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Are you trying to fit into the wrong career box?

  What do you do when no one will hire you because of your age?

Yesterday, I was speaking with a client who recently retired and wants to do something totally different from her previous corporate job. She called me because she’s considering starting a small business. She was thinking about opening a gallery or co-op and knew I help people do that.

But here’s what bothered me: She said she’d been looking for a part time job but no one would hire her because of her age.

I told her self-employment is not a default if you can’t get a job.

You need to want it more than you ever wanted any job because at least initially, you’re going to work harder than you ever did at any job.

   I hear this age discrimination comment a lot, even from freelancers.

And it may very well be true. When a thirty-year-old screens your resume and sees that you graduated college in the 1970s, she immediately thinks “old” and moves on to the next candidate.  Both mature men and women have told me they color their hair or have cosmetic procedures when they’re job hunting so that they appear younger. Some even try to model their children’s vocabulary so they don’t sound old to an interviewer.

With roughly 30% of the US population over age 50, there’s obviously a huge market of people who speak our language.

I’m reminded of Judi Dench’s character in the film “Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” who lands a job advising the call centre staff on how to interact with older customers in a way they can relate to.

Whether you’re in the job market or thinking about starting a business, why try to fit into a world where your talents are not valued when there are so many areas where your wisdom is a treasure? You may need an app that a twenty-something develops but does she fully understand the experience of the older end user?

Why not start by asking yourself these questions:

  • What can I bring to the world that a younger person lacks?
  • What is missing that can only be filled by someone with my experience?
  • What products or services do I want to have access to as I age?
  • What experiences have I had that would have been made easier by someone more my peer?

Instead of trying to fit into the same job slot as a younger person, think about the gifts you bring because of your age, not despite it.

Some things that come to my mind right away:

  • A market research company that has products for older adults and needs to recruit a panel of product testers who are in the demographic that will use the product.
  • A rent-a-granny business. When my son was a toddler, we lived in a community with many over 55 adults who missed having their grandchildren nearby. They all wanted time with Todd and he enjoyed the attention because his grandparents lived across the country. As people are more mobile in their work and move away from their birth families, there are opportunities for services that bring the generations together.
  • Peer tech trainer. My 83-year-old aunt received an iPhone as a gift and signed up for a class at
    the Verizon store. She said the young trainer talked so fast and assumed everyone already knew the terms he was using. A clever retiree could start a business teaching older folks how to use their technology. They recognize that they may have to explain things differently than they would to someone who grew up with the terminology.
  • Typing teacher. Have you noticed that manual typewriters are now trendy? Like vinyl records and turntables, these “vintage” tools of our youth are hot items with those too young to have ever used them. Have you seen how baffled kids are when you set a Royal or Remington down in front of them? What other items did you use that you could demonstrate to younger people?

These are just a few ideas of how the experience and wisdom acquired with age can be an asset in the work world rather than a detriment. Rather than beat yourself up over lost youth and how it affects your earning ability, why not look for possibilities to use age to your advantage?

 

 

Why wait until you can change the world to start something meaningful?

Do you know you want to leave your mark but haven’t started because you can’t see how you as one person can do something big enough to make an impact? Well, you don’t have to be ready to solve world hunger or end violence in the middle east to start something meaningful. Making a difference in one little corner of the universe can lead to a bigger movement or at least a greater awareness.

When I was in my early twenties, I had a BIG creative dream. It was the peace, love and groovy post-Viet Nam days when we were all idealistic and knew we wanted to create a better world. (note-some of us still believe we can.) I wanted to start a movement that made the arts the framework for learning beginning in preschool years.

A long detour took me out of the way of that dream but in the course of making a living, I realized I was able to make a difference. No, I wasn’t changing the way children are exposed to and inspired by the arts but my businesses did change lives and YOURS can too.

Typically a social enterprise is based on using business principals to achieve social goals and when someone comes to me for advise on how to create a meaningful livelihood,  we look at the cause or change they want to make and then create a business to drive that change.  Sometimes, though, an established business can be the vehicle to make a difference.

