What is the energy behind your age?

Hey hey hey!!

This week is incredibly special to me. Why? Ya girl is turning 32 on Saturday. Yes, 32! I know I know, 32 where right. I said the same thing, but it is happening, and I am getting ready!

Ever since I could remember, my birthday has always been a big deal. My momma made it special and I like to uphold the tradition. Normally, I celebrate all month long.

Not so much the last few years, however, I have begun to implement a new birthday ritual in my life. I have been doing this since my 2018.

A few years prior I heard about this activity called “vision boards”.

I went to an event where we had to complete one and I loved it! I loved the fact that process allows me to be as creative as I want.

When I thought about what I wanted to include in my bday ritual, creating a vision board had to be included.

Last year for my birthday, I decided to add my love for numerology in my vision boarding process.

Before I design my vision board, I go online and research the energy behind my age.

I then print out the key terms and phrases that make my heart warm and place them on my vision board.

It really levels up the vision board process and is a confidence booster as well.

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How To Deal With Competition As A Small Business Owner

How to deal with competition in your business

Hey hey hey!

How are you? I am doing pretty well, thanks for asking!

I want to have with my aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners out there.

It was sparked by a conversation I had last week with one of my clients.

She has been in business for a while. She has a committed clientele who values her work and she now is in a position where she is able to offer better quality to her customers, due to all the support she has been receiving!

As I am listening to her share her story, I am like, “Okay. What is the problem?”

She stated that she is now noticing that other people want to start their own business.

The same business that she has spent years developing.

Not only do they want to start their own business but, many people are coming to her for advice and she doesn’t feel comfortable sharing the information that she had to learn on her own.

Being as though she is from a small city, she does not know how to treat the competition when they come to her for advice on how to start their business.

Hearing her story made me think back and see if I ever had this feeling in me.

And yup. I sure did!

I remember when I first opened up my mobile food cart.

I was the only Black owned mobile food cart owner in the City of Wilmington.

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How to Strategize as a Food Service Entrepreneur

Hey Hey!

As some of you may know, I am preparing for Year 4 of The Stand, my mobile food cart business.

It hasn’t been the easiest for years either.

Let me give you a quick recap.

Year 1: I spent all my tax money on my mobile food cart. I got fired 2 weeks later from my job and ended up making $10,000 in less than 90 days. I thought hit the jack pot. I made my money back and then some.

Year 2: I got a job to sustain me through the winter months. My plan was to work both. The Stand and run my program at the community center. That did not go according to plan. I went out a few times, but all my time and effort went to developing and running the program. The money was good, for the most part and I was content. I did not have to hustle as hard. I enjoyed that but I did miss The Stand and the community missed me.

Year 3: I quit my job. I loved it, but I felt very much so used (in the words of my little sister lol). After applying for the manager position and being told that I could not get it because they didn’t know what I was managing after I developed and ran the whole program for a year I was confused and I quit. I quit November 2019 and was planning to have  my most lucrative year with The Stand yet, starting May 2020. However, March 2020 Corona hit. Crazy right? If I would have stayed at my job a little longer I would have been able to collect unemployment smh lol.

Anyway, my plans changed. My plan was to go out at least 5 times a day starting May. With Corona in the community I wasn’t comfortable going out every day. I needed more information.

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The Benefits of “Niching Down” in Your Business

Hey Boss Friend,

It has been a minute since I actually sat down and wrote you!

I have been putting so much time into developing other parts of this brand that I have not been able to do what I love the most.

And that is write.

The last couple of weeks have been enlightening and I am making some big decisions regarding my brand and my voice.

There will be some revamps coming soon to my website and I am truly excited about my present and especially for 2021.

Here is a heads up!

Beginning today, you will begin to see my content change!

I finally decided to do something that I have been resisting for 2 years and that is choosing a “niche”.

If you have been following me for a while, you know that this has been a real struggle for me.

I struggle because I do not want to leave anyone out.

However, I am pass that!

Since I have been seriously focusing only on this business for the last couple of months, I have realized that I will be burnt out if I don’t focus on one group of people to develop and build up.

