If you are ready to step out to be a speaker, you’ll want to learn my 6 Steps to Jumpstarting Yourself as a Speaker to Grow and Monetize Your Business FASTER!

Are you wondering how becoming a speaker will generate more business for you or why it’s such an important marketing strategy?

Are you hesitant to really put yourself out there because you think you’re “too new” or maybe speaking on stages and even online scares you a bit?

Have you been trying to get yourself some speaking opportunities (I call them gigs) but you’re not having the best of luck getting booked?

Well, I’ll tell you; I get most of my coaching clients and even most of my paying customers for other products and programs from speaking gigs.

Here are Ways Speaking can be Helpful for You in your Business:

  • You can speak in person at a conference, workshop or business event.
  • You can speak over the phone or Skype on a teleclass, radio show, or podcast.
  • You can speak on a webinar or video conference (like Zoom) these days.
  • You can speak on video, either on YouTube or Facebook Live and more.
  • You can even host your own event – in person or online, that’s speaking too.

Any way you slice it, being a speaker allows YOU to be THE EXPERT in your industry or on your topic. It brings credibility to what you do, who you are and it allows people to experience you quicker than if they were to just read a page or two on your website.

Yes, I realize that there are others who speak on the topic you do. And they may have been in business for longer than you. But that doesn’t mean that they are the expert and you are not or that you shouldn’t also share what YOU know. It’s the opposite. Give your varying opinion I say.  Share what you know and how you do it different.

Too many people get caught up and don’t take action because they think that their thing is already being done in the marketplace. But the marketplace is a HUGE SPACE these days with the Internet and social media sites. You have the potential to reach millions and billions of people around the planet if you know what you’re doing and you take enough action.

When people get to hear you, or watch you for a longer period of time than just a quick hello or introduction, it gives them more of a sense of what you do, how you can help them, and they can make a more informed decision on if or how they want to work with you or at the very least, find out more. I highly recommend adding speaking to your overall marketing strategies if you’re a small business owner or sales professional of any kind.

I want to share the 6-step system that I teach in my Jumpstart Yourself as a Dynamic Speaker Training Course.  Some of this may be a refresher for you, but for some, it may not.

Step 1: Determine WHO you’ll talk to and what do they want to hear. Ask yourself “What are you an expert in? or Who is your target market and where will we find groups of them? What do they care about exactly that relates somewhat to what you do?“

Step 2: Develop your speaking topics and speaker sheet. It’s important to BE PREPARED for speaking opportunities at all times if you expect to get any. You want to have a professional speaker sheet ready to email someone who wants to book you that includes your topics, descriptions, bullets of what they’ll learn, your bio, picture and contact information at the very least.

Step 3: Strategize on where to get gigs. You’ll need to build a list of potential events, organizations or meetings that you can speak for locally, nationally and virtually. There are easy ways to find places but you need to do your due diligence if you want to get booked.

Step 4: Craft your presentations. It’s important to create your speaking presentations so that they are educational, informative, memorable and they make the audience take the action you want them to take at the end. Whether you’re making a sales pitch at the end or not, how you design your talk is crucial to your success.

Step 5: Design your accompanying marketing materials. Often times you’ll want handouts, flyers, order forms or table display materials for when you attend a live speaking event (as well as virtual – what to do online). Again, if you’re not prepared with these things then you’ll most likely waste your time doing the speaking in the first place.

Step 6: Following up after a speaking gig. Most speakers don’t do this well at all and it could be more important than what you do AT the event itself. Developing a kick-butt follow up plan for after an event will provide ongoing lead generation and sales.

Hopefully this gives you some ideas on what you need to work on to get started speaking more or getting booked more.

Remember though, speaking is just ONE type of marketing strategy that you may want to do in your small business. Generally, you need to do 5-15 marketing strategies every month in order to maximize your potential.

If you want more specific examples, steps and samples of ways to do all this then you really want to sign up to receive my free weekly video biz tips, articles and more! Plus, you can get access to a FREE Speaker Audio Training to hear me talk all about the 6 Steps to Becoming a Dynamic Speaker by going to www.JumpstartSpeakerTraining.com!

Here’s to creating and enjoying the business and life of your dreams!

Talk To You Again Soon!! 

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Katrina Sawa

The Jumpstart Your Biz Coach, Speaker &

Author of the book, Love Yourself Successful

916-872-4000

katrina@jumpstartyourmarketing.com

“Showing You HOW to Make a LOT More Money Doing What You Love!”