I didn’t get into advertising to change the world and I sure didn’t start a furniture business to create jobs or improve lives and at one point I felt like all I was doing was making money.  I was visiting my dad in Florida and mentioned that I was feeling greedy and unfulfilled that I’d drifted so far from my earlier vision of making an impact.  He pointed out all the ways that my partner and I were improving lives. I realized he was right. We weren’t just selling home furnishings. We had created something that fed over one hundred employees and their families and unlike charity, we had trained them to be self-sufficient. (We didn’t want sales people who had been poorly trained in other retail positions so we hired people who had never held sales or management experience and taught them our way. Many of these employees previously held minimum wage jobs and were now earning high five and some six figures.) We’d also found small cottage industry upholsterers working out of their garages or barns and helped them build up their businesses and create jobs in their communities.

When I was a massage therapist, I had mostly private clientele but after doing some volunteer bodywork at hospice, I realized how important it was to give patients and their families the gift of touch. I couldn’t afford to strictly volunteer but wrote an article about the benefits of massage for a local senior publication and people started hiring me to go into nursing homes and massage their aging parents.

While the above are examples of how an established business can develop a social mission, you can start a business with the intention of making a profit and make conscious efforts from the beginning to drive or support a cause.  The initial purpose of my gallery was to make a living and re-immerse myself in world of art but as I researched the work I would carry, another mission emerged. I became aware of how much of the merchandise available in most stores is imported knock-offs of artists’ designs. In some cases, the artist has a licensing agreement and gets a royalty but more commonly, the artist doesn’t know about it until it shows up on a shelf with a “made in china” label. Sadly, few of those artists can afford to fight a legal battle with the large companies manufacturing the knock-offs, so they do nothing about the theft of their designs. When I started noticing that even in little artist havens, the majority of shops sell these imported knock-offs, I made it a mission for my gallery to support American artists and educate the public so that they become more aware of their buying habits.

If you have an existing business, you can add a social component to it but even if you have a job, you can start something on the side that makes a difference and has more meaning.  If you’re drawn to making a difference with your existing business or on the side if you have a job, I’d love to help you design the vehicle the vehicle to make it happen. GO HERE for more info on Idea Generator Sessions 

How to help your child create their OWN summer job doing what they love.

I overheard a woman say that her son needs to get a job because he has expensive hobbies. (this mom is an entrepreneur-ouch). I suggested that instead of getting a job to pay for his hobbies, she help him start a business. What could be better motivation for a child to tone his entrepreneurial muscles?

Some of the other parents were talking about teaching their children to read a balance sheet. Unless your child loves numbers, I think that’s a good way to make business feel like a big scary thing-not the best place to begin to teach your kids about making a living without a job. First,  teach them how to MAKE the money.

Sure they can do the usual kid jobs: babysitting, lawn mowing or selling lemonade but if that’s not their thing, guiding them to do something they don’t enjoy to earn money for a hobby they love is just priming them to turn into adults who pursue an uninspiring career in order to earn the money to take a ski vacation or trip to the beach once a year.

If we want our kids to grow into passionate, enthusiastic adults, why not show them now that they can turn that expensive hobby into their first profit center.
Here’s an example of how you can help your child create her own business from her hobby. If your child loves Continue reading

What to tell your kids if they want to start a business

I’m sitting in the Whole Foods Cafe today and thinking about the founder John Mackey. I recall reading his book “Conscioius Capitalism ” last year.   I always find it so interesting to learn about the varied paths people take to self-employment.

Like many entrepreneurs, Mackey started his businesses because he had a passion and a strong belief that he could fill an unmet need and figured it out as he went along.

 

John Mackey took whatever college courses caught his interest, mostly philosophy, the arts and humanities but did not earn a degree. Here’s what Mackey had to say: “I never took a single business class. I actually think that has worked to my advantage in business over the years. As an entrepreneur, I had nothing to unlearn and new possibilities for innovation.”

 

I have never believed that I’d have been more successful had I majored in business rather than art.

 

When a young person tells me they want to start a business and asks if they should go to business college, I give them the following advice. Continue reading

Trying to decide if you can start your own business? April 15th is a great time to figure out if you can make a living without a job.

I love tax day. No, I’m not crazy. Every April 15th, I’m reminded of the benefits of being an entrepreneur. If you’ve been dreaming of being your own boss but you’re nervous about letting go of that regular paycheck, I’d like to offer you a challenge today. Sit down with a pencil and paper and add up how much
you spend on travel, cell phone bills, internet, computer, i-pad, business books and hobby publications. Now imagine that interest or hobby becomes your business and that your spare bedroom or seldom-used guest room is your office. A portion of the utilities and rent or mortgage for that space are business expenses.

