As professionals, our days revolve around our work and to leave it can feel wrong or like you are going to miss something important. It can make things like vacation cause anxiety which can ruin well-deserved time off.  And let’s face it, we deal with stress and anxiety at our jobs everyday so why wouldn’t we try to have a stress-free vacation?
The good news is, there are things we can do prior to leaving to ease our minds and ensure that our team has everything they need to continue to be productive.

Have a point-person

Most managers have one employee that they have confidence in and tend to trust with larger projects or important deadlines. When prepping for vacation, have a discussion with that employee to see if they would be willing to answer as a leader in your absence. The tasks for this employee can differ based on what you think is needed most.  Examples of those tasks may be:

  • Conflict resolution
  • Scheduling for employees
  • Contact for clients
  • Responsible for goals set

Set Team Goals

By setting specific goals for your team in your absence, you help leave a focus for your team and ensure productivity stays high. These goals can be normal goals but setting new/short-term goals will give your team a new sense of motivation while also providing an end date. Picture coming back from vacation with a new goal met and your team proud of the work they have accomplished!

SMART GOALS

When setting team goals, even if they are short-term, you should always remember to follow: SMART goals

  • Specific:  State clearly what you expect from your staff.  Include your point-person when making the goals so you are both on the same page and they feel confident in the goal.
  • Measurable: Use metrics/numbers for your goals so there is no confusion on what the goal is.
  • Achievable:  Make sure your team can hit the goal.  If they hit it, morale will go up leaving your team proud of the work they accomplished.
  • Relevant:  Setting a new goal can mean that you have your team tackle a project that has been put aside but make sure their goal is relevant to their long-term goals.
  • Time-bound:  Give a firm timeline of when you expect the goal be accomplished.

Open Communication

Leading up to your vacation, make it known that you will be out of town. Give exact dates of when your last working day is and the first day back. By doing this, it will open communication between your team and encourage them to get their questions in before you go and know when they can connect with you when you get back. By opening communication, your team will hopefully bring to light any issues they are dealing with or foresee happening and can deal with it before vacation.

Schedule a Check-In Day

As much as most of us want to completely unplug during vacation, it is hard when you have work goals and a team trying to make them happen. To help ease your mind and make it easier to come back to work, schedule a check-in day (or two) with your point-person. Make this a quick 30 min call to address any issues, get updates on productivity, and re-assess temporary goals if needed. This call can put your mind at ease but make sure that it is short and to the point as you are supposed to be relaxing and trusting your point to take the lead.

Prioritize Any Issues

As much as we want to think no issues will arise and all will be fine, business is full of issues or situations that need to be addressed by the manager. In this case, if situations come up, you need to be able to prioritize them. Figure out which ones need attention ASAP, which ones you can delegate, and which ones can wait until you are back.

Conclusion

We all deserve a vacation and to be able to unplug. By taking these preparatory steps in order to set your team up for success, you will be able to enjoy your vacation and come back to a successful team.  If you have tips that have helped you enjoy a stress-free vacation, send them our way so we can add them!

 

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SMART GOAL Setting for your team #vacation #management #SMARTGOALS

Point Person Tasks #empowerment #tasks #righthandperson

Implementing good habits for business owners and their teams

I feel like this year is different than other “New Years”, I always create a vision board, write down my goals for the year and what I want to change or implement for the New Year, but this year I am really focusing on creating healthy habits for my life.

2018 was a HUGE year for me personally just around personal growth.

After reading a ton of self-growth books, leadership books, business strategy books, and more, one thing that almost every book mentioned was to implement good habits and how it would play a big role in your personal life and flow over into your business life.

I have heard it takes at least 21 days to implement any habit. 

Whether we are setting good habits or breaking bad habits, I know for a fact it is all about repetition and STOP procrastinating!

Today, I want to talk about the top 10 habits to have in your life, you will notice there are more personal than business.

Here are the top 10 habits to implement in this new year and continue every year:

1) The first thing first is creating a good morning routine.

This means waking up early, some entrepreneurs wake up between 4-5am, that is a little TOO early for me still, I get up between 6-6:20 am each morning.

