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Steal this Disney strategy to make your writing more interesting (…and have more fun writing it!)

Steal this Disney strategy to make your writing more interesting (…and have more fun writing it!)

One topic that comes up again and again in Facebook groups, webinar comments, and my audience surveys

How to make your writing more interesting.

Writing in a way that lets your personality shine through is tough. How do you find that fine line between being authentic and being unprofessional?

As someone who lives on that there fine line, I’ve got a really fun copywriting trick to share with you today. Keep Reading »

The Simple Pre-Launch Survey for a Triple-Threat Launch

The Simple Pre-Launch Survey for a Triple-Threat Launch

Launching is overwhelming.

I won’t try to convince you otherwise!

There’s so much to do. So many potential strategies to consider. And a crazy amount of moving pieces to keep track of.

The best plan of attack is to focus your limited energy on the things that matter most. Yes, there are a million and one things you could do. But that doesn’t mean you have to do #allofthethings.

You can instead focus on #onlythesmartestthings…
 
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7 questions that get better client testimonials

7 questions that get better client testimonials

One thing we all want as business owners?

More and better client testimonials.

And with good reason…

88% of consumers trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations.

68% of buyers read reviews as they’re building their short-list of purchase options.

71% of people agree that consumer reviews make them more comfortable that they’re buying the right product/service.
 
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6 Clever Ways to Wow Your Clients…In 10 Minutes or Less

6 Clever Ways to Wow Your Clients…In 10 Minutes or Less

I have this 10-minute rule.

As someone who feels chronically busy and someone who really likes a tidy house, I need to play mind games with myself to stay on track.

The rule’s simple: If a household chore will take me under ten minutes to complete, I just do it.

These micro-bursts of tidying make a huge difference to achieving my life goal of having a home that’s always surprise-visitor-ready.

As a big fan of the micro-burst of effort, I incorporate the same practice into my business.

Whenever I find myself with just a couple minutes to spare in between bigger tasks, the first place I go to fill that time is with small acts of client love.
 
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3 Tips for Setting Boundaries in Your Business

3 Tips for Setting Boundaries in Your Business

Setting boundaries in your business.

We know we could do it. We know we should do it. But it’s not an easy thing to do.

Especially when you’re a people pleaser or you just really like to make your clients and customers happy…and nothing makes someone happy like hearing a “yes”.

I heard a story the other day about Dr. Dre’s right-hand business brother Jimmy Iovine that made me see red, all because of business boundaries.
 
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5 Simple Email Scripts to Build Your Client List

5 Simple Email Scripts to Build Your Client List

One of the best parts of being an entrepreneur is the work.

Unlike your friends with a j-o-b, you get to decide which projects you take on, which challenges will stretch you creatively, and which tasks are the best match for your skill set.

One of the worst parts of being an entrepreneur? Finding that work.

When you dreamed of being your own boss, you didn’t fantasize about sweaty palms at networking events. Awkward sales conversations. Struggling over how the heck to install a Facebook tracking pixel.

And hey, networking events and social media can be great ways to find new clients. But there’s also a beauty in getting back to basics.

Finding clients doesn’t have to be complicated or anxiety-inducing. It can really be as easy as sending a few simple emails.
 
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Lessons Learned from 90 Days of Instagram Posting (and What I’m Doing Next)

Lessons Learned from 90 Days of Instagram Posting (and What I’m Doing Next)

Wanna know a secret?

I started my Instagram challenge a few months back totally by accident.

I work on my blog content about a month in advance. And I’d actually written the blog post declaring my start to the challenge weeks before and scheduled it when I was feeling bold.

So when I saw my weekly email in my inbox that fateful Friday morning saying, “daily Instagram posting starts today, y’all!” my heart sank a little.

I didn’t feel “ready”. But I had no choice at that point. It was GO TIME.
 
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Launching Soon? Warm Up Your List with This Pre-Launch Email Sequence

Launching Soon? Warm Up Your List with This Pre-Launch Email Sequence

I’ve had veggies on my mind a lot lately.

With farmers’ markets in full force for the season and a teeny little herb garden growing on the patio, we’re enjoying a plethora of fresh produce in good ol’ NJ.

It’s really amazing what a difference a freshly-picked ingredient makes.

I mean, when you cut yourself a bite of bright red tomato over a thick slice of fresh mozzarella drizzled with thick, syrupy balsamic vinegar? Omg HEAVEN.

You just can’t fake the freshness. No matter how tasty your cheese or how many years your balsamic’s been aging, if the tomato’s underripe, you’re going to have a pretty lifeless bite on your hands.

One of the most common problems entrepreneurs face is not generating enough sales with their launches. And tomatoes are to blame.
 
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4 Life Hack Lessons About Perspective

4 Life Hack Lessons About Perspective

Who doesn’t love a good life hack, right?

We could all use some easy shortcuts now and again.

You know who didn’t have the luxury of a shortcut, though? A very insightful dude you’ve probably never heard of called Kazimierz Dąbrowski.

A little background: Dąbrowski was a Polish psychologist who studied coping skills — specifically, how people recover after traumatic experiences by researching WWII survivors.

His subjects had watched cities crumble, survived bombings, lived through the Holocaust, witnessed torture, lost family members — in short: some of the worst things a human could possibly endure.

Yet Dąbrowski noticed something really interesting among the survivors: their suffering led them to be happier.
 
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