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How To Host A Successful Webinar

“I love feeling stressed!” – said no one ever!

I’ve met a lot of entrepreneurs who have built a product, created a course or had a million-dollar idea but struggled to get it in front of enough people to really make the six figures they’d hoped for.

Why? Because hosting a webinar is freaking hard!

Sure, there are influencers who host a webinar and it looks like a piece of cake. But with the first strokes of the keyboard, your blood pressure begins to rise. Suddenly, what looked like a breeze feels unattainable. I’ve been there, we’ve all been there. Even the best online marketers have spent years refining their webinar strategy. They’ve been there, too!

Many have created courses designed to teach you how to create and host webinars. Perhaps you have invested in a course or two yourself… I know I have! Even though we spend our hard earned money on these programs, it isn’t always easy to go in and build a webinar on our own.

Your worst nightmare

Imagine this…

You’ve spent hours creating a beautiful webinar presentation. You can see your heart and soul in each passing slide. Except….No one else can see it! –gasp-

No one else can see it! –gasp-

You know the old saying, “Practice makes perfect”? I’m a firm believer in this! If you want to be good at something, you practice it! Instead of hopping on a webinar like you’ve been there a million times before, I recommend enlisting the support of a Priority VA to go on a practice run of your webinar.

Not only will you feel prepared for your live webinar, but the confidence of which you speak will help you come across to your audience as an authority in your field. That is our goal, right? To speak to our audience in such a way, that we set ourselves apart from the rest and truly set ourselves us an expert.

If you build it, they will come

This may have worked for Kevin Costner in the corn field, but it doesn’t hold true for online business.

You can’t expect guests to show up if they don’t pre-register. Your mom might, but that’s it!

If you don’t have a registration page, no one will be able to register.

Sarcastic? A little.

Truth? Absolutely!

In all sincerity, it’s important that you take time to create a registration page for your webinar in advance and write a few emails to send to your registrants.

They need to hear from you. Get your audience ready for the abundance of information you are going to unpack on your webinar.

Begin to build a relationship with them. When they see value prior to your webinar, they will trust what you have to say on the webinar and are more likely to invest in your offer.

Outcome

What is the ultimate goal for you?

Do you want to sell a product or service? I’m a firm believer that webinars work! We live in an information age and people are looking for new ways to cook, eat, sell, market… anything! This is why I believe that anyone can host a webinar and it’s important to be intentional with your webinar strategy to get the most return for your time invested.

My goal is to help entrepreneurs succeed and the best way I can do that is to offer outstanding VA support, including top notch webinar support.

I’ve built a team of VAs who have a heart for entrepreneurs. One of the ways we have chosen to use our talents is to offer high-end webinar support.

No longer are you trying to navigate the webinar beast alone, but rather, investing in a partner who can help you from start to finish. I’m thrilled to share this with the entrepreneur world!

Gone are the days of hosting a webinar all alone. Praying that your slides match your words, forgetting to press the record button or celebrating a successful webinar with a party of one!

Priority VA is here to help you with your next webinar.

Would you like outstanding support on your live webinars? Support that includes a webinar rehearsal, webinar debrief and loads of support in between.

Click here to get more information on what is included in this special Priority VA webinar support. My team is standing by! Too, QVC? Eh..hem….

Let’s try this again! Priority VA would be honored to support you on your next webinar.

To watch entrepreneurs succeed and truly achieve their goals is the life blood of my business.

Hosting a successful webinar is just one of the ways we can serve you. Get started here.

 

How To Invest Now To Help Your Future

Do you struggle to spend money on yourself?

I love to shower my family, friends, and team with fun surprises. Everything from unique gifts, programs, and trips to exciting places. In fact, I just hosted a team retreat near our new home in

Someone, please remind us to take a decent group picture next time!

Savannah, GA! We worked hard, explored Savannah, and ate delicious food. I do it to let them know how much I appreciate them.

 

However, when it comes to investing in myself, I’m not always quick to spend a buck. That was until last November when I knew change needed to happen.

Enough Is Enough

Have you ever reached a breaking point? Last year, I decided that I was tired of being overweight and feeling exhausted all of the time. Not the “Eh, I wish life were a little different.” but rather the big ole Dave Ramsey version of “I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired!”.  I knew something had to change but it wouldn’t change until I decided to invest in myself.

I invested time and money in blood tests, consultations and left my Doctor’s office with a plan of action. It wasn’t enough that I spent the money for this lifestyle change, I had to put in the work. I was up early, I drank my appropriate amount of water and stuck to a strict eating plan. Was it easy? No. The first few days were brutal, especially while traveling, but I knew that it was going to be worth every meal I didn’t over indulge in.

Why Not Do It Alone

In the wise words of Taylor Swift, “Haters gonna hate”.

Everyone loves to throw their opinion around (been on social media lately?!) and while no one was directly unsupportive of my decision to work with a specific doctor, not everyone understood my reasoning. Some were all too eager to share their diet tips and offer an endless supply of advice and personal stories of weight loss, each one at a cheaper price tag than the other.

Every piece of advice was appreciated but I knew in my heart that choosing to look at this as an investment in myself as opposed to an expense was exactly the perspective I needed to have.

