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Learn from my mistakes, so you don't have to make them yourself, about the unique challenges that women face in running their businesses.
Small Changes Make Big Differences. Learn how to work your way through these bite-sized lessons so you can avoid or correct mistakes that cause setbacks in business. Some will require writing and introspection, others will require you to take action and get yourself out there. Be sure to first listen to the complete audio overview of The Seven Deadly Sins Women in Business Make…and How to Avoid Them.
Taking rejection personally completely derails your career and it’s the sin women are most guilty of. To overcome this pitfall, you need to gain clarity of WHY you chose your business and how it serves you and your family so you’ll have the strength to walk away from the naysayers unscathed.
From a CEO’s business perspective (which is what you are as a business owner) if you’re not focusing on revenue-generating activities you’re wasting your time (as far as your business is concerned). Learn techniques that will help you intentionally set aside dedicated time and focus on activities that directly impact your bottom line while maintaining a healthy balance in your life.
You have a choice of who you work with. Gain the clarity of who that is by defining what you’re looking for in your ideal customer or joint venture partner in such great detail that you can actually visualize that person.
The next person you meet may be your new customer or business partner. Find out how to develop the positive attitude that everyone you meet has something to offer, and learn how to engage them in high-quality rich conversations.
Discover how to open a conversation with a well-prepared 20-30 second “speech” explaining how you solve the problems of your ideal client. Learn how to personalize your message to the different people you meet – capturing their attention and causing them to want to know more.
Keep people engaged in conversation by overcoming your fear of selling and mastering the Question-Based Conversation. Learn what topics people are passionate about and how to truly listen to their concerns and wants.
Become skilled at asking for the business in a more feminine way by shifting the focus off yourself to how you can be of service to others. Applying these tips will make you more comfortable doing that.