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4 Tips to Effective Networking

by Chris Atley

I have the privilege of both attending and speaking at a lot of events. It seems to me that a lot of people were still networking “old school”! Like sitting down at a table, passing around a stack of cards without even meeting anyone.

I’m excited to share some tips on how to build meaningful relationships that lead to referrals.

“4 Tips to Effective Networking”

Tip #1: The know, like & trust factor. Most of you have probably heard about this before. Essentially people usually only refer others that they know, like and trust. The popular networking group, BNI, is structured in this way. A weekly meeting is held and at each meeting members are expected to pass a referral or to have met with someone from the group in-between meetings. They understand that even when a person is involved in a networking group they will only refer to others within the group if they have a relationship with them and trust them. It takes a little time and effort to get to know someone before re…

Self-Care for Entrepreneurs Starts with Getting a Good Night's Sleep

Starting your own business and being successful obviously takes a lot of hard work and dedication. But one of the most important things it requires, is taking care of oneself. Entrepreneurs constantly have their minds on their businesses so often, that often times their health can fall to the wayside.

Missing meals, restless nights, stress; all these can cause health issues down the road. In order to be successful, business people should keep their health in mind. Getting a good night's sleep is vital to a healthy lifestyle. Studies have even shown that sleep deprivation costs U.S. companies more that $63 billion a year in lost productivity. Here are some nighttime/morning routine tips to get better sleep and therefore, have a smoother morning.

Stick to a bedtime


Setting a bedtime is super important to helping get a good night's rest, but this comes with a few challenges. Most people think it's a success to make it into bed at a certain time, but then they start surfing the …

3 Pertinent Ways to Shift Your Limiting Money Beliefs

by Chris Atley

Beliefs. They are the underlying operating system for how we make our decisions and therefore what we decide to do and not do. They live in our subconscious mind, which does not have the ability to accept nor reject information.

Meaning, any time we have an emotional reaction to something, the belief around it is automatically accepted into our subconscious mind unless we are using our conscious mind (which can accept or reject information), to vet what goes in there. Most people don’t realize they can do this, and what happens if they don’t!

So if deep down we don’t feel worthy of success, we will see life and make designs form this lens. We must first get clear on what is in there, and then reprogram it with new empowered beliefs if what’s in there isn’t so great.

My motto is that we need to be of service first and foremost always in our businesses. When we can accept and trust the universe always has our backs, and is going to show-us more and more people and opportuniti…

International Women's Day 2017

International Women's Day, March 8, 2017

Theme: #BeBoldForChange


International Women's Day (IWD) has been observed since in the early 1900's - a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies. International Women's Day is a collective day of global celebration and a call for gender parity.

No one government, NGO, charity, corporation, academic institution, women's network or media hub is solely responsible for International Women's Day. Many organizations declare an annual IWD theme that supports their specific agenda or cause, and some of these are adopted more widely with relevance than others.

"The story of women's struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights," says world-renowned feminist, journalist and social and political activist Gloria Steinem. Internation…

Epic List of 50 Must-Have Blog & Business Resources for the Solopreneur

by Deborah A Bailey

Whether you're an "solopreneur" or an entrepreneur with a team, you'll need the right tools to make your life easier.

When you're working online (or working from home) you need resources to get things done. Here are some of my favorites.



Blogging & Web Hosting Resources
Bluehost- Hosting services. I use them for my self-hosted Wordpress sites.

GoDaddy - I get my domain names here and have a free landing page here as well. (GoDaddy offers promotions when you buy domain names.)

Blogger - This blog runs on Blogger. Use your Gmail login to create an account.

Blogging class- Jessie on  Journey teaches you how to create a blogging business so you can get paid to travel.

Restored 316- Wordpress themes (featuing the Genesis framework) and support. (They recently added a business planner to their offerings.)

