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Sheri' McConnell is the President and Founder of the National Association of Women Writers and the InfoMarket Network. She helps women writers and entrepreneurs discover, create, and profit from their intellectual knowledge! Sheri' lives in San Antonio, Texas with her husband Seth and their three children-ages 10, 9, and 5.

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Why I Let Go of Being A Business Mentor

Why I Let Go of Being A Business Mentor By Sheri Keys NABBW's Entrepreneurial Publishing Expert As many of you may have heard, I made an announcement a few months ago that after 2012, I would no…Why I Let Go of Bein…Why I Let Go of Being A Business Mentor By Sheri Keys NABBW's Entrepreneurial Publishing Expert As many of you may have heard, I made an announcement a few months ago that after 2012, I would no longer show up in the world as a business mentor. I received many emails from followers, clients and close friends. Most of you congratulated me on my transition and a few people I am really close to showed up completely honest as usual and said, “Are you crazy?” My close friends know I love them because they are so honest and without them in my life to ask such beautiful and hard questions…

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5 Tips for Living In the Space Between Dreams & Reality & Why You Should

5 Tips for Living In the Space Between Dreams & Reality & Why You Should By Sheri McConnell NABBW's Entrepreneurial Publishing Expert “Don’t be afraid of the space between your dream…5 Tips for Living In…5 Tips for Living In the Space Between Dreams & Reality & Why You Should By Sheri McConnell NABBW's Entrepreneurial Publishing Expert “Don’t be afraid of the space between your dreams & reality. If you can dream it, you can make it so.” – Belva Davis I absolutely adore this quote. I feel myself expand each time I read it. When I found it earlier this year, I realized I’ve grown accustomed to living in this place. I’ve been practicing awareness and shifting and walking back and forth on the bridge between dreams and reality in bigger way for over a decade now.…

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First Quarter\’s Over: 10 Simple Steps You Can Still Take to Make This Your Best Year Yet!

First Quarter\'s Over: 10 Simple Steps You Can Still Take to Make This Your Best Year Yet! By Sheri McConnell NABBW's Entrepreneurial Publishing Expert One – Organize and Purge Remove clut…First Quarter\'s Ove…First Quarter\'s Over: 10 Simple Steps You Can Still Take to Make This Your Best Year Yet! By Sheri McConnell NABBW's Entrepreneurial Publishing Expert One – Organize and Purge Remove clutter for clarity. If you start here first and organize parts of your life, you will be far more productive. Bring in a 3rd party if needed and clear away the old life to make room for the new. Two – Buy Simple Planning Tools My favorite CEO planning tools are a giant Write On Wipe Off Board (my idea of being in Nerd heaven) and large Post-it Notes. Both are for planning new ways to…

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How To Avoid Getting In The Way of Your Mentoring Results

How To Avoid Getting In The Way of Your Mentoring Results By Sheri McConnell NABBW\'s  Entrepreneurial Publishing Expert If you are in need of someone to hold the space for you to take your …How To Avoid Getting…How To Avoid Getting In The Way of Your Mentoring Results By Sheri McConnell NABBW\'s  Entrepreneurial Publishing Expert If you are in need of someone to hold the space for you to take your 2011 leaps, here are a few things you should do before and during the mentoring relationship: Research Your Mentor Decisions feel better when we do our due diligence… yes, sometimes, you do have to follow your heart and let it guide you.  I do that, however, I always make sure to research and run the numbers on my mentoring investments.  Has this person accomplished on a bigger scal…

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Beauty in Life Comes from Letting Go

Beauty in Life Comes from Letting Go By Sheri McConnell, NABBW\'s  Entrepreneurial Publishing Expert In life and in business I have discovered that beautiful synchronicities show up in all par…Beauty in Life Comes…Beauty in Life Comes from Letting Go By Sheri McConnell, NABBW\'s  Entrepreneurial Publishing Expert In life and in business I have discovered that beautiful synchronicities show up in all parts of our life when we just let go.  Here are just a few areas you can begin to practice letting go.  Even though some of these areas might seem focused more on the personal side of our lives, rest assured that they completely affect your business too. And isn’t it such a beautiful world to live in where we can allow our businesses to help us grow. Let Go to Love Letting go and trusting…

