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- You can have an abundance mindset even when you're in poverty. It's a choice.
- If you don't know something, go to Google to figure out how to figure it out! Don't allow what you don't know to cause you to be stagnant.
- Don't suppress your dreams to support someone else's ego.
- You don't have to be perfect to be successful.
- You don't have to be one dimensional. It's ok to be multi-passionate and multi-talented.
- Do what you do best and outsource the rest. If you can't execute something, find someone who can.
- Bad days don't exist. Any day that you wake up is a good day!
- Even when you feel like giving up, keep going. Your time will come.
A full house, waiting to soak up the knowledge by the power speakers and panelists!
Keynote speaker Michelle Harris Collins opened her presentation with an ice breaker, having attendees turn to their neighbors to give a gentle massage.
Panelists Restee Collins and Billionaire PA sharing a moment.
Power couple/speaking duo, The Collins, pose for a pic after shutting down the house with their jewels of wisdom.
Attendees networking during a short break between sessions.
Undoubtedly one of my absolute favorite moments: speaker Billionaire PA helping an attendee to stand and "speak her dreams into existence!"
Power panelists posing with host, the beautiful and talented Cortney Ren'ae, founder of Flourishe Media Group, who did a wonderful job of keeping the event flowing and the crowd on their toes!I have to give a HUGE shout out to Rashunda Rene (pictured below on the left), founder of South LA Saves for putting together such a wonderful event. I've been to several of her events, and I have to say that I always walk away feeling empowered, uplifted, and motivated! If you missed out on the 2017 Power and Purpose Conference, be sure to connect with Rashunda on Facebook and Instagram to stay on top of what's happening next!
Give Your Business a "Sexy" Makeover:
Visual branding is important. The way you present your business...your website, social media, marketing materials, etc., will play a key role in shaping a potential client's perception of your brand, and whether or not they will choose to work with you. Take a look at your current branding and determine if it accurately reflects the look, feel, and message that you want your business to convey. If not, it's time to give it a visually appealing, aka "sexy" upgrade.
Romance Your Hustle:
Often times, when you have romantic interest in someone, you pull out all the stops to show your love. You choose to date and spend quality time when you truly want to get to know someone and are looking toward a future with them. The same goes for your business. You have to put in the time and the work. Romance your business by taking it on regular "dates" to plan for your success. Get out of your regular work space and find a nice ambiance to really dig deep and learn everything about your business. What's currently working? What's not working? Where do you need to pivot and shift? How much money do you have coming in? How much is going out? Just like when you're dating someone new, you can't be afraid to ask the necessary questions. You can also use these business dates to determine your social media and marketing strategies, create quality content, and develop a solid profit plan for your business.
Don't be a Cheap Date
Trust me, no one likes a cheap date! Just the same, your business will not thrive if you are a cheap business owner. Loosen up your pockets and invest in your business! It cannot, and will not, thrive in the "free zone"...you know, downloading all of the freebies, attending only free webinars and classes, and not putting in a penny towards your business' growth. It's just not possible. If you want to win in business, you'll have to get comfortable spending the money necessary to take it to the next level.
Remember, your business needs love too!
How will you show yours a little extra love today?
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Doubled My Number of Speaking GigsI achieved one of my top goals for the year, which was to double the number of speaking engagements that I had in 2015. Mission accomplished! Speaking and teaching are undoubtedly my two most favorite aspects of my business, so not only do I get to do what I absolutely LOVE, but I truly feel like I'm walking in my purpose every time I step on a stage or in front of a room. In 2017, I hope to keep it going by doubling my numbers again...and also to add INTERNATIONAL SPEAKER to my resume (Yes, I'm claiming it in advance!)
Speaking at The PowHERful Woman Conference - truly a "Mama I Made It" moment!
Sharing my story at the Women of Power LA Mixer.
What a pleasure it was to serve on a panel with these wonderful women of God at ALM's Women's Empowerment Dinner.
The look of complete happiness to be walking in my purpose, teaching a Social Media Strategies for small businesses workshop.
Pouring into the women attending the Noir Unicorn's After Work Sisterhood Pop Up Mixer...sharing tips on how to create their 9-5 exit strategy.
I'm very expressive and tend to talk with my hands alot. That's when you know the message is GOOD!
Just a few of the other workshops and events I had the honor of speaking at this year. In 2017 I will be better about getting pics of my speaking gigs.
Launched My First Mini CourseThis was a major accomplishment for two reasons: 1) I had been sitting on this idea for over a year, and finally took the time to make it a reality. I launched it as a mini course first, as a sort of test run leading up to the launch of my signature course, of the same name, that will be launching this year. 2.) I had absolutely NO knowledge of how to go about getting this done, but I didn't let that stop me. I did the research. I implemented what I learned, and I DID IT. It was a lesson in not waiting until things are perfect, but instead, just getting started and improving as you go. I got a lot of really good feedback, and am so excited to launch the full course, in addition to several other courses, this year. Stay tuned!
