GIRL POWER

Today is International Women’s Day!  

I listened to Marie Tv this morning where her guest was Dr. Tererai Trent. I wanted to share that out today because it moved me. As women we carry huge responsibilities on our shoulders.  Whether it is being a mother, a grandmother, or the head of our household. Whether we juggle 5 jobs or 25 jobs; we shoulder the world to take care of our families.  But often in taking care of others we bury our dreams. We silence the noise that is in our minds and bury what we want to achieve in our lives. We put ourselves on hold for the betterment of others.

Its ok to put our dreams on hold but there comes a time in our lives where we desire for a change. We desire for a new beginning, we desire to change the world in our own ways.  We want more out of life.  If you desire these dreams, if you can visualize yourself in a new light; those dreams can be achievable.  It may not happen overnight.  It may take years, but never give up the hope, never give up your dreams, never give up on yourself.  You were put here on this earth for a purpose.  Your uniqueness to serve for a higher good of all.

It often takes heartache to get to that place that you desire. People do not always understand the choices you make in life, but hopefully someday they will understand and love and respect you. Your lesson, your gift, your higher purpose to pass along to your daughters, your sisters, you’re girlfriends.

Whats your dream look like? My good friend Kelly said to me once ”WRITE IT DOWN”. Get that piece of paper out and write down your dreams, visualize yourself in that special place in your heart where all your desires come true.  Then walk in those dreams and soon they will become your reality. Love and Light, Jeanine on the Scene

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Starting a Business

I was struggling for a long time, trying to find the right business, my passion.  What do I do?  What do I love? How can I achieve it? I have been motivated by B-School (which is kicking my ass) and I am loving every minute of it. @MarieForleo @B-School.  I received this email the other day from @selenasoo who I follow and am going to re-post it because it hit home for me and hope it will for you.  Your hopes and dreams can be attainable.   www.selenasoo.com

You Don’t Need More Experience — You Need More Courage

One of my friends recently shared with me, “I have a dream of starting my own business, but I’m not sure if I’m ready yet. Maybe I should wait. Maybe I need more experience.” She was shocked when I told her, “You don’t need more experience. You’re ready now. What you need is more courage.”

The Myth of Experience

People often think that the more experience you have, the better you’ll be at something. I’ve found that this is only sometimes true.

In all industries (let’s say marketing, for example) you can easily find people with 20 or more years of experience. But does that really matter? What if they have two decades of experience but only one year of learning?

Many people go through their careers (and lives) doing the exact same thing, in the exact same way. The people who get ahead are those who innovate and blaze new trails, not the ones who repeat old ways of doing things. The people who get ahead welcome new ideas. They listen, they adapt and they are constantly learning and challenging themselves.

Get Started Now

Whatever your dream is — get started now. Don’t wait for the perfect moment. Don’t wait for more experience before taking the next step. If you wait until you feel comfortable, then it’s already too late.

Imagine if Mark Zuckerberg said to himself, “I don’t have enough experience to build a company like Facebook. I’m still a college student! Let me wait a few years. I should get some experience at Google or Microsoft first. Maybe then I’ll have the skills to go out on my own.”

If you read the stories of entrepreneurs, such as Sir Richard Branson or Sara Blakely, who have built billion-dollar businesses, you’ll find that most of them had very little experience (or sometimes no experience) when they launched their ventures. That’s because experience is only a small part of the equation.

Yes, today we admire their knowledge and business know-how. But how did they get there? They got experience by getting started.

Courage Matters Most

Anything is possible. But you must believe in yourself before others can believe in you.

You must be willing to get in the game, to make mistakes, to learn from them and then to move on, wiser and stronger.

As Winston Churchill once said, “Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.”

Failure Is a Step Toward Success

In an interview with GigaOm, entrepreneur and startup mentor Steve Blank said, “Do you know what we call a failed entrepreneur in Silicon Valley? Experienced.”

You cannot have success without failure. The two are inextricably linked.

So if you’re afraid to act because you might make a mistake, stop and think again. Roadblocks and setbacks provide us with the information we need to grow, change and make a move in the right direction.

