Balancing working & being an entrepreneur

As a Toastmaster, we have a variety of speeches that we have to complete while pursuing our goal of Distinguished Toastmaster. I decided to share my notes from a previous speech, I shared 10 things that work for me as I balance a 9 to 5 job & being a entrepreneur. Delegate duties Know your limits Take breaks – work 5 or 6 days a week instead of 7 – all work and no play doesn’t help you to accomplish your plan you have set forth. Set aside time for Family or time for your self. It helps to ward off burn-out – rest your mind/body & refresh. Take 1 day of the week and make a to-do list of what you want to accomplish for the week. Stay on schedule – if you work a 9-5 make important business related calls on your lunch break. The calendar can be your best friend. Don’t over promise – take in mind that you work your full-time job, so know your time frame for responding to your clients request. Learn to say NO! It’s ok to decline invitations. Remember why you started. I hope these 10 tips are helpful to you, if you do anything different please let me know. Share...

Sharing your story

You have probably heard that sharing your story is important, well it really is important for many reasons, which I will share, but most importantly you  have to be ready to share your story. Sharing your story is sharing a part of your journey. Sometimes it will make you rethink well if I share my story, No one will like it? Will anyone read it?  Will everyone look at me differently and/or judge me?  The answer to that is yes, they will read your story, some may not like it, and possibly someone will look at your differently. But that’s all just fine, your story is meant to be shared and not for you to worry about the what’s. It took a friend telling me that I needed to tell my story, not only for me, but for the healing, and understanding of someone else in need. I decided to do a #Periscope #LiveStream about why I shared my story, be sure to click on the link and watch it. Let me know your thoughts in the comments. http://www.periscope.tv/shequitalee Share...

Published Author 1 Year Anniversary

Facebook has a thing called Memories, and the memories are what you posted as your status from 1 year ago up till the first year that you started posting on Facebook. So the memory showed up, that 1 year ago the hard copy of my first book was available for purchase. I realized that a door was opened for me – I didn’t waste time wondering who opened the door, and should I go thru it. I took that leap and decided to share a small part of my journey. Reflecting on the anniversary also made me think about if I am still stuck where I was a year ago, or if I had moved forward. I am happy to say that things have changed for me. The book helped catapult me into doing more things, stretching outside of my comfort zone and accomplishing a lot of goals set forth. Things can change in a year, we either move forward with time or we stay stuck. I’ve decided to Move Forward     Share...