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Welcome! Are you Ready to Create Success Mindset and Empower Yourself for Growth In Your Business?

Yvonne A Jones, Coach and MentorAre you a highly-motivated Entrepreneur 50 and Wiser? 

Are you experiencing less than stellar results in your personal development and business growth?

Are you frustrated because you really want to grow your business but seem to be stuck because of limiting beliefs or lack of systems?

Mindset is the most critical element to success and survival in your business. Do you have a growth or success mindset that empowers you to think like the CEO of your business?

My name is Yvonne A Jones. I am an Empowerment Coach and Mentor, and Founder of 50 and Wiser Coaching.

I work with highly-motivated entrepreneurs and business owners to develop and create  a success mindset so they create strategies, build systems, and get results fast!

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11 Ways Technology Can Boost Productivity

Technology can boost productivityTechnology is great for entrepreneurs, small business owners, and all types of businesses. Technology can boost productivity.

Technology has enabled millions of people to discover new connections. It has enabled businesses to expand their markets. It’s enabled families and friends to stay in touch, no matter where they’re located.  These are only a few of the benefits of technology. 

Nonetheless, technology comes with its own headaches—chief among them the extra work it takes to stay on top of all the tech we now manage. Happily, there are some smart tools that make it easier and less stressful for you to do the things you love and the things you want to do online, and they come from a source that you may not have thought of.  You may already have the main source at your fingertips.  Technology can boost productivity, whether you use it exclusively for business or it’s part of your everyday life.

These tools are called Chrome Extensions; they’re basically add-ons to different programs or apps you run and are designed to streamline and automate certain common functions.

The following Infographic will highlight 11 of these extensions and provide you with details on how they can boost your productivity.

For example, Your to-do lists: It sometimes can be hard to prioritize, but the Dayboard extension does it for you with a daily list of five to-dos and a history of completed tasks.

What other extensions should you use to boost productivity? Let’s explore the following Infographic for options that can make a huge difference:

 

 
Which of these extensions will you start using to boost your productivity?
 
To learn more about how to use Chrome extensions to enhance your Chrome experience, you can check out this eCourse from Betthany Petty:  Google Chrome: Apps, Extensions, and the Bookmark Bar.

Why Important to Clarify What Your Business Offers

clarify what your business offersYou’ve had symptoms for some time and it’s been confirmed that you have a heart condition.  Would you want to be treated by a General Practitioner, or would you want to be treated by a Cardiologist?  Most people would want to be treated by the doctor who specializes in treating the specific condition.  Why?  Because they understand and expect that the Specialist has had more training and experience in this area and they will achieve better results faster.

Clarify What Your Business Offers:  Tale of Two Stores

Please take another moment to go for a walk with me, using your imagination.  Imagine two stores sitting side-by-side in a popular shopping mall. One is your Go-To shop for just about everything. They sell garden tools, candy bars, T-shirts, car parts and baby bottles. Continue reading

Marketing Small Business Online for Greater Visibility

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Marketing – An Overview

The American Marketing Association defines marketing as “the activity, set of institutions, and processes for creating, communicating, delivering, and exchanging offerings that have value for customers, clients, partners, and society at large.” Marketing is also used to create, keep and satisfy the customer.

For an entrepreneur or small business owner, marketing can be a huge challenge.  In fact, one of my associates who is a writer remarked to me that she wished that she could just write and not have to be bothered with marketing.

Marketing has always been an exciting part of being in business because there’s something thrilling about getting the word out about your unique business, product, or service. Even if there are thousands of persons who offer a service or products similar to yours, because you’re responsible for delivering that service, and you do it as only you can, it makes your business unique to you.  Your customers know and appreciate that. Continue reading

Your Success Mindset Can Influence Goal-Achievement

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“Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal.”
—Earl Nightingale

How do you view July?  As the end of the 2nd Quarter, the end of the first half of the year with only six months left to accomplish the goals you set for yourself at the beginning on the year? 

Or, do you reflect that July is the beginning of the 3rd Quarter, the beginning of the second half of the year, with six months to uplevel your business and accelerate your success so you achieve the goals you set for yourself at the beginning of the year?

Same month; same time period. Different mindset.  Your success mindset can influence goal-achievement.

Mid-year is an excellent time to assess where you are in relation to where you want to be and take what Tony Robbins refers to as “Massive Action” so that even if you’re less than where you wanted to be, you can re-group and formulate plans to achieve the success you so desire.  Continue reading

Mindset Matters: How to Find and Build Confidence In Yourself

mindset-mattersRecently I posted a status update on one of my social media platforms regarding the importance of having a success mindset.  Here is the post:

“In order to have a success mindset, you need to find your passion and know yourself.
When you can do that, then suddenly everything is going to fall seamlessly into place.
You’ll find you have plenty of energy when you truly love
 whatever it is you do! #successmindset

One of my readers asked about the “how.” How to ‘find oneself’ and how to ‘understand oneself better? 

