Monthly Archives: September 2009

Where’s Your Wow?

Simple question today: Where’s Your Wow? One of the best things that you can do for yourself is to think about the “wow” results you’ve gotten with past clients and really look at what was the thing that drove the “wow.” Once you spot it, treat it like the gem that it is. How can you shine it up? How …

Focus Pocus

When I work one-on-one with clients, we custom create what I call a “focus filter” to run ideas through. A focus filter is a really simple process to help you decide what gets the green light in your business. “Does this get moved forward, or not?” I’m going to recommend a generic focus filter for you today to give you …

What’s Your Motivation?

There are only two things that drive people to action, if we really boil it down. One is avoidance of pain, and the other is moving toward pleasure. Most goals and most people’s “big visions” are anchored in ‘moving away-from’ motivation. They are moving away from a source of pain. Weight loss goals, financial goals and often even lifestyle goals …

Sh*t or Get off the Pot!

(Ok, so I apologize for the title of today’s post. But it’s much more attention grabbing than something about making great decisions…and I’m not overthinking or overediting things today!) Last week I had the pleasure of working with Debbye Cannon, the BizMom Mentor (http://smartcut-solutions.com/) to rethink and revamp my workspace at home. Before Debbye arrived I thought–I’m doing pretty good …

Who’s Yard Stick are You Using?

We’ve all been gifted with our own unique set of skills, talents and abilities. No two people have the same fingerprint. We all look, well, like no one else. And we’ve all got our own individual vision of what we want to accomplish in this lifetime. So, why is it we insist upon measuring ourself against everyone else? Why measure …

In business, there are only 4 kinds of ideas.

On one hand (imagine a vertical axis) consider whether it’s a Great Idea for you, the business owner. A great idea for you looks like: It’s toe-tingling, fun, energizing, ‘passion’, mission or purpose work It fits your vision for the long term It fits your priorities in the short term It’s an idea that you have the resources to complete …

Lag, Match or Lead?

There are only 3 pricing strategies in the market. You can lag the market…meaning you price yourself at the low end of the range. You can match the market…and try to position yourself right about at average of your competitors in terms of pricing. Or you can Lead the market…and price yourself at the top of what the market will …

What’s Your 100 Day Plan

Can you believe it? September 23rd marks 100 days until the end of 2009. 100 days. Wow. So I have a question for you. What are you creating over the next 100 days that will position you and your business to make a serious leap in 2010 and: Serve more people Make more money Generate more referrals Turn clients into …

Getting Unstuck–Creatively

What are you stuck on? Do you know you want to do work you love, but can’t seem to figure out what ‘it’ is? Are you trying to resolve a complex situation in your life and see blocks at every turn? Or, are you just trying to figure out something simple, like where to take next vacation? You’ve got a …