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Have You Been Sold a Load of Crap?

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When I was a new coach, I heard lots of things about the way building a business should be. Things like: If you coach, they will come. Do what you love and the money will follow. If it doesn’t feel good, don’t do it. Although those who shared these rules with me had the best [...]

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The Wrong Way to Set Goals

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Most business owners I know love to set goals, both when they’re just starting out and as they gain more experience. The problem is that if you set goals the wrong way, you’ll end up disappointed, frustrated, and wondering why your big, beautiful dreams didn’t come true. If you do it the right way, you’ll [...]

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Raise The Bar: Get Real About Money

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Last week you got smart and raised the bar in your business, separating your business and personal finances. This week, we’re going to raise the bar once more and get really honest about money. Pull on your big girl (or boy) pants for this one, especially if you tend to shy away from numbers, money, [...]

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Raise The Bar: In a Money Mess? Start Here

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Last week I began a new series called RAISE THE BAR, encouraging you to up-level your business and show up as the professional you are. I talked about the all-too-common new business stressor: the cost of taking credit cards and how to deal with it. This week I want to encourage you to raise the [...]

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Raise the Bar: Stop Worrying About This Right Now

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Today I’m starting a new series called RAISE THE BAR, where I’m sharing simple things you can do to raise the bar in your own business. After working in the online world for five years, I hear a lot of the same worries, fears, and complaints over and over. Many of them, with experience and [...]

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How Many Failures Can One Woman Survive? You’d Be Surprised (aka, I Eff’d Up, Part 2)

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Last week I shared with you more details of my entrepreneurial story than I’ve ever before shared publicly. You learned that my first half-year in business I only made $830 but spent $23,026.81 to get there. You learned that my first business actually failed! And that when I stopped focusing on income and started playing [...]

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I Eff’d Up: How I Failed My Way to Success

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Five years, two months, and one day ago I left my corporate job forever. I didn’t have a website, and I didn’t have any paying clients. But I did have a plan to make big bucks fast. When I announced my departure, some coworkers thought I was leaving to get pregnant. (I wasn’t.) Others thought [...]

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Steal This! My 14 Questions for Guaranteed Juicy Marketing Gems

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Last week I told you how using a survey to get into the minds of your readers doesn’t usually work. If you’ve tried it, you know exactly what I’m talking about. I promised that I’d come back this week to give you my proven Steal This! guide to asking questions that will actually help your [...]

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How Surveys Lead to Bad Business Decisions

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Using a survey to get into the minds of your audience usually doesn’t work. If you’ve tried it, you know exactly what I’m talking about. Your people say they want something, you create it, and then it doesn’t sell. There are two reasons this happens, and they’re totally fixable and within your control. I’m going [...]

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The Controversial Truth About Making It Online

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Starting a business is an emotional experience. No one can argue with that. There is, however, something that we all argue about. Whether you realize it or not, there’s an internal battle waging within you. You’re conflicted by two messages: first, the messages you read about how easy it is to make money online; second, [...]

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