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Ready, Set, Reinvent

Reinvention. To remake or redo completely. Are you ready to pour your heart and soul into a business and then go back to the drawing board repeatedly? In my experience, you will need to reinvent your …Reinvention. To rema…Reinvention. To remake or redo completely. Are you ready to pour your heart and soul into a business and then go back to the drawing board repeatedly? In my experience, you will need to reinvent your personal and business image, your website brand, your infoproducts and much more, every few years. In business, reinvention is what helps you stand out against the competition. My hope is that the creative side of reinvention excites you as it does me. I need to reinvent to keep me interested. If I didn\'t get to reinvent my companies, I would be completely bored with them and they would not be…

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The Power of Focusing on Transformation

Want to know my favorite business building secret? Focus on transformation. The true way to create positive change in the world is to focus on the transformation of others. When you help other reach p…Want to know my favo…Want to know my favorite business building secret? Focus on transformation. The true way to create positive change in the world is to focus on the transformation of others. When you help other reach positive results in their lives and businesses, you also win. Money is actually not the reason at all that people do or do not buy something. Money becomes relative in business when you focus on transformation. Said another way, when people really want the transformation you are selling, the price melts away. They will actually pay whatever you tell them to pay if they need the transformation yo…

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The Road to Authenticity is Through Awareness

Authenticity or the state of being real not only feels good, is easy to manage (let\'s face it, you don\'t have to remember who you were pretending to be!) and more importantly, it leads to new levels…Authenticity or the …Authenticity or the state of being real not only feels good, is easy to manage (let\'s face it, you don\'t have to remember who you were pretending to be!) and more importantly, it leads to new levels of awareness and growth. When you are willing to just be yourself in your relationships (business and otherwise) everyone wins because the energy vibration is much higher. When we give into the expectations of others, we begin to die. So authenticity is really about being faithful to the internal rather than external. So many of my customers and yours really want to do business with people the…

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Trusting What You Can Not See

(Excerpted from Smart Women Know Their Why-Pub. Date June 2010) Faith is a big part of living a successful life and being a successful entrepreneur. My secret is deciding to have faith in myself mo…(Excerpted from Smar…(Excerpted from Smart Women Know Their Why-Pub. Date June 2010) Faith is a big part of living a successful life and being a successful entrepreneur. My secret is deciding to have faith in myself more than any type of external force. Notice I said the word "decision" because that is where it starts. My journey has taught me that I always intuitively know which direction to head next and when I look to find answers outside of myself, I always end up off the path a bit. It took me until I was well into my thirties to be able to trust others because of not having established trust in any form w…

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3 Ways Women Can Embody Male Energy in Their Businesses and Increase Their Profits

One of the best things about starting and growing a business is how much you get to grow as a person. Taking a business from start-up to six-figures and way beyond requires a lot of energy-specificall…One of the best thin…One of the best things about starting and growing a business is how much you get to grow as a person. Taking a business from start-up to six-figures and way beyond requires a lot of energy-specifically female and male energy. As with all things in the universe, balance is again the key. In business, you will reach profits faster when you can embody both female and male energy in your business. As a married women with four children and the coach to hundreds of women and men over the last decade, I have been observing the differences between men and women (and boys and girls too) and I love a…

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Three Ways to Use the Most Important Business Strategy That Exists

Did you know that there is a under the radar strategy that exists that you can take advantage of right now and it can immediately catapult your success. That strategy is positioning. Positioning…Did you know that th…Did you know that there is a under the radar strategy that exists that you can take advantage of right now and it can immediately catapult your success. That strategy is positioning. Positioning is the process by which marketers try to create an image or identity in the minds of their target market for its product, brand, or organization.. Re-positioning involves changing the identity of a product, relative to the identity of competing products, in the collective minds of the target market.. At its core, positioning empowers you to take control of your business and use leverage exp…

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Lessons Learned During a Year Full of “Growth Opportunities”

Here is a quick inventory of some of the "growth opportunities" I experienced in 2009. 1. Your Perception of the Economy Is What Matters Awareness is everything. Your awareness of how you litera…Here is a quick inve…Here is a quick inventory of some of the "growth opportunities" I experienced in 2009. 1. Your Perception of the Economy Is What Matters Awareness is everything. Your awareness of how you literally have so much potential right inside of you will take you through all economic climates. Sadly, most people just don\'t have this awareness yet. All the external factors (our health, our economy, our financial situation) can be perceived in such a way that you can move through them no matter what. It is about being positive and about being aware of the energy and thoughts inside you at any give…

