Author - LaShanda

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(5 days until) Fierce, Focused, FiredUp Webinar Conference
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5 Steps to Get What You Want Every Year (audio)
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(starts today) LIVE RICHER Challenge
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SistaSense Magazine 2015: Blog Tips and Branding Talk
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Unblock Your Blessings #5: The Rock Over the Pillow
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Goals to Money – Part 1
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Unblock Your Blessings #4: Change Your Mindset over Your Mission
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3 Secrets to Crowdfunding: Get Money for Your Business
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Unblock Your Blessings #3: Choose Action Over Anger
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Web Entrepreneur Fav #12: These 2 Lists Will Rock Your Web World

(5 days until) Fierce, Focused, FiredUp Webinar Conference

Women Entrepreneurs: It’s time to get Fierce, Focused and Fired Up! The 3rd Annual SistaSense Power Circle Event is here to help you Jump Start your business right! For 2015 we will kick things off with a Live Full Day Webinar Conference on 01/10/2015 with some of today’s most successful women in business.

Inside the Power Circle you will have access to live sessions, exclusive interviews and bonus trainings. Our Saturday Conference Agenda:

11:00AM LaShanda Henry, Host
Get Paid to Teach: Creating Membership Websites, eCourses, and Consulting Offers

12:00PM Lucinda Cross (Key Note Speaker)
Activate Your Vision: Create and actualize a vision for your success

01:00PM Lori Williamson and Cher Jones
How to use Google Hangouts On Air to Create Awesome Content

02:00PM Rosetta Thurman
Money Talk: How to Make (At Least) $1,000 a Month in Your Business

03:00PM Gwen Elliot
5 Ways to Beat Binge Thinking and Start Taking Action on Your Dreams

04:00PM Carol Sankar
The Confidence Factor: How to Ask for more, Demand more and Charge more

05:00PM Keisha Lewis
Discover the most powerful social media tools for your business

06:00PM LaShanda Henry
Closing + What’s Next Inside the Power Circle

For full details visit powercircleconference.com and use code FIRE15 to get a discount on registration.

5 Steps to Get What You Want Every Year (audio)

In between the ups and downs, each year is full of hidden opportunities to get what you want. You just have to know where to look. Take my life for example. This past year I expanded my local network, met the fabulous Issa Rae, closed more deals, diversified my client base and managed to create some pretty sweet memories with close family and friends. It’s actually quite difficult for most people to get what they want out of life, which is why I felt compelled to share the specific steps that I take each year to see progress and make things happen.

Listen to this Jumpstart Your Business Audio Replay Below:
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The first step is always turning your ‘larger than life vision’ into ‘bite-size wants’; smaller goals that will get you progressively closer to actualizing bigger ones. You can’t magic bullet yourself into your dream house or on the couch with Oprah, but you can start to lay the ground work today. I find the people who see the least progress in their lives always want to get to the end now, but you’ve got to accept and enjoy the process as you work through it today. If I told myself not to host any events until I could do it big like the Essence Festival, I doubt I would have gotten this far. Instead of taking an all or nothing approach, I chose to host a series of virtual events and small conferences on an annual basis. Whether its 10 ladies in a mastermind group or 100 women on a webinar conference, every event that I host each year allows me to accomplish my ‘bite-sized’ wants while working towards the bigger vision.

The second step works with the first one: get those wants out of your head. You’ve got to think it, write it, speak it and then live it (in that order). Once I define my wants, I fill my notebooks with plans and projects. This is often followed by talks with my business advisor – my hubby and even Google to work through strategies that I can actually implement. Dreams don’t become real if you keep them in your head or even in your notebook, you’ve got to create a plan of action for everything you want to activate in your life.

Step two leads perfectly into step three, start with hope and build with help. You have to genuinely believe that you can get the things that you want and work towards them. Take all talks of ‘good luck vs bad luck’ out of the equation. Don’t get stuck believing better is not in the cards for you. Don’t grow old wishing for things to one day change or waiting for someone to magically turn your life around. God helps those who help themselves. Know that He will bring the right people and resources into your life at the right times as long as you make yourself ready to receive. In other words, while you seek out angel investors and media opportunities, keep your eyes open for the people who will bless you with priceless words of wisdom, kind gestures of support and little gifts that keep you keeping on. Seek out helping hands rather than handouts and above all help yourself by taking yourself seriously. When I couldn’t afford to spend money, I spent a great deal of time online finding the right tools to help me create my best products and services to date.

Step four is all about the setup; you’ve got to set up a calendar of plans and check points you can stick to. Turn the things you ‘want to do’ into the things you are ‘going to do’. This past year I told myself that I was going to meet Issa Rae, get more local business, host weekly group calls and reconnect with loved ones. With those thoughts in mind I focused on goal oriented activities. I attended the Digital Undivided conference in NY with the intent of meeting Issa Rae and I met her! I participated in local networking activities that resulted in new clients and speaking opportunities. I committed myself to hosting weekly Jumpstart Your Business calls and even though I missed a few, I stuck with it and expanded my brand in the process. Best of all I “made the time” to schedule in staycations and family road trips that renewed and strengthened personal connections. Truth be told, there are a few things that I never got to finish or even start, but that’s okay. The key is to create a calendar of events and ongoing activities that you can use as a guide; this will help you reach pivotal progress points along the way.

Step five is crucial, don’t drop the ball. This past year I began expanding my client base via elance.com; a marketplace full of freelance opportunities for service professionals. My time on eLance was short lived, but I didn’t drop the ball. I tried different packages and payment plans that ended up working really well for me. When things don’t quite work out as planned, don’t drop the ball or throw the baby out with the bath water. In other words, avoid seeing one option as your only option. You are more likely to get what you want when you try different solutions to get your desired results. I always encourage clients to work on tweaking their projects over time versus entering a viscous cycle of constantly starting over. Be flexible and forward thinking, this is essential.

Let’s recap the steps. You have to create ‘bite-sized’ wants, get those wants out of your head, start with hope and build with help, set up a calendar and don’t drop the ball. For me getting what I want boils down to creating a steady business, a stable home life and memories that will last a life time. What do you want out of life? Can you see yourself following these steps to make it happen? The choice is yours.

This article was featured in the Fierce, Focused, Firedup Issue of SistaSense Magazine. Click here to get a complimentary digital issue when you register for our upcoming Fierce, Focused and Fired Up Webinar Conference. Or order your print issue over at mag.sistasense.com.

Related: WrapUp Last Year Projects and FireUp the New Year Right

(starts today) LIVE RICHER Challenge

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Good stuff: Inside my inbox today was Day 1 of the LIVE RICHER Challenge, a FREE, online financial challenge created by The Budgetnista to help 10,000 women achieve 7-specific financial goals in 36 days.

Discover more & sign-up here: www.livericherchallenge.com

BTW: Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche is officially one of our newest SistaSense Power Circle Experts. For our upcoming Fierce, Focused, and FiredUp Webinar Conference she graced us with an exclusive interview sharing what it means to Live Richer and boost your financial fitness for the new year.

Reserve your virtual seat for this upcoming webinar or get access to the replays at powercircleconference.com.

Tiffany is the bestselling author of the book, The One Week Budget (#1 Amazon / budgeting), and she and her financial advice have been featured on: the TODAY show, PBS, TIME, The New York Times, Reuters, ESSENCE Magazine, FORBES, Fox Business, MSNBC and CBS MoneyWatch. She also blogs about personal finance for The Huffington Post.

SistaSense Magazine 2015: Blog Tips and Branding Talk

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The first 2015 issue of SistaSense In Print Magazine has arrived! The Fierce, Focused and Fired Up issue is all about helping you start the new year on a powerful note!

Featured articles include 5 Steps to Getting What You Want Every Year, Raise Your Credit Score 100 Points in One Year, The Procrastination Stops Right Here, Right Now, 3 Tricks to Blogging More Consistently, Build Your Brand In 5 Easy Steps, Brand Visibility + PR: Become the Media You Seek, and Mompreneur to Mom: Good Job!

Our fabulous featured contributors include Lucinda Cross, Rene Syler and Tiffany Aliche.

Click here to get a complimentary digital issue when you register for our upcoming Fierce, Focused and Fired Up Webinar Conference. Or order your print issue over at mag.sistasense.com.

Unblock Your Blessings #5: The Rock Over the Pillow

I believe that you can unblock your blessings. Starting a business, working from home, living life on your own terms, turning dreams into reality… these things that I once wanted are all things that I now have because I follow 12 steps to UnBlocking Blessings and building my best business.life.self.

In the video above you’ll learn more about Unblock Your Blessings Step #5: The Rock Over the Pillow.

You can power through all that life has to throw at you and become a better, stronger, wiser more powerful person because of what you’ve been through.

Visit unblockyourblessings.com to take my free 90 Day challenge, which includes all 12 steps + my personal collection of motivational videos from top entrepreneurs and business owners.

Goals to Money – Part 1

Are you ready to get all your great ideas out of your head and into your bank account? For this week’s Wednesday Webinar, Power Circle expert Richelle Shaw shares part one of her famous Goals to Money presentation. In case you are new to Richelle, Ms. Shaw has built several multi-million dollar businesses and helps other women of color do the same.

