This is the start of something new CEOs. I get many inquiries of where I’m going, who I’m working with, where I’m jetting off to, and what’s in store for Women CEO Project.
I can tell you that it’s a never ending journey- some days being pretty freaking awesome and some really, immensely tough. I have a lot of ups and downs and pick up many lessons along the way. But to keep you informed, I will be crafting a regular monthly business report to give our subscribers the inner workings of the head Woman CEO and what I’m cooking up for you!
So, because it’s new, this one will be a little longer- I am combining January and February.
Disclaimer. All the details won’t be sexy! Running a biz has its fun parts ( traveling) and not so fun parts ( paying for the travel) I want to make sure that I say CEOs, this is after 3.5 years of CONSISTENT work on Women CEO Project and we have a TOOOOOON of a way to go. But I want to make sure to give details for those who REALLY ask those questions like:
- Q: Kristi, how do you pay for it all A: It’s not easy. Some months it’s low, some months it’s high. When it’s high, I save, and I always invest in educating and enriching myself in the area that I want to grow because that is the only way I’ll get better and better at business and be able to charge what I’m worth. I also build products around my talent and am starting to build a strong platform that serves as passive income. I talk all about the ups and downs of cash flow here.
- Q: How do you get folks to fly you all over the world to work on their projects? A: I consistently try to put myself in the right situations or freaking create a situation. And big one here….. I tell them that is what’s required to work with me. Also, I teach the how’s, the logistics, the proposal components etc. to entrepreneurs who want to learn them, in my private strategy sessions. Get one here.
- If you have any specific questions you’d like to ask, shoot them here.
Okay. Let’s dive in CEOs!
Important Happenings January & February 2014:
Launch of our 4th Global Mastermind Circles Team (January) This virtual mastermind team is so very dear and near to my heart. Me, the experts and the members get so intimately involved with each other’s businesses, our fears, our mind block, obstacles, and what is truly at the core of us not growing our businesses.
Also, this is the time for the members to get feedback on their current projects, what’s working, what’s not and make changes from the advice of me, the invited expert and their team mates. Each member also has a dedicated accountability partner which they chat with a few times a week to keep each other on track. I host a weekly connect call every Monday morning to give them a quick lesson or “aha” and get them PUMPED for the week ahead, and we meet virtual and visually ( awesome what technology allows us to do eh?) once per month, where the invited expert and I dole out advice to the members and breakdown their business goals step-by-step, one-by-one, block by block…the results are amazing. The power of having folks to be accountable to, is underrated!
I’ve gotten plenty of questions about when’s the next one… and we won’t open the doors to our next team until July 2014 to start in August. Stay tuned and get details here.
Launch of the Strategy Clinics. (Jan & Feb) In January and also February, I hosted 2 private clinics focused specifically on business strategy. I hosted the Jan session live in my home and the Feb session virtually. Both sessions were FULL! This was a proof of concept project for me. I knew I had been getting a lot of questions that basically resulted in being more strategic- an area that I’m strongest in, but I wanted to make sure that entrepreneurs were truly interested in getting and investing in guided lessons on the subject before I launched our new course, ReThink Strategy. These clinics focused on 5 major areas of adding or implementing strategy into your business, which helps to save and leverage your time, make you more money, help you develop those key business relationships that truly add to the bottom line, recognize and unleash your power to create your own opportunities, and the how’s and angles on pitching bigger clients, projects and deals.
I found, that many folks wanted to know how I picked up some snazzy Fortune 500 and 100 clients in 2013 and 2014 and I basically broke that down in module 5 of the clinic also. I’ve gotten enough feedback, some pretty awesome testimonials, and am happily planning away at the launch of the new course and ebook total package for March! Those clinics are done, but you can get your own private session by clicking here.
Women CEO Project hosted 2 Business Breakfast’s ( Jan & Feb ) This isn’t new territory for us, as of now, through my real estate biz and Women CEO, I’ve now hosted over 300 different events, networking, classes, trainings etc. etc. But what is different, for what used to be simple networking-meeting, connecting, exchanging info, we now have a specific themed panel discussion from a seasoned, local entrepreneur. The result? Pretty freaking inspiring! See photo to the left!
Goals & Money Focus ( Jan & Feb ) These first months of the year we’ve uber focused on getting a handle on not just making goals, but the specificity of the goal. For February, our focus is money. How to get rid of those money blocks, how to finally get un-intimidated by the competitors in your field and complete your own goals, and how to prepare yourself for success. Get all the recent juiciness here.