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Three Ways To Redirect Your Ego So You Can Create Positive Change in The World

I grew a lot this year. My bottom line grew 398% and projections are to hit 2.6 million in 2010. But more importantly, on a personal level, I really stepped into my power to create positive change for…I grew a lot this ye…I grew a lot this year. My bottom line grew 398% and projections are to hit 2.6 million in 2010. But more importantly, on a personal level, I really stepped into my power to create positive change for others. I played a bigger game this year and guess what my results were proportional. But the real reason I know I was able to really rock it this year was because I learned how to redirect my ego and focus on the positive change I am creating in the world. I realized at a deep level that my work is not about me and that I am supposed to use my "stories" to inspire others. And because I got out o…

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How to Behave Like a CEO

One thing I know for sure, is that the sooner a business owner begins to think like a CEO (Chief Entrepreneurial Officer), the faster their business will grow. Below are five ways you can start behavi…One thing I know for…One thing I know for sure, is that the sooner a business owner begins to think like a CEO (Chief Entrepreneurial Officer), the faster their business will grow. Below are five ways you can start behaving like a CEO today! 1. Switch from the Big Picture to the Micro Picture Each Day - To run a successful company, you must be able to see the big picture to plan ahead and also be able to see the many parts of your business at a micro level and understand how they relate to each other because all the parts do affect each other. To motivate your team you will need to be able to communicate the bi…

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Three Healthy Money Mindsets That Will Help You Grow Your Business

Your relationship with money and how your feel about it determines your success. Period. If you feel shame when you have debt or if you are paralyzed when making a certain investment because of a rela…Your relationship wi…Your relationship with money and how your feel about it determines your success. Period. If you feel shame when you have debt or if you are paralyzed when making a certain investment because of a relative number, then your money mindsets are affecting your results. To be successful, it is crucial that you begin a lifelong study of healthy mindsets and behaviors you should have where your money is concerned. Mindsets are energy just as money is energy. And you can literally attract money by learning how to experience money in a healthy way. Here are three money mindsets that you can learn that …

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Pay Attention to the Two M\’s and Your Business Will Soar

After ten years of running a 7 figure online business, I have concluded that success can be narrowed down to two specific areas of mastery. I call them the two M\'s - Mindsets and Marketing. And I…After ten years of r…After ten years of running a 7 figure online business, I have concluded that success can be narrowed down to two specific areas of mastery. I call them the two M\'s - Mindsets and Marketing. And I want to make a BOLD statement here and say that if you can focus your efforts on mastering the Mindsets and the Marketing in your business, you will be successful! First, let\'s discuss the Mindsets... After years of learning and growing and accomplishing many goals I have set for myself, I decided that no matter what you decide to do in and with your life, your mindsets matters most. In…

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How to Think Big and Lead With Authenticity

Here are six "ways of being" that all authentic and visionary leaders practice. These are leaders that lead with purpose and are strategically creating positive change in the world. These leaders don\…Here are six "ways o…Here are six "ways of being" that all authentic and visionary leaders practice. These are leaders that lead with purpose and are strategically creating positive change in the world. These leaders don\'t have to focus on the bottom line all the time because their results are so powerful that their business bank account just grows as a result of how attractive their business energy is. Let me explain: 1) Always Be Positive and Grateful This behavior or this way of being is so powerful and allows you to anchor all lessons and grow from them. Your ability to see forward movement in every part …

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The Two Most Important Intentions You Can Set in Your Life and Business

Setting intentions is a conscious way of keeping yourself from going through life on autopilot. You can set an intention each morning, before a meeting or appointment, or even before you go to bed to …Setting intentions i…Setting intentions is a conscious way of keeping yourself from going through life on autopilot. You can set an intention each morning, before a meeting or appointment, or even before you go to bed to guide your dreams. Marcia Weider defines intention this way: "to have in mind a purpose or plan, to direct the mind, to aim." By practicing intention setting you can change your behaviors and eventually accomplish all of your goals. Some changes can happen in a moment, like a changed mindset for an instance and other growth requires the continuous practice of intention setting. I believe that t…

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