Success Mindset

The test & the hangover

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Mmmmm – that moment when you land on the vision for the next level of your business. The clarity of knowing exactly what you want offer next, what to charge and who your ideal clients are…it’s SO exciting to be able to see and feel it right? And yet, having done this work with clients now for years, there are TWO things that show up shortly after this moment that can stop you in your tracks if you aren’t careful…

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it takes time

It takes time

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Let’s be clear… it takes time. Despite what you see online when someone is sharing how they ‘made 3 gazillion dollars in 30 days’. Despite what you expect of yourself when you look in the mirror and wonder why things aren’t moving as fast as you thought they would (and then wonder what is wrong with you or what you are missing…. ugh) Despite what that coach/trainer/consultant may have promised would happen when you followed just ‘7 steps to making moola in your sleep’ Despite what you might think – or hope – success takes time. Probably more time than you wish it would. A flower doesn’t spring up the…

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letting go of a long term client

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We had this question posted in our Certified OBM Facebook group the other day: “When do you know it’s time to move on from a client?” People come into our lives for a reason, season or a lifetime. The same is true with clients. We may work with a client for a ‘reason’ – a specific project or objective that has an end date in place right from the start. We may work with clients for a ‘season’ – ongoing support without a planned end date. And outside of being an owner (or partner) in a business, it’s rare that you would have a lifetime commitment to a client. 😉…

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successful marketing

the secret to successful marketing

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I wouldn’t call it a secret per se, but it certainly is true. If you want to be successful in your marketing efforts you need one thing: CONSISTENCY Consistency in how often you show up – successful marketing starts with showing up on a regular basis. Be it a weekly podcast. Thrice weekly articles. Daily posts or whatever you decide. If you are sporadic in your marketing efforts, you will get sporadic results. Consistency in what you say – know your ideal client and how you can serve them, and build all of your marketing around this ONE thing. Confusing messages send mixed signals to the point where people may…

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If you want to create an agency – do this first

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The agency model is one of my favorites for a few reasons: 1) It’s a great way to grow – By hiring other people to ‘do the work’ you naturally expand your capacity to serve more clients (and make more money). 2) It’s a great way to leverage your expertise – The agency model allows you to focus on what you do best, so that you get known as an expert in your field. 3) It’s a great way to free up your time – When you build a solid team around you it frees you up to do more of what you love (and less of what you don’t)…

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The rise of the intrapreneur (part 2)

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This is part two of an article I shared last week re: the rise of the intrapreneur. (You can read the first article here if you missed it.) There are 3 shifts to be made as we come together in this new way of working. But first I want to clarify one thing. Intrapreneur is a MINDSET – not a role. There are many different roles that an intrapreneur can play in a business. They might be tech focused or marketing focused. They might be coming in to manage projects or make sales. One of the key distinctions of an intrapreneur is that they OWN their expertise, and are clear…

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