This article was written by my friend Anastasia Netri, take a look…

 

Do you want to know the truth about success?

“Make $10,000 a month in 2 days a week even if you’re just starting out!”

“Get to 6 figures in your first 3 months of business!”

“A million dollar business is easy!”

We’ve all heard the claims, seen the testimonials, and bought into the hype.

And we sit wondering, “What’s WRONG with me that I can’t do that?”

I’m going to tell you some real truth about success because I actually want you to SUCCEED.  If you know what’s really behind it, and you take the steps, you can get where you want to go.  IF you know all there is to it.

The truth is, 90% of very willing, eager, and hopeful entrepreneurs don’t make it past their first year.  I believe that the success rate can far exceed 10% if people were more educated about how business really works.

Let’s first explore…why only 10%?  What I’ve found is this…

In the first year, well – EVERYTHING is new.  We’re taught to avoid being a novice at all costs, because our egos want to appear that we know what we’re doing.  Because there is so much to learn, and it feels uncomfortable, 90% of people just give up and won’t stick it out.

 

Here’s an example:

If you want to be a speaker, chances are…you may suck for your first few talks.  However, if you want it enough and you’re driven to keep going, you ask questions, get some training, and practice – then lo and behold – you’re going to be an awesome speaker.  It’s that simple.

Making money as an entrepreneur requires some skills.  There’s marketing.  Sales conversations.  Technology.  Relationship building.  The list goes on and on.  Growing a business will pull you out of your comfort zone in 25 different directions at once.  But – when you take one step at a time, breathe, ask questions, get help, and just DO IT…at some point you will achieve mastery.  (And, then you’ll be on to the next new and exciting thing!)

Being an entrepreneur is a spiritual, mental, and emotional bootcamp.  It will train you to be at your best, know who you are, and embrace the unknown more than just about anything you’ll ever do.

If you’re reading this, I strongly encourage you to keep going.  It does get easier.  And, this life comes with a confidence and belief in yourself that’s based on actual, real life experience.  It’s VERY worth it.  I promise.  You can be one of the 10% if you simply decide right now that you aren’t giving up.

That’s what every successful person you know has in common. There was no “plan b”.  They just made it work.  It’s not because they are smarter, prettier, richer, or more popular.  It’s because they kept going.  YOU can do that too.  Let today be the day you decide.

 

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Article written by Anastasia Netri, creator of Experts in the Raw – the Naked Truth About Success global online event.   She has brought 20 speakers together to share the behind the scenes look into the real life of an entrepreneur (including ME, Katrina Sawa), so that people feel empowered to keep going and create the life they dream about.  Check out the totally hilarious video, see my N*aken pic and find out how to join us totally FREE here:  Http://expertsintheraw.com/?orid=3960&opid=7

 

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We all have it at times. I’m talking about the dreaded PROCRASTINATION bug.
I know a lot of my clients right now seem to be procrastinating something….
Myself included, GO WATCH my new video to find out what! 😉 

Procrastinating some of the most crucial marketing or revenue generating tasks in your business for whatever reason can obviously hamper your success so watch out. 

 

Here are the 3 Things I’ve identified in the video that could be causing you to procrastinate – watch the video though for more explanation of them and what to do about them!

  1. Time Management – what are you doing to maximize your time? How are you prioritizing things that must get done?
  2. Check Your Task & To Do List – you could be having trouble with the HOW-TO details of getting certain stuff done.
  3. Checking Your Big Vision is in Alignment with What You’re Doing – should you really be doing the things you have on your list?

Find out how to Jumpstart Your Business and Your Marketing fast and STOP the procrastination!

There are 2 ways I can help you with this and fast!

