Oh sweet, sweet, mother of pasta!
I’m 2 days away from heading off to Italy for a looooong overdue vacation. This trip is something I’ve dreamed about for years and we finally got our acts together to make it happen.
That means I’ve been waaaay more productive than ever to get everything done so I can totally unplug while we’re away.
Which brings me to today’s brand new episode of MarieTV.
Here’s the scene: you’re busy as all heck working your buns off.
Through your blood, sweat and tenacity — you’ve gained a lot of experience and expertise. Things are really starting to come together. Everyone you know is taking notice, but unfortunately…
You’re now drowning in constant requests from friends who want to “have coffee and pick your brain.”
But the truth is…
a. You don’t freakin’ have time for coffee right now.
b. You don’t want to have your brain picked.
c. And, if you did, you’d wanna get paid for it!
If you’re tired of ignoring these emails and feeling guilty about it, this episode of MarieTV is for you.
Continue reading “3 Ways To Say No To People Who Want To Pick Your Brain”
Question: have you ever been stiffed? I sincerely hope the answer to that question is no, but the sad reality is . . .
Nearly all of us have been cheated out of money.
The worst is when you’ve been stiffed by your clients. It can feel downright depressing when you work hard to deliver an outstanding product or a service, and then you get burned.
After all, you were operating on good faith and assumed that your clients would be honorable and honest!
The worst part here is that we have no one to blame but ourselves. (Ouch!)
Look, I’ll be the first to admit that I learned this lesson the hard and expensive way.
I’m a very trusting person with a huge heart, and over the years I’ve been stiffed out of tens of thousands of dollars.
Not to mention all the time and energy I lost beating myself up for being naive or trying to get people to just honor their agreements and pay for what they received.
The good news is that I’ve realized there are a few simple things you can do to protect yourself and keep your energy where it belongs: on delivering value to honest customers, making a difference and enjoying an amazing life.
Continue reading “Problem Client: How To Protect Yourself From Clients Who Refuse To Pay”
Do you ever dream of writing a book?
Maybe yours is half-done and you can’t seem to finish it. Or perhaps you’ve already written your first book, and it’s time to pen the next.
When you’re busy running a business, it can feel near impossible to find the time to get your book done.
Continue reading “How To Write A Book When You’re Too Busy Making Money”