Mindset blocks (blocks around money, success, sales … you name it) absolutely can keep you from growing your business. That is, unless you have tools to overcome them. Lucky for you, that’s what I’m sharing today. Without further ado … 1. Affirmations Like so many things in life, while some people swear by affirmations, others swear they don't work. My … [Read more...] about Want a Successful, Profitable Biz? Use These 7 Tools to Bust Through Your Blocks
3 Secrets I Learned From My Grandpa About Business Success
My Grandpa, who passed away a few years ago at 96 years old, was quite a character. Along with being a successful entrepreneur (he started his business, a machine shop in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, over 50 years ago), he also had an incredible sense of humor. He just loved going against the grain. I learned so much from him, over the years, and as a tribute to his memory, I’m … [Read more...] about 3 Secrets I Learned From My Grandpa About Business Success
Why Following a Proven Business Model Could Put You Out of Business
It’s a bit of a catch-22. On the one hand, it’s soooo much easier to build a business when you have a blueprint to follow. Not to mention how it’s human nature to be wary of change, so if you can follow in someone else’s footsteps and build a similar business, it doesn’t feel as risky. (Right?) And let’s not forget the steep learning curve we encounter any time we try … [Read more...] about Why Following a Proven Business Model Could Put You Out of Business
[Business Success Checklist] Secrets to Creating Your Own Profitable, Sustainable, Successful Business
Growing a successful business is something every entrepreneur and business owner aspires to. So why do so few actually succeed and experience business success? Having worked closely with very successful business owners and entrepreneurs, and having built my own successful business, I'm here to tell you it isn't easy. True success comes from two things: Knowing the … [Read more...] about [Business Success Checklist] Secrets to Creating Your Own Profitable, Sustainable, Successful Business
A Simple Business Development Plan to Build a Business You Love AND That Loves You Back
The easiest way to build a business you love and that loves you back is to do it deliberately. In other words, put together a business development plan designed to get you precisely where you want to go. But, where do you even start, when it comes to creating such a plan? Luckily, it's not as complicated as you think to craft a simple, effective business plan around … [Read more...] about A Simple Business Development Plan to Build a Business You Love AND That Loves You Back
3 Critical Steps to Building a Business Around Multiple Passions
As someone who is currently building a multiple-passion business (in my case, I'm building not one, not two, but THREE businesses (or four, depending on how you count them: my fiction brand, my love-based publishing company and nonfiction brand and my copywriting company), I have a lot to share around the specifics of how to start a business around multiple … [Read more...] about 3 Critical Steps to Building a Business Around Multiple Passions
SEO Basics: How to Use Keyword Research to Grow Your Business
As a copywriter and marketing expert, I've found SEO to be a really valuable tool. And that's why I thought I'd put together this little step-by-step primer on SEO basics including using keyword research to grow your business . But, first, let's start with a little background on what SEO is and why it's important. SEO stands for “search engine optimization,” which is “the … [Read more...] about SEO Basics: How to Use Keyword Research to Grow Your Business
[Your Sales Process] Are You Assuming the Yes or Assuming the No?
Let me start by asking you a question. As part of your sales process, when you're in a sales or enrollment conversation, do you assume you're going to hear a “yes” or a “no”? Now, I’m not asking how attached you are to hearing a “yes.” Say, for instance, you're feeling stressed about money. You might feel like you absolutely need a prospect to say “yes,” or you won't be able … [Read more...] about [Your Sales Process] Are You Assuming the Yes or Assuming the No?
Not Happy with Your Marketing Results? Maybe You Haven’t Picked the RIGHT Marketing Tactic for You
Recently, I was at an event half-listening to a speaker give his speak-to-sell talk about his favorite marketing tactic, when I heard him say something that jolted me out of my daze (I’m paraphrasing, here): "I'm going to show you why speaking is the only marketing tactic you need to build your business." Why did this jump out at me? Well, not because it isn’t true (or at … [Read more...] about Not Happy with Your Marketing Results? Maybe You Haven’t Picked the RIGHT Marketing Tactic for You
[Video] Flip It! Are You Building a Business Or Are You Just Making Money?
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?