Monday, November 20, 2006

The Mastermind Principle-

A mastermind group is a powerful tool that every woman entrepreneur should be using. Although Napoleon Hill's book "Think and Grow Rich" is credited with coining the term "mastermind group", it is a concept that has been around since time began.

I call it Comadre Power, others call it synergy. Whatever term you use, it is a way of staying in top form for your business and growing in a direction that will blow your mind. If you're ready to have your own personal board of directors, then now is the time for you to consider creating a Mastermind group in your life.

If you don't already have 4-6 sharp, creative, forward thinking women on hand to form a mastermind, then consider joining one of mine.

The Latinapreneur Mastermind Groups are a semi-private coaching option for women business owners. They go in 90 day cycles and consist of women following similar goals or desired results.

I need at least 4 interested parties to start a new group. Right now the following availabilities are open:

This is a group that is redefining itself in 2007. It has been going steadily for almost 3 years, which is pretty rare in the coaching biz.

To be in this group you need to:

  • be in business 1-5 years
  • have an understanding of your niche and target market
  • already have the basics down for your business (this is not a start up "how to get a business card" group)
  • be willing to stretch into a new place of growth.

You also have to be:

  • a creative thinker
  • open minded
  • supportive of others
  • a good listener
  • willing to bring ideas and issues to the table.

Currently this group meets 3 Mondays a month for 60 minutes but may change to 2 Mondays for 90 minutes.
We start at 7pm Eastern/4pm Pacific and meet by phone.

The focus is on:
  • stepping up to the role of CEO
  • building brand awareness
  • creating visibility through new media and other methods
  • establishing expert status
  • sustaining our entrepreneurial creativity.

Our calls include everything from brainstorming to Q and A.

People in this group have called it a "personal board of directors", a place to "get energized", a "blast of momentum" to keep focused and on the path to success.

The comraderie of the women in this group is astounding. For the past 3 years we have had virtual holiday parties, gift exchanges, online brainstorming sessions. We have supported one another through ups and downs, both on the personal side and in business. We understand that as entrepreneurs, our personal and professional
worlds often collide.

I am putting this message out to you because perhaps now is the time for you to utilize the power of a Master Mind. Remember, it is a 90 day commitment. The fee includes all the Latinapreneur client perks (CD, calls, online vault, etc). There is also a discounted rate for an individual call once a month to support the group work.

If you're interested please let me know by visiting this page and filling out the interest form. Just put your info down and be sure to check off the Latinapreneur Mastermind option.

Looking forward to hearing from you!


Thursday, November 09, 2006

Lessons Learned from "Ugly Betty"

I love you Betty Suarez and what you're telling the world about WHO Latinas are.

Betty Suarez (played by the talented America Ferrera) is the name of the main character of ABC TV's "Ugly Betty". What I love about her is her defiance of the typical Latina we see on TV. Betty is NOT any of the following:
  • a maid
  • a gang member
  • a hoochie mama
  • stupid

Betty is not glamorous, but she is genuine. She represents every woman who stands invisibly on the margins watching, learning, and growing. I think this show is very necessary in this day and age of stereotypes and limited thinking. I interviewed America Ferrera last year and she is buena onda to the max. Adelante, comadre!

Here are lessons you can learn from Ugly Betty. Apply them to your life and business and be free!
  1. Beauty starts on the inside.
  2. Stay in integrity
  3. Defy stereotypes
  4. Make your quirks irresistably attractive
  5. Be for real
  6. Don't feel bad if you don't match the dominant culture's standard of beauty. Reinvent beauty in your own terms.
  7. Ugly ducklings become beautiful swans. Just be patient and follow your path.

Need more Ugly Betty mania?
There are Ugly Betty communites online now.