I’M PICKIN’ UP GOOD VIBRATIONS

I’M PICKIN’ UP GOOD VIBRATIONS

The familiar past becomes the predictable future.  (Dr. Joe Dispenza) The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind. (William James) I attract to my life whatever I give my attention, energy, and focus to, whether positive or negative.  (Michael Losier) It doesn't matter whether you like the music of The Beach Boys, believe in the Law of Attraction, or if you've never heard of either one! At its essence, research in quantum physics continues to highlight the power our minds have over our lives.  More than you realize, success or failure really does often hinge on how you think and feel.  I have found examples time and…

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Mid-year Business Reality Check

Mid-year Business Reality Check

"Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning."  (Benjamin Franklin)   I've been reading and listening to Dr. Joe Dispenza (Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose your Mind and Create a New One), and something he says frequently has really stuck with me in a big way. It has impacted me personally and professionally. The statement that Dr. Joe often repeats is that the familiar past becomes the predictable future. The VERY basic idea is that most of us get up every day and repeat the same tasks and the same routine mindlessly. We even tend to think the same thoughts--day after day after day--without realizing we do it, or…

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Bold Business Owners THINK BIG And WORK SMALL

Bold Business Owners THINK BIG and WORK SMALL

When you're self-employed your DO list never seems to shrink.   It's always up to you to make sure that you're generating enough profit from your work to pay the bills and then some.  If you're anything like me, you started the new year with optimism and a list of great ideas.  Yet, the first quarter of the year is almost over and I have no choice but to admit to myself that I haven't made nearly the progress I intended.  Projects that should have been launched in January are still languishing on my desk. What's a business owner to do?  THINK BIG and WORK SMALL.  A bold business owner sets clear business goals (the THINKING BIG part): What are my…

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Fearless Freelancers And Solo Professionals Focus On Excellence

Fearless Freelancers and Solo Professionals Focus on Excellence

Self-employment tests your courage and commitment every single day. Trust me, I know.    Success or failure is up to you. Lack of focus, negative work habits that pull you off course, isolation, and fear-based thinking will sink you.   Fear-based freelancers: Are always planning and never implementing Are afraid of looking stupid Keep changing their niche or industry or services Make excuses Blend in, instead of STANDING OUT Think about making the call or taking action... Are slow on follow-through Will work with anybody  Sell based on price because they don't value what they're offering Are constantly looking for the #1 secret to success.... I can feel the fear just writing that list....! FearLESS freelancers: Believe in themselves and what…

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Are You Ready To GET SERIOUS About Growing Your Business?

Are you ready to GET SERIOUS about growing your business?

RENAISSANCE COACHING GROUP ANNOUNCES NEW MASTERMIND GROUP FOR BOLD BUSINESS OWNERS! ARE YOU READY TO GET SERIOUS ABOUT GROWING YOUR BUSINESS? FEELING OVERWHELMED ABOUT HOW TO MAKE IT ALL HAPPEN? NOT SURE WHAT TO DO NEXT? DO YOU WANT THE SUPPORT OF OTHER LIKE-MINDED SELF-EMPLOYED MOVERS AND SHAKERS? JOIN THE BOLD BUSINESS WOMEN’S MASTERMIND GROUP AND POSITION YOURSELF FOR GREATER SUCCESS "The Master Mind principle: Two or more people actively engaged in the pursuit of a definite purpose with a positive mental attitude, constitute an unbeatable force." (Napolean Hill) Renaissance Coaching Group is launching this business mastermind group for a select group of BOLD women business owners and self-employed professionals who are ready to get serious about their success.  This group…

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Are You A New Leader Lost In The Weeds?

Are you a New Leader Lost in the Weeds?

If you're new to leadership after years of serving as a technical expert, taking on responsibility for other people--in addition to completing projects on time and on budget, serving clients, and nurturing new business leads--can result in stress and overwhelm if you go into the role thinking you can just wing it. Taking on a supervisory or leadership role means that it's no longer just about your success.  You are now accountable for the success of each member of your team, and each one will be at a different level on the technical/behavioral learning curve.  You need to be accessible.  You need to serve as a role model.  You need to think strategically.  You need to keep your team engaged…

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Does Your Marketing Plan Need An Overhaul?

Does your Marketing Plan Need an Overhaul?

"If you orient your entire business to serving customers, you will be more successful.  This means you don't sell your services. Rather, you use your skills to help customers meet their needs."  (Rick Crandall, Ph.D.) Do you find yourself constantly asking yourself where the clients are and why you're having so much trouble finding them? The first step is to assess your marketing plan.  If you don't have a written action plan, that's your highest priority.  If you do have one, are you actually using it?  How do you track its effectiveness?  When was the last time you upgraded your strategies? Before you do anything else, you need to figure out where in the marketing cycle you're under-performing. Is your…

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Are You Ready To RAMP UP Your Business?

Are you ready to RAMP UP your business?

"Action expresses priorities."  (Mahatma Ghandi) "Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important."  (Stephen R. Covey) We're almost into the middle of January.  If you're ready to launch a new business, struggling to find clients, or just plain overwhelmed, take a day for some strategic analysis.  Knowing what you want to accomplish and taking focused action is the way to structure your time and energy and avoid overwhelm.  In short, your results will improve when you begin to make better choices.  But before you choose, do your due diligence and gather the facts. Here are my TOP 25 questions to help you first look back on your 2017 results…

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The Key To Greater Business Success Is Taking The Time To Hire The Right People

The key to greater business success is taking the time to hire the right people

"Never hire someone who knows less than you do about what he's hired to do."  (Malcolm Forbes) "Great vision without great people is irrelevent." (Jim Collins) "Time spent on hiring is time well spent."  (Robert Half) Great leaders hire great people.  But most leaders are impatient and don't want to spend the time it takes to find the right person for the job.  The reality is that your business is best served when you take the time to hire well.  Here are a few of my top suggestions: 1.Each new hire is an opportunity to reevaluate the right "fit" for the position.  Ask yourself what you'll miss most about the departing employee.  What aspects of the departing employee did you…

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When It Comes To Marketing Your Professional Services, Are You A Marathoner Or A Sprinter?

When it comes to marketing your professional services, are you a marathoner or a sprinter?

"Either you run the day, or the day runs you."  (Jim Rohn) When I think of marketing my services, I remind myself regularly that I'm in it for the long haul. Marketing is not a one and done task.  Even professionals who've been in business for years can share a personal horror story or two about how they stopped marketing during a busy stretch only to start a new calendar year with nothing on their plate and an empty marketing pipeline. Here are some ways to think about your Marketing: Identify your daily/weekly/monthly numbers: Know your daily or weekly revenue goal needed to meet your annual income goals. Begin and end each day asking yourself if you met the goal…

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