Monthly Blog Archives: April 2013


Jing Creates Screen Prints in Seconds and Saves You Time!
Paula Eder - The Time Finder Expert, Founder of Finding Time

Jing is a time-saving tool that I learned about on Denise Wakeman’s website – and wanted to share, as it’s so useful if using screen prints is a part of your everyday work.

Jing in Action

The screen print on the left depicts today’s post … in process.  Just click on it to see an enlarged version.

With Jing, many of the steps involved in using the old “Print Screen” functionality are streamlined – a big time saver right there.

Jing:  Free and Easy

Jing is free (there’s also a pro version), easy to set up, and once you have it, it’s always available via an unobtrusive sun symbol that hovers at the edge of your screen.

By Paula Eder


What’s Your Facebook Content Strategy?
Christine Gallagher - Online and Relationship Marketing Mentor and Coach

Entrepreneurs often wonder how they can promote their business on Facebook without coming across too sales-y, and it’s a valid concern. The way you do it is just like with any social media site–it’s all about balance.

Sometimes you will be promoting something you are offering very directly, but most of the time it’s your content that will do the promoting for you. What that means is that when you’re sharing helpful content related to your niche or expertise, you are indirectly promoting yourself and your business. It’s subtle, but very effective.

Plus, by offering regular content on your Page, you will naturally encourage interaction because you are giving people something to respond to.

By Christine Gallagher


How to Break Through Fear
Fabienne Fredrickson - Founder of Boldheart.com (Previously ClientAttraction.com)

I just recently posted a quote about fear on my Facebook page, that got a big response. The quote goes like this, “The key to success is for you to make a habit throughout your life of doing the things you fear.” We all have fears that stop us in business—fear of rejection, fear of failure, fear of success, fear of humiliation, fear of criticism, fear of the unknown—you get the idea.

The list can go on for miles. As you probably know, I’ve worked with thousands of entrepreneurs and I witness how they stop themselves by allowing fear and self-doubt to keep them ‘playing small’ in their business and their lives. The thing is, they’re often not even aware of it. Here’s what I mean… People SAY they want something very badly, that they want a change, and theoretically, that they’d do anything to get it.

“Entrepreneurs often allow fear and self-doubt to keep them ‘playing small’ in their business and lives.”

By Fabienne Fredrickson


Transitions: Open to Them and Find Time!
Paula Eder - The Time Finder Expert, Founder of Finding Time

Transitions begin by ending the old. Losses and gains are intertwined, as you navigate transitions. One season reluctantly lets go, while the next takes hold.

Transitions require that you move forward in the face of uncertainty.

Transitions:  How Do YOU See Them?

Your own approach to transitions shapes your experience of them.  Here’s an exercise to help you see what you bring to your transitions, big and small.

Work quickly, so that what’s not fully conscious will surface. (You can build on the insights later.)

By Paula Eder


Operation Business Cleanout: It Might Be Time To “Clean House”
Admin Text-Only Editing - Text Only Admin

Spring is such a great time to take a fresh look at the status of your business. It’s also a good time to note if your business is struggling and your efforts up until now have not panned out. If this is the case and your business is struggling to make a profit, it might be time to take back control and do some reinventing and Spring Cleaning…

Many businesses have taken a hit in the past few years. If what you’ve been doing isn’t working anymore, it might be time to make some changes. Instead of focusing on changing the little things, which often has little impact, how about reinventing and re-evaluating your whole business? It’s time to really shake things up and get your stale business moving again.

Here’s some ideas:

Change Your Business Industry

By Admin Text-Only Editing


Clarity Rules!
Admin Text-Only Editing - Text Only Admin

Druso and me in a riding lesson over the weekend, in the arena behind my house. I’m asking him to perform a Spanish Walk, which is a very beautiful, exaggerated walk where the horse lifts his front legs very high and dramatically. It feels amazing, especially because I just “ask” him to do it with my imagination. Now, he is trained so he knows the mechanics but if I work too hard at it instead of letting my mental picture communicate to him, he’ll get confused.

