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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.”


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.

Faith, Your Business and God

I interviewed 13 Christian entrepreneurs who seek God for their success through alternative methods. In other words they don’t just pray and read the Bible about being holy; they use vision boards, guided meditation, EFT, energy work and other methods to find out their purpose and how to make more money! Bringing spiritual awareness into your business is common sense for some but for many others they are only aware of the dog-eat-dog world in the name of business.

Listening to these interviews will teach you how to harness the power of the Holy Spirit into your business as you glorify The Father!

Qiana MartinShannon White, Deidre Hugley Mary Pittman, Paris Love

Rhonda Jones, Barbara McCandeless Demitrus Evans

Robert Smith, April Meese Jeane NewellJulie Lenzer Kirk

Rory Vaden

Motivation-Quotes for the Mompreneur

quotesIn my travels and conversations with mompreneurs I’ve noticed that we all have periods where we’re not very enthusiastic about our home-based businesses. There are times that we find ourselves bored or overwhelmed. One thing that I like to do is post a quote that inspires and motivates me. Here are some quotes that have encouraged me through some down times with a bit of business advice from me.

“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

When a mom is given the opportunity to start a home business I always advise her to choose passion over money. With crying children, messy diapers, and 8-12 hour work days a mompreneur needs something to be excited about.

“I not only use all the brains I have, but all I can borrow.” –Woodrow Wilson

You exceptionally competent superwoman you! Don’t forget to delegate, barter, outsource and/or  ask for help.

“If you hype something and it succeeds, you’re a genius; it wasn’t a hype. If you hype something and it fails, then it’s just a hype.”–Neil Bogart

Mompreneurs, offer minimum and give extra.

“He is rich who owes nothing.” –Hungarian proverb

Forget about what “they” say, there is no such thing as good debt and bad debt. That’s like good poison and bad poison. In the end both kills you.

“The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat.” –Lily Tomlin

As a mompreneur you must determine what success means for you. If you allow the world to determine it for you you will be forever chasing it.

“When the horse dies, get off.” –Kinky Friedman

This  doesn’t mean give up. It  simply means react quickly to the fluctuating markets, changes in your industry, and your changes in your customer needs.

These quotes have been an inspiration for me. Do you have one that keeps you inspired?

Woman of Excellence 2010

I was recently honored as the “2010 Woman of Excellence” by the Church and Community of the Upstate. It was a delicious banquet (no really!) and an inspiring ceremony at the Hilton. I received a beautiful medallion, an awesome plaque and a stunning certificate from SC House of Representatives. All three said something different but creatively expressed appreciation and recognition of my hard work, faith and dedicated  service to my community and church.

I was humbled and even embarrassed that someone would recognize me enough to present me with awards! Some of my church members came and my BFFs from out of state came too! That really made it a special night because we returned to my home where sat up to talk all night!  Wow!

Here are some pictures from that night.

Pastor Barry, Lady T, State Representative Karl B. Allen

Pastor Barry, Lady T, State Representative Karl B. Allen

Waiting to eat!

Waiting to eat!

Business Coach Lady T

Business Coach Lady T