Why is it so difficult to break our bad habits?
This is especially frustrating when it comes to the habits that stand in the way of accomplishing our dreams.
The best of intentions seem to be defeated on a regular basis. Life doesn't have to work this way, however.
Nearly everyone has a behavioral thing they don't like about themselves. Whether it’s eliminating our debt, getting healthier, or to stop being late, there's always that one challenge we can't seem to beat.
In many cases, the answer is quite simple, yet most people lack awareness of it: We simply don't handle our stress and boredom in an effective and healthy manner.
Many of our bad habits are simply ways that we've learned to deal with being stressed or bored. It would be great if someone had taught us how to deal with these negative feelings, unfortunately, most of our parents weren't taught either.
How many of these essentially worthless behaviors do you partake in on a regular basis?
Do some of the finer details about your job and personal life escape you?
Are there some things that you seem to continue to overlook?
You're likely frustrated by not being able to get everything right, especially the simple things.
It could be that what's affecting you is a lack of attention to detail. It's not that you want to overlook things. It's probably that the details just slip your mind at the moment.
The great news is that it's possible to increase your attention to detail so not as many things slip your mind at inopportune times.
Develop these four simple strategies for ensuring greater attention to detail:
Want to know what keeps a lot of coaches and service providers from charging what they’re really worth?
It’s that all-too-common belief that “I am not a sales person.” Combine that with a healthy dose of “It’s rude to discuss money,” and you can see why it’s just easier to keep your rates low.
It’s time to think of your services from a different angle. Not only will you see things in a clearer light, but selling suddenly won’t feel so…salesy.
Here’s how traditional pricing discussions go:
You talk to a potential client, and you explain what you can offer, how your coaching or service works, what he or she can expect (how many calls/emails, phases of work, length of contract), etc. And then you say, “My rate is $XXX.00.”
Your client either says yes, no or (the kiss of death) maybe.
Let’s turn that around, and rather than focus on what he or she will get from YOU, take a look at what she will ...
It might just be the most stressful decision you ever have to make: what to charge?
You’ve got the competition to consider, your own skill set, what you perceive to be your skills (yes, this is different from the former for most of us), what your market will pay, your location, and a host of other variables. Working it out can feel like a hurdle you can’t quite get past.
Of course, there are some strategies you can employ. One popular method is to use a calculator such as the one found on Melissa Ingold’s Time Freedom Business. These will quickly tell you what you need to be charging to reach your income goals, and they’re a great place to start.
But what about all those other questions? Creating a solid pricing structure requires you to do a little more digging. So with your starting number in line, take a look at:
Your Competition. This might take a little detective work, since a lot of coaches and service providers don’t publish rates. But if you pay...
It’s happened to every coach and service provider at one time or another—probably more than once.
You offer a proposal or contract, only to have your potential client respond with, “That sounds great, but I can’t afford it.”
What do you do?
For a lot of coaches, their first response is to lower their rate. After all, they reason, she really does need my help. Plus it’s good karma, and she’ll talk about me with her friends, and refer business to me later.
Maybe, but more likely than not, what you end up with is a client who takes far too much of your time, for less money than you deserve. You wind up resentful, and wondering why you aren’t earning the living you know you’re capable of.
I want you to make a promise to yourself right now that you will never again lower your rates to appeal to a client. Doing so devalues your services, makes the client less likely to follow through, and worse, makes you feel terrible...
If you’ve ever looked at another entrepreneur and wondered how she manages to get it all done, the answer might surprise you.
She’s got good systems.
It’s true. The most productive people all have one thing in common: they don’t reinvent the wheel every day. Instead, they’ve figured out the best, most efficient way to do every task, and they create a system to do just that.
No matter what business you’re in and what projects you find yourself tackling, a systemized approach will help you:
The Magic of Templates
How many times do you answer email from potential clients? What about responding to customer complaints? Or mailing your JV partners about an upcoming launch?
All of these tasks and more become effortless when you create fill-in-the-blank templates that can be repurposed for specific cases/people. Templates...
....I didn’t learn this by asking Google or scrolling on social media. I learned by DOING it and leaning IN to the process of HAVING to learn it to put myself at an advantage in my market place. Over time I became really good at Facebook ads...among other things.
Hi, I’m Kelly J, a ninja marketer...nice to meet you.