Hosted My First Signature Event: Say YES to Your DreamsAnother "just do it" moment. I was going to wait until the new year to host this event, jut because I felt that January was the time when most people go into vision board/planning/goal setting mode. But I realized that mid-year was the perfect time to do an assessment of where you are in the pursuit of your goals and to get a little motivation to keep going. I'm happy to say that the event was a success! Each and every panel speaker was AMAZING and the women in attendance walked away with a lot of valuable information and the confidence to boldly walk in the direction of their dreams. Planning is already underway for the next event, which will be a little different, but equally, if not more, wonderful than the first!
Launched Moguls Give BackI literally started Moguls Give Back on a whim! I wanted to find a way to give back to my community, and I figured what better way than to start my own initiative?! The goal was for my fellow entrepreneurs to band together and do our part to service our communities. I reached out to my tribe via social media and was overwhelmed and thrilled at the amount of support it received. In the summer, we hosted a School Supply Drive where we were able to bless almost 100 students with all of the supplies they needed to have a successful school year. In November, we hosted a turkey giveaway, where we were able to bless 6 wonderful families. This could not have been done without the generous donations we received. A special thank you goes out to Kenya Kirkland of Shop 1323 for letting us host the first event at her boutique, and Shelley Mechette of The PowHERful Woman for being an official partner for the second event. In 2017, I hope to take these efforts to the next level by officially forming a non-profit 501(c)3, and hosting more charity events throughout the year.
Weight Loss Journey
My weight has been a big struggle for me for YEARS. Prior to being involved in the car accident that left me unable to walk for nearly 6 months, I was finally able to get a hold of it by dropping nearly 40lbs. Unfortunately, after that horrible ordeal, I just could not seem to get it back under control. The main reason was because I had on-going ankle issues that prevented me from working out the way that I would have liked to. This year, however, I decided not to let that hold be back anymore. I invested in a personal trainer (shout out to Lance Branchman) and finally started working toward my health and fitness goals again. In just the last two months of the year, I've been able to see a difference in, not only the way I look, but more importantly, the way I feel. Although the scale has only just recently started to be my friend (I wasn't seeing much of a difference in my weight), I experienced so many non-scale victories, such as my clothes fitting better, loss of inches and a change in my body composition, better eating habits, and overall feeling healthier and stronger (I no longer feel like I am going to pass out after each workout lol). Also, its given me increased confidence that is showing up in other aspects of my life, and business. Therefore, I will continue training into the new year, and who knows...I may even run a marathon or two before the year is up!
Made Memories and Enjoyed Life
This was probably my most important fete of 2016...MAKING the time to experience life and make memories with those that I love. There is nothing like a near fatal experience to make you realize just how precious life is. Over the last few years, I've had this feeling that I've been merely existing, as opposed to living. This year, I can truly say I took my first steps to changing that by getting out there and making memories with my loved ones. After all, one of the main reasons I started my business was to have full freedom and control of my time, and because I wanted to live life on my own terms. In 2016, I finally figured out exactly what that looks like...
Took a couple of Kid-cations (vacays with the kiddos)...a road trip to San Diego and to visit family in Texas...
Spent a lot of quality time going on family outings and experiencing fun, new places.
...was even able to get in a few Mom-cations (without the kiddos) to Catalina Island and Washington DC.
...and I made a conscious effort to get out more and support friends, family, and fellow business owners at their events, celebrating life occasions, and on their creative endeavors.
I know a lot of people that experienced quite a few challenges and hardships in 2016 (myself included), but it's so important to take a step back and remind yourself of all of the things that went well, all of the things you're grateful for, and the many blessings that you have in spite of everything else.
Now that you've had a glimpse into my year, I want to know:
What is the one thing that 2016 taught you? Drop a comment below.
Are you ready to commit to making 2017 your most successful business year yet?
Listen, if you have not started planning your business marketing strategy for 2017, you are already behind!
The holidays are fast approaching, and with so much going on with the hustle and bustle of the season, you do not want to get lost in the shuffle and walk into the new year without a solid strategy to take your business to the next level.
On Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 at 7pm PST, I am hosting a FREE webinar, covering everything you need to create your very own 2017 marketing roadmap.
During this free workshop, I am going to cover how to:
- Set and meet your business + financial goals for 2017
- Become visible and be seen as the go-to expert in your field
- Package, sell, and promote your signature services and offerings
- Create a sales funnel to consistently attract your ideal clients
- Create multiple streams of income + systems to get paid on autopilot
- and much more!
It's time for you to take your business to the next level! Let me show you how to get unstuck, get visible, and get PAID!This workshop is for you if you are:
- Tired of spinning your wheels and feeling stuck, trying to figure out this whole marketing thing on your own
- Struggling to consistently bring in clients and reach your business' income goals
- Tired of being a slave to your business and wish you could create a solid strategy and systems to free up your time to do the things you enjoy
- You're not committed to learning and implementing the strategies it takes to grow your business.
- Taking your business to the next level is not a top priority for you
- You are not ready to invest the time, dedication, and financial resources into yourself, or your business, at this time
Space is limited, so be sure to grab your spot today!