You see, I had built a relationship with the doctor that monitored my new healthy lifestyle. Over the years, I have gotten to know her and there was a level of trust. I knew that she wouldn’t steer me in the wrong direction and was only looking out for my best interest. The outside voices were telling me that I should try this thing or that product and it would surely be more effective and save me a lot of money.

Because of the trust I’d built with this physician, I knew that any money I would save would, in the end, cost me more in the long run. I needed her encouragement, her knowledge, and her accountability. No one else’s.

Getting Results Drives You

 I spent years trying fad diets, purchasing shakes that were never consumed and used a treadmill for a clothing rack. It wasn’t until I found what worked for me that I finally began to see results and that feels FREAKING AMAZING! Everything else was a band aid, I’d found a solution.

I have more energy, my mood has improved and I feel like a better human being. You’re welcome, family!

Why?

Because I decided to invest in myself.

The same rule applies to your business.

Invest In Your Business

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I’ve talked with countless entrepreneurs who are looking for a solution to the pain points in their business. Entrepreneurs who are drowning under the pressure of their business and letting opportunities slip through the cracks.

My solution? Invest in your business.

Weight loss may not be your goal. Perhaps, it’s more time with your family, traveling or creating new products. Regardless of your goal, we all have the same desire… to stop cracking under the weight (pardon the pun!) of business and start enjoying it again?

Decide now that you are going to invest in yourself. Invest in your business.

I’ve built a business of well over 80 Virtual Assistants, each one with a special skill set designed to help entrepreneurs like us. Visionaries with too many ideas and not enough hours in the day.

Investing in one of the 80+ VAs on my team shouldn’t be looked at as an expense but rather as an investment in your future… and quite frankly, your present.

One of my favorite things in the world is helping entrepreneurs succeed and I believe that investing in a Virtual Assistant is the catalyst to success.

I want to learn more about you and how I can serve you. Take a few minutes to complete this form and my team will be in touch on Priority VA can support you!

How To Guarantee Absolute Failure With Your VA

Recently, I met with a potential client who had a clear misunderstanding of what a Virtual Assistant is capable of. I stood at my desk, reading an email that was designed as an internal guide for this particular company. As my mouth was gaping open at the clear misrepresentation of their staff, I could feel the steam emerging from my ears. I picture it like something from Saturday morning cartoons.

At first, I was shocked! How could this person compare a VA to nothing more than an airhead secretary you see portrayed in movies from the ‘80s and ‘90s? A flighty bimbo smacking her gum, barely able to use a copy machine.

 

There is one surefire way to guarantee 100% failure with your VA.

Belittling them.

I work with a variety of VAs.

Those transitioning from the corporate world with formal education. Individuals looking for flexibility, eliminating a two hour commute and still do what they love.

My team also includes stay at home moms that want more than taking care of their little ones. They want to contribute financially, use their polished skill set and still be able to wear their mom hat.

Lastly, are the young millennials that are bright and ready to take on the world. There isn’t a cookie cutter for the role of a VA. You just have to be ready to take the virtual world by storm.

Each Priority VA is incredibly talented and I’ve learned something over the years. Most Virtual Assistants have the mind of an entrepreneur. In fact, many have side hustles of their own. But what they love to do, what fuels them, is helping fellow entrepreneurs succeed.

If you say things like, “it’s so easy monkey could do it” or “my toddler could do if he could type”, then it’s best that you move on down the road. It may seem harmless on an internal guide for you to know who should do what, but it really becomes an internal compass, for how you view the team you’re surrounding yourself with. And in my view, actually do reflect the way you’ll envision that person’s role in your business.

When you’re interviewing vas for your business, keep in mind that you’re talking with a real person with real feeling and a freaking real skill set.

Once you’ve partnered with your VA, take time to make them feel appreciated. Your VA wants to know that you value them. I promise, it will reflect in your business.  

If you fail to acknowledge that they are an equally important cog in the wheel of your business, then I can guarantee your VA partnership will surely fail.

 

Will Your Business Outlive You?

If you never woke up tomorrow, would your business outlive you?

It’s a horrible question. Actually, no. It’s a horrible answer to think about. The question itself, however, is a smart one to be asking. I’ve spent a lot of time lately thinking about my legacy. My business is one of the things that is so important for me to leave as a legacy for my girls.

It won’t be much of a legacy if it’s gone the second I’m gone.

Morbid, I know, but we have to take responsibility for the things that matter to us.

If your business isn’t running like a well-oiled machine, and every decision, implementation, or idea hinges on your involvement and say, it’s time to buckle down and do some reevaluating.

If you want your business to be your legacy, perhaps even make sure it provides for the ones you love long after you’re gone, there are some essentials you need to take care of today. Here’s a little push to get you headed down the right track while planning for the future of your business – realizing it may be a future that doesn’t include you.

Document, Document, Document

Everything you do, every way you do it, and every reason it needs to get done needs to be documented. Your business didn’t come with a manual, but you need to be writing one people can reference! Even if you’re taking time for vacation, you need to have documentation in place so team members can confidently make decisions based on the processes and procedures you’ve got in writing.

Each person on my team has written and SOP for what they do in my business. That means that when someone is on vacation or out sick, we don’t have to miss a beat. Someone on our team can pop in and take over using the SOP that we have in place.

Documenting is also a great way for you to evaluate what you’re doing and why. Perhaps as you’re documenting it all, you’ll discover a far more efficient process, or program, to help you get the job done. Keep your SOP (or playbook, as we call it), open on your desktop, ready to update. Discoveries are always waiting to be made, and it’s better to find them ahead of a crisis than because of one…

Define Roles

Does everyone on your team know who’s doing what?

Whether you have one team member, or one hundred, everyone needs to be clear on their role in your business. Who’s second in command? Who do you trust with the details when you’re heading out of town? Is there anyone who is responsible for supervising others?

Your team members need to know what their role is, and what’s expected of them – for more than the “in case” scenario of you not showing up to work again. They need to know what’s expected of them in order for them to perform at their best.

For example, my assistant, Kim is my right hand. When I’m out, she’s the one who runs my business for me. Making sure Clients and VAs are taken care of, running team meeting and making sure that all the plates are spinning. My team knows this, as well as knows who is responsible for each task within Priority VA.

It’s one thing to write down who’s in charge of what, but take that information to the next level and make sure your team members understand their specific roles and responsibilities in every situation.

Manage Passwords

You’ve probably got a system down somewhere of what passwords are for which programs. However, Notes is probably not the best keeper of passwords! What happens if your computer crashes, is stolen or has a cup of coffee spilled all over the keyboard? Will someone be able to log in to your email to answer those important messages in your absence?

It’s important to make sure you have a password management program in place. I prefer Lastpass.  It can track all of your secure passwords and even credit card information for you, and keep your information safer than scribbling on loose leaf paper now and then.

Whatever password management system you choose, you’ll need to make sure if and when it’s needed, that information can be accessed by key people on your team. Most password management programs allow you to share login information (either limited or with full rights) to your team members. Remember it’s shared through a secure program, so it’s not like advertising it on a billboard. It’s safer than it may feel like to you.

Estate Planning

No one wants to imagine their death, but life will be going on in some form after you’re gone, and you need to make sure those important to you are taken care of. If you haven’t included your business in your estate planning, now is the time to do that.

Make sure it has all the necessary legal jargon – who will be in charge of what, where the important information is, and what assets the business has in its possession. Your attorney will help you draft the appropriate estate planning documents, but don’t stop at the items in your home. Take careful planning in distributing the assets and responsibilities of your business to the entities or individuals that will continue your legacy when you’re no longer able to.

A will usually ends up going through probate, but something like a trust is indisputable after death. Weigh your options, and spend time taking care of this on the front end, so people aren’t having to sort through a disastrous mess in the wake of their grief for losing you. Enlist the help of a good attorney and your loved ones will know that you cared enough to make sure they were taken care of, even after you’re gone. (See… morbid… again!)

It isn’t an easy subject, but it’s super important. Make sure you’re running your business now in such a way that it will truly be a legacy for generations to come.

5 Reasons You Can’t Keep Team Members And How You Can Retain Your Team For The Long Haul

Are you struggling to keep team members? If you feel like there is a revolving door of team members, it’s possible that your team isn’t 100% at fault.

We’ve all been there, myself included when you hire someone who isn’t all they appear to be. However, this goes far beyond a bad hire. I’ve witnessed countless entrepreneurs who couldn’t keep anyone on their team only to realize that they were the common denominator?

No one ever wants to admit that a relationship didn’t work out due to their own inability to work well with others. But a good leader knows that self-evaluation is crucial to a successful business.

If you’re working with a team or are just starting, it’s important to know what will make or break the relationship.

Here are the top 5 reasons you can’t keep team members.

Communication Isn’t a Priority

Imagine having a spouse or best friend, but you only talk to them when it’s necessary. Chances are, communication will be rough at best. If you aren’t talking with your VA on a weekly basis, you’re doing it wrong.

My team and I have weekly calls to make sure we’re all on the same page. Personally, I like to use a video chat such as Zoom. I like to have “face to face” conversations…. even if it’s through a screen. There is something about seeing someone that makes me feel connected.

If a phone call is more your style, that’s completely fine. As long as you’re making communication a priority you’ll stay on the same page with your team and will build a solid working relationship.

You Refuse to Delegate

I’ve heard this time and time again. “It’s easier for me to do it myself. I’ll show my VA when I have more time.”

Permission to be blunt? You will never have time if you don’t start delegating!

You hired your VA for a reason. Most likely, because you need help. Your VA can’t help if you don’t give them the opportunity.

I’ve been on both sides of the coin here, wearing the hats of both CEO and VA.

As a CEO, it can be scary to hand off those first few tasks. Will your VA handle each task with the same care and detail as you? The answer is yes.

As a VA for over a decade, nothing gave me more satisfaction than offloading tasks from my clients, lighten their load and treat each task and project with just as much detail and respect as my clients would. It was my priority to treat their business exactly like my client would.

You’ve waited long enough. Start delegating today!

 Your Vision is Blurry

 Before you do anything else in your business, get clear on your vision. If you don’t know where you’re going, your team sure as heck won’t know.

  • What is your why?
  • What is your 1 year goal?
  • What is your 5 year goal?

Take some time to get super clear on your vision. It shouldn’t take long, but you DO need to write it down and relay the vision to your team. It doesn’t have to be fancy or include buzzwords, it just needs to be clear and concise.

 You’re a Helicopter CEO

 If you’re still exhausted after you’ve delegated to your team, chances are, you’re a helicopter CEO.

We’ve all witnessed it in one way or another. The parents and the park who won’t let their kids play on the swing set or gain independence on the slide. I’m all about keeping kids safe, but if they eat a little dirt, it isn’t going to hurt them. However, some parents can’t help but hover over Sally and Tommy to make sure they are doing exactly what they should be.

So many business owners tend to do this with their team. It is so, so important to let your VA do their thing. Don’t become a Helicopter CEO. Instead of micro-managing, trust your team to manage tasks and projects. It’s possible that they’ll do it better, anyway.

You keep it all business

 Do you know your VA’s birthday? Do you know their kids’ names?

Why not?

If you want to build a long lasting relationship with your VA, get to know them. Not just what they can do for you, but who they are when they aren’t online.

I send my team birthday gifts, call and leave messages for their kids when they have a big event, and take the time to learn who they are as individuals. It’s given me to an opportunity to know them on a personal level and in turn, has built trust as we’ve worked together over the years.

Are you tired of team members leaving?

Communicate, delegate, get clear on your vision, don’t be a Helicopter CEO, and last but not least, get to know your team as individuals.

Make each of these a priority and you’ll see your team members stick around for the long haul.

Seeing Beyond The Big Picture

If someone asks you, “What do you do?” are you prepared to answer them? More importantly, are you prepared to network or market yourself into the business lives of those you meet once they tell you what they do? Sometimes building business goes beyond seeing just the big picture. You need to look at the whole gallery of possibilities.

I’m an extrovert by nature, and I tend to talk about business wherever I go. I’m genuinely interested in the businesses of others and often times the conversation tends to naturally drift into others sharing how overwhelmed they are. Most of the time, people tend to share their various doubts or uncertainties about outsourcing, the relief they’d feel if they could just alleviate some of their responsibility, etc. I believe it’s a good opportunity for me to be their sounding board, a trusted source and give clear guidance on how they can successfully outsource tasks in their business.

It’s the perfect segue for me to share about my business. I help entrepreneurs see where and how a Priority VA can not only contribute to but transform their lives and business. Sometimes the conversation stops with them mentioning they’ll look into it. While some take offense to that, I 1000% encourage business owners to do their homework. Find the support that is best suited for them. Oftentimes, however, I end up personally helping them to find the Priority VA to suit their business needs.

Clients are everywhere. Some of them may not even realize they’re a candidate for hiring a virtual assistant. The key to finding new business isn’t to cold-call, but to simply listen to the needs and struggles of others. Once I can help someone identify their business quirks, I am opening the door for them to become a client as well.

The same is true with recruiting top-notch VAs. Sometimes all I have to do is listen. If someone has the character and determination to work well, and if I can see they have the self-discipline to work from home as well as the skillset and capacity to learn even more skills, I’ve just met one of my potential new VAs.

When I started Priority VA, I soon realized I couldn’t do it all on my own. I brought on one person to help me with the overflow of work I had, managing multiple clients. Eventually, I began to build a team of VAs. It became evident this was an essential part of keeping my business headed in the right direction.

Had I taken a step back, in the beginning, to see what Priority VA would one day look like, I could have better planned the path we took. I was caught up in servicing the clients we had at the time and managing them the best way possible. Rapid growth wasn’t on my radar at that point because my “big picture” at the time was actually pretty tunnel-visioned.

It soon became clear I could help other VAs earn money while working from home – pursuing their families, passions, and productivity goals. In order to help VAs pursue their dreams, I would need to also help clients realize their need for personalized assistance. The picture kept getting bigger and bigger.

Even in finally seeing the big picture: helping clients and VAs establish long-term working relationships, I needed to cater to the peripheral vision.

My business plan truly rests on one principle: helping people. This is why simply listening to others share about their business goals or ventures is the single-most important strategy I can use to grow my business. I’ve learned how to assess the needs of potential clients on the fly. No matter their niche or expertise, I can shed light into their world on how a VA can help transform their responsibility loads and burdens.

When I hear someone talking about their experience in managing social media, writing copy, or setting up a sales funnel, my ears perk up and I begin to listen for ways they can join my team and join forces with their ideal client.

Even being an extrovert, I don’t have to dominate the conversation in order to talk the details of business. I simply need to be at-the-ready with the right listening techniques, and strategic answers.

Seeing beyond the big picture doesn’t have to be difficult. Sometimes you just need to realize there’s more out there for you than what rests within the frame you’re seeing the world through today.

Father Figures For Online Entrepreneurs

Yesterday we celebrated Father’s Day. Honoring those who have serve as Father figures for so many of us. This holiday can come with mixed emotions. Not everyone has a good relationship with their Father, which can make it difficult to trust other men. On the other hand, there are some men who go above and beyond the call of duty to care for, encourage and cheer their kids on. My husband is one of the good guys. He encourages me to do everything necessary to make this business of ours a success. He serves our family with such heart and I am incredibly thankful. So, shout out Chris Barber for crushing it as a dad!

When it comes to the life of an entrepreneur, I believe you need to have a solid foundation of wise people willing to guide you. Whether it’s a business partner, coach or wise friend, it’s crucial to your business that you are not always the smartest person in the room. You need to seek guidance if you’re going to grow.

I chose to surround myself with three incredibly intelligent men. Most people invest in one coach, but I don’t do things half-way, so I have three! Each with distinct differences and operating in their full capacities as friends, coaches, and mentors. I like to think of them as the father figures who have paved the way for many of us to work in this digital space. Allow me to introduce you.

Meet Ray Edwards.

Ray is the spiritual father that I never had growing up.

He’s not quite old enough to actually be my father, but he’s got an adult child, so it works. Ray doesn’t know this, but he’s the man whose Facebook page I go to when I just don’t know where to turn. Because there is ALWAYS some spiritual wisdom shared that somehow becomes the light on the dark path I am generally traveling on. Whether it’s well-timed scripture that speaks to my soul, or a simple question of “why” when we’re in person tackling a problem in my life or business, Ray always seems to have the right words to either set me straight or let me know it’s all going to be okay.

I read a quote once that said “My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.” – And that’s Ray in a nutshell. Those often annoying awkward silences Ray is famous for, are just the thing I need sometimes to figure out my next step.

Next up is Todd Herman.

Todd is pretty much my age. So to say I look at him as a father figure may be an insult to him, but he’s tough, and can take it. I met Todd two years ago, and instantly resonated with his style. He’ll curse when appropriate and dish out truth because he lives it out, daily. It’s hard to explain what his friendship has meant to me over the years, because it’s not like we talk all the time. But when we do, I always walk away with a nugget of wisdom that will linger for days, weeks or months. It’s as if he knows I need time to let things marinate, and has the perfect mix of tough love and sensitivity. One time, he told me when I was stuck in my head: “Trivinia, what’s the worst that can happen? You lose all your clients, and you have to find your own. You can. You know your shit, and I promise you, your friends and family, are not going to let you starve. It’ll be okay.” – Intellectually I knew that, but having Todd verbalize it, assured me that I could take risks and that I’d be alright. That’s what good dads do. They encourage, equip and then let their children go off and create. Todd’s allowed me to do that in my life, and it’s 180 degrees different as a result. I’m forever indebted to his fatherly influence.

Last, but not least is Dan Martell.

Ever want a dad to go on an adventure with you? Not because you need a buddy, but because there is some sense of security that comes along with know that Dad is nearby? He’ll make sure you don’t fall off the bike (or pick you up when you do), he’ll be there to catch you at the end of the slide, and he’ll go ahead and encourage you to steal home plate when you’re just not sure you can. Dan Martell is that type of fatherly influence for me. He’s younger than me, actually, but Dan is the type of father that first encourages his children to try when they have questions or are stuck on a problem. He doesn’t give the answers to make life easy for them, he encourages them to think, to problem solve and to dig in and do the hard stuff. Dan’s the guy that calls me on a Friday night and encourages me to launch a program the following day. He’s the one that encourages me to fly because he believes I can. Even when I don’t. I’m in a mastermind with Dan, and his “job” is to protect my confidence and help me get out of my own way. Doesn’t that sound like a darn good father to you? He doesn’t know it, but he’s one of the best fathers I’ve ever seen to his actual children, and all the adult children he’s shepherding into their own excellence through his courses and programs.

Whether you’ve been in business for decades or just starting out, I highly recommend finding those people who will make you better. For me, it’s Ray, Todd, and Dan. Maybe they’ll be your people. Perhaps you’ll find someone that speaks your language and just gets you.

Happy (belated) Father’s Day to the men who make us better! We thank you!

Become Fit In Every Area Of Your Life

Do you want to become fit in every area of your life? Balance is a beautiful thing, though it doesn’t always seem attainable.

We’re often told that we can do whatever we want and everything will be just fine. As long as we think that it’s best, then what’s the problem?

I’ve found that mindset to be 100% false. Not only in business, but in my personal life as well. You know the whole, “I’ll start Monday” mentality or my personal favorite, “I’m an adult, I work hard and I deserve it”. That mindset only brought me stress and pain. I struggled to find balance.

No one told me that running a business could be stressful. Sure, I KNEW that it would be hard, but I never fully understood the weight that would be on my shoulders.

As time passed, I began to stress eat. Not just a little, but A LOT. Somedays it was because I was stressed. Most days it was because I was tired. Or it was a Saturday and I’d worked all weekend, so I deserved it. That quickly led me down an unhealthy path. I was eating antacids like candy, sugar was my best friend and a plate of chili cheese fries was my entree of choice.

It wasn’t until I took a step back and evaluated my life and realized the destructive path I was on.

This year, I decided to get my life back. I started a new eating regimen. I cut out sugar, unhealthy foods, and half & half in my coffee. Torturous, but necessary.

Since February of 2017, I’ve steadily lost the weight I put on and have cut the antacids out of my diet. Is is easy? Heck, no! When my kids want Dairy Queen, I want to indulge with them. However, I know that staying on course with this healthy lifestyle will be so much sweeter than an Oreo Cheesecake Blizzard.

This same principle applies to business. I want to become what Todd Herman calls Entre-Fit. It’s important to take a step back and ask, “How am I doing?” and “Is my business healthy?”.

Much like how I was living my life in January, pre-lifestyle change, consuming too much and lacking in activity, my business was like that two and a half years ago.

I was spending too much time-consuming information left and right, but not doing anything with it. There were too many voices in my head telling me to do this or that. Leaving me feeling overwhelmed and helpless and with an inbox full of courses I would never complete because I was looking for the next shiny thing.

That was until I met Todd Herman.

Todd spoke my language.

He understood that I was using what he calls, the OWW brain. Everything was a struggle. I felt like I was throwing spaghetti at the wall. Feeling as though I was going nowhere. Looking in the mirror and feeling like a failure because I was experiencing struggles.

He taught me to shift my way of thinking to the WOW brain.

Last week, I experienced a difficult situation in my business. Yes, there were tears. Yes, I was frustrated. The difference between now and two years ago, is that I was hustling to find a solution.

What I once would have considered detrimental was considered a challenge that I would face head on. I am better because of it and so is my team.  

Making that shift in my brain cut down my anxiety by leaps and bounds. No more taking years off my life because of difficulty. I stop, evaluate the situation, determine a plan of action and move forward.

As with dieting, it isn’t always easy. Somedays you want to stick your head in the sand, but what kind of leader would you be if you only took on the easy parts of business? Though it’s difficult, your business is reliant on you to square up your shoulders and know in your heart that you are good, you are capable and you were created for this very moment. Now show it who’s boss!

Staying true to the WOW brain will set your business up for success in ways you’d never imagined.

Difficult situations allow you to see cracks in the system that should need to be filled, you become a problem solver, you become a stronger leader and your business becomes refined.

Are you ready to shift your brain from OWW to WOW? Enroll in The 90 Day Year. Todd will teach you how to focus on 1 area of your business instead of unsuccessfully working on 9 areas and not gaining any traction. 

Had I not taken a step back two years ago and realized that unless I wanted to continue down an unhealthy path, I had to make changes. Changes that revolutionized the way I schedule my day, manage my business and empowered me to become the leader I’ve always wanted to be.

When you invest in The 90 Day Year, know that I will be there right along with you. I’m offering some incredible bonuses this year that will maximize implementation of the 90 Day Year.

First up, you’ll receive downloadable PDFs that will help you and your team implement The 90 Day year. I’m a checklist fanatic, so it’s only natural that I share with you the very checklists I use with my team. A training plan, how to set up systems and achieve high performance.

The second bonus you’ll receive are coaching calls with your truly. We’ll walk through the implementation process together. Each week, you’ll join our call ready to ask the questions that are important to you. This is your time. I’m here.

Third, and one of my personal favorites is a live mastermind. Each year, Todd hosts an event for 90 Day Year Live. We show up a day early, eat some great food, have some in-person face time and map out your next 90 days. I love hosting this live event because it gives us an opportunity to unpack your questions before heading into 2 days of live teaching from Todd.

Lastly, and quite possibly the most valuable for your business is the opportunity to work with one of my Priority VAs for 5 hours. That’s right! You’ll also receive 5 hours of free VA services. We’ll hop on a call and decide what is the most crucial to your business and match you with a VA that can knock out some tasks for you. The value you’ll receive from this bonus will completely change your business moving forward and I want to be a part of it.

Are you ready to become EntreFIT? Are you ready to end 2017 better than you could have imagined?

Todd is here.
I am here.

Become fit in every area of your life with The 90 Day Year.

My Honest Review Of The 90 Day Year

Never in a million years would I have dreamed that I would share The 90 Day Year stage with such influential leaders as Nicholas Kusmich, Chris Winfield and Todd Herman and others.

I’ve worked my tail off to get to where I’m at today and I would be amiss if I didn’t give credit where credit is due, to the one and only Todd Herman.

We all have those voices in our heads that cause us to doubt.
Am I on the right path? Am I good enough? Can I really do this? Should I just go back to a 9-5 job?

When that doubt creeps in, I push it aside and remember the immense amount of knowledge that I’ve learned from this man and how far I’ve come in the past two years.

If you haven’t heard of Todd Herman and The 90 Day Year, then let me introduce you. If you’ve heard of Todd and The 90 Day Year method, but have been too scared to drink the kool-aid, then grab a cup and get ready. Because today, I’m going to share my review of The 90 Day Year.

I met Todd 2 years ago through a client that I was working with at the time. He was working with my client, as well, and I was the liaison between the two, scheduling appointments, communicating with both of them to get whatever the other one needed. I was the VA and that was my job. Not only was it my job, but I was also building my VA business on the side.

