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TV producers share publicity tips Free teleseminar on Thursday

Thursday Teleseminar with ABC, CBS, NBC Producers

Here is another awesome teleconference that you should put on your schedule.

Would you like to be interviewed on a top national TV show and air on ABC, NBC, CBS or Fox?

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Of course, you would because there are few faster ways to instantly reach millions of people and boost your sales than getting big-time TV publicity.

In the publishing world, it’s no secret the right national TV appearance can catapult a book to the top of the Bestseller List.

Curious to know how YOU might get on national TV?

Find out on a free 90-minute telephone seminar on Thursday, January 4, on which you’ll hear Steve Harrison interview a group of his producer friends – who currently book guests for ABC, NBC and CBS about how to get on National TV.

In addition to Steve, you’ll hear from:
* Mariann Sabol, Live with Kelly and Ryan
* Tommy Crudup, Rachael Ray
* Dan Fitzpatrick, The Wendy Williams Show
* Stacy Rollins, Telepictures Productions
* Plus others to be announced

Together they’ll teach you things unknown to 95% of all publicity-seekers.

To register for this call — which is free except for your normal long-distance charges — go here now:
http://bit.ly/2CGQYAN

In the interest of full disclosure, you should know I’m a compensated affiliate for Steve’s programs.

On the call, you’ll learn things like:
· How to increase your odds of getting on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox.
· Understanding the mindset of national TV producers and what gets them to book you as a guest.
· The strategy a husband-and-wife team used to land a 7-minute segment on the Today Show.
· What you should send TV producers (and what you shouldn’t).
· The most important question you must be able to answer to land a TV appearance.
· The biggest mistakes to avoid when pitching TV producers (including ones that could get you black-balled forever!).
· Case histories of three authors and entrepreneurs and the strategies they used to get on top TV shows.

Again, to register go here now:
http://bit.ly/2CGQYAN

Once registered, you’ll receive all the details back within five minutes.

Who knows … maybe we’ll be seeing you on national TV very soon!

Force or Entice @ Transformation Station

Transforming Your Character through Your Inner Confidence

This is a screen shot of an Instagram post by rise_with_supra. The message inspired me and moved me to ask if I could repost this in my blog.

Just like myself, the author of this post is a network marketer and has learned how to post valuable content to inspire and educate followers in the importance of personal development. Having a homebased business is challenging and if you prepare yourself, you can enjoy many years of building relationships.

Below is the post that inspired me.

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rise_with_supra Picture this!! Most of us will come to a conclusion with a statement like work smarter not harder. That may be true and obvious but an in depth review will lead you to learn a concept on how you can influence the buffalo-calf in following you effortlessly.

It’s what I call bait the hook to suit the fish and in summary …. he who understand and can do this has the world with him. He who cannot walks a lonely way in his path.

In the first picture A, both the father and son will simply applying force on the calf but the animal stood firm, stiffened his legs and stubbornly refused to budge and leave the ground.

In the second picture B, the young boy realized that this was not working towards it’s best interest and realized what the buffalo really wanted. The boy simply placed a bunch of leaves along a stick and dangled it in front of the calf and the calf did not retaliate but simply followed the bait.

How then can we apply this technique to influence people in the right manner. The truth of the matter is you need to simply arouse in the other person an eagerness that they want and always work to their best intention with an interest in mind and not what you want. This the key to win their heart and an eager want leads to no amount of discussion or threat could have possibly accomplished. –
Not only that, it’s also one of the secret of success and in the own words of Henry Ford …”It lies in the ability to get the other person’s point of view and see things from that person’s angle as well as from your own. That’s how powerful is this concept.

Another benefit of this technique is that you can apply to business dealing. When we stumbled upon a brilliant idea, instead of making other think it’s ours, why not let them own it and stir the idea themselves. This will add as an encouragement.

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This morning my power word is UNITY. It was very easy to bridge the gap between myself and rise_with_supra, even though I do not know his given name. My purpose is to show how easy it is to reach out and show your appreciation for someone else’s post or work. I believe it is important to share great information, so we can all grow together. The majority of people entering into the homebased business arena have no idea the personal fortitude it takes to start and maintain a business. As an entrepreneur, you are a business. There are certain skill sets that you need to incorporate in your everyday habits.

