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Don't Get Hijacked By Your Website Host.
Forewarned is forearmed
Recently, I had to change my website host. It’s not the first time I’ve had to do this but it certainly was the most negative experience I’ve had. As soon as the website host learned of my decision, things became increasingly more difficult to get any cooperation from the owner. It didn’t help that he had moved from Pennsylvania to Hawaii, and then to California.
There were other trouble signs along the way too. For example, he started continually referring to me as “his smallest customer.” He repeatedly asked me to increase his monthly service payments and continuously kept saying that he had used up all the time allocated to work on my account for the month — sometimes as early as the 5th or 6th of that very same month....
Prepare For The Unexpected.
Are you resourceful?
While conducting a webinar yesterday, one of the participants, who was a US veteran, made a comment about recovering from a loss. He said that one of the lessons he learned in the service was that you have to learn to improvise, adapt, and overcome. This was a great reminder of how necessary those skills are to any business owner.
So, how resourceful are you? When the unexpected takes place, are you thrown by it or do you thrive on the opportunity presented before you? One of the best aspects of the movie, Diehard, is watching the hero—a police officer visiting his wife’s office building on Christmas Eve while it’s being taken over by Eastern European terrorists—learn to improvise on the fly with what he has available to him. We all need to do this in order to stay successful. Innovation is much more prominent these days than invention. Sometimes, it just takes a few tweaks to create a great new offering for your clients....
Do You Exude Enthusiasm?
Great tips from Jessica Melhorn
What’s it like being a Lady Boss?
Many couples and clients ask me how I do it. How do I manage being a business owner, teacher, wife, and, most recently, a first-time mom? That is a great question and some days, I am not quite sure how I juggle all of the hats I wear each day. First and foremost, I love what I do! I have always been quite ambitious and put my whole mind, body, and soul into everything I do. I have always lived by the motto, “If you are going to do a job, you might as well do it right!” Below I will explain how I manage the different aspects of my life while being a successful “Lady Boss.”
Being a business owner has never been in my dreams or my life plans. Surprisingly, God had different plans for my life than I originally had planned for myself. When my boyfriend, now husband, Allory, asked me if I wanted to run a wedding and event venue, it took me a few weeks to process, pray, research, and decide if this is something I could see myself doing. I frequented the Small Business Association website more nights than I can remember trying to figure out what it would be like to own my own business and what steps I needed to take. Allory came from a family of very successful business owners; but me, not so much. No one in my family has ever owned their own business and I didn’t know the first thing about how to start one of my own! What will happen if our business wasn’t successful? After two weeks of endless research and watching several recorded seminars, I decided, “What is the worst that could happen? I would never have this opportunity in my life again.” So, I decided to grab the bull by the horns and dive in head first!...
Leave Your Past In The Past.
Getting past your past.
One of the hardest things in life to overcome is a hurt from the past — especially if it happened in our childhood where so many of our reference points about the world are formed. It can damage relationships, keep us from truly enjoying life, and become who we were meant to be.
Remember that before you were even born, God knew you and had a plan for your life. It is your responsibility to discover it and fulfill that destiny. Yes, we are going to experience pain along the way. Recognize that those painful experiences are what help us form our character and our personality....
Don’t Be Haunted By Your Past.
Getting past your past.
I’ve noticed that most of my confessions in recent years are of things I’m remembering from my past that I can’t remember ever bringing up before. I believe this is a natural process of aging, but if it’s something that’s causing you distress, it’s time to address it.
All of us have memories of actions we took in the past that we cannot undo now. Nobody lives a perfect life. It’s normal to wish we could undo the hurt we caused somebody else, but that’s not how that works. What we need to do is come to terms with our past and leave it where it belongs....
Overcoming Life's Biggest Distractions.
This week’s blog is written by my guest speaker, Derek Aiken, an Iraqi war veteran. Derek will be presenting his seminar, Overcoming Life’s Biggest Distractions, on May 20, 2021.
In the morning when we rise, we often do not know what can or may impact our day. Routinely, we’d get up, walk our dogs, have that morning cup of coffee and do what’s needed to get situated and head into work. At that point, your focus is your job, your current duty, or task. But what happens when your cell phone rings and something offsets that? Now, what do you do? Now, you are no longer focused and are, instead, distracted by the phone call. How do you overcome that? What do you do? What are some measures we can use to get back on track? Was it an anomaly? Was it a preexisting factor that ......
The Art Of The Pivot.
Safe is death.
A few years ago, one of the National Hockey League teams allowed cameras into its locker room during its Stanley Cup playoff run. On the door of the locker room was a sign that read, “Safe is death.” The message was a reminder that when you are engaged in a competitive environment, the more you play it safe, the surer you can be that you are in big trouble.
The same is true when we are talking about competition in business. You can’t sit back and rest on your laurels when you have competition. If there’s any doubt about that, just ask the former CEO of IBM. When asked how Big Blue stopped being the all-time leader in the computer field, his comment was, “It was like being eaten alive by a thousand mosquito-sized......
What Qualities Make You A Star?
Do you know what yours are?
I recently watched a Hallmark movie based in Montana which included “The Cowboy Code.” It was interesting to hear what these four axioms included. The first one was, “Live with courage.” The second one was, “Take pride in your work.” The third one was, “Speak less and say more.” And the fourth one was, “Always finish what you start.”
At the same time that I saw this movie, I was preparing a new seminar entitled 8 Qualities That Will Make You A Star. It’s funny how things come into your life just when you need them. As I looked at “The Cowboy Code,” I could see exactly why it was so powerful. They all lend strength to one another.
Americans are notorious about living with courage. An entrepreneur does not......
Are You A Good Judge Of Character?
It’s easier than you think.
I recently had a television sponsor who backed out of his commitment at the last moment. Luckily, I was able to replace his spot with one telephone call. How did I accomplish this so quickly? It’s because he gave me every indication that he was not a man of his word. Let’s go through the signs.
First, he had to speculate whether or not he wanted to do this for a day, even though the amount was only a $150 decision. Next, he said he would do it, but......
Do You Possess Star Quality?
Learn how to shine.
One of the hardest things to do when you suffer a setback is finding ways to rise above it. This is a crucial skill for anyone running a business. The nature of entrepreneurialism is that you are trying things you never tried before. In some cases, you may be trying something that......