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{FEATURED} The DailyT Online

About a month ago, I was attending an event as a guest, when the host, unexpectedly, asked me to come down to the stage and share a little bit about my story, and my book, Unleash Your Inner Mogul.

As a result, I was invited to be a guest on The DailyT Online by host Taylor Thibodeaux.

In this fun interview, we discussed the process of self publishing my book, how I overcame a devastating car accident and started my business from my couch with just a laptop and cell phone, and why YOU need to stop sitting on your gifts so that you can unleash YOUR inner mogul., Check it out:

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 by Nikola Ahaiwe

Unleash Your Inner Mogul is available on Amazon, or you can purchase here on my site by clicking on the Books tab.

2015 Year in Review: The Highlight Reel

What can I say about 2015?  It was definitely…interesting, to say the least. The year was filled with a lot of very HIGH high’s and a few low’s (hey, because life isn’t perfect right?!)

For the last week or so, I have been doing a lot of reflecting.  As we head into a new year, I wanted to take inventory of the good, the bad, and everything in between so that I would be better equipped to navigate my way through 2016, and it make it the best year possible.

If you’re an over-achiever like myself, you have a lot of big goals and dreams that you want to accomplish.  One thing I’ve noticed about myself is that I’m always so focused on reaching my next big milestone, that I sometimes forget to stop, appreciate, and even celebrate the things that I’ve already been able to accomplish.

Although there were a few bumps in the road, I can definitely say that there were some pretty amazing things that happened in my life and business this past year.

Let’s take a stroll through my 2015 Highlight Reel, shall we:

January

Mogul in the Making Entrepreneur Spotlight

2015 was definitely the Year of the Female Entrepreneur, and it was an honor for me to showcase on my blog some of the most talented, inspiring, amazing business women that I’ve had the pleasure of meeting, whether it was in person or solely online interaction. You ladies rock!

MITM Spotlight Collage

Build Your Biz Through Blogging Workshop

In 2014, I hosted my first PAID workshop (Social Media Marketing for Small Businesses) outside of my own company events.  In the presentation, there was a small segment where I discussed the benefits of blogging for your business.  Unfortunately, because it was only a one hour workshop, I couldn’t cover everything, but the students wanted MORE, and requested that I return to cover the topic.  The company agreed and brought me back in January to host the Build Your Biz Through Blogging Workshop, and it was the start of a great business relationship that led to several more workshops in 2015.  It all started when I decided to put my fear to the side, walked in and simply asked if the company would be interested in hosting my workshop.  Ask and you shall receive!

Blogging Workshop

March

Be Your Own Boss Conference

The Be Your Own Boss Conference allowed me to accomplish my goal of becoming a motivational speaker! After the devastating car accident that I experienced in November 2013, I made a promise to myself to share my story of overcoming tough obstacles in the hopes that it would inspire others to never stop fighting to reach their dreams. The highlight of the event was when a young lady attending from Fresno State University walked up after my speech and said “I loved your presentation…your story really inspired me to go after my dream of starting my business.” Mission accomplished! Big THANK YOU to Rashunda Rene of the Inner City Youth Empowerment organization for having me.

Be Your Own Boss Conference

April

Became a PUBLISHED Author

I wrote this book during one of the lowest points of my life. Over the last few years, I became a single parent to two young children, experienced a devastating lay-off from my corporate job (only a few months after I purchased my home), and was involved in a near-fatal car accident that left me unable to walk for almost 6 months. I had two options: I could continue feeling sorry for my seemingly unending stroke of bad luck, or I could use these obstacles as the motivation to pursue the life I knew I was destined to lead. I chose the latter! This book is filled with stories of determination, perseverance, and triumph despite countless setbacks and obstacles. I discuss how I literally started my business from my living room sofa, with nothing but my cell phone and laptop, to go on to living life on my own terms as a motivational speaker, author, and marketing strategist/business coach.

Writing and releasing my first book was truly a labor of love.  If I had to choose ONE accomplishment that I am most proud of, this would be it!  Not only was it a long time goal of mine, but finishing this book gave me the opportunity to help others realize that they too can accomplish those BIG, scary, audacious goals.

Book Launch

I am so grateful for each and every person that has purchased/read my book, shared it with a friend, etc.  Stay tuned, because the Unleash Your Inner Mogul Tour, as well as book #2, is on the top of my goals list for 2016!

