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!   

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 

Have you heard about my “Try Me Out” 2-Hour Masterclass?

I created this Masterclass coaching program for those of you who are looking for quick access to me to get laser coaching about whatever business problem or challenge that has you stuck. It’s a great way for small business owners and entrepreneurs to get expert marketing and sales guidance for your business without making a big time or money commitment!

Think about it. We are now in mid-December and I’m sure many of you have been working on your 2018 plans and goals, right? I’m a coach who likes to look at the BIG PICTURE to see if there is anything missing in your business that will affect its effectiveness and profitability. I love to sort out what you are currently doing and find opportunities to help you start making money right now! Let’s face it, we all can use cash flow.

Are you a new business owner? I can help you get started on a path where you will know what the priorities are in marketing and the steps to take in your business to start making money fast! Why spend months and years of your time, struggling to figure it out alone, trying to make an income that will adequately support you?

After 15 years in marketing and sales, one thing I know very well is that most entrepreneurs are experts in their business, but they struggle with creating and developing a CONSISTENTLY PROFITABLE BUSINESS!

Some people know they need coaching but they aren’t ready for a long-term commitment because they aren’t sure whose coaching program will be the best fit for them. This is the beauty of my 2 Hour Masterclass. You will get coaching from me for a low investment of $79 per session!

These sessions are usually scheduled for the last Friday of each month, but due to the holidays, December’s session will be held tomorrow, Friday, December 15th from 9am to 11am PST. That’s actually a benefit for those attending because they will have time to work on all of the tips I provide before the beginning of 2018!

Attendees of my Masterclass Sessions will receive:

  • Recording of the Masterclass that you attend.
  • Feedback and support from not only me, but from everyone on the call – it’s a mini mastermind!
  • The information you need to know what to do, what to say, what to post, send, share, write, record and more!

Have you been thinking about finding a mentor to work with but aren’t sure who would be a good fit for you?

Have you been wondering how group coaching can benefit you?

Are you looking for high quality coaching at a Value Price? 

Go to my Masterclass page and review what a few people have experienced when they attended my Masterclass. If you’ve been looking for someone to give you real life solutions without the fluff or hype, I encourage you to “TRY ME OUT” in my NEW 2 Hour Masterclass! You can get access to me for a low investment of just $79 per session!

Get more details and register for December’s session or a future session, (you select the session) by clicking here.

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: 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.

Today I want to give you some Holiday Marketing Tips to help you get more clients!

It’s crunch time, we are nearing the middle of December, and you want end the year strong with more income that you’ve made so far in your business, right?. Who doesn’t?

But what is actually going on in December? Lots of distractions, that’s what! Holiday parties, holiday luncheons, holiday shopping expos, and so on. But think about it, there is not a lot of business networking going on during the month.

So what is your plan to find those prospects who are actually ready and willing to buy from you in December, something that is not holiday oriented or a holiday gift to buy?

The number one goal is to get people on the phone with you! If you are an online marketer, are all of your prospects also online? Are you sure they are seeing all of the things on your website that you have for sale?

And what about your higher priced offerings. When people have their mind on the holidays, they are less likely to click the button to purchase your $200 offering. People who are going to pay a few hundred dollars or a few thousand dollars with you will most likely want to have a conversation with you first.

So how will you generate someone’s interest to have a phone conversation with you?

Click the video below to learn more Marketing Tips for the Holidays – #1 Thing to do to Get Clients!

 

Get more personal, pick up the telephone, and have a conversation. Reach out to people, one by one to schedule those conversations and I think you’ll find more success during this month even though many people are focused on the holidays!

If you want more information about how I can help you Jumpstart Your Business, 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 the following year, and so much more. Don’t wait because my calendar is filling up fast. Come to a call with me this month. I want to help you make a Big impact, make Big changes, and make Big money in the coming year. Go to AskKat.biz to schedule your call with me.

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.

Do you want to be a published author? Did you know that 81% of Americans feel that they have a book in them?

We are nearing the final days for you to register for my brand new, one time Live “5 Steps to Publishing Your Book in 30 Days or Less” Coaching Program.

It’s a 30-day program and it starts on this Thursday, December 7th, 2017! There’s no jumping in once the Program has started.

Writing a book is not as difficult as you might imagine if you have coaching along the way! You will need to carve out some time this month and in January, but we’ve structured this Program so it’s not time consuming. I KNOW that most of you have a book inside of you – you just need to be coached on how to bring your story or message out and write it down.

And even though you might be a published author like me, you should consider this Program if you want to learn how to publish inexpensively so you can publish MORE BOOKS!

Did you know that I spent over $6k to publish my “Love Yourself Successful” book! I won’t be spending that amount again because I’ve found so many other methods and resources to get my books published without skimping on quality.

My partner in the project (who is also one of my clients), Rich Greene and I created this Program and will be guiding you along the way. Rich has spent the time and has done hours of research to find the best vendors and resources for you – something that would take you hours of your time to research yourself. I’m the go to person who can help pull your message, your story, your ideas out so you can write your book.

Click here if you are “Ready to Become a Published Author FINALLY?!?!

 

Both Rich and I are busy with our business, so if you want to get your book completed, published, printed and ready for you to use for marketing purposes but you don’t want to spend a small fortune to do it, THIS PROGRAM IS FOR YOU!!

Head over to the page where Rich and I give you more details about this Program. You’ll find information on all of the coaching and resources we have ready for you as well as payment options. This Program is bargain priced at $247 but we’ll even give you a 2-payment option if that works better with your budget. Just go to http://bit.ly/5StepsToBookPublish to register.

Here’s to Your Book Publishing 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: Ready to jumpstart your business in a BIG WAY? You probably need to be doing a LOT more marketing & sales! Click here to take a look the details of all of my LIVE EVENTs. 

Bright Shiny Object Syndrome is anything that keeps you from focusing on your immediate goals and the tasks that need to be completed to reach your goals.

Today I want to talk to you about Bright Shiny Object Syndrome. It’s a serious problem that many people deal with, even me sometimes.

Let me give you a real-world example of what I’m talking about. Are you a Starter but not a Finisher? Do you get GREAT IDEAS and start projects only to lose your momentum for what you started because you are excited about the next new project? Do you jump from idea to idea without finishing your projects? Once the project is finished, do you leave it without monetizing it? If you’ve answered yes, you are someone who is afflicted with Bright Shiny Object Syndrome.

Many people get distracted and invest their time and money in the newest training they’ve heard about. There’s nothing wrong with investing in yourself and learning new skills. The problem occurs when you are investing in something that will not help you where your business is now. Many people lose their focus, invest in training, and then lose interest in that because it’s doing nothing to generate income at the time they invested in it.

Sure, things come up and roadblocks can get in the way of your progress in reaching your goals. But don’t let that lead to procrastination in working on the things you really need to get done! SQUIRREL!

Click here to get tips to help if you “Suffer from Bright Shiny Object Syndrome” here:

 

I know that December is not a typical month of course, because of the holidays. Step back, take a breath and enjoy the holidays with your friends and/or family. But if you need to get the cash flowing now, please feel free to come talk to me about this and more in a complimentary business strategy session by clicking here: http://www.AskKat.biz

If you were interested in finding out more about that book publishing program that I mentioned on this video, then please click here now: “5 Steps to Getting Your Book Published in 30 Days or Less”. This Coaching Program is Live and starts on December 7th, 2017 so don’t miss this opportunity.

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 jumpstart your business in a BIG WAY? You probably need to be doing a LOT more marketing & sales! Click here to take a look the details of all of my LIVE EVENTs. 

Those who attended my Live Big Event earlier this month got 3 intensive training days learning what to do to Jumpstart Your Biz in a Weekend! Seriously, live events are a lot of work and those of you who do them will likely agree.

But I have to tell you that I leave these events energized because I see how much my attendees love this interactive training and the opportunity to network with others.

There so much content packed into these events. Some attendees need to take BABY STEPS to turn their business around and make it a consistent, income producing business. Some need help creating a business that runs smoothly; one that still gives them an opportunity to enjoy their life. Wherever you are in your business, the intent is all the same. To give you the information, tools and steps to take to make more money doing what you love!

Attendees of my Live Big Events also LOVE the segments where I teach you how to create EASY YES OFFERS that convert! It’s so much fun for me to watch how quickly the audience becomes energized when we talk about making FAST CASH!

I can often see the light bulbs go off when my attendees have those “AH-HA” moments. I have to admit, I really LOVE what I do!

And members of my Live Big Mastermind enjoy a couple of days’ retreat that’s designed just for them following my Live Events. They find the investment of this additional time worthwhile because they can discuss in depth more topics and questions that have come up while they are at my Live Event as well as other business challenges they are having.

