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

Accountability….What????

Wow it’s been quite some time since I’ve sent out a post and that’s because I’ve been working revamping my business model. Now that I’ve gotten the new direction set You’ll be seeing more post from me in the future :). This blog is a small introduction to the new business model and direction I’ll be going in. Be on the look out for more information as I’m putting it all together throughout the upcoming holiday season. By the beginning of the 2015 year I’ll be ready to go full throttle…Yippeeee :)!!

What is accountability? It’s when you have someone on your side that will hold you accountable for the things you want to accomplish in life and your entrepreneurial/business goals. It’s that person that will support, encourages, and hold your feet to the free while you work to achieve the goals you’ve set for yourself.

Merriam Webster Online Dictionary says accountability is “the quality or state of being accountable; especially: an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one’s actions”

If you notice it says “an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one’s actions”….YIKES! Are you willing to accept account for your actions? Not consistently blaming others and the circumstances in your life? But being willing to “accept responsibility or to account for your own actions?”  accountability blog pic4This is not always easy and you can find yourself being lazy in this department when it’s just yourself you have to answer to. But when there is someone else you have to answer to you’ll find yourself going over and above to accomplish what you set out to do, because you don’t want to come to the table not having done what you said you would do and having all types of excuses as to why you didn’t.

I found when I finally added an Accountability Partner to my business core, I’m achieving more, find clarity, feel better about what I’m doing, and last, but not least, I’m more motivated to get done what I’ve set to get done without too much procrastination :).

If you want to understand more about accountability and how it can mean money in your pocket. Join Bonnie Pond and myself for a FREE 30 minute tele-seminar on Thursday evening, November 13, 2014 at 7:00PM CST by clicking the following link https://www.freeconferencecall.com/join/881718971.

We both understand that you are busy so this will be a meat and potatoes teleseminar…no fluff and no big sale pitch. Give us 30 minutes of your valuable time and we’ll give you proven strategies to help you understand the value of accountability. Tips, tricks, and action steps to get you moving, moving again, or keep you moving towards reaching your goals. Again it’s FREE and no strings attached. If you’re interested the link to sign in is https://join.freeconferencecall.com/881718971  on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 7:00-7:30PM CST. If you want to call in vs signing in online the call in number is (712) 775-7031 and meeting ID is 881718971 follow with the # sign.

If you can’t join us on the call, but have questions about understanding accountability and how it can get you back on track or blasting through those excuses you make in order to create the business and life you want, just email them to either me – karen@giveyourselfpower.com or bonnie – bonnie@bonniepond.com. If you want to receive the replay link in order to listen to later email your email address to either one of us with Accountability Means Money in My Pocket as the subject and ask for the replay link.