The Secrets of Managing Your Time as an Entrepreneur: from the Experts!

wowEntrepreneurs around the world are seeking answers on how to handle a major issue: how to have the time to do what they love; and also have a personal life! I recently was asked this question at a conference I attended, and knew this needed to be addressed in more detail by the experts!

I sought out some of our speakers, trainers, presenters, entertainers, coaches, and authors, that are represented here at “Simply” Sue Speaks! Global Booking Agency. They are successful entrepreneurs and business owners with very different fields of expertise and business models; but I knew they had learned secrets along their journey that hopefully they would be willing to share! And share they did!

We each have the same amount of time: 24 hours a day, 168 hours a week, and normally 8,760 hours a year. In making a choice to have your own business instead of working for someone else, one clear thread ran through all the experts’ comments: you need to have a positive entrepreneurial mindset, and create a plan that allows you the freedom to have a blended and balanced lifestyle. Your success is not based on how many hours you spend at working, but rather having a plan that allows you the freedom to choose what is most important and how you spend the hours to accomplish your plan.

Award-winning Global Entrepreneurship Speaker and Professor Gary Palin shares this:
“Balance is key! Take the time to have a family walk, including your dog, every day.”

Professor Palin speaks and trains all the right ways to operate your business plan for success, but he knows you must intentionally take the time daily to spend with your family and, in his case, the awesome dog- Spirit, a Rhodesian Ridgeback.  He is an ‘in-demand’ global speaker on all areas of Entrepreneurship, and when he travels Spirit misses him I am sure.

Kelly Swanson, motivational speaker, comedian, award-winning storyteller, and the author of “Who Hijacked My Fairy Tale?” shared in her business she has to have:
1.   A clearly defined business plan for the year with areas of top priority and focus.
2.  Be able to turn that plan into daily/weekly/monthly action steps based on priority and deadlines.
3.  Whenever something comes across your desk/email ask yourself: is this a priority and does it have to be done now?
4.  Daily ask yourself: what is best use of my time today? Stick to it.
5.  Learn to say NO to things that distract you from your top priorities.

Kelly is a Wife and Mom of an 11 year old son, and her business is a “family” business. She lives what she shares and has fun doing it all! She is an excellent blogger, and author, and is a sought after keynote speaker for events across the country.

Barbara Hemphill-known as the “Paper Tiger Lady” offers these tips: “I spend the first hour of everyday in quiet time reminding myself of the “why” for my business. What is it that is important enough to accomplish in my life that makes me willing to do the three most important things in my business today to be profitable?”

Barbara is an internationally recognized Organization and Productivity Expert, Speaker and Author. Her recent book Less Clutter More Life is to help people “accomplish their work and enjoy their lives” by not only handling the paper and digital clutter, but also addressing the emotional and spiritual clutter.  She is a sought after speaker who travels across the country sharing a practical message of change.

Can you see from these successful Entrepreneurs some ways that you could change what you are doing now concerning having enough time to do it all? I want to always be a “long-life learner” and I learned some things here that I am beginning right now!

Hope you will come back next week, as we share some more time management tips from the experts who are successful at making it happen! Are you looking for a speaker for your upcoming event? Save time, stress, and money by taking a look at our speakers found here at www.simplysuespeaks.com 

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Sue Falcone

 

 

 

How Do You Face Change?

change1In our ever changing world, how do you face it?  I am learning an amazing solution concept from one of our new Speakers, Dean Lindsay, who presents this:
“Change is inevitable, Progress is a Choice!”

When Dean first shared this with me, I thought, “isn’t it amazing I can still keep learning no matter my age or stage from those that are placed into my life?  I started processing through this and have found we all face change differently, but the key is: do we always intentionally choose to make progress?

Since Intentional is our “Word of the Year” here at “Simply” Sue Speaks! Global Booking Agency, I realized in my life I didn’t always make the right choices in facing change that would lead to progress. A good example is one I am facing now! We are expanding and growing rapidly, and I want to be organized and have all the right systems and processes in place to handle the changes, but due to time and happenings I can take a shortcut, which ends up in the long run being the wrong choice! So no progress is made, and I end up having to go back and handle the same issue, which wastes time and resources. Has this ever happened to you?

We are also in the process of designing a new website. That is why you do not see Dean listed here with our other speakers; but it will soon be finished and launched and showcase each of them even better! I applied this concept in knowing I am making progress and it will soon be done and I can keep on moving on our many other projects and events for Dean and our other talent.

As you read this can you see how powerful this concept can be in your life and business? I am glad to have the opportunity of not only booking Dean for your upcoming events; but I also get the advantage of being able to experience his training and techniques first hand for myself!

We would love to hear your comments here about how you face change; and also do you see how this new concept could work for you.

Dean Lindsay square headshotTo see more about Dean Lindsay-“The DEAN of Sales and Service” see his website: www.deanlindsay.com and to book him for your upcoming event contact me direct at sue@simplysuespeaks.com or click on contact here on our current site.

