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,

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.

Ways to Make Extra Money in Your Jammies

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Hey There..

Is it Friday yet? Yes it is and I am super excited because it has been a long, long week. I feel like a need a vacation from vacation. Anywho.. it’s Freedom Friday and you probably are excited because it is probably payday too. If you aren’t, I am. I got another vacation to pay for.

“You gotta run more than your mouth to escape the treadmill of mediocrity. A true hustler jogs during the day, and sleepwalks at night.” – Jarod Kintz

Have you ever had to rob Peter to pay Paul? Well.. I have and it has never been fun. In fact, it always had me wondering how other people where able to live the lives of their dreams and I was struggling day to day with 3 college degrees.

I’ve always made good money, but the way my life is set up.. I love to live a great life. This includes eating great food at nice restaurants, traveling to exclusive places and lounging in 5 star resorts. Yes.. I can do it with my salary, but why? Especially when I can make some extra money to live the lifestyle I desire. Living a great life requires you making some extra ends.

If you are broke in 2018, it’s your fault. Why? There are so many ways to make an additional stream of income with little to no effort…. I’m kidding.. it’s not that easy, but anything worth having isn’t either. Nevertheless, you gotta do something in order to see the results you expect.

Guess what.. the great thing is you don’t have to punch a clock to do it. You can do this in your spare time.. even while you are at your 9 to 5, you can be making an additional stream of income. So if this sounds exciting to you, check out the 4 ways listed below. Get started today and start making money today as well. Like really.. today.

“Hustle until you no longer need to introduce yourself.” – Anonymous

  1. People ask for your opinion and we often share it. What about if you got paid to do it? Yep.. Get paid to tell others how you feel. Share your opinion here and join others who are making extra money in their spare time.
  2. Have you ever thought about opening an online store? Well.. it’s not as difficult as it used to be however, it’s not as easy as some may say. I opened my store about 9 months ago using what I learned here. Since that time I earn weekly income simply by drop shipping merchandise. You better get with the program. Some inventory I own and some I don’t. Regardless.. I love when that direct deposit hits my bank account for a store that own. You can thank Amazon for creating a platform to make money online. Look at Jeff Bezos. He’s a billionaire now.
  3. Earn money with your smartphone by completing small projects at local stores. Yep.. you read that right. Your smartphone ain’t dumb at all and it can help you earn extra money too. Simple task, some big, some small.. all pay. I’ve been using this app for about 2 years to make weekly extra income in my spare time. If I’m in that area, I pick up a job. I love the timely deposits that I receive. Sign up here to get started today.
  4. It just makes sense to earn money while you shop. If you’ve never used coupons, now is a great time to start. This app helps you save money and pays you while you are doing it. Again.. if you are broke in 2018, it’s by choice. Sign up here to start earning while you shop.

So.. if you are in need of extra money or just want some extra money to start enjoying that extra life, I hope you enjoy these opportunities. In case you missed it, check out what I did in Cuba here. Now don’t just earn it and spend it. If you need to get out of debt, do that. If you want to take a trip, save for it. I have found this Rize to be an amazing tool for helping me prioritize my goals. Check it out and get started reaching your goals too.

If bad habits are keeping you broke, check out How to Create New Habits. It will revolutionize your strategy to refocus your attention towards achieving your goals and dreams.

“If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” – Jim Rohn

Please feel free to share this article with others who are seeking to make an extra income or two. After all, even billionaires are always seeking ways to make more money.

I’m Nichelle.. Thanks for subscribing and being a part of my space. If you like daily information, inspiration and motivation, connect with me on Instagram. I love meeting new people.

Blessings and happy earning…

Nichelle

Cuba.. How it Can Change Your Life with One Visit

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“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.”

Mark Twain

Day 1  We just entered Cuba.

I was so waiting on this trip. I couldn’t wait to experience all the fears of others who told me about it. I didn’t know what to expect. Nothing I heard was good. I wanted to see it for myself so I booked a cruise and started on my way to the largest Carribean Island of Cuba.

Riding through the streets of Cuba

Believe this.. some of what they told you is true. Believe this.. a lot of what they told you was a lie.

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“One’s destination is never a place, but always a new way of seeing things.”

Henry Miller

The Cuban people are great people. They are warm, beautiful, friendly, culturally correct and some are living in conditions no one should have to endure. I was baffled by what I saw, yet I felt so blessed to be able to see it. Seeing Cuba through my own eyes made me realize 3 things.

  1. I am so blessed! Never again will I complain. Why? I can change my circumstances if I want to. I am FREE to go and do as I please. I can earn, learn and empower myself without any approval of another.
  2. Appreciate the little things and thank God daily. A house, running water, food, transportation, clean air and everything else in between. When you see how others suffer due to control, you recognize that you are powerful and didn’t even know it.
  3. Don’t get trapped in the fears of others. Live your life. See for yourself. Don’t allow others to give you a perspective they hear about. You be the judge. If I had listened to and fallen in the trap of fear, I would have never had this Cuban experience.

Will I go back? Yes.. I believe the more we learn about others, the more they can teach us. I met some great people on my tours and while visiting the local neighborhoods. They just want to be recognized for who they are.. human beings. They want what you and I want. A good life without limitations. Cuba deserves to be on your list of travel. It is a worthy visit.

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in you sail. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

Mark Twain

 

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Oh and.. did I mention that I celebrated my 22nd Anniversary with my husband in Cuba.  Here we are loving on each other while chilling and relaxing

If you would like to learn more about my daily life, business packed with motivation and inspiration, connect with me on Instagram I look forward to meeting you.

Until next time.. Blessings and Peace,

Nichelle