There are a zillion vampires that will rob your business of energy, time, and optimism if you let them. Here are 25 things I do to keep them at bay.
Folks who have websites built in WordPress will see a big change this Fall with the new “Gutenberg” design/editing system. Not time to worry yet though…
This blog was abysmal, but it was a good start. Websites STILL should be easy-to-use tools that help you reach the people you love to serve.
To recapture more time to spend on the parts of your work you love most, look past the methods & gurus & books to a few simple tools.
Don’t neglect self-care for the virtual you! Remember the basic elements for a healthy web presence for your small business.
If you’re looking at GDPR as another pain in the posterior to deal with, let’s reframe that as something that helps our business.
Self-employed folks are known for trying to push out of our comfort zone to learn more, do more, be more. Remember to take time to get your bearings.
Call it a “free gift,” freebie, lead magnet, opt-in incentive, or worse: Here’s why I’m done with bribing people to join my email subscriber list.
I’ve had some good conversations lately about the ups & downs of offering a free introductory session or discovery session to potential clients. It’s…complicated.
Don’t think you have stories to tell about your business? This jumpstart might take you to some surprising and unorthodox places to look for them.
I hear from people who claim they don’t have any stories to tell about their business, their work, or themselves. But if you’re in the world, you have a story.
Think about how you feel right now, this minute, as you read this post. If you think of your state of mind as a traffic signal, would it be green, yellow, or red?
It’s not enough just to love what you offer the world. You have to love the person you’re offering it to. Love them fiercely, and watch your work catch fire.
Every day I talk to someone having trouble getting people to give their service or offering a try. Usually, the answer lies in a clearer connecting story.
What does it mean to run our business our way? What popular “wisdom” might that fly in the face of? A meditation on how and why we choose to do it our way.
Sometimes, when we’re doing something for the first time, we can stumble or falter just from the not-knowingness of it. Let’s talk about that.
Bring your website to life. Here are 10 stories to share, in either bite-sized portions or baked into your posts or pages (can you tell I haven’t had breakfast yet?).
If I had my way, I’d hire everybody their own coach. They can give such great perspective. But since I can’t, I’d like you to meet both of mine.
A lot of storytelling happens in the commercial breaks between Super Bowl plays. Some of it is even good. What can we learn from what the ‘big guys’ are doing?
Online communities can’t replace 1-to-1 contact but they can connect us with faraway kindred spirits to learn more, relieve isolation, and grow our businesses.