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The Entrepreneurs Prayer

As I awaken with the gift of yet another day and prepare for the tasks at hand, Ioffer up this most ardent prayer:

I pray for continued clarity of purpose so that I may hold my vision steady andkeep my focus on the needs and success of others, which in turn shall bring memy success.

I pray for the wisdom to expect abundance in my life, that it surrounds me and isavailable for the taking and to be shameless and unapologetic upon its receipt,for I deserve abundance.

I pray for a cheerful countenance, be it clear or cloudy skies and that I mayradiate and infect others with my positive attitude.

I pray for the trust of others that they may recognize my sincerity and trueintentions so that we may move forward together.

I pray for the strength to fend off adversity and use my desire and determinationas both weapon and shield.

I pray for the courage to carry forth my convictions during the battle ofbusiness and to resist temptation to a quicker monetary result when such temptationcompromises these things for which I stand.

I pray that I may be used as a lightning rod to collect the amazing ideasalready present in the universe and when blessed with such inspiration, that Imay be able to apply my talents and abilities to turn the power of thought intomeasurable advancement of my goals.

I pray to retain my childhood wonder so that I can recognize and revel in thesmall miracles of each day that others may miss.

I pray for an infinite supply of self-confidence for it alone fortifies faith,strengthens my resolve and conquers the largest enemy I will ever face - fear.

I pray for a compassionate spirit and the patience to offer those who seek myadvice and my help, my full and undivided attention.

I pray for good health and a feeling of well being, and the continued desire toimprove those areas of my physical life I may be neglecting in the name of myspiritual and entrepreneurial advancement.

I pray that today is a day of excellence and at its conclusion I can acknowledgeand be grateful for the forward motion I have made and the growth I haveexperienced.

I pray most of all for the understanding and support of those closest to myheart, my family, that they will equate what may seem like endless hours ofapparent pre-occupation with affairs of business to what is at the very core ofmy being, that which drives me, for once I achieve what I have set out in itsfullest, I will become that more complete being I strive to be.

It is for these things that I pray, for I am an entrepreneur.

I pray in the name of Jesus Christ.


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1. Take 100% Responsibility for Your Life – In a society where people blame everything from their parents to the government for failure, those who don’t buy into this mentality or succumb to the “victim” thinking succeed. To blame something or somebody outside yourself is saying they have control of your life and not you. Someone else’s opinion of you doesn’t have to become your reality.

2. Live Your Life On Purpose - What separates motivational thinkers from the unsuccessful is that they believe they’re doing what they were put here to do. The difference between this and just living, is that the latter is just getting through the week with the least problems. But when you live your life on purpose, your main concern is doing the job right. For the entrepreneur this means finding a cause you believe in and building your business around it.

3. Be Willing to Pay the Price - Be willing to pay the price for your dreams. Wanting a big house, a luxury car, and a million dollars in the bank is all very nice, and everyone wants these things – but are you willing to pay the price to get them? This is one of the major differences between the successful and unsuccessful.

4.Stay Focused – Every day we’re bombarded with hundreds of tasks, phone calls, messages, and everyone competing for our time. Focusing requires giving up something in the present because you are investing your time in something that will pay off big-time down the road. Jack Canfield and Mark Hanson were turned by 30 publishers when they submitted the first “Chicken Soup for the Soul” book. Instead of giving up, they stayed focused on their goal and did four or five interviews per day for radio, TV, and newspapers, for five days a week for a whole year. Eventually, a small publisher decided to take a chance, and of course now it’s a best-seller that spawned an entire series that have sold more than 10 million copies.

5.Become An Expert in Your Field - One striking factor all successful people have in common is how seriously they take their profession. They strive to be the best at what they do, and do almost anything to improve. If someone followed you around all day with a video camera at your business, would it be a tape you’d be proud of or embarrassed about? Make the decision today to work at being the best in your field. How? By finding out what the “best” in your field are doing, and do what they do.

6.Write Out a Plan for Achieving Your Goals - Write out an action plan/map for how you’re going to achieve your goals. Trying to reach your goals without a plan is like trying to drive from South Carolina to Chicago without a map. A goal that isn’t written down is merely a wish or fantasy.

