14 Marketing Methods That Are Working Right Now
July 4th seems a great time to bring up the hugely desirable topics of freedom and independence.
Because pretty much every Solopreneur I know started their business because they yearned for freedom and independence. Does this sound like you?
I yearned for freedom to plan my own schedule, work around my friends, vacations, kids etc. To have lunch with my girlfriends if I felt like it. Time to get to the gym. I wanted freedom to choose my earning power, and my destiny. And the ability to outsource
Your next business breakthrough
What would happen if you just let it go? Yup. Dropped it. Stopped.
This challenged me, I hope it challenges you
I was challenged to just let go during a very transformational hour with Greg Head – Chief Marketing officer of InfusionSoft. (Ya, these guys know a thing or two about growing a successful business!) Greg was reviewing my business with me.
He gave me an insight I will never forget – it has proved so valuable.
He said “In order to take your business to the next level, you need
Are you chasing your future clients away?
(Or why you really need to know the difference between Marketing and Sales)
Someone has to write about this. I KNOW this has happened to you…
You are networking somewhere. Person A is introduced to you, you politely ask “So, what do you do?” And then you are really sorry you asked.
Perhaps Person A talks for the next 10 minutes about their business, without giving you a moment to contribute to the “conversation”.
Person A may then talk about stuff you don’t care about. Or doesn’t
A Health Care Subsidy Startups Will Love
One of the few things I get on my soap box about is that self-employed entrepreneurs should be able to get affordable health care. We need to look after our entrepreneurs so badly - they are the lifeblood of our economy.
So I do want to make sure that if you are just starting out your business, and your adjusted gross income is still under $46,000 - you know about this subsidy.
Here is a link to an NPR blog article which answers some basic questions about who qualifies for Obama care.
7 Cures for Discouraged Entrepreneurs
After years of coaching entrepreneurs to build 6 figure businesses, I am very aware of how many entrepreneurs get discouraged, frequently to a point of giving up. Here are my top tips for overcoming discouragement.
Here is what absolutely does work
Remember it is not personal. So many entrepreneurs feel stupid or helpless. Or worse, like something is the matter with them. That is not it! All entrepreneurs go through this. You are on just a journey, the same one all successful entrepreneurs
5 Weird but Wonderful Tools for Explosive Business Growth
We are 3 weeks into the new year already, and I just know you have big hopes and dreams for 2014. I want to give you 5 unusual tools that will lay the groundwork for an extraordinary business in 2014.
Here are my unusual tools for your "Extraordinary Business in 2014" journey....
A mirror, a compass, permission, support, my fave business vision tool.
Tool 1. A Mirror
Hold this up to every part of your business. Look your self in the eye and acknowledge calmly where are you now.
No chance of this on New Year’s Day!
Last year on New Year’s Day – my daughter and I went to our normal Zumba class (yes, I am an addict) at the Rec Center and it was 100% full, 20 minutes before the class started. Bummer! The Rec Center attendant assured us “No chance of everyone getting into Zumba today”.
The classes stayed really full for the next 6 weeks, and then mysteriously the numbers dropped and we could get in to them easily again.
Us people are so cute! We get so filled with huge motivation and
Food for Powerful Business Building Thoughts
Have you ever read a story that changed you, forever? I have one of those stories that I want to share with you. It sure changed how I look at things. What we tell ourselves, the tapes in our head, are such a powerful influence on how we build our business and our lives. And often we not even conscious of them.
This little story helped me keep my thinking powerful and I hope it does the same for you. Enjoy!
(Oh – and if you have your own inspiring stories, please share them with me.)
What The Bachelorette Shows You About Your Niche
Like millions of other women (and I hope at least a few men), I was glued to The Bachelorette season finale on Monday - tears running down my face as Des confessed to Chris that her love for Brooks had blinded her to how amazing Chris was. A few seconds later he proposed. Aaaww!
We needed a great ending. It was so heartbreaking watching this adorable woman get her heart broken by Brooks last week. Especially after her previous disappointments on The Bachelor. Is Brooks crazy??
Maybe I am in a bad mood today, and pardon the gross pic, but is anyone else sick of hearing about the easiest, hottest, quick new way to make boat loads of money effortlessly in your business?
COME ON! What a load of BS! If you believe this hype you are doing yourself and your business real damage.
As an award-winning business coach who specializes in helping one man businesses get into six figures - I see firsthand why some succeed and most wont. I think it is time for some hard truths