Over the past few days I’ve reevaluated my empowerment business and have been really trying to focus in on my message this year and next. What would that one message be if I have an opportunity to talk to millions?
Then it occurred to me what would I want to stir up in others? What could I say that’s really life giving? Then it hit me: Do not let your dreams die with you. We all have something that needs to live and breath and exist here on the earth inside of us. Even if you’re just that encouraging friend who always has a positive word, smile, and a hug or if you grow your platform even bigger than that, we need to hear it and see it!
1. Define your own success. When it comes to success I find it interesting that people are always Googling how to make it big or how to makes loads of money. The only way to be successful under your own terms is to define success for yourself. What does it means to be successful? Does it mean a new position? A new salary? A nice car or a house is a fancy neighborhood? You cannot allow others to define success for you.
What steps can we take today to build our youth for the future? What jobs are we qualifying them for? What relationships are we helping them establish? What goals are we helping them reach? What gaps are we creating bridges for them to cross? There are many facets of youth’s life’s we have yet to reach. Take your gifting and connect with a young person today!
Interview on the Inside Out LIVE! Show with Traci Campbell. I still offer business consulting services to those who are interested in starting and growing not only your business but personally as well! Check it out 🙂
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” Steve Jobs,Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO, Apple
Not only is KeKe an amazing singer, actress, and now talk show host, she is also a perfect example of what a true leader exemplifies. She understands and leverages her leadership skills to becoming the successful young lady she is today. KeKe was quoted for saying ” I always try to set a positive example for my generation and promote confidence.” That’s right, the essence of leadership! So grab a seat, a cup of coffee and let me introduce you to The KeKe Palmer School of Leadership!
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1. KeKe is relatable, and every leader needs to relate to her audience. KeKe is the kind of girl you want to have as a friend and one you’d be willing to take sound advice from. The amazing thing about her is that she interacts with her fans. They have questions and problems and she gets right into the conversation with them and answers them! That’s what a leader does.
Leadership Lesson Takeaway:Look for ways that you can solve small problems around you and find ways to add value to your peers, soon they’ll begin to realize that your are a valuable resourceful leader.
1. First impressions are critical. What do you want people to do when they first encounter your business. If your answer is buy something, you’re wrong. People want to connect with people who add value to their lives. You want to prove your value and collect some kind of information for them to keep them coming back.
2. Identify your brand what you want it to represent. Make sure you give this some thought because it will be your image for some years. You don’t constantly want to be going through brandmakeovers. Make it clean and make it timeless.
3. It’s not a business if it’s not making money. There are things we love doing and opportunities we take to get our foot in the door, but at some point you should be making money. Ask yourself “How will this make me money?”
4. Have a large vision but start small. Better to underpromise and overdeliver. Launching everything at once is going to break you and it’s not good for business.
5. Be honest in your business. Everything doesn’t need to be “we”. If you’re an “I” you can connect better with your audience.
6. Always ask yourself how am I adding value? Most people don’t care about you but they sure care about themselves! What are you doing to add value to their lives and how often are you doing it?
7. Don’t be desperate. There are times when entrepreneurs need money to pay bills and you need it now! Trying to do quick sales and pressuring people to buy is ony going to drive them away.
8. Scared money don’t make money. It’s okay to invest in free resources but at some point you’re going to have to invest in paid resources and mentors. Do it in moderation if that’s what your budget allows.
9. Believe in your dream even when the first few haters come. There are some people who are going to say things about you and your business. It’s up to you to hustle and hustle hard for your dream and vision. Prove just how bad you want and deserve this.
10. Invest in a good mentor. Buy their books, read their blogs, sign up for their newsletter. Getting educated in your field will save you so much time and energy. Your time is a precious commodity you can’t get back. Use it wisely by getting focused with mentors.
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