Entrepreneurs with ADHD: Work with Your ADHD Tendencies, Not Against Them

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+1 Tweet Share Pin Share StumbleShares 0Did you know that people with ADHD are 300% more likely to start their own business than someone who doesn’t have ADHD? 300%! That’s a lot. And because ADHD is under diagnosed in the adult population, there are probably many more entrepreneurs with ADHD who aren’t included in that percentage. I had no idea …

My Pink Ladies Post: Marcia’s Power Tools for Business Building

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+1 Tweet Share Pin Share StumbleShares 0Melanie Kissell started this. She wrote a post about her favorite tools, the ones she uses to market her business, and a lot of us really liked that post. From that came her idea for the Pink Ladies of Online Marketing, where those who commented and were lurking around from Connie Ragen Green’s 30-Day …

My 5 Commitments, & the End of the 30-Day Blogging Challenge

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+1 Tweet Share Pin Share StumbleShares 0I have thoroughly enjoyed Connie Ragen Green’s challenge to write 30 blog posts in 30 days. I’ve gained a new appreciation for my blog throughout this challenge, and for the value of writing and posting consistently. So I’m declaring right here and now my new commitment to post to my blog on a more …

Avoiding Success: Why Don’t You Live Up to Your Full Potential?

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+1 Tweet Share Pin Share StumbleShares 0Here’s an interesting fact from the US Government: During the average workday, most people spend more time goofing off than doing “real” work. On average, 53% more time, in fact. It gets worse. When they are doing their “real” work, more often than not they are actually either: a.  Only pretending to work b. …

You’re a Bit Crazy: Think you have ADHD?

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+1 Tweet Share Pin Share StumbleShares 0I did a teleclass back in March with a friend and colleague, Jacqueline Sinfield of UntappedBrilliance.com, an ADHD expert and coach, who is also participating in Connie Green’s 30-Day Blogging Challenge with me. Jacqui and I got a terrific response to the call, which was titled “The Surprising Similarities Between Entrepreneurs and Adults with …

Capturing Attention: Why Marketing Efforts Fail, Part 2

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+1 Tweet Share Pin Share StumbleShares 0This post is a follow up to “Capturing Attention: Why Marketing Efforts Fail, Part 1.” There are two main reasons that marketing and promotion efforts fail to capture attention: 1.) The message is unclear 2.) The message is inconsistent In my last post, I talked about where we go wrong when we put out …

Capturing Attention: Why Marketing Efforts Fail, Part 1

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+1 Tweet Share Pin Share StumbleShares 0This post is a follow up to “Capturing Attention: How Your Prospect’s Mind Works.” There are two main reasons that marketing and promotion efforts fail to capture attention: 1.) The message is unclear 2.) The message is inconsistent Let’s take a look at where we’re going wrong when we put out unclear messages, and …

Capturing Attention: How Your Prospect’s Mind Works

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+1 Tweet Share Pin Share StumbleShares 0You must get your prospect’s attention before you can sell her anything, or let her know how wonderful you are. Simple enough. Sure, that makes sense, Marcia. Just like I had to get your attention — maybe with the headline, maybe with the illustration — before I could impart the wisdom of this article …

Interview with a Client: Barbara McCollough of Surrogacy Success

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+1 Tweet Share Pin Share StumbleShares 0Sometimes, to learn a bit more about our own businesses, it helps to learn about others’ businesses, and the challenges they face. Today, my client Barbara McCollough of Surrogacy Success in Boston, Massachusetts, has agreed to an interview. Enjoy! MH: How would you describe your business? BM: Surrogacy Success provides psychological, emotional, and relational support …

How to Get Referrals: The Two Things You Must Have First

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+1 Tweet Share Pin Share StumbleShares 0I love referrals. Hearing my phone ring, with a pre-qualified new client on the other end of the line, asking if they can work with me, is the sweetest sound on earth. I didn’t have to convince them I was a valuable resource. I didn’t have to “sell” them anything. I didn’t have to …