Work + Play trip to Barcelona Spain ( February) Always wonderful to hop the ocean to get a change in environment-even for a short amount of time. I went to Barcelona, #1 because Barcelona is one of my favorite cities. Number #2, I’m planning a juicy speaking/teaching tour and was checking out locations… YEP I want the tour to be global shah! Lastly, or #3, I wanted to get away from the states for a few days and have some inspiration for my writing… That book, solid, in hand copy book ( not an ebook) it’s happening CEOs. I’ve claimed it. So it shall be! All in all, Barcelona was a blast, I relaxed a bit, got my objectives hashed out and made it back home in one piece.
I hosted a FREE Strategy Hangout ( February) …. More proof of concept work for me and a chance to connect. Secondly, this was a wonderful opportunity to give you a taste of what will be involved in the ReThink Strategy Course and ebook launching in March. I also got a chance to answer some user submitted questions, live and on camera. We were limited to 50 seats and sold out! If you were there…..you know we had an awesome time!
I jetted off to Louisiana ( February) to work with a new consulting client for a one day 8 hour blitz. WOW. I actually love these. Afterwards the client and I can do nothing but sleep, but they are so very energized to tackle ALL of the plans we plot. I do a couple of these a month for my high-levels, ready to go, serious “bout this life” entrepreneurs. Let me know if you’re ready for one such session 🙂 here
Making the final changes to the ReThink Strategy eBook & Course Package. CEOs, can you tell, this is my biggest ebook to date? I’m really putting in the time on this one, and won’t do another ebook ( that is the plan) until my next book-the hardcopy book, is out and done. But this strategy package is my baby. I am putting in so much detail, specific lessons, case studies and actual worksheets I’ve created in the package. November, December, January and February, I worked on my project DAILY-whether that be through writing, having conference calls with my team developing designs for the project, delegating, and working on research for individual consulting clients and case studies. You CEOs know how I give a TON of info. This course and ebook will be no different. It is PACKED!
Lastly, I interviewed 2 literary agents for said book I’m writing ( February). Yep, this was a new experience, one that is getting me some no’s mixed with some maybe’s mixed with some “ do you know what you’re doing” questions from me….. Stay tuned on this subject…
BABY JESUS! Been a busy 2 months eh, and I maintain 4 individual small business, one woman shop clients each month. I’m trying to stay juiced up, exercise a little each day ( I’m working on this) and making moves on projects even while discouraged, learning new techniques along the way, getting some yeses and kicking a little ass 🙂
Lessons Learned this Month:
Build up your own momentum and don’t let no’s make you stop. I made a post in January about having my ass handed to me in a “hell no” Kristi meeting, and CEOs, it was quite painful. But guess what? I had planned a meeting right after that one, and it was mandatory that I kept my momentum up for meeting 2 no matter the outcome of meeting 1.
I was able to get it together after that rough no, and meeting 2 was a success. Once I went home, I was still burned by meeting 1- I had been pitching the company for 3 months and I was MAD! But in the end, in my type of mind, I believe, in a year, they will be begging to work with me ( hey, do what you have to do to pep yourself up)
What’s Coming up for March:
March will be BUSY shah!
Launch of the ReThink Strategy eBook & Course !! Want to get on the VIP list to find out about it first? Click here and we’ll add you!
Full Launch of ReThink Strategy’s Marketing Plan. The schedule should be pretty full of interviews through video, online, Twitter chats, Google Hangouts, etc. I will be speaking often about the book and new course, doing giveaways, and having FUN. If you’d like me to speak on your radio, podcast show or Twitter chat, shoot me an email here.
Announcement of the Speakers for the unique 1 day Mastermind I’m launching 🙂 YASSSSSSS. EXCITEMENT! It will be totally online, so no worries, you’ll be able to attend from anywhere! This will be a short ( 2 hour) and sweet POWER-PACKED Mastermind workshop for you CEOs involving some pretty awesome women, including yours truly 🙂
Announcement of the cities lined up for the my speaking/teaching tour! Time to birth this baby. As many things that I’ve been blessed enough to accomplish, this will be a BIG one and I don’t have all the answers. But guess what? I’m still making that move CEOs. I don’t just tell you to jump and not jump myself. Wish me luck and I hope to see some of you in the cities we drop in 😉
I will also be getting ALL of your feedback on the ReThink Strategy course and book, as with our previous courses, The Creator’s Mastermind & The Creator’s Blueprint, I make changes, updates, and additions to them ALL the time and I do listen to your feedback!
Lastly, during March, I will hope to continue to inspire and work with a few of you awesome CEOs in private consulting sessions as we plot and plan and chart our OWN courses in the entrepreneurial life.
The next month’s business reports will be MUCH, MUCH shorter- I promise.
Have a wonderful end of February and start of March. Ohh and CEOs, don’t forget to QUIT focusing on your shortcomings, don’t let your setbacks stall you, focus on what you do have, what you CAN do today and totally KICK AZZ!