If you feel you are not a morning person, a little tip is set your alarm 15 minutes earlier each day WITHOUT hitting Snooze, until you start getting up at that earlier time each day.

By getting up earlier allows you time to set your daily intentions, I do this through morning journaling, taking 5-10 min each morning to write down my thoughts, intentions, action items for the day. This is also a great time to get inspired by listening to a TED Talk, audiobook, meditation, affirmations, anything that inspires you for the day, rotate through your favorite things!

Tony Robbins has referred to the first part of your day as the magic hour, or where the magic happens, I have also heard this being called the power hour!

I know for myself if I have an hour of undisturbed time, no calls, kids, social media, meetings, etc it is AMAZING what I can get done in one hour. When I wake up early and after my morning routine I can get done almost half of my daily work before anyone even wakes up on a good day 🙂

2) Let’s talk about our Time Management

This piece is something we can all struggle with, being able to get everything done, or having those days where it’s 7 pm and we wonder what the heck did we accomplish today.

A few things that can help us with managing our time:

  • one thing I have learned is time chunking, or time batching. This process is where you block out a certain amount of time to focus on one project or task at a time. Even us awesome multitaskers need to time batch to make sure we are putting 100% towards that task and not allowing distractions.
  • It helps to have a clear plan for each day, you can start by writing your intentions for the day or write the top 3 things you want to accomplish for the day are, rather than having a LONG to do list you can manage to check off 3 things per day, there is a great tool to help you accomplish this called the Eisenhower Matrix.
  • Some have also followed the “Eat That Frog” book by tackling the one thing you have been putting off and getting that done each day. It’s really about stopping the procrastination and checking things off your list.

 

3) The education

We never know everything and there is always room for growth! A part of being successful is learning new things, asking questions, and always educating yourself. 

  • Be curious – even if you think you know the answer or how to do something ask someone or your team how they do. This is something people like myself AKA control freaks struggle with, we like things done our way and our way only, well with that mindset there is no room for growth. There can be many ways to get one thing accomplished.
  • Read – take time to read blogs both about your industry but also other topics that you have interest in, listen to audiobooks, podcasts, YouTube videos.
  • I know it sounds cliche, but learn something new every day

4) Set Boundaries

  • You need to have clear boundaries with your clients, customers, contractors, and employees, you are not around 24/7, they will respect this, trust me! 
  • Technology – this is a BIG task for anyone with a computer, tablet, mobile device and also anyone that has email or social media. We are constantly drawn to our phones, checking emails, social media, the list goes on. Define your hours for these tasks.
  • Setting boundaries allows you the freedom and flexibility in your life. We need to respect our time.

5) Your Tribe

It’s important as a business owner/leader to create a good tribe of people in your life. This may mean you have different tribes like:

  • Friends and family
  • Co-workers or team
  • Networking or colleagues
  • Whoever you choose to be a part of your tribe make sure they are on the same page as you, they have similar core values, they are positive, uplifting, and most important supportive of you and your life.

We can get so bogged down with toxic people in our lives that tend to drain our energy, they don’t mean to do it on purpose, it’s just where they are in their lives. In order for us to succeed and step to that next level, we need to surround ourselves with positive and supportive people. AKA our Tribe.

6) Healthy Lifestyle

I know this can be on everyone’s New Year Resolutions list, but as I get older each year, I realize how important it is to take care of my body, this is the only body we get and the only mind, we need to stay sharp! We can accomplish this by 

  • Eating healthier – being conscious of the food we put into our bodies
  • Drinking enough water – more than the normal 64 oz a day
  • Exercising or being active – walking, yoga, kayaking, hiking, biking, gym, etc. Keep your body moving
  • Taking control of your life – it’s too easy to get comfortable and slack, eat out, eat fast food, I am not saying to never do those things but in moderation. 

To show up and give 100% every day we need to make sure we are giving our body the nutrients it needs to be able to do that!

7) Know Your WHYCreating Healthy Habits in your life

This is something I honestly had struggled with until this year, I never thought of my Why or how it would impact my business along with my team. There is a tool called Why Institute this helped me discover my Why. It also relates to your core values. 

