Archive for January 2011

Who do You have in Your Corner?

January 20, 2011

Most of us have a healthy network of friends and family who are our supporters in our personal lives. Just like we have that support in our personal lives we need support from several people in our professional pursuits. In today’s blog I’m going to be discussing three types of people you want to consider having  in your corner to help you make it as a solo-entrepreneur. This would be especially true if you’re transitioning from the military to entrepreneurship since  this might be a totally new terrority for you.

#1 – The Supporter – this person supports you in all you do. They are your cheerleaders. They’re the ones that believe in you, your dreams, and will help you find ways to make them work! They will keep you real about what it is you are seeking to do, but they won’t be nay-sayers or bubble poppers. They want you to succeed, but they are not a “yes” person just to be saying “yes”.

#2 – The Informationist – this person is a researcher and information gatherer. They will do the grunt work that you don’t want or like to do. They will give you enough, and maybe even more than enough information you need to get you from where you are to where you want to be. This is important, because the lack of pertinent and correct information can “maim” a business.

#3 – Accountability Partner – this person will keep you honest and on track. They will check in with you and make sure you are doing what you say you’re going to do to reach the goals you’ve set for yourself. They will make you check in with reality, but not discourage you.

As you add these three types of people in your business life you’ll find that they will be a big help in supporting you to get your business up and running and to help you keep you on track and focus

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ABOUT KAREN: Karen, is a Military Transition Specialist 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 loves 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.html to sign up for your free 15 minute intake.

Karen@giveyourselfpower.com – email
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LET IT GO!!!!

January 2, 2011

LET IT GO!!!!

The first time I ever remember receiving this was back in 1987 and I think it’s still as relevant today as it was then. I’m not sure who the author of this is, but I think Bishop T.D. Jakes.  I want to share it with you, especially as we start this New Year it’s time to let a lot of things go and begin this Year off different from one you’ve done in the pervious years. If you want to take your life and business to the next level this year, then you need to LET IT GO!!!

If you are holding on to somethings that doesn’t belong to you an it was never intended for your life, then you need to….LET IT GO!!!

If you are holding on to past hurts and pains….LET IT GO!!!

If someone can’t treat you right, love you back and see your worth….LET IT GO!!!

If someone has angered you….LET IT GO!!!

If you are holding on to some thought of evil and revenge….LET IT GO!!!

If you are involved in a wrong relationship or addiction….LET IT GO!!!

If you are holding on to a job that longer meets your needs or talents….LET IT GO!!!

If you have a bad attitude….LET IT GO!!!

It you keep judging others to make yourself feel better….LET IT GO!!!

If you’re stuck in the past and God is trying to take you to a new level in Him….LET IT GO!!!

If you are struggling with the healing of a broken relationship….LET IT GO!!!

If you keep trying to help someone who won’t even try to help themselves….LET IT GO!!!!

If you’re feeling depressed and stressed….LET IT GO!!!

If there is a particular situation that you are so used to handling yourself and God is saying “take your hands off of it”, then you need to….LET IT GO!!!

Let the past be the past….Forget the former things….GOD is doing a new thing!….LET IT GO in 2011!!!

Get Right or Get Left…think about it!

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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.html to sign up for your free 15 minute intake.

Karen@giveyourselfpower.com – email
http://www.facebook.com/GiveYourselfPower
http://www.twitter.com/KarenMHeck
http://www.linkedin.com/in/karenheck

It’s A New Year

January 1, 2011
The New Year Countdown. Venue: Marina Bay, Sin...

Image by williamcho via Flickr

Almost every one is making some sort of New Year’s resolution and for most of us we might make it through the first 31 days of the year and then it’s back to the same ole same ole. I would like to encourage you this year not to allow your dreams, plans, passion and desires to go to waste too quickly.

I want you to remember upfront, that as soon as you make your resolution that you’re going to encounter some bumps, some slow downs, some frustrations, some people who don’t want to see you succeed (haters/those that don’t have dreams of their own), and last but not least, your own worst enemy – You.  You’re going to find out that you will get in your own way more than you thought. As much as you don’t want to admit it, you’re going to find yourself self-sabotaging your own plans, passion, and dreams for various reasons. My encouragement to you when this happens, is to take a step back, a deep breath, and remind yourself why you allowed yourself to set the New Year’s resolution(s) in the first place.

My goals this year are to spend more time with God through prayer and meditation, to love my husband more deeply, to give more than I gave last year to those charities that are important and are of interest to me, add more time for nurturing and growing my business (by investing more in me, my training, and learning), to read more, to play more, and last but not least to love and be proud of the achievement I’m accomplishing more. Like you, I’m going to have to take a step back, a deep breath, and remind myself why I allowed myself to set these goals for the New Year, because I’m aware that I’m going to hit a few of those bumps, hurdles, frustrations, people who don’t want to see me succeed, and last but not least, I’m going to experience my own self-sabotaging :). BUT in the end I will Give myself the Power to succeed, survive and become a better me in 2011!

So what are your goals for this year? Post your response below.

Don’t allow your dreams to go down the drain…they add to the joy of living!!!!

WANT TO USE THIS ARTICLE IN YOUR NEWSLETTER, EZINE, OR WEB SITE? You can as long as you include the following:

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 businessgo to www.giveyourselfpower.com/contact.html to sign up for your free 15 minute intake.

Karen@giveyourselfpower.com – email
http://www.facebook.com/GiveYourselfPower
http://www.twitter.com/KarenMHeck
http://www.linkedin.com/in/karenheck