Solo-Entrepreneurs Business Struggles Intro

At the end of 2015 as I was doing my end of year business assessment I realized that I struggled in my business more than succeeding. I didn’t like the feelings and array of emotions I dealt with and was truly on the verge of giving up, throwing up my hands, and saying forget this. But I realized that struggles will happening and it’s how I deal with those struggles and what actions I take to ease those struggles.

Below is a video I did dealing with this subject and I will be doing a series of videos on this subject that will help those of us that are solo-entrepreneurs to get through this process and make 2016 a better year for us all.

Now that you’ve watched the video, I would appreciate a list of struggles you’ve experienced or is experiencing in your solo-entrepreneur business as to address them in the following video series, input your comments below

 

Are You Ready to….Get Up, Dress Up, and Show Up??

Last week’s blog “Just Start” – http://giveyourselfpower.com/just-start/, I shared a powerful quote about getting started. This week I want to share a video by my accountability partner (AP) and friend Bonnie Pond, the author of, The Power of Three: How to Be Happy and Get What You Want in Life (Without Doing Anything Illegal, Immoral,or Unethical),” about getting up, dressing up, and showing up and the importance of that in your life. This is also important for you as this year ends and to help make next year a better year in your life as well as with your business.

All of us want to be more successful next year than we were this year, we want the best out of our lives and for our businesses as well as generate more income for our businesses. So for next year I want you to be prepared to Get Up, Dress Up, and Show Up for your business especially if you work from home. This will help you to treat your home based business as the business it is instead of turning it into a hobby.

Bonnie’s wesite is –  www.bonniepond.com. There you can read more about her and connect with her via Social Media.

 

Just Start

 

STARTWhat happens if you decide not to “Start Now?” Which of the three if not all three of the following is stopping you from Starting…FEAR…PAIN…DOUBT? If you don’t start somewhere…sometime…then you won’t do or achieve anything that you want to do and achieve!

There are a lot of individuals waiting on you to start, because they’re in desperate need to hear what you have to say and have what you have to offer in order to become the best that they can become. YOUR voice just might be the voice they need to hear from because you can reach them on the level they need to reached. BUT if you don’t at least “Start” then you’ll never know how far you can go, how many lives you can/will change, and/or what a major success you can/will become.

This is one of the many reasons why having an Accountability Partner is important to have in your entrepreneurial life whether you’re sitting on the sidelines trying to figured out where to start, have already started and now stuck, or you feel like you’ve gone as far as you feel you can go and no one wants to hear what you have to say.

If any of the above is where you are including not have started yet, then you want to be on the Accountability teleseminar call with myself the Accountability Queen to Entrepreneur Women and Bonnie Pond the Bahooda Kicker for Women who want more out of Life as we discuss “End Your Business Struggles with Accountability” on this Thursday at 12pm CST by clicking the following link – http://join.freeconferencecall.com/881-718-971. I look forward to having you join us on our FREE 30 minute call!

If you have any questions ahead of time about Accountability or Accountability Partners please email either myself Karen@giveyourselfpower.com or Bonnie at bonnie@bonniepond.com and we’ll be happy to answer those questions on our call during the Q&A time.

Accountability Brings Me to My Center

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For those that are already GYP followers you know I’ve been talking about and have been in the process of making a change and shift in my business model. I don’t believe I would have had the courage to do it without my Accountable Partner (AP), Bonnie Pond.

Making changes, being honest with yourself and to your business is not always easy to do, due to so many questions that arises and the many different directions you can go and as solo-entrepreneurs we can definitely find those different paths to go down :).

What made me chose the new direction of accountability is I finally found the true understanding, meaning and importance of accountability for my own home based business AND I realized that as women solo-entrepreneurs we need this crucial piece especially in our home based business lives. I’ve learned we’re good at having accountability for all the other parts of our lives, but when we decided to go into business for ourselves we didn’t think about needing this piece and if we did think about it we didn’t understand what this piece look like and how to go about putting it into practice.

With that said, this is what made me make this business shift along with knowing that I want to produce more in my business for this upcoming year and help other women solo-entrepreneurs do the same. I’ll be spending the rest of this year making this transition and honing in on my center :).
dart board2 image While in the process of this transition, Bonnie and myself have started doing the Accountability Teleseminar Series. If you are interested in hearing the replays and/or want to be apart of our lives shows please email me at karen@giveyourselfpower.com. Put in the subject line: “accountability teleseminar sign up” and I’ll be happy to send you the next link to join us on our next 30 minutes show that will be Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 12pm CST.

I look forward to continuing connecting with those that are my followers, connecting and possible working with others in the near future.

Accountability Keeps You Focus

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One of the things that I’ve learned about having an Accountable Partner (AP) is that it keeps you focus and on track!  As women entrepreneurs (not all) we tend to be all over the place sometimes due to trying to create income from our businesses so we find ourselves trying out the next new shinny idea and object that appear to be the next new BIG idea that creates income.

When you set a goal with your AP you’ll find yourself not straying as much as when you depend on just yourself to make decisions and choices to create income from you love. You will stay on track because you’ll have to answer to someone else as to why you’re making the changes you are making and if that is worth doing.

I, like you, have found myself guilty of doing that especially when I haven’t had someone to answer to or give updates on my status. I’ve learned that I’m all over the place…my mind is full of so many ideas and when I try to put them in some symbolist of order. I’ve been inclined to try something new that I saw or heard about and/or I find myself doing nothing at all because I’m a little lost as to which direction to take.

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I find it amazing that when I brainstorm and talk with my AP that I’m able to see clearly, arrive at crucial decisions, able to put into place those ideas more quickly than if I attempted to figure things out by myself, and help to bring me to my center. I can help others with their visions and ideas, but I find myself not being able to help myself at times. This doesn’t mean that I’m scattered or incapable of making positive decisions, it just means that I find myself too close to what it is I want to do that I either cannot think outside of what I’ve set in motion, I want to abandon what I was doing because it wasn’t going as fast as I thought it should go, or creating the income fast enough. So I want to move on to the next new shinny idea and not complete the one I was working on.

Here are three things I would suggest you do if you find yourself feeling this way or in this position:

  1. Start searching for a quality and dependable AP
  2. Be committed to being open and honest with your AP
  3. Be determined and consistent that you will do what you set out to do

To listen to the replay of the FREE 30 minutes Accountability Means Money in Your Pocket teleseminar with myself and AP Bonnie Pond  http://fccdl.in/u8AZyGVEc