Platinum Pop Superstar Tajci Cameron Shares How to Create Lasting Change and Make a Bigger Impact: Episode 048

Platinum Pop Superstar Tajci Cameron Shares How to Create Lasting Change and Make a Bigger Impact: Episode 048

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Episode 48 Show Notes

Today we’re interviewing Platinum Pop Superstar, Tajci Cameron. She shares how to create lasting change and make a bigger impact. Tajci sold platinum records in Europe, is a TEDx speaker, author, certified life coach and a single mom of three boys. She shares the focus of her work is to Heal deeper, Love more and Uplift others (aka change the world). This is such a good episode. Be sure to really dive in and don’t be afraid to take some notes! Enjoy!

Takeaways:

  • Tajci shares how she had a dream at 4 years old, that she would some day tell stories through music, and make the world a better place. She says that she stuck with it. Sometimes we have to take dreams or ambitions, and not look at them as just in our heads, but something we can easily achieve if we keep with it and follow the path.
  • She shares how she got tired of waiting. She then started to create her own shows. When she started touring with those shows, she then would miss auditions. This was a sign that maybe she should keep with her own shows, instead of constantly seeking out auditions.
  • Tajci uses her platform for the betterment of others
  • The 5 elements of every change:
    • 1- Connection. You need to know why you are doing something, and be motivated to change.
    • 2- External Shift. This step is to look at the things happening in your life (relationships, clutter, situations) that you might need to decide to keep or get rid of to prepare for that change.
    • 3- Internal Shift. We need to think in our own minds how that change can happen, and make room for that change. How can we make room in our lives and mind for that change. (“Everyday it’s getting easier”)
    • 4- Commit and practice. No change is going to happen overnight. It takes persistence.
    • 5- Giving back. This is what makes any change worth while. If a change helps you, it is so key to give back, and not do it only for our own fulfillment.
  • Mindset: Sometime we need to take time to reset. We are so creative, that sometimes its so important to just shut it off for a minute. We need to restart our minds the same way we restart our computers and phones.
  • Tajci shares the story of her son spending 7 hours on legos, only to find he missed one piece in his structure. He took it all apart, knowing it was the easiest way. This is so important. It is okay to stop and realize you need to start over sometimes. Nothing has to be perfect. But sometimes its okay and even better to admit mistakes, and start over.
  • “Success without fulfillment is the ultimate failure” Tajci shares some of the organizations she supports and is a part of. I encourage all of you to check them out! They are so amazing, and all support such incredible causes, and groups of people. Success if you don’t give back truly is worthless, and Tajci is such a great example of that change you can be a part of if you do choose to give back.

Highlights:

  • (2:24) A little more about Tajci.
  • (3:09) More about her story- where she came from and how she got to be the entrepreneur she is today.
  • (5:52) The story of how having a doll version of herself made her so self aware of how her life needed to be in her own hands.
  • (9:48) Why Tajci moved to America, and how that changed her life.
  • (10:12) What Tajci did when she first moved to the US.
  • (11:30) What happened when Tajci met her husband.
  • (14:21) Heal Deeper, Live Fuller.
  • (15:02) Tajci shares how passionate she is about helping put a stop to sex trafficking. How it is everywhere, and something people need to be more aware of.
  • (17:43) The 5 elements of every change.
  • (24:08) What does Tajci do for mind work?
  • (26:15) The power of starting over-her son’s Lego story.
  • (32:21) End Slavery Tennessee- an organization Tajci is a part of, and how it helps save lives.
  • (33:15) More organizations Tajci supports.
  • (40:18) What’s next for Tajci?
  • (44:09) Where can you connect with Tajci?