Keeping YOUR mental picture strong and clear is critical to your business. Because your thoughts, actions and decisions will all line up in perfect harmony with your mental picture, whatever it is. Clarity rules! And if you’re a coach of any kind — life, business, health, etc., then your #1 priority with clients is to help them stop churning in confusion and to get clear about what they really want.

Most people’s excuses about why they can’t achieve what they want spring from borrowed beliefs about what’s real, possible and achievable in regards to money and success. I urge you to question EVERYTHING your clients tell you, as most is nothing more than a story they secretly want to be freed from. And YOU are the one who can help them.

By Admin Text-Only Editing


What Your Business Coach is Missing
Holly Chantal - Founder of The Land of Brand: Branding Strategist and Website Designer

Many of my clients come to me having already taken a course on branding or even worked with a coach to craft their brand. Usually this involves defining their target market, niche, and maybe even how they are unique in the market place.

These 3 things are certainly important to your brand, but there is a lot more to the story that you need to consider.

Your target market, your niche, and your differentiating factor all make up your brand position and it is beyond important to have these clearly defined for a few reasons:

  • To keep you focused in your marketing and confidently share your message.
  • Your target audience knows you are the best coach to serve them.
  • You can become known for what you do.

Even with all of these things combined there is still one thing that will determine whether or not a prospect hires you and that is: Your Brand Perception.

And this is what most business coaches miss, because it’s not ALL about having a clear message. You also need to be perceived as being the best credible option for your prospects to hire.

By Holly Chantal


How to Build Your Business With the Law of Circulation
Fabienne Fredrickson - Founder of Boldheart.com (Previously ClientAttraction.com)

There’s a famous quote by Arthur Ashe that reads: “From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.”

Today’s video strategy is about triggering the law of circulation by giving. And you may be wondering, what does giving have to do with Client Attraction and making more money. Well, I’ve discovered that it has everything to do with building your business quickly.

“In business the more we give, the more we attract. It’s a Universal Law.”

I promise you, once you start incorporating the Law of Circulation in your own business, you’ll witness a boomerang effect of abundance coming back to you ten-fold! Let me know your thoughts below and if you’ve already experienced how giving has shifted your business for the better, please share your experiences here!

By Fabienne Fredrickson


3 Ways to Get Your E-mails Opened
Michele A Scism - Small Business Consultant and Marketing Strategist

Have you been working very hard at building your list?  Do you create customized, personalized e-mails that share valuable content with your audience?  But, then nobody reads them?  Super frustrating.  So, how do you get people to open your e-mails – here are three tips for you:

Come from a place of being helpful not just looking for a sale?   If you only send e-mails when you have something to sell – then people will only open the emails when they feel like buying something (not often).   If you offer helpful content in *every* e-mail (whether you are selling or not) – your prospects will look forward to your emails and happily open them.

Pique curiosity — People get hundreds of emails a day.  What are you doing to make your e-mail stand out?  Scan your e-mails – which ones are YOU opening?  Be careful here.  You can really annoy your subscribers if you they open an e-mail that promises interesting content – but is just huge sales pitch.  Respect your audience – and they’ll respect you.

By Michele A Scism


Retweeting Rules: Try Just Retweet to Add Traffic and Save Time
Paula Eder - The Time Finder Expert, Founder of Finding Time

Retweeting is one of the best ways to show your love on Twitter.  Retweeting tells your followers that you think a tweet … or the tweeter … is really worth paying attention to.  If you are a Twitter user – or interested in getting more engaged with Twitter, read on!

Retweeting:  Why Just Retweet?

I first learned about Just Retweet from Connie Ragen Green, and was intrigued because Connie doesn’t recommend anything that she hasn’t used and valued highly herself.

I am an active Twitter user and am very aware, from my own experience, of the value of retweeting.  So Just Retweet definitely piqued my interest.  As an added bonus, the ability to ‘delegate’ or systematize any on-line task is an opportunity worth exploring!

By Paula Eder

Search
Generic filters
Match phrase exactly
Search in title
Search in content
Filter by Custom Post Type
Posts
Articles
Self-Studies
Free Templates