Society Will Know you by Experience

nurtureAs we have closed out 2016 and emerged into 2017, there are many people, just like you and I, who take a look at their lives to evaluate what has been accomplished.  I, personally, also evaluate how I measure up to the way people see me or the experience they have after leaving my presence, either face-to-face or Cyberspace.  I fair to say, I’ve heard the words: “encourager, mentor, wise, loyal, friendship, courageous, and savvy.”

I appreciate that and it is humbling knowing my light is being shown to others in a way that would put a smile on God’s face; isn’t that what it’s all about anyway Latonya? We were created to operate in a way that is pleasing and to use our Gifts and Talents for good and prosperity.

My hope for you is that you are Happy, Whole and continue to have Courage to step into your next Journey!  For many of us, it is a Year of Expanded Territory!

“LW”

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Mistaking Busy for Effectiveness

Just the other day, I had a conversation with a fellow colleague who talked on and on about a project they were working out, how much trouble they were having obtaining the desired outcome, and the frustration that was building up.  I could relate, because I’ve been there before…. what about you?  I’m sure we all have.

The problem with this is, many people mistakenly feel busy work is effective work; that is far from the truth.  We can find ourselves trying to figure out how to market a campaign, sending out fliers, and posting on social media networks without focusing in on the type of people and activities that will likely produce the kind of results we want; we can spend so much of our time trying to find new relationships, and forgetting about nurturing current relationships.  Footnote: “Connecting with people and organizations that we know always beats connecting with those we don’t know.”  You never know who your current network knows!  If you find yourself in this predicament begin developing activities such as small group gatherings, conference calls, sending an e-mail to your network, or stopping by a client’s office for a visit. Get very clear on what reaching your goals will do for your development.

To help you, ask yourself these questions?latonyawashington2

  • What activity in the past 4 months was I engaged in that produced the results I needed?, i.e. visibility, referrals, goals met, profit?
  • What activity in the past 4 months was I engaged in produced  in-effective results? social media activity, busy work with no results, wrong collaborations, no profit, frustration?

Write down what works for you!

LaTonya “LW” Washington,
Events Director of LW Special Events Management
Founder of The LIST Tour & LW Academy for Empowerment

QUESTIONS? E-MAIL ME AND LET’S TALK!

Do I Really Need This?

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This past month, with the death of my eldest brother I really got to thinking about all of the things in my life I was holding onto and really did not need. You see, my friend, life is too short to allow baggage to weigh us down.  Though I keep things organized, I still have a tendency to hold on to some things “just in case.”    I had to ask myself, “Do I really need this?  Will this help me in a productive way or is it simply in the way of the new things coming?   It took me to a video I did on the ways we become cluttered and nonproductive, and how to combat that.

We can also become emotionally attached to things in our lives that we need to rid ourselves of when it serves no purpose.  If you find yourself with negative self-talk, sabotage and in bad relationships, know you are great, you deserve to be happy and have an abundance of joy in your life.

So this is your day to say..”Do I Really Need ___________? (fill in the blank).  Learn to let go of the things you don’t need, can’t control, do not serve you purpose or bring you joy.

Stay positive and eliminate the negative!  Create Your Environment!

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Seats are available for the entrepreneur and business owner ready to master their talent and profit.  It includes a day of empowerment, hands on connection with instructors, experience The PITCH and a delicious lunch!  Click HERE and get in on mid early bird registration.

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Amazing Sponsors & Partners: Official Sponsor ITH Staffing; Area Sponsors MRM Consulting, Farmer’s Insurance; Product Sponsors Staples, Microsoft, Aromaology, BrandTuition, Passionate Events; PR Sponsor SPMG, Blended, Moguls in the Making;  Partners Flourishe Media Group, Events in the City, Mama Be Brilliant, Celebrity Events by Makena, Nylah’s Fat Thighz Cupcakes, The Dream Cultivator, Women Blessing Women.  Come see them at The LIST and let them HELP you too!

LaTonya Washington, Founder
The LIST Tour Worldwide!

Get involved with The LIST Tour

Let’s GO!

We are in full production mode for the 3rd year of The LIST Tour LA, September 17th 8:30a at the Doubletree by Hilton Westside, with a Friday Night “Connect” September 16th 7:00p at the hotel.  Our theme for 2016 is “Year of Positioning.”  This is based on our years of preparation and now “It’s TIME!” 