Ask yourself these questions:

  • What impact do you want to have in the world, both small and large?
  • Why did you start your business?
  • What’s one thing that motivates you the most?
  • Why is it important to you to be successful?
  • What does success look like to you?

The deeper you dig the clearer your why will be, the more honest you are with yourself the better.

A few resources:

8) Me Time

I know this may sound a little selfish, and maybe it is, but this is a big piece that is often forgotten, especially if you are a woman business owner, we get so caught up is work, family, taking care of everything that we forget to take time for ourselves. This goes back to tip 6 about having a healthy lifestyle. Taking “Me Time” is apart of creating that lifestyle. 

This can be things like:

  • Going on a walk
  • Reading a book
  • Grabbing a cup of coffee and reading
  • Unplugging from ALL devices and distractions
  • taking a bath
  • Traveling
  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • This “Me Time” is all about feeding your soul!

You can also use this time to discover a hobby or interest, maybe you enjoy coloring, painting, making jewelry, etc. I know for myself when my daughter was born in 2012, I wanted to make her soap, shampoo, lotion, and use the best essential oils for her, her skin was sensitive, now I can’t bake or cook for the life of me, but making soaps, essential oil rollers, bug spray, lotion, and whatever else I found on Pinterest was very relaxing for me. It allowed me to take my mind off work and try something new, and still to this day I make our own goat milk soap and now I make it for all of our family members including my dad because they love it! It brings me joy to be able to make our own soap. This is “Me time”.

9) Focus on positivity and being grateful

With the world of technology, it is easy to get caught up in the social media scroll, looking at what everyone else is doing and we start to compare ourselves and get jealous. There is no need for this. This habit of focusing on positivity and being grateful will help elevate you to the next level. It is all about changing your mindset, and really implementing these habits are all about your mindset and commitment to yourself. 

Start every day in your journaling routine to write down 3 things you are grateful for, do this each and every day. Look around and see your accomplishments, family, friends, a roof over your head, food on the table, it’s the little things we take for granted and those are the things we should be grateful for every day!

A few ways to increase your positive in your life:

  • Speak with positive words
  • Think positive thoughts
  • Come from a place of abundance
  • Say affirmations each day
  • Be kind to others
  • Give yourself grace and praise for what you have been able to accomplish
  • Work on visualization
  • Think before you speak
  • Compliment someone each day
  • Let go of the things you cannot control

By focusing on the positive things in your life you are raising your energy levels to focus on the good and reach your idea of success.

10) Evaluate, Reflect, and Improve

As you journal, and start to implement these good healthy habits in your life take a moment at the end of each day to reflect and evaluate your day:

  • How did it go?
  • What conflicts did you have?
  • What did you like most about your day?
  • What was a challenge you had?

Successful business owners are always looking to see what they missed or how they can improve their character. Even if you have a day where you didn’t feel you accomplished much, or maybe didn’t have much communication or interaction with anyone, still take time for self-reflection. It can be very useful to jot down these reflections to be able to look back and evaluate them and then the following year you can continue to improve them. Just to be clear, this is NOT the time to beat yourself up or point out the wrong things you did or didn’t do, but to simply reflect on your day and see where there is room for improvement.

This gives your mind that mental clarity, feel free to discuss with someone from your tribe if you need to talk through something.

 

Conclusion

I have outline 10 awesome good, healthy, positive habits to start implementing into your daily life and I would love to see how they have changed your life, or which ones you are implementing. I am working on all of these myself, so we are in this together!

Cheers to a healthy lifestyle, successful habits, and truly creating the life you have always desired!

Implementing good habits for business owners and their teams

Implementing good habits for business owners and their teams

We have been talking to our clients a lot about building their personal brand and how to do that. In this video, below I share with you 7 tips on building your personal brand.

Personal Branding Tips

1. Work on building relationships
2. Really understand your value that you offer
3. Be authentic and transparent
4. Include personal pictures and videos into your digital marketing
5. Live your brand in your everyday life
6. Be consistent with your marketing, social media posts, blogs, videos, newsletters, etc.
7. Listen to your audience

BONUS– share your why and your story!

