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Remember.. There is Light at the End of the Tunnel

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Whether trying to balance work and life, running a marathon, working towards your dream, chasing after the kids or trying to make a marriage work, there are some situations we can find ourselves in where we want to keep going but really struggle to maintain motivation. We have to give every last drop of will-power and energy not to just give up and pack it all in.

In these situations. it's important to understand nothing is worth it if you are not all into it. Simply put.. take care of yourself first. We often find ourselves turning to mental tricks and prayer to try and convince ourselves to keep going. So what are some of the best techniques you can use in the moment to ensure that you persist?

Draw Inspiration from Simple Moments

You must have some good moments that you can look back at and smile even today. Majority of us have stories and memories that we can use to dig deep and find inspiration. Perhaps you had a parent or a friend who never gave up no matter what. Maybe you remember them challenging you to accomplish something and really believing in you. Or maybe you have a favorite movie or event that keeps its memory alive.  Either way, these sorts of thoughts and memories can help you to dig deep when you're really struggling for energy, commitment or will-power. 

If that doesn't work, try an inspiring music that lifts your spirit. Some people resort to their favorite song or a gospel track that speaks of trials and triumphs. Regardless of what it is, make certain it embodies you with peace and determination. 

Remind Yourself Why You're Doing It

Everything you do should have purpose and meaning. Remind yourself why you're doing what you're doing. Is it for yourself or is it for someone else. If you're working towards a dream then try visualizing yourself where you want to be when you complete the task. If you're trying to make money, that might mean imagining yourself on a cruise, on your dream vacation, or in your dream house. Use visuals to help make your goals more realistic. I always remind my clients to give deadlines to their timelines. Meaning establish a date that you plan to accomplish it and stick to it. 

Remind Yourself of the Consequences

If you don't accomplish your goals, what will be the price. Sometimes the stick can be more motivating than the carrot. If imagining yourself being highly successful because you did well isn't doing the trick, then maybe try doing the opposite instead and imagining what would happen if you had to give up. Imagine having to tell everyone you failed. Imagine knowing you failed… Especially after all the effort you've already put in! Failure isn't fun. However, it could be the medicine you need to achieve your goals. Failure has always been my greatest teacher. It's given me perspective that I am greater than that. 

Break it Down

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It's okay to go slow and at your own pace. The only race you are trying to complete is yours and nobody can beat you at that. If you're tackling what seems to be an impossible task then sometimes it can help to break it down into smaller milestones. Your goals will seem more achievable if you don't make the task look so big. Climbing a hill is more motivating than climbing a mountain. For instance, if you've dreamed of writing a book, then celebrate each time you add a thousand words and count how many units of 1,000 you have left to go. Your first book doesn't have to be long, but it should be worth reading. Learn more about how to write your first book here.

Take a Break

Taking a break requires you understanding Rome wasn't build in a day and great things take time. Sometimes the best thing to do is to take a step back and have a breather. A breath of fresh air ain't never hurt anyone. Your peace will help you to achieve moreso than your anger. Be strategic with your energy management and realize that a short time away can often yield better results in the long term. You will also appreciate the process and respect it more.

I hope these tips have helped. Accomplishing daily goals is essential for success. Realizing that you can't do it all by yourself and that it's ok to ask for help is necessary. Keep striving for what you want. Never give up on yourself. You are your greatest asset and your next level depends on it. Connect with me for daily inspiration and motivation on Instagram. Learn more about what I can do to help you in your business and goal setting here.  

Until next time... Blessings & Peace,

Nichelle

Profitable Ways to Use Your Tax Refund

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“Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.” –Ronald Reagan

It’s tax time again! You may not like this time of year, but many people do. Was saving money, making money or spending money on your list of resolutions for 2018? If so, here’s a great opportunity to start the year off right. Don’t just talk about it, be about it and just do it! Instead of using your tax refund that you allowed the government to hold all year with no interest to buy something of no value, utilize it to increase your financial portfolio and better the life of yourself and those around you. You will be much better off in the long run and you will reap what you sow. A harvest well planted grows bountiful in rewards. Listed below are 5 things you can do today to increase your net worth.

1. Buy a house. As a homeowner, you get to deduct the interest you pay to the mortgage company. Even though home ownership comes with a lot of responsibility, the good outweighs everything. Instead of being the 3rd party in a transaction, it will be you and the bank. Not you, the landlord and the bank. Home ownership helps you build wealth. You will have an opportunity to build a solid credit history with on time monthly payments.This gives you leverage. If you are renting or leasing, your landlord enjoys this benefit. He/she is basically enjoying the financial rewards of your inability to do this and creating wealth at the same time. Things have changed a lot with buying a home. I suggest you seek a qualified, licensed Realtor and mortgage professional to help you along the way. Interested in learning about investment real estate? Check out "5 Things to Consider When Buying Investment Property."

2. Start a home-based business You may feel that starting a business can be costly and overwhelming. Well… you are right for the most part. However, a home based business offers so much more flexibility and are typically less expensive to start versus a brick and mortar type of business. Most home based business owners start while they are still working a job to make ends meet. That’s the uniqueness of this type of opportunity. Being a business owner gives you the right to write off expenses while conducting business. It also provides you with another means of income and you are not so dependent on your job. Business owners save an average of $500.00 monthly on their taxes and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. That’s about 10 to 18 percent. You have the flexibility to do what the average tax payer cannot do which gives you more diversity in your portfolio. You can deduct home office space, utilities, gifts and incentives to name a few. Check with your local tax advisor about the advantages in your state. Interested in working from home? Check out "Start Your Own Drop Shipping Business.:

3. Invest in stock options. Even though the Dow has its ups and downs, your money has a greater chance to increase versus being placed in a bank account at 0.5% to 2% interest. Search and investigate the companies growth history over the last five years so that you can make a wise decision. Hire a broker if you don’t feel comfortable with your knowledge. Join an investment club, watch you-tube videos and read books. There’s so much information available at your fingertips about how to build wealth. 

4. Pay off credit card debt with the highest interest. Most of your monthly payment is going towards the interest and not the balance. This activity makes it literally impossible to ever pay it off in a reasonable amount of time. Debt is the handicap of wealth. The only way to get rid of it is to stop accumulating it. Credit card debt can be good and bad. Depending on what you are using it for justifies its value.

5. Donate to charityThis is the most rewarding aspect of giving. You haven’t been blessed until you can bless someone else. Not only will you impact the lives of others, but you will contribute to your personal well being by utilizing it as a deduction next year to do the same thing again or find a new cause. Find a charity you are passionate about. Utilize its mission to make you a better person. Get involved with the charity and its purpose. Your time and donation will be indispensable to those in need.

I hope you found these five tips worthy. Encourage others to take this challenge. Be the spearhead of this endeavor and watch how your life and your circumstance will change for the better. Not only will you be happier, you will also feel more accomplished. Blessings!

“The person who does not know where his next dollar is coming from usually does not know where his last dollar went.” –Unknown

I am Nichelle Womack. As a people building coach, I specialize in helping you reach your greatest potential through self-reliance and internal motivation. I provide inspiration through online and community speaking engagements. Positive thoughts and language are my fuel for energy and my desire to help you find yours. Looking for more great life tips, check out “The Master Tip Manual for Personal Success” @http://amzn.to/1bWA7Vw . Many blessings and much success to you!! Check out my websites learn more about me and what I do to help you here. Connect with me on Instagram for motivation, inspiration and information to start, market and grow into the CEO of you! Get tips, strategies and so much more here

8 Tips for Marketing Your Business on LinkedIn

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If you are not using LinkedIn to grow your business, you are missing out on a huge world of business opportunity.  According to www.statista.com, during the most recently reported quarter, LinkedIn had 467 million members and is consistently growing. Which means this is a huge opportunity to connect with professional people. 

LinkedIn is an amazing and useful business tool, and yet far too often its true value is overlooked. This is by far one of the best tools available so make sure that you take advantage of it. When using any social media platform, think strategy. Especially with LinkedIn. Since LinkedIn works on a referral basis, make certain you build relationships with others so that they may refer you. 

1. Complete your profile – Your profile is at the heart of your online business branding. Your LinkedIn profile will almost always rank very well in a Google search. You want to have a solid profile because first impressions can make or break you. Make sure your profile is completely filled out with no missing information.

2. Connect with all in and out of your profession – You should connect with as many people as you can. Begin with those you know and trust and then you will be able to make recommendations to other users when they are looking for an introduction. If you want to find the opportunities that are out there, you need to keep your communication lines open on LinkedIn. The more connections you make the more you will be able to grow your business and improve your sales.

Treat the janitor with the same respect you treat the CEO.

3. Create a call to action – It is easy to do and so important. You need to create a call to action on your profile. When people arrive and read what you have to say, they’ll feel inspired and much more likely to click through on your links that will take them to your website.

4. Make sure you are compelling – Most LinkedIn profiles will put you to sleep. There They are so boring and show nothing of the personality of the individual. Make your profile interesting and compelling. Tell people who you are, who the people are you help, what you offer for sale in services or products, and anything else that could be important to making you interesting for those that find your profile. Adding videos and other information to show your uniqueness will give you an advantage. 

5. Recommend others and ask for recommendations – Give and you will receive. If you recommend then you will be recommended. When you recommend others without them asking you to do so, they return the favor and this will help to improve your profile and build credibility, which will improve your business profile.

6. Be and stay professional - This is a no brainer. Make certain your profile lives and represents your brand. Don't post anything that is offensive or that would come back to haunt you later on. Remember.. would your grandmother approve?

Know who you are speaking to and engage them in what you are speaking about.

7. Post consistently and connect with your readers - Out of sight is out of mind. Just as with any other social platform, your presence is needed in order to build and grow relationships. Choose to diversify what you post. Motivation, inspiration, information and a little humor can go a long way. 

8. Provide Resources About Your Business - Don't spam the platform or your readers. That's the quickest and easiest way to turn people off. In order to show your knowledge, provide information about things that are going on within your industry. Everything shouldn't be promotional. When the opportunity presents itself, offer something to attract your readers to your email list. Learn more about email marketing with the Email Marketing Success Bundle.

These 8 tips, even though they may seem so common, they are often so missed. The more you pay attention to the specifics, the more you will be able to differentiate yourself and connect with your target market, get referrals and grow your business. Listen LIVE here. 

I am Nichelle Womack. As a people building coach, lifestyle and business strategist, I specialize in helping you reach your greatest potential through self-reliance and pushing you to and through your internal greatness. I provide information, inspiration and motivation through online and offline community engagement, power speaking events and one on one consulting. Positive thoughts and language are my fuel for energy and my desire to help you find yours. Looking for more great life tips, check out "The Master Tip Manual for Personal Success".  Many blessings and much success to you!!  Connect with me on InstagramLearn more about me and what I do to help you at The Start Up Ceo

Stay Motivated and Achieve Your Goals

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Being able to achieve the goals you set isn’t always easy. This is why it is incredibly important to be able to stay motivated to get what you want in the long term. In today's hectic world, it can be even more challenging to stay focused on reaching your goals. If you are looking for things you can do to help you stay motivated to achieve your goals here are several tips to consider.

Make Sure Your Goals are Yours

All too often we live for those who expected something different from us. This leads to inconsistency and eventually depression. If you are not living your goals for you, you won’t be highly motivated to complete them. One of the most significant challenges in staying motivated and sticking to your goals is making sure that the goals you've set for yourself are ones that you truly want to attain. Often our goals are reflections of what others think we should do, rather than what we truly want to achieve. Make sure you are setting goals for things that make you happy and are ones that you want to accomplish. This will make it easier to attach complete to the goal.

Visualize the Results

  Hey there.. I'm Nichelle! Thanks for stopping by to read my blog. I love meeting new people. I enjoy eating gourmet foods, traveling and spending quality time with my family, not to mention helping others live a bigger and a better life.  I'm kind of a social butterfly too. If that's you, connect with me on  Instagram  and let's learn more about each other.    Blessings,    Nichelle

Hey there.. I'm Nichelle! Thanks for stopping by to read my blog. I love meeting new people. I enjoy eating gourmet foods, traveling and spending quality time with my family, not to mention helping others live a bigger and a better life.  I'm kind of a social butterfly too. If that's you, connect with me on Instagram and let's learn more about each other.

Blessings,

Nichelle

Start with an end in mind. It is important to clearly visualize the results you want in order to stay motivated in reaching your goals. When you visualize the results, you want to think about how it will feel to reach your goals and what it will look like when you finally achieve them. Visualizing your goals will be what keeps you going through setbacks and challenges. If you need assistance with clarity, let talk. Connect with me here for a 15-minute POWER session.

