• Challenges,  Clients & Customers,  Communication,  Entrepreneurs,  Overcoming Obstacles,  Questions

    Dealing with “Can you do this cheaper?”

    Have you ever been in negotiations with a new client or customer, and they ask the inevitable question: “Can you do this cheaper?”  Or maybe they try to ask it more politically – “How can we work together to get this proposal to only $8k instead of $20k?”  What’s the best way to answer a question like this? When I get this question – all I want to do is send them this meme:  Seriously though, let me take a couple of minutes to give you some insights on this question that seems to come up more often than not. I mean, we’re all looking for a better deal. Retail…

  • Attitude,  Challenges,  Communication,  Motivation,  Outcome,  Overcoming Obstacles

    Are you a positive energizer?

    Have you ever heard of a positive energizer? Lately, I’ve been doing a lot of reading and researching about positivity for a client. When I came across this term – “Positive Energizer.” It was really interesting stuff and I wanted to share because… In the early part of my life, I spent it being incredibly negative because that’s all I knew how to be. I had no idea there was another way to live and that my mindset mattered. It wasn’t until I hired an executive coach that I discovered there was another way of being. That I had a choice to stay in a negative thinking mind or do…

  • Attitude,  Balance,  Challenges,  Clients & Customers,  Communication,  Motivation,  Overcoming Obstacles,  Procrastination

    Who’s running the show today?

    Tools of the trade If you’re looking for more links and some pure left-brain marketing tips, this might fill the bill.   And you simply need to hang in with me for a few more paragraphs until we get there. 🙂 Come on, keep reading, aren’t you curious? Just a little about what I’m gonna share? 😉 Last week I helped out my friend and mentor – Debbie Phillips, by hosting her weekly check-in last week on Thursday morning. (She was out of town and I was happy to pitch in for her as I’ve done before.) Let me share with you a little about Debbie Phillips. She’s a VIP (Very…

  • Attitude,  Challenges,  Overcoming Obstacles,  Taking risks

    Cool Tools of the Trade

    Going off script today I’m constantly asked about what tools do I use to keep my business humming along. I’ve written before about my core tools that keep me productive. You can check that article out here. So today, I wanted to share some core tools that will work for you when it comes to websites, email systems, shopping carts, project management, and so much more! Let’s rewind back to around 2006. This was the year I was laid off again from the corporate world. It was also when I decided that would be the last time it was gonna happen. I put a stake in the ground. Registered my…

  • Attitude,  Balance,  Challenges,  Coaching,  Entrepreneurs,  Implementation,  Overcoming Obstacles,  Procrastination,  Productivity

    When you find your head spinning…

    I remember when I first started my own business fifteen years ago, and I was torn in SO MANY directions. It was a bit nutty. And I was a bit of a mess. The stress level was pretty much through the roof, and I was pretty exhausted. There’s so much to do when you start a business. Questions like – Do I register with the Federal government and get a federal ID# (This is what you need to do in the states) or just be a solopreneur. How do I get new clients? Or how do I sell my stuff and make money fast? It’s quite endless. Then there was…

  • Attitude,  Balance,  Challenges,  Coaching,  Motivation,  Overcoming Obstacles

    Lessons In Being Grateful

    One of the hardest things I’ve ever done in my life was to walk away from corporate America. To be honest, it was corporate America that walked away from me first.  So what happened? The company I had put my life into for over ten years decided to make my Director of Corporate Communications position redundant. So I was floundering around for almost a year trying to get another job in a company because that’s what I was SUPPOSED to do.  Working for myself was out of the question. I needed to have that big paycheck and health insurance. It was 2005. I was in a relationship. We had a child…

  • Entrepreneurs,  Marketing,  Outcome,  Overcoming Obstacles

    Marketing concepts that will get you elected ;-)

    The day after the presidential election used to be a day where you’d wake up and know who was elected president. Hmmmmm this is a bit unsettling Because of the pandemic and this crazy electoral college, we’re in limbo as to who won. Even though Trump declares himself the winner, which is part of who he really is and his brand. No matter what your politics are or who you voted for, instead of getting caught up in the madness of it all, I decided to share some marketing lessons Trump used to get elected in the first place. I’m taking a marketing tactic I learned from Dan Kennedy –…

  • Attitude,  Balance,  Blogging,  Challenges,  Clients & Customers,  Coaching,  Communication,  Entrepreneurs,  Goals,  Implementation,  Marketing,  Motivation,  Overcoming Obstacles,  Procrastination,  Productivity,  Taking risks,  To Do List

    The Productivity Secret That Will Change Your Life

    One of the things I’m constantly struggling with: my plate is incredibly full. I just have way TOO many things on that proverbial plate and it’s constantly weighing me down. I’m a Strategic Marketer & Product Launch Manager, I help people get things done, and here I am, revealing to you my own challenges with getting things done.  Well, I’ve actually invested good money with experts to help me “organize” my office, my computer, and my life, as well as I got a new desk, bookshelves, and on an on. The interesting thing is after that expert gave me this “system” it wasn’t mine. So I had great difficulty in…

  • Attitude,  Challenges,  Coaching,  Entrepreneurs,  Motivation,  Overcoming Obstacles

    It all Boils Down to Courage- Do You Have What it Takes?

    One of my favorite quotes is “Fall down 7 times, get up 8” by Buddha.  It’s such a subtle quote and so much where I’ve been these past 8 months. I can’t believe I haven’t written since October of last year!  Or maybe I can after I tell you all I’ve been going through—and it really does “all boil down to courage…” Have you ever had the rug pulled out from under you? Like really pulled hard and you land smack on your rear end in shock of what just happened.  Well, that’s what happened to me… My relationship of 12 years ended back in September of 2012, and that…

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