How Building a Business is Like Farming
Business Building is Like Farming?
Many people don't know that my husband grew up on a farm and ranch and our dream is to live that way once again.
What many people also don't know, is that running a successful farm has a lot of similarities to running a successful business.
Do you think all a farmer has to do is wait until fall to harvest truckloads of delicious tomatoes or corn or squash? Think again! That farmer has worked hard all year long to prepare for that week or two of reward.
Three Sales Tips for the Reluctant
We are all in sales.
Would it come as a surprise to you if I said we’re all salespeople? It’s true.
- Every time you have a prospective client on a discovery call, you’re making a sales pitch.
- Every time you send an email or write a blog post with an offer, you’re making a sales pitch.
- Every time you write an opt-in page, you’re making a sales pitch.
And you’re probably pretty good at it, too, or you wouldn’t be where you are today, would you? So why do we continue to think we’re so…
How to Turn a Dream Into a Workable Plan
Who Needs A Plan
As a coach, it can be difficult to watch the lack of progress of so many promising entrepreneurs and coaches. They’ve dreamed for so long about creating a solid, sustainable business, and yet, all they do is dream. It is sad, because YOU see what they are capable and have great ideas.
You know the people I’m talking about, though, right? They attend conferences, sign up for free webinars, buy paid training, and sometimes even work with a coach or two. And yet week after week…
3 Ways to Find Happiness
Every day, people buy too much stuff, eat too much food, and waste away their hours chasing after happiness…to no avail. They may find excitement or satiation, but TRUE HAPPINESS still eludes them. Fortunately, happiness is really inexpensive and pretty simple to find, but that doesn’t mean that it comes easily. However, if you’re bold, and truly willing to commit to a few simple steps, happiness will be yours.
1. Quit Complaining The first step to finding happiness is to stop trying…
Change One Thing
Sometimes it seems like nothing works the way it should. If you’re human, at one time in your life you have probably hit that point where work was no fun, a relationship was a struggle, or you didn’t even feel comfortable in your body. At times like these, changing your life can seem overwhelming. There’s so much to do…where do you even start? It’s quite simple, really…just change ONE thing.
- Eliminate one unhealthy food from your diet.
- Do an unselfish act of kindness for a loved one with no …
Your Intelligence Makes You Invaluable
Have you ever felt that you have nothing to offer…that you don’t have any special gifts or talents? During times of frustration or despair, it’s common to feel ‘ordinary’. It can seem that everyone else is far more brilliant, beautiful & worthy of consideration. In times like these, take solace in the one thing that you can offer that no-one else can: your unique perspective.
You see, nobody looks at the world the way that you do, nor thinks in exactly the same way. Once you start to engage you…
You Were Born to Shine
Over time, fear, failure, and exhaustion can dim even the brightest of lights. But we need to keep our flame bright not only to light our own way but also so we may guide, support and encourage others. And that is why we must do all that we can to protect our flame from the destructive elements that want to put it out. Fuel is required to keep our flame going. Take time to think of things you can do to keep your energy high and your dreams alive and make them a priority. This is something I have…
Is Your Mental Energy Spent on Attracting Wealth?
Is Your Mental Energy Spent on Attracting Wealth?
When Michael Phelps competed (and won) in the Olympics, he was truly focused on the task at hand. Interesting enough there was a picture of Phelps’s closest competitor. Turning his head and focusing his attention on Phelps during the swim rather than on what he had to do to beat him. Phelps’s competitor lost focus because he was more interested in how Phelps was doing. Losing focus on your ultimate goals and plans for success is a sure way to lo…
Wealth Mentality You’re Lacking
Is your mentality holding you back from achieving your financial, business, or personal goals?
Do you daydream about wealth or success more than you take action to get it? If you do, you’re lacking something in your mentality. Learning to develop a go-getter attitude is key. Working on replacing negative thoughts with a positive mindset will put you on a path to success. Daydreaming does not achieve financial success. Setting goals and working toward them does. If you have no goals, it’s unlike…
Changing my mindset changed my business
Beware of Chronic Freebie Seekers & How to Handle Them
What are Freebie Seekers?
Just as there are unethical entrepreneurs, there are also unethical customers who constantly want something for nothing. You have to realize that you’re worthy of getting paid for the solutions and guidance you offer and find a way to help them see that – or send them away. The true freebie seeker has no intention of paying for anything. It seems that their goal in life is to waste your time until you give them something of value just to get rid of them. When you offer…
Were You Raised with An Entrepreneurial Spirit?
If you can’t seem to get ahead or make progress with your business because you lack an entrepreneurial spirit of giving, it may be time to assess your upbringing. Many parents raise their children to be giving while others are intent on having their children focus on earning money. The reality is – you need a balance of both. Children who were raised to give with a free spirit may have difficulty grasping the importance of receiving money for what they do – especially those who offer advice and …