BE Your Genius and Watch Your Business Expand

BE Your Genius and Watch Your Business Expand

Lisa Nichols, one of the teachers on The Secret, addressed a crowd of about 700 business people in July 2008 and I was there on the front row. My life will never be the same. She said, “The only thing keeping you from what you want are your conversations. Change your conversations and you change your results.” That stuck with me and does to this day. Is really the only thing keeping me from what I desire my conversations? The answer? YES! Have I learned that the easy way? Yes. Have I learned it the hard way (not getting what I want)? Yes. Because I have learned this the hard way, I am more committed than ever to integrate this into my life even more. Now go back a step. Not only is it the words out of my mouth, but it’s my confidence, my power, my posture, my energy. This is all a part of the conversation. It makes THE difference between closing a deal or not. I’ve taken this on in deeper way in my life because I desire to create HUGE things now for my businesses and my life. I also know that in order to be the best, I have to learn from the best. This is why I’ve put together several people who have inspired me and made huge impacts on my life for a workshop on September 19 from 9:00 – 4:00 p.m. (location is being finalized and will be in SLC, Utah.) In this workshop you will take away: Your genius skill set and the confidence to BE your genius in the...
What the Tweet? Twitter Tips

What the Tweet? Twitter Tips

Just when I think I start to “get” Twitter, I get confused again. So I know there is more for me to learn. A few tips I’ve recently heard: -Tweet about someone else compared to yourself in a ratio of 3 to 1. So talk about someone else three times for every one time you mention yourself or something you are offering. -My own personal pet peeve: Why are Tweeters telling me what they are eating for breakfast, or if they are going to the bathroom? Does that add value to my life? -Go easy on the quotes. I love quotes that inspire me, BUT when I see someone’s posts and they have more than five per day, I get lost and wonder how anyone has that much time to look up so many quotes. Am I missing something here? -Add a picture to your profile. I have a rule for Facebook and Twitter. No picture, no follow. Yep, I know, it may be harsh, but I want to connect with you. So some questions I have? Is it best to put a personal photo or logo if you are Twittering on behalf of your biz? How often should you tweet? How do you create value-related tweets that aren’t salesy? Tell me what you think. NOW, here are some official Tweet Tips from http://www.twitip.com/13-twitter-tips-and-tutorials-for-beginners/ Just starting out on Twitter? Looking for some Twitter Tips to get you started? Twitter is bound to have a load of new users today as it is being featured on Oprah – so I thought it might be a good day to share some...
Vision Board for Your BRAND

Vision Board for Your BRAND

I enjoy finding tips for Biz Divas and came across this blog from a fellow Utah woman Heather Carson and LOVED her suggestion of creating a vision board for your brand. I love the vision board process and have done several, yet this expanded my mind to what I could do for my business. How awesome. Thank you to Heather Carson. Check out her blog. Brand Vision Board If you are starting a new business or want to re-focus an existing one, try creating a brand vision board. Different from a personal vision board that portrays your personal goals, a brand vision board includes clippings and images about your customer- who they are, where they shop, what kinds of things they do for work and play, what they buy and wear… Creating such a board, and hanging it somewhere to view often, will help connect you with your intended market. It’s easy to forget sometimes and start adding the unimportant or irrelevant to your business. A brand board will help keep you focused as to who you are serving and why. The image above is from Flickr.  Do a search for vision boards to get some ideas of how others have put them together. Just remember that it is your customer you are collecting for and not yourself. From http://readmemo.blogspot.com/ Brand Vision Board If you are starting a new business or want to re-focus an existing one, try creating a brand vision board. Different from a personal vision board that portrays your personal goals, a brand vision board includes clippings and images about your customer- who they are, where...
Entrepreneur? Apology Not Accepted