It’s interesting how your life plays out when you think you will be working for corporate forever, and then something changes and you find yourself as a business owner. Creating a life you never thought of and at the same time would never trade in!

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KNOWN is a web development company. we specialize in digitally empowering
small businesses in more than 80 different industries to maximize their
visibility and credibility in the digital marketplace. We provide a
variety of services from web design, web development, SEO, SEM, E-Commerce
development, and mobile apps.

KNOWN was founded in 2010 from the idea that all small businesses should
have a great online presence. The founder, having spent more than 20 years
in the technology sector, observed the services being provided small
businesses for years, and realized that a very important part of their
marketing was either completely missing or not getting the attention it
deserved.

The web developer market space is full of uncertainty due to gimmicks,
overused technical sales jargon, and promises that can’t be kept. all of
this leads to unmet expectations and the unwillingness to invest in your
business’s marketing and technology. KNOWN will guarantee that you will
not get any of that from us.

We are a small business like many of you and have many of the same
challenges you face each day. At KNOWN, we are honest, transparent,
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We promise only what we can deliver!

Contact information:
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I love when women follow their hearts and it leads them down a path they had never imagined when the universe aligns you with what you need to be doing and it works out. Even when you think it may not. In this interview, Kim tells her story of how she became a small business owner.

 

More About Kim

Growing up, Kim never imagined being a therapist. Actually, when she was in kindergarten she wanted to be a tree.

Her parents believe in natural healing, so, growing up Kim did get massage and chiropractic. Kim went to college to be a teacher but after a few years, she came to the conclusion that college wasn’t for her.

Kim’s still not sure what drew her to massage, but, after her first day of massage school, she realized she had found her passion.

Her passion is healing and facilitating the well being and harmony of the body, mind, and spirit. Kim uses her intuition to guide her through each session. Every client is different so no session will be the same. Through Kim’s technique of massage therapy and reiki, physical stresses of the body and mind are relieved. This allows the body to naturally begin the process of healing.

Kim has discovered through her experience that when you commit to getting massage therapy on a regular basis you will feel healthier, happier, and revitalized. She invites you to experience and enjoy the difference.

Kim is a nationally certified & licensed massage therapist. She graduated from the Core Institute of Massage Therapy in 2001. She is certified in pregnancy and infant massage which is now one of her specialties as well as being a Doula. Kim is proud of having the privilege to provide and help women have a positive birthing experience. Kim was trained in Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy™ in 2006. For a complete healing experience, Kim can balance the flow of energy using Teiki and Meditation.

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Mompreneur Interview with Tabitha Blue

You know when you meet someone and you just have that feeling like, WOW THIS PERSON IS AMAZING?!?!

That is how I felt when I met Tabitha, she has this super sweet and caring personality that is so genuine, you just want to learn more about her . . . well, I did anyway! What she has been able to transform her online mommy blog into is amazing, she has 4 kids and this provides for her family! I am not sure I am the only one out there that has started a mommy blog and then gave up, well, Tabitha never gave up and her journey is amazing!

In her video she talks about:

  • How she started her blog just as a hobby
  • How it has grown and not her full-time income
  • How she has been able to merge different passions of hers together

Tabitha has been named Tampa Bay’s most influential mommy blogger and is the writer behind FreshMommyBlog.com as well as hosts her own online cooking show, KitchenWise. She has made appearances on Daytime TV and has been featured multiple times in print and national magazines, like InStyle, Health, Real Simple, Southern Living and more. Tabitha has been pursued for her eye to maximize space and potential in the own home while maintaining a sense of style and comfort for kids.
In her own words, “I want to live authentically with as much heart as I can muster, loving those around me to their fullest potential and biggest dreams. Yes, maybe a little dramatic, but living fiercely is park of my make up. I want the extraordinary that rises in the midst of the ordinary.”
Tabitha looks for the beauty found in the everyday, like in a great lipstick or the laughter of her kids. And her blog, FreshMommyBlog.com is where motherhood, food, travel, design and stylish little things collide.
Mompreneur Tabitha Blue

Talk about one amazing story! From starting a small pet sitting company and growing it into a six-figure business and coaching others how to do the same, then becoming a mom, author, speaker, and blogger! I love Bella’s energy and her drive, she has such a passion for spreading joy and helping others. This was a super fun and educational interview!

