For a good chunk of my life, I struggled with goal setting. Growing up in Wisconsin, I was taught that hard work was not only valued, but the key to success. So, when I started my business as an adult, I WANTED to be so busy I was working nights and weekends. After all, if I was working long hours, that meant that I was "successful." Right? (It took years and multiple … [Read more...] about [Goal Setting Checklist] A Simple System to Make Your Dreams Come True
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 … [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?
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
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
I'll start with the elephant in the room–why is a copywriting and marketing expert writing a book about goals (much less love-based goals)? There's no question I've built a business helping entrepreneurs and business owners just like you market their businesses using love-based copy. In fact, I've helped sell nearly $50M worth of products and services over the past 8 years … [Read more...] about [Video] The Story Behind the Story: “Love-Based Goals” book
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
How many times have we heard it? The secret to success is to have a gratitude practice — write down three or five or 10 things every day you're grateful for. Now, I'm not saying that's not a good thing to do. Any sort of practice that helps you focus on all the wonderful things you have versus what you don't have is a good thing. But, the problem with that gratitude … [Read more...] about Supercharge Your Gratitude Practice and Grow Your Business Fast
I taught myself to read when I was 3 years old because I wanted to write stories so badly. When I was a freshman in high school, I opened up the school newspaper one day and there was a short story I had submitted on a lark on the front page. When I was a senior in high school, I wrote my first novel (which wasn't very good, trust me) and I also won a national award for … [Read more...] about [Blueprint] Stop Procrastinating and Start Focusing