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Dec
05

The Competitive Spirit

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ro-marWhere did this competitive spirit among female entrepreneurs come from?

Whether, you are a Mompreneur or an entrepreneur without the responsibility of children or family, we are all in the same work. Partnership or connection is a divine gift. Just think, the bible calls those in relationship with Christ “co-labors” with Him.

My Pastor said the following once during a sermon and I have adopted it as part of my business mantra. “If you are doing anything significant and it does not require people then it’s not that significant.”

We are not here to compete but here to complete. The only person we are competing against is the average part of ourselves. That is where the fight should really be. Your assignment is to be intentional about making business partnerships, reaching out to others and making a connection to help them reach their God-given assignment.

You are already part of a great community here at Christian Work at Home Ministries. What I am telling you to do is exactly how I connected to CWAHM founder, Jill Hart. I saw what she was doing at CWAHM and I looked for an avenue to connect. In doing so, my life and business have richly been enhanced. In the words of Jill Hart, “It’s time to do life and business differently.”

Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor…
Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 NIV

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Jun
11

A healthier You= A healthier Business

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RoshandamjYxzPMEntrepreneurship is not for the faint at heart. Earlier mornings; late nights, slow cash flow or no cash flow at all. Small business ownership can be a rollercoaster ride at times. I have learned many lessons as a Mompreneur. The most recent lesson involved my sleep or the lack thereof.

Since college, staying up late is the norm. This professed night owl learned how to operate off very little sleep in order to get projects done. This lifestyle continued as a television news producer, well into motherhood and now as an entrepreneur. However, recently my “bad” habits started to catch up with me. I found myself unable to function. Seriously, it became difficult just to do the simplest things. I was burning the candle on both ends.

One day, on my way to a board meeting feeling very tired and drained, I heard the Lord say, “A healthier you means a healthier business.” Eureka! My constant late nights were a disadvantage to my family, business and ministry. While there may be times you may need to burn the midnight oil up, it should be exception and not the rule. I am discovering when I am well rested my business benefits as well everything and everyone else around me. I am not perfect in this area, some nights are better than others but I have gotten accountable and recognize this as an area where I have to renew my mind. Read More→

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May
28

The Blessing of Partnership

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RoshandamzUuXukThe thought of partnering with someone on a business project can be scary. I have always been the kind of the student who loathes group projects because more often than not someone does not pull their weight. However, recently I stepped out of my comfort zone to start a joint venture. It happened in the most unlikely ways, nothing I could have planned which makes this even more beautiful.

Each of us brings a unique strength to our business venture which is an added benefit for clients who work with us. Jesus Christ, our example, spent time pouring the Kingdom of God and duplicating himself in 12 men. I believe Christ understood in order for the good news to be spread, I must partner with others in different spheres of influence. The next level of success in your business could be found in partnering with someone who can add more value to what you are doing.

If you are in direct sales, could you elicit the partnership of a customer to help expand your customer base? As a virtual assistant you partner with someone who primarily provides social media to add another service to your business. The bible reminds us in 1 Corinthians 13:9, “For we are co-workers in God’s service; you are God’s field, God’s building.” God’s word tells us we are co-labors with Christ; partners with Christ. Read More→

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Apr
15

Are You Adding Value?

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ro-aprWho are you adding value to? We should be in the business of ultimately making clients and customers lives better. It’s more than the all mighty dollar. It’s about value and serving another person’s vision. Can The Lord trust you?

Let’s consider a baker. A customer wants a wedding cake. The baker meets the need/desire by baking a beautiful and rather tasty cake. The customer is satisfied and it provides a great addition to the wedding ceremony. The baker may look at this as “just” a job but in reality, she served this bride’s vision. Read More→

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Nov
15

Minding Your Business Vision Statement

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Roshanda Pratt, Minding Your Business bloggerMinding Your Business Vision Statement by Roshanda PrattA lot has changed in my world; my family moved over the summer, my business is getting a complete overhaul and the title of this blog is no longer Moving Your Media Knowledge Forward.  Despite the changes and my brief hiatus from CWAHM, I was challenged to really start Minding My Business. Not in the way you may be thinking, but rather being intentional and present with how and whom I serve in my business.

William Shakespeare wrote, “To thine own self be true…” The character who made this statement believed no matter who happens; no matter what you face; no matter what decisions you must make in life, make sure you stay true to your convictions/values.  It is important at the end of the day you can look at your reflection in the mirror and like the person you see.  So how can you be true in business?

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Aug
15

What’s Your Story?

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What's Your Story? by Roshanda PrattRoshanda Pratt, Moving Your Media Knowledge Forward bloggerEvery one has a story.  Isn’t this what makes for a good television show or movie? The storyline is what makes you fall in love with the underdog or dislike the villain.  Your story is important to your business.  Your story helps people connect to you and your brand.

My years behind the scenes as a television station have taught me the importance of storytelling.  Although my story telling was in snippets of 30 seconds, I still had to get people to connect to a story.  What’s your story? People want to hear it.  How did you decide on the name for your business? Why do you sell? What is your favorite thing about your business? Believe it or not people desire to connect even more as social media becomes more of the “norm” of communicating. Read More→

Jun
10

CWAHM Video Devotion: Harvest Time

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Scripture: Isaiah 55:10

Summer rain reminds us of one of Christ’s promises that harvest will come after the rain. Join Roshanda Pratt as she talks about God’s Harvest in our lives.

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May
15

Clean up your Communication Part 2

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Roshanda Pratt, Moving Your Media Knowledge Forward bloggercleaning2Last month, I spoke with you about spring cleaning your online communication.

Today, I want to challenge you—yes—challenge you, to put what I am going to tell you in practice.  By doing so, I am confident in saying it will cause you and everything around you to grow.  If you want to grow in your communication it begins by reading.  Simple, but very profound.

Reading has everything to do with your growth.  You cannot go any higher than what you know.  Everything in our life, every decision, every problem is a wisdom problem.   Hosea 4:6 reads, “My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge…” The old adage goes, “What you don’t know won’t hurt you.”

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May
06

CWAHM Video Devotion: Goodbye Fear

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Apr
15

Cleaning Up Your Communication (Part 1)

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Roshanda Pratt, Moving Your Media Knowledge Forward bloggerSpring cleaning at my house usually involves a scrubbing brush, bleach and hot water. Great combination for getting the house clean but will not work in cleaning up your communication.  If you are like me you probably seek ways to make your personal and business life better, after all you are reading this blog (wink). Last year, I started subscribing to several newsletters.  The content, although helpful felt like a lot of noise, adding to the surmounting email.

First tip: Unsubscribe to people who are not adding to the conversation.  Too many voices can be a distraction and often times derail and overwhelm.  Remember it is not personal!

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