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Beware: Keep a Green Life

When I was younger I loved watching Popeye the Sailor man. He was my hero. Not only was he strong, he also loved Olive Oyl. 

Just like Olive Oyl, I was skinny. I didn't eat anything green as I thought all of it was gross. Besides, who thought of health back then. I was a picky eater. I ate the same foods with no variety. Chicken was and still is my favorite. Nevertheless, I had to eat whatever was cooked regardless of being picky or not. It was not an option in my house.

As an adult, I choose what I want to eat with options.  And of course I now pay attention to being healthy. I watch, I read, I listen and I adhere to how important it is to keep it green in your life. 

Today I live green. It is a daily part of my diet. Even if I don't like it, I make myself eat it because of the health benefits of green.

Popeye had spinach to be strong. Today nutritionist state not only will you be strong, but you will help fight disease by eating spinach because it is full of antioxidants. 

Spinach can be eaten raw or cooked. More vitamins are preserved if eaten raw. I often put spinach in smoothies, on sandwiches and in my veggie dishes. Anyway you eat it or drink it, you can't go wrong.

Being a #purposedwoman requires you to take care of yourself first. As we know it to be true, women take care of everyone as well and sometimes before themselves.

So here's to a healthy lifestyle and healthy eating. May we prosper in a life full of green. 

Join me on instagram, twitter or periscope @NichelleWomack to learn more about how I am helping others transition into purpose, by being positioned and living prosperous with intention.

Blessings and happy living to you..

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

 

10 Quotes to Motivate You During Challenging Times

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Challenges are like climbing a hill and never reaching the top. As a young child growing up, when I was feeling down my grandmother would always say “catch yourself.” Her meaning behind that quote was to never let yourself go so far that you aren't able to rebound. When you are going through difficult times, no matter what anyone says, it’s hard to feel confident in yourself. Sustaining your thoughts and emotions with positive, encouraging words helps you to realize that you are not along in your struggle. Knowing other’s have walked the same path of uncertainty gives affirmation that trouble does not last always. Listed below are 10 quotes that have inspired many, even myself. Stay encouraged! Don't leave the game until you have won.

1. “Champions are not made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them, a desire, a dream and a vision.” Muhammad Ali

2. “Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven’t half the strength you think they have.” Norman Vincent Peale

3. “Take heed: you do not find what you do not seek.” English Proverb

4. “Our lives improve only when we take chances and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.” Walter Anderson

5. “Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers, you cannot be successful or happy.” Norman Vincent Peale.

6. “It’s the sides of the mountain that sustain life, not the top.” Robert M. Pirsig

7. “Failure is just a rehearsal. Success is the main event.” Author Unknown

8. Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” Harriet Beecher Stowe

9. “It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.” Theodore Roosevelt

10. “Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.” Napolean Hill

I hope these quotes give you encouragement to know that anything is possible if you believe. When you are having one of those days, choose an affirmation that motivates you to keep going and surround yourself with positive people who want to see you do well.

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.

 

 

3 Ways to Live a Brave Life

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Most people never go after their dreams because they fear what other people think. People pleasing can keep you from living a brave life. You become a part of their ideology and begin to doubt yourself. These 3 ways will give you the confidence to step out of your comfort zone and realize that you and only you can live your life.

1. Recognize that you have the power to create the life you desire. You only get one life. If you live it for everyone else, you've missed out on your opportunity. If you can dream it, you can achieve it and you do not need to ask for permission to be your own man or woman. Oftentimes children will live a life through their parent's eyes and not go towards a profession they desire. It's ok to live that brave life and disappoint a few people. Make certain you seek success so they will be proud.

2. Don't be afraid to go left when everyone else goes right. The status quo is set up to go right because we have been customized and taught that going left will get you in trouble or you risk standing out like a sore thumb. So what!! Be different and take the chance. This is your opportunity to prove everyone wrong or at least not live in the moment of "what if".

3.  Gain authority in your voice. Your voice has power, however, it may be drowned out by the company you associate with. They may include talking you out of what you hope to be or do. Don't be afraid to speak and disagree. You must listen to sound reason and never second guess yourself. Usually your first thought is that voice of reason. Be mindful, people are often fearful of where they have never been. The voice of others can deter you.

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?

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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.

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  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

 

 

5 Reasons Why People Fear Writing Their Own Paycheck

It has been said that everyone is not meant to be an entrepreneur. I beg to differ. Most people are entrepreneurs except they enjoy working and building the businesses of others instead of themselves. Therefore, they would be classified as intrapreneurs. There is nothing wrong with that if that is what you enjoy. Taking the plunge to self-reliance can be a hurdle, discouraging and down right depressing. However, the gratifying aspect of entrepreneurship outweighs all of that. There is no other profession that allows you flexibility, the ability to control your income and the desire to change the world and have your name stamped as the custom gold seal. Listed below are 5 reasons why most people are afraid to depend on themselves for financial survival and valued appreciation. Only the strong can conquer this narrow path.

