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FREE How to Fascinate Test in Joel and Pei Boggess show

Started Jul 22, 2014 0 Replies

Wanted to pass long a fun free assessment to try.Joel and Pei Boggess did a really great interview lately with Sally Hogshead - click…Continue

Tags: Hogshead, Sally, Fascinate, to, How

Creative Live: Free online education / possible revenue stream for those who want to promote video / webinar series

Started Jul 22, 2014 0 Replies

Hey Gang,Came across something kind of interesting for those looking to take their revenue streams into webinars / video type options as well as those who like to learn. It looked interesting and…Continue

Tags: Live, Creative, education, webinar

HARO - Good source for helping to get message out

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Hirst Apr 11, 2012. 3 Replies

Hi Gang,Thought I would post this for those looking to share a message and/or info with people using the media.I have had some great luck through …Continue

Tags: message, media, HARO

Anyone attending Kent Julian's Speak it Forward Bootcamp or are any of you on the fence about attending?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jen McDonough "The Iron Jen" Mar 11, 2012. 2 Replies

Hi Gang,Anyone else going to Kent Julian's Speak it Forward Bootcamp this May…Continue

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James Divine replied to Jen McDonough "The Iron Jen"'s discussion Graduation talk - advice in the group Speak It Forward - Real SUCCESS and PROFIT as a Speaker
"On another note... My oldest son just graduated from Yale law school. I was really looking forward to hearing a great commencement speech. The students vote for a professor each year who will give the commencement address. As they read his…"
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Tom Gibbs might attend Jen McDonough "The Iron Jen"'s event

48days.net Virtual Community Gathering - Topic is around resumes and how to get them noticed - guest is Marcy Travis at Zoom.us

June 9, 2016 from 11am to 11:30am
Join us on 6/9/16 at 11am CST as we interview 48days.net member Marcy Travis. You can catch some of Marcy's blogs under our Member Blog section. Marcy will share tips on how to get your resume noticed and what things NOT to do when it comes to creating a resume. This will be a great get together for those either looking for a job or for those that are looking to help people find a job. We have enough seats open for 50 of our 48days.net members so if you are interested in joining us, please log…See More
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Jen McDonough "The Iron Jen" commented on Kent Julian's group Write It Forward - REAL Success & Profit for Writers!
"Erin Casey and I had a blast on the webinar for authors today!! If you are interested in joining us on 6/9/16 for our next week, we are opening sign up to this group first (registration limited to the first 100 people) - sign up can be found HERE.…"
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Jen McDonough "The Iron Jen" commented on Kent Julian's group Speak It Forward - Real SUCCESS and PROFIT as a Speaker
"Thanks Susie! You can check out the association list builds at www.SpeakerListBuild.com - pretty economical way to get moving on marketing to association event coordinators. For less than $200 it can give speakers a great spring board into action,…"
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Jen McDonough "The Iron Jen" replied to Michael McClure's discussion I've never quit a job before - is it time?
"Michael, It looks like you got some great advice already Michael. So glad you reached out!!! I have so been there and am so sorry you are going through this. When we were paying off over $212k worth of debt and medical expenses I lost a job I…"
20 hours ago
Dan Adkins might attend Jen McDonough "The Iron Jen"'s event

Innovate Live 2 day Conference (Only 1 in 2016) at Sanctuary - Franklin, TN

May 26, 2016 to May 27, 2016
Join us LIVE at the Sanctuary in Franklin, Tennessee on May 26 and 27th, 2016 for an intensive two-day event where you will receive clear direction on your next steps to:start or grow your businessmarket your product or servicerediscover your creative passionconnect with likeminded “eaglepreneuers”receive encouragement and directionSee More
Gary Allen Foster is attending Jen McDonough "The Iron Jen"'s event

48days.net Virtual Get Together: Healthy tips for the busy entrepreneur - interview with Ann Musico at zoom.us

May 31, 2016 from 10am to 10:30am
Join us 5/31/16 at 10am CST for our next 20-30 minute 48Days.net Virtual Community Gathering. Ann Musico will be sharing health tips for the busy entrepreneur. To participate, please sign up for a free Zoom.us account. (If you have issues with Zoom, please contact their technical support team). We have room for 50 members to join in on the gathering so feel free to log in a few minutes early.Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:…See More

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Jen McDonough "The Iron Jen" commented on Terry Hadaway's blog post Is it a hobby or are you an entrepreneur?
"Terry, this must be the theme this week as I see Donna posted a great post around a similar topic line right around the same time you did. Hers is related to the IRS seeing if you have a business or hobby, but thought it was…"

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Jen McDonough "The Iron Jen" replied to Alex Barker's discussion How I launched a side-hustle business in 66 Days and made $3,000
"Congrats Alex!"

