Femmetrepreneurs Spotlight Friday – Jeconda Arnold

Happy Friday, Femmebabes! I hope you have had a great week! After a brief hiatus we are back with Femmetrepreneurs Spotlight Friday.

This week’s Femmetrepreneurs Spotlight Friday Femmetastic Femmetrepreneur is Jeconda Arnold with Nerium International & Pruvit Ventures.

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Jeconda Arnold is a Petroleum Engineer by trade and an entrepreneur at heart. She’s always had a passion for helping others achieve greatness. Optimal health is something everyone holds dear and strives to achieve. A healthy body, healthy skin, healthy mind, a healthly living; these are all things Ms. Arnold can help people accomplish. Ms. Arnold got started with Pruvit in February 2017 and Nerium in February 2018. She has a true passion to cultivate and challenge others to meet their full potential. Through Pruvit and Nerium Jeconda Arnold can do just that. She says, “When people love themselves, they are their best selves and that is when they are free to fully shine and do the amazing things they are meant to in the world. I believe that bringing out the best in people will guarantee success 100% of the time. The reason I chose these products to promote is simply because of results.”

Ms. Arnold had looked for years for a weight loss, lifestyle solution – tried product after product without results. When she finally tried Keto-os by Pruvit she received the results she desired. “I’ve always struggled with my weight and once I found a solution I knew I had to share with others the life changing results this product provides. I went from a size 18 to a size 8 and still trucking, no more anxiety meds and zero heart burn.”

Jeconda found Nerium the same way – trying product after product with no results and not getting any younger until she tried the Nerium Products. “After two weeks I knew these products were the real deal, and I had to share them with the world.” Nerium offers an advanced anti-aging skin care line that is best in its class. Real results, real people, real business model from a company who encourages everyone to live happy.

When she isn’t helping people improve their health and lives, she enjoys spending time with her family. She met her husband Josh in Lafayette, LA although their parents only live 15 minutes from each other in Ohio. Jeconda and Josh got married in 2009. Like many other families, they found themselves struggling with infertility issues. They were blessed with the opportunity to adopt their beautiful baby boy in December 2016. His name is Sutton Joshua and at 16-months-old he has brought so much love and joy to their lives. The Arnold family also consists of a fur baby named Bruiser. Bruiser is a 7-year-old beagle dog / escape artist. He likes to run and does so every chance he gets.

Jeconda also enjoys spending time with her friends, golfing, listening to music, attending concerts, and singing her butt off. Ms. Jeconda Arnold admits she isn’t very good at golf or singing, “but, man, it’s fun!” She also has the claim to fame for taking third place in a hot wing eating contest. She ate 30 wings in 7 minutes. “I still love hot wings. Well, anything really hot.”

Currently her business and personal goals are to build residual income through real estate, network marketing, and potential franchise opportunities.

The greatest obstacle that Ms. Arnold has faced as an entrepreneur and business woman has been “finding a support system and believing in yourself when not everyone else does.”

Ms. Jeconda Arnold has the following advice for women who want to get into the business world and become entrepreneurs:

“Never stop growing. Build strong relationships. Be authentic. Ask yourself ‘What are the small things you can start doing today to make you better tomorrow and get you closer to where you want to be?'”

Her favorite motivational quotes and mantras are:

“If you have to choose between being kind and being right, choose being kind and you will always be right”

“Be You, Be True, Love what You Do”

“Be the reason someone smiles today”


You can learn more about Jeconda Arnold, Nerium, Keto, and Pruvit here:

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Femmetrepreneurs Spotlight Friday – Kristen Williams

Happy Friday, Femmebabes! It’s time again for a Femmetrepreneurs Spotlight Friday!

This week’s Femmetastic Femmetrepreneur is Kristen Williams with Rodan + Fields.

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Kristen Williams decided to become a Rodan + Fields Independent Consultant because of her own experiences with sensitive skin. “I have had extremely sensitive skin my whole life. When I found the Soothe Regimen, through Rodan and Fields, and saw what it did for my skin, I knew I needed to share the products with everyone I know.”

Kristen and her mother went into business together selling Rodan + Fields products almost two years ago. Kristen calls her mother and her grandparents “my whole world.” She says, “They are the ones who raised me and have helped me through almost every obstacle in my life.”

Her personal and business goals are intertwined right now. “I would love to grow the Rodan + Fields business so I can retire myself and my mom within the next five years. By getting to this point I will be able to focus on my passions in life.”

Before starting her Rodan + Fields company Ms. Williams attended the University of North Florida where she received a Communications degree with an emphasis on Public Relations. She also works weather and catastrophe claims for a major insurance company and runs a blog called Touch of Sparkle.

Ms. Williams says that the greatest obstacle she has faced going into business for herself is people not believing she can achieve success with Rodan + Fields. “They look at it as another multi-level marketing scheme and you can fail at any time.”

She offers this piece of advice for women who want to start their own business:

“My advice for women who want to break into the business world is to start now. There will never be a right moment, there will never be a big flashing sign telling you to start now, you just need to go outside of your comfort zone and begin your adventure.”

