Blog Archive: Business Building


Will You Write a Book With Me in 3 Months?

I promise… This does not need to be hard.

And it is one of the best ways to attract more of your ideal clients, get booked to speak and demonstrate value to your future clients…

…so that they say:

“I loved THAT! More. Please.”

By Fabienne Fredrickson


Video Podcast: Lack of Focus Is Killing Your Business

Is your lack of focus hurting your business?

In today’s podcast I help you gain clarity about what you should be focused on, and how to keep that focus.

By Michele A Scism


Make Decisions in 3 Easy Steps

I can pinpoint times throughout my life and throughout all the businesses that I’ve had, where decisive action was the catalyst that brought me to the next level. I am often asked how I built Decisive Minds so quickly, and the answer lies in what I call my Decisive Action Plan. This is the 4-part plan that helped me grow my business. Today we are going to talk about the 1st step in the plan.

By Michele A Scism


How to Ask for Referrals Without Feeling Like a Cheeseball

At my recent Inside Out Retreat, one of the things we focused on was how to be BRAVE as an entrepreneur, even when we’re WAY out of our comfort zone.

Over the years I’ve noticed that many business owners get tripped up when they need to ask for the business – including asking for referrals.

Will they think I’m bugging them?

Why should they want to help me?

I just don’t know HOW to ask them to refer clients to me…

Sound familiar?

By Christine Gallagher


Too Fast or Too Slow: Why the Speed You’re Moving in Your Business May Be Hurting You

Years ago, I was at an event where the speaker was talking about keys to growing a successful business. And one of those keys was speed.

He said if you want a successful business, you need to move fast to capitalize on the money-making opportunities coming at you. According to him, the vast majority of entrepreneurs are moving far too slowly. Only a few err on the side of moving too fast, which turns into recklessness.

By Michele Pariza Wacek (Michele PW)


Signs You’re Listening to TOO Many People (+ the Fix)

In working closely with business owners over the past 7+ years, one type of self-sabotage has shown up over and over again, and that’s listening to TOO many people.

I’m a huge believer in coaching and mentorship. I coach others and I get coached myself, and I believe lifelong learning is essential to success.

But how do you know when you’ve crossed the fine line from learning and listening… into self-sabotage?

By Christine Gallagher


If You Work With Your Spouse (Or You’re Curious About How I Do It)

This week’s video is FUNNY, and it’s pretty real about what it’s like to live my life.

If you work with your spouse, you’ll probably nod your head the entire time because Derek and I didn’t hold back in this one!

(And even if you don’t, there are serious gems in this week’s video for you about boundaries and being clear about how you are consciously showing up in your work and in your life.)

By Fabienne Fredrickson


If You’re Independently Wealthy, Don’t Go Networking

I know, it can be hard.

I remember back in the day when I used to get that knot in my stomach before I walked into a networking event where I didn’t know people.

Over the years though, I’ve learned that some of the best long-term relationships with potential clients and strategic partners can be created from meeting them at networking events.

Even though I can still sometimes get shy in a roomful of people I don’t know, I’ve learned to get over it. 😉

In this week’s short training, I share with you the exact words that I’ve used (for years now) to take the pressure off…

By Fabienne Fredrickson


Video Podcast: How To Find Profitable Ideal Clients

In this episode I explain how to know the audience you chose wants what you are going to deliver. You can save yourself tons of time and effort if you ensure that:

By Michele A Scism


Video Podcast: Profitable Tweaks

In this episode I talk about how to improve results in your business by making small tweaks. For example, you may want to split test the subject lines of your emails to see if it makes a difference in the open rate.

But “tweaking” must be done deliberately:

By Michele A Scism

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