Mind Your Business and Your Business Will Mind You

“As a man thinketh so is he.”

This may come as a shock to you, but your mind has everything to do with your current state of being right now. How many times have you said “I wish I could?” Why don’t you?

Here’s a fact! The mind can be your greatest asset or your worst investment. It stops you before you even get started.

The mind causes you to self doubt, debate and quit with yourself. You will never win fighting yourself.

In fact, you will be quicker to find an excuse as to why you can’t do something versus figuring out how it can be done. Successful people know this because this is what separates them from everyone else.

The more you think about what it is you want to do, you need to position yourself in that direction.

1. Stay away from negative people. This seems simple, but it’s not. You must have discernment in how to detect negativity from negative people. Sometimes it can be a word, an action and even a smile.

2. Speak over you and your situation.. It’s ok to encourage yourself in the journey. You must be your biggest cheerleader for success.

3. Don’t talk about, be about it. People expect you to fail. Talk is cheap. When you put action behind your words, things manifest.

I remember questioning myself about why I wasn’t where I wanted to be in life. I had the education, the experience, the knowledge and the skills, but not the confidence. Yes.. the mind can steal that too. Then I realized that confidence is an inside job. The mindset of a boss is what’s needed to mind your business

No one can make you feel better about yourself but you. Everyday make it a practice of thinking great thoughts and doing great things for you. Don’t fall into old habits. Create new habits that will enable you to be your best self while making an impact.

I’m Nichelle your life and business strategist. I help you start, market, grow and profit into the CEO of you. Connect with me on Instagram for daily tips and strategies. Learn more about what I do to help you at The Start Up CEO. Check out The People Connect Podcast for business and motivation. Looking to uplevel your business game? Connect with me in my private Facebook Group. Until next time..

Blessings and peace,

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7 Steps to Having Great Karma in Your Life

The energy of people who always seem happy and enjoy life can be contagious. Have you ever said to yourself “Why is it that these type of people draw a crowd and seem to attract everyone to them like a magnet?” Did you ever stop to think that it’s their positive attitude and the way they look and react to the world around them?

Mindset is everything. Having a positive attitude can do more than anything else towards getting you whatever you want out of life. They way you think and act says a lot about you as a person. Those who are in positions to make things happen for you will want to be around you and want to work with you to help make your dreams become a reality. Having a positive attitude in whatever you do will make things easier, less complicated and even more enjoyable.

Being successful and happy starts with a positive attitude.

Listed below are seven simple, but powerful strategic tips to assist you with having a more positive attitude and thus becoming a more powerful person.

1. Be passionate and action oriented towards living your life. Don’t just make it through the day, live it to the fullest without complaints. Dig your teeth into the grind of the day and live it like it was your last day on earth. Wring every moment out of it and live each day with passion. Passion and a positive attitude are contagious. You will find others attracted to you who are just as passionate about living and life. Set goals and complete them as expected. Here’s 50 Steps Towards Achieving Your Goals.

2. Be active instead of reacting to it. Don’t wait until something bad happens then try to deal with it. Be proactive and make something good happen constantly. You are solely responsible for what you make of the life you have. You only have one great life so don’t waste it. Create the best life you possibly can one day at a time.

3. Believe that each moment is perfect regardless of its outcome. Life is going to happen. That is a fact of life. How you deal with it matters and determines the results. Don’t allow the misfortunes to drag you down. Good can come from everything no matter how bad it may be at the time. Learn to open yourself up to learn from each experience. Gain strength from the bad things that happen in your life. Learning to have a positive attitude even when bad things are happening will help you to get through the bad times even stronger and drive you to be more than determined to succeed.

4. Learn to always be grateful for what you have. Gratitude determines your altitude. It’s a well-known fact among successful people that having gratitude will get you more than just satisfaction. There’s nothing wrong with having dreams and goals and desiring more out of life, but don’t forget to be grateful for what you already have. Those who are never satisfied or grateful with what they have fall into a “needy” or “poverty” mindset where they think they never have have anything. Eventually their poor attitude will doom them for ever having anything.

A positive attitude attracts positive actions. Gratitude attracts positive energy.

5. Daily.. Seize every opportunity that you can instead of regretting it later. Now, whatever you do, don’t put yourself in the poorhouse or take food out of your children’s mouths chasing every get-rich-quick scheme that comes around the corner. However, don’t be afraid to make and take opportunities that feel right. Do your research. Understand what’s required and factor in what the opportunity requires. Successful people have taught themselves to have a sixth sense when it comes to taking advantage of new opportunities. Keep in mind, nothing comes from comfort. The inevitable of success requires you to strentch yourself.