I hope you enjoyed and received the true meaning within this message. If you would like to read more about transforming your habits, please read previously posted articles from “Habits of the Mind – Ten Exercises to Renewing Your Thinking” by Dr. Archibald Hart.

Habits of the Mind - Dr. Archibald Hart

Personal Autograph

Autographed by Dr. Hart

Here is another example of when I reached out to an author and connected with him. This book was required reading for my 2nd Biblical Counseling Semester. It was out of print at the time and I wrote to Dr. Hart to see if he had copies available for sale. He did and I was able to purchase a copy. Not only did I not let “Out of Print” stop me from my assignment, but I received and signed autograph copy from Dr. Hart.

Below are links to the blog articles which corresponded to my video challenge in 2106. I only went as far as Habit #6. It’s time to complete the last 4 habits. 2018 will be my winning season, my season of completion.

Habit #1: Seeing the Good in Others

Habit #2: Give Yourself Permission to Fail

Habit #3 Keep Your Conscience Clear

Habit #4 Don’t Punish Yourself

Habit #5 Value Life’s Little Blessings 

Habit #6 Accentuate the Positive

 

If you liked this post, please connect with me and let me know your thoughts.

Want to Sell Your Story or Book to Hollywood?

Find Your Inner Confidence

A few years ago, a high school teacher from the suburbs of Philadelphia had his novel turned into a movie. 

To date, the movie based on his book has grossed $236,412,453. 

And the cherry on top… the film was nominated for an Academy Award! 

The movie was Silver Linings Playbook starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence. 

Want to see your book, story or manuscript become a movie or TV show?

If you answered “yes” then you’re invited to join my friend Steve Harrison onFriday, November 24th for a free telephone seminar on How To Sell Your Book To Hollywood As A Movie Or TV Show… Even If It’s Self-Published

On the call Steve is interviewing a true Hollywood insider who helps hundreds of published and unpublished authors and screenwriters bring their projects to the screen. 

https://m164.infusionsoft.com/go/SYBTH/A13522/   

Steve’s guest has worked with some of the biggest producers and movie studios in Hollywood to get movies made, including Paramount pictures, Universal Music, Jerry Bruckheimer, the Hughes Brothers who’ve produced 6 major studio films (including The Book Of Eli starring Denzel Washington) and many more. 

On the How To Sell Your Book To Hollywood As A Movie Or TV Show… Even If It’s Self-Published call, you’ll discover…

  • The number one mistake book authors make when approaching Hollywood about turning their book into a movie 
    (if you don’t do this one little thing right, you’re doomed from the start… yet it’s so easy to correct) 

  • The formula veteran screenwriters use to catch a buyer’s attention and allow them to instantly visualize how your story will look on the screen 

  • What you need to do as a self-published author to get an option on your book and how much you can expect to sell the option to your book

  • The 6 key phases of turning your book idea into a movie 

  • Why the fact that all the major studios are actually making LESS movies IMPROVES your odds of having your book made into a movie (this weird dichotomy is turning Hollywood on its head and totally changing the playing field for independent publishers and writers) 

  • 9 questions you need to ask yourself about your idea or story that can lead you to the right path to market your work in Hollywood 

  • The differences between writing for a big Hollywood movie and episodic TV 

  • The newest and one of the fastest growing markets in Hollywood, “Theater On Demand”, and why it’s perfect for self-published authors to get movies made of their work 

  • The 3 biggest myths for turning a book into a movie 

  • Why sending your book directly to an agent, producer, studio or production company is the WORST thing you can do (and what you need to send to these people instead of your book that will catch their attention) 

  • How the Hollywood system really works (and why sending general inquiry letters to studios and production houses is a waste of time and effort) 

  • How agents in the movie business are totally different than agents in the book business (and the right way to find a movie agent and send an inquiry letter that will get read and acted on)


Many people think you have to be a famous author or written a string of best sellers to have your book turned into a movie or TV series. 

But the author of Silver Linings Playbook proves you don’t have to be famous or prolific. 

Did you know 29,218 movies started out as books

And you can bet they weren’t all written by famous writers.

And more novels, true stories, nonfiction books and “How To” books are being turned into movies and TV shows than ever before. 

