Every now and then, I feel compelled to express myself a little more direct, than normal. This is one of those times. You can call this a ‘rant’ post…but, I’ve got to get this out…
I’m an entrepreneur. Lots of people are entrepreneurs. BUT…there are some people who claim to be entrepreneurs, while their actions show a very different reality. Now, I’m not judging…just observing the mindset and behaviors of the self-proclaimed entrepreneurs, who really need to just hang it up and realize, it’s time to quit.
Entrepreneurs Work for Themselves
Either we are self-employed, or an independent contractor/business owner, whose daily business duties and tasks, are set by us. We answer to no one. When an issue arises, it is our own responsibility to assess the situation, and find a solution.
Getting your business started on the internet does not have to be difficult. The reason why most people struggle with getting set up online is because they are confused by all the different information available.
Some experts say you need a blog, others say you don’t, and should have a capture page instead. Then, there are some who recommend you use both. Makes you wonder, what to do…what to do?
Of course, each one has its benefits when it comes to your online marketing strategy. It’s just knowing when to select the one that is appropriate, and most effective with helping you achieve your desired results.
Name: Claudia Samuels Newton
Company/Business: Rewarding Career and Resume Services
Year Started: 1990
I am a: Woman Entrepreneur
Tell us about yourself: I like to introduce myself primarily as the founder of Rewarding Resume Services dba Rewarding Career and Resume Services. My mission is “bringing out” the employment qualifications and achievements of individuals in a way which will market them as proven contributors and promising assets deserving of interviews.
I hold a Masters of Management in Human Resource Management degree and a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration. I am also the author of three career publications: (1) Career Wonders and Blunders: If I Knew Then, What I Know Now (2) Interview Wonders and Blunders: What Not To Do If You Want To Get Hired (3) Resume Wonders and Blunders: How To Knock Out the Competition and Get Your Resume Selected.
When you are just getting started in the home based business industry, there seems to be a lot you must learn. From getting things set up, getting educated on your products, and to learning a new system, it can feel overwhelming before you even begin. The good news is however, you don’t have to learn everything all at once, in order to start building your business.
Even so, for some reason, most individuals believe they must “know-it-all”, prior to even reaching out to their first prospect. Big mistake…
Why that is a mistake is because, you are never going to know everything. Plus, what works for some, does not work for all. The best way to assure success is to just get started. We all learn as we go. When something we try doesn’t work, we fix it or do something else.
Name: Allison Rucks
Company/Business: Natural Hair Community
Year Started: 2013
I am a: Woman Entrepreneur
Tell us about yourself: I live in New Orleans and I’m a full time student, who received her BSN in Nursing in 2012. I decided to return to school after being downsized from a corporate position in sales.
Tell us about your business: I create and produce artisan hair and body products using natural and certified ingredients. I want to provide people of all ethnic backgrounds an alternative to mass produced hair and body products filled with unhealthy chemical additives.
There is always some kind of new challenge emerging online these days, but one that I’m particularly fond of is the 5 in 5 challenge. Have you heard of it yet?
If not, you will soon. Consider this your introduction to a challenge that is literally, changing peoples lives, from the inside out. It is giving people hope again, as they are experiencing amazing results.
If you are here reading this post, it’s more than likely you are a woman and/or mom entrepreneur. We know how important it is to take care of ourselves and our health so we can care for our families. However, in our busy lives, it is something we often, yet unintentionally, neglect.
Nowadays, everywhere you look online, someone is talking about “living a lifestyle”.
An Entrepreneur Lifestyle.
A Simple Lifestyle.
A Laptop Lifestyle.
A Life Freedom Lifestyle…
(yea, that one is mine)
The list goes on, am I right?
But, when you hear those lifestyles, or see it…you get a certain feeling inside. Those particular lifestyles are attractive to people. What makes them so attractive is the fact that people actually WANT to live them.
People who enjoy spending time on their laptop (maybe more than the average person), are drawn to the term, and can actually envision themselves – living this lifestyle. Why? Because it resonates with them. They feel connected to the idea and can relate to what it means.
The second day of a new year and many entrepreneurs are still planning their next business move. They are still planning the strategy to reach their next goal and planning how they are going to make it happen.
Of course, we have to create our road map to success. We have to have something in place that will guide us. However, so early into the year…a lot of entrepreneurs waste time and energy over planning, that they forget to do the most important task…execution.
This is self-sabotage at it’s finest!
Ask me how I know…
31 Days of Dynamic December
“Your time is now! Don’t waste it or excuse it, make it happen.”
How many times have you told yourself you needed more time before you could start something new, or do something different? I mean really, you and I both know that before we can begin anything, we have to get things in order first…right? We have to wait until we can focus. We have to take care of “this” before we can do “that”. Right?
Most of us have a reason why we can’t start a business, get healthy or make changes in our lives that will improve our situation because of the “other stuff” we have to deal with first. Let me be the first to break it to you if you can relate…there will never be a better time than right now!
31 Days of Dynamic December
“The entrepreneur who will progress, is the one who has learned to trust the process.”
How easy it is to become distracted on our journey through entrepreneurship. How simple it is for one little thing, to knock us off course. At those times, we tend to beat ourselves up and we become frustrated for not doing what we set out to do. Some even become anxious over the lack of expected results.
In the entrepreneurial world, there are many down days…we don’t know where the next dollar will come from. Almost like we hit a wall, or the well runs dry. But, you have to learn that sometimes, you just have to let things be. You’ve got to trust the process and keep moving forward.