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How to Be a TED-Worthy Speaker

I want to radically transform people’s lives. I want to be THE go-to expert in my space. I want to have a waiting list of people ready to work with me. I want to cross six-figures.  I want to hire a team.  I want to stop worrying about money. I want to create epic experiences […]

5 Reasons You Need To Create An Online Course

Whether you’re a service based business like a Website developer, a graphic designer,or a coach, or you run a brick-and-mortar business, you can skyrocket your business to a whole new level by sharing your expertise through an online course or membership. While there is absolutely nothing wrong with doing one-on-one work, I’m going to share with […]

Layla Saad

Why Your Inner Nice Girl Is Bad For Your Business

Growing up I was always The Nice Girl. The Good Girl. The girl who didn’t ruffle any feathers, or say anything to cause drama, or do anything rebellious. Like many women, I grew up with the message that success and happiness come when you say all the right things and make sure everybody else approves of […]

Katie Dalebout

Hit The Journal And Give Me 10! Exercises To Build Your Creativity

We all have creativity within us just like we all have muscles. And like a muscle, you have to work your creativity to build it. If you get into the habit of thinking creatively, it becomes easier until eventually, when you find yourself in a situation where you need to think of ideas quickly, you […]

8-Step Writing Process: Never Get “Writer’s Block” Again

Blogs, articles, emails, newsletters, media pitches, product content, video scripts, book proposals, customer service, oh my! That’s a lot of communication if you ask me. The world of online entrepreneurship is also a world of words. On the web your language, your voice, and your brand are all communicated through written content…and lots of it. […]

4 Ways to Conquer Self-Limiting Beliefs

When I work with other women entrepreneurs and admit that I struggled with my own self-limiting beliefs I always get a lot of “Amen, sister” head nodding. We each have different beliefs to contend with, but we all seem to have stories we tell ourselves about what we can and can’t do. Stories like: “If […]

5 Leadership Skills To Take Your Business To The Next Level

You’re a crazy-driven, spectacularly motivated entrepreneur and you know what it takes to build an empire: Guest posts on high traffic websites Engaged social media followers Valuable, high-integrity offerings that make your clients’ lives easier And you’re right – you do need those things. But what if you’re neglecting an aspect of your business that’s […]

6 Ways Mindfulness Meditation Can Make You A Better Entrepreneur

My path to becoming a social entrepreneur was an accidental one. As a doctor specializing in the field of psychiatry, I turned to meditation to manage the stress of my work. It took a while before I was sold on it, though. Like many people who are driven to create and make things happen, I […]

Five Things Every Entrepreneur Should Outsource Right Now

With apologies to Sheryl Sandberg, before we “ban bossy” it would be really great to ban the exaltation of “busy” for today’s entrepreneurs. Especially for women entrepreneurs who try to embody Superwoman by doing all the things, all the time. Busy becomes synonymous with successful, hard working and dedicated instead of the dark side symptoms […]

How To Create Your Launch Calendar

In part 1 of my 2-part series on successful launch planning, we discussed the six key things to keep in mind when planning your launch year. In this installment, I am going to take you through the different types of launch frameworks, when to use them, and how to create your launch calendar. So what […]

6 Things To Consider When Planning Your Launch Year

It’s that time of year again. Entrepreneurs world-wide are heads down, figuring out their business “plan of attack” for the next 12 months. And if you’re like most of my clients, you might be planning how you can launch an eProgram in 2015. As an eCourse strategist, I come to the rescue of entrepreneurs who […]

List Building Or Launching, Which Comes First?

As an eCourse expert there’s a question I am asked a lot: Should you focus on list building — creating a large tribe — before launching a product? Or, can you launch a new product online successfully with just a small list? There’s a rule in the online marketing world, that you should have at […]

5 Ways to Flip a Comparison Hangover and Fuel Your Business

Is there someone out there in cyberspace who you consistently think has their stuff together way more than you do in business? Do you feel like everyone else is creating bigger results, with more clients and more cash flow? And more importantly, what are you making that mean about you and your ability to grow […]

[Copy] Writing Anxiety: Are You Psyching Yourself Out of a Sale?

So here you are…staring at your monitor, struggling to put your life’s work into words compelling enough to sell well. It’s been hours, days, maybe even months since you had a great writing session! You’re frustrated. Anxious. Your mind is empty. Your muse, well, it looks as if she’s taken a permanent vacation. Your eyes […]

How to Write a Great Headline in Under 10 Minutes

You’ve got a brilliant idea for your next blog post. Your audience is going to LOVE it. You spend a few hours cranking out the content to get it just right. You cover all the bases — simple, actionable tips, helpful stories to make it stick, and a couple of subtle-yet-witty jokes to keep it […]

18 Business Lessons in 18 Years

Do you remember where you were when you saw the Internet for the first time? I do. I was working at Henry Holt and an assistant asked me to check out something cool. He showed me a page of text on his computer. Nothing impressive yet, then he clicked on the word Paris and we […]

Reflections From The Eye Of The Storm

I had dinner with some friends last week and they kept telling me how busy I was. I insisted that I wasn’t and said I actually felt less busy than normal. In fact, I told them I felt quite relaxed and calm. To which they replied yes, but your normal is busy – you may […]

10 Tips To Maximizing Networking After A Conference

I’ve just returned from a big blogger conference, and while I’ve been to many conferences in my career and have read many articles from “experts” about how to maximize networking at these types of events, I’ve never seen advice on how to maximize the value of your networking efforts AFTER the conference is over. It […]

The 4 Mistakes That Limit Your Success As A Coach

You became a coach because you want to help others. You have something special to offer, something that you truly believe will make a difference in people’s lives. But being a coach nowadays can feel like being just another box in the cereal aisle. What can you do to stand out when there are hundreds of […]