Being in network marketing can be really powerful because it can teach you the basics of running a business, which a lot of people use to branch out to running their own business later. I still love to support women in network marketing! But after several years being successful in network marketing myself I realized it was no longer for me, and in this post I’m sharing my story and my reasons for leaving the industry.
Your first year in business can be exciting, scary, and enlightening, all at the same time! I’m answering questions about my first year in this business, and offering tips to help you make yours a success as well!
You have likely heard the term “know, like, and trust.” I’ll teach you why it is the cornerstone for your marketing efforts in order to ultimately get people to want to buy from you as well as how to do it.
Just like with fear of failure, everyone deals with doubt. As women, we are especially susceptible to overthinking and doubting ourselves and really shortchanging ourselves and our expertise. Everyone has had to deal with fear and doubt in their businesses and life and feeling moments of doubt is completely normal. I’m going to share some tips to bust through the doubt and get you back on track.
We get so worried about failing. We view it in such a negative way, but there can be a lot of positive things about failure! Instead of being super afraid to fail and avoiding failure at all costs, we can easily reframe it and know that it's something that is inevitable in the world of business and not a bad thing at all. If we look at it in a different way, then it can actually be one of our best assets. I’m going to share some tips with you to help you view failure this way so you can truly grow from it!
Relational selling is so important, and a much better method than transactional selling. Selling in this way feels much less sleazy and is more effective. I’m going to teach you what the difference is, why relational selling is so important, and how to do it!
We all have the same amount of hours in a day as Beyonce, but the key is she has a staff and we don't. But we could! Ok, maybe not a full-time chef and all of that, but we can get a few things off our to-do lists. I’m going to share with you a great way to figure out where you’re spending your days, and what makes the most sense when it comes to outsourcing so you can get your time (and sanity) back.
Burnout is a sign from your body to slow down, step back, and reevaluate your business, and your position in it. Burnout is common, but fixable! I’m going to give you some tips to help you refocus, get you back on track, and start running a business you love again.
Instagram is a really popular way for people to get to know you and start to interact with your brand if you’re marketing yourself well there. I’m going to teach you how to make planning your Instagram content easier and more efficient, including how to use those analytics to get better engagement, as well as how to use a great scheduler called Planoly.
Don’t make the mistake of skimming over the last few months of the year and only looking forward to January. After all, it’s just another month, and there is so much still possible in Q4! I’m going to debunk the common lies business owners tell themselves as the year comes to a close and help you finish the year strong, even with a busy holiday schedule.
Recently I posted in my Facebook group asking for feedback about what people would like to learn from me. This was fun and insightful, and saved me a ton of wasted work hours. One of the things people asked for help with is content planning. I’m excited to help you with some great tips on how to create killer content for your audience!
I’ve noticed something troubling with female entrepreneurs, and it’s pretty common. Too common to be a coincidence. The issue: far too many women display the signs of not feeling worth of the success they say they want. I talk about the sneaky signs you’re struggling with feelings of unworthiness in business, and simple ways to boost your self-worth as an entrepreneur.
Fear of rejection is holding back waaaay too many women in business. Perhaps you’re even struggling with this right now. I guarantee you aren’t alone in your frustration. But a fear of hearing “no” to your offer could be keeping you from achieving your goals. I’m going to give you some tips to get over that fear.
There’s something really insidious holding women back in their businesses. We hold ourselves back because we’re worried about what some people will think or say about us if we really put ourselves out there. I’ll give you an example of how I was doing this, and it really caught me off guard when I realized it. Then I’ll give you some ways you can make sure this doesn’t happen in your own business.
Much like yoga, roller skating, or applying perfectly winged eyeliner, selling is a learned skill. But too often our idea of selling is tainted by those who do it in a way that doesn’t feel right to us. It feels aggressive, “pushy” or just plain tacky and impersonal. There are easy-to-learn techniques and skills to close more sales with confidence, and without feeling super “salesy.” I’m going to teach you my top 5 tips for selling success!
I love reading. At any time I usually have three different books I’m enjoying. While I still have a lot of books on my “to read” list, there have definitely been some I’ve loved, and have changed me for the better. A few I’ve read multiple times. So if you’re new to business, or if you’ve already been at it for years, I’m sharing with you some of my favorite books for female entrepreneurs!
