Should You Work For Yourself – Audio Post

This audio post is from Sharon’s Entrepreneurial Women Radio show.

Join coach and mentor to women in business Sharon Michaels as she shares what it takes to be your own boss.

Being a business owner may sound glamorous and exciting, but owning a business has its emotional, physical and financial ups and downs. Sharon explains what it can be like to work for yourself. You’ll want pen and paper ready to make notes and jot down a few “aha’s.” It’s all about women supporting women in business!

Be sure to turn up your speakers – you won’t to miss a work!


 
 
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Practical Reasons Entrepreneurs Don’t Succeed

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***This is a repeat post of an article I wrote in 2009. It’s important we all read it again.***

I’m not a negative person. Sometimes you just have to call them as you see them. Have you ever noticed that sometimes we seem to be our own worst enemy and sabotage our business successes?

Here are a few reasons we don’t succeed:

1. Procrastination – Many entrepreneurs want to wait until everything is perfect. So, they put off launching that new product, making that follow up call or holding that meeting until it can be done just right. Successful entrepreneurs have learned to strive for excellence and not perfection.

2. Poor Time Management – Everyone has 24 hours in the day – no more and no less. The difference between a successful business and one that is so-so is in knowing how to wisely use those 24 hours. Successful entrepreneurs wisely use their moneymaking time.

3. Treating Business Like A Hobby – For a business to thrive, it must to be run like a profitable business. You have a choice, it can be a hobby or a business but rarely can it be both. A moneymaking business means consistently doing those activities that produce income. Successful entrepreneurs are serious about making money.

4. Lack Of Accountability – The entrepreneurs that fail often “dabble” in business. Personal / professional accountability can make the difference between thriving and just surviving. Successful entrepreneurs are fully accountable to themselves, clients/customers and their business associates.

5. Waiting For The Right Opportunity – Many businesses fail because of lost opportunities. Each positive or negative opportunity can take you one step closer to your goal. Inner motivation comes by being in motion and acting on the opportunities as they present themselves. Successful entrepreneurs know how to “strike while the iron is hot.”

6. Refusing To Learn New Skills – Here is a powerful success tip: First you have to grow yourself before you can grow your business. It’s never too late to learn. In this fast moving age, it’s important to keep up with the technology and the business world. Successful entrepreneurs learn the skills that keep them at the top of their professional game.

7. Negativity – Negativity is an energy drainer. Focus on the positives of a successful future. Like attracts like. What is your business attracting? Successful entrepreneurs have learned from the challenges and go positively forward, toward their next successes.

8. Unrealistic Expectations – Success in business takes time, energy and money. If you think success is going to happen over night, you’re setting yourself up for major disappointment. Disappointment often leads to discouragement and discouragement to inaction. Successful entrepreneurs have a well-thought out plan of action and work that plan consistently.

As a savvy entrepreneur you can recognize and change what isn’t working in your business into more powerful and positive business building and moneymaking strategies. Please remember, you have the power to succeed and thrive in business and, in life!
 

 

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Thoughts to Begin Your New Year

Thoughts to begin your New Year…

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Looking Back at a Few Favorite Posts – Sharon Michaels

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Calamity Jane

Looking back over the last six plus years of writing this blog, I wanted to share a few of my favorite posts…

 

Does the Law of Attraction Work

I’m often asked if the Law of Attraction really works. I’ll throw the question back to you and ask, “What do you believe?” Do you believe you attract negative and positive things, people and circumstances into your life by the energy you’re sending out into the universe? Here’s what I believe.

In my opinion there are three main components to attracting things, people and circumstances into your life:

1. A consistent level of conscious thought,

2. Believing something will happen,

3. Taking some type of action.

http://www.sharonmichaelspowertosucceed.com/does-the-law-of-attraction-work/

 

 

Lessons from Calamity Jane

LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF CALAMITY JANE

My maiden name was Marthy Cannary. I was born in Princeton, Missourri, May 1st, 1852. Father and mother were natives of Ohio. I had two brothers and three sisters, I being the oldest of the children.

As a child I always had a fondness for adventure and out-door exercise and especial fondness for horses which I began to ride at an early age and continued to do so until I became an expert rider being able to ride the most vicious and stubborn of horses, in fact the greater portion of my life in early times was spent in this manner.

http://www.sharonmichaelspowertosucceed.com/lessons-from-calamity-jane/

 

 

June’s Ups and Downs

We all have our emotional ups and downs – that’s life. The key is what we choose to do when the “down” days hit us hard. When we can’t seem to do the things that we know we should be doing or even those things we really enjoy doing.

I’m not talking about depression; I’m talking about what my Grandma used to call the “doldrums.” When you don’t feel bad – you just don’t feel good. If you’ve ever been there, you know exactly what I’m talking about.

http://www.sharonmichaelspowertosucceed.com/junes-ups-and-downs/

 

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I’m Sharon Michaels and I teach you how to do business successfully. http://SharonMichaels.com

 

My latest book, How to Give Yourself the POWER to Succeed – is available as a paperback and Kindle on Amazon.com How to Give Yourself the POWER to Succeed

 

In fact check out all of my paperback and Kindle books on Amazon – here’s a link to my author’s page: Sharon Michaels Author Page

 

Productivity Tips

I posted these recently on my Women Enjoying Success Facebook Page and want to share them with you here…

Productivity Tip #1

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Here’s to your productive week!

