October 2013 - Small Business Coach, Women Business Coaching - Client Attraction

money-on-tableLooking for quick ways to build business and bring in extra cash? Once you get your practice rolling, one of the easiest ways to do this is to look for opportunities that I call, “Money on the Table”.

I don’t mean to highlight what you haven’t done. Yet, sometimes, the places where you haven’t followed up offer the strongest opportunities to earn income quickly and build business.

For example, if you went to a networking event and had some really great conversations, but haven’t followed up with those people– that’s an easy opportunity. If you had a lead someone gave you, but you didn’t connect, make time now to do so. Everyone has a few situations that might not have come to closure and that’s where money has been left on the table. You can potentially capitalize on these things right away and convert them into money without a lot of time and effort.

1. People you didn’t close. If you’ve had get acquainted sessions with people who didn’t sign up, these people are a good bet to become clients. Since they know about your service, have expressed an interest, and you’ve already had the conversation with them, consider them to be “low hanging fruit” which is easy to pick! Follow up with them to find out if they are ready now or new circumstances make it possible to sign up at this time. Also, anyone who has said, “That sounds interesting,” but you never had the conversation with is worth talking to again.

2. Products that can be relaunched. Maybe you created a product in the past that could be updated or refreshed. This is something that you have already invested time, money and effort in, but with a little work, could be offered again to your list. This is considered money on the table because the majority of work has already been completed. Relaunching a product takes much less effort than creating something from scratch and can really work to build business.

3. Follow up with a Joint Venture partner. Have you started a JV conversation with someone, but never executed the program together? Since you’ve already made the connection, this too can be money on the table. It’s especially true if you can deliver a program that has already been developed and you can just deliver it to your partner’s list and share the fee. That is certainly an easy way to bring in some profits quickly.

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Where have you left “money on the table”? Think about who you have spoken with, leads you’ve gotten and networking events where you met new people. Create a list of the low hanging fruit and other opportunities that wouldn’t take that much time and effort to move on and generate some fast and easy income.

Now, if you’re just starting out and trying to fill your practice in the FIRST place, then follow a step-by-step system that feels easy and authentic to you. The Client Attraction  System® gives you the most important things to do to set up simple, solid systems, so that you consistently fill your pipeline and continually get new clients. It’s all step-by-step, not a big mishmash of things. So, you do step one of the system, and when you’re done with that, you move on to step two, and so on. All the tools, scripts, templates, and examples are handed to you on a silver platter. Easy. You can get it at TheClientAttractionSystem.com.

overwhelmSome clients come to me with strong feelings of overwhelm. They are getting so much email and information and can’t get to everything on their to-do list, never mind read all the material that shows up in their inbox. For some business owners, this can cause you to feel shut down or immobilized as resistance grows to moving forward with any passion or energy.

One reason this happens is what I call mental clutter. It can add to your inner critic which definitely can get in your way. And that can prevent you from connecting with people to serve them fully. You need to be able to speak from the heart to truly make that connection and when you are feeling overwhelmed, that is very difficult.

Since much of the overwhelm in this case comes from external sources, the best way to end the cycle is to unsubscribe from many of the emails and newsletters you receive. Keep the ones that really serve and help you, but significantly narrow the list. The information that helps you feel good, feeds you mind and inspires you is worthwhile, but dump the rest.

You won’t believe how amazingly liberating this is. It can free up so much energy, time and mental activity. Here’s what can happen:

  • Your inbox will be cleaner
  • You’ll feel less bombarded by information and options
  • You won’t spend time reading all those other newsletters and stressing
  • Your mind won’t be overwhelmed with too many ideas and ways to do things
  • You’ll have time to work on your own ideas!

If you find yourself focusing on what others are doing a good percentage of the time that is your signal to bring the focus back to yourself. Start concentrating more on what you are doing to grow your business:

  • What are your ideas to attract clients and build business?
  • What products can you create?
  • What topics can you write about?
  • What programs can you develop?
  • What offers can you create?

Minimize outside influences that cause overwhelm and bring your energy back to you and building your own practice.

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If you are experiencing overwhelm, what comes into your inbox that you can unsubscribe from? What outside factors are causing you to feel stressed? Find a way to bring your attention back to yourself. Get centered in what you are working on and planning. Limit your current to-do list to three projects and do them one at a time to get past overwhelm and feeling stuck and get back on track for greater productivity.

