Are you making mistakes with your email marketing? In this article, you will learn the five most common mistakes entrepreneurs and small business owners make with their email marketing.
Hooray, it's November and the season for giving and expressing gratitude!
November kicks off my favorite time of year. There's nothing quite like being in the giving spirit where you can show others how much you love and appreciate them. An opportunity to express gratitude for all your blessings, the fantastic people in your life, and clients.
As an entrepreneur, you can be a leader in your community and industry by showing your gratitude by giving back to others.
In fact, it's quite ingenious!
Your generosity to give back has a lot of benefits. Here are five reasons how being a philanthropist can benefit your business both online and off:
- Builds respect and an excellent reputation in your community and industry.
- Connections and networking with others who have similar passions for giving back.
- Increases brand awareness, exposure, and provides positive publicity.
- Creates a ripple effect for more generosity within your community.
- Builds goodwill within your community.
Have you recently wanted to just give it all up? Are you stressed, frustrated and wondering when your business or brilliant ideas are going to work?
Yeah, I feel you! I've been there and done that before too. Being an entrepreneur is NOT always easy, but it worth it!
Being a creative entrepreneur in this online market space is both a blessing and a curse. As a creative, we're required to always be in tip-top shape with our creativity. Ideas should just flow from us and they're expected to always be brilliant. Right? Or so it seems anyway...
I want you to know that as a creative and being an online business owner, it can be a challenge and there will be days that you want to just say, 'screw it!'. Trust me, I've totally been there. Multiple times in fact! Which is why I want to share with you ways that I have gotten my groove back, to reignite the fire burning within and hustle like a crazy lady to get back on track. Nothing in this world is ever impossible! You just have to believe that you can achieve it and then take some massive action!
IS FEAR IMPEDING ON YOUR SUCCESS?
Let's talk about fear today, shall we? What is fear? According to dictionary.com, fear is:
a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined; the feeling or condition of being afraid.
Woah, doesn't that hit you like a ton of bricks? What fear are you experiencing right now in your business? What is scaring the bejesus out of you that you can't seem to push past?
As you know, the life of an entrepreneur is not a walk in the park. It takes hard work, determination, perseverance and let's be honest, some brass ovaries. We are faced with situations and circumstances daily that challenge us within our lives and in our business. I'm sure you can think of a few situations right now that cover both, right?
I want to tell you that we all have fears, we all have to find the courage to face our fears and push through them. It's not easy, but it's worth it! My client Rachel, says, "What you fear the most is often what you must do". How true is that, right?
We know that deep down, what we are feeling fearful of is what will propel us in the direction of our dreams. But why don't we push past it? Why don't we, as Nike says, "Just do it!"? The reason is simply that we let these fears take up a permanent residence in our minds. We believe the stories that we're telling ourselves. These limiting beliefs that are holding us back from greatness are taking over our power to succeed. Not any more! YOU are a courageous lady entrepreneur that laughs in the face of fear! TODAY, fear will no longer hold you back. Today, fear is getting its eviction notice and you're going to serve him its papers!
A few months ago, I was feeling lost, stuck, insecure, unfulfilled in my life and knew I wasn't living my life with passion and purpose. I knew that I wanted to start my own business and for some time I had been looking at starting an online boutique. I LOVE boutiques. However, I was still not 100% convinced that opening a boutique was my calling. How was I really helping people in a positive way? How was I truly giving back to others? For me, it wasn't enough. So I struggled with trying to find my purpose. I know I wanted to help inspire, empower and enrich women's lives, but I had no idea what I was going to do. So I continued to ponder...