Monthly Archives: November 2007

3 Ways You Can Land More Clients and Make More Money This Holiday

If you’re like other entrepreneurs and small business owners who target B-2-B (business to business) or offer products or services that don’t necessarily make the best gifts, you may find business slowing down substantially between Thanksgiving and New Year. This podcast will give you some tips so you can start hearing that wonderful “ka-ching” sound in your biz, even during the holidays.

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Happy Thanksgiving to all my American subscribers. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday because it’s all about good food (definitely one of my favorite things) family, friends and giving thanks (plus we have football thrown in for good measure, especially when it’s the Packers playing the Lions and the Packers are having a kick-butt season!). This year, hubby and I are spending the day with 93-year-old Grandpa (yep, he just turned 93 and still as healthy as a horse).

Anyway, back to what Thanksgiving is really about, which is family, friends and giving thanks (not the food, although that’s a close second). But what I especially want to talk about is giving thanks or gratitude. Gratitude is something that doesn’t get talked about nearly enough (except for this time of year) and it’s really one of our most powerful emotions because it has the capability to change your life (especially when you practice it on a daily basis). In fact, I think it’s so powerful I decided to write a short article on how you can use this practice to improve your business and your life. Enjoy!

Michele PW (Pariza Wacek) is the author of Why Isn’t My Web Site Making Me Any Money? 10 Easy Steps to Make Your Web Site Go Ka-Ching! If you have a Web site and no sales, In 30 minutes or less you can quickly and easily pinpoint EXACTLY what’s wrong with your site and what you need to do to transform it into a money-making machine! Click here to learn more and get your copy

Small Business Success — 3 Ways Gratitude Can Grow Your Business

I love Thanksgiving. It’s my favorite holiday. Family, food, friends and football thrown in for good measure. But I digress.

What I REALLY like about Thanksgiving is it’s about giving thanks. And I think gratitude is one of the most powerful emotions out there. Why is it so powerful? Because it has the capacity to change your life.

My business and life are going great right now, better than I had planned, but it hasn’t always been that way. There were plenty of times where things were looking pretty bleak. During one particularly bleak time, a friend told me to just start listing everything I had in my life to be grateful for. Now, when things are looking pretty bad, it can be easy to say “everything sucks, I have nothing to be grateful for.” But, if we’re honest, we know that isn’t true. There’s always something, no matter how small, that is in your life you can be grateful for, and sometimes you just need to take a step back to see it.

What’s so amazing about gratitude is it’s Continue reading

Info Marketing Summit

Dear Readers,

Wow. I just got back from Dan Kennedy’s Info Marketing Summit, and as great as it was, I am simply exhausted.

I’ve been to a number of Dan Kennedy’s events over the past couple of years, and I think this is the best one yet. Not so much because of what I learned (although I always pick up new tips and ideas) but the connections I made.

As one of the quotes said hanging on the wall of the conference said, “An entrepreneur is the loneliest person on earth.” As an entrepreneur, you’ve probably experienced this yourself. Your friends, spouse, mother, etc. don’t really “get” what it is you’re doing. You can’t talk to them because not only do they not understand what it’s like to be a business owner, but they also probably have no idea how exactly you make money.

Now that I’ve been regularly going to these, I’m making “connections from my connections” so I’m meeting more people, collecting more leads, getting more ideas on what to do with my business (and my clients’ businesses) and just plain enjoying spending time with people who “get” me and what I do.

Michele PW (Pariza Wacek) is the author of 5 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make That Kill Their Sales…And How To Prevent Them. Ready to turn lookers into buyers and watch your business skyrocket? Click here to learn more about this special report, free for a limited time.

Lonely Entrepreneur

As one of the quotes said hanging on the wall of a conference that I’ve just attended said, “An entrepreneur is the loneliest person on earth.” As an entrepreneur, you’ve probably experienced this yourself. Your friends, spouse, mother, etc. don’t really “get” what it is you’re doing. You can’t talk to them because not only do they not understand what it’s like to be a business owner, but they also probably have no idea how exactly you make money.

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Business Lessons Learned From Brett Favre Part 2

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Recently Brett Favre, the quarterback for the Green Bay Packers, broke the all-time NFL touchdown record. As a fan of football and Green Bay (I grew up in Wisconsin) I’ve had the opportunity to watch Favre over the years, and I also realized how his career provides some valuable business-building lessons.

How? Because success is success, whether you’ve built a multi-billion dollar company, written a dozen best-selling novels or are a famous quarterback. Many of the same mindset and principles are the same no matter how the success manifests itself. What’s nice about sports is first, it’s public (the games are televised and the players are forever being interviewed so you can get to know them a little) and second, you can see things unfold in short amount of a time. An entire game is completed in 3 hours, compared to business where you don’t always see success or failure that fast (although sometimes it feels like it!)

That said, this is the second of a 2-part article where I’ll share a total of 6 principles (both good and bad) you can learn from Continue reading

New Photos and Unhappy Nick

Dear Readers,

Remember how I told you I had new photos taken of me? Well, they’re on my Web site, so make sure you check it out:

http://www.michelepw.com

I basically picked 3 to be my main photos, but I had a lot more taken (and there were a bunch more really good ones). I ended up posting all the ones I liked on MySpace page in a photo album (http://www.myspace.com/michelepw — click on the View My Photos if you want to see them all). One in particular is quite striking of me but I’m afraid it’s not, well, business enough. (I’m wearing a gold tank top.) Anyway, check it out and let me know what you think. (And if THAT doesn’t get you to my MySpace page, I don’t know what will  )

Nick wasn’t happy at all during the photo shoot, so to read his take on it, take a look at his blog, http://www.michelepw.com/nblog

In the spirit of football season and Brett Favre, the quarterback for the Green Bay Packers who just broke the NFL all-time touchdown record, I’ve put together an article about how football provides some valuable business-building lessons. Even if you aren’t a sports fan, I hope you’ll still enjoy it.

Michele PW (Pariza Wacek) is the author of 5 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make That Kill Their Sales…And How To Prevent Them. Ready to turn lookers into buyers and watch your business skyrocket? Click here to learn more about this special report, free for a limited time.

What Football Has To Do With Your Business

Recently Brett Favre, the quarterback for the Green Bay Packers, broke the all-time NFL touchdown record. As a fan of football and Green Bay (I grew up in Wisconsin) I’ve had the opportunity to watch Favre over the years, and I also realized how his career provides some valuable business-building lessons.

How? Because success is success, whether you’ve built a multi-billion company, written a dozen best-selling novels or are a famous quarterback. Many of the same mindset and principles are the same no matter how the success manifests itself. What’s nice about sports is first, it’s public (the games are televised and the players are forever being interviewed so you can get to know them a little) and second, you can see things unfold in short amount of a time. An entire game is completed in 3 hours, compared to business where you don’t always see success or Continue reading