****Most of these background photos are from Freedigitalphotos.net***

 

 

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Be sure to purchase your copy of Sharon’s paperback and Kindle book, 21 Days to Living Your Dreams on Amazon.com

AND, Sharon’s latest book, How to Give Yourself the POWER to Succeed – is available as a Kindle on Amazon.com How to Give Yourself the POWER to Succeed

In fact check out all of Sharon’s paperback and Kindle books on Amazon – here’s a link to her author’s page:
Sharon Michaels Author Page

I’m Sharon Michaels and I teach you how to do business successfully. http://SharonMichaels.com

 

Sales Are A Fact Of Business Success

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Business Fact: To stay in business and become successful, you must have clients or customers who purchase your services or products. As successful women in business, we must remember that sales is not a dirty word or something that gives us knots in the stomach.

Here are a few sales generating tips:

1. Be prepared – Do you have your brochures, flyers and other ordering information with you in an organized way? Do you have a sales form or “pitch page” from which you can read the descriptions and prices? Do you have a pen? Do you have order forms?

2. Prospecting – Where are you going to locate your target market who will buy your service or product. Do you tell five new people a day about your business and products? Do you go to dinners, meetings and others functions where you can meet new people? Do you talk about your business with your doctor, hair stylist, dry cleaner and the telephone solicitor who interrupted your dinner?

3. Asking for the order – Do you come right out and ask for the sale? Don’t assume that people will ask you to buy your product – people want help with their decision making.

4. Follow through – Do you follow up with the information you’ve given out? Do you send thank you notes after the sale? Do you suggest additional products as someone is placing an order?

5. Develop a plan – What is your sales plan for your business success? Have you written out your sales goals and objectives? Do you know how many new clients or new sales per month will produce a profit for your business?

Your mind-set toward selling and sales will make the difference between a profitable business and a hobby. What is your sales success plan?
 
 
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Be sure to purchase your copy of Sharon’s paperback and Kindle book, 21 Days to Living Your Dreams on Amazon.com

AND, Sharon’s latest book, How to Give Yourself the POWER to Succeed – is available as a Kindle on Amazon.com How to Give Yourself the POWER to Succeed
 
 
In fact check out all of Sharon’s paperback and Kindle books on Amazon – here’s a link to her author’s page:
Sharon Michaels Author Page
 
 
I’m Sharon Michaels and I teach you how to do business successfully. http://SharonMichaels.com
 
 
 
Disclaimer: I am the author of these paperback and Kindle ebooks – if you purchase the book through this link, I will receive a commission.

Fall Goals – What Do You Think?

Have you made your list of fun Fall?
Are you leaving time for fun?
Saw this on the Internet and wanted to share…

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What would you add to this list?
 
 
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AND, Sharon’s latest book, How to Give Yourself the POWER to Succeed – is available as a Kindle on Amazon.com How to Give Yourself the POWER to Succeed
 
 
In fact check out all of Sharon’s paperback and Kindle books on Amazon – here’s a link to her author’s page:
Sharon Michaels Author Page
 
 
I’m Sharon Michaels and I teach you how to do business successfully. http://SharonMichaels.com
 
 
 
Disclaimer: I am the author of these paperback and Kindle ebooks – if you purchase the book through this link, I will receive a commission.

How to Master Time and Gain Greater Business Self-Confidence

Come join and be a part of Sharon’s new MasterMind and Accountability Group for women who are serious about staying on track and focusing on succeeding in their businesses.

How to Master Time and Gain Greater Business Self-Confidence MasterMind

October 19, 2015 – November 13, 2015
4 Weeks of Accountability and Activity

Author, coach and mentor to women in business Sharon Michaels offers a brand new MasterMind and Accountability Group for women who are serious about staying on track and focusing on succeeding in their businesses.

Alarm Clock

This group is open to all SERIOUS success-oriented women!

_ Are you ready to use your business-building time more wisely?

_ Are you ready to stay focused on keeping the important things important?

_ Are you ready to feel, act and be more confident about your ability to build a successful business and career?

_ Are you ready to be more accountable to yourself for your daily business-building activities?

_ Are you ready to consistently move forward in positive productive ways?

_ Are you ready to believe, without an ounce of doubt, in your power to succeed?

_ Are you ready to go for your awesome goals?

If yes, you’ll want to register right now – space is limited!

Click here to read more and register to join us:
http://sharonmichaels.com/timemastermind/

 
 
My suggestion is to register right now! Because of the individualized attention you’ll receive during this MasterMind, space is going to be limited.
 
 
 
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October 13 Webinar – Overcoming Negativity – Sharon Michaels

***You’ve missed the “live” webinar, but you can still register for the replay of the complete webinar.***

Women in Business – Come join me, Sharon Michaels, for my fast-paced and “real-world FREE webinar Overcoming Negativity – 7 Powerful Habits on Tuesday October 13, 2015.

Register to receive a link to watch and listen to the entire recorded webinar. Let’s finish 2015 empowered and ready to go forward in positive and productive ways!!!

You can watch the video and click the link below to read more and register for the live webinar and replay:
http://sharonmichaels.com/webinars/overcoming-negativity-7-powerful-habits/

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Are You Treating Your Business Like a Hobby – Radio Show

Join author, coach and mentor to women entrepreneur Sharon Michaels as she share her nine “C’s” for building a financially successful business. Profitable business owners have dedicated themselves to treating their businesses like business, not a hobby. You’ll want to listen with pen and paper as Sharon asks thought-provoking questions that should help you determine you business-building mindset. It’s all about women supporting women in business.

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Be sure to purchase your copy of Sharon’s paperback and Kindle book, 21 Days to Living Your Dreams on Amazon.com
 
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I’m Sharon Michaels and I teach you how to do business successfully. http://SharonMichaels.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Disclaimer: I am the author of the paperback and Kindle ebook Amazon.com – if you purchase the book through this link, I will receive a commission from Amazon.com.