Click the video to view a recent Live Big Event Testimonial by Shirlene Reeves – attendee at my recent Jumpstart Your Biz in a Weekend Event.

If you’ve never attended one of my Live Events, I invite you to go to JumpstartYourMarketing.com/events and look at the 2018 schedule of my upcoming Live Events. Many attendees return for additional training at subsequent Live Events because I’m constantly adding new and updated content.

Or, If you’d like to talk with me about all this and more in a complimentary business strategy session, just click here: www.AskKat.biz.

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: Ready to jumpstart your business in a BIG WAY? You probably need to be doing a LOT more marketing & sales! Click here to take a look the details of all of my LIVE EVENTs. 

Today I want to talk with you about the etiquette between social media and email marketing. In my opinion, there are several of you out there who are not managing this effectively.

I’ve been noticing that quite a few people have been getting spammy and in doing that, you are making potential prospects and referral sources mad at you, and you are pushing them away.

Some people have been making the HUGE mistake of pulling email addresses from their list of social media connections and adding them to their email marketing list. DON’T DO THIS!!

Just because someone has friended you on Facebook or connected with you on LinkedIn, this doesn’t mean they’ve given you permission to add them to your email list. In doing this, you risk being reported as a SPAMMER to your email service provider (like Aweber, MailChimp, Constant Contact, Infusionsoft, etc.) which could seriously affect your ability to use email marketing effectively in the future.

Click the video to learn more about why you “Don’t Auto Add People to Email List from Social Sites!”

There are many ways to invite the people you’re connected to on social media to sign up on your email list. I teach this topic on several of my programs in my JumpstartYourMarketing system.

I want to invite you to go to my JumpstartYourMarketing.com/FreeTrainings.  You might find one or more things there that YOU want and get on my email list.

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: Ready to jumpstart your business in a BIG WAY? You probably need to be doing a LOT more marketing & sales! Click here to take a look the details of all of my LIVE EVENTs. 

I wanted to talk to you today about delegating and leveraging more in your business.

When I talk to entrepreneurs about delegating, many of them tune me out. Why? Because they are doing it all themselves!!!!

For those of you who are doing it all yourself, STOP!

Let me share some ideas with you on why you would WANT to delegate. Some of you may have tried to delegate before and maybe it didn’t work out well. I get that. You see, I’ve been delegating for about 14 years in my business and in the beginning, I didn’t know what I was doing. I made so many mistakes like hiring the wrong people, micro-managing projects that I had assigned to them, or I re-did work that they performed for me.

I had to learn from my mentors and others that I hired HOW to delegate effectively. Many entrepreneurs are not experts in HR or how to train an independent contractor.

Don’t feel bad if you don’t know how to delegate effectively now. But you need to learn how to if you want to leverage your business. If you are a business owner, you need to have someone to help.

What will happen if you get sick or if medical issues arise?

What will you do when you want to take a vacation?

If you don’t have a team, you will not be able to make money when unforeseen contingencies come up. I have had some clients tell me that they’ve never taken a vacation the entire time they’ve been in business – for several years!

Listen up! Life is too short and as an entrepreneur, you need to have some fun. You need to have some down time (a vacation).

You have to embrace delegating.

Unless you have a brick and mortar store or location and where you need to hire employees, most business owners can use the services of independent contractors called Virtual Assistants.

Click here to learn more about what you need to know once you’ve decided “It’s Time You Started Delegating”

So PLEASE – Stop Waiting To Delegate! You need to know the BIG PICTURE of all of the strategies you need in your business. But you don’t need to know or spend your time learning how to do all of the things you need to do in your business.

I’ve created a Checklist that includes over 40 tasks or activities you could potentially delegate and should consider outsourcing to a Virtual Assistant or to a person other than YOU. Take a look at this Checklist to see what’s possible. Copy it into a Word document, then add tasks or activities that are specific to what you do in your business or delete the things that are not applicable to your business.

I also share in this free report info on what your next steps should be, where to find the people you need, how to get them in place, etc. Just go to JumpstartYourTeam.com to get your copy. It’s FREE!

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 jumpstart your business in a BIG WAY? You probably need to be doing a LOT more marketing & sales!  Come to my Live Event, November 3rd – 5th.  Time’s running out – Friday, October 27th is the last day to register, so don’t wait. Click here to take a look the details of my upcoming LIVE EVENT – Registration is still OPEN now for Jumpstart Your Biz in a Weekend!

