When I still had my job, I used to covet moments when I could garner advice from experienced business owners about the path they took to creating their own work optional lifestyle. I was fascinated by the things they would tell me and I would hang on to their every word as I aspired to start and build my own business. There is something incredibly valuable about learning from those who have done what you aspire to do.
She was probably 16 at the time, she was a part-time sales associate who worked at Lady Footlocker, I was her Manager. We were standing on the sales floor beside each other when a woman walked into the store. This woman proceeded to look around, and as she walked up to one of the displays, Nikki turned to me and said with a smirk on her face “What are you waiting for, a green light?”
What exactly IS reasonably priced? She said, “I’m looking for a business coach who is reasonably priced, can you recommend someone?” Suddenly her Facebook feed was a flurry of comments. One stood out to me and prompted this blog post. The commenter said, “I’m not sure what reasonably priced means to you.”
There are two kinds of buyers in this world, one that shops based on price, the other based on value. And before you dismiss what I am about to say, let me elaborate…
The New Year is on the horizon, it’s time to say goodbye to this year and hello to your future. There is always LOTS of excitement and motivation in the air as one year completes and another year begins. It’s a time for you to spend some time looking at your past year and dreaming of what the new one will bring.
The following is a list of tips for you to review the year past and the year ahead in both your personal life and in your business. These 21 tips are crucial for you to follow if you want to set yourself up for a crazy successful, happy and profitable year.
I remember the moment I sent the email. It was for an event called Thought Leadership, Robert Cialdini was speaking and it was sold out. A colleague of mine said that I should attend and I had to write the organizer, Alan Weiss to ask if he would permit me to attend based on my colleague’s recommendation.
He replied and said he would make an exception as a courtesy to this woman but I needed to pay for my registration now.
As another year of Money, Mindset and Marketing is fast approaching, it never fails to surprise me how much time and effort goes into planning and hosting a live event.
Hosting an event can be a fantastic way to build your brand, establish stronger relationships, and gain credibility in your space. Events are fun because people come together in person, and that creates much better opportunity for connection. Having said all of that, when you transition from a small event to a planning a big event, you need to be prepared to play in the big leagues!
A few years back, I wasted almost an entire year of business growth on a project to create passive income. Let me explain…
I hired a coach for a healthy five figure sum and told him I wanted to create some passive income. At the time, I had a bunch of ebooks, and a few online programs that most certainly should be making me rich while I slept. This guy knew how to do this, he was smart, came with raving endorsements and all in all was a great coach and mentor.
For the most part, men have a vastly different mindset around money than women do. But let’s face it, with every norm, there is always an exception so this is NOT me trying to paint every man with the same brush, nor every woman with the opposite brush. Men typically behave differently when it comes to business.
Although I primarily work with women, I do work with a few men as well. From experience, I can tell you that there is a substantial difference in how they run their businesses and approach money and mindset.