The LIST Tour provides an atmosphere of learning by empowering instructors for entrepreneurs and business owners of all ages across the world.  Attendees are encouraged as they build successful businesses, strengthen careers, reach personal goals and make a positive influence in their communities.  Official Corporate Sponsor ITH Staffing, the premier medical staffing and information technology staffing firm, serving 3,000 different healthcare and information technology organizations in all 50 states.

So you ask how can you get involved:

Get Listed Tickets:
Seats are available for the entrepreneur and business owner ready to master their talent and profit.  It includes a day of empowerment, hands on connection with instructors, experience The PITCH and a delicious lunch!  Click HERE and get in on mid early bird registration.

Young Entrepreneurs Get Listed Tickets:
A few seats remain for young, up and coming entrepreneurs who need space for further creativity and foundation.  They will have their very own “boardroom” and it will be “business as usual.”  They will also PITCH their business in front of decision makers.  If your child is within the ages of 10 to 17, this will be for them.  Click HERE and register.

Business Exhibitor Booth:
We’re only take 5 exhibitor booths.  Why?  Because we want attendees to concentrate on just a few.  This is an opportunity for you to sell and showcase as well as obtain connections.  Click HERE and get registered.  It also includes your lunch.

Affiliate Partner:
Become an affiliate of The LIST Tour LA and receive a percentage of the proceeds of sales from your direct marketing efforts.  Your logo will be displayed on our website as an affiliate partner and you will also receive social media promotions.  Click HERE for more details.

Area Sponsor:
Join others sponsors such as MRM Consulting and Farmer’s Insurance and receive naming rights for particular areas, such as Young Entrepreneurs, speakers, red carpet and lunch. Get those naming rights and become part of our promotional campaigns. Click HERE for details!

We’ve created a Culture just for you!  Listers Get LISTED and we want to see you Successful!  Click HERE NOW!

Amazing Partners:  Flourishe Media Group, Events in the City, Mama Be Brilliant, Celebrity Events by Makena, Nylah’s Fat Thighz Cupcakes, The Dream Cultivator, Women Blessing Women.  Come see them at The LIST and let them HELP you too!agitator

Your Position Matters!

Your Position Matters!

What place do you occupy?

agitatorHave you ever wondered how people see you or how valuable you are in their eyes?   I sure have.

Whether you believe it or not, the space you occupy in the minds of others does matter.  We are here to touch the lives of the few or the many.  We are gifted to create our very own environment, an atmosphere of  fulfillment, laughter, beauty, prosperity, even love.   Have you occupied the space you’re in?

Today, intentionally recognize your role.  Make sure you bring value to your world because you were formed out of value!

If you are a business professional, business builder or builder of others, you are to expand your opportunity and the only way to do so is by connecting with others outside your circle.  You need solutions and strategies.  I have learned so much from so many, connected with those who challenge me to go higher and have been made accountable that I want to see the same for you.    I invite you to Today to the beginning of your Forever!

Let’s Do This Together!

LaTonya “LW” Washington
LW Special Events Management

You are being positioned

positioningI believe we have come into a year and time where our talents and gifts are making room for us to be positioned in the marketplace – whatever your marketplace is.

I do know, however, that if we do not take advantage of the opportunity and the time, we may miss it! (make sure it’s the right opportunity).  I have met so many great people just by being in the right place at the right time.  It wasn’t by accident, I simply gave in to the gnawing in my gut that said “you need to be there! and I put one foot in the front of the other and went!

Make sure you are not missing your opportunity.  You could be in your state of positioning and not even know it.  Trust me, you almost don’t see it coming until you’re in it!  Just Walk In-To!

I’m looking forward to seeing the many of you at The LIST Tour LA!  Early bird registration is happening now and ends in a few weeks!   Click here toRegister!   


Listers Get Listed!

LaTonya “LW” Washington, CEO
LW Special Events Management

Prince the Brand LIVES ON!

princeWhen the news came of the passing of this ICON, everyone around the world was in shock and confused.  It was so unexpected.  But we all immediately went to the music he produced, hit after hit after hit.  I mean this man was an Artist!  He was known for his artistic style and creativity and that will never go away… he made us think, he made us feel good.

It made me think about what will people remember me as when I’m gone.  Money won’t matter, prestige will not matter, but what will matter is my character and the lives touched….that’s my BRAND!  So, what will people remember you as when you’re gone?

This is your challenge to make everyday count like it’s the last day of your life!  Make sure you develop a character that when you’re gone, your BRAND will speak for itself!  and that’s a GOOD BRAND!

Pay It Forward!

LaTonya “LW” Washington, CEO
LW Special Events Management