A little bit about Bella:

Bella Vasta is the driving force behind the one-woman coaching company, Jump Consulting,
which she named after jumping out of a (perfectly good) airplane at 13, 000 feet. Her motto
is “Always Keep Jumping.” Her dynamic and engaging speaking style encourages people to
take the leap to the next level for their businesses.

From systems and processes to leadership and networking skills, Bella has coached pet
sitting businesses since 2007 and published some of the most comprehensive research on
relevant industry topics. You could say she wrote the book on it because she did. The Four
Types of Dogs Every Business Needs: How to Build the Right Team to Grow Your Business
and Have a Balanced Life uses popular breeds as a metaphor for the types of personalities
that work best on a team.

Bella has always been a trailblazer in the pet industry, forging a path for others to follow.
Bella won the National Pet Sitting Business of the Year award by 25, built and sold her first
company by 30 and her second company by 34. She was also selected as one of 35
Entrepreneurs Under 35 in the Arizona Republic.

After her micro-preemie daughter, who weighed only 12 oz., was born in July 2014, Bella
sold her pet sitting business and now lives out her passion to be a mom and wife while
using her business experience to inspire, motivate, and challenge business owners through
coaching, consulting, and speaking. She has been featured in Entrepreneur, Huffington Post,
NBC, ABC, FOX, NPR, and more. Her podcast, Bella in your Business is popular for business
owners both in and out of the pet industry.

If you want a vibrant speaker that can motivate, inspire and entertain your attendees, Book
Bella to speak at your next conference or contact her at bella@jumpconsulting.net.

Feel Free to Connect with Bella Online:

Facebook Public Figure Page: www.facebook.com/thebellavasta
Jump Consulting Facebook: www.facebook.com/jumpconsulting
Instagram: www.instagram.com/BellaVasta
Twitter: www.twitter.com/Bellas_pets
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bellavasta/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpQaXkTp44_9A2CZxHCWrjQ

Mompreneur Interview Series with Bella Vasta

Overcoming the Fear of Self-Promotion as a Freelancer Blog

Now that you have decided to become a freelancer or are wanting to grow your freelance business, you have to self-promote.

I know, it doesn’t sound like fun!

A little background:

When I was at my corporate job one of my tasks was attending networking events. I have to attend different business networking events to build the company brand and build the business, I was salary and commission, so the more I sold the more money I made! That was an incentive for me to network more.

This was something that in the beginning was a little hard for me. Everyone that knows me thinks I am an outgoing person and LOVE to talk to people . . . well, inside I was terrified!

I would go to events where I already knew people and they would introduce me, then it made it a bit easier. Over time this networking thing became easier for me because I was promoting a corporate company. I wasn’t selling myself,  I was selling the business, so I thought. . . 

A few years of doing networking events and working as an Account Executive for a women’s online magazine, I decided to take off on my own. I had met a lot of people and grown a large support group, so when I decided to start my own business I already had 6 clients!

Now the fun part

I thought, WOW, this is easy, I am already getting clients!

Boy, was I wrong! It is a lot different promoting yourself instead of a corporate, established company. Over the 3 years, I was an Account Executive and networking I didn’t realize I was actually building my own personal brand. People were doing business with the magazine because the knew and trusted me!

This is what made my self-promotion task a little bit easier for my own business. The support group that I have been unknowingly growing for the past three years wanted to see me succeed, they were doing business with me, referring people to me and by word of mouth my business was booming!

This obviously gave me a heck of a lot of confidence to get out there more, BUT and a big BUT I was ONLY going to events where I knew people. I have found that I am a BIG comfort zone person. I find my tribe and I stick with them. This is a good quality to have, and at the same time, I was limiting myself from reaching new people, expanding my business into other cities, and making more connections. 

