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Q&A–How Can I Look Professional If I Don’t Have a Website?

A client recently told me she didn’t feel professional when she was marketing her mobile massage business because she didn’t have a website to direct people to when she told them about her business–especially when she was speaking with large businesses about hiring her to provide on-site massage services at their office or events.

“I feel like I have to have a website to direct them to where they can read more about my background and my services, and to ‘prove’ that I am a professional, or to have people find me when searching online for massage services.”

She was ready to devote a lot of time and money into hiring someone to help her create a website when she hired me as her coach, and I told her to put those plans on hold for now. She was shocked, but when I explained why, she understood better and was willing to wait on the website and use some of these other tactics I suggested first.

 

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david neagleHow Can You Get Help When You Have No Money to Pay for Coaching?
Guest Blog, David Neagle

Today's blog post comes from one of my favorite mentors, David Neagle, from his portal “The Neagle Code: Directions for Life.”

Question: When your world is falling apart and you do not have the money or access to money to get help from ‘a coach’ how do you keep pushing for the breakthrough?

Answer:  Fantastic question!

First, let’s get some perspective. Your world is never REALLY falling apart. I know at times it may seem like it, but take comfort in knowing that you create your own reality. Instead of looking at your situation as negative, try to identify how it serves you for it to be happening.

Do you need to let go of something you should have let of a long time ago?

Are you experiencing changes in your life that will eventually lead to a better and more free “you”?

OR ….

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tortoise-hare23 Ways to Succeed–Hard/Slow to Easy/Fast

There are 3 main routes to the success that you desire:

1. Create the Map
2. Buy the Map
3. Buy the Map and Hire the Mapmaker

Each of these paths can bring you the achievement you want, but the ease and quickness of the path you choose will vary. Here's how.
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end-of-year-calendarTips That Really Work to Help You Achieve Your Goals This Coming Year

A new year is closing fast and a new one is about to begin.

What did you accomplish in your business this year? What did you not? How do you want the coming year to be better?

Rather than making the typical New Year's Resolutions (which I don't recommend, as stated in my blog here), below are a few ideas–and a special offering–for ending the year on a positive note and starting the year off with the right attitude and resources to truly make this next year a breakout year.

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check markRecommended Resources for Your Business (or Life in General)

I come across a lot of great resources that assist me in running my business and my life by helping me organize, simplify or automate what I need or want to do.

I share these from time to time as I discover ones that I think would be really great for you, too.

If you use and like something I shared with you here, please leave a comment so others are encouraged to try it, too. And if you have something you use and love that you would like to share, please add that in the comment section. Here are my picks for this month:

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woman screamingBoo!  5 Common Ways You May Be Scaring Your Potential Clients Away 

It's Halloween! This is the time of year when many people delight in scaring people or being scared. But this isn't what you want to do with your potential clients!

You want to be attracting ideal prospects to you, not causing them to run away (or worse yet–warning others to stay away from you). But you might be unwittingly doing just that! Here are some common ways that you may be scaring off people who could be ideal clients:
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Untapped prospects no boxThe 67% of Ideal Customers You're Not Reaching

I was listening to a webinar with Callan Rush who shared some interesting statistics about attracting and converting ideal clients. According to her surprising statistics, only 3% of people you could help with your services/products are ACTIVELY SEEKING a solution to their problem or a way to fulfill their desire. And 30% are never going to buy from you. But there is a full 67% of people left who you are likely missing out on helping. Are you leaving money on the table by ignoring them? And who are they?

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money exchangeDoes It Really Take Money to Make Money in Your Business?

You've heard the old adage–"It takes money to make money." 

But is that really true? And is money all it takes?

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belly buttonAre You an "Innie" or an "Outie"?

Did I get you curious with this question title? And what does a belly button have to do with business?

What I'm actually referring to here is whether you are someone who focuses on the outer environment/circumstances as the cause & effect of their business success (or lack of success) or someone who focuses on the internal (mind) environment as the cause & effect of their business success (or lack).

Which one is better to focus on?

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The One Crucial Mindset Shift You MUST Make to Have a Successful Service-Based Business

If you are thinking of starting your own business (or keeping your current business going) helping people and making good money doing it—not just “getting by,” the first thing you must do is make a crucial mindset shift. 

What is that shift? I'll share it with you in a special video blog today.

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