Quotes:

“The fact that I had a doll, helped me realize much faster that I was becoming a doll”

“I got tired of waiting”

“Each morning, choose to live”

“Heal deeper and live fuller”

“The more awareness there is, the more we can help”

“Our brains don’t know the difference between what we tell them and what it actually is…its up to us if were going to hold on to it, or process it and let go”

“We need to intentionally make those moments of quiet”

“Theres no real change without mindfulness”

“Success without fulfillment is the ultimate failure”

“Allow life to gift us, and change us for the better”

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How To Go From An Idea For A Business, to a 6 or 7 Figure Company (with International best selling author and CEO, Kelly Roach): Episode 047

How To Go From An Idea For A Business, to a 6 or 7 Figure Company (with International best selling author and CEO, Kelly Roach): Episode 047

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Episode 47 Show Notes

On today’s episode, I’m interviewing Kelly Roach. She is the host of the top rated podcast “Unstoppable Success Radio”, and CEO of Kelly Roach Coaching. She is a former NFL cheerleader and now helps creates lives for entrepreneurs that they absolutely love. Her passion is to help people achieve exponential growth in their business. In today’s episode we talk all about building a team so you can work less. We talk systems, processes, and all the things you NEED as an entrepreneur. Enjoy!

Takeaways:

  • She says her plan was the corporate ladder. She was promoted 7 times in 8 years, managed a team of 100 people, but she started to reflect on what her life would look like if she stayed on that path. Sometimes this reflection, if we’re stuck in a rut in our jobs, is so important. Everyone is entitled to live a life of fulfillment.
  • First step is building the team, second step is being able to scale your business. A lot of people think these steps are reversed. But like Kelly tells us, you can’t be too reliant on outside people. You need to get people who want to be on your team, and go all in on helping you with your mission.
  • Kelly helps us understand you want to get a plan to get clients, and reinvest that revenue in getting help.
  • Catalyst for growth: How much can you do without working more hours?
  • Referrals and Universities. These are the two main places Kelly says to look for people to hire.
  • Training Process 3 Step Process: 
    • Step 1: It is so key to be clear on the objectives and roles for the job and end goal.
    • Step 2: Design where they spend their time, so you set them up for success to get the job done the way you want it.
    • Step 3: Make sure you have a 90 day plan for them, starting with a 30 day plan, lining up what it is you’ll be training them on, so they understand the brand, the why, and the goals.
  • Kelly shares how being very vocal about what it is you expect from your employees, and collaborate with them on what you expect.
  • She shares her tips on being a leader: You want the people who work for you to feel inspired, and grow. You need to be willing to have tough conversations. Coaching performance conversations is one of those ways Kelly shares.
  • Look In The Mirror Leadership: Kelly talks about the power of reflection. If you don’t like something in your business, it’s so important to look inward and fill that gap. We tend to point blame, but have to ask yourself the question, “what can I do better?”
  • If you are just getting started on building your business, that is the best possible time to start thinking about a team. It’s a lot easier to do it right on the first time rather than having to go back in your business.

Highlights:

  • (1:52) A little more about Kelly Roach.
  • (2:44) How did Kelly get started as an entrepreneur?
  • (4:33) What does “using it for good” mean to Kelly?
  • (4:53) What is Kelly Roach Coaching- what are the different programs she offers?
  • (6:20) Scaling: How do you scale and build your team so you have freedom?
  • (8:39) How to know when your business is ready to start outsourcing, and when it’s ready to start insourcing.
  • (9:38) What is the catalyst for growth?
  • (12:15) Where to find people to hire?
  • (14:49) Kelly’s training process. How to best train your employees for the most successful role. (3 step process)
  • (17:52) Some things Kelly does in the 90 day planning process with her new employees.
  • (21:41) Is there such a thing as growing too fast, or hiring too soon?
  • (23:20) Kelly’s tips on how to step into a leadership role as an entrepreneur.
  • (24:41) What Kelly has done to develop herself as a leader.
  • (26:49) What does it mean to Kelly to make an impact?
  • (28:17) What is next for Kelly?
  • (29:18) Where can you connect with Kelly?

Quotes:

“Theres a big distinction between someone who is a contractor for you and 15 other people, versus someone who says their career goal is to help you achieve yours.” 