In fact, 5 of the 9 Academy Award nominated films for 2012 started out as books

And right now Hollywood producers are looking for more books and stories they can turn into movies and TV shows. 

That’s because today there are more broadcast channels, thousands of cable channels, a growing number of independent film companies, movies and videos on demand, online movies and MORE media outlets now than at any other time in history. 

And guess what all these media companies need? 

They all need fresh content. 

And books (both fiction and non fiction… and everything from novels to how-to books) are the perfect source material for new movies and TV shows. 

If you’ve ever dreamed of seeing your “name up in lights”… 

If you have a message you think can be turned into a movie or TV series… 

Or if you’re just plain fed up with the quality of shows on TV today and know your story would make for better viewing… 

Then make sure to jump on the free telephone seminar on Friday, November 24th.  It’s free for you to listen in on the interview. Just go here now to reserve your spot: 

https://m164.infusionsoft.com/go/SYBTH/A13522/   

Enjoy the teleseminar on Friday!  I’m proud to be a compensated affiliate for Steve’s company, which offers a variety of training programs and services for authors and authors-to-be.

How to Land a TEDx Talk (and Other Tips for Becoming a Success Speaker)

Finding Your Inner Confidence

TEDx Talk Webinar

Would you like to do a TEDx talk?

Rise Wilson- Founder of The Laundromat Project

 

This is Rise Wilson’s YouTube video that forever and a day can be visited by hundreds, thousands and millions of viewers who subscribe to YouTube.

Rise Wilson is the founder of The Laundromat Project – How Making Art is a Practice Space for Becoming A Change Agent. Ms. Wilson also happens to be my niece.

 

 

You should really consider it.

Why?  Because when you give a really good TEDx talk, it’s not uncommon for the video of your talk to be seen on YouTube by hundreds of thousands of people all around the world.

Imagine someone Googling your name and the first thing they see is a TEDx talk with more than 300,000 views.  That’s credibility!

But of course, there’s a lot you need to know to make this happen.
First, most TEDx organizers are flooded with applications from far more would-be speakers than they can accept.  Plus, many only accept those based on very narrow criteria, such as being associated with a given university.

Second, the quality of the video you’ll get from your TEDx talk varies dramatically depending on the organizer – which is a huge problem, since coming away with a really compelling, well-edited video on YouTube is the biggest payoff of your talk.  A not-so great video might be worse than none at all.

My friend Steve Harrison and his team have helped 19 of his clients land TEDx talks in the last few years. They’ve learned an enormous amount in the process, and they’ll be sharing some of that wisdom in a live web class this Thursday.

Join Steve’s free web class on “How to Land a TEDx Talk (and Other Tips for Becoming a Successful Speaker)” this Wednesday, November 15th, at your choice of 2pm Eastern (11 am Pacific) or 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific).

=> https://m164.isrefer.com/go/QLTEDxLivecast/A13522/

Here’s a sneak peek at what Steve and Geoffrey Berwind, one of the world’s foremost public speaking and storytelling experts, will show you on the web class:

–     How delivering a really good TEDx talk can be a huge boost to your career.

–     What you need to know about the process of landing a TEDx talk.

–     Want to write a book but it’s not out yet?  Discover why you might considering doing a TEDx talk first.

–     Actual case histories of authors, experts and entrepreneurs who landed TEDx talks… what they learned… plus how they made it pay off.

–     3 ways to instantly improve any talk you give.

–     What a “signature story” is and why it’s so important you have one.

–     5 of the most important things every speaker should know about storytelling.

–     And more!

https://m164.isrefer.com/go/QLTEDxLivecast/A13522/  <= register free

Production, Publishing and Marketing Services

Deborah Wilson Smart

Gladstone Publishing Services was founded in 1998, and began publishing its first books the following year.  “Before the SmokeScreen” by David Goerlitz with Gary LaForest shortly followed by “No Nonsense, Nathan” by Paula Nolte were the titles of its first two offerings.  Deborah working with her Senior Publishing Editor, Gary LaForest offered a unique personalized service working hand-in-hand with the writers to bring them into the realm of authorship.  After suffering a personal tragedy, the loss of her husband and life partner of 20 years, Donald, Gladstone Publishing’s operation was put on hiatus.

