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Today on PW Unplugged, my guest Jenn August and I chatted about a crucial and often overlooked biz skill — the ability to connect and build business relationships that can help you grow your business.
Relationships are key to getting clients, finding the right folks for your team, having people promote you, getting speaking gigs, etc. It’s something every entrepreneur absolutely needs yet it’s something that’s not really talked about. (Until this hot podcast that is :) )
And if this is something you want to dig into deeper, Jenn also shared
This week I want to talk about how I personally broke that habit.
And let me start by saying — it wasn’t easy. I had a massive addiction to checking my email first thing in the morning, some days it was so bad I would hop out of bed, go to the bathroom and make a beeline to the computer — no passing go, no getting coffee, no letting the dogs out. Read the rest of this entry »
When you work in a service-based business, one of the most important things you need to learn is the skill of getting folks to say “yes” to working with you. And for some, the thought of having the dreaded SALES conversation can send them running for the hills!
In my work with loads of entrepreneurs, I have found that there are four ‘sales personalities.’
There’s a school of thought that says if you’re stuck at a certain income level, it’s because you have reached your money set point. And, just like your weight set point, your money set point doesn’t move very easily — but it CAN.
So if you’re stuck at a certain income level and you just can’t seem to breakthrough and make more money, it probably means you need you to reset your money set point. Read the rest of this entry »
In today’s episode of PW Unplugged, Therese Skelly (Happy In Business) and I had an absolute blast talking about what’s standing in your way to making more money. This is something I’m passionate about talking about — even though I’m not the expert in transforming your relationship with money, this has been something I personally have struggled as an entrepreneur. Therese and I both share some of our stories along with tips, secrets and strategies that can help you reset your money set point. Read the rest of this entry »
Did you know that high-achieving entrepreneurs, creators, leaders and visionaries inevitably share Visionary Powers?
In many ways, these powers can serve you – they are among your greatest strengths …
Yet these same powers carry a potential hidden downside that can actually hold you back from sharing those very same strengths with your tribe – those who need your gifts and guidance most – and therefore, from building your business.
To help you ensure YOUR powers serve you (and help you serve your tribe) instead of hold you back, I’ve created the following guide to understanding which of the powers you are, along with my tips for avoiding their potential downsides. Read the rest of this entry »
If you ever have one of those days when you’re absolutely dragging, and feel like you don’t have a creative bone in your body (or maybe it’s one of those REALLY bad days when you feel like you may never be creative again) or maybe you just need a new perspective on something, take heart — these 25 tips may be just the ticket you need to rev up your creativity, and get those ideas sparking again! Read the rest of this entry »
In today’s episode of PW Unplugged Radio, my guest Julie Ann Turner (a fellow creative along with a best-selling author, radio host, executive coach and more) and I had a blast talking about my three fave things — creativity, your biz and how that all can transform into YOU living your genius. Read the rest of this entry »
I started this column on the blog the summer of 2011, stopped it almost as fast as I started it, and now 2 1/2 years later, it’s poked its head back up to let me know it’s time to brush it off and bring it back.
I didn’t realize this back then, but that summer of 2011 was the calm before the storm. At the time, I had made a decision to finally embrace my blog and turn it into the centerpiece of my marketing efforts, and this column was going to be one of the ways I was going to do that.
Instead, I started on a little over 2-year journey where everything in my life pretty much fell apart, only to eventually come together in a stronger, more powerful and more beautiful way — and even more amazingly, in a way I never would have dreamed was even possible. Read the rest of this entry »
This week my spiritual mentor Christine Arylo (if you want to learn more about her you can listen to my podcast interview with her here) told me to “just write.”
So a little background. One of my morning practices is to work with Tarot cards. (Morning practices are practices to help you get started with your day on the right foot — so things like meditating, journaling, praying, are all good morning practices. What isn’t a good morning practice? Grabbing a cup of coffee and checking email. Just sayin’.) One of the cards that started showing up a lot in the last week is “Brother Wind.”
In Tarot, both “wind” and “brother” represent intellect. (Note — there are a lot of different variations of Tarot and this is way too complicated of a topic to get into here, but to give you some context — Tarot has been around for a reeeaaalllly long time and our modern day playing cards are derived from the Tarot. The suit of wind is also known as swords or spades. Brother is also known as Jacks or Princes.) Read the rest of this entry »