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...

The Journey to be a Professional Speaker

The journey to be a professional speaker started for me a long time ago. When I really think back to the first time I had to speak I front of a group of people, I realize that I’ve been speaking for a long time. I started speaking to groups of people, when I became Captain of the Varsity Cheerleading Squad in High School. It wasn’t until college, that I was back to speaking  in front of a group of 20 students. At that time, I was enrolled in an accelerated degree program, so every class (except for accounting) we were required to present our PowerPoint presentations to the class. You can imagine that since I was a cheerleader, I had no problem projecting my voice to the students in the back of the class. So when someone asks, how long have I been speaking in front of groups, I can say I’ve been speaking for a long time, but I wasn’t pursuing it professional at those times. It’s interesting when you really have to think about how, and when it all started for you, your mind will really bring you back to the beginning of it all. Do not despise the day of small beginnings! ~ Zechariah 4:10   Share...