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Don’t Small Talk, Have Courageous Conversations.

Why do people hate networking events? Usually it’s full of people who are all talking small.

“How’s business?” ” There’s a lot of people here.” “How’s the food?” “That’s a great tie.”

Shoot me now. We all hate these events – executives, vendors, and business owners alike. Unfortunately, we’ve been told that we have to go to them […]

Treading Water Is The Same As Drowning.

Many people today feel they are just ‘one bad decision away’ from losing their job or business.

So instead of making decisions, they make NO decision. Or if they have to make a decision, they take the least offensive, least impactful, least expensive, and most spineless way out. Most of the time, that’s the wrong thing to do.

What […]

Networking Sucks.

There — I said it. Networking sucks.

Anyone who likes networking isn’t networking, they’re connecting (stick with me).

Anyone who hates networking is probably networking. And doing it badly.

If you meet someone and they try to ‘sell’ you on their product or service, that’s networking. What they really should be doing is connecting. Connecting is where you try to […]

Why You Don’t Meet People For Lunch.

You’re too busy for lunch. We’re all busy — you might have time management or delegation issues. Or you can’t say ‘NO’.

It takes too much time. No it doesn’t — and I’ll show you a way to make it much shorter.

I wouldn’t know what to talk about. You shouldn’t talk — ask lots of questions […]

Top 10 Most Read Articles In 2014.

Every year, I go back and track my website analytics to uncover what articles really resonated with my readers. Here are my top ten for 2014 to get you ready for 2015!
1. The Most Important Thing You Should Do In The Shower.
Acknowledge and feel gratitude for all the special things in your life.
2. How To Network Like A […]

How To Network Like A Pro.

You need to do it right or not at all.

Are You Feeling Guilty At Work?

I’m feeling guilty today. The funny thing is . . . I shouldn’t.

Every Tuesday, like clockwork, I attend my networking/sales team meeting with approximately 50 people.

It’s called BNI (Business Networking International), a worldwide organization where businesspeople meet to learn about their services and deliver hot referrals (CLIENTS) each week. I find it powerful for my […]

Top 10 Reasons Why You’re Not Getting A Job.

As a business and career coach, I run into so many different people every day. I attend conferences and events, I run workshops and webinars, and I host team masterminds for all types of professionals. And guess what? When I talk to the unemployed, I’ve heard all the excuses why you don’t have a job. Here are […]

How To Give A Good Compliment.

There’s nothing like a warm, sincere compliment to make your day. Instead of waiting for one, why not give one out? Take it from me, the more you give, the more you find you’ll receive.

10 Simple Tips To Attract The Best Clients.

Getting clients is easy, hard, fun, frustrating, energizing and enervating. Most of all, you never know what to expect — one day no one is saying yes and the next, you close five clients. Here are my ten top strategies I use every day to make clients knock on my door: