Monthly Archives: March 2017

I Did It!

I did it!!!

I got to put a check mark of completion next to every goal but one for the first quarter.
You may be rolling your eyes and saying "big whoop Karpouzos". Well, you may not be saying Karpouzos because it's a bit of a mouthful...

But I have to tell you that after the emotional rollercoaster ride known as 2016 which had me waving the white flag of surrender, I wasn't sure if my mojo had taken a permanent vacay or not.

I'm happy to report that around November things shifted in a big way and I was a little nervous because I didn't know if I was just making stuff up in my head hoping that 2017 was going to be different or if it in fact was going to be different.
The tool that helped me knock it out of the park this first quarter has been the 90 day plan I put together. BUT, this time I chose strategies that are aligned with who I am. As a business/marketing coach, I'm pretty good at choosing the right strategies to
grow my business but I had been doing things other people were doing in the way that they were doing it. As a result, every month I'd hit my target (or get pretty close) but it was a HUGE pain in the tush. I was practically horizontal pushing my goals up the hill.

This one small tweak allowed me to accomplish my first quarter goals and do it with a sense of ease (not to be mistaken for easy). Things fell into place.

I STRONGLY urge you to review the last 90 days and give yourself an honest evaluation. If you're finding that you're struggling to hit your goals month after month or you don’t even come close to hitting them, it may very well be that your plan isn't the right one for you.

Acknowledge your wins and make note of what was in place in order for you to accomplish it/them.
Acknowledge the goal(s) you missed the mark on and ask yourself were they aligned with who you are? Were they the right strategies based on where you currently are in your business? (this is SO important)

Where there is struggle, there is a truth to be discovered.

If you want some help putting together a 90 day plan that's perfect for you so that you can be the one sending out a holy-crap-look-how-much-my-business-has-grown email, leave a comment with a simple yes 🙂

Hugs & high fives

It’s Not You. It’s Them.

It's Not You.  It's Them.  

I got a lot of great feedback from my last rant blog post (if you missed it you can read it here) and since I have more in me, here we go….. 🙂

In one of the Facebook groups I belong to, someone had posted "I'm tired of people blaming their coach if they don't get results. It's not them, it's you. Do the work and you'll get the results."

I’m calling bulls&*t on this. My response was something similar to the following...

As with any profession, there are great coaches, not so great coaches, and coaches who have no business being coaches.

Plus you have to take into account the different coaching styles, so perhaps the coaching style doesn’t match the person’s learning/growing style.

Are there instances where the client doesn’t do the work? Of course. But to make a blanket statement and say that this is always the case, is not only wrong but can be damaging to the client.

Their response was that there is always a lesson to be learned and it’s up to the client to be resourceful and get the work done. Last time I checked, clients aren't hiring people to get a lesson…they want a result. Second, if they were that resourceful to do the work on their own, they probably wouldn’t need the service. Just sayin'.

Hugs & high fives

Before You Invest In A Program/Course…

Before You Invest In A Program/Course....

When you see an offer that will help you get clients, whether the strategy is how to; do webinars, do Facebook ads, launches, engage people on social media…you name it, the strategy alone will not get you clients.

Are these strategies good to learn? Of course. But they won't do you a lick of good if you don't know how to write content that gets people's attention and moves them to take action.

You can either learn to do this on your own or you can hire someone to do it for you. It’s one thing to know how to put together a webinar to get clients and it’s a whole different ball of wax getting people to sign up for it.