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Let’s Get Moving!

make-things-happen-imageLet’s Get Moving!!!! Now I know some of us may really be in tune with these words while the rest of us just are sitting and waiting until something major happens that gives us no other option but to MOVE!!! Like waiting to be inspired by seeing friends or people whom you’ve never met get married, have a baby, graduate college, launch a biz and sad of all death. I have noticed that people go crazy pressing the like button for all that I have just mentioned but fail to press the “I WANT TO WIN” button, which currently does not exist by the way!(smile!)win-win

I just recently completed a 7 day challenge via facebook called “Shift Your Life” and many participated but only a few publicly let everyone know they were involved by their liking and sharing. I was challenged by 1 of my colleagues to see if Facebook was a platform that could be used to get people to TAKE ACTION and I realized something. I realized that some people caught on to the challenge right away and others caught on around the 3rd or 4th day and a little more near the end. This says to me that some people just need a lot more mindset motivation. They have all these goals but their readiness to achieve them is like finding a lizard in a field of tall grass. Their readiness cannot be easily found because they fear something. They may fear the unknown outcome of a shift in their life, success, failure etc… but it is definitely fear or simply procrastination and laziness. Notice I did not give any other reasons? Well if I gave a thousand reasons you surely could find one to attach yourself to and be content to say “THIS IS MY REASON AND I AM STICKING TO IT” but the only thing that you will achieve is a NEW EXCUSE NOT TO TAKE ACTION!!! It may sound harsh but I am a Mental Fitness Coach and I only want to see you come out winning like those football and basketball coaches want to see their guys win the championships!! You know how they start foaming at the mouth and jumping up and down on the sidelines while motivating their players! They are loud and TO THE POINT!!! You don’t have to listen because it’s a CHOICE AND THE CHOICE IS YOURS!!!

If you want a real shift you and no one else can give you room for EXCUSES!!! If you are waiting for everything to be perfect before you start, TRUST ME, you will almost NEVER GET STARTED!!! Sometimes it is in our storms where we find out what we are truly made of!!! You have to OWN YOUR GOALS AND THEY MUST ATTRACT YOU!!! If you are not ready to eat then don’t fish! Hey I am roughing it too! It is not easy AT ALL and if someone told you that THEY ARE TRULY LIYING!!!

We have to dress our minds for success otherwise our bodies won’t be attracted to it and ACTION JUST WON’T HAPPEN!!!
So Let’s Get Moving!!!! We have work to do! Out of maybe 7 participants to the “Shift Your Life” challenge ,2 have chosen to MOVE FORWARD and hire me as their coach to help them get MOVING! The challenge was only to awaken your subconscious and make you itch a little for success but choosing to go further will cause you to JUMP OUT OF YOUR SKIN TO WIN!!!

P.S. God Willing! See you on the other side of change because I no longer live in contemplation!Its not about Balance but it’s about a Harmonious Journey towards success!
nothing-changes

Your Mental Fitness Coach,
Ukhtee Walida-Herspiring Bizness-“It’s Time”

Entrepreneur/Biz Coaching, Muslimah's in Biz, Uncategorized

Leaving The J.O.B. To Build Their Own Biz Dreams

(Photo:  ICNA MAS Convention 2014 Baltimore, Maryland-There were many women-owned businesses in the vending area!)

Women have been leaving their J.O.B.’s(Just Over Broke) to start their own businesses faster and faster over the last 10 or so years. We want to spend more time with our families! We are simply tired of having to wake up before the birds chirp and rush to the “plantation fields” where the employers tell us when to eat, take a break and go on vacation. Making ends meet is no longer our cry! We are talking about spending more time with family/spouses, getting closer to God, having time to spend with our friends, earning money on our own terms, finding our passion or life purpose, doing more to help others in society to make the world a better place, and building a better village to raise our children.

If you are a woman and any of this resonates with you , you may want to stop and think for just a few minutes about your current circumstances. Are you working a 9 to 5 with hopes that just one day you will never have to work for any one else because you hate it so much but are only in it to pay bills? ….. I thought so! I too lived that kind of life and it was a tough decision to make starting my own business for fear of losing SECURITY!!! I was wondering how I would even pay a bill if I did not have a paycheck in hand every Friday or every other Friday! This thought process was truly giving me a headache. I just knew I did not like someone having so much control over me to the point where I would compromise all my beliefs and values just to get a DOLLAR!!

