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We have all faced new beginnings. Being in this space can be an emotional rollercoaster; challenging by not knowing what to expect but, also exciting by having a fresh start. I’ve found that mapping out a plan can resolve some of the anxiety and put you at ease. There are three basic things that I focus on that you may also find helpful!
Fresh starts should be opportunities that you maximize. Whether it’s personal or related to my brand or organization, I sit down and decide what I want to accomplish during a new season. Keep in mind, intentions should be in the moment. Decide what matters most to you and what you value. Intentions often get confused with goals. Goals are something that’s attainable and intentions embrace the journey. For me personally, creating valuable content for my coaching clients I serve is a priority right now. I’m launching a new website for my coaching brand Strategypreneur™. This is my current journey. I want to assist my clients in navigating through the digital marketing landscape and discovering what marketing strategy works best for them. My primary intention is not on making money, but about providing a meaningful experience for my clients that produce results. Making money is simply a by-product!
Then I allow my intentions to shape my goals. These goals measure how many people I can have a positive impact on with my intentions. The goals I set for myself are realistic. My goals are also measurable; I’m able to assess both my progress and where I need improvement.
In addition to being a business coach, I’m also an accessory designer for my brand Accented Glory! Being a creative, I’m a very visual person. I learn better by seeing and having hands-on experience. To gain clarity of my vision for new beginnings, I create a vision board. A vision board is an amazing tool used to help identify my goals and identify which steps I need to take to accomplish them. My vision board acts as a visual reminder of my intentions and goals. I keep my vision board simple. I focus on one topic, whether it’s personal or business related.
I’m learning how to invest in myself and my vision. When most people hear the word investment they think of money. But, it isn’t always monetary. Your time, gifts, and talents are valuable too. I’ve been taking advantage of some online classes that are helping me perfect my craft and market my services.
Being the manager of my organization’s Facebook group for women entrepreneurs, Digital Marketing On a Budget, has been very helpful in implementing action plans. In the group, I’m learning how to break huge tasks into smaller doable action steps. Doing this helps you avoid info overload and feeling overwhelmed. Baby steps are OK!
“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!” – Benjamin Franklin
The above quote is so true! A plan of action is a necessity whether your goals are personal or business related. A plan requires intention, clarity, and action. So, as you embark on your new or next beginning remember to focus on intention, clarity, and action. These three things will be a great assistance to your new journey!
Our visionary and workshop facilitator Tonya Cross has had the pleasure of interviewing two amazing Black women entrepreneurs and they both rock locs! The conversations are posted on our sister blog Accessory Diva.
She got a chance to meet and chat with fellow woman entrepreneur Camille Brown of Hazel’s Soapery. Check out their conversation at Accessory Diva to learn more about Camille, her brand story, and natural products she create.
She also had a sit down with Kimberly Watson of Kimmie Jean. During the exchange Kimberly shares about her entrepreneurial journey and gives advice on launching an online boutique. Click chat to read more!
Do you know any amazing naturals in business? If so, mention their names in comments.
The winner of our Salisbury-Rowan Black Business Pitch Contest was Kari Johnson of K’s Kicks! Our winner received a monetary, service, and media package that was provided by local black owned businesses and organizations. Because of our community’s generosity, we were able to provide a service package for all contestants! Our other contestants were Sierra Watkins of SieBration Bar and Destiny Stone and Daniel King of The Music House Inc..
Kari is a lover of all things creative. Music, writing, and art are passions of hers. She is a 2007 graduate of Livingstone College with a Bachelor’s degree in English. She hopes to continue growing her business K’s Kicks as well as writing her Children’s book series Dallas Does based on her 6 year old daughter.
Kari began K’s Kicks in 2018 after personal projects she shared online were praised and people began to inquire about her work. She realized that everyone has a pair of shoes they aren’t ready to part with that she is able to bring back to life. Over the course of a year through social media and word of mouth, a buzz has began in the Rowan community as well as other places about her work. Her ultimate goal is to be able to focus 100% on her business and partner with schools in the community to provide shoes to students each year.
Tonya Cross – Visionary of The Vine Event Planning
Black Business Pitch Contestants – SieBrations Bar, K’s Kicks, and The Music House
A new year paves the way for a new beginning! Our sister company Accented Glory recently launched a new shop on Trafek. Trafek is an online marketplace that connects the black community with black owned businesses. Accented Glory offers handcrafted women fashion accessories. Their specialty is natural hair friendly accessories and earrings. They also create custom orders for special occasions such as, weddings, proms, and anniversaries. Circulate the dollar and #BuyBlack with Accented Glory on Trafek!