In the winter of 2016-2017 I basically dissolved a very successful business I’d had since 2013. And to everyone on the outside, I’m sure it was hard to fathom. But I knew I had to do it. It can be really hard to want a different path or outcome than what the world tells you you should want. People will question and doubt you. A lot of what you do won’t make sense to others, and it’s ok. It only has to make sense to you. I’m going to share my story with you of how I came to realize this for myself.
“I hate selling! It just feels so sleazy! I don’t want to force someone to spend money with me.” Does this sound familiar? Have you ever said something like this? If so, you are not alone! In my over 20 years of sales experience, I had to teach people how to sell. Nearly everyone felt like they could never be good at sales. But then I taught them how, and they were blown away at how easy and fun it could be. I’m going to share some tips to help you with this as well!
It may not seem like a big deal, but how your new or potential clients interact with you initially will make a big impact later on. The initial feelings you get from a business translate to how much money you’ll spend there, how often you’ll want to return, and how likely you’ll be to recommend them to a friend. So if you aren’t “wowing” your clients in the first few minutes, you are leaving money on the table. And we certainly don’t want that! So I’m sharing some easy suggestions with you to make a great first impression in your business!
Customer experience? What the heck is that? Is that like customer service? Well, yes, and no. It’s service, but it’s more than that. And it can make you more money if you do it right. It can also keep clients away if you do it wrong. Don’t worry though! I absolutely love helping people with their customer experience plans and I’m going to give you tips on creating a great one.
In the world of business it can be incredibly tempting, and common, to compare yourself to others in your industry. I am guilty of this and need to constantly remind myself to get those thoughts out of my head when they creep in. But I am not the first, nor will I be the last, to tell you that you need only rely on the things that already make you unique in order to set yourself apart from the competition.
For about six or seven years now I’ve been selecting a “word of the year” as a guidepost for the year. I don’t know where I heard this at first, but I knew it was something I wanted to implement. As you reach the end of the year, it’s a great time to reflect back and plan ahead. A “word of the year” can help you focus your goals for the year and I’ll share with you which words I chose and what they mean for me.
The holidays give us time to reflect on the year, what we are thankful for, and how things panned out over the course of the last eleven to twelve months. Undoubtedly there were some bumps along the way BUT hopefully you had some new and returning clients that made it worth it. So why not celebrate them with a special gift?! Unsure of what to get or how much to spend? I’m sharing with you some easy suggestions for this!
The Black Friday and Cyber Monday hype can make you feel compelled to offer some sort of deal, but maybe you just aren’t sure what to offer. After all, you need to make money, too! So...how can we not “give away the farm” and still have a successful boost in sales? Glad you asked! I’m sharing my tips for deciding on a promo that’s right for you!
We have to make sure every single customer feels wanted, regardless of how much they might spend in that moment. One day a customer could spend nothing, or a small amount, but if they feel welcome and wanted they are likely to return to spend more on a future visit. I share with you my own experience on the customer side of a shopping trip and how vastly different buying patterns can be based on how the salesperson makes the customer or client feel.
Whether you love it, hate it, or are somewhere in between, you’ve heard about it and know it’s kind of a big deal. It’s Starbucks’s Pumpkin Spice Latte. They have created a drink that not only boosts their sales and gets people talking, but they’ve created so much hype that it’s spilled over into other industries completely unrelated to food/beverages. So what could hype do for you? How could you incorporate it into your business? How could you get more people talking about you?
Calendar blocking is one of those things I like because you can adjust it to fit your needs. I realize this can also feel paralyzing for some people, but my advice is two-fold: don’t worry about getting it “perfect” from the start, and you can change it as you go once you find what works best. You can do this online or with pen and paper (my preference!), and I share with you my strategy for my own calendar blocking system so you can do it too!
Over the years I have run various types of businesses and been a boss to many different people. I’ve also started several of my own businesses that I’ve loved for various reasons. Through that experience I realized there are ten actions and attitudes that truly make a difference, no matter what type of business you are running. I’m going to share them with you!