Monthly Blog Archives: March 2013

The Hardest Thing in the World
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It’s diamonds, right?

Nope. Scientists have found that there are actually materials that are even HARDER than diamonds.

But none of us would recognize their names. (Science nerds turned business owners – I know you’re out there… but you catch my drift).

I’d like to add a few more to the “world’s hardest” list:

  • starting a business
  • figuring out how to make money in that business
  • training yourself to think like an entrepreneur (not an employee)
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Being Yourself in Business
Sandra P. Martini - Business Growth & Marketing Expert

Would you prefer to listen to this week’s article? If so, please click here to listen.

A few weeks ago I called a trusted friend, colleague and expert in getting people known/creating connections.  I had a simple question for her:

“I’m seeing lots of telesummits and haven’t been invited to participate in one for months (which is unusual).  Can you give me some insight into why/what’s happening?”

She had an immediate answer.  People are looking for “new and innovative” and you’re “stable, peace of mind, dependable.”

I reflected on this a bit.  Essentially, my being successful (strong business, high client retention, over “6 figures” and profitable, in business for 6+ years, proven on-stage presenter, etc.) wasn’t enough.

By Sandra P. Martini

4 Steps to Creating Coaching Income
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You know, you’ve been so focused on growing your business that it really inspired my team and I to create a new training video for you.

It’s free (my gift to you) and it’s only about 23 minutes.

The first minute is inspiring, where I talk about how coaching has the power to change the world.

Then I dive right into the training content.

It’s called “4 Steps to Creating Coaching Income”.

I share several simple checklists and specific tips throughout the video that I think you’ll appreciate having.

Remember, it’s free. I hope you like it!

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Know Your Risk Tolerance Before You Quit Your Job
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There are three important things you need to know about yourself before you quit your job for solo entrepreneurship—

Number one is your stress level.

Number two is your risk tolerance.

Number three is your financial situation.

Having a clear idea of all of these before you quit your job will help you know exactly how you’ll handle the early stages of solo entrepreneurship and the possibility for long term success.

Let me explain why I believe you need to know all of this before you quit your job.

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Your Core Message is the Heart of Your Business
Cindy Schulson - Authentic Marketing Expert


Your Message is the most important part of your business. I know that’s a bold statement but think about it. You can have the greatest programs or services in the world, but if you don’t know how to communicate your message, you’re dead in the water.

Now there are different kinds of messages you want to create.

Most people focus on your Marketing Message. Your Magical Marketing Message focuses on WHAT you do, WHO you help and WHY people should work with you.  By the way, those 3 W’s are at the heart of your Niche (it’s what I call solving your “Niche Puzzle”).

But there is another kind of message you also have to create for your business. In fact, it’s at the very heart of your business.

By Cindy Schulson

It’s Not You, It’s Them! 3 Common Mistakes That Make You Look Silly
Holly Chantal - Founder of The Land of Brand: Branding Strategist and Website Designer

Have you ever noticed how annoying opening bands are when you go to a concert? I’ve been to two concerts recently, which I feel makes me an expert  , and I noticed some distinct differences between the “amateurs” and the main event that I think are worth noting as a coach. We certainly don’t want to be annoying our audience, or looking like anything less than the main event!

The absolute biggest difference between the two is that the amateurs made it all about themselves, and the headliners made it all about the audience.

Here are the do’s and don’ts to pay attention to, so you don’t look like a tool.

1. Look at me I’m so awesome!

By Holly Chantal

Timely Tips to Craft a Midwinter Ritual
Paula Eder - The Time Finder Expert, Founder of Finding Time

In my previous blog featuring midwinter rituals, we suggested ways to replace unproductive time habits with dynamic new systems.
Your midwinter rituals invigorate mind, body and spirit by adding a fresh chapter to your day! As you warmly enrich yourself on all levels, you provide the perfect antidote to the, “Will spring ever come?” blahs.

So, building on that, here are 3 additional Timely Tips to craft rituals that both enliven and inspire you.

1. Use rituals to revive intention and restore direction.

When lifeless midwinter routines sap your energy, focus and drive, create a regenerative ritual. Your best energy is always waiting right inside of you, eager to emerge!

By Paula Eder

How to Karate Chop Your Way to Success
Cindy Schulson - Authentic Marketing Expert

What can a 7 year old skier  teach us as solopreneurs? Watch this quick (and embarrassing video) about how you can karate chop your way to success!

I’m sharing my embarrassing face with you here publicly because this message is very important.

By Cindy Schulson

Should You Brand Yourself Or A Company Name?
Holly Chantal - Founder of The Land of Brand: Branding Strategist and Website Designer

One of those big hairy decisions you’ll need to make when creating your brand is whether you want to brand your name or a company name.

The natural tendency for a coach (and really anyone in general) is to shy away from branding their name because they feel like that would be too self absorbed and that they aren’t important enough that people will be searching for them.

My answer to that is simple: No one knows who you are right now whether you use a name or a company name.

Even if you brand your company, system or product. No one knows what it is until you start marketing it, so they aren’t going to be any more likely to be searching for your company name as they would be searching for you yourself.

By Holly Chantal

Projects Stalled? Get Unstuck With This Powerful Time Tip!
Paula Eder - The Time Finder Expert, Founder of Finding Time

Projects and tasks need to keep moving if you’re going to accomplish your goals, realize your dreams and live your days as fully as possible.

But how often do you find yourself feeling drained and guilty because your energy has abandoned you and your projects have come to a grinding halt?  Whether it’s overwhelm, procrastination, or some combination of the two, stalled projects eat away at your confidence … and they don’t go away.

Projects Are  Made Up of Tasks

When you are working on big projects it can be easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer scope and complexity of the undertaking.  But remember, projects can always be broken up into pieces (in fact, they must be, if you’re going to keep moving toward success).  Chunk your projects down into as many specific tasks as you can.  The more concrete the better.  You’ll find that often these ‘chunks’ are doable in fairly small time increments.

By Paula Eder

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