In her free time Kristen enjoys running, traveling, shopping, and finding new adventures. Kristen, who was born in Germany, calls herself a foodie and a lover of all things sparkly. She also admits to being a little Disney obsessed.

Her favorite Motivational Quote is:

“You are about to become everything they feared you would be.”


Learn more at:

Instagram Handle: kristennwilliams

Facebook: facebook.com/KristenWilliams9

Twitter Handle: KristenW1027

Business Facebook: facebook.com/JLKWRandFConsultant

Business Page: JLKW.myrandf.com

Blog: kristennwilliams.wixsite.com/touchofsparkle


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Leadership and Professional Growth through Lifelong Learning

You may mistakenly believe that your education ends when you graduate from high school or college, but a person who wants to be their best personally and professionally should never stop learning and growing. Education may maximize our potential to find better, more satisfying jobs, earn more and, perhaps, become more successful in our chosen career. However, ‘schooling’ is only one type of learning. There are many other opportunities to further your knowledge and develop the skills you need throughout life. Knowledge can be acquired, and skill-sets developed anywhere – learning is unavoidable and happens all the time. However, lifelong learning is about creating and maintaining a positive attitude to learning both for personal and professional development.

The world is changing at an incredibly fast pace, and your degree is unlikely to give you all the knowledge and skills you need. To develop their careers, professionals are expected to continue gaining skills and growing professionally throughout their lives. Lifelong learning is the best tool to help professionals achieve these goals.

For example, if you work with any kind of technology (which most of us do because everything is run by computers and tablets these days) you must frequently stay updated on the latest programs, gadgets, and techniques as new products come to market. Many businesses around the world are encouraging employees to develop technology skills. Most companies these days require that you have at most minimal skills in technology and some basic knowledge of computers. Those that do not have these skills often fall in the cracks on the lower employment scale.

Librarians are an example of people geared up for success and lifelong learning. Often these people continue learning by studying, reading, and referencing. Each day the librarian collects information, organizes the text, preserves the books, and continue to supply assess to the public to gain knowledge and information. This is one of the most fulfilling missions. Librarians will preserve important records of culture, which is handed down to proceeding generations. Libraries offer a stream of communication by passing along history, future, and present knowledge and information. Librarians often govern, learn, play, and work on a balanced structure.

We can learn from the librarian by building some of these qualities. Possessing these skills and qualities will inspire professional growth on a balanced scale. Experience, learning, and success go hand in hand.

What Is Lifelong Learning

Lifelong learning is the process of gaining valuable skills and knowledge throughout your life. Many individuals choose to continue their education for personal development as they see it as a way to reach their full potential, while for others it’s a great way to take their career to the next level.

Lifelong learning is a broad definition that covers any type of learning experience which can occur at any moment. It’s flexible and shaped by how each individual wants to embrace the experience. Many people find it beneficial when they are changing careers, while others find it as a great way to gain promotions.

Lifelong learners are motivated to learn and develop because they want to: it is a deliberate and voluntary act.

Lifelong learning can enhance our understanding of the world around us, provide us with more and better opportunities and improve our quality of life.

There are two main reasons for learning throughout life: for personal development and for professional development.  These reasons may not necessarily be distinct as personal development can improve your employment opportunities and professional development can enable personal growth.

Learning for its own sake brings its own advantages. For example, learning in whatever context:

  • Boosts our confidence and self-esteem
  • Makes us more adaptable to change
  • Helps us achieve a more satisfying personal life
  • Challenges our ideas and beliefs
  • Can be fun

Learning for Personal Development

There does not need to be a specific reason for learning since learning for the sake of learning can in itself be a rewarding experience.

There is a common view that continuous learning and having an active mind throughout life may delay or halt the progress of some forms of dementia. Keeping the brain active can prevent you from becoming bored and thus enable a more fulfilling life at any age. Anything that you are interested in provides you with an opportunity to learn more, whether it is a hobby like knitting, or a passion like love for history, or skills required for work.

There are, of course, many reasons why people learn for personal development.

  • You may want to increase your knowledge or skills around a particular hobby or pastime that you enjoy.
  • Perhaps you want to develop some entirely new skill that will in some way enhance your life – take a pottery, car maintenance, or cooking course, for example.
  • Perhaps you want to research a medical condition or your ancestry.
  • Perhaps you’re planning a trip and want to learn more about the history and culture of your destination.
  • Maybe you will decide to take a degree course later in life simply because you enjoy your chosen subject and the challenges of academic study.

Learning for Professional Development

Our capacity to earn is directly related to our willingness to learn. Being well-educated is not necessarily the key to employment. Although qualifications may get you an interview, actually getting the job can take a lot more. Employers are looking for well-balanced people with transferable skills. This includes the ability to be able to demonstrate that you are keen to learn and develop.

If you do find yourself unemployed then use the time wisely. Learning something new can pay-off with new opportunities which might not otherwise have arisen.

