If you’re a purpose-driven entrepreneur you know running your own business is about alot more than the numbers – with the highs and lows that come with business it’s the biggest personal development workshop you’ll ever experience. So my question is what’s your relationship with your business? Do you have a business plan? Do you love it or are you feeling a little out of control or maybe even stale? Are you achieving what you set out to achieve personally, financially and for your audience? Or are you feeling grumpy, frustrated or dissatisfied with your ‘other half’?
Are you as successful as you want to be in your business? For many, the answer is yes, I have some success, but more would be great. That’s because there’s probably more people you’d like to help, more customers you’d like to bring on board and more you’d like to achieve. Because when you’re helping more people it means you’ll be making the difference you want to make in the world.
So the question is why? Why aren’t you more successful – when you are so focused on achieving the next level of success in your business and your life? Why are you still not getting to where you want to go? (more…)
If you’re a purpose-driven entrepreneur it’s likely you have a big heart and a big vision. And you want to achieve your goals as quickly as possible so you can reach more people and build a successful business. Having built my own businesses, worked with many successful business owners, and studied countless more, there are three key traits common to them all. What are they and are you taking full advantage of them in your business? (more…)
Success – it’s a really potent concept that can polarise us women – even subconsciously. On the surface, we can say that we want to be successful … but sometimes there can be subconscious beliefs that hold us back. Thoughts like … “will people still love/like me if I’m successful?” … “Successful women can’t find balance elsewhere in their lives” … “A successful business or career means my family loses….” So what does this mean for us?
Every week I have the absolute pleasure, and honour, of visiting my parents in their retirement village on Australia’s beautiful Sunshine Coast. The time I get to spend with my parents is precious within itself, but then the opportunity to meet with other all the souls in this community is an extra bonus.
When I look into their beautiful faces and see the years of experience and the lines of wisdom on their faces, I’m honoured to be in their presence. I also wonder have they told their story? Have they lived the life that they want to live? Have they lived their dreams? (more…)
We all like to buy from people we know, like and trust … part of building trust quickly is to write testimonials that share real stories of how we have helped others. Testimonials are powerful selling tools that are often overlooked on the path to growing your business. If you want to build credibility, really engage your customers and show them what’s like to work with you then write testimonials that showcase the success you create for others.
“Hindsight is the most powerful teacher” – so my parents said and it’s so true when it comes to starting a business. So this week I wanted to share with you 10 things I wish I’d known when I started out in business.
If you’re looking to start a business, or you’re feeling stuck in your business right now – feel free to borrow some of my hindsight. Starting a business is one of the most exhilarating experiences we can have. It can also be exhausting. Reading this post might save you hours, weeks or months of time and effort.
What if getting to know your ideal customer, as well as you know your best friend, could save you time and precious marketing dollars, help you help more people and grow your business? Often in the rush to jump on the next “big thing” … like how to use Snapchat or build a following on a new platform … we can overlook a simple strategy that will pay dividends for the long term. So what is the strategy exactly?
The idea of selling is something that leaves many people feeling cold – but if we want to get more customers we need to be able to do it in a way that feels right for us. We need to say no! to those “icky” feelings of awkwardness that come up around the word selling. So how do we do it? How can we sell authentically … in a way that feels aligned with who we are as heart-centred entrepreneurs who want to get out there and make a big change in the world?
Welcome to our series on how to get unstuck in your business so you can get more sales and customers for your business – authentically. I know what it’s like to feel stuck and spinning your wheels in business. Maybe you’ve spent a lot of money already and still, you’re not making the sales you want to make. Perhaps you feel like you’re making some progress but still feel like you’re walking knee-deep in mud. Oh … and those dreams you had about making a difference and helping a lot of people … do they feel like they’re a very long way away right now?