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
This is the first of a five-part series where I'm going to walk you through the five steps of transformation (specifically business transformation) and share why each step is essential. Why is transformation important? Well, if you're trying to do any sort of "uplevel" of your business including breaking a financial ceiling (like build a six-figure or seven-figure business) … [Read more...] about [Video] Flip It! Why You Can’t Rush Transformation Step 1
When I first started researching the habits of successful people, one of the biggest things that jumped out at me was how different they all were. And this was especially true with how they began their day. Some swore by exercising. Some by meditation. Some spent an hour reading a variety of newspapers. Some avoided the news like a plague. There was really no rhyme or … [Read more...] about [Video] Flip It! How Successful People Start Their Day
For years, the first thing I would do in the morning was read my email. Before coffee. (And trust me, I REALLY like my coffee.) Sometimes even before letting my dogs outside. It was bad. Now, at the time, I did have friends who encouraged me to stop that practice. Successful people don't start their day in their inbox, and as I constantly was saying I wanted to be more … [Read more...] about [Video] Flip It! Stop Checking Email First Thing in the Morning
I was recently cleaning out some old papers I happened to find at the bottom of my desk, when I came across some teachings from Dan Kennedy. If you haven't heard of Dan Kennedy, he's this old, grizzled marketing and copy guru and author of the No BS series of books. In the beginning of my career, I learned a lot about how to write traditional copy from him. (He was also the … [Read more...] about The Secret to Building a Business That Can Weather Any Storm … No Matter How Scary
There's nothing wrong with wanting to stay safe. The problem comes in when wanting to stay safe starts to interfere with your dreams. I started this conversation on this episode of Flip It! called "A Simple Marketing Exercise That Could Transform Your Business." There, I talk about committing to consistently taking action on one marketing tactic for a year and see what … [Read more...] about [Video] Flip It! Are You Trading Your Success For Safety?
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
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
Take Your Business (and Your Life) to the Next Level. In this episode, Michele interviews Michelle Van Otten. Michelle talks about the incredible power of the mind when it comes to the decisions we make in our lives, and how mindset can be a catalyst for transformation. Michelle experienced this firsthand when she changed her own mindset about herself and her place in the … [Read more...] about Episode 58 – Michelle Van Otten on Love-Based Money with Michele PW