Learn from Sharon

How to Create Your Personal Brand

As someone who has spent many years working in business, finance and entrepreneurship, I’ve witnessed a lot of changes — and one of the most relevant is the emergence of the personal brand. Your brand is the public face you present to the world, so it’s important that your brand is a compelling one.

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Best Features for Money Management Apps

I often ask the question, “Are you a master of money, or a slave to it?”. For anyone wanting to master money management, smart budgeting is an important cornerstone of success. Many people would be amazed at the dramatic results that can be realized simply by paying closer attention to how you spend and save, and by having a spending plan. By cultivating good habits and overseeing your spending plan with care, you can make amazing progress toward your goals.

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Top 3 Tips to Take Your Motivational Speaking to the Next Level

A career in motivational speaking can be extremely rewarding; not only do you get to enjoy the personal fulfillment that comes along with inspiring others, but motivational speakers also enjoy the freedom to more-or-less set their own schedules and forge their own path. Whether you’re just starting out as a motivational speaker or have years of experience under your belt, there are a few steps you can take to take your career to the next level.

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Best Practices for Creating a Mastermind

Do you need help realizing the long-held goals you’ve set for yourself? Do you harbor even greater aspirations that you haven’t shared with anyone, for fear that you’ll seem overly ambitious?

That’s OK — almost all of us do! The truth is that most of our goals and dreams are eminently achievable, if we take the right steps to make them happen. One of the concepts that I’ve found most helpful over the years is the “mastermind.” It’s a deeply powerful idea that allows you to tap into the collective wisdom and authority that surrounds you, and it’s responsible for helping countless entrepreneurs reach their dreams.

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How to Use Social Media as an Entrepreneur

Over the last few decades, I’ve had a successful career writing, teaching and mentoring others in business, and I’ve seen how conditions have changed over time. This experience has given me the perspective to say one thing with certainty: If you’re starting out today, social media is one of the most profoundly important weapons in your arsenal.

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Spending Guidelines You Can Benefit From

If you’re living paycheck-to-paycheck, you’re not alone. In fact, recent studies estimate that half of working Americans are getting by this way. If you’re tired of waiting on your next paycheck, only to wonder where all your hard-earned money went after paying bills, now is the time to establish a monthly budget and spending guidelines to help you get ahead.

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Quiz: Are You Ready for Entrepreneurship?

Launching a business is an achievement many people dream of, but very few actually pursue. Do you have dreams to be a self-starter? If so, then you might be debating whether or not you’re fully prepared to take the plunge into entrepreneurship. While it’s always a good idea to seek professional advice before starting your own business, taking some time to answer a few of these questions can help you better gauge where you’re at.

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5 Ways to Supplement Your Income

Let’s be real: even with a full-time job, many Americans these days struggle to make ends meet, let alone have enough left over to invest or save. In fact, the number of Americans working two or even three jobs has increased steadily over the past few years and shows no signs of stopping. Fortunately, if you’re looking to supplement your income, there’s no shortage of options.

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Tips for Managing Your Cash Flow

Have you ever found yourself in a tough cash situation in your business? If you have, you are not alone as many entrepreneurs deal with cash flow struggles at some point. In fact, cash flow is often a common theme with the entrepreneurs I mentor. Cash flow doesn’t happen by chance. A positive cash flow only happens through careful planning and accounting. Here’s how to ensure that your cash flow is managed well, so you can see positive numbers more often.

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