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Staying Motivated During Coronavirus

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Staying Motivated During Coronavirus

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread, boxing practice—and many other large events have been canceled.

Along with this has come the closure of businesses, schools, gyms, churches, etc leaving many people trying to balance their “new way of life”.

Everyone is trying to find a new routine both for business and life.  Many are also trying to find a way to work out—because it’s important for both mental and physical health.

 

So during these times of stress, Depression and Anxiety this is a perfect time to stay busy and occupied to help ease our stress.

 

With schools and gyms being closed this impacted our kids who are amateur Boxers.  It created a huge impact in their lives just as I’m sure it has impacted yours.

 

Our son who’s a competitive boxer had trained for months day in/day out preparing for a National tournament and 3 weeks ago it was announced that they were canceling it due to the Coronavirus – Covid-19.

 

Things changed drastically overnight so we had to get creative.  Everyone including our children are now finding new ways to break a sweat while at home. 

 

So, here are some tips and inspiration for your next at-home work out to help you keep motivated—we’re all in this together:

Faviola the CEO Hustler

Keep a Routine

“I’m fortunate to live in a court and we have a large back yard, so we can continue our runs and workout once-a-week.  Therefore, we are doing our part to help stop the spread of this virus.”—Faviola Valencia, the CEO Hustler

 

Stay Positive

As we know “Life changes very quickly, but it’s how we react to those changes that matter”.

 

  • Times are hard.
  • Things are scary.
  • Life is changing by the minute.
  • Things will get harder before they get better.

 

But have FAITH, HOPE and BELIEVE that we will see the light💡 at the end of the tunnel

 

When I say it’s time to (Boss Up and Rise) I say it to #motivate you AND #Inspire you.

 

I hope that it helps you focus and working on things that you may have put on the “back burner” prior to this crisis Coronavirus – Covid-19😷

Work and Focus on Your Business

Now is the time to Focus on your Business and Focus on those very important items.

 

  • Work on Your Plan
  • Focus on Your Mission
  • Get in Your Vision in place
  • Create Your Strategy
  • Set Your Goals, etc. (During your NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS). 

 

After work hours you need to spend that much-needed Quality Time with your Family, do some SELFCARE, Games, Watch Movies, Tik Tok videos 😉 (my daughter and I love doing TikToks), Baking, Cooking, etc. get creative.

I’m also taking this time to work on some long overdue “organizing”.  I create a plan with my kids and we all make it fun by turning on some music and challenging each other on who does what and who finishes first, its fun and interactive.

 

Since its now springtime, we are taking some time working on our garden and cleaning our back yard.  It’s a great way to spend some good family quality time.

 

How about working on a Vision Board with your kids and family?  This also a great way to interact with your kids, but also help them focus on other things vs all the chaos going on right now.

 

We also created our own in-home weekly plan during school hours.  Here’s an example:

  1. School hours agenda 
  2. Prepare lunch (together). We created a weekly menu.
  3. PE activities and we do those together

 

This is a good way to stay connected and working together to get through these difficult moments.

 

What tips do you have for our wonderful audience?  How are you getting by these difficult and uncertain moments?

 

Want to get some FREE training and information or maybe just want to join for a cup of tea or coffee then make sure to join me via Facebook (Link below).

Faviola the CEO Hustler

COVID-19: Business Survival Tips

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COVID-19: Business Survival Tips

Business Tips that every Entrepreneur needs to do

Some of the top CDC-Recommended Tips that small business owners can take to mitigate risk, protect employees and support customers during the COVID-19 pandemic

As of February, we all started to see major changes in the economy, virus, etc and now we know that COVID-19 pandemic is spreading at a much faster pace – faster than we have ever seen with past viruses.

 

And as the situation evolves, many families including small business owners, entrepreneurs, freelancers are unsure of what steps to take to mitigate risk, protect their business; employees, but also support customers.

 

Here’s a
FREE Tool Kit.

 

Here are additional tips that I would also like to share with you during this COVID-19 crisis:

  1. If you are NOT working at home make sure to establish a Remote Work Option
  2. Reduce all meetings and/or travels
  3. Establish some work flexibility in order to protect your employees/workers/freelancers, etc.
  4. Communicate effectively and transparently with your customers and make sure they also understand your new policies (if any) during these difficult times.
  5. Stay safe, clean and healthy
    1. No handshaking
    2. Wash your hands
    3. Do not touch the face
    4. Disinfect areas

During these difficult times, we tend to watch the news, listen to the radio, social media and 8 out of 10 times we are receiving conflicting and misinformation.

