The 12 Days of Christmas – The Great Holiday Networking Extravaganza, hosted by Jill Hart and Diana Ennen, is an unprecedented opportunity to learn from some of the best entrepreneurs, best-selling authors, and small businesses who share tips for success and secrets to how to have a profitable business. Daily interviews go behind the scenes to share not only success tips but also how these entrepreneurs are reaching goal after goal.
INTERVIEW w/ DONNA WARD:
I love serving Direct Sales Leaders, Entrepreneurs, and Small Businesses who are frustrated with their marketing and sales. Struggling with getting more new clients, getting out of overwhelm, and finding clarity. Giving them step by step action plans, so that they can gain confidence, grow their business, and live the life they would love with freedom and joy. That’s what I do as a Business Mentor and Internet Marketing Coach.
Tell us a little about your business?
When I first started as a Business Mentor & Internet Marketing Coach, I discovered that I was hiding my ‘quirky’ side and it didn’t feel right. Have you ever felt like you weren’t be true to yourself? I am a light hearted person and it didn’t feel authentic. And, I just wasn’t moving forward in my business as fast as I wanted. The turning point for me in my business, was when a friend said, ”Why are you hiding who you really are in your business?” I have a story about how I’ve been very successful at doing something you can do too, and I am going to show you how you can become an empowered person in your business and grow your own destiny, as I have done and helped others do. If I can do it, I know you can also.
What are some of your top tips for success?
If you want to be more successful? You need to decide that you want a different business than you have now – you need to decide that you’re done with the way it’s always been and now you can have it the way you want. If you’ve had it with living and playing small, knowing that you can make a difference by you being in the business of being you…That’s when you can help others to their successes. Nobody is going to care more about your dream then you!
Business being easy is not an option. It is possible to know that you can live your dreams despite obstacles, and it’s necessary to know that you are the one that can make it happen.
Can you share with us two of top ways you market?
I hated networking until I came out of my serious shell and found that Offline Networking could be fun. And, Sharing information with teleseminars has always brought a great audience of learners!
Are you planning any special holiday promotions?
Working on a new program – for an Internet Marketing Membership Group
What goals do you have for the new year?
Business coaches typically use the SMART acronym, which stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Timely.
Smart goals, for me are dreams for my future. I’ve already committed to my intention of, what my annual income is going to be, my monthly income, how many people I need each month for: one-on-one to coach, what programs I want, how many people I need in those programs, how much I’m charging for the programs, how long the programs/coaching will be and when I want the programs to start.
How do you normally obtain those goals?
- I’ll detail the incremental steps to achieve my goals.
- Then I let it go and allow it to happen – At the same time I am writing out a paragraph for my intention each week, as I’ll have an intention of enrolling new Inner Circle Clients (for my coaching group), one-on-one possibility clients, and enroll the number of clients I need for each program I have an intention for.
- I have committed to the intention for reaching my goals, even as I let go and take action as I follow the steps to get there. And, I also set intention for my own clients.
- I am a practical person as well as very spiritual and woo-woo, which is why I receive the intention, write it down, keep aware of it, and let it go as I step into the actions towards reaching it.
How do you make your business unique & profitable?
I consistently want to master my mindset, tweak my skills, and shift my strategies to reach my goals. And, enjoy it like a child on an adventure as I am being myself. Being myself is very unique!
Any additional tips…come on give us a few secrets to your success!
I had no choice but to my ask for and follow my inner guidance and trust in God more than myself. That led me to the FIRST of many steps on my adventure to a coaching breakthrough that helps others as it helps me. That includes the coaching that I’ve received from some big named coaches that held me accountable and inspired me along the way. As the foundation of my business is ‘Let go and Let God.’
So the best tip is to find your coach and get some help building your business and take action now.
Have any comical stories you’d like to share about your time in business?
Well, I’ve interviewed over 60 of the world’s greatest marketers and mind set coaches and leaders. So during my 2nd List Builder Telesummit, I was blessed with 2 really well-known and huge names. One in mindset and one in marketing. The mindset leader, took over 3 months with his assistants changing the dates several times. So when he got on the line he was wondering why we weren’t live.
- Then the top marketing coach changed his dates with me twice, so I didn’t want to chance telling my community of the date changes, so just put him also on a recorded interview.
Except when he came on, he laughed and was just so much fun, asking me why I didn’t believe he would show up. I had been following him for years and had my intention to coach with him, but he was so pricey my first few years in business I waited. Yet I loved how much fun we had on the call; so a few months later he was my coach. And, I still remember how funny he made the whole interview.
Tell us a little about your holidays and how you spend them. We love to get to know the people behind the business, so please do share.
Thank you for asking. We live in the alpines of Southern California at 6000 ft altitude in a very quiet and spiritual setting on a ¾ acre of heavily pine treed area, in what many call a tree house. It is literally on the Rim of the World where we live above the cities and ocean. So we do receive lots of snow and changing seasons. If you can picture a tree house, with all the luxuries, and every window like a painting from a Christmas card with a warm cozy fireplace, you know how it feels. Our Christmas tree and packages are in front of the bay window so it can be seen by those on the street if they make sure to look way up.
- There now is just our own little family of my husband, my adult son (who grew up here and comes back often from the Los Angeles area), plus our 3 little friends, Calvin (Kerry Blue Terrier rescued from being beaten on), Rizzo (6 pounder ball of Westie fur) and Coney (Tibetan Holy Dog – rescued from the streets 2 days before he was to be put down).
Please describe your free gift.
Your Networking Commercial and 6 Secrets to Your Marketing Message is an audio training I’d like to share.
How Do You Build Your Audience For Your Business? You can be building an audience for your business networking effectively offline and you can start TODAY and win at the prospecting business for your business. Having fun and being successful – And ‘Getting It’, the message you have for your audience.
Creating an experience in person and helping others see that they can get involved with you. Showing them it will be worth their time. Building a reputation for giving, not taking. Offer to help solve their problems. – You could say ‘Hey that’s no problem, I can help.’ Networking is like gift giving.
Do you want a simple proven action plan for networking with your friends for business? If now is not a good time to grow your business, then when is? Your success is just ahead. I show my clients practical, step-by-step strategies to confidently double their business income and find more time to enjoy life.
INTERVIEW w/ PEBBLES JACOBO
Pebbles Jacobo is the owner of A&P Virtual Enterprises, Inc., which she, with the guidance of her husband, started when she began working from home as a VA (Virtual Assistant) several years ago. Pebbles also serves as the Content Director of CWAHM.com. She currently offers Social Media Marketing, Blog Management, Editing, E-Book Formatting and Conversion, VA Training, and a host of other services to her clients, which include speakers, authors and entrepreneurs alike. Connect with Pebbles on Facebook.
To hear audio interview with Pebbles Jacobo, click on this link: Interview with Pebbles Jacobo