Enough With "Playing Small"

If you’re a coach you’ve most likely encouraged clients to play a bigger game, & you’ve likely received the same piece of advice. I’m all for pushing your boundaries & comfort zones, but I’m fed up with “playing small” being treated like a red-headed step-child. So does “playing small” has a place & a purpose in your life…

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Reconnect to the Emotion In Your Story

😀 😢 😠 😟 If you saw my last post about how to tell a better story, you know that the first step is to go deeper emotionally (if not, check it out here). Why? Because people love to be moved by story. We all like to imagine ourselves in situations that challenge us and provide us…

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How to Tell a Better Story for Emerging Coaches & Consultants

If you’ve been in business a few years, you may be asking yourself . . . How do I tell a better story? The kind of story that leads you to the next level in your business and your life. One thing I noticed as I worked intimately with several women entrepreneurs over the summer on their…

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Are You Making This Mistake at the Start of Your Story?

After doing four back-to-back story workshops in two months, I realized that entrepreneurs get just how valuable story can be for their businesses. No one needs convincing. And yet many of the coaches, consultants and creative entrepreneurs I talk with often feel like their stories don’t pack quite the punch they want. What I’ve found…

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How Successful Entrepreneurs Get Hired for Their Story

A wise person once said . . . “If you’re a coach, consultant or entrepreneur you’re specifically being hired for your story. Your ability to attract the right opportunities and deepen your impact is all about getting your story straight.” If you’re still working on getting your story straight, you’re going to want to check out…

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How to Connect Heart to Heart With Your Audience

The whole point of coaches sharing your personal story is to connect emotionally with your audience. In order to know what story and what parts of the story to share with your audience, you need to get crystal clear about your message to them FIRST. Here’s just one exercise from my Get It Done! Transformational…

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How to Conquer 6 Crippling Fears That Keep You From Telling Your Story & Making More Money

Why aren’t you telling your story? Fear #1 – Maybe it’s because you think it doesn’t matter (it does). Fear #2 – Maybe it’s because you’re worried it will offend someone (it will sometimes & that’s OK). Fear #3 – Maybe it’s because you’ve got a story that you know you MUST tell but the…

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Warning: Don’t Let This Happen to Your Personal Brand Story

There’s a personal brand story pattern I’ve noticed with some small business consultants and coaches. I work with them to get their brand story out and down on paper. They spend the time, money and energy to explain they WHY behind what they do. We even put together a plan to get that story working…

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Want press coverage? Think like a journalist, not a coach or consultant

When I was reporter, the pressure was always on to find a great story. I also had my typical beats, which were town news and schools. I had to check out the police and fire reports. I had to cover town council and school committee meetings. And I had to turn in stories every day.…

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You're Elevator Pitch Sounds Goofy (Here's How to Sound Like the Real & Outstanding You)

Entrepreneurs have been asking me lately how to introduce themselves and their businesses. Essentially, how to deliver an elevator pitch without rambling or clamming up while sounding like the REAL you. I break it down for you in today’s video and I challenge you to try it on for size. There’s an optional element — The Call to…

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