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.


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.




Young Entrepreneur 2

I haven’t had an opportunity to read any entrepreneurial/business books this month, been busy reading/studying some spiritual books to improve my own life and for a wonderful Bible class I’m taking at my church :). So replacing this month’s BOM with a weekly blog. Found another precocious, but successful young entrepreneur on Yahoo Finance. What caught my attention with this young entrepreneur is that he’s created a business from what most would consider to be an old fashion style. I so love that this young man followed his on creative style and not let anyone distract him from it. Just like Maya Penn in my last blog on April 22, 2014 entitled, Young Entrepreneur, this young man has created a profitable business from his desire and passion. Remember you’re NEVER too YOUNG or too OLD to create YOUR own business from your desires, passions, and love. Because It’s about Your Dreams…Your Passion….Your Life!! Watch and read Moziah’s story by clicking Moziah’s Encouraging Story about Entrepreneurship. Action Step »» After watching write out what business(s) you want to create from your desires and passions. Be Inspired

Be Grateful

bigstock-Gratitude-32660405Learn to Be Grateful. When you find yourself in a grateful place you will find that more things will fall into place in your life.  I know we find it hard to be grateful when life and our world seems to be falling apart, but let me tell you, if you can work from a place and space of gratitude it won’t seem as bad as you think.

So you ask how do you work from a place and space of gratitude when you are in the process of transiting, losing, or retiring from a career and there is nothing on the horizon, bills are due, food needs to be put on the table, doctors need to be visited, and there doesn’t seem to be any light at the end of the tunnel!

I can only share with you how I’ve worked from that place of gratitude when all hope seems to be gone.

  1. I connect with my spiritual side and allow it to speak to me.
  2. I focus on those things that are right in my life and world and let all other stuff go.
  3. I don’t allow myself to look, read, or be around things or individuals that are negative so it doesn’t feed into my being.
  4. I find positive individuals that will support me through the down time.
  5. I acknowledge and allow myself my mourning moments, but I don’t wallow there for too long.
  6. Last, but not least, I believe with all that is in me and visualize that it will and has gotten better (notice I said has not have, keeping it in the present tense). I keep moving forward until I’m at that place of gratitude and I realize that nothing can stop me unless I let it!

How do you plan to stay in a grateful state of mind/place?

10 Top Telecommuting Jobs to Live Abroad

This article by Christina Couch written for Bankrate.com on August 23, 2012 is a great article to read if you’ve been looking to live abroad, but haven’t figured out what kind of work you could do while living your dream.

If none of these fit your life then call me for your 30 minute strategy session. I can help you find out what it is you truly want your life to look like and fit work that you LOVE around YOUR life vs fitting YOUR life around the work you’re doing now.


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ABOUT KAREN: Karen is a Creative Career Expert and owner of Give Yourself Power. She has helped others find their true calling to work at what they love and love what they do. She love it when the light bulb goes off for a client when they realize that with hard work, belief, and the willingness to do their part they CAN do what they love and make an income from it!

If you’re serious about laying the foundation to starting your own business go to www.giveyourselfpower.com/contact Free 30 minute strategy session.
Karen Heck
Creative Career Transition Strategist and Owner of Give Yourself Power
Helping You to Live Your Passion http://giveyourselfpower.com
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