Saturday, December 28, 2013

You have to change your attitude to become a successful CEO

Up to eight years ago, since the age of 19 I have worked for Corporate America. I have spent at least 18 of those years in customer service, five in the public eye and five in a confided office. I have been laid off three times, switch jobs four times, and four of the jobs folded.. In 2004 after being laid off from an accounting firm in Dallas Texas, I begin researching event planning and trying to find work. I worked jobs during certain times for certain companies because I had no clients and I needed revues coming in to pay bills. I also learn something while I was doing these varies jobs, I am meant to be a CEO; I am meant to run my own company, to work independent for myself. Knowing this, feeling this in my heart, I change my attitude. I went from thinking of my full time jobs in corporate america as my part time and my company as full time job!
 You have to change your attitude when you are making changes in your life. You open your mind to view what you really want. The bible tells us in Romans 12:2Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. I still work, PT and I work the hours that I want to-not need to. I change my mind to thinking more of being a successful CEO instead of thinking I need to work for someone to receiving the daily allowance of their pay for me.  

Working a full time job and trying to run your company is hard work and demanding. It takes you from quality time to quantity time. Every moment in the day is control by doing what it takes to go from full time to CEO.  Last night at my part time job I meet a lady that I had a wonderful conversation with. She begins by asking me about my holiday, the next thing I know I was talking about AnyEvent and she was telling me how impress she was and wanted me, and wanted to connect me with a couple of people in Pittsburgh and New York that are event planners. This beautiful lady who I greeted when she walked in the door, walked away with my business card and I walked away with the possibility of a new connection.  
I’m not suggesting you to run out and quick your full time job, I’m advising you to change our way of thinking to be a successful CEO. I am the CEO of AnyEvent; I make the decisions good and bad! I am the one who name is on the door, not because I’m not working, but because I changed my mind to be CEO of AnyEvent. Stop looking at what you are doing and begin to think about what you are going to do and what it will take to get there. You are what you think, and what you think will be the open or closed door to entrepreneurship. What road did you take to go from full-time employee to full time CEO? What was the road blocks you faced? Who open the door for you to you from point A to Point B? I would love to hear from you, please place your comments on our blog page; you will never know how your comments can help someone!! Until next time.. The Business Woman

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Are you ready for a new year?

 Every year I think about what I didn't accomplish with AnyEvent. I think about the goals I set and the wish list that I look forward to making happen.  Every December I remind myself to kick it in gear to be better then next year.
This year, 2013 has been a great year for AnyEvent. We had a few clients, not many. We made a few mistakes, only a couple, but this was the year we build relationships and worked at improving our service and company, we worked hard to better service those who need us and open doors to generate return business. For AnyEvent Sports & Entertainment it was about relationships.
Our goal was to open doors to relationships that would open doors to potential clients. To build partnership in helping everyone we build bridges with succeed. Today  Small businesses need help, whether its advice, getting clients, marketing or even asking someone for a referral, we all need help. And what better way than to have someone who supports you, help you become the best you can be in all areas. A very dear event planner friend once said to me when I was trying to figure out how to grow AnyEvent, and venting to her, (she listen and said nothing)Then finally when my mouth closed, she said five words to me that made TOTAL sense. “Closed mouths don’t get fed” and she was right.  Every since she share that with me,  I begin to work at asking and searching to get just what I need for AnyEvent, and along the way it help me open doors for others in Dallas places outside my back yard.
There will be people who can open the door for you are closes them, there will be business that are worth the challenge and other that lets you know all money is good money. But it’s part of growing your company. I learned this year that the only person that stands in the way of me not being successful is me. The tools are out there for me to work with, if I don’t ask for help then I can’t expect for anyone to know.  Before I blamed anyone on the unsuccessful projects I have to look at the top first and that begins with me!
So, as I close out 2013 and open the door for 2014, I welcome in the fresh ideas, the relationships with others and enough sense to know that I can’t do it alone. Our Theme, my theme for 2014 “Is building relationship that will help me connect with the clients I want to do business with”. 

Get ready.. 2014 is 16 days away and time waits for no one. There is businesses out there and people want to do it with you near and far! The only person that stands in the way of your success is you and your ability to not want to succeed. 2014 is your time to remove the fear and move forward in being the best you can be in your business, career your life!!
What are you preparing for you career, your business in 2014? What didn’t work or was your biggest success in 2013? What relationships has open doors for you? I would love for you to hear from you, post your comments on our blog!

Until next time.. The Business Woman!