6. Always keep a good sense of humor. Laughing at yourself is the best medicine. People like to be around those who find humor in even the most awkward moments. Learn to laugh out loud and you will be more positive, especially if you can learn to laugh at yourself. Don’t take yourself, or life, too seriously. Life is much too short to waste it moping around in self pity. Don’t invite people to a pity party either. Humor is very attractive. A positive attitude can be born from a strong sense of humor.

7. Have the belief that you are in charge of your destiny. Your dreams will give you purpose.. No one can take your dreams from you except for you. As long as there’s breath in your body, there is no limit to how much you can accomplish. Life is not something that is going on around you. It is simply what you make of it. By doing nothing you are still creating your life but it may not be the one you desire. Why not get involved and create a life you want and can enjoy? Just remember, it all starts with you and learning to have a positive mental attitude.

Anyone who is truly successful and enjoys life, has a life to be proud of. This person more than likely has a positive attitude.

If you use these seven steps to develop a positive attitude, then you too will live a life worth living filled with happiness.

I’m Nichelle. Your certifed & degreed life and business strategist. I help you start, market, grow and profit like a CEO. Are you on Instagram? Let’s connect! Check out The People Connect Podcast for more tips, tricks, motivation and inspiration in life and business.

Blessings & peace,

Are You Stuck in a Dead End Career? Here’s How to Free Yourself.

Let’s face it. You will spend half your life working doing something to earn a living. Either you will work for someone building their dreams or you will work for yourself and build your own.

If you are going to do it (work that is), you should enjoy it. Even though it sounds crazy, work can be enjoyable. Do you have a choice where you work and what you do? Yes you do. The decision is all up to you. Check out these tips for finding a new career.

Your career is what you will be remembered for succeeding in.

Happiness is a choice and so is a career. I advise those who are confused about what it is they want to do of this simple point. Do what makes you feel complete, useful and purposeful.

Social media is a great place to network and connect with others. Use platforms like LinkedIn to help you connect with others in your desired field. Get engaged, learn something new and promote yourself.

Is it always about the money? It depends. Is money inportant to you or do you need more than just money? Only you can honestly answer that question. What’s important to you? They are important to me. The more time I have, and money, I can spend it with them creating new memories.

There are so many creative ways to make money. I found this great gig to make extra income just by giving my opinion. How cool is that?

For me, I love balance. I can make all the money in the world and still be unhappy. But if I love what I do, the money is a bonus and makes me work even smarter. The money also will give you freedom to do as you please. Balance, FREEDOM and money…

Money is a tool and if used intentionally, it can give leverage to balance your happiness and your responsibilities.

Never, ever.. GIVE UP! Whatever your dreams and desires are in a career and life, choose wisely with purpose. Keep recreating yourself and trying something different. If you hate it, change it. Don’t be a victim to circumstance or excuse.

Remember.. you are not a tree. If you want to move, get up and do it with a plan. Planning ahead and in advance gives you authority. Today, not tomorrow because life is not promised, is the day to start living your dreams.

I’m Nichelle. Your life & business strategist. I help you start, market, grow and profit like a CEO in life & business. Need advice about your next move, let’s chat. Are you ready to uplevel your business life, connect with me in my private Facebook Group.

Blessings & much success,

3 Tips for New Business Owners

Are you interested in becoming an entrepreneur, but don’t no where to start? It’s simple.. just start.

Yes.. as simple as that!

Most small businesses fail within the first 5 yrs according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. The main reasons are due to:

1. A lack of knowledge.

2. A lack of funding.

3. Failure to price product or service correctly.

Most people dream of entrepreneurship, but many never take the next step or they give up too soon. Just a side note.. Entrepreneurship is not for the faint at heart.

If you are comfortable where you are, you probably won’t make it. I advise new, thrill seekers of these 3 things when starting a business.

After you’ve mastered that, I suggest you hire someone to teach you how to start, market, grow and become profitable. If you can’t find anyone, I just might be available. Check here for available times.

After you’ve done all this, now it’s time to put the foot to the medal and put a strategy in place.

Are you working part-time or full-time in this new business? What are your professional and financial goals as an entrepreneur? Where do you see yourself a year from now in this business? If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Subscribe to The People Connect Podcast for business tips, inspiration and motivation to keep you in the loop and on top of your business.