  1. Join my monthly Silver Mentor Program which is very affordable for what you get a great big bang for your buck. Monthly Q&A calls with me, monthly training calls, online forum for networking and getting feedback on things you’re doing to hold you accountable too plus lots of resources and additional perks! Go find out more at www.MentorSignup.com
  2. The second way is to work with me one-on-one to help you update your site. Come to a 1 hour+ recorded call with me, we will talk out all the necessary things you really should be doing and HOW to make sure they get done. I will NOT let you procrastinate them, we will fix whatever we need to in your brain or to do list to make sure you get more done, reach more prospects which all leads to more customers and more money! Go to www.JumpstartYourMarketing.com/1hour for a discounted rate to talk with me 1on1 ASAP!

I look forward to helping you grow your business to its full extent this year!

Let me know if you have any questions, post a comment below or contact me today!

Katrina Sawa
The JumpStart Your Biz Coach
916-872-4000
katrina@jumpstartyourmarketing.com
“Kicking YOU and YOUR Business Into High Gear!
P.S.  Get your FREE Entrepreneur’s Success Kit plus a couple other Free Gifts online at www.JumpStartYourMarketing.com/gifts
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I’m so tired of all the hype out there on the internet about “make millions at this or that or by doing this or that”. Every week I talk with a minimum of 5 small business owners who’ve wasted time or money doing the wrong things because they listened to some free teleclass or someone teaching a supposed moneymaking process.

I want to dispel the rumors out there that it’s really that simple to make millions…or even $100,000 because it’s not.

To start, run, market and enjoy a consistently successful 6+ figure business there are two things you want to focus on:

  1. Spending your time wisely (and you may have to spend more time up front than “they say”) doing the right revenue generating activities.
  2. Learning all the things you don’t know as fast as possible, preferably from someone that’s not only been there and done that but is STILL DOING IT AND MAKING MONEY AT IT.

That last part is very important, because it is hard to tell who really is making money on the internet these days. If they have a real swanky website you might just assume they’re making a ton of money. Someone said that to me the other day in fact when I called her on a follow up call. She was shocked that I, myself, would call her in the first place! I told her of course….I do my follow up!

I know if you’re super smart or have a masters or PhD you probably think you can figure out this being an entrepreneur thing, right? Same goes for those who’ve been in high level corporate or even other marketing positions in their careers, right?

I know because about half the business owners I talk to share these things with me. Shoot, I thought that way too for many years in my business! I thought I could figure it out, I thought I knew what I needed to do….but I was wrong and it set me back about 3 years and $100,000.

The unfortunate part is that I see these people out networking again in 6 months or a year and they’re still in the same boat usually or very close to it.

I hope this is not where you are – if so, snap out of it will ya? Let’s teach you what you need to do to jumpstart your business and get you moving! Let’s get you making more money, attracting many more clients, and working smarter not harder!

I want to invite you to learn more about a training program that I’m doing just for you, where you’ll learn the “meat” of what you need to know, not the hype. Do yourself a favor and go find out more about it now. You deserve this. You deserve to have the life and business of your dreams….and you CAN transform your business now with the right training, I know it.

I named this program the 6 Figure Business Makeover – Entrepreneurial Training Program because it shows you exactly what to do, sell and how to market so you can build a 6 Figure Business sooner rather than later. It’s some of the stuff you know you’re supposed to be doing but you’re probably not doing and I show you how to get it done. It’s also the stuff you don’t know you need to know!

You want to know how I’ve built my consistent revenue generating business? How I get all the marketing done every month? How I consistently create new products, programs and revenue streams? How I built a team to support me?

It’s because I’ve taken numerous training programs from other entrepreneurs who’ve been where I am/was and are making money doing the proven strategies they’ve taught me.

That’s what I’m doing in this training program. I’m teaching you all the proven business-building, marketing and how-to run your business strategies and systems (shortcuts too!) that I’ve learned or I’ve developed so YOU can get where you want to be in your business faster than you’re getting there on your own. And by the way, it’s ok to ask for help…it doesn’t mean you’re not good enough or smart enough, in fact it means you ARE smart.

In this program I’m going to teach you and show you how to do or implement the right tasks to spend time on every day, help you prioritize so you’re not overwhelmed and how to attract more ideal clients on a regular basis so your money worries go away.