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Jen McDonough "The Iron Jen" replied to Andrew Pfluger's discussion 20 Years Old, college dropped, and unlimited flexibility... where to go from here?
"Andrew in coaching speaker, coaches, and highly creative people sometimes focus can be difficult. Having a coach, mentor, or accountability partner can play a huge part in helping you stay focused on and task. Continually seeking out things based on…"

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Jen McDonough "The Iron Jen" commented on Micki Vandeloo's blog post 3 Simple, Inexpensive Tools to Track and Manage Multiple Grant Projects
"Micki, if you are interested in doing a 48days.net virtual gathering interview later this summer around grant writing for entrepreneurs, feel free to shoot me a note at Jen@48days.com. If you are not interested, no worries. We have some scheduled…"

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Jen McDonough "The Iron Jen" commented on Dr. David W. Powers's blog post What can a Little Girl and a Rhodesian Ridgeback Dog Teach You about Creativity?
"David, sounds like you had a BLAST at CWE last week. Love the pictures!!! "

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Jen McDonough "The Iron Jen" commented on John Miller's blog post All Work and No Play?
"Much of this comes back to how we are wired - in teaching the DISC personalty profiles around the country it is interesting to see how each personalty thrives on different things. Certainly play can bring a lot of joy  - depending on how we are…"

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Jen McDonough "The Iron Jen" commented on Ann Musico's blog post Healthy Weight Loss: Choose One Thing and Begin!
"Ann - when I read the first paragraph, I thought DUH, YOU are the EXPERT!!! Appreciate the way you lay this out in baby steps. That is so cool about your client losing 40 pounds and keeping it off for 3 years!!!  The whole thing around grains…"

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Jen McDonough "The Iron Jen" commented on Aaron Kerr's blog post The Recipe
"Congrats on your program Aaron!!!"

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Jen McDonough "The Iron Jen" commented on Marcy Travis's blog post 4 Steps to Follow When Writing Your Cover Letter
"Agree with Ann - you break things down so nicely!!! "

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Love getting to be a part of a community where we share, grow, and learn together.
What is your current work situation? Employee, self-employed, generating any income on your own?
I am TOTALLY blessed to have transitioned from my full-time j.o.b. in 2014 to living the dream a full-time entrepreneur.
And then...what is your goal/dream for your work life?
Continue generate multiple streams of income as it relates to:
~ Speaking
~ Writing
~ Coaching
~ Consultant
~ Community Manager for High Achiever Entrepreneurs
How about your personal life? Any specific goals or achievements or dreams you are pursuing (or want to pursue)?
1. Continue on with my firefighter training,
2. Strive to be a great mom to our four kids and a awesome wife to my awesome husband of 23 years.
3. Continue to push into my fears daily.
4. Publish a 4th book.
What would you say are your strongest talents? How are you 'wired' and what can you offer to the world (it's OK if you don't know yet, but knowing is key to pursuing your dreams!)?
Helping others find strength, clarity, and focus as my greatest strengths.

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15 Best Tips to Get the Best ROI Out of Attending a Live Event / Conference

Posted on May 3, 2016 at 12:30pm 14 Comments

On our most recent 48Days.net Virtual Community gathering we talked about tips on how to get the most out of attending a live event. 

In a nutshell, here are some of the top 14 tips we talked about (the top 10 tips were taken from Dan's blog…


The Power of Connection and Investing in Yourself

Posted on March 2, 2016 at 5:00am 4 Comments

Moving towards becoming an entrepreneur can be a lonely journey if you allow it. 