I would find new networking events on MeetUp, drive to that event and then create an excuse in my head why I couldn’t go in: 

I didn’t feel well

I should be at home

Oh, I forgot to email someone

I will come next time

What if they don’t like me

What do I say to start a conversation

Why am I here

Whatever that excuse was kept me out of a lot of events and away from potential clients. It took me a couple years to get over that fear.

I finally started finding groups that I “fit” into. Groups that were focused on growing your business, had a structure, not just open networking. It was the open networking piece that terrified me.

Finding Your Mojo

Usually, within a few months of attending these events, I ended up helping out with them or even running a few events. That was my AH HA moment, when I am in the driver’s seat of the event, I am running it, I am the leader, that allows me to have the confidence to speak with everyone that walks through the door. They want to know me, they look at me as an expert and leader.

I already knew I was a very good public speaker so that part wasn’t the problem. I know that doesn’t make sense, right? I can’t go to an event with open networking, but throw me on a stage and I can talk about anything! 

Fast forward 10 years I have successfully lead over 6 different networking groups for different organizations and ran them for a long time. When I moved to Florida it took me a year to figure out how to start a group of my own. I was in a new place with people I had never met before, I thought I could just sit behind my computer and still get clients as if I still lived in Colorado. I knew that I had to start a group of my own because that’s where I thrive. I love building relationships with people, learning their stories, connecting others and still being in the driver’s seat. Yes, I am a control freak! 

You have to find out what your superpower is for self-promotion. We are all going to be nervous when it comes to promoting ourselves, whether that be in person or online. Networking events to sharing blog posts, videos, and even social media postings. We have to get rid of that negative self-talk and just push through that fear.

Here are 4 tips that I have found to help me get over the fear of self-promotion

1. Be clear on your tribe 

When you set off on your own it is important to know who you want to work with, who is your ideal client or target market. Know the type of services you are offering and who they would be best for. Knowing your target market will help you not only find your clients or customers easier, it will also help you find the type of networking events to attend, the type of Facebook or LinkedIn groups to be involved in. The goal with being very clear in your target marketing is anytime you need to promote yourself either online or offline you know “who” you are talking to. 

2. Know what you’re fearful of

Self-promotion can be a little intimidating for sure! Taking a moment to sit with yourself and identify what scares you will help you move forward. For me it was more of what others would think of me, did I dress ok, will people want to do business with me, more of that self-confidence is what I had to get over. For others, it could be how do you handle more than one clients, or client onboarding, they want to work with you now what? Fear of rejection or failure.

One thing I have learned and honestly am still working on, is when it comes to business, nothing is personal. This is a motto I heard on a podcast, nothing is personal. If someone rejects you, that doesn’t mean they don’t like you as a person, it could be they can’t afford your work, or they are not in need of your services right now. When we work for ourselves we tend to take everything personally and that stunts us from wanting to promote ourselves further.

If you cannot face the fear, fear will win and you will end up throwing the towel in, we don’t want to do that. Each failure or rejection is an opportunity for us to grow. Maybe you were unclear in your 30-second commercial, or too pushy in your video, maybe there wasn’t enough value. Whatever it may be, work through it. Sometimes it helps if we ask that person that said no, why? You would be surprised in the answer, always be willing to look inside and make a change to better yourself.

So, what are you fearful of when it comes to self-promotion?

3. Work on your commercial, don’t sell.

People like to call this your elevator pitch, I am NOT a huge fan of that term, I also don’t think it should be called a pitch, you should be focusing on building relationships that turn into clients, not just selling someone. I hate being sold! When you think of your commercial this can be for both online and offline.  This is about educating your tribe on who you are and what you do, but more importantly, how can you help them?

If you are attending in-person networking events know if your commercial is 30 seconds, 45 seconds, or 1 minute, that will help you determine what you can fit into your commercial. I always like to ask questions on social media and then turn that into a commercial, you want to give value as much as you can.

One thing that worked for me s I would type out my commercial and then print it and practice it in front of my husband or friend to make sure I was sticking to the correct time and also that they understood what I was saying! Remember you are an expert in what you do, so show it!

