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An Open Letter To The “Broke” Entrepreneur

by Janelle Holden

Just because you’re “broke” doesn’t mean you are broken.

Your bank account never reflects your true worth.

You are actually priceless.

All of your past mistakes only happened to make your future success inevitable.

Forgive yourself.

Everyone makes mistakes.

This is only temporary.

Belief is everything.

You can turn things around in an instant if you believe you can.

Look for the good in your present circumstances.

Ask for help. Ask for help. Ask for help.

Pray.

Exercise.

Meditate.

Take Care of Yourself.

Talk to someone who truly cares about you and be REAL with them.

Read uplifting and inspiring books.

Turn off the news.

Participate in social events.

Know that you’re not the only one.

You’re also not alone in this.

Many people have been where you are.

You’re not helpless.

Even though it feels that way.

You’re not a victim.

Even though it’s easy to play the blame game.

YOU are infinitely powerful.

Be open to RECEIVING in any form.

Take inspired action.

Know there is always a way.

Know that you are loved.

Tithe.

 Allow abundance from every direction.

Feel better. Feel better. Feel better.

— Your biggest fan

Setting Healthy Boundaries In Business

by Janelle Holden

I’m currently reading “The Disease To Please” by Harriet B. Braiker and it’s been an eye-opener.

I’m learning that I’m a recovering approval addict, which means that setting boundaries in my work life has most often been challenging for me.

Want me to work on the weekends? No problem. Answer your email at midnight? Absolutely! Can’t pay me in full? That’s okay, I can wait.

The best I ever did at setting boundaries was when I took a new job after a total adrenal burnout, and I literally couldn’t work at the same pace I was used to, so I said internally, “I’m only working office hours, and if I have to work a weekend I will take a day off during the week to compensate.”

Not only that, but I told everyone in the office I only checked email (and responded) twice a day, and if something was truly an emergency they could ring my cell phone to reach me.

I was firm. I got my work done during normal hours. I never worked late, and people asked me all the time how I was so efficient and organized.

For two years, I thought I had recovered, and then I started my own business, and I worked like a dog trying to keep up with my marketing and my clients (which led to burnout again), can you see the pattern here?

Since starting over, I’m noticing how easy it is for me to try to please my clients, customers, and team, versus really setting strong boundaries and sticking to them.

Most recently, I’ve had a string of experiences where I haven’t been paid the sales commissions I expected, nor was I paid on time. And it made me angry, very angry.

My mind and body coach (she’s awesome) tells me that anger shows up when we need to set stronger boundaries because something has been violated. It’s also coming up when we are tolerating the intolerable.

In business, a mentor of mine said you only get what you tolerate, and he was right. So, the way to set your boundaries in business is to KNOW without a shadow of a doubt, your rules. What you won’t tolerate, and what you will.

Here are mine.

  • I won’t tolerate being paid late or incorrectly (by a company or an individual).
  • I won’t tolerate tardiness (I end calls at 5 min. after if the person is late).
  • I won’t tolerate rudeness or disrespect (this includes people hopping on the phone with me when they should really be driving, parenting, or doing something else).
  • I won’t take calls on weekends or answer client emails.
  • I won’t take calls before 9 a.m. because I’m not at my best.
  • I won’t tolerate being unprepared. I prepare for every meeting (so should you).
  • I won’t tolerate taking on too much and saying yes to everything.

So, how about you? What won’t you tolerate anymore? Leave a comment with your best boundary setting tip so that all of us can learn from your experience.

Janelle Holden is an online business strategist who tolerates only the best people, clients, projects, and friends in her life. You can have a free chat with Janelle by clicking here (but make sure you’re on time). 

Warning: Don’t Ignore This Step (Even If You Want To)

by Janelle Holden

When it comes to having a brick and mortar business, you can get away with not having the one thing that ALL online business owners need.

You can open up a wine shop, hang your shingle as an attorney, set up a naturopathic clinic, cut hair, or sell stationary without this (and do very, very well).

In fact, most brick and mortar businesses never do this ONE thing that all the online business owners must do to succeed. Which is probably why people in online businesses struggle with understanding that they need to do it, they need to do it first, and that it will be CRUCIAL to their success.

Because those coaches and network marketers who fall into the trap of believing that they can and should help EVERYONE, actually end up repelling clients online. They must have a niche. What do I mean by a niche? Let me give you some actual, “What do you do?” statements so that you can see the difference.

Q: What do you do?

A: I am a productivity coach.

(The person asking is thinking, “Well, that’s interesting but I don’t really know what that means at all!”)

Q: What do you do?

A: I am a productivity coach for financial planners.

(Bingo! Now we know what they do and who they do it for and who to refer to them.)

This is a real example from two productivity coaches that I coached in the last month. One has a six-figure business, the other is struggling to make it.

Do you see why?

When you know exactly who you help or serve, and how you help them, you can target your content, your marketing, your advertising, and everything about your online business so that your ideal customers see it and understand the benefits of hiring YOU to help them.

