Is laziness, after all, the secret to true success?

That was the title of a thread someone started on a forum I belong to. He pointed out that “laziness, combined with intelligent thought, is the secret to success.” So why, he asked, don’t more people take the “lazy” approach of more thinking and less doing? The approach he outlined did make sense. EXCEPT for…

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Case study: Patrick Stroth, Plenty of Clients and the Insurance Industry

If Patrick Stroth could do this in the insurance business… you could do it in yours. What did he do? He learned how to stand out. And he’s been enjoying double-digit growth as a result. Listen to my conversation with Patrick: right-click here to download Insurance is one of those undesirable items. I take a…

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The “Run uphill into gunfire and dive naked into icy waters” client attraction method

So as you may have figured out, the ‘strange’ boy I wrote you about the other day was the great Theodore Roosevelt.  And the quote is from his exceptional biographer, Edmond Morris, in “The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt.” One of TR’s greatest strengths was that he really didn’t care what anyone else thought about him.…

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Were you a bit ‘different’ as a kid? Profit from it.

Were you a bit ‘different’ as a kid? I was. And it’s been an advantage in business, once I finally learned how to package and sell my smarts. Maybe you had a certain extra maturity with some things. Or an unusual hobby or obsession. Maybe you were extra perceptive or sensitive to some things, even…

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Bet you never see this athlete on TV… (roll eyes)

Bet you never read about THIS Olympic athlete.  He gets up early and quickly gets busy. First he works on his website, because one day people will be reading about him. Then he spends time building his Facebook fan page. He goes to networking meetings with other wannabes where they each talk about all the…

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The shortest path to new clients.

Yesterday, on a Q&A call for my private coaching clients, one member, “Frank,” mentioned that he’d finally began using an email marketing system. “That’s great,” I said. “But is that the critical 10% for you at this time?” In the world of the Alchemist Entrepreneur, we strike at the roots where everyone is hacking at…

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Why Hard Work IS Smart Work and How to Work Hard Smart

  Many people work 10, 12 or even 14 hour days because they don’t want to work hard.  Long hours may be exhausting, but it is also the easy way out. Real hard work is done at the bottleneck.  And the tightest bottleneck in your business is… you.  And the tightest bottleneck in you… is…

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You’ll laugh when you see my #1 ranking in Google…

There’s a page on my site that gets lots of traffic – but drives zero business. And I figured you may as well benefit from it. A few years ago I wrote an article called “What to do when you’re unclear, confused and don’t know what to do.” I used to have a live chat…

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Why we fail…

There are two types of failure: TYPE A: You try. You fail. You learn from it. You try again. This isn’t really failure. This is Learning and Growing. TYPE B: You try. You fail. You don’t learn from it. Or you learn the wrong lessons. THIS is Failure: Trying to make the unworkable work. The…

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Ahh… so it’s me failures you wantah hear about?

I’ve been a guest on many podcasts lately. So it would be burdensome for me to tell you about each and every one. Especially because I tend to talk about the same topic:  Consistently attracting your ideal clients.  That’s my topic. But a few weeks ago Matt Fox invited me to be on his new podcast…

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