Entrepreneurs Need to Stay in the Conversation

Staying in the conversation around being a successful entrepreneur that is!

I LOVE what I do and I LOVE supporting and training entrepreneurs like you, new or seasoned on what you can do to jumpstart your business, marketing, websites, mindset, sales, team and even how to generate more clients through speaking, writing books, hosting events, retreats, online memberships and so much more. 

I’ve been doing this for 17 years now and I can’t even imagine doing anything else. You see, I’ve worked really hard building my own business over this time and I still continue to invest in trainings and workshops and masterminds all the time. I know how important it is to keep “honing my skills” – especially with regard to marketing and sales!

I always say you need to “stay in the conversation” to keep up with what’s going on in the marketplace… regardless of what you’re selling or what industry you’re in. 

I remember selling door-to-door when I worked for the local newspaper. I’d go around to businesses every day trying to sell them ad space in the paper (yes, it was a popular and good thing to do back then). Some would slam the doors in my face, some would welcome me in and listen and others would say “I tried that and it didn’t work”. I could always teach someone something though about marketing and advertising if they would just listen to what I had to say… many times sharing OTHER ways they could attract new customers, even if they didn’t run an ad with me.

Either way, I was top in sales because IT WAS ALL ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS and I knew it way back 20 years ago.

Before I worked for the newspaper, I had a few other Marketing Consultant or Marketing Director jobs and I also did even harder door-to-door sales… residential!! OMG that is tough let me tell you! I was selling coupon books for local auto service shops or restaurants and I’d only make $10/sale back then… my goal was to knock on 100 doors to get to my goal of 10 sales!! Can you believe it? $100 bucks per day is all I strived for back then…

I’ve had BIG MINDSET SHIFTS since then about what I am worth, what I want, etc. But it was the best thing I did frankly because I can take a NO like nobody’s business!! (A very good characteristic to have when you’re offering and selling YOURSELF.)

You know what though, that’s where I really learned to be more diligent with my day-to-day revenue generating activities! I had to be. I had to be assertive, productive, motivated, period; otherwise I couldn’t pay my bills or eat!

I find that this is THE ONE SKILL or learned behavior I guess it is, that I’d say 95% of entrepreneurs don’t have (but you can learn). They don’t take CONSISTENT DAILY ACTION TOWARDS MAKING SALES. 

Either it’s due to lack of confidence, knowledge, know-how, courage, time or frankly just motivation… some are just too “comfortable” to “get to work” like you need to in order to really grow your business.

There is no magic pill to make you an overnight success, it takes work… BUT it doesn’t have to be “hard work”!

When you LEARN WHAT TO DO AND HOW TO DO IT and then you can even delegate some of it or systematize some of it, it is a lot easier on you (the business owner), and THAT’s what I LOVE to teach you how to do!!

If you haven’t attended one of my live events yet and you’re remotely curious about what we do at these events that makes them SOOOOO DIFFERENT than other conferences and business or marketing events that you may have attended, please do so. The next one is this coming Spring… but go check the event webpage for what’s coming up and what you can attend; it might be a live event or a virtual training!

Ever feel like you’re the BEST KEPT SECRET? 

I do too! Yep, that’s right… even with all the marketing, emails, social media, speaking and traveling that I do, I still often feel like more people need to know about me because I am 200% confident that I CAN SAVE ANY ENTREPRENEUR THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS OR MONTHS OF TIME when we show you how to PRIORITIZE better in your business, how to GET ORGANIZED, and get much more CLEAR & FOCUSED on what you’re doing.  

I’m constantly working on how to reach more people and I do a LOT of marketing! What kind of results are YOU seeing from what YOU’RE doing?

Please let me help you if any of this resonates with you… 

If you can come to an event AWESOME!! 

If not though, don’t let that stop you and don’t use that as an excuse to stop you in your tracks… recognize that you’re just sabotaging yourself.

There are many other ways to get the help, advice, resources and community that you need to be as successful as you want as soon as you want BUT… you have to WANT IT AND TAKE ACTION and DO SOMETHING different that you have before.

Let me help you get more clients consistently!

Come talk with me, sign up here.

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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

www.jumpstartyourmarketing.com

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

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Being Okay Not Being Perfect

Do you feel like you need to be perfect? 

Like you need to at least “SHOW” or “LOOK LIKE” you’re perfectly put together, organized or in some other way?

Do you feel like an imposter sometimes and find it hard to “fake it til you make it” so they say?

Well I hate to burst your bubble, but we’ve all got S**T that’s happened to us, even me.

We have stuff from our childhood that creeps into our subconscious, then we take (or don’t take) action based on those thoughts and beliefs all our life. All while we continue to get roadblocks (sometimes huge ones) just tossed in our way that we have to figure out how to navigate around.

This is called LIFE.

And whether you’re running a business or you have a job or you’re in a transition state right now, life happens. It’s how you deal with it and what you do about it or afterwards or when you’re going through it all how you react or don’t react through it all that makes you the person you are today and in the future.

We need these “lessons” in life frankly. There is NO way we can all be perfect so just realize that sooner than later and show your imperfections to the world so they know you’re human.

That’s just a little thought for the day as I share my own life’s journey with you in a quick, condensed fashion on today’s video – go take a look!

 

 

I could share hours of this frankly but one of those “beliefs” of mine that I inherited was that no one wants to hear about me which is why I always focus so much on giving value, content, tips and resources…

I share a lot more like this at my live events and in my coaching programs but not always via video or email so I wanted to give a glimpse behind the curtain today. I hope this is helpful for some of you!

Let me help you get more clients consistently!

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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

www.jumpstartyourmarketing.com

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

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What does JUMPSTART mean to you?

It just came to my attention from the last email I sent out to my subscribers about my Jumpstart Your Biz in a Weekend event (I got dozens and dozens of people replying) that many have the thinking that: “I don’t need a jumpstart” because…

  • I’ve been in business for 5, 10 or more years and things are going good
  • I’m too busy, I don’t need clients right now
  • I’m slowing down and trying to stop working so hard I certainly don’t want to get a jumpstart
  • I need to scale my biz, not give it a jumpstart
  • I need an exit strategy, not give it a jumpstart

Well… great!! Those situations in fact ARE also things that I believe you still need a “jumpstart” with. At least that’s how I look at it, let me explain.

I have a LOT of clients who are in these situations, I don’t work with just new business owners you know…

I work with seasoned business owners too. For the newer businesses, getting a jumpstart makes sense to a lot of you, for obvious reasons I think.

However, for my seasoned clients we do things like: 

  • Develop more systems (online and off) to help you manage your business easier and work less in it but ON it
  • Create systems for more nurturing of your database for more referrals, automation, reminders or upsells so sales are made while you sleep!
  • Changing your offerings, raising rates or adding other income streams that are more leveraged perhaps so you don’t have to work so many hours to make the money you’re making – changing it up, doing things differently takes planning, strategy, support and even bigger ideas than some people may generate on their own.
  • Adding team members so you can do less yourself and have more free time for vacations, family or just plain working less with less possibility of potential burnout. Plus, having more team allows you to expand, grow, exit, franchise, hire a manager to run things, be a better CEO.
  • Upleveling or evolving your brand – creating a new website and direction with new inspiration due to change or something that recently happened in your life OR that you WANT to happen but there’s no room for it to the way you’re going. I worked with a fitness trainer once who was holding classes at a gym and also doing mobile training 1on1 and when we changed her business model to doing virtual fitness training and having an online membership and community she could actually stop working so much, she met a man and had two kids!
  • Upleveling yourself as an expert with a book, speaking, more worldwide exposure, hosting a podcast, developing a movement, hosting live events and your exit strategy even. These are things we often want once we’ve got a good book of business already but there’s no time to even think about implementing all of this when you’re IN the business day after day.

Being busy IN the business isn’t good if something does end up happening that could take you out of the day to day sales and client interaction, right?

What would happen if you or someone you loved got sick, hurt or worse right now? 

