Gratitude Rocks. Really.

Or, How To Be Grateful For the Tough Stuff Gratitude has become a big subject in recent years.  I’m reading the book ‘The Magic’ by Rhonda Byrne, and she is such a brilliant being, she really is.  So generous with the truth about how to…

Don’t Curb Your Enthusiasm!

Have you ever been told to curb your enthusiasm?  You’re all excited about something and then someone decides to appoint themselves as the happiness police and tells you to ‘tone it down a bit.’  Their reasoning is simply that you are coming across as too…

How Special is Your Special Offer?

A lot of people get the idea that we don’t like special offers, and that’s just not true – we love special offers. The thing is, we don’t like lazy special offers. Okay – let’s explain that. Wayne and I don’t like DISCOUNTS. I personally…

Pick a Hat, any Hat . . .

You’re probably going to hate us for saying this, but nothing kills your money momentum faster than shooting yourself in the foot in front of your prospect, and talking about multiple businesses at one time is the perfect way to do just that – ouch!…

Don’t Waste a Full Page Ad on Advertising

Buying a full-page ad in a magazine or newspaper is an expensive proposition and your readers know that. That’s why such an ad should always convey a concept of complete frivolity, gratitude and benevolence. As if it didn’t cost a fortune. As if you did…

Why hire a business coach?

Hiring a business coach can be a good idea for you if you are an entrepreneur starting your first business and are in need of some business advice. Business coaches help you devise a structured, strategic business plan to achieve your goals and then motivate…

Holidaymania – 5 Ways to Stay Sane & Profitable

Hi there, While thinking about this holiday season, it occurred to us that for business owners, this time of year represents either the happy anticipation of a rise in income or the dread of lean times, depending on the type of business you’re in, and…

Are you pricing yourself out of business?

You know, this really breaks our hearts. A ‘business owner’ comes to us and tells us she can’t make a living and has to take a part-time j.o.b. to make ends meet. Listen, if you can’t make a living with your business, then you’re just…

Business Tools

Here are some business software resources that we (Mandy and Wayne) recommend. We’ve used them and we like them. We don’t work for these companies, but we do have an affiliate relationship with some of them and we can answer questions about our experiences with…

Ever want to run away and join the circus?

What’s the importance of having a clear “vision” for your company or product? I’ll illustrate this with famous examples of the Ford Motor Company. First, I’ll give you the positive example of the Model T, which was produced from 1908 until 1928. As Henry Ford…