“How much can you do without working more hours”

“You can’t build a scaleable team if your people aren’t generating revenue”

“You have to be willing to make the investment first”

“You have to put the bumpers on the bowling lane for them”

“For every single thing that every single person does in your company, there should be a documented progress”

“The most important aspect of leadership is helping people become more.”

“The most important thing is looking in the mirror”

“Coaching is caring”

“Everyday I want people to say, “My life is better because we did this work together.”

“The team is what helps you get the big business.”

Resources:

“Bigger Than You: The Entrepreneurs Guide to Building An Unstoppable Dream Team” by Kelly Roach

Free Resources:

Text Bigger Than You to 44222 for early notifications, resources, and trainings on how to start building your team even if you’re just getting started!

Find Kelly On Social Media:

Facebook Page

Instagram: @kellyroach13

Podcast: Unstoppable Success Radio 

All about helping business owners grow faster and accomplish their financial goals without compromising their quality of life. A mix of written in questions and lessons from Kelly! (3 episodes go live per week)

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How to Scale and Add Structure To Your Business (with Virtual COO, Emily Allen): Episode 046

How to Scale and Add Structure To Your Business (with Virtual COO, Emily Allen): Episode 046

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Episode 46 Show Notes

Today’s episode is all about scaling your business, and putting in systems and processing. It isn’t the sexiest topic out there, but it truly is something you NEED to do. We’re talking with Emily Allen, a virtual COO, and certified project manager. She’s taken on the task of turning overburdened entrepreneurs into fearless leaders.

Takeaways:

  • Emily says to be conscious of where you want to go as an entrepreneur. Break it down to the year, than the quarter, and then down to how you can really get what you want to done.
  • A COO is for a visionary entrepreneur. Someone who has all the ideas, but needs strategy on how to get it all done and integrate it into the business day to day.
  • She shares that her work really revolves around working with the whole team of a company. Delegating tasks and deciding how to best move the company forward.
  • One of the most important questions you can ask yourself as an entrepreneur is: What can I delegate?
  • Emily shares how important it is to hire other people to help in your business. You need to be able to give up a little control in order to grow. 
  • Having a plan is so so important. Allow yourself the space and time to have this come to you. It doesn’t happen overnight, so give yourself time to think and dream big in your business.
  • Track your progress by month. I shared earlier how Emily says to write out your goals (by year, quarter, and month) and one of her key takeaways is to make sure to track this progress. Every month ask yourself if you hit the goals you set out to, and if not, make sure you know why, and how to accomplish it. The key is to always stay on track.
  • Emily shares that giving ourselves time to think is a crucial part of gaining clarity in our business. Simple time to think of what we need and how to get there is the only way we will. You don’t want to always just be answering the questions, and in the meetings. You need to take a step back sometimes to give yourself that perspective to get it done, and answer those questions for yourself.

Highlights:

  • (2:10) A little more about Emily Allen.
  • (2:48) What the heck is a virtual COO?
  • (3:40) How does Emily help entrepreneurs start systematizing their businesses?
  • (5:03) What kind of income level is she working with? Who needs a COO?
  • (8:18) Has Emily ever gotten stuck being in the business instead of just the overseer?
  • (9:10) How long does Emily work with each client? Months? Years?
  • (11:02) What is a big roadblock Emily has seen entrepreneurs hit?
  • (13:09) What does Emily document? (And examples of systems Emily uses)
  • (15:07) What is something that is non-negotiable to have a scaleable business?
  • (18:42) How to get to the end result of even just one goal.
  • (19:03) What are things we should be doing to gain more clarity in our businesses?
  • (19:32) The power of a day off.
  • (21:02) What is one of the best books Emily has ever read?
  • (22:41) What does it mean to Emily to make an impact?
  • (23:12) What is next for Emily?

Quotes:

“Less stress, more progress.”

“That central person in the business is making a lot of decisions”

“You can either have control, or you can have growth. But you can’t have both things”
“If I come into your business, would I know what to do?”