Book Supporters Collage

Beauty, Brains, & Bling Workshop

Beauty, Brains, & Bling is one of my FAVE workshops for young girls.  I’ve attended almost every session with my 7 year old twin daughters for almost two years now, so it was an absolute honor when my friend Michelle Harris Collins asked me to lead a session on Exploring Entrepreneurship.  We did a really fun exercise where the girls created a “business plan” and had the opportunity to present their idea to the group.  Fun times! I am looking forward to the next session on January 30th 2016. If you have a daughter (or know a young girl age 7-11, I highly recommend you sign her up!)

Beauty Brains Bling

May

Nik Gets Fit (Weight Loss Journey)

Back in April 2013, I made a decision to completely change to a healthier lifestyle by adjusting my diet, getting serious about working out, etc.  As a result I lost 30 pounds.  After the car accident, I pretty much gained all of the weight back and it was really hard to get back on track.  In May, I decided enough was enough, and even though I didn’t feel physically strong enough, I started taking the steps to regain control of my health and fitness.

Nik Gets Fit Collage

I made a serious change to my diet by incorporating more fruits/veggies and also meal prepping.  I also started working out again, hitting the gym, doing Zumba 3 days/week and embracing my love for the outdoors by walking every morning at the park or hiking at the Culver City Stairs.  The pounds slowly but surely started dropping off again! I am not exactly where I want to be, but watch out because in 2016 I WILL get there!

Weight Loss

Featured in The Huffington Post

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Receiving an email from THE Arianna Huffington that my article, “Act Like an Employee, Think Like a Boss: 5 Tips for Working Productively From Home” would be featured on The Huffington Post was such a surreal moment!  One of my major 2016 goals is to increase my brand’s awareness/visibility by being featured in more magazines, blogs, tv/news shows, etc., so hopefully this was just a pre-cursor of what’s to come.

July

Digital Media Marketing Workshop

Cheers to another successful marketing workshop! I sold my book and was asked to teach another workshop (woot!), but the best part was hearing how much I’ve helped someone and how excited they were to begin implementing what they learned! If you would have told me a year ago that I would be standing in a room full of people, TEACHING, I would have never believed it (I had the worst fear of public speaking and could barely even walk, for goodness sakes). But when God has a greater plan than your own, you move on it. I’m so happy to have finally found my true purpose and passion.

Digital Media Marketing Workshop

October

Career Day at My Daughters’ School

One of the highlights of my ENTIRE year was speaking at Career Day at the twins’ school. The theme of the day was “That Can Be Me”, and I loved speaking with the 2nd and 3rd grade classes and encouraging them to start pursuing their dreams NOW.

Career Day

September

Started My Natural Hair Journey

I’m going to be honest here: transitioning back to natural is NOT easy.  As a faithful perm and wig wearer, it has definitely been an adjustment that I am still getting used to.  There are good days where I am happy to snap a selfie to document the moment, and there are bad days when I have to grab a hat and keep it moving.  But overall, I am enjoying experimenting with my hair, learning how to keep it healthy, and watching it grow.  By this time next year I hope to have a better handle on it, and I’m able to mimic the styles I love from some of my fave natural hair divas.

Natural Hair Journey Collage

November

Six Weeks to Self-Publishing Webinar

I planned to host this webinar much earlier this year, but due to an internet outtage in my area on the day it was scheduled, I had to postpone it.  Well, I THOUGHT that would happen within a few days, but it actually took MONTHS (long story about fear and mental blocks that kept me from doing this). Anyhoo, I was so proud of myself for getting over it and getting it DONE, because after all, done will always be better than perfect.  I will be launching the 6 Weeks to Self-Publishing online course in early 2016.  If you’ve been saying that this year will be the year you finally write your book, and are interested in the course, jump on my mailing list here to be the first to receive details when it is released!

Self Publishing Webinar

I had a really great 2015, and cannot wait to see what 2016 has in store for me.  My word for the year is GROWTH…in all areas, spiritually, mentally, physically, business, etc.

What is your word for 2016 and what do you hope to accomplish? 

