Do you ever feel like your business is running you instead of you running it? Sometimes it can feel like chasing wild horses with a rope… Here are 8 simple steps to taking control of the business once again. Create a strategic plan. The best way to get where you’re going is to put a

One of my coaches said this to me once and it resonates in my brain constantly. Do you know anyone who is a perfectionist? You know, those other people who won’t take action until everything is just right?  (I can hear some of you giggling).  It’s hard for people like us to let go. To

I’ve talked with quite a few people who belong to so-called “master mind” groups. Some are happy and some, not so much.  The “not so much” category seem to continue to go to the group because of the camaraderie, the social aspect. They like talking about business and stirring things around. But they often admit

Boomer Network

Saturday, 04 August 2012 by

Boomer Radio Network serves the baby boomer population. They are launching the Women’s Radio Network in August, 2012. Leigh-Ann had the privilege of being interview by Jennifer Seeley. August 4th: Why Start Your Own Business? Listen now. August 11th: The End of Corporate America as a Safety Net.  Listen now. August 31st: Be careful of

According to the National Sales Executive Association, most sales are made between the fifth and twelfth contact. Yet, most sales people never make more than one or two contacts, if that. Here are the stats…     48% of sales people never follow-up with a prospect     25% of sales people make a second contact and

Stephen Covey tells the story of a man who was walking through a forest when he came across a frustrated lumberjack.  The lumberjack was trying to cut down a tree and was swearing and cursing as he labored in vain. “What’s the problem?”  The man asked. “My saw’s blunt and won’t cut the tree properly.”  The

I heard that when a new college campus is built, the sidewalks are the last thing to go in.  They wait to see the natural path that the students take to get around campus. Once the path is started, other people follow, and that’s where the sidewalks go. The same is true for our thoughts. 

Do you market as much when you get busy with customers?  If you answered ‘no’, don’t worry – you’re not alone. It’s a common pitfall for small business owners. Here are some tips for balancing customer projects with continued marketing.     Set up a yearly calendar. If you know what you’ve got planned for each

Make Better Decisions

Monday, 27 February 2012 by

Have you ever experienced indecisiveness or made poor decisions while under stress?  I’m sure we all have.  That’s from our body resorting to the days of saber tooth tigers and flooding our body with cortisol and adrenalin.  Here’s the kicker. Once cortisol and adrenalin are released, it takes a while for them to get back