Georgia Lou Studios - Feminine Wordpress themes and Blogger templates. She created the template for the Secrets of Success blog and the themes for th…

5 Tips for Getting Control Over Your Calendar

 by Chris Astley

1.  Get clear on your priorities. I remember an old mentor once saying that you can tell what is important to a person by what is in their bank account and on their calendar.

Take a look at your top 5 values, i.e. family, security, freedom, spirituality, etc. Make sure you have time allotted in your calendar for all of these.

It also makes saying no a whole lot easier when you’re clear. If values like freedom and financial security are on your list, that relates to growing a successful business. Also, make sure you are a priority in all of this and that your self-care is recognized. When you take care of yourself, you will be more grounded, clear and have more to give :-)

2. How to block time. I have found the most successful way to do what you want to be doing, and to be actively working toward your goals, is by scheduling everything. A lot of business owners have resistance to this because they feel controlled and that it goes against why they went into business in the …

5 Questions to Ask Before You Go Into Business for Yourself

by Deborah A. Bailey

Thinking about starting your own business? Or maybe all you want is a side hustle (with "hustle" being the key word). When it comes to business ownership, do you have the right mindset?

Here are some important questions to ask yourself first!

1. Are you afraid to fail? 

Failure is not a bad word in the entrepreneurial world. A high tolerance for risk and the ability (and desire) to reinvent yourself is required for long-term success. On social media you might only see smiling, happy entrepreneurs who claim to make six figures with every launch. But for every successful launch there's one (or more) that didn't work. You might not hear about those as often, but they're much more likely. Entrepreneurs have to be resilient enough to learn from what didn't work and keep it moving.

2. Do you hate working overtime?

There's no such thing as regular nine-to-five hours when you work for yourself. Even if you have employees or contractors, you'll …

7 Exercises You Can Do Right from Your Chair

Business owners who work from home may seem like they are more flexible with their time and with what they do compared to working at the office. However, many of them are still busy with their work and they are glued to the things they have to finish that they even forget taking a break. This is much needed as not standing up or stretching for an extended period can lead to various health risks.

Some of the health problems that you may develop include diabetes and heart attack. The reason for this is that insulin efficiency becomes lower and so as the good cholesterol in your body, as you sit for a long time. This doesn’t have to be the case as there are basic exercises that you can do every now and then while working at home.

Stretching your hands and legs is a good way to loosen those muscles and get the blood flowing properly in your system. You don’t even have to get up from your chair to do these stretches as they can be done while sitting.

There are more exercises that you can easi…

Evolving Through Entrepreneurship

by Imelda Arcilla

Being an entrepreneur is more than the conventional terms used in business like scaling, production, making the bottom line etc.

The entrepreneur is the enterprise that she launches through her vision and devotion.

I humorously say if you want to find out your dysfunctions through beliefs, resistance to change, along with your strengths then become an entrepreneur.

It will challenge you to grow beyond what culture and fate gave you to create your own destiny. In the beginning, you play by the rules and when you know the rules you play by your heart and soul mission. Meaning we start off with the influence of culture beliefs, conditioned programing and a limited landscape.

But when the spirit of the entrepreneur is fueled by a great desire to create something beautiful and innovative in the world. It forces us to look inside to see where we may not be showing up fully in our lives to be able to carry the weight of our unlimited dreams. Our ability to manage and redefine c…

Tanna Frederick: Actress & Philanthropist on Women Entrepreneurs Radio™

Show #401

In this lively conversation, Tanna Frederick shares how creative people can enjoy successful careers while doing what they love.

Tanna Frederick can currently be seen starring in Henry Jaglom’s romantic mystery “Ovation” opposite James Denton. The story is set in the backstage world of theatre where the cast struggles to keep their play afloat while they search for a murder suspect amongst themselves.

Frederick is also producing and starring in the virtual reality series “Defrost.” Directed by Randal Kleiser, series cast members include Bruce Davison, Harry Hamlin, Christopher Atkins and Carl Weathers. “Defrost” was presented at Sundance’s New Frontier Program and Cannes Film Festival.

