Why Are You So Stubborn and Prideful?

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The other night, my niece and I enjoyed a girls’ night in as her parents (my sister & brother-in-law) went on their first date night to see Stevie Wonder in concert.

It wasn’t easy to get her to fall asleep…

Her bedtime was at 7:30pm, but she cried and cried and cried. I finally put her in the car and drove her around town for 40-minutes while playing her favourite CD.

She was out like a light.

By the time I returned back to my sister and brother-in-law’s home, my niece was more than ready to fall asleep in her bed.

She’s my “Why.”

  • Why do I remain self-employed when some months make me want to scream?
  • Why do I sacrifice getting some of the things I truly want (not need) so I can continue to operate my own business?
  • Why do I invest in a coach even though at times I wish I could re-direct that money to a pair of new winter boots?
  • Why do I get up early to read blogs posts, meet with my virtual team and prepare content for the week?

Why?

Because of my niece.

As you spend time with family in the spirit of gratitude…

Ask yourself if any of them represent your why. If yes:

  • Why, then, do you short-change yourself in your business?
  • Why is it that you’re not willing to invest in yourself to push your business to a new level?
  • Why do you keep telling yourself that you can’t afford to spend money on that workshop, that bootcamp or that coaching relationship?
  • Why are you so stubborn and prideful about NOT asking for help so you can be the person you dream of being?

In fact, this rant pretty much sums it up…

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I’d love to hear your thoughts…

Share them below. What’s your “Why” and why aren’t you putting aside your pride to invest in help?

The “I” Word That’s Killing Your Cashflow

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Recently, I asked those on my list to fill out an application to secure one of a few spots to speak with me over the phone about their cashflow challenges.

As I poured through the applications, there were some really heart-breaking stories. Some are experiencing chronic unemployment, others are living paycheck to paycheck and still others are deeply mired in debt.

Despite the money drama, all have one thing in common…

And that’s what I explain in the video below. There’s a word that starts with the letter “i” that is killing your cashflow. Although this video teaching is directed to those who were not invited to book a session with me, I’m sharing this widely because I know someone can benefit from this information.

This “I” word is harming your cashflow, confidence and connections…

If you can understand why your money is stuck, you’ll be able to move forward. I offer some tips on what you can do to remedy this issue so you can claim victory over money drama.

Click on the Play Button & Turn Up the Volume

Why Including Multiple Bonuses With Your Kindle Book No Longer Work

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imgCover-Schmooze-125x199I recently published my sixth book on Amazon Kindle. I hosted a LIVE webinar showing step-by-step how to set up your Kindle publisher account and upload your manuscript.

One thing I said on the training is that my newest digital book, Schmooze Your Way to Success, would not sell any copies. Why would I admit this on the webinar?

Because after publishing 5 of my 6 books through Kindle, I know exactly what needs to be done to sell books…

You can’t just write a manuscript, then upload it to Kindle expected to sell thousands of downloads. The marketing of your book has to start THE DAY you start writing the manuscript. Any later than that, and frankly, it’s too late.

I’ll tell you exactly what doesn’t work when it comes to Kindle book marketing…

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Here’s One of 5 Top of Mind Problems Your Kindle Book Must Solve

There’s a simple reason why authors don’t sell more of their books. They’re boring. In other words, the book that’s written does not focus on one of the 5 top of mind problems.

If you’re stuck wondering what to write about, this is your answer…

People don’t care about your winning smile or fancy college degree(s). You may the brightest bulb in the scoreboard, but if your book  doesn’t promise something, the reader will not buy.

That’s the secret to selling more copies – without selling…

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I’m Publishing My Sixth Book Through Kindle – And You’re Invited to Watch

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I always thought I was a horrible writer. In fact, I would loudly proclaim that I’m not a writer and I actually stink at it. That’s until I got my first book contract.

I very quickly changed my tune…

With an aggressive deadline and a cash advance, I pulled up my socks and produced almost 50,000 words in 4 short months. My first book, Podcasting for Profit, was printed by my publisher just in time for the Podcast & New Media Expo, an annual gathering of podcasters in Los Angeles.

I cried the very first time I held my book…

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Here’s One of the 5 Books You Can Publish Through Kindle

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ebooksIf you’re a coach, consultant, speaker or ministry leader, there are 5 types of non-fiction books you can publish through Kindle that will help boost your business.

Here is one of the formats…

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How Publishing a Book on Kindle Helps Female Business Owners Avoid the “Lipgloss Factor”

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imgPhoto-lippitylipThere’s an irritating practice I see female business owners do when they come across a prospect who cannot pay their coaching, speaking or consulting fees.

I call this the “lipgloss factor”…

Here’s what I mean…

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Watch Me As I Setup My Next Book Through Kindle

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I love books. I read instead of watching television. I have a library card which means I check out both digital and non-digital books on a weekly basis. I also buy TONS of digital books through Kindle.

My first book was published in 2007…

My first book, Podcasting for Profit, was published through the traditional way. I was introduced to a publisher, I signed a contract, I got an advance, then wrote 50,000 words in 4-months. I had a great publisher. He checked in with me weekly to make sure I was producing and writing. I loved working with him.

Podcasting for Profit was released at the Podcast & New Media Expo in 2007. I remember holding it for the first time while at the show. Tears were in my eyes. The book felt so good in my hands.

But a monster was unleashed…

I loved the feeling of helping people through my book. I loved it so much, I wanted to publish more and more. It took another 4-years, but I was finally able to self-publish my very first title in 2011 called Multiple Streams of Virtual Event Income.

Kindle made me do it…

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FREE Training: The #1 Savvy Secret Successful Christian Female Business Know That Help Them Create Consistent Cashflow

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You’re invited to attend this FREE webinar training…

This training takes place on Thursday September 25 at 2pm Eastern. All you need is your browser to attend. Here are some of the tips that will be revealed in this 90-minute session:

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The Single Reason I Decided to Do the Big Chop and Go Natural

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The decision was made when my flat iron stopped working.

First, the side of the flat iron broke and one of the plates wouldn’t stay in. I feared burning myself because the hot plate would constantly slide out.

Then, I had to twist the cord a certain way to get the flat iron to stay on. It was difficult to use the flat iron because it would quietly turn off as I was parting sections in my hair. What took only half an hour to do now took 75-minutes. I hate spending that much time on my hair.

2014-01-12 17.16.36I had had enough…

I no longer wanted long, relaxed hair. I wanted something sexier and more authentic. In essence, I wanted to wear the natural hair that God gave me.

Ponytails became my friend…

The last time I visited my hair stylist was right before my 40th birthday in January. I can go 12-weeks in between touch-ups. So, when April rolled around and the date for my touch-up arrived, I looked at the date in the calendar with indifference.

As winter turned into spring, I wanted a fresh new look to match the fresh new season. Even the thought of visiting my stylist to get a “touch up” made me feel bored and restless.

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