 

I highly recommend that you stick to one channel to AVOID CONFUSION:

  1. Follow your City, County, and State news for accurate and up to date information
  2. Also, make sure to sign up or follow updates with the SBA or US Chamber of Commerce to get information about potential help during these difficult times.
  3. Also, try to consider obtaining “interruption insurance” because that may be an option for you in case of significant business losses.  Ask your insurance broker.
  4. Re-evaluate your financial situation;
    1. Decrease your unnecessary costs
    2. Create a new financial plan
    3. Start saving if at all possible
    4. Search for small business loans, disaster assistance loans, forbearance payments, hold or freeze your credit card payments.  

This is the time to be proactive and search for help, but also try to minimize all your costs, plan for the future, and more importantly prepare for the worst.

COVID-19: Safety and Readiness Tips

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COVID-19: Safety and Readiness Tips

Business, Home, Life Disruption tips

In late 2019 many were speculating about a possible economic crisis unbeknownst to many – this coronavirus outbreak would be the cause of a huge global financial crisis and possible recession.

 

In December I started to see a lot more articles, and was hearing more entrepreneurs talking about a “potential crisis”.  However, many were speculating that it could be due to ongoing changes with the new AB5 Calfornia Law, as well as other things.

Now, if you went through the last “economic crash” then you know that this type of information is NOT taken lightly. 

 

You know you will start to prepare just in case there’s a potential impact and a possible scenario.

 

So in December of 2019, I started to share insight information “411” with many of you online to help you prepare – because that’s what I do…I help others!

 

However, many of you said that I was: “taking this out of proportion, fear-mongering, and saying it was a Hoax”…

 

Unfortunately, here we are in 2020 on “locked down, stock market down, a possible recession, people sick, dying, etc”.

Therefore I always say “It’s better to prepare for the worst and pray for the best”, Faviola the CEO Hustler

I hope that now you realize that this was not a LIE!

 

So it’s NEVER too late to prepare!

 

I want to make sure that moving forward you’re prepared and properly positioned for any impact this virus might have on yourself and your business.

 

This includes taking care of you, your family, your business, and prepare for impacts to your business. 

Here’s a copy of my CORONAVIRUS- BE PREPARED ROADMAP to help you prepare with some essential tips for you, your family and business.

It’s time to “Hunker Down” and be vigilant, prepared, and stay healthy and safe!

Sharing 5 major and essential TIPS to HELP the spread of the VIRUS 

 

  1. Wash your hands ALL THE TIME
  2. Don’t sneeze or spread your germs!
  3. Hunker down, don’t leave your house unless IT’S VERY NECESSARY
  4. Clean frequently; disinfect
  5. Avoid touching eyes, face and keep your distance

As an Entrepreneur, we know this is NOT ONLY going to impact us, our family, friends, but also the globe!

 

Yes, this is a global epidemic and we must take it very seriously if we ever want to get back to our normal life!

 

This is a good time to spend doing some of these 5 TIPS…

  1. Self-training
    1. Watch FREE training entrepreneur videos
    2. Listen to a FREE entrepreneur training podcast
    3. Read blogs and get trained
  2. Self-evaluate your skills and see if you can put them to work
    1. Example: I’m bilingual and I’ve been using my language skills to provide onsite interpreting, document translations, and over the phone interpretations.
    2. I’m also a bilingual skilled entrepreneur providing bilingual virtual administrative online services
  3. Time to work on those OVERDUE projects
    1. YouTube channel
    2. Podcast
    3. Blog
    4. Website
    5. Planning and Development, etc
  4. I also DON’T RECOMMEND that you do ANY SPENDING at this time unless it’s absolutely necessary.
  5. Furthermore, STAY POSITIVE, MOTIVATED AND DON’T LOSE HOPE – we will get through this together

Lastly, I want to remind EVERYONE to PLEASE do your due diligence and don’t let yourself get “sucked in” by all the online social media posts.

 

Get informed by going to each government agency’s website:  If you live in the County or City please check their websites and get informed. 

 

Also, if your State has a text message system sign up so you can get the latest alerts on changes within your State.

 

I welcome all comments and additional information that will help our viewers.

Faviola the CEO Hustler

New Opportunity

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New Opportunities

Never decline them!

I’m a strong believer that God always has a plan and new opportunities for each and every one of us.

 

And just when you think things are going downhill new opportunities come your way, right? Yes, they always do!  Therefore, I always say…

“Stay Positive, stay away from the Naysayers, the Betty Downers and Don’t Give Up or Lose Hope”...

Here’s the thing that as a business owner who’s been in business for over 20 years I still go through ups/downs in my business.

 

Some of these many factors are; health, slow down, economy, etc… However, I’m always looking for new opportunities and I’m always HUSTLIN!

