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Female entrepreneurs: welcome to the Boss Lab — one of the top podcasts of 2018! This podcast was dedicated just to female entrepreneurs, small business owners or even aspiring entrepreneurs who would like to develop a personal brand online, learn more social media and social selling tips or even tune in just for motivation.

Sometimes, it’s hard for us to communicate with others about our dreams because let’s face it, entrepreneurship is NOT an easy feat! Most people do not want to join the beautiful world of becoming a BOSS.

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Twenty-Second: Stop Biting the Hand

You could actually be self-sabotaging your own success! Let’s discuss how small business owners and entrepreneurs are alienating and running off their target market with this simple mistake!

Be careful what you post!

Twenty-first: Is your product or service a good investment? Does your target audience know?

A common mistake new business owners and entrepreneurs make is being too excited. It’s always great to be excited about your business but often times, they miss the point of sharing why others should be excited as well. Take the time to educate your target market about how they can benefit from your product/service and stop focusing strictly on gaining a sale. Serve your audience.

Twentieth: Tech Tuesday – How to Be Productive

Who’s struggling with accomplishing their most important tasks? 

One of the struggles with being an entrepreneur is lack of consistency. You say you’ll do something and then something else just comes up, right? Or maybe you just simply forgot. It happens! Don’t feel bad. If it were easy, everyone would be doing it.

Don’t give up on your dreams because you’re struggling with actually doing IT. Instead, write down what NEEDS to be done, pop them into the app, be notified when you haven’t completed them and start taking action!

NINETEENTH: How to Prospect on LinkedIn Using GIFT

Are you new to LinkedIn or can’t figure out how to get it to work for you? Learn how to use the GIFT formula to find potential customers/partners, invite, present and close more deals.

Eighteenth: How Do You Convince People

Are you struggling with the right words to say to someone? Are you trying to actually convince them to purchase from you or join your team? Let’s talk about it!

Seventeenth: What I Learned After Exercising for 13 Days

Beginning a new exercise regimen is just like starting a new business venture. You’re going to feel tired, beaten and maybe even hopeless. What happens when your passion runs out? Do you give up on your goals? No! This is why you need dedication, patience, perseverance, persistence and discipline. Once you go through the pain, you’ll see the #gains.

Sixteenth: Ok Now What? What Should I be doing?

Did you recently launch a business and now you’re wondering how to grow your business ORGANICALLY? The first thing to do is expand your network. Your network determines your net worth! Stop waiting on friends and family to support you in your venture! That may not ever happen! If you’re serious about growing, you want to follow these five steps each day!

Fifteenth: Best Business Tools to Use in 2018

Are you looking to grow your business online or locally? Check out the top 10 business tools that you SHOULD be using in your business to save you time and money:

  1. Google Voice
  2. Google My Business
  3. Social Media
  4. Inigo App 
  5. Microsoft Office – Excel, Word and Ppt 
  6. MailChimp
  7. Unsplash
  8. Canva
  9. WordPress
  10. NameCheap

Fourteenth:  It’s All About the Digital Business Cards, Baby!

As a new entrepreneur, I was so excited to get my business cards! I purchased thousands of cards with the intent to get out and tell the world about my business!

Over time, I’ve learned a few things about business cards:

1) 88% are thrown away
2) most people don’t follow up
3) used as a crutch

Here are my top 10 reasons why everyone should have a digital business card:

– Cost-effective
– No printing or shipping time
– Update information in minutes
– Easily shareable
– Easily traceable
– Multiple cards for multiple purposes
– Easily follow up
– More memorable
– Become better communicator
– Follow up with new contacts met via phone

ULTIMATE REASON: DIRECT PEOPLE TO SPECIFIC LINKS AND DO NOT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THEM ENTERING IT INCORRECTLY.

Wanna see my card:
http://www.chicagosbeauty.com

Eleventh: Be Unapologetic

We live in a world too busy to concern themselves with your problems but quick to tell you to humble yourself.

Maybe this is just my observation, but I see a lot of people saying “be humble” when they really just want you to “be quiet.”

When exactly are you supposed to speak up?

Now let me just say there is a difference between being braggadocious and showing humility. Yet, as SOON as a person cheers or shows an ounce of confidence, it’s a problem.

For the record: it is ok to celebrate your victories.

You worked for them! You’ve been through Hell for them!

You deserve it! Cheer on!

If you sacrificed every night to work on your business and finally got your first customer….

If you quit school in order to put your kids through school and now given the opportunity to go back or watch your kids graduate…

If you woke up each day, with the weight of the world on your shoulders, thought about seriously giving up and finally one day, you hear a message that says, “don’t worry, I got this!”

If every day, you’ve felt like you were worth nothing and then something so miraculous happens that reminds you that you are highly favored….

Why should you silence that?

Unfortunately, for many, it’s not just the circumstances but also what people have said: “you’ll be just like so-and-so” or “you will never accomplish that!”

We are all fighting or have fought a demon. Some talk about it, some don’t.
What I’ve realized is that there are a lot of people in this world who feel alne and unable to communicate that because as soon as they try to express themselves, people are telling them to be quiet — I mean humble 👀👀👀

Most of them have been quiet this whole time!

People may not always tell you what they’re going through but that doesn’t mean they’re not going through something. Doesn’t mean their life is perfect either.

