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
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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?
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
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
I'm going to start by saying this is a pretty big topic. There are a lot of strategies and tactics out there to help you get clients. There's really no way I could possibly cover all the different strategies and tactics out there. Which is why I'm only going to cover one big secret. And the best part about this big secret? It requires no fancy software, no complicated … [Read more...] about [Video] Flip It! How Do I Get Clients?
First off, I'm a big believer in having a mentor. No matter what you're trying to do -- start a business, grow a business, lose weight, write a book, start a new career -- having a mentor who can answer questions and help guide you through can be hugely helpful. The challenge is, how do you make sure you're finding the right mentor for you? Well, there are a few things … [Read more...] about [Video] Flip It! How Do I Find a Mentor?
You've likely heard the statement -- do what you love and the money will follow. But is it true? Well, yes and no. On one hand, when you do what you love, you're likely passionate about it as well. Which usually means, you're also spending a lot of time working on it. And typically the more time you're spending at something, the more likely you'll be successful at … [Read more...] about [Video] Flip It! If You Do What You Love, Will the Money Follow?
If you're trying to grow your business and you're not feeling like you're getting the results you want, I would say one of 3 things is going on: You're taking a lot of action, but it's not the RIGHT action, and that's why you aren't seeing results. Maybe the marketing strategy you're following isn't the right strategy for your specific situation, or maybe you need better … [Read more...] about [Video] Flip It! Why Haven’t I Gotten Better Results Yet?
"I quit." Every entrepreneur I've ever known has fantasied at one time or another about quitting. (Yes, even the super successful ones.) But, fantasy is one thing. What happens when you're in the middle of the mess -- working your fingers to the bone every day with no guarantee the work you're slaving over will actually turn into the success you're hoping and dreaming and … [Read more...] about [Video] Flip It! How Do You Know If You Should Quit?