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5 Things You MUST Consider When Negotiating Your International Speaking Fees

5 Things You MUST Consider When Negotiating Your International Speaking Fees

Over the past 60 days, I have two clients negotiate their fees for speaking abroad. It’s no secret that speakers aren’t getting paid what they used to and professional orators have to get creative about how they earn money from the stage. But there are a number of organizations that pay experts to travel internationally […]

Top 3 Ways To Position Your Self As An Authority

Top 3 Ways To Position Your Self As An Authority

I have had tons and I do mean tons of media coverage. And I have turned down, even more, opportunities than that. While media appearances are great for establishing credibility, they don’t necessarily position you as an authority. For example, 98% of my media appearances are related to my personal stories or struggles. My career […]

Entrepreneurship: Put Your Big Girl Panties On Sis!

Entrepreneurship: Put Your Big Girl Panties On Sis!

This year will mark 16 years of my being a business owner (give me a high 5 five on that one, because it hasn’t been a cake walk)! This is the toughest, most frustrating, most disappointing, hurtful and most rewarding thing I have ever done in my life and I wouldn’t change one single second […]

4 Simple Ways To Use Facebook Ads To Convert More Clients

4 Simple Ways To Use Facebook Ads To Convert More Clients

Facebook ads are all the rage and it’s a no brainer as to why. The ads are fairly inexpensive and EVERYONE who is anyone is on Facebook. Now, I’m not gonna lie. FB ads are not an exact science and it takes a lot of tweaking and trials to find your exact formula. But once you […]

Jai Stone Featured Founder on Selz.com

Jai Stone Featured Founder on Selz.com

I use lots of tools and technology in my daily operations. When I really love something I establish a relationship with the brand or become an affiliate. And that is what happened with my e-commerce platform. Selz. A couple of months ago they did a community training for me and this month I’m their featured […]

6 Game of Thrones Characters Every Entrepreneur Should Know In Real Life

6 Game of Thrones Characters Every Entrepreneur Should Know In Real Life

It’s no secret that I have been a huge GOT fan from the first episode. In fact, the image above is me rocking my House of Stark chalice on stage at my conference a few months back. How’s that for fandom? Anywho, this ain’t about me, this is about all of my fellow GOT fans who […]

That Time I Fired Every Last One Of My Clients (Part 2 of 2)

That Time I Fired Every Last One Of My Clients (Part 2 of 2)

In my PREVIOUS POST, I wrote about my reasons for firing every single one of my clients. And while the sentiment seems triumphant, the story doesn’t end there. I would be remiss if I wasn’t transparent about my transition phase. There was the rebranding process and rebuilding phase. Then there was the “figure out what works” phase. […]

That Time I Fired Every Last One Of My Clients (Part 1 of 2)

That Time I Fired Every Last One Of My Clients (Part 1 of 2)

I’ve been a business owner for nearly 16 years, and it is simultaneously the most difficult and most fulfilling experience I’ve had in my life. I can say that I’ve had a ton of challenges and a boat load of obstacles, and I’m grateful for them all. Even the painful lessons offered me an opportunity […]

3 Ways To Get Your Hashtag To Go Viral

3 Ways To Get Your Hashtag To Go Viral

I’m personally addicted to hashtags. I use them all sorts of ways, especially for emphasis and humor on my social media status updates. But I’m not above putting them in a simple text message or throwing the word into the middle of a sentence during phone chats. But I get really serious about the hashtags […]

Create, Curate & Convert by Driving Traffic To Your Website

Create, Curate & Convert by Driving Traffic To Your Website

Think of your content/ social media strategy as a baseball diamond. Your website is “home plate”. You can use your social media channels as 1st, 2nd, or 3rd base, but the goal is always for you to return home. It’s Content Creation Wednesday in the Brand & Hustle community and I did this little impromptu […]

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