Now, if you’re just starting out and trying to fill your practice in the FIRST place, then follow a step-by-step system that feels easy and authentic to you. The Client Attraction  System® gives you the most important things to do to set up simple, solid systems, so that you consistently fill your pipeline and continually get new clients. It’s all step-by-step, not a big mishmash of things. So, you do step one of the system, and when you’re done with that, you move on to step two, and so on. All the tools, scripts, templates, and examples are handed to you on a silver platter. Easy. You can get it at TheClientAttractionSystem.com.

BlogPost10252013I have a question for you: how many emails do you receive in your inbox each day? Is it a few? A couple dozen? Maybe even a couple hundred?

If you saw my email inbox (and I’ll be totally honest with you), you’d see that I only receive about 10-15 emails a day… to my inbox. Don’t get me wrong – I receive hundreds and hundreds of emails each day, but I am selective about which appear in my inbox.

Email marketing is almost ALWAYS about giving a call-to-action. (Click here to tweet this.)

When I receive those 10-15 emails, I eagerly open them, happily read them and usually engage further by clicking through to see more, whether to an article, video or offer. I love receiving these select emails. How about you? Which emails do you actually love, or even look forward to, receiving?

Whoever is sending you these emails must be doing something right, and it’s time you do the same. As a business owner or entrepreneur using the power of email marketing to get out your message, you need to ask yourself if your emails are exciting to your readers. Are they compelling and engaging? Do they generate behavior and inspire action? If they’re anything like the majority of emails out there, they probably are not exciting enough.

In this week’s video strategy, I give you six secrets to writing exciting and interesting emails. Are you ready? Watch below to discover how you can make your emails more exciting, and ultimately generate more sales as a result.

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Keep these six simple techniques in mind when writing your next email and you will find that your email subscribers are not only excited to read your next email, but you will end up generating more sales. The more compelling your email content, the more likely your subscribers will be to follow your call-to-action.

And don’t worry – you don’t need to implement all these strategies at once. Take it one step at a time by trying a single technique and seeing how the response works for you. Until next time, Happy Client Attraction!

Conceptual 3d abstract illustration.Creating session packages for some business owners is easy and it’s very obvious how things should work. But, for other owners, they prefer packages that offer more flexibility to attract more clients. Their prospects might need more time per call or more time in between sessions.

There are many ways to set up packages that will attract more clients and I’ll share a few alternatives to choose from. These suggestions might spark additional ideas that will work perfectly for your type of business.

Keep in mind that you don’t want to short change your clients. If you provide only two options and one is shorter, it’s not likely people will sign up for the longer program. Offering three options allows clients to choose the middle level with greater comfort. And the top level must have significant value to heighten appeal, so some motivated clients will go for it.

1. Traditional Packages of 3-6 Months
A) With the traditional package, clients get one call per week for three or six months. Calls can be 30, 45, or 60-minutes in length depending on the format that works best for your business.

B) An alternative some coaches offer is three weekly calls per month and one week off.

C) Another option is to offer a prescribed number of hours per month and clients can choose how to use that time. They can have one three-hour call or three one-hour calls over the 30 days.

2. Year-Long Packages
A) This option provides clients with a pre-set number of hours that can be used in any combination over 12-months. Clients can call on a weekly basis or periodically over the entire year as they wish. They might schedule a bunch of sessions in a row and then take a few months off before contacting you again. This can help you attract more clients when flexibility is part of the issue.

B) Schedule 12 monthly calls giving clients structure for support and accountability throughout the year. In between calls, they have plenty of time to implement the strategies you shared and gain experience before taking the next step.

Longer packages of 6-12 months can be particularly helpful when you are teaching mindset. I believe you don’t ever completely heal all of your mindset issues. We all still have them – I do. We don’t reach mindset nirvana right? So, the more time you invest in mindset, the more layers of the onion you peel away, going deeper into the issues.

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What type of packages will best serve your clients and makes sense with your business? Will it be better to have a structured schedule or one that is more flexible? You can even offer both types to help you attract more clients and fill your practice. When prospects call, test different options to see what has the most appeal or ask a few longer-term clients for their opinion. You may start with one type of package and shift to another over time as your work evolves.

Now, if you’re just starting out and trying to fill your practice in the FIRST place, then follow a step-by-step system that feels easy and authentic to you. The Client Attraction  System® gives you the most important things to do to set up simple, solid systems, so that you consistently fill your pipeline and continually get new clients. It’s all step-by-step, not a big mishmash of things. So, you do step one of the system, and when you’re done with that, you move on to step two, and so on. All the tools, scripts, templates, and examples are handed to you on a silver platter. Easy. You can get it at TheClientAttractionSystem.com.

attract-clients-workshopI’m often asked how to attract clients to fill a workshop. If you are planning to deliver a program, here are six suggestions to help you reach as many people as possible with details about your event and pack the house.

