“If we are not willing to fail we will never accomplish anything. All creative acts involve the risk of failure.” ― Madeleine L’Engle, Two-Part Invention: The Story of a Marriage As a child, I was the student who wanted to excel in everything – and for the most part, I did. However, as life became more complex and demanding, I quickly learned that “failure is not an option” was not a reasonable philosophy on which to base my life. In fact, by not accepting failure, I generated a colossal amount of stress and began avoiding any sort of risks. Eventually, I found myself... (Read More ...)

Get more clients with a sales funnel. The sales funnel is a step by step sales process, i.e. your plan to sell a product or service. If you intend to market your services as a life coach, then understanding and using a sales funnel is a great place to start. The first step is to catch the attention of your target market – your ideal client or “Avatar.” Know who this person is: his or her likes, dislikes, age, habits, and especially needs. You must know what your Avatar NEEDS in order to provide a product or service that fulfills that need. But how to do this when they don’t... (Read More ...)

Are you completely focused on this page or are you bouncing between multiple tabs, eating a sandwich or thinking about other things you should be doing right now? I invite you to stop what you’re doing and focus only on one thing: this moment. These words. Let everything else fall away. Just for a couple minutes. Be here now. Aaaahhhh… Are thoughts passing through? Sore spots in the body? Perhaps you’re twisted into an uncomfortable, tight position over your keyboard. If so, I invite you to relax into an easy, upright position. If you’ve been following along, then you are... (Read More ...)

Turn time into money. The most difficult obstacle that most self-employed members of society face is proper time management. When you’re working for yourself, you don’t have anyone looking over your shoulder constantly making sure that you’re getting things done. You don’t always have to commute to work every morning and sit in an office for a set amount of hours each day. In fact, you don’t even have someone prioritizing your tasks so that you know what you need to be doing. All of this is in your hands. Some of us may attempt to replicate the normal work day, but... (Read More ...)

Get connected with your LinkedIn profile. Social media is is a great way to get people to see you and your coaching business, and LinkedIn is no exception. It’s as easy as creating an account and filling in a profile. The question is: are you getting the most out of your LinkedIn profile? All social networking sites work with different methods that you must learn how to use in order to get any real benefits. With LinkedIn, your profile is vital to how easily people can find you. Unless someone already knows your name, they’re not going to be able to find you if your profile isn’t... (Read More ...)