In 2009, Deborah resurrected her love for writing and working with authors and offered her services as a Senior Publishing Consultant.  Deborah had remarried and charted a new direction for her  life.  She honed her skills in publishing layout, editing and book design.  She personally launched the writing careers of over 40 first time authors  and worked with experienced authors to get their books into print.  To see her portfolio of books and book cover designs visit her websites: http://www.gladstonepublishing.com and http://onesmartladyproductions.org.  In 2011, One Smart Lady Productions was established by Deborah to focus on producing projects in multiple medias.  OSLP specializes in book production, traditional paperback and hardback and the ever popular electronic books.  Videography has also been added to the mix of products. Thus we have the name, “OSLP/GPS” One Smart Lady Productions/Gladstone Publishing Services.

In 2014, Deborah began on the path to learning about becoming a National Publicity expert. She attended the National Publicity Summit in New York City and met with producers from radio and television. Shortly after that, she produced a pilot, “Smart By Choice TV” filmed before a live studio audience. Working with her was, Dr. A’Drienne Dixon, former host of “Sistas Talk Show”. These two experiences gave her to vision of how she could build a platform to help first-time authors get recognition on a national and global scale.

In 2016, Deborah flew out to Arizona to the launch of a new online university, Tecademics, founded by Chris Record and Jim Piccolo. It was a client of the Four Percent Portfolio which she is a life-time member. Vick Strizheus’ vision for online entrepreneurs to grow is phenomenal. She grabbed onto the vision and has not let go.

She has experienced an unbelievable education from the Four Percent community and Tecademics. From that conference, she returned and launched her first online store, The Pearline Oyster Shopping Mall. Originally designed to sell pearl jewelry to compliment her String of Pearl book series, she has expanded to multiple specialty collections. Ever seeking to learn more about building an eCommerce presence, she diligently learned more and more about the training and tools offered by Four Percent.

In 2017, she continued her Social Media Marketing education, by investing in online training courses and finally taking a major step and joining the Wealth Generator Community of  Investors.

Her transition from downsizing her publishing services and focusing on her financial future has officially begun. Over the years she has mastered book production and now she is focusing on Social Media marketing and financial investments. Deborah admits, “It’s true there are no guarantees in life, but unless you step out on faith, you will remain stagnant and in the mindset of “I Wish…” “What If I…” and more negative thoughts.”

Please take a look at the opportunity link posted in this article. If you have questions, write us at admin@yourinnerconfidence.com. We look forward to growing your portfolio with you.

Previous Blog Posts are listed on the right hand side of this page. Books published by Deborah Wilson Smart are found at the bottom of this page.

 

Rules for Building Strong Habits

Advice from One Smart Lady

As I continue to grow professionally and personally, I marvel at the fact I have all I need to know right at my fingertips. Over the years, I have attended many seminars, workshops both online and in classrooms. I even called myself, “The Seminar Junkie”. Recently, I have been concentrating on my mind and how it works. I have been blessed with many skills, talents, and gifts. I say ‘blessed’, but it is also a curse. Because of my varied interests, I tend to be all over the place.

I have been given the heart of service and teaching and I tend to answer, “Yes” when asked, “Can you help me with…” You fill in the blank.

A couple of weeks ago, as I was unpacking my books, I came across “Habits of the Mind” by Dr. Archibald D. Hart. He may or may not be a familiar name. I was introduced to Dr. Hart through my Biblical Counseling training. His book was recommended by my Counseling Teacher and at that time it was out of print and unavailable. I was not daunted, as a publisher, I knew that authors always had their own stash so I wrote tracked him down and asked if he had a copy available for sale. He was pleasantly surprised that I went to such great lengths to get a copy of his book. I sent him a check and he sent me an autographed copy, “To Deborah, With God’s Blessings. Archibald D. Hart”. I will treasure this book forever.

One of the skills we are taught is how to take our counseled clients through the process of swapping out bad habits and replacing them with good habits. The process was called “put off – put on”.

It would go like this:

Put Off – Lying                                     Put On – Truth
Put Off – Negative Talk                      Put On – Positive Self-Talk
Put Off – Procrastination                   Put On – Taking Action

In the “Habits of the Mind”, Dr. Hart takes the reader through ten exercises to renewing your thinking. Along with these exercises are six (6) rules.

