Why should we pay someone for help if we know we can do things for ourselves?
You know that is a weird sentence to begin a thought but that is what came to my mind.
When I first began planning my wedding, I thought to myself that I may need help.
But because I was only having a mini wedding, at the time I reasoned, “I do not have too many things to do – I can do this by myself.”
Now I wish I had paid someone to coordinate my special event because I learned a painful truth.
“We may pay a higher price for trying to do important things alone!”
Here is a question:
Have you ever thought that it would be easier to do something by yourself, only to later find out that you should have asked for help?
How does this relate to your business?
Oftentimes entrepreneurs and other self-reliant people, like me, think that we can, should and must do all things alone - by ourselves.
This is an untruth...
Today I woke up thinking about money and my relationship with it.
I have a question for you: have you thought about what is your relationship with money?
Do you have a good relationship with money?
Do you have – any - relationship with it – at all?
I'm not sure if you've ever thought about money in this way, because I never did.
You may agree that it is important for us to have a relationship with money - if we want to live an affluent life.
If we want to feel like we are doing good with our money, we must have a good relationship with it.
If you believe that, then please tell me why is it that we sometimes have NO relationship or a bad relationship with money?
My relationship deteriorated when I was forced to declare bankruptcy due to non-payment of over $250,000 in medical bills.
Let me explain. I had to declare bankruptcy because I became very ill and ended up in a hospital emergency room dying.
I did not have the money to pay for my over $250,000.00 in medical...
By now, if you have been following me for one minute, you have heard me mention the word automation and you may be wondering, what is it?
Automation is about streamlining processes, limiting distractions, and saving time and effort. By leveraging automation, you will have a mind that is clear of clutter and will be able to spend your days doing more of what matters most to you.
You may be wondering what can you automate?
You can automate practically all of your marketing tasks, but my favorite three things to automate are:
Blog Content Writing
Content marketing automation is on the rise. To stay competitive, more and more business owners like you are looking into using content automation software.
This type of software can help you to automatically generate content for social media, blog posts, and email marketing.
Content automation can save your company hours of time that would otherwise be wasted on creating content manually.
Automated marketing is a...
NOTE: (This article is intended to help stressed and frustrated business owners who are sick and tired of being sick and tired over their lack of sales results. If this, is you, and you are open and receptive to change because you are determined to improve your business, then I hope that this will be a good read.)
If your strategy sucks, STOP wondering why you are not attracting sales
Albert Einstein is widely credited with saying, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results.”
I sometimes think that some business owners may be acting a bit insane when their strategy sucks, and they are unwilling to even listen to what may be perhaps a better way of doing business.
Now that I have written that, I will confess that I – myself - have been a bit insane in my own business from time to time. LOL
I say that because I have ignored or at times did not want to face the painful reality that I should change my...
An irresistible lead magnet is a juicy and compelling piece of content that captivates your ideal client prospect so much that they MUST have it.
You know you created the perfect lead magnet when your ideal prospect has no choice but to give their email to subscribe to your list because they want whatever it is your offering. They want it like a thirsty person wants water after walking hours in the dry desert.
When thinking about the experience you want to have your ideal client have when you offer it to them it is like a piece of the sweetest, most mouthwatering dark chocolate treat that I can offer you.
You can also think of it like a “FREE view” that you give out to entice them.
There are so many types of lead magnets that you can create.
For example, you can create a PDF as an eBook, a video, or a cheat sheet list of tips.
The idea is that people can only access this by opting-in to your lead magnet.
An irresistible lead magnet is your first step in the client-buyer...
I cannot believe that some of my business friends speak negatively about one of my most trusted friends.
I am curious.
What is the longest business relationship that you have ever had?
The longest business relationship that I have had, has lasted well over 12 years.
Therefore, you can Imagine my surprise when I hear other business friends speaking negatively about one of my best friends.
By the way, please stay with me because I promise this story has a happy ending.
By now, you may know that I have been in business for over 12 years.
Well, I have worked with this business friend for that long!
Of course, my friend has been around for a lot longer than 12 years and because my friend is old some people think that my friend is out of sync with today’s rapidly evolving digital world.
Although my friend is older, I continue trusting my friend because I trust the results I have obtained. As a matter of fact, I will share some results I have obtained lately.
Some people think and...
What does that mean?
What does that mean to your business today?
Why should you care?
I mean why should you care because after all, 2020 is gone.
The year 2020 may be gone, but perhaps not completely forgotten.
Yes, it is true that for the first time we can say, “hindsight is 2020”.
What does that phrase mean?
When I Googled it, this is what I found:
“This expression means: It's easier to analyze and evaluate situations when we're looking back on them in the past, than when we're in the present moment. The word hindsight refers to looking back or reflecting on things in the past, and 20/20 refers to perfect vision.”
From a business perspective, what does that mean to you today as we enter the first week of work in 2021?
I want us to focus on the word “hindsight” as reflecting on things in the past.
Perhaps as we look back to 2020, we may say that everything we should have known became obvious.
What does that mean to you?
As I reflect on...
Are you wondering why your business is not growing?
One of the reasons why your business may not be growing is because you are not building a steady list of prospects and clients.
Why are you not growing a list?
In my over 12 years as an Email Marketing Practitioner, I have found that professionals fall into 1 of 3 possible categories.
Category #1: The come by and buy and so long goodbye business.
Maybe you are like one of my past clients, let's call him Bob, he was in business for over 30 years but had been enjoying selling to clients who walked in his establishment without ever really keeping track of his buyers’ emails or data.
Category #2:The one-time wonder business!
Are you the one-time wonder business type? This type has over 2000 email addresses of past and prospective clients, but you either sell them once and never again because you never know how to sell them – let alone how to leverage retargeting to sell more to those who bought in the past.
Did you know that Facebook groups are one of the best ways to generate leads in 2020?
Because Facebook is one of the world’s main social media platforms.
Why are Facebook Groups so powerful?
Because professionals like you are looking to connect and network online.
Business owners like you are looking for more personal interaction the way they used to experience it in person.
You may be wondering, what is the difference between a Facebook Group and a business page.
A Facebook Group can be hosted by a person, a company, or an organization to gather people who have a common interest.
It could be where “members” of a community come together to hold each other accountable and grow together.
A Facebook business page is different because it is more branded to the company that it represents, and it is a place to promote their products, services, and solutions.
The biggest benefits of having a Facebook Group are: