A Vision for Success in 2020

Change is Terrifying & Essential!

Change can be hard. A several years back, I was wrestling with whether or not to accept an exciting offer and start a new.  I was thrilled, but the idea of leaving my comfy job for something new was kind of terrifying. After spending way too much time agonizing over my decision, I ended up taking the new job and loving every moment I spent doing it for the next 4 years.  Long story short, that choice led to an entirely new career and ignited the passion for what I do today. At that moment, the decision was tough. It would disrupt what had become easy and comfortable. I would have to learn a whole new industry. This pivot in my career would bring about a lot of change. It was terrifying, but now I know it was necessary.

Even when we resist, I’ll be the first person to tell you that in addition to being a constant part of life. One thing I am certain of right now, change can also be incredibly exciting. Endings can be scary, but they open the door to new beginnings and fresh starts, which offer us opportunities to grow, test, and challenge ourselves, too. And ultimately, they usually lead to somewhere pretty great — sometimes even to our purpose or dreams.

As you continue to get to the other side of whatever transition you’re currently pivoting to or decision, I am going to share a collection of inspiring quotes about change. These quotes and sayings all inspired me at some point along my journey, and I hope they will inspire you, too!

10 inspirational quotes that will help you deal with the CHANGE ahead.

  1. “Change can be scary, but you know what’s scarier? Allowing fear to stop you from growing, evolving, and progressing.” — Mandy Hale
  2. “One day you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted. Do it now.” — Paulo Coelho
  3. “Your life does not get better by chance. It gets better by change.” — Jim Rohn
  4. “It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now.” — Hugh Laurie
  5. “Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life.” — Robin Sharma
  6. “The three Cs in life: choice, chance, change. You must make the choice to take the chance if you want anything in life to change.” — Unknown
  7. “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  8. “Never allow waiting to become a habit. Live your dreams and take risks. Life is happening now.” — Paulo Coelho
  9. “Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go. They merely determine where you start.” — Nido Qubein 
  10. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” — Anonymous, but often attributed to C.S. Lewis

Change allows you to learn new things that you normally wouldn’t have learned with old behaviors, ideas and processes. Even if the change involves failure, oftentimes you learn more from failure than success. Learning doesn’t just stop at school. It’s a lifelong process. The more we seek out change and new experiences, the more opportunities are presented to us. Change can force you to look at things in a new light. It can allow you to gain new insights, develop new ideas, new skills, viewpoints, and information. Most importantly, you can also learn and discover new things about yourself.

Ivette Mayo , is always prepare to teach, share a message , encourage you and help to ignite your passion to continue to be driven to succeed and achieve your most powerful outcomes – as you desire! This Latina Keynote Speaker, Award Winning Entrepreneur, International Author, Business Mentor, Culture Promoter, and Performance Expert is ready to help you achieve Powerful & Impactful Results. For more information about Ivette or book her for your next event send an email to [email protected].

POWER Steps You Need Post Disaster

By Ivette Mayo – Your POWER Advocate

Here in southeast Texas, we experienced the fury of Hurricane Harvey when it made landfall August 25, 2017. Resulting in what’s possibly is the worst disaster Texas has ever experienced. They say the recovery will take years. Everyone in Harvey’s path felt the impact instantly in their homes, communities and at work. Small-business owners will face many challenges in rebuilding. Taking the right immediate POWER steps post any disaster can make all the difference. About a quarter of small businesses will not reopen following a major disaster, according to the Institute for Business and Home Safety. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said this rate could be as high as 40 percent. Entrepreneurs often overlook preparation for these rare events and focus instead on more pressing daily details, but taking POWER steps to prepare for the unthinkable can be the difference between surviving and failing. Here are POWER steps to consider now as you gear up to recoup or minimize losses to start your recovery process.

Check out SBA site

This is an immediate POWER step that connects you to valuable resources. The Small Business Administration will release a list of local resource partners who can help business owners. The resources will be available here, along with information regarding the SBA disaster loan program.

Call your insurance agent

Contact your insurance agent as soon as you can. The Insurance Information Institute has a step-by-step guide to help you prepare for the claims process and the adjuster’s visit. Have your policy number handy when you call. It’s crucial you file an insurance claim to document that a disaster occurred.

Organize your records

Gather and organize your business records, which will be helpful when dealing with your insurance agent or applying for disaster relief funding. If your records were destroyed, there are ways to reconstruct them.

Focus on:

  • Collecting Invoices dating back at least a year
  • Bank statements that can be used to track deposits and determine sales revenue
  • Last year’s federal and state tax returns
  • Purchase agreement, if you purchased your business from a broker
  • Business contracts

Research recovery financing

The SBA’s disaster loan program provides low-interest loans to businesses of all sizes, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters. As a business, you may apply for up to $2 million in assistance, which will be made up of a business physical disaster loan that covers real estate, inventories, supplies, machinery and equipment, an economic injury disaster loan to cover working capital needs, or a combination. The SBA tries to make a decision on each application within two to three weeks. Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis, so submit yours as soon as you can.

Watch out for scams

Ask for identification and do your due diligence before working with contractors, business financial lenders or anyone offering assistance. Companies issue employees official photo IDs. Remember, there are not fees/charges associated for any services provided through any disaster assistance program.

Reach out to current customer list

Even through you have been impacted by the disaster, don’t assume your customers have been as well. Reaching out serves three purposes, one it gives you the chance to confirm your customer’s situation. Secondly, it gives you a chance to determine if you can continue to provide your products/services at the same level. And thirdly, this will gives you the chance to identify if you can offer additional value by increasing your service levels. A short email stating you are ready to serve can minimize losses.

Use Social Media to communicate

The POWER of Social Media continues to prove its strength. Reach out to your network as soon as possible to share that you are open and ready to serve makes sense. By canvassing your network, you continue to build a sense of community and it stabilizes your framework for the future. Through social media you continue to engage and build value. Remember social media increasingly play a pivotal role in disaster response, recovery and engagement.

The next disaster

Be it a natural disaster like a tornado or hurricane, equipment failure or even the death or illness of a key business owner or employee, it’s smart to be prepared for the worst.

Here are three POWER steps to prepare your small business for another disaster, an emergency situation or a major slowdown.

  1. Create an emergency fund  – An emergency fund is money you’ve socked away to handle the unexpected. Instead of having to take drastic measures, such as laying off employees or paying vendors late, you can tap into these funds and replenish them when business gets back to normal. Aim to stash away at least 6 to 12 months of expenses.
  2. Open a business line of credit – Of course, not every small business — especially startups with limited operating histories — will be able to stash away 6 to 12 months of expenses. For additional access to capital, a business line of credit could come in handy while you build up your cash reserves.
  3. Make sure you’re properly insured – Small businesses can be protected from losses by the right types and amounts of insurance coverage, which can vary according to the type and size of each business. For example, if you own a building and equipment, you’re more likely to benefit from property insurance than would a business that’s run from a home office. Remember, there should be enough in coverage to replace the property owned by the business and cover the operating expenses of your business in the event you become disabled, plus cover the value of your ownership in the company.

“Not only does your business need to be able to survive a disastrous storm, but you need to have a strategy for when you are rebuilding your business!”

Creating POWERFUL and IMPACTFUL Results!

Ivette Mayo is the President of Yo Soy I AM, LLC, an award winning entrepreneur, business strategist, leadership expert and author. Visit her website www.ivettemayo.com Ivette is always ready to encourage, empower and support you to be POWERFUL in all that you do!  Follow Ivette Mayo on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

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Ivette Mayo New Blog – Who Am I?

Ivette Mayo

#POWERON

A progressive, innovative, honest, and unapologetic leader that desires to teacher; and whose purpose is to serve others to walk in their POWER daily!

Mission

To assist in turning challenges into possibilities for learning and positive change in life and business. To stir up the desire for greater collaboration and increase sharing among women. Most importantly, stir up productive and profitable change in you – Personally and Professionally!

Who Am I?

Lifestyle/Business Blogger

I truly love this stage in my life. Each day is filled with new and rewarding experiences. I love my work and the ability to help people connect to skills, information and tactical strategies they need to GROW their business and interests. I enjoy sharing tips and lessons learned along the way. By keeping your success in the forefront, opens me up to share valuable business and leadership skills and mynetwork of POWERFUL Innovators!

I am an Award winning Entrepreneur. Business Strategist, Leadership Expert, and Author

Founder of Power On Heels Network and the POWER of I on Facebook

And I cannot forget, I LOVE POLKA DOTs!

What You Can Expect

I want to commit my energy to provide content that will help you to – Be Better and Do Better!

 

Remember everyone needs these topics like these to last in today’s changing marketplace. I am prepared to bring these valuable topics and many others to you through my blog. But you have to make one commitment right now. You have to be ready to plug into your POWER!

  • Developing your Powerful Language
  • Asking for WHAT you WANT and NEED
  • Toot Your Own Horn
  • Increase your Tolerance for RISK
  • And so much more

This space will allow me the opportunity to share what will your move the needle  – upward. I cannot wait to share my suggestions and guidance with you!

Ready – Set – GROW!