Social Networks of Genius

Social Networks of Genius

I read a Sam Ovens email recently that began with this question: What makes somebody a genius? What are the constituent parts? The source materials? The causal chain? Most people think genius happens in isolation. However, evidence proves that "lone geniuses" are exceedingly rare. Genius comes from connection. A man named Dean Simonton scoured...

Is This the Life You Really Want?

Is This the Life You Really Want?

Have you every been to one of these live events where everyone fawns over the most popular speaker that "wows" the audience with his or her dash-and-flash from the stage? My friend Karl Bryan shared some interesting commentary on these media influencers recently... Yes, they appear uber-impressive. But here’s the life these event speakers...

Forge the Future by Reframing the Past

Forge the Future by Reframing the Past

When I started out as a business coach, I had very little in the way of professional experience or entrepreneurial acumen. I was low on cash and terrified this wouldn't work out. But I also knew that $30,000 a year wasn't going to feed my family, so I put my heart and soul into building something of value. Maybe it's the time of year, when...

Four Steps to a Sold-Out Webinar

Four Steps to a Sold-Out Webinar

Have your webinars become a little ho-hum? Maybe you're not pulling in the numbers you used to. Perhaps you've even given up, because it's the usual suspects time after time--existing clients or tire-kickers whose presence doesn't help you close new coaching contracts. Yet webinars remain one of the most effective ways to generate business IF you...

14 Ways to Change Your Behavior

14 Ways to Change Your Behavior

I've shared before that there are three killer constraints that will absolutely destroy your success as a business coach. No matter how skilled you are, if you struggle with any of these, it will be very difficult to create the business coaching practice you're hoping for. They are: "Pushover" tendencies: Difficulty persuading, convincing, and...

Do Business Coaching Franchises Create Critical Mass?

Do Business Coaching Franchises Create Critical Mass?

One of the most common reasons business coaching franchisors cite when pitching prospects is that business coaching franchises create critical mass. In other words, when you purchase a franchise, you're "joining a movement," they'll say. You're contributing to massive market penetration. And as the movement grows, your franchise will enjoy a...

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