You’re at a conference and meeting tons of awesome people. You’re collecting business cards. You’re adding your new friends on Facebook. And, after a few weeks (or even just days), those new contacts blend away into your newsfeed, slowly forgotten. This has happened to me again and again. And, like I tell my clients — any…

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I have a confession: I am an entrepreneur and I don’t really know how to sell. But, (obviously) my one-person service business relies on me selling my services. I’m getting better at it, but most of the time, my sales cycle feels a little awkward. Quite often, prospective clients want to cut right to the…

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Finding your why (and learning how to articulate it) is a tricky and scary thing. I think it’s like riding a bicycle. Once you figure out how ride, you’ll never forget. But, until then…you’re paralyzed by an intense fear of crashing into the neighbor’s fence and completely busting your shit. A recent IttyBiz post challenged…

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Who wouldn’t want to be an emperor? Spreading your ideas and messages through the world, and kicking butt every step of the way? We’ve all heard that “Rome wasn’t built in a day” and creating a successful lifestyle business follows the same idea. Plus, creating and running your own business can be pretty damn scary.…

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I (temporarily) fell off the blogging wagon, but I’m hopping right back on. For now, I am committing to a Tuesday + Friday publishing schedule, with a goal of increasing it to three times per week later on. What have I been up to? The short answer: reading, learning and brainstorming (and client work, of…

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As I mentioned in Monday’s post (“Anyone who says, ‘Looks don’t matter,’ is a liar”), my mom and I went to a spa last weekend. During my massage, the massage therapist and I were chatting a little bit. I think I said something like, “I bet after all this work, you’ll need to hire someone…

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Perhaps the salon owner was running late that morning, and didn’t have much time to put herself together. But the black stretch pants, baggy black t-shirt and Ugg boots basically said, “I don’t care.” At least, that’s what it said to me. I suppose it has the same effect if a website hasn’t been well-maintained — your inaction sends a powerful message — “I don’t care.”

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