Happy Friday!I thought I would share an email I sent to my Working Mom Workouts list last year! It still applies today one year later as my daughter out of nowhere the other day asked to watch the movie again. You will see what I am talking about. Enjoy the last day of Summer!
I just love the Fall! I know I have said that before
but there is just something about opening the door and feeling that
cool crisp air hit you in the face!
Shoot, this past Summer for us it was like 85 degrees at 6 am, so
when I walk outside and it is 60 degrees I am a little giddy! And
since I am feeling a little kiddy today I wanted to write about
something I have been thinking about for a few months now!
A few months back my mother had recommended that we rent the movie
“Secretariat” and watch it with kids. Well, I was a little
reluctant only because my youngest daughter had yet to turn three
and we were not sure if she could sit through the entire movie.
Boy, were we wrong! Sit through the movie, shoot, as I am writing
this to you today my daughter wakes up every morning asking me to
put on “Secretariat.”
Yes, since the night we watched the movie my daughter has fallen in
love with horses and we not only rented “Secretariat” again but
finally purchased it for her birthday that just passed.
Let me tell you after watching it for the like umpteenth time I
feel like I can be an expert film critic. Now, if you have never
seen the movie I recommend you rent it and watch it because it
really is good and has some very good lessons in it, as is the case
with most Disney films!
And that is what I want to talk to you today about, a lesson that I
believe we all need to be reminded about. I know your time is
valuable, so I won’t go into the entire film but Secretariat won the
The “Triple Crown” has only been one by a few horses in history and
is almost considered to be an impossible feat to accomplish. And
during the time period of the movie the last “Triple Crown” winner
was some 25 years earlier, so the odds of Secretariat winning it
was very slim.
Now, here is where the lesson comes in. You see, what had happened
was the father and owner of the ranch had passed away, leaving the family at odds on what to do with the ranch and the taxes owed on it. Going against her family, the
daughter, Penney Tweedy, took over the ranch and put everything on the line. She didn’t care about the money or losing everything instead she believed in carrying out her dad’s legacy and was willing to sacrifice everything just to see the horse “run it’s race!”
The daughter turned down 8 million dollars because she believed
that much in what she was doing!
So, what does this have to do with you? Well, while we were
watching the movie I had said to my daughter, “Ady, run your race”
and she said back to me, “No Daddy, you run your race!”
And that is where it hit me. Each and everyone of us has our own
race to run. At times things be can extremely difficult and the
easiest option might be to sell out and quit.
However, all you need is a little belief. Believe that no matter
what happens you gave it your best and you didn’t quit!
The odds may be against you but the one thing that no one can take
away from you is your belief. I believe in you but you need to start
believing in you!
Now, go out and “Run Your Race!”
To your success,
When I first started out on my journey to become an entrepreneuer things were great but there were times when I was unsure and did not know whether or not I should continue down the path of the unknown. One day though I was reading a blog post by Craig Ballaytane, one of the first people who inspired me to create Working Mom Workouts, and in the post he talked about how he would write a thank you journal ever day, so when he started feeling sorry for himself he would look back to this journal and it would change his mindset. That inspired me to start writing down things I was grateful for and today I want to share a few that I believe have been instrumental for my success.
1.) I am grateful for the unique talents and skills my creator gave me. Each and every one us have our own unique skills and talents that were given to us. Once I began to understand and hone in on my unique skills and talents I started to realize what I was called to do.What are your talents and have you begun to fully use them?
2.) I am grateful for the fact I saw the sun rise this morning and that I am able to get out of bed and conquer the day ahead of me. Every day we are presented with the choice of being great and making a difference in this world or just being part of this world.Are you going to make a difference today?
3.) My wonderful family and friends. Any entrepreneur will tell you that their ultimate success lies within the support of their family and friends. Sure people can and have succeeded on their own but you need a support system and I can’t thank my family and friends enough for being behind me and having faith in me!
