Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts from February, 2017

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…