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  • by Bernadette Boas - October 27, 2010
    Have you ever really considered just how powerful your mind is to the success or failure of your life, your business, your relationships, your career…..basically everything you touch? Have you realllllllly thought about it? I have to admit until the last few years I really didn’t. Sure I know about the little voice in your head, like the devil on your one shoulder, that can down talk something, anything, that you are attem...
  • by Bernadette Boas - October 11, 2010
    I hear way to often that folks don’t reach their goals because life gets in the way. They often end there, look at me for the sympathetic ear, then are shocked when I say………..EXCUSES, EXCUSES, EXCUSES! I am not paid to coddle people and friends don’t come to me because I am a softy…… they come to me because they know I have their best interest at heart, and when I hear excuses, I have to call them out on it. Life’s chall...
  • by Bernadette Boas - August 3, 2010
    “Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” Unknown….. Have you ever wondered how you could keep your customer completely satisfied with you and your business?????? Out of the blue, send them a Thank You card. Why? Just because! As business owners we get so caught up in the day to day; chasing the next sale, tracking the past invoice, stocking pallets of boxes, paying...
  • by Bernadette Boas - June 22, 2010
    I just returned from an early morning partner referral meeting; and when I got back to my desk (currently a library table/chair) I looked over the notes I took, the thank you’s and leads that I was given or provided and I was so appreciative of having that group of people around me - supporting, motivating, counseling, and challenging me. Though I am a solopreneur myself with a part time contract assistant, my own business...
  • by Bernadette Boas - June 7, 2010
    The other day during a presentation on goal setting and time management to 20 plus women business owners, one woman sat quietly at the end of the table. She was taking notes so I knew she was engaged. More importantly her silence spoke volumes to me. I then asked a question that I hoped would provoke her to speak up: “How many hours a day do you work?” Though every one of the women reacted with an awkward giggle; the qu...
  • by Bernadette Boas - March 20, 2010
    One key trait of an entrepreneur that I continually work to sharpen my skill at is learning from the successes, mistakes and failures that I have had in my business, and life (as so often personal events contribute to both). This week for example - Murphy, as in Murphy’s Law of ‘if anything will go wrong it will when you have a critical deadline or goal you are working on”...well I certainly had him chasing me. And a numbe...
  • by Bernadette Boas - March 9, 2010
    A test of character but definitely a key and strategic trait of an entrepreneur is their ability to admit they need help, that they don’t know everything, and that they need to surround themselves with good people, and therefore they go out and seek to identify, partner and engage with one or a group of people that act as their advisors, mentors or coaches. I bring this up today as I spend a good part of this month engaging...
  • by Bernadette Boas - February 9, 2010
    Do you want to know what would bring real sanity and calm to you and your business, as well as generate energy, focus and confidence? Follow these 3 steps: 1. Commit to your success - you deserve it 2. Verbalize and write out your goals 3. No matter how small or large the task– define, document and execute the task in the same manner each time A great percentage of people do not truly believe deep down in side they de...
  • by Bernadette Boas - January 23, 2010
    When you set out to a networking event, do you realize what you are really setting out to accomplish? Do you set objectives and goals for the time, money and effort you are putting into networking? The purpose of networking is to identify potential: • Business Partners • Vendors and Service Providers • Gate Openers • Qualified Leads Networking events are NOT for you to: 1. Shove business cards in people’s hands...
  • by Bernadette Boas - January 7, 2010
    We all know that life goes so fast and at a blink of an eye another year will be over. We are already a full week into the new year (unless you are like me and consider new plans, goals or resolutions on Mondays) and realistically before we know it Winter will be over and it will be Spring soon. I don’t say this to sound negative or with the glass half empty, but to be sure we are all being realistically of how important it...