4.) Mistakes that I make today. It may sound crazy but I am thankful for the mistakes that I know I am going to make each and everyday. I have the best intentions to be more productive, contact more leads, write better blog posts, but no matter how hard I try I am going to make mistakes and I am okay with that because it allows me to get better and grow as an entrepreneur.
5.) I am also grateful for my flaws. Having areas of weakness helps me to get better and develop my skills, plus it allows me to seek out others that can help me balance my weaknesses.
6.) My will to become more. Since I was a kid I always wanted to be great and although I believe I may be above average in certain areas I still have a will to become and do more with my life!
7.) As crazy as this may sound I am grateful for the people who have stabbed me in the back. Whenever I have had situations like this occur I learn who my real friends are and whom I can trust no matter what.
8.) I am grateful for the problems I encounter daily. Having problems and being able to work through them makes you stronger and develops your skills.
9.) I am grateful for the people reading this post and following me. Without having people to help educate and teach them what I have learned would leave a void in my life!
9.5) I am grateful for the ability for me to click send.
P.S. I would love to hear what you are grateful for and if you liked this post pleas “Like” it, Google + it and share with your friends!
To your success,
I hope you are not like me and thought that if, “You build it they will come!” I had to learn the hard way because when I first built my membership site Working Mom Workouts I though that all I had to do is build the site, post some articles and tips and bam I would get a ton of traffic to my website! Boy was I wrong and I wasted a year thinking that if I just wrote more articles I would get ranked by Google. Wrong again! Finally though I came across Russell Brunson and his traffic generating systems.
So, let me ask you, “Do you need more traffic to your site?” Check out this new video that will help you get FREE traffic FAST.
Check it out here:
… Send traffic to www.___________.com, and minutes later floods of people are showing up at your site!
Sound like something you could use?
Ya, I thought so. I hope you love the video:
P.S. – on the video he will show you something called the Oprah traffic method… it works REALLY fast.
Okay, I am a little ashamed to admit this but I made one of the biggest mistakes that most small business owners make. The thing that bugs me even more about making this mistake is that in business school this is taught almost day one and I still did it. Well, lucky for me I decided to start working with a business coach to help me through some of the struggles I am facing with my business. More on that later, but have I got your curiosity to see if you are making that mistake in your small business? Alright, I won’t keep you waiting any longer. The biggest mistake most small business owners make is that when it comes to figuring out their Break Even Analysis they forget to include into the fixed costs section a line item that has the owner’s salary!
Yes, you heard me correct. Most small business owners when starting out figure that as long as they calcualte and cover all the fixed costs, which typically include things like rent, operations, marketing, employee payroll, etc. that the business can survive and they are making it. Well, after going back and seeing that for the past year all my calculations have been based entirely on just having enough members of my Working Mom Workouts site to cover all the fixed costs minus a salary for me has made me realize that my entire marketing and advertising strategy needs to change. Once I added in a monthly salary for me the number of clients I ned to have paying me a monthly subscription has gone up 2-3x of what I originally projected. So, let me ask you again, “Are you making this mistake in your small business?” If so, don’t beat yourself up over it, in a follow up post to this one I am going to show you how easy it is to calculate your Break Even Analysis with your salary in it, so that you have a true picture of what it takes to have a successful business!
To your success,
Okay, I have been getting a lot of emails asking me about QR Codes and how can I get one. Well, back in January of this year I wrote about a feature Google is promoting called “Google Places.” In that post, which you can read about what Google is doing with it I had briefly talked about QR codes. QR codes are still unknown to most people but they are showing up a lot more all over the place. I mean just the other day I received some advertisement in the mail that had a QR code at the bottom. Also, my new business card for Working Mom Workouts I put a QR code on the back because my business is all online and I need people to go to my website. If you have any type of business you need one and here is why!
1.) Direct people to your website as I explained with the use of my card
2.) Create promotional messages
3.) Create discounts that your customers can scan the code and be taken to
4.) Capture new leads
Those are just a few examples of how to use the QR code. What I want to do next is to show you how easy it is to create one in a short video.