As I began to think about who and what I want to focus on, I began to think about me and my life and what would be “easy”.

When I say “easy” I don’t mean without challenge, but “easy” to incorporate with my lifestyle.

I want my brand to represent me fully and I do not want to do or be too much outside of myself to attract my tribe.

Because I am building a virtual business, I realize that I have to create content that speaks to a particular group of people.

Sombody.

There are 7.59 billion people in the world.

There are 3.81 billion people on social media.

Me trying to speak to everyone just isn’t effective for what it is I want to achieve in this online space.

After much thought and reflection.

Here is who I chose

MOMS

Yes MOMS

It makes perfect sense.

As a mom myself, with a special needs child, a homeschool teacher to two, and a girlfriend, founder of 2 businesses, times get tough.

I want to speak more to my experience as that.

I want to create a space where I can share my journey regarding my personal life, relationship(s), parenting, entrepreneurship, and a little bit of Tarot lol.

Now that I know who and what I am going to focus on.

Moving forward when I go live, I know exactly who I am speaking to.

When I write my blog, I know exactly who I want to read my content.

I am currently working on an online course and “niching down” has helped me to find my voice as it pertains creating that.

I have truly saw the value in “niching down” so far.

Because some of you have been rocking with me for a while, I wanted to make this announcement, that I am evolving.

I love you all and stay true

To you!

Episode 13: 3 Things You Must Do Before You Start Your New Journey

Hey Yall!

Episode 13 is now here

In todays conversation I share with you 3 things you must DO before you start any NEW journey!

I wanted to have this conversation today because I know that you watching this right now was called to begin a new journey.

You have been called to start a new career, start a new business, a new relationship, maybe a new weight loss journey, whatever journey you are starting, I want to equip you with the tools that you need so that you can have a better chance of being successful on your new journey  

So lets get into it

  1. Recognize

You want to recognize where you are now, why are you here, and the part you played in the situation that led you to this outcome.

2. Commit to HEALING

To heal = to become sound or healthy

Some of you are trying to start something new on faulty ground

3. Be devoted to your GROWTH

You have to remember why you started!

And you must never give up!

God would never put a vision in you that you cannot manifest

I really hope todays conversation was helpful for you

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Episode 6: How to identify and dispose of the BULLSHIT!

 

Episode 6: How to identify and dispose of the BULLSHIT?

Hey Boss!

Welcome to episode 6 of Boss Talk Conversations with your host Antinette!

In today’s Boss Talk Conversation, we are going to discuss the importance of #BOSSn up out of any bullshit situation that you are in!

In order for you to BOSS up, you have to let go of the BULLSHIT!

A lot of yall out here are settling for some bullshit, and you don’t have to.

Like its crazy to see and sad to watch.

Now I ain’t judging you 100% fully, because I know what its like to accept BULLshit in your relationships, romantic and platonic, work relationships too, but I also know what it is like to let that hurt go and welcome blessings.

So if you still accepting hurt and pain and not doing something about it, yes I am judging you, because you do not have to stay in that hurtful space!, unless you want to.

Today, I want to give you the tools that you need to do something about the bull crap situation you are in, so you can welcome in what you need, want, and deserve, periodt!

In this episode I am going share

– What it looks like to be in a bull crap situation

– What it feels like and the consequences associated with those feelings

– Dig a little deeper, and share some insight as to why you deal with it

– Imma give you some POWER, and let you know how you can BOSS up and do something about it

In order to Boss up you have to leave the bullshit behind you. I aint gon lie. It’s a hard thing to do but it has to be done if you want live the life that God has for you. The life that you want for yourself, deep down on the inside.

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Design the Right Business For YOU in 5 Simple Steps!

Let me share a secret with you that no one never ever told me, or maybe they did, and I just didn’t believe them lol.

Design the Right Business For YOU in 5 Simple Steps!

Let me share a secret with you that no one never ever told me, or maybe they did, and I just didn’t believe them lol.

Being an entrepreneur requires a lot of time.

Some entrepreneurs, especially when they are starting out, spend 16+ hours building their business a day.

Are you about that life?

I believe you are!

