5 Tips To Transition Back To Corporate America

I know things can get all chaotic at times; especially when you have gotten accustomed to being a full time Mompreneur. Well, that is the story of my life and where I love love to be home with my babies, At this point in my life, I’m needing to return back to corporate america.  Like so many of you, your stomach knot up thinking about all the different changes that is about to occur because of it.  Today, I want to share with you some of the practical tips that I’m putting into place right now to make my transition a little smoother.

5 Tips to transition back to Corporate America Smoothly

  1. Make a plan of action.  Don’t just sit back and wait for things to happen. Get busy with putting things in order so you won’t drive yourself crazy with the new transition.
  2. Have a cushion of savings for your regular bills.  At least have three to six months in savings for emergencies.  Usually when starting back to work, it’s takes a little while for your benefits to kick in; so while they are getting that together, in case of a mishap with one of the kiddos or your spouse or self, you have some cash for that.
  3. Hire a virtual assistant. For those of you who are mompreneurs, it would be wise to start now looking for someone to handle your administrative tasks(social media management, customer service, etc.) Just because you are away, don’t mean you have to let your business and brand go down the drain.
  4. Hire a nanny or babysitter.  If you have young ones like myself, establish who will be home to get the kids from the bus stop and watch them while you are at work.
  5. Communicate with your spouse. Talk it over with your husband to make sure you two are on the same page. Now that you are back in corporate america, who will pay what bill or will it remain the same. How will you handle household chores, and when will date night be.

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I hope these few tips help you to make a smooth transition back to Corporate America. What are some more tips that you would add to the list? Comment below

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3 Ways to Take Care of Yourself

In today’s world, there are so many things that we as women are involved in, you might think for a second that we are super woman or energizing bunnies. We wear so many hats: wives, moms, sisters, boss, nurturers, and etc. You would think that we know that we should come first, but we have been taught to always put ourselves last and for some of us that has gotten us in a lot of trouble……..  Our health is suffering, our mental state and emotional state of mind is drained and when we do decide to do something for ourselves, we feel guilty or like we are doing something wrong if we put ourselves first and our own happiness.

I want you to know as moms, wives and sister friends, it’s imperative that we take some time out for ourselves and pour back into our lives. We have to consistently on a daily basis, give and fill our own cup so that it will remain full; Remember, you give from your overflow not an empty cup. Watch today’s video and grab my easy tips to selfcare!

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Who Is LaTersa Blakely

I believe when you have a presence online, there can be various layers to who you are as a person. Well, I’ve gotten this question a lot in the past few weeks. Rightfully so, I’ve been gone a whole entire year. That’s a long time to be away from the social world and business industry. But, when life happens, you have to do what you have to do and take care of your personal well being and that is exactly what I did.  Nothing else mattered at the time except for my kids and my life.  See, I’ve share my space with you for over eight plus years, and doing my time away, I got really clear on who I was and who I was not.  I learned a whole lot of about my courage, strength and faith.

 

So, who is LaTersa Blakely, I’m a spoiled child of God (yep I’m his favorite)… I like to imagine myself always speaking to him and chatting with him while sitting on his lap; I’m a mother of two busy little people who I love more than life itself; I’m a big kid at heart, I like dancing in the rain, singing and being goofy; I’m a crafty gal and I love all things crafts. Actually, that is how I was introduced to the entrepreneurial world, as the “diaper cakes lady”; My first love/business was the LaTersa Diaper Cakes™.…. Behind the scenes, you will more than likely find me in or near the kitchen because I love cooking and experimenting with food. I love making people laugh with my silly and goofy personality.

I love encouraging and inspiring women to believe and value their worth and I love doing it via workshops, Live streaming, products and etc.  So, if you see me online or out and about, be sure to stop by and say hello. Have a great day and know that i’m cheering for your success and peace of mind. My advice to each of you reading this, is to never let anyone, life or your circumstances change you!

