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

Provocations and Destiny

Sunday, November 14th, 2010

The following is a delightful excerpt from Warrior of the Light, by Paulo Coelho.

The Warrior of the Light… Knows what he is capable of; he does not have to go about the world boasting of his qualities and virtues. Nevertheless, there is always someone who wants to prove himself better than he is.

… Certain people insist. They provoke and offended do everything they can to irritate him. At that point, his heart says: “do not respond to these insults, they will not increase your abilities. You will tire yourself needlessly.”

A Warrior of the Light does not waste his time listening to provocations; he has a destiny to fulfill.

Warrior of the Light is a great little book, and easy read: short notes on accepting failure, embracing life, and rising through destiny.

Have a great week!
YourBizLady,
Shauna

P.S.  as usual, links I give you may or may not result in a profit to this website. A portion of all income goes to Heifer International.

High Achiever’s Secret

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Dan Kennedy, in his book No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs (NO BS), tells of a logic-defying high achiever secret told to him early in his career.  It had to do with the question: What do you do if you have failed to reach your goal?

Don’t reset the same goal.  Don’t back off to a less ambitious goal.  Instead, create a similar but bigger and more exciting goal with a new, appropriate time line.

Remember, failure is normal part of success.  If that doesn’t make sense, just remember Babe Ruth and Thomas Edison!

Here’s to your success!
Shauna
Your Biz Lady

No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs

Friday, May 14th, 2010

Have you discovered Dan Kennedy’s books yet?  I’ve just started his “No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs.”  Here are some of his strategies to keep your meetings short and productive:

  1. Set the meetings for immediately before lunch or at the end of the day, so the vampires are eager to get it done and over with, turn into bats, and fly out of there.
  2. Don’t serve refreshments.
  3. Circulate a written agenda in advance.
  4. Have and communicate a clear, achievable objective for the meeting.

I highly recommend his book! Click the link below.

No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs

A teeny book jam-packed with content

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

Have you read Maria Simone’s book yet?  “Passion to Prosperity — Instant Ways to Profit from Your Skills and Talents” is one of the most comprehensive and LITTLE books I’ve ever read on making your business all that it can be.  From visioning and branding through her comprehensive business building and marketing strategies, Maria delivers.  I don’t think I’ve ever seen so much packed into 138 pages.

If you’re serious about making your business fly, make sure you get a copy of that book.

Cheers!
YourBizLady, Shauna

Fred? A refreshing approach to service….

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

I’m reading an inspiring book called The Fred Factor (by Mark Sanborn).   Here are some excerpts:

  • Leaders succeed when the recognize their employees are human.
  • Technology succeeds whe it recognizes that its users and human.
  • Employees like Fred the Postman [and business owners!!] succeed when they recognize their work involves interacting with human beings.

Look for the book here: