6 Quick tips and resources to improve your marketing efforts in 2017

Are you guilty of “last-minute marketing” (marketing your business or events spur-of-the-moment, instead of planning and promoting them strategically)? I used to do that all the time. 

Now I have less stress and better results by planning a large portion of my events (successful repeats and new ideas) for the coming year at the end of each year. Here are 6 tips to get you started so YOU can get more business in 2017 and have more fun doing it.

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What I Learned from a Gym Locker About Expectations

When I go to the gym, I stop in the locker room to put my extra things in a locker. I noticed one day that I had a habit of hesitantly opening each locker to see if it was free.

Sometimes I would find a free one first off and sometimes I would have to open several to find one empty. But it was that sense of hesitancy that I suddenly realized one day was always there. (read more…)

9-Gamut Technique for Calming Stress and Negative Emotions

Let’s face it. Being a business owner can be stressful–a lot! And often requires stepping out of our comfort zone to try new things, take risks, and put ourselves out there, which naturally initiates a feeling of fear, doubt, and uncertainty. 

These emotions can cause us to procrastinate on taking action, diminish our creative thinking, drain our confident energy when communicating with others, and engage in unproductive habits–all sabotaging our potential to be and achieve our best.

But how do you stop that “emotion train” once it’s “left the station?” It can seem impossible, even if you’re consciously telling yourself to “snap out of it.”

My go-to technique is EFT (emotional freedom techniques) and I’d like to share with you one of its derivatives, the 9-Gamut Technique, in a quick tutorial video.

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How to Sabotage Your Coaching

This post is meant to speak to two groups:
1. Coaches
2. People working with a coach (or contemplating working with a coach)

The coaching process can be very powerful in helping shorten the learning curve of attaining a goal and improving one’s potential to achieve greater things. Yet, many who hire a coach fail to experience the immense benefit that great coaching can provide. Why?

Because of a breakdown in the basic foundations and structure of the coaching process.

If you are spending time and money to work with a coach, make sure to read this post to help prevent yourself from sabotaging your results. If you are a coach, this post can help you be on the lookout for any early signs of dysfunction on either of your parts that can lead to a frustrating experience with your client, so you can turn it around. (read more…)

When You Can’t Come Up with a Topic for Your Blog or Newsletter

It’s the night before your blog or newsletter is due to go out and your mind is drawing a blank. You can’t think of anything to write. Or what comes to your mind is uninspiring.

What to do? Skip it and hope no one will notice? That might be okay if you have a small list or one with a very low open rate. Or you don’t mind being out of integrity with your commitment to your business and your readers.

But what if you are committed to writing something helpful or making sure your readers know they can count on you, or staying in alignment with your commitments to you business?

Here are a few ideas that have helped me. 

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