Are you spending or investing in your business?

It never ceases to amaze me how many newbie entrepreneurs will invest a boatload of money in a coach or consultant in order to get on the fast track of building their business. Yet, when the coach/consultant advises them on a software program, support team member or system that will save them time and help them achieve their results faster, ...
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Why email marketing is less effective than ever before…and what you can do about it

Ask most anyone who’s been online for any length of time if open rates on broadcast emails have gone down and the majority will give you a resounding YES! By some accounts email marketing is in proverbial toilet. Yet, there are others who say email marketing is still one of the most effective methods they use to promote products and ...
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My business has gone to the dogs

We’ve all heard how important it is to niche what we do and who we do it with. Yet, a great many businesses are so flipping general in what they do they continue to flounder from day to day. Then there are those who are so clear on what they do, who they do it for and why they do ...
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“Someday I’ll get my Kindle book done!”

If you’re a skilled author who has already published one or more books, this post is not for you. If, on the other hand, you’ve been thinking of writing a book and getting it up on Kindle, then what I have to say will likely be of interest.  In the years I’ve been writing Kindle books I’ve talked to countless ...
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Social Media Marketing Plan Built During Free Workshop!

Get Your Social Media Plan Built for You by These 7 Special NAMS Experts Live on Thursday, July 16th! You are so lucky! You know how important it is to have a viable social media plan. But you also know how tough it is to build one that gives you the results you want. On Thursday July 16, 2015, 7 ...
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7 top reasons to attend live events

I just returned from a live event in Miami. What a great experience. Not only did I get energized by all the great information, I was one of the trainers AND I'm on fire with a renewed sense of why I'm in business. If you've ever wondered if attending live events is worth it, I can assure you,  when you ...
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Do you have the disease of more?

More money. More time. More love. More business. I want more! Never enough. Always more. Seems this is a condition that plagues countless individuals. No matter what they have it will never be enough. Not that wanting more is wrong, but if you are not happy and grateful for what you currently have, more of the "thing" still won't bring ...
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#1 mistake experts make that blocks their visibility

Have you noticed how the more visible experts are the more opportunity they seem to have? This doesn't happen by chance. It likely happens by design... for some experts. For many experts, it's a huge part of their overall marketing and sales strategy. For others, they simply show up from day to day, do what they are extremely passionate about, ...
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Why journaling is so important personally and professionally

A while ago I decided to do a public 30 Day Challenge to get me completely on track with one area of my fitness I have often had major challenges with; my eating. Today marks Day One of my 30 Day Health and Fitness Challenge. You might be wondering what this challenge has to do with business. Here's what...in a recent ...
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Your business can change in minute

Have you ever wished for something to change and yet, it seems like it never will? Actually, things can change in a moment...or so it seems. What can seem like an instant usually takes more than a moment. It can take days, weeks, months, even years. But why wait years to make a big change now? A change designed to ...
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Professional or personally… courage is not the absence of fear

How often does someone let fear stop them from achieving their best self? Many people have the mistaken belief that if fear shows up it means they are doing something wrong. Fear is a part of life. It can contribute to us really experiencing the “juice of life” in a big way. Did you know that fear and excitement often ...
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Improve your business with a 30 Day Health Challenge

It’s a proven fact; the healthier you are the better you perform both personally and professionally. According to an article on NBCNEWS.com, exercise makes you perform better at work. As well, there is a direct correlation to happiness and fitness. It’s not just about how we feel about ourselves. It’s all about the endorphins we release with the right exercise ...
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9 reasons millions know and love Joel Comm

If you've been online for any length of time, you've likely heard the name, Joel Comm. Acknowledged as one of the most influential experts online, by far, Joel Comm is one of the most recognized names in the space of Internet Marketing. Yet, some newbies (and even a few old timers) in this space may wonder why Joel seems to ...
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Create endless opportunities to be featured on blogs, podcasts, ezines….

You've likely heard, "Success breeds success." In order to get more of something, you have to do more of something. Many experts know they must gain visibility so their market will find them, but seem to struggle with how to do this. The best way to be visible is to be visible. This might seem a play on words, but ...
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From FREE to FEE – Insider Secrets to Making Six Figures Speaking

If you're an expert looking for a proven way to position your expertise while making a great living, platform speaking is, by far, one of the best strategies around. Many people believe the greatest opportunity is getting paid by a client to speak. Although you can make a great living this way, there are more profitable ways. Read on. There ...
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Animal enthusiasts turn their passion into businesses with BlogPaws

Not long ago I had the distinct pleasure of presenting at the BlogPaws 2015 Conference - the only conference of its type in the world. BlogPaws is the Professional Pet Blogger Network that provides a range of marketing program opportunities, along with growth and development benefits to help animal bloggers define and achieve their goals. The fact is, for most ...
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Your success is directly proportionate to your ability to be incredibly honest with yourself

A few weeks ago I completed my first ever marathon. Crossing the finish line at the 26.2 mile marker was my gift to myself for my 61st birthday. It's likely I hold the distinction of being the last to cross the finish line for the 2015 Eugene Marathon and yet, as many of my friends and colleagues have said, "You ...
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No matter the industry… video works

Regardless of what industry you're in video can boost your visibility and engagement with your community. For the last couple of days I've been at #BlogPaws2015. Wow! What a great experience. There are just about as many dogs, cats and ferrets as people. With breakout sessions, keynote presentations, sponsors and networking opportunities, Blog Paws is the place to be. One ...
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Before taking advise from someone…

There's no shortage of people who will tell you what you should do in your business. The problem with listening to unsolicited (and even solicited) advice is that often those doling out their thoughts have no idea what's involved with your decision. Recently, there was a posting on Facebook by someone seeking input as to whether or not she should ...
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Get over writer’s block and transform your writing

If you've been dreaming of writing a transformational book, have you done so? If not, why? From the aspiring authors I've spoken to there's one main reason. They didn't know quite where to start. A second reason is writer's block. Here's a fact...every aspiring author dreams of seeing their book at the top of the best-seller list. And, every author ...
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