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Guess Who Started A Podcast? BBC #001 – It Takes What It Takes

Guess Who Started A Podcast? BBC #001 – It Takes What It Takes

So you know I’m a content creator at my core. And I believe in creating and repurposing content on every viable platform. I finally decided to buckle down and do my first podcast called Badass BizCAST with Jai Stone. Episode 1 is just 5 minutes of me telling you that entrepreneurship takes what it takes. […]
Your GIFTS! How To Get Paid For The Thing You’ve Been Doing For Free

Your GIFTS! How To Get Paid For The Thing You’ve Been Doing For Free

I’m going to shake things up a bit with this post about GIFTS. I was inspired because I see so many gifted folks feeling weird about getting paid for their natural talent. Last week I was coaching a client and she seemed to be hesitant to charge for the thing she had been doing for […]
How To Increase Your Pricing Without Scaring People Away

How To Increase Your Pricing Without Scaring People Away

Some of the biggest misconceptions about pricing increases have nothing to do with money. They are mindset related. Oftentimes I hear entrepreneurs say, “My product or my price isn’t good enough.” Other times they say, “Hey, I’m not an expert at this.” Then they say, “People won’t pay for or can’t afford my services.” None […]
I Suck At Business Accounting! Here’s How I Easily Track My Money

I Suck At Business Accounting! Here’s How I Easily Track My Money

I will admit that I’m not good with numbers. I’m far better at making it than accounting for how it’s spent. I used to get all stressed out trying to decipher what I spent and why. With all the 5 bazillion things I have to do, I don’t have the patience or head space to […]
Coach Hurt: 4 Things To Help You Avoid Hiring ‘Ain’t Sh*t’ Business Coaches

Coach Hurt: 4 Things To Help You Avoid Hiring ‘Ain’t Sh*t’ Business Coaches

When it comes to finding a coach, I will say it is one of the most important decisions of your business profession. Here is my coaching story. I have tried a number of life coaches over the years, but I only embraced business coaches in the last 4 years. I had a few bad experiences with […]
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 […]
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. […]