Yes, there IS a secret ingredient to a successful life!

Monday, May 9th, 2011

Have you read The Slight Edge yet?  “The things you do every day, the things that don’t look dramatic, that don’t even look like they matter, do matter.  They not only make a difference — they make all the difference.”

…THAT IS the secret ingredient to a successful life!  Click on link below to order:

The Slight Edge: Secret to a Successful Life

The Millionaire Messenger: Make a Difference and a Fortune Sharing Your Advice

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Are you interested in Making a Difference and a Fortune Sharing Your Advice? Read The Millionaire Messenger by Brendon Burchard.

Brendon “pulls back the curtains on the advice industry” and takes you through the 10 steps to making an impact and income with what you know.
The exercises at the end of each section can stretch your thinking, open your eyes. I’m half-way through the book and have been recommending it to old and new friends alike.  It’s a valuable guide for anyone who has something to share.

Enjoy!
Shauna

Win the formula for Creating a Cash Machine!

Sunday, April 8th, 2012

Hi everyone

I’m so impressed with Loral Langemeir’s The Millionaire Maker’s Guide to Creating a Cash Machine for Life that I bought extra copies.  I may even hold a 10 week program at the beginning of the year to create the support team to walk everyone through the steps.  (Please send me an email if you’re interested.)

But don’t wait!   We’re holding a drawing for everyone who enters their email (to Stay Informed!) before of midnight Saturday May19, 2012.  On Sunday 5/20 we will announce the winner of Loral’s Millionaire Maker’s Guide and have the book in the mail to you as soon as you reply with your snail-mail address.

“Life will not go according to plan if you do not have a plan.”
~ Gary Ryan Blair

To Stay Informed, enter your name and email … right over there  ———>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Cheers!
Shauna Vee
Your Biz Lady

Lower Your Taxes – Big Time!

Sunday, September 4th, 2011

Do you know how to turn a vacation into a tax-deductible write-off?  Or what the dividing lines are to keep your business from being declared a hobby (eliminate your business tax deductions)?  Always wanting to pay only my fair share and not a penny more, I’ve been learning these tax strategies and more over the years.  I was delighted when one of my mastermind team members recommended this book:  Lower Your Taxes – Big Time!

Not only does it have those tax reduction secrets and more, but the book is updated each year.  There is also a complete section for tax strategies outside of business.  The book discusses how to use tax planning to

  • make college less expensive
  • reduce taxes on investments
  • maximize deductions for your home.

It was written by an IRS insider and confirms the tax strategies I’ve been learning over the years – updated for current laws!
Click the picture below to order your copy now.

Cheers!
Shauna

Think Yourself to Success

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

When was the last time you read The Magic of Thinking Big?  It has so many great reminders, including the importance of taking time alone “with nothing but your own thinking apparatus.”  It’s so easy to get caught up in the “doing” of our business that we neglect the soul of our business – much like the parent making a living to provide for her family, only to find out what they really need is more of her time.  Likewise, your business needs that one-on-one nourishment – thinking time – that only you can provide.

“Leaders use solitude to put the pieces of a problem together, to work out solutions, to plan, and… do their superthinking.” ~ David Schwartz

Here’s to spending more time ON your business, instead of in it!  Test it for yourself.  (I’ll be doing the same.) Set aside 30-60 minutes each day for two weeks to just think …and let me know what happens!  I’d like to hear from you.

Shauna, Your Biz Lady

For the kids… their own Cash Machine

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

I just finished reading The Millionaire Maker’s Guide to Creating a Cash Machine for Life by Loral Langemeier.  I loved the last chapter on “The Kids Cash Machine.”  If I knew then what I know now, it’s a gift I would have bestowed on my son – and I know would have received important clues for my business while I encouraged him to in creating his own cash machine.

If you help your kids – or the neighbor kids, or your grandkids – create their own cash machine, it just might turn out to be the gift of a lifetime… and not just for them.

Everyone wins!

Shauna
Your Biz Lady

Yes, there IS a secret ingredient to a successful life!

Friday, April 15th, 2011

Have you read The Slight Edge yet?  “The things you do every day, the things that don’t look dramatic, that don’t even look like they matter, do matter.  They not only make a difference — they make all the difference.”

…THAT IS the secret ingredient to a successful life!
Maybe this book will help you find that One Thing that makes all the difference for You! Click on link below to order:

The Slight Edge: Secret to a Successful Life

Here’s to your success!
Shauna

Getting Your Time Back

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

Have you read The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferris?  I’m rereading it.  He has a few good tips (ok, a LOT of good tips!) to save you time.  Here are a couple:

Go on a one-week media fast:

  • No newspapers
  • No news websites
  • No television
  • No reading books (except his – of course! – and 1hr of fiction/pleasure reading before bed)
  • No web surfing

And then learn how to be selectively ignorant.  That’s right!  I want to know everything, so this really applies to me:

“Learn to ignore or redirect all information and interruptions that are irrelevant, unimportant, or inactionable.  Most are all three.”

I highly recommend Tim’s book.  Here’s to getting some time back!

Your Biz Lady
Shauna

Marketing for Consultants, Advisors & Experts

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

I was listening to a recorded interview this morning with Mark Satterfield, founder of Gentle Rain Marketing.  Marketing has fascinated me for a lot of years. While I’m well aware of the difference between sales and marketing, I find most people don’t distinguish between the two.

Mark summed up most consultants marketing dilemma quite nicely: “They associate marketing with sales, and associate sales with selling used cars.  So they say to themselves, ‘I don’t want to have anything to do with that.’”

But marketing isn’t sales.  Especially for a consultant (something I did for 20 years), marketing is something that can keep putting your name out there even while you’re busy with another client. Once the gig with one client is complete, the marketing you’ve had in place makes landing the next client that much easier.

Mark offers a FREE report at his website on How To Create A Steady Stream Of New Clients. Quickly. Easily. With No Cold Calling or Hard Selling.  Check it out!

His website is chock full of other great information. You might also check out his book, Unique Sales Stories: How To Get More Referrals, Differentiate Yourself From The Competition & Close More Sales Through The Power Of Stories.

Happy 2011!
Live long and prosper
Your Biz Lady
Shauna

too much info?

Friday, December 31st, 2010

A quick quote from Dan Kennedy’s No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs:

If you don’t manage information,
you can’t profit from information.

(Thanks Dan.  I needed that!)

Wishing you a profitable New Year!
Your Biz Lady
Shauna