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One of My Best “Work From Home” Tips Featured on Inc.com

Do you work from home? Here are some tips from other “work from home” people, including me on this article on Inc.com. Great round up by Bill Murphy, Jr.

What would you add?

January 16th, 2018|0 Comments

Holiday Gift Ideas for Coaches, Consultants, Speakers and Authors

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: a time for giving and receiving with grace. As an expert in your field who is focused on raising your profile with media coverage, speaking, and publishing, here are some gift ideas that you may want to share with people who ask you what you want this year, or give to other experts on your list.

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December 11th, 2017|0 Comments

Dealing With Your Inner Critic

Hot topic from a client coaching call today: Dealing with the inner critic as it relates to your business, marketing, and putting yourself out there. Because when you start tweaking your actions and thoughts order to increase your visibility and spread your message, it often brings up feelings of uncertainty or being “found out” as a fraud, even if you are CERTAIN that your work offer tremendous benefits.

I work with a variety of business owners and one thing I notice that is consistent across the board is that most everyone has this inner critic and some people are really good at managing it while others really struggle.

Here are two things I’ve noticed that the successful “inner critic managers” seem to do:

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July 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Behind the Scenes of My PR Issue

I responded to a HARO* request months ago and it was just published this week. It turned out to be a roundup of general marketing ideas. The tip I sent is was on getting booked as an expert on local TV.

Simple enough.

Here’s my issue:

After my tip, they added this: “If you want a better idea on how to generate press locally, check out our guide…” and included a link to more info on their site.

My struggle is the use of the word “better.” As if my tip wasn’t actually that great. Ugh.

So –

I didn’t know whether to share it. Here are some of the thought that rolled around in my head:

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June 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Visibility and Personal Branding: My interview on Nurturing Soul Success for Conscious Living

Theresa Cloud Eagle interviewed me recently on her podcast, Nurturing Soul Success for Conscious Living. We talked issues that pop up with becoming more visible in your business as well as conscious living strategies. While I would say I’m on my journey to conscious living, I am always delighted to talk with Theresa because she’s so passionate about and committed to her incredible transformative work. Not to mention that she’s a very generous and kind-hearted human being.

Here’s a link to our conversation. Enjoy!

 

March 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Celebrating Some Clients

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I thought I’d take a minute and celebrate some clients who have been in the news since the beginning of the year.

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February 21st, 2017|0 Comments

What’s Even Hotter Than Being a Featured Expert on TV?

I work with people to help them get known for what they do and how they do it. A lot of the time, this includes getting media coverage, and specifically morning lifestyle TV shows.

Dr. Barbara McClatchie, DDS prepping with the anchors on Good Day Columbus

Dr. Barbara McClatchie, DDS prepping with the anchors on Good Day Columbus

To borrow a phrase that Oprah made famous, here’s what I know for sure:

What’s even better than seeing my clients have success being booked on TV shows is having a front row seat to watching them grow by facing their fears, going after their dreams and taking steps into their courage zone. Seeing someone being more committed to their audience and their message than they are to their inner critic is incredibly inspirational. Because when I think about it, here’s a take on what most every client has said to me:

“I’ll go on TV when I lose 10 pounds.”
“I have no idea what I’ll say.”
“Is what I have to say really that different or interesting?”
“I’ll flub up my words!”
“What if I look like an idiot?”
“Will they take me seriously?”
“I want to do it but it’s not a good time because (list the excuses here).

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February 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Guest Expert Interview: Delegation, Time Management and Building Capacity

time-managementI work with people who accomplish a lot and have high aspirations for themselves and their businesses. They are usually scaling their business in some way and because of that, a common struggle they deal with is how to use their time most effectively.

That’s why when I met Lisa Crilley Mallis of Impactive Strategies last month, I knew I had to get her in front of you ASAP! I was so impressed with the success stories she shared with me! I just knew that she had some great insight that would help my clients and others on my list that I have yet to work with directly.

Lisa generously agreed to answer some questions from my clients and here is a 43 minute audio where does just that.

Get ready to shift your mind around how you think about delegating and building capacity!

In our talk, I learned a lot and here are just three highlights that I personally took away from our conversation:

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November 1st, 2016|0 Comments

How to Handle “Can I Pick Your Brain” Requests

fast-company-logoEver get the question, “Can I pick your brain?”

If you want to stop giving your time and expertise away for free but still use these requests to help others, Fast Company uncovered some great options to consider. My strategy is included in this roundup of great ideas. I’ll bet there is something here that inspires you!

Enjoy!

October 25th, 2016|0 Comments

A New Solution to Time Management: Magic 168!

This is a guest post by Lisa Crilley Mallis, a certified coach, author, and speaker, and owner of Impactive Strategies, LLC. We met at the Women’s Business Conference sponsored by NAWBO and immediately hit it off. I know many consultants and coaches feel overwhelmed so I asked her to offer some of her advice. You know I love practical tips you can use immediately so I wanted to share this with you. Enjoy! 

Meredith

Is it possible to make decisions without supporting data? Possible yes, but not effective.

When I ask my clients if they have enough time to get all their tasks done every day, most say, “No!” Most of them come to me because they want to reach greater milestones in their businesses, but feel overwhelmed with the amount of work they have to do.

To get the supporting data needed to create an effective plan, early in our relationship my client will do the Magic 168 exercise. She’ll write down everything she is currently doing and everything she wants to do, and then total the number of hours spent in each category each week. There are only 168 hours in a week – we can compare her total with the number of hours available.

Often, the results are surprising! In fact, just this week two clients had completely different results.

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October 13th, 2016|0 Comments