So start planning…

Be prepared to invest in you and your business if you are serious. If finances are low, invest in free business tools to get started. There are tons of them. You need a website or a blog, an email provider (CRM system) and a product or service. You can also get The Start, Market & Grow Business Bundle if you need an indepth knowledge of building that business online.

The life of an entrepreneur can be fun, stressful and really challenging. Join business groups on Facebook and connect with other business people.

The more you learn, the more comfortable you will be as a new business owner.

Are you social? If not, you better get that way. There are over 6 billion people in the world ready to be introduced to your business idea. Connect with me on Instagram for more tips & strategy about business.

I’m Nichelle! A certified business & life strategist. I help you start, market, grow and profit as the CEO of you.

Until next time..

Blessings & Peace,

What Does Your Image Say About You?

Here’s the deal! People not only remember what you say and how you make them feel, but they remember how you look too.

Your image is your brand. You are your brand and your brand is you. No matter what you do in life, your image matters.

We often speak of businesses having images. Well they do, but so do you.

Personal image has been known to disqualify you from a job or a promotion and even the type of opportunities you are presented with. For example, Beyonce has been very good at building a personal and profitable image. People buy her clothes, her music, her books and spend hundreds to attend her concert just to get that experience. She’s even got a fan club called the Beyhive. Beyonce and other notable musicians and entertainers have taken image to heart and started to use it to uplevel their personal and professional lives. You too have the same opportunity.

Don’t fear being different. Fear being the same.

In business, an image is why people buy or not and even refer. People like to be associated with an image. It makes them feel notable, established and having a sense of arriving at a certain level. For instance, name brand merchandise is attributed to a certain financial clout, i.e., Range Rover, Michael Kors. These brands have a targeted market that keeps their image alive.

Why is it important to have a personal image?

1. It validates who you are.

2. It denotes how you feel about yourself.

3. It gives clarity as to what you value in your life.

Check out 4 more reasons here.

A good, personal and business, image can take you far in life. Working on your image daily can open many doors and provide tons opportunity.

When opportunity knocks, if someone likes and relates to your image, they will more than likely connect with you to learn more.

Everyday you should be evaluating your image in regards to your goals. If there is no alignment, perhaps readjusting, shifting or changing your image is always an option. This message right here resignates the truth.

What image do you portray? How has your image advanced or taken away from you? If you’ve never thought about it, now is the perfect time to access. It’s never too late to recreate what you do to do it better.

I’m Nichelle, your Life Transition and Business Strategist. I help you identify your weaknesses, maximize your strengths, find opportunities and devour your threats in your life and business. Learn more about me and what I do to help you at The Start Up CEO.

Interested in learning more personal and business tips filled with inspiration and motivation? Check out The People Connect Podcast.

Live in your image and let your image live in you.

3 Things They Wish You Didn’t Know

Have you ever wondered why things work the way they do? Do you understand your role?

While out doing my daily grind, I had a moment to sit & think. Life isn’t so bad. Why are so many people unhappy? Then I realized this.. it’s more about us than it is about them..

1. What you think about yourself matters.

2. What you think you can not do matters too.

3. Your action dictates your results.

Here’s my proof… Tuesday Life Hack.

So what do you think? You may agree or you may not. Nevertheless, it’s worth thinking about. Some things require an analytical, thought provoking perspective. đź’Ż

Whatever you do, do it for you. When it all boils down, your happiness with self matters. Don’t let anyone sip your tea that doesn’t deserve to use the cup.

If you are ready for your next level, start today. Freedom.. is when you clearly can say I’m going to be happy in spite of.

I’m Nichelle.. your Life Transition Strategist & Business Strategist. Realize your potential and never doubt yourself. This right here says it all. Learn more about what I do to help you here. Listen to The People Connect Podcast for business tips, strategy, inspiration & motivation.

Blessings, Peace & Much Success,

Nichelle.

13 Ways to Drive Traffic & Build Social Influence

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In the business of online marketing, you must be reaching people to convert them to followers, cheerleaders and buyers. The most powerful people online have mastered how to get people to find them, like them, share them and be a part of their tribe.

Building influence is the name of the game; however, it does not happen overnight. It takes time to see results and earn your respect. Everyone starts somewhere. If you are new to business or you are stagnant and need growth, check out the Start, Market & Grow Bundle to help you build a profitable business consistently.

