EXCLUSIVE: Here’s why you’re NOT getting PAID to do what you LOVE

by | Black Woman CEO Podcast, Black Woman Leadership, Black Women Entrepreneurs

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Perhaps we just met, but let me take off my pearls and heels so I can put on my uptowns and get fully South Bronx for a second…Why? Cause Girl, I need to tell you something ain’t none of these coaches and gurus out here gonna tell you.

YOU are getting in the way of you getting paid.

Take a deep breath & hear me out.

Look, I get it. I’m just like you. I have education & degrees. I’ve been at the top of my organization. But every day, you’re looking at your “good” life knowing something is missing. That’s why you hopped on the entrepreneurial train, right?

You know you can take all that education and the same skills & strengths you’re giving to your current job and start your own shit (yeah I’m cursing, telling you I’m getting full South Bronx in this one).

Here’s the problem, you’re not really committed.

Nah B… If you were, you wouldn’t let the kids be an excuse.

You would not let being tired after work prevent you from putting yourself out there.

You wouldn’t keep watching these damn webinars and implementing not one tip.

You wouldn’t keep toying with the business idea or ignoring the training you actually paid for ::sucks my teeth::  Why did you waste your money???

Here’s the deal…

You don’t need more information, you need to implement.

You don’t need a business idea, you need to package what you know.

You don’t need money, you need to make different choices with the funds you have.

And you don’t need more time, you need to set different priorities.

Sis, you also need to stop focusing on these chicks with the pictures of them on the beach in these Facebook ads claiming how they made six figures in a month while traveling the world…cause what they don’t tell you, even if they are truly making that much, is they are actually WORKING!

From their hotel rooms or villas, they are making offers, creating programs & serving clients.

You still gotta do shit. And it takes a certain mindset, proper systems, and profitable strategies to sip a Mai Tai on the Hawaiian coastline.

How do I know? Because I’ve done that myself in Hawaii. Believe me, it took work to get there.

“Whatcha need to do” is learn how to make your first $10, $100, or $1,000 offering your genius to your market.

Hear me on this: Pitching & selling at or for your job is much different than creating your own cash. You have to get over some mental barriers to do so.

Okay, now that I sat aside the “MSS” credential that hangs out behind my last name, let’s get really real. (Btw, MSS=MSW)

You are Brilliant!

You don’t need to be afraid to show up. You don’t have to think “Who Am I?” to do the work you love.

Why the (insert the “F” word) NOT you? I’m not going too far with the cursing.…But really WHY NOT YOU?

You see these less intelligent people writing books and articles saying the stuff you say all the time. (Don’t get mad at me, you know you think you’re smarter than them. Don’t front!)

You get on these webinars and realize you could have done it better. Ahem!

So, don’t speak about it. Be about it. ::in my P. Diddy voice::

Stop sitting on the sidelines and go do it. Stand for yourself and those who are praying for you. Go fill the gap in your industry. Shake things up!

For the love of God, stop being the best-kept secret. That is whack and for the birds!

You are TOO grown and educated for that…really you are.

You’re too grown to let your kids be an excuse.

You’re too educated to say, “I don’t know how to start.” (Come on…Google is our best friend, right?)

And you’re too much of a hustler to keep saying “I can’t afford it” because I bet you’re taking trips you can’t afford…That hurt right, just a little. I’m sorry (but not sorry).

Guess what, those trips ain’t getting you no closer to fulfilling your purpose and doing work you love. Boom! ::Spins around, drops mic & sips some Moscato::

I may seem out of character right now, but I’m tired.

I’m tired of you not showing up for yourself…Aarghhh!!!!!!

Really, this ain’t even about you hiring me or buying anything from me. I would do what I do for free and I have, but “Not No More.”

Gave that up a few years ago because I know my value and “I’m not a businessman. I’m a business, man!” (That’s Jay Z if you didn’t get that reference).

Okay, so where do you go from here???

This is what I would like for you to do ::putting my pearls & heels back on::

Go “Pro” and ACTIVATE your inner CEO.

If you haven’t seen the information about the Mind Your Business 7-day Challenge for Black Women Entrepreneurs, consider it. Since its launch in September 2015, over 650 women have participated in this challenge. ::brush my shoulders off::

In it, I’ll share the key business strategies I’ve used for myself and with my Black woman CEO clients to get focused and stay in action (so we could get paid!). “Yes Girl, I need this in my life!”

**Don’t Just Take My Word For It**

“Before I took the Mind Your Business Challenge, I was struggling with clarity around next steps and systems that will help with being a successful mompreneur a possibility. As a result of taking the challenge, I have been able to feel more confident during my very first launch and feeling more secure in the product I am offering. I recommend this challenge for anyone who wants to gain clarity or may need a quick boost in order to take actionable steps to make some money in your business.”-Nicole Bolden, M.S.W., CEO- Thriving with Baby


“What I’ve learned from this challenge is that I can have clarity, focus, and momentum by simply asking ‘What is my next best step?’ and then DOING the work. By making a commitment to work on my business every day, no matter how small the task, I ended up taking big leaps towards my goals. Mindset is everything. Taking consistent action allowed me to get unstuck and put my faith into action.”–Karla Hampton, CEO- Sensual Body Wisdom


“Before I took the Mind Your Business Challenge, I was struggling with keeping things simple and not overthinking as a business owner. As a result of taking the challenge, I have been able to list out what I need help with and schedule time to start working on my next program to help my clients. I recommend this challenge for anyone who wants to get focused and out of their heads in their business.”– Alicia Buchanan, CEO- Golden Opportunity to Develop


“Before I took the Mind Your Business Challenge, I was struggling with focusing on my goals. As a result of taking the challenge, I have been able to create positive changes that I can stay consistent with. I recommend this challenge for anyone who wants to gain clarity on the direction they are seeking to go.”-LaTrecia Doyle, CEO- Alluvial Business Consulting & Writing Services, LLC

Now, this challenge is for you if:

  • You started your business, but the income is inconsistent and you aren’t attracting clients.
  • You have invested in numerous coaching programs and “Do It Yourself” courses, but you’re still unclear about what to focus on for success.
  • You feel overwhelmed and stuck although you’re a go-getter and wish you had a trusted mentor to tell you what to do.
  • You’re a new entrepreneur and want to be a Confident Black Woman CEO from the start.

So, how does the challenge work?

You’ll receive the Mind Your Business challenge directly to your mailbox. So you don’t have to worry about missing a day plus private access to a dedicated Facebook.

Let’s work together to unleash your inner CEO ==> Click Here to Enroll Now!

Stand for Yourself. Doubt Your Limits. Take Charge.

Sis, do all that knowing I’m right there with you!

Love you much!Quanisha

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