Time to build your base with a weekend business long run. Let's get your month kicked off with some awesome content from the one, the only Barefoot Executive, Carrie Wilkerson.
Carrie is a great model of how to take control of your life and do something you love. She is very committed to helping others start their own business and take control of their life. She has helped thousands of people start their home based business. She is now an in demand business coach, speaker and author of the best selling business book The Barefoot Executive.
I've know Carrie for several years. She was a Keynote speaker at the Ohio Growth Summit in 2010 where she made a phenomenal presentation. It was one year ago that I was in Dallas to participate in Carrie's BOSS Conference (can't believe it has been that long ago). In addition to all of her professional accomplishments she is a wonderful person. She has a great family and she really does go barefoot a great deal of the time.
So what do you have this weekend? In March I plan to go to Dallas to run the Rock & Roll Half Marathon with Carrie and Paul Evans. Now I think the world of these two but I'm supposed to be the runner here so I have to kick it down and get into race shape. Luckily, I have plenty of time to get ready (given the shape I'm in I'll need it). This week I'll get in some Saturday miles then read these posts and watch these videos by Carrie to help my business.
Do You Have An Entrepreneurial Mindset? at Ideas To Deals, this week's I2D post of the week ~ This is a post I wrote that was inspired by Carrie and features her story. So many people I talk to think they need money to build a business and if they don't get it, they don't start. Carrie started in the hole but that didn't stop her. Most people would not have considered launching a business given the situation she was in but she had an "entrepreneurial mindset". She looked for ways to build revenue and succeed. If you are thinking of launching a business or are having trouble in you business you really need to read this.
Being Your Own Boss ~ A Barefoot Executive Guide at Ideas To Deals ~ A couple of years ago Carrie told me she was writing a book and asked me to preview it and give her my thoughts. I read through it and was blown away. Her book was both instructional and inspirational. It is a must read if you are looking to make a new path with your life through small business ownership.
Your Funnel at carriewilkerson.com (video) ~ Carrie discusses the sales funnel? What it is and how to build it.
Carrots, Eggs or Coffee at carriewilkerson.com ~ Neat lesson in how to react to adversity (I'll take a Venti please).
Making Big Leaps In Your Life and Your Business at carriewilkerson.com ~ What makes you want to take a big leap? Check this post and the comments for motivation to take the leap.
How I Got On CNN and Added Hundreds Of Qualified Leads at carriewilkerson.com ~ Want to leverage media for your business? Great case study of how Carrie did it and what it has meant to her business.
Your Destination at carriewilkerson.com (video) ~ You have to decide what results you want, develop a plan to get there and take the steps to get there.
If you really want to know what Carrie is about and how she got to where she is today check out this video. Carrie is a model for making things happen and not just taking what is given to you. Having the courage to try even when the outcome was far from assured. Committing to go out on a limb, preserver and push forward so she could be there for kids as they grow up. This is the Carrie I know. Carrie is a loving, caring and supportive person that I am honored to call her my friend.
Be sure to get out and put in your mileage this weekend so you are ready for your business marathon.