Sold my brain....

( the pictures are from 2 of my platforms that I use to collect payments-so add them ( Paypal & Selz Jan Paypal Sales Jan 1, 20181st ) Selz Jan 1st

Yes, I Sold My Brain for $9738.41 within 24 Hours…..Well, some of my brain that is. On Dec 31st through Jan 1st for 24 hours, I hosted a sale on some of my top and most sought after content-based digital products and action plans.

There are some really powerful lessons to be learned from this sale-and I’ll break them down for you.

You’re in business or an aspiring business owner if you’re reading the Women CEO Project blog, but you just may be one of the many business owners ( specifically women ) who has trouble with a. Asking for the sale b. Asking for your worth c. Being seen as a salesperson or a person who needs and wants business.

All of these are problems and detrimental to your business. I mean, if you don’t want to be seen as a business owner who has products and services to sell, then why are we here?

Another big problem, is that you don’t have anything to sell or you’re not confident in what you have to offer. This is a BIG hindrance to being in business and it has a lot to do with you being fearful. I mean-how can you be in business if there is nothing for sale, no way to pay you and you have no offers? How can you say you want to make xxx amount of dollars for the year and there isn’t much to buy on your site? How can you say you want to be successful if all you have to offer costs about $12 and you’re scared to even market that?

Ok, let’s fix it.

You need content. You need products. You need a way to service your clients without you having to always be present. Let me give you a few tips:

  1. Research your audience. Just because you want to create something does not mean that A. Your audience wants it. B. Your audience needs it. C. Your audience would be willing to pay for it. So, you must research. I know you are wondering “how” just how Kristi do I know what my audience wants? The very first thing that you need to do-and also IMG_0982 (1)one of the most efficient tasks is to simply ask them…

    1. Ask a question and poll your audience on an Instagram Story. Instagram has gotten fancy. You can not only poll your audience, you can also see EXACTLY who voted for what. So, after you see who voted, can’t you connect with them further via DM?

    2. Ask a poll question on Facebook and/or Twitter. Each of these social media platforms allows you to ask a question and get answers withIMG_0984out paying a dime. My favorite is Twitter. You can host a poll for up to 7 days, pin it to your profile and get feedback. The only thing is-you cannot see who voted for what- but you can surely get a consensus from your audience and even passerbys.

    3. Send an email to your database. Simply ask them. What do they want, what do they need, what are they having the most trouble with, what product of yours do they like the most and what would they add to it?

  2. Package Up Your Knowledge. I know you’ve seen this before and you still may be holding back from putting your thoughts, experiences, and skills out there. There is some fear in this. Once you put yourself out there as a teacher, expert, etc. you open yourself to someone trying to counter your base of knowledge. Now, as a Mastery level educated business consultant ( MBA ) you’d think I’d never get the counter opinions right? Wrong! What I can tell you is, that there will always be opinions on what you should be doing, teaching and charging for AND if you let these opinions hold you back from creating and building products based off your knowledge-you will NEVER build a thing. Especially not a business.

    1. What do you want to teach your audience? What is your skill set?

    2. What do you want them to learn?

Start with these 2 major questions and get to creating products that help take your clients from point A to point B.

  1. Understand Your Goal for Your Content. If you are creating just to create-this is an AWESOME exercise to help you waste time and possibly money in addition to making you frustrated. We’ve all done it-created products that no one wanted. Or, we’ve created a product with absolutely no sales or marketing goal for the product. We were determined to create an ebook on xxx without putting in the research or finding out from our audience if they even wanted or could use xxx. So, it’s important to understand the reason you are creating this content AND what you want the content to do for your business.

Are you creating the content to give folks an entry into a subject, or to give them the pre-work action steps they need before they work with you? What do you want them to do with the content? Where are you trying to lead them once they finish with this content? Some of the Women CEO Project products are to lead into a deeper, more detailed product. It’s important to set some solid goals for creating your products. So, before you start typing or writing or hiring a designer, determine 3-4 goals for each product that you want to create for your audience. This will save you TONS of time and heartache and give you direction for your product.

So these 3 tips are a start to get you on the right path when you are creating your content and trust me-creating content is one of the ways that your business can successfully and efficiently scale up. But there’s more action steps and strategies needed and I’m working with about 50 of you via an Online Class ( Webinar ) on Jan 30th from 7-9pm.

During this webinar, I will walk you through the:

Creation process

Pricing Strategy

Marketing Action Steps

Systems & Hosting Platforms

To join me in this Online Class and learn more, Click HERE  and we will plan this out together!

Good Luck CEOs!