  1. Fear of the unknown- This is the greatest barrier to the success of many. It dominates, manipulates and transpires the strong into dependent, weak individuals. When you are accustomed to receiving a salary, it’s difficult to transition to possibly not receiving one. The ups and downs can be unbearable if you are not prepared in advance. You can work your job while you build your dream. Learn everything you can on your job so that you know what to and not do in order to make your business thrive.
  2. No support from others- When others don’t support your viewpoint or your choice to leave a job and become an entrepreneur, it can be lonely. One may feel as though they are isolated from the “normal” way of doing things. When in actuality you are. Sometimes you are seeking someone to answer to and there is no one there but you. This may allow you to become distracted by the thoughts and opinions of others and often give up without giving your choice of life a chance.
  3. Not enough experience- Some of the richest business owners are college dropouts. Educational level is not indicative of success. However, there is a distinct characteristic that these individuals share. All were driven from one aspect or another. Their desire was greater than their fear and their belief in themselves carried them to success. So, don't allow your lack of not knowing be your excuse. There are many tools and resources to help you learn how to do what you want to do. In essence, don't recreate the wheel, just make it unique and your own.
  4. Time involved- Starting a business is typically not an overnight success. Even though the idea can be conceptualized during that time, developing it into a successful enterprise requires a significant amount of exclusion. You must remove yourself from all that is temporary in order to create your permanent way of life. The desire to start is always present, but to actually put the dream into action can be mind boggling, not to mention time consuming and possibly costly without the right information.
  5. Lack of direction- Starting without a defined plan confuses the beginning, the middle and the end. A business plan is essential for any business venture, small or large. Most people don’t know where to begin when seeking to start a business. Therefore, they give up before it is put on paper. It remains an imagination. Some often open up shop without research and baptize their business to be doomed from the beginning. You can't travel blind, nor can you succeed without seeing the light. Jot down ideas, look at what others have done and find out how to make it happen.

There are tons of businesses one can start. Some with little investment. Whatever business you decide on, you must be committed and determined to see it succeed. Entrepreneurship is like none other. There is a sense of pride that one has which causes you to stick your chest out with a sincere accomplishment that you made it happen. There's nothing like giving yourself a raise, a vacation or even retirement when you are in control of your destiny and not relying on an employer to do it. Those who attempt to seek the bright side of life often enjoy it so much that the thought of being under the leadership of someone else becomes frightening. These fears can become strengths with self-confidence, self-reliance, guidance, a plan and a whole bunch of faith. Be determined to achieve your goals and stay focused on what you want to accomplish. If you want it, you can have it with effort and action. By the size of a mustard seed, what you want is within reach.

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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 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 @ www.nichellewomack.com and www.diversecc.com. Connect with me on Twitter, Instagram & Periscope @NichelleWomack

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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.

The Traits of a Successful Mindset

"I truly believe in positive synergy, that your positive mindset gives you a more hopeful outlook, and belief that you can do something great means you will do something great."  Russell Wilson

 

In order to achieve success in business, relationships and life, you will need to have the right mindset.

Success is something that everyone wants to achieve, but many don’t put in the work. The simple process of achieving success involves you starting, focusing, showing up, committing and making it happen.

Most people simply do not know how powerful their minds are and how it can be the determining factor behind them attaining the success they desire.

“Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making thesame one a second time.” – George Bernard Shaw

A lot of people have failed simply because their minds were never in the right place. A lack of success could be a lack of incorporating these 5 principles in your life.

Determination

A true fact is that successful people are simply more determined than those who are not. This is a trait that is seen in every person that is successful in their given field. Their desire to be better than they were yesterday and the perception that it is their responsibility to attain the success that they envision.

Relaxed Despite Adversity

If you are a business owner, you have most likely dealt with a lot of problems. The way that you deal with this adversity will shape who you are as a person and as a business person. It is evident through their resilience of struggle. Successful people don’t complain and if they do, they come at it with a plan.

If you are able to stay relaxed despite adversity, you will be able to become more successful in your endeavors.

Knowledge

Successful people are simply smarter. This is not just speaking about grades in school, but in life in general. Their knowledge with everyday things and common sense is very important and you will need to understand just how important it is to have a lot of knowledge and be willing to acquire it. Successful people know what they can and can’t do.  For those things they can’t do, successful people are smart enough to hire someone who can do it. It is how they think and how they are wired to be successful.

Invest

Successful people are not afraid to invest in themselves. Whether it is for training, practicing or something that will help with their success, successful people will simply invest in their success on a regular basis. They realize that they are their greatest wealth. Successful people acknowledge that investing in themselves is the only way they will achieve their desired goals and objectives. By investing in themselves and others, successful people find another way to be successful on a regular basis.

No fear of failure

Failure is an obstacle for many. But not for successful people. If you have no fear of failure, then you will be motivated to see success clearer. Once you are able to rid your mind from the fear of failure, you will be redirect your actions towards achieving success. Successful people live life with risk and are not afraid to make a mistake. They can also care less what others say about what they do. Fear is their friend because the more they are afraid to do it, the more they are ready to do it at the drop of a hat. It is their fuel and their energy to fear what’s next. The unknown has no existence in their plan.

“Action is the foundational key to all success.” – Pablo Picasso

I can go on and on. The truth about successful people is that they are the CEO’s, the owners, the movers and the shakers of the economy, the school system and the community. They are the ones you want in your life and in your corner. Successful people make the impossible seem so possible. They are prepared to make a difference where there has always been a constant. Change is a part of their vocabulary. Successful people are action takers and problem solvers.

These are just some of the traits that successful people have and you too can have them as well.  Your decision to step out of the box and do what you desire is a decision between you and success. Just as long as you are patient and you try to incorporate these traits into your life on a daily basis, you, YES YOU, will be able to succeed in any aspect of your life.

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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.diversecc.com. Connect with me on Twitter and Periscope @NichelleWomack and download my podcast @ "The People Connect Podcast."

5 Ways to Build Business Credit

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credit pic Personal credit is essential to your business credit success. Maintaining it would hopefully teach you how to handle more credit with more responsibility. Building credit requires good habits. Those habits must be consistent and be focus driven. This episode describes how you can get started in your journey of building the credit you need to start or grow your business.

 

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