Entrepreneur? Apology Not Accepted

Apology Not Accepted Do you ever find yourself saying any of these phrases? • “I’m sorry, but I think…” • “I’m sorry you have to do this, but…” • “I’m sorry to bother you with…” • “I’m sorry, this might not be exactly what you wanted…” It’s a fact that women apologize more frequently than men. Many times we do it just to be polite. But is it diminishing our credibility? Our power? Yes. A talented member of my team constantly apologizes, even for situations she has no knowledge about and no control over. Another young woman, who had a different opinion from the rest of our group, began her sentence during a meeting with, “I’m sorry, but I think we could do it this way.” Just like that, she gave her power away. She weakened her point with that little word. While “I’m sorry” CAN be very meaningful, and it should be set aside for the moments when you want to correct a situation—something you did that hurt someone’s feelings or a mistake you made—overusing the word has a diminishing effect. What happens when you really are sorry for something? Will the person on the receiving end know you mean it? Overusing apologies makes them lose their meaning. Limit the s-word in your vocabulary. Start using strong phrases. If you bump into someone, say, “Excuse me.” Know that it’s OK to have a different opinion and express it. Don’t apologize for the things you like or don’t. And most of all, don’t use “sorry” as your linguistic crutch. You can overcome this self-effacing mechanism by being conscious of...
New Biz Divas Home Supports Creative Community of Cooperation!

New Biz Divas Home Supports Creative Community of Cooperation!

Tired of meeting clients or prospects in coffee shops? Scared about the cost of leasing office space? The answer? Betaloft! Utah’s newest coworking community downtown. I am so excited to introduce Biz Divas to Betaloft, the newest Coworking Community in Utah. Drew Tyler, the owner, supports a community of entrepreneurs who collaborate and build a strong community with each other. If you have ever wanted an amazing office space but couldn’t afford it yet while you build your business, or simply don’t want to spend so much money on an office space, Betaloft is perfect. It’s downtown, it’s an amazing space and the prices are unbelievable. Register to attend Biz Divas before the seats fill up! On Tuesday, I attended the Betaloft open house for their official grand opening and was so impressed. The treats were provided by Sugared Magnolia and it was brilliant. (You will LOVE their website) Floral decor by Persimmon Floral, also brilliant. You can see their work on the video below. Trust me when I say that you have got to check out this space. They have permanent office space or space you can use periodically throughout the month. They will fill up fast so check it out today. See the Video here: Angela at Betaloft Open House. Another AMAZING service they offer is if you want to do professionally recorded pod casts or videos they have a studio onsite. For four 90-minute sessions, the price is less than $150. And just a tiny bit more if you want their professionals to run the recording and video equipment! Why are the prices so reasonable? Because...
Do Women Entrpreneurs Apologize Too Much?

Do Women Entrpreneurs Apologize Too Much?

Apology Not Accepted Do you ever find yourself saying any of these phrases? • “I’m sorry, but I think…” • “I’m sorry you have to do this, but…” • “I’m sorry to bother you with…” • “I’m sorry, this might not be exactly what you wanted…” It’s a fact that women apologize more frequently than men. Many times we do it just to be polite. But is it diminishing our credibility? Our power? Yes. A talented member of my team constantly apologizes, even for situations she has no knowledge about and no control over. Another young woman, who had a different opinion from the rest of our group, began her sentence during a meeting with, “I’m sorry, but I think we could do it this way.” Just like that, she gave her power away. She weakened her point with that little word. While “I’m sorry” CAN be very meaningful, and it should be set aside for the moments when you want to correct a situation—something you did that hurt someone’s feelings or a mistake you made—overusing the word has a diminishing effect. What happens when you really are sorry for something? Will the person on the receiving end know you mean it? Overusing apologies makes them lose their meaning. Limit the s-word in your vocabulary. Start using strong phrases. If you bump into someone, say, “Excuse me.” Know that it’s OK to have a different opinion and express it. Don’t apologize for the things you like or don’t. And most of all, don’t use “sorry” as your linguistic crutch. You can overcome this self-effacing mechanism by being conscious of...

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