While you are employed, take advantage of training, coaching or mentoring opportunities and work on your continuous professional development as you will likely become better at what you do and more indispensable to your current or future employer.

Putting the time in for extra learning brings its own rewards.

It means we can get more personal satisfaction from our lives and jobs as we understand more about who we are and what we do. This can lead to better results and a more rewarding working day in turn.  If you choose to learn about another complementary sector, this enables opportunities to specialize and potentially earn more or move to a connected industry.  In turn this gives us wider experience on which to build our knowledge and more transferable skills in readiness for your next move.

From a financial point of view, a more highly skilled and knowledgeable worker is an asset to any company and can lead to faster promotion with associated salary increases.

Someone who can offer more expertise will be of more value not just to employers but also to customers.  Expertise is also, often, a key quality of an effective leader.

If you are frustrated with your job, continuing to hone your skills will make it easier to find new ways out of a potentially stressful work situation. Keeping an open mind to learning and giving yourself room for flexibility is key to job satisfaction.  Furthermore, potentially staying ahead of competitors for jobs by being more experienced or knowledgeable can give you an edge.

Lifelong Learning Benefits

Continuing your education can be very beneficial for your career whether you are doing it to advance your skills or advance your career. It’s important to carefully consider what you can and would like to do because what you learn can have an enormous impact on your career.

Some of the benefits of lifelong learning include:

  1. Helps You Keep Your Job: Showing an interest in the latest developments in your field won’t just make you look good, it will also help convince your employer that you know what you are doing, that you can be trusted, and that you are motivated and interested in being the best in your field.
  2. Advances Your Skills: Technology forever changed many professions, and as technology is frequently changing, there’s always something new to learn in your field. But, there is more than technology that you can learn. Depending on what profession you are in there are also new skills, techniques, laws, etc that you can learn.
  3. Motivates You: Learning new things can help you regain interest in your job and can boost your self-confidence. These are essential in helping you be a more productive and happier employee.

Types of Continuing Education

Learning for professional development can be broken down into two basic categories: going back to university and online learning courses.

If you return to college you could go for your graduate degree, but if you are thinking of changing careers you might also want to consider going back for an undergraduate degree; especially if your target career requires an entirely different skillset. Most universities now offer their degrees online as well, so you could do your degree via distant learning if physically going back to school is not an option.

Online learning courses are more specific and they generally take less time to complete. Although there are hundreds of online options, if you are the type who likes to be in a classroom when learning or requires hands on learning, the online option might not work for you.

Going Back to University

Going back to university may seem like a crazy idea, especially if you are still repaying your student loans from your first time in school. But, there’s much to be gained from advancing your skills through university education.

Benefits

  • Increases your earning potential
  • Teaches you specialist knowledge
  • Enhances your sense of accomplishment
  • Increases your networking opportunities
  • Helps you develop personally
How to Do It

There’s a good chance that you’ll face a few obstacles with returning to school. One is the issue of funding as postgraduate degrees can be quite costly, and the other is the issue of time; gaining a degree requires dedication and energy, and if you are working full-time it can seem impossible to combine the two. But everything can be achieved with proper planning.

If funding is your biggest concern, you may want to consider talking to your employer or taking advantage of other sponsorship opportunities. If on the other hand, time is your biggest concern you might want to consider the part-time route as although it will take longer, it won’t require your constant dedication.

Online Learning Courses

Online learning courses are a great option for professionals who continuously try to improve themselves. They are less time consuming, require less commitment and can still help you advance your career.

What’s more, online classes can teach you practical skills that can directly benefit your career as you can choose what you want to learn. If you’ve identified a few areas that you are simply not up-to-date with, you can select the appropriate class to take.

Benefits

  • Variety of subjects
  • Lower total cost
  • Learning from the comfort of your own home
  • More flexible schedule
  • Can help you gain lots of skills and increase your career advancement opportunities
How to Do It

Online classes can be an effective solution if you don’t have the time or the money to go back to university.  There are plenty of websites that offer online courses either for free or minimal fee (ex: LinkedIn Learning). They don’t require as much commitment as generally classes have a fixed time-frame and usually only take up to a few months.

 


Lifelong learning is a unique way to advance your skills, and it can also assist you in becoming more motivated in the workplace. It’s important for all professionals to find a way to fit lifelong learning into their lives as it’s an essential tool in every professional’s career.


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Femmetrepreneurs Spotlight Friday – Alicia Kee

Happy Friday, Femmebabes! I hope you have had a great week! Did you have the opportunity to participate in the Boss Babe Societe Giveaway? Check it out here!

This week’s Femmetrepreneurs Spotlight Friday Femmetastic Femmetrepreneur is Alicia Kee with Oil Thyme.

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Alicia Kee started her essential oil business one and half years ago. She began her business with the goal of helping others live a toxic free lifestyle. Oil Thyme is a community for people who want to live healthier lives. At Oil Thyme, Ms. Kee helps families evaluate their health needs and replace toxic items with essential oils. She wants families to be educated and able to be their own health advocates. The Oil Thyme motto is “There is always Thyme for Oils.”