To Your Prosperity and Success,

Nikola Ahaiwe
Business Success Coach | Marketing Strategist | Motivational Speaker

Nikola Ahaiwe

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MITM Entrepreneur Spotlight: Keneshia Raymond

Today’s Mogul in the Making Entrepreneur Spotlight features Keneshia Raymond, a Southern California native and Bay Area transplant who is making her mark on the wedding world!  Keneshia is the Lady Boss and Editor in Chief of Blissful 2 Be Wedding Magazine & the founder of Enchanted: The Wedding Event. With a strong background in planning and design, she collaborates with a myriad of talented vendors to showcase the hottest new wedding trends and to give couples a wedding experience they will always remember.

Check out her interview…

Keneshia Raymond
(Photo Credit: F3 Studios)

Name: Keneshia (Kay) Raymond
Location:Bay Area, Ca
Business Name: Blissful 2 Be Magazine & Enchanted: The Wedding Event
Years in Business: 5 years

Are you a full or part time business owner?

I am a full time business owner.

Why did you start your business?

I started my business after being a wedding planner and noticing that their was a void in wedding magazines. They were not showcasing the real side of weddings, but all the pretty that went into it. I wanted to showcase real couples and the real side of weddings…every shape, size, and nationality, and also those incredible vendors who were not being showcased because they didn’t fit in what was the traditional model of the wedding industry. I wanted to showcase not only our couples, but our vendors as well.

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(Photo Credit: Alycia Creative Photography)

What has been the most rewarding aspect of having your own business?

The most rewarding part of my business is the excitement from the vendors when they have been featured, or the couples when they see their wedding on the blog or in the magazine . Empowering the vendors to not only believe in themselves but to show them your work is amazing and the world believes so as well . I love being their cheerleader! I know it may sound corny but I feel like, as vendors, sometime we need the extra cheering squad.

What are your biggest challenges?

My biggest challenge is believing in myself, reminding myself that I am enough, and remembering why I do what I do and how much I love what I do.  Also remembering it’s okay to say no and not overstretch myself.  It’s hard sometimes, but I am a work in progress.  

What is the best business advice you’ve ever received?

The best advice I have ever received is not to doubt myself, stay humble, and continue to learn.

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(Photo Credit: Juniper Spring Photography

Do you have a team or are you a one man/woman show?

I have been a one woman show for the past 4 ½ years. I recently brought on a graphic designer to help with the magazine.  For the bridal show, we are a team of two women, myself and Diana Dorsey, who is also a wedding planner and has been working hard to bring Enchanted to new cities & states.

Where do you see your biz in the next 5 years?

In 5 years…wow! I see Blissful2Be growing into a top 100 wedding blog and the magazine doing incredibly well. I see a team of 5 people working to get the magazine out bi-monthly and growing the education portion for our vendors.

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(Photo Credit: Kaitlyn Miller Photography)

What advice would you give to other Moguls in the Making?

Starting a business is the easy part. Staying with it and growing your business is the hard part . Believe in yourself, be confident and persistent, enjoy and celebrate your success and your failure. You will hear a lot of No’s and that’s okay because when you hear that one YES it will all be worth it . Stay strong and enjoy this life you are creating for yourself .  

For more wedding bliss, connect with Keneshia online:

Blissful2Be Magazine

Website | Facebook | Instagram

Enchanted: The Wedding Event

Website | Facebook | Instagram

 

MITM Entrepreneur Spotlight: Denika Turner-Stephens

Happy Monday, future moguls! I hope you all had an amazing weekend.  I am so excited to be back with the Mogul in the Making entrepreneur spotlight.  I took a brief hiatus, but I have a great line-up of uber-talented and inspiring entrepreneur interviews coming up in the next few weeks, so be sure to check back frequently so that you don’t miss a beat!

To kick things off, this week’s entrepreneur spotlight features Denika Turner-Stephens, founder of Runway 4 Peace, a community organization whose mission is to create and showcase positive initiatives in an effort to raise awareness for the Stop the Violence cause. Growing up in the city of Compton, Denika realized there were limited resources and activities available to inner city youth.  As a teen, she dreamed of becoming a model, but was unable to find programs in her area to assist in fulfilling that dream. So, she made a promise to herself to do something about the huge void that desperately needed to be filled.  In 2012, Denika started Runway 4 Peace as a way to give young girls the opportunity to experience life on the runway. Check out her story…

Denika Turner-Stephens

Name: Denika Turner-Stephens
Location: Compton, CA
Business Name: Runway 4 Peace
Years In business: 3

Are you full or part time business owner?

