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Launching Your Dreams — The Launch Party!

launching your dreams

New Cover Coming Soon!!

Launching Your Dreams:

Stop Day Dreaming and Start Living

With Author Donna Price

January 23, 2013

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Rutherford Hall, Allamuchy, NJ

  • Fun evening
  • Networking
  • New Book and New Cover Revealed
  • Author Presentation
  • Q & A
  • Book Signing

You know what your dream is…It is TIME.. To make it your reality!

Here is the “HOW” to Start Living YOUR Dreams

Launching Your Dreams

Being a dreamer is greatest when you live your dreams. Launching Your Dreams chronicles Donna’s wild idea to cycle across the United States and at the same time, shares her process for realizing dreams.  With a background in education, Donna has helped people achieve their goals and realize their dreams for over 30 years.  Learning HOW to create your dreams and bring them into your life gives you the tools to be a lifelong dream builder! Launching Your Dreams is an inspiring book of leadership, life journeys and success.  Learn how to put your ideas into action and move them into your life.

 You will learn how to:launching your dreams

  •        Realize your dreams
  •        Put your ideas into action
  •        Become the leader of your life
  •        Keep your dream in motion
  •        Interrupt behaviors that don’t move your goals
  •        Challenge obstacles that get in your way
  •        Create the resources that you need to live your dreams

“Without question I believe we all have the ability to live our visions and embrace life to the fullest. The problem is that many people settle for less in life because they are lacking the knowledge of ‘how’ to actually live in this manner. Read this book and you will learn exactly how to plan your future, live your dreams and chart your course in the process of achieving the life you have always dreamed!”
— Patrick Snow, International Best-Selling Author of Creating Your Own Destiny and The Affluent Entrepreneur

Donna Price, is an Author, Speaker, Trainer, Business Success Coach and Leadership Consultant, working with individuals and organizations worldwide.  She has worked with people for over 30 years to realize their goals and dreams.  In 2003, she launched her own company: Compass Rose Consulting, with a mission to help leaders develop their personal leadership excellence.  Price, a dreamer, herself, has taken her process and used it over and over to realize her dreams She lives with her husband and children in Northwest New Jersey. www.CompassRoseConsulting.com

Great Radio Interview with Business Success Coach, Donna Price

Great Radio Interview — Special Guest Host

Dr. Christine Overton joined me on my Leadership Navigator Radio show to interview me!!  A real treat and turn of the tables.

Listen to internet radio with Compass Rose Leadership on Blog Talk Radio

Keynote Speaker, Trainer and Business Success Coach, Donna Price the host of Leadership Navigator is joined by Dr. Christine Overton  — a fun role reversal as Dr. Overton is interviewing Donna!!

Christine Overton is the former President and CEO of United International Chamber of Commerce and is a speaker, author and consultant.  Having years of experience as a radio show host, Dr. Overton is going to give YOU an incredible interview with Donna.

Donna Price is the founder of Compass Rose Consulting and co-founder of the Real World Leadership Institute.  She is the author of the recently released “Coaching Staff for Success” and contributing author to “Big Bold Business Advice”.

She has years and years of experience working with individuals, companies and teams to increase productivity, effectiveness and results!

Determination Solid Foundation

Determination and a Solid Foundation

Your business may be new or several years old. If sales are not so good, what you need now is an infusion of determination. It is the solid foundation of many successful businesses.

We’ve all heard the stories before. Best-selling authors self-published their first novel and sold it out of their cars until they were discovered. Penniless movie stars who were discovered waiting tables or who spent their last dime on a bus ticket to Hollywood for a chance at fame.

The one common thread in these scenarios is determination. Willpower is more of an attitude than an act. It is the feeling that spurs you on to actions that lead to business victory.

This attitude is more than just a “can do” type of approach. Determination encompasses a love of the task at hand and the will to see it through to the end – period. In business situations, that means, turning your fledgling business into a successful enterprise using whatever methods (only honest methods, mind you) that will get you there.

With all of the new technology these days, the Internet is one of the premier places to advertise and begin a new business. The startup costs are low and there are no employees to pay, at least in the beginning. You don’t have to spend hours at the library or on the telephone doing research on your business idea. The information you need can be accessed quickly via the World Wide Web.

Marketing is a Must

Even for a profitable and slightly tapped area of business, people won’t come running to you. Marketing is everything for a business online or offline. Marketing strategies have gone high-tech on the Internet. It presents an often steep learning curve to young business owners to make their way in the online business world.

Always Keep Learning

A positive attitude views learning as fun and not just a means to an end. Knowledge is truly king in this world. The more you know the more valuable you are to your business and the business of others. Taking a course on website design or creating online videos will enhance your confidence and your business success.

All of this takes time. On average, it takes one to three years to turn a profit in business. Online, those numbers are lower because of the lack of significant overhead costs. Time can feel like the enemy unless you are determined to see your business through until you hit pay dirt.