That’s why we should be thanking our failure.

After all, it’s through our failures that we gain experience. So move forward with courage and know that you are headed in the direction of success.

 

Love and light,

Jeanineonthescene

Profit Picture

Today’s B school was focused on looking at your profit picture.  What is the best business model for your unique gifts and which product or service will be the most profitable for your business plan. Build a business based around your strengths and passions; and pass your values onto your customers. What product are you selling? Or What are customers looking for in a product you want to sell? Is there something about a product or service you have looked into and think you could make it better or that if you changed it, it would be a better product or service?  Use your creative brain power.  Refine your business model and look at what is working, making you money and bringing you joy and eliminate or modify what isn’t working.  Make projections to meet your revenue goals. Listen to your intuition.

Here are some questions that may help you to get to the core of your perfect business.  How do I help others?  How do I love to spend my time? What comes naturally that doesn’t feel like work?  Write down 10 things that come to mind then go through them and come up with a business plan based on what sticks out for you.  Find keys points and build on that.

Part two and three were on money tracking and your profit picture to fine tune which products or service are making your company money and the ones that are not. For those not working, it may be time to re-define them or get rid of them and replace it with something else.  Or maybe just focus on whats working without trying to add too much at once.

Finally what long term strategy can you put into place to make sure you are running the right business for you.  Well once again my eyes are open as I ask myself these key questions and look at what truly matters to me. How I can make the world a better place for myself, the environment and the world?  I wish you success in whatever you love doing because when you love what you are doing, its not really a job.  Just do it!

Love and light,

JeanineontheScene

Clarity = Power

I officially started B school on 3/5/18.  The first lesson was a 23 minute video followed by questions to spur on your thoughts about what business or goal you want to start or reach and/or how to make your business more successful.  It all starts with a strong foundation.  But to get that strong foundation you have to dive into what you want and why you want it. Be crystal clear in order to reach your goals. Do not get distracted by others agendas.  What is the reason you want to create this business or goal? Do you want to be a “Force for Good” and create positive change for everyone around you and your employees?  What is your purpose, who are the people you want to reach, what product or service are you selling?  I journaled over 8 pages following this exercise to answer all these pertinent questions. It has taken me two days to digest it all and I am still a work in progress. These questions make you think not only what you are trying to achieve but looking in the mirror at yourself to find out what you really stand for.  I am getting clearer vision as I take each step. In the past I ran two successful businesses; a livestock company and a Gourmet Food Store.  I know my passion is in Food, but I also have found other passions that I want to integrate in this new business venture.  The goal with these questions is to fine tune yourself and focus on one goal at a time.  You see in the past,  I was the juggler, multi-tasking through so many hats.  I had a husband and three children to manage, a household to manage, the laundry, the yard, the car pool, the list goes on and on while managing the books for both businesses and running the store full time.  Are you exhausted and burnt out yet? Well I was.  Not at first but when you continue to pile more on your plate you only put half or less than half an effort in any one task; your constantly spinning and moving from one pile to the next.  So here I am to swipe the slate clean and start fresh and new with energy and passion for who I am and what I stand for.  To Be Continued…….

CLARITY = POWER

Just say NO to good ideas, say NO to great ideas. Keep the amount of things you focus on very small. Put enormous energy behind the one Grand Thing you CHOOSE.

Energy flows where the focus goes.  

Love and Light,

JeanineontheScene

On The Fence

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What motivates you? What does success mean to you? Are you still on the fence trying to figure yourself out? Our life flows and ebbs with our surroundings, with society, with all the social media that consumes our day.  STOP!

Get off the fence and stop following everyone else.  BE YOU!  Set your intentions and awaken your own creativity.  God made you in your own unique way for your own purpose. Your own motivation brings you success.  Your success brings you motivation.  Achievement further spurs you on.  Start now by setting achievable goals for yourself to help motivate you into your next goal.  Honor each goal that you have achieved.  Enjoy the process that gets you there, your worth it!  You have the power within you, bring it out and let it shine.  The world needs you!!!

Love and Light,

JeanineontheScene