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5 Tips For Effective Networking

5 Tips For Effective Networking

5 Tips For Effective Networking Networking when done effectively is an excellent way to grow your business. It’s economical (in most cases) and allows you to build strong client relationships.   In order to network effectively, here are five tips you can immediately implement into your next […]

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Are You Celebrating Your Wins?

Are You Celebrating Your Wins?

Are You Celebrating Your Wins?   Are you celebrating your wins? When’s the last time you really slowed down enough to take it all that you’ve accomplished? As a busy professional, we sometimes forget to acknowledge our successes.   This week, consider answering the question posed in […]

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How To Gracefully Tell Someone, “Get To The Point!”

How To Gracefully Tell Someone, “Get To The Point!”

How To Gracefully Tell Someone, “Get To The Point!” When’s the last time you wanted to shout at someone, “GET TO THE POINT!” We’ve all found ourselves on the receiving end of someone’s long drawn-out explanation or story. Maybe in these situations, you’re able to maintain your […]

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When You Don’t Know What To Say, Say This

When You Don’t Know What To Say, Say This

When You Don’t Know What To Say, Say This When’s the last time you struggled with how to respond to something someone said to you? Did you spend hours, days or maybe even weeks thinking of all the things you “could have” or “should have” said after […]

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Who Can You Rely On Most In Business?

Who Can You Rely On Most In Business?

Who Can You Rely On Most In Business?   Who can you rely on most in business? Where do you get sound business advice? Does this person (people) have your best intentions in mind?   When you think about who you rely on most, do a few people […]

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Are You The Exception To The Rule?

Are You The Exception To The Rule?

Are You The Exception To The Rule? When’s the last time you convinced yourself that you are the exception to the rule? And more importantly, when you think of yourself as the exception, is it a positive in your life/business or is it a negative?   It’s […]

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Phrases To Avoid When Telling Stories

Phrases To Avoid When Telling Stories

Phrases To Avoid When Telling Stories   How often do you tell stories in your business?   For many people, storytelling is a key skill in the art of effective selling. Learning how and when to tell stories has been instrumental in my success over the years. It’s […]

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Price: It’s Not What, It’s How

Price: It’s Not What, It’s How

Price: It’s Not What, It’s How You know that old saying, “It’s not what she said, it’s how she said it.”  How many times have you gotten yourself into a sticky situation by the “how” you said something?   A frequent topic clients want to discuss is […]

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Reckless vs. Resolute

Reckless vs. Resolute

Reckless vs. Resolute At what age did you receive your driver’s license?   Growing up in Boise, ID, I received my daytime driver’s license at the age of fourteen. Once I turned sixteen, I was legally allowed to drive at night. It was an exciting time, as I […]

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The Best Accountability Partner

The Best Accountability Partner

The Best Accountability Partner   Do you have an accountability partner? Someone you regularly check in with, share your wins, talk about what’s next in your business and strategize how best to get there?   For those of you who have a great accountability partner, you understand […]

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The Shortcut In Sales

The Shortcut In Sales

The Shortcut In Sales Have you ever noticed how many of us tend to want a shortcut? It feels so good to get there sooner.   Let’s be honest, if there were some pill you could take or app you could buy to accomplish a goal in […]

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A Simple Brand Strategy To Boost Your Visibility and Influence

A Simple Brand Strategy To Boost Your Visibility and Influence

As a special treat for you this week, I’ve asked my friend and mentor, Joie Gharrity, to be my first ever guest blogger. She’s been a huge inspiration and has helped make significant improvements in my business. Joie’s a brilliant brand strategist, marketer and content developer. I […]

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How To Say “No” To Pushy People

How To Say “No” To Pushy People

How To Say “No” To Pushy People How good are you at saying no?  Most of us struggle with telling people no because we don’t want to hurt their feelings or have them think negatively about us. A few days ago a good friend called wanting some […]

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Effective Email Communication

Effective Email Communication

Effective Email Communication When’s the last time you sent out emails announcing some great new program and didn’t get a single response? Or you emailed an invite to someone to set up a time to chat about how your product/service may benefit them and never heard back? […]

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How To Figure Out What You’ll Make Next Year

How To Figure Out What You’ll Make Next Year

How To Figure Out What You’ll Make Next Year Have you begun planning out your business strategy for next year? And as part of your strategy, have you set a goal of what you want to make next year?   This is a discussion I’ve been having […]

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Something To Be Thankful For

Something To Be Thankful For

Something To Be Thankful For Would you agree, some of the most challenging things in life teach the greatest life lessons? It certainly has been true in my experience. One of the greatest life lessons came a result of learning one of the core principles of selling. […]

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The Heart Of Your Business

The Heart Of Your Business

The Heart Of Your Business Much like the heart’s job is to pump the life blood throughout your body, sales is what pumps revenue into every area of your business. If some part of you is saying to yourself right now, “I don’t sell anything in my […]

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A Better Way To Evaluate Your Performance

A Better Way To Evaluate Your Performance

A Better Way To Evaluate Your Performance Would you say you’re your harshest critic? There’s a good chance you are, in fact, way harder on yourself than you are on anyone else. Maybe you hold yourself to a much higher standard than your fellow colleagues. After coaching […]

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5 Ways To Build A List of Stories

5 Ways To Build A List of Stories

5 Ways To Build A List of Stories How many times have you heard or read somewhere how important it is to tell stories to influence clients?  “The human species thinks in metaphors and learns through stories.”  ~ Mary Catherine Bateson Do you consider yourself a good […]

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Be Interesting & Relevant

Be Interesting & Relevant

Be Interesting & Relevant When meeting someone for the first time, do you ever struggle with what to say when you get asked the question, “What do you do?” For those that sometimes stumble answering this question, I have a simple strategy for you. I learned this […]

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A Nicer Way To Ask

A Nicer Way To Ask

A Nicer Way To Ask How often do people ask you this question, “Does that make sense?” How often do you ask people, “Does that make sense?” I admit this comes out of my mouth way more often than I would like. You might be wondering why I would suggest another […]

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Make It Easy

Make It Easy

Make It Easy Have you ever noticed, most people talk in general terms? The drawback is when we do this, we make it very hard for the other person to know what we want/need. A few years back someone I worked with would tell me over and […]

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Get In-Sync

Get In-Sync

Get In-Sync A simple way to build rapport with prospective clients and deepen your rapport with existing clients is to learn how to get in sync. When it takes less energy (when you are in-sync), your client’s ability to pay attention, converse and ask questions increases.   […]

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