Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Getting started. Sometimes that is the hardest thing in the world to do. For some of us. There is so much talent out there but people don't believe that they can do it. So they never get started. Can you imagine some of the greats of our time and before never getting started? Would we be blessed with the art and music of these people? Would we be able to experience life as we know it. Everything we do and take advantage of is at our fingertips because someone got started. Hear what internet marketing guru Diane Coriette has to say about getting started.
Felicia: Tell our listeners your full name and what you do.
Diane: My name is Diane Coriette, and I'm in London, England. I run a business online called Women Internet Marketers. It's an alliance of three businesses that consist of a membership site an online social network and an online magazine. It helps beginners who want to start and internet business and to help those who are already online raise their profile.
Felicia: Walk us through the process of you deciding what you would like to do, and getting to the point of actually doing it? What was that like?
Diane: The birth of my daughter made me change the direction of my life and I decided that I wanted to work from home. I did not do very well in school early on but later in life I decided that I wanted to start learning again. I started teaching someone about how to use her computer and I realized I was good at teaching. At first I was annoyed and bitter about what I had missed out on in life. But now I realize that I did not miss out. I enjoy my life now the way that it is. The way it was designed to be.
Felicia: You said teaching people things and moving forward, but at some point they still hit a wall. What are some things that you have noticed that cause people to hit those walls? What are some of the things that keep people from realizing their dreams?
Diane: Fear. Usually people say "I am not good enough". And that stems from fear. Mindset is a big part of it. Self belief.
Felicia: What advice would you give them?
Diane: I always coach people to focus on the outcome. I help them bring back the feeling of a time when they were successful. Sometimes we just need to remember.
Felicia: People who want to start a business sometimes don't know where to start. In your opinion, what would be the beginning of that process?
Dianae: You have to know who you are going after? Is there a need for that particular business or product?
Felicia: They also have to believe that they can do it.
Diane: When I started my business it was all about mindset. But I don't want people to use that as another excuse to not get started. I believe you can still work on your mindset. If you are will to at least get started you can work on the rest.
You can hear the rest of this advice from across the pond by clicking below. Diane Coriette gives some amazing advice. She is certainly giving more than just LipService!
You can reach Diane at: www.womeninternetmarketers.net
Posted by Felicia L. Hamilton at 7:50 PM
In this day and time we are looking at financial challenges all around us. How do we survive the crisis of the housing industry, layoffs that are at an all time high? Some of are being hit harder than others because we were not prepared for this type of challenge. As adults, we have to prepare our children for these kind of times. Financial independence is not automatic. It is not something that we have to take for granted that our children will achieve. We have to educate them early so that they are not unprepared for time like these. My interview with William R. Patterson, author of the Baron Son speaks to this like none other.
Felicia: William tell us a little bit about what prompted you to write the Baron Son?
William: The choice to be financially indenpendent is not necessarily a logical decision. It is really about helping people overcome those emotional hurdles. So we wanted to help them overcome those emotional hurdle through story telling.
Felicia: What prompted you to write it in the manner that you wrote it in?
William: We wanted it to be a timeless tale. We call it "ages past" Our desire to do this story was evolved out of the late ninetees when we were in similar economic conditions as we are today. People were losing everything. They were struggling in their relationships, and some were suffering from debt related depression.
We wanted to give people a way to rebuild so that they would not repeat these mistakes.
Felica: Were there any personal influences as a young man, that led you to this path that you are on today?
William: Absolutely, I can remember asking my father for an allowance and he said no, but he said he would show me how to find wealth. He told me that instead of buying a high-priced pair of sneakers, I could invest in that company's stock to build wealth.
Felicia: About how old were you at that time?
William: I would say early teens.
Felicia: So you were in the early stages of becoming a young man.
William: Yes, my father taught me how to buy candy in bulk and undercut the local corner store and make money that way as well.
Felicia: How important do you think it is for parents to take that apporach with their children? A lot of us go into adulthood not prepared for the different things that are going to come our way in terms of finances, investing or even work ethic.
William: It is of critical importance. If the children do not learn financial responsibility, then most children are doomed to repeat the behavior of their parents.
Felicia: So for people who have not had this information passed on to them from their parents or mentors, what do you say to those people? They are not in their teens. They may be in their 30's or 40's?
William: It's never too late to begin turning around your financial situation. But you need a mentor or coaching system.
This is information that we all need. Do go without this knowledge! Listen to the rest of this interview with William R. Patterson. He is giving critical information to achieving financial freedom. He gives the top seven reasons why people do not succeed. This is more than LipService!
You can reach William at: http://www.baronseries.com
Posted by Felicia L. Hamilton at 6:41 PM
Have you tried something and quit before you saw any results? Have you discovered a talent within yourself but dismissed it? Have you looked into the jaws of success but were afraid to proceed? I can certainly say that I can identify with that. I started my event promotion company over 12 years ago as a graduate student. I had no fear because I felt I had nothing to lose. I was not necessarily trying to reach a goal, I was just doing what felt good and what felt natural. And I was so good at it! But when the bar was raised and when the expectations became higher and my livelyhood depended on my success, I folded. At the first sign of falling, not failure, but just merely falling, I ran. I ran to corporate America because it was safe. I need there was no threshold to cross in higher management. I could reach the peak and not be expected to do more. So as I interviewed Kim Watt, I could easily put my face into her story as she was telling it. I knew she was not alone in her line of thinking when she talked about sabotaging her success because we were operating the same way right around the same time and for about the same length of time! Check out our interview:
Felicia: Tell us some things about you that have made you the woman that you are today?
Kim: I am finally pursuing my speaking career. I read Les Brown's book when I was about 18 years old. I knew what I wanted to do and what I should have been doing it but I was afraid to go after it. And now I am living that dream.
Felicia: Give people a time span between the time you identified your gift and when you actually started doing it.
Kim: 15 years!! 15 years!!! I knew I had more in me but whenever I would get close to it I would sabotage myself.
Felicia: Wow. Give us an example of how you would do that. How would you sabotage your own future?
Kim: Any time things would go well for me, I would quit or run away. People who cared about me who tried to get close to me I would push them away. I didn't believe in myself. I lost faith in God, I lost faith in myself. I got really depressed. The birth of my daughter McKenna literally saved my life.
Felicia: So the turning point for you was around the time your first child was born. What was your thought process during that time?
Kim: Before the birth of my daughter I was so selfish. But having her made my whole life changed. I changed the way I thought, I changed the people around me. But that didn't happen over night. I found myself telling my daughter (when she got older), to never give up. No matter what happens, keep trying. And a light went off! I thought "who am I"?
Felicia: Since you have been on this journey, how have you been able to create a balance between being a wife, mother and entrepreneur?
Kim: It is extremely hard. But I want to better everyone else, I want to do a lot of things but I never wanted to lose focus on what life is all about. So I would say not to be driven by money. Think about those moments that are most important to you. You have to schedule yourself. You have to cut out time for your husband, your kids, yourself. There are moments that you cannot get back.
Felicia: You have to have your "dream" days.
Kim: Yes, you have to have time where you just get to yourself and maybe read or whatever. When you are out there trying to do everything for everyone else, sometimes it gets overwhelming and you want to throw in the towel. But life is worth the journey. You have to keep going.
You don't want to miss the rest of my interview with Kim Watt national and international motivational speaker. Click below to listen to the rest of our interview. Learn from her on how to keep that balance. She is doing more than giving LipService!!!!
Contact Kim Watt at: http://www.kimberlywatt.com/ or firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by Felicia L. Hamilton at 5:37 PM