How to Bounce Back When Things Don't Go As Planned

…no pressure, no diamonds💎

Hi biz-starters!👋

Is your mind being invaded by negative thoughts? Is your self-talk preventing growth and destroying your sleep, peace, and happiness?

Last summer, I hit a frustrating point in my second business. I was unsure if I wanted to expand it into two additional states. Fortunately, I caught up with an old friend I’ve known for 21 years when we were both working day and night to grow our business; she is a pivotal friend and mentor.

We had a deep conversation about the lowest moments in our businesses over the years, the lessons we learned, and the tools we used to overcome them.

I ended up traveling ✈️ across the U.S. to check for myself the pulse of the market before making a final decision after our chat.

It's easy to put on a brave face and pretend everything is okay, but talking to someone you trust about your struggles provides support and a fresh point of view.

If you're going through a tough time in your business, know you're not alone. Reach out to your support system, and have someone (friend, mentor, coach) who can provide a different perspective. Then take a moment of stillness and think deeply before reacting.

There will be highs and lows, successes and failures. And it's during those low moments when having the right tools and support can make all the difference.

I want to share two things I found invaluable during the difficult times I experienced.

First, get a mentor you can be transparent with, and whom you look up to who is where you want to be in your business.

Don't be afraid to reach out to someone you admire and trust and ask them to be your sounding board.

Second, get someone (a partner or friend) who can be honest with you and call you out when needed. This person can help pull you out of a low point and change your mindset by telling you what you need to hear rather than what you want.

This week we focus on reaching success in your business and letting go of the negative mindsets holding you back.

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Now, let’s get into this week’s tips, ideas, resources, and the latest news!

The Latest from Sherry

The Entrepreneur's Guide For Shifting To A Growth Mindset🌀

A growth mindset teaches you to see challenges as opportunities, not something to be feared. Having the right mindset can make or break your business because it influences how you act, think, believe, and your ability to make things happen. In this blog I share the entrepreneur’s guide to shifting to a growth mindset.

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💹Money Corner a/k/a Get Money‼️

Kickstart your business growth; grant funding may go a long way toward your goals. There are several programs currently running that offer funds for everything from pandemic recovery to historic building preservation. See the grants with a March deadline.

Venture Capital Funds Are Tight. You Can Still Get Your Share. Entrepreneurs in underrepresented groups faced funding challenges, and financing for Black businesses dropped 45 percent in 2022, according to Crunchbase data. The game has changed, so you must be more competitive, creative, and optimistic about securing funds from VCs.

Developing a daily financial self-care routine. It will help you create long-term, positive money habits. To get you started, here are some tips for improving your money skills in just 8 minutes a day.

👩🏽‍💻Digital Marketing News

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💜🤗Entrepreneur Stories For Your Soul

It’s Women’s History Month, and this article shares stories from 10 female leaders about how they reached success and how you can get there.

👥👥Community News

Community brings a community, building strong leaders and helping people work together to achieve great things. "There is immense power when a group of people with similar interests gets together to work toward the same goals." Idowu Koyenikan. Check out what's happening in community news.👇

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💎Fashion marketplace taps Revo Video for the shoppable video feature.

💎7 Proven Ways to Make Money on Amazon in 2023 . See the video below to learn more about how to get more product sales on Amazon

🔨Top Tool of the Week

The Weebly Product Photography Guide

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Their site features fantastic product photos to help you sell products. Product photography can be intimidating, and when you’re starting a business, there are so many things happening at once, it’s not always easy to figure out what to focus on. Weebly’s photography guide provides a guide to help you make better photography choices to capture your products best.

⏳Until Next Time

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