Would income still be coming into your business regularly even if you didn’t have to concentrate on it?

The “what if” Factor is real. Do you have a plan in case something happens? This is what a lot of seasoned biz owners are NOT prepared for – how to make their business run and make money if THEY did not have to be there every day.

  • What if you had to go take care of a loved one for a month?
  • What if you had to have a surgery and were out for 3 weeks on pain killers?
  • What if your kid/husband/mom/fill in the blank couldn’t work or got hurt/sick and it was just YOU to take care of them?

None of us are getting younger, more stuff happens to us and the ones we love as we get older no matter how hard we work at preventing it.

So much stuff has happened to me and those I love since I started my business – what makes you think nothing like this will ever happen to you?

  • I’ve been through a divorce and also another really horrible breakup with a boyfriend, that made it hard to concentrate on work throughout the whole process (for 4 months!).
  • My dad died and as an only child had to fly to his home multiple times, deal with all his “stuff” and settle his estate over the course of 12 months and $23,000, taking care of everything through probate.
  • I’ve had two total hip replacement surgeries – all in ONE year, out for 3-6 weeks each time, thinking I could work from the couch but not realizing what recovery really took out of me, wasn’t able to.
  • I’ve had a toe surgery another year, a really bad sprained ankle another year and now have knee issues (Oh and speaking is my main biz strategy, right? Hard to do on crutches or brace.).
  • My current husband went through cancer the year he proposed. We had to postpone our wedding a year and I had to spend half my days all week long for over 8 weeks in the chemo center cutting my work time in half if not less as I was a full-time caregiver. (Thank God he’s healthy now!)
  • My mom fell 3 times in one year and I had to fly to her a couple times for surgeries, and to get her set up with in home health care.

I’m sure there was more than that but those are the biggies… beyond that I’ve had multiple website changes and team changes that have cost me tens of thousands of dollars and months of delay in my marketing.

You seriously can’t wait to get more SYSTEMS set up in your business. 

Stop thinking that you’ll focus on this “later” because you’re “too busy or too ___” now.

This is just something to chew on and maybe a “reality check” for some of you too. 😉

I don’t want to see ANYTHING bad happen to you or anyone you love but IF IT DOES I want you to be ready for it. I also want to see you making a LOT more money doing what you love!!

THIS IS WHAT HAVING A JUMPSTART MEANS TO ME.

This is not a squirrel or a bright shiny object. Instead it’s what most people I see need, including myself all the time! A jumpstart somewhere…

Whether you are a NEW business or a SEASONED business, you need to be SMART about your business.

I’m happy to chat with anyone who wants to discuss any of this and what it could look like to work with me on this.

  • For some of you it could just be a couple quick calls because you have things so dialed in.
  • For others you might need a total overhaul of your business, your website, your team and your operations. 

I don’t know until I can discuss it with you but I’m telling you, I see things in systems, I’m very detail oriented and I’m super organized and I can help anyone do this stuff so you can create a smooth-running, CONSISTENT moneymaking business around the kind of lifestyle that YOU want to live.

You need to do things in ORDER OF IMPORTANCE though or it will take you way longer to see the success that you hope to see.

Come talk with me, sign up here.

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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

www.jumpstartyourmarketing.com

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

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Forget about Lions, Tigers, and Bears! It’s strategy, systems, and sales you need to worry about! 

Whether you’ve been in business for a few years or you’re brand new to the game, you’re probably already aware of how important these are!

I call them the “3 S’s” (Strategy, Systems, and Sales) – and they each have the power to make or break your business.

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With the proper profit-focused plan, a solid set of systems established, and professional sales training YOU CAN:

  • Achieve your income goals and start living a life you LOVE

  • Grow and develop your business into something you’re PROUD of

  • Defeat the overwhelm you’re feeling right now and sleep PEACEFULLY at night

As someone who has been where you are, I know the stress, worry, and frustration of trying to grow a business on your own. There are so many pieces of conflicting advice out there. Who do you trust? Who should you listen to?

Where do you even begin to get help with my strategy, systems and sales?