“It doesn’t have to be perfect, just get something on paper to get people started”

“What you measure, you improve upon”

“It’s okay to ask for help”

“Play bigger”

Resources:

Connect with Emily:

Website: emilyallen.co

Instagram: @VirtualCOOEmily

Facebook: Emily Allen

Other Resources and Books from the Episode:

Process.St

The Twelve Week Year: Brian P. Moran

You Are A Badass: Jen Sincero

You Are A Badass At Making Money: Jen Sincero

Profit First: Mike Michalowicz

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How to Easily Batch Social Media Content

How to Easily Batch Social Media Content

Want to know how I batch all of my social media content? I’m spilling all my secrets with you in this post.

Listen up! Because what I’m about to share with you is going to help you save SO MUCH TIME, reach more people, and actually have a life #winning

After I shared my batching secrets with students inside the Impact Blogging Academy, one of them recently said,

“I used to wonder why bigger people in the online space talked about “passive income” when they were on every social media platform all day. It seemed like a ton of work to me. I’m starting to definitely see how it’s possible to be present without putting in tremendous effort and it’s exciting. Batching/scheduling/planning has been a major help for me and given me tons of confidence to keep going.”

First off, let’s talk about batching. What is batching? Essentially, it’s just creating a LOT of content at one time, instead of a little bit per day.

Why batch your social media content?

It’s going to save you so.much.time.

For real. I’m insanely productive and I really don’t work that much considering the size and scope of our business.

Seriously. A multiple 6 figure business and I work roughly 25 hours per week (give or take).

How the heck is this possible?

All thanks to the power of batching social media content.

Think about it. Let’s say you LOVE brownies (who doesn’t?!) and want to have one every night after dinner. Wouldn’t it be easier to make enough for the week instead of having to take time to do it every single night?

That’s essentially what we’re doing here. You’re taking a little bit of extra time on one specific task, instead of doing the same darn task day after day, so you have enough for a week (or even a month) at a time.

This might seem a wee bit overwhelming at first, but don’t worry. It’ll start to feel normal after about a month, and pretty soon you’ll be a social media content batching queen 👸🏻

How to Batch Social Media Content Tip 1: Open up a google doc and brainstorm all your content ideas

This is where I’ll collect quotes, write out questions I get asked often, or even go back through old events I’ve attended and pull out content and ideas from those notes.

Try to get at least 20-30 different ideas down.

Try to do this at the time where you feel most creative. For me, it’s in the morning, after I’ve already done some personal development.

 

Pro tip: Do ONE thing at a time. Close out all other browsers and only focus on getting this one specific task completed. You can use a pomodoro timer to keep you on task.

How to Easily Batch Social Media Content Tip 2: Open up Canva and create 25 images at a time

Go through each quote/idea and pick a short part of it to create a graphic for it. Then, duplicate the image and create another one. Keep going until you hit Canva’s max (I believe it’s 25 images).

Click download and open up the zip file on your computer.

How to Easily Batch Social Media Content Tip 3: Upload all images to your social media scheduler

Upload all the images to whatever platform you use to schedule your Instagram and Facebook content. There are quite a few these days. Personally, I use Planoly for Instagram and Meet Edgar for Facebook/Twitter.

If you’re on a budget, Buffer is another option, but it doesn’t store/loop content like MeetEdgar does.

For Planoly, after I upload all the images, I schedule them. My Instagram grid alternates between quote and pictures. I add the content that I want and schedule one post per day for Instagram.

After it’s scheduled in Planoly, I just take each image individually and add it to MeetEdgar. At this point, they don’t have a bulk scheduler so you have to upload each image individually.

This is what Planoly for Instagram looks like:

This is what MeetEdgar looks like:

How to Easily Batch Social Media Content Tip 4: Batch record video content

This is totally optional, and I didn’t add this step in until I got in a groove with the above steps.

But once you’re ready, add in video. I suggest starting with batching 4 videos at a time so you have enough to upload 1 per week.

