One of my New Year’s resolutions is “Do what you enjoy, and enjoy what you do.” It led me to do something crazy – join my sister’s gym. Believe it or not, I have a gym in my building, but it doesn’t have group classes, which is something that I really enjoy. So even though business is slow, I decided it was worth the investment.
Guess what?!? I LOVE it! I go about five times a week. Not only do I enjoy the classes, but I’m getting a really well rounded, vigorous work out. I also have a favorite class, which is a combination of aerobics and yoga. The teacher reminds us to be in the moment and to repeat positive thoughts. The more we say them, the better the chance of us believing them and making them real. I initially thought it was more than a bit hokey, until I found myself one day in a business situation stating “What I really, really, really, really, really, really want is…” You know what? I got what I really wanted.
Who knew? Positive thinking… it really works. I encourage you to find a little bit of it in your day.
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All my best,
Ani Marketing Service, LLC.
New York, New York
A man is but the product of his mind. What he thinks, he becomes.
~ Mahatma Ghandi
Black Enterprise invited owners of large technology firms, single-person shops, and part-time businesses— or somewhere in between—to share their stories with readers. We asked one simple question: How have you used technology to make over your business? We received numerous responses to our tweets, as well as to our Facebook and LinkedIn queries, and selected companies that reflect the variety of resources available and the ways in which even a small investment can make a huge difference in revenues, outlook, and mindset.
Company: Nancy Alert & Associates L.L.C.
Principal: Nancy Alert working under RE/MAX Allegiance
Location: Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. (also licensed in Maryland)
Type of Business: Real Estate
2009 Revenues: $200,000-$250,000
In real estate, 2009 was just an ugly year. I decided I needed to get back to revenues of the year past, when I was making real money. I wanted to do what I could to make myself stand out and measure those efforts to see if they worked. So I implemented a number of new (to me) technologies to improve productivity and save time.
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