So many clients come to me seeking advice or tips on how to grow or start their own business. Sadly they are often their own worst enemy. One of the first questions I might asks is how do you let people know what you do? To which, I most often get the standard reply of business coming via word of mouth or direct referral. When I ask how many business cards, fliers, or brochures they hand out per day/week the numbers are typically abysmal.
In fact, some of them don't even TELL people they meet what they do unless they are asked. I mean, it's pretty crazy to think you'll be able to expand your business in any extensive way simply by waiting for the phone to ring. The good news is even the most reserved person can become a sought after expert without having to give an elevator speech to perfect strangers. Even better, with simple online resources tools like Thumbtack, a new business can have leads pouring into via phone, e-mail or text message. Click HERE for an example of how it works!
Someone recently said that I didn't realize how many other women would die to be in my shoes. He said they would love to be able to set my own hours, do work that I love and still be able to spend as much time as they wanted with my their own child. I couldn't help but smile at the sentiment and I will certainly be the first to admit I am absolutely filled with gratitude every time I hold my beautiful little boy. Still, when I think back to that conversation I have to shake my head in disagreement, it is not luck that's brought me here, well at least not luck alone. So much of what lays before me now has long been in the planning stages. I have always been a firm believer in following your dreams, not blindly and without effort but fearlessly and fiercely. Like a mother bear protecting her young I knew I had to guard each heartfelt desire against any enemy. The foes of my dreams included the chiding and hand-ringing worries of so-called well-wishers bent on helping me avoid their own imagined pitfalls, the jealous friends and co-workers who wanted to keep me blind-folded and locked in step with their corporate crowd, all the while I had my own inner gremlins to fend against, little whispering beasts of self-doubt, pity and regret. Now, standing at one of the many high points of my life, I look back and realize my successful achievements have not only been a labor of love, determination but also a consistent focus to always reach for what I wanted and to choose to leap fearlessly into the arms of lady luck whenever she crossed my path. With every leap I became more convinced that I truly could have, do and be anything I wanted - with the right plan, the right attitude and yes, even with a little bit of luck.
Below is the YouTube video that brought over 10,000 views. As a Clinical Hypnotherapist I wanted to offer people - across the globe - access to a sample of my work. Not only because I feel that the message is valuable but also because I think there are those individuals who could benefit greatly from hypnosis techniques but who are afraid of what those techniques might be. The solution I found was simple - give it away - let people dip their foot in the pond of subconscious change as it were. I dare say, it has been a big success. From the comments I received I believe it not only allowed people to learn more but perhaps gave many of them the added benefit of opening up to greater abundance in their lives. Now that is what I call a win-win! Check it out for yourself and tell us what you think.
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