Weekly counsel to help Business Owners STAND OUT and be UNMISSABLE by their target market.
Over 15 years ago, Harry Beckwith published, ‘Selling the Invisible’. It was a commentary on the move from selling hard goods and manufacturing, to selling services.
In this internet marketing age we’ve seen an immense upsurge in ‘Selling Hope’.
It took me a while to see this. I thought I was selling solutions. ‘How to become self-employed!’ I was fervent about pushing people along. Finding their motive, finding a viable idea, creating it into an offering, launching it and them becoming free agents!
As time went on, I realized how many people had been paying me $95 per month for three years or more. I’d check their member profiles and see zero activity for months, if not a year. This left me feeling flat-out guilty. Continue reading
John has taken the online biz world by storm, posting monthly revenues between $100k and $200k. He interviews an entrepreneur…every day.
Testimony to his audience is evident to me today, as I’m getting new subscribers, social media hits and personal email congratulations.
Special thanks to my buddy James Woosley, author of ‘Conquer the Entrepreneur’s Kryptonite‘ for recommending me to John.
You can check out the interview…here: Continue reading
The pressure to have everything riding on your shoulders…to make the right decisions…to get results (like more sales!). Want me to share the load and responsibility with you? Want someone who understands business and who you can trust…on your side putting in effort? To grow your business…FAST?!
Small Biz Sage & Sherpa Package
Guidance on where to go. Help to get you there.
If you have an existing product or service you’re selling or have ready to sell, I’m going to come alongside 3 people and help share the load. I’ll choose 3 people who I’m confident I can help. 3 people who I believe in, and whose product or service I’m stoked to represent. Continue reading
Aaron is the founder and publisher of Timeless Reads, specializing in publishing outstanding public domain books. Timeless Reads had over $100,000 in sales in its first year as a one-man publishing shop. Three of Aaron’s releases hit the top 100 bestseller list on Amazon, including one that became the #1 bestselling book for Kindle.
I just finished an interview with John Lee Dumas of Entrepreneur on Fire fame, who is often sitting at #1 in Business Podcasts. Our interview goes live June 25th, you can bet I’ll let you know!
In the interview, the quote from me that John really grasped onto was, “Will people embrace their art?!”
Seth Godin, arguably today’s most prolific voice in and for business, has given much focus to the term ‘art’ in recent times, and it profoundly resonates with me. In regards to myself and over 1,000 people I’ve walked with in the past five years desiring free agency, at the core we all want to deliver something of ourselves to the world. A product, service or message that fulfills a desire or solves a problem for others.
Many of you are probably like myself, and far too hard on yourselves. We all need more…grace. For ourselves and others.
So first, take a deep breath. And repeat, “I’m good enough. I’m smart enough. And doggone it, people like me.” – Stuart Smalley
Seriously, you are amazing. Me too.
WITH THAT SAID…
This is not about who you are as a whole. You do a ton. More than most probably. But…regarding your work…
I want to focus on our frustration. As I write, I’m focusing on my own.
Right here, right now, I’m betting you have a fairly decent measure of frustration inside of you, if you get real about it. Continue reading
This hit me during a recent Free Agent Academy class. Members were talking about their motives for pursuing self-employment. People got so excited talking about having more time for family, being able to create something themselves and not being hindered by the confinements of traditional employment.
But when the topic of ‘being a success’ was brought up, it was a buzz kill. It just wasn’t something anyone cared about. Continue reading
Mary DeMuth is the author of over a dozen books including her latest, Not Marked: Finding Hope and Healing After Sexual Abuse. She speaks around the world helping audiences live uncaged, freedom-infused lives. A blogger for over a decade, she makes her home in Dallas with her family of five. Find out more at marydemuth.com.
“A story is a character who wants something and overcomes conflict to get it.”
- Donald Miller, “A Million Miles In A Thousand Years”
Otherwise it’s not a true story. It’s just an existence. Passing the time.
Have you ever been to a funeral and realized, with much discomfort because it feels so bad to even think about, “This person didn’t really do…anything. There is no story here. They just…existed.”
I have, and it’s morbidly depressing.
The issue we’re facing today is…fewer and fewer people WANT anything. At least nothing that requires ‘overcoming conflict’. Continue reading