Has this ever happened to you–24 hours have past and you’ve spent it doing this and that, but you feel like you’ve done nothing? You’ve definitely been busy. You’re perspiring and a good chunk of your to-do list has been checked off, but the time has not been productive. Most likely if you’ve had this experience or a similar one I know what else you’re experiencing or rather not experiencing.
You’re not experiencing any type of prosperity or growth in your business. Things are happening here and there, but nothing that you could anchor yourself on.
Are you over it?
I’m over it.
Yes, this has happened to me. The first step for getting over it was one having a reality check. This tip is a bonus tip. A friend of mine sat me down and said, “Nigeria, we need to figure this out. We need to figure out what’s blocking you.” After that conversation I discovered two things that were blocking me and one of them was I was too busy to be productive.
Mompreneur, it’s time to break from being busy and not being productive and move into prosperity and growth. Here are the three things you need to:
- Meditate. Psalms 1 recommends you mediate on the word of God both day and night and whatsoever you do shall prosper. Set some time up for meditating on the word of God. If you’re not used to this start with one minute a day. When you get it down pact include the family too.
- Automate. Automate. Automate. You can’t automate when you’re kids are going to need you to take them to the hospital and you can’t automate playing with them in the park, but you can automate your email sequences, you can automate/schedule your social media updates and respond to notifications at a later time.
- Organize. Instead of having things posted on a ton of different calendars and good ideas in different books and your to-do list somewhere else put it all together in one place, so you don’t have to waste time scratching your head trying to figure out what’s going on.
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The Neophyte Author is excited to present a woman who went into business to dispel the myth that black businesses have horrible customer service. This week’s “More Than” Monday feature is a sweet treat coming from a mom who demonstrated the characteristics of a Proverbs 31 woman when it came time to provide for her family. Nigeria Rolling-Ford owner of Couture Cake Boutique, LLC shares how to overcome when you feel like giving up and the process of re-branding, which is something important to consider when trying to elevate your business or stand out from the crowd. Not only is Nigeria a great baker she’s my name twin (LOL).
What motivated you to start Couture Cake Boutique?
Couture Cake Boutique began with the realization that my family’s financial needs outpaced what we were currently earning. We would soon have a high school senior that would need a ton of financial help and I needed to generate more income by doing something that I loved to do.
Your company recently underwent the process of rebranding–can you explain what that is and what prompted you to do this?
Yes. Rebranding is when a business changes their logo, mission statement, and/or advertising with the goal of taking the business to another level.
My rebranding began in January of 2014. As I mentioned earlier, when I began this business it was more out of a financial need. However, as my customer base began to explode through word of mouth and social media, I decided to make a real go at it with the hopes of being able to one day leave my day job and focus solely on Couture Cake Boutique.
How do find time for yourself in the midst of running your own business, running a family, and working full-time?
I multi-task. Those of us who are moms or actually anyone in today’s fast-paced world knows what it means to wear multiple hats. I have extended hours and am always available to return a request for a quote or question from a client simply due today’s technology.
Has there ever been a moment in which you considered giving up? How did you resist that feeling?
Yes. I recently took on a job that was larger than I could handle. This particular job simply did not turn out well and I was crushed. I wanted to all but hide under a rock. But, I learned what my limits are. The very next day my phone began to ring off the hook with potential business. Lol. We don’t actually have phone hooks anymore.
What advice would you give to any woman who desires to be “more than”?
My advice to any woman who desires to be “more than” is to simply be more than. Sometimes if you walk in the actions of what you want to be, you will find that you have become just that.
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