There's a surprising story in the beginning of the book The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do In Life and Business. Lisa's life was a train wreck. She couldn't hold down a job, drank too much, ate too much, smoked, and was in substantial debt. Then, one day, her husband told her he was leaving her for another woman. Initially, she spent four months crying, binge … [Read more...] about [Video] Flip It! Could Changing One Habit Change Your Life?
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A few years back, there was what I call a “launch business phenomenon” (for lack of a better term) in the Internet Marketing/Information Product Industry. In a nutshell, these were "businesses" that relied on the product launch for their main source of income. These entrepreneurs would do 1-2 product launches a year, make 7-figures, and spend the rest of the year delivering … [Read more...] about [Video] Flip It! Are You Building a Business Or Are You Just Making Money?
Let me start by busting a myth: If you're successful at anything, you've also experienced a fail or two. And, likely, a lot more than one or two. I'm not sure it's possible to BE successful without also experiencing failure. Because, if you're not out there and trying new things and testing out new ideas and concepts while knowing you may fail, it's difficult to BE a … [Read more...] about [Video] Flip It! How Do You Pick Yourself Up After You Fail?
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?
I get it. I, too, have dreamed about becoming an overnight success. Still do, in fact. But, the older I've gotten, the more I've come to believe that NOT becoming an overnight success may be the best thing to happen to you. To illustrate, let me start with a story. Over twenty years ago, a freelance writer wrote a book called Simple Abundance. This book ended up … [Read more...] about [Video] Flip It! Why Becoming an Overnight Success May be the WORST Thing to Happen to You
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?
The first time I heard about New Year rituals (actually it was more of a year-end ritual because it took place over Winter Solstice) I was intrigued. But I also felt like it would be a waste of time. Could rituals, any ritual, but especially New Year rituals, help me make my goals come true? Well, as I had been spinning my wheels for years and never getting any … [Read more...] about [Video] Flip It! Are New Year Rituals a Waste of Time?
If you've ever dabbled into Law of Attraction principles or other spiritual practices designed to help you grow your business and manifest your dreams, you've likely been encouraged to have a gratitude practice. And, if you're like a lot of entrepreneurs, including myself. you may find yourself rolling your eyes at this advice. It sounds too easy, doesn't it? Just come up … [Read more...] about [Video] Flip It! Can Gratitude Help You Manifest Your Dreams?
For many entrepreneurs and business owners, especially when you're first starting out, the tendency is to charge too little. Which is why one of the first pieces of advice new entrepreneurs hear is "You're not charging enough–raise your prices!" But, my friend Morgana Rae has a different take. What she says is to NEVER charge too much. She believes it will always be … [Read more...] about [Video] Flip It! Are You Charging Too Much?