Let me ask you the same question I ask my HorseWise
Brilliance Unbridled clients: "How do potential clients find
What I hear often sounds like this:
"Well...I, ugh...ummm, I..."
"Um" is not the answer I was hoping to
hear but at least it's honest!
No matter where my clients start from, what we create
together has the unglamorous title of a "lead generation system."
I know, I know, that sounds truly boring, even to me (and I love this
stuff!) so I prefer to call it your "Steady Stream of Potential
Creating your Steady Stream of Potential Clients
is what feeds and nourishes your business.
Now, whether you're starting from scratch or you
already get out there and speak, write, or network, I want you to
focus on the
of the word "steady."
Steady is ongoing. It's regular. It's reassuring
in it's constancy. It flows day and night. Which means all you need
to do to get all the clients you want is dip your cup into that steady
stream and drink it up.
So, rather than focus on getting new clients, my
request is you focus on creating your Steady Stream of Potential Clients.
Here are 3 ways to take action right now:
Action #1 Make Your Marketing Message Crystal Clear
I used to say "I help entrepreneurs be more successful in their
business." Nice. But not as potent and attention-getting as,
"I specialize in branding, pricing, and packaging for entrepreneurs
who want to create lucrative, multiple streams of income in their
Thanks to the clarity of my message (and a very
strong need for this specific type of help) I'm getting opportunities
to speak for groups that otherwise, would not have known I even existed.
Is your marketing message attracting that type of
attention? If not, it's time to UPmarket your message. My recommendation?
Be more direct, powerful, and bold!
Action #2 Choose From The BIG 3
The Big 3 for building a Steady Stream of Potential Clients is speaking,
writing, and alliances. Ideally, you are including ALL 3, every month,
in your marketing and branding signature blueprint.
If you're already doing one or two of these, great!
Now it's time to either do them more often, or for larger groups.
Consider adding whichever one is missing to your marketing action
Did you notice I didn't mention networking? Networking
is great when done well. I watch my husband, Richard (also a business
and marketing coach) keep adding 1-on-1 clients through networking.
In my business model, networking isn't great to
use for getting individual clients; it's to create alliance referral
partners. Now networking has a purpose: to support one of the Big
Action #3 Play a Bigger Game Baby! (I KNOW You Can
Here's a quick, simple Brilliance Unbridled exercise:
Think of how many people hear about you in a week.
Now add a zero to the end of that number.
Now add another zero to the end of THAT number!
What actions can you take to get THAT number of
people aware of you and your Unique Brilliance?!
Remember? I said I
you can do it!
Making that new number your goal often forces (okay,
shocks might be more like it) you into making a bold leap forward!
After all, it's time, isn't it?!