Ever have an opportunity to talk about what you do and either say nothing, or fumble it?
(My hand’s raised.)
That’s because most of us aren’t super great at self-promotion. Selling ourselves can feel awkward, braggartly and just plain wrong.
But if you want your career to thrive and you want your work to make a positive impact — you’ve got to learn how to do it.
That’s why I’m excited for you to watch today’s episode of MarieTV. Because who you are matters. You’re on the planet for reason and your work has value.
It’s time for all of us to untangle this feeling of shame and self-consciousness from the act of expressing our gifts, and offering our services to the world.
Continue reading “How To Take The Shame Out of Self-Promotion”
“Wow. Everybody and their sister seems to be a ________ these days.”
(Fill in the blank with life or health coach, marketing expert, blogger, etc.)
The moment we dive into a new field or industry and get to know the competitive landscape, it’s almost inevitable that we have these kinds of thoughts.
Doubt and fear quickly follow as we wonder, “How on earth am I going to stand out in this overcrowded market?” This is exactly what Nani, a 45 year old mom from Hawaii, was struggling with as it relates to her new massage business.
Of course, knowing how to articulate our uniqueness is a challenge for many of us — no matter how long we’ve been in the game. And that’s why I’m excited to share today’s episode of MarieTV.
Continue reading “How To Make Your Business Sound Unique (Even If It’s Not)”
Just got back from a sweet little trip to Portland, Oregon. Hadn’t been there since I was a Nike Master Trainer years ago.
But unlike earlier visits, this time I had more of a chance to enjoy the city and culture — which is AWESOME!!
Dazzling hikes in the forest, mouth-watering meals and great conversations made it a pretty spectacular weekend.
One thing I really appreciated was the heart and humanity I felt throughout the city — especially from small businesses.
From tiny food carts to huge antique shops to a brand new boutique built entirely around artisan butter…
There was a strong sense of local pride and love baked into every offering.
And in my opinion, boldly expressing the heart and soul of your business makes a tremendous difference — to yourself, your team, your customers and the world.
Continue reading “3 Branding Ideas You Can Learn From Artifact Uprising”
There’s one word that’s been buzzing around every bit of my life lately, and I believe it’s one of the most important words in the world.
That word is trust.
Trust is that beautiful feeling deep in your bones when you just know someone is true, honest and real. There’s integrity and reliability that’s born from a mutual sense of humanity, and respect.
And if something goes a little haywire, it’s barely a blip on your emotional screen. Because when you fully trust someone, you know you’ll be kept in the loop.
You know that no matter what happens, you’ll be treated with kindness, care and respect.
Trust is big in every corner of our lives, and it’s absolutely vital in modern business.
Continue reading “2 Steps To Build Customer Trust — Without Offering Refunds”
I forgot how much I **love** fall until this past weekend.
Josh and I spent some unplugged time in the woods. The temperature dropped just enough to light a fire and bust out some chunky sweaters, but not enough to retire my flip-flops for the season.
It was a cozy weekend that touched my heart and sparked my imagination for other autumn activities I’d like to do with people I love. Which brings me to today’s episode of MarieTV.
Whether you’re a business owner or working within a team, you’ve got to sell. Your ideas, products, services and most often, your point of view.
Being able to effectively communicate the value of what you’re offering (or suggesting) is a vital skill in business and life.
It can mean the difference between success and failure in your career, non-profit, fundraiser and even your most precious relationships.
Continue reading “Nobody Needs What You’re Selling (And Why That’s A Good Thing)”