Ms. Kee decided to go into business for herself because she has the same goal that many of us do: to be financially free. She has found that in this journey as a business woman her greatest obstacle has been not being taken seriously.

Before starting Oil Thyme, Alicia attended Humboldt State University where she received a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology with an emphasis in Marine Fisheries.

Ms. Kee lives with her daughter and son. She says, “Though our family is small, we have created a family with friends that have come into our lives.” When she isn’t working Alicia enjoys watching movies, playing volleyball, and participating in roller derby. In her life she has had the opportunity to study in Baja, Mexico and swim with whale sharks.

“Do it!” Ms Kee says when asked what advice she has for women who want to break into the business world. “It might be scary at first but completely worth it in the end. Find others to grow with, most of the time family and friends will hold you back to ‘protect’ you.”

Her favorite motivational quote or mantra is:

“Everything happens for a reason.”


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Leadership and Professional Growth through Purpose

Happy Friday, Femmetastic Femmes! I hope you had a chance to read Femmetrepreneurs Spotlight Friday. Supporting each other in our work and celebrating our successes together is what the Femmetrepreneur Community is all about. That’s why we say, “When we work together, we succeed together.”

Today we are continuing our series on Leadership and Professional Growth. Today’s topic being Purpose.

Life requires that we continue learning. Some of the most important learning happens when we look inside of ourselves. We make incredible discoveries when we look into our own minds and emotions. For example, our perception of the world and the way we react to situations stems from our experiences in the past, and from the knowledge that we gained from those experiences. All that information is stored deep inside our minds. We analyze our own minds we can make new discoveries, develop ideas, and come up with solutions that can be used for professional growth. pexels-photo-724994.jpeg
From the time of our birth, we wander through the developmental phases drifting in an out. It seems to become an aimless journey that drifts us into the stream of confusion. Many people stay within these boundaries.

Instead of being stuck all your life, climb out and see what the world has to offer you and what you have to offer the world.

Our inner self has all the answers we need to find the pathway to a life outside the boundaries and one of these pathways is Purpose. If you are willing to take the adventure inside the mind you can discover your life’s purpose.

We can discover Purpose by meditating, self-examining, or self-exploring.

During your meditation and self-exploration ask yourself the following:

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  • What energizes you?
  • What are you willing to sacrifice for?
  • Who do you want to help?
  • How do you want to help?
  • What do you love to do?
  • When are you most happy?
  • What do you most value?

 

Finding your life purpose is a life-long journey. It’s okay to take it one step at a time. It’s normal to pause and reevaluate regularly. And it’s okay to feel overwhelmed. Nothing worth doing is easy, and this will not always be easy.

You will encounter frustrations and challenges along the way. Some days, you’ll throw your hands up in the air in defeat. But often times on the journey to find our purpose, we often miraculously stumble into it. We find that we have somehow been acting out our purpose all along.

I feel that my life’s purpose is to help others through love, encouragement, and entertainment. I discovered this was my purpose after I had already began writing and blogging. I entertain people through my books. I encourage and express my love for my audience and friends through my blog posts and social media posts. One thing I do for example, is a Buddy Check 22. It is for my fellow veterans and active duty military members. Twenty-two veterans commit suicide every day, so on the 22nd of each month I tag my friends in a post reminding them that I care about them and are there for them every day. Your purpose in life can be lived with activities as simple as that.

But why is it important to find your purpose? And what does it have to do with business?

There is a thing called alignment. Alignment, when speaking about life, is the state when your thoughts, feelings, and actions are all working toward the same goal. Your actions fully support your intentions.pexels-photo-694133.jpeg

Therefore, to live a happy and successful life it is best to live in a state of alignment – where everything is working together for the same goal. Which means, finding your purpose and applying it to your business life can help you live in a state of alignment. For example:

If your purpose is to heal people, you would be living out of alignment if you were a professional boxer. Instead of healing you would be hurting someone.

But, if your purpose is to heal and you got a job as a nurse or a doctor, then you would be living in alignment.

Knowing your purpose and living your purpose in your business life will be more rewarding than if your work is in contradiction to your purpose.

So, do some self-assessment. If you are not happy at your job or running your business, ask yourself if it is aligned with your purpose. Do you know your purpose? If not, time to figure it out.

Here are some books on the topic of Purpose and Alignment:


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Femmetrepreneurs Spotlight Friday – Hannah Stenson

Happy Friday, Femmetrepreneurs! I hope this week has been another profitable and productive one for you.

This week’s Femmetrepreneurs Spotlight Friday Femmetastic Femmetrepreneur is Hannah Stenson with Rebuilding Foundations.

