How to build your personal brand.
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In this interview Andy discusses the intricacies of creating a benefit corporation. Click the link to watch the full video.
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A benefit corporation is unlike a nonprofit due to two critical factors.
Despite the fact that benefit corporations do not operate like a nonprofit, they are still a great opportunity for running a business with purpose. Andy Keller demonstrates that you can change the world without being a nonprofit through his company, ChicoBag.
The first step to starting any purposeful business is finding your passion. For Andy, his passion was eliminating single use waste from landfills and oceans. After seeing hundreds of thousands of bags blowing around, he decided to make a change and found ChicoBag, a reusable shopping bag company that aims to eliminate plastic shopping bags littering the earth. His goal is to leave the earth better than he found it.
However, it isn’t common that you’ll get it right on the first time. Andy’s ChicoBag had a 40% defect rate when they first started shipping out, and were wrapped in plastic during shipping. It took him about 9 months to start selling the bags, and worked multiple jobs to support himself during the process of establishing his company. Now he hs been in business for 14 years, and has won awards for being in the top 10% of the world’s earth-changing corporations.
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So many people ask me about improving their confidence in day to day life, as well as in their entrepreneurship. Having confidence in yourself is critical to interacting with others in an effective way, and achieving your goals in a productive way. As someone who learned strategies for carrying yourself with purpose and entering each day with confidence, I want to share how you can do it to. Here are my 10 tips for boosting your confidence in all aspects of your life.
Knowing yourself and how you want to be seen by the world changes the way you are perceived. If you know what your “brand” or set of beliefs is, broadcast them in a way that is effective and strong so that others will perceive you in that manner.
A common phrase I use to describe your presence is your “vibe”. The vibes you surround yourself with and present yourself with are crucial in defining your relationships with others and the world. An easy way to conceptualize this is to remember the “Golden Rule”. Put out vibes in the world that you would want to receive for yourself, and they will come to you.
Confidence begins from within, not from your environment. If you think and speak negatively about yourself, your outer presence will suffer. Every day, we should be exercising positive self-talk. Tell yourself that you can make that speech. You can raise that money. You can do it!
The way you think about yourself will reflect on those you interact with.
If you are nervous about achieving a goal or finishing a task, the best way to prepare yourself is to imagine it in your mind as complete. This can boost your confidence because your mind is primed for the challenge ahead, rather than dreading the challenge. Any mistakes you may be concerned about will seem easier to avoid if you know you will make it to the end.
If you want to feel confident, look confident. We all have days that we don’t have the energy to dress up, do our hair, or wear makeup. That’s totally okay! However, when we wear clothes that we like, style our hair, or put on lipstick, the way we feel translates into confidence.
When I am prepared for an event or project, I feel so much more confident about the task ahead. Everyone struggles with a lack of motivation, but challenge yourself to push through any negativity towards your work. Being prepared is huge for confidence, so do that reading; print those forms; make that powerpoint; do everything you need to do to feel comfortable with the task you have to face.
The right state of mind will vary based on your personality and your task. You can prime your energy for the day by eating healthy food, exercising and giving yourself time to relax and prepare in the morning before going out and being productive.
When you do a presentation, an interview, or any task that is difficult, try analyzing how you felt during and after the task. Was your energy drained? Did you lack motivation? Was it too cold in the room? Some factors may seem less important than others, but everything affecting you during that time will reflect in how you perform. Avoid certain stressful situations or environments in preparation for your day.
“Toxicity” can refer to anything. Toxic friends, environments, jobs, or mindsets should be cut out. Some things are unavoidable such as work or school, but limit all aspects that you can control. Surround yourself with positive energy and the energy will come to you.
You can read this list or watch this video, and still have days where you feel unconfident. That is okay! Don’t give up because what you’re doing doesn’t seem to work. Every day is a new hurdle and will bring different challenges. Check in with yourself and find out what brings you down, as well as what brings you up. Enjoy the moment, and be gentle with yourself when evaluating your own confidence.
I hope you all take these tips to heart and that they help you in your journey of Unleashing Your Purpose. Thank you for joining me!
In today’s video, Justine Lehman, Professional Bookkeeper and owner of Solid Office Solutions shares the five things you need to know before getting started with quickbooks for entrepreneurs.
We’ve all been there, struggling to run a business, manage your books and god forbid any staff, volunteers or interns on top of it!
About a year ago I called Justine, at the end of my rope, explaining that I tried to do my books and thought I had it all together but might potentially have a mess instead!
I was literally almost in tears!
With the best of intentions, I thought if I could just have her look over my books and help me organize them, I could continue wearing all the hats.
It simply wasn’t true.
When Justine took over my books she explained what she was doing every step of the way. I felt relieved, focused and understood.
I know firsthand just how tough it can be to let someone see your business from the inside out. The pretty picture we paint for others is a completely different ball game when it comes to your books.
Be sure to check out her 5 pro tips in this video.
Contact Justine if you’re an entrepreneur struggling to manage your books, or just simply ready to hand off that task. You can find all of her information in the description box below the video!
If you are thinking of starting a nonprofit but not sure how to start the process, check out the How to Start Your Nonprofit in 30 days video all about my self paced course created just for aspiring entrepreneurs with a purpose just like you!
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I honestly believe that promotion is an ongoing activity. It never really stops, it just shifts forms depending on your situation and your circustance. Let me know if you agree or disagree with this in the comments down below.
So that’s it! There is nothing mind-blowing about this information but they are the keys to getting yourself out there and growing your something amazing! There is no way around it. You have to show up consistently, know your audience well and expect to be at it for quite sometime! The point is to keep making progress EVERYDAY!
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