Video Biz Tip – Hard to Keep Yourself Accountable?

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Today's Tip is about Accountability. Do you find it Hard To Keep Yourself Accountable? Today I want to share a couple of tips about Accountability and Getting Stuff Done. That seems to be a challenge for several of my clients. I’m finding they need to be able to reach me via text, email or a call once or a week or every other week to make sure they are on track with what they should to be doing during the week or month. Sometimes they need reassurance of what their daily tasks should be to reach their goals. It’s easy to get knocked off of your game. You get demotivated or something happens to distract you from your regular routine. Once your energy shifts, it’s hard to get back … [Read more...]

Video Biz Tip on Time Management

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Today's Tip is about Time Management - Entrepreneurs MUST be good at it to Grow Their Business I recently gave everyone a tip about accountability where I talked a little about Google Calendar and time blocking, but I’m finding there are many entrepreneurs who could do a better job at keeping track of their time. Here’s what I mean by that. I’ve made several appointments with business owners; a few were my clients but most of them were not my clients, where the other person missed our appointment! Why? Because they hadn’t noted it correctly in whatever system they are using or they simply failed to make a note of the appointment. This is a problem that can lead to a huge … [Read more...]

Video Biz Tip – Here’s how to Get Out of A Funk

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Today's Tip is to help you GET OUT of your FUNK! Many entrepreneurs have a tendency to "get into our own heads" a little too much or sometimes we let things negatively affect us. This is something I call “getting into a funk”. We sometimes get discouraged or frustrated or unhappy, hurt, or sad. Maybe it was something someone said, did, or didn't do that put you in a funk for a while, a day, or even longer. If you had your entire day planned and you let something get to you, it could affect your productivity. Getting into a funk could result in your not getting the things done that you needed to do. One thing I recommend is to have someone to talk to. And if you are in a funk and … [Read more...]

8 “Productive” Things to Do On Social Media for Business

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I see hundreds of business owners wasting hours of time each week on social media that I just want to cut to the chase. If you're looking to get paying clients from your efforts on social media websites and also get more people signed up on your email newsletter or to your website from your efforts on social media websites then these are: The Top 8 “Productive” Things to Do On Social Media for Business Snap – Snap photos of yourself, family, kids, vacation, pet and wherever you go and then upload them so your followers and friends can get to know you better. Share – Share other people’s posts, pictures, promotions or quotes to give them social credit and you a good reputation for … [Read more...]

Prioritizing Productive Business Tasks vs. Time Wasters (Video)

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  Are you finding it difficult to determine each day what to spend your time on so you are the most productive and profitable that you can be? Listen in to this video and get some tips on what I do (13 years in biz, 6 figure biz owner!).  Come talk with me about prioritizing in YOUR business and more in a complimentary business strategy session by clicking here: http://www.AskKat.biz. Or go get some free resources online at www.KatrinaSawa.com/freegifts and I'll talk to you soon! ~ Katrina Find out what's going on with me too in this week's video. VIDEO:  Prioritizing Productive Business Tasks vs. Time Wasters Katrina Sawa Your Love & Money Mentor, … [Read more...]

7 Ways to Become More Productive to See Bigger Profits

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Let’s face it, as an entrepreneur we have all kinds of ideas all the time. It’s a curse and a blessing. But often times those ideas distract us from what we need to stay focused on each and every day in order to keep the cash flowing into our business. It’s pretty common also for entrepreneurs to have some level of ADD or ADHD. Although I’ve never been diagnosed, I’m sure I’ve got some level of one of those! Therefore, we have to constantly find ways to stay focused, keep on track with our plan for growth in our business and revenue generation while keeping an eye on the big picture plan and vision and where else we can take our business. It’s a lot to manage every day right? I know … [Read more...]

My Theme for 2014 is to Simplify

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This year I plan on doing the opposite of what a lot of business owners are doing. I plan on simplifying in my business. You see, a couple years ago I was trying to grow my business and a mentor told me to create this new product and this new program and this new service. And after a year or so of doing all of that and pretty much launching something new every other month or so, what do you think happened? You’d think I would have made oodles and oodles more money, but sadly, that did not happen. The revenue came in small chunks and because I had so many different ways to buy or different ways to learn (i.e.: products, programs, services) my customers and prospects were confused and … [Read more...]

20 Ways to Get Out of Your Funk in Business

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One of the biggest things I see with entrepreneurs in February is that they typically get into a funk. They set lofty goals maybe in January that still aren’t really coming to fruition or they’ve already backed out of the resolutions they’ve set and for whatever reason get into a funk about business stuff or personal (which in turn affects their business too).   Some of the things that can put us into that funk include: Realizing that what we’re doing to grow our business isn’t working Having negative people around you and saying unsupportive things Not having the funds to invest in or do the things you KNOW you need to do Just plain NOT KNOWING WHAT TO DO I did a … [Read more...]

Why Aren’t You Paying Attention to Yourself?

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It's becoming very common, I see, for entrepreneurs, especially women entrepreneurs, to focus solely on their business and/or their career, yet forget one of the most important things they really should focus on. You need to focus on yourself, ladies. It's time to stop just doing things for everyone else, and it's time to start focusing on yourself.  I promise you that when you do this, you will attract more clients. You will make more money. And you will become more successful. However, I also guarantee that if you do not place a certain level of importance on yourself"?your health, your well-being, your love life, your environment, your support system, your time with your family, and … [Read more...]

