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