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Hannah Stenson is the owner and operator of Rebuilding Foundation where she helps individuals build a solid professional foundation. She is a Human Resources educator and coach who actually enjoys interviews! Interview strategy, interview prep, teaching the theory behind interview questions, how to ace a phone screen, interview mindset work, how to clean up your resume, post-interview debriefs, the basics of LinkedIn, and diving into your work personality type are just some examples of different education or coaching sessions that Ms. Stenson offers individuals who come to her for help at Rebuilding Foundations. Along with helping people get the job or promotion they are seeking, Hannah also teaches business owners how to interview candidates, how to create a great interview process, and she offers interviewing and candidate screening services as well.

When asked why she got into the HR business, Hannah replied, “There is so much information, and often times bad information, about how to interview, how to make a resume, etc. I love to introduce the basics, create a solid foundation, and watch each person grow from there. Interviews should not be this unknown, scary thing. You can walk into an interview prepared with an arsenal of excellent interview answers, a killer resume, and a clear vision of what the interviewer needs from you – and I can help with that. I want people to have wild success in their life, and for many, that starts with their career.”

Before starting Rebuilding Foundation in August of 2017, Hannah Stenson got her Human Resources Management degree from Baylor (where she also met her husband). She has continuously worked in the HR field since 2015. She worked for two Fortune 50 companies and a luxury car dealership as well as consulted on projects for entrepreneurs, a large hospital, an insurance group, a tech startup, and many individual professionals. After conducting hundreds of interviews, Ms. Stenson repeatedly saw well qualified people fail to get the job they interviewed for due to fixable mistakes that they made during the interview process. It was this realization that led her to create her own HR coaching business.

In the future Ms. Stenson want to create more businesses. She says, “I love creating and setting them [businesses] up as well as meeting all the new clients. My next project is a feminine health physical-product-based company.”

Boundaries are what Hannah names as her biggest obstacle as an entrepreneur. She quotes Brene Brown saying “’daring to set boundaries is having the courage to love ourselves.’ When you are a young, female professional often times people will disregard your experience. Be kind, but never second guess your skills.”

Ms. Stenson offers this advice for women looking to start their own business:

“Make a plan and find someone to keep you accountable. Procrastination and not meeting your goals is completely avoidable. Always be ethical- in how your business operates, how much you pay your employees/ contractors, how you gain a following… trust is so easy to break, and nothing is worth compromising for. Surround yourself with other business owners and share your knowledge. Almost everything can be found with the right Google search so save someone the time and answer the question. Keep a list to see how far you have come. Often, we forget that we started at zero, and it makes a great motivator for the hard days to see how far you have come.”

When Hannah isn’t busy coaching people for their dream job interview she enjoys cooking and baking. She also loves yellow flowers, dinosaurs, and drinking a cold margarita while munching on chips and salsa. She also dreams of owning a Doodle puppy one day.

Her Favorite Motivational Quote Is:

Ten years from now, make sure you can say that you chose this life, you did not settle for it.


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Leadership and Professional Development through Preparation

Hello Femmetrepreneurs! Thirsty for Coffee Thursday is here. Grab a coffee refill and pexels-photo-302899.jpeglet’s get down to the business of Leadership and Professional Development through Preparation.

365 days each year, many people spend most of their time running around and making sure, they did not leave anything out. Throughout their busy schedule, they spend much of their time consumed in thinking about what they are going to do after work, trying to find a piece of paper that they thought was in their briefcase, and driving back to their house for the snack they forgot to bring to the kids’ practice. They are reminding themselves that they need to do the laundry or wondering what they’re going to for cook dinner. They are searching their office for the sticky note they wrote their next appointment’s information on. Now, statistically speaking, if 3000 people, 365 days each week spent 8 hours in a day thinking about things other than the task they are supposed to be working on -16,653.125 estimated wasted time spent each day on something they have no control over at the time. Since we have over 5.5 billion people in the world, this figure is actually exponentially even larger.

If even half of the 3000 people spent more time focusing on their jobs at hand it would also create more available time for these individuals to do something that is positive or constructive.

This leads us to see the importance of preparing. Preparation helps us to save time and money by allowing us to stay focused on what we need to accomplish. Let’s see how it can save us time by preparing and focusing on what we need to do. Take the same example above. Per se, 3000 people each day head off to work and during work, their main focus is centered on what they need to finish first. The estimated amount of time saved each day – 16,653.125 plus 16,653.125 = 333, 062.5 and you would calculate half this figure, multiplying it because additional time would be saved by the 3000 people completing their tasks in a timely manner. Thus, time is added to this picture and money is saved. This would equal about 66 million minutes of time saved in each year. Wow!

Now, if you prepared you could add some more time saved on to this figure, which means that your boss (or your clients) would love you and you would likely get a raise and promotion (or more future business from your very pleased client).

During this time that you have saved you could focus on improving your skills and professional development or focus on growing and improving your business in new and exciting ways.

Since each of us is different, it is up to you individually to figure out how you can each be best prepared for each day ahead of you. Of course, you can’t expect to be able to anticipate every situation that you will encounter each day. Life is a little too random for that. However, by being better prepared for the ones that are foreseeable will allow us to save time and prevent stress.