Next year, she’ll also star as a single mother who returns to Iowa (Frederick’s hometown) to deal with her past in “Garner, Iowa.”

Frederick is a mainstay of the Los Angeles theatre community. In 2013, she won the LA Stage and Eddon awards for Best Actress for N. Richard Nash’s “The Rainmaker” at …

Success Often Isn’t Convenient

by Chris Atley

I want you to take a hard look at the story you’re telling yourself that is keeping you from advancing to receiving abundance in all areas of your life, and truly living your ideal lifestyle.

Here are some examples.

Ya but….

I don’t have the time.

I don’t have the money.

I don’t know how.

My inner guidance told me it isn’t the right time.

And so on…

These stories seem real, but they are exactly that. Stories. Reasons to keep yourself stuck and right where you are. And ohhhh….isn’t the subconscious mind sneaky…it will give you all of the evidence to support these reasons. ALL of them. You will buy into it and then stay exactly where you are.

Think of a time when you’ve really wanted something. That was really important to you. You find a way to make it happen right? No matter what.

Think of all of the inspiring success stories about people who came from “nothing” and made something great of themselves.

They really didn’t have the money. Even worse, they had no one believi…

Alissa Chavez Inventor of Hot Seat: Child Car Hot Seat Safety Device on Women Entrepreneurs Radio™

Show #400

Alissa Chavez is a teenage inventor who made headlines for her product Hot Seat.

Hot Seat is an alarm system that prevents children from being accidentally left in a hot car. Alissa was raised by her single mother who owns a home childcare business. When Alissa was 14 years old she heard so many stories of kids dying after they were unintentionally left in a hot car. These stories were heartbreaking and she wanted to do something to prevent these types of accidents.

Hot seat started as a project for her school science fair at age 14. She patented her product that same year. Alissa made headlines for Hot Seat and was even named one of Glamour Magazine's Women of the Year: Tech Heroes and Hometown Heroes. Hot Seat is the first of many products Alissa plans to bring to the market with her company Assila.



Give and Get Program: This program allows people who don't have small children to purchase a Hot Seat and that Hot Seat will be donated to someone who does. This is a gr…

Choices and Illusions by Eldon Taylor

Eldon Taylor's New York Times Best-Seller, Choices and Illusions. Revised, expanded and updated — Also available as an audio book!

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About the book:
This fascinating book holds an important key. Whether you're interested in the science of thinking and beliefs, how your own mind operates, how others control your thoughts, why things just don't work out for you, how you can create the life you've always wanted, how you can realize your true potential, how you can find peace, or, on a grander scale, how you can help make the world a better place, this book provides insights for all. Simply reading it will open your eyes to new worlds of possibilities.

You'll change once you're exposed to the illusions most live under and by, and putting into practice any of these very simple teachings will open the door for you to achieve your highest potential.

Choices and …

5 Signs You Have What It Takes to be an Entrepreneur

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"4-3-2-1 How to Win with Money & MASTER THE GAME" with Kim Harris on Women Entrepreneurs Radio™

Show #399

Topic: "4-3-2-1 How to win with money & MASTER THE GAME"

Melding her skills, knowledge, and talents with more than 20 years experience in the financial sector, Kim Harris has become known as the "Legacy Creation" Strategist. 

As a SBA Women in Business Champion, Kim helps individuals navigate through the challenges of life and business growth by providing guidance and training in solidifying their vision for purpose and establishing their life's legacy. She is responsible for raising more than $5MM in corporate sponsorships and grants from entities such as JP Morgan Chase, Verizon Wireless, Citi, Office Max, American Airlines, and many more!

