What to do when it’s not working…

First of all, we need to define ‘it’.

If ‘it’ is your Thing, then we need to make sure you’re super-clear on what you do that’s brilliant that ADDS VALUE or GETS A RESULT for people. It might be that you’ve stayed too ‘big’ with it and that’s overwhelming you. It might be that you’ve gone too ‘narrow’ with it and there’s not enough there to keep you busy/entertained. Take a look and see where you are with the size and scope of your Thing and if it’s enough to create that value and results for others.

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Getting to Zero

When you do your Thing are you helping people get from a ‘negative’ place to ‘zero’—that place of neutrality where everything is ‘normal’?

Marketing to a person or business who is in negative place and telling the them you can take them to amazingly positive place can seem like a huge—and unbelievable—step. But marketing to a person who is in negative place and telling them you can get them to ‘zero’ is not.

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If you call it sales, it will feel like selling

If you consider that you need to do a sales pitch or have a conversation that will end in the sell, then you might be setting yourself up to not sell much at all.

The thing with a sales pitch is you’ll go into pitch mode–you’ll start to talk differently, change your energy, perhaps feel uncomfortable (as will most likely the person you’re pitching to) and you’ll feel less like you and more like a salesperson.

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Working smarter. Being focused. Find the trigger.

Multitasking is overrated–and yes, I know as a woman I shouldn’t be admitting this! but it’s true. There are some things that go together well: I like to work with music on sometimes and I definitely like to run with my tunes blaring in my ears.

But I still have to remind myself that multitasking with my work time is never going to create the best results.

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Dedication. It’s what you need.

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We all need to set ourselves some world records to break from time to time. Or at least some ‘personal bests’.

I have been feeling a bit under the weather the past couple of days, so my dedication of course has also waned. Then I see this article and video about Eddie Kidd still running the London Marathon (that started almost 5 weeks ago – and for most people finished the same day). He is covering a few hundred metres a day most days. Which is incredible for a severely disabled man.

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The Business of Helping

Most businesses are in the business of ‘helping’–helping other businesses, helping people, helping society, helping the world, some kind of ‘helping’ is usually the result of what they do. Whether that’s helping with a product, system or service… it’s usually there to ‘solve a problem’.

So why is this important to understand? In Marketing terms, it’s important that you absolutely know and can demonstrate the ‘problem’ that you solve and how you ‘help’.

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