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I’ve many posts about money and making money. Here are a few of my favorites…

Entrepreneurial Women – Not Making Money?

Here’s what I think: Many entrepreneurial women aren’t making money because they’re not allowing themselves to succeed financially. It’s like having an emotional parking brake on and then wondering why you’re not able to move forward.

If you’re a woman entrepreneur who has been in business for a while and you still aren’t making money, take a look at what I think may be part of the reason. Remember, I’m addressing this from more of an internal and emotional point of view.

Here are my seven reasons you may be holding yourself back from true financial and entrepreneurial success:
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woman talking on phoneThe Mindset of a Money Making Entrepreneur

In my opinion, a huge part of becoming and staying a money making entrepreneur begins in your mind and works its way out into your business. Financially successful entrepreneurs think in terms of how many ways will and can I make my financial goals a reality.

Here are five “everyday” ways to develop the mindset of a money making entrepreneur:
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The Mindset of a Money Making Entrepreneur
 
 
 

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happy woman at her computer5 Five Minute Money Making Activities

Focusing time and effort on activities that will make you money, can often make the difference between succeeding in business and abandoning your dreams. Quite honestly, if a business is not making money, it cannot sustain itself as an ongoing business. If after a number of months, or years, your business is not profitable, then it is probably more of a hobby than a business.

Here are 5 five minute moneymaking activities that when done consistently, can have you smiling all the way to the bank:
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5 Five Minute Money Making Activities

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Affirmations are short, present tense statements that are alive with positive energy and unshakable conviction and optimism. Choose one affirmation a day and say it several times throughout the day.

Your affirmations should be positive, personalized and easy to remember. Here are some time management affirmations to support going forward in positive and productive ways.

___ My workspace is organized and comfortable.

___ I stay focused on keeping the important things important.

___ I value my time and use it wisely.

___ I organize my priorities.

___ I use my time productively.

___ I know how to relax and enjoy my free time.

___ I am on time for my appointments.

___ I enjoy working toward my goals.

___ My family respects my time.

___ I maintain a manageable workload.

___ I know how to prioritize.

___ I control my time, energy and efforts.

___ I am organized.

___ Organization and time management come easily to me.

___ I am worthy and deserving of a peaceful and successful life.

___ I know how to get things done.

___ I control distractions.

 
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Sharon Michaels
Author – Blogger – Coach to Women Entrepreneurs
Owner of WomenWhoWantToSuccessfullyWorkForThemselves.com
 
 
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How to Keep Yourself and Your Business on Track
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I’ve coached women entrepreneurs for many years and in the past few years I’ve seen more symptoms of business burn out than I ever have before. Yes, it’s harder to start and grow a business in an uncertain economy but it seems to be more encompassing than job stress. There seems to be an overall sense of tiredness and discouragement – a loss of passion.

Business Burning You Out

Let’s be real – owning a business is not easy. Whether it is a storefront, a network marketing business or a home-based business, in order to succeed you have to give it 110% of your time, energy and effort. But, there comes a time to ask yourself if it is worth it – is it worth to yourself, your family and your community.

If you’re physically and emotionally tired, discouraged and even overwhelmed, is it time to step back and analyze where you’re going in your career and if you’re heading in a healthy and productive direction?

1. Do you work long hours without a break to exercise or unwind?

2. Are you feeling not appreciated for all the work you’re doing and the hours you’re working?

3. On a regular basis, are you beginning to experience physical symptoms like headaches, indigestion, muscle cramps or insomnia?

4. When is the last time you took 7 – 14 days for yourself to relax and rejuvenate?

5. Are you not as excited as you used to be to network, talk with new customers/clients or even go to work?

Job, career and business burn out is real – the stress you are feeling is real. As a business owner you are responsible for the success of your business and all the pressures that go along with that responsibility. The best thing to do is nip burn out in the bud – step back, recognize and acknowledge that you are stressed. Once you acknowledge the negative feelings, you can begin finding workable solutions to remedy the challenges that are causing the stress.

· Can you outsource some of your work?

· Can you cut your hours?

· Can you take a few days away from your computer?

· Can you make time to exercise more often?

· Should you hire a coach or seek out a mentor?

· Can you manage your time and energy more effectively?

· Should you seek out a partner to share in the business?

· Is it time to ask for help?

· Should you say “no” more often?

· Could your expectations be too high for yourself and your business?

Here’s my advice: Make the time to sit and think clearly. Analyze your vision, your purpose and your goals. What is out of balance in your life? What can you change to take some of the pressure off yourself? Are you sure you want to continue working your business?

Nothing is going to change unless and until you decide change it. Change begins with a decision that you want things to be different and then, deciding to follow through with positive action.

The main question becomes: Are you willing to continue with the way things are right now or, are you willing to change what isn’t working into something more positive, productive and less stressful?
 

 
 
 
 
Sharon Michaels
Author – Blogger – Coach to Women who choose to be successful
Owner of WomenWhoWantToSuccessfullyWorkForThemselves.com

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If you’re wondering why you should join a network marketing company or make the effort to grow your current network marketing business, let me ask you this: Have you made the time to list all the personal and professional benefits you receive as the owner of a network marketing business?

For many, it’s a dream to own a business and become a successful business owner. But often, owning a business remains a distant dream. Realistically, starting a business can be expensive, time consuming and generally involves a steep learning curve or extensive education.

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Network marketing can open the door to business ownership by offering the opportunity to start a business with a modest investment. Network marketing also allows you to create your own work schedule and encourages you to spend quality time learning and growing with other like-minded positive people.

Let’s look at the “obvious” benefits of joining and growing a network marketing business:

1. You can work your business from anywhere – at home, at a local coffee shop, while you are on vacation, or even as you’re sailing around the world.

