Happiness is a Choice

How to Be Happy in Business (and How It Delivers Success)

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A friend of mine, Tamara is one of those truly rare individuals who has sorted out how to create a life and make a living out of things that make her happy. In fact, when something stops being fun and stops making her happy, she stops doing it and moves on to something else. She [...]

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Google It

Small Business Marketing: What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do

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One of the things I’ve noticed is that when I’m in conversation with a female business owner, the questions and challenges that come up are often the same. “Melissa, I know I need to do video, but I don’t know how to use youtube.” “Melissa, I’ve got a VA doing my Facebook and Twitter because [...]

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How to Increase Your Small Business Revenue

Small Business Marketing: 5 Revenue Generating Activities To Boost Cash Flow

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As a small business marketing consultant and coach, I meet a lot of business owners who seem to have more social media icons on their website than they do clients in their practice. If this sounds like you, this is a poverty producing imbalance and indicator that your time is being wasted on activities that [...]

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Insurance Concept

10 Simple Steps to Save Yourself From Identity Theft and Credit Card Fraud

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Today, I’m pleased to report, that I picked my car up from the body shop, $5K worth of damage repaired.  When the window shattered the glass went everywhere, including into my leather seat and door panel, necessitating replacement and even inside the seat belt locking mechanism which also had to be replaced. While my credit [...]

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Identity Theft

I Lost It All In Less Than 7 Minutes: Protect Your Identity & Your Credit

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As I headed out the door, I noticed that both handles on my handbag were cracked in the same place. I realized I was going to need a new handbag soon. Right now I had errands to run before delivering three back to back TEDx style 18 minutes presentations for RUMC Job Seekers, an awesome [...]

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Pricing Your Offer

Episode #6: How to Package Your Services for Profit

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Julie, an Intuitive Coach, was referred to me by a colleague. She has an incredible string of PR successes including features on CBS, Belief.net, HuffPostLive, eHarmony, and being a regular contributor to Daily OM. There was a big hitch. Julie is clearly talented as a coach and makes a big difference for her clients but [...]

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The Meaning of Life

Moving You Forward: How to Find More Meaning in Your Life

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When you start out in life you are just focused on exploring. As you move from childhood to the teen years, you move from exploring to discovery. From teen to young adulthood it becomes about establishing yourself. As you mature it becomes about meaning. Interestingly in the age of the Millenials, their quest for meaning [...]

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Great Customer Service

Irresistible Customer Service: They Do It With Two Hands, Do You?

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I’ve got a confession. I’ve developed a very bad habit lately. It’s called Pinkberry, do you know it? I was originally a fan of Yogli Mogli (if I didn’t explain these are frozen yogurt outlets, you’d think I had some strange disease, lol.) The trouble is that I’ve become allergic to a lot of food, [...]

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Do What You Love and . . .

Episode #4: Do What You Love and Joy and Money Will Follow

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In this week’s episode, you’ll learn the value of turning to your unique history, education, talent, experience and expertise as the source to build your business and realize your dream. You know everything you need to know including where you can best make a significant impact. Don’t get distracted by dollars that aren’t tied to [...]

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How to Craft Your Elevator Pitch Perfectly

Episode #3 ~ How to Craft Your Irresistible 30 Second Elevator Pitch & Networking Intro

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I have worked with many clients who aren’t networking face to face. They are playing online and not getting any traction in their business. Too often networking is NOT working because of a lack of clarity around the transformation and impact they provide. See if this sounds like you! (All names are changed for privacy [...]

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