Here’s something I teach my students all the time…
You (and I) can talk until we’re blue in the face about how great it is to work with us or how good our “stuff” is, but…
…somehow, it will never be as inspiring (or as motivating) as when others hear it directly from the client.
Today I want to introduce you to Michelle.
I adore Michelle, and one of the many things I love about her (she’ll laugh out loud when she reads this) is that she’s a tough cookie who doesn’t take any bleep from anyone::
In fact, Michelle is a totally no-nonsense New Yorker who rolled her eyes when she first heard me speak, didn’t buy into what “any marketer” was trying to sell her and didn’t think CABS would work for her.
Well, she’s changed her tune…
…especially since she’s multiplied her business many times over this year (and we’re not done with 2015 yet).
Yes, she multiplied her business many times over.
Yes, she had her doubts as to whether CABS would work for her.
Well, it did.
It really did.
You gotta watch Michelle’s video. I hope this inspires you, and that maybe, just maybe, it gives you the courage to reach out to us here to schedule a time to talk and see if we can help. OK?
I believe in you and your potential,
P.S. Do you have a friend or colleague who could use increased results in their business too? Pass this email along and let them know they’re not alone and that big things are possible, OK?
Then, invite them to watch more videos and schedule a call with one of our caring Strategy Coaches here to map out the next 12 months and see how we can help. YOU ROCK. Thank you! xoxo
I had a secret for many years that I refused to share, for fear of people thinking I’d lost my mind.
And I felt like a fraud because of it.
You see, I realized something.
I realized that marketing doesn’t work…
Well, it doesn’t work… by itself.
If you want to grow a successful business, get more clients, make more money, experience true abundance and accomplish anything you want in your life, and I mean anything, you need 3 things.
Watch this week’s video to find out what those 3 things are:
So, here I was, running a successful business teaching entrepreneurs solely about good marketing (and yes, I’m a master teacher of all things that have to do with authentic and integrous marketing).
But deep down I knew that it wasn’t enough to make an entrepreneur experience a massive shift.
I knew that things like chaotic vibration were getting in the way.
And once I started sharing this with my clients, and teaching them what I now teach hundreds and hundreds of our students, they got exponential results in our Business School.
This week’s 5-minute video outlines what’s absolutely, positively, supercalifragilisticexpialidociously necessary for you to gain massive traction in your business and move to that next level.
Without it, you’ll stay where you are.
I’d love to hear your thoughts, OK? Please post a comment below.
With deep appreciation for who you are and the work you’re here to do.
We all need a little inspiration every now and then, even on a Tuesday, right?
Sometimes, just hearing a business transformation story from someone who’s gone from $700 a month to $10,000 a month in less than a year really allows us to see that anything is possible.
Meet the beautiful, talented, irresistibly charming Victoria Whitfield:
(Please forgive my rather very loud “woohooo-ing” at the 4:08 mark, but we were going crazy about her newfound results. And then be prepared to tear up, as I did, starting at 5:03.)
In this 7-minute inspirational video, Victoria will lovingly pull you into your future by showing you how she quickly ramped up her business and changed her life for the better, in just one year…
…and how you can, too, doing what she did.
Her sweet laugh and warmth are infectious in the best possible way, and I hope this gives you what you need today.
p.s. In fact, feel free watch that video as often as you need to so you can feel ready to step into your future more confidently and join us in CABS (The Client Attraction Business School™) like Victoria did. Curious about what’s possible when you do? Go here to watch more videos and schedule a call with one of our loving Strategy Coaches to map out your next 12 months and see how we can help.
p.p.s. Will you be on the panel next year sharing your own success story? You can be. Join us here first. xoxo
I recently spoke with a new student about his business. Prior to joining our Business School, John experienced a tremendous decrease in revenue.
Despite putting his best face forward, he was stressed and not taking a salary.
He was worried – as anyone would be – about how to rebuild and get his cash flow back to where it used to be.
After listening to him and learning more about his business, I realized that his cash flow situation is actually really common among entrepreneurs at all levels, one that most business owners and entrepreneurs have dealt with at one time or another.