“Verily Allah provides sustenance to whom He wills without measure.”-  Surah al-Imran: 37

The way I saw it was that if God is our provider and He says that He gives provision to whom He wills without measure then my provision does not depend on whether I continue to stay at a job that stresses me out daily or quit! What I do realize is that everyone on the face of the Earth was born with a purpose and a gift(s) and we are given so much yet we take it for granted. God has already set your provision so really there isn’t anything to lose ,rather, you have to find out what you can do with the gifts God has given you to make an honest living. Just like the owner or president of the company that you work for had a vision to provide the best product/service to people in their own unique way and has built a team of top level executives to carry out their mission  …SO CAN YOU!!!  Yes it takes money to make money but you have got to start building towards your vision everyday that you live even if its just 5 minutes a day!

If you want to really start your own business and get out of the 9 to 5 rat race , READ ON!!! Start using your current situation as an opportunity to gain free education while getting paid for it!!! Take what you need, leave the rest and get paid is the new “earn while you learn” technique, because if you do it right nobody even knows what you are doing but you! Don’t waste time complaining but start studying the company’s structure. Learn how your position contributes to it instead of just clocking in and dreading the day ahead of you waiting till time to clock out. You need what they have because just about every business needs close to the same thing. Most often its called Core Values, Mission, and Vision. Focus on one core value and start measuring their level of deliverance in products/services regards to how they are meeting or not meeting it. Take notice to how they use their mission to drive their vision.

You don’t have time to worry about all the reasons you hate your job because complaining will leave you sitting in the same position year after year, whether it is at that job or at someplace else. If you truly want to have a business of your own you have got to learn the art of leveraging and learning on an ongoing basis. Build your relationships with people who have the same mindset and get out of the company of people who just don’t want to change their circumstance but rather complain everyday and accept it!

If you want to begin moving in the direction of earning money own your own terms and living your life in more happier and peaceful way spending more time with family and doing the things you love most then you have got to remove the one obstacle that stands in the way! That’s YOU!!!! You have got to want it bad enough and have to be willing to do whatever it takes because you only have something to GAIN. If you took a leap from whatever your circumstance is now, the difference would not be a loss if nothing changed because you never lost anything! You will probably just go back to whatever you were doing or be in the same circumstance you were in or edging, and that would be the same thing! Why not stick with the bumps in the road, getting stronger and more focused with each one, allowing change to give you an upgrade in exchange for your time and commitment!

Have you already started a business and are just searching for ways to stay inspired, motivated, and on top as you move forward?

Are you just stuck trying to decide if starting a business is the right thing to do right now?

Are you looking for an opportunity that would allow you to earn money on your own terms ?

Did you answer yes to any of these questions?

Great! I want to personally invite you to a VIP conference, with my business partners and I ,COMING SOON IN THE FALL OF 2014! You will have the opportunity to discuss some of your concerns and challenges regarding entrepreneurship and learn about ways to make a change to your current financial circumstance. This is a part of my campaign to reach 1000 women across America who are READY TO MAKE A CH$NGE!!! Stay tuned for details!

 

 

Articles, Entrepreneur/Biz Coaching, Events, Muslimah's in Biz, Personal Development, Stepping into your Success

What Does Success Mean To You?

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There are so many ways to define success but it seems everyone agrees with the one way, for sure! This one way is acquiring massive WEALTH or simply having extraordinary amounts of MONEY! I am sure that most of us agree with the fact that, without money it is very difficult to even attain the basic necessities needed to live daily. How many times have you noticed that money is getting tighter around the third week of the month and along with that one of your children need new shoes or some clothing? If you are like me you had to figure out a way to buy what your child needed at a cheaper price to make the money stretch for other necessities such as groceries, car insurance, utility bills,toiletries, food, etc… I have to tell you that a large percentage of the United States Population are in the “same boat” as you and I!  Some of us sink while others float and the rest just swim to the other side!

