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The MOSO MAG 2011 Special Edition is Live! Check it out!

Consistency and application are what brings you victory, MOSO’s! No matter how difficult and challenging working on your passion can be at times, there is no explanation for the JOY that it brings when you’ve accomplished a task and it’s staring you in the face! I hope you enjoy this issue of MOSO MAG — I love it! If I should say so my self. Hope you’ll find value and a few nuggets to keep your aspirations fueled! Click on the COVER to view the contents of this issue.

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Keys To Success: Potential

I remember as a young boy my parents always told me I had great potential.  I didn’t understand what potential meant at such a young age.  On my journey of personal growth and development I have come to understand potential as that which is not realized. 

My potential is the distance between what is today and what can be
Very often this is interpreted to be a negative.  In some instances where we see people waste their potential this is true.  But, for most of us it is a call to become more, attract more and have more. 
In my personal business coaching practice I have the privilege of collaborating with many talented people.  And, they have great potential.  One of the keys in coaching success is to help them realize more of their potential. Like me, they have a good life, yet they realize that in developing their potential that business and life can be so much more. 

Potential—The Motivator
The first thing to understand about potential is that it is a motivator.  When others see something in us that we don’t and encourage us to realize it, we have been given the gift of encouragement to become more. 

When we become more we can offer more to others.  That is living up to our potential.  In giving more to others more can come back to us.  Striving and being motivated to realize our potential is a wonderful thing.

Potential—Playing At The Top Of Your Game
How many kids say, “Someday I want to play second string on the baseball team or be vice-president of the United States”?  If a child has aspirations he wants to play first string or be President of the United States. 

Or maybe they want to own their own business and realize their potential in running a small business.  Whether you are a self-employed business owner, entrepreneur, solo professional or an individual seldom do you strive for the middle. 

The truth is that most people will never be the top leader in their organization.  One of the lures of running your own business is that you can be at the top of your organization.  The key to having small business success and continued small business growth is to understand your potential as a leader. 

In coaching success I see business owners who are at the top of their organizations but who are not playing at the top of their game.  Their days can be dominated by things they don’t enjoy or are not good at.  And, in the instances I am referring to, these things can be easily delegated. 

The organization, the employees and these individuals would all be better off if the owner understood his potential and played to it or played at the top of his game. 

Potential—How Are You Plugged In?
When you are working in your strengths you are realizing your potential.  Interestingly, when you do work in your strengths is when things are most likely to go well for you.  Unfortunately, I see many self-employed business owners who are not plugged in properly to their business.  Maybe they are great at sales but are still intimately involved with accounting, which they don’t enjoy. In this case, they are not realizing their potential and neither is their business. 

Whether you own your own business, work for a company or are an individual seeking greater reward, understand your potential.  Seek to fulfill it.  Reach to achieve your potential and success will find you.

Fuel Your Aspirations!

Steve

Steve Scott is a personal business coach who collaborates with business owners and professionals who are committed to having more in their businesses and lives.  To learn more about Steve and what he offers go to www.TheHoustonBusinessCoach.com

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I Interupt this week’s blog post because I need to know: Are you DESPERATE to live above the natural?

I’m desperate to live above the natural (the way things are — if it’s not the best place for you, status quo, mediocre). I desire to move into the extraordinary, a realm that propels me to new heights! But what if it’s just NOT happening? What will happen to the dreams, visions and business aspirations of MOSOs if desperation doesn’t set in and if it does,  they don’t seize the moment?

There is a recurring theme in the Tribe Chief Ramblings section of this blog. I hope at some point I can answer my own questions. 

Something is hindering my trajectory into this extraordinary place. I hope that you don’ t find yourself STUCK!

When you get to the place of being desperate to live above the natural, it should be your spring board, not a hinderance. And if it is a hinderance, then you need a coach. If coaching doesn’t help, then it’s something deeper. Find someone to help you get to a place where you are living above the natural.  It’s not worth you loosing time, energy and money.

Make sure you check out my coaching contributors (Lita Blount @ www.lablount.com, Dyana Valentine @ www.dyanavalentine.com – check out her “Woke Up Knowing” series, Steve Scott, The Houston Business Coach @ www.thehoustonbusinesscoach.com, and Gwen Edwards @ www.glassworksdream.com

These folks are the experts at what they do and know how to help MOSOs live above the natural. They didn’t ask me to say this, I just don’t know where I would be if I didn’t get inspiration from them weekly. I do need my aspirations fueled too sometimes.

Share your STRATEGIES and TIPS for getting UN-STUCK!

Fuel Your Aspirations!
Monique

I Interupt this week's blog post because I need to know: Are you DESPERATE to live above the natural?

I’m desperate to live above the natural (the way things are — if it’s not the best place for you, status quo, mediocre). I desire to move into the extraordinary, a realm that propels me to new heights! But what if it’s just NOT happening? What will happen to the dreams, visions and business aspirations of MOSOs if desperation doesn’t set in and if it does,  they don’t seize the moment?

There is a recurring theme in the Tribe Chief Ramblings section of this blog. I hope at some point I can answer my own questions. 

Something is hindering my trajectory into this extraordinary place. I hope that you don’ t find yourself STUCK!

When you get to the place of being desperate to live above the natural, it should be your spring board, not a hinderance. And if it is a hinderance, then you need a coach. If coaching doesn’t help, then it’s something deeper. Find someone to help you get to a place where you are living above the natural.  It’s not worth you loosing time, energy and money.

Make sure you check out my coaching contributors (Lita Blount @ www.lablount.com, Dyana Valentine @ www.dyanavalentine.com – check out her “Woke Up Knowing” series, Steve Scott, The Houston Business Coach @ www.thehoustonbusinesscoach.com, and Gwen Edwards @ www.glassworksdream.com

These folks are the experts at what they do and know how to help MOSOs live above the natural. They didn’t ask me to say this, I just don’t know where I would be if I didn’t get inspiration from them weekly. I do need my aspirations fueled too sometimes.

Share your STRATEGIES and TIPS for getting UN-STUCK!

Fuel Your Aspirations!
Monique

AEO Conference boosts brand awareness for MOSO Nation!

There aren’t words to describe my gratitude for the opportunity that was presented to me as Media Sponsor of the 20th Annual National Microenterprise Conference. If I had them (words), I would be screaming at the top of my lungs to broadcast it to the universe. So instead, I will give it justice the only way I know how, sing the praises of all the folks that were instrumental in making this new awareness of MOSO Nation happen. To Connie Evans, President & CEO of the Association for Enterprise Opportunity, thank you for believing in the MOSOs that you serve so fabulously. Thanks to the AEO Board, Staff, and Event Planning Group team who made MOSO Nation look good — I only hope I represented you well.

A BIG shout out to the AEO exhibit row crew!
1. On Deck Capital www.ondeckcapital.com,
2. Down Home Solutions www.downhomesolutions.com)
3. Count Me In (Make Mine a Million Dollar Business)
4. Aspen Institute
5. CommonGoals Software
6. Credit Builders Alliance
7. PIDC/Portfol
8. VistaShare
 
We came, we exhibited, we were available. So if you missed us at the event, please click on the link and learn more about  the folks who are working hard to make your work easier as a practitioner and as a MOSO.

I can’t say enough about the opportunity I had to interview Director Business Banking, Steve Lafredo of Citibank on my Fuel Your Aspirations Blog Talk Radio Show from the conference floor on May 2, 2011. Citibank is doing great things for microenterprise in the lending space, if you didn’t know, listen in by clicking on the link above.

And where would I be without my strategic partners, Glassworks Dream Boutique and Ron Witherspoon Photography  and all the Howard University School of Communications Interns (Jarondakie Patrick, Jordane Frazier, Ayanna Alexander, Odochi Ibe, and Khalea Underwood) that did a bang up job.

From me and the MOSO Nation 20th AEO Conference Team: THANK YOU!

Fuel Your Aspirations!
Monique

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