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How I stopped overthinking in my business

How to stop overthinking every little thing in your business

We have to make a million little, and big, decisions every day when we work for ourselves.

Is this offer a good idea? Will anyone buy it? Should I send another follow up email to that prospect? Do I want to take on this new client? Should I do a 5 day challenge or a series of webinars? And on, and on.

There are, of course, a TON of experts with fantastic systems, courses and programs — and the success stories to back them up — telling you that XYZ is the way to do it.

And solid marketing and sales strategy are indispensable to making your business work.

But there’s also this hidden variable I’ve been playing with lately… the thing behind all those amazing success stories we read on sales pages and social media — and what’s missing for ALL the people who did exactly what they were “supposed” to do but didn’t get those same great results…

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Make it Work Online

My honest review of Make It Work Online

As one of the very first graduates (back in 2014), I get a lot of emails and messages asking about Jenny Shih’s Make it Work Online program so here’s my honest review of the program.

Make it Work took my business from an expensive hobby to a full-time income. When I enrolled in early 2014, I had a website, I’d worked with a few clients and started building my email list but I honestly had no real clue what I was doing and the kind of success I was seeing so many other online business owners have seemed out of reach.

I’ll share what Make it Work Online is, who I think will get the most out of the program and how to know if it’s the right investment for you and your business.

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Me and my son at the #womensmarch in Bordeaux, France

Why your business can’t afford to be silent on social media right now

If you’ve turned on your TV, opened a newspaper or spent any time at all on Facebook or Twitter since Trump took office 11 days ago, you’ll know the world is hardly “business as usual” at the moment.

We are all grappling with how to handle the daily deluge of scary-ass shit, sorting the reliable from the spin, the factual from the emotional.

So where does that leave us as business owners?

Should you keep politics out of your business?
Or is it tone deaf to continue sharing & selling as if nothing is going on?
Is anyone even LISTENING right now?

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Balancing business with baby (and failing miserably)

What failing miserably at balancing business and baby taught me about life

Today is a special day, for me and for you. It’s special for me because I’m about to share a raw, honest look inside my life and business and for you because you get a front row seat to the gory, un-Instagrammable details.

To be honest, I hesitated on whether I should share this with you today. Online marketing convention says to wait on the “mistakes/before” story until you have the “but then I turned it all around and made 100K/after” happy ending to share.

But fuck that. I want to come clean right now. Because I know I’m not the only one struggling and it will help you learn from my mistakes without having to go through the heartache and shame I went through.

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7 steps for connecting and engaging journalists on social media

7 steps for connecting and engaging journalists on social media

[guest post by Debbie Leven] You want to get the word out about your business. I get it. That’s exactly why you are reading this blog. And, you know that social media is an incredibly powerful tool for connecting and engaging with exactly those people you want to get in front of.
But, if you’re not using social media to connect and engage with the media too then you could be missing a trick. Why? Because, journalists are using social media just like you and they want to hear from people who have ideas and views that will help them to do their jobs.
But, thinking about finding those opportunities to connect and engage with journalists can feel a bit daunting, and even overwhelming, especially when you have a hundred and one other things to think about with running your business. But, it doesn’t need to feel that way. So, how do you get started?

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