Preparing is one of the biggest secrets of Time Management, and it is different than just planning your day. Planning is the scheduling but preparing is the action part of getting ready. It is doing your homework and ensuring that you are ready to tackle your daily tasks.

Preparing, by doing your homework:

  • Appointments – gathering the necessary items.  Ever show up to the doctor or DMV without all your paperwork?
  • Meetings – Reading the agenda and reviewing documents in advance.   You will find your meetings are more productive and shorter in length.
  • Tasks – Ensuring you have the items required to complete.  You will not try to do a task only to discover that the information you need is sitting on your desk at home.

Some simple things you can do to prepare for your day:

  • Make you lunch the night before.
  • Rehearse your presentation
  • Review your calendar and To-Do List the night before – Identify your most important tasks
  • Lay out the nonperishable ingredient you will need to make dinner.
  • Check you planner and confirm appointments at the start of your day.
  • Have your notes and thoughts that you want to address in the meeting written down and prepared before the meeting starts.
  • Visualize your day before you even step foot out of bed.
  • Research necessary information for an upcoming meeting, appointment, or presentation

Getting ready for your day will not only increase your efficiency, but also reduce stress.  Planning is good. Preparing is better. Being prepared for anything is a sign of a good and organized leader. The more prepared and organized you are the more reliable and dependable you will be. This will lead to greater respect for yourself as a business woman and a leader in your work environment.


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Leadership and Professional Growth through Time Management

Leadership and Professional Growth through Time Management

Happy Hump Day, Femmetrepreneurs! I hope you enjoyed our previous blog series all about Blogging. And did you have a chance to try out the Power Lead System we covered yesterday in the Product of the Week segment? Today we are starting our new blog series on Leadership and Professional Growth, starting with Time Management.

Time is essentially valuable to us all. We want to learn how to use our time wisely by cutting back some of the things that only hold us back from finishing other duties. Therefore, it is wise to start working toward professional growth by setting up a time management plan. The better your time management, the more effective and productive you will be. The time management plan will give you insight and knowledge that you can use to make progress and eventually prepare, organize, and set up an effective time management schedule.

How to set up a time management plan:

First, we are going to take stock of how we are currently spending our time. I want you to break everything down and make a journal or list as you answer these questions. Think about your daily duties. Think about what you do when you finish your tasks. Next, think about what you do when you are not managing your projects. How much time do you spend on these tasks and duties? How much of your time is spent handling a single task? How much time do spend working in total? How much time do you spend sleeping? How much time to you spend on entertainment? What about activities or family time? And how much time to do you spend mingling with friends?

 
Once you have finished answering each question, sit down and reflect on your answers. Make sure that you write them down where you can review your notes later. Once you have finished reflecting on your answers, take some time to go over your notes.

Now, make a list of your things to do. Write down the time you spend on each task. Record the time you spend outside of work with family, friends and entertainment. Continue until you have calculated how much time in 24 hours each day is spent on a single action.

Use your list. You want to cutback on time, so make sure that you mark on your list the most important tasks you must complete each day. How much time can you save by managing one project at a given time? How can you clear up time by preparing for the project ahead of time?

Continue, until you have a well-written list of, to do tasks, which are most important. Each day take care of your most important duties first. Prepare before you start. Keep your desk clear of clutter so that you are sufficient prepared to finish your major task in a timely manner. Have your accessories, such as pens, paper, paperclips and other items handy. This will cutback some time, since you will not be looking around for them or trying to work around clutter. After you finish your major task, start working through your list until you complete each task.

Monitor your time spent per task without allowing it to interfere with your responsibilities. Use a timer. With each task finished, record the time you spent working on the task. At the end of each day take some time to see if you managed the project in a timely way, or if you could find other ways to cutback on time by finishing the task sooner. Stay focused while you work through create your time management schedule. Take each step slowly, yet progressively so that you are effectively capable of cutting back time.

Next, move to your home. What do you do once you arrive home? Do you spend hours watching television? Do you spend time with family and friends while putting off other responsibilities? Try this…when you come home, do your chores first. Get the household responsibilities taking care of and then spend some time with your family. Have a nice family dinner with each of you seated around the table. Spend time communicating. Find out how each family members day went.

Once you are finished, you may want to relax. Spend an hour watching television with your family and then get your “next day,” clothing and ideas prepared. Take the set of clothes you intend to wear the following day out of your closet and sit them somewhere where you can get to them quickly in the morning.

 

Continue to monitor and take stock of the way you are managing your time until you feel you have found the right balance and time management schedule that works best for you and the life that you want to live. This should be a schedule that allows you to be effective and productive at work while still allowing you the rest and relaxation time you need for self-care, family, friends, and entertainment outside of work.


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Product of the Week: Power Lead System

Hello, Femmes! Happy Tuesday to you! Today we are starting a new weekly blog series called Product of the Week. Once a week we will be telling you about a product that can help your online business in some way. Either another way to make money online, a way to get more traffic, or create content, etc.