Because I have someone who helps edit and upload the videos on our team (Thanks, Lizzy!), I upped our video content to 10 videos at a time, enough for one video per day of the week, and enough for two weeks of content.

I use Zoom video to record everything (hitting record and stop between each video) then upload the files to a google drive folder when finished.

We publish the videos to Youtube, Facebook, IGTV, and upload the audio to the She’s Making an Impact Alexa Skill. 

 

What’s the key with all of this? Again, stay focused on one task at a time, so you aren’t going back and forth between different websites and tasks. This is going to keep you way more efficient so you can get a ton of stuff done in less time.

How to Easily Batch Social Media Content Tip 5: Blog Content

If I’m being totally honest, I don’t typically batch my blog content. Mostly because each post takes at least 1-3 hours to write, and when I’m done, I can’t fathom writing another one #truestory

But! If you truly want to batch blog content, and you’re doing the steps I outline within Creating Killer Content and The Impact Blogging Academy, I would batch like this:

Step 1: Create a google doc with possible blog topics, at least 5-10

Step 2: Open up the Google Keyword Planner, and decide on your main keyword for each blog post

Step 3: Open up the Advanced Marketing Institute, and create killer headlines for each blog post

Step 4: Open up Canva and create a Pinterest friendly image and a featured image for each post

Step 5: Open up Pinterest and create a killer Pinterest description for each post

This way, when you sit down on Mondays (or blog writing day), all you have to do is actually write the content. The rest is done for you.

Here’s an example of what my schedule looks like:

Sunday: Decide upon blog content, main keyword, headline, Pinterest description, and graphics

Monday: Blog content

Tuesday: Podcasts/Client Calls

Wednesday: Typically off since TJ doesn’t have school on Wednesday (vive la France!) but sometimes have calls scheduled in the afternoons

Thursdays: Podcasts/Client Calls

Fridays: Instagram content/IGTV/Youtube. When I record IGTV videos, I actually do 10-15 at a time, so I only do these every other week.

I also try to batch videos on days I wear makeup lol. If I know I’m going to do a podcast interview, I’ll batch videos on that same day.

How am I currently batching in my business, and why?

Well, in 8 days I’m leaving for a business trip to Rome, then immediately after my parentally are flying to France to visit for two weeks. We’ll be in Paris, Bordeaux, and hanging around our city, Le Mans. I know, it’s a rough life 😝

I want to work as little as possible while they’re here, so this week I’m creating extra content for the blog and also extra IGTV videos and IG content so I won’t have to worry about it for a whole 3 weeks.

Question for you! Do you have a social media content strategy? Do you currently batch your social media content? If not, will you start?

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Top 5 Books for Female Entrepreneurs

Top 5 Books for Female Entrepreneurs

I’m an avid reader. Like I’m reading all the time. I’ve read about a book a week for the past 8 years #insane so when I tried to narrow down this list for the top FIVE books for female entrepreneurs, honestly it was hard!

But I think of what I struggled with most when I was first starting my business, and also what my clients struggle with most.

And when it came down to it, the biggest things I see female entrepreneurs struggle with are:

Mindset, consistency, fear of failure, organization/goal setting, and success habits.

 

So there is a method to my selection here. Each of these books will dive into this specific struggle.

I really wanted to get rid of the choices and just tell you these are the books you should start with so you aren’t left wondering which one is best to start with. You’ve got them right here =)

If you want an even bigger selection, then you can check out this post: Best Books for Female Entrepreneurs

Let’s dive into my top 5 books for female entrepreneurs!

#1 Book for Female Entrepreneurs: Battlefield of the Mind by Joyce Meyer

Read now if you’re struggling with: mindset

Mindset is probably the #1 thing that holds female entrepreneurs back from success. We have so much crap that is going through our heads that are limiting us.

Full disclosure: This is a Christian book. Even if you’re not a Christian, I think you will appreciate the principles that Joyce teaches within this book.

