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
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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
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
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?
In this solo episode, Michele unveils a juicy new revamp to the Love-Based Money podcast, which includes: • A Facebook group! Now, you have a place to join the Love-Based Business Movement and be a part of a community to help you grow your business and live your life on a foundation of love. This will be a place where we can come together to ask questions and share stories … [Read more...] about Episode 53 – 3 Keys to Growing a Successful Love-Based Business
If you're an entrepreneur for long enough, you'll likely feel like you want to quit every now and then. Or even consider burning down your business a time or two. That's normal. Pretty much every successful entrepreneur I know has fantasized about leaving his or her business, and running off to live in a grass hut on a beach somewhere. But, that doesn't mean you should … [Read more...] about What to Do When You Want to “Burn Down” (aka Quit) Your Business (Part 2)
Recently, a famous entrepreneur in the transformation industry apparently advised a room full of beginning and “wanna-be” entrepreneurs that one of the secrets to business success is to "burn it all down." I wasn't personally in the room, but even if it didn't happen precisely the way it was described to me, there are a few good teaching points I think are worth talking … [Read more...] about Feel Like “Burning Down” Your Business? Read This. (Part 1)
If you've spent any time in the Internet Marketing space, you've likely heard an entrepreneur (or two) brag about how much money they made from a product launch. You may have heard: "It was a 6-figure launch." Or … "I filled my mastermind program in just three days." Or … "I made $50,000 in sales in a week!" And these things may be true. But how often do … [Read more...] about [Video] Flip It! Are Product Launches All That and a Bag of Chips?