This week’s Product is Power Lead System.power lead system product of the week make money online

What is Power Lead System?

Power Lead System is a platform that makes it simple for anyone to create lead capture pages (squeeze pages) with conversion tracking, start an email autoresponder list, run a live webinar, and create a sales page, along with much more like voice and text messaging. Power Lead System is also marketing training product with an affiliate program. It teaches people how to earn traffic and promote affiliate links through various platforms.

Power Lead System Affiliate members are entitled to the weekly marketing webinars. Webinars are excellent for learning how to promote affiliate programs because you can usually ask questions at the end of the webinar.

The Power Lead System is simple and straight forward to set up.

 

Who is Power Lead System Intended For?

If you have a business you need Power Lead System. Whether you have small local power lead system back officebusiness and want a way to build a list and offer goodies to your customers on a professional looking site, or you are involved in direct sales, MLM, or especially online affiliate programs, this system can work for you. In fact, the back office is set up so that you can select your business from 100’s businesses already listed and have a custom autoresponder email campaign created instantly.

Whether you’re an online marketing virgin or experienced with list-building, you’ll find the ease of using their professional lead-capture pages refreshing.

 

Does Power Lead System work? power lead system info

I know there are a lot of lead capture page creators out there that you can use, and a lot of webinar hosting platforms, but unless you’re using PLS, you’re either going to add another big monthly bill and complicated system to your toolbox, or you’ll be stuck in techie geek purgatory trying to figure out how to set up WordPress hosting, install the plugin, make sure it’s compatible and working properly with your WP theme, and then finally get around to designing a lead capture page.

With Power Lead System, you simply log in and create a new page. (Easy-Peasy!) You can either choose from a huge selection of templates, which will often even integrate with your company’s replicated sales pages, or you can build your own. Conversion tracking happens automatically! No need to sign up for yet another service.

The autoresponder works similarly, and the great thing is that it is integrated into the lead capture page system. It’s simple and eliminates the need for yet another monthly subscription. (Who needs another one?)

(If you already have AWeber or GetResponse set up, you can integrate those systems pretty easily also and have the option to collect leads in PLS as a backup.)

What if I don’t have a business?

If you’re looking at Power Lead System as a business opportunity to stand on its own, you’re in luck. This is a product and service you can offer that will also be a legitimate way to make money online. There is a generous compensation plan built into the program that allows you to create incredible leverage with your income, especially when you have all of the products.

Heck, there’s even a FREE lead system you can give away to get people started!

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What Training Does Power Lead System Offer?

When you’re a Gold member (Silver + affiliate), you immediately receive the Endless Free Leads 11.0 training system ($297 value). This reveals how to grow a massive network on Facebook and get incredible exposure. The step by step directions are simple for people who are brand new to Facebook to follow, and also have tips that experienced marketers will benefit from employing.

The tactics work and will help you WIN the online marketing game.

Beyond the Endless Free Leads system, the Silver and Gold membership levels offer training on a wide variety of other marketing approaches for online and offline marketing.

Master Traffic Academy

  • Free for Silver and Gold Members
  • Facebook, PPC, and Unlimited Exposure training for results.

Weekly Live Training

  • 2x/week live training webinars to learn how to market online, use your PLS tools, and grow a business.

 

PLS makes additional products available for a one-time investment.

These will equip you with additional skills and ways to earn. You may use these skills as a local business consultant to help other business owners grow online or use them

Diamond Level – Free Ad Secrets

When you purchase the Diamond Level training, it is a one time investment which also enables you to earn leveraged commissions.

This training has innovative ways to reach mass markets for FREE and grow your business exponentially. If you’re doing any sort of marketing, or haven’t started yet, this training lays out how to increase your exposure and reach more prospects fast.

Platinum Level – Social Profit Academy

This is high level Facebook ad training that will enable you to learn more about Facebook and how to promote any program you desire.

Power VIP Club

Expand your social media reach to professionals, millennials, and retail buyers with CPA (cost per action), Youtube, Snapchat, and Facebook, and remarketing. No matter what niche you’re in, these training sessions will help you generate more leads, sales, and get to the heart of your target market.

So what are you waiting for? Try Power Lead System and start making money with lead capture pages and email marketing!

 

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Make Money From Your Blog

Hello Femmetastic Femmetrepreneurs! We’ve reached the blog post you have been waiting for since we started the Blogging series.make money blogging

How do I make money with my blog? That’s what you all want to know, right?

If you have given your blog the proper promotional treatment, it will likely give you the income that you need.

 

Establish Authority First

Before you even start focusing on earning money out of your blogs, make sure to establish the following things first:establish authority blogging

  • Great content
  • Good traffic
  • An authority figure in your niche
  • A loyal following
  • A blog design suitable for ads

 

Many bloggers often ask whether to start with zero ads or to introduce some to their audience right at the start. But the decision is entirely up to you.

If you keep your blog ads-free at first, you might turn off some readers when you introduce them later.