Part Time

Why did you start your business?

Growing up in the City of Compton, there were not many activities for young girls to participate in. I wanted to model and that was a program that our community lacked. So I decided to provide those services. Unfortunately during the months spent puzzling my ideas, my niece was shot 3 times outside her home March of 2010 at the age of 10. To God be the Glory she survived.  After experiencing something so tragic, I felt eager to raise awareness for the STOP THE VIOLENCE cause. Compton is known to be very violent and I wanted to change the mood by gathering the youth to create and showcase positivity, and also give young girls the opportunity to experience life on the runway. That’s when I knew I had a passion with a purpose.

Denika Turner-Stephens Runway 4 Peace

What has been the most rewarding aspect of your business?

I would have to say being my own boss and doing what I love. It’s a joy seeing my vision come to life.

What are your biggest challenges?

I am afraid of rejection so networking is my biggest challenge. With me being young, not many people take my project seriously, therefore it creates this barrier that I am afraid to overcome. I came to the point, as if, I can do it on my own, but reality is, I NEED A TRUSTWORTHY TEAM.

Denika Turner-Stephens Runway 4 Peace

What is the best business advice you’ve ever received?

“If your dreams don’t scare you, then they are not big enough”
-Steve Harvey
“It doesn’t have to be perfect to get started but you have to get started for it to be perfect”
-Natalie Gouche

Do you have a team, or are you a one man/woman show?

Everyone thinks I’m a one woman show, however, I do run my ideas through my husband.

Denika Turner-Stephens Runway 4 Peace

Where do you see your biz in the next 5 years?

I plan to have a modeling school for my W.E.R.K program which is a Women’s Empowerment Runway Klass to provide free training.

What advice would you give to other Moguls in the making?

Understand that your purpose is for YOU. There will be hard times, and it will seem as if no one cares, but never give up. Remember your “WHY” for doing what you do!

For more information on Denika Turner-Stephens and Runway 4 Peace, visit her Website or connect with her on Facebook.

If you would like to be featured in the MITM Entrepreneur Spotlight, please email your request to info@nikolaahaiwe.com

To Your Prosperity and Success,

Nikola Ahaiwe
Business Success Coach | Marketing Strategist | Motivational Speaker

Nikola Ahaiwe

P.S. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter for more valuable business tips, resources, and tools! If you found this post helpful in any way, don’t forget to share it with your network!

MITM Entrepreneur Spotlight: Brittney Castro

Today’s Mogul in the Making Entrepreneur Spotlight features Brittney Castro, founder and CEO of Financially Wise Women,  a Los Angeles based financial planning firm for women. She specializes in working with busy professional and entrepreneurial women who are passionate about life and want to gain clarity around their money. Brittney’s mission is to help women plan and create the life of their dreams, free from anxiety about money. She is known for her innovative, non-judgmental, compassionate approach to financial planning, and has been featured in several major publications, such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Planning Magazine, Investment News, and Registered Rep Magazine to name a few!

Check out her story…

Brittney Castro - Financially Wise Women

Name: BRITTNEY CASTRO

Location: LOS ANGELES

Business Name: FINANCIALLY WISE WOMEN

Years in Business: 2 YEARS

Are you a full or part time business owner?

Full time.

Why did you start your business?

I started my business because I am very passionate about helping others, specifically women, use their money to live their dream lives. After being a financial planner working at other firms for about 7 years, I saw how savvy and successful women were still so intimidated by their money, and most avoided hiring a financial planner since most of the industry is still made up of male financial advisors.  I wanted to be the go-to financial planner for women and teach others to live an authentic and inspiring life by learning how to make, manage, save, invest, and protect their money in a fun and simple way.  My mission is to be the type of financial planner that changes the landscape for modern women and how they see and feel about their money, and is a pioneer for other women financial planners who want to help empower and educate women around money.

What has been the most rewarding aspect of having your own business?

