourselves with our never ending list of desires, wants and preferences.  We all have a list of “I’ll be happy when…”. And that joy robbing list of “Someday…”.

As mom entrepreneurs these lists can torture us because growing children and growing a business takes time. We can’t move as fast as our male counterparts with their diligent wives holding down the homefront.  We don’t have a lot of time to sit around on the computer and learn the hundreds of social media websites like the young, up & coming entrepreneurs. So our business doesn’t grow as quickly. Your business list of “desires and wants” will paralyze you if you’re not conscious.

When we’re not conscious we will always be waiting for “someday” to arrive.  When it does shows up, there’s always be another need, want, desire, preference that just magically appears. So you will continue to feel like, “I’ll be happy when…”

Decide that you will be happy with your situation, business, children, house, husband, furniture, bank account, whatever, for this first week of the new year.

One week of not wanting more.

One week of not putting off “until”.

One week of accepting what you have as good enough.

One week of not letting your desires keep you unhappy.

One week of counting your blessings.

One week of saying “THANK YOU” for EVERYTHING.

Feel free to express your “thank you for everything” thoughts in the comment box below. It will serve to inspire others!



Three Things To Do Before 2011

If you find that your excitement for your business is diluted and you’re not looking forward to the new year, 2011, keep the faith. There are some things that you can do to turn things around and rebuild your excitement.

We all know that your success is not based  solely on techniques, skills, talents or resources.  A good portion of it is determined by your thoughts and attitude. Both are intrinsically tied one to the other. Manage one and the other will fall into place.

So to get your thoughts aligned with success and to take control of a negative or fearful attitude here are a few things to do before 2011.

1. Stop following every freaking guru who claims to be a guru! There’s a teaching going around that says, “proclaim yourself as a guru and you are one.”

WHAT?!

If I proclaim myself to be a man am I one? Even if I have my breasts removed and shot myself up with testosterone, I’m NOT a man.

If I proclaim myself to be a doctor am I one?! Even if I read medical books and went to school for a couple of semesters, I am NOT a doctor.

We’ve taken the word “guru”- which was applied to a holy teacher  who had years of study and wisdom and dispelled spiritual darkness on his followers- watered it down  and stuck it on a person who figured something out and wants you to pay for his knowledge!

One is not a guru because they’ve proclaimed it.

One is not a guru because one paid a bunch of money to learn something.

One is not a guru because one has a website.

That person may be very knowledgeable. That person may be well-learned.  But that doesn’t necessarily make him a guru.

For 2011 unfollow all but 2 people. This will save you a lot of time (less emails to read) and money (less stuff to buy) and more hard drive space!

2. Make changes Don’t get lost in what you did or didn’t do. Determine what you need to change.  It may be your business model, your eating habits or your family set-up. You may feel like you’ve invested enough in your business and haven’t recouped your investment. Change the way you invest. For instance stop buying more stuff to help with your business and invest in something that will help you (yes this is a plug for business coaching. It’s the only thing that I know that is guaranteed to move you to the next level). Be willing to make whatever changes and do it quickly.

3. Say Thank You There’s so much that went right this year. There’s so much that you’ve learned. There’s so much that could have gone wrong. Allow your mind and heart to be filled with gratitude as you paused 2-3 times a day for the remainder of the year to say “Thank You”.

You can start saying with “thank you” now. Leave a comment telling us all what you are thankful about this year.