productivity

Struggling with making sales online? Use this tool.

Struggling with making sales online? Use this tool.

If you’re an online entrepreneur and you’re struggling to make sales, I feel your pain.

You’re in the same boat I was when I started my online business not so long ago.

Figuring out the all complicated tools that people say you HAVE to have is close to impossible if you're not a techie. I’ve spent countless hours pouring over tutorial videos, how-to instructions and pulling my hair out for a lot of it.

Even though I’ve managed to figure out a lot of it, I wondered, “Why can’t selling your stuff online be simple?”

Well... there is a simpler way with a tool I'm so glad I started using. 

Get the Steps to Creating a Profitable Marketing Plan (the Easy Way)

Get the Steps to Creating a Profitable Marketing Plan (the Easy Way)

Ever get stuck trying to figure out what kind of content to post?

Wondering how to make your content marketing efforts pay-off in sales and cash in the bank?

I'm breaking down the simple 5-step formula that solves both issues during this multi-part video series. Watch the video below to discover the second critical step in creating a marketing plan that actually helps you put money in the bank!

This is Part 2 of 5.

Who to Hire First So You Can Get More Clients and Earn More

Who to Hire First So You Can Get More Clients and Earn More

Learn the 5 simple steps to knowing which activities you should outsource in your solopreneur coaching, consulting or service business to get more clients, generate more income and grow your business faster.

Use this CEO Strategy to Grow Your Solo Business Faster and Better

Use this CEO Strategy to Grow Your Solo Business Faster and Better

As a solopreneur or freelancer, you aren’t just a business owner… you are the CEO of your company! But a lot of hard-working entrepreneurs aren’t approaching their business like a “real” CEO would and it leads to a lot of unnecessary overwhelm, frustration and too little pay-off for all of the hard work.  

Today I’m going to help you ditch overwhelm and help you grow your business faster with a deceptively simple shift. It can make a huge difference in how much you get done each day and how much you make this year. I’ll also show you how to decide where you need to be focusing your efforts to make the biggest difference in your business in the least amount of time.

Plus, you’ll take the first step toward taking control of your business to-do list so you can stop spinning your wheels and move toward that 6-figure mark fast… and do it with a lot more joy, grace and ease!

How to Know which Big Dreams + Goals to Act on Now

How to Know which Big Dreams + Goals to Act on Now

You’re overflowing with big dreams and ideas for your business (and life)... and that can get in the way of your success. Here’s the problem: Too often the most amazing, brilliant, I’m-making-a-real difference-in-the-world entrepreneurs struggle in their businesses because they’re pursuing too many dreams and goals at the same time

In this article I share the simple steps to knowing which of your dreams and goals you should act on right now. 

How I Used Two Free Gmail Tools to Instantly Double My Productivity

How I Used Two Free Gmail Tools to Instantly Double My Productivity

As a business owner and mom, I'm always trying to figure out how to get more done in less time. Reaching out to potential clients, following up on inquiries and communicating about new opportunities can devour a lot of time simply with composing and replying to emails.

I use Google Apps for a lot of my business back-end and was getting desperate for a way to cut down on the time it takes me to send out personal emails and track responses… and I wanted it NOW with basically zero learning curve.

That’s when I found a magic combination: Google Lab’s Canned Responses + Boomerang for Gmail.

Once I installed and started using these two tools, I literally cut in half the time that it takes me to send emails… instantly doubling my emailing productivity. 

10 Smart Strategies for Getting the Most from Live Events

10 Smart Strategies for Getting the Most from Live Events

Before you head out to your next seminar, workshop or retreat, you’ll want to use the strategies below to help you maximize the results you get while you’re there. Based on my insights from over a decade of being on both sides of the live event fence as both an attendee and producer of live events, here are my 10 Smart Strategies for Getting the Most from Live Events.

Get to the Root Cause with the 5 Why’s

Get to the Root Cause with the 5 Why’s

The Five Why’s is a process originally developed by Sakichi Toyoda of Toyota Motor Corporation to get to the root cause of a problem and identify the process that had failed (in his case, in the manufacturing of Toyota vehicles). I have tweaked the Five Why’s process to help me uncover hidden limiting beliefs, get to the root cause of being stuck in an area of my life or business and to help me identify my ideal clients.

Stuck on Stuck

Stuck on Stuck

I knew what I wanted – a beautiful, elegant, easy-to-use website I can add content to or hire help, as needed – it’s that there are SO MANY choices and so many of them seem so “right”. And therein lays the problem. Too many options can lead to confusion and stifle productivity and progress.

Even knowing this already, I still got stuck on being stuck. My mind just couldn’t let go of feeling like I’d make the “wrong” choice and that there was a perfect solution out there for me if I just kept searching.

What a waste of time it is to be caught in the whirlpool of decision paralysis. It not only obliterates your valuable time with little to show for it, but it drains away your energy, your creativity and your productivity.