Quick Tips to Manage Your Online Presence

If you are in business and your business is not online. Consider yourself at a disadvantage. You are missing out on so much money and more. 

Social media is the new marketing platform that allows you to meet people who have never heard of, seen or would ever buy from you without this platform being available. In essence, you and your business becomes global when you network online.

With thousands of people flocking to the different social platforms on a regular basis, if you want to grow, you need to be there too. This FREE guide Grow Your Social Business Online will give you step by step tips, strategies and goals to set you up for success with continued growth and marketability. 

Get with the program! Update your social skills. Meet new people! Expand your network and grow your networth. 

Download your FREE copy today.  If you need one on one consultation with starting a business or planning for growth of your business, work with me

When You Let Go and Just Be

Sooooo... for so long I struggled with a fear of heights. I wouldn't go near anything that was too high for me to jump, grab hold to or control.  Today I realeased that fear and did something that took my breath away. Look at what I would have missed if I had allowed my fear to control me. This changed my life forever and made me aware that I control my fear. Once you understand that, you can do anything, but fail. 

God gives us each the ability to soar in any and everything. We doubt ourselves which limits our growth. As of this day, my fear from heights has been reduced. I no longer will allow fear to keep me from living life free and to experience what once held me back. 

I challenge you to try something that freightens you. Make goals and keep them. Today is a great day to start.  Until next time, blessings and peace unto you. 

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It Ain't Been Easy, but Its Been Worth It

"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy. Love does not boast." 1 Corinthians 13 4:8

Relationships are overrated. Too many people want but don't want to give. In order to get the most out of anything, you must be willing to give all you've got. This is how we do it and make it work.

Twenty-five years ago I was his friend, his laughing buddy and somebody he could confide in. I didn't know where this would lead. I wasn't desperate nor in a hurry.  I obtained my college degree and building my life was the most important thing. I was a good woman and deserved a good man. 

On June 15, 1996, my life changed forever. Already accomplished and sort of into myself, God made the decision to make this day happen. I didn't deny it as I was ready for a different phase. It came with adjustment, resistence, doubt, joy, pain and gain. I no longer could think of myself as an addition had been added to my life.

Twenty-one years later, we've grown together and as one, identified our strengths and magnified our weaknesses. We still have our own individual characteristics, but they have become intertwined into one. 

Be open to change as change starts with you.

When I observe my surroundings and those in my age group, most are divorced and/or working on their 2nd, 3rd and even 4th marriage. When asked how we did it and continue to do it, my only and first response is God. To me that is the one and only reason as He has been the glue. In everything we do and have done, God has been the core of our decision making. No.. we are not perfect, nor do I claim to think we are. This is just what has worked in our life from day one and continues on today. 

He that finds a wife finds a good thing." Proverbs 18:22

Out of all honesty, there have been more good days versus bad. Most of the bad had to do with me being selfish and impatient. As soon as I became aware of this, I began to modify my behavior. That's the key! Once you recognize who you are and what you want to become, you adjust your mindset to fit that idea. 

I want to be the very best wife and mother. I want to live a life that my kids model as a map for their success in life and relationships. This perspective gave me an ultimatium to recognize it's not all about me. 

What God has joined together, let no man separate

I'm glad I took the chance to open myself up for love, wait on God to deliver and be obedient with His request. Marriage has made me a better person and mother. I believe if you wait, pray and go about your life, you will encounter what God chooses to bless you with in a spouse.

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Don't seek love, let love find you. 

Blessings and peace to you...

Are you social? Connect with me on my journey in business, life and relationships. @NichelleWomack on Instagram, Twitter, Periscope and Facebook. I look forward to winning with you soon.

The Paycheck Scenario

On this day, many are blessed to receive a check and many are not due to circumstance. A check has become the staple in the household. With a check, one can not only enjoy the varried necessities, but the estravagant wants we all crave as well. 

A check has many limitations just as it has opportunities.

It's important to understand that if that check is not available due to job layoff, firing, company closing, job transfer, personal disability, illness or any other devestating life altercation, you and your family can be left at the hands and mercy of need. This can be catastrophic on so many levels.

The reality is there are a lot of people who are one paycheck away from being homeless and hungry. 

What would you do if you allowed yourself to be put in that situation? Yes... I said allowed. When you put all your eggs in one basket without being open to other options to keep yourself out of that situation, you allowed it to happen. 

Most get comfortable in their current situation and don't think about the possibility of having to be uncomfortable if something happens.

Do you currently have a savings, retirement and emergency plan that you feel comfortable with if you were put in an uncomfortable situation? 

The truth of the matter is many Americans state they are worse off than they were in previous years. According to a consumer sentiment survey, 40% state that they are living paycheck to paycheck. 39% state they fear losing their jobs. These are some startling numbers that seem to be the same if not worse.

So now that you are aware of these facts, does that change your perception of how important a check is to you and your family? If it does or if it doesn't, the point was to enlighten you. 

Unfortunately, many wait until a situation happens before they react. Then they are often pressured with stress, frustration and possible health issues.

I personally am working on being more proactive versus reactive. This response has afforded me the opportunity to have choice. 

If you are interested in speaking further about the many options to diversify your options and income, connect with me and lets collaborate. I love sharing information and great ideas. 

Well that's all for now. I hope you found this information enlightening and worthy of thinking about.

If you are social, connect with me on Instagram, Periscope & Twitter @NichelleWomack. I would love to meet you. 

Toodles... and happy weekend! Do something worth remembering. 

Blessings,

Nichelle

 

5 Types of People You Need on a Winning Team

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5 Obstacles That May Be Blocking Your Success

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Most obstacles that confront us deal with fear, confusion, lack of knowledge, not enough money or negative self-talk. No matter what you do, obstacles will find you and attempt to block your success. It's important to understand that you have more authority over the situation than you think. Your thought process and how you react to the situation will enable you to be proactive versus reactive and achieve your goals in spite of. These 5 steps will serve as a reminder that when obstacles appear because they will, not only will you be prepared, you will persevere. 1. Rejection - this is a situation most of us have faced. It tends to hurt and make us feel incompetent in what it is we are trying to pursue. However, if you view rejection as a possibility of opportunity and a learning experience for growth, you will be less reluctant to allow rejection to hold you back.

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2. Inadequacy - the feeling of not being as good as others can be a severe obstacle in achieving success. Understand that we all have different gifts and skills that make us unique and one of a kind. There is no need to compare yourself to others. Do what you know how to do and be willing to learn more. Strategically separate yourself from others and learn to competent in what you bring to the table.

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3. Assumption - We assume that things are the same and typically we already have it figured out how it will end. Therefore you change nothing but expect different results. This is the definition of insanity with a super sense of hyper exaggeration. Be willing to get help and seek a new perspective.

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4. Perfection - Many struggle with it everyday and it is a true reality. In fact, it is the life support of many failed dreams. As long as you seek things to be perfect, you will never get anything accomplished. Instead of perfection, strive for progress and determination. You will find that your results become focused and your ability to complete a task becomes real.

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5. Security - Most people rely on the security of one thing or another in order to get them through. Security is something that is not assured. Therefore, instead of growing dependent, become independent in yourself and your skills. Nothing is guaranteed but life and death. Find strategies and solutions that will allow you to not only survive but thrive when things seem bleak.

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I am Nichelle Womack. As a people building, life transition and business strategist, I specialize in helping you reach your greatest potential by providing information, inspiration, and motivation. I help you develop self-reliance and internal stamina. I provide engagement through community speaking events and one on one consultation. Positive thoughts and language are my fuel for energy and my desire to help you find yours. If you are interested in a free 15-minute session of coaching, contact me @ diversecc@gmail,com. 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!! Connect with me on Twitter, Periscope & Instagram @NichelleWomack for direct connection. Join me at "The People Connect Podcast" on iTunes for thought provoking conversation.

5 Strategies to Use Unemployment to Gain New Opportunities

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I don't pity any man who does hard work worth doing. I admire him. I pity the creature who does not work, at whichever end of the social scale he may regard himself as being. -Theodore Roosevelt

Often times I hear people who are unemployed becoming depressed and eventually they give up when the job search is going a little slow. Even though things may not be happening as fast as you like, do something different to get the results you want and expect. Unemployment or being without income is never a good state for anyone to be in. After all, the bills don’t stop and will keep coming. You need money to live and do thing the things you so desire. Nevertheless, it’s not the end of the world. Use this hiatus to develop a better you. In the interim, you may be surprised of what you run across. It may be a blessing in disguise that your employer decided to cut ties.

  1. Volunteer – This opportunity can allow you to make some connections, diversify your skills, give back and learn something new. Volunteering is not only a feel-good aspect, it can shine light on your circumstances during a possible dark time. Not only will you feel good about giving back, you never know who you may run into. Someone may notice your skills and offer you a job. Most nonprofits and some for profit organizations need extra help because they are strapped for cash. Your efforts can not only be a blessing for them but you too. This can also be a filter for eliminating job gaps. 
  2. Start a home based business – Prospective employers love to see you use your time wisely. Not only will you earn extra income, you will be creating skills that could possibly aid in you obtaining that new gig. Look for an opportunity that aligns with what you were accustomed to doing or step out of your comfort zone and try something new. Attempting this endeavor can go in so many creative directions. It can enable you to keep your skills up to date and it can also possibly free you from ever depending on an employer ever again. It solely depends on how you look at it and what you do to make it work. Most people who start a home based business are so excited about the freedom, looking for a job becomes a thing of the past. Even if you happen to find a job, that extra income can be used to help you clear and become debt free. This too can be a filler for eliminating job gaps. Need some home-based business ideas? Contact me...  
  3. Go out and network!! – You can’t be seen at home behind your computer and sending out resumes. Everyone else is doing that too. Be different and set the pace! Have you ever heard the quote, “your net worth is tied to your network?” Go to lunch with an old or meet a new friend. Join a new organization. Go where working people are. Talk to them and make them aware you are seeking a new opportunity. Share your resume and engage in their talk. You never know who knows who. After all, that’s what the new work force looks like. Somebody who knew someone else. Each one help one and as a nation, we will succeed!       
  4. Read a book or several books – Reading is not only fundamental, it can enlighten you to new possibilities. It is through books that we learn new skills and think new thoughts. Find a book that is not only interesting, but one that delivers motivation to help you build upon your current skills or develop new ones. Skills are what makes us marketable. For starters, check out mine to give you a jump start with the process. There are tons of self-help as well as educational books on the market that offer the desire to create a new life for yourself.    
  5. Travel – Well you may say, “I’m unemployed and I don’t have the money or any to spare for that nature.” Take a risk and spend the minimum just to get out of your current environment which may not be offering results. This is a perfect time to do what you always wanted to do. Especially since you are reporting to you at this present time. In this travel, you will hopefully be renewed, given a little optimization, be able to focus in on what it is you really want and you never know, you may find a job in that new city and meet new connections. A vacation is always good to rejuvenate the mind and quantify what’s important in life.  