These are questions that other readers may have had but did not ask, hence my post.

There are always going to be multiple ways and answers to a question that deals with mindset or success, as there are many variables.  As a student of mindset, these are my answers limited to a post that’s will likely end up being about 1,000 words.

Mindset Matters: Mindset Defined

Mindset is a set of beliefs that you’ve acquired or cultivated consciously or unconsciously over  a period of time.  These are based on things like your values, your culture, things you were taught or told repeatedly, whether from childhood or from a later time in life, so that they become a part of who you are.

The interesting thing about mindset though, is that your beliefs can be adjusted or re-programmed.  Continue reading

5 Simple Hacks to Increase Productivity in Small Business

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Do you find yourself doing the same procedures over and over again?  Does it feel like you’re reinventing the wheel every time you start a task or project? What if you could implement simple hacks to increase productivity in your business?

Some of these projects may be quite simple; others more complex. Let’s explore some possibilities:

·         Host a teleseminar or webinar

·         Create a YouTube video using a Powerpoint presentation

·         Record a podcast

·         Invoice clients monthly

·         Follow-up with customers, clients, and network

·         Take the customer through the buying process

For each of these, and many more processes in your business, there are several steps that need to be executed, and missing one or more of them could be the difference between success and collapse.

Do you have systems in place to ensure that these flow smoothly so you increase productivity, or do you have to re-create the process each time? Do you spend hours of frustration of routine tasks or do you have the steps recorded so that you and or your team can execute them easily?

Here are 5 simple systems or hacks to increase productivity in your business. You can put them in place immediately to start using your time more effectively. Continue reading

Entrepreneurs: Big Thinking Is Connected to a Growth Mindset

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Do you consider yourself a “big thinker”?  How does your big thinking  influence your day to day activities?  For entrepreneurs, big thinking is connected to a growth mindset.  But what is a “growth mindset” and what does that really mean for the entrepreneur or business owner?

Carol Dweck, a professor at Standford University, has been studying mindset and its impact, first on children and in sports, has now extended her studies to its effect on companies.  As a company of one or more, this should be of interest to you as it can influence whether you’re a big thinker or one who always wants to play it safe. Continue reading

How to Start Building Relationships with Other Bloggers

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There are many strategies to grow the popularity of your blog. One of the most significant things you can do to realize this goal is to start building relationships with other bloggers. It doesn’t matter what your niche is or type of blogger you are, you are part of the larger community of bloggers, often referred to as the blogosphere.

Do not hesitate to build relationships with other bloggers

New bloggers often get intimidated by the thought of building relationships with other bloggers who are much more established in blogging than they are.  Do not hesitate to build relationships. Keep in mind that everyone was a beginner blogger at one point or another. As long as you can demonstrate that your content is of value, and that you’re working at communicating this value through your posts, social media, inbound and outbound links, among others, you should have no problem starting mutually beneficial relationships. Continue reading

Who Is a Mentor? What is Mentoring That Makes It Valuable?

Who is a mentor and what is mentoring

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Many coaches position themselves as both a coach and mentor, as I do.  Recently I was asked about the differences between a mentor and a coach. Since this is a question others may have, I felt a blog post explaining about how I understand the differences would be appropriate. The exact definition appears to be elusive, so you may also find other thoughts on the topic.

Definition of Mentoring

Mentoring is a process through which an individual offers professional expertise as well as support to a less experienced colleague. A mentor serves as a teacher, counselor, and advocate to a protégée. Mentoring results in a mutually beneficial professional relationship over time.

Wikipedia’s definition of mentoring is, “…a process for the informal transmission of knowledge, social capital, and the psychosocial support perceived by the recipient as relevant to work, career, or professional development; mentoring entails informal communication, usually face-to-face and during a sustained period of time, between a person who is perceived to have greater relevant knowledge, wisdom, or experience (the mentor) and a person who is perceived to have less (the protégé).” Continue reading

Your Ideal Client is Waiting for You to Identify Her

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 If you were to ask twenty entrepreneurs and small business owners, Who is your ideal client? the majority of persons would likely say, Everyone.  Unless someone has been exposed to the concept of developing a clear vision of your ideal client, they usually feel they can serve everyone.

While working in corporate America, my entrepreneurial spirit led me to become a Skin Care and Beauty Consultant, and I loved it!  I loved the product; I loved working with women on a personal level; and I enjoyed the thrill of seeing the difference that great skin care made to a woman’s skin.  However, we were taught that “every woman with skin” was our customer. I believed every woman was my ideal client.

It was not until I came online and enrolled in a training course, I discovered that while I could sell to most women, my ideal client was a 40-65 year old professional woman with specific demographics and psychographics.  Continue reading