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Debra Trappen
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This MINDSET BOOST post is for all of the bold, brilliant, exceptional entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, consultants, speakers, trainers, and independent sales professionals out there!

Stop obsessing on what you should or should not be charging “PER HOUR”. It does you no good.

*You are paid for the VALUE you bring to the hour…
not for 60 minutes of your time.*

I have had many conversations with many of you about how awkward it is to put a dollar amount on what YOU are worth.

you are worth it.*

If you believe the value of your consulting program is $15,000 – then confidently charge it. If you believe your keynote talks will benefit attendees beyond all expectations, then confidently charge $20,000.

Stop apologizing for your fees or worse – cutting them.

Remember this, it isn’t about the “current” minutes you are spending with a client or on stage… It is the years of experience, transactions, negotiations, and education you have under your belt.

Go out and confidently ask for and charge what you are worth.

Don’t go this ALONE.

There is no shame in needing help or an encouraging word.

If you need a pep talk before you send your next proposal… call your best friend and get a CONFIDENCE BOOST!

Now, go out there and SHINE BRIGHT like the diamond you are, my friend!

#mindset   #entrepreneur   #confidence  
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Hooray! It's Fire Up Friday and I have something special planned for you today!

Join me at 4pm PT for moxie-filled #FireUpWineDown Chat! with +Molly Cantrell-Kraig. This woman will knock your sox off!

Molly Cantrell-Kraig leveraged her years in media and life-lessons learned as a former single mother on welfare to establish Women With Drive Foundation - a badass non-profit.
She has been featured as one of the CNN 10 Visionary Women and been profiled by The Shriver Report, The Christian Science Monitor, Women's Media Center in D.C., Autobody News, Woman's World Magazine, Chicago Tribune, ABC7 Chicago, WGN Radio...

...and most recently was a Nominated Changemaker Attendee at the inaugural The United State of Women Summit, convened by the White House in June 2016! (I am SO FIRED UP to chat with her about this experience!!)

Join us for a glass of #wine as we chat about giving back, rising up and living out LOUD!


#FireMeUp11 #FireUpFriday
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Looking forward to chatting with you Deb! It's always invigorating when I get a chance to connect with "women with drive" ~ you certainly qualify! :D
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I am so excited about tomorrow's Fire Up! Chat at 4pm PT * 7pm ET!


The fab Sarah Schnell Jones will be pouring a glass of wine and joining me to share her story. Heads UP - we won't be talking (much) about real estate. We are chatting about how she is building a #SideHustle empire with Rodan + Fields.

If you are as curious as I am about how she is rocking being a Mama to one sweet girl (soon a lil brother, too!), is reigning supreme (and expanding the biz) as the Queen Bee at Bamboo Realty, as well as her newest adventure building a thriving new business in a totally new industry - JOIN US!


If you have questions you want me to ask her - leave them in the comments below!
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Have you ever thought about writing a book?

Toying with sharing your unique, amazing story with the world - but not sure HOW or WHERE to start?

Meet Christine Whitmarsh of

Bestselling celebrity ghostwriter Christine Whitmarsh helps authors, speakers, and personalities share their stories, communicate their messages, and build thought leadership platforms through their books. Today Christine’s company serves business leaders, entertainment personalities, and other thought leaders, by helping them write and publish their books, and then build solid brand platforms around those books with content marketing, social media, and other online strategies. Her personal mission is to change the world – one story at a time!

#FireMeUp11   #FireUpWineDown   #authorinterview   #author  
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My Dearest,
You don't need a perfect plan.
Have faith.
Let go. (Yes, of the control.)
Let God.

* * * * * * * * * * * *

Far too often we wait until things are PERFECT to move forward... We hit pause because we fear failure or don't believe we are worthy of success.

Sometimes we need to take a deep breath and jump in with the wild abandon of our 5-year-old selves. :)

I pray this encourages you to move forward, press play and make it happen.

If you are not currently hitting pause - think of someone YOU can encourage and empower to make their dreams come true.

PIN IT here:

‪#‎FireMeUp11‬ ‪#‎womeninbiz‬ ‪#‎unstoppable‬ ‪#‎moxiememo‬ ‪#‎soultank‬
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+Julie Ziemelis hi, friend! Let's schedule a catch up chat - SOON! 😘
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Are you hosting a #MothersDay  event?  Maybe #brunch?  
Looking for the perfect gift for your #wine  loving, Mama Bear?  

Check out this amazing deal from +Cairdeas Winery... and sign up for more wine education, promotions and events!

#winelover   #winetasting   #whitewine  
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My sassy #FireMeUp11  Chat with +Molly Cantrell-Kraig... Cheers!
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Are you getting ready to head to the +Inman News Real Estate Connect conference in San Francisco this week?

(Leave me a comment if I will see you there!)

This is a throw-back post from a couple of years ago... These tips will help you prepare for and get the most out of NETWORKING events at conferences just like ‪#‎ICSF‬.

Sneak Peek:
1. The Often Forgotten PRE-Planning Phase
2. Who's Your Wing Woman/Man?
3. Ditching Small Talk
4. A very important word: MO_ER_T _ _N
5. Tips To Stand Out!
6. When to post photos... and when to WAIT!

