Sunday, September 7, 2014

You Don’t Have To Come From It….To CREATE It! By Trish Morrissette


When you look yourself in the mirror, what do you see?  Do you see someone who came from a broken home of little success and very little money?  Do you see yourself as the ugly duckling always comparing herself to the next beautiful swan that comes her way?  Or, do you see yourself as this middle income business person who makes just enough to pay her bills and live a little bit?  Now the next question….Are you happy with what you see in the mirror?  If not, what are you going to do about it?

One thing that we need to learn early on is….WE ARE A DIRECT RESULT OF WHAT WE REFLECT. What you see in the mirror is exactly what you are going to reflect out to the world. Does it matter that you grew up in a house with very little success when it comes to being faith based, family oriented or financially successful?  So what if you’re not as pretty as Halle Berry….you are still beautiful right?  Why be content with one level of  income when you know it doesn't depict how talented you are?  One thing is for sure…the poor we will have with us always, but the upper level, millionaire, or billionaire status is not for everyone.  Why?  Because everyone doesn't have the mindset to do more, be more, achieve more, and conquer more?  

Many of us allow our past to dictate our future.  They look at the results of their forefathers and live the hand that’s been dealt to them as a result; however, one thing that we need to understand…never allow your past circumstances or situations to make you think that you can’t have more or achieve more.  Create what it is that you want out of life.  Reflect your desires.
Reflect your dreams.  Reflect your ambitions.  It’s time that you attract experiences, circumstances and situations based on how you think and feel.  This is called the Law of Attraction.  If you feel or see  yourself as rich even when you know you got $50 in the bank, then riches will soon flow to you.  If you always feel broke or talk about being broke, then poverty will continue to hang over your head.  If you know you are a successful business owner bringing in thousands or millions of dollars, then that is what you will attract into your business.  You have to have the mindset that you attract success.  You attract money.  You attract your ideal client.  You attract people that will help you create what it is that you are looking for out of life.

 Do you want a family?  Do you want good health? Do you live your life with high expectations of having more? Now is the time to see yourself as the person that’s creating  the life that you desire, not the life that you accept.  What you continue to accept is what you will continue to allow.  When you want more, you will do more.  Don’t allow your past to dictate who you are and the type of success you will have.  Remember…you don’t have to come from it to CREATE it.
Reinvent yourself.  Be FABULOUS.  Shock the world!  Be the inspiration that somebody else is looking for.  

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Join Us Thursday, 8/28 at 7/8pm EST For A Live Twitter #BOSSChat with Lisa Nicole Bell

Lisa Nicole Bell is an award-winning writer, producer, on camera talent and entrepreneur. She currently hosts a weekly podcast, Behind the Brilliance, where she interviews accomplished 
creative people about their lives and work.

Lisa created, directed, and produced The American Dream Revised, a docuseries that follows a diverse group of young entrepreneurs. The series was licensed to Procter & Gamble as a
part of their multi-platform . Rising Tide campaign with Russell Simmons. Lisa is also the creator, editor, and executive producer of The Legacy Letters, an anthology featuring 30 women writing letters to their younger selves. The letters were adopted as monologues and performed to a sold out crowd. She previously earned a NAACP Theatre award nomination for the stage play Deal Breakers, which she wrote, directed, co-starred in and co-produced.
Praised as a masterful communicator, Lisa is the author of Divine Inspirations and a contributo
to books such as End Sex Trafficking, Confessions of an Entrepreneur, and The Path  Redefined.

As an on camera talent, Lisa’s film and television credits include Lifetime’s What Should You Do? and the Cable Positive award-winning film Walking on Sunshine. She has served as a brand ambassador and influencer for brands and networks such as Tide, K-Swiss, and PBS. Lisa has spoken at national and international universities, conferences, and events
including TEDx, UCLA, Google, USC, and South by Southwest (SXSW).

Lisa is also a serial entrepreneur whose ventures have included technology, content, and 
women’s interests. Lisa started her first company at 19 years old. She went on to start Inspired Girls International, a for-profit social enterprise that created content and programming that reached more than 400,000 people around the world. Lisa holds a degree with honors in Business Law from California State University and completed additional entertainment business coursework at UCLA.
Lisa serves as an adviser to Array, a forthcoming motion picture company producing a slate of films designed to create more opportunities for women in entertainment.
In her spare time, Lisa can be found flying a Cessna 172 or campaigning for The Wire to win a
retroactive Emmy. Lisa is originally from Huntsville, Alabama and currently lives in Los Angeles.
Learn more about Lisa at Lisa Nicole

Join BOSS Founder Cameka Smith (@iamCameka) and Lisa Nicole Bell (@LisaNicoleBell) for a live #BOSSChat 
Thursday, August 28th at 7/8PM ET Live on Twitter

Monday, August 18, 2014

Protecting Your Interest By Peggy Arthur

Like many worker bees in Corporate America I too dreamed of leading my own organization. I dreamed of creating a company from the ground up that would sustain itself (a start-up). I dreamed of a world where my talents were finally attributed solely to me. Never in a million years would I have imaged the tangled web of deceit that was being webbed around a beautiful concept where I continue to cut my way through. One huge mistake that I cannot account for has cost thousands. While I know somethings are beyond us I recognize that I didn’t do my due diligence with my past business partner. At one point this person was my best friend. With this, I didn’t think to check behind an adult who had already earned my trust. I thought that I knew this person. Knowing what I know now and having networked with a plethora of professionals these unfortunate things happen in life.

Despite someone’s situation you must protect your interest and health above all else. If that means recognizing that there are no friends in business then so be it you will be a healthier person for it. Enter a potential business partnership knowing that a corporation will outlive you and so will it deeds, debts, and lackthereof.

When evaluating a potential opportunity you might find it helpful to ask yourself the following questions to protect your interest. Know that you run the risk of making a costly mistake if you aren’t cautious.

1. Is the task equitable? If you are delivering more than the other party will this be sustainable. This could be financial and or intellectual property.

So the other person may not be delivering as much as you but they may have connections that would otherwise be untainable. This leads us to question number two.

2. Is your potential business partner in the know? If your business partner is well known for positive reasons and connected this may outweigh all else.  

I know that it’s hard to imagine the end in the beginning but it’s important. In the business world everything is a process. By examining the process of how one deals with stress we can picture how they might hand other situations. This line of reasoning leads us to questions number three (3)

3. How does the other party deal with stressful situations? By examining a person’s problem solving skills you often find the solution to our problem.  

A business is very much like a marriage both begin with paperwork and fees. They can both end in litigation. Before you make a costly mistake make the informed decision as to if you need a business partner to complete your objective must be had. Ask yourself if the work is equitable as feelings of spite get old quickly. Is your business partner well connected and opening doors left and right? Or is your passion the only thing driving your goal. By examining how a person deals with stress you can begin to picture how the partnership might come to a close. Know what you bring to table and make sure the table is glass - transparency matters.

Peggy Arthur, MBA
Founder and Creator of Curl Kitchen ™ and Video Blogger
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