You are more than enough,

LaTersa

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3 Ways To Set Boundaries In Life & Business

setting boundaries, mompreneursIn order for you to function at your highest self, there has to be some boundaries put in place. See, you will eliminate a lot of stress and drama by just simply allowing yourself time that you need to get the things done that is mandatory for your life.

I recall at my earlier days as a mompreneur, family member and friends thought that since I was at home, they could show up and just call me all time of the hour, well watch this quick video below and learn 3 ways to set boundaries in your life ASAP:

 

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3 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Starting My Business

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3 things I wish I had known before starting my business

Hello mommies! I knew that there was more to me than being a wife, mom, sister friend, etc.  Even before the marriage, the kiddos, college or what have you. I have always known that I was destined to do great things. As a child, I loved baking with my mom and grand mother and quilting and doing crafts! I was that gal that whenever one of my friends, or guy I was dating, had a birthday, I tend to always most definitely baked and decorated them a beautiful cake.  Also, while in high school and college, I was paid $25/report or anything to type it up and graph it so that they wouldn’t have to do it.  I recall one semester, I made over $200 in cash. You talking about happy; as a college student, having that much money at one time was a God sent.

Even, after having my first child, I was in my last semester of graduate school, I always wanted to make money doing something I love. At that time, I just didn’t know how I would go about doing that. As time went by, I began to take my love for crafts and see how I could make money from home. Well, I want to share with you three things I wish I had known before starting my business:

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  • Free Stuff won’t take you far: At the beginning, my mindset was why would I pay a coach money when I wasn’t even making money. I would google everything or search youtube to find out everything I wanted to know about business.
  • Build relationships first & foremost: I was the selling queen. With my beautiful diaper cakes, I just knew everybody loved my cakes just as much as I did. I thought hey, why do I have to get to know people or them get to know me to buy my cakes. I was more interested in making money.
  • Hire a Coach: I also was highly against giving coaches my hard earned money when I was already struggling in my business. I was on a tight budget because we were in a one-income household so money was super tight.  My mentality was very poorly; Thank God for change.

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4 Ways To Make Money From Home

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Are you looking for ways to make money from home? Have you found yourself searching for some extra cash?  I know all too well, not having enough money to get your hair and nails done. Being a mom, sometimes, we allow our wants and needs to be put on the back burner because maybe the kids need something or maybe you are in a one-income household. I recall when in my beginning days, we were a one-income household and money was kinda funny. There were a many of nights that I wanted to go grab me some Apple Bees, but it was feasible.  I know you guys can feel me, so I want to help you get your creative juices flowing and bring some extra income into your life. Grab your pen and paper so you can take notes.

4 Ways To Make Money From Home

  1. Have a garage sale.  Look in your closets and pull out all those tons of shoes that you are probably not wearing; those outfits that still have tags on them.  Stuff that you know you are no longer using, cash in on them.  I promise you if you look long enough, I bet you got over three hundred worth of goods and stuff just sitting up catching dirt and dust.  Remember, one man’s trash is another one’s  treasure.
  2.  Babysitting. Yep the kiddos are out for school and I know a few moms that would love to have a few hours to themselves. Please make sure its somebody you trust with your kids. The world have some Cra Cra people out there, so use discernment. You can even pet sit as well or house sitting. You never know until you ask.

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3. Create an e-book on your expertise. For example, if you love to cook, sew, or have knowledge on specific topic. Cash in on your knowledge and expertise so that you can bring in some extra cash. If you need help with getting started with your e-book, click here!

4. Start your own business. Have you been sitting on a vision that God has shown you for years? Are you naturally great at something that brings you so much joy that you dream about it when you sleep? Ask yourself this question: “Who told you that you can’t follow your dreams”? Now, take it a step further and reach out to somebody who’s already in the entrepreneur industry for assistance. I will be more than happy to help you build a solid foundation for your business. 

I hope these few tips will get your creative juices flowing so that you can begin to generate some additional income while being home taking care of your family.  You don’t have to put your life or dreams on hold because of lack of funds. Take a chance on you and get creative so you can start to live your life on your own terms. What are some ideals that you have that could potentially make you money? Answer below

 

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