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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 […]

How to Build Your Own Personal Tribe

I’m betting you’ve been hearing about ‘list building’ at conferences, networking events and webinars. If you are running an online business, you need to build your list and you will create a personal tribe of members who are interested in what you do. Even brick and mortar businesses realize they can get more clients by building a list. I used to think that building my list was a painful, tough chore I had to do. I could not possibly see how there could be any element of fun to it. Now I look at it in a totally different way. […]

Boost Your Success with a Business Coach – My Top 5 Tips

So you’ve been thinking it over for a few months and finally decided to hire a business coach. A few of your friends are rockin’ it with their businesses and are convinced their success is largely because of their business coach. A coach can help you rediscover your spark and transform your business right before your eyes. You will be challenged to try new things and you’ll have someone to bounce your ideas off and discuss challenges. But how do you know who to choose as a business coach? This is your lucky day because I’m going to give you […]

Create a Powerful Mastermind Group and Increase Your Productivity

I used to think being an entrepreneur meant I had to do it all. That was then. Today I know that old way of thinking was completely off base. Now I find ways to share and interact with other business professionals as much as I can. I learn incredible lessons and get energy boosts from these experiences that are like a triple shot of caffeine. Do you quietly go about your business by yourself and seldom have opportunities to share with others in your own shoes? I say change all that. You can hang with other entrepreneurs and end up […]

Give your Business a Shot in the SEO Arm

When was the last time you needed a service like a new nail salon, massage expert or travel agent? Clearly, if you’re like me, you headed straight for your phone or i-pad and did a search. Right? If I were looking for your service or product on-line, would I find you? Take a minute and do some searches online just like you would do if you were looking for that same product or service. Make some notes about what search phrases were successful and what phrases were not. Make a list of the top 10 search phrases you’d like to […]

Tame the Procrastination Beast

Procrastination is a dirty word everyone knows and few admit to. No matter how amazing you are, I’m positive you procrastinate. Maybe you rock it at your business but fall behind in your personal life. Maybe you put off taxes until the absolute last minute…we all do it. Some of us become professionals at procrastination and convince ourselves we work at our peak performance when we are under pressure. Everyone knows we shouldn’t procrastinate – no one honestly wants to do it, but it can be very hard to stop. I do it! For instance, I know I need to […]