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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

3 Ways to Manage an Overflow of Money – October 25th

An unexpected increase in money is called overflow. Many lose the overflow as quickly as they get it. However, if you treat the overflow as a replacement god, you’ll suffer. On this week’s Seek Him First Saturday phone event, I conclude the 3-part series called Unleash the Overflow. I’ll share what you can do to manage overflow so you always remember your Source.

We get started at 8am Eastern on October 25th…

Call the following number, then enter the access code at 8am Eastern on October 25, 2014 – and every Saturday thereafter. Angela Thornton of Wise Word Ministries will pray over your financial challenges. Grace-Marie Jones of Caught Up Consulting will shower us with songs of blessings.

We specialize in asking God for breakthroughs over your finances…

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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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3 Things That Block Your Financial Overflow – October 18th

An unexpected increase in money is called overflow. Many lose the overflow as quickly as they get it. However, if you treat the overflow as a replacement god, you’ll suffer. On this week’s Seek Him First Saturday phone event, I continue the 3-part series called Unleash the Overflow. I’ll share the 3 things that block your financial overflow – and what you can do to avoid this.

We get started at 8am Eastern on October 18th…

Call the following number, then enter the access code at 8am Eastern on October 18, 2014 – and every Saturday thereafter. Angela Thornton of Wise Word Ministries will pray over your financial challenges. Grace-Marie Jones of Caught Up Consulting will shower us with songs of blessings.

We specialize in asking God for breakthroughs over your finances…

Read more…

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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How to Prepare for an Overflow of Money – October 11th

An unexpected increase in money is called overflow. Many lose the overflow as quickly as they get it. On this week’s Seek Him First Saturday phone event, I start a 3-part series called Unleash the Overflow. I’ll share the actions you need to take as you enlarge your tent in preparation for overflow.

We get started at 8am Eastern on October 11th…

Call the following number, then enter the access code at 8am Eastern on October 11, 2014 – and every Saturday thereafter. Angela Thornton of Wise Word Ministries will pray over your financial challenges.

We specialize in asking God for breakthroughs over your finances…

Read more…