I find that many business owners spend a lot of time setting goals and imagining what their businesses and lives will look & feel like when they get there…BUT they don’t often spend enough time determining what they really need to do to get there – and taking action. In this week’s success strategy, I’m gonna talk about “reverse engineering” your success. Read the rest of this post »
Archive: Business Building
Celebrity clients are a great way to leave your competition in the dust no matter how saturated your market is. It’s the easiest way ever to get paid a lot more for what you do.
But it’s not just about landing the celeb. It’s about leveraging his or her star power. 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 »
When you first start out in business, you want to get going, but you don’t want anything that’s going to be super complicated to learn or to handle day-to-day. There is plenty of time to add the ‘bells and whistles” to your business systems as you grow. Initially, though, you want something that is going to do the ‘job’ – but that is not going to eat up your cash and that is easy to manage. 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 »
If you are a new small business owner without a long track record, you may find it difficult to talk to your potential clients about results. Sometimes students worry that results will vary for each person. Or, they aren’t sure what they can actually deliver. This makes it difficult for you to help them envision results while you close the sale and get clients. Read the rest of this post »
Do you find yourself constantly or even obsessively checking your email all day long? Do you feel a sinking sense of dread and resentment every time you look at your inbox? If you’re like a lot of business owners I know, you probably wonder why people talk about email being a time saver, when in your world, it feels like a huge time eater! 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 »
When you first start out in business, you may feel you don’t have all the answers. That’s more common than you can imagine. However, that is no reason not to start sharing what you know with clients and recognizing the unique angle you bring that no one else can. Read the rest of this post »
This week I thought I’d change it up a bit with a video. A few months ago I visited a Japanese hair salon. I got an amazing haircut and amazing service. But I was surprised by the events that happened the second time I went there. Watch the video to see how this story ends. Read the rest of this post »