What I love about Todd is that he is incredibly relational. You aren’t just a number to him, you are a real, living, breathing human being deserving of respect and eye contact that is increasingly lacking in today’s society.

As I began to get to know Todd, he inquired about my business and I was able to share my passion for serving entrepreneurs. We talked about my business and how I could find true value in his training. It wasn’t a sales pitch, but rather a “how can I help you” conversation.

Let me tell you, I did my research! I wasn’t in a position at that time in my business to throw money around to anyone that “promised to help me”. I didn’t have a disposable income. I had an income that my family depended on. If I was going to invest in something, I sure as heck better get a return on my money or else it was Sayonara, baby!

So, how did The 90 Day Year help my turn this side hustle into my sole income? A few months ago, Todd told me “You’ll never be a CEO as long as you are an employee of someone else”.

He knew not to beat me down about my choice to continue client work as I grew a 7 figure business.  He got that I’m a whiny brat that cries sometimes, and knows when to push me, and when to be gentle.

Todd has built a relationship that has given him the permission to speak into the hard things of my life.

He has equipped me with the knowledge I need to build a roadmap for my business and has brilliantly cultivated a community of entrepreneurs like nothing I’ve known before and here’s how.


Relationship

As I mentioned before, Todd is a relationship person. He truly cares about the success of my business. What I love about Todd’s relationship style is that he knows that I don’t need another friend. I have plenty of cheerleaders on the sidelines, but what I need is a coach that’s going to get inside my head and push me. He also knows when to stop pushing and give me clear, guided steps.

For two years, Todd has been my coach. And if I could dump a bucket of Gatorade on his head, I totally would. He’s someone you want in your corner when you’re making moves that make you want to pee your pants.

He’ll tell you you’re being an idiot if you are.

He’ll tell you you’re on the right track when you finally decide to jump.

He’s earned that right because he has built a relationship with me that goes beyond coach and student, but into a trusted business relationship that looks out for me and my business.

It’s reassuring to know that I have a business coach that is not only aware of what I need but also knows when to push a little harder and when to be a little more gentle in his words. But, mostly, I need him to push me! Something about not liking change and being strong willed… or so I’ve been told! 😉

Clear, Concise Training

Each training that Todd shares in The 90 Day Year have clear, actionable steps. He’s a coach, what would you expect?! I love that I can download the transcripts, watch the training videos, go back to highlight the transcripts, take notes and re-read them to let the words soak in. And before you ask, yes, I said highlight, because though I’m virtual, sometimes I’m old school in the way I learn.
With the ability to watch the modules multiple times, I’m able to watch them again and again until The 90 Day Year is ingrained in my brain. The training isn’t complicated, but if I’m going to take this seriously, I have to fully immerse myself in it. I’ve done this so much, that The 90 Day Year training has become second nature to me. Each thoughtful video has given me the stepping stones I’ve needed to build my business.

Networking

The people I’ve met, the opportunities I’ve been given have been invaluable to not only my business but to me personally. You’ve heard the quote that says “You become like the 5 people you surround yourself with”.

He even writes it on the wall, so we all remember!

In The 90 Day Year, I know that I’m surrounding myself with entrepreneurs like myself that are wanting to step up their game. Todd is always reminding us that there are no special snowflakes, a reality I’m not easily accepting! He says this to remind us that no one is better than the other. You’ve gotta dive in and do the work!

We are all in this together and while we may be at different levels of business, we are all growth-minded and in The 90 Day Year not just for the comradery, but to truly grow our businesses.

I’ve watch businesses blossom in The 90 Day Year that has come from such heart. I’m proud to say that the people I’ve come to know through this 2-year journey aren’t just peers, but my friends. I’m thrilled for them when they have a big win and they are equally as excited when I experience wins of my own. Had I not jumped in with both feet, I would have missed out on an opportunity to get to know some of the best people on the planet.

Accountability

The accountability that comes with The 90 Day Year is two-fold.

First, there is Todd. The man is a genius and remembers everything, so when I say I’m going to do something, he holds me to it! He always follows up in an email or on a coaching call to ask how things are going. Again, there to give me the strong push or gentle nudge that is required at the time… translated: whether or not I’ll cry!

Todd isn’t the only genius in the room of 90 Day Year. In The 90 Day Year, we are surrounded by accountability partners. Other entrepreneurs who are there to ask how things are going. Asking how my last sprint was. Constantly keeping me accountable to the goals I set.

Todd likes to remind us that people set goals, but don’t have a roadmap to get there. Instead of asking me why I can’t get there, he grabs a pen and paper and sketches out a roadmap. Then he keeps me accountable to that roadmap, to that goal.

I’ve put in the work. I’ve indoctrinated my team, but I 100% would not be at this stage in my business, working for myself, had it not been for the guidance of Todd and The 90 Day Year.

Most reviews have a rating system like a 1-10 scale or a five-star rating, Todd Herman and The 90 Day Year will always and forever get all of the stars and measure off the charts for me. I owe so much to this man and what he had done for my business.

Are you curious about The 90 Day Year? Todd is releasing a free Guide to get you started with the 90 Day Year. You’ll also get access to a series of videos and incredible content straight to your inbox FOR FREE (did I mention that?!)! I’d love for you to learn more.

I truly believe that every business can benefit from Todd’s coaching.

Are you ready for the next 90 days?

 

How To Host A Successful Live Mastermind

Last month, my team and I traveled to San Diego to attend the 90 Day Year Live event. I love to travel and attend conferences, but it’s even more fun when I can bring my team with me. I’d call it an entourage, but I’m not a diva! 😉

Back in December of 2016, I was an affiliate for Todd Herman’s program, The 90 Day Year. I’ve followed Todd’s teaching for quite a while now and I am constantly sharing with other entrepreneurs about his program. As an affiliate, I not only get to spread the word about Todd, but I also get to add my own flair by sharing extra bonuses with anyone that purchase 90 Day Year through my affiliate link.

One of the bonuses my team and I wanted to do was offer a 1-day Mastermind to anyone that purchased through my affiliate link. I’ve attended many a mastermind events over the years, but never have I ever (sounds like a game, now!) hosted a mastermind on my own.

With the help of my team, I think we pulled off an excellent event. We had a lovely small group of people that were able to attend the live event in San Diego and I was able to spend several hours pouring into other entrepreneurs.

Running a mastermind like this doesn’t have to be complicated. You just need a few basics.

First, you need a location. 

We chose True Food in San Diego. They offered us a beautiful private room with excellent food, service, and privacy we needed. If you host a mastermind, this may seem like a low priority, but when you have the ability to move around the room, talk in a normal voice, no whispering or shouting required, and can feed people well, you’ll have a much better experience.

 

Second, give them a gift.

We opted for Moleskine notebooks with our PVA logo.

I’m IN LOVE with them and can we just take a minute to talk about personalized tissue paper?

It’s worth the investment because it’s beautiful and stays on brand, which is something I’m an advocate for!

 

 

Third, give people the opportunity to talk.

I stewed over what kind of deep, intellectual nuggets of wisdom I could impart on the attendees and then I realized… they don’t need to walk away with another tweetable quote, they just need to talk about their business. We gave each attendee a time in the hot seat. Each person had thirty minutes to talk about their pain points. What were they expecting from the live event the following day and how to execute the goals they made.

Each attendee was able to speak into the businesses of others, sharing an outsider’s perspective and walk away with more than a goal, but a strategy of execution.

Listen to what Daniel Fava had to say.

“The mastermind event was the perfect way to start my first 90 Day Year Live experience. I can honestly say that Trivinia and her team know my business and care about my success. Our time together was not just a one-off, feel-good and go meeting. I left the mastermind feeling more confident, courageous and supported in my business than ever before. For me, there were a couple of aha moments, where the group helped me to realize some of the ways in which I tend to hide within my business. I feel challenged to push past those limiting beliefs and serve my audience in a new, sincere and focused way. Seeing the way that Trivinia and her team care for the people they serve is truly inspiring and I’m forever grateful for the time and encouragement that they have shown me, not just at the mastermind event, but in all the months leading up to it.”

My friend and fellow 90 Day Year Alum, Sonja, said this,

“I attended the live mastermind with Trivinia at True Food before the 90 day year live event.

Heading into the event I was feeling pretty good about my business but stuck in a few key areas, mostly a funnel that wasn’t working so great and overwhelm with my business and my personal life. I was looking forward to Trivinia’s insights.

The event was amazing. It was a stress free, fun atmosphere that actually felt extremely indulgent, almost pampered in a way. Trivinia always makes sure her clients are well attended to and I was instantly comfortable at the event. The food was amazing.

I ended up learning so much from the other people there, both about what I was doing right and what I needed to work on. The talk that Trivinia gave reminded me of some areas within my business that needed some work, but she also helped me think “simple, not complex.” I was extremely lucky that my VA was there with me, so we could “make eyes” at each other and nod when a good tip was shared. The hot seats were helpful for the people in them, but even more so for us who were giving suggestions. Thinking through someone else’s problems helps you define your own. I walked away with more motivation than I walked in with, and action items that I was able to implement very quickly. This is a do not miss event!”

Lastly, Social Media expert and fellow 90 Day Year attendee had this to say,

“The Live Mastermind Experience with Trivinia gave me an opportunity to get to hear about other struggles fellow entrepreneurs were having in their growing and scaling process in their business, but it allowed me to see Trivinia in ‘action’.  She’s so helpful and always willing to start a conversation to help you think about your business goals from a different direction to make sure you are focusing on the right things to help you get where you want.  The food was delish, like really…..and the people? Oh, loved getting to know them so much! Trivinia’s live mastermind experience was definitely a 5 star experience for me!”

There is nothing I love more than coaching other entrepreneurs! I had no idea that it would become a calling of mine until Todd gave me several opportunities to share my business with others in new ways.

Walking away from our live mastermind that Monday, I was on an emotional high! Early that morning, I was nervous. How would people respond? Would I really be able to speak into the lives and business of others?

Little did I know, it would be one of the highlights from the live event. I’m already planning my next live mastermind because I immediately saw the value that it gave other entrepreneurs.

An afternoon well spent!