I cover things such as: business set up, technology, websites, blogging, video marketing, email marketing, social media, outsourcing, pricing, product and service development, time management, bigger picture thinking and so much more.

I’m holding it this month because I hate to see business owners struggling so hard AND I hate seeing you WASTE TIME AND MONEY with the wrong things, doing the wrong marketing, spending time in the wrong places, etc. I can help you focus on the REVENUE PRODUCING ACTIVITIES you should be doing.


Here is the page with all the details, call dates, how many people I will take, how much it is and all the juicy bonuses you’ll get when you register! But don’t wait, it starts soon and I’m not sure when I’ll be doing this program again. The 6 Figure Business Makeover – Entrepreneurial Training Program

I am so excited to help you jumpstart your business, your marketing and your life in 2013, let me know if you have any questions after you read the page!

 

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I’m finally back networking to more of a normal flow these days since the surgeryIts great to get out of my home office even if I do have to hobble on a cane when I go. 

This week I was at an eWomenNetwork event here locally. I’m looking forward to the annual conference again; I’m probably going to be an exhibitor this year

I love exhibiting at big conferences like that you get 
to meet so many great people, collaborate and oh of course it‘s a great list builder too. (This is me at a local event back in Sept) 

Do you do tradeshow booths and vendor displays as a marketing strategy for your business? 

It’s actually one of the top 5 strategies I use. Hundreds of new prospects and clients come from such events every year. 

One reason I notice that other entrepreneurs don’t do more of these is that you aren’t sure what to do with your table or you aren’t sure how to maximize your exposure to make it worth your while. 

Exhibiting is a skill I must admit and you have to be pretty comfortable talking to strangers and getting their attention. But only about 20% of the time do I see people collecting names and contact information fortheir databases – this should be your #1 goal.Exhibiting for most of us is not where we‘re going to sell our prospects into buying our products or services, its where we gather info from interested parties and plant seeds for follow up. 

Yes I said follow up….something else you may not be doing much of. 

Are you overwhelmed with all you have to do? I know, it’s not easy being a business owner. I tell ya, systems and templates carry me through! 

Speaking of which, I have some great systems and templates for networking and doing tradeshow exhibits if you’re interested you can click over and check them out. I’ve dumped everything I know into my Tradeshow Networking Tool Kit – this is my featured product of the week in fact so that you stop wasting time at events and actually monetize them.
 

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Instead of a video this week I thought I’d click you over to a website that I’m a featured writer for where a ton of my articles are listed – this way depending on what you’re working on right now in your business, you should find a resource, tip, article or step-by-step on what to do about it. 

Here’s just a few of the topics you can go read about on this page now – oh and you can even submit your own articles to this site for free!

Have a great weekend!

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Imagine starting your new year off with all the tools and techniques you need to finally get organized and stay organized. Yes! You can feel relieved from the stress of clutter and disorganization and get ahead of your day.

No more searching for your keys or important documents. No more feeling embarrassed about having someone come over to your house. No more feeling dragged down by the mountains of paper, the thousands of emails or parking your car out in the rain.

Join my friend, Kelli Wilson, The Clutter Breakthrough Expert, in a FREE preview call and walk away with:

  • Simple techniques that are proven to tackle the paper avalanche
  • New ways of thinking about the paper clutter
  • A better understanding of why and how the piles get so big
  • Tips to create new habits that will stick so you don’t find yourself back at square one again and again
  • Relief from the stress of late fees and collection calls
  • Simple ways to help others in your home or office help you and help themselves with clutter

Click here to sign up for FREE Preview Call and start your 2013 feeling relieved that you can get a handle on your clutter!

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General Meeting for Tuesday, December 11, 2012. Guest speaker: Katrina Sawa

Katrina Sawa

Business Coach
K. Sawa Marketing International Inc.
JumpStart Your MarketingTM
Date: 12/11/2012 – 9:30am – 11:30am
Location: Gerber Road One-Stop
(See special instructions below)

Katrina Sawa will walk you through her proven 5-step process: ‘Business Start Up Step-by-Step’.

