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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Let it flow, let it flow, let it flow!

Planning is great fun. It’s very important. You need to have a plan about where you are, where you are going, and how you’re going to get there for you and your business.

That said, it’s also good to be able to go with the flow – make sure you’ve got time and space to breathe in your plan.

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Blending and Boundaries

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I used to be pretty proud of my multitasking talents. I was one of those “Yeah, I’m a girl and I can do EVERYTHING at once and won’t be told I can’t, either” types. Now, while I still can do a lot of things, I’ve learnt that I am MUCH better at them when they are done one at a time. Apart from singing loudly and driving (I can still multitask that no problem–much to the embarrassment of my small people) I get ‘jobs’ done one at a time.

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Keeping your eyes open

I know EXACTLY what an ideal client looks like for my business. So when one sits down next to me and starts talking to me, or emails me, or messages me on Facebook, I know to have ‘that’ conversation. ‘That’ conversation is the one where I ask them to make a decision to do something about finding their Thing or not.

When you know what you’re looking for, it’s easy to see… so here are some things to set your radar to spot.

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Information vs. Action

If you ask me you can never give away enough information.

I am happy to share a great deal of ‘information’ for free, because I know that for it to be effective, for it to ‘do’ what it’s shared for, it needs to be put into action.

The difference between information and action is why people buy from you. And this makes a huge difference to how you market and ‘sell’ what you do.

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6 ways to get more famous in 60 minutes

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Thought I’d offer you something practical you can do today (as long as you have an hour to spare).

There are lots of things you can do in an hour to get you more famous (for doing your Thing) so why not see what you can get done in an hour for you and your business.

Remember to ONLY do what is your media ‘Thing’ – only ‘do’ what is an extension of how you already like to communicate and turn this into your media (I know I go on about this when I work with someone so am not making an exception here!).

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