This can be especially true if you have a family and are working in a j.o.b. that you want to transition out of. Why the very thought of connecting in person with other entrepreneurs seems illogical as time off is…


Any Journey Worth Doing, Takes Effort

Posted on January 26, 2015 at 4:43pm 5 Comments

How many times in life do we get frustrated when we are learning new things? We want to make changes in our career or personal lives, but we think, "Ah, the effort seems too much."

What can we do when we feel like the effort is too overwhelming, yet we want to try something new?

Whenever we get frustrated from learning new things, I encourage you to keep three things in mind:

1. Keep in mind that anything worth doing in life takes effort. If it was easy,…


Meditation baby - it just rocks!

Posted on January 2, 2015 at 10:30am 0 Comments

Hi Gang,

I posted a blog on some SIMPLE and EASY meditation tips...thought I would share them here as well. If you are interested in reading the whole blog, simply click HERE:

1. Still, Quiet, and Comfortable

Find a quiet place. Whether you are sitting or laying down, be sure to be comfortable. Focus on…


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At 8:03pm on April 26, 2016, Wade Fahnestock said…

Hiya Ms. Iron Jen! :-)
Thanks for accepting my "friend request!"

Thanks for hosting the Tuesday video gatherings, too.
I've taken some action. I started a 1 min. Morning Walk Talk for Motivation and Inspiration, using the tools that I have. I'm posting them on the blog www.friarwade.com and a FB page http://Facebook.com/FriarWade 

It's a challenge being a recovering perfectionist, to just jump in again, but jump I have! 

All the best to you. I'm looking forward to interacting and helping others, too!


@FriarWade in the social media world

At 9:11pm on February 8, 2016, Joel Kessel said…

Jen, yes, likewise!

At 3:46pm on January 28, 2016, Joanne Miller said…

Jen, Thanks for commenting on my blog.  I think most people who can smell, have something they can remember fondly because of the smell associated.  Bless you!  

At 9:07am on January 13, 2016, Erin Casey said…

Thanks for the shout out! :)

At 5:44pm on October 26, 2015, Erin Shaw said…

Delighted to be connected as well!

At 11:43am on October 17, 2015, Beth Underwood said…

I'm so excited about the upcoming interviews! And the one and only Jill Davis is such a great person to lead things off! Will be sending periscope hearts :-)


At 6:55am on October 1, 2015, Brian Richardson said…

Hi Jen,

I wanted to reach out to you about an opportunity for vets.

I'm putting together a coaching 1-on-1 program for 5 people that are serious about starting their business. Do you know of some vets that could benefit from this type of coaching? There would be an "application" to help ensure their commitment to the process.

I am offering this at a substantially reduced investment to their business...but only to 5 people.

People will qualify if:

- They are struggling with what steps to take in starting a business.

- They are trying to determine if their business idea will work

- Are unsure of how to spend the funds they do have on business resources.

- Would like help in developing a business plan or value proposition

- They are willing to do the leg work and be coached using skype or phone calls.

If you feel this might be of interest to you or someone you know, let me know and I can shoot you the application to send out to them.

I would also be happy to discuss any questions you might have. Thanks, I look forward to the opportunity.

Brian Richardson

At 2:43pm on August 10, 2015, Dawn Best said…

So nice to find a comment on one of my blogs from THE Iron Jen! As always, you rock, lady! :D

At 6:53am on July 29, 2015, Phil Conrad said…

Yep! We were both at Kent's Boot Camp last November. - Phil

At 8:57am on May 27, 2015, Jarrod Johnson said…

Thank you for the kind welcome and encouragement Jen! And congratulations on all your success! As for the baby and weight loss, I am truly blessed beyond measure and have a lot to be thankful for in life. I have joined both the Speak it Forward and Write it Forward Groups, and have interacted with Kent and received the dates for his next Speak It Forward Boot Camp in November. It seems like the premier training program of maximizing one's abilities in professional speaking! 

With that being said, I am currently on Day 10 of the 48 Days process with Dan and have already learned so much about my personality, skills and abilities, and how to discover my passion. Even though I have yet to pinpoint exactly what that is at this stage in the game, I am convinced that this process will empower me to discover God's will for my life along with characteristics of myself I never knew existed, which really excites me! The best times in my life are still yet to come, and I can't wait to enjoy them!



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