These 5 tips can not only create, they can provide what may have been missing in your life in the first place. When we are comfortable, the things outside the box often fall by the waist side. I have been on both sides of life, unemployed and employed. I can honestly say, when I was unemployed I had less time than I had when I was employed. If you use your time wisely and make every second count, you will realize that life is all about experiences and it’s up to you to create them.

I am Nichelle Womack. As a people building, life transition and business strategist, I specialize in helping you reach your greatest potential by providing information, inspiration, and motivation. I help you develop self-reliance and internal stamina. I provide engagement through community speaking events and one on one consultation. Positive thoughts and language are my fuel for energy and my desire to help you find yours. If you are interested in a free 15-minute session of coaching, contact me @ diversecc@gmail,com. 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!! Connect with me on Twitter, Periscope & Instagram @NichelleWomack for direct connection.

How to Save More and Spend Less on Purpose

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Talking about money is a pain point for many. It can cause you to become stressed and eventually lead to depression. Money struggles, lack of knowledge and concern can clearly drive one over the edge. Money woes is a real problem faced by many.

[bctt tweet="Gaining control of your finances can change your life." username="NichelleWomack"] One of the main reasons why people go bankrupt is because they cannot control their spending habits. Many of them spend far more than they have. Instead of living within their means, they are living outside and above.

Gaining control of your spending habits can prevent financial spirals such as bankruptcy. One of the main reasons why people go bankrupt is because of a lack of control over their finances. Many of them spend far more than they have. Instead of living within their means, they are living outside and above. Typically the first sign of poor money management is maxed out credit cards and the salary is spent the minute it comes in. Another is paying bills sporadically and not in their entirety.

Going bankrupt is a sign of neglect and it could be bad for your reputation. Bankruptcy used to have a major stigma attached to it. However, with so many people headed in that direction, it has now become the norm. When you file bankruptcy, your credit report is no longer clean, and this makes it very difficult to get a loan. It can be very difficult to get new credit or even buy a house. This stigma can last upwards to 10 years.

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The best way to manage your finances is to save more spend less. If you find this to be a difficult task, the following tips can assist you with getting on track.

  1. Automated payments. You could enroll as many due accounts to automatically be debited from your checking or savings account on a monthly basis. When the bills are due to be paid, the amount set will automatically be taken out of your account.  All you have to do is make sure you leave enough money in your account prior to this occurrence. If you have a little extra income, try paying more on your bills than what is due. Not only will this allow you to pay them off sooner, you will also have extra cash to save. Automated payments can help you get on track with your finances and manage them in a more responsible way.

 

  1. Less leisure and frivolous spending. Most of the time people spend money on things that are not essentials like eating out, going to the movies and buying things they don't need. Instead of eating out and spending money unnecessarily, cook a meal at home for much less. Instead of going to the movie theater, wait until the movie comes out on DVD or on your selected cable network. ( SAVE MONEY ON YOUR HOME ENTERTAINMENT)  Besides, the cost to go to the movies has skyrocketed over the years. Another way to save money is to schedule as many errands as you can in one trip. This can help you save money on gas and give you time to do other things. Another way to save is to shop only when you need to shop and do it with a list. This way you won't be going into the store and on scavenger hunt buying things you don't really need.

 

  1. Save every penny, nickel, dime and quarter.  Yes... change adds up! Try saving change that you keep in your car, around the house, and on the ground. Every day I find change laying somewhere. You might be surprised how quickly it adds up. As an example, for a whole month, I had the opportunity to save $50 dollars just with coins I would have tossed to the side unknowingly. To add to the fun, grocery stores and banks now have coin counter machines to help you count your change.

 

  1. Make saving money a game. You shouldn’t be the only one saving. Get inspired and teach your family and friends to save as well. Children should know not to ask for large amounts of money for trivial things and they should learn this at an early age.  They should understand the value of a dollar and strive to save it for a specific purpose. These teachings can carry them far in life with money management and saving. Set a goal and a date as to how much money you want to save. Upon reaching that goal, treat yourself to something special. Without going overboard of course.

 

  1. Change your pattern of thought. The mindset of saving can be thought of as depressing. Like really? What's the use of saving when you can't take it with you? If the thought is to save on purpose with the intention of using the money to stay free from debt, perhaps it will be motivating from that perspective. Stores set up traps to entice you. Commercials play on TV to lure you in. Gain greater control of your thoughts and understand that every dollar spent comes with a cost. You don’t have to be thinking about money or things all the time, but you should be thinking about the future and saving for harder times ahead. Somehow or another, hard times seem to find you when you least expect it.

 

Learn to read daily affirmations and seek out subliminal messages as a way to change your thought patterns. Set goals, plan for specific things in advance and be purposed in your desires to control money and not let it control you. Whenever you feel like spending money on something you don’t really need, repeat these statements.....

"It is imperative that I save for my future."

"My future depends on me."

"Money is a tool and I should use it as such."

"I will not let money control me. Instead, I will control it."

I hope you found this information valuable. If you did, please don't hesitate to share.

I am Nichelle Womack, your life transition, and business strategist. I aim to make you think through your thoughts, live without excuses and create a life filled with happiness, success, and financial reward. Join me on live on Periscope, Instagram and Twitter @NichelleWomack or download the podcast on iTunes @ The People Connect Podcast. Until next time, peace and blessings unto you.

 

 

 

How to Transition from Worry to Praise (Inspiration & Motivation)

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I am Nichelle Womack, your life transition, and business strategist. I aim to make you think through your thoughts, live without excuses and create a life filled with happiness, success, and financial reward. Join me on live on Periscope, Instagram and Twitter @NichelleWomack or download the podcast on iTunes @ The People Connect Podcast. Until next time, peace and blessings unto you.

When Your Passion is Your Determination

Before I realized what I enjoyed, I was just a part of a system. My fear of stepping off the cliff into deeper territory always came with rejection, self-doubt and confusion.There is also a risk of uncertainty. Nevertheless, I decided that if I wanted to live in my purpose, that risk was worth taking. What am I here for and what will it take for me gain clarity? Those who have never risked anything have never done anything. In my journey, I have realized that the real risk is doing nothing. In taking that risk, I've learned the following things.

1. You have no problem working overtime.  When you enjoy what you do, time is not an issue nor a worry. You take pride in what you do and you work until the task is completed. No exceptions!

2. You are constantly seeking ways to make it better. Unfortunately, when you are passionate about something, you may run into perfection. This perfection can hold you back from many things. I have found when I don't commit to perfection, not only do I get more done, but I accomplish more towards my goals.

3. You get up early and go to bed late. Again, time is of the essence for you to accomplish your goals. Therefore, neglecting of oneself may take place. It's important to keep your health in check because if your heatlh isn't right, your passion may never get accomplished. Sleep is essential to success. Yet, those who live in their passion find early mornings and late nights a normal way of life and their body and life adjust to it..

4. You don't mind being corrected or misunderstood. When you are passionate about something, it will take over your life. Therefore, it's important to find balance in what you do. If given advice, it must be looked at objectively and subjectively. Is it best for you or will it deter your plans towards your goal? People always misunderstand what they are not familiar with. You personally must be clear on what it is you are attempting to achieve and why.

5. You are willing to let everything that attempts to hold you back go. You are focused on your goals and accomplishments. Everything that is going on around you isn't important unless it involves you working in your passion. Hanging out use to be your lifestyle. Now you see a greater vision that can't be separated by nonsense. A lack of focus no longer exist. If it doesn't improve you mentally, doesn't uplift you spiritually or help you make more money, you literally find no need to be involved.

The evolution of change and divine order always has a purpose in our life. Whether we pay attention to the instructions or not, somehow it will haunt us unconditionally until we take notice. When you are determined to achieve and your passion gives you energy, stay focused and press on.

I am Nichelle Womack, your life transition, and business strategist. I aim to make you think through your thoughts, live without excuses and create a life filled with happiness, success, and financial reward. Join me on live on Periscope, Instagram and Twitter @NichelleWomack or download the podcast on iTunes @ The People Connect Podcast. Until next time, peace and blessings unto you.

Creating a Plan for Home Based Business Success

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A home based business is a great way to test the waters at becoming an entrepreneur. It is a venture with little overhead and a vast amount of opportunity. There are tons of people from a stay at home moms to the working class who find their passion and learn to capitalize on it while making a profit.

When seeking to start a home business, start with a plan. It’s important that you learn as much as you can. When I started my business over 20 years ago, finding help was literally impossible. First off, the internet was just surfacing. Today there are so many ways to learn and many more opportunities to succeed.

To help you get started, I’ve compiled a list of a few simple tips. I hope you find them of value and it gives you the courage to make your home based business work.

  1. Every success in business, no matter what size, begins with marketing. Tell everyone what you do and be proud of it. It is important to promote your business wherever you think you can drum up interest in the products and services you have to offer.

 

  1. Narrow down your target market. This is so important. Otherwise, you could be wasting your time with people who are not your customers. Your business cannot succeed unless your target customer base knows the business exist. Be specific in who needs and should have your products and/or services.

 

  1. There are plenty of places you can advertise for free. Yep, I said it, FREE! Start by posting messages on the internet just to get a feel of how people respond. Look for business or group pages on social media that are dedicated to subjects that are related to your business. This will drum up excitement and at the very least, you will get people curious about what you do.