1. Call Prospects. Yes call them. Choose the most likely prospects who you haven’t worked with yet. Maybe they weren’t ready for private sessions. With a one-day workshop, people can get a lot of information and support from you at a group rate. Call your prospects and say, “I’m doing this event and I immediately thought of you. I know you’ve been thinking about working together, but I thought this would be an easy way for you to get some great value and a feeling for what it’s like to work together.”

You can call existing clients as well and tell them about the workshop. They might want to supplement the work they are already doing with you.

2. Create a Flier. Prepare a one-page flier with all the program details to attract clients. Write a bold headline that addresses the big problem you are offering to solve. Include everything attendees need to know including date, time, place, cost and how to register. Provide your phone number, email address and website because people have different preferences for how they’ll want to sign up.

3. Network Like Crazy. When you go to events, instead of handing out your business card, give people a flier. You can say, “Yes, I have a card, but let me give you this invitation to my upcoming workshop.” Attend as many events as possible during the three-six weeks prior to your workshop to reach lots of people and attract clients who will register.

4. Email Your List. This goes without saying – share program details with your current list. If you have good size list that’s great, but if not, this will still supplement your networking efforts.

5. Offer a Free Teleclass. Another way to attract clients for your workshop is to offer a free teleclass to sample what you will be covering. Give people a taste of the wonderful information they’ll gain. At the end, say, “You may not want to do this on your own. If that’s the case, come to this workshop so I can help.”

6. Look for Joint Venture Partners. You may know other professionals who target your same audience but are not in the same business. Partner up with them to reach out to their lists. Remember, this is an opportunity for them to add value to their subscriber community.  They might send out an email to their list with details or run a teleclass with you to encourage registration. You can offer an incentive for every person who registers as a result of the partner’s help.

Your Client Attraction Assignment
These six ways to attract clients for your workshop will help you build awareness and share with plenty of people. Take the time to write it all down so you know what needs to be done and put timing next to each step to keep yourself on track.

Now, if you’re just starting out and trying to fill your practice in the FIRST place, then follow a step-by-step system that feels easy and authentic to you. The Client Attraction  System® gives you the most important things to do to set up simple, solid systems, so that you consistently fill your pipeline and continually get new clients. It’s all step-by-step, not a big mishmash of things. So, you do step one of the system, and when you’re done with that, you move on to step two, and so on. All the tools, scripts, templates, and examples are handed to you on a silver platter. Easy. You can get it at TheClientAttractionSystem.com.

BlogPost10182013I had the perfect opportunity this past week to put to use one of the most important concepts that I teach: no matter what challenges you see before you, you must remain in a state of positive expectation and always act with faith.

Two weeks ago while hosting my Mindset Retreat, my team and I were prepared to do a soft launch of my new book, Embrace Your Magnificence. After months of preparing this book for publishing, we had set up a campaign to achieve #1 Best-seller on Amazon in several categories. We sent one simple email out at around 2 o’clock in the morning and by 5:00 a.m., enough books were purchased for Embrace Your Magnificence to climb into the Top 100 Books on all of Amazon. Soon after, it landed among the Top 5 in three of the categories. Not bad for just one email…

We create our lives with every action and every reaction. (Click here to tweet this.)

But then the big breakdown before the big breakthrough happened… Amazon changed the book’s availability, with no notice or explanation. People were no longer able to place an order. Our campaign completely stalled and we watched the #1 spot slip through our fingers. We started hearing from people all over the world, saying they kept refreshing their browser and, despite visiting Amazon dozens of times throughout the day, they still couldn’t buy the book.

For some in my position, this could feel like a failure. However if you’re coming from a place of positive expectation, despite what you see in front of you, an otherwise perceived “failure” will turn into a wonderful opportunity. And that’s what this turned out to be.

My video strategy this week is all about manifestation and the role that faith plays in creating your reality (for an entrepreneur, the number of clients you attract and the money you make). When you watch this video, I don’t want you to take any notes. Put down your pen, stop typing and just spend the next few minutes with me, OK?

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Next time a potential crisis occurs, stay in faith. Don’t react to misfortunes. Just keep focusing on what you want as if it has already happened. Because it has. Most people say, “I’ll believe it when I see it” but the Universe doesn’t work that way. Instead, it’s “I’ll see it when I first believe it.” So, whether it’s clients, money or anything else you want to create in your business or in your life, keep believing and that’s when you’ll see it.