Since Dec. 4, 2015, OVER 14,000 Entrepreneurs all over the world have taken this FREE Goal Setting Pro Course!
It’s Dec 2nd, we have just a few days left before the New Year, I’ve made some changes to the Course and made it even better!
BUT, this year, I am going to join you in taking the course for our December Biz Series!
For the month of December, we will go through the goal setting course together, you will get a fresh email from me daily with details on how to work through the lessons plus added info & videos, we will meet online for a LIVE Q & A on Tuesday ( Dec 6th) AND on Sunday (Dec 11th)
Our December Biz Series Agenda :
Dec 2-11th We work through the Goal Setting Course Together
Dec 6th We have a LIVE Call so YOU can ask questions
Dec 11th We finish the course and have our last LIVE Q & A
Dec 13th-15th Master Strategy Planning Series, How to Apply the Planner to Your Biz for 2017
Dec 18th Technology Cleanup Webinar, Getting Your Tech & Systems Ready for 2017
2017 Mastermind Team Jan 2-16th
2017 Global Power Tour ( Louisiana, London, Ghana, SA) Jan
We have a lot going eh? We are committed to getting you and your business ready for 2017 and we will ONLY send out the lesson extras for the Goal Setting Pro Course if you opt in. To join me as I walk you through one of the MOST Effective Goal Setting Courses, {click here and you’ll be on the list }
To get details on everything else on our schedule, you can email us at AND stay glued to your email.
I LOVE this time of the year. It’s time to not only dream and plan but to put in place all key elements to start 2017 successfully.
Have a wonderful weekend CEOs.




Strategy Series Agenda

Hello CEOs!

Are you plugged into everything that Women CEO Project has planned for you the month of January?

We’ve walked through the steps needed to take your ideas from your 2016 Goals list and put some lessons in place to help you reach them.

Over this course of this month, we have scheduled Twitter Chats/Periscopes, a Webinar and will finish the month hosting our First Annual Author Brunch with an invited author panel here in Houston ( details coming soon, email for questions)


Twitter Chat Tomorrow ( 7-9pm CT)  with me, Kristi Jackson  & Financial Expert Jalesa Ann, ALL about your 2016 Personal and Business Finances.

Goal Setting Webinar, Sunday January 10 from 7-8pm CT
A 1 hour blueprint on how to get your mindset and your focus ready to meet your 2016 business goals. { Register Here! }

So do take a look at the Agenda above. It will also be on the website AND mark your calendars. We have many invited guests that are SUPER hard to get face time with and bringing them all to answer your questions.

I hope your 2016 has started off successfully and I’m super excited to be a part of it.





Hi CEOs,



I’m Answering Questions LIVE from Miami June 30th @12pm Central! 


MANY of you had questions about my upcoming 2 Week ONLINE Mastermind,

– what to expect in terms of privacy, community and support,

– what it required in terms of time, tools needed or mindset,


– what you will learn about your business, profits, marketing, proposal writing and growth,


– what workbooks,toolkits, checklists and templates you will get,


and I’m answering ALL of it LIVE from my the beach!

This Live Webinar Jam will be ONLY 1 Hour and I will get in as MANY questions as possible.


Here’s how to join:


1. Register for the Q & A  { HERE }



2. Email your question(s) about the 2 Week Online Mastermind to 

See you in Miami CEOs!!



Come to LONDON with me!! 

Join me for a Live Webinar Jam Session that I will be Streaming from London on June 10th @12pm CT and teaching you just

” How to Master Your 2015 Business Strategy ” 


We will Work On: 

  • How to Determine Your Business Goals & Match them with Your Money Channels
  • How to Plan Money Tasks for a POWERFUL Week
  • How to Launch a 14 Day Business Strategy that Implements Your Goals
  • What Technology & Tools You Need to Run an Efficient & Effective Business Strategy
  • And ALL attendees will Receive a 14 Day Strategy Template!

I’m using a NEW, Innovative Platform to Jam with you and I’m Super Excited!!

Register Here }

Appearance of Business 1

So, you’ve ended the week tireder, but not a dollar richer eh?

This is a common problem. You put on a suit, you shuffled some emails, you had a coffee meeting, you worked a job, etc. etc, but you haven’t move an inch further towards growing your business or making money.

It’s all schematics.

How you line it up- determines how that thing will fall.

You allowed your day to be ruled by tasks and people who aren’t in your money lane, who are on your purpose train, and you may not be aware and certainly not focused on your #1’s.

Your  #1s are your core tasks. 

Those tasks that you must do to grow the business. Those meeting with key folks. Folks, who can sign checks and book entry visas.

Again, it’s all in how you arrange and organize your day.

