Make Working From Home Work For You! 1St Friday Finance with Martha Giffen

Have you ever wanted to work from home but didn’t know how to get started? Has the though of working from home seemed intimidating?  Have you wondered about the benefits and challenges of working from home?

Martha Giffen, author of Be Social Be Rich shared how moms and all women can successfully navigate the work from home world.  She shared her story of how she came to work from home, how she managed, family, supporting her husband in his successful businesses, and being successful in her work from home endeavors.  She  shared with us tips, advice and wisdom that will help anyone know how to be successful in working from home.

Martha navigated the work at home world in one way or another since her children were small. From telemarketing for a funeral home to selling encyclopedias, Martha was able to use her gift of connecting with people to help grow her business. She helped her husband grow his business, and eventually stepped out in her own from home professional endeavors. One of those endeavors was authoring an Amazon Best Seller book Be Social Be Rich.  Her book helps business owners to navigate the social media world to expand their reach, build relationships, and find support in growing business.

Martha shared some tips and wisdom that can help moms and anyone start on a successful path to making working from home work for you.

Find what you are good at and that is what you are supposed to do! When you know what you are good at and pursue a business that uses those strengths, you will have a natural success at it!

Find a space to carve out just for you and for your business! Dedicating a space puts you and your family in the mindset that when you are in that space it is time for you (mom’s time) to work on the business.

Embrace the skills that you have honed being a mom and a manager of your household! As moms we manage schedules, finances, problem solve, prioritize, we are organized and we are dedicated to getting our “job” done.  Those skills (and others we hone as moms) translate directly into the skills needed to be successful at working from home.

Engage with others! As moms and generally as women, we are relational.  Use your relational nature to build connections and friendships.

Use social media platforms to extent your relational reach! Create bonds and friendships in online communities.  Those connections often translate into support for your business, potential customers and opportunities (relationship marketing).  Even if there are not many business  connections you will be richer in that you have connected and engaged with a larger group of people.

To see Martha’s book Be Social Be Rich visit Amazon.com . To learn more about Martha and how she can inspire and help you to manage your business and how you can work with her,  visit MarthaGiffen.com

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Fifth Friday Coture Hat 9/30/11 Janet Perez Eckles


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How do you bounce back after tragedy? How do you find the strength to carry on when it feels like things are hopeless and? How do you keep going when you feel inadequate in the world?

On Today’s Show, Janet Perez Eckles told us about her life, the challenges she has faced – Losing her sight as a young mother of three young sons, enduring the near collapse of her marriage, and facing the loss of her son.  She shared how she chose to live life forward and not be stuck in what she had lost, but free in what she has. Janet is the embodiment of a Wonderful Super Woman!

Janet also shared with us her book Simply Salsa – Dancing without Fear at God’s Fiesta!In this book she shares how we can go from existing in

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fear and feeling inadequate to truly living and having a  heart full of joy and celebration for the gifts that we have.  Janet’s life, example, and story are a testament to how the power of faith in God, forgiveness, tenacity, and purposeful choosing of joy can lead us to a fulfilled life worthy of our own belief in our value and importance. Even in the darkest times in life, Janet shows us that there is hope and life just waiting for us – if we choose it.

To learn more about Janet, please visit her site, Inspiration For You!

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Creative Hat With Sarah Witenhafer, Author of Tamed 8/26/11

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How do you define creativity? We looked at wearing our creativity hat with Sarah Whitenhafer.

As moms, we engage in so many activities that are creative, but we don’t always realize how valuable our creativity is.  Our creativity is an expression of ourselves.  It is also a lesson to our children about how to express who they are through creating something outside of themselves.

Creativity comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes.  It could be music, art, dance – anything that allows an outlet of expression that is different that the common spoken word.  Sarah shared her creative journey with the written word as she took us through the process of writing her novel, Tamed .  We talked about what creativity is, what impact it as on us as moms. and the impact it has on our families. Sarah shared with us what blessings the process of being creative brought to her family, her faith, and her self.

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