PS: Get your Free Jumpstart Your Biz Kit now at www.JumpstartGift.com!   

PPS:  Ready to find out what’s really stopping you from attaining a much more profitable business? Then please go schedule a call with me, it’s urgent that you figure this out sooner than later. Go sign up at www.AskKat.biz now.

PPPS:  Want to surround yourself with a bunch of like-minded, entrepreneurial go-getters? Join me at my Love & Money LIVE! event on April 5th – 7th.  This is THE event where you’ll learn how to get more LOVE in your LIFE & MONEY in your BUSINESS!  Go to https://jumpstartyourmarketing.com/loveandmoneylive  to see all of the topics we are going to cover and for registration details. 

I really enjoyed talking about how to make Fast Cash by creating Easy YES Offers with Minette Riordan and Brad Dobson, co-founders of The Path to Profit Academy and Podcast for Creative Entrepreneurs.

What a FUN Interview!

I created the concept of an Easy YES Offer a few years ago when I had positioned myself to sell mostly high end programs. In fact, the price of my lowest end program was $200. I attended a workshop where the focus was “making money today”. My intention was to sell my $2,000 program and I offered a flashdrive containing some more of my trainings and programs as a BONUS!   My ‘ah ha’ moment came when people were asking to buy the bonus, instead of the $2,000 program. I sold several of the flashdrives that day for a lower price than the program, but I ended up with Fast Cash.

It’s something I encourage attendees to use at my LIVE events. It’s an offer that’s specifically designed as to make people say YES and buy on the spot! It’s designed to make FAST CASH. It’s not just a lead magnet although you can use a freebie as an alternative with those who don’t accept your Fast Cash Offer. It works best when you make the offer irresistible!

For example, I’ve had people make Fast Cash Offer at my Events that cost $50 and six people bought it – that’s a quick $300. Others have designed offers that cost more.

These offers are for those who need clients! There are several ways to structure these offers!

Click on the video below to get specific ideas about creating your EASY YES OFFER, sales funnels, the importance of systems and MORE !

 

 

So what type of Easy YES Offer will you create?

Get 3 FREE Gifts to help you generate more revenue and build your business in my Jumpstart Your Biz Kit to help you generate more revenue. You find it at:  jumpstartyourmarketing.com/bizkit/

If you are ready to put more Love in your Life and more Money in your Business, I invite you to join us at my Love & Money LIVE! event in Sacramento on April 5th – 7th.  Bring your FAST CASH OFFER!  We have new content and amazing speakers to inspire you to transform your Life and your Business.  Take a look at what we cover at https://jumpstartyourmarketing.com/loveandmoneylive  

Talk to You Again Soon!! 

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Katrina Sawa

The Jumpstart Your Biz Coach, Speaker &

Author of the book, Love Yourself Successful

916-872-4000

katrina@jumpstartyourmarketing.com

“Showing You HOW to Make a LOT More Money Doing What You Love!”

PS: Get your Free Jumpstart Your Biz Kit now at www.JumpstartGift.com!   

PPS:  Ready to find out what’s really stopping you from attaining a much more profitable business? Then please go schedule a call with me, it’s urgent that you figure this out sooner than later. Go sign up at www.AskKat.biz now.

PPPS:  Want to learn how to get more LOVE in your LIFE & MONEY in your BUSINESS! while surrounding yourself with a bunch of like-minded, entrepreneurial go-getters? Join me at my next LIVE BIG training event – Love & Money LIVE! on April 5th – 7th, 2018.   Go to  https://jumpstartyourmarketing.com/loveandmoneylive to register NOW!  You can view the dates of my other Live Events in 2018 at  www.LiveBigEvents.com 

Walt Grassl and I talked about Love and Money on his Stand Up and Speak Up Radio Show.  The topic was about Putting More Love in your Life and More Money in your Business.

Walt’s Radio Show is about facing your fears so you can live your dreams.  All of us have had to do this at some time in our lives or careers.

When I was working in my corporate career in sales and marketing years ago, I quickly discovered that people don’t know what they don’t know. I still find this to be an issue with some of my clients.

A few years after I left the corporate world and started my business, I found out myself in that same boat, especially when it came to online marketing and leveraging.

I knew that I wanted to make more money and online marketing was a way for me to serve more clients. But I was trading hours for dollars and I knew I couldn’t continue to do that because there’s only so many hours in a day.

Once I made the decision to use systems and automate my business processes, I had time to create more programs for my clients and was able to cut the time I was working from 60 hours per week to 10-15 hours working with clients. The rest of my time is spent marketing myself and my business, training, and speaking engagements.

Love and Money – What I Learned

The way that Love impacts the ability to make more Money comes from my personal experience. I learned that a love of self, supportive people in my life to love me and yes, a change in my own mindset was what I needed to nurture my big ideas into reality. Attracting and having Love in my Life helped me make more Money!

In this interview, Walt and I discussed a variety of business topics like speaking in your business.  Many speakers have had to overcome the fear of public speaking and making a mistake while in front of people.  I’ve experienced many of the struggles and challenges that other speakers experience but I’ve learned to overcome them.  And one big mistake that many speakers make is failing to make a connection with their audience in their intro. If you don’t do that, you’ve lost them for the rest of your presentation.

I’ve shared some issues or landmines that speakers can run into when they are hosting their own live events and ways to avoid those costly mistakes, the beauty of making Fast Cash and more.

Click to Listen in to our discussion about Putting More Love in your Life and More Money in your Business!

So, are you ready to put more Love in your Life and more Money in your Business?  I’m hosting my Love & Money LIVE! event in Sacramento on April 5th – 7th.  We have new content and speakers coming to inspire you to transform your Life and your Business.  Take a look at what we cover at https://jumpstartyourmarketing.com/loveandmoneylive   I’m looking forward to meeting you there!

Here’s to Your Success!! 

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Katrina Sawa

The Jumpstart Your Biz Coach, Speaker &

Author of the book, Love Yourself Successful

916-872-4000

katrina@jumpstartyourmarketing.com

“Showing You HOW to Make a LOT More Money Doing What You Love!”

PS: Get your Free Jumpstart Your Biz Kit now at www.JumpstartGift.com!   

PPS:  Want to learn how to get more LOVE in your LIFE & MONEY in your BUSINESS! while surrounding yourself with a bunch of like-minded, entrepreneurial go-getters? Join me at my next LIVE BIG training event – Love & Money LIVE! on April 5th – 7th, 2018.   Go to  https://jumpstartyourmarketing.com/loveandmoneylive to register NOW!  You can view the dates of my other Live Events in 2018 at  www.LiveBigEvents.com 

PPPS:   Are you Ready to start Building a Profitable Business but don’t know how?  Get the help you need from someone who knows how to  look at everything in your business and find where the gaps and opportunities exist.  Come to my next Jumpstart Your Business 2 Hour Masterclass on February 23, 2018.  Masterclass sessions are 9-11 am PST / 12-2 pm EST.  For more info and to Register, go to https://jumpstartyourmarketing.com/masterclass

 

Marketing isn’t static, it’s always changing and there are different types of marketing that will be good for you to use going forward. So, today’s tips are about what’s going on in marketing and how to effectively manage your marketing.

I’m talking about the marketing before the sales process – the lead generation and follow-up to get your prospects into your sales process; your sales funnel.

As many of you know, I talk about marketing a lot. At my next Live Event, Love & Money LIVE! – the event where we will focus on getting more Love in your life and more Money in your business – I’m going to talk about Online Marketing vs Offline Marketing. Why? Because when you talk about marketing strategies, you have to talk about both.

Many people today talk only about online marketing and I think that’s a huge mistake. I find most of my clients as a result of my offline marketing efforts. Most of my 6-figure business was built using offline marketing.

So, if you have been in business for a while and you’re not making enough money, the question is: Are you using only online marketing strategies? If you’ve answered yes, there are some offline marketing strategies you should be using.

The #1 Strategy that you can do that incorporates both online and offline marketing is Speaking! You should be speaking about your business no matter what industry or business you are in.

Click the video to hear how you CAN start speaking in your business and get speaking gigs and “Online vs Offline Marketing” tips.

 

 

I’ve also created other ways to speak about my business online and you can too! One new thing I’ve started offering is a 2 hour coaching session – my Jumpstart Your Business Masterclass. These Masterclass sessions are on the last Friday of each month (except holiday months like November and December). This is a very economical way for business owners to get the coaching they need – each session is only $79 and there is no long-term commitment. And it’s a way for them to get to know me!

I will be bringing more information about “how to” do things to grow your business via Video, my Blog and emails, but the best way to get my marketing strategies is to attend one of my LIVE events, like my Love & Money LIVE! event on April 5th – 7th. Go to JumpstartYourMarketing.com/events to see my events schedule.

Whatever you do, don’t wait to get the right marketing strategies to help you grow your business. Come to one of the Masterclasses or to one of my LIVE events! Get the Big Picture strategies that you need to focus on this year!

Talk to You Again Soon!

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Katrina Sawa

The Jumpstart Your Biz Coach, Speaker &

Author of the book, Love Yourself Successful

916-872-4000

katrina@jumpstartyourmarketing.com

“Showing You HOW to Make a LOT More Money Doing What You Love!”

PS: Get your Free Jumpstart Your Biz Kit now at www.JumpstartGift.com!   

PPS:  Ready to find out what’s really stopping you from attaining a much more profitable business? Then please go schedule a call with me, it’s urgent that you figure this out sooner than later. Go sign up at www.AskKat.biz now.

PPPS:  Join me and other like-minded, entrepreneurs who want to Change their Lives and Make more Money at my Love & Money LIVE! event, April 5th-7th in Sacramento.  Fast Action Takers get the Best Price Offer of $197.  This offer is good through February 9th, 2018.  Go to JumpstartYourMarketing.com/LoveandMoneyLive

If you can’t attend the first Live Event of the year, check the Event Schedule at www.LiveBigEvents.com  and plot the dates on your calendar now.  

How would you like to continuously attract clients and build a business that makes more money – one that really excites you?

One of my favorite guest speaker interviews was with Adam Hommey, host of Business Creators Radio Show.  Adam’s audience consists of business owners and entrepreneurs who want to hear about tools, techniques and strategies to help them build their businesses.

The top and frequently asked questions from business owners revolve around time and money issues.  Time and Money issues are where many of them get stuck.

Attracting more clients and making more money are issues that all small business owners face no matter what is going on in the economy.  There are several things that can get in the way of many business owners doing just those two things.  They include things like:

  • Bright Shiny Objects that will distract you;
  • Implementing the wrong tasks or actions and implementing them the wrong way;
  • Trying to do everything yourself.

When I’m working with a client, I will discuss with them all of the things they need to do or start doing to transform their business, take it to the next level, etc.  And because we are all so crazy busy, I usually hear objections about having enough time.  For those clients with time issues,  I start them out with “clearing space”.   That means the client is to review everything they are doing and decide if it’s something that’s still important for them to do, what they can delegate it, what they can automate and systemitize, and so on.   It’s really about clearing things off of your plate to see where you can get back a couple of hours every day.

This clearing space process works well.  After working on clearing space for one year, one of my clients’ reclaimed 8 hours per week back in her life because we automated, systemitized and delegated many of the things in her business that she had formerly spent time on.

Most people want to get more time to do more marketing for their business or to get their life back, spend more time on self-care or with their families.

One way business owner can get more time is to learn how to say “No” to some things so they can say “Yes” to other things that are a better fit.

I have my clients create vision boards to stay focused on the BIG Picture; what’s really important to them so they don’t lose their focus and get bogged down in the minutia of day to day tasks.

Another great way to find more time is to learn to calendar your life. Now I realize many people don’t like that kind of structure but I challenge them to calendar everything for one month. This helps you learn how to block your time.

Adam and I discussed many other great tips and if you want to hear more of our conversation to get some tips you too can implement to  Attract More Clients and Make More Money, click here to listen to our discussion on the Business Creators Radio Show.

Here’s to Your Success!! 

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Katrina Sawa

The Jumpstart Your Biz Coach, Speaker &

Author of the book, Love Yourself Successful

916-872-4000

katrina@jumpstartyourmarketing.com

“Showing You HOW to Make a LOT More Money Doing What You Love!”

PS: Get your Free Jumpstart Your Biz Kit now at www.JumpstartGift.com!   

PPS:  Want to learn how to get more LOVE in your LIFE & MONEY in your BUSINESS! while surrounding yourself with a bunch of like-minded, entrepreneurial go-getters? Join me at my next LIVE BIG training event – Love & Money LIVE! on April 5th – 7th, 2018.  A Sweet, Sweet price is being offered through February 5th for ACTION TAKERS to attend for only $197.  and that includes some juicy, valuable bonuses too.  Go to  https://jumpstartyourmarketing.com/loveandmoneylive to register NOW!  You can view the dates of my other Live Events in 2018 at  www.LiveBigEvents.com 

PPPS:   Are you Ready to start Building a Profitable Business but don’t know how?  Get the help you need from someone who knows how to  look at everything in your business and find where the gaps and opportunities exist.  Come to my next Jumpstart Your Business 2 Hour Masterclass on February 23, 2018.  Masterclass sessions are 9-11 am PST / 12-2 pm EST.  For more info and to Register, go to https://jumpstartyourmarketing.com/masterclass

Why should you consider changing your business model to include Leveraged Programs?

Are you tired of working wayyyyy too hard? Do you have a LOT of gifts and expertise to share with clients but you can’t serve as many by just working 1on1 anymore, it’s time to change up your business models and programs?

I’ve spoken with thousands of entrepreneurs in my life about their businesses and most recently, one of the biggest issues I see is that you aren’t making the kind of money you really could make because of many reasons but one of the biggies could be that you still aren’t good at working with multiple people at one time in a group environment of some kind, membership, mastermind or group program.

Either you just aren’t sure how to effectively position it, structure it, sell it, price it or market it or more or you don’t have one yet in which case you want to listen into this video today for some tips and things to think about BEFORE you create it.

 

Click the video below to hear more about “Designing Your Leveraged Program”.

 

I also mention on this video that in the month of January I sent an email or two (you have to be one of my email subscribers) and offered a FREE Coaching Session for a few lucky people. All you had to do is reply to that email… did YOU get that email?

If not, don’t worry just yet…. what you want to do is sign up for my emails here: http://www.JumpstartYourBizKit.com Then when you get the thank you email, REPLY TO IT with “free coaching call?” in the subject. Then I will forward that email to you so YOU can get a chance to do one of those calls.

If you’re watching this WAY after January 2018 then you still may want to do this and reference you saw my video on Leveraged Programs and I may still offer that to you (anything is possible!).

You can also join me at one of my upcoming live trainings in Northern California where we talk all about this and more! Info on events for entrepreneurs, go to http://www.LiveBigEvents.com

 

Talk to You Again Soon!

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Katrina Sawa

The Jumpstart Your Biz Coach, Speaker &

Author of the book, Love Yourself Successful

916-872-4000

katrina@jumpstartyourmarketing.com

“Showing You HOW to Make a LOT More Money Doing What You Love!”

PS: Get your Free Jumpstart Your Biz Kit now at www.JumpstartGift.com!   

PPS:  Ready to find out what’s really stopping you from attaining a much more profitable business? Then please go schedule a call with me, it’s urgent that you figure this out sooner than later. Go sign up at www.AskKat.biz now.

PPPS:  Want to surround yourself with a bunch of like-minded, entrepreneurial go-getters? Join me at one of my live trainings this year! Go find out when they are and plot the dates on your calendar now. www.LiveBigEvents.com 

Getting Over the Guilt

It’s time for you to Get Over the Guilt That Keeps You from Loving Yourself and Doing What You Really Want To Do!

Today I want to talk to you about that pesky 5 letter word that a lot of us let get in our way to getting what we want or doing something about it.

It’s GUILT.

It’s a dangerous little word frankly. Especially when it comes to the guilt that you may have in NOT doing what you say you’re going to do, letting yourself down, not holding yourself accountable to what you know you need to do.

This is the worst kind of guilt because we never really end up letting it go. Not good.

I have clients who feel guilty when:

  • They schedule a call with me and miss it.
  • Set a goal for themselves and don’t hit it or let themselves be distracted so they don’t even do the stuff needed to achieve the goal.
  • Set intentions to do something but never follow through.
  • Keep saying they want “X” and I give them the steps to take or action plan to get that but they never take even one step, or maybe they take one but then stop.

And there’s all kinds of other things that can make us feel guilty, regardless if anyone knows about it too right?

So, you must know that feelings of guilt are not healthy for you right?  Not healthy or productive.

They aren’t motivating, in fact they are deflating!   They take the wind out of your sail. They make you do things like maybe binge eat, freeze up, or go into a depression and retreat from friends or support.

But how can you let these feelings of guilt go? They do need to be let go… you can’t hold on to them or they will make you sick and keep you stuck. You have to find a way to get over them, let them go and realize instead that you are on YOUR PATH in life and your business, no one else’s.

You will have YOUR life hiccups and roadblocks unlike anyone else. You will have good things and bad things happen that will deter you from achieving goals, accomplishing tasks, meeting appointments and staying accountable. If this never happened to you, you wouldn’t be human.