This is a Step-by-Step Presentation on How to Affordably Create a Passion-Driven Business around what you’re passionate about, skilled at or knowledgeable about so you don’t have to just go get another J.O.B.!

  • Have you given any thought to WHAT ELSE is possible for you rather than just experiencing the day-to-day of a regular job?
  • Have you thought about doing your own business but it just seems too much of a pipe-dream or far away thought?
  • Would you like to know the least expensive, most effective ways to get a business up and running AND making money around what you know how to do now or are really passionate about?
  • Are you frustrated with the lack of available jobs at your level and just want to start making money soon?

No, this isn’t a magic pill approach or concept; it’s plain and simple, proven business-building strategies that are guaranteed to give you a better quality of life – doing what you love to do!

Would you like to know EXACTLY what to do, how to do it, where to spend your time or money, how create, build and market a business so you can start earning income for yourself and making your own hours today?

I realize that this may be NEW INFORMATION to you….that you CAN indeed have your own business. I’m not trying to say its super easy, its not.

But its also not as scary or hard as you may think. You just need to know what you don’t know is available to you or what’s out there or maybe brainstorm some ideas with someone who thinks differently than you.

This can happen much sooner than you realize – Don’t WAIT to start your own business if that’s really something you want to do, do it now. NOW, when you are NOT in the perfect JOB or maybe you’re unemployed and searching….NOW is the perfect time to launch a new business.

Why? Because you have the TIME it will take to devote to getting started. When you have a JOB, there is little to no time left to do this and it could take you years to get a business up and running making money. Do it now while you have the time to FOCUS and TAKE ACTION.

During this presentation, attendees will learn the EXACT STEPS you need to take to build a passion-driven, freedom-based, money-making business from the idea stage to the full-fledged business stage.

Attendees will learn and be able to implement IMMEDIATELY:

  • A Simple 5-step system to taking your ideas and passions and turning it into a money-making business model in less than a week!
  • A Proven 3-step system to start attracting customers right away
  • The exact technology and marketing you MUST invest in or put in place to get started and why or it won’t work
  • How to know which and incorporate ‘the right’ business models that fit what you want to create

Attendees will benefit in huge ways from this presentation such as:

  • Increased confidence to charge what you’re worth and get it
  • Increased awareness and faith in what’s possible for you, your dreams and your potential business
  • Focused, clear action steps that you can implement with little effort or training now to get clients
  • Clarity on what next steps you REALLY need to take and which you should wait on
  • Empowered and smarter thinking about the way you run your business
  • Knowledge of which marketing strategies will work to attract more of your ideal clients

Special Instructions for New Members

In addition to registering your membership in our organization, new members must register with the Sacramento Works One-Stop Career Center. Therefore, the first time you attend a meeting at the center, come early and bring your social security card and identification. You can begin the registration process online before you arrive by visiting https://jobs.sacramentoworks.org/ and clicking the REGISTER button.

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Are you working WAY TOO HARD for NOT ENOUGH PROFITS? Did you know there are simple ways to automate and systematize in your business that will alleviate much of your “busyness” and transform your business into a smooth-running, money-making machine?

No one does enough marketing, follow up or sales – period. You need to reach 1000’s of new potential prospects each month to reach your money goals but how?

No, this isn’t a magic pill or silver bullet approach or concept; it’s plain and simple business building strategies that are guaranteed to give you a better quality of life! These are the business basics that you MUST have in place in order to grow a smooth-running, highly profitable business.

In this presentation you will learn:

•                How to redesign your business around the type of lifestyle you want to live

•                Ways to automate and systematize in your business some things that are taking WAY too much of your time or money

•                How to fine tune and hone in on what products and services you’re providing and TO WHOM in order to fully leverage your time, expertise and revenues

Then once you’ve got your business into a smooth-running, consistent income-generating machine you can implement additional strategies.  But if you don’t at least do the basics of what works and what will bring you results then you’ll just be spinning your wheels over and over again not seeing the income you want (or deserve!) and you may use up all your original start-up capital to boot, then what? You may have to give up your dream of being an entrepreneur and author all together and go back and get a J.O.B.

