Unlock the Secrets of Daily Success Habits – Day 1

WELCOME TO DAY 1 of “UNLOCK THE SECRETS OF DAILY SUCCESS HABITS.” 

I am excited that you made the decision to take this journey with me.  I will be your guide and accountability partner. 

Does it mean I’ve got a handle on all my daily habits?  Not at all!  In fact, even though I want to support you, there’s a little bit of selfishness here on my part.  This is one of my goals for the first quarter as I know that acquiring good daily success habits will affect my results during the rest of the year. So rather than going off to do this by myself, I thought, why not invite members of my online community so that we can support each other? Continue reading

7 Quick and Easy Tips: Blog Traffic for Beginners

blog traffic for beginnersBlog traffic is as important as physical traffic that takes people from point A to point B and back.

New online business owners are encouraged to create a blog, and there are several good reasons for this.  The challenge is that there are millions of blogs on the internet.  Millions of active blogs. There are thousands, if not millions of inactive ones, started by enthusiastic owners who gave up because of lack of blog traffic.

According to Technorati, in 2010 there were more than 8 million blogs online and 12,000 new blogs were started every day. It’s likely that the daily new blog creation has increased significantly. Continue reading

Are You Focused on New Year’s Resolutions or Goals?

In just over a week it will be 2017. Does it seem like 2016 flew by faster than any previous year, or is it simply that so many events took place on a personal and worldwide basis that it seems as if every day was crammed with activity, and for many, anxiety?

One thing is sure, and it’s that every year in December people make New Year’s resolutions regarding the giant leaps they will take in the following year.  Unfortunately, many of those resolutions will be forgotten in the upcoming weeks. Do you set goals, or do you make New Year resolutions every year?

New Year's Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions

In the true sense of the word, a “resolution” is a firm resolve or decision to do something.  Making a firm resolve to do something is what we should aspire for when we make a decision in our life and/or in our business. Continue reading

Are You Ready for Your Next Move in the Game of Life?

your next move in the game of lifeThis morning I was reading “Tribes” by Seth Godin and came across a paragraph that struck me because it has such profound meaning. It made me reflect on the importance of preparing or being ready for your next move in the game of life.

Over the years, as the coachee, one of the answers I gave for wanting to create a successful business online was to be able to take vacations with my family whenever I choose, without having to get permission from a boss.  And I’ve been doing this since 2006 when I formed my first corporation and 2008 when I started my online business. Continue reading

Love of Reading for Entrepreneurs

love of readingA love of reading is something that entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, women 50 and wiser, coaches, and speakers should make a goal. As you read further, you’ll be reminded of why this is so important to business growth.

My Love of Reading

There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book. ~ Marcel Proust

As far back as I can remember I loved reading.  I got into a lot of trouble when I was quite young because of it.  Two instances come readily to mind.  The first was when I was somewhere around nine or ten years old.  My morning chore was to dust the furniture and sweep my bedroom and my parent’s bedroom.  Continue reading

How to Conquer Self-Doubt to Become the Best You

conquer self-doubt Can you really conquer self-doubt? Self-doubt can be insidious.  This is the word that seems to capture all the elements of self-doubt.  According to one online dictionary, insidious means, “Proceeding in a gradual, subtle way, but with harmful effects.” 

Synonyms to “insidious” are


stealthy, subtle, surreptitious, cunning, crafty, treacherous, artful, sly, wily, shifty, underhanded, indirect, sneaky

Each of these words is appropriate because self-doubt does not come dancing in front of you and announce its presence.  Rather, it’s subtle, it’s sneaky, and usually creeps up on you without your knowledge.  You become aware of it when you see the tendencies, inclinations, and results in your life and business.

How Self-Doubt Manifests Itself

Self-doubt has the ability to keep you feeling locked away in your own insecurities, which can create mental bars that feel like a prison from which there is no escape. It will suffocate your ability to explore and be free to engage with opportunities and adventures, and it will hold you back from ever achieving the things that you really want. Continue reading

Entrepreneurs Succeed with Winner’s Mindset

entrepreneurs succeed with winner's mindset“An entrepreneur is a man who knows he can fail, but he does not accept to fail before he actually fails, and when he fails he learns from his errors and moves on.”
― Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

Entrepreneurs succeed with winner’s mindset. They are a special breed.  Entrepreneurs are not born; they are made.  They are courageous and risk-takers. Entrepreneurs think outside the box.

The foregoing are sentiments often expressed about entrepreneurs, all true.  Yet, the inner game of every individual who desires to be a successful entrepreneur has to be given as much consideration, or perhaps, even more than the outer game.

The Inner Game of Entrepreneurship

Life is not a stage on which we were created to struggle — it’s the place where we are daily invited to dance in the spotlight. – Dr. Shannon Reece Continue reading

3 Characteristics of Entrepreneurs Who Build Relationships

characteristics of entrepreneurs who build relationshipsThis post originally appeared on my LinkedIn account: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/3-characteristics-entrepreneurs-who-build-yvonne-a-jones?trk=mp-author-card

 

“The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.”— Theodore Roosevelt 

The need for entrepreneurs who build strong relationships with peers, employees or outsourcers, and customers or clients is essential to success. In this post, we will cover three characteristics of entrepreneurs who build strong relationships. These entrepreneurs maintain a positive mindset, demonstrate excellent communication skills, and stay on top of trends in their industry.

Entrepreneurs Who Build Relationships: Mindset

Entrepreneurs who build relationships know that mindset is an essential trait in planning and growing a business. People often think of mindset in connection with Personal Development and rarely connect it as an important trait for entrepreneurs. 

The importance of mindset cannot be minimized because without the proper mindset anything you want to accomplish is as good as dead, even before it gets off the ground. Persistence and flexibility are two major components of the proper mindset required to effectively run a business and build strong relationships.  Continue reading

Invest in Personal Development

inestment in personal developmentPersonal development is one of those terms that’s used frequently but not always clearly understood.  Wikipedia defines it this way, “Personal development covers activities that improve awareness and identity, develop talents and potential, build human capital and facilitate employability, enhance quality of life and contribute to the realization of dreams and aspirations. “

Personal development may also include improving self-awareness, increasing self-esteem, improving wealth and health.

Why Invest in Personal Development?

Personal development affects your entire life, not just your work life or your personal life. If you do not invest in personal development, you may be limiting your true potential.

You can only go as far as you know, therefore, you can only take yourself to a certain level.  In order to expand your thinking, and rise to a higher level of awareness, you need someone who has walked that walk and climbed to the next level to reach down and pull you up. Continue reading