What if I told that I might possibly know of some ways you could become successful with or without money in your hands directly? Would you allow me 2 hours of your time to share some profit making practices that will easily fill your purses and bank accounts? The only required materials are a pen and paper! Yes! You will be amazed at all that I will share with you because most of what I will share will be things you already know but have not found a way to use them as leverage to achieve the success you desire in your biz and in your life, period!

Here are a just 3 ways to get you started and the rest I will share with you at my “People Bring Profits” seminar in New York in January 2014.

*Believe that you can be successful!

* Start investing in your success!(no room for being cheap)

* Believe that your success has nothing to do with “lucking out”, God is in control and you just need to do your part!

My final remarks in reference to defining success is that I hope you will come to know that acquiring a lot of money DOES NOT make you successful but it is more about WHO YOU BECOME as an individual and HOW you SHARE what you know with others.

Look out for details, coming soon, about my “People Bring Profits” seminar in January 2014!

Entrepreneur/Biz Coaching

Need some tips for increasing the level of performance/productivity in your biz?

ImagePut 5S’s on the Chest of Your Biz for Elevated and Improved Productivity/Performance!

Get to know the “5S’s” to immediately transform and sustain processes in your biz. Get everyone in your biz involved and the results are high performance with a Disciplined and a Systematic approach! The 5S approach of kaizen is just that! 

Start improving in your business today using Kaizen to bring enormous benefits to your biz! Kaizen is a Japanese term meaning “continuous improvement“. I don’t know about you but I have found that the more you seek to improve your biz the better off it will be when it seems that stakes are high or the road suddenly appears to have speed bumps! Many successful companies are using this approach! Why not you?

 Grab a pen and paper and allow me to explain further if you are ready to improve your biz performance/productivity !

1. S* Sort– Get rid of all unnecessary that are just not beneficial to the day to day operations of your biz. Most women love organization and  cannot function without it while others just crave it but cannot seem to scratch its surface! Which one are you?  Start by making a list of what is truly needed to run your biz. I am talking about those necessary items that make or break a sale! Just think!… a nail salon would not make any sales if they did not have all of the essential items that are necessary for giving someone a good manicure or pedicure. They must have enough on hand otherwise they will loose business! It is not the paper towels, which they use a lot of, that will determine if they will make profit but it is the  instruments that are used in the actual process of manicuring and pedicuring such as nail clippers, nail filers, cuticle trimmers etc.! This stage is strictly for decluttering!

2. S* Set In Order– Start by categorizing and putting in order the things that are needed to carry out your biz day to day. Invest in storage items such as filing cabinets, totes, 3-bin plastic storage dressers, folders, bulletin boards etc. Invest smart in the beginning and you will be more at ease on those hectic and extremely busy days where getting a break or a nice cold glass of juice or water on a hot Summer day seems  too impossible! Label each storage item, put items in their proper places, and make sure that the items you use more frequently are easily accessible!

3. S* Shine & Scrub– Adopt a regular daily habit of keeping things clean. You may have to do an initial deep clean or “Scrub” before you can truly adapt to a regular habit of  “Shining” or, what I call, “straightening up”!  Take about 5 minutes at the end of each day to make sure things are the way you need them for the next day.  You may begin to take notice to some small things that may be a hinder to how you conduct your biz and will hopefully be able to make small changes instead of huge uncontrollable changes. Staying on top of the mess beats any day of struggling to work around it! Don’t you agree?

4. S* Standardize– If your biz involves employees you want to standardize processes to the point where leaving for a vacation won’t seem like a nightmare upon return! What I mean is that you want to make sure there is a standard process in place and you want to orient all of your employees  on how to specifically operate it. They don’t have to be robots but they do have to follow this process so that there are less errors and higher production/performance. You are in biz to provide solutions to the customer and the culture of your organization should embody this concept if you want your biz to stay around even when the storm hits! 

5. S* Sustain– Maintenance must be your aim after following the first 4 S’s otherwise it was all a waste of valuable time. As biz owners you want to keep things under control as much as you can. Delegating maintenance tasks to a team is one way and if you are a sole proprietor or a “one woman show” then schedule in maintenance on a regular basis to keep things “at bay”! Why sink if you can float? It is all up to you so CHOOSE what works for you. I have found that creating a bulletin board helps because it does give you a quick glance at what needs maintaining for the best level of performance!