Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Never give up-There is still too much to do!!

Never give up- There is still much more too do!

Have you experience days when you felt like you should be further along in your business, career or life? Or mornings when you wake up and just go-“I know there got to be a better life then this!” What about those days you’re sitting in traffic gazing out the windshield and thinking “really”? It’s those moments you realize “It time for a change”.

Well I’m here to tell you don’t give up and get going making a change! That’s right, don’t throw in the towel yet, it’s time to push forward. Don’t allow defeat  to stop you from being all you can be and enjoy the life you want, the life promised to you by God.

A month ago, I was talking with a dear friend, venting about school and how I'll be glad when I’m done. All of a sudden there was a silence came over the phone; “are you there I asked? Her reply was yes, “I just want you to hear yourself and realize that you are at the finish line and doing better than you see”. You are tired she said; you been at this for the last 3.5 years as well as trying to keep things going with your business and life. You are almost there!

I know that you tired; things are not working, every time you try something it’s either put you further behind or cause destruction to what has already destroyed. OR! You are on a roll and BOOM! Things come to a halt, all the customer stop, the meeting are no longer on your calendar and you are going “what happen?”   Do you give up? Do you revise, reinvent, or do you believe you are done? I love basketball; I loved the sport since the 7th grade. I like the action on the court and the drive the players have to win the game. So, having the pleasure to work for the Dallas Mavericks basketball team in their fan shop has been a dream come true. Now working in the fan shop; that is not my dream come true, but working for Maverick’s is. Why, because working in the fan shop puts me closer to the business I want to do with them. I’m not giving up.

Don’ts let age, money or even people discredit you or discourage you from moving forward. If you’re ready for a promotion, go for it
If your goal is to drive the Pink Cadillac go for it
If your dream is to bake the best German Chocolate cake in the world and sell it… Go for it
The only person who can make your dream come true; change your situation moving  you in the direction you want to go is you.

A dear friend of mines informs me that she started her Mary Kay business. Soon Latesha Mosely was wearing a red jacket, built a team and was taking off in the direction to get her free car!  I’m quite sure there were days she faces with no sells or her team not reaching their goals, but each time I see her she is making it happen.

Rome wasn’t build in a day I was told, but that didn’t stop the builders. I encourage you to do you and that means doing  what it takes to be the best in your job, career and business.  Don’t give up on you, because God hasn’t given on you yet!

How did you move forward to over come challenges? What made you not give up?
I would love to hear your comments!!
Until next time.. The Business Woman

Saturday, June 20, 2015

What happens when you get off track? You go to the rest stop!

What happens when you get off track? You go to the rest stop!

It’s been a while since my last blog, and I have to be honestly I missed blogging. I miss sharing my business feelings with you, but I’m back and that’s a good thing!!

I got off track for a year to finish school. I went back to school to get my 2nd degree, and I never thought it would take up so much of my time in the last two semesters. I was working on papers, research and learning about finances. And I have to say it was hard, but I finally made it to my senior semester, finishing Spring 2016.

Going back to school threw me off track, along with a few other things. It took me away from AnyEvent. I had to put my company on the back burner while I finish completing what was so important to me, my degree in Sports Management. While going to school, I felt off balance in this area, but I knew that it would be okay. There were a few events I did, but they were not the quality I put into my project, having to focus on school. Now that I’m at the finally stage of my degree, how do I get back on track, how do I pick up where I left off? How do I get myself back out there and grab hold of what I miss doing? You don’t… I didn’t.

See, this is the thing, you can’t go back to something that has been operating expecting it to work like before. While you were away things change, and that includes the industry of event planning for me.

While off track I learned a lot of event planners businesses began every day. Those who doing good and others who are barely making it. There were those who continuing doing the mom and pop of business- small events; something I didn’t want to do anymore. I decide I would not allow AnyEvent to go out like that when I come back to it.
When you step away from your business to get a job, go to school or even to regroup, make the decision to-Come back right… Come Back Strong and Come Back Ready!!
Things happen that will pull you away from your business, career even school, and that’s ok, it’s not a bad thing, it’s how you come back that makes a difference. Review the circumstances of why you were pulled away and make sure you’re ready to begin again. It will take a moment, you will realize it was worth the time and that you’re now to ready to go beyond the next level.

I though going back to school would remove AnyEvent from my life, I thought it would change my direction for my company, but it didn’t; it open my eyes to the possibilities of my company, it increased my passion even more for what I enjoyed doing. It taught me that you are never done until God says so.  

Don’t give up on your passion when you have to take a job, or plans change, or finances get low. Believe in yourself and trust yourself, pray to God for direction and everything will fall into place.

Has something change in your life that pulled you from your business? Did you get a job, go back to school and trying to decide what to do with your business?  Is everyone around successful in their business and you are barely making it? I would love to know what changes occurred in your life and what you did to reinvent the situation! Please share your comments!

Until next time.. the Business Woman!

A Great Cup of Savor!

There is something about a cup of coffee on a Saturday morning that taste like heaven. See, coffee during the week is part of your routine. Its goes with the day, you make it, get dress, sip and run. But on Saturday morning you savor the flavor, you drink it with calmness, you can even enjoy the moment of smelling it.

As a business owner there will be times when you need to sit back and enjoy your business like a fresh cup of coffee. You work hard at making sure it don’t fail, that every piece of your business is working well; but when was the last time you sat down and enjoy your accomplishments and failures. It’s all a part of getting to know your business .

I took a few months off from my business to enjoy my accomplishments and my failures. I have to be honest, I enjoyed what I learned during that time. I learned that it is important to me and I can’t imagine myself doing anything else. I enjoyed remembering the special events I worked, the contracts I lost and won, as well as the people I met along the way.

As entrepreneur we work hard to make sure our business is successful, we follow all the rules and work on it every opportunity we can. And we should, it’s important that we focus on growth, branding and building success.  

To make sure your business is at its best, spend time with your company, take a moment to sit back and enjoy what you accomplished, allowing you to focus, reinvent and clear your head. Savor the moments of what worked and learn from what went wrong.

I encourage you to take one week off and savor the moment. Keep a notebook handy and write down the good the bad and the success! No work, just journaling, reintroducing yourself to your business, just savor the business!
How do you savor the moments with your business? How do you reintroduce yourself to your passion?  I would love for you to respond and leave your comments how you savor your moments.

Until next time,
The Business Woman!