Listed below are 13 ways to guide you towards social influence domination.

“When you are enthusiastic about what you do, you feel this positive energy. It’s very simple.” Paulo Coelh

Build your Site for Search Engine Optimization

Keywords are the key to being found among millions of other websites. Sort of like hashtags, keywords help people find you. By optimizing your website for search engines, you will be able to gain more traffic from people searching those keywords you attach to your website. This is a powerful tool and will eventually lead to a lot of traffic.

Have a Social Media Contest

Starting a contest on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Periscope or Snapchat will definitely get some attention towards your brand with follower shares. People like give away’s and free. It’s a great way to build your list and offer something of value at the same time.

Use Polls to Get Opinions

People love to offer advice and give opinions. Facebook has a tool built-in to help with this process. Survey Monkey & Google Forms are also great for polls. Ask your followers questions as it pertains to what you do & how you can make it better. You would be surprised. You may generate new ideas from people telling you what they want and don’t like.

Start a YouTube Channel

People love video and YouTube is currently the largest video subscriber. Post videos and have them link back to your website. This will add more sources of traffic and will also be a platform for viral video marketing. Need more inspiration? Connect with me on YouTube.

Post on Your Social Media Platforms Consistently

When you post on your sites consistently, it will lead to more people seeing your content and engaging. Be sure to engage back. Like their photo’s, give compliments and provide simple tips to drive traffic to your platforms for more traffic.

Post on Your Facebook Wall and Ask Your Friends to Share

As simple as this may sound, this is something that will certainly get instant traffic to your site. People respond based on know, like, trust and respect. Well.. most of your Facebook friends will probably fall into this category. If they share you with their audience, it factors in that you probably reputable if they were willing to share. People are curious and nosey and will often seek you out. Post tips, strategies and pictures of what you do to gain interest and build more followers.

“In every day, there are 1,440 minutes. That means we have 1,440 daily opportunities to make a positive impact.” Les Brown

Viral Video Marketing

Get uncomfortable with being comfortable of doing the same thing! Think of a unique, out of the box and funny way to make a viral video about your business. It’s certainly a great way to get instant traffic. This can lead to millions of hits, shares and follows. This simple strategy has made some people instafamous for sure. Catch me LIVE on Periscope where I share business tips & tricks to do this.

Attend & Post Current Events

Go to community as well as neighborhood events and share them with your audience. Talk to them, possibly video the event and become the go to person for what’s going on. This is a great place to network too. Pass out business cards and talk to people. Post pics on your social media to show your involvement and gain interest.

Promote Your Brand Offline

When socializing or doing your daily task, slide in with a bit about your business when around people. Put your website and social media links on your business cards. Wear paraphernalia with your business name on it. Put door magnets on your car. Host an open house for your business. Attend meet-ups and chamber of commerce meetings. Buy billboard space. Collaborate with local businesses. Even in the restaurant, talk to your waiter or waitress and don’t forget to leave a business card, an ink pen or trinket with your business name on the table with the tip. Need help with branding your business, click here.

Include Your Business URL in Every Signature

Email marketing isn’t dead! This is prime real estate to share your message and gain by in with your business. Every email you send, people will have the opportunity call you or go to your website for information to buy your products & services. Learn how to grow your email list here. Even with text messaging.. use your website or a link to what you do.

“The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do.” Kobe Bryant

Create Back Links to Your Website

Back links are a sneaky way of sharing your information without sharing your information. Back links can be placed in blogs, websites and other social media forums to drive an audience to your sites.

Your Network is Your Net worth

Network with people and don’t be shy. Attend happy hours, go to sporting events.. wherever people are, you be there too. The more people you meet and tell them what you do, the more leads you will find heading your way. Open your mouth and don’t be afraid to be your best advertisement. No one can tell your story like you.

Guest Blog

Blogging is the new craze and stamp of expertise. Your blog can easily brand you and your business in your niche’. Connecting and networking with other successful bloggers, by guest blogging, you get an appearance in front of their audience to make a lasting impression. Use it to the best of your ability to make an impact.

Try these 13 quick ways to drum up and build influence around your business and you will certainly see a big difference. If you found this information valuable, please like it and share it with others.

I’m Nichelle, the Start Up CEO, helping you to start, market and grow a profitable business. Connect with me on Instagram for inspiration, motivation and information to push you out of your comfort zone and into your greatness.

Until next time.. Blessings & Peace.