This is just one of the many best practices we dive deep into with the students of The Client Attraction Business School, the premier training school for entrepreneurs looking to quickly attract more clients and make more money. If you’re interested in finding out more, you can email an enrollment advisor at info@clientattraction.com. See you then!

commitmentDo you waffle on the commitments you make? Maybe you make promises to yourself to clean your house or exercise regularly. You get started, but then in time, it fizzles out. This lack of commitment often stems from a self esteem issue.

I saw a speaker this year who talked about this exact topic. She said, “Commitment equals results.” If you want to lose weight or get more clients, you need to look at your level of commitment around whatever it is you’re striving for.

The results only come from your level of commitment. You’ve heard me share the John Assaraf quote and I’ll paraphrase it here. “If you’re interested, you do what’s convenient. But if you’re totally committed, you’ll do whatever it takes.” You can see the difference here right?

By the way, self worth is my life lesson – you’ve probably heard me say that. Two books really helped me heal this:
1) The Self-Esteem Workbook
2) Healing the Shame That Binds You

When we come out of the womb, we enter this world with our self-esteem and self-value at 100%. Then, little by little most people find this gets chipped away. Then you end up walking around with a gaping wound and feel that there’s something wrong with you. If you’ve had any traumatic events, these are wounds that need to be healed.

The truth is, there’s nothing wrong with you. My new book, Embrace Your Magnificence talks about how you have a perception that there is something wrong with you because those things happened to you. You might have thoughts like, “I’m lonely, I’m alone, I’m sad, I’m scared, something is wrong with me.” These thoughts create those feeling of inadequacy and that causes you to not treat yourself well and self sabotage your commitments.

I recommend reading these books, as well as trying EFT, hypnosis or intuitive healing. These are the healing modalities that have helped me tremendously to get past these feelings. You don’t have to do it all, but a little healing here and there will add up to close those wounds that keep you from your commitments.

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To break through this pattern of wavering on commitments, I recommend that you one take action today. Choose your first steps and schedule something today. Draw the line in the sand and say, “I can do this.” Take care of yourself as you would your own child and make this a priority so you can begin the healing process and get on the road to the success you want.

Now, if you’re just starting out and trying to fill your practice in the FIRST place, then follow a step-by-step system that feels easy and authentic to you. The Client Attraction  System® gives you the most important things to do to set up simple, solid systems, so that you consistently fill your pipeline and continually get new clients. It’s all step-by-step, not a big mishmash of things. So, you do step one of the system, and when you’re done with that, you move on to step two, and so on. All the tools, scripts, templates, and examples are handed to you on a silver platter. Easy. You can get it at TheClientAttractionSystem.com.

I’m thrilled to introduce you to one of our standout students of The Client Attraction Business School™, Love and Passion Coach Stacey Martino. Please welcome Stacey as our first guest contributor to the Client Attraction blog. As always, we’d love to hear your feedback. Please post your comments and questions below. ~ Fabienne. Connect with Stacey on Facebook here.

Stacey MartinoEver come back from a phenomenal personal development event or program and feel like “no one in my regular life gets me?”

I’ve spent the last two decades in the personal development field and coached countless people who are on the path of personal development.  One thing I’ve noticed, repeatedly, was the struggle that people on the personal development path had assimilating back into the “muggle world” (as Fabienne so perfectly named it).

I noticed a pattern as people came back into their every-day life, where one of two things would happen.  Either they would spew unwanted personal development stuff all over the people around them, or worse, they would go back to playing small so as not to alienate the people close to them.

This breaks my heart.  So, I created a tool to help my clients maintain their long lasting breakthroughs AND cultivate their personal relationships at the same time! Because YES, you can have it all!!

When your relationships are not where you want them to be it impacts every area of your life… your confidence, your self-worth and your happiness. (Click here to tweet this.)

First, let me explain, that there are two groups of people in your life today.

The first group consists of the people in your life who GROW with you. They hold you to a higher standard, challenge you to be the best version of yourself and will reach out and pull you up to your next level.

The other group of people in your life is your friends and family.  They are the people who love you and have known you the longest.  They are NOT on the personal development path right now.

Pain happens when you interact with your friends and family, as if they are part of that first group (those who grow with you) and you share your growth and development work with them. I understand.  It’s not easy to watch the people in your life suffer when you know you have a distinction that can help them.

But what you are missing is the flip-side of that interaction.  It’s also painful for your friends and family.