About this book:

Worry, doubt, confusion, depression, anger, and feelings of condemnation: all these are attacks on the mind. If readers suffer from negative thoughts, they can take heart! Joyce Meyer has helped millions win these all-important battles. In her most popular bestseller ever, the beloved author and minister shows readers how to change their lives by changing their minds.

She teaches how to deal with thousands of thoughts that people think every day and how to focus the mind the way God thinks. And she shares the trials, tragedies, and ultimate victories from her own marriage, family, and ministry that led her to wondrous, life-transforming truth–and reveals her thoughts and feelings every step of the way.

People living in the vanity of their own mind not only destroy themselves, but far too often, they bring destruction to others around them.” 

#2 Book for Female Entrepreneurs:  The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod

Read now if you’re struggling with: success habits

This book, if you implement it and make it a part of your life, is life changing. My morning routine is an essential part of my day and my success, and Hal really breaks down how you should spend your mornings to set up your day. EVEN IF you’re not a morning person.

About this book:

What’s being widely regarded as “one of the most life-changing books ever written” may be the simplest approach to achieving everything you’ve ever wanted, and faster than you ever thought possible.

What if you could wake up tomorrow and any—or EVERY—area of your life was beginning to transform? What would you change? The Miracle Morning is already transforming the lives of tens of thousands of people around the world by showing them how to wake up each day with more ENERGY, MOTIVATION, and FOCUS to take your life to the next level. It’s been right here in front of us all along, but this book has finally brought it to life.

Are you ready? The next chapter of YOUR life—the most extraordinary life you’ve ever imagined—is about to begin. Buy the book and WAKE UP to your full potential!

“How you wake up each day and your morning routine (or lack thereof) dramatically affects your levels of success in every single area of your life. Focused, productive, successful mornings generate focused, productive, successful days—which inevitably create a successful life—in the same way that unfocused, unproductive, and mediocre mornings generate unfocused, unproductive, and mediocre days, and ultimately a mediocre quality of life. By simply changing the way you wake up in the morning, you can transform any area of your life, faster than you ever thought possible.” 

#3 Book for Female Entrepreneurs: Failing Forward by John Maxwell

Read now if you’re struggling with: fear of failure

I love John Maxwell. I’ve had the honor of meeting him and seeing him speak several times. He’s written over 90 books, which is insane. There are so many that I could choose, but I believe that the fear of failure is what holds so many female entrepreneurs back from going ALL IN.

Failing Forward will help you redefine failure, so it’s no longer something you fear, rather something you pursue.

About this book:

The major difference between achieving people and average people is their perception of and response to failure. John C. Maxwell takes a closer look at failure-and reveals that the secret of moving beyond failure is to use it as a lesson and a stepping-stone. He covers the top reasons people fail and shows how to master fear instead of being mastered by it. Readers will discover that positive benefits can accompany negative experiences-if you have the right attitude. Chock full of action suggestions and real-life stores, Failing Forward is a strategic guide that will help men and women move beyond mistakes to fulfill their potential and achieve success.

The essence of man is imperfection. Know that you’re going to make mistakes. The fellow who never makes a mistake takes his orders from one who does. Wake up and realize this: Failure is simply a price we pay to achieve success.”

#4 Book for Female Entrepreneurs: The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy

Read now if you’re struggling with: consistency

The Compound Effect is one of the first personal development books I read when I started my first business at age 23. It really helped me set myself up with small, seemingly insignificant actions that have led to my success today.

I remember reading 10 pages a day, as he suggested, and thinking: will this REALLY make a difference?

Looking back 8 years later, I can say that it ABSOLUTELY has and I’m so grateful for this book.

About this book:

No gimmicks. No Hyperbole. No Magic Bullet. The Compound Effect is a distillation of the fundamental principles that have guided the most phenomenal achievements in business, relationships, and beyond. This easy-to-use, step-by-step operating system allows you to multiply your success, chart your progress, and achieve any desire. If you’re serious about living an extraordinary life, use the power of The Compound Effect to create the success you want. You will find strategies including:

  • How to win–every time! The No. 1 strategy to achieve any goal and triumph over any competitor, even if they’re smarter, more talented or more experienced.
  • Eradicating your bad habits (some you might be unaware of!) that are derailing your progress.
  • The real, lasting keys to motivation–how to get yourself to do things you don’t feel like doing.
  • Capturing the elusive, awesome force of momentum. Catch this, and you’ll be unstoppable.
  • The acceleration secrets of superachievers. Do they have an unfair advantage? Yes they do, and now you can too!

