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Monday
Feb022015

New Year, New You?!?

February is already upon us and the first month of 2015 is already a memory. How are your New Year’s resolutions coming along? Hopefully they aren’t a distant memory and you are making progress with the business goals you’ve set for yourself.

I love this quote from Martin Luther King, Jr. and always appreciate when I’m reminded of it.

  

This is so true as we assess our goals. Often, it can seem that new roadblocks are put in our way too frequently. It’s up to us to overcome them and find a way to accomplish things despite them.

If you’re like me, you probably sometimes feel as though you are just treading water and doing everything you can to keep your head barely above water. When you have a family, children, a household to run and sometimes even another job, running your own business can take a backseat.

That can be the beauty of being an entrepreneur. Your business, your time, your rules. However, if you aren’t moving forward and making progress, that can be a double edged sword.

I’m challenging you to do everything you can in the coming months to propel your business forward! Let’s accomplish some great things and put your business in the forefront now! Spring is right around the corner and this is a great time to make advancements before the kids get out of school for the summer!

We’ve recently launched our 2015 Media Kit and have some great opportunities for you to take advantage of there.

And, for a few more days, we are still running our Pick5 Special – New Year, New You?!? Revitalize your business; put some pizzazz into it and get 2015 off to the rocking start you deserve!

 

 Cheers!

 

Tuesday
Jan212014

New Year Resolutions or Goals?

Do you typically make a New Year’s Resolution? Or resolutions? In the past, I haven’t been good about resolutions. They always seemed too broad or too narrow. So last year I tried something new. I wrote down my overall goals for the year instead.

It worked out pretty well. Even though I didn’t complete all of them {only about four of the 13 to be exact} I still categorize it as successful.

·         Take a couples only vacation. Done. That was easy and fun!

·         Read a book. Did so on said vacation. Even read two! That should count for bonus points!

·         Write an E-book. Nope, didn’t do that. But, I’ve made progress toward that end goal and it’s still on my list for 2014.

·         Lose 30 pounds. Although I didn’t lose that much, I lost at least half of that and am much closer to my goal than I was when I started.

And, that’s why I feel successful. Success equals consistently moving forward despite setbacks or detours.

We all have detours and setbacks, both in our personal lives and in our business lives. Do you let them take you completely off track or just derail you for a few moments? Either way, I think it is how you ultimately deal with the setback that matters. No matter how severe, if you are able to refocus and push forward then that’s success.

What are your goals for 2014? Some of my 2013 items have migrated over to my new list. I’m ok with that. Some of mine have grown. In 2013, I wanted to run my first 5k. I did. In 2014, I aim to run my first 10k.

I haven’t allowed anything to fall from sight. If it was a priority then, I’ve at least given the thought and consideration to whether is still should be a priority now. I didn’t cross any uncompleted items off, but did do some slight editing. Some things I’ve copied verbatim over to 2014, {like read a book} just because I enjoyed it and don’t want to lose my motivation to do it again!

And, I’ve added some new goals. That’s what growth is all about, right? Expanding our horizons, trying new things and enhancing the world that we live in. Some of my goals are frivolous and materialistic. That’s ok. Others are more community and service centered, which I think is great.

Regardless of whether I complete these goals; regardless of whether they make me a better, more balanced person; regardless of whether my business soars; I’m happy I took the time to write them down. Self reflection is always beneficial. And, now I have all of you to be accountable to, too ;)

Wednesday
Jan042012

Welcome, 2012!

I know that it has been almost two weeks since I’ve made an appearance and updated the blog. I appreciate your understanding while I took some much needed time off to spend with my family during the holidays. I trust that you and yours also had a wonderful holiday season.

It’s no surprise that we’re cooking up a ton of great new ideas for 2012 here at Market Mommy. We would LOVE it if you were a part of our plans. In the coming weeks, we’ll be announcing details about the first ever Market Mommy S.T.A.R. Mom Entrepreneur Award. You won’t want to miss those details!

We have other things in store as well. We’ve already created a new Classified Ad page where you can list your Help Wanted or Business Opportunity ads for just $5. Sign up here. And, we still have spaces left in our Mega Advertising package! Make Market Mommy part of your New Year’s resolution to advertise better! You can have a presence on our site all year long for 50% off! Click here for details!

Are you ready to tackle 2012? Do you have a plan in place and goals set to achieve? Only you have the power to make this year better than the last. As I organize and implement my new ideas, please let me know how Market Mommy can help you. We are here to offer advice, help and services when it comes to ANY aspect of marketing! Have a question? Just ask, chances are we can help you answer it!

And, just in case you haven't viewed it yet, our Holiday Gift Guide is live until the end of January!

Wednesday
Jan052011

Welcome Back!

I know that it has been more than two weeks since I’ve made an appearance and updated the blog. I apologize for my absence and appreciate your understanding while I took some much needed time off to spend with my family during the holidays. I trust that you and yours also had a wonderful holiday season.

Ours was filled with many exciting moments, including the announcement of our third baby due to join our family this summer. My two weeks off were really underscored by quiet time at home with the kids, watching movies, ordering takeout, having friends and family over and just simply enjoying the days. Which, of course, went by way too fast.

So, now, here we are at the brink of a new year. I’m back and refreshed and ready to implement some great new ideas for Market Mommy and for your small businesses, too.  Are you ready to tackle 2011? Do you have a plan in place and goals set to achieve? Only you have the power to make this year better than the last.

As I organize and implement new ideas for 2011, please let me know how Market Mommy can help you. We are here to offer advice, help and services when it comes to ANY aspect of marketing! Have a question? Just ask, chances are we can help you answer it!

Happy New Year!