Don’t worry! I’m here to help! One of the things I’m FANTASTIC AT is talking through the sales conversation with someone, one-on-one or in a group, and giving you THE WORDS to use in YOUR conversations so you feel empowered, confident and assertive enough to enroll more clients into your AMAZING programs so YOU can start bringing in that MONEY!

Another one of my super powers is guiding entrepreneurs through setting up systems that save them time, energy, and money!! A savvy system is worth its weight in gold in your business, but it takes someone knowledgeable and experienced to implement the right systems and strategies that will really make an impact.

If you haven’t had a chance to check out my blog post on Business Efficiency yet, just click here or the image below…  It will really help you understand the “what” and “why” of business systems.

I LOVE getting a chance to help other entrepreneurs create their personal road map to success! And that’s exactly what we’ll do at Jumpstart Your Biz in a Weekend, and you’re invited!

The JumpStart Your Biz ‘In a Weekend’ Event is all about being able to:

  • Identify what you really want in life, your biggest passions and how to express them through an authentic-based, money-making business model.

  • Put your marketing on autopilot – so you have more time in your life to LIVE and ENJOY your life and the things that matter most to you.

  • Create your systematic marketing & follow-up system so you are able to stay in constant contact with your clients & prospects – online and offline.

  • Brainstorm new, easy, additional sources of income such as ebooks, home study kits, audios and more… that you can go home and start selling right away

  • Leverage your message into high-end coaching and program offerings, joint venture opportunities, memberships and more advanced products and services … so you maximize your revenue per hour spent AND your impact on the world!

  • Learn how to incorporate and monetize speaking opportunities, guest appearances, publicity, radio shows, video, social media, writing a book to highlight yourself as the expert you are and so much more.

I’M IN!! THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I NEED!! 

If you’re: 

  • Struggling to make a profit in your business

  • Feeling stressed and confused by all the advice out there

  • Overwhelmed by your “to-do” list and feel like you’re not sure what the next step should be

  • Aware you need systems and automation set up to help you save time and serve your clients but you don’t know where to begin

  • Lacking confidence during sales calls…

Then Jumpstart Your Biz in a Weekend is for you! I’ve been in business for over almost two decades! I’ve experienced the roller coaster you’re on and I’ve been privileged to help thousands of entrepreneurs just like you, dramatically makeover their businesses and START MAKING GREAT MONEY! (Heck, we even get attendees making money AT the event itself!)

There’s no time to “wait” to figure this out, you need to crack the code on what’s going to make you more consistently profitable right now! Or else right? Or else you have to go back and get a JOB, or else your significant other might give you an ultimatum to quit the biz, or else you’re going to have to start selling stuff just to pay rent! Don’t let this happen, take charge of what you know you’re destined to be doing… you just need to learn a FEW KEY things still about making great consistent money is all…

Sign up for Jumpstart Your Biz in a Weekend now and let me be your guide on your business journey! 

Join me and many other entrepreneurs just like you in Los Angeles, CA November 7, 8, & 9, 2019 at the Four Points Sheraton LAX.

REGISTER HERE

I promise it will be the best business or marketing event you ever attend! I’m so excited to help YOU help OTHERS!

Let’s grow your impact and your pocket book TOGETHER!

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Technology – How it Affects Business Efficiency Increasing Cash Flow

As business owners we all know that marketing and sales are what we need to do to create or increase cash flow, right? It’s pretty common sense stuff when you think about it, but actually DOING it is a whole other story.  We’re all pressed for time, doing a million things and everything seems to come at us at a fast pace. Technology was supposed to HELP us get more done, and in most cases it does. But, it also complicates things, too.

I just did a presentation the other day about marketing… but it was more than just marketing, I started out talking about WHY we need to do a lot more marketing first and it all came down to……… TECHNOLOGY!

Technology is part of business and business efficiency increases cash flow.

Follow with me here for a minute….

With more forms of technology being used (email, SMS texting, video marketing, social media, robo-calling, etc…) information is hitting us from all directions at lightning speed. It turns into a vicious cycle. This huge increase in amount and speed of information is making it harder to get people to pay attention which means we (you and me) just have to do MORE marketing.