7.Never Give Up - Never, never, never give up. When you’re fully committed to achieving your goal, giving up is not an option. You must be willing do whatever it takes to make it happen. The power of perseverance is an awesome force. As someone once said, “inch by inch it’s a cinch”. Think of the lowly inchworm – if it pondered the length of the trip from start to finish before it started, it probably would never move. To a worm’s point-of-view, the garden path must look like a trip to Mars. Never give up! Keep on going like the Energizer bunny, and pretty soon you’re there.

8. Don’t Delay - Nobody knows how much time they have left to accomplish their dreams, and we must remember that we don’t have forever. The clock is ticking, and sooner or later your number comes up and you’re gone. Successful achievers know this too, but they don’t view it as a “negative”. Achievers use it to “spur them on”. They go after what they want as energetically and as passionately as possible, for as long as they have.

I had a friend who used to say, “Today is a check – cash it! Yesterday is an I.O.U. – forget it! Tomorrow is a promissory note, don’t bank on it!” I think that’s a pretty good summation of life, so go out there and cash in on that “today” check.


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Greetings to all my sistapreneurs! If you are looking for an exceptional resource for Black Business History & African Ancestryinfo...Check out a Live! online presentation from educator and author, Chike Akua, on Sunday, March 28th for a specialevent to discover the contributions and advancements African-Americanbusiness people have made to America and the world that can help take your business to the next level.

“Without a doubt, Chike Akua is one of the most informative, inspirational, andknowledgeable speakers in America today. Every school, college,church, civic, social and business organization should hear him.”Joe L. Dudley, Sr., Founder, CEO Dudley Products, Inc.

Chike Akua has been called "an educational revolutionary" and is recognized as a leadingauthority on culturally relevant educational materials andinstructional approaches. He has lectured and given keynote addressesat a number of colleges, universities and educational conferencesaround the country. Selected as one of Ebony magazine’s “50Leaders of Tomorrow,” Akua is a former “Teacher of the Year”and has facilitated workshops for the Tavis Smiley Foundation’sannual “Youth 2 Leaders” Conference. In addition, Mr. Akua hasassisted in leading over 800 youth and adults on study tours to Egyptand Ghana through the D’Zert Club’s Teen Summit 1000 program. Hehas authored and produced several books and DVDs including:

*The African Origins Of Writing & Mathematics (DVD)

*African Sacred Science & Civilization (DVD)

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*The African Origins of Our Faith (Book & DVD)

*SuccessQuest!: The Journey From Ordinary to Extraordinary (Book/DVD)

Visit info on this and other upcoming events and check out the online store for hiscollection of books, CDs, DVDs and more resources.

Much love,

Darlene Robinson

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Q: What is your most pressing question where it concerns your

personal, spiritual and business empowerment?

A: Transitioning from my old self, with those limiting beliefs, to who I truly am.

The first place you want to begin is what I call awareness. In this step
you need to take inventory of your limiting beliefs. You can identify them
without placing them in categories and after you've identified some of them
you can then categorize them in the money, education, career, faith and
other category. Don't get too caught up on this simply jot down what comes
to mind.

Why do you have those limiting beliefs?

What steps can you add that will assist you in overcoming your limiting

Another key factor is your mindset. I won't go deep into this, however,
a lot of our success is sabotaged by our mindset and you would do good
to discover what your mindset is and make the necessary shifts.

You can do this on your own or enlist the help of a coach such as myself
who are equipped with various tools and experience to support you in
this endeavor.

In order to know where you're going you must know where you are.
This is also true where it concerns evolving to who you truly are.
Make sure you are clear on who you are. What are your core values?
What is your purpose? Vision?

All of the above will support your endeavor towards transitioning from
your old self to who you truly are.

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Easter Celebration (Resurrection Sunday) No greater love!

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13

When you think of love what comes to mind? What emotions do you experience?
Based on your history with this area you may become anxious, discouraged,
experience discomfort or you may experience joy, a sense of peace etc.