Tap into Other People’s Positive Energy

This is so key. Jim Rohn once said “you are the sum of the five people you hang around.” As a self-motivated person myself, I still find it plausible to be around others who challenge me and lift me up. Surrounding yourself with positive thinkers who emanate positive energy is important to staying motivated in reaching your goals. Humans give and receive energy and inspiration, by surrounding themselves with the positive energy of others. This will ensure you are receiving more than you are handing out.

Set Your Goals High and Don’t Stop Until You Get There.

Get Organized

Get rid of the old and receive the new. If you’re still holding on to it and you haven’t used it, the chances are slim that you will. Bless somebody else with it. Not only should you organize and declutter your life and environment, but you should take time to organize your thoughts as well. Having an unorganized mind and environment will quickly zap your motivation and energy. Begin creating a to-do list to keep your thoughts organized and schedule specific times to complete each task.

Stop Worrying About What You Can’t Control

When it comes to staying motivated in reaching your goals, it is important to take control of what you can, and stop worrying about what you can't. If you tend to play the "what if" game you will never reach your goals. The best thing you can do is let go of the things you can't control and start focusing on producing quality work.

Staying motivated to reach your goals is something that you can accomplish. Following these tips and keeping your end goal in mind will keep you excited and motivated and allow you to achieve anything you want. The 5 Day Mindset Diet is a great tool to help keep you on track.

I am Nichelle Womack. As a people building coach, lifestyle and business strategist, I specialize in helping you reach your greatest potential through self-reliance and pushing you to and through your internal greatness. I provide information, inspiration and motivation through online and offline community engagement, power speaking events and one on one consulting. Positive thoughts and language are my fuel for energy and my desire to help you find yours. Looking for more great life tips, check out "The Master Tip Manual for Personal Success".  Many blessings and much success to you!!  Connect with me on InstagramLearn more about me and what I do to help you at The Start Up Ceo

5 Things They Forgot to Tell You About an Email List

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When I started my business 25 years ago, email was no where in sight. Our business was acquired through word of mouth and referrals. Business was good back then.

Today, if you don't have an email system or know what it is, you may not only be missing out on a lot of money, but your competitors may be acquiring your customers. Email is the back door to building a solid community of consistent buyers. Business today can be be so much greater. 

If you are interested in building a business that last and remains profitable, these 5 steps will give you a cutting edge on what you need to do to get on the map. 

The first thing you need to do..

1. Build a one on one relationships with people who follow you. There's something to say about a relationship that goes beyond social media. Through email marketing, you can share personal stories that will bridge the gap and draw you in closer to your customers. Not only is this good personally, but financially it can pay off big time. People typically buy from people they trust, respect, like and know. By you popping in their email box on a regular bases, they will get to know you and how you operate. If you need help building a list or understanding how to grow your email list, check out The Email Marketing Success Bundle. 

2. You own your list. It's not on rented space. Since social media is not owned by the content provider, you are at the mercy to their analytics, shutting down the site and blocking you from your account. We all know too well Meerkat, Blab and others who have lost out to the online world. Both sites lost momentum. All of the relationships that were not on email were lost. How horrible is it to build your business then lose it? By the way, are you on my list?

3. Your customers gain a real insight into your business and life. When you are constantly in contact with your clients, share your ups and downs and your struggles. This builds the relationship bond stronger and allows for a personal point of view. 

4. It's the cheapest way to run a business. All you need is an email address and an autoresponder to communicate. As you build your business, you will want to add on other resources as time goes by. The Start, Market & Grow Online Guide is a great nugget of information to get started with the process. 

5. It's the easiest way to monetize. No one goes into to business just to say they are in business. If your goal isn't to make money, perhaps you just have an expensive hobby. Many people earn a serious profit from live streaming, email marketing and just simply showing up consistently online. Business is strategic and making money should be a part of the strategy. 

These 5 tips will not only give your business life, but also should give you a position to remain competitive in an already crowded market. 

Are you ready for business growth? Contact me for a one on one consult and let's put a growth plan together for your business success. 

Are you social? Connect with me on Instagram for tips, inspiration, motivation and information? If you like LIVE, catch me on Periscope

Until next time blessings and peace,

Nichelle

 

Email has the ability to create a personal touch.