The days of just sending one email out to our list or doing one post or even a Facebook Live to generate leads is GONE. Plain gone. These activities are no where near enough to get anyone to pay attention to you or your message, much less take action to purchase our products or sign up for our course and events.

That means we have to do more.  If we don’t DO MORE…our sales will fall off and that cuts our cash flow.

But to do more it takes more time right?

Well, it definitely could… IF you’re not being efficient.

Systems Increase Efficiency and Efficiency Increases Cash Flow

This is one reason I focus so much on teaching you systems. Systems for lead generation, marketing, follow up, sales and even systems to manage clients, your business, your team and so much more.

It takes a little bit of effort and time to LEARN what systems you need, what software perhaps, or technology and then learn HOW to implement those systems so that your business efficiency increases cash flow.

FOR EXAMPLE:

For a great lead generation system online, you want to have:

  • A well written landing page with a good call to action, what will you give away for free? Something that your ideal client really wants (not just what you think they need).
  • An opt in box, some way to collect their email and name on that page is critical. Ideally, a form NOT generated from a plugin on your WordPress either because that isn’t hooked up to a system that can send auto replies. You want an email marketing software that makes you compliant and will send an auto email reply (we call that an autoresponder).
  • The autoresponder set up, maybe more than just one email in that series too, it can be multiple emails set to send by day – day 0, the day they opt in, possibly day 2 to make sure they went and listened or downloaded your freebie, day 5 to ask them to come to a call with you perhaps or take a next step, day 10 with a good piece of other content for education along with call to action, etc.
  • This system would also hopefully include a prompt for YOU to call them to follow up, a prompt for you to MAIL THEM something in the mail if you can get their phone number and email address either at the time of opt in OR in subsequent emails when you get them to sign up for a call or other fun thing… ask for MORE contact info at that time.
  • All of this almost can be automated. And there could be more to it… but we’d have to look at your whole business model and your goals to determine what else.

I help clients with this stuff all the time you know… I’m not just about helping you with jumpstarting your business, marketing, website, sales, etc. I’m about helping you REDESIGNING YOUR BUSINESS TO FIT THE TYPE OF LIFESTYLE THAT YOU REALLY WANT.

This involves your life, your business, your relationships, your self-confidence, your technology and systems, your pricing and LITERALLY EVERYTHING that it takes to get you where you want to go.

Keep in mind that I’ve been helping entrepreneurs do all of this for 17 years now. I know a lot about a lot and I keep learning more myself too, we all have to or we’ll get stagnant.

If you want REALISTIC, PRACTICAL & PROVEN ways to jumpstart your business, get more clients, stop stressing and being in overwhelm while building a business you’re proud of, that makes a big impact on others AND brings you a good amount of money in the process then you want to ATTEND MY LIVE EVENTS. Especially the next one, it’s my signature Jumpstart Your Biz in a Weekend event.

November 7, 8 & 9 in LA, CA – Jumpstart Your Biz in a Weekend – all 3 days – where you’ll be working on what you need to jumpstart your business fast. In this event, we will be working on everything from A-Z that will help you create a more smooth-running, moneymaking business doing what you love. Stop waiting to get a jumpstart – you’re leaving thousands of dollars on the table! Find out more and register now – big bonuses available the earlier you register! 

katrina sawa

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!

 

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It’s Official!! My hubby, Jason quit his job this week. He gave his JOB notice and his last day is in September! Granted, it’s about 4 months sooner than I was thinking he would and probably a year sooner than HE thought he would but living with an entrepreneur, the entrepreneur mindset kinda rubs off I guess! LOL (Isn’t he cute? What a ham, huh?)

He sees me working from home when he’s been out in this 105-degree weather for weeks now… that’s just ONE reason it’s sooner than later I’m sure… it’s really HOT. And working inside the air-conditioned house is very appealing.