Thank you so much Taylor for having me. It was so awesome working with your team. Also, sending a major shout out to Crys Watson of Noir Unicorn, for making this connection happen.Unleash Your Inner Mogul is available on Amazon, or you can purchase here on my site by clicking on the Books tab.
Photo via Kevin Hart's Facebook PageYesterday morning, as I was taking my kiddos to school, I happened to catch an interview with comedian Kevin Hart on the The Steve Harvey radio show. Although I love his work as a comedian (he is HILARIOUS!) and actor, I didn't realize that he was also a phenomenal businessman. During his interview, he dropped some major jewels that can be translated to pretty much any business.
Here are 4 business lessons Kevin Hart taught me...1. Don't let NO stop you. Several studios turned down his idea to turn his live standup shows into movies because they said they would never bring in a profit. Since then, he's gone on to make over a hundred million dollars and has become one of the highest paid comedians ever.
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Dr. Monica Wilson - Psychotherapist, Business Consultant- Don’t sit on your gifts. To thine own self be true. Turn your pain into your purpose. - Your purpose is not about you…it’s bigger than you. You’re making a mark in the world, unseen or seen.
Constance Moonzwe - Executive Director, ITH Staffing- Sometimes you may have the vision, but you may not be the right person to drive your business forward. Figure out what you’re good at, what you’re not good at, and partner with someone to help you.
- Finding ‘A Players” begins with setting the bar high. Your organization doesn’t have roomfor B, C, or D players. A players are people that can do 90% of the position well.
Dawn Osborne - Next Level Management & Consulting - Focused action beats brilliance every time. Genius is 1% inspiration, 99% perspiration.- You need a niche instead of being a generalist – jack of all trades, master of none. - If you don’t believe in your product or service, do something else. You have to believe in it in order to sell it to someone else.
Lydia & Peter Mehit - Custom Business Planning & Solutions- Focus on the customer FIRST, then the product. If you know who your customer is, then you’ll know how to market to them. - Price your products or services at a price that YOU are uncomfortable. If you are comfortable, you are not charging enough.
Queenie Johnson - Brand Strategist, Mama Be BrilliantThings you need to release (that you’ve been taught)
- A mentality that there is not enough
- The thought that you can’t trust anybody.
- The need for validation. The reason you’re stagnant right now is because someone is not telling you “good job.”
- Fear of failure
Sweenie May - Marketing Mastermind CoachProfile your target market – Study and speak their language. Learn (and master) the difference between a soft sell vs. a hard sell The day was PACKED with valuable content...no fluff. Exactly what I look for when determining the events that are worth my time and monetary investment. The List Tour is definitely worth it! It was also a great opportunity to network, and see a few of my fave women in business: BIG thank you, and congratulations goes out to LaTonya Washington for organizing such a wonderful event. It was such an honor to be a part of this interactive experience! The next stop on the tour is Houston on Saturday, October 22. For more details, and to purchase tickets, check out their website at www.thelisttour.com
Did you know that so much money is left on the table, and business missed out on, simply due to not following up?!Let me give you a couple of scenarios... - A potential client reaches out to you and are not ready to book at the moment. Do you reach out to them at a later date to see where they are with their decision, or wait until they call you back (which may never happen). - You submit a proposal (to book a gig, speak at an event, facilitate a workshop, etc.) A week or more has gone by with no response. Do you wait for a call, or do you reach out to the organization/person in charge? - You meet some really great people at a networking event that have the potential to be a customer, or possibly has the connections and/or resources you need to help take your biz to the next level. Do you contact them within two days after the event, or do all business cards end up in a pile of doom, only to be found months later with no idea who they are or where you met them? Does any of this sound familiar? Well, the good news is, there are a couple of simple fixes that can help you raise your follow up game, and make the process easy peasy! 1. To follow up with a potential client, create a simple spreadsheet or document that lists the name of the prospect, date you met/spoke on the phone, a brief note with important details about the consultation/discussion, and a follow up date (don't be afraid to ask the prospect when is a good time to follow up.) 2. When attending a networking event, don't simply collect cards. Jot down a short note on the back of those cards that you are interested in following up with, and something that will help you remember who they were (ex: lady with the red hat). Reach out via phone or email within 24-48hrs, as anything after that may cause them to forget you or your conversation. Remember, this person may have collected a ton of biz cards too. 3. Invest in a CRM software. This will allow you to schedule follow up calls or email, keep track of your appointments, and set reminders. 4. Be persistent, but not overbearing. It's totally ok to reach out to your prospects via different channels. For example, if a phone call goes unanswered, send an email as a back up. Don't write it off as the person not being interested and avoiding your call. If you are wondering why you don't have the amount of clients that you would like, start by taking a deep look at your follow up skills, and decide how you are going to improve upon them.
Tired of trying to figure this whole marketing thing out on your own? Struggling to get clients or reach your business' income goals, and could use some help creating a SOLID strategy? Email me at email@example.com to schedule a complimentary 30min Discovery Call to see how I can help!To Your Prosperity and Success, Nikola Ahaiwe Business Success Coach | Marketing Strategist | Motivational Speaker