If you're reading this and you haven't experienced the love of my Lord
and Savior Jesus Christ, I want to introduce you to a great love, excuse me the
greatest love.

In Corinthians the 13th chapter we read that love believeth all things,
hopeth all things, love never fails. This describes our Lord and yet it
is an example of how we should love.

The only way this is possible is to receive God's love.

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son that whosoever
believeth on Hiim should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16

There is no GREATER love!

As we draw closer to the Easter Holiday think on the love of Jesus our Lord.
Go the extra mile to show love in your relationships.

Let this be the most beautiful celebration ever in memory of our
Lord and Savior Jesus Christ's love. There is truly no greater love.

If you happen to be reading this and would like to receive Jesus as your Lord and Savior.
All you need to do is confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and
believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be
saved. Saved from what? Saved from your sins. Jesus died for the
remission of sins.

Say this: Father God I know that I am a sinner. I confess with my
mouth and believe in my heart that God has raised Jesus from the dead.
Forgive me of my sins. I thank you that I am now saved.

Congratulations you are saved! Please contact me for further information
about receiving the gift to the believer "Holy Spirit."
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Develop a 30 Second Commercial

I would like to thank the businesses and nonprofit organizations that attended the 30 Second Commercial at The Lounge. We had an awesome time. We heard some great commercial and received informative tips.

If you missed this event, here are some tips on developing a 30 Second Commercial.

Develop a 30 Second Commercial

What is your 30 second commercial? What introduction do you use at networking events, that creates interest and response?

If you are like most people you are shaking your head thinking, "Oh no! Not that 30 second commercial lecture again."

It's true most of hate sitting down to write them, they confuse us, baffle us, and well just seem like the most challenging part of networking. We never feel like it's creative enough or professional enough. We want it to be clever, but intriguing.

If you can GRAB the attention of your prospect at a networking event with your 30 second commercial you've opened the door to begin asking qualifying questions. Within seconds Selling your business gets EASIER. With the right 30 second commercial you no longer have to find a way to introduce your business it just comes natural.

The objective of your 30 second commercial is to have 15 to 30 seconds of information that informs someone with the following information:

· Who are you?

· Who is your company?

· What does your company do?

· How can you help?

· Why your prospect should act now?[/li[

Seems easy, yes? Unfortunately it's where we all screw up. Take for example the following commercial:

"Hi my name is Laura Schneider, I am CEO/President of ZealSpin, Inc. We are an Interactive marketing company. We show companies how to integrate their offline and online marketing."

What am I missing here? Does this message get your attention? Does it give my prospect an open ended question to move them to the next level of conversation? No it's missing key components to make it powerful and effective, so let's see how we can improve it.

Name: Hi my name is ?

Company: I'm the President of ZealSpin Marketing

What I Do: We help companies increase their revenue and strengthen their brand by integrating their online and offline marketing efforts.

Power Question: Do you market your company in both online and offline venues?

How We Can Help: I think we can help you. We have strategy sessions with all of our clients where we bring together a core team of our people and yours. We analyze your current marketing strategy. We give you at least five integration techniques that you can begin doing today that will increase your revenue.

Why the prospect should act now: Would you like to schedule a strategy session?

As you can see the key is not only giving them great information, but it's also asking the right questions. Go ahead give it a try!

Post Your 30 Second Commercial.

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The Makeup Show NYC

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Is proud to present some of the industry's top artists and speakers
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Can I Borrow $5? ... Black Business Today

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Creating Opportunities through Wine

It is a typical Saturday night at a local coffee shop. There are people in line ordering their lattes with biscotti. Others are seated at tables feverishly typing away on their laptops and still there are others huddled together engaged in deep conversations. That is the beauty of coffee shops; they attract an eclectic mix of people, who are lovers of good conversation and great coffee beans. However, lovers of the bean are not the only patrons this typical Saturday night. Also in attendance were lovers of the grape, also known as oenophiles or wine lovers. These lovers of all things grape are not sipping wine and exchanging tasting notes. They are there to spread the word about the Drink Well Do Good Tour.What is the Drink Well Do Good Tour? The Drink Well Do Good Tour is a 14 city global series of wine tastings, cultural exhibitions and concerts. Proceeds from this tour will be used to build a training and development center for South African vintners on the M’Hudi estate. The M’Hudi estate is a vineyard owned by the Rangaka family. This is the only vineyard in South Africa owned by a black family.What is better than doing something enjoyable (drinking wine) and providing educational opportunities for others at the same time? Join other benevolent wine lovers and become a member of the Drink Well Do Good Fan page on Facebook at!/pages/Drink-Well-Do-Good-Tour/270311124292?ref=ts .To get more information on Drink Well Do Good Tour and to attend an event near you go to
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I just found this great article on Black Enterprise by Written by Karen Taylor Bass

Mommy-hood is no easy feat; regardless of age your mind, body, spirit and career will never be the same. The moment you meet your healthy and beautiful bundle of joy, your priorities will shift and you will change. But after the maternity leave has ended, how do you re-invent your personal brand to incorporate your new status when its time to go back to work?

At 43, with two kids (including a toddler), and in the midst of a re-invention, I have recently upgraded from sweatpants to fitted jeans, and the process to become the “brand” new mommy has not been easy. I had a thought: do all mommies—including celebrities—struggle to re-define their personal brand? The answer is a resounding yes. [continue reading]
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I am so disgusted at what I am seeing and I want you to chime in. I want as many of you to chime in as you can, because I for one am tired of seeing my President, our President Barack Obama be blatantly disrespected in a way that no other President has been before. And in spite of all that, he still rises to each occasion with the grace, dignity, and professionalism that we should all mirror in all facets of our life. [video at bottom of this post]

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It's no secret that Fox News dislikes President Obama. In a somewhat contentious interview, President Obama sat down with Fox News to talk health care reform but spent much of the time being interrupted. Obama couldn't get a word in edgewise with Bret Baier's mouth going. Total disrespect and an embarassment.

"I'm trying to answer your questions and you keep on interrupting," Obama told Bret Baier.

Fox News' Bret Baier interrupted President Obama so many times during Wednesday's interview that Newsweek described the enounter as a "interrupt-a-thon."

Baier acknowledged his repeated interjections at the end of the interview, by interrupting the president once more to apologize. Baier told Obama "I apologize for interrupting you, sir. I tried to get the most for our buck here."

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell said that he could not recall a reporter ever questioning or interrupting an American president in such an aggressive way. Certainly, O'Donnell argued, Fox News never took that approach with former President George W. Bush.

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Gorgeous and Glamorous. Dashing and Debonair. At Hollywood’s most glittering and anticipated evening of the year, the Academy Awards®, there was an extra sparkle on the red carpet this month. As celebrities showed off their couture outfits, sleek hairstyles and dazzling fashionable accessories, two particular items of jewelry attracted special attention.

The 46664 Bangle bracelets worn by Morgan Freeman and Lori McCreary caught the eye of many on the red carpet because of their greater significance and meaningful positive impact. The bracelets are beautiful bling, but as they are engraved with Nelson Mandela’s prisoner number 46664, they also represent his humanitarian causes and the noble qualities for which he is adored around the world. The bracelets will be auctioned at a later date to raise money for the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

Morgan Freeman and his daughter were also wearing the silver 46664 Bangle bracelets which are available for purchase online. The bracelets are a powerful symbol of hope – creating employment where it’s so badly needed and supporting the 46664 Campaign of the Nelson Mandela Foundation in the ongoing fight against HIV AIDS. Every bangle sold raises funds, creates jobs, and spreads the message of social responsibility. We are grateful to Mr Freeman, his daughter, and Lori McCreary, for their support of the 46664 Bangle project.


Anyone can be a superstar and support the 46664 Bangle project by buying their own 46664 Bangle here – all the bracelets bear a digital imprint of Nelson Mandela’s hand, and are being referred to as the “South African Bracelet for Hope”. They are available in copper, silver, gold or platinum.

Buy a Bangle, Change a Life.

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