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10 Traits of Highly Successful Women Leaders

Women in Leadership

Leaders become great, not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others.” John C. Maxwell

Steven Covey, bestselling author of “The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People,” wrote one of the best books on leadership and self-improvement. In this book, he presents a holistic principle-centered approach looking at the characteristics of successful people, reducing these to seven principles.

So, how do women become successful leaders? Over the decades, we have seen those who have had significant impact in their community and throughout the world. Here are 10 habits of the highly successful women leaders.


1. Successful Women… Build Unison

Successful women leaders recognize the importance of unity and tries to establish a society where people live in harmony. They work together as a community to face any challenges that might exist.

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How to Achieve Short Term Goals

It can feel like a daunting responsibility to embark on how to achieve short term goals. This overwhelming feeling can lead us to energetic stagnation making us confused and sad. Once these feelings take root we could benefit from an external boost to return to empowerment and mental clarity. Below are three steps that you can use to find your way out of the cloud to achieve your short term goals.

Move in the direction: Once you know the short term goal you want to achieve, start moving yourself physically in that direction. If you have a full-time job then, it is imperative that you begin to write a schedule of when you can do one or two objectives per week in the direction of accomplishing your short term goal. If you want to be a real estate agent then, you start by finding out what classes are available, what real estate trade organizations that you can join and read success stories to learn how others are thriving in your career aim. An important step towards achieving your short term goals is to move in the direction of what you want to do.

Gratitude Practice: When starting a journey to accomplish an objective it is easy to see what is missing or wrong with us. However, practicing gratitude keeps your mind open to possible opportunities and ideas that you would not receive if your mind is full replaying the lack and negative thoughts from your mental playlist. If you have a job that you do not like at this time, be grateful of the income that it provides that enables you to join a real estate organization and have access to all of its knowledge. Teaching your mind what to think and discard is a requirement when working toward short term goals.  A success coach can show you how to work on discarding your negative thoughts.

Visualize: When you are sitting around and your mind drifts back to lack or ‘what’s wrong thoughts,' redirect them by seeing yourself living the life you want. If you need some help visualizing, write it down. The physical action of writing can lead your thoughts in the direction you want to go. Going back to the real estate example, if you want to become a real estate agent or broker in your area see yourself showing beautiful homes to prospective buyers. In your down time, watch million dollar listing and see yourself showing and serving your clients excellently to get their dream home. These actions will support you in accomplishing your short term goals.

Although it is easy to agree with and believe the above steps are beneficial to reach short term goals, it is difficult sometimes to do them. Just as New Year’s Eve resolutions, we start out well but then one thing leads to another, and we stop. We will write down our goals and resolutions, but not complete one thing we had listed. Before you realize it, one incomplete task becomes two then three. When this happens, contacting a success coach would be helpful. Success coaches can see your goals and co-create a plan of action when you feel confused on how to get started and support you in the process. Success coaches are your accountability partners; they believe that you can accomplish your goal, and they inspire you with ideas regarding actions you can take to reach your short term goals.

There is a practical method on how to achieve your short term goals. Actions, thoughts and beliefs can turn your life around when they are all compatible and moving toward to the same aim. If you find that you are in need of support, you are among many that also have the same situation. If this happens contact a success coach to help you move forward,  get clear, empowered and reach your short term goals.


JoAnn Youngblood King is a CTA Certified Success Coach, Author and Owner of Live Your Potential is a member of the Coaching Training Alliance, the Association of Coaching & Consulting Professionals on the Web and the International Association of Coaching.  JoAnn, who has a diploma in Small Business Management, is a Business Trainer and Facilitator for Project Enterprise, an organization that provides access to business loans, business development services and networking opportunities for entrepreneurs and small business owners. To find out more about achieving your goals visit

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BIGGEST MISTAKE I MADE IN MY BUSINESS- I started my business with the notion, that if, I could lose enough money in my business it would offset my personal taxes. Although, it did help, I still lost money. You see, the thought of owning your own business, is about creating something profitable to take care of you and your love ones. Also, having something to pass on to that next generation that they can build off of because I don’t know of anyone who ever inherited a job.
Moving forward, I revaluated, why I was losing money in business. I realize that it was foolish of me to start a business just to lose money for tax purposes. I begin to learn, how setting up a business and managing it the right way, it would actually become profitable and lower my taxes.


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As business owners, we tend to become uncomfortable when talking about business taxes. A lot of us will try to avoid it all together. However, this is a key component to helping you acquire funding if your trying to grow your business, In my book, "The Insider Bank Secrets" I teach people how to reduce their business taxes doing this one simple strategy. Many small business owners don't realize they are over paying their taxes.


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As Black Business Owners, we seem to think at times that the reason our businesses are not growing, because we don't get enough support from our own communities. Many of us have not realize because of social networking around the world, we now have a larger audience to offer our product or service too. So, I have a Question, Please, share your thoughts.


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As a business owner, you may have heard that banks want to see a business plan, however that's not true. Banks want to see an action plan, which is a scaled down business plan that shows them how long it's going to take you to pay the loan back. The business plan is a road map to help keep you on track. For those that don't know what goes into a business plan here are the 7 main components.


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In this Video I discuss CPN NUMBER IDENTITY THEFT the 4 most common issue people have when trying to use a CPN NUMBER.



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BBWO 50 Fabulous Entrepreneurs 2014


Inside the latest issue of SistaSense In Print Magazine you will find the BBWO50 Fabulous Entrepreneurs 2014. For the 7th year anniversary of the BBWO Network we celebrate the accomplishments, innovative contributions, passion, hard work and dedication of 50 amazing women entrepreneurs who are members of the BBWO Network -

BBWO Motto: Motivate.Inform.Inspire.Connect.
I created the BBWO Network as a space for passionate, positive, like-minded women entrepreneurs of color to find resources, new business and support. Seven years strong our growing network continues to be a go to hub for thousands of business women online.

BBWO members interested in being spotlighted within the community are encouraged to actively engage with other members and share your smart business content. You can post in your blog, upload photos and videos, plus expand your brand by creating your own social group on BBWO. Active members are regularly featured and showcased across the site and our social media properties, which for many has resulted in business opportunities, speaking requests, partnerships and other forms of sought after exposure. We build better businesses together on BBWO!

Congratulations to all the women on this list. I encourage you to shout them out on your favorite social spaces. Click here to download the BBWO 50 Infographic, which you are welcome to blog about and share. Visit to get your digital or print copy of this issue.

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Another $200 Day Would You Like One Too


It was my cousin in North Carolina who told me about this program. At first I thought it was on of those things. You know A Scam. But, after I took the time to take a close I saw there was more value in what the program was offering than what I was paying to buy. 

Since I've gotten started I've made several times over my investment and it's growing everyday. This hasn't been without a few challenges and I've had to learn new things. But, it is paying off in many ways. Give it a try.

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