Read on or PIN it for the flight out:

What is your top networking prep tip?

✨ ✨ ✨ ✨ ✨ ✨ ✨ ✨ ✨ ✨ ✨ ✨ ✨ ✨ ✨ ✨ ✨ ✨ ✨ ✨

Already read this one?
Want more tips on attending conferences?
You will LOVE my pal +Katie Lance's latest post:
11 Tips to Prep for #ICSF:
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Fire Up! Coffee Chat with Laurie Levin

Laurie Levin is the founder of Another Mother’s Daughter.

When she is not sorting & organizing for others, she can be found running back trails, decorating her weekly planner, or playing in the dirt. She finds satisfaction in refinishing old furniture to give it a new life and is a compassionate vegan. Sun lover. Mountain Climber. Digs yoga & pilates but usually sips strong coffee instead.

We talk about her journey to entrepreneurship, her passion for serving others, and even joke about childhood together! :)

Connect with Laurie here:

READ the interview here:
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pssst... Are You On Your List?

Here is my latest #FireMeUp11 Post:

Hello and Happy Weekend, my friends!

I was getting ready to write a Saturday #Soultank post and, as usual, started with one of my sassy #MoxieMemo quotes to guide the flow.

This morning, the idea of writing a list of everything you LOVE popped into my mind – so I went with it. I started to write mine down and thought – oh, I am going to add a “ME” spin, THEN – ooooohhhhh my! – I am going to start a series of “Soultank Love Fuel” posts inspiring my darling audience to write a list that focuses on all sorts of things they love – by category like what they love about and doing with their partners, littles (human or furry), best friends… you get the idea. (Welcome to the fuzzy bunny swirlings and twirlings of my mind – lol!)

Okay, back to the post. Well, I started to write a list of everything I love and realized, while it is all about things I love, I wasn’t on the list.

When you slow down and think about this… It truly hits you.

When was the last time you put YOURSELF on your own THINGS I LOVE list?

Specifically YOU.

If you are scratching your head thinking–> “I am pretty sure if you never asked me this questions, I would never have thought to include myself!”

You are not alone. I didn’t immediately think of me, either.

That actually inspired me to think “WHY WE DON’T NATURALLY DO THIS?”

* Loving yourself is a requirement to loving others.
* Loving yourself is a Biblical Principle.
* Loving yourself helps you accept who you are.
* Loving yourself gives you confidence.
* Loving yourself changes your outlook on everything else.
* Just like when we fall in love everything around us becomes more beautiful and appealing… falling in love with yourself is no exception!

So, today, take some time to write a list of all the things you LOVE ABOUT YOURSELF.

Here is a list of things to inspire you:
1. Your giggle
2. Your generosity

Read on for more inspiration:


#selflove   #FireUp   #blogpost  
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Are you in #realestate
Tired of the time ‪#‎socialmedia‬ sucks from your day?
Ready to take your knowledge to the next level?

The d11 team and I are proud to be an official launch partner with +Katie Lance!

Katie and her team have a BIG announcement we know will help many of our ‪#‎realestate‬ clients, so please join the party on June 14th to find out the exciting news!

RSVP here:

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Latest +Women On Wine episode:
Dishing About Wine and Brunch

Quote of the Show:
Brunch without booze is just a sad, late breakfast – with no sunshine.
~The Wine Siren

Kelly and I share our favorite brunch-worthy wines, cocktails, and nibbles… Along with tips on how to host a fabulous Spring Brunch to bring dear friends together!

Learn more about our divine wine sponsor:
+Cairdeas Winery

Read more and watch the show here:
Debra & Kelly share favorite brunch-worthy wines, cocktails, and nibbles, along with tips on how to host a fab Spring Brunch to honor your Mother & friends.
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I FIRE people up and LIVE to ignite passion, infuse purpose, and inspire progress!
...the rumors are true. I'm a #sassyred with MOXIE who is compelled to TAKE LIFE to 11! words that illustrate my story: believer * passion seeker * relationship builder * social media devotee * entrepreneur empowerer * truth speaker * network connector * experience creator * sassy singer * natural promoter * wine lover * story teller * idea stormer * life photographer * confidence booster * energy sparker * husband adorer * puppy wrangler * tech geek raised by a nerd and a power woman. * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ *  my company * d11 consulting * my gig: Speaker and personal brand consultant nested in Seattle, WA. My focus is speaking into and serving women in business and the companies that want to speak to them. #womeninbiz: Together we define the core four of the brand and share the story on social media to build a life and biz that FIRES THEM UP...   #brands that desire to serve women: we tweak their online strategy to engage and connect to them! Want to know more?
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Transformation Coach * Fire Up! Author, Speaker and Trainer
  • d11, LLC
    Head of Sass, Moxie and Experience (Founder), 2012 - present
  • Coldwell Banker Bain | Seal
    Chief Experience Officer, 2002 - 2012
  • Women On Wine TV
    Co-Founder and Wine Lover, 2012 - present
    Passion project focused on sharing insights on wine and living your best life!
  • Coldwell Banker
    REALTOR, 2002 - 2013
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