Pasco School District's 17th Enterprise Week 2016 TRAC Pasco, WA
I designated the last two months of 2016 for volunteer work and to serve others. In November I gave my time and expertise to two clients in the form of daily mentoring sessions. Each were facing difficult situations and indicated their lives depended on taking authority, responsibility and doing whatever was necessary to make changes so they could get out of negative cycles once and for all.
I specialize in desperate situations and enjoy walking others out of them and into abundance. If you ever find yourself in what is a seemingly impossible circumstance, consider booking a session or at least schedule a call. You don't have to accept anything as "just a part of life," or "your lot." I facilitate change in lives and lots regularly.
Unless, of course, you want to just deal. I used to have that mindset, but I've decided I don't want to just deal ... I want to overcome and evelate consistently. You can, too. You can overcome anything - sickness, death, divorce, financial crisis, you name it. And I have supernatural strategies to help.
Last year - my first as a Company Advisor - my student employees won in two categories. This year's seniors won in 4!!! I'm so proud of them. Their elected CEO wasn't as capable as was implied, so everyone else stepped up, put in extra work and they prospered. I was thinking about how often that happens in business. The Theranos issue comes to mind immediately. And, Yahoo, too.
Also, this year's group of kids were much kinder and compliant. Which was wonderful. All 1,000 of them, not just my group. In 2015 there were physical fights, arguments, disrespect of adults and each other was rampant. I enjoyed Enterprise Week 2016 even more than the first time around.
I've already received an email from one of the students, Michelle, requesting a Letter of Recommendation. She thanked me for an amazing experience and said she couldn't have had a better CA than me! That's pretty good feedback. Another student, Alex, asked me to sign his award certificates; he wanted it known who his CA was. That's big honor.
And once again I was highlighted before the school district and others in the community. One CA came up and shared that he'd been volunteering for six years but had never won with his student employees, and he acknowledged my efforts. Well ... the student employees do the work, I just give advice, information and resources. Enjoy the slideshow.
Social media is a fabulous marketing tool for any budget. With the creation of hashtags you can draw attention to any topic and even start a movement or go viral.
I have tons of websites and urls so I spent some time attempting to build a landing page that linked to all the others, and I wasn't able to do it. So I bought another domain and built a kind of landing page on a whole different website.
Then, I noticed someone quoted me on social media and used my name as a hashtag – #ZariBanks. When I saw that I had an "ah-ha" moment. Because my website is my name I could use it as a hashtag each time I posted it on social media (see pic above).
People really do click on hashtags. I know I do, and it just makes sense to make good use of my name because there aren't many others with it out there (if any), and none that do what and all I do. There's even a search engine just for hashtags – hashatit.com– which you can use to search when you need to see what's already in use and how.
So, if you're a business owner, blogger, whatever, consider having an about page using your name for the domain. It's a priceless branding strategy. Then train others, by example of use, how to find you on social media by using your name as a hashtag. I shared this in the GYDN business group and one of the members is doing it –#EmpoweredWives.club.
There's nothing better than reading in someone's own words how you impacted their life.
Today I'm sharing a recent testimonial I received from a client. Remember: we can take someone else's testimony and use it to construct a vision of what's also possible for us in the future. If it can happen for one, it can happen for us all.
Celebrating Debbie. She's an amazing friend, mentor and business owner. This woman networks supernaturally. She's genuine and she stops what she's doing to fully invest herself in the moments she has with you. It's quite awesome to behold and I hope to learn everything from her that I possibly can. I'm honored to know her.
P.S. The last pic is hilar. The man who was taking them for us was struggling trying to wrangle four wine-infused women into position. Hehehe.
I'm putting another annual planner to rest this week. It's amazing how fast time goes by. It seems it takes forever to get to 16, 18 and 21 years old but then when you hit 30 everything's accelerated and there's no stopping it.
I'm excited for 2016. Are you? Or are you dreading it? I hope you're not dreading it but I understand if you may be. The last quarter of 2015 was rough for a lot of folks. Myself included. I had to fight through some ugliness to secure the vision for 2016. If you've been struggling in anything you have to do the same - press through and grab hold of the light shining through. No matter how small the glimmer of that light, if you fully take hold of it you have enough to keep you going until breakthrough comes. It will come. I'm a witness.
As soon as you get the vision for the days head, be sure to write it down. Seeing it in your mind's eye is always the first step to achievement and attainment but don't stop there. Write it down. Rehearse it by speaking it out. Share your vision with others. Do the necessary work.
I dedicated the last 40 days of 2015 to put the tent pegs in the ground for the personal territory I'm taking in 2016. Throughout the upcoming year I'll share parts of my process so you can learn from the supernatural strategies I implemented and gleaned during that time. I hope that'll encourage you to keep moving forward in all you've endeavored to do.