Ever wondered what the difference between “sympathy” and “empathy” is for the entrepreneur? I’ll give some examples of exactly what I mean – and see if you have heard some of them – and whether it has kept you from making a sale… By way of illustration I will tell you exactly what happened to Zig Ziglar when he first started out. View the latest episode of my video podcast:
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First you hear that entrepreneurs are afraid – then you hear that entrepreneurs are cheap! Now I am going to tell you how entrepreneurs are lazy!
(The 3 things that hold so many entrepreneurs back). I get it – you probably wake up thinking about your business – you are working in it all day long – but the problem comes from not focusing on the things that MUST be done to make the business work. What “avoidance” techniques are you using? What are the things distracting you from those all important income-producing activities? View the latest episode of my video podcast:
As a speaker, have you ever found yourself in a position where you have had a great reaction from the audience, you make your offer at the end, and then no-one buys – leaving you wondering what went wrong? I witnessed something at an event that is a big faux pas for speakers and that will help YOU from ever making the same mistake at your speaking engagement. It is so simple you’ll kick yourself for not thinking of it. View the latest episode of my video podcast:
How many of you are not pricing your products or services where you should be? I discuss how not to price, and I discuss the three ways businesses SHOULD compete – and guess what? Price is NOT one of them! View the latest episode of my video podcast:
Successful entrepreneurs know their numbers. Do you? Not knowing your numbers can be a serious problem. I recorded this video for you to help you determine if you need a bookkeeper and then to share with you what a bookkeeper should be doing for you. View the latest episode of my video podcast:
One of the things that people always ask me is “Michele, how do you attract such an amazing community?”. As one of my blog readers (and part of my community), you know that people who aren’t humble, hard working and good hearted don’t last long in my circles. Not that I repel them – they just know they are in the wrong group. Having the right community around me makes my work a pleasure – because I know that I what a teach changes the lives of some fabulous people. Read the rest of this post »
Do you have a business – or just a collection of freelance jobs? How can you tell? Can you take a vacation and still make money? No? That’s pretty common. If your business is still something you work for – rather than having it work for you – watch these quick video tips that I gave as a guest on the Paycheck to Passion podcast. Read the rest of this post »
I know some of you are still deciding whether to come to my live event in Houston. Going to a live event (especially one NOT in your town) seems like a risky investment. First, there is the cost of the event – then, the travel expenses. Layered on top of that is are more personal fears – what if nobody talks to me. What if I go and I don’t learn anything or make any new connections (believe me, I understand those feelings AND I can say that in 5 years of doing TAGP events, I’ve never seen anyone go home completely empty handed). Read the rest of this post »
What is that pointy thing you are sitting on? Ah… it’s the fence.
I have to tell you that not only is fence-sitting very uncomfortable – it is the most common reason people don’t succeed. Read the rest of this post »
Being in business for yourself can be very fun. After all, you set your own schedule, can buy the coolest tech toys (and deduct them!), travel meet amazing people and learn a lot about yourself. Read the rest of this post »