2. Generally as a business owner you have to hire employees. In network marketing you don’t hire employees, you get to choose the people with whom you associate.

3. As you grow your business, you begin developing what is known as “residual income.” Residual income is an ongoing stream of revenue that can bring you earnings even while you’re spending quality time with family or needing to take some time away from your business.

4. You can spend your professional time in a positive, productive and uplifting environment. Your network marketing company will offer meetings, regional conferences and regular teleconferences and webinars where you can learn personal and professional development how-to’s and tips in a non-threatening and supportive environment.

5. Your upline leaders will teach you the basics – basics you can then teach to your team. You don’t need an extensive education or lengthy training to succeed in networking marketing – you can learn and grow at your own pace.

6. You can develop your business-building skills while you’re making money. You don’t have to know everything to get started – network marketing is a business model where you can begin making money from the first week.

7.  You are the owner of your business. You don’t have a boss to whom you must report – you are your own boss. Your networking marketing company and upline managers are there to support your success but, you are responsible for creating your own successes.

8. You can meet new people and make new friends.

9. Your network marketing company will make available to you tools to support your business growth – you do not have to reinvent the wheel. It is up to you to use these business-building tools to succeed in your business.

10. You can work your business at your pace and on your schedule. You create your daily, weekly and monthly work schedules – there are no time clocks or set hours for working your business.

Let me ask you this: Where else can you own a business, set your own hours, learn as you go, meet positive people and create residual income all at the same time?

Yes, growing and succeeding in network marketing takes time and effort but, you are working for yourself and making your own rewards for the time and effort you are putting into your business.
 
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Sharon Michaels
Author – Blogger – Coach to Women Entrepreneurs
Owner of WomenWhoWantToSuccessfullyWorkForThemselves.com
 
 
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31 Days to Growing Your Network Marketing Business
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It’s easy to get discouraged when things aren’t going right or aren’t happening fast enough. The key to going forward in positive ways is not to give up and to keep heading toward your goals one step at a time. Here are seven ways to fire up your inner motivators and keep your eyes on the prize.

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1. Reaffirm the positives of going forward.

It’s easy to get discouraged when everything isn’t falling into place the way you thought it would. It helps to stoke the fires of inner motivation by revisiting and reaffirming all the positive reasons for going forward.

Activity: Sit with pen and paper and write a list of ten positive and important reasons you will not stop nor give up before your goals are accomplished.

2. Reaffirm your BIG why for working toward your goal.

The ability to overcome obstacles and find inner motivation is tied to the burning desire to achieve something you believe to be very important to mind, body and spirit. This is your BIG why for not giving up before achieving your goals. When the desire is strong enough and important enough, you can become unstoppable.

Activity: Write out in one or two paragraphs your BIG why for going forward, not matter what obstacles may come your way. This is the BIG why that motivates you day-to-day and ignites your powerful inner motivators. There is no way you’d ever stop before achieving your goals!

3. Reaffirm the benefits for making your goals reality.

It’s easy to focus on the obstacles because you’re often faced with them in your daily life. What counteracts the negativity of dealing with obstacles is reaffirming the benefits of why you’re decided and committed to working on your goals.

Activity: Make a list of at least 10-20 benefits that you and your loved ones will experience when your goals become reality. Example: Live in a better neighborhood, have to money to go to college debt-free, have a vacation home on the lake for family gatherings.

4. Reaffirm you are worthy and deserving of success, happiness and unlimited abundance.

Discouragement often begins when we doubt ourselves. Doubt can destroy motivation! Some of the most devastating doubt can come from not truly believing that you are worthy and deserving of the good things that achieving your goals will bring.

Activity: Affirm in one paragraph why you deserve to live a life filled with peace, happiness and unlimited prosperity. Tell yourself why you deserve unlimited success.

5. Reaffirm the peace and joy of accomplishing your goals.

Emotionally, physically and spiritually what peace and joy will your goals bring to your life and the lives of the other important people in your life? Achieving, or not achieving, your goals can have a ripple effect on the lives of others.

Activity: Write out how your goals, once they are reality, will positively impact terms of peace and joy in your life and the lives of others. Is that peaceful and joyful impact important motivating enough to keep going forward even if the going gets tough?

6. Reaffirm your commitment to success, happiness and unlimited abundance.

Have you made a physical, emotional and spiritual commitment to achieving your goals? A commitment is a pledge to yourself that you will not give up or burn out before you achieve your goals.

Activity: Write out a motivating commitment to achieving and enjoying success, happiness and unlimited abundance.

7. Reaffirm the payoff for achieving your goals.

Have a clear and compelling picture of the emotional, physical, spiritual and financial payoff for achieving your goals. Use your imagination to see in your mind’s eye the life you’ll be living in the future after achieving your goals. It must be compelling and exciting to your imagination!

Activity: Create a powerful and emotional visualization of the future based upon achieving you goals. In your mind’s eye see the BIG why come to life and see yourself happy, abundance and joyful. Feel yourself motivated to life this peaceful and content life.

Not giving up before “payday” is about knowing how to tap into and consistently use your powerful inner motivator. You have the power to create greatness and it all begins one step at a time!
 
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Sharon Michaels
Author – Blogger – Coach to Women Entrepreneurs
Owner of WomenWhoWantToSuccessfullyWorkForThemselves.com
 
 
P. S. If you’d like to coach one-on-one, join a MasterMind group or become a guest blogger on this blog, please email me at – coaching@sharonmichaels.com or use the Contact Sharon form on this site.
 
 
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Be sure to purchase your copy of my Kindle ebook, How to Create the Mindset of Prosperity and Wealth available on Amazon.com
 
 
 
 
I’m Sharon Michaels and I teach you how to do business successfully. http://SharonMichaels.com

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