Why do people expect me to work for free?
Hey, since when is that a problem?
Since your business has grown and you don’t have time to work for free anymore. That’s a good problem to have!
Yet for us business owners, it can be difficult to navigate the complicated waters of the expectations that come from friends and family.
Business Coach Says: Ignore The Phone
Ignore the phone. Does that sound radical to you? It’s not advice that you would expect coming from a business coach. Shouldn’t you be always available with the highest level of customer service?
Yes. However, your first obligation is always the person right in front of you. Customer service dictates that you should give your full focus to the person that is here right now.
My Search For A Makeup Artist: 4 Business Lessons Learned
Who knew you can learn so much about business while searching for a makeup artist?
You may already know that my brother is engaged and my family is now planning a wedding!
The search for a makeup artist has been a long one, and so far there is no happy ending.
Do I Really Need A Break? Here’s What You Can Do Instead:
There are rules and there are times to break the rules. I used to blog every week religiously.
You could always expect a new post in your inbox early Sunday morning. Then, for many months I was super chilled about my blog. I stopped posting consistently. My life got so busy and my blog just wasn’t my priority.
Business Coach Says: Kill The To Do List
Are you drowning in your to do list? Do the tasks that need to get done pile up endlessly?
You’re not alone. Look, if you’re killing it with To-Do-Lists, then you can stop reading right now. #YouDoYou. But if To-Do-Lists are killing you, then it’s time to kill the list!
What Does Respect Mean To You? [Reader Question]
Hi Sarah! How are you? I like the list that you shared of 14 steps to get your clients to respect your time. I was wondering how I can apply it to my business, which right now doesn't involve client appointments per se. What is your advice about that?
14 Steps To Get Your Clients To Respect Your Time.
It’s tough to run a business that revolves around client appointments. I know that some clients can be annoying, pushing the limits of our patience. None of my clients… they are all the sweetest. For real. But I have had my share of problematic prospective clients. The type that schedules an appointment and doesn’t show up. Yes, we’ve all had those...
How To Suffocate Your Ideas
It’s really easy to suffocate your ideas. I have lots of first hand experience. I’ve also seen my friends and clients do it quite often. Really, it comes naturally to most people.
Chances are that you too are an expert at this.
Do you need a refresher? Keep reading to learn the best method to suffocate your ideas.
Resource Roundup - 10 Tools That You Need In Your Creative Business
With each blog post I publish, you know to expect a valuable nugget. Whether it’s a simple strategy or a cool new tool, it’s sure to be quick and easy to implement. And for a bonus, you can get some inspiration and motivation here too!
The Quickest Way To Send An Email
What if you didn’t need to search for new scripts with every new email you sent?
What if you didn’t have to triple check each message you composed?
There is a better way.
As a recovering perfectionist, the method I am about to share with you has saved me hours of time. And that’s not an exaggeration.
What to Pack for a Full-Day Seminar (and What to Leave at Home)
Last week I attended a full day seminar by the expert sales trainer, Adam Lieberman.
The event was titled “Learn to Sell Like a Rockstar” and I was really looking forward. I mean, I was looking forward to the actual event… not the morning before I left.
Typically the morning of a long event, I’m wasting way too much time thinking, “What do I take along?”
When You Get Older, You Will Understand
"One, two, skip a few, ninety nine, a hundred!"
Some days I wish that there would be a good way to do that in business, as well.
One post, two posts, skip a few, ninety nine, a hundred!
One client, two clients, skip a few, ninety nine, a hundred!
One sale, two sales, skip a few, ninety nine, a hundred!
Wouldn't that be nice!