Therefore, why not focus on WHAT YOU CAN DO TODAY.  Not what didn’t happen yesterday or last month or even last year.

Today is a new day, new month and new year. You can make new goals, move deadlines and readjust your plans for moving forward. You have the power to do so, it just takes a decision.

Here’s a 6-step process that you can take to help you get out of that guilt mindset and start appreciating yourself and what you DO accomplish more.

  1. Take a Little Time For Self-Reflection And Finding The Guilt That’s Holding You Back
  2. Dig Deep And Find The Reason For The Guilt
  3. Forgive Yourself And Start Loving The Real You
  4. Take A Few Baby Steps Toward Your Big Goals
  5. Watch Out – Those Guilty Feelings Will Try To Sneak Back Into Your Life
  6. Confidence Is Your Secret Weapon To Building The Live Of Your Dreams – get a good support system around you such as family, loved ones but also a supportive coach can help, a group of peers and clients. When you have positive role models and “cheerleaders” in your corner you can really start believing more in yourself and you’ll be more motivated to do what you need to do regardless of “life”.

If you want more information about how I can help you Jumpstart Your Business this year, then you can do one of 3 things now…

1. Come to a call with me. I can help you prioritize and organize your plans, get focus and clarity, help you plot out your Big Picture for this year, and so much more. Don’t wait because my calendar is filling up fast. I want to help you make a Big impact, make Big changes, and make Big money this year. Go to AskKat.biz to schedule your call with me right now.

2. Attend one or more of my Live Trainings in Sacramento this year. My first live event of the year is in April and I’ll be announcing registration for it soon so watch for it but you can go check out all the events and dates and mark your calendar here now.

3. Finally, you could attend my next 2 Hour Masterclass Friday, January 26th from 9-11 am PST! This is a laser coaching and masterminding block of time that I spend on all those who attend that day. Want a jumpstart in your business quick? This is what you want to attend, plus it’s only $79! Find out more and register here now.

NOW IS THE TIME to focus on your systems, upgrade your backend, technology and start embracing easier ways to run your business, market, follow up, capture leads, make sales, take payments, manage your business and more.

But you have to STOP and ask for help from someone who can see your BIG PICTURE and all the nitty gritty things you need to do PLUS WHICH ORDER OF IMPORTANCE to do them in. You may not be able to see what’s possible or generate the solutions by yourself.

Don’t wait… life is too short and you need to put YOU First Now!

Here’s to creating and enjoying the business and life of your dreams!

Talk To You Again Soon!! 

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Katrina Sawa

The Jumpstart Your Biz Coach, Speaker &

Author of the book, Love Yourself Successful

916-872-4000

katrina@jumpstartyourmarketing.com

“Showing You HOW to Make a LOT More Money Doing What You Love!”

PS: Get your Free Jumpstart Your Biz Kit now at www.JumpstartGift.com!   

PPS:  Ready to find out what’s really stopping you from attaining a much more profitable business? Then please go schedule a call with me, it’s urgent that you figure this out sooner than later. Go sign up at www.AskKat.biz now.

PPPS:  Want to surround yourself with a bunch of like-minded, entrepreneurial go-getters? Join me at one of my live trainings this year! Go find out when they are and plot the dates on your calendar now. www.LiveBigEvents.com 

It’s January which means it’s a great time to discuss your plans for the new year. Today I’m talking about the difference between visioning and planning.

Most of you have probably completed your Big Picture Planning for 2018.  Maybe you’ve also worked on a Vision Board. I’m sure some of you already have a picture in your mind where you want to be at the end of this year. That’s all great!

My interpretation of Visioning is seeing yourself where you want to be with Big Picture Items, Events or things that you want that are not tied to something measurable like a time line or a number goal.

With visioning, we see big things we want to happen, but we just don’t know how or when they will happen. For example:

  • About 10 years ago I wanted a Lexus. I didn’t have enough money to buy it at that time. Once I did have enough money to pay cash for it, I bought my Lexus.
  • I also had Oprah on my Vision Board about 9 years ago. I wanted to meet Oprah and be on her show. An opportunity presented itself where I could go to Chicago to see a couple of tapings of her show and while there, I was invited to be on her Radio Show.

Like many of you, I keep my Vision Boards next to my workspace so I can see them every day!

Planning is very important for your business and personal life. I’m not talking about resolutions but plans that help you reach your goals.

