Why I’m NOT a salesperson!

Have you ever said to yourself… “I love being an entrepreneur and helping people, but when it comes to sales it’s just not my thing..I’m not a salesperson?”  I can relate I’ve been there on more than one occasion.

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As an entrepreneur many times we are the ONE and ONLY person in our business so we tend to wear many hats. I work with mompreneurs, many of whom have home-based businesses, the overall challenge for most of them is trying to find harmony between raising their family and growing a successful business. Don’t get me wrong I love what I do, but without bringing in a profit my business won’t survive.

An Aha moment for me was in changing my mindset about money. I had to first realize that even though I kept my personal and business expenses separate, if I adopted the right mind set I would be able to excel in both. In the United States there are approximately 75 million mothers, 85 percent of whom influence their household purchases. According to the Marketing to Moms Coalition, that’s about $2.1 trillion per year in spending. YES! moms  and women have a HUGE influence on what purchases are made for the household, even if they are not the main bread winners.

It wasn’t that I didn’t have the money to do things….it was that I wasn’t properly managing the money I did have. I made a conscious effort to change how I saw money which directly effected my personal spending habits. These are a few of the changes I made:

  1. I stopped buying “unnecessary” things for my daughter (She doesn’t need a bunch of toys or an excess of clothes)
  2. I ate at home more and less eating out (This is a big one)
  3. I stopped buying little things at the Dollar store or things just because they are on sale

**Note these are my “weaknesses”… you decide what areas you need to change**

Once I was able to be more focused and conscious of my spending habits, I realized I had “extra money” to put towards my business; buying business cards, setting a website, hiring a coach, etc.
And the #1 RESULT:

  1. I was able to choose WISELY who I worked with!  I didn’t just say yes to everyone that wanted to work with me and I was able to secure QUALITY clients versus just right now clients because I needed the money, whatever the amount was.  (All money ain’t good money…yes I said ain’t (lol) This is HUGE!! Which ultimately made me a BETTER salesperson! I was more confident in my approach and process and it helped me attract the RIGHT clients.

If you get a chance I encourage you to read the Entrepreneur Roller Coaster by Darren Hardy. It was one of the books selected by mompreneur and antique owner, Deidra Simon, for our Mentoring Mamas Book Club. #jointheride

***Check out our periscope on Why I am NOT a salesperson***

Don’t just make an empty New Year’s Resolution(s), make a lifestyle change!

Felicia

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MUMpreneur vs MOMpreneur…Is there a difference?

If you’ve reached this page, thank you for joining us for another episode of HERstory, a radio segment featuring women entrepreneurs. With host Felicia Wright, mompreneur of Mygani and creator of Mentoring Mamas.

I had the pleasure of interviewing another fellow mompreneur, Anne Bona, owner of the MumpreneursCoach. Click below to hear our in-depth conversation about life, business and everything else in between. Different countries. Similar experiences.

Anne Bona. HERstory {Mentoring Mamas}

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jacksonville’s Amazing Moms Contest

Recently I was selected as a finalist for the Jacksonville’s Amazing Moms Contest with Jaxmomsblog. based on my husband’s nomination!! I am truly blessed to have supportive people in my life especially my family!

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Read full nomination below and VOTE here by May 4.

Felicia completely epitomizes what an amazing mom truly is. She is a loving and devoted wife and a nurturing mother to our beautiful three-year-old daughter, Savannah.

Felicia’s journey as an amazing mom is an impressive and inspiring one. It began in 2011, while pregnant with Savannah, Felicia worked diligently and completed her master’s degree in business administration (MBA). Felicia continued her studies right up until the delivery date in 2012 and after a short three month break for recovery, returned and finished her additional concentration courses in marketing.

In 2013, Felicia made the ultimate selfless sacrifice and put her career on hold to became a full time mom while her husband deployed overseas with his military unit. Upon his return, Felicia rekindled her entrepreneurial spirit and developed Mentoring Mamas, a community based program designed to mentor women business owners (affectionately referred to as Mompreneurs), by helping them develop an effective and engaging brand. Felicia accomplished this by hosting workshops and seminars. Felicia also teaches online marketing classes for a local college.

Despite all these activities, Felicia still finds the time to be extremely active in Savannah’s life as she has never fully relinquished her role as a full time mom. She takes Savannah to school every day, helps her with her homework, and participates in Savannah’s fund raisers. Felicia also teaches the 2 – 4 year old Sunday school class, which Savannah attends. Felicia regularly read books to and with Savannah, and helps her with her alphabets, numbers, colors, shapes and states. On top of all of this, Felicia is the President and CEO of Mygani (formally Mygani Design Studio), a marketing firm she established and has been operating since 2004.

Felicia is the ideal role for anyone looking to have a positive impact on their community. Her selfless efforts both inside and outside the home are greatly appreciated by all those she has come in contact with. And did I mention that Felicia is also a phenomenal wife?! Therefore, I proudly nominate Felicia as an Amazing Mom candidate because I have been both amazed and inspired by this super-woman and super-mom that I am so lucky to call my wife!

Happy Mother’s Day to all my amazing moms!!

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HERstory: The real story behind being a mompreneur

In honor of March being Women’s History Month. I decided to feature some of the amazing mompreneurs in my company’s signature program, Mentoring Mamas™.

HERstory is an inspirational blog talk radio segment featuring women sharing their personal and professional experiences as entrepreneurs.

Click below for full interview

This month’s guest included:

 
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Jacksonville’s Family Nature Hunts

A few weeks ago me and my family had the opportunity to participate in a unique experience courtesy of Fun4firstcoastkids  and JaxParks…a nature hunt (an outside scavenger hunt)! We meet at Castaway Island Preserve with two other families, as we walked through the paved path we came across several clues. The clues were foot prints in the cement … the kids had to guess what kind of animal made the footprints before we reached each post where it listed the answer. Once the hike was over, each family was instructed to go to the Fun4firstcoastkids website and enter the answer for the last clue. Prizes vary from icecream to cupcakes and much more!

This was a great experience for my toddler! She’s loves exploring and being outside. TIP: It’s much more fun with a group of kids! Remember to bring snacks, water, sunscreen, bug spray, hats, sunglasses, strollers plus anything else you may need. The hunt lasted about an hour.

 

Jacksonville Nature Hunt 2014

The hike we participated in was a preview of the FREE 10 week summer nature hunt Fun4firstcoastkids is hosting. Our hike was taped by JaxParks and used as a promotional video to give families a better idea of how the Nature Hunts work.

The 10 FREE Nature Hunts will take place June 9 – August 11 at various parks throughout Jacksonville. Check out  Fun4firstcoastkids for more details.

 

See full video below.

Plus be sure to check out Fun4Firstkids.com for hundreds of other great events and activities for kids and families.

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