There’s a reason why they’re celebrating. In order to celebrate the highs, you must have experienced the lows. So stop thinking people are trying to say they’re better than you! More than likely, they’re celebrating overcoming those lows because they didn’t think it was possible. They are grateful. Trust me. They also may be saying because they’ve done it, you can too!

So be happy for them.

If you knew what that person really went through, the struggles they’ve faced or the thoughts they’ve had…

Who knows? Their story might just inspire someone — someone who may be thinking about giving up! Sometimes, you really just need to stop and listen.

Their stories aren’t to tell you that your life is garbage. It’s usually to share how they’ve found treasure in theirs and hoping that maybe one day, you will too if you haven’t already.

Finding happiness and inner peace seems like a rarity these days. So many people are just simply existing. Can’t talk about your highs, can’t talk about your lows. So what are you really talking about?

I pray that one day each of you will have a true smile, not the one that you put  on Facebook but the one that’s in your heart — true happiness.

As for me? You don’t have to worry. I won’t tell you to shut up. I’ll celebrate with you because I know it wasn’t easy.

Nothing happens overnight so I know you put in a good fight.

If you have a friend that you feel is “bragging”  — be happy for them. Truly happy. When you can open your heart and truly extend it to others, your blessings grow — not decrease.

If you are going through something or just won a battle, don’t feel like you have to hide it.

No one should have to mute themselves to suppress someone else’s insecurities.

I choose to live my life unapologetically. What about you?

Tenth: The Truth About Speaking Your Mind

Are you wondering when you should speak up in your business and let your voice be heard? The answer is NOW! With some many people copying and pasting the same posts over and over, it is crucial that you let your voice be heard. It can be one of the most terrifying experiences, yet most rewarding if you’re looking to stand out from the crowd.

Ninth: Are You Really Busy or Just Faking It?

There is a difference between being busy and being productive. When I first launched my business, I spent the majority of my time being busy. I told myself that I had to become a master so I needed to spend my time learning. Honestly, it was really fear so I figured doing something, anything actually was considered building my business; however, those things got me absolutely nowhere! I was a master at doing nothing 😂😂😂 I was just wasting time and avoiding the inevitable! I wish I could get that time back but it was a good lesson and taught me a lot about myself.

Even now, I ask myself the question before I invest tons of time: are you really busy or just faking it?

Eighth: The Biggest Change that Turned My Business Around

Tune in to learn the biggest change I made in my business that allowed me to turn zero engagement to likes which eventually turned into new customers and team members.

Seventh: Who Holds You Accountable?

So often, as female entrepreneurs,  we’re told that all you need is passion.

“Follow your heart and it will all work out.”

“Remember why you got started.”

Don’t get me wrong.

It’s a great starting place BUT you need more than that.

Everyone is passionate about something.

Does that mean that everyone will succeed? NO!

Passion is the starting point. Acknowledge what sets your heart on fire and gives you hope but you just can’t go from there.

Then, the  next step is being able to see beyond that dream, know that it’s attainable and create/work a game plan in alignment with the ultimate goal.

Give yourself goals and tasks so that you stay on track.

For me, the most important is ACCOUNTABILITY. Without holding yourself accountable, will you really have the discipline to do something day in day out when no one is watching???

When the days get longer… the kids won’t go to sleep…you really just want to watch Netflix and chill…when everything just seems to “come up” all at the same time. Who will make sure that you are on task?

This is why most fail. No one to answer to — to beat down their throats when things aren’t done —- or to motivate them on their hectic days.

There’s only one person to blame.

Welcome to the wonderful world of entrepreneurship. When things don’t get done, it’s because YOU didn’t do it.

So what can you do to push past all the excuses?

Sixth: New Video Training on How to Find New Customers

Accouncement! New tactic to find customers for free.

Fifth: How to Avoid Profile Being Marked as Spam

In this episode, I discussed a lesson learned using Facebook; however, it can be applied to all social media platforms. Facebook usually sets the trends for other social media as it owns more than one social media platform and it is the social media GIANT. Get into the habit of setting healthy and productive social activity.

In a study, they learned about 70% of consumers trust people over brands. In another study, it was discovered that 84% of millennials do not trust advertising! So how does one promote their business or brand online? Showing a bit of yourself is one of the easiest, yet most intimidating ways to get your face/brand in front of raving fans who linger onto your every word.

In this podcast, I’m discussing common spam red flags, how to see what your profile/page looks like to the public and how to avoid being reported for spam. Why is this important? Facebook no longer requires you to take the additional step to report a profile. They’re prompting users now as soon as they decline the friend request 😱 Could your profile be at risk?

Fourth: Not Yet!

A lesson learned from my 6-year old niece. So often we set ourselves up with unrealistic expectations of reality. When some asks if we’ve accomplished something, don’t beat yourself up by saying no, start uplifting yourself by saying “Not Yet.”

Third: You Can’t Be Epic with a Basic Attitude!

Forget the saying you normally hear, let’s talk about some self-sabotaging actions and beliefs that you probably don’t even notice you’re doing!

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Second: It’s Not You! They ARE the Problem!

There is absolutely nothing wrong with wanting more for yourself. If anyone has a problem with that, they are the problem.

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