Click the video below to hear more about my tips and the tools I use for Visioning and Planning.

I hope these examples have helped you think more about your Visioning and Planning. If you’d like to have a conversation with me about your planning, your marketing or your business, just go to AskKat.biz to sign up for a call with me. I want to see more entrepreneurs succeed doing what you love. I’m here to serve you to help you make money.

Another way to get more help is to sign up for one of my Jumpstart Your Business Masterclass sessions. I hold these sessions on the last Friday of each month. You’ll get laser coaching from me during the session and lots of tips that you can implement quickly. Just go to my website at JumpstartYourMarketing.com/events and click on one of the Masterclass sessions of the calendar to find out how to sign up.

Talk to You Again Soon!

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Katrina Sawa

The Jumpstart Your Biz Coach, Speaker &

Author of the book, Love Yourself Successful

916-872-4000

katrina@jumpstartyourmarketing.com

“Showing You HOW to Make a LOT More Money Doing What You Love!”

PS: Get your Free Jumpstart Your Biz Kit now at www.JumpstartGift.com!   

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Stop Talking about Your Goals Like They’re Dreams…Get ‘Em Done Instead

You’ve probably heard of S.M.A.R.T goals before…and that’s because it’s a formula that works. Here’s an overview:

SPECIFIC – Your goal needs to be spelled out very precisely and you also need to have a reason WHY behind your goal…some benefit or emotional attachment that will keep you focused. For example, a goal might be to earn $12,500 per month and onboard 5 new quality clients monthly in the next 90 days.

Using language that leaves no doubt as to what the goal is, why you want to achieve the goal, and how you will get there is very important. If you are not able to be detailed in your description of the goal, it will be hard to meet it. Take the time to do this part right.

MEASURABLE – This is where the Journal comes into play. It’s a report card and a method to measure what you want to accomplish and what you actually accomplished. If your goal cannot be quantified, then it’s not a full goal and you won’t know how when you have succeeded. An example of a measurable goal would be “I want to deposit to our bank account an additional 100 dollars per week. I’ll accomplish this by writing five 500-word articles each week for a life coach.”

ACTIONABLE / ACHIEVABLE – There are different things that “A” can stand for, but it’s usually actionable or achievable. In order to achieve anything, you must take action. So, make your goal actionable, where you do something each day that will eventually result in an accomplished goal.

Goals should also be achievable or you will quickly get frustrated. Be accurate about the time it takes to reach a goal, and what actions it takes to get there. Also, know who will be responsible for doing it.

REALISTIC / RELEVANT – “R” can stand for realistic or relevant, and both are important. If you want your goal to succeed, it should most certainly be realistic or you will fail. If you’re currently making $500 a week and your goal is to increase that to $12,500 in 90 days, that’s not realistic. However, you may be able to increase it by $300. Once you achieve that goal and are earning $800 a week, you can set a new goal to increase your income by another $500 a week or something similar.

Your goal should also be relevant to your life’s vision and match your values. There’s no point in making or achieving goals that have no relevance to your long-term life goals. You could instead use that time to reach goals that get you one step closer to actually reaching your life goals. So always ask yourself, if the goal is relevant to your life goals.

TIME BOUND / TIMELY / TRACKABLE – Various authors refer to the “T” in the S.M.A.R.T. acronym as time-bound, timely or trackable. All of these t’s are important parts of the goal creating and setting process. If you don’t set a time limit and you can’t track what is happening, your goal will be hard to quantified or show as achieved.

To help you work through and create S.M.A.R.T. goals, download the quick guide and worksheet below.

Click here to Download Your S.M.A.R.T. Goals Quick Guide and Worksheet

Talk To You Again Soon!! 

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Katrina Sawa

The Jumpstart Your Biz Coach, Speaker &

Author of the book, Love Yourself Successful

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katrina@jumpstartyourmarketing.com

“Showing You HOW to Make a LOT More Money Doing What You Love!”

PS: Get your Free Jumpstart Your Biz Kit now at www.JumpstartGift.com!   

PPS:  Ready to find out what’s really stopping you from attaining a much more profitable business? Then please go schedule a call with me, it’s urgent that you figure this out sooner than later. Go sign up at www.AskKat.biz now.

PPPS:  Want to surround yourself with a bunch of like-minded, entrepreneurial go-getters? Join me at one of my live trainings this year! Go find out when they are and plot the dates on your calendar now. www.LiveBigEvents.com