How Passion Can Help You Get What You Want

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, so we’ve been thinking and talking a lot about PASSION over here at Mom Biz Coach. (Be sure to tune in when I interview Liz Strauss for the WoMEN: What Mom Entrepreneurs Need Teleseminar Series on this topic next Wednesday so you can hear how her passion creates success in her work and life!)

Being passionate about people and things in your life makes you motivated to do things (amorous or otherwise), right?

But what role does passion play in your business?

I believe passion is a key factor in the success of a mompreneur business. There are so many ways we moms could make money. We have lots of talents, skills and gifts we could offer in return for compensation. But when we choose to start a business while running a family, we are often motivated by something we feel we need to do, something we’re longing to do, something we’re passionate about…  There’s a direct correlation between how passionate a mompreneur is about her business and how successful she’ll be. Without passion, it’s just too easy to give up on our commitments when the going gets tough.

So passion = yearning/desire.

And yearning/desire brings about focus and commitment.

And focus + commitment drives us to achieve our goals.

And if we set good goals for our business and are committed to achieve them, we’ll no doubt be successful.

So, how passionate are you about your business? Are you getting the results you want from it? I’d love to hear your comments below.

In the mean time, let’s take a walk on the light side and watch my friend, Carley Knobloch of Digitwirl, tell us how to get what we really want for Valentine’s Day using some cool, savvy technology.

Guest post by Carley Knobloch of Digitwirl.com

You’ve heard the saying “it’s the thought that counts,” but have you ever gotten one that leaves you wondering “What were they thinking?” When it comes to gift ideas for your Baby Shower, Wedding Registry, or most importantly, Valentine’s Day, forget subtle hints— try Wishpot.com (www.wishpot.com). Create an online wish list that, with the push of a button, automatically adds anything and everything you desperately want right to your personal wish list. Then share the items you’ve been lusting after, with your husband, friends, co-workers, and especially your mother-in-law who inexplicably believes you collect frog figurines. So now, in spite of what Mr. Jagger might profess, “you CAN always get what you want.”

Digitwirl is the weekly web show that offers simple solutions to modern day problems. In 3-minutes, Digitwirl brings busy women the very best time, money, and sanity-saving technology, and then teaches them how to use it, step-by-step. Digitwirl was created by technology lifestyle expert Carley Knobloch, who uses lots of technology to manage her busy life as mom of two and entrepreneur. Become a subscriber to get weekly show alerts and exclusive deals at Digitwirl.com, or follow Digitwirl on Twitter at @digitwirlr.

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Tech to Save Mompreneurs Time

The top challenge for a mompreneur is always time. How can we find more of it, how can we spend less of it, how can we save it up for something else we want or choose to spend it on?

Here at Mom Biz Coach, I’m always looking for time-saving strategies to help the mom entrepreneurs I coach find ways to be more effective so they can work less and make more. And I have to say, Ladies, that we are so lucky to be entrepreneurs in this techno-happy age.

I’m pleased to announce I’ve partnered with Carley Knobloch of digitwirl.com to bring us tech-savvy tips that help mom entrepreneurs save time. Each Friday, Carley will provide us a short video teaching us moms who to use the tech we love to make our lives easier.

Read (and watch!) below to learn all about an online grocery service called Alice.com. I just placed my first order with Alice.com this week! Thrilled to save the time it takes to buy all the household essentials at the regular store.

Guest post by Carley Knobloch, digitwirl.com

Bring the Grocery Store to Your Door

Tired of running out of toilet paper and finding your pantry a little paltry? Alice.com (www.alice.com) is the grocery delivery service that offers the perfect solution. With Alice you’ll never face another empty roll again. Alice buys straight from the manufacturer and automatically applies any discount coupons to your order, then delivers everything from shampoo to cereal right to your door for free! Oh, and Alice is like a personal shopper that will even send you a reminder when it’s time to re-order your groceries. How great is that? What’s better than a service that delivers to your door and saves you time and money? Watch the video to see exactly why Alice.com is going to rock your world!

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