I’m holding ONE LAST FREE CALL this year….and it’s ALL ABOUT YOU!

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Get marketing tips, business plans and your questions answered in a FREE Q&A!  It's an Open Q&A & Laser Coaching Call because I know so many of you have burning questions you want to know about around starting, growing, marketing or automating your business. It happens THIS Thursday, November 14th at 5 pm PST so sign up and join me - you can ask a question, participate or you can just be a fly on the wall listening in to other people. There will be live laser coaching on this call just like I do in my Live Big Mastermind group calls. You can pick my brain on ANYTHING to do with your business, sales, marketing, website, target audience, follow up, social media, mindset … [Read more...]

What To Do When You’re Down to Your Last Few Hundred Bucks

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I’m writing this article on What To Do When You’re Down to Your Last Few Hundred Bucks because it’s been a common theme lately with some of the small business owners I’ve met, and even some of my own clients when they first start working with me. None of us want to get in business to fail. We certainly don’t want to go back and get a J.O.B. either. So what do you do when your business just hasn’t produced a lot of revenue yet or you started out and maybe invested the money you did have in some of the wrong places? No one likes to talk about this either, like it’s not happening or something. Don’t be embarrassed if this is you because it’s pretty common. Entrepreneurs are starting … [Read more...]

Want to change a kid’s life for the better?

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Kids today are exposed to more issues than we could have ever imagined growing up. Look no further than the headlines and you will have your proof.  One reoccurring theme that shows up is the negative effects of low self-esteem in children and the serious consequences of them. Most of our kids are not even aware of their self-esteem, and without the essential tool of awareness, they are destined to relive old belief patterns and repeat negative behaviors over and over again. Now that just STINKS! What if through the use of simple, fun, exciting and entertaining exercises you could help improve kid’s self-esteem almost instantly?  What if you were given the tools and techniques that … [Read more...]

[Video Ezine] Save time & make more money doing this…

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I want to share a video with you I did earlier this week recording my Jumpstart Your Business Now Radio Show for 3 reasons: The radio show this week was me doing a Solo Show without a guest which means I gave a 30 min mini training session! You definitley want to go watch it. I'm looking for guests for my 2014 shows! You can find out how to apply to be a guest here now. I wanted you to also notice first hand how I leveraged this show....I hold it for free live each week, I promote it on social media and my blog and emails, I took the video of this and posted it on youtube, pinterest and then linked it out again to my social sites in different posts automatically. If you're not … [Read more...]

Ready to Repackage Your Expertise? Do You Already…then What’s Next

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One of the things I'm going to work on for myself this week is evaluating my business models and what I'm selling. I'm thinking it's time to change it up a bit plus I need to develop some new love and money business models, my club, etc. I'm sharing this with you to share that no matter where you are in your business these days, you always want to be open to the evolution of it. In today's video training I'm talking about developing your signature system, business models and more. I hope you take a look and see what YOU can do to evaluate where YOU are in your business right now. I hope it inspires you to think and play bigger! Let me know your thoughts too, I'd love to hear what … [Read more...]

Top 3 Ways to Get Out of Overwhelm

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One of the main things that stops a lot of entrepreneurs from moving forward in their business or holds them back from reaching the 6-figure mark is being in overwhelm. Overwhelm can cripple a business owner. It sometimes gets so bad you may do nothing at all! And that’s not going to help you make more money or get more clients….you want to stay in constant action to see the best results. BUT those actions should be very strategic, planned and targeted to what you need to do to start, grow or market your business. Many small business owners focus on the wrong things first in their business therefore sometimes filling their schedule with unnecessary tasks rather than revenue generating … [Read more...]

Ready for a life changing weekend?

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Uncover why you are not experiencing the bottom line profits you've always wanted and learn exactly what you can do to create an immediate shift. Get crystal clear about the value you deliver so your marketing message grabs the attention of your ideal client. Understand the “anatomy of a successful sales conversation” so you feel comfortable and connected and inspire more people to say YES. Embrace innovative marketing strategies that are aligned with your values and personality. Witness how to build a rock star support team that enables you to play primarily in your zone of genius. A while back, I told you how excited I am to be attending Jane Deuber’s Uncommon Business Summit … [Read more...]

Building a Community Rather Than Just a List… Watch This Video….

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I'm so excited to be home from my travels....I have a few more in Sept - I'll be in Monterey, then LA twice. This is a pic of the four of us from the eWomenNetwork Conference where I did a booth - remember that $11,000 big prize drawing I was doing? It was with these gals. Go read my conference recap. My life is crazy busy right now with speaking gigs, interviews, telesummits and my own events and calls thank goodness I have a few assistants who manage some of this and a very sweet boyfriend who puts up with my craziness....it's good but when you've got a lot of balls in the air, organization becomes critical. That's one of the challenges and the blessings when you become more known as … [Read more...]

The Client Conversion Formula! FREE Co-Hosted Teleclass this Monday, August 26th!

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The Client Conversion Formula! Your Secret Weapon for Shortening the Sales Cycle, Delivering Great Value and Inspiring More Prospects to Say Yes! This is a free call designed for entrepreneurs who want to learn how to redesign your business to fit your lifestyle and who want to make smarter business and marketing decisions so you don’t have to work so hard. In this value-packed presentation, Jane Deuber will reveal her secret weapon for radical client conversion: Are you tired of having conversations with prospects that take up your precious time but don’t lead to a new client? Are you frustrated with offering generous support on strategy calls but not getting to a YES? Are … [Read more...]