In network marketing, this question causes a lot of confusion because you’re taught that your product helps everyone (or almost everyone) and to tell everyone about it, because otherwise you’re doing a disservice to everyone. And as a result, you hardly reach anyone!

Network marketers can niche in two different ways. You can niche as an expert in helping someone who could benefit from your product such as helping college students lose their Freshman 15 with your weight loss program. Or helping harried overworked women who don’t have time to shop re-make their closet with your clothing capsules.

Or you can niche as an expert in business. This sounds something like, “I help recent graduates pay off their student loans by starting a side business in health and wellness.”

Does this make sense? Are you getting why this is so important?

It’s what every business coach worth his or her salt asks you to do FIRST, so don’t resist it. Choose your specialty based on what you’re passionate about, and you would love to talk about every day, and then plant a flag as an expert in THAT thing online, and you’ll build a business empire. Resist at your peril.

Janelle Holden helps struggling network marketers and coaches turn their businesses around and get in profit in 30 days or less. (and that’s just one of her “what does she do?” statements)

8 Loving Habits To Make Your Business Success Inevitable

by Janelle Holden

img_20170214_100638_629For Valentine’s Day, I give you habits of love that will make your business success inevitable.

  1. Reflect On Your Life Daily – Spend at least 20-30 minutes of quiet time without distractions to think about and reflect on your life. Open up your mind and just think, analyze, visualize, and dream. Ask yourself, “What am I capable of?” and “What are my strengths?” and “Where do I want to be in 5 years, 10 years, and 20 years?” Then write down whatever comes up in a journal where you can go back and re-read your hopes, visions, dreams, and goals.
  2. Become A True Optimist – Let’s face it. Life isn’t always candy hearts and roses, but you can liberate yourself from the negative. Make a habit of finding the positive in every situation. Many of life’s failures will bring you one step closer to success. Look for the good in everything and everyone.
  3. Set A Wildly Improbable Goal – Set a goal that makes your heart sing just thinking about it. The more wildly improbable, the better. Want to climb Mount Everest? Add that to the list. Always wanted to travel the world? Make it a goal. Want to have a business that runs itself while you sip pina coladas on the beach? You can do it. Just decide that’s what you want, and set your goal.
  4. Define Your Role Models – Define who your role models are. Then look for those people in your life and model your behaviors and life views after theirs. Try “being” them for one day and see how it uplevels your life.
  5. Be Grateful – Write down your daily gratitudes and challenge yourself to find new ones every day. Truly appreciate your life in its current form and say out loud the words “Thank You” to acknowledge all of the goodness that has poured into your life from the moment you drew your first breath.
  6. Become A Life-Long Learner – Commit to learning something new every day. Read. Listen to podcasts and audiobooks. Watch videos. Attend webinars. Choose to add value to yourself and your knowledge base. Then make sure and go and implement what you learn.
  7. Embrace Yourself – Love yourself like a parent loves a child. Say kind things to yourself. Encourage yourself. Accept who you are and your unique point of view. And then be willing to change in a dynamic way that takes into account your true values.
  8. Reverse Engineer Your Goal – Look at what it will take monthly, weekly, and daily to reach your goal. Take action from the small steps you outline that will get you to your goal. Make your own road to success and then walk down that path.

Janelle Holden is an online marketing and sales consultant who helps people in the transformation industries (coaching, network marketing, and change making), automate their marketing and turn on the fun and profit factor in their lives. 

THE EASIEST CTA FOR FACEBOOK LIVE

BY JANELLE HOLDEN

Have you ever wondered why your valuable content didn’t lead to prospects banging on your door? Most online business owners forget that there is a formula to marketing, and all parts of the formula must be met for each piece of marketing.

If you aren’t getting leads from valuable content that you share, it’s probably because you’re forgetting the call to action at the end. What is a call to action? It’s the place where you tell readers and viewers what they are supposed to do next.

But don’t expect them to buy when you say buy. You have to give them a chance to say “yes” to something more gradual, something that says “yes” to you, but is free for them to do.

For instance, with Facebook LiveStream I wouldn’t end with a call to action that is, “Buy my product.” You can do that later in a phone call when they have expressed some curiosity.

The easiest, and best call to action is to ask them to subscribe to your Facebook LiveStream. They will then get notified every time you go Live and you’ll get more exposure and warm people up to you in the meantime.

Ask your viewers to tap or click Subscribe while they are watching the video to get  notified the next time that you start a live broadcast.

Here’s an example of a call to action you can deliver at the end:

“Thanks so much for joining me today! If you got value from this, please share it and tap on the video to subscribe or click the arrow on the top right hand corner so that you’ll get notified the next time I go Live with more great content.”

And here’s an example of my own call to action:

Janelle Holden is a Marketing & Sales Strategist & Business Coach for Solopreneurs and Home Based Business Owners. If you would like to receive more tips on Facebook Live, click here to get her free training on how to use Facebook Live to generate leads and create engagement with your fans. 

 

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