Why You?

Why You?

“Don’t worry about your competition.” When a client brings up competitors, and how upset they are that someone just entered their market offering the same product/service, that’s what I reply with.  I also say the same thing when a client wants to go into a new market where they are worried about incumbent or existing […]

Feel like an imposter?

Have you ever felt like you are an imposter in your business?  Check out this quick, 3-minute video clip to find out how to deal with feeling like you’re not great enough to do what you do, or go for what you want!

What systems do I need in my business?

What systems do I need in my business?

As business owners, there is tremendous value in having systems in your business.  Someone asked me today  “What systems should I focus on for my business?” The answer depends on the stage your business is in, what your business goals are, and where you have the biggest gap. If you are struggling to bring in […]

Detoxing Your Thought Life

Detoxing Your Thought Life

I had the opportunity last weekend to attend a few of Dr Caroline Leaf’s sessions while she was in Vancouver.  She has spent the last 25 years studying the brain and discovering the intricacies of thoughts and how thoughts impact lives. Her sessions affirm what I have always known to be true, but just didn’t […]

How To Be Systematically Creative

sys·tem: a coordinated body of methods or a scheme or plan of procedure;* cre·a·tiv·i·ty: the ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships, or the like, and to create meaningful new ideas, forms, methods, interpretations, etc.; originality, progressiveness, or imagination* *source: www.dictionary.com Systems vs. Creativity.  Two concepts that seem contradictory, and yet both are required […]

Building Your Tribe

It isn’t a secret that successful entrepreneurs don’t make it on their own.  They are usually supported by a tribe of people that know who they are, love what they do, and tell anyone they meet about how amazing they are.  Having a tribe of people that loves your business and champions you is nothing […]

Not now doesn’t mean not ever

Do you ever feel discouraged about your marketing efforts?  Do you sometimes send out marketing material, place ads in online or printed publications, exhibit at trade shows, meet countless potential customers through networking events, only to find that you don’t make a sale? There are lots of ways to ensure that your marketing is effective.  […]

Selling is like dating, don’t propose on the first date

In a custom sales training session this past week for a client with five retail locations, the district manager came up to me after the end of the session with this question: “Felicia, I have a question for you.  I have been wondering why our flyer, which we spend lots of money printing and distributing, […]

Why resolutions don’t work and what to do about it

‘Tis the time of year that everyone is talking goals and resolutions, setting intentions, and designing outcomes.  Did you decide what you want to accomplish in 2012? I’ve found that many are giving up on making resolutions because they don’t work or last very long, so why do it because they are sure to be […]

My 3 biggest revelations in 2011

Only a few days left for 2011.  As I recover from the giddiness and celebration that is Christmas, various family gatherings, a short trip away with family and friends, and recounting the number of turkey dishes served a multitude of ways, I am deeply appreciative for the few days with a slower rhythm before the […]