Career

The Power of an Editorial Calendar (Why, How, Who, What)

So, you took the leap and jumped into your own biz. It took a lot of courage, but you did it. I hear you. Now that you’re there do you ever have days when you wonder, what should I be doing right now? If you don’t, you’re nothing like me. I always have a million things to do, but sometimes I find myself sitting at my desk wondering what’s next. That’s where you need a killer calendar to keep you organized and on track. Block your time and make sure you’re staying true to your plan so you can get […]

9 Tips for a Killer Elevator Speech

Ever wonder why people don’t understand what you do? You’re at a networking event, and a woman with million dollar earrings turns to you and inquires, “so, what do you do?” You stumble for a minute and then explain in language that seems clear as the sparkling water above the coral reef on your last snorkeling adventure. Her look turns to confusion. She has no idea what you’re talking about. Take the time to create an elevator speech that is clear, succinct, intriguing, and well crafted. Memorize the content, but don’t say it like a memorized blurb or you’ll fall flat. […]

Creating a Concrete Biz Plan – A 3 Step System

A lot of my clients have rockin’ ideas about how to get their biz off the ground. If your idea is solid, this is what will determine your success: your ability to create a great plan, believe in it and then implement that plan. I get it. You want out of your hateful day job so you’ve decided to get your own biz up and running. You’ve read books, attended webinars, listened to training audios, and subscribed to some entrepreneurial podcasts. You’ve talked to entrepreneurs and on-line marketers. You’ve attended a conference or two. By now your brain is buzzing […]

5 Surefire Ways to Know You Need a Virtual Assistant

You’re frantically trying to get through your to-do list everyday. You’ve been using some great apps to help you stay organized and you’ve started to get some traction in your online biz. A frantic text alert from your girlfriend says you’re overdue for coffee and she’s not putting it off any longer. Smack. It hits you right between the eyes. The stark, shocking realization that the freedom you were after when you decided to take that courageous step to become an entrepreneur, is literally nowhere to be found. You jump up from your desk and scream, “Where’s my freedom? That’s […]

The Quickest Way I Know To Increase Focus … And Business Success

More and more entrepreneurs are talking about mindfulness. In fact, when I listen to interviews of successful businesswomen, a vast majority talk about ‘lack of focus’ when they’re asked about their weaknesses and areas in need of improvement. Well, that means a lot of successful entrepreneurs are just like me. I totally admit, I sometimes operate with less focus than a disposable camera at a mud-wrestling match. I will confess, the practice of mindfulness has made me feel like my spinning plates are all staying in the air effortlessly. I can assure you that’s a good feeling. What exactly is […]

How Did Oprah Winfrey Stamp Out Her Money Blocks?

So I opened my eyes this morning at 5:27 a.m. and instantly I knew I’d had the dream of the century. Clearly, the dream made no sense. It was about Oprah Winfrey and she had become poverty stricken. She literally had no money and some inner belief was holding her back from creating wealth. This dream was about money blocks, and I knew I needed to share it with you, my readers. You ever think you might have a money block that’s keeping you from earning the income you deserve? I certainly have in the past. I’m guessing Oprah may have experienced […]

Identifying and Sorting Through Your Money Blocks

So you’ve set your money goals. You’ve made written plans. You’ve hired a highly recommended business coach and you continue working on your business. You feel like you’re doing all the right things, but why on earth are you not getting closer to your financial objectives? Your bank account is just not shouting, ‘You’ve made it!’ I’m willing to bet you have a money block. Somewhere deep in your subconscious, there’s a voice overriding what your conscious mind wants you to achieve. Is that voice saying, ‘money is the root of all evil’? Maybe it’s saying, ‘money will burn a […]

Why Failing is Where It’s At

When you say the word ‘fail’, how does it make you feel? If you’re anything like me, you’ll be thinking some negative thoughts right now that you’ll want to turn off right away. The words fail or failure bring up distressing thoughts for most people. What if you thought of failure as success? Say the word success five times. How does that make you feel? Success is a word that makes most of us feel fantastic. Play a little trick on your brain. Decide to think success thoughts in response to the word failure. How does it feel to say […]

Key Steps to Take When You Have to Make a Difficult Decision

Do you find yourself stressed out when you have to make a difficult decision? I’m glad to say I find it much easier to make decisions now that I’m more experienced in my business. Being an entrepreneur is great because usually you have more flexibility to make choices. I’ve learned a lot about making decisions both from my own experiences and those of my clients. Here are my seven key steps to help you get where you need to be when faced with a challenging decision. 1. Brainstorm: Make a list of every possible choice you could make in dealing with […]

Use This Simple Method to Attract Top-Quality Clients to Your List

I used to wonder how to get great potential clients to join my email list. I mean, a few people would trickle onto my list, but I would talk with other business people with large email lists that were growing every day. That’s what I want for you. And now that I’ve figured out some of the secrets, I can spill the beans right here and now. In my humble opinion, most entrepreneurs don’t have enough opt-in forms. Having excellent, strategically placed opt-in forms can make all the difference for your business. Make sure you have various offers available and […]