Seeing your vision for a business clearly fuels your determination. You won’t be inclined to give up that vision even when the possibility of success is slim. Instead, you’ll search for resources that can help you get over the hurdles. You acknowledge setbacks but choose to view them in perspective and move on.

Is Your Mind Still Getting In Your Way?

We’ve all heard the talk about positive thinking and how our own thoughts can create our reality.  And, it is hard to argue that positive thinking is in any way a bad thing.  But could your negative thoughts really be a bad thing?  Could your own mind be part of your stumbling block?

The reality is that positive thinking is an extremely powerful force. I am not talking about the law of attraction or the power of attraction. Rather, your personal power to navigate change and challenges effectively, and maintain your personal power. If you are or plan to be a business owner then you have to acknowledge that your success is dependent upon your ability to think and stay positive and embrace the challenges that come your way and learn the valuable lessons hey have to offer.  If you choose to be taken over by challenges and sink into negativity, questioning your vision and your abilities you will sink.

Keeping focused on your vision and staying open to the possibilities; are two of the keys to staying positive. Some businesses die from lack of creativity and willingness to change when necessary.  Keeping your positive outlook and evaluating the possibilities as they arise will keep your business on a positive swing. Open your mind to the possibilities that can keep your business successful and not add you to the heap of the dead and dying.

Stay Focused On Your Plan:

Look back at that original vision and plan.  Evaluate where you are right now and where you need to refocus.  Often business owners get distracted from the plan by the day to day business.  It is a perfect time to look back and see if you are still on track.  It is also an opportunity to decide if your plan needs to be revised or changed.  Staying open to the possibilities also leaves the door open to add new products or services to your offerings.  It is important to evaluate each of these in alignment with your overall business plan.  Do they fit well?

Keeping your mind out of your way is easier when you are focused on your plan and each decision you are making fits well into your business and marketing plan.

You may have decided on one course of action to get the business started. Now could be the perfect time to niche into a more defined product. Here are the advantages:

  • More targeted marketing strategies
  • Higher sales

Success has its own rewards, but only if you are willing to pursue it. When you allow yourself to dream big, the sky is the limit. You won’t grow without the attitude and vision to see beyond where you are now.

Focusing on Your Own Personal Development: Take the Time

 

Do you ever wish you were someone else or somewhere else? Sometimes it happens that we get all wrapped up in our own doubts, fears and insecurities; that inner voice that nags at us and doesn’t say the nicest things. Do you ever feel that the grass is greener on the other side of the fence?  It might look like someone else is doing better, feeling better, more successful that you.  The reality is that many people, perhaps most people are having a similar experience and perhaps are more scared than you.

 

Focusing energy on your own personal development is a key to being truly satisfied with you.  Taking a dedicated amount of time each day and focusing that time on you can be the greatest gift you give to yourself.

 

The Internet offers a wealth of self development and self improvement opportunities.  There is a wealth of information available.  I use a system of self improvement that incorporates reading, audio and video programs on topics ranging from wealth and prosperity; to marketing; to self esteem, motivation and mindset. Learning and self development is part of a self development plan.  The next part is incorporating that learning into life.  With any educational program you have to sort through what is meaningful and what is not, for you.

 

The first step to self improvement is self love. It is perhaps the hardest love to achieve.  Whitney Houston has a song “Learning to love yourself is the greatest love of all.” It’s so true. Loving yourself gives you the ability to really love others.  It is hard to give what you do not have, yet people believe that they can love others without truly loving themselves.

 

Modeling self love and personal development are more powerful than telling people “they ought to”.  Their observation of your practices of personal development can model for them how to achieve similar success.  Self improvement makes us better people, we can then inspire other people, and then the rest of the world will follow.

 

What areas of your life would you like to improve upon? Are there areas of personal development that you would benefit from? 

 

Take a moment and create your personal development plan.  A plan you say?  Yes, a plan.  A personal development plan increases your commitment.  But you are also working to change patterns of behavior and habits.  This does not come easily.  A dedicated plan can assist you in doing this.  Start with 15 minutes a day of focused personal development time.  Choose your daily topic and take the time to read, listen, watch, participate in a personal development activity.  Then take 15 minutes to integrate what you have learned.  The effect of focused personal development only impacts your life when you integrate your new learning into your daily practices.  It is just a learning event or training event and then it is over.  Where to start?  Start with self love.

 

One of the programs that I am participating in for my personal development is Success University.  What is incredible about this program is the volume of resources that it offers AND the additional revenue that it provides to my family income.  Right now they are offering an incredible program as they are adding World Ventures in just a few days.  Check out the site, the 14 day free trial and see what you can do to benefit your personal development and your income at the same time.  http://www.compassrose.successuniversity.com/new

 

If you have questions — give me a call and I will gladly share with you what I have found extraordinary about this program.