How do you increase your cash flow now?? Today I’d like to share with you John’s story and the solution I gave him to inject a business with cash, now. Here it is:
There are many reasons for a reduction in cash. John’s revenue decreased because he, for lack of a better term, had put all of his eggs in one basket by putting his major focus on just one big client. And when that happens, when one of your clients provides you with the bulk of your business’ income, losing them, or having them greatly reduce their contract, means trouble.
For some, it can even mean crisis.
Unless, you have a plan!
In today’s short five-minute video, I show you how to quickly recoup your cash flow, no matter if you’re making $8,000, $80,000 or $800,000 a year.
Once you’ve watched the video, my question for you today is: what will you do more of that worked to initially land your best clients and what will you stop doing right now to make room for increasing your cash flow?
I can’t wait to read your comments below.
Sending you lots of love,
P.S. Didn’t want to say goodbye for today without thanking you for all the well wishes on my TEDx Talk last week! I was overwhelmed with your love and support. The video of my 18-minute session on Activating Your Potential for Greatness isn’t up on TED.com yet, but I promise to let you know the minute it is! Enjoy and have a great weekend! In the meantime, you can watch this video to help you get ahead in reaching your business potential.You rock. xoxo
Are you feeling the pressure to send out your company newsletter more frequently? Many of our students feel the need to push themselves into a biweekly or even weekly regimen. While there is no question that keeping in touch with your community is really smart marketing, your newsletters shouldn’t completely monopolize your time.
The good news is that – especially for new businesses – you don’t need to pump out a ton of content in a short amount of time. In fact, slowly increasing the frequency of your newsletter is a better approach. The last thing you want in your attempt to build relationships with prospects is to overwhelm them suddenly with tons of emails.
Instead, feel free to move slowly and go step-by-step. For example, if right now you only send out about six newsletters per year, try pushing that number up to twelve per year, or once a month. Or, if your newsletter is monthly, go for every other week. This gives you a chance to slowly work up to greater frequency, while still sending at a level you can maintain.
From my experience, I’ve seen too many people jump aggressively to a weekly newsletter and then back away because it’s too much of a challenge. Oftentimes, it can be difficult for new business owners to think of new topics to write about, and if they take on too much too quickly, they can burn out.
A great way to get going on your newsletter initially is to come up with a format that feels realistic. Perhaps you provide a technique or strategy for the first email of the month and share a client success story for the next. I recommend coming up with your own editorial calendar. Planning out the topics for three months at a time actually is a huge time saver in the long run. It helps to plan out your content.
Once the bi-weekly newsletter is going like clockwork, then you can move to a weekly publication. You may find that between the editorial calendar and choosing a good format, the newsletter becomes a breeze. Just know you don’t need to move to weekly emails unless you feel you can handle the increase comfortably.
Your Client Attraction Assignment
When was the last time you looked at your newsletter strategically? It makes sense to freshen up your newsletter every so often. You might need a new design or to rethink the content. Lastly, do you offer a special or use a call to action that encourages readers to contact you? Don’t miss out on prompting people to buy or hire you while you are sharing your amazing knowledge.
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 growth-minded entrepreneurs looking to quickly attract more clients and make more money. If you’re interested in finding out more, visit www.ClientAttractionBusinessSchool.com for more details. To speak to an enrollment coach, click here
At the risk of sounding like a get-rich-quick scheme (yuck!) I am writing you today to let you know that you can indeed afford anything you want.
Meaning, there is money in your life – right now – that you don’t know exists.
Or rather, there is POTENTIAL money in your life right now, in the form of opportunities that haven’t been actioned yet. And lots of it.
Yes, and this week’s video (straight from my recent Mindset Retreat) explains what I mean and how to find that money:
(Note: if you’re spiritual like I am, you’ll love the content starting at 4:04. And just a friendly heads-up that there’s a whispered expletive at around 6:06, just to spice things up a bit, courtesy of one of my dear students!) 🙂
Listen, I hear entrepreneurs (and just regular folks off the street too) tell me, almost daily, how they “can’t afford this” or “don’t have the money for that,” etc.
The reframe I have around this that has proven to be completely life-altering for tens of thousands of people so far is that if you change your beliefs, the money will be there.
Here’s what I mean:
If you stop saying, “I can’t afford it” and instead say, “HOW can I afford it?”, you will begin to activate your brain’s Reticular Activating System (basically, a part of your brain’s function that acts as a filter for what you’ve asked it to look for) and you will begin to FIND the money.
