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Should You Sign Up for That Business Event or Training Course?

By: Stephanie O'Brien Tuesday May 23, 2017 comments Tags: Time management, Mindset, leadership, Business planning

Should You Sign Up for That Business Event or Training Course?

If you've ever attended a business event that included an offer, you probably know the experience. The host or a guest speaker gets on stage, gives a presentation that impresses you with great information, and then, after giving you a list of facts that makes it clear how crazy you'd be not to do as they say, they finally do it: They make an offer. The list of bonuses is as long as your arm. The price tag is high, but the value of the offering is way higher. And this is touted asthe thing that will bring you from where you are to... Read More


How to Capture and Keep Your Customers' Loyalty

By: Stephanie O'Brien Tuesday May 16, 2017 comments Tags: Customer retention, Mindset, product launch, Content marketing, Customer Service, Public relations, Business planning, Lead nurture

How to Capture and Keep Your Customers' Loyalty

Did you know that your best leads and marketing allies are usually your satisfied customers? When someone has used your product or service and loved it, they've a lot more inclined to work with you again, and to recommend you to their friends, than a stranger to your business would be. This is especially important in light of the fact that bringing someone from being a total stranger to becoming a loyal repeat customer and advocate of your business can take a lot of work. You've got to get their attention, hold that attention, earn... Read More


Top 5 Time-Wasters That Hold Small Businesses Back From Success

By: Stephanie O'Brien Tuesday May 9, 2017 comments Tags: team building, Time management, Mindset, leadership, Business planning

Top 5 Time-Wasters That Hold Small Businesses Back From Success

Time. It's your most valuable and irreplaceable asset, yet it's also one of the ones that small businesses are the best at wasting! We only have 24 hours in a day, but all too often, we spend those hours on the wrong things, or do the things we're supposed to do less efficiently than we could be doing them. As a result, we trade more of our priceless time than we want to, in exchange for less money than we desire and could have been making. Today, I'm sharing a blogpost byAubrey Blankenship on the top 5 ways in which small business owners... Read More


Should You do the Job Yourself, Hire It Out, or Just Forget About It?

By: Stephanie O'Brien Tuesday May 2, 2017 comments Tags: Time management, Blogging, Mindset, Client attraction, product launch, leadership, Business planning

Should You do the Job Yourself, Hire It Out, or Just Forget About It?

One of the biggest challenges business owners face is finding the time to do everything they need to do - or using some other way to get it done. As my JV partner, Matthew Radin, has commented a few times during our calls, "You have three basic choices: do it yourself, get someone else to do it, or it doesn't get done." Today, I'm going to give you some criteria you can use to determine which option you should take for any given task. Here are the criteria you can use to decide whether to do it, delegate it or delete it. 1. Does... Read More


3 Hidden Stress Sources That Ruin Your Peace and Hold You Back from Success

By: Stephanie O'Brien Tuesday April 25, 2017 comments Tags: Time management, Mindset, Inspiration

3 Hidden Stress Sources That Ruin Your Peace and Hold You Back from Success

Have you ever had a day when you just kept feeling stressed, even when you didn't need to? I know the feeling. I think we all do. A few weeks ago, I had a day like that. I had a flu that had left my torso aching and my chest suffocatingly tight, and on top of that, I'd had over a thousand dollars in unexpected bills suddenly drop on me, at a time when I was already financially strained. Just sitting up was a painful struggle, breathing did not come easy, and even lying down didn't help much, so I wasn't surprised when getting... Read More


How to Stop Your Business From Eating Your Free Time, And Still Get Things Done!

By: Stephanie O'Brien Tuesday April 4, 2017 comments Tags: Time management, Mindset, Inspiration, Business planning, leadership

How to Stop Your Business From Eating Your Free Time, And Still Get Things Done!

Do you work longer hours in your business than you want to? I struggled with that problem for MONTHS, and it was starting to drive me crazy! But then I made a few small adjustments to the way I was approaching things, and the transformation was instant and amazing. Today, I'm going to tell you how I got stuck in that cycle of overwork, and I'll give you the exact methods I used to break free of that trap and reclaim my time, freedom and joy. How I got stuck of a cycle of working all day and resenting it: My personal trap of... Read More


A Harsh Truth Every Business Owner Needs to Understand

By: Stephanie O'Brien Tuesday February 28, 2017 comments Tags: Marketing, Copywriting, Lead attraction, Mindset, Client attraction, Email marketing, product launch, Content marketing, Webinar, Enrollment, Public relations, Lead nurture, Social media

A Harsh Truth Every Business Owner Needs to Understand

When I teach people how to describe their services, or when I write their materials for them, I often end up having to tell them a certain harsh truth: Unless they know you personally, your potential clients probably don't care about the things you care about. You know these things are important. I know they're important. But your clients don't know, and therefore, they don't care. At least, not until you give them a reason to care. Here are three things your clients don't care about as much as you might think. 1. Your... Read More


How to Concentrate For Long Periods Without Getting Distracted

By: Stephanie O'Brien Tuesday February 21, 2017 comments Tags: product creation, Time management, Copywriting, Blogging, Article creation, Mindset, Motivation, Email marketing, product launch, Content marketing, Webinar

How to Concentrate For Long Periods Without Getting Distracted

In today's distraction-packed world, it can be a challenge to focus on one task for a protracted period of time. You're just getting into the groove, your train of thought is leaving the station, and you're ready to be productive... and then an email comes in, someone messages you on Facebook, or you think of something else that has to be done, and the next thing you know, you've lost half an hour. Now, not only are you behind schedule, but you're wasting even MORE time on mentally kicking yourself! This challenge comes up a lot in... Read More


Why the Golden Rule Might Not be Best for Your Business, and a Better Way to Strengthen Your Relationships

By: Stephanie O'Brien Tuesday February 7, 2017 comments Tags: team building, Mindset, Customer Service, Public relations, leadership

Why the Golden Rule Might Not be Best for Your Business, and a Better Way to Strengthen Your Relationships

You've probably heard about the Golden Rule: do unto others as you want them to do unto you. In other words, treat other people the way you want to be treated. In many ways, the Golden Rule is invaluable. It reminds us to treat others with the same care, respect and fairness that we ourselves desire, and to think twice when we're tempted to do something unkind or inequitable. But if it's used blindly, it can actually work AGAINST our relationships with our customers, business contacts, families and friends. Let me give you an... Read More


A 1-Second Exercise to Break Free From Overwhelm, Helplessness and Stress

By: Stephanie O'Brien Tuesday January 10, 2017 comments Tags: Time management, Mindset, Inspiration, Customer Service, Public relations

A 1-Second Exercise to Break Free From Overwhelm, Helplessness and Stress

Do you sometimes feel like you're drowning beneath a flood of demands on your time? Maybe your inbox is overflowing, and each new email feels like a new obligation that you have to meet, no matter how vast your existing to-do list is. Maybe you've been blessed with an influx of client projects, but you haven't been miraculously gifted with an extra five hours a day to accommodate them all. Or maybe you're the go-to person every time someone has a task they want completed, and you never really feel like you can say "no". The... Read More



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