Today, I want to save you time, frustration, and hopefully make you some money by helping you to zero in on your hands touching ONLY money tasks while allowing those who support you- to actually support you.

Because at the end of the day, who cares if you wore a suit, and passed out business cards? The appearance of business only serves our ego and definitely not our bank accounts…..

Let’s dig in……

  • First, know the goal. Yep, knowing what you are aiming for wins you half the battle. It’s truly disheartening to see someone going really fast in the wrong direction. So take purposeful AIM. Who do you want to meet. Who do you want to do business with? How much money/connections/clients do you want/need to make today/this week/this month’s goals?
  • Write all these goals down- and put a leash on them ( deadline)
  • Before you step out in the morning- go through and organize your To Do list.
  • There should be a column for calls you need to make, emails you need to send, your projects ongoing, your money etc. Matter of fact- just download this free Weekly Planner that I’ve created for you.
  • The ONLY items that should be in your personal list as opposed to the list you’ve created for your virtual or live assistant- should be money items. Let’s pause here…..

Do you know what you do best? Do you know how to make the biggest impact in your business? What should your role be? I know that I am absolutely horrible at doing spreadsheets, pivot tables, or organizing anything other than my closet. BUT, I just found this out a few years ago.

I’ve wasted time just like you- adding tasks that I’m not good at, that are not A Level, that don’t get me in front of the check writing man, and letting myself get frustrated because I couldn’t perfect said tasks.

Women CEO Project’s most used and detailed spreadsheet that I give to ALL of my clients…. my assistant took what I wanted, made it, and it works GREAT.

Once I asked myself- Kristi, what’s your talent ( selling/marketing/strategy/money ). Then I asked myself, how can you do more of those tasks and get your butt out of the way of letting folks do the other things.

You see- everything that takes you away from working on your core talents in your business- is a disservice to you, your business, and your profits.

So now,

  • What are you good at? What’s the best role you should play in your business?
  • Do any of the items on your To Do list have you in your Talent Role?
  • If they don’t, politely take them off your list and put them on your assistant’s list.
  • Next, no agendaless meetings… Yep…. I will beat this tip into the ground. But would you rather have wasted time in an agedness meeting with someone who hasn’t done a stitch of research about your business or be called a witch who’s selective about her time, gets paid her worth and uses her spare time to grow her spiritual, romantic, and health buckets…… ( hint: sticks and stones. sticks and stones CEOs)
So, now your list is reworked.

You are not only giving the appearance of business- you are actually running a business- keeping in mind- a business makes money. So until you can take all of this shuffling of emails, positive meetings to the bank- you need to become the BEST purger you can.

Nope, you’re not in this for play.

No, you don’t have plenty of time to waste.

Yes, you MUST make money or you’re playing.

No, you don’t have to say yes to every meeting.

Got it?

It’s Sunday. Time to plan the week. So, download your weekly planner here, and let’s roll.

Because looking like money isn’t the same as having a lil something in the bank…

With Great Expectations……. Kristi



stay ready

We stay in the fixing to, about to, just missed it, next year, next time, space and we think we are making progress because we saw the boat passing by?


For some of us, that short term mentality is ingrained in us. We are surprised when we get our utility bill each month as if we didn’t know it’s coming. We are surprised when opportunities keep passing us by, even though we saw the email with the deadline 4 times. And each year, each month, after each opportunity has slipped away, we’re the main one singing “ when is the next one”?

I’m sure we all remember what it was like to be the unprepared kid in class when it was time to take a test. We all had the same information and found out about the test at the same time, but we either chose to ignore it all together or wait until the last minute to hurry and try to prepare.

Yep, we’ve all been that kid. Unfortunately, many are now that adult. We’ve perfected the “minute too late” habit when we are FULLY capable of being the early bird, on time, paid in full person on things that we truly want…..

That’s worth repeating, “ On things we truly want CEOs”

But instead, we let everything “happen” to us. We always get caught up with expired registration tags ( this is mine). We always miss the important events we really wanted to go to because when the time comes to pay…. we don’t have the money ready.

This is detrimental to our lives and our businesses. 

Now, I’m not talking to you about something I don’t or didn’t do. I am writing to you from first hand experience and know that we will ALWAYS be last, be playing catch up and getting left behind if we ALWAYS operate on the “getting ready to mentality” instead of hunkering down ( as my mom says) and planning for the long-term .

It can be really difficult to plan for the long-term as an entrepreneur, especially before your business starts to make regular money-monthly. You don’t know what will come in, what idea will work, with consulting contract you may get, etc. etc.

BUT, it can be done with determination and STRONG desire.