Come to this session and learn how to automate, delegate and systematize your marketing and business tasks so that you’re reaching MORE PROSPECTS FASTER and converting them EASIER into your sales funnel.

For more information and to register for the summit: Click here

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Remember a few days ago, I proudly shared with you that I was a Published Expert in Christine Marmoy’s new and fresh Women’s Edge Magazine? Well, now it’s OUT and it’s already being shared all over the world!

Have you already grabbed yours?

The Women’s Edge Magazine……It’s FREE

I strongly encourage you to read it, because I know you’ll just love it! It’s packed full of tasty, rich content and powerful resources to help you turn the tables around in your business. Just so you know, the best inventions in the world came about from a little spark of inspiration.

Grab your copy then come and meet me inside! I also know that all the other experts collaborating in this Magazine will bring you tremendous value. You’ll get to keep it, and you’ll certainly read it more than once!

You have dreams, you have hopes, you have a vision.  Somewhere in between all this you got scared, tired and maybe even disappointed and downhearted….let’s do something together today so you can leave all that pain and negativity behind you and start moving ahead in the right direction.

The Women’s Edge Magazine is not just another piece of content; it’s the beginning of a New Story for you and for all the women who dare to jump in! Drive the movement forward with us….and get access to juicy ‘add-ons’ along the way.

Tweet about it! Use this link: http://clicktotweet.com/14k17

The Women’s Edge Magazine……It’s FREE!

Katrina Sawa

P.S. The Women’s Edge Magazine is only the beginning of something really big.

Are you ready to join us?

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Ever wondered how you could make it into the spotlight? How you could share your wisdom in a really meaningful way?

Well, check this out because you are in for a treat! This issue of the mag is full of amazing tips on how to birth your success through speaking on stage, owning your radio show or publishing your book!

My business friend, Christine Marmoy, invited me to be (are you ready for this)….a Published Expert in her ‘Unleash Innovation for Wild Results’ Women’s Edge Magazine!

Yep, I get to share a bold moment with you…just to show you how things can unfold when we dare to look at the world from a different angle.

Christine is all about collaboration and innovation while remaining true to the Diva that you really are!  The Women’s Edge Magazine stands for her mission in a much bigger way.

If you feel like throwing in the towel, if you feel ‘juiceless’, running on ‘empty’ as in ‘What the heck is wrong with me?’…. then you need a good zesty dose of the Women’s Edge Philosophy.

  • Get INSPIRATION
  • Boost Your MOTIVATION
  • Learn NEW WAYS
  • Dare to be BOLD
  • Access to RESOURCES
  • Discover another PATH!

You’ll get access to 17 wonderful Experts who, just like me, had the privilege of sharing their brilliance with you. Sometimes, it takes just a little stretch, a little bit of daring to achieve that big DREAM!

The Women’s Edge Magazine……It’s FREE!

Each of the women showcased in this Women’s Edge Magazine has been exactly where you are at some point in their business life and now they are in the mag! (Do you see the collaboration?)

Food for thought, ladies ……Daring IS Cashing ($$$)!

This Magazine is not just another compilation of random articles! It’s the beginning of a movement, of a community that Christine wants to facilitate so you dare to do things another way to get different RESULTS!

Collaboration + Innovative Ways = $$$ (and Time)

I’m so proud to be sharing my achievement with you of being published in this mag and to be part of Christine’s Women’s Edge movement, because if you know her, then you know that she really DOES IT! She sets her ideas on fire and shares them big time! So don’t delay, discover other ways, better ways to propel your business upwards and grab your copy right now.

The Women’s Edge Magazine……It’s FREE!

This Magazine is one SO not to be missed, trust me!

Katrina Sawa

P.S. Help us drive the Women’s Edge Movement forward….share it! Click to Tweet (Use this link http://clicktotweet.com/14k17)

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