Archive for June, 2008

A great blog for the non-profit reader

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

Christopherscott I spend 97% of my time in the corporate domain but I spend hours and hours scouring the web for resources and information that will support my readers.

To that end, I happen to come across a great blog for those of you operating in the non-profit arena written by Christopher Scott.

I volunteer on the Fund Development Committee of a Board of Directors for a local non-profit in my city and we often discuss many of the issues that Christopher speaks to in his blog - volunteerism, volunteer    Read More

Hello Mr Gremlin. Thank you for sharing.

Saturday, June 21st, 2008

Bugsbunnygremlin We all have a voice in our head that speaks to us in certain situations.  That voice gives us confidence or instills us with fear.  It helps us to take action and it keeps us from taking action.

Meet your gremlin..

Your gremlin is the inner conversation or better yet, the inner critic that keeps you from doing something you really want to accomplish.  It is the voice that tells you you aren't good enough, pretty/handsome enough, smart enough, credentialed enough etc.  It is the voice that tells you not to even    Read More

Make booking your services easier!

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

Onlinecalendar Pretty soon coaching clients will have the ability to book consults with me online...

Most of us have experience with on-line scheduling services especially in the lab arena, right?  You go to a website, enter some basic information and then view a calendar of available appointments.  It's a great time saving tool for both the client and the office.

Now the same type of service is available to you (and me)......affordably.

There are a couple that I recommend:

Genbook has a free service but if you    Read More

Blue Chip Expert

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

Bluechip logo For some reason lately I've received several requests to join Blue Chip Expert.  I signed up in order to see if I could get more information about what it is because I wasn't familiar with it until now.  As best I can tell from the site and some very cursory research, it's a paying version of LinkedIn (kinda sorta). 

They are basically asking for you to join and then invite others to join your network. Folks on the site    Read More

Writing a business plan?

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

Paper stack I was speaking the other day with a former client who reminded me of yet another reason for the importance of writing a business plan -

 - especially when you don't think you need one.

I find that many individuals who are opening home based or "simple" businesses (whatever that means) don't feel the need to write a business plan. This particular client has been in business for almost two years when he came to me because - surprise, surprise - things weren't going    Read More

Wherever you go, there you are

Friday, June 13th, 2008

Flower Have you ever known someone with lots of potential and seemingly everything going for them but they just seem to struggle professionally?

You know the type....that guy or gal that is extremely credentialed and well thought of but leaves a job every 2-3 years because "something" just didn't work out and they;re in their 3 company in 4 or 5 years?

I have a saying.....

"Wherever you go, there you are."

What do I mean?

Seeing ourselves though the eyes of others is not necessarily the easiest thing we human    Read More

Tips for MLM success

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

MLM2 In my last post, I spoke about the pitfalls of the MLM trade.  I can tell you however, that I have also seen folks be successful in MLM who were NOT the folks who got in early on but rather, years down the line.  So here are some tips for selection and success:

1.  Don't get sold by the dollar signs (or rather the promises of the dollar signs).  Find a product you can authentically endorse.  Will you use the product? Are you authentically excited about the    Read More

Thoughts on Network Marketing (also known as MLM)

Monday, June 9th, 2008

MLM The other day I received a call from a gentleman I'm connected with through Facebook.  We have never met but have mutual friends and mutual interest - namely personal growth and human potential.  When I received his message, he spoke of a project he was working on which turned out to be something with a direct marketing company...

Now let me say that I have nothing against multi-level marketing (MLM) companies.  In fact, I think they epitomize the entrepreneurial spirit.  The "little guy" that wants to own    Read More

i’m back

Friday, June 6th, 2008

I'm back WOW.  Iit is difficult to believe that a month has passed since my last blog entry but after a brief respite from the blogging world, Coach V is back and ready to go!

So how have things been for you over the past month?  How are you weathering the continued impact of the economy?  Is your business thriving or surviving?  If you are in survival mode, what are your biggest challenges?

Don't be shy!  I can gaurantee you that no matter what    Read More