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04.22.14

PW Unplugged Radio — Jeanna Gabellini & Law of Attraction

Posted in Podcast at 7:47 am UTC by Michele PW

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Today on PW Unplugged Radio, my guest Jeanna Gabellini (Masterpeace Coach) and I had an absolute blast talking about the Law of Attraction and how you can use LOA to attract a wealth of money and abundance and opportunities and anything else your heart desires to your biz.PW-Unplugged_01

What? Sound too good to be true? Yeah I was pretty skeptical about the Law of Attraction too when I first heard about it as well. (And it also screwed me up for a year — more on that in this week’s “Life, Biz and the Pursuit of Happiness” post.) However, I’ve known Jeanna for a few years now and quite honestly, she knows her stuff. Read the rest of this entry »

04.21.14

Marketing Case Study — Launching a Podcast

Posted in Marketing Case Study, Online Marketing at 9:03 am UTC by Michele PW

Today I wanted to share an interesting marketing strategy that I’m in the process of watching — it’s how Kathleen Gage is launching her new podcast Power Up For Profits.Technology_01

Now, I have the unique position of seeing this launch “from the inside” since I’m one of her guests included in the launch group, which is another reason I thought it would be interesting for all of you to get a peak behind the curtain to see what she’s doing.

First off, podcasts are pretty hot right now. As I talked about before, iTunes is one of the hot place to find ideal prospects in 2014, so launching a podcast is a great way to take advantage of this. Read the rest of this entry »

04.20.14

Life, Biz and the Pursuit of Happiness — Are You REALLY An Entrepreneur?

Posted in Life, Biz and the Pursuit of Happiness at 2:44 pm UTC by Michele PW

I know I’ve been focusing on money blocks and your business in recent columns (and I have plenty more to say about that so don’t worry, I’ll be circling back around pretty quick here) but I was inspired to write this after I wrote my The Writing Life column yesterday.PersonalJourney_02

Basically what I wrote was writers write and non-writers don’t write — circumstances don’t matter in either case.

But what I also realized as I was writing was this also applies to owning a business. Read the rest of this entry »

04.19.14

The Writing Life — To Write or Not to Write

Posted in The Writing Life at 12:12 pm UTC by Michele PW

Back when I was mostly operating as a freelance writer, I joined a local writers’ group.PenInk_150

I live in a community with a lot of retired folks in it, so we have quite a few large, active groups to join if we so choose. This particular writers’ group was no different — most of the meetings had 50+ attending.

The problem was most of the members weren’t actually writing. Instead they preferred to talk about writing — their current project (that they typically have been “working” on for years, if not decades), the mechanics of writing, the mechanics of plot or character development, how to market their book once it was finally “done,” and of course, how they still struggled to find time to write. (And don’t even get me started about the woman who was so unhappy she and her writing instructor didn’t become pen pals rather than any talk at all about what she learned or how far she progressed in her novel.) Read the rest of this entry »

04.18.14

When should you hire a business coach? (Plus coaching resources)

Posted in Business, Business success, Coaching Resources at 1:01 pm UTC by Michele PW

Periodically my plan is to have a post highlighting various coaching resources for you so you can make an informed decision on what you need to take the next step in your biz.Money_01

Last week I highlighted money and mindset coaches, and if that’s where you feel you’re stuck then definitely check out those resources.

But if you’re feeling stuck in your biz, like you’re not happy with your biz model or you’re overwhelmed or a strategy that used to work isn’t working so well and you feel like you need some fresh ideas, a business coach may be the answer. Read the rest of this entry »

04.17.14

Isolated Income Streams: Is Your Offering Like a Puzzle Piece Without a Puzzle Box Top?

Posted in Business at 2:45 pm UTC by Michele PW

Note from Michele PW — Andrea was my PW Unplugged Radio guest this week and we had a blast chatting about more future biz trends and other more advanced business strategies. I really enjoyed this article from Andrea because it again takes a different look at how to grow your biz. Rather than the “same old, same old” biz advice about how to break 6 figures, she instead takes a look at what could be a missing opportunity.GuestBlogPost_02

On that note, I’ve heard more than one super successful entrepreneur admit this was one of their biggest mistakes when they first started out — only selling one main product and taking too long to get to solution to the second problem. (So, in other words, if you recognize yourself here, know you are in good company.)