As you become more confident in your commercial you always want to come from the place of value or education and not selling them. Have you ever walked into a networking group or received a message on social media with someone trying to sell you something, and they are so pushy about it?

People want to do business with people they know, like, and trust. Be authentic in your commercial, show them who you are!

4. Trust and believe in yourself

This one seems so easy, but can be the hardest one. This could be one of your fears from tip #2. It is important that you trust yourself. If you believe in the service or product you are selling then you believe in yourself. Coming from your heart and knowing that you can help others will help you gain that trust.

Being a freelancer is such an exciting journey, you grow so much as a person and that allows you to grow as a business.

Knowing your core values and your roots allow that belief in yourself to be stronger. Core values play a big role in your business, more than you think. It is important to be yourself and have fun, you want to work with people like you, and have things in common, similar core values, people you can trust.

Trusting yourself is more than putting yourself out there, it is about providing people with help, answers, a solution. Think of your “why”. Why are you doing this business? Trust yourself, trust your intuition, and move forward, go on, build your business!

Are you ready to start self-promoting?

In Conclusion

If you want your business to grow and be a success you have to work through your fear and put yourself out there. Network, create videos, use social media, brand yourself.

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Overcoming the Fear of Self-Promotion as a Freelancer

Starting your own business can be very scary in its self, let alone even thinking about the financial aspect, making enough money, providing for your family, creating a new life, the list goes on. As women, we tend to take all those worries on ourselves and that can hold us back from financial freedom.

Kristen Judd has a passion for helping women all over the world reach their financial goals in a realistic way. Learn more about her story and how she got started.

Kristen has a degree in Accounting and Finance from Fort Lewis College and has returned back to financial services after spending some time in corporate America and owning a couple of small businesses.  She can relate to just about everyone’s situation because she has experienced it. One of the biggest reasons why she came back to financial services was finding a company that focuses on the education of money for individuals, families and business owners.  

She is passionate about what she does and enjoys giving people the opportunity to leave their financial strife behind and move forward with a plan they can believe in and can grow with. She is a dynamic and sought-after speaker for educational workshops and seminars.  She has found her home and loves being able to be of service whether it is her clients, fellow agents, or any of her team members. She is the host of Wine, Women and Wealth in the Westminster area and has been giving back to that community for 3 years now. Most recently, she published her first book, “Own Your Future.”  It is the actual steps she used to catapult her business and career with Five Rings Financial. It teaches you to trick your brain into achieving crazy big goals with ease and joy.

Ed has a degree in Sales and Marketing from Colorado State University.  He also has a background in owning several small businesses and most recently being a part of corporate America.  He is a natural problem solver and brings to the table a relatability that is not matched by many. He is passionate about being in a position where he can use his interpersonal skills and problem solving skills to help families and business owners avoid some of the pitfalls that can adversely impact a family or business financially.   He is also excited to get back to being a small business owner himself to gain back more control of his time, resources and creativity.

Connect with Kristen:

Money Secrets
Safe Money Expert – Executive Vice President

kristen@fiveringsfinancial.com
303-944-6195
http://livingbenefitsexperts.com/thejudds

http://facebook.com/LearnMoneySecrets

http://linkedin.com/in/kristenjudd

 

Kristen Judd Mompreneur Interview

 

I love hearing stories of how people got started in their freelance business, what was that final straw, or trigger point for them to take the leap of faith and go out on your own.
We had spoken with Seth a little over a month ago and really loved what he was helping businesses do, the foundation he was creating. Branding is so very important to your success and it is something that can be overlooked.

Meet Seth

Seth is a versatile Designer + Creative Director with a decade of experience that includes work for major brands such as USA Today, Disney, Adidas, Union Pacific, FOX, and Coors.
He started WonderWild with the belief that great design can be simple. He loves helping companies of all sizes rediscover the wonder of their brand and visually express it in ways that create emotional connections and ultimately helps them level-up.
He and his wife of 13 years have 4 bio children, 2 foster children, a dog, a cat and a fish.

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Entrepreneur Series Interview with Seth Rexilius {Wonder Wild}