How many have heard that phrase and wondered what it meant?
It is a wonderful dream to be your own boss. How many of you have day dreamed about no longer having to listen to someone else give you orders on how they like things done, make coffee for someone, sit through boring meetings, or commute to work?
I know some of us, me included, always thought we could do a better job than our supervisor or manager? Especially when they made stupid mistakes or took too long to make a decision –but as employees we had all the
Actually, being your own boss is harder and requires more work than working for someone else.
There is a price to be paid when it comes to being the boss. The cost is often your sleep, your time, and sometimes making the wrong decision. When you are the boss, owner, manager, CEO you are the final decision maker.
Every decision that you make affects your business IMMEDIATELY!
I have had days like that when I simply have to say “ I am paying the cost to be the boss.”
It means living with a life altering decision for your business that will affect your family or finances, it means having others look to you constantly for the answer and to make that ‘right now’ decision.
Suddenly the tables have turned and you are the leader. So what do you do when you find yourself paying the cost to be the boss?
1. Stop and think about the decision you are going to make. Is it going to affect your business now or later?
2. Do you have to make the decision now?
3. Who is the going to effect? Who is involved?
4. Research and make sure you have all the necessary information first
5. When in doubt- seek someone else out. There is nothing wrong with asking for advice from a mentor or trusted advisor.
Consultants or business coaches, often fall under the category of trusted advisor or mentor. It is my job to help you navigate through some of those decision making process. Having a consultant around provides you with a level of confidence that someone else has been where you are and understands the frustrations you are facing.
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Use this time to ask questions that you or a group of friends may not know the answer to, or if you need an idea on how to get started!
I look forward to being speaking with you and helping you along your journey.
I am a survivor of Domestic Violence. I say that first, because I don’t want you to think that your past will decide your future. Allow me to share a short version of my story, and I would love to hear your story as well!
I was married to my abuser for two years and the abuse was severe; physical, emotional and
mental. My abuser was the pastor of my church and a respected member of the community. Abuse was not something others were going to believe and when it was brought to their attention they didn’t.
On some days I was allowed one meal and one bathroom break. If I was allowed to go to work that was the best day until I noticed that time was 5pm and it was time to go home. I did not see my family for two years and
while I was allowed to talk them on the phone it was never without a listening ear on the other end.
The day I left, I had a seven-year old and a three-month old preemie that had just been discharged from the hospital. I left while my abuser was asleep after he had kept me up all night and trying to have me committed to a mental
hospital of all things. Finally at 5am he went to sleep, I crept downstairs and told my oldest daughter to pick on favorite toy to take on road trip.
I literally stood at the front door for 30 minutes crying before I decided to open it. The car I had at the time had no insurance, no tag, no registration the front wheel came off when you drove over 50 and it only held $3.00 worth of gas
I had my purse, three diapers, a can of milk and a car sit. The closes people I knew were over an hour away. I had no money to get to where I need to go and no one to help get me there.
I remember running to the car and just driving –until I was pulled over two miles later by a State Trooper after I told him my story he let me go on my way.
Needless to say I pressed charges and after not being able to find an attorney to represent me I learned the laws for the state I was in and I represented myself.
It was then I realized that I was stronger than I had ever imagined. It was my first step to finding the real me and it set me on my path of helping others.
So here we are 9 years later, I have helped many women and men along the way either through speaking about domestic violence or helping them become business owners or start nonprofits.
What is your story? I urge you to not let your past or your situation hold you back.
Don’t let your fear decide your destiny
I would love to hear your story or perhaps help you discover your story. Please leave your comments below and I will respond or if you prefer email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to hearing your story!
As always if you of anyone who is abused please follow the safe way to help. Below is the link to the National Domestic Violence Hotline.
Most people think I want a Non Profit. Or if only I had grant money- then I would be set. Unfortunately, that is not the
complete story and it does not work that easy!
You must be dedicated to start a Non Profit; there is work that has to be done BEFORE you start receiving grant money.
I am going to make the steps as simple as possible for you on how to start a Non Profit and then I will answer some questions that everyone wants to know the answer too.
Non Profits do the following:
1. How soon will I be able to find and receive grant money?
a. Researching for a grant is a FULL TIME job! It is something you must do every day.
b. Once you find a grant- you must apply and IF you are award the grant money- it is allocated to do specific things. IT IS NOT YOURS TO SPEND FREELY!
2. How much money will I receive from a grant to pay myself?
a. It depends on the grant and if salary is allowed. When you apply for a grant it will give you GREAT detail on how they want you to spend THEIR MONEY.
3. Can someone guarantee me that I will be awarded a grant?
a. NO. You are competing with other organizations. The best thing you can do is to
follow their instructions and pay attention to every detail.
4. How do I really get started?
a. Easy- follow the steps I gave above. OR
b. Google- How to Start a Non Profit. You can include the state you are living in to give you the guidelines for that
So I have given some very basic steps on how to get started and what to do.
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Let me help you through your process of starting your non-profit. Are you thinking of starting a non-profit with your family? Group sessions are available as well!
Contact me today and get started on living your passion!
J’Anmetra is uniquely positioned to understand the many nuisances business owners face when they’re just starting out. Coaching services are provided online, via email, in person, or via phone. As a survivor of Domestic Violence J'Anmetra has lived by the following quote that motivates her daily is from John Wooden