Thursday June 19, 2014
Recently, after launching my new training book, 10 Steps To Stop Struggling & Start Thriving In Your Coaching Business, I have been talking to a lot of self-help coaches who are new to the industry and just getting settled into their businesses.
There have been some interesting dialogue happening but one topic that seems to arise, especially with coaches who have yet to really put themselves out there, is ‘the dark side of marketing’. It seems as though marketing has gotten a bad rap lately and I, being a proud marketer, feel it is time to open up the dialogue on the truth about marketing.
Many coaches seem to think marketing is bad because they feel like they are somehow manipulating people into buying things they don’t need. That marketing is like luring people into a dark cave where they will never, ever be seen again.
Let’s back up the story...
Wednesday June 4, 2014
An interesting topic has been spurring among self-help coaches lately. I have had many of these conversations with my clients and colleagues, especially the female ones.
***Fair warning, offensive language to some is en route in this post.
You have been warned.***
If you find that you are constantly all over the place and have a schedule that would make someones head spin, it is time to talk about...
Thursday May 22, 2014
“She’s way too young, she could never help me.”
“You’ve got to be kidding, I was an adult when she was born.”
“Your first year in business? You’re just getting your feet wet. There is no way you can help me with my problems.”
If you are a younger coach (either by age or experience) you might have had one of those awkward moments where you are not treated fairly due to your lack of experience (or someone’s perception of your inexperience). Perhaps someone said one of the sentences above to you or worse, danced around the issue when what they really meant to say was….
“Who do you think you are coaching people without more experience?”
(I’ve actually heard this one first hand… yep).
When this happens, it can leave you feeling angry, hurt, frustrated and down right mad. Just because you are young doesn’t make you less qualified. Does it?
Just because you haven’t been in the game a decade yet does’t mean you aren’t great at what you do. Does it?
The answer surprisingly...
Break Through Being “Stuck”: How This Invested Mama Broke Down The Barriers & Created Her Dream Brand & Business (And How You Can, Too)!
Wednesday May 14, 2014
Do you ever feel like your are capable of so much more in your business? As if you are a bobbing cork pushed under water about to explode and jump high out of the water with a big splash?
Do you wish that you could get rid of whatever is holding you back from doing just that? To allow your true self to emerge…creating a brand that goes beyond you and helping more people than you ever imagined?
That is exactly how my incredible client, Jackie McCann-Scott felt before she launched her new brand, Invested Mama. In this interview Jackie will take you on her journey to how she overcame the obstacles in her way so that she could explode to new heights, increasing her business and reach to create the business she knew, deep her heart she was capable of.
In watching Jackie’s story you will discover…
Friday May 9, 2014
Have you ever made a very clear plan for something, and then “Bam!” things A, B & C happens that throw you off track for a day, a week or sometimes even a month or more? Essentially, everything goes to sh!t. It can be so frustrating when things don’t go the way you have planned them to go, especially when it comes to your business.
This recently happened to me and (I won’t lie) I did have a few moments of a “pity party”! Luckily however, because of a practiced discipline I learned years ago of focusing on why everything is always working out for me, I didn’t stay there too long. :)
I wanted to share this quick story with you because as a coach and entrepreneur this probably happens to you from time to time (if not regularly). I know that if you don’t nip the negative emotion from this scenario in the bud quickly, it can begin to take over your day, week or month. More importantly, it might stop you from allowing even better experiences in your life (like what happened to me in the story that follows).
Here’s what happened: