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How a 4-Novel Author and Business Owner Plans to Keep Her New Year's Resolutions

By: Stephanie O'Brien Tuesday January 3, 2017 comments Tags: Time management, Mindset, Motivation, Inspiration, Business planning

How a 4-Novel Author and Business Owner Plans to Keep Her New Year's Resolutions

2016 was an interesting year. Over the last twelve months, I've lost months of work through a file corruption incident , I've published a humor novel for cat lovers , and I started my first-ever long-running webcomic . I all but lost one of my biggest clients, and gained several more. I started a business venture that maxed out both of my credit cards and made me wonder if I'd be able to pay the bills, then got enough client projects to pull me back from the brink. I started a Patreon channel so I could get closer to... Read More


How to Regain Your Confidence in Your Expertise

By: Stephanie O'Brien Tuesday December 27, 2016 comments Tags: Mindset, Motivation, Inspiration

How to Regain Your Confidence in Your Expertise

Do you ever have times when you feel like you don't know as much as you need to in order to help people and be an expert in your field? Maybe you're just starting out, and are surrounded by peers who have been working in your field for decades. Or maybe you've been at it for a while, but someone always seems to know something about your chosen profession that you don't, and it's making you wonder how many other gaps there are in your knowledge. If you feel that way, you're far from alone. Many people struggle to feel confident in... Read More


2 Success Lessons I Got While Creating My Latest Novel

By: Stephanie O'Brien Tuesday December 20, 2016 comments Tags: product creation, Time management, Mindset, Motivation, Inspiration, Business planning

2 Success Lessons I Got While Creating My Latest Novel

Today, I have a personal celebration to share along with the usual success tips: my latest novel, Catgirl Roommate , is finally complete! If you enjoy funny stories about cats (or humans with the ears, tail and mind of cats), and you want to laugh, roll your eyes, and say "I know, right? My cat does that too!", I highly recommend that you get yourself a copy ! Creating this novel was an interesting challenge, with some big bumps along the road. Today, I want to share two success tips I got while writing Catgirl... Read More


How to Start a Coaching Business While Keeping a Full-Time Job

Tuesday December 13, 2016 comments Tags: Marketing, Time management, Client attraction, Business planning

How to Start a Coaching Business While Keeping a Full-Time Job

For many people who want to be a coach, financial security is a big concern. A steady job pays the bills more reliably than a startup business assuming you dont lose that job. But a successful coaching business can bring in far more money than working as an employee, and once your system is established and running, you can help more people in fewer working hours than you could with a job, so its well worth the risk. Fortunately, todays technology provides an unprecedented amount of knowledge and tools that you can use to build your new... Read More


What a Meditation Audio Teaches Coaches About How to Help Their Clients

By: Stephanie O'Brien Tuesday December 6, 2016 comments Tags: product creation, Public speaking, Customer Service, Public relations

What a Meditation Audio Teaches Coaches About How to Help Their Clients

Are you equipping your clients to change their lives, or leaving them frustrated and confused? A little while ago, a friend of mine told me about a meditation CD that was supposed to help her improve her life... but instead, it left her bewildered, annoyed, and unable to get any results from it. The problem this CD had is also a pitfall that many coaches risk falling into, so to help you avoid that trap, I wrote a guest article for the International Coach Federation. If you want to make sure that you're equipping ALL of your clients for... Read More


How Feng Shui Improves Your Focus and Goal-Getting Skills

Tuesday November 29, 2016 comments Tags: Mindset, Business planning

How Feng Shui Improves Your Focus and Goal-Getting Skills

Do you want to reduce stress and overwhelm, and improve your focus and goal-getting skills? In today's guest blog post, Roxana Oliver will explain how to use the principles of FengShuito create a work environment that supports your peace, concentration, clarity and success. Feng Shui is probably the best known ancient Chinese philosophical concept that penetrated the Western civilization. It has its roots in Taoism, as it is based on organizing ones space so as to ensure the free flow of energy (chi) which is considered to be a life... Read More


7 Quick Tips to Increase Conversions in Email Marketing

By: Stephanie O'Brien Tuesday November 22, 2016 comments Tags: Marketing, Copywriting, Client attraction, Email marketing, product launch, Content marketing, Lead nurture

7 Quick Tips to Increase Conversions in Email Marketing

Are your subscribers and leads reading your emails, or just glancing at them and tossing them in the trash? In today's fast-paced world, it's important to craft emails that instantly catch people's attention, and give them a good reason to open, read and act upon your message - even if there are a dozen other emails in their inbox already. Here are 7 quick, easy tips for getting more clients through your email marketing: 1. Use a short subject line that inspires curiosity, pain or need. Your subject line doesn't need to be long, and it... Read More


10 Branding Mistakes You Can NOT Afford to Make

Tuesday November 15, 2016 comments Tags: Marketing, product creation, Copywriting, Lead attraction, Client attraction, graphic design, Content marketing, Public relations, Business planning, Social media, Branding

10 Branding Mistakes You Can NOT Afford to Make

Today's blog post is brought to you by guest writer Niraj Ranjan Rout. For a coach or entrepreneur, your brand is one of your most valuable distinction points. It makes you unique and sets you apart from other similar businesses offering similar services. In short, it answers the most important question your customers tend to ask: Why should I choose you?. "Your brand is the single most important investment you can make in your business." - Steve Forbes You must make sure that your brand captures the soul of your company and... Read More


4 Lessons From a Failed Cold Call

By: Stephanie O'Brien Tuesday November 8, 2016 comments Tags: Marketing, Lead attraction, Client attraction, Enrollment

4 Lessons From a Failed Cold Call

If you use cold calling to get leads for your business or charity, youve probably noticed that it can be a challenge to get people interested in the conversation, keep their attention, and inspire them to make a purchase or donation. Today, Im going to share the story of a very unsuccessful cold call, and Ill break down what the caller did wrong and what he could have done differently, so you can learn from his mistakes and increase your own cold calling success. Here are the 4 mistakes the cold caller made, ‚Äčand what he should... Read More


Guest Star Post: How to Get More Clients by Saying Less

By: Stephanie O'Brien Friday November 4, 2016 comments Tags: Marketing, Copywriting, Public speaking, Client attraction, About me page, Email marketing, Content marketing, Webinar, Enrollment, Public relations, Lead nurture

Guest Star Post: How to Get More Clients by Saying Less

When you have an enrollment conversation or create your marketing materials, are you really telling your audience what they need to know? Or are you losing their interest by talking about too many things that your potential client doesn't care about? In today's Guest Star blog post,Rob Frappierwill help you todetermine which parts of your message are essential to inspiring the client to sign up, and what will only bore them and drive them away. By the way, this will be my last Guest Star blogpost for a while. I will still post a new... Read More



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