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A Big Ole Facebook No-No for Eager Group Leaders (+ Some Guidelines)

A Big Ole Facebook No-No for Eager Group Leaders (+ Some Guidelines)

Facebook business page or Facebook group? Which one … or both? These were the questions I was asking myself recently. I was craving more connection – more engagement – more intimacy – and the typical Facebook business page just wasn’t delivering that. Especially with the changes Facebook has been making, so often it makes your head spin. So with the help of my team, I made the decision to open up the virtual doors to […]

What To Do When You Lose It All (or Hindsight is 20/20)

What To Do When You Lose It All (or Hindsight is 20/20)

What do you do when a whole year’s work flashes before your eyes? Panic? Cry? Throw your hands up in the air (and maybe curse a word or three)? Or handle it like a pro, calm as can be? Here’s what I did when that happened to me this week. Picture this … I had just jumped on Skype with a  client when it happened. Literally 30 seconds into the call, I spilled coffee all […]

The Lost Art of Simplicity

The Lost Art of Simplicity

I’m fresh returned from a weekend of writing with Alexandra Franzen, which I highly recommend because it rocked my world in very unexpected ways. Initially you think it’s about being a better writer (obviously, it’s a writing workshop) but on a deeper level, it’s about self-expression and how you communicate. And you know how I promote self-expression! Many of us are expression-challenged, whether that’s actually speaking our mind verbally or in the written word (in […]

How to Get Great Testimonials That Do the Selling For You

How to Get Great Testimonials That Do the Selling For You

Recently I was asked (again – actually, I’m asked this a ton), “My client just told me about this (cue fabulous result) she just got from working with me. How can I ask her for a testimonial without seeming needy?” Don’t you just love great questions? I do! Okay, before I dive into the what-when-where-how of testimonials, I just gotta say, Whether you like to ask for them or cringe at the very thought of […]

Real-Life Business Wisdom from the Timeless Dr. Seuss

Real-Life Business Wisdom from the Timeless Dr. Seuss

What I I love about thought-provoking quotes is they pack a punch! They make you stop the meandering busy-ness of life and think. Ponder. Reflect. Connect. Just wander around my Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter pages and you’ll see a virtual plethora of quotables that make you feel something. I grew up with Dr. Seuss. My kids grew up with him too. And one day (perhaps, maybe, it would be oh-so-nice) my grand-babies will be introduced […]

The Great ‘Playing It Safe’ Hoax

The Great 'Playing It Safe' Hoax

How do you become undeniably irresistible and create a torrent of new clients eager to work with you? Brace yourself, I’m going to be blunt. It’s not by being blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, boring. It’s not by playing it safe. It’s not by regurgitating overused clichés in nauseating over-doneness. Be original. Speak YOUR truth. Be you.   Personality is the difference between loved vs. liked, iconic vs. ordinary. (Amy said it so well I […]

On the Verge of Burnout … or Breakthrough?

On the Verge of Burnout ... or Breakthrough?

Sometimes it’s hard to tell … … you’re tired (maybe exhausted), uninspired and just not digging your business so much anymore. Boy do I relate to that! You’re on the verge of burnout … but could this really be a breakthrough? Yes! It can be the start of doing business a better way. Your work becomes better. You become better. You feel connected to your clients. And the things like marketing, selling and the day-to-day […]