While you are coming from the most loving of intentions, when you offer unwanted personal growth, what your friends and family actually hear is “I guess you don’t think I’m good enough the way I am.”

They feel rejected.

So you both end up feeling bad.  And the relationship gets strained.  This is where too many people, end up distancing themselves from people they just don’t know how to “be” with.

I created a tool called Right Hand/Left Hand to help my clients integrate long lasting change into their lives in a way that enhances their personal relationships too! Here’s how it works:

Put your hands out in front of you, palms up.

In your left hand is the people you grow with.  When you are in your Left Hand, you get support, validation, growth and personal development.

In your right hand is your Friends and Family.  You only go to your right hand to GIVE!  GIVE unconditional love and compassion to each and every one of them! You are a force for good in their lives!

You go to your left hand to GET, and out of that growth, YOU have the potential to GIVE unconditionally to your friends and family!

Left Hand = You go to GROW

Right Hand = You go to GIVE

Most people will go through their entire lives never having anyone give them unconditional love and compassion for exactly who they are.  You have the ability within you to be that person for your friends and family!  Don’t sell yourself short and distance yourself.  Step in!

How does this relate to your relationships—both personal and professional?  When your relationships are not where you want them to be it impacts every area of your life… your confidence, your self-worth and your happiness.

As a love and passion relationship expert, I help my clients to reignite the passion and create rock solid alignment with their partner.

When you are creating transformation in your intimate relationship, measuring what you are GETTING back will actually block the progress that you desire.  During the transformation process, you need to GIVE unconditionally to your partner!

It is during this time, when you are creating your magnificent love affair that you must put your partner into your Right Hand, with your friends and family.  Give them unconditional love!

And that is the key to constantly growing and developing while enhancing the relationships in your life—so you can be the best version of yourself and have the greatest relationships with the people you love too!

cropheadshotstaceyStacey & Paul Martino are the founders of LoveAndPassionCoach.com and the creators of the Relationship Transformation System™, the proven step-by-step Relationship Transformation program helping people all around the world create their unshakable love and unleashed passion that lasts a lifetime!

With nearly two decades in personal development, Stacey is trained and certified as a Marriage Educator and Divorce Preventionist by Tony Robbins of Robbins Madanes.  Start creating your magnificent love affair today, click here to get your free audio program How to Transform Your Relationship in Eight Steps.

BlogPost10112013Every entrepreneur needs regularly scheduled time off to rest and recharge. It’s non-negotiable. The problem is, I meet with so many entrepreneurs who feel they simply cannot take time away from their work without everything falling apart. I know exactly what they mean because I’ve been there too.

You may know that I take time off from my business regularly. Sometimes I don’t check in with the office for extended periods of time. And you know what? Everything runs along without a hiccup! You can do this too, even if you don’t see that right now. This skill is one we teach the students of The Client Attraction Business School: how to clone themselves in their business so it can run without them.

The easiest way to take extended vacations is to take them at the same time each year. (Click here to tweet this.)

Today, I will share with you a few best practices on how to take time off from your business (and actually be unplugged). Watch this video to discover three of the strategies we share with our Leverage Track students about how to set up their business so it can run without them.

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Even if you have no intention of ever taking a month off from your own business, put these strategies into practice anyway. By doing so, you will gain the ultimate leverage. And then, when you do these 3 things over time and with lots of practice, you can take as much as one month (or more) completely unplugged from your business. Ease into this and be kind to yourself as you adjust to the crazy idea of an entrepreneur actually taking an unplugged vacation! It won’t happen overnight and that’s OK…but you CAN do this!

Play Big Master Class with Pam HendricksonJoin Fabienne with her guest Pam Hendrickson for an inspiring conversation on how to play big – in your business and your life. Enjoy!

Pam Hendrickson has been producing, launching and marketing highly profitable products for many of the top names in the personal and professional development industry for over 20 years. In addition to consulting with entrepreneurs, celebrities and CEOs, Pam spent almost twenty years at Robbins Research International, Inc. where she worked directly with Anthony Robbins as the Executive Vice President of Content & Product Development.

Pam is the best-selling author (along with her colleague Mike Koenigs), of “Make, Market, Launch IT: The Ultimate Product Creation System for Turning Your Ideas into Income.” A magna cum laude graduate of Brown University, Pam has grown her consulting and product development businesses to seven figures in just under two years. This past year, she received the 2012 Bronze Stevie Award for “Female Entrepreneur of the Year.”

Pam lives in San Diego with her husband and two sons. For more information, visit: PamHendrickson.com.

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