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Driving With Debbie Debbie Donaldson

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If you're an entrepreneur passionate about success, hop in, let's drive and build our dreams together.

    18: Fear of Failure as a Solopreneur

    18: Fear of Failure as a Solopreneur

    Fear of Failure as a Solopreneur almost stopped me from starting my business.

    Here are the links I mentioned in the podcast:

    My book Superpowers Activated on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2XX9C1M

    My free eBook SALES FUEL:  https://b2bentrepreneur.org/free-gift

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    How do you find the confidence to face your fears?

    Two years ago I lost my dream job as publisher of a business magazine for the largest print and online media company in Nevada. It may seem odd but I had what felt like an equal amount of confidence and fear.

    Confidence I would find another job I’d love.

    I also had this dream of starting my own business but that came with overwhelming Fear that I would fail. 

    Listen to what happened to change my mind about failing.

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    About the author: 

    Debbie Donaldson published the book Superpowers Activated after realizing her own personal journal contained life balance and growth mindset motivation anyone looking for self improvement would find beneficial. As an entrepreneur and enthusiastic reader of self help books and business books, Donaldson quickly realized that her ideas for how to journal daily improved her own self talk. Although we all have strengths and weaknesses, this new success habit retrained her brain to focus on strengths instead of focusing on weaknesses that lead to self sabotage. 

    As a business motivational speaker her focus is on sharing the ideas that empower her audiences with a plan for how to experience power that goes beyond personal willpower to succeed. The change in self talk she inspires in her readers gives them an internal compass for how to be confident in their own unique combination of talents, gifts and blessings combined with their knowledge skills and experience. She even credits the practice of a daily focus on strengths for helping her win her battle with cancer.

    As her consulting business evolved and attracted business entrepreneurs, Donaldson began looking for ways to share her business success ideas. Within a year Donaldson completed a second book, SALES FUEL to give business owners new ideas for how to get more customers. 

    Access a free copy of SALES FUEL here: https://b2bentrepreneur.org/free-gift

    b2bENTREPRENEUR.org is an international online marketing, sales and leadership training organization for entrepreneurs interested in profitable, enjoyable, accelerated business growth. 

    • 12 min
    17: Negative Feedback Surprise

    17: Negative Feedback Surprise

    Negative Feedback Surprise

    Access a free copy of my eBook SALES FUEL here: https://b2bentrepreneur.org/free-gift

    In this podcast I share what happened when I received a negative feedback surprise from someone who said they wanted to read my book but hadn't yet! 

    What happens when you receive negative feedback?

    Do you consider the source? If it’s a source you don’t know or respect, do you dismiss their feedback and move forward without taking action or making changes? 

    If it’s a source you respect, do you consider their negative feedback and take action to improve? 

    Or does negative feedback have such an impact on your ego and self-esteem that it doesn’t matter where it comes from. Does it put you in a foul or depressed mood and that keeps you from moving forward at all?

    I’m usually pretty defensive when I get negative feedback. 

    This week something really unusual happened. 

    Someone I am connected to on social media sent me feedback that I wasn’t expecting. 

    I’m regularly asking people in my network who have read my book SALES FUEL to let me know how the ideas in the book work for them and their businesses. I’m planning to incorporate reader feedback into the book. I’ll publish a revised edition on Amazon next year with reader insights and interviews.

    I’ve received some wonderful comments from people all over the world who are using and sharing the ideas with their teams. 

    There was one person who sent me feedback but she had not read my book.  You'll have to listen to the podcast to hear what happened next.

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    About Debbie Donaldson: 

    Debbie Donaldson published the book Superpowers Activated after realizing her own personal journal contained life balance and growth mindset motivation anyone looking for self improvement would find beneficial. As an entrepreneur and enthusiastic reader of self help books and business books, Donaldson quickly realized that her ideas for how to journal daily improved her own self talk. Although we all have strengths and weaknesses, this new success habit retrained her brain to focus on strengths instead of focusing on weaknesses that lead to self sabotage. 

    As a business motivational speaker her focus is on sharing the ideas that empower her audiences with a plan for how to experience power that goes beyond personal willpower to succeed. The change in self talk she inspires in her readers gives them an internal compass for how to be confident in their own unique combination of talents, gifts and blessings combined with their knowledge skills and experience. She even credits the practice of a daily focus on strengths for helping her win her battle with cancer.

    As her consulting business evolved and attracted business entrepreneurs, Donaldson began looking for ways to share her business success ideas. Within a year Donaldson completed a second book, SALES FUEL to give business owners new ideas for how to get more customers. 