If you also choose to post ads right from the start, this will show your audience that you intend to monetize your blog. This will also help you explore your revenue sources. However, this might limit your traffic since there are readers who don’t want to see ads cluttered on the blogs that they’re going to read.

But the bottom line is to establish your authority as an expert in your niche first by posting great content. You can worry about money later.

 

Earn from CPM Ads

CPM is cost per mille, wherein you can earn for every 1,000 impressions left on the ads.

Some popular CPM networks include Uber CPM, AdBuff, Media.net, and BuySellAds.

Most CPM banners found in blogs are the 300×250 rectangle ads, the 728×90 leaderboard, and the 160×600 large skyscraper.

To make the most money out of CPM ads, design your blog to accommodate all types of banners above your blog’s fold. This is the position that will earn you premium rates.

 

Use Google AdSense

If you want to earn from Google AdSense, you need to drive high traffic to your blog. Make sure that at least 70% of that traffic is search engine traffic. This is because this traffic is often composed of people who are likely to click on ads.

Once you are assured of these requirements, you need to pick the right AdSense units. The most profitable ones are the 300×250 rectangle, the 336×280 large rectangle, and the 160×600 large skyscraper.

In choosing a position, you have to prepare for a possible reduction in user experience. Your readers might not like it if you have to blend the ads with the content instead of putting them in the sidebar.

 

Profit from Sponsorships and Direct Advertising

Once you have established a good following for your blog, you can sell ads directly to your audience and earn more from it.

You need to clearly tell advertisers that you’re ready for their ads by putting an “Advertise with us” page.

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The pro of this method is that you can determine how and where the ads will be placed and you can earn more by not using a middleman. However, the con is that you need to put in more work to manage all the ads and transactions with the advertisers by yourself.

So, should you go to the advertisers or will you wait for them to come to you?

If you are just starting with direct ads, you have to find and contact the advertisers first. Start with creating a list of relevant advertisers, the ones that have already made use of online ads and are selling products or services that your readers use.

You can find such advertisers by looking the advertisers on the other blogs in your field, by searching Google using your keywords and looking at the companies in the “Sponsored Links,” and by signing up for advertising networks, such as BuySellAds.com or SponsoredReviews.com.

You can then contact these potential advertisers. Make sure to introduce your blog and yourself, talk about how you are willing to accommodate their ads on your website and how their product/service is appropriate for your readers, show them some basic stats about your blog, especially subscribers and traffic, and highlight the advertising features that you can offer, such as the banner formats, position, and rates.

 

In calculating advertising rates, it might be a good idea to start with charging $0.50 CPM for advertising 125×125 banners on the sidebar. If you get 200,000 views per month, you can charge these banners in this position $100 per month. Use this calculation as a rule of thumb for calculating the rates of other ads in different positions.

Check your blog’s real page views to calculate your rates. Use Google Analytics to do this.

 

Try Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing can complement your earnings from your blog.

First, check all the products and services that you’re using and find possible affiliate programs related to them. You can write reviews about them and put in your affiliate links.

Write honest reviews about the product or service to establish your credibility. This will help you earn your readers’ trust and confidence in your posts.

Keep track of the latest products and services that your readers might be interested in. If you find one, contact the product/service provider and ask if they offer an affiliate program.

You can also sign up for affiliate marketing networks such as Commisionology, Power Leads, Commission Black Ops, The Fan Page Money Method, or JvZoo.

 

Bank on Email Marketing

You can connect to your audience better through emails and forge relationships with them. The bigger your email list is, the more advantageous it will be to you, especially if you decide to do email marketing.

If you don’t want your emails to be classified as spam, use email marketing services. The most reliable ones are iContact, Aweber, and ConstantContact. I personally use MailChimp and find it very user friendly.

Explore all the methods that will encourage people to subscribe to your email newsletters and to respond to you.

Establish a steady email relationship with them by sending at least one email every week, or every two weeks. Don’t forget to include valuable information in each email.


You can make money out of your blog using all the strategies discussed above. These tips were also used by bloggers, who are now living comfortably from the money that they earned from their blogs. However, you have to put in a lot of hard work, time and patience while preparing to monetize your blog.

It is a common mistake to treat your blog merely as a source of acquiring money.

Remember that a blog is more than just a website with dollar signs posted in the header, footer or sidebar. Its biggest function will always be to connect you to the rest of the world.

Aside from making money out of your blog, you should also use it to make new friends, build a community of readers, and establish relationships with people that can help your blog and your readers. Use your blog to establish your authority in the field and to explore new ideas that will drive traffic to your blog. Don’t waste the opportunities that your blog brings to find partners and to start useful projects that will benefit you, your audience, and your network.

While you should focus on making money using your blog, don’t be blinded by all the benefits that you can get out of it.

The best thing about blogging is that you don’t even need to think far ahead into the future. If your blog becomes popular with a top position in your niche, you can use it for just about any venture. It can be a great platform to publish a book, to get your dream job, or to launch a product.

 

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