Today my Idea in the Shower was What If People Charged What They Were Worth?

What if your hourly rate, your package price, or your annual program, or whatever you do was priced really high? I hate to see that some of you are NOT charging what you are worth for your services or products.

When people ask me what they should charge for their program, I answer that “you should charge as much as you can without stuttering”.

So let’s talk about pricing today!

I’ve found that many people starting out look at the marketplace, their competitors’ prices, and they charge something similar or many times, lower, because they are new to the business. That’s not the best thing to do!

For example, many times people who have the education and training needed in an industry but who are new entrepreneurs charge less than someone who has been an entrepreneur in that same industry for a longer period of time, but without the same level of training! Just because they’ve been in business longer doesn’t mean they are better. These new entrepreneurs should be charging what they are worth right out of the gate! They can still negotiate custom packages and pricing or beta test pricing with a lower price. When you are starting out, you need to get some clients to try your service or product; you need to get feedback and testimonials – people who like what you offer and have good things to say about you (so you can get more clients, right).

You need to start thinking outside the box about your pricing!

Click the Video to Listen to More Ideas About Pricing and Charging What You Are Worth

If you want more resources about this topic, go to JumpstartYourMarketing.com/Resources . I’ve recently added a bunch of resources there on the topics most of you need. If you don’t know what you should be amount of money you need to be making in your business, go get my Need Number Worksheet resource. There also my Jumpstart Your Biz Kit which focuses on marketing, there’s a webinar opportunity there, info how to get my Book, and so many other FREE resources. Go check out all of the FREEBIES there!

If you want to go deeper with my coaching after checking out my FREEBIES, I can help you find the missing opportunities to make more MONEY! Schedule a Strategy Session with me here.

If you are really serious about building your business – go check out my next LIVE EVENT, my JumpstartYourBizinaWeekend event on Nov 3rd – 5th. We help you BUILD your CONFIDENCE, and show you HOW to MONEY in the Room. We’ll cover how to get started SPEAKING, WRITING A BOOK, and other things you need to do to elevate your business, and redesign your business around the lifestyle you want to live so you are not working so hard. We cover how to get the clients that YOU want to work with, how to AUTOMATE what you are doing. It’s a content packed TRAINING event. I highly recommend you check it out. strong>Last Day to Register – Friday, October 27th, 2017!

Go to LIVEBIGEVENTS.com to get a listing of all of my LIVE Events.

Hope to see you there!

 

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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 jumpstart your business in a BIG WAY? You probably need to be doing a LOT more marketing & sales! Click here to take a look the details of my upcoming LIVE EVENT – Registration is OPEN now for Jumpstart Your Biz in a Weekend!


Ideas in the Shower Episode #3:  Podcasting

For those of you who didn’t know, I used to have a radio show on Blog Talk Radio with many followers. But once that show ran its course and I haven’t replaced it (yet) with another radio show or podcast, but…

I am starting up my new podcast very soon and my Ideas today were about what to name it. I’m trying to come up with the best name for it, something cutting edge. It dawned on me to ask for you, my followers; to give me some input on what you think is the best name for my new podcast.

I have several brands such as Jumpstart Your Marketing and Love Money to name a couple. I’ve thought about naming the podcast something similar to the name of some of my Events, like Jumpstart Your Biz in a Weekend or my Love and Money Live event.

My ultimate goal for being in business is to help others create a BIGGER LIFE for themselves. And a Big Life to me means more Love in your Life, more Money in your Business and living bigger – whatever that means to you!

Click the video to learn more about my Brands and my “Ideas in the Shower” about naming my podcast.

 

What kind of feedback can you give me?

Share in the comments below!

Interested in coming to my Live Event in November? Just go to the LiveBigEvents.com page to get the details of my Jumpstart Your Biz in a Weekend event or head over to JumpstartYourBizinaWeekend.com. Time’s running out to register, so don’t wait. This event is more like a training event so check out the benefits you’ll receive by attending.

Hope to see you there.

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 jumpstart your business in a BIG WAY? You probably need to be doing a LOT more marketing & sales! Click here to take a look the details of my upcoming LIVE EVENT – Registration is OPEN now for Jumpstart Your Biz in a Weekend!