Her signature wealth creation strategy, My Personal Banking System™, helps individuals, and business owners utilize fully protected IRS regulations to develop of a personal banking system which allows her clients an opportunity escalate cash reserves for self-financing and secure a financial future.
Her goal is …

30-Day Money Cleanse for the Womanpreneur

As an entrepreneur you’re busy, like all the time busy. You probably get so busy you lose track of time and money, but don’t worry it happens to the best of us. Take a moment to reflect on 2016 and the Starbucks you’ve consumed, dining out, business and home office supplies, and the list goes on. Entrepreneurs thrive on efficiency and convenience and sometimes those come at a hefty cost.

Each year you should sit down and re-evaluate your expenditures and incorporate personal and professional financial goals into your new year plan. When you’re the accountant, the customer service rep, marketing, writer, speaker and every other role in your business, you can get so focused on daily tasks that you lose sight of the other stuff in the background.

Green is being named the trendy color of 2017, and it’s also conveniently the color of money. It’s time to refocus and get back on track! Earlier in January Kelli Wilkins talked about setting realistic goals, “setting small goals at …

Maternal Health Consultant Arianna Taboada: Maternity Leave Planning for Entrepreneurs on Women Entrepreneurs Radio™

Show #398

Arianna Taboada is a maternal health consultant who works with experienced entrepreneurs who are becoming first-time mothers, helping them customize their maternity leave plan and return to work.

She is deeply committed to providing on-going, multi-faceted support that meets the professional, physical, mental, social, and emotional needs of entrepreneurs as they babyproof their business and navigate new motherhood.

Prior to her consulting practice, Arianna worked on maternal health issues for over a decade as a health educator, a social worker in a mental health clinic, a reproductive health researcher, and a yoga therapist.

She draws from her expertise as a maternal health professional, combined with her experience as a business owner and mother, to provide highly personalized services so expecting entrepreneurs have the tools and information they need to make decisions and take action when it comes to balancing their business with a new baby.

Arianna lives, works, and plays wi…

What are main Types of Digital Marketing Services?

Nowadays through the Digital marketing individual or company can promote a brand and then convert its leads into long term customers just by using the internet as a worldwide promotional medium along with mobile, TV and newspaper. It has now become a key part of mostly marketing strategy and plan as modern users want companies to have a firm and effective online existence.


The extent of digital marketing is extremely broad and covers all forms of marketing done through the electronic devices. There are the so many types of digital media marketing services and the outcomes of your marketing campaign will depend on understanding which type of services will work perfectly for your business needs & goals. SEO (Search Engine Optimization) - It helps to increase the website's visibility across search engines results positioning. It is a process including several techniques such as: -            link building (internal links and back links), -            Content creation, -      …

Martin Luther King Jr Day - A Day of Service

"Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality." -Martin Luther King, Jr.


Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a vital figure of the modern era and a pivotal figure in the Civil Rights Movement. His lectures and dialogues stirred the concern and sparked the conscience of a generation. His charismatic leadership inspired men and women, young and old, in this nation and around the world.

After a long struggle, legislation was signed in 1983 creating a federal holiday marking the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In 1994, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service and charged the Corporation for National and Community Service with leading this effort. Taking place each year on the third Monday in January, the MLK Day of Service is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service – a…

Set New Writing Goals for the New Year

by Kelli A. Wilkins

Happy New Year!

It's January and everyone is talking about making changes and setting goals for themselves. And why not? We have brand-new calendars hanging on our walls that are filled with unexplored days yet to come.

But do you find yourself gazing at your new calendar and wondering, "How is it 2017? Where did last year go? I had all those plans…"

If so, don't stress out. Not everyone accomplishes every goal they set for themselves. Take some time to look back at what you achieved last year and start thinking about this year. Evaluating your writing goals and setting reasonable action steps now will help you get on target for 2017.

Perhaps you took time off from writing and want to get back in the swing of things. Maybe your writing muse went on vacation to Hawaii and hasn't come back yet. That's okay. It's fine to take a break from writing for a while-but not too long. (If you rest too long, you'll rust!) Writing exercises, journal…