 

  1. You must be consistent with posting online and talking about your business offline. Do not be spammy! If people don’t buy right away at least they will remember what you do. This also creates the opportunity for word of mouth marketing to other potential clients that may not be in your circle.

 

  1. The old school style of marketing is still impactful. Attend events, conferences, gatherings and think about joining membership groups related to your business. This allows you to network with other business people. Your network is your net worth! Always seek ways to maximize your opportunity to make business contacts on the client and the partner side.

 

By following these 5 simple steps, you will start your home based business off with a bang. Continue to learn and grow as you go and never be afraid to ask for help.

I am Nichelle Womack! As a people building, life transition & business strategist, I specialize in helping you reach your greatest potential through self-reliance and internal motivation. I provide inspiration through community speaking engagements, one on one consultation and group/team training. Positive thoughts and language are my fuel for energy and my desire to help you find yours. If you are interested in a free 15 minute session of coaching, contact me @ diversecc@gmail.com. Many blessings and much success to you!! Connect with me on Twitter, Instagram and Periscope @NichelleWomack and download my podcast @ "The People Connect Podcast." I look forward to connecting with you very soon!

A Non-Negotiable Freedom

 

Everyone is not for you and you are not for everybody. At some point in your life you grow up, grow apart and you become your own person. Yet, those who care stay around and those who don't really didn't care at all.

The cool thing about being free is we all have choices and we make them every day. You can choose to stay with people for comfort or you can choose to go where you can grow. Freedom takes you out of your comfort zone and shows you a different world that only you can imagine. Freedom also comes with a cost. You will be judged, talked about, hated, misunderstood and predicted for doom.

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But in the end, the only thing that matters is you were free to do you and be you and that is the most valuable form of freedom there is. As Harriett Tubman once said, "I would have freed thousands more if only they knew they were slaves." Don't be enslaved into the ideas of others because they can't accept the Freedom you live. #RealTalkDialogue

I am Nichelle Womack! As a people building, life transition strategist, I specialize in helping you reach your greatest potential through self-reliance and internal motivation. I provide inspiration through community speaking engagements, one on one consultation and group/team training. Positive thoughts and language are my fuel for energy and my desire to help you find yours. If you are interested in a free 15 minute session of coaching, contact me @ ceoofyouacademy@gmail.com. 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 @ www.2ExcelWithNichelle.com . Connect with me on Instagram, Twitter and Periscope @NichelleWomack and download my podcast @ “The People Connect Podcast" to catch up.

5 "Must Do" Items When Starting a Business

Starting a business can be challenging in more than one way. The biggest struggles most complain about are of the availability of money, the use of time and how much or how little to network for business.  Most importantly, when starting your business, you need to specialize your priorities. By placing emphasis on these priorities, it will ensure the success of your home business. Listed below are 5 strategies you can implement immediately.

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  1. Clarify the culture of your business.

This sets the tone of how you will do business in and out of the home. If you are consistent with passion and enthusiasm in what you do, you will more than likely create an environment that is exciting and comfortable to be a part of. With that culture set in place, you will be able to impress and attract clients with your enthusiasm and passion for the business that you are doing. Having an enthusiastic side will draw in the clients and give you a huge competitive edge over other more established companies.

2. Value your time and demand it from others as well

When people know you are self-employed, they seem to believe you have time for everything they don't have time for. You must make others value your time. Time is of the essence daily and you need to mandate that in what you do. Losing track of time is an easy trap to fall into when you are working from home. Never put off what you have to do today for tomorrow. Set a timeline of what you have to do and set a daily goal each day for you to do. It would be helpful if you set a time period each day to work in your home business. Establish a routine so that you and others in the home are accustomed to your working hours. Schedule start time, lunch, breaks and ending time just as if you were working for someone else.

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3. Don’t be afraid to ask for sponsorship.

Starting a business can be costly. Especially if you are not prepared for unexpected cost. If you haven’t already saved money for your business venture, which is highly suggested, sponsorship is a great alternative. The good thing about working out of your home, you don’t have as many expenses as working from a brick and mortar establishment. Sponsorship can be done in various ways. Try crowdfunding, fundraising, small investors, local advertisement, family and friend contribution, etc. Sponsorship will come in handy when business is just starting out. It will enable you to get the supplies and other business necessities in advance without going too deep in debt starting off.

 4. Make networking a daily event.

Make it a priority to connect via social media, on the phone and in person. In the first year of your home business, it is important to develop new relationships and meet as many new people as you can. You can’t wait for a connection to happen by itself, you must be proactive. This may mean some aggressive movement of your own as well as getting out of the house to make it happen. It would not be out of order to start with a goal of connecting with at least 50 potential clients on a daily basis. Social media makes this easy. Also, sign up for meetups that are complementary to what you do.

5. Remain balanced in your life and business.

During the first year of business is when you set the tempo of your business. Don’t go into your new business working up to 18 hours a day, every single day. You need to give yourself a break or else you will quickly get burned out. Balance your business life with some family time or a hobby. Just remember, you determine how successful your home business is based on how much work, time and energy you put into it.

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Working from home can be a challenge. Being consistent in your daily activity, setting goals and following them will assist you in creating the type of business you desire. So get your priorities right and create home business success!

I am Nichelle Womack. As a people building consultant, I specialize in helping you reach your greatest potential through self-reliance and internal motivation.  I assist the dreamers, the aspiring and the new business owners to transition in their life with information and inspiration to start, market and grow into the CEO. For over 20 years I’ve been a business owner and worked in corporate America in several leadership positions.  And… for the last 10 years I’ve been the CEO of me with no J.O.B!  Positive thoughts and language are my fuel for energy and my desire to help you find yours. I can help you balance your life in and out of the boardroom with more control and authority. 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 @ www.nichellewomack.com and www.diversecc.com. Connect with me on Twitter, Instagram & Periscope @NichelleWomack

The Missing "Link" to YOUR Success

Is there a magic formula to success? Is it trial and era? Is it the pull of a lucky straw and waaalaaa... Everything you want is granted to you. Most successful people will tell you that it took and takes long hours, tears and sweat in order to reach the level of success you desire.

Whether it's spending years in school to acquire the knowledge or years in the workplace getting the hands on experience, your success is completely dependent on your desires and expectations.

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I am Nichelle Womack. As a people building consultant, I specialize in helping you reach your greatest potential through self-reliance and internal motivation.  I assist the dreamers, the aspiring and the new business owners to transition in their life with information and inspiration to start, market and grow into the CEO. For over 20 years I’ve been a business owner and worked in corporate America in several leadership positions.  And… for the last 10 years I’ve been the CEO of me with no J.O.B!  Positive thoughts and language are my fuel for energy and my desire to help you find yours. I can help you balance your life in and out of the boardroom with more control and authority. 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 @ www.nichellewomack.com and www.diversecc.com. Connect with me on Twitter, Instagram & Periscope @NichelleWomack

Ways to Earn Money in YOUR NonProfit

[embed]https://youtu.be/c2HsDjf_Gqs[/embed] I am Nichelle Womack. As a people building consultant, I specialize in helping you reach your greatest potential through self-reliance and internal motivation.  I assist the dreamers, the aspiring and the new business owners to transition in their life with information and inspiration to start, market and grow into the CEO. For over 20 years I’ve been a business owner and worked in corporate America in several leadership positions.  And… for the last 10 years I’ve been the CEO of me with no J.O.B!  Positive thoughts and language are my fuel for energy and my desire to help you find yours. I can help you balance your life in and out of the boardroom with more control and authority. 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 @ www.nichellewomack.com and www.diversecc.com. Connect with me on Twitter, Instagram & Periscope @NichelleWomack

A Simple 6 Step Guide to Starting a Home-based Business

Are you sick and tired of building the life and lifestyle of someone else?

YOU CAN CONTROL AND OWN YOUR DESTINY

Many dream about owning their time, not punching a clock and creating a life of freedom by owning their own business. It's easier said than done because many won't make it past the wish list.  Yes.. the wish list! People wish but they never do.  Why???  Because society has brainwashed many into becoming wage slaves and many have become imprisoned in their own dreams that never become a reality.

Truth be told... You can own a business and work a job. However to have one without the other is giving one too much control over the other, especially in an uncertain economy. Many do it everyday and remain vigilant in building a legacy outside the J.O.B! In fact, I did it for years with no complaints. My job gave me the leadership skills, the extended training and the knowledge to begin to build the business of me.

What if the only things that stands between you and your dreams are the excuses that you have accepted as the truth? -Lewis Howes

STOP MAKING EXCUSES!!

So.... It's really not about the money, it's about the freedom that money gives you and the flexibility to do what you want to do. If you had more freedom to do the things you enjoy, money wouldn't ever be an issue. Below is a 6-step guide to assist you with the beginning of the journey.

Don't work 8 hours for a company then go home and not work on your own goals. You're not tired, you're uninspired!

  1. Assess what you know

You know what you are good at and what you are not so good at.  If you understand this, you are one step closer to starting a business than most. Being able to identify your strengths and your weaknesses is a skill that many do not possess. This can help you gauge if you are suitable for embark on a home business especially in your area of interest.  As a home business owner, you will need to run a lot of tasks on your own, from planning, business management to the field work. You must always be multi-tasking. Make sure you can carry out the tasks needed.

  1. Formulate business ideas

Start brainstorming! What are your interest and what are you passionate about?  What will you do for free IF you didn't need the money? We all can think of something that inspires us in life that we would love to do outside of the J.O.B. But the problem is, most need the money so thinking outside of a J.O.B. and what you really want to do almost becomes senseless.  Those inspirations that you daydream about can be made into a business idea.

  1. Test the need in the market

Make a shortlist of your ideas so that it contains only those ideas that can work for a home business. Be practical, yet think outside the box. Assess whether people will want to spend money on the kind of products or services that you intend to offer, how much and whether this will generate sufficient income proportional to your never ending or sometimes simple effort.  If no, get back to Step 2 for more ideas. You must always be in the planning and building process. Being persistent is important at this stage because many people give up after climbing the first obstacle.

