Have you ever had a coffee with a friend who wanted to talk about themselves … constantly… and never once asked you anything about you? It was all about them right? Frustrating and a turn-off? Did you feel like catching up again or did the thought of it turn you off … and overtime did the friendship drift apart?
Well the same principle applies with marketing – although this time the shoe could be on the other foot.
Have you ever been to a networking event, or on a discovery call with a prospective client, and you wished the floor would open up and swallow you? I know I have and it all came down to how I handled the first 8 seconds of the interaction.
“8 seconds?” I hear you say … “Is that all?”
Yes! We only have 8 seconds to make an impression on someone! Research tells us that within the first seconds of meeting someone new our brains make significant decisions about that person’s character. In a flash, we evaluate a person’s trustworthiness, credibility, confidence and overall likeability. (more…)
New Year, new you right? For us inspired entrepreneurs our new year means a new set of business goals and some great opportunities to learn more about ourselves as we focus on achieving our goals.
Whether we like to admit it or not the first few weeks of the year cause us to reflect on the year gone by. For some of us that might mean we haven’t come bounding into the year feeling uplifted and certain about where our business is heading. (more…)
If you have a fear of selling and shudder at the words “self-promotion” then know this, you are not alone! Nor are you doomed. While none of us love selling, I know first hand that for heart-centered entrepreneurs it can be much more than a chore, it can be a constant fear that is holding back you, your business and your success. (more…)
Building and running a successful business for us purpose-driven entrepreneurs is like the most incredible self-development workshop we’ll ever experience. It has all the highs and lows of the most powerful Tony Robbins workshop – all in your own personal space – 24/7.
The problem with being a conscious entrepreneur is that you don’t always have the support of others as you do in a Robbins’ workshop. When it’s you, your laptop and the four walls of your office it can get lonely, and you can start thinking or doing some crazy things that can lead your business down the wrong path. (more…)
We all hate ‘being sold to’ wouldn’t you agree? But why is it – that if we all hate being sold to – do we still buy things every day?
Think of a discretionary purchase you have made in the last couple of days. By discretionary I mean a purchase that didn’t involve survival (such as groceries or fuel for your car). Why did you make that purchase in that place from those people? (more…)