Rule for Building Strong Habits

  1. Have A Plan
  2. Define the Habit You Desire
  3. Challenge Whatever Sabotages Your New Habit
  4. Set Up A System of Reminders
  5. Reinforce Your New Habit
  6. Challenge Your Plan if isn’t Working.

Have A Plan

Be intentional about what you plan to do. No good habits can be formed without a plan. Imagine a building contractor who is hired to build a skyscraper. He or she would not take blueprints which lacked a strong foundation.

I want to be Financially Wealthy and Debt-Free.

Define the Habit You Desire

Be specific in defining your desired outcome. If it is setting a dollar amount that you want to earn each month, write it down and also list every skill, product or idea you have to bring in a specific dollar amount. It is learning a skill. Write down the source of training, the length of time it will take for you to achieve this training and a target deadline.

I want to earn a Six-Figure Income a month. Write down the steps to achieve this. Place it at the top of the tier and work your way up from the bottom. Build a strong foundation. What will it take?

  1. Six-Figure Income a month
  2. $75,000 Income a month
  3. $50,000 Income a month
  4. $25,000 Income a month
  5. $15,000 Income a month
  6. $10,000 Income a month
  7. $5,000 Income a month
  8. $1,000 Income a month

Challenge Whatever Sabotages Your New Habit

Be a good steward of your income. Challenge yourself to Tithe 10% (or more), Save (10%), (60%) Pay Your Bills/Discretionary Spending  and reinvest 20% in your business. Note: Paying your bills will decrease as your bills are paid off. The challenge is to still hold down discretionary spending.

Set up a System of Reminders

Set up a daily routine of monitoring your activities:

  • Morning Devotion to align yourself with right thinking
  • Reflection of the previous day’s activities
  • Setting out the plans for the day
  • Act on your plans

Reinforce Your New Habit

Set up an accountability partner and receive confirmation you are on target. Reinforce yourself knowing that God is pleased with your progress. Remember it is a journey and a process we all are going through.

Change Your Plan if it isn’t Working

Examine the areas of your plans that are not working and don’t hesitate to change or get rid of them.

Next: How the Ten Habits Fit Together
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Step Into Your Dream

Advice From One Smart Lady

Dreams can come true. What is it that you want to achieve?

  • Visualize it.
  • Dream About it.
  • Write about it.
  • Seek out people who are successfully doing what you want to do.
  • Build up a community of individuals who complement your talents and skills.
  • Develop programs that will help others grow their dreams.

Just Do It!

Take Massive Action!

Get It Done!

 

 

Establish A Sacred Place

Advice from One Smart Lady

This morning’s trip to the Delaware Memorial Bridge’s Veterans Memorial Park was quite an experience. Looking at all of the individuals who lost their lives for our country humbled me. I realized how I do take my freedom for granted. I could turn off the television or refuse to read what is going on in the world, and just live within my own bubble.

I choose not to do that. I choose to keep my routine of seeking God in the early mornings for guidance as to how I should live out the day. Below is an article I wrote for Stay Focused Magazine in the Spring of 2015. I think it is appropriate for me to reprint it today because I want to encourage you to find your sacred place to write and meditate on your life’s purpose.

Reprint: StayFocused Magazine Issue – Spring 2015

My Sacred Place
Deborah Smart

Joshua 1:3 “Every place on which the sole of your feet tread I have given it to you.”

No matter where you set up shop, in a brick and mortar or on the internet, be prepared to minister to your clients and customers. The more you pray and meditate on your plans and goals, the more successful you are in reaching them. Where do you sit and plan your business action steps for the day, the week, the month and year? Have you created a sacred space for your prayer and meditation? Has God given you a vision and your heart is set on fire to achieve this vision? What tools are you using to keep the fire burning inside?

Each morning I begin my day writing out Matthew 6:33 “First seek the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and all these things shall be given unto you.” I then write the things I want to focus on or achieve. Actively writing these words sets the tone for my day. I notice when I fail to do it, my day is a lot more hectic. Acknowledging God keeps me focused on his ways and not mine. If I work in my office or meet a client at their location, I am always aware the Holy Spirit accompanies me and, therefore, I conduct myself accordingly. This is true, especially when the meeting is not an easy one to lead or sit through. Tension sometimes rears its ugly head, especially when the project is going to bless many. Satan’s minions are busy setting up roadblocks. So I go back to the question, “where do you meet God?” Create a sacred place to meet Him, in your home office, office or your car and put on the whole armor of God. Ephesians 6:11 “Put on the whole armour of God that you may be able to stand the wiles of the Devil.”

