Tips for a Successful Start-Up Business

Start-Up Entrepreneur

Tips for a Successful Start-Up Business by guest blogger Sara Masterson You hear a lot of stories about people starting their own business and making their dream as an Entrepreneur happen and it going under just as fast as it started. This can make a lot of people nervous when they are thinking about opening their own business. However, there are some things you can do and keep in mind when building up your start-up to make it successful. These tips will help you start a strong business and get past problems that have brought other businesses down in the past. Make Sure You Have a … [Read more...]

A Special Message To Women


I am grateful. I am angry. I am excited. Gratitude, I know, it's one of those self-help guru keywords. To me gratitude isn't so much an exercise in becoming artificially modest even thought it is attribute that I do not posses. Gratitude to me is about being aware of what you have in your life versus running after stuff we don't have. Sure I would like the business to move faster, get bigger, have The Women's Code become the movement I envision it as and train offices like crazy. But during the quiet time of the season and especially on a day like today it is important for us to reflect. … [Read more...]

Women in Business – Infographic


Women in Business Women have come a long way since the 1950’s. It is hard to believe that women were once discouraged and outright barred from most professional career paths. Now, as the 21st century gets underway, we see nearly half of all adult women hold full-time jobs with another 17% working part-time. These numbers would have been unheard of a few decades ago when women were expected to act as dedicated stay-at-home moms and homemakers. Compare that to today as more than a third of all working mothers now are the sole source of income within their households. Women in Business … [Read more...]

Schedule Meetings With Yourself


Today's contribution is about the importance to schedule meetings with yourself and how to boost your productivity and well-being. by guest blogger Chris Sequeira The modern workday is a busy and highly social workday. We find our calendars packed with group meetings, sometimes from the moment we show up at work until the moment we leave. Sometimes, those meetings exist on our calendars because we scheduled them with other people. Group meetings serve many purposes, of course. Even though today's working professionals have a wide range of electronic communication tools at their … [Read more...]

How To Find Balance In My Busy Life

How To Find Balance In My Busy Life

How To Find Balance In My Busy Life On my last business trip I learned an important lesson on how to find a better balance in my busy life even if I am on the road. I'd like to share with you what I learned. Find out how being more aware of your choices can help you on a day to day basis to balance your busy life. Often, it is not about big things like going on a vacation that gets us center again but more the little things we do daily. What are your tricks and tips that you have found that work for you to keep a good balanced? Watch the video here or click on the image below: How … [Read more...]

The Women’s Code Goes on the Road


By Beate Chelette I'll be taking my code to Texas. Although many women joined me for the very first Women's Code Conference in California last March, and many others are continuing to discover online about our work on behalf of helping women find balance in their lives, I've got a great opportunity for anyone who's going to be in or around Austin, Texas, in early January. I'm speaking at the fabulous Wizard Academy, that teaching institution for all things wonderful and insightful and counterintuitive that Roy H. Williams founded. Roy himself teaches enlightening courses on … [Read more...]

Support Is All Around


I Am Pondering About... Even though there are things I know we have no control over, I still get angry at our helplessness. Just as a quick recap for you, dear reader, a few weeks ago as I was sailing with good friends in the Caribbean, disconnected from the world, I finally decided to log on when we were near a wifi hotspot. The Facebook app on my iPad had a message that said, "Call me when you can." The message came from Melissa, the young woman I've written about over the last year. And it was the message that I had feared getting while I was vacationing. Before responding to … [Read more...]

Of Friends Passing and Lasting Friendship


By Beate Chelette Today is the day to face up to responsibilities. Like any other day. Still, this one is different. I am sitting here in my living room waiting until it’s time to go to Louella’s service. I was on vacation in the British Virgin Islands when I received a note from Melissa that said, “Call me when you get this.” I knew immediately what had happened, and before calling Melissa, I checked her mother's — my friend's — Facebook page. She had passed away peacefully. She died peacefully, but she is no longer here. And she leaves behind a daughter whom, as many of you know, I've … [Read more...]

A Mother’s Wish


I realize this is a recurring theme with me lately: to accept or not the situation that life puts us in, especially given the travails of my friends Melissa and her mother, who's fighting a losing battle with cancer and wishes the best for her daughter. I'm back and forth between visits and my recuperation from visits. Back at the hospital visiting Melissa's mother, back at home wondering how to process it all. Forgive me if I appear to judge. I don't know if it's actually being judgmental or not – Melissa's mom doesn't seem to accept her situation, and I don't know if it's my place to tell … [Read more...]

Ready Or Not, Who Are You Going To Be?


These days dying and death seem to be coming around quite a bit in my life. Last week I heard that a dear friend's husband, drummer Paulo Mattioli, has passed away. He died of brain cancer. This comes on top of Melissa’s mom, whose situation I have been writing to you about. My friend Ninaya shared with me that Paulo was ready to go. He had always been very spiritual, unafraid of what would come after life. He had a strong presence, and one of the most amazing and welcoming smiles I've ever encountered. It’s been said that the year 2012 is when we are nearing the end of the world. … [Read more...]