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Sharpen your Prospecting Power with Ideal Client Profiles

By | February 5th, 2014|Blog, Business, Entrepreneur, Slider|

Does your business run better with a shotgun? Or a laser? Lemme 'splain. When you want to hit something with a shotgun, you point it in a vague direction, and hope to hit something when you pull the trigger. With a laser, you have to be precise. Aiming at one specific point. Most small business owners [...]

4 Free Mindmapping Tools

By | January 20th, 2014|Blog, Productivity, Reviews|

A new phase of your business, a new project, and a brainstorm walk into a bar. Things Get Messy. Organizing lots of ideas can be overwhelming, unless you get all the ideas onto one canvas, where you can review them all together. Once you can see everything in one place, it becomes much more manageable. [...]

Five Tips for Pitching your Freelance Writing

By | January 13th, 2014|Blog, Content Marketing, Entrepreneur, Guest Posts|

Guest Post by Amber Adrian Sending your work out into the world can be intimidating. But whether you’re looking to make money with freelance writing or submitting guest posts to build your audience, it doesn’t have to be a daunting hurdle. Here are five ways to help you clear the fence. 1. Research [...]

Ask Your Personal Network About Your Personal Branding

By | November 7th, 2013|Blog, Business, Content Marketing, Entrepreneur, How To|

When you’re defining your personal branding, it’s easy to get trapped into relying on only your own impressions of yourself. After all, who knows you better…than you? However, that’s exactly the problem. You know too much about yourself. There are so many various details that make up your personality. Trying to include all of them [...]

5 Step Formula: How to Earn More Referrals

By | October 17th, 2013|Blog, Business, Entrepreneur, How To|

You strike up a conversation with a guy at a coffee shop. It’s a good chat. You’ve made an acquaintance. Congratulations! At this point in the new relationship, how comfortable are you with asking him to borrow his car? How about inviting yourself over to his house for dinner that evening? Awkward silence, right? If you’re [...]

Schedule the Appointment And The Reminder Email

By | October 3rd, 2013|Blog, Content Marketing, Entrepreneur, How To|

You’ve arrived five minutes early to your appointment. You think there’s a good chance this could lead somewhere… …until twenty minutes later, when you call to find out that, yes, they’ve forgotten all about you. No-shows waste your time (and your reputation). Protect your time. Prevent appointment no-shows from happening by sending 2 emails with [...]

5 Productivity Tools to Beat Procrastination

By | September 17th, 2013|Blog, Productivity|

Productive people make things happen. Procrastinators make good excuses. “Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.” – Paul Meyer Deadline. The very name sounds menacing and morbid. Many procrastinators can only finish their work under mortal threat. Knowing they will be completely [...]

How To Plan Email Newsletter Campaigns With Trello

By | August 13th, 2013|Blog, Content Marketing, How To|

For project management, brainstorming, and collaboration, my favorite tool of all time is Trello. Trello is a virtual bulletin board, where you create drag-and-drop lists populated with cards. Every card can have labels, assigned members, checklists, comments, file attachments, and more. Every list lets you drag and drop the cards, allowing you to arrange your [...]

Top 13 Blog Posts about #WDS2013 in 13 Tweets

By | July 16th, 2013|Blog, Entrepreneur, Portland|

I've been reading a lot about the World Domination Summit in the past couple weeks. #WDS2013 was, by all accounts, a massive success. There are some incredible posts out there, describing real personal breakthroughs that happened during this 3-day event. Some are delivered with the clarity and creativity of true blogging artists. After reading (and [...]

World Domination Summit: A Gathering of Superpowered Digital Nomads #WDS2013

By | July 2nd, 2013|Blog, Entrepreneur, Portland|

This weekend, three thousand game changers will convene in my home city. The World Domination Summit was started by Chris Guillebeau to bring together the dreamers, the lifestyle entrepreneurs, and the unconventional thinkers who are finding new ways to live life and make a difference with the new world of digital technology. It's a lot like the [...]

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