 

“It’s not the big things that add up in the end; it’s the hundreds, thousands, or millions of little things that separate the ordinary from the extraordinary.” 

#5 Book for Female Entrepreneurs: The 12 Week Year by Brian Moran

Read now if you’re struggling with: organization/goal setting

I used to set yearly goals. And it would overwhelm me and throughout the year I’d lose sight of that big goal.

After reading the 12 Week Year, I learned how to chunk down my big goals into smaller, quarterly goals, then into monthly, weekly, and daily goals.

Results? INSANE. You need this book!

About this book:

Most organizations and individuals work in the context of annual goals and plans; a twelve-month execution cycle. Instead, The 12 Week Year avoids the pitfalls and low productivity of annualized thinking. This book redefines your “year” to be 12 weeks long. In 12 weeks, there just isn’t enough time to get complacent, and urgency increases and intensifies. The 12 Week Year creates focus and clarity on what matters most and a sense of urgency to do it now. In the end more of the important stuff gets done and the impact on results is profound.

  • Explains how to leverage the power of a 12 week year to drive improved results in any area of your life
  • Offers a how-to book for both individuals and organizations seeking to improve their execution effectiveness
  • Authors are leading experts on execution and implementation

Turn your organization’s idea of a year on its head, and speed your journey to success.

 

“We mistakenly believe that there is a lot of time left in the year, and we act accordingly. We lack a sense of urgency, not realizing that every week is important, every day is important, every moment is important. Ultimately, effective execution happens daily and weekly!”

BONUS book for Female Entrepreneurs: Start Something that Matters by Blake Mycoskie

Yup, there’s a bonus! It was too hard to come up with just 5!

Read if you want to make a bigger impact on the world

I truly believe that being an entrepreneur is special and that we have certain gifts that we can use to serve others and make an impact. And that our businesses can and should be used to bless others and have a purpose BEYOND just making money.

Blake is the founder of Tom’s Shoes and shares how he started his FOR PURPOSE business, and how you can infuse more purpose into your business.

About this book:

The incredible story of the man behind TOMS Shoes and One for One, the revolutionary business model that marries fun, profit, and social good

“A creative and open-hearted business model for our times.”—The Wall Street Journal

Why this book is for you: 

• You’re ready to make a difference in the world—through your own start-up business, a nonprofit organization, or a new project that you create within your current job.

• You want to love your work, work for what you love, and have a positive impact on the world—all at the same time.

• You’re inspired by charity: water, method, and FEED Projects and want to learn how these organizations got their start. 

• You’re curious about how someone who never made a pair of shoes, attended fashion school or worked in retail created one of the fastest-growing footwear companies in the world by giving shoes away.

• You’re looking for a new model of success to share with your children, students, co-workers, and members of your community.

You’re ready to start something that matters.

With every book you purchase, a new book will be provided to a child in need. One for One.™

“Conscious capitalism is about more than simply making money—although it’s about that too. It’s about creating a successful business that also connects supporters to something that matters to them and that has great impact in the world.”

For Female Entrepreneurs Who Want to Go to the NEXT LEVEL:

If you’re ALL IN and know that you’ll do whatever it takes to make your business happen, then I highly suggest getting on the waitlist for my group coaching program that’s coming out in January, Activate.

While I do think reading books is a great start, there’s truly nothing like surrounding yourself with other entrepreneurs on the same journey as you and learning the strategies from someone who’s been there before you.

Click here to get your booty on the waitlist.

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Rachel Ngom

Entrepreneur, Author, Pinterest Strategist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.” Tony Robbins

 

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