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How to get more clients ASAP? Business networking with people who already trust you.

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Your own network, even your friends, often forget what it is you do. 
 
Or if they remember, it's too rarely… and not when they happen to be talking to someone who could be an ideal client of yours. They’re not thinking of you, which is when you want them to be thinking of you!
 
If you aren't keeping in touch with your network, how will they remember to refer new clients to you?
Of the many service providers I have personally coached, I can count on …

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Niche mates, not competitors.


​How do you feel about the word “competition”? For us self-employed people, that word can create anxiety and resistance. Being “competitive” tends to make human beings less cooperative.


Instead, I recommend using the term “niche mates” — other worthy human beings who occupy the same industry niche as us.

They, too, have families to feed, and dreams they hope to achieve. And, similar to us, they also have hidden suffering in their life that, if we only knew, would inspire our deep compas…

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How (not) to Introduce 2 People


​You’re a connector and love introducing people to each other. It can be a wonderful (sometimes career-changing) effect when it’s the right match!


Yet, when it’s the wrong match — unfortunately much of the time — by being the connector, you just added a burden to them. Now they’re in an awkward position you’ve forced them into, where one person, if they don’t want to connect, will come across as unfriendly or unapproachable.
Still, the benefits are big enough that it’s worth learning …

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Are you bothering people with your content?


Do you ever feel like you’re bothering people, when you create/share content?

A participant in one of my workshops wrote:

​“Consistency of communication is my goal. To hold myself more accountable to this and get over the problem I have with feeling that I am bothering people by sending them content via email or other means, even if they have signed up for my list!!"
You have an audience because they want to hear from you:
  • Your Facebook friends are interested in your opinions (bel…

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The Rare Gift of Constructive Feedback — for Improving a Business


If there’s a service provider that you respect, and you’d like to give them a gift (without having to spend money) consider doing the following:

Gently and kindly let them know why you are not signing up for their program, service, or product. You read that right. Give them the incredibly helpful gift of feedback.

This kind of message can really improve their marketing, and help them make decisions about what product or service they provide.

​Let’s talk about this valuable exercise, fr…

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