That’s adds up to a lot of money over a period of a year, doesn’t it? I’m not an accountant and tax laws do vary in different countries but most of those expenses are tax deductible. What does that mean for you as someone who’s on the fence about leaving your job to do your own thing?
It means you have to earn that much more than your present salary as an employee to pay all those expenses that your business covers.  As an entrepreneur, you get to deduct many expenses that you would incur anyway but if you are an employee, your boss takes the deduction.
What does it cost you in gas, wear on your vehicle and parking or public transportation to get to your job each day? If your business took you to a meeting you’d deduct those costs.

What about the time you put in? You boss doesn’t pay you for commute time does she? If you were self employed, that hour or two you spend getting to and from work would be spent earning.

Do the math. Take all these factors into consideration when figuring out what you really need to earn in your own business to replace your job. You may be surprised.

3 Reasons for Entrepreneurs to Celebrate Labor Day

Labor Day  is a time to recognize the social and economic achievements of American workers. It’s meant as a national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.. I appreciate the workers around the world every time I prepare a meal with the produce that someone worked in extreme heat to get to my table, every time I drive on a freshly paved freeway, knowing someone’s manual labor with stinky, toxic material made it possible. I appreciate the people who work in shops and offices and factories at every business I have any dealings with and I am eternally grateful for the healthcare workers who have improved and saved lives and those who have so gently and kindly been there to guide those at the end of life. I also appreciate all their bosses because I’ve been one and I know that training, hiring and maintaining valuable employees is a lot of work. I’ve been fortunate that my employees liked me and many are still my dear friends.

 

I celebrate Labor Day because I value workers everywhere

and I know that I am so happy to be neither an employee OR a boss.

As an entrepreneur, YOU should be celebrating Labor Day too. Here’s why:

  • -You have a great boss. Your boss understands when you’ve worked really hard on a project or hustled to meet a deadline and rewards you with a spa day. She knows that sometimes you just need to take a midday hike or that you’re not a morning person so she lets you make your own hours. Your boss is so understanding that you never have to miss a field trip with your child and she’s flexible enough to let you take your work with you on your laptop if you want to take time off to travel.
  • -Your work is a labor of love. Maybe you can’t even relate to the word labor anymore. Sometimes you can’t believe you’re really getting paid for having so much fun.) If your work isn’t fun, we need to talk.
  • -You don’t have to concern yourself with payroll taxes and worker’s compensation insurance because you can use virtual assistants and independent contractors and you know they get to choose their own hours and you know their boss treats them well.

-One more great reason you should pay attention to Labor Day: Sept. 1st, is the last day  to join Grow Tribe with Barbara Winter and me. We’ll be gathering by the sea in Ventura Ca to help you grow your business and create an ongoing mastermind of entrepreneurs who mean business about growing their business.

Want to know more about finding your tribe, why you need a tribe or the benefits of a mastermind? Listen in as Barbara and I discuss “8 Ways to Find Your Tribe” HERE 
and read “Where do you find your entrepreneurial tribe to help you grow your business?” HERE 
and “What do Bill Gates, Plato, Harvey Firestone, Andrew Carnegie, Ben and Jerry, Aristotle, Thomas Edison and Socrates all have in common?” HERE

Why I prefer small workshops over larger seminars

Last fall I attended a seminar in the southern US. Since the attendees would be mostly visual and performing artists, writers and entrepreneurs, I was confident I’d be warmly welcomed and fit right in.

 

I walked into the large meeting room and right up to the first empty seat. I asked a woman at the table if the seat was taken and she said, “I’m sorry. We’re saving it for a member of our word-tribe.” When I was told at the next table that they were saving the two empty seats for members of their writing group, I started to feel like that poor kid who sits alone in the school cafeteria. I wondered if I had a booger hanging out of my nose or something. I got pretty much the same answer at a third table, however one woman said, “we’ll just pull up another chair so you can join us.”

 

These women were friendly and didn’t exclude me but as the afternoon passed, I felt a kind of isolation that I remembered from another large seminar I’d attended. I realized that many of the attendees had formed bonds at previous, smaller workshops. They knew about one another’s businesses and details of their personal lives.

 

I enjoyed the program content and meeting new people but I remembered why I prefer small workshops over larger seminars. Even at these mega events, it’s possible to put yourself out there and make connections but it’s more difficult. At the more intimate events, even an introvert becomes part of a tribe and you stay in touch afterwards with phone calls and emails. There’s a sense of ongoing support that entrepreneurs, writers and artists need to overcome obstacles and keep up the momentum in a solitary work life.

