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4 Tips for Sticking To Your Goals

We’ve all been there before…we find a goal that inspires us, and we commit to doing the work…until life derails us. Whether it was that vacation, your assistant suddenly quits, or death in the family, the truth is life sometimes distracts us from our goals. Dealing with the disruption is one thing, getting back on track can be another. Here we go with the 4 tips for sticking to your goals and getting back on track. Tip #1: Focus on the Reward - Not the Work Wise sages advise us to “be in the...


14 Tips for Maintaining Work Life Balance

Maintaining balance when the demands of work and life are pulling you in different directions can be a bit challenging at times. What’s at the heart of finding balance in your life? Peace, happiness, rest, health? The definition of balance is different for everyone: What may be balance to me may not be balance to you; which is why it’s important to get to the heart of what’s uniquely important in your life. Let’s talk about 14 tips for maintaining work/life balance. 1. Identify Your Core...


The Strategic Thinking Model™ – Free Download Page

The time to implement a strategy is now! The Leaders role in strategy making: We all have a voice in strategy-making, as well as greater latitude to respond opportunistically to developing conditions. In the past, strategic thinking was generally reserved to closed-door meetings with upper management. This method employs feedback with lower-level management, who has direct contact with employees and clients. Strategy making: Sees strategy and change as inescapably linked and assumes that...


8 Tips to Help Manage People Better

The success of a business depends hugely on the employees. If they aren’t committed to the goals and don’t put in their best efforts, achieving success can be extremely difficult and maybe impossible. Even if you have achieved considerable success till now, sustaining it in the future and taking your business to the next level is a whole different ballgame. You need to be able to manage the people working for you in the best way possible to make sure they are working towards your business’...


9 Online Marketing Tips Internet Newbies

Getting your offline business online can be overwhelming and confusing. You find yourself asking questions such as: Do I really need to be on Facebook? What’s the craze over Twitter and how does it help my business? Do I really need a blog and how do I find the time to write blog posts when I’m trying to run my business? These questions, along with many more, are common and important questions to ask when taking your offline business online. This episode is meant to help answer some of your...


Setting Client Boundaries:4 Tips to Handle Demanding Clients

The important thing to remember when handling demanding clients is to take sole responsibility for establishing and managing their expectations. Manage them effectively - and everyone will remain on the same page and walk away satisfied. Fail to manage them effectively - and you’ll end up with some level of conflict (however minor or severe). Clients will follow your lead; they will be however demanding or easy-going as your client boundaries dictates, and it’s best to establish those...


5 Steps for Inspiring Clients to Work with You

You have what they need! So, how do you get them to realize that you are the solution to what they are looking for, so they can be even more successful? Here are 5 steps for inspiring clients to want to work with you. It’s a win-win for everyone. Step 1: Get Them Talking First and foremost, make the conversation about them. Take the focus off “getting the sale” and instead use this time together to evaluate if you are the best person to assist them. Remember, you don’t want to work with...


4 Basic Rules of Business Branding

If you want to understand how to effectively brand your name, you first need to comprehend the basics of business branding. Business branding isn’t a complicated process, but the success of your business branding relies on the relevance, quality and consistency of its design. Most business owners fall short when branding their business because they try to overcomplicate the process. However, if you follow the basics of business branding and resist the temptation to lose the focus of the...


The Time Log Exercise – Free Download Sample

Use the time log sample to help you know where you are actually spending your time during the day. Periodically use this time log to help you continue to be time efficient. This tool can be utilized by everyone on your team. After 2 weeks of tracking what you are doing against your calendar that has what you needed to do, what will you change to help put you in a higher probability position to achieve your goals in the time frame you desire? To download my complimentary Time Log Sample and...


3 Questions to Ask Before You Make Important Decisions

When it comes to making decisions that positively affect your life, there is only one thing to do. First, ask yourself how you feel about the opportunity. Do you get butterflies because you’re excited or does your gut feel heavy or weighed down, as if you’ve got a feeling that something bad is about to happen? Sometimes it’s hard to tell how you feel about something. Perhaps you feel great about it, but it’s far outside your comfort zone so you have a lot of fear attached to it. Maybe your...


