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Gold, Silver, Bronze, Last: Olympics Reflection

The Olympics have ended and athletes have returned home with medals, stories and memories.  We watched many, many hours of the Olympics and enjoyed seeing the many young athletes compete with true grace.  It was amazing to see the poise and sportsmanship that was demonstrated day after day.

I don’t think of myself as athletic, yet I’ve accomplished some incredible things.  I’ve cycled across the country, run a marathon and a half marathon and many shorter races, and kayaked, climbed… but never competitively.  At least not in my mind…I don’t think “athletic”.

We had many discussions throughout the Olympics about winning… Athletes that cried on the podium when they won Silver or Bronze because they wanted Gold.  And what of the athletes that didn’t make it to the podium?

The marathon I ran was the Warwick Marathon.  I had planned to run a half marathon that day and was using it as part of a training plan run.  I reached the 15 mile mark and kept going.  By the 18 mile mark there were people on the sidelines saying just 6 more miles, and my mind kicked in, saying — ‘you can do this, you can run the whole thing, you’re almost there’.  Well, 6 miles is far, it took alot of self talk and I finally crossed the finish line.  The crowds were gone, in fact most of the people were gone.  But I finished.  I was the last runner (walker) to cross the finish line.  The race folks cheered, they gave me a medal and now MANY years later, I still have that medal.   I could have felt bad. I came in last.  BUT, I know that I came in before all of the people that quit that day and there were many that didn’t finish.  I know that I have a medal that says I ran a marathon — that’s 26.2 miles and there are many people that have never and will never do that. I did.

Celebrating accomplishments is so important.  And it was sad to see OLYMPIANS crying when they accomplished SO much.  They are Olympians and most of us CANNOT say that!!  At our house, we think they should each receive a medal that says “Olympian 2012” because that is an incredible accomplishment and a memory to treasure forever.  Everyone would walk around with medals and celebrate each other.  And yes, there would still be a few wearing Gold, or Silver or Bronze and we would still all celebrate their great performance.

I don’t know if I will ever run another marathon but I am glad that I did.  I know that I can accomplish great things and that I have a powerful mind that can overcome great obstacles.  There is learning in accomplishments.  I hope that each Olympian treasures their incredible accomplishment and celebrates it!

Big Bold Business Book Released!!

New Book Released!

Business Success Coach, Donna Price, owner of Compass Rose Consulting, LLC discusses “Leadership — Navigating Success” in the newly released book: “Jersey Women Mean Business! Big Bold BusinessTM Advice from New Jersey Women Business Owners: Practical Pointers, Solutions, and Strategies for Business Success“— a trailblazing business success book published by Woodpecker Press.

Just released on June 14th the book is a new entrepreneurial success blueprint featuring savvy, practical advice from 72 different voices; all seasoned businesswomen who have successfully started and grown diverse companies in different parts of the Garden State.

This rich book will include multiple chapters covering:

  • • Finance
  • • Legal Issues
  • • Management
  • • Marketing/PR
  • • Personnel Development
  • • Professional Development
  • • Sales/Production
  • • Work‐Life Balance
  • • Technology

and much, much more, including the smart use of Social Media, great Sales Strategies, effective Time Management tips, the benefits of Blogging, and creative Customer Service.

The project is the brainchild of Joyce Restaino, a NJ-based writer and editor, and Donna R. Thompson, owner of Woodpecker Press. The two women—both independent, successful entrepreneurs in their own right—have been seeking a select group of talented experts out of approximately 63,000 New Jersey women business owners. The goal: to compile practical pointers and success tips, covering the most pressing issues and challenges facing fledgling and growth track women entrepreneurs.

“I am thrilled to be a part of this incredible resource, says Price, who specializes in the people dynamics of the work environment: leaders and teams across the country. I am delighted to be able to give back, to help other women business owners make smarter decisions and avoid some of the common pitfalls in leadership.”

Compass Rose Consulting, LLC based in Newton, NJ, provides business coaching/consulting and leadership development to small companies of 100 employees or less. The company has been in business since 2003 and serves small business owners, entrepreneurs, including East Coast Alternative Energy, MARS Information Systems, and Glenn Zervas Music Productions.

Keep up with the latest news on the Big Bold Business Book on Twitter @bigboldbusiness, or

Bizology.Biz Intentional Balance teaches a business development strategy of intentional balance — building a business with intention. Bizology.Biz is a step by step business development, business help system for building success.

Business Coach Testimonial by Kim Lewis Kim Lewis, Career Coach, talks about Donna Price, Business Success Coach.

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Business Coach, Georgina Terry talks about Donna Price, Business Success Coach. and Bizology.Biz

MSI — It is the heart of success

I have talked several times about the Multiple Streams of Income Mindset.  On vacation, I read (finally) The Cashflow Quadrant by Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter.  I highly recommend it.  I have ordered several of his other books.  It is one of those books that has been by my bedside for quite some time. In looking at how to build wealth Kiyosaki talks about investing, building a business and also the viability of network marketing.  One of the important qualifiers of a business was that it was a system, that works with or without you, the owner.  I know many of us are building businesses, but can we really leave them, alone for months, or a year and still have them working for us?

That is my new goal, to look at my business and determine how to build it so that it is viable with or with out me.  I am also continuing to build my other streams of revenue through network marketing.  I am using SendOutCards more and more.  It is such a fun program.  I send cards, gifts and stay in touch better with my friends, family and contacts than I ever did before.  I have set a new goal of sending out 10 cards each week.  I am also building a team of people that want to increase their income and at the same time stay in touch.  Let me share some of the ways that I am using SendOutCards:

  • I am bad with birthdays but SendOutCards has reminders.  I have used it to send cards and gifts to nieces, nephews and friends.
  • I have set up campaigns ( series of cards that go out automatically) for my business – to stay in touch with new contacts.
  • I have set up websites to tell people about the opportunity and share the possibilities of generating new and additional income
  • I work with people to integrate SendOutCards into their life and business so that it works for them in a couple of ways.

The other venture that we are a part of is a travel business.  You can become a preferred customer and book travel with us, or you can join our DreamTrips program that offers exclusive trips and significantly discounted prices or you can join our team and be part of our travel business.  It is fun, and travel is a GROWING industry.  I share our sites with folks and I receive rave reviews on our travel booking engine.

After reading Kiyosaki’s book, I knew that being a part of successful network marketing was a good choice.  That we are part of a group of people that are focused on building wealth and learning how to do it successfully, and that we can help other people to do the same thing.

I continue to work as a coach with clients and groups, and I continue to offer a variety of services to entrepreneurs.  I love that work.  But I see the importance, especially in this economy of aligning with like minded people, building success and wealth in a number of ways and living our dreams.


Thank you, Linda!!
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