 

Watch Webinar Below:

Can’t access the audio replay below? Click here to log in or click here to join the SistaSense Power Circle to access weekly webinars, Jumpstart Your Business trainings, tutorials and more.

Watch Goals to Money – Part 2. Available after 1/7.

Be sure to try some of the strategies and leave a comment if you’d like to ask a question, share your light bulb moments or let us know what strategies are currently working for you.

Unblock Your Blessings #4: Change Your Mindset over Your Mission

I believe that you can unblock your blessings. Starting a business, working from home, living life on your own terms, turning dreams into reality… these things that I once wanted are all things that I now have because I follow 12 steps to UnBlocking Blessings and building my best business.life.self.

In the video above you’ll learn more about Unblock Your Blessings Step #4: Change Your Mindset over Your Mission.

You can power through all that life has to throw at you and become a better, stronger, wiser more powerful person because of what you’ve been through.

Visit unblockyourblessings.com to take my free 90 Day challenge, which includes all 12 steps + my personal collection of motivational videos from top entrepreneurs and business owners.

3 Secrets to Crowdfunding: Get Money for Your Business

If you have ever tried to launch a crowd funding campaign, you know that it’s harder than it looks. For this week’s Wednesday Webinar, Crowd Funding Experts Evita Robinson and Arielle Loren share 3 Secrets to Crowdfunding success that can help you Get Money for Your Business.

 

Watch Webinar Below:

Can’t access the audio replay below? Click here to log in or click here to join the SistaSense Power Circle to access weekly webinars, Jumpstart Your Business trainings, tutorials and more.

This webinar is a part of the B2B series. Watch the complete Back to Business #PowerMoves Conference for web Entrepreneurs.

You might also like:
Startup Capital: Donations, CrowdFunding and Sponsorship
10 Successful Kickstarter Projects For Our Everyday Lives

Be sure to try some of the strategies and leave a comment if you’d like to ask a question, share your light bulb moments or let us know what strategies are currently working for you.

Unblock Your Blessings #3: Choose Action Over Anger

I believe that you can unblock your blessings. Starting a business, working from home, living life on your own terms, turning dreams into reality… these things that I once wanted are all things that I now have because I follow 12 steps to UnBlocking Blessings and building my best business.life.self.

In the video above you’ll learn more about Unblock Your Blessings Step #3: Choose Action Over Anger.

You can power through all that life has to throw at you and become a better, stronger, wiser more powerful person because of what you’ve been through.

Visit unblockyourblessings.com to take my free 90 Day challenge, which includes all 12 steps + my personal collection of motivational videos from top entrepreneurs and business owners.

Web Entrepreneur Fav #12: These 2 Lists Will Rock Your Web World

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Trust me when I say, these two lists have the potential to rock your web business world. The first one is what I like to call a ‘Knock Out List’. Have you ever looked at your to do list and thought, “How am I ever going to get all this done?” My solution to this common problem is to create a short list of tasks that will take under 15-20 minutes to do and then carve out a day to knock them out. Think about it, you might have 10 quick tasks and two really long ones to do. I personally think its gratifying when you can get some of those smaller projects off your plate leaving you guilt free and ready to tackle the big ones.

When it comes to developing content for my blog, one of my favorite types of posts are what I like to call my ‘Love It Lists’. The most popular blogs tend to provide us with entertaining or informative, easy to digest content. Prove to your readers that your blog is a useful resource by creating lists they will both love and share. Think about your favorite resources, people, recommendations, products, purchases, activities… the sky’s the limit. Get into the habit of creating helpful lists that are relevant to your business, blog and readers.

12 Days of Favs is a great example of my own personal ‘Love it Lists’. 12 fun fill days of my favorite tips and tools. Come up with a great list that you can share on your site. Until then keep on reading SistaSense and I hope you’ve enjoyed this series because I had a blast sharing it with you.

Be sure to also listen to my podcast on “Living Abundantly: Do More, Make More, See More Money from Your Business

What’s 12 Days of Favs? It is my spin on the 12 Days of Christmas (smile). For 12 days each December on SistaSense I share some of my favorite web business tools plus marketing and sales tips for online entrepreneurs.

Daily Deal: Marketing and sales strategies are great, but all the tips in the world can’t help you if you can’t seem to find the time to get the job done. I’d love to share my PowerUp Productivity tips with you, like the oh so popular ‘knock out list’. Join me inside the SistaSense Power Circle to listen to my complete PowerUp + ProBlogger series.

Reminder: If you frequently shop online try eBates; it’s my favorite place to get cash back on online purchases.

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