Wednesday, December 9, 2015

BOSS Spotlight: Meet The Business Strategist Darnyelle A. Jervey

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Darnyelle A. Jervey,  loves growing businesses. For the last 15 years, in one facet or another, she has helped thousands of companies grow.  As the Chief Business Optimization Strategist and CEO of the Delaware-based business optimization consulting firm,  Incredible One Enterprises, LLC, she has successfully helped uncompromising entrepreneurs and business owners experience financial and spiritual abundance in their lives because of their businesses. On average, her clients have grown their businesses by 50-600% in 12 months or less in working with her and her team.  She is a leading business optimization speaker and strategist who teaches business owners to grow their businesses by mastering brand messaging, marketing, sales and operations so that they profitably impact the world.  Jervey is an award-winning coach, speaker, consultant and strategist whose work has been featured in Essence, Success, Black Enterprise and O Magazines. She is a best selling author with 7 books to her credit, including her latest projects Burn the Box: 7 Fire Starter Strategies Leaders Can Leverage and Market Like a R.O.C.K. Star. In 2012, she was named Coach of the Year by Stiletto Woman Media and in 2013, she was recognized as a Small Business Champion by Small Business Trends.

TheBOSSNetwork: What were some obstacles that you faced in the beginning process of starting your business or career?

Darnyelle A. Jervey: The biggest obstacle was clarifying what I did and for whom.  A lot of people think that they can just hang their shingle and people will buy but it doesn’t work that way.  In the beginning, I offered a lot but out of desperation more than skill. Learning how to trust my gifts and honor them in the marketplace made a big difference and it was with the help of a coach that I got the clarity I needed. 

BN: What inspired you to break into your particular industry?

DJ: Sitting behind someone else’s desk is not what I was created for. I decided to leverage my gifting to solve a major marketplace problem because it’s essential and I am good at it. My experience in corporate and the non-profit sector is what gave me the courage to step out and start my own business. 

BN: How do you balance your personal and professional life or have you been able to find a balance? 

DJ:I have a team; I operate my business with systems and I don’t give myself permission t just work. I became an entrepreneur and built a thriving business to continue to thriveSo, that means that I have to focus on operating in my strengths and surround myself with others who can do the same.  My company has employees and contractors, each with a specific skill set to run an area of the business. As the CEO and chief strategist, I stay in my lane.

BN: What is an inspirational quote that you live by?  


DJ: “When I stand before God at the end of my life I hope not to have a single bit of talent left saying, ‘I used everything you gave me.’” Irma Bombeck. and, “You can’t have a booming business when you have a busted life.”  Darnyelle A. Jervey

BN:Who were some influential people or mentors that helped or encouraged you along the way?


DJ: All of my mentors are unsung heroes, they work in executive positions in Fortune 100 or 500 companies.  They’ve helped me to develop a business that aligns with my passion and purpose but also helped me to think strategically so that I consistently experience growth. In the marketplace, I admire many and have attended events or trainings from several people.

BN: What are your "must-haves" to keep your career or business going strong?


DJ: Prayer, a journal, a solid talented team, laughter, direction and just plain doing the work.

BN: What is your definition of a BOSS? 


DJ: A Boss is a person, in this case woman, who unapologetically positions herself to help others. She is a servant first.  And she knows that in serving, she positions herself to build wealth spiritually and financially. She makes non-negotiable decisions, she is confident in her gifts and talents and she inspires a team to help her get her work out into the world. She is kind, focused, resourceful and committed to excellence. 


Connect with Darnyelle A. Jervey on Twitter @darnyellejervey 

 and learn more about her products and services at www.IncredibleOneEnterprises.com


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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

BOSS Member Feature: Ask Kimberly Lifestyle-GLAM Book

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It’s Time to Start Living the Life You’ve Always dreamt of.  It all begins with an INTENTION…If you have big, bold, inspired intentions; then you are in the right place. The book GLAM will help you monitor & manage your day-to-day. By providing you intentional steps that hold you accountable for the destiny you truly desire and deserve.
Time to turn-up the volume and hold yourself accountable for your destiny.
As this year comes to an end, 2016 will be the beginning to a "BETTER YOU" Setting the precedent for anything new starts with SELF. GLAM not only brings you 12 months of Inspiration & Intention but, you can start- A New at the beginning of the year, middle of the year or end of the year.  It’s completely up to you.
THE INTENTION:
CLARITY & ACCOUNTABILITY- The clearer you are about how you want your destiny to be, the more likely you are to set the intention. If the intention is positive & proactive than the goal is achievable. The day-by-day journal is intended to help you better understand how your thoughts manifest your future.
"It doesn't matter how slow you go to reach your destiny, just as long as you don't STOP."
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As a Lifestyle Expert & Lifestyle Soulpreneur Kimberly helps you to move your life forward to-find fulfillment, success, well-being and happiness. AKL can assist you to pinpoint the blocks or obstacles that are making you feel “stuck” and help you to move through them. AKL guides you through a life transition, such as refresh career, renew or begin a new relationship. Ask Kimberly Lifestyle #AKL supports your goal-setting, personal growth, and behavior modification. The guidance and mentoring helps individuals achieve their goals by improving different actions necessary to take control of future plans.
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How To Build Wealth When Starting From The Bottom

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Gail Perry-Mason, Financial Educator
A new year brings renewed energy to strive for one’s goals and dreams. And key to that pursuit is money. Many people spend their life trying to make money and never take the time to get educated financially on the tips to building wealth.
This past Saturday, we had the pleasure of attending the Rainbow PUSH Coalition and the Citizenship Education Fund, Financial Empowerment Series, sponsored by Chevrolet, a free event to teach money management best practices. The Financial Empowerment Series took place at Rainbow PUSH headquarters in Chicago over the weekend. The Chicago workshop marked the end of a successful three-city tour that included Detroit and Atlanta.
Here are 5 financial tips shared from some of the events experts: 
The BOSS Network Founder and Glam University Founder
1. Get a budget you can stick to

If you find it hard to stay on track with your budget, keep it simple. Start with your take-home pay, which should already be reduced by the amount of your retirement contributions to your 401(k) or other employer-sponsored account 
2. Create a plan to get out of debt
Whether you’ve got a student loan or a $5,000 balance on your credit cards, don’t feel overwhelmed. As long as you stick to a budget that keeps you from going further in the red and follow a plan to pay down your debt, all it will take is time until you’ve paid it off. 
3. Make more money with a side-hustle
To get out of debt faster by making some extra cash on the side. With the holidays near there is a desire to spend more and save less. Pick up a part-time job for the holidays and use that cash to buy your Christmas gifts.
4. Have your saving automated from your bank
If you don’t have debt, take that financial goals chunk of your take-home pay, and put it toward savings and retirement. (Depending on your debt vs. savings vs. retirement savings and timeline, you may also want to work toward two or all three goals simultaneously.) 
5. Save for the future with a retirement plan
If you aren't sure where to start make sure to hire a financial planner. Your company may offer you free money in the form of a matching 401(k) contribution. Planning for your future is a sure fire way to create financial wealth.