  1. Understand the legal barriers to entry

There are many.. depending on what you want to do and where. Check if there are any rules or regulations controlling the starting up of a home business in your state or country and more importantly, your municipality.  This can be a hurdle and a turn off at the same time. If you don't follow the law, not only will you pay, you may be turned off from the process from the start. If their are barriers, figure out how you want to get around them and make your business happen. Don't allow these specifics hinder your dream, your progress and your success.

  1. Determine the amount of capital you need

Money, money, money... It's a real conversation and topic that stops many in their tracks when talking about starting a business. If someone tells you it's free to start a business, you better run. It's simply not true and so very close to a lie! First, you must calculate the amount of money you need to start up your home business. The cost should include the purchase of any equipment, the hiring of any professionals (e.g. lawyers), insurance, marketing materials, licenses and so forth. You might not be familiar with all these so take your time to do some price checking and bargain hunting to make certain you are getting the best match for your business and money.

  1. Execute and plan

This is the most important step! Once you have obtained a clear picture from Step 1 – 5, it is time to lay down your business plan. Find out your break-even point and how many products you need to sell in order to earn your investment.

None of this advice will work or even matter  if you don't incorporate the most important element called "ACTION." You can complain about the game or get in the game and start making a profit while building a legacy.  You can't leave your J.O.B to your heirs,  kids or your family, but you can leave a business and continue to create generational wealth as a part of your legacy.

Take ACTION today to start a new life and own it! As an MBA graduate and PhD soon to be graduate and over 20 years in business for myself, I often have people coming to me for advice about how to start a business, how to restart a business, how to market a business and how to grow a business. I've created a course based upon the hundreds of thousands of dollars I've invested in education, trial and error and everything in between. If you are ready for a new life or just seeking to add additional income to your personal portfolio, sign up today @ http://bit.ly/smallbusinessclinic

I am Nichelle Womack. As a people building consultant, I specialize in helping you reach your greatest potential through self-reliance and internal motivation.  I assist the dreamers, the aspiring and the new business owners to transition in their life with information and inspiration to start, market and grow into the CEO. For over 20 years I've been a business owner and worked in corporate America in several leadership positions.  And... for the last 10 years I've been the CEO of me with no J.O.B!  Positive thoughts and language are my fuel for energy and my desire to help you find yours. I can help you balance your life in and out of the boardroom with more control and authority. 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 @ www.nichellewomack.com and www.diversecc.com. Connect with me on Twitter, Instagram & Periscope @NichelleWomack

5 Common Excuses YOU Tell Yourself..

Once your excuses are gone, you will simply have to

settle for being awesome!   

  Lorii Myers

Excuses keep you from achieving your dreams, setting goals and being who you were created to be. You can escape the cycle of excuses by acknowledging why you are making them. Check out some common excuses that most commonly make as to why they can't, haven't or will probably not achieve their expected level of success.

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I am Nichelle Womack! As a people building, life transition strategist, I specialize in helping you reach your greatest potential through self-reliance and internal motivation. I provide inspiration through community speaking engagements, one on one consultation and  group/team training. Positive thoughts and language are my fuel for energy and my desire to help you find yours. If you are interested in a free 15 minute session of coaching, contact me @ diversecc@gmail.com. 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 @ www.2ExcelWithNichelle.com and www.nichellewomack.com Connect with me on Twitter and Periscope @NichelleWomack and download my podcast for more great tips @ http://bit.ly/peopleconnectpodcast

7 Time Saving Tips to Maximize YOUR Day

"Better three hours too soon than a minute too late."
William Shakespeare

Twenty-four hours seem like a life time when you are able to get everything you hoped to do accomplished. However, many spend half of their day doing one thing and barely getting that accomplished. In order to maximize your day and your life, you must grasp the task at hand and seek ways to be more productive. Not only will this give you a piece of mind, it will also help you to make more money, achieve more things and be happy with your results. These 7 tips will change your life if used on a regular basis.

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Organization

This is the biggest time waster. Why? Most people find it difficult or don't have time to organize their daily activities. If you are trying to get more things done, then organization should be the main thing that you should focus on. When you are organized, you will realize that things just seem to run smoother. Whether it is with your belongings or with your schedule, you will need to make sure that things are organized. Set aside time weekly or monthly to organize your daily activities.

"Lost time is never found again."
Benjamin Franklin

Time Management

Time is the thief of all things happening in a timely manner. When you manage your time correctly, you will surely get more things done. This means that you should make use of every hour of the day and try your best to stay productive at all times. If you allow one hour to slip away, you will not get it back and you will find that it is going to be difficult for

Focus

While you are working, you will need to remain focused at all times. Remember that you do not want to waste any time and it is important to try your best to not distracted by little things like the internet and other minor distractions. Focusing on the task at hand and those that you wish to accomplish will give you structure and strategy in accomplishing this goal.

Nutrition

You will need to understand that nutrition is something very crucial towards your focus throughout the day. An unhealthy diet and a missed meal will lead to an up and down day that will lead to less focus. If you are able to eat a healthy diet, you will see an increase in your focus. Try eating small meals throughout the day.

