You Have Ideas – but You Believe You Have 'No Idea Where to Start'

Entrepreneurs are rarely short on ideas. 

And then we tell ourselves: I have no idea where to start.  

Let's ban the phrase, I have no idea where to start. 

It’s a familiar and comfortable narrative that has you brainwashed into believing you're stuck.

I’m calling you out on this BS because your internal story is blocking your business growth. 

You insist you're clueless and instead focus on external messaging like ad copy, SEO, and email automation.

Here's the thing. 

Your internal messaging is more important than anything else.

Because marketing rarely works when your internal story keeps hammering that you have no idea what to do.

Our words create our worlds.

 And our communication is “an inside job” that no SEO guru can tweak. 

When you start with Step 1 and commit to cleaning up your internal story, you'll have: 

 Qualified leads and decision-makers joining your list and...

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You Guys! I Just Got Promoted!

I am busting at the seams with excitement and pride.

I am now the CEO of my 21-year-old communications company.

On Monday, I woke up as the founder of Get in Front Communications.

By 11 AM, I stopped everything and decided to give myself a long-overdue promotion to CEO.

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It took years of me doing the same freakin’ thing…over and over…and expecting different results. (I know…it’s called madness.)

And as the hamster wheel began spinning on Monday, I made a decision. I DECIDED that this is not how a successful CEO operates day-to-day.

I’m getting real here so hold onto your hats.

And please, no judgment. “We teach what we need to learn,” said Jane Fonda.

You see, I’ve spent the past few months searching for the “right” Virtual Assistant.

That's fine, but not at the same time as a...

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Still Unsure About Your Messaging?

I keep hearing people talking about their coaches—business, marketing, Mastermind groups, sales…on and on. “I’m working on my online presence and SEO…” and “I’ve got accountability partners in my sales coaching…” and “I’m in a high-level group with ---"  

If you’ve been working with coaches either privately or in groups, I wanna let you in on a little secret.  

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Actually, it's not a little secret- it's a HUGE secret that will make ALL the difference when it comes to your ability to get amazing, like-minded ideal clients excited to invest with you.

The secret is: You don’t need more Instagram posts or lead gen to grow your business and live your dream life. YOU are the message and you're likely repelling prospects and it has nothing to do with your posts OR the quality...

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Proven Ways to Boost Your Online Networking and Land New Clients

I used to say that business cards weren’t going out of style anytime soon. With COVID-19, we're clearly not handing them out at meetings like we were pre-pandemic.

No worries. There are still plenty of meaningful ways to network in a virtual environment. The best news — no extra Zoom meetings required!

You can build a quality network to grow your business with the platforms right at your fingertips.

Consider Facebook.

These days there’s a Facebook group for just about everything.

Here's the key to finding the right one to grow your business. Join the groups and chats where your ideal client spends time.Know where they are...and GO THERE.  In my brilliance, I call this the "Know and Go " strategy.

Then, jump into discussions to connect with others who have pain points around your expertise. Build rapport and a connection...and Be the Solution. More brilliance: This is the B.S. strategy. 

When networking online: 

  • Don’t go in "sales-first"
  • Be...
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The Difference Between Captivating and Crappy Marketing

The other day I got an email from author and entrepreneur Mike Michalowicz with the shortest marketing lesson ever: Be different. 

Easy, right?

 Not quite.

Michalowicz  shared a video explaining an offer he got in the mail from a company specializing in replacement windows and doors. It wasn’t typical junk mail. It was a handwritten letter on heavy stock paper.

It was different.

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According to Michalowicz, once you stand out by doing something different, you need to take it two steps further. Your content or marketing must be attractive with a strong call-to-action. 

The mailer looked enticing...at first.

But as Michalowicz  took a deeper dive, things didn’t add up.

First, the sender identified himself as Larry, yet the letter was written in bubbly cursive handwriting.  Michalowicz says the writing was more feminine than what he's...

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How to Captivate Prospects at Networking Events

Got a goal to get more clients in 2020? 

Want to learn how to easily captivate prospects when networking?  

I’m launching a new online course on how to create a clear and simple introduction when meeting new people at networking events.

This is perfect if you’re frustrated with your 30-second introduction and want to know the right words to use, and how to confidently explain yourself so folks will listen and want to hire—and refer you.    

I'm looking to beta test the material in exchange for feedback and testimonials. The course value is $597! No charge for you!

Here are some things we MAY cover:

 • Connecting to the audience (knowing exactly what people want from you & tailoring your message) 

• Simplifying your introduction so it’s crystal-clear—and intriguing

• Tapping testimonials for sharing jaw-dropping praise and results from your happy clients

•...

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10 Storytelling Takeaways from Donald Miller and StoryBrand

 

Chances are, you’re getting your business story—and marketing copy—all wrong. Don’t worry; you’ve got plenty of company, myself included.

Listening to a presentation by Donald Miller, author of the best-selling book “StoryBrand,” I was laughing—and cringing. The focus of Miller’s talk was clarity around how we present our offerings (products and services) to prospects.

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Here are 10 gems from Miller’s keynote at the EntreLeadership Summit. The final one is a video clip (above) from my follow-up interview with Miller.

  1. On knowing your place: “Your brand is not the hero. Your customer is the hero.”
  1. On helping your customers survive: “Everything humans think about is about survival. Associate your products and services with your customer’s survival, or...
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Opening the Window of Opportunity

One of the things I missed the most when we moved from New Jersey to Texas is the change of seasons and opening the windows in our house.

In San Antonio, the air conditioning is on for 9 or 10 months. Of course, we're grateful to have AC in the steamy months. Still, I miss the change of seasons and cracking the windows in the house to enjoy the breezes and crisp air. It's refreshing and brings a new energy. 

The same is true with work...businesses need to re-energize and take advantage of the many windows of opportunity that are often right in front of our faces.

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For entrepreneurs and professionals who want publicity, there is a HUGE window of opportunity to get media attention and "free press"---right now!

NewsFlash: The next 3 months are fresh with topics and timely subjects for interviews and stories in print, radio and TV news (traditional)...

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