When we’re holding back on our ideas and dreams totally or even slightly, and adding another obstacle-like, “ will we be able to afford that in 6 months ?”, gives us another reason and “excuse” to fail.

We MUST stop doing this. We have to totally develop an “AS IF” mentality, working with the mindset like,

“ I’m DOING This and I will freaking run through walls if I have to, to make it happen”.

That’s some mountain moving ish right there. That’s what gets the money made. That’s what gets you to 10 clients this month, when you said you needed 10. That’s the type of thing that entrepreneurial dreams are made of.

Do you have it? Or are you getting ready to have it?

I want to make mention of a few “getting ready to situations” that we MUST stop doing and give you a few “ BREAK FREE from constant tragedy ” questions to ask yourself to get the ball moving.

  • If you know you want to attend a conference, mastermind group, take a course, get business consulting, etc. and you have a 6 month head start, start chipping away at that price NOW by saving a little money towards it a month. Whenever someone tells me that they cannot afford our Mastermind Group and we only do 2 teams a year at 6 months apart, I’m always amazed when applications for the next team opens up and they are still not ready. Trust me, we’ve done 4 teams so far over the course of almost 2 years… I’ve had people who were supposed to be on team 1. Start planning ahead and put the money aside.


  • If you plan or pay ahead for somethings, it can actually be cheaper. Take advantage of the early bird specials. And quit acting like you didn’t see the email. This one would get me all the time. I’m an entrepreneur, so the money in the account is the money in the account, but I’d see a conference and not want to give up the money yet, then let it get too close to the conference date- and not want to pay full price…. Yeah, I’m speaking to a few of you on this. If you truly want to attend something, pay early, sacrifice early, or start putting the money away.


  • If you are blogging to grow your brand, gain followers, show that you have knowledge, should be known for a particular topic, then don’t expect for folks to start buying from you on blog post 1. Or blog post 20…. It could take a while. But while you are blogging, blogging, learning, educating yourself on the best ways to blog and get your information out there, you are building up equity on Google and if you do it right ( aka take our strategy advice) soon, you’ll start to show up when folks are searching for your topic, your skills and your talent. Invest in your audience for the long-term and stay ready with opportunities for them to work with you.


  • When marketing and branding yourself through social media, think long-term. It is VERY difficult to get results on social media quickly. Don’t start marketing and trying to build a platform once you have an event or new product. Folks can smell that digital setup from a mile away. UNLESS you sell retail/makeup/fun stuff, people take longer to buy serious items, or things that they need. Crazy right? But the person hosting the FREE full of information webinar about how to get your retirement accounts in order, will struggle to fill his webinar, but the person hosting the makeup party will be booked. Think long-term with social media branding. I just started getting serious about Women CEO’s social media strategy in 2010. It took until about 2012, for me to start getting serious calls about consulting and speaking gigs.


  • When you have short term plans without long term strategy you always feel unfocused. You don’t seem to get much done, and you’re always ready to hop on the next new thing. You are not anchored down to anything… Ever feel like that? This is because you don’t have a strong purpose, a strong plan, and a conviction to get you there. You are thinking about how to make the next dollar, and this type of mentality won’t carry you. How can you stay ready if you’re always jumping ship to the next thing?

Questions to Prepare Now

  1. What conferences or events do I want to attend for the remaining of 2014?

    1. How much do they cost? How much would I need to save up monthly to attend?

  2. How much does it costs to actually hire a coach or consultant?

    1. How much do I need to save each month or from my income tax to pay for the first 3 sessions?

  3. How much does it costs to finally write that book?

    1. Have I interviewed designers?

    2. Have I gotten quotes for an interviewed designers? Editors? What’s my total price?

    3. Knowing my total price and adding in 5% extra for just in case, what do I need to save or put aside to write my book?

  4. How much does it cost for that mastermind, group I want to join or course I want to buy? What is the day that it opens up? Knowing the date it opens, I have how many months to save to join or purchase this program? Then, how much do I need to put aside a month?

  5. What can I work on or plan for today to set myself and my business up tomorrow?

  6. Is there something you want? Do you happen to have the money now? PAY FOR IT NOW!


This is how I want you to begin to prepare and plan for the things you say that you truly want. I cannot respect it from myself, anyone else, nor should you respect it from yourself, if you always let events “happen” to you, pass you by, or KEEP getting caught off guard.

Today, I want you to ask yourself, where you want to be, where you want to go, and what you need to get there. Then create a plan to make it happen.

Nothing is too big. Nothing is too far. I don’t care if your plan is to go to the moon. Start getting quotes for shuttles now. 


That life you say you want, let’s start planning for it now. Inbox me here and let’s roll.