The most rewarding aspect of having my own business is seeing the direct impact my advice and guidance brings to my client’s financial lives. I love hearing the success stories of my clients who tell me they love managing their money after working with me and make more money because they are now viewing their money in a whole new way. It is beyond rewarding to know I have helped them transform their financial lives from one of stress, overwhelm and anxiety to one of fun, excitement and peace of mind. Money is just a tool to be used however we desire in life and once my clients really commit to the financial planning relationship with me, so many magical things are possible for them. It’s so amazing and it inspires me to continue helping people with their finances, one woman at a time.

Brittney Castro Money Class

What are your biggest challenges?

The biggest challenge is managing all the different hats one must wear when owning a business. Every day I have to come fully ready to tackle the many roles of being a business owner and make sure I am leading my FWW team and clients in the right direction. It is not always easy but with the help of my amazing support group full of family and friends, I am able to constantly grow to become a better and better business owner and leader for my FWW tribe.

What is the best business advice you’ve ever received?

To enjoy the journey. I know it sounds cliché but it is so important to enjoy the ride. It is full of ups and downs, twists and turns and there is always “something” else to worry about, do, work on, etc. so you have to be able to cherish each moment and soak up as much of the journey as possible.

Do you have a team or are you a one man/woman show?

I have a team that consists of one assistant and one intern.

Brittney Castro - Financially Wise Women

Where do you see your biz in the next 5 years?

I see the FWW business becoming more of a lifestyle brand that helps women create their ideal lives and expand into the media industry in order to do so. My goal is to continue serving as many women as possible through our financial planning services, online products, webinars, workshops, live conferences, and eventually launch the Financially Wise Women TV Show to help people understand that money can really be fun and simple. We have very lofty goals, but given our track record within the past two years of starting, I am only very excited to see where the FWW path takes us.

What advice would you give to other Moguls in the Making?

Keep your eye on the prize and keep going no matter what. When you follow your dreams and lead from your heart day in and day out, amazing things can happen in your life. I have been blown away by all that has come to me since starting my business and even when the naysayers and myself for that matter have doubted the goals I set out for myself, I’ve only been able to achieve more than what I imagined because I’ve stayed the course and followed my heart. Starting a business is not for the faintest of hearts but it is really incredible and if you have that burning desire inside you to launch your own business, do it. You only get one life if you are lucky so make the most of it!

 Brittney Castro - Financially Wise Toolkit

If you’re ready to start loving your money, sign up to receive your FREE Financially Wise Toolkit jam packed with great tools & resources to help you on your financial journey by visiting the Financially Wise Women website.

For more information on Brittney Castro and Financially Wise Women, connect with her online at:

Facebook | Twitter | Youtube | Instagram

Photos Credit: Lindsay Rosenberg

If you would like to be featured in the MITM Entrepreneur Spotlight, please email your request to info@nikolaahaiwe.com

To Your Prosperity and Success,

Nikola Ahaiwe
Business Success Coach | Marketing Strategist | Motivational Speaker

Nikola Ahaiwe

P.S. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter for more valuable business tips, resources, and tools! If you found this post helpful in any way, don’t forget to share it with your network!

MITM Entrepreneur Spotlight: Alisha Hall

Today’s Mogul in the Making Entreneur Spotlight features Alisha Hall, founder of the Golden Women Foundation.   After receiving a Bachelors degree in Arts, Entertainment Management with a concentration in the Music Business from Columbia College Chicago, Alicia moved to Los Angeles to work for the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) where she spent 10 years administering royalties and supporting the careers of composers, songwriters and publishers.  She got the idea to start Golden Women Foundation when she gathered some of her closest friends in one room to discuss some everyday topics.  Eight hours later, she knew this gathering had grown into something more than just a “conversation with the girls” but the beginning of establishing a network of women of worth and value.  Alisha is dedicated to encouraging women to becoming the best they can, not only for themselves but also for others around them.  Check out her story…

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Name: Alisha Hall
Location: Los Angeles
Business Name: Golden Women Foundation
Years in Business: 6

Are you a full or part time business owner?
Full-Time

Why did you start your business?
In 2009, I had this deep desire to get a group of women together.  All of the women in my circle were dealing with difficulties and were too afraid to share them with anyone other than me.  My advice was limited, and I knew that if they could only open up, they could receive the help or healing they needed.  So I invited them all to our first retreat. This was unlike any other girls night out.  Mostly strangers to each other, we discussed some heavy and emotional topics.  We spoke of inspirations, defeats, pains, and victories. Leaving with so much encouragement, new friendships, and strength, I knew we had to keep this going because we were on to something great. I know now that when women open up and share their life experience, something powerful happens. When we encourage and support each other, something powerful happens. When we give back and serve others, our spirits are fulfilled. When you have a taste of that fulfillment, you never want to stop giving, encouraging, and sharing.

