When I was a freshman in college, I was accepted into an advanced creative writing class. I admit, at the time I was pretty brash and full of myself (and not in a good way) and definitely deserved to be taken down a peg or two. And, that's precisely what happened. The creative writing professor didn't care for me, gave me a C, and told me it was because I didn't have much … [Read more...] about [Video] Flip It: Are You Letting Your Critics Win?
It may not be your fault you haven't accomplished your big dream. The problem may be who you believe you are. Let me explain. You may have heard the famous saying, often attributed to Henry Ford, Whether You Believe You Can Do a Thing or Not, You Are Right. I would take that a step further and say who you BELIEVE you are, determines what you can do or can't do. For … [Read more...] about [Video] Flip It! Is Who You Are Getting In the Way of Your Big Dream?
Has this ever happened to you? You have a big goal. Maybe you want to start a business or grow a business. Maybe you want to hit a certain income goal. Or maybe you're finally ready to start writing your book. So, you start taking action toward that goals. But ... something funny happens. All these fears start coming up. What if I fail? What if I succeed? What if I … [Read more...] about [Video] Flip It! Why Aren’t My Goals Coming True?
Yes, the product launch is dead. No, it isn't. It depends. (Way to be decisive Michele!) Before I dig in, I want to start by defining “product launch.” Product launches aren't new. Businesses have been crafting campaigns to launch a new product or program or service for as long as they've been creating new offerings. Turning the unveiling of a new product into an … [Read more...] about Product Launch Secrets: Are Product Launches Dead?
Along with creating new goals and resolutions, it's also that time of year to dust off the crystal ball (aka an angel snow globe in my case) and make some predictions for the New Year, especially around the hot topic of business success. And, I'm not going to sugar coat it; 2017 was a little rough, and it could get rougher. BUT, as always, there is opportunity as well, … [Read more...] about 7 Hot Predictions for Business Success in 2018
It’s practically an epidemic; every year, people toss their unaccomplished business goals from the previous year in the garbage, and gear up to set new ones on January 1. And every year, no matter how fresh and shiny the new business goals are, there's always little to no progress made toward them. Why? Well, to start, if you don’t do things differently, how can you … [Read more...] about 3 Simple Steps to Set Business Goals That FINALLY Come True
A famous study of Harvard graduates revealed that students who write down and review their goals are far more likely to actually attain them. So, if it's really that simple, why AREN'T we writing down our goals? Aren't our goals worth doing everything in our power to make them come true? Why is it then that we tend to celebrate the end of every year by tossing last year's … [Read more...] about 3 Common Pitfalls that Will Keep You From Reaching Your Goals
My grandfather was a very successful man. He started a very successful business that flourished during WWII. When other people were cutting back, he was making money. He invested at the stock market at the right time and made a killing. Heck, he used to go to Vegas and win at Keno. Keno has some of the worst odds. But, Grandpa would win. $1500 a pop. Yes, Grandpa was … [Read more...] about [Video] Flip It! Successful People Are Just Lucky
If you're an entrepreneur for long enough, you'll likely feel like you want to quit every now and then. Or even consider burning down your business a time or two. That's normal. Pretty much every successful entrepreneur I know has fantasized about leaving his or her business, and running off to live in a grass hut on a beach somewhere. But, that doesn't mean you should … [Read more...] about What to Do When You Want to “Burn Down” (aka Quit) Your Business (Part 2)
Recently, a famous entrepreneur in the transformation industry apparently advised a room full of beginning and “wanna-be” entrepreneurs that one of the secrets to business success is to "burn it all down." I wasn't personally in the room, but even if it didn't happen precisely the way it was described to me, there are a few good teaching points I think are worth talking … [Read more...] about Feel Like “Burning Down” Your Business? Read This. (Part 1)