 

When I had brick and mortar businesses, I found that tribe in neighboring business owners. We’d share tips and resources,  run challenges by each other and celebrate successes. It’s difficult to start or grow a business alone when your friends and family don’t really understand what you’re doing.  Since I’ve been running my business online the past several years, I’ve found that tribe with other entrepreneurs I’ve met at small, in person workshops. How do YOU find those friends who understand your goals and support your dreams?

If you want a chance to work face-to-face with Barbara Winter and me, to focus on your business and grow your dreams, join us for GROW TRIBE in a historic hotel overlooking the Pacific . We want to help you create something we can brag about.
Find out more about how you can become part of our tribe HERE.

 

 

 

You CAN grow a business alone but it sure is tougher without supportive friends.

Yesterday I read a headline, “Starting a business? You can’t go it alone.” I thought, “yes, you can but it sure is tougher.” When I started my first business in the 70s, I had no entrepreneurial friends but I was lucky because my dad had created a business from an idea and didn’t try to dissuade me. True, my dream looked very different from my father’s but at least I had someone to bounce concepts off of and who believed I could do it.

 

In my next business, home furnishings, I had a partner, a great controller and a team of professionals so there was always someone ready to talk shop.

 

I went solo in the body work business. My fellow therapists were approaching it from an employee mindset or asking me for advice on how to build a practice. It wasn’t until I met another massage therapist who had her own business with subcontractors that I finally had a friend who understood what I was doing.

 

In my late 40s, I moved to a new town where I knew no one but my husband and nine weeks later, I opened a brick and mortar business. My husband didn’t understand what I was doing at all. My dad visited shortly after opening and while he didn’t discourage me, he said, “I sure hope you didn’t invest a lot of money (I didn’t) and that you know what you’re doing (I did)  because I can’t figure out how it’s going to work. (It did.) I felt isolated and unsupported until I began connecting with neighboring small business owners and found my tribe of artists, retailers and other entrepreneurs.

 

Do your friends, family and colleagues look at you like you’re crazy when you talk about your dreams of being self-employed? Do they suggest you just get a different job? It’s not impossible to go it alone but it sure is easier with the support of people who “get you”.

 

The last couple of years,  I’ve had the great honor of witnessing just how powerful that support can be.  In January 2012 , Barbara Winter, bestselling  author of “Making a Living without a Job” and I invited six aspiring and fledgling entrepreneurs to join us in an intimate setting to address the roadblocks that were holding them back from finally launching or growing their dream businesses. We spent the weekend listening to each person’s ideas and together we all came up with work-arounds to the challenges and plans to make those dreams happen.

 

Since then, we’ve guided several groups through monthly connection and accountability calls. In the time between those calls, lots of emails fly back and forth amongst the group asking for and receiving advice and feedback, helping one another get un-stuck, overcome obstacles, share resources and of course, and celebrate triumphs.

 

Barbara and I are so inspired by the forward momentum and victories enjoyed by the attendees of our past Masterminds that we have opened registration for Grow Tribe  in a historic hotel overlooking the Pacific.  You’ll have access to both of us and a group of new friends who understand and support your dreams. It’s your last chance this year to spend facet face time with us both and focus on your business growth.

 

 

We want to help you create something we can brag about.

You have an idea or many ideas for a service or product. Maybe you’ve even started a business but you can’t seem to get the word out and cash flowing in. You wonder why other people seem to be making money with a product or service that is definitely not any better than yours. What makes them successful while you feel like you’re spinning your wheels?

If you’re thinking it’s marketing, that’s only a piece of it.

So what’s the big difference? E-blasts and press releases and social media are all viable ways of getting your product or service seen but what makes people open their wallets or click on your “Buy Now” button? One word: “relationships”. People who know you and like you tell others about you. Friends with influence letting their friends and followers know how great you and your business are.

How do you get people to start sharing your thing?

You’re probably guessing you just need a lot of Facebook friends or Twitter followers but the secret is NOT in those numbers. It’s meeting those people face-to-face, in the skin and spending time with them.

Meeting your mentors or entrepreneurs you look up to and getting to know them on a personal level is the best way to get them to talk up your business and share it with their followers.

