Ask and It Is Given – Inspired Action
September 17, 2018
Most recently, I was listening to Esther Hicks, and one of her best-known books is called Ask and It Is Given. Now, I’ve heard the phrase “inspired action” many times, and probably for many years. But the true meaning and importance of “inspired action” didn’t hit me until now.
That’s what I love about repetition – when you read the same book again and again, you pick up different things each times based on where you are in your life, how you see the world, your growth since you last read it, and so many other factors. Read More
What is a brand influencer?
September 9, 2018
It’s confusing to a lot of people, because the word ‘influencer’ is being bantered around a lot as a catchphrase these days!
It is important to understand the distinction between the types of influencers so that you can best harness your power and influence, and stay on top of what’s going on in the world of marketing and branding so you can decide what kind of brand influencer you want to be, and which brands and brand influencers you might want to follow or align yourself with.
Every influencer has a responsibility to be authentic, be in integrity, and lead with relevancy. But what kind of influencer are you?
While there are a lot of different types of brand influencers, I want to share three I find most interesting: Read More
Has your business slowed or stopped ticking?
October 31, 2017
Seemingly out of nowhere today, I thought I need to call a watch craftsman to fix two clocks; one is a grandfather clock and one is a beautiful European masterpiece clock.
In almost the same instance, I realized that both have not been ticking for years! Yes, years! And then, when I realized that they stopped around 2010, I thought of what was happening in my life at that time.
It made complete sense. It was two years after my divorce, and my business and life slowed down measurably.
What is showing up for you in your environment that is reflecting back to you that “time is standing still” in your business or your life? Why not find the mentor to get things going again?
I want to share with you a mindset…thoughts to help get your business and book sales ticking regularly again. Read More
Are you “giving up” or “surrendering” to your business?
October 17, 2017
What is the difference between “giving up” and “surrendering” to new possibilities for your business?
I had the most interesting conversation with a friend the other day. He was talking about “surrendering” to what happens in life and how that is so different than giving up.
Immediately, I thought of entrepreneurs who have given up on reaching their dreams, creating financial success, or of becoming an influencer in social media.
And, I found this topic to be of such interest to me, that I ended up writing about it in the chapter of my book titled “Intentions.” Let’s just say that is a working title for now.
So, here are my insights… Read More
What is Your Intention for Your Business Brand?
October 10, 2017
A big part of your Business Brand is the experience that your clients have before working with you, while working with you and after working with you. It is the experience that they enjoy and it is important for that experience to be consistent each time you have a “touch point” with them, ie. newsletters, social media, blog posts, speeches, delivery of services and/or products, follow up, payment structure and follow up.
There’s a wonderful book entitled, The McKinsey Way. Even though the founder, James (Mac) McKinsey is no longer alive, the culture…the internal Brand and most importantly, the Intention of the Brand is similar to what it was decades ago, when it was first founded in Chicago by McKinsey.
I have always been inspired by the consulting firm, McKinsey & Company, since my son, David, worked for them out of college. I was impressed that the whole company took a day off just to review it’s values!! Interestingly enough, McKinsey is known as a CEO Factory, as many of its consultants end up running large companies. Read More