Frustration Leads to an Entrepreneur Mindset

Over the last month, Jason has been getting more and more frustrated with his job – have you ever felt this way too? That frustration is key to shifting from an employee mindset to an entrepreneur mindset. I know I have with a couple of my past JOBs. The lack of systems, support and leadership as well as the physical taxing work to his body. SOOOOOO, with my 1000% support of course, he gave his notice the other day.

“Yay!” I said, knowing that will greatly reduce some of his stress and anxiety and be a much better life choice for him. He deserves to be happy doing what he wants.

“I’m scared and excited” he said (something that everyone I know leaving their job or that jumps into a new business says). These feelings are so normal when shifting from having an employee mindset to and entrepreneur’s mindset.

It Always Works Out

Financial reasons are one of the main reasons people don’t leave their jobs sooner. For us, (and my main motto) is: it will all work out in the end. I also say, “no one is going to die if you quit, we’re not going to be homeless, there’s always a way to make it work”.

PLUS… There’s always a way to make more money!

That’s the beauty of being an entrepreneur. Problem is… some of you DON’T BELIEVE IT. You could create a new a program, product, event or service and sell it to make money right now. Yes, you could!!

And so that is what I just did too! See the Technology Training Workshop Series below (or here) for more info! I also had 4 new authors join the Jumpstart Your _____, Volume II compilation book in the last couple weeks. And I could even offer some additional 1on1 calls right now too… SO CAN YOU!

There’s always a way for me and for YOU to make more money you know. You are NOT stuck with what is currently coming in for you if you’re running your own business.

You are definitely not stuck with just what’s in your bank account today.

Shift Your Mindset

You want to STOP THAT LIMITED THINKING and get creative and GET BUSY PROMOTING IT and talking to more people! You just may have to step up with MORE marketing, networking, follow up and sales is all but it’s totally possible no matter WHAT business you have.

After all, those are the foundational activities that keep your business a smooth-running, moneymaking machine!

Jason too, will hit the ground running once he finishes his last day mid-September. He’s locked and loaded and knows exactly what to do to start getting paid as a Voice Over Artist because he’s been doing a coaching program to teach him over the last 6 months. (Of course, he’s got me too which is very helpful.)

Crisis or Opportunity

Life Transitions however, can put a strain on any family or person if they are unexpected. (Even if they are somewhat expected too!)

So, what do you do to stay afloat and sane through it all?

What do you do to stay focused, clear-headed and motivated to see results quickly?

Whether it’s to find another job quickly, ramp up a business, get support for your health if it’s a health crisis, borrow money if it’s a financial crisis… you can choose to look at these things as a crisis OR opportunities. An entrepreneur mindset focuses on the OPPORTUNITY!

What do you do when life hits you? You know the type of hit I’m talking about…

  • An illness with you or a loved one
  • A defeat or failure in your career or business
  • A huge relationship break-up
  • Job loss for yourself or spouse
  • Death or loss of a person or pet
  • Big, unplanned move or home catastrophe

Of course we never expect or want these things to happen but most of them will happen, it’s just a matter of when and with who.

Do you just simply get back up and keep moving forward?

Does it shake you for a few days, a week, longer?

Do you get scared and go “hide”? (metaphorically or literally speaking)

Don’t get me wrong. Even with an entrepreneur mindset, you may still do those things from time to time, just not consistently.

Entrepreneur Mindset = Shift, Pivot and Grow

There’s a saying “how you do anything is how you do everything” in case you haven’t heard.

What’s going to help you shift your mindset from “EEEEK and OMG” to “It’s all going to work out in the end, let’s just see what we need to do.”?

I help clients with this stuff all the time you know… I’m not just about helping you with jumpstarting your business, marketing, website, sales, etc. I’m about helping you REDESIGNING YOUR BUSINESS TO FIT THE TYPE OF LIFESTYLE THAT YOU REALLY WANT.  

This involves your life, your business, your relationships, your self-confidence, your technology and systems, your pricing and LITERALLY EVERYTHING that it takes to get you where you want to go including helping you navigate life transitions with an entrepreneur mindset.

Keep in mind that I’ve been helping entrepreneurs do all of this for 17 years now. I know a lot about a lot and I keep learning more myself too, we all have to or we’ll get stagnant.

