WHY and HOW to Choose a Niche for Your VA Business

Do you struggle with finding clients? Are you currently making the income you desire? Are the services you offer clearly defined? If you answered no to any of these the answer may be you need to choose a niche. The riches are in the niches What exactly is a niche? Simply put, a niche is … Read more

In the Spotlight: Candy Zulkosky

We like to occasionally feature some of the people who have completed the Professional Author and Speaker Training and Certification Programs. This week we’re shining the InstructionSmith spotlight on Candy Zulkosky.

Candy lives at the beach, on an island along the coast of North Carolina which is especially interesting considering she spent the first 30 or so years of her life living in the same small town tucked away in the mountains of Pennsylvania.

She ran away to sea for five years and taught computer classes to cruise ship passengers on the love boat! She lived for months at a time onboard Princess Cruise ships—and got paid to sail around the world. She notes this was arguably the best time of her life.

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The 5 Most Debilitating Thoughts of a Self-Sabotaging Entrepreneur

We often talk about the many things that help build a successful business. At the same time you are doing the positive work to build your business you may be indulging in self-sabotage. Recognizing and eliminating your own self-sabotaging behaviors will not only make it easier to be successful in your business it is key to living a happy life in balance with your business goals.

There are lots of things entrepreneurs do to get in the way of their own success. These are five of the most debilitating:

  1. Negative mindset
  2. Lack of self-confidence
  3. Doubt
  4. Jealousy
  5. Fear of failure

Self-sabotage is when we say we want something and then go about making sure it doesn’t happen” — Alyce P. Cornyn-Selby

Has this ever happened to you? You’re thinking or wishing something would happen and then, BOOM! It happens?

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