    Access a free copy of SALES FUEL here: https://b2bentrepreneur.org/free-gift

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    b2bENTREPRENEUR.org is an international online marketing, sales and leadership training organization for entrepreneurs interested in profitable, enjoyable, accelerated business growth. 

    • 12 min
    16: Integrity Selling vs Deceptive Trickery

    16: Integrity Selling vs Deceptive Trickery

    Integrity Selling vs Deceptive Trickery  

    When I discovered a sales person tricked us into installing their security system, I wanted to rip it out immediately because he was deceptive and I believe in Integrity Selling.

    Have you ever been lied to by a sales person or business owner? Did you know it, over-look their lack of integrity and buy the product anyway? Or, did you swear you’d never buy from them and tell everyone you know about the experience?

    Hi I’m Debbie Donaldson, author of SALES FUEL, a book filled with sales success strategies built on integrity. 

    I’d like to give you a copy so you can see for yourself, just go to www.FreeSalesFuel.com

    Today though, I’d like to share how my husband and I were tricked into buying something we wanted and sold in a slimy way that was lacking the integrity we expect of ourselves and the people we do business with.

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    About the Author:

    Debbie Donaldson empowers her audiences with a plan that goes beyond personal willpower to succeed. The change in self talk and action she inspires gives participants an internal compass for confidence in their own definition of and path to success. She credits her unique and practical methods for driving her own business successes as well as helping her beat breast cancer, the disease that killed her mother and grandmother.

    Her books and presentations motivate, educate and inspire business owners and professionals interested in accelerated, profitable, enjoyable business growth.

    Superpowers Activated is available in hardcover on Amazon.

    SALES FUEL is a free eBook at b2bentrepreneur.org/free-gift. Donaldson is on a quest to give away One Million copies of SALES FUEL before publishing the revised edition on Amazon with reader insights and interviews.

    You can find her @DebbieDonaldsonLive on most social media outlets.

    • 2 min
    15: Three Signs of Perfection Paralysis and How to Break this Bad Habit

    15: Three Signs of Perfection Paralysis and How to Break this Bad Habit

    Three Signs of Perfection Paralysis and How to Break this Bad Habit

    The challenge most of us face in recognizing the signs of perfection paralysis is that it gets labeled as procrastination. When too many unfinished projects or unresolved issues pile up, we start looking for solutions about how to break this bad habit of procrastination. 

    But, procrastination is just the outcome of what’s going on in our minds. To change the outcome, we have to recognize the signs and consciously make a decision to break this bad habit of perfection paralysis instead. 

    Here’s a recap of three signs your project is stuck in perfection paralysis and solutions for how to break this bad habit:

    · Stuck in raw idea stage...Solution: Write it down or share it with a trusted friend

    · Unfinished project or unresolved issue....Solution: Get going with continuous improvement along the way.

    · Completed but not shared...Solution: Launch as a test then modify if needed to make it a success

    The story about how 3M created the sticky note? Here’s a link to their story…https://www.post-it.com/3M/en_US/post-it/contact-us/about-us/

    Build the business and life you crave!

    Debbie Donaldson

    Founder and CEO

    b2bENTREPRENEUR.org

    p.s. Subscribe to my YouTube channel Debbie Donaldson Live for new ideas every week to drive your business forward.

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    About the Author: 

    Debbie Donaldson published the book Superpowers Activated after realizing her own personal journal contained life balance and growth mindset motivation anyone looking for self improvement would find beneficial. As an entrepreneur and enthusiastic reader of self help books and business books, Donaldson quickly realized that her ideas for how to journal daily improved her own self talk. Although we all have strengths and weaknesses, this new success habit retrained her brain to focus on strengths instead of focusing on weaknesses that lead to self sabotage. 

    As a business motivational speaker her focus is on sharing the ideas that empower her audiences with a plan for how to journal daily and experience power that goes beyond personal willpower to succeed. The change in self talk she inspires in her readers gives them an internal compass for how to be confident in their own unique combination of talents, gifts and blessings combined with their knowledge skills and experience. She even credits the practice of a daily focus on strengths for helping her win her battle with cancer.

    As her consulting business evolved and attracted business entrepreneurs, Donaldson began looking for ways to share her business success ideas. Within a year Donaldson completed a second book, SALES FUEL to give business owners new ideas for how to get more customers. 

    Access a free copy of SALES FUEL here: https://b2bentrepreneur.org/free-gift

    b2bENTREPRENEUR.org is an international online marketing, sales and leadership training organization for entrepreneurs interested in profitable, enjoyable, accelerated business growth. 