Come have a call with me and lets discuss your next steps!

Everyone gets value from a 1-on-1 call with me, even if you don’t want to work with me at the end of it, I PROMISE you’ll get some clarity for your next steps or better prioritization, monetization, etc. Guaranteed. 😉 It’s my gift to you… Book it now!

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I want to share some book publishing tips with you, regardless of how you think you want to publish, or when, check this out.  Hey friends, have you wanted to become a published author but haven’t taken the plunge yet in writing your own book?  When I got started writing books, I participated in a compilation book. It was much easier to just write one chapter and have someone else coordinate the publication of the entire book and whoala! I was a published author! Now I am in 6 compilation books and have two full books of my own – 4 of which are now International Best Sellers. I say this because becoming an author has “changed me” dramatically with my confidence, belief in myself and my abilities and it’s gotten me numerous opportunities for publicity and exposure as well over the last 13 years now that it’s been since I did the first one. Watch this video to learn time and money saving tips on how to do this before you enter into any contract or book writing endeavor.

Trust me! There are so many things to know about writing a book, especially if you plan to sell it and want to make any money with your book. Because the money will not come from the sales of the book most likely, it will come from other things you have in place in your business! One big tip when you’re writing a full book of your own is to WRITE THE BACK COVER COPY FIRST. My friend and book coach/mentor, Christine Kloser said this to me years ago and it stuck. It also makes great sense because your back cover is what gets people to want to BUY your book so you have to know what that “transformation” is that they will experience when reading your book. Start there and the rest will be easier. Do you want to have all the clients you can handle running to your door every month? Then become a published author, write multiple books and/or become an author in a compilation book where you just write one chapter for now if that’s all you can muster but get started now. Being an author has changed my life, up-leveled my confidence and opened a lot of doors for me. In 2018 I gathered 26 others to participate in a compilation book that I published, called Jumpstart Your _____, it went to International Best-Seller in 3 countries! I’m hosting one again this year and I’d LOVE to have some of you participate!!

  • Imagine, holding YOUR OWN book in your hands before 2019 is done!
  • Imagine what YOUR CLIENTS and prospects will say when they find out YOU ARE A PUBLISHED AUTHOR!
  • Imagine what your friends and family will say?
  • Imagine HOW DIFFERENT YOU WILL FEEL!

It can be super easy for you to become a published author, you know. You may not see that now but you have to trust me. With the books that I publish, I include business and marketing coaching as well with your participation and investment. Not a lot of other publishers do that nor are all of them business and marketing coaches. When you decide to write a chapter in a book like this, not only do you become a published author, the book can become your biggest lead generation strategy. When people read your chapter, they will want to know more, learn more and talk with you; it just works. Because I have a marketing focus with these books, you can get “your story out” but you can also get your “marketing message” out in the hands of those who potentially can work with you. I show you how to use these books as a marketing tool, how to sell them, promote them and integrate them with everything you’re doing in your life and business. I would love to talk with any of you who are interested at all in this type of opportunity. Please don’t sit back and wait, thinking things like: “I’m way too busy to do this right now” or “I don’t know what to write about” (we help you figure that out) or “I can’t afford to do that right now” (we make it stupid easy for you TO afford it). Instead… come talk with me in a free chat about books and what being an author can do for you in your business this year and beyond… it can forever change you!! Find out more about the Jumpstart Your ____ Volume II closing this week for authors, come chat with me if you’re interested! —> Want to join a community of other motivated entrepreneurs for networking & masterminding every single month? Check out the new International Entrepreneur Network and Join Today for just $7/mo! www.iEntrepreneurNetwork.com

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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!

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Thanks to amazing clients like Marlena Uhrik – I love what I do!

Marlena is a home stager, real estate investor, author and speaker on many topics including those and others from her books around helping children with mindfulness and another one focused on grandparents.

Watch the video where she shares about her life “after retirement” and how easy she makes it look while running a thriving business in her 70’s!!

You can learn more about Marlena at https://amazing-staging.com/ and https://allwayslearning.org/.

What to learn more about becoming an author? Instead… Com talk with me in a free chat about books and what being an author can do for you in your business this year and beyond… it can forever change you!!

Find out more about the Jumpstart Your ____ Volume II closing this week for authors, come chat with me if you’re interested!

—> Want to join a community of other motivated entrepreneurs for networking & masterminding every single month? Check out the new International Entrepreneur Network and Join Today for just $7/mo! www.iEntrepreneurNetwork.com

katrina sawa

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!

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Let me tell you about my WORST year in business 

Writing about my worst year in business is hard, because I’m better at talking about it. That’s why I made a video. It’s a story that I tell a lot at my live events. It was such a transformational year for me. I hope the lessons that I learned and share in this video will be helpful for you, too.

Don’t want to hear about my worst year in business?

Do it anyway! Don’t be too busy to overlook something that can support you whether you’re struggling, thriving, overwhelmed or in a funk. Afterall, we all go through good times, so/so times and bad times while building our businesses. Sometimes learning how other people navigate the ups and downs can really help us learn what to do and not do when it’s our turn!

(PS This story also has to do with my best year ever! You’ll see. I hope you watch and share with me your takeaways.)

If you’re reading this and you STILL HAVEN’T WATCHED that video about my Worst Year in Business Ever, then I urge you take a few moments to go watch it now and you’ll see more of what I mean here… Stop being too busy for your own good and take the time to get the support and clear advice that YOU need to grow this business faster, will you?

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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!

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Catch this Facebook Live with me and my friend PeggyLee Hanson where we discuss book formatting, publishing, being an author, compilation books, and speaking… it’s all so vital to being a true expert in your industry! PeggyLee is one of the speakers at my 2019 Speaker Success Bootcamp this week.
Get tips for WHAT to write, how to publish and Kindle publishing needs.
One thing we talked a lot about is BOOK FORMATTING – of your ebook or print book.

Proper book formatting is absolutely vital to having it read or purchased and especially to getting RAVE REVIEWS!

No reader likes a poorly formatted book or one that’s hard to navigate without easy online click to chapter links for example with ebooks.
The visual experience of your book is something to spend a little time and money on for sure.

Here are a few book formatting tips for ebooks:

  1. Make the content easy to read, meaning use words most people use and write like you talk perhaps
  2. Put bulletpoints in and paragraph breaks often so it’s not just paragraph after paragraph of content
  3. Make it easy to click to each chapter from within the Table of Contents
  4. Be careful adding too many pictures, it will make your file very large and not as easily downloadable for users, most ebook readers prefer text only
  5. Add links to pages in your website for easy clicking and opting in for free stuff!

Here are a few book formatting tips for print books:

  1. Have enough white space so the text isn’t all crunched together please, that’s just annoying
  2. Have easy to scan copy with lots of smaller paragraphs just like in the ebooks, bulletpoints, numbers perhaps if you’re sharing steps to something and even pictures I think. 
  3. Pictures will add pages to your book if you haven’t written something very long or if you want to spread out the copy a bit. Be careful using pictures that are only good if used in color, color is VERY EXPENSIVE to print in a book! Think about adding a color version to your book on your website perhaps if the pictures really are better in color, then you can link to it from your chapters and also hopefully get people on your email list!
  4. Please remember to drive people to your website whatever you do… add in things perhaps like “Action Steps” at the end of each chapter, or a “Book Resources Download Page” for audios, video content and more. 
  5. Use a header and footer for your pages, it can change for left or right sided pages also so you can alternate what’s on those, but use that space to include your business name, website or title of your book even. 

Want to become an author easier too in 2019? Contact either PeggyLee or myself to help you write your own book OR Check out both of our compilation book opportunities and let US do the work for you in getting published in the next year or so…
PeggyLee’s Courage Under Siege book and free writing guide:  http://bit.ly/freechapterwritingguide
Katrina’s Jumpstart Your _____ book:  https://jumpstartyourmarketing.com/jumpstartcompilation/

katrina sawa

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!

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