11 Tips for Staying Focused & on Track to Achieve Your Goals

As a business owner, there are things you must do in order to accomplish your goals so you can have the kind of business and life you have dreamed of having. From managing a team to handling clients - and everything in between - it can be easy to lose complete control of your day. We all have the same 24 hours available each day; it’s how we chose to use those 24 hours that’s makes the difference. Meetings, client services, and a To-Do List a mile long are frequent daily tasks in the world...


4 Bootstrap Marketing Ideas to Boost Revenue

Have you found yourself in a revenue crunch with your business? Generating revenue - fast - is your first priority, but how can you do that when your marketing budget is small or nonexistent. At one time or another, every business owner has stumbled across this same challenge. The challenge being, how do you boost revenue when you have none to spend? Making money doesn’t always take money. These 4 Bootstrapping Marketing Ideas will help you to boost revenue, fast. Bootstrap Marketing Tip #1:...


Dreamer vs Doer: The only thing stopping you from achieving

You set goals, yet you don’t achieve them. Time and time again you find yourself stopping midway between the start and finish lines. You start off running out of the gate, enthused and driven to make a difference this time, but each time, something derails you from sticking to the game plan. It’s the classic paradox of Dreamer vs. Doer. As you know, my Excuses Don’t Count; Results Rule ( philosophy is the basis for my...


10 No-Cost, Low-Cost Ways to Market Your Business

Great marketing goes beyond traditional marketing strategies. We’re entering a whole new era of online and offline marketing that allow you to market one-to-many for the best results. You don’t need expensive marketing resources to produce great results - here’s where you can get creative and have fun! Here are 10 No-Cost and Low-Cost Ways to Market Your Businesses. Tip #1: Reach Out To Strategic Partners Strategic Partners are a complement (not competition) to your business (as your...


The Prioritized Action List (PAL) Free Sample

The Prioritized Action List (PAL) Sample – Free Download Page Today we are going to talk about The Prioritized Action List (PAL) Sample – Free Download Page To help you and your team be even more time efficient, use a Prioritized Action List (PAL). This is a list of everything you have to do so you don’t have sticky notes, pieces of scrap paper laying around, or things in your head that you are trying to remember or afraid you will forget. Everything on the list in a priority order – hence...


6 Tips for Getting More Clients Without Working Harder

Most entrepreneurs experience a critical stage in their business where they need to consistently build their client base, yet they don’t have the time or resources to devote to serving more clients. So how do you get more clients without working harder? Learn how with these 6 tips. Tip #1: Create Information Resources Regardless of your industry, your business has a powerful point of leverage that can be used to find and keep more clients: information. Create free and low-cost channels...


3 Steps to Writing an Effective Business Plan that Inspires

Today we are going to talk about 3 Steps to Writing an Effective Business Plan that Inspires Action. The idea of starting your own business can be exciting and inspiring, but for most small business owners, writing an effective business plan is not considered an exciting part of starting the process; therefore, many choose not to create one. Traditional business plans can be very dry and uninteresting, so you are about to learn how to create an effective business plan that not only gets you...


Ever wanted to write your own book? Check this out!

Today you have the opportunity to listen to my interview with Hot Chicks Write Hot books. Ever wanted to write your own book and be a best-selling author? Check this out… Hot Chicks Write Hot Books is a company helping people who want to become an expert, authority and star in your niche by writing a book. They have systematized a very quick and easy book writing process for you that will help you save a lot of time, money, and effort. Watch and listen in to their podcast that interviews...


3 Reasons Why Beck-and-Call is NOT a Better Business

Today we are going to talk about 3 Reasons Why Beck-and-Call is Not Better Business and working my appointment only is better client service. There is a huge misconception that the best business is a business that is at the beck-and-call of its clients. The truth is that the best business is a business that effectively sets boundaries, and manages and exceeds client expectations in order to maintain a productive and effective flow. If you are constantly juggling clients, answering the phone...


Business Opportunity Planner Worksheet–SAMPLE–Free Download

Today we are going to talk about the Business Opportunity Planner Worksheet – SAMPLE – Free Download. When working with business owners, I find that they sometimes need to have a good idea of where they are at against their goals so they know if they are on track or off track. If they are off track, they have to figure out ways to fill the gap so they achieve their goals. In an effort to help them stay focused on what they need to do to ensure they are in the highest probability position to...