Let’s Netflix and Build

It has been estimated that there are approximately 500,000 movies currently in existence. There are so many great inspirational movies to motivate you in building a successful business. You may find most of them on Netflix or perhaps you’re like me and still purchase DVD’s and have a DVD player. For the most part, movies are very entertaining, however, as an Entrepreneur or Small Business Owner, who has time for that, right? Well, I’ve discovered some valuable lessons and become increasingly more motivated in building my business from watching certain movies.

If I had to pick one movie out of the 500,000 that really resonate with me, hands down it would be “Sparkle.” The movie begins in Harlem, New York in 1958, and follows the girl group, Sister and the Sisters, which is made up of three sisters: Sister (Lonette McKee), Sparkle (Irene Cara), and Delores (Dwan Smith). Then there’s a “treat” for the ladies… Stix (Philip Michael Thomas), Sparkle’s love interest. Some may view this as a love story but I believe it is more of a rags to riches story. This movie also reminds us that we all have choices in life no matter what conditions we were raised in and we should not give up on our dreams. As an entrepreneur, at times, we may have to get off our path temporarily to focus on immediate needs like providing for our family but we can still work on our goals at the same time. Your mindset will determine your choices in deciding on your path to success 1) Fast & Risky or 2) Slow & Steady (Strategic) ~ Keep in mind that whatever path we’ve decided to take, we have the strength to overcome adversity. My mother used to say, “Whatever don’t kill you, will make you strong.” We are resilient and have the power to be successful with perseverance and hard work! Check out my website for some of my personal challenges… http://nangeladolberry.com

So the next time someone make a suggestion to “Netflix and Chill,” tell them “Let’s Netflix and Build!” with the “Top 10 Movies for Entrepreneurs” by Patrick Bet-David! http://youtu.be/LdnGeRyoKXU

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Mompreneurs: We Werk, Werk, Werk, Werk, Werk!

A “Mompreneur” is defined as a female business owner who is actively balancing the role of mom and the role of entrepreneur. Some may say that Moms are the next thing to God! (I agree) Most of us, as Moms, are designed to juggle so many tasks for our family, friends and loved ones. For single mothers, the regular tasks performed on a daily basis are doubled, tripled and sometimes quadrupled! Oftentimes, Moms are “Senior-Level Executives” as we conduct the role of the President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of our household. Some Moms may not have a tangible college degree in those areas of business but are graduates of “Life University.” Therefore, it’s no surprise to me that most “Moms Makes Great Entrepreneurs” and have many skills that are important in managing a successful business. (http://nangeladolberry.com/)

We are effective Communicators, Leaders and Mentors with great Networking and Marketing skills, etc. I could go on and on with the many attributes we possess as Moms but if you’re a Mom, have a Mom or interacted with other Moms, you already know that we “Werk.” According to a 2016 report from the Small Business Administration, there are 28.8 million small businesses. Based on a 2015 report from Pew Research stated that women own about 36.2% of small businesses in the US. Out of all the women-owned businesses that exist, it is estimated that 1 in 3 are owned by Moms. Considering small businesses represent more than 99% of business in the US and employ almost half of all private employees, the role of a Mompreneur in regard to our economy and our lives are extremely important.

Check out this quick video titled, “14 Reasons Why Moms Make Great Entrepreneurs” by Patrick Bet-David – https://youtu.be/3drPxI_KwGM