Real Life Struggles of a Business Woman That No One Talks About

Everyone will talk about how problems in the workplace abound for women in business: day-to-day discrimination, the fight to secure funding for endeavors they’re passionate about, and queen bees buzzing about waiting for other girls to succumb to burnout. Each workday is a statement against sexism and a delicate balancing act — one that every woman who’s made any headway in business has learned to take in stride. What no one will tell you is that when women entrepreneurs leave the office, the struggles don’t stop. They just follow us home. And no one ever tells you what happens there.

Why Leading With a Servant’s Heart Should Matter to You

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My perspective on leadership is somewhat different from most. Anyone can yell orders or coerce others into doing what they want through a variety of strategies. But there is one way that will lead you straight into people’s hearts forever, and it’s not for the weak of stomach. It’s leading with a servant’s heart. That means putting yourself out there and taking care of those you are leading. There are so many examples of it in literature, from the story of Jesus washing feet, to Mother Theresa, to the Dalai Lama. Showing up and doing the hard stuff. Digging the

Featured Expert: Marilyn Moser

Marilyn Moser

Marilyn Moser is maverick in the women’s leadership arena. She’s a wife and mother, and lives her passion of empowering women. She enjoys mentoring and coaching her team and business colleagues, challenging them to become their best self. She has 30 years of experience in the health & wellness industry from Radiology & Mammography Healthcare Sciences to a former fitness instructor. She cherishes her family, and loves traveling the world to live a life on purpose! She’s a top leader in a Nutrigenomics company and enjoys training teams to maximize their earning potential and a grow their influence. Marilyn is

Featured Expert: Michelle McGlade

Michelle McGlade

Michelle McGlade helps wellness experts who are struggling not only with the business foundations and navigating the basics of online entrepreneurship, but also with reconnecting to their self-worth and regaining their self-confidence. Her one-to-one coaching combines tough love with business savvy to catapult her clients to unstoppable success. Michelle’s unique skill set combines her corporate backstory of 15 years in sales and marketing, Master’s Degree in Business Management, entrepreneurial journey as a Licensed Acupuncturist, Founder of a holistic health clinic, and online business maven to produce quick and lasting results for her clients. Q & A Leadership Girl: What is

What’s the Secret to Getting People to Buy What You’re Selling?

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On the subject of selling, one of my favorite sales gurus, Kendrick Shope, says “All things being equal, friends buy from friends. All things being unequal, friends still buy from friends”.  There is one little secret to getting people to buy what you’re selling.   Truth: People buy with their emotions.   Think about it this way. Why the heck would people line up for days to buy the next version of the iPhone if they weren’t buying with their emotions? They feel a deep desire for this THING. Because it’s sexy. It’s cool. It’s awesome. They have DESIRE.   When

What You Need to Know to Master the Art of Business Networking

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The first business networking meetings that I attended were something of a disaster for me. I’m naturally an introvert and am somewhat claustrophobic. Add in the ‘fun’ of being overweight, and it can make moving about in a crowd something… weird. To say that I was a hot mess navigating every networking meeting would probably be something of an understatement.   I realized that as part of doing business, I needed to master this skill. And being the logical person I am (some of you are probably laughing at that statement, admit it), I decided to put together a protocol

Can You Imagine a Place Where Women Exchange Ideas and Collaborate?

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I imagine a world where women come together to grow their businesses. A world in which we learn and exchange knowledge for the greater good — where we collaborate and build the best versions of ourselves and our businesses. I’ve been dreaming about bringing people together for a long time because I’ve learned that when we come together and collaborate, we are stronger and more productive. When we expand the pie, we all have more. In part, these are the reasons I founded Leadership Girl. I saw a very real need for support, resources, collaboration, education, and funding for small

NEVER Put Your Home in Jeopardy to Hire a Coach

One of the big scams I see running rampant in the online community are so-called coaches who walk people through selling their assets so that their targets can afford to pay them.   People pull out their credit cards, ready and willing to buy a dream. It’s like crack or cocaine. They figure if they just hire the RIGHT coach they’ll get the results that the other coaches haven’t gotten them so far. Unfortunately, they put themselves and their financial futures at stake when they sign up for some of these programs, which can easily range in price from tens

The Biggest Business Mistakes I’ve Made – and the Lessons I’ve Learned

~by Haley Lynn Gray~  . What I’ve learned in business is that there will be plenty of failures and a few successes. Sometimes the greatest success is learning from the failures, because those will frequently teach us the most profound lessons. I think that because I have such a fabulous education in business, I was able to avoid a number of business mistakes. But I made others because I never learned about those in school. If only it were that easy. Here are some common business mistakes … I hope you can learn from them as I did. 1. Think carefully

18 Things I Learned While Building My Facebook Group

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~by Haley Lynn Gray~ . I got the bright idea a couple of years ago to start a Facebook group to help me grow my business. I thought, “Why not? All of the other business coaches are doing it”. I figured I’d do it a bit differently… and march to the beat of my own drummer. Then I got on a webinar a couple of months later, during Sales School with Kendrick Shope. She mentioned that a Facebook group is a great vehicle to grow your business; I was totally hooked.   I’d be lying if I said that I haven’t