Entrepreneurship

What’s Your Brand?

As I’m preparing today to speak on personal branding for an audience of administrative professionals, I opened my inbox this morning and found a fresh article by Ephesians Four Ministries.  I subscribe to their weekly devotionals. This particular one was quite timely and a great personal reminder for me, the speaker, to get and keep her act together! Personal branding moves us from wearing masks to wearing hats.  We all have many roles we play throughout our week.  The issue…

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Let Me Help You Get Organized and Save Money!

So, several years ago my husband and I read Dave Ramsey’s book, Total Money Makeover.  Nathan had become a regular listener to Ramsey’s nationally recognized radio program.  Through our Total Money Makeover experience, we discovered emeals.  Emeals is a meal planning system that I found extremely helpful.  As of yesterday, I learned there is now a new emeals APP!  I was so excited, I must share! A quick history… While my hubby and I were not in financial disarray, we…

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Best speech on politics ever.

I just listened to Congressman Bob McEwen share this speech on politics in America.  I strongly urge you to take the time to listen and then share with as many people as possible! http://www.drjamesdobson.org/Broadcasts/Broadcast?i=7695cc31-8b8e-4131-ba58-20d2507431e5

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EAT HUMBLE PIE

Fellow personality trainer, Sue Thompson of Set Free Life Seminars, shared this article in her most recent newsletter and I had to share it with you.  It is a quick read and great reminder about TRUE humility, why it matters and how to have it.  Enjoy! http://www.setfreelifeseminars.com/ExceptionalityMay2012.pdf

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Etiquette Matters to Me

I recently received certification as an expert in American Business Etiquette from the American Business Etiquette Trainers Association.  While I have practiced some etiquette techniques for years, I learned several new things through the hours of training in twenty different etiquette modules.  I am now more convinced that etiquette is the key element in growing your business.  The success of any business, large or small, hinges on relationships.   Etiquette opens the door by  helping you build rapport and immediate…

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4 Secrets to Effective Communication

I am currently in the process of studying proper business etiquette through the American Business Etiquette Trainers Association (ABETA).  Today, the topic of training was on effective communication.  As a personality trainer, I was intrigued by how closely their perspective related to the topic of personalities and character development. Remember, highly successful people, in all types of professions, know this information and apply it! Here are the four secrets to effective communication. 1) Effective communication is not about you.  It…

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4 Steps to Resolutionize Your Life

If you are new here, welcome! This month, my FREE Personality Newsletter was about how our personalities affect resolutions.  This article offers great support for this topic As I seek to grow this blog, one thing I’d like to start doing more is sharing good information I find.  This article was written by a fellow Personality Trainer and Life Coach, Kathryn Robbins.  Enjoy! The Holidays have come and gone, and for some, so have our New Year resolutions. It doesn’t…

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REPRESENT

Point number one: Your reputation matters.  In professional environments we call this personal branding.  In family circles we call this the family name.  In church or spiritual environments we call this representation.  Regardless the angle, having a good name is valuable. A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, loving favor rather than silver and gold. Proverbs 22:1 What others know about you, what others think about you, and what others think they know about you matters.…

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What is wrong with people?!

I have been traveling this week and am utterly amazed by how many people obviously hate their job and, more importantly, appear to hate people as well.  Ordering a meal from a fast food restaurant, I didn’t know whether I should laugh, cry or start lecturing the young lady attempting to take my order.  She was clearly unconcerned about how I felt about her or if I ever returned to that restaurant again. A few months ago, I joined a…

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Economic Feast or Famine: How to prepare for both.

This post is for entrepreneurs or those who work in small business.  Last weekend, I had the opportunity to speak for the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Women Inspiring Entrepreneurship conference, and I was asked to speak on this topic. My goal in posting this is two-fold: 1) to recap for the audience who attended and 2) to share some valuable ideas that will help business owners make progress regardless of the economy. As I told the audience…

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