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Is this what is stopping your success?

On Tuesday, I did a webinar (which you can still watch until this Sunday, July 20 by clicking here) about how to create a coaching business to fit your ideal lifestyle. It was awesome and the feedback was incredible. 

Based on the feedback I received, there were a few things in particular that really stood out for some people in helping them fast track their journey to success. I wanted to take one of those concepts and expand on them in a blog post for you because I believe it is a big one that most coaches (actually most people in general), struggle with. I know for myself this was something that held me back until I learned to ease my way out of it. 

Do you ever find yourself in a position where you are wondering any of the following: 

  • How come I’m not there yet?
  • Where’s the money?
  • Where are my clients?
  • She did it in 2 years and I’m in year 3 and not even close, what’s wrong with me?

If any of these sound vaguely familiar, then I can tell you without a shadow of doubt, this is one of the biggest reasons you are not yet where you want to be...

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Written by Jennifer Trask at 14:07

Marketing: Manipulation or Magic?

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. 

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Seriously?

Seriously.  

Let’s back up the story... 

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Written by Jennifer Trask at 12:00

7 Simple Marketing Strategies For Self-Help Coaches On A Small Budget

Are you on a budget with your marketing? No problem. You don’t need oodles of money to be successful in marketing. You just need to be specific and focused. 

Here are 7 simple (but awesome) marketing strategies for self-help coaches on small budgets: 

 

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Written by Jennifer Trask at 09:05

Is your age or lack of experience stopping people from taking you seriously?

“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...

 

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Written by Jennifer Trask at 01:36

Break Through Being “Stuck”: How This Invested Mama Broke Down The Barriers & Created Her Dream Brand & Business (And How You Can, Too)!

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…

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Written by Jennifer Trask, Jackie McCann-Scott at 18:22