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A Valuable Sales Lesson From a Stray Cat

By: Stephanie Tuesday November 14, 2017 comments Tags: Mindset, Public speaking, Client attraction, Enrollment, Public relations

A Valuable Sales Lesson From a Stray Cat

A few years ago, while I was on vacation, I received a very usefulsales lesson from a stray cat. I was sitting in the condo, enjoying some late-evening relaxation, when I heard meowing nearby. I got up and, to my surprise, I found a cat I'd never seen before sitting by the sliding glass door, calling for my attention. I opened the door, and thetiny animal stared up at me with a look of absolute expectancy on its face. I tried to pet it and it let me, then it continued to coax me for food. It was obvious that, in this cat's mind,... Read More


How to Balance Social Media With Your Other Business Tasks

By: Stephanie Tuesday October 3, 2017 comments Tags: Marketing, Time management, Lead attraction, Mindset, Client attraction, Content marketing, Customer Service, Public relations, Business planning, Lead nurture, Social media

How to Balance Social Media With Your Other Business Tasks

I recently had an interesting conversation with some of my fellow writers who were struggling with social media addiction. They wanted to focus on creating content, but they felt compelled to continuously check their notifications on their favorite social channels. As a result, they were struggling to actually produce content, because they were spending so much time online. But as I pointed out, social media addiction isn't 100% a bad thing. As a creative, introverted copywriter, I have the opposite problem: if left to my natural... Read More


Guest Article - 5 Strategies To Get More Referral Partners At Networking Events

By: Stephanie Tuesday September 19, 2017 comments Tags: Marketing, Lead attraction, Mindset, Client attraction, Public relations, Follow-ups, Referral marketing

Guest Article - 5 Strategies To Get More Referral Partners At Networking Events

How many hours have you spent driving to networking events, making small talk, asking questions, giving pitches, handing out business cards, and doing follow-ups... only to have few or NO new sales or referrals to show for it? Live, in-person networking can be an invaluable source of clients and referral partners, because it enables you to build rapport and trust much faster than most online methods can. Unfortunately, many people are just a few skills away from getting a return on their investment of time and energy, so they spend... Read More


What the Movie Up Teaches Us About Why People Do Or Don't Reach Their Dreams

By: Stephanie Tuesday August 22, 2017 comments Tags: Time management, Mindset, Motivation, Inspiration, Business planning

What the Movie Up Teaches Us About Why People Do Or Don't Reach Their Dreams

Once in a while, children's movies give us important reminders about what it takes to succeed. I was recently watching the "Married Life" montage in Up , and I noticed a pattern in the way Carl and Ellie pursued their shared dream of going to Paradise Falls. This pattern is reflective of the way many people pursue their dreams, so I decided to delve into it in today's blog post. This article will contain spoilers for Up , so if you haven't seen it yet and you care about spoilers, then go watch this great movie and come back when... Read More


How to Stop Feeling Insecure and Unwanted, So You Can Grow Your Business With Confidence

By: Stephanie Tuesday August 8, 2017 comments Tags: Lead attraction, Mindset, Inspiration, Client attraction, Enrollment, Public relations

How to Stop Feeling Insecure and Unwanted, So You Can Grow Your Business With Confidence

For many business owners, it's easy to feel neglected and unwanted ‚Äč- by potential clients who aren't interested, by business contacts who don't return emails and calls, and by themselves . When you're neck deep in these feelings, it's easy to be insecure, unhappy and uncertain - which will only serve to drive people away even more, thus exacerbating the problem. How can you break this vicious cycle, so you can build your business with confidence and joy that attract great people to you, and that enable you to enjoy the journey... Read More


5 Business Lessons From the Ocean's Impact Zone

By: Stephanie Tuesday July 25, 2017 comments Tags: Time management, Mindset, leadership, Business planning

5 Business Lessons From the Ocean's Impact Zone

If you've ever surfed, boogieboarded, or even just swam in the ocean when the waves were large enough to curl over on themselves, you probably know that the impact zone can be one of the scariest places on Earth. If you've been too busy working on your business to tangle with the surf or to look up the phrase "impact zone", it's the part of the ocean where a sufficiently large swell of water flattens out vertically, curls forward, and then slams down in an explosion that instantly transforms soft water into a hard wall of white... Read More


How to Make Time For Two Businesses or Careers at Once

By: Stephanie Tuesday July 11, 2017 comments Tags: Time management, Mindset, Motivation, Inspiration, Business planning

How to Make Time For Two Businesses or Careers at Once

For many people, running their own business isn't the first step they take in their breadwinning endeavours. You may have an existing job that you want to keep until your business takes off, or to keep indefinitely if you like it enough. Even if you have entirely traded working as an employee for being your own boss, you may find that you have two sets of talents that are disparate enough to warrant two separate businesses. For example, I love helping business owners to connect with more of the clients who need them, and I'm also... Read More


7 Tips for Telling People Things They Don't Want to Hear

By: Stephanie Tuesday July 4, 2017 comments Tags: Mindset, Customer Service, Public relations, leadership, Customer retention

7 Tips for Telling People Things They Don't Want to Hear

Sometimes, you need to tell people things they don't want to hear. This is especially true if you're a coach, and it's your job to tell people when you see them sabotaging themselves, or you notice that they have a false belief that's holding them back. This situation can also come up if someone has an unreasonable expectation or request, or you see someone spreading information that they sincerely believe, but that you know is inaccurate in a way that could harm someone if they acted upon it. Some people are receptive to... Read More


Should You Say What You're Thinking, Or Not?

By: Stephanie Tuesday June 27, 2017 comments Tags: Lead attraction, Mindset, Inspiration, Public speaking, Client attraction, Email marketing, Content marketing, Public relations, Branding, Video marketing

Should You Say What You're Thinking, Or Not?

I recently had an interesting experience on an art site, and it reminded me of an important principle that applies to both your business and your life in general. I was reading a comic by one of my favorite artists, and I thought about making a comment. I typed something I thought was fitting and funny... and then paused. I found myself asking, Should I post this? Does it add enough to the conversation, or is it just more internet noise? This person already gets a lot of comments on her art. In the end, I decided to post it,... Read More


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

By: Stephanie 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



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