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…
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…
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…
5 Steps to Daring Greatly and Living Authentically
It’s interesting how life throws these curve balls at you and even more interesting how you respond. One thing I know for sure is that life is ALL about CHANGE—you have to simply just expect it and realize you absolutely have NO CONTROL What we need to do is simply prepare ourselves well with riding the waves… And that’s how this post came to be… the 5 Steps to Daring Greatly and Living Authentically… It’s funny how things happen—because I certainly don’t believe in coincidences… The whole month of July I was away traveling— only home for 5 days, and they weren’t even consecutive days! And on my last trip…
What Do Your Customers Really Desire?
I wanted to continue my blog from last week where I discussed “What Your Customers Want to Buy,” followed up by this week where the focus is on “What Do Your Customers Desire.” These questions are incredibly similar because a lot of the focus is on the outcome, not exactly a product or service. Remember people buy on emotion and then they rationalize with logic AFTER they purchase. That’s why what I’m about to tell you is REALLY cool and important. If you’re a student of Direct Response Marketing or a copywriter or a student of marketing, you’ve probably heard of Victor Schwab. If you haven’t, get on Amazon now…
Discovering How to Add Some Disney “Mouse” Magic Into Your Business
Here are my two favorite quotes from Walt Disney: “Think beyond your lifetime. If you want to do something truly great. Make a fifty year master plan. A fifty year master plan will change your look at the opportunities in the present.” “If you can dream it, you can do it!” These quotes do an awesome job of giving you a birds eye view into Walt’s psyche and how he was able to accomplish so much in a given period of time. He was the epitome of driven and going after his dreams. After reading his book, “How to be like Walt,” I certainly was able to view how when…
Attitude, Challenges, Coaching, Communication, Entrepreneurs, Goals, Implementation, Motivation, Overcoming Obstacles, Taking risks
What’s Holding You Back From the Success You Deserve?
This question I’ve been asked countless of times from coach’s, mentors, therapists, and many an event speaker. In fact, I just got back from listening to Larry Winget speak at the Glazer Kennedy Super Conference in Dallas and his approach was more like a baseball bat to the forehead, but I think it worked. I know I GOT it- what he was saying… let me explain… If you don’t know Larry he has several best-selling books out there- one called- Shut Up, Stop Whining & Get a Life, my other favorite is- You’re Broke Because You Want To Be. He has an interesting no holds bar approach to success and…
Attitude, Balance, Blogging, Challenges, Clients & Customers, Coaching, Communication, Entrepreneurs, Goals, Implementation, Marketing, Motivation, New Year, Outcome, Overcoming Obstacles, Procrastination, Productivity, Questions, Risk, Taking risks
Are You Hard Wired To Fail?
Do you ever set important goals and then find yourself really struggling and not being able to meet them? I used to have MANY sleepless nights when I first started my business. I would freak out about where my next dollar was going to come from or how I’d finish a project or what to do about x, y and z, it was endless. Worry was taking over my life. Until I was able to read some terrific books on worry and learn about ways that really helped stop me in my tracks and enabled me to push past my worry and fears to create more success for myself. The…
Balance, Challenges, Coaching, Communication, Entrepreneurs, Implementation, Motivation, Overcoming Obstacles, Procrastination
THE Way To Turn Your Annual Income Into Your Monthly Income!
Being addicted to learning is sometimes a hard road, especially when you’re an entrepreneur like me who LOVES to go after those shiny objects. I’ve been doing a tremendous amount of travel over the past year, attending a ton of events and feeding my learning machine addiction. Yet the one thing that’s eluding me after 6 years of being in my own business is “HOW” do I push my business past the 6 figure mark? I’ve been incredibly successful over the past 6 years, yet I still want more for my business. I want to reach that 7 figure mark and I want to do within the next 3 years—is…
Attitude, Balance, Challenges, Clients & Customers, Communication, Entrepreneurs, Goals, Implementation, Marketing, Motivation, New Year, Overcoming Obstacles, Procrastination, Productivity, Risk, Taking risks, To Do List
Seek Out New Opportunities
Last week, I explained how overcoming setbacks is as an easy as A.B.C. A-Ambiguity B- Build C-Commit This week I am going to show you how easy seeking out opportunities is. It is as easy as N.O.W. stands for “Never-as in “Never Giving Up!” By making, a daily mantra of “I will never give up” means there is not a minute, an hour, or a month that you are not seeking out new opportunities. New opportunities are the only way to completely come out of a setback. The only way to find new opportunities is give it all you have every day! stands for “Opportunistic”. Before you see that word…
Attitude, Balance, Challenges, Clients & Customers, Coaching, Communication, Entrepreneurs, Goals, Implementation, Motivation, New Year, Overcoming Obstacles, Procrastination, Productivity, Risk
Avoid Focusing on Set-backs and Seek out New Opportunities
Avoid Focusing on Setbacks There comes a time in one’s personal and business life, where a setback comes in and rears its ugly head. When it does come, because we know at some point it will, a person has two choices. They can either sit there or focus on all the negativity that comes with it. Or they can come to terms with the reality of the set back and push forward. It is as easy as A.B.C. stands for Ambiguity. A trait that is tied to most entrepreneurs which holds the meaning: The possibility of interpreting an expression in two or more distinct ways. When facing a setback, especially one that leaves a person in a negative situation, the best thing to…