Monthly Blog Archives: October 2012

Here’s Why You Aren’t Selling More –It’s Cause You Are Counting Chickens
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I’ve noticed a behavior going on with many of my clients and it may also be happening with you.

I call it the “counting the chickens before they hatch syndrome”.

Here’s what it looks like:

You’ve got three sales conversations coming up later this week (or strategy sessions or discovery sessions, whatever you call them).

You are super excited.   You start to calculate how much money you would generate if they all said yes.  At $500 a month – that would mean an extra $1,500 a month!

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Can It Really Be THAT Easy?
Fabienne Fredrickson - Founder of (Previously

If you’re anything like I was when I first started out in business, I thought I could just “put up my shingle” and the clients would come and the money would come and I could just do the thing I love.

Well, that wasn’t my reality at the beginning… And it’s probably not your reality either. Click to see my video message and see what I mean.

Join me here.  So, where do you get started?

By Fabienne Fredrickson

Time Balance: The Key to Sustaining Yourself and Your Productivity!
Paula Eder - The Time Finder Expert, Founder of Finding Time

Time balance is a key component in your tool box of time management skills.  Many people believe that productivity is best maintained by being busy all the time.  In fact, this couldn’t be farther from the truth!

You productivity is predicated on staying focused and keeping your energy and motivation  from flagging.  And time balance is precisely the tool for accomplishing that.

Here’s a question I recently received from a reader of The Time Finder that illustrates this common predicament.  Beth from St. Louis wrote:

By Paula Eder

Movie Star Tips On How to Look Great on Video
Michele A Scism - Small Business Consultant and Marketing Strategist

I asked one of my dear friends, Lar Park Lincoln of Get Started Not Scammed (and former Knott’s Landing Star) to give some star power tips on how to look better with video. She make this hilarious You Tube video which she showed at the conference. I know you’ll enjoy it as much as I did.

By Michele A Scism

Lists For Fun and Visibility on the Web
Paula Eder - The Time Finder Expert, Founder of Finding Time

Lists have been a big topic on The Time Finder lately.  From Facebook Interest Lists to Myths and Realities about To-do Lists, we haven’t been listless!    And today I’ve got one more item related to lists that I’d like to share.

This is a tool (it’s called that I read about (and signed up for) on Denise Wakeman’s post titled “Celebrate Blogging.”  In this clever, interactive  post, Denise used to create a list that we can all add our blogs to.  The list Denise has created is called The Big Brag About Your Blog List,” and here’s what you can do when you visit her post:

By Paula Eder

Easy Tips for Better Networking
Michele A Scism - Small Business Consultant and Marketing Strategist

Another important layer of Marketing is Networking so I asked networking expert, Tonya Hoffman, CEO & Founder of Organization of Power Partners and author of soon-to-be released A Client A Day The Coffee Shop Way to speak about networking. Here are some of her great insights to networking:

  • Who is Your Ideal Client? – Who is it that you really want to serve?  You can serve everyone – by focusing you spend less time on people who aren’t a good fit
By Michele A Scism

Brilliant Giants Facebook Strategy
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You’re going to have to excuse me for the next week or so, but I’ve got World Series Fever! And guess what… Facebook has a big part to play in it. The San Francisco Giants have a GREAT social media team that posts awesome graphics before, during, and after each game. Within 1 minute of the Giants pennant winning victory over St. Louis, their Facebook page already had an image up celebrating the win. My baseball loving pals and I were going crazy with these, reposting them, adding our comments, sharing them all over creation.

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Another Free Gift (Enjoy It!)
Fabienne Fredrickson - Founder of (Previously

Are you familiar with the Law of Circulation as it relates to giving?

One thing I’ve learned over the years that’s made me successful in business is understanding that the act of giving is one of the highest vibrational energies in the world. When you give something valuable to someone, from your heart, you instantly feel more abundant, you feel good about yourself, you do something good for the person on the receiving end and it triggers the Law of Circulation.

By Fabienne Fredrickson

What To Do When You Are Overwhelmed By A Challenge
Paula Eder - The Time Finder Expert, Founder of Finding Time

Overwhelmed by a new challenge? Take a peek into your past.

Action Step:
Explore a similar hot spot from your past to gain insights:

  • What did you find difficult?
  • What lessons do you learn?
  • What are your words of courage to yourself now?
  • What’s your first step?
By Paula Eder

The Richest Man in Town
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Sometimes we find inspiration in unexpected places. Author V.J. Smith dreamed of writing a book about one of our great leaders that changed the course of history and he filled his library with biographies of presidents and statesmen. He was looking to find the key to what made their lives great. He ended up finding the man that would answer his questions in a Wal-Mart store in South Dakota. Marty was a simple man who ran a cash register. He worked hard and was good to people. Can it be so simple?

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