    • 2 min
    14: How to Publish a Podcast In Four Easy Steps

    14: How to Publish a Podcast In Four Easy Steps

    Publish a podcast in four easy steps... from the author of the new eBook SALES FUEL. Access your free copy at https://b2bentrepreneur.org/free-gift

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    It has never been easier to expand your personal marketing and personal influence with a podcast. If you're wondering how to get more customers with a podcast, listen up or read below.

    1. Start with two Why's... Why to do you want to publish a podcast, and why would your audience listen to your podcast. What value do you gain and what value does your listener gain. (hear my Why's on the podcast)

    2. Select your equipment. You can start with a smart phone. However I find my Blue Snowball microphone and hp All In One Computer the most convenient. You can find all my equipment recommendations at DebbieDonaldsonShop.com

    3. Plan your content. This is the most exciting part of the process. When you've identified your audience and why they want to hear from you, now deliver. To stay focused, write down your target audience (for me it's entrepreneurs), now write down why they want to hear what you have to say (I'm an entrepreneur like them). Now write down what main topic that everything you deliver fits under (for me it's how to grow your business). Under my head are a lot of topics from how I deal with finances to how I produce a podcast - and why.

    4. Record in private. Be sure to find the space and time that gives you the privacy and complete focus without distractions you'll need to deliver a compelling podcast. Now get started ;0)

    I look forward to hearing your new podcast, drop me a note when it's ready debbie@b2bentrepreneur.org

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    About the Author: Debbie Donaldson published the book Superpowers Activated after realizing her own personal journal contained life balance and growth mindset motivation anyone looking for self improvement would find beneficial. As an entrepreneur and enthusiastic reader of self help books and business books, Donaldson quickly realized that her ideas for how to journal daily improved her own self talk. Although we all have strengths and weaknesses, this new success habit retrained her brain to focus on strengths instead of focusing on weaknesses that lead to self sabotage. As a business motivational speaker her focus is on sharing the ideas that empower her audiences with a plan for how to journal daily and experience power that goes beyond personal willpower to succeed. The change in self talk she inspires in her readers gives them an internal compass for how to be confident in their own unique combination of talents, gifts and blessings combined with their knowledge skills and experience. She even credits the practice of a daily focus on strengths for helping her win her battle with cancer.

    As her consulting business began to evolve and attract business entrepreneurs, Donaldson began looking for ways to share her business success ideas. Within a year Donaldson completed a second book, SALES FUEL to give business owners new ideas for how to get more customers. Access a free copy here: https://b2bentrepreneur.org/free-gift

    b2bENTREPRENEUR.org is an international online marketing, sales and leadership training organization for entrepreneurs interested in profitable, enjoyable, accelerated business growth. 

    • 2 min
    13: What Inspires You?

    13: What Inspires You?

    A woman who built a hotel in a tiny Texas town in 1904 was my inspiration this week. Hope you enjoy the insights.

    Thank you for listening. I truly enjoy sharing the success tools with you that I’ve used to build my life. Please subscribe to Debbie Donaldson Live on YouTube for even more.

    Also check out Debbie Donaldson Live on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Reddit. I’m also on Twitter at DebbieDLive.

    About the Author: Debbie Donaldson published the book Superpowers Activated after realizing her own personal journal contained life balance and growth mindset motivation anyone looking for self improvement would find beneficial. As an entrepreneur and enthusiastic reader of self help books and business books, Donaldson quickly realized that her ideas for how to journal daily improved her own self talk. Although we all have strengths and weaknesses, this new success habit retrained her brain to focus on strengths instead of focusing on weaknesses that lead to self sabotage. As a business motivational speaker her focus is on sharing the ideas that empower her audiences with a plan for how to journal daily and experience power that goes beyond personal willpower to succeed. The change in self talk she inspires in her readers gives them an internal compass for how to be confident in their own unique combination of talents, gifts and blessings combined with their knowledge skills and experience. She even credits the practice of a daily focus on strengths for helping her win her battle with cancer.

    As her consulting business began to evolve and attract business entrepreneurs, Donaldson began looking for ways to share her business success ideas. Within a year Donaldson completed a second book, SALES FUEL to give business owners new ideas for how to get more customers. Access a free copy here: https://b2bentrepreneur.org/free-gift

    b2bENTREPRENEUR.org is a membership organization providing entrepreneurs and business professionals new and better solutions for how to get more customers.  

    • 2 min

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