According to one definition of “creativity,” creative people will look at the same thing everyone else does, yet see something completely different. But what happens when creatives run into roadblocks? It’s sure to happen, as it does with everyone. Maybe it's just not possible to see something different. Maybe you've been focusing on a problem for so long, it becomes … [Read more...] about Change Your Perspective, Change Your Results
As a recovering workaholic/perfectionist with Superhero Syndrome delusions, I'll be the first to tell you that the road to recovery isn't easy. It's fraught with obstacles and U-turns perfectly positioned to send you right back to where you started. But I'm also here to tell you that it DOES get easier. And the rewards of staying on the path are well worth it. Following … [Read more...] about Calling All Workaholics & Perfectionists: It’s Time for Recovery
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
I believe one of the things that prevent people from fully realizing their creative potential is the idea of stereotypes. For example, maybe you think you “can’t” be creative, because you don't look, act, live, etc., a certain way. Unfortunately, that kind of belief can become so powerful, it actually ends up crippling your creativity. That’s why today, I’m wanted to … [Read more...] about Are Creative Stereotypes Holding You Back?
Here's a little truth about success. If you want to succeed, especially as a business owner or entrepreneur, you have got to be creative. It's not enough to just master the current "hot" marketing tactic. The industry is changing so rapidly that the smart money is on what Stephen Covey called "sharpening the saw" or taking care of YOU. Your creativity, your knowledge, … [Read more...] about Quiz: Are You Creative?
If you're like so many conscious/heart-centered entrepreneurs, a lot of traditional direct response copywriting probably makes you pretty uncomfortable. (And just to be clear—copywriting is writing promotional materials—it has nothing to do with protecting your intellectual property. Direct response copywriting is copy that persuades people to take some sort of action. … [Read more...] about 3 Simple Steps to Writing Copy That Connects and Converts (AND Feels Good)
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
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
I'm sure you've heard this a million times already, but the key to your business success is building an subscriber email list. BUT, not just any old list of emails. This should be a list of your ideal prospects, who have given you permission to contact them, and who are (ideally) actively reading and responding to your emails. Ah, now it's just gotten a … [Read more...] about [Infographic] 5 Steps to Creating a Responsive Subscriber Email List
When I was in high school and thought about my dreams of becoming a fiction author, a part of me would always butt in and say: "Wait! This isn't deep enough. How can I change the world writing romantic suspense, psychological thrillers?" I really wrestled with this. Elizabeth Gilbert talked about this in her book "Big Magic," where she said (and I'm paraphrasing) anyone … [Read more...] about [Video] Flip It! The Real Reason Why Art is Important