Every year at The Mindset Retreat™ and throughout our programs of The Client Attraction Business School™, I teach our students this powerful focusing strategy for finding at least 50 opportunities for new money waiting for you right now.
This is a practice that my husband Derek and I still use to this day. It’s crazy how it works every time someone uses it as instructed. I’m always (still) blown away.
Once you’ve watched the video, the question I’m excited for you to answer is:
What are 3 opportunities (out of the 50 you come up with) that you’ll implement this week for making more money right now?
I can’t wait to read your comment on the blog and cheer you on as you begin to implement this. I believe in you.
Sending you so much love,
p.s. Speaking of the Reticular Activating System… a big (personal) dream of mine is happening this week. What happens when you explore what’s possible beyond your limiting beliefs? Do you dare to push beyond what you’ve done before, to break out of your comfort zone and activate your potential for greatness? That’s what I’m talking about during my first TED Talk tomorrow.
My intention (as per my journal entry from this morning) is to “deliver a powerful, loving, life-changing message, beaming love the whole time, causing a shift in consciousness, for the highest good of all… Let my session be dangerous to a person’s sense that they are small and helpless and hopeless; to their feeling that they are alone and invisible; to any belief they have that they are somehow worthless, inadequate or bad; to any belief that they are too much or not enough. AND SO IT IS!” Thank you for your continued, loving support! I love you. 😉
It goes without saying that networking is an amazing marketing method for building your business, which is why I encourage my students to join networking groups that meet regularly. Different groups meet weekly, monthly or even quarterly, which means there is a group out there that can work with every schedule. Through women’s groups, trade associations and local Chambers of Commerce, it is actually quite easy to find a networking group.
Another great way to make sure you are taking full advantage of networking is to seek out those individuals I personally like to refer to as “Centers of Influence” or COI. These Centers of Influence are the people who seem to know anyone and everyone – and they are great people to have as contacts.
Identifying your Centers of Influence will help you make connections to people who can power up your networking in ways you never imagined.
1. Identifying your COI
Whenever I speak of COIs, the number one question I get is: where can one find these amazing Centers of Influence?! The funny thing is that you likely have a COI in your life but you just don’t know it. So think of that friend you have who just knows everyone – and that person is your Center of Influence! If you don’t already have a COI in your life, the networking events and groups will help you identify one.
These COIs are master networkers who know droves of folks and can regularly refer you to the right people. Most COIs absolutely love to make connections and introductions. They like to provide referrals for when you need service or help. I call them natural “bridgers” because they get a thrill from bridging one person to another.
2. Meet with your COIs regularly
When you meet regularly with your Centers of Influence it will have a direct impact on growing your business, which is why it is important to meet with your COIs often. Making a point to stay in touch keeps you top-of-mind when they are out networking. Personally, I like to meet my COIs for lunch or a cup of coffee about once a month.
3. Getting referrals
Centers of Influence are one of the fastest paths to referrals. Even if you feel weird asking for referrals, just remember that your COIs really enjoy it. They feel awesome, valued, proud, confident and influential whenever they help their friends out. It’s a mutually beneficial relationship!
4. Reaching out to your COI
Because reaching out to others about networking is uncomfortable for some people, here is a sample email you could send: “Hi Jane. It’s been a long time since we’ve caught up. I’d love to hear what you are up to and also let you know what‘s new with me. How about meeting for coffee? My treat. When are you free?” I recommend coffee because that’s a lot cheaper than lunch or dinner.
You can reach out to COIs by phone, email, text or social media. If you want to connect with people outside your area, go virtual! You can Skype, FaceTime or try a Google Hangout. Be creative and find a way.
Your Client Attraction Assignment
Right now, make a list of 10 influential people who could be your Centers of Influence. Don’t get hung up on how well you know them. Remember, they enjoy networking and connecting people. You can even list 10 people you’d like to meet because of their influence and connections. Then contact them this week and watch your business grow.
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 growth-minded entrepreneurs looking to quickly attract more clients and make more money. If you’re interested in finding out more, visit www.ClientAttractionBusinessSchool.com for more details. To speak to an enrollment coach, click here.
Find out how to use my step-by-step Client Attraction methods so you can be a success.