Happy belated Thanksgiving everyone! I’m grateful for each one of you who manage to find time from your busy schedules to check out this blog.
I’m grateful for my health, family & friends, and for the voiceover action that I’ve enjoyed this week. Did a voicemail for a new client in Florida, recorded a really fun internet drama project that — believe it or not — involved a lot of barking & growling! Thanks God for Entertainer’s Secret throat spray. It kept me going.
Got an email from a potential client to send in an auddy for a very nice gig. [Fingers crossed, toes crossed, eyes crossed!]
One of the on-line sites with which I’m registered –voices.com– has done a major revamp of their site, so I’ve been waiting for the dust to settle before auditioning. Guess it’s time to get back to work now & see what’s happening on the site. Time is money! I love my job!
The staff at voices.com have been brilliant with answering my questions, and keeping up to date on their efforts to get things working properly.
HOW TO PROSPER IN ANY ECONOMY
By Dr Kem Thompson
As a woman, you are in a great position to prosper in any economy. This is because there are certain traits that are inbuilt in you, that come naturally to you as a woman, which are key when used properly, to achieving growth and prosperity regardless of the current economic climate.
One key trait is the desire to serve others. As a woman, you have a ‘default setting’ of service (which prepares you to selflessly ‘serve’ and provide for your offspring, and which prepares you to love your spouse/partner unconditionally). This trait can work against you (when you take it to the extreme and become a doormat or slave figure: this in turn strips you of any self-respect and dignity, and makes you feel resentful towards the one you’re supposed to love) when you don’t balance it with spending time nurturing and growing as a person (‘me-time’).
This natural trait though, is the foundation for your prosperity, but there are conditions you need to meet before you can benefit from your natural tendency.
First let’s see how this trait helps you prosper. In business, you must keep your focus outbound: you must constantly seek to find out the needs of others outside of yourself (your prospects and customers), and find ways to meet those needs. That’s one aspect of marketing you can’t afford to overlook: seeking problems and offering solutions to them.
In any economy, people have problems and are willing to pay someone to solve them, sometimes even more so in a ‘bad’ economy. That’s why some of the most successful businesses today were borne during times of financial depression, as history testifies.
This concept of seeking problems and wanting to offer solutions is something that comes naturally to you. Use it to your advantage and reap the results.
There are a few things you should bear in mind when doing this though.:
· – You must expect to be paid for your service. Even God says that the Preacher must be paid for his preaching. So if you’re offering a service that provides a genuine solution to a real problem for someone, ask for a price that reflects the value of your solution.
· – Be proactive, persistent and consistent in promoting your service/product. When you are clear on what you have to offer, who stands to benefit from it and how they will benefit from it, you must take the initiative and do something daily to make people aware of your solution. Yes, you are responsible for consistently, regularly, marketing your business and service(s). It goes without saying that without marketing, you’re out of a business. (if you don’t own a business, you’re at the mercy of ‘the economic climate’. No matter what your day job or career is, you must, as an empowered woman, take control of your finances and wealth by having an additional income stream which is your own business, with you as boss.
· – Focus on the benefits you provide, and talk about them whenever you get the chance. Remember, it’s not about you (inbound thinking), it’s about your customers and what you can do for them (outbound thinking). Outbound thinking is what has got Bill Gates and Oprah where they are right now.
· – Be in a constant state of gratitude – for what you have and what you are able to provide for others. This puts you in a mindframe to attract more of the same.
Think about these things. Change the way you view your finances and your economy (as opposed to ‘the’ economy).
I’m not experiencing any credit crunch. Rather I’m currently experiencing growth and expansion in my business and finances, so I don’t know what the fuss is about, concerning the economy. What I do know is that there are real needs out there for many women, and I am helping them solve those problems, and they are happy to pay me to solve them, because it’s costing them more to remain with the problems, than to pay me to solve them, see.
I say this not to impress you, but to impress upon you the truth that as long as you
(a)Find the needs of your prospects and customers/clients and create solutions for those needs
(b)Market your solutions to those that need it,
(c)Expect and ask for a price that reflects the value of your solution – remember, your solution should cost less to your client than the problem they’re going through – and you should communicate this to them so they see the wisdom in investing in your solution…and
d) continue to focus on the benefits you provide, you too will enjoy prosperity and growth in this and any economy…as long as you consistently do these things, you will prosper.
(e)Stay grateful daily, for what you have and what you’re able to provide as well as what good is coming to you right now.
‘Dr Kem Thompson is The Women’s Success Coach.
She helps women achieve success in their personal, professional
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