I am much more likely to share and promote someone’s business if I’ve worked with them personally than if I simply read their blog and “know” them through social media. When I’ve had lunch with them at a seminar or helped them develop their business at one of my workshops, I’m excited to recommend their business and share it with my friends because I know the human side of the person behind the website, blog or Facebook page.

People I’ve met and worked with at live events are the ones who come to mind when someone asks me “who can I go to for this?”. Fledgling entrepreneurs I’ve coached through the process of making their dream into a profitable business are the ones I tend to recommend to others because I know they know their stuff and will serve well. I know they’ll provide value and I want to spread the word and help them succeed.

If you want a chance to work face-to-face with Barbara Winter and me, to focus on your business and grow your dreams, join us for GROW TRIBE in a historic hotel overlooking the Pacific . We want to help you create something we can brag about.
Find out more about how you can become part of our tribe HERE.

 

Yes, you can turn your hobby into a profitable business

This past weekend I attended the university graduation of a young friend. I was happy for her and her parents that the 4 years were completed with honors and no debt but I was so disappointed with the graduation speeches. The faculty talked about careers and jobs but there wasn’t one mention of innovation, curiosity or creativity. As I watched these young people cross the stage and accept their diplomas, I thought of all my friends and clients with advanced degrees who/ve spent decades in jobs that didn’t fit because they’d invested the time and money and didn’t know what else to do. Many eventually contacted me or another career consultant with a desperate plea for help. I hope these twenty somethings will take the time to try out several different options before jumping into a job in their major or worse, whatever job they can get.

Yesterday, I was helping a client with web copy for her career coaching business and I started thinking about all the innovative, unconventional ways people have created thriving, profitable businesses from their hobbies and passions and I want to share a few of these with you. The stories below are proof-positive that you can make a living doing just about anything if you put the focus, energy and love into it. .

Nineteen-year-old Tommy Dement bought and restored his first rare Corvette forty years ago. Today he and his brother Donny are not only still driving classic Corvettes, they’re making money doing it. They’ve restored and sold hundreds through their Murfressboro, Tennessee
business, Dement Vintage Vettes http://www.vintagevettes.net

When Kate Rothacker moved from Ca to Pa she brought her scrapbooking hobby to her new town and started a scrapbooking BnB for girls’ getaway weekends with lots of pampering and cropping plus all the scrapbooking materials and supplies. Cozy Crop House also holds mom-and-child overnights for slumber/scrapbook parties. She opened a second location http://www.cozycrophouse.com and is considering franchising.

Holly Bartman made ten superhero capes for her son’s birthday party and is now running a multi-million dollar business selling custom superhero capes to Old Navy and other companies.

Are you drawn to help others? Chances are, someone steered you to a career in social work or counseling but what if that doesn’t feel like a fit for you? Ketra Oberlander turned her desire to make a difference and her own vision disability into Art of Possibility Studios, an art brand agency that represents handicapped artists.

Here are few more inspiring stories about Turning Hobbies into Million Dollar Business” 

 

What if you had an advisory board for your business and a support group for your dreams?

Can you believe it’s already April? Where did the first three months of the year go?  Are you on schedule to reach your goals for 2014? Or are you feeling frustrated because this was supposed to be the year you grew your business but you’re already off track because of time constraints, lack of confidence or overwhelm?
If you’re like many entrepreneurs, you have BIG dreams and good intentions but just can’t seem to make it happen. And it’s killing you because you want so badly for your business to bring more income but you don’t have the support or anyone to go to for advice or resources.
You could hire a coach but what you really NEED is a circle of entrepreneurial friends  to bounce ideas off of. Do you wish you had someone to confirm that yes, you do have a viable concept?  Friends who share the journey with you.
Like most of us, you probably don’t have people in your daily life who understand the way your ideas tug at your heart and beg for attention. Your friends and family want to protect you from what they imagine is the risk of going out on your own. They want you to stay in what they perceive as a secure job that puts food on the table even if it’s sucking your soul dry. Those who love you may even discourage you from following your own path because they want to “protect you” from something they just don’t understand.
It’s easy to lose momentum when you don’t have anyone to be accountable to. Dreams wither in isolation and if you share them with the wrong people, the seeds are squashed before they’ve had a chance to take root.
That’s why I love mastermind groups. Being part of an entrepreneurs mastermind is like having an advisory board for your business and a support group for your dreams. In his book  “Think and Grow Rich”, author Napoleon Hill defined the mastermind as a “coordination of knowledge and effort, in a spirit of harmony, between two or more people, for the attainment of a definite purpose.”  My experience has been that while having one other person is helpful, having a group of 4 to 6 feels more like putting 8 or 10 heads together.
If you tend to lose confidence, procrastinate or have trouble staying motivated, the accountability of a mastermind will keep you moving in the right direction.  Participants brainstorm ideas, share resources, challenge each other to create and implement goals, give honest input and feedback and fresh perspective.
Since January of 2012 , Barbara Winter, best-selling author of “Making a Living without a Job”, and I have invited a select group of aspiring entrepreneurs to join us for an intensive mastermind  weekend. We holed up in a hotel suite  with six dreamers who walked away do-ers  They brought their how-to questions to the table and left with answers and action steps. Of course they were got the benefit from our combined 7 decades of self-employment  PLUS a new tribe of entrepreneurial pals for continued support after the event.
Since many of you have expressed disappointment that you missed out in the past, we’ve decided to offer more Mastermind Magic this June in Denver. HERE’S THE SCOOP.

