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Who Said You Had to Market Like Everyone Else?

Photo courtesy of myguysmoving.com.

I’m going to let you in on a little secret.

Realtors hate doing Open Houses.

Most of them won’t say so, because they don’t want to appear rude. And of course, an Open House is a great way to get prospects in the door to see your place, right?

But if traffic is slow, an Open House can mean an entire afternoon hanging out by yourself in someone else’s spotless home, thinking about all the things on your to-do list that are waiting for you back at the office.  

So one of the most effective things a realtor can do is get other agents to visit that house. And if they can get them to come not just once, but several times – it’s even better.

So one particularly creative broker came up with an idea. Continue reading

Getting Clear is a Messy Business

Well – that was fun.

Recently, a small but intimate group of entrepreneurs gathered for my Love Your Business, Love Your Life Vision-Board Workshop. For one entire day, they gave themselves the gift of time.

Time to think.

Time to dream.

Time to imagine what was possible for their business – and what that could mean for their lives.

Their decision – to set aside sacred time to be intentional about what they want – has already begun the transformation that I know they are about to experience.
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The Most Effective Ways to Start Your Day

I drove her crazy.

And it was so much fun.

In college, I had a roommate who had a very clear, personal rule that said no one was to speak to her until she got back from her first class. To say that she was not a morning person was an understatement.

So I had a lot of fun with her.

“Good MORNING, Debbie! How are you this morning? Is this a great day, or what?!”

Yes. I was that roommate. Continue reading

3 of the Best Kept Secrets for Powerful (Joyful!) Success

Doors -Gonzalo Viera AzpirozWhat is the secret, anyway?

Have you noticed how some people seem to be naturally successful in their business, without even trying? While others work like crazy, but never get anywhere?

Why is that?

There are as many answers as there are entrepreneurs, of course. The path to success for each of us is as complex as we are.
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How to Design a Group Practice That Works

Feeling by Moyan Brenn on FlickrDo you work alone in a solo office?

Depending on what you do, you may very well spend your days behind a closed door, working with one client at time, all day long.

That’s certainly the case with psychotherapists, some coaches, and holistic health practitioners such as massage therapists or acupuncturists. It may be the case, too, if you’re an herbalist, an attorney, or even a graphic designer.

(And if you work by phone or Skype, you may never see anyone but the cat!)

No need to complain, though. After all, isn’t that what it means to be a “solopreneur”?

Perhaps. Continue reading