 

Needless to say, that I’m so happy that God has provided me with a great opportunity (once again)!

You see I had the pleasure to work for one of the greatest bosses in my time. Yes, 20 years ago, I was working in the insurance industry as a Mortgage Loan Processor for his Mortgage side business.

 

It was great working for him, I loved it, but it wasn’t a career that I wanted to pursue. I was still searching for a Business Opportunity and therefore I quit!

 

Who would have known that 20 years later I would be working for him once again?  Yes, true story!

I started working for him as a Virtual Business Operations and Human Resource Manager (God works in mysterious ways, right)?

 

You see 3 weeks ago I contacted him to obtain a Business Insurance quote for my Business and I was obviously shopping around for a better RATE.

 

And as the conversation continued reminiscing on the past, present, he said…

“Faviola, since you’ve done so great with your business ever since you left me, would you be interested in working for me, even if it’s on a part-time remote basis?”

And of course, my immediate response was “sure, why not”… I didn’t ask why, when, where, it was just OK, it just felt right!

It’s been almost 3 weeks since I’ve started and I don’t regret it at all!

You see this is where your skills, past experience and training comes into play.

In just under 3 months I was able to provide him with his Employee Handbook, Sales and Marketing training manual, I trained, mentored and develop a Business Plan, Strategic Plan, and Marketing plan.

 

More importantly it helped him increase his sales, recruit and staff 5 new employees and contractors, but more importantly, I was able to SAVE him 1000s in cash/year by reducing some of his unnecessary costs and increase his overall profit margin!

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I’ve done so well and they are very pleased with my services/job performance that he has been discussing offering me a “Partnership!”, YES! A Partnership!…

 

I’m a big believer that God does things for a reason and as long as you have “FAITH and NEVER GIVE Up” God will always have your back!

 

Bottom Line; keep those good positive channels open because you never know when it may open a new door for you!

So, if you are seeking to Start Your Own Business, but not sure what business matches your skills here’s a FREE list to help you find the right career. 

 

Because remember that starting and growing your own business has never been easier—and there’s never been a greater choice of “roles” and But businesses to choose from.

Learn How to Get Your Career and Business started the right way!

 

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New BRAND more SERVICES

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New BRAND more SERVICES

Rebranding is done when your products, services, market has changed.

I started my Corporate business in early 2000 at that time I was ONLY catering to the Hispanic Community.

 

After a few months, the business grew and additional services were added including new languages, as well as different locations and new services.

 

With this growth came the opportunity to rebrand my business as well as to change the name in order to reflect those new changes.

 

So, in 2005 I decided to re-brand from – Hispanic Interpreter Services to International Language Interpreters, Inc dba IL Interpreters. 

 

This new brand and services would not only represent a new market but also the new services being provided in different regions and in over 100 languages worldwide.

However, when you decide to rebrand yourself, or your business there’s certain things to keep in mind because rebranding can be a “slippery slope”.

 

Before you take the “leap to re-branding” it is important to seriously think about why you need it and more importantly how to do it.

 

It was easy to do with my business because everything fell into place and demand was there, but also the services were already being provided so I JUST DID IT!

Things to consider, if you are deciding to rebrand your business:

  1. Has your audience changed?
  2. Are you adding new services, products, etc.?
  3. Has your location, structure changed?

Here are some “crucial laws” of rebranding:

  1. Create a story that is going to resonate with your brand and audience.
  2. Don’t compromise your overall look; logo, marks, colors, etc. this all affects your target audience.
    1. I went from Navy Blue and Silver to Pink and Gold. My clients at first thought that I was a business who ONLY catered to women.

So, I had to recreate a marketing strategy to show that my colors represent that I’m a woman-owned business NOT a business that caters to ONLY women (there’s a difference).

 

  1. Avoid long and confusing brand names.
    1. You want your name to represent the services you provide
  2. Also, “if it isn’t broken, no need to fix it”
    1. Don’t overthink things and don’t confuse your audience.  Make sure you have everything in place before you re-launch.
    2. If you are just changing your name there’s no need to rebrand
      1. In other words, if you are still offering the same products, services, etc. then no need to rebrand
    3. Create a marketing “buzz” to reach new markets that need your services, but…
      1. Don’t be reckless by creating or splitting your businesses in order to charge more. This is reckless and can hurt your business.
    4. Lastly, remember rebranding isn’t for everyone and “if it isn’t broken, don’t FIX IT”. You can hurt your business along the way.

If your a Start-up, Entrepreneur, Freelancer and you want to start, grow, rebrand or need new skills I am here to assist you. 

 

Learn more about my Entrepreneurship Planning Training to help you get started!