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Learning How to Plan and Achieve Your Goals

In Frugal, Phenomenal

Many people would never take a road trip without a GPS or map, but often operate their lives without a plan or a goal. Just like in road trips, you need to take the time to plan, prioritize, and determine where you are going if you want to hit your destination. Without the plan or goal it is very easy to get off track with the distractions that show up in life. Having a plan helps to keep you focused on your goals and allows you to have an early warning when you are deviating from the path. For example,…

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5 Tips to Effectively Negotiate and Get What You Want

In Frugal, Phenomenal

Women typically are way less likely to ask for what we want and less likely to negotiate. This is why women typically still pay more than men and why women still earn less than men.  What we need to understand is that the worst that can happen is that someone says no. However, if you don’t ask, the answer is no every time. In her book, Women Don’t Ask, Linda Babcock conducted a survey of graduating business school students and found that there was a 7.6% difference in salary between men and women. One of the interesting findings was that 57%…

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Learning How to Turn A Setback into a Comeback

In Frugal, Phenomenal

I was recently talking to my friend, AJ Williams of The Single Black Chick, and she told me that her car broke down.  She spent a lot of time and thought about what she was going to do about transportation in Detroit.  She immediately started to think that she would have to purchase a car 4 months sooner than she planned, and she thought about how she could modify her finances to accommodate the purchase.  As she continued to think this through she realized that: [more…] She lives 1 mile from work and has the opportunity to work from home…

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Why You Can’t Reach Your Goals on Talent Alone

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You can never be the best unless you believe you are the best and work towards it.” I heard that nugget on a morning sports talk radio show while I was on the super shuttle and it made me think about what this means to you, the FNPhenomenal ones. 1.  Talent isn’t enough.  Oftentimes we are taught that you need to be the most talented in order to be the best.  Many people even believe that those who win are the most talented.  What many of us fail to understand is that you need massive action and massive belief in…

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Women, Work and Community: You Don’t Have To Act Like A Man To Be Successful

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Women are so POWERFUL,  and so often we don’t understand our own power.  Sometimes we don’t understand the rules of the game and think that we have to conform to a man’s way of getting things done.  bSMART founder, Meagan Hooper, noticed a void.  She realized that women need a different type of support and energy, so she created bSMART to help empower women through building community, education, support, and networking.   Register now for Women, Work, and Community: You Don’t Have to Think Like a Man to be Successful [more…] Join the conversation to learn how you can be feminine, community focused,…

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