Inspiration plants the seeds but your ideas need something else to grow and flourish. Do you know the secret?

The past few days, two exciting invitations landed in my inbox. Well, actually, they were notifications of pre-sales for events, not personal requests for my presence.  One was a reunion of one of my all-time favorite bands. The other, a chance to hear two of my (S)heroes speak. I was tempted to purchase tickets for both but decided not to attend either. Here’s why:

 

One of my favorite authors, Elizabeth Gilbert will be appearing with Oprah on her “Live the Life you Want” tour.  I wonder, can you really figure out how to live the life you want by spending a weekend in a stadium with thousands of other people?

 

The second temptation was the announcement that Christine McVie would be joining Fleetwood Mac on tour. Another huge coliseum.

 

My decision to pass on both events had nothing to do with the cost of tickets or that I was a little annoyed by the “John is dead” hoax of the past few days.

 

I’m forgoing both events based on past experience. Here’s why:

 

When I decided to take my consulting business online in 2007, I attended a large seminar presented by a well-known speaker on internet marketing for coaches. After three days and thousands of dollars, I walked away feeling overwhelmed and unsatisfied. I met some nice entrepreneurs but with hundreds of attendees, we didn’t form the kind of bond that happens when you are in a smaller, more intimate workshop.

 

I received a “blueprint” for formulaic internet marketing but I wanted to know how to apply it to MY ideas and MY business in a style that fit ME.

 

Attendees were invited to become part of a more focused follow-up mastermind which met 3 times a year in a group of about 30 and cost $20,000. Now you tell me, how much time do you think was spent focused on individual businesses in a group of 30?

 

I don’t expect an opportunity to sit in a small group with Elizabeth Gilbert and brainstorm about writing and I’m not looking for Mick Fleetwood, John and Christine McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks to do a living room concert but I do know I would walk away from those mega venues feeling overwhelmed and unsatisfied.

 

Large events can be inspiring. Circque du Soleil performances are inspiring but if I wanted to know more about how to become a trapeze artist, inspiration wouldn’t cut it. I’d need individual, focused coaching and a supportive network of other performance artists.

 

The same is true for entrepreneurs. If you want to grow a business, inspiration is vital but there is no one-way-fits-all formula so attention to individual ideas is a must. As we grow our businesses, we need friends who lift us back up when we’re in a slump because they believe in our dreams and understand why we’re doing this thing our friends and family think is crazy. Entrepreneurs need a circle of friends who celebrate even our small victories.

 

Oprah and Liz can inspire me but if I want someone to guide me to live the life I want, I’m not going to seek it in a stadium and if I want to grow my business, I’m not going to find the support I need in an auditorium.

 

Have you felt driven to change your life or grow your business but you’re still stuck back where you were a couple of years ago? Do you have plenty of ideas but haven’t made the progress you hoped because you felt overwhelmed or lost focus?

 

You know why? I’ll be frank with you. You don’t need any more inspiration or certification before you can make it happen. What you need is focus and accountability. You need the kind of support that you can only get in a small group of fellow entrepreneurs. You need a tribe.

 

Do you have that tribe? If not, join Barbara Winter and me on a free tele-class “8 Ways to Find Your Tribe.”  On Tues. April 15th, 4 Pacific, 7PM Eastern, we’ll show you where to find the people who will help you grow your business and live the life you want. Register for the call HERE

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