Alisha Hall - Golden Women Foundation

What has been the most rewarding aspect of having your own business?
I am rewarded by the peace I have at the end of my workday. I am the best co-worker I have ever had. I am diligent, I am encouraging, motivating…I do my part and I have fun while doing it. I don’t have a hidden agenda and I don’t keep secrets. I am open, so I receive all the great things in store for Golden Women Foundation. When I am blessed to have other co-workers beside myself, I have already created an awesome work environment. I have only been full-time for almost two-months but I absolutely love it! I know how hard I worked for my previous employer. I am excited about the work I am putting into Golden Women Foundation.

What are your biggest challenges?
Finding funding and grants are my biggest challenge. I know my strength is execution and getting the work done. Selling is not my strong point, however, if I focus on it as something that I must execute, I know it will get done. It will be a challenge but I will get funding. I am actually excited to see how well I do at it.

Alisha Hall - Golden Women Workshop

What is the best business advice you’ve ever received?
One of the best pieces of business advice I received came a few days ago. I was told to not be afraid to do what I don’t know. I need to remember to remain faithful, fearless and open. My spirit led me to give back to my community so I am coming into it with good intentions. I believe I can’t fail if my intentions are good.

Do you have a team or are you a one man/woman show?
I work with a board of directors. They are great guides and we vote and discuss all things that happen with the Foundation. They all have an expertise in different fields and collectively, we make a great team.

Alisha Hall - Golden Women Foundation

Where do you see your biz in the next 5 years?
I see Golden Women Foundation being the Google of resource for women that live Golden lives and want to be pillars in their community and in their homes. We all know where to go see funny memes, videos and new music. Golden Women Foundation needs to be the place to go when you want to live and lead an honorable lifestyle, and where you get and give encouragement.

What advice would you give to other Moguls in the Making?
I had the will to do more for Golden Women Foundation in my heart everyday for the past 6 years. Every day that I didn’t take a step toward my dream/vision, it literally gave me anxiety. If God has put something in your heart to do, He won’t leave you alone until you get it done. Once you do, you will be living your life like it’s Golden!

Golden Women Foundation hosts a bi-weekly small business meetup, featuring an expert guest speaker presenting on various topics to help you move your business forward.  Check out there upcoming events, and come out and learn, network, and expand your business contacts! 

Alisha Hall - Events

For more information on Alisha Hall and to learn more about the Golden Women Foundation, connect with her online at:

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

If you would like to be featured in the MITM Entrepreneur Spotlight, please email your request to info@nikolaahaiwe.com

To Your Prosperity and Success,

Nikola Ahaiwe
Business Success Coach | Marketing Strategist | Motivational Speaker

Nikola Ahaiwe

P.S. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter for more valuable business tips, resources, and tools! If you found this post helpful in any way, don’t forget to share it with your network!

It’s Official: I’m a Published Author!

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I did it, Team Mogul! I finally finished writing my book, Unleash Your Inner Mogul: Your Guide to Building the Business and Lifestyle That You Desire…and Deserve!

For those of you that have been following along with me on social media (you are connected with me, right?!), you know that this has been a crazy journey, and a longgg time in the making.  I put in a lot of blood, sweat, and tears – literally – in order to get this project completed.  In fact, just a few weeks ago, I lost the flash drive that contained the entire book, and I hadn’t backed up the file (rookie mistake #1 and a MAJOR lesson learned).  At that point, I thought about giving up.  I thought it was a sign.  Who was I to write a book, anyway?

Then, I thought to myself, who am I not to write a book?!  I have a story to tell, and to not share my story would not only be doing a great disservice to myself, but also to the people that need to hear, and can relate to my service.  I figured that if my story could help make a difference in at least one person’s life, then my mission will be complete.  I eventually found my flash drive (hallelujah!).  I pressed forward and I got it done…and I couldn’t be more thrilled to see my vision finally come to life!

My book will be available on my website, as well as Amazon very soon! The official release date and details for the official book signing/launch party will be announced soon!

Thank you so much for all of the love, support, and encouraging words.  It truly helped me get through this process with my sanity intact.

To Your Prosperity and Success,

Nikola Ahaiwe
Business Success Coach | Marketing Strategist | Motivational Speaker

Nikola Ahaiwe

P.S. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter for more valuable business tips, resources, and tools! If you found this post helpful in any way, don’t forget to share it with your network!

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MITM T-Shirts Now on Sale!!!

Mogul in the Making T-Shirts

Last week, I held my first Mogul Meetup event at the Microsoft Store in Century City (pics + full recap coming to the blog soon).  I gifted each of the attendees with a MITM T-shirt that was included in the swag bags.  The responses that I received about the shirts were so overwhelmingly awesome that I decided to make them available for purchase to all of you future moguls!

The shirts range in size from S – XXXL and are now on sale for just $15 (+shipping).  Please note that the shirts run kinda small, so if you normally wear a medium, you may want to order a large 🙂

Here are a few pics of future moguls already rocking their MITM T-shirts:

 

Sheila Volante Wearing MITM Shirt

Sheila Volante of Volante Enterprise Consulting rocking her MITM T-shirt.

Rebekka Lien MITM Shirt

Multi-talented entrepreneur Rebekka Lien sporting her MITM T-shirt.

Gabrielle Norton wearing MITM Tshirt

Event planner Gabrielle Norton of Cause We Can Events showing us how empowered she feels in her MITM T-shirt!

Join the movement, and get your Mogul in the Making Tee today!

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{Video} Outsourcing: Let It Go, Watch It Grow

I know a lot of entrepreneurs who get stuck on a business task for hours, weeks, even months…trying to figure  everything out on their own in an effort to either save money, or because they feel that doing it themselves is the ONLY way to get it done “just right”.

For those entrepreneurs, my advice is always “let it go, watch it grow!” Check out this quick Mogul Business Tip video to see exactly what I mean.

Please like, leave a comment, and/or share this video if you found it helpful in any way. Don’t forget to subscribe to the Mogul in the Making YouTube channel for more tips on starting, growing, and marketing your business!

To Your Prosperity and Success,

Nikola Ahaiwe
Business Success Coach | Marketing Strategist | Motivational Speaker

Nikola Ahaiwe - Business Success Coach | Marketing Strategist | Motivational Speaker

 

 

 

 

 

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June Mogul Meetup – Presale Tickets Available NOW!

June Mogul Meetup Flyer

 

Hey future moguls! I am so excited to announce that I will be hosting the June Mogul Meetup, a fun and interactive networking mixer where creative entrepreneurs gather to network, make quality connections, and gain the knowledge and skills to move their businesses forward.

Our featured speaker will be the fabulous Kelsey Borlan of The Brand Gals (http://www.thebrandgals.com).  Kelsey will be discussing the “6 Essentials of a SMASHING Brand” including:

  • The Basics

  • The Visuals

  • Voice + Style

  • You Are Your Brand

  • The Website

  • Social Media

Each attendee will receive a free DIY Brand Audit, gift bag full of fabulous swag from our sponsors, and a raffle ticket to be entered to win some awesome prizes! Tickets are $15 presale only (there will be no tickets sold at the door). RSVP is required and limited space is available, so grab your tickets NOW!

 

Eventbrite - June Mogul Meetup: How to Create a SMASHING Brand

Please spread the word to all of your entrepreneur friends…I look forward to seeing you there!

To Your Prosperity and Success,

Nikola Ahaiwe
Business & Success Coach/Motivational Speaker/Blogger

Nikola Ahaiwe - Business Coach, Motivational Speaker, Blogger

P.S. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter for more valuable business tips, resources, and tools! If you found this post helpful in any way, don’t forget to share it with your network!

Mogul Meetups are monthly networking mixers that will be held at various hip & trendy venues throughout the Los Angeles area, each featuring an expert guest in the areas of PR, Social Media, Branding, Finance, Business Law, etc. to teach entrepreneurs how to grow their businesses.  Our goal is to create something a little different from the typical “networking event” by creating fun and interactive events that attendees will walk away with valuable information and genuine connections.

 

Sponsorship is available.  For more info, email info@nikolaahaiwe.com

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