Wish lists aren’t just for the holidays! All entrepreneurs should have wish lists. It’s good to verbalize what you would like to have in your business or personal life.
You can make a “wish list” in written form, or you can get creative and make a vision board. If you love Pinterest, consider making an Entrepreneurial Wish List pin board too.
Keep your wish list visible at all times, and celebrate when you achieve an item.
Need ideas on what to add to your wish list? Here are 10 ideas to get your creative juices flowing:
#1: Inspirational books
Whether you love the feel of a book in your hand or enjoy listening to audio books during your workout, don’t forget to add inspirational books to your wish list. What you consider “inspirational” will be unique to you – it doesn’t always mean self-help or a biography. For example, one of my most inspirational books is a fiction book called The Book Thief by Markus Zusak – an inspiring tale about love between family and friends – even during history’s darkest hour. Continue reading
It happens to all entrepreneurs – you reach a place where you feel unmotivated and uninspired with your marketing. I call this the “marketing rut” – and it feel icky and uncomfortable.
However, being in a marketing rut is an important signal. You’re being told to re-evaluate, reassess and re-energize your marketing efforts. The end result of going through this process is even better marketing!
So, when you feel like you’re in a marketing rut, here are five action steps to begin implementing:
#1: Take a break
Do you ever have days when you want to throw in the towel? Days when you can’t seem to make heads or tails of your business? Days when you wonder why you put so much time and energy into your company but not feeling the return?
Good news! You are not alone. Ask any entrepreneur, and she will tell you there are many days of depression, sadness and struggle as one works through the kinks of her business.
I recently had a spell when I was ready to fold my business and get a J-O-B. Thankfully, it was short lived. I realized that this was the “breakdown before the breakthrough,” and that if I stick with it, great things would unfold.
If you ever find yourself in a yucky, throw-in-the-towel place with your business, here are six things you can do to help you get through this depression: Continue reading
There’s a famous quote attributed to Albert Einstein that says “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
And this certainly is true for many entrepreneurs and their marketing efforts. Do you often find yourself doing the same marketing tactics over and over again, and hoping you’ll get better results each time?
I am here to tell you: Stop the marketing madness! You shouldn’t be doing the same things repeatedly with your marketing if those “things” are not growing your business.
How can you stop this vicious cycle of marketing madness? Here are four tips that will help: Continue reading