Enjoy!

By Andrea J. Lee

“Raise your prices!” is one of the first pieces of advice many service-based entrepreneurs hear when they seek advice on growing their business.

“Build your list!” is often one of the next. “If you build your list and raise your prices, you can break six figures!” Which is, in fact, possible. Read the rest of this entry »

04.16.14

What Business Model Is Right for You?

Posted in Business, Business Burnout/Overwhelm, Business success at 10:03 am UTC by Michele PW

For many entrepreneurs, when you first start your biz, you end up with a one-on-one service delivery model. In other words, you sell whatever you do (typically it’s some sort of service) one-on-one to clients.

While this tends to be the easiest, fastest and cheapest way to get a new biz off the ground, it’s not without its limitations — specifically you’re selling your time and you really haven’t leveraged yourself.

Now, you may be expecting me to dive into other business models — like selling group programs and info-products — and to talk about how “much better” they are than the one-on-one service delivery…but that’s actually not where I’m going today.

No, today I want to talk about what makes YOU happy.

Read the rest of this entry »

04.15.14

PW Unplugged Radio — Andrea J. Lee & Hot Future Business Trends

Posted in Business, Podcast at 11:25 am UTC by Michele PW

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Today on PW Unplugged Radio, I asked my good friend, Wealthy Thought Leader Andrea J. Lee, to look into her crystal ball and tell me what the future holds for businesses and entrepreneurs everywhere — especially those trends involving the Internet.PW-Unplugged_01

Andrea is one of the smartest people I know, and she has a knack for seeing future trends in business (well, probably anything for that matter but we’ve only chatted about business and entrepreneurial trends — maybe I’ll need to ask her for style tips or new food trends the next time we talk). If you’re wondering what’s the next hot thing is in websites (and internet marketing in general) and how you can capitalize on it to grow your biz, this is definitely podcast is definitely for you. Read the rest of this entry »

04.14.14

Ask PW — “Any advice on more exposure for my blog?”

Posted in Ask PW, Blogging at 2:11 pm UTC by Michele PW

“Thank you so much Michele…very helpful. What about joining Blogengage, Triberr and Blogsurfer? Are there any you prefer and are the ones I listed good options? What about Ezine Articles? Any advice for more exposure would be greatly appreciated.”Ask PW

Namaste,

Wendy Baudin

As you can see, Wendy wrote in a Part 2 question (yay!) and since I thought the answer would be helpful to all of you, I decided to turn it into the next Ask PW column.

First off, to answer your direct question, I don’t know much about Blogenage, Triberr and Blogsurfer (although I’ve seen a couple of bloggers talk about Triberr and say they really liked that platform so you may want to try that one first).  I’ve also seen a few folks talk about Biz Sugar, so that may be another one to check out. Ezine Articles used to be a great place to promote your site and blog, but with Google changing the rules for guest blogging, I’m not sure where that’s going to go. Read the rest of this entry »

04.13.14

Life, Biz and the Pursuit of Happiness — Red Flags You’re Hyper-Focused on One Block

Posted in Life, Biz and the Pursuit of Happiness, Money & Mindset at 3:54 pm UTC by Michele PW

So today I wanted to wade in even deeper around this issue of only focusing on a money breakthrough to the exclusion of the rest of your personal and spiritual development. Focusing on having a money breakthrough was not only how I started my personal development journey but it was also all I cared about on that journey for 8 years. (You can read the beginning here and here.)PersonalJourney_02

First off, this pertains to more than just money — if the sole reason you’ve delved into personal growth is to find a soul mate or get healthy, you’re walking the same rocky path I was.

And the problem with that path is it brings you no peace. Sure you may have breakthroughs in the specific area you’re focusing on — like for me I did end up breaking 6 figures and continuing to double and triple my income — but it brought me no peace. Or joy. Or happiness.

Instead all my same anxieties and worries just kept right on dodging me. I never felt like I could really relax, that at any minute everything could come crashing down. Read the rest of this entry »

04.12.14

The Writing Life — Calling on the Muse

Posted in The Writing Life at 1:01 pm UTC by Michele PW

Normally I don’t join things like the Ultimate Blog Challenge (even if they are free). So it surprised me that I found myself on the registration page signing up the day before it was supposed to start.PenInk_150

The Ultimate Blog Challenge is about me blogging every day for a month starting April 1. Now, when I joined, I was already blogging 5-6 times a week since mid-January and I had a routine down with that, so it was just a matter of adding a couple more days to my blogging schedule each week.

It’s actually been fun and I’ve enjoyed being in the UBC community and seeing what other folks are doing, but what it really highlighted for me is how important it is to let your muse know what you’re up to.

Let me explain — at the end of September I was at an event where it became clear I needed to start a podcast. I didn’t really trust this thought at first — a podcast? Me? I didn’t really think I liked interviewing people (more on that in a later column) I CERTAINLY didn’t think I had the time to start a podcast. Read the rest of this entry »

04.11.14

When should you hire a coach to help you overcome your mindset blocks? (Plus coaching resources.)

Posted in Coaching Resources, Money & Mindset at 10:58 am UTC by Michele PW

When you’re faced with money challenges in your biz, likely the last thing you want to hear is “you need to spend money to hire a coach or buy a product or a program.”Rooster_01

But sometimes, if you really want to move forward and bust through your money blocks for good, that’s what you have to do.

While it’s possible to do a lot work by yourself, you may find you hit a plateau you aren’t able to bust through on your own or you never really “fix” the problem, but instead you’re just putting a Band-Aid on it.

So, if you’ve hit a rough patch and you’re not sure what to do to get out of it, here are a few suggestions: Read the rest of this entry »

04.10.14

The Top 7 Tools to Bust thru Your Mindset Blocks and Celebrate a Successful, Profitable Biz

Posted in Business success, Mindset, Money & Mindset at 11:41 am UTC by Michele PW

If you’re new to using personal development tools to get over your mindset blocks (like blocks around money or success or sales … or really anything that’s keeping you from growing your biz) this handy dandy checklist of the 7 top tools is a great way to get you started.

  1. Affirmations — Some people swear by affirmations and some people swear they don’t work. I say they don’t cost anything and they don’t take much time, so why not give them a try? Sometimes when things are bleak, it’s helpful to focus on affirmations — if nothing else, it helps you concentrate on abundance instead of lack. So the way affirmations work is make sure you use present language — for instance “I attract wealth and abundance.” To make them even more powerful, combine writing them down with saying them out loud. Read the rest of this entry »

04.09.14

1 Massive Mistake Entrepreneurs Make

Posted in Business success, Mindset at 12:21 pm UTC by Michele PW

The further you go down the entrepreneurial path, the more you see the myriad of ways entrepreneurs are able to keep themselves from having the success they dream of. GuestBlogPost_02

Which is why having a lot of different mindset tools in our toolbox can really help us keep moving forward.

My recent PW Unplugged Radio guest Success Coach Kate Beeders talks about one big mistake entrepreneurs make — I’ve included her blog post below. Enjoy!

By Kate Beeders

Over and over again I keep seeing entrepreneurs repeatedly make the same mistakes that is ultimately taking them off the fast path to success. Read the rest of this entry »

04.08.14

PW Unplugged Radio – Kate Beeders and The Power of Tapping to Break Thru Your Money Blocks

Posted in Mindset, Money, Podcast at 11:30 am UTC by Michele PW

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PW-Unplugged_01In today’s episode of PW Unplugged Radio, Success Coach Kate Beeders and I chat about yet another personal development tool I was a bit skeptical about in the beginning — namely Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) or tapping. How on earth could tapping on yourself actually reset your mindset and rewire your brain so you can bust thru money blocks?

Well, believe it or not, it DOES actually work, so today we dug right in to get to the bottom of how it works, why it works and how you can use it to bust through your own blocks that are holding you back from biz success. Read the rest of this entry »

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