How to Make a Good First Impression with Your Brand

How to Make a Good First Impression with Your Brand The first impression is usually the last impression. The first time someone is exposed to your brand is important because it is right then and there that their opinion of your brand is formed.  You don’t often have another chance to win someone over, and that is why you should put a little thought into how your brand is perceived at first sight. It’s even better when you make sure that the first experience a new customer or

5 Productivity Apps that Lower My Stress, Keep me Organized and Help Me Run my Business!

As a tech lover with a planner problem, I am often asked about how I use digital tools in conjunction with analog planners to keep myself organized. I still love using my iPhone and apps to keep me productive. My planner is wonderful, but there will always be things my planner can’t do like make a noise to alert me of a calendar event, or play some relaxing music when I’m feeling pressured and overwhelmed. There are just always going to be some things my iPhone will be used f

How to Design Your Day

The reason many of us long to become entrepreneurs is so that we can have the freedom to design our days. The good news is you don’t have to wait to become a full-time entrepreneur to do that. In fact, you can start right now. Learning to design your day now can only help you in the long run. Before you know it you’ll feel like a pro at it. Plus I always say it’s better to be proactive than reactive, and designing your day will help you do just that. I’ve been making some cha

OPERATION FIRST IMPRESSION

The first impression is usually the last impression. The first time someone is exposed to your brand is important because it is right then and there that their opinion of your brand is formed. You don’t often have another chance to win someone over, and that is why you should put a little thought into how your brand is perceived at first sight. It’s even better when you make sure that the first experience a new customer or viewer has with your brand is memorable. There are a

Creating Your Elevator Speech

Sometimes after you’ve gotten clear on what it is you want to do, you forget that one day you may just have to explain it to someone.  Let’s face it, if you want to be an entrepreneur and be profitable you must know how to present your value.  You want to be able to explain who you are, what you do, and why it’s valuable in a way that is clear and confident. There are many people that are good at what they do, but not so much at explaining it in a way that makes others want t

SELF-MADE VS. GOD MADE

I am not self-made. God was present the whole time. Because of God’s favor, I’ve created success, magnetized opportunities, and smashed assumptions every step of the way . . . and I LOVE sharing my tools and techniques with audiences all over the world. If your business is stagnating — or hasn’t even begun…If you’re locked in a repetitive cycle of toxic relationships…If you want to be a role model for your kids — and bring out their gifts, by shining a light on your own…you’

BRANDING BOSS

Business and branding can be overwhelming and that can leave you paralyzed with fear. Believe me, I fight through fear everyday. One way I was able to decrease overwhelm and fear when it came to business and branding was to make it as fun as possible. I mean it. Basing my approach in fun has worked wonders for me and that has definitely translated to the Dream & Build Success audience. One fun exercise that I like to do that helps me to get really clear on the essence of my b

Top 5 Characteristics of Successful Business Owners!

Define Success in Your Own Terms It is SO easy to let others – well intentioned others – define success for you.  Think about it.  Your parents, your spouse/partner, your children, and the people who work for you, your friends – they all try to define success for you. Women are sensitive to social pressures, and it is so easy to fall into the trap of embracing the existing definitions of success.  One of the last frontiers for women is to recognize that their personal definit

Top 6 Entrepreneurial Mistakes

What are the common mistakes that new entrepreneurs make and how can you avoid making them yourself? Here is ldgaryceo.com’s top 10 list of mistakes people make when starting a business: 1) Not enough money. The most common reason why new businesses shut down is that the owner runs out of money. Cash flow is critical to a startup business. You could be profitable and still have to close your doors because your customers are taking too long to pay you. Cash is king in a startu

5 TRICKS TO ORGANIZE YOUR DIGITAL DOCUMENTS

This week I’m taking you behind the scenes and I’m going to show you inside of the success hub. But first, I want to be completely open and honest about something… I often feel like my business is a BIG MESS! There’s so much going on, so much to do, it leaves me feeling like a headless chicken. In the past this messiness has often got me down, because sometimes I feel like I should have it all figured out, it shouldn’t be as stressful and as chaotic as it is. But then I reali

BUSINESS BUCKET LIST

As we approach the end of the first quarter, it’s more important than ever that you be intentional and goal-oriented in your business. Springtime is exciting and fun, but I think one of the best things about the spring is that it’s a wonderful time to meet business goals and make big profits. Major retailers make sure to take advantage of the season with new items, big promotions and aggressive advertising. As entrepreneurs, it’s important we also make big moves so we start t

3 OUTSTANDING ENTREPRENEUR TIPS

Did you know that one in five businesses with revenue earnings of $1 million or more are owned by women? There are over 9 million female business owners in the United States, and they employ nearly 7.9 million people. How’s that for women’s empowerment?! If you’ve been thinking about starting a business, just launched a business or even if you’re a seasoned vet looking to upgrade your business, take a moment to read over this hot list of things you need stand out in business.

Stand Out From the Competition

There’s nothing quite so devastating as realizing you’re not as unique as you thought you were. Maybe you started your business believing that you had a completely revolutionary idea/product/approach, and that there was no one else out there doing that thing… Until you found the website of that person who is almost exactly the same as you… Or maybe your business is just naturally similar to many others.  If you’re an accountant, you make candles, or you sell an MLM product, t

Life Cycles

A couple of years ago I recollect traveling this well-trodden, meandering road with its rolling hills and overhanging trees. This road happens to be the route in which I favor to get home from work. What I would observe this particular evening stirred an intense feeling in the pit of my stomach and spread throughout my body. What I noticed was down trees, actually – land clearing at a locally owned memorial park. More land? Expanding… a cemetery, I thought? Initially my intel

SUCCESS SHIFT!

Entrepreneurs are cut from a different cloth and oftentimes find it difficult to relate to friends and family who are not business owners. It’s easy to become frustrated and overwhelmed especially if you’re not profiting from your business like you desire or reaching your full potential. You can get discouraged and plagued by that awful feeling of being STUCK and maybe even be second guessing your business venture altogether. This happens to millions of business owners every

10 Tips for Pursuing a Worthy Ideal

Based on the fact that you’re reading this is an indication that you have a dream and an inkling to pursue it. Know that your desire alone sets you apart from the masses who have yet to connect, or reconnect , with their dream. There is however a minority – those who actually pursue their dreams and goals. In the Strangest Secret, Earl Nigtingale explained that “A success is anyone who is realizing a worthy predetermined ideal, because that’s what he or she decided to do … de

DREAM CHECKUP

I hope you had an awesome dream week! We are rocking and rolling at our Dream Factory! We created life changing content and continue to gain new clients. The testimonials you share with us is so encouraging! Please keep them coming. I thought I would share some of my business notes with our readers. This is how we consistently ensure our sales, clients, events, and ventures always reach our target goal. We believe in making an impact in every facet of life, business, and fait

POWER PARTNERS in 2017

Yes, that is correct! Power partners are the most successful entrepreneurs. When you are aligned with the correct people you gain strategic insight and intuition that others only dream of having! Power Partners in business, life, and faith play a huge in your ultimate success. The right people around you can either distract you or push you. Success has different meanings for different people – more time to spend with family, living a certain lifestyle, the ability to help peo

Brand Like a BOSS

What an awesome year so far we are rocking and rolling! I hope your year is booming! So, with that being said, here are 3 tips to help you BRAND LIKE A BOSS IN 2016 Start Strong! – January is moving fast; that means you have twelve months to accomplish whatever your goals are for 2016. You can do this! You have more than enough time to remain intentional and consistent. Grab your planner, pen, accountability partner, and get to work! Remember real bosses and business leaders