Sleep

Getting enough sleep is very important and 8 hours a day should be the minimum. If you happen to feel tired during the day, then a 15 minute nap will have you up and ready in no time. Sleep is essential for effective brain activity and it is required to remain functional.

Energy

You will be energetic after this short nap and you will be able to get this energy from caffeine. However, you do not want to take caffeine 5 hours before you sleep as it can stop you from getting a good night of sleep. Energy can be received through short burst of exercise, fresh air and a short break from the task at hand.

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Taking a Break

Sometimes working too hard can wear you down and so you will simply need to take a break to see more things get done in the future. Take a break and you will then be back to work with a new sense of motivation. Don't wear yourself out or get burned out in your quest to meet your goals. It's important that you not only use common sense, but that you understand the importance of talking care of self in the time management process.

"Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend."
Theophrastus

I am Nichelle Womack! As a people building, life transition strategist, I specialize in helping you reach your greatest potential through self-reliance and internal motivation. I provide inspiration through community speaking engagements, one on one consultation and  group/team training. Positive thoughts and language are my fuel for energy and my desire to help you find yours. If you are interested in a free 15 minute session of coaching, contact me @ diversecc@gmail.com. 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 @ www.2ExcelWithNichelle.com and www.diversecc.com. Connect with me on Twitter and Periscope @NichelleWomack and download my podcast for more great tips @ http://bit.ly/peopleconnectpodcast

 

 

How to Improve the POWER of You!

 

On a daily basis individuals are searching for secrets to health, wealth and happiness. In this search, they neglect key indicators that could be the stumbling blocks to success. Most don’t understand the simple aspect of recognizing who they are and what contributions they can make at improving their own personal life. It’s not a secret, but the catch many are missing is understanding self. Once this is understood, you would then have the knowledge to be both successful in personal and business relationships. Like everything leading to success, this begins with a plan.  Whether you’re anticipating improving your relationship with your spouse or family member, or move up the corporate ladder, this is all a result of personal growth. Individual growth starts with doing your best at every moment, in your career, home, or daily activities. Setting goals, no matter how small, enables you to soar to new heights and give you the confidence to accomplish more.

Many times, individuals stay hung up on other people’s expectations on what it is to be successful without factoring in their wants and desires.  Each of us has another idea of what makes us content.  It's important to acknowledge that if you spend most of your time and effort trying to reach another person’s goals, then you will find yourself perpetually searching for your life meaning and you will continue to be distressed.  Recognizing what is important is the first step to improving your personal life.

Balance is a key factor to a successful life. Some individuals don't see the concept of success beyond their own needs.  Frequently we're caught up in serving a dominant function, which overshadows our natural strengths. This results in stress and imbalance in your life. Learning to do things for yourself and your own needs are vital to improving your personal life. If you're always doing for others and seldom take time out for you, then you're building stress rather than improving your life. Your happiness should come first. It’s quite difficult to make others happy if you are unhappy yourself. Finding it hard to say no to others becomes more common and you will find yourself so engulfed by the needs of others, you forget you have needs too. This is a common human trait. You must learn to have an even balance in your life with everything you do and center on what you want. It’s not selfish, but necessary to live a stress free, purpose filled life.

Putting yourself down consistently, finding it hard to accept compliments and wishing you were someone else are simple examples that you may be sabotaging your life into depression. Encouraging positive self-talk with yourself and to other people, not speaking negative about yourself and other people are vital to establishing personal self-pride. Understanding that no matter what, you're ok with you. Improving your self-confidence is extremely important when improving your personal life. This will require putting your positive beliefs in perspective and making it a priority. Day after day you must work on removing the negative thoughts and the limiting self-beliefs you have grown accustomed to hearing. Believing in you is medicine to your soul and the cure you need to succeed.

Surround yourself with encouraging and motivating people. Discouraging people have an opposite agenda of what you need in your life and you must recognize who they are immediately. By taking small steps to do these things, you will begin improving your personal life without even realizing it. The key to success is to be constantly moving toward and forward in your goals. Learn steps to move ahead, stop looking back and refuse to be a victim of your past. Even though the past is important, you want to avoid lingering over past mistakes. Your mistakes should be learning tools and stepping stones towards your constant progress. Use them, learn from them and move ahead without hesitation.

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be?" Marianne Williamson

 

In essence, when you surround yourself with positive influences, it helps you to gain the power of processing and focusing in on your life. You deserve to have control. Don’t allow others to define your existence or claim your life’s purpose. Work hard on being a better, in control you in all you do. Some people will come and others will go. Nevertheless, understand who you are and don’t give anyone authority to define you in any of life’s capacity without your authorization. People can’t make you feel bad unless you give them permission.

I am Nichelle Womack! As a people building, life transition strategist, I specialize in helping you reach your greatest potential through self-reliance and internal motivation. I provide inspiration through community speaking engagements, one on one consultation and group/team training. Positive thoughts and language are my fuel for energy and my desire to help you find yours. If you are interested in a free 15 minute session of coaching, contact me @ diversecc@gmail.com. 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 @ www.2ExcelWithNichelle.com and www.diversecc.com. Connect with me on Twitter, Instagram and Periscope @NichelleWomack. Check out the podcast @ http://bit.ly/peopleconnectpodcast.