 

 

 

 

From “Me” to “We!”

relaunchpictureHonored today to be featured on Award-winning Podcast show-RELAUNCH with host Joel Boggess and wife Dr.Pei. I shared my journey and the greatest “ReLaunch” moment in my life that guided my professional path into becoming a “we” rather than stay a “me!”

I am blessed to have achieved many dreams and goals in spite of my background and the many obstacles I faced. We all have stories to share, but mine has brought me to a unique and interesting place to be.

I thought after my corporate career ended that I would be speaking and writing for the rest of my days! I love it, and I was able to have a great following, but I realized there were many talented speakers, presenter, entertainers, trainers, coaches, and authors, that needed help in marketing to the places they couldn’t seem to reach, and negotiate for them the fees they needed. Some had a busy schedule and needed someone to handle the details of booking that would allow them to keep doing what they love the best-being in front of the audience speaking!

I realized it was no longer going to be about “me” as the speaker and author; but I was going to create a company that would represent hand-selected talent and help them “be heard and seen!”  Little did I realize it would grow and expand and reach out globally!

I am content to stay off the stage, and help others get to their stage!  Today I got back on the stage, only to share that it’s not about me at all! It is the “we” of speakers, event planners and clients, that I can connect perfectly together for an awesome unforgettable and memorable experience that I want to leave as my legacy!  I invite you to visit our website here and explore the awesome talent that is awaiting to become part of your upcoming event. Be looking for new speakers being added and a new website design soon that will showcase them even more!  To book your next event with our speakers contact me at sue@simplysuespeaks.com.

Hope you will listen to my podcast at www.ReLaunchShow.com/257 , and put RELAUNCH on your Play List! Thanks again to Joel and Dr. Pei for having me, and I look forward to meeting them in person one day.

Sue Falcone

Sue Falcone

 

 

Handling the “Unexpected!”

unexpected1Ever had an “unexpected” moment change your life?  Most of us are more comfortable living in a pattern of habit and steady pace, and when the “unexpected” happens we are at a loss of what to do. We didn’t think to plan for it!

This week we received an “unexpected” weather event, and because of it we were not prepared for the road conditions to be hazardous and took chances that resulted in a large number of accidents. This caused major damage, fortunately not many injuries,  and we felt for those that were involved.

However, my Grandmother always said: “something good can come out of anything,” and in this situation it did! A local car repair business that had been scheduled to close, now has increased new business and will be able to remain open; because they were “unexpectedly” available!

I chose not to live in the “what ifs” but am more calm, peaceful, and confident when acknowledging and planning for the “unexpected” that could happen!  We can not prevent the “unexpected” from entering our lives, but we can do something to make them easier to handle once they do!

Here at “Simply” Sue Speaks! Global Booking Agency, we have amazing talent that share all over the world, how to handle the “unexpected” in a number of different topics and situations that you face everyday.  They show you how to make choices and give you expert solutions to handling the “unexpected” before and when they occur, whether in your business or professional and personal life situations.

Sue Falcone

Sue Falcone

 

 

Tonight we are facing another “weather event.” The forecasters have done their best to let us see what could and might happen; just wonder how many are prepared to face the “unexpected” and how will it affect their lives?

 

“yes…BUT!”

yesbutAs you live, work, and plan does the word BUT… ever come up?  Speakers and authors are cautioned not to overuse this word, but in reality how often is that your mindset?

Recently, Carol Andrews-TV Media Personality, and Speaker shared a new concept of how to evaluate, if you are living in the BUT mode, and staying where you are, by testing your EQR ability! It will help you get past the BUT… mentality and mindset and get you from where you are to where you want to be!

Check out Carol’s video: http://goo.gl/7uMfPq and view her blog at http://carolandrewsnctv.com/testing-eqr-ability/  to hear more about EQR!

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Want Carol at your upcoming Event?
To book her contact us here or email me
at sue@simplysuespeaks.com

 

Is Hope and Humor a Part of Your Business?

funfridayMany say hope and humor are those things that we don’t need to learn more about; and certainly not something you should pay to hear and learn about!

I consider myself a hopeful and fun person, but how did I get that attitude, and how can I keep it going in the world we now live in?  Many are learning that those who have applied hope and humor in their lives: live longer, have better relationships, are healthier, and have better results in their work and companies they own.

What key things do we need to put into our minds and daily living that will keep us hopeful and having fun? Dale Carnegie said: “People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.” Oh, “WOW” that means we should have fun at work?  I know someone you will want to have as your next speaker who will help you do just that!

Award-winning Kelly Swanson travels the country bringing a powerful message and is “outrageously” Funny! Businesses and the lives of people are being changed! Some of her topics include: “6 Secrets to Connecting with People-that Help you Sell, Lead, and Impact Better”, “Help You Move from Creating Lists, to Creating Habits and Attitudes, which are More Valuable than Lists”, “Help You from Where You are Stuck, to Where You Want to Be.”  Kelly can also custom design topics you have in mind. To book Kelly for your upcoming event contact us here at www.simplysuespeaks.com/contact or email me at sue@simplysuespeaks.com.

Have a great fun week!

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“Simply” Sue Falcone
Owner: “Simply” Sue Speaks! Global Booking Agency

 

 

 

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