Get An Accountable Partner

Advice From One Smart Lady

Source: www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/accountability

 Merriam‑Webster

Definition of accountability. : the quality or state of being accountable; especially: an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one’s actions.

You should not work alone in a vacuum. It is draining and a waste of time and energy. You need someone who understands and shares your vision. It is important that this someone does not steer you off course with their opinions and insights they may have about your vision. Constructive criticism is important to keep you on track, just beware of criticism that destroys your passion and momentum. An accountability partner’s purpose is to ensure you do what you say you are going to do each and every day or as often as you schedule the time to meet.

Accountability partner(s) can be other entrepreneurs who complement your products and services. You work together to achieve the same vision; setting down different business tracks to follow. In 1992, I joined forces with two gentlemen, Ted Morse of HR Management Group (Blue Bell, PA) and Stan Poduch a Human Resources Professional (Scranton, PA), when I was living and working out of my apartment in Voorhees, NJ. The three of us were independent product consultants for Abra Software, and we met in Florida at an annual conference. Ted was a consummate salesman and Stan’s passion was teaching. I brought my technical skills to the table. I installed the human resource and payroll software and wrote computer code to connect their legacy (older) systems to the new personal computer-based software system. We were very successful. We worked as a team, growing each area of interest. I was paid as an independent contractor allowing me the freedom to do business elsewhere. Eventually, we went our separate ways, and I concentrated putting more time in building my publishing business.

I am blessed to have an accountability partner for both business, and personal life. Working from home takes two different support systems. If you are wise, you would do the same, make sure someone who wants only the best for you and your passionate pursuits is there to make sure you get the rest that you need. You eat and exercise. Balancing your time between the hours you work, and the personal time you take for yourself is a topic for another day.

Remember: “Accountability Breeds Response-ability” Steven Covey.

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Beware of Shiny Objects!

Advice From One Smart Lady

Distractions are the worst pitfalls of a homebased business. Like my buddy the squirrel the least little noise,  hearing a ding on the computer letting me know I have a Twitter, Facebook or email notification, has me off and running. It’s hard for me to stay off of social media because it is a primary source of research information for my writing projects. Reading, ‘Riting and Research are the three “Rs” that keep me creative and passionate about what I do. Plus I love the inspirational quotes and pictures. I love seeing my young nieces grow before my very eyes.  I’m in Delaware, and they are in Connecticut. And now the live video feed and Periscope notifies me it’s movie time.

I’m grateful I do not have children running around and interrupting my day. I know a lot of stay at home moms, and dads have to juggle interruptions from a bored or crying child. Then again, I guess you could say my two cats and pit bull would count as my kids. C360_2015-12-02-08-46-24-132They are constantly in and out of the office, vying for my attention. When the cats want my attention, they climb across my workspace and sprawl out. Bridgette would actually lie down across my hands as I typed on my keyboard. To solve that problem, I got a desk where my keyboard is on a separate shelf that slides in and out. I rearranged my desk to suit their needs because trying to keep them off the desk was more trouble than it was worth.

You have to be resourceful when keeping “shiny objects” and “dinging sounds” away. On days where I seem to be easily distracted, and I have deadlines, I wear my headset and listen to instrumental music.

Recognize what is causing you to go off track and come up with a working solution. No matter how crazy it may seem to others, if it works for you, go for it.

Here is an article I found today on “Shiny Object Syndrome.” It gives another perspective on distractions and challenges small business owners face.

Eeek! Shiny Object Syndrome!

By Karyn Greenstreet (Written in 2007)

It seems to be a trend that’s growing: small business owners are getting distracted by too many ideas or the latest fad, going off in a million directions and never completing anything. This loss of focus is costing you hundreds of hours a year in lost productivity, lost hours, lost dollars. (read more)

I wish you the best in getting organized and on track with your day-to-day business routine. After 30 years of self-employment, I still enjoy working from home. I’ve found my niche and passion and as long as the Lord allows, I will be writing, reading and surfing the net.