I want to share a 5 steps process with you that will support you in engaging in a development process that you will ENJOY, because I have seen and heard stories of people who spend all this time developing businesses that brings them no joy!

Use the following steps to prevent that from being you!

Step 1: You need pen, paper, & your sacred design space.

Putting your pen to paper is KEY when manifesting greatness. Anything not written down is a DREAM. Once you write your dream down, you are developing your PLAN!

Step 2: Write down all the things that you like to do. Try to come up with at least 20 things.

Engaging in the process will get the wheels turning in your head! Once you identify 20 things that you like, explore each thought and think of ways in which you can make money off of that idea.

Step 3: Think about life as a child. What were you good at? What businesses/ entrepreneurs were around you that interested you growing up?

A lot of us try to bury our childhood memories for whatever reason. I want to challenge you to revisit your past and search for the good memories. What memories and feelings can you recreate in your adult life through your business? Think and reflect and see what comes up for you.

Step 4: Think about the goals of your business.

Is your goal to create impact, make money, or both. There is no right or wrong answer. Determining the goals behind your business will support you when developing the foundation of your business.

Step 5: Research the industry. What are the trends? How can you be different?

Do your research! After implementing steps 2-4, you should have a few business ideas written down that you can explore. Do your  research to see if those industries are projected be around and how will they fair within the next couple of years!

These 5 steps will support you in designing the right business for YOU!

If you need support in the process, schedule your clarity session today and allow me to DEVELOP YOUR GREATNESS through a 1 on 1 process.

Until next time……

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Is Entrepreneurship for YOU?

Yesterday, I went live on my Facebook page to share the moment I fell in love with entrepreneurship.

Happy Tuesday!

Yesterday, I went live on my Facebook page to share

  1. The moment I fell in love with entrepreneurship
  2. 5 Ways in which YOU can determine if you are ready to be an entrepreneur

If you missed it, it is okay!

You can catch the replay by watching the video below.

However, just to recap:

I fell in love with entrepreneurship when I was about 6 years old!

You can hear the full story below by watching the video below😊

The 5 ways in which you can determine if entrepreneurship is for you is

  1. If you have thought about being your own BOSS
  2. If you are the type of person to push pass your fears
  3. If you are the type of person who overcomes challenges
  4. If you are willing to do the work required, no matter what is required
  5. If you are the type of person who is willing to seek help for your success

 

BONUS – You have to watch the video for the bonus determinant that I gave to support you in realizing if entrepreneurship is for you!

Talk to you soon!

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Entrepreneurship is Freedom

Being an entrepreneur means many things to me, but most importantly, I equate entrepreneurship with FREEDOM.

Happy Monday!

Entrepreneurship is Freedom

Being an entrepreneur means many things to me, but most importantly, I equate entrepreneurship with FREEDOM.

Happy Monday!

Soooooo….

I have always been passionate about ENTREPRENEURSHIP and BUSINESS.

I enjoy it so much that I quit my 9-5 in November of 2019, to become a full time entrepreneur!

I wanted to control my time, my money, and my lifestyle.

I wanted to be in 100% control of me and I believed entrepreneurship could get me there.

Matter of fact, I knew it could, So I QUIT!

However, I realized when making the leap, that I wasn’t alone when it came to envisioning a life of freedom, and being my own BOSS.

There were and are many people who shared with me that they wanted to be their own boss and control their own time but they were too scared to take the LEAP!

Now, I am not judging anyone, because taking the LEAP is hard work, believe me, I know.

However, being scared is an excuse and that FEAR is preventing you from living in your greatness!

The last few days I have been meditating on personal stories that I can share with you that will MOTIVATE, INSPIRE, and ENCOURAGE you to take the LEAP, if you haven’t done so already!

I am not saying that you should or have to QUIT, like I did.

What I am saying, is that you should not give up on your vision of being your own BOSS!

You can do it!

Put a plan in place and get it done!

Over the next few weeks, I will be sharing my entrepreneurial journey with you.

From the beginning to the end.

It is my hope that by the end of our time together. You decide to take the LEAP, if god put it on your heart to do so.

You can be anything you want to BE!

You have greatness within YOU!

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