Category Archives: Fear

How many more Mondays? (plus another embarrassing thing about me)

How many more Mondays? (plus another embarrassing thing about me)

Yes, it’s Monday. Whether you have a day job or work for yourself, it’s the beginning of the week. If you have a day job though, it’s likely the beginning of a long slog through the week, waiting for the weekend, then only to start the cycle again next week. Week in, week out. Over… Continue Reading

What made you squirm

What made you squirm

Judging from all the e-mails I received from my last post (19 Questions that will change you consulting business–and your life), I struck a nerve. Before I list the questions that many of you cited as being squirm-worthy, I want to point out that, yes, I wanted to make you squirm. See, unless you’re uncomfortable, you… Continue Reading

19 questions that will change your consulting business (and your life)

19 questions that will change your consulting business (and your life)

You’re here because you want to start and grow a profitable consulting business that will change your life. Maybe you want to: quit your crappy job earn more money have more freedom and flexibility spend more time with your kids work for yourself create a more consistent flow of consulting work have more financial security Whatever… Continue Reading

How to virtually guarantee you’ll do what you’ve been procrastinating: the Motivation Chaining Method

How to virtually guarantee you’ll do what you’ve been procrastinating: the Motivation Chaining Method

When I first started my consulting business, I knew I needed to call prospective clients, but I kept putting it off. Each day, I’d put the same to-do on my list (“call prospective clients”), and each day, I wouldn’t do it. Instead, I’d feel stressed about it, overwhelmed about not knowing how to go about… Continue Reading

Looking for 10 people–but don’t bother if you aren’t serious

Looking for 10 people–but don’t bother if you aren’t serious

Have you either: NOT started your consulting business yet, OR started your consulting business, BUT not made as much progress as you’d like? Do you want to: eliminate your doubts, fears, and inner conflicts that are holding you back or sabotaging your consulting business? earn more? get more clients? create more dependable consulting income? Are… Continue Reading

We’re LIVE (The Doors Just Opened Up)

We’re LIVE (The Doors Just Opened Up)

Thanks to those of you who were able to attend the webinar! I just wanted to tell you that I’ve opened the doors to Breakthrough Consulting. Join Breakthrough Consulting A lot of you had asked about a payment plan, so I’ve listed that as one of the payment options on the page that describes Breakthrough… Continue Reading

The simple technique that can boost your consulting rate 20%, 50%, 100%–overnight

The simple technique that can boost your consulting rate 20%, 50%, 100%–overnight

In a post last week, I mentioned we were planning on going to the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta this past weekend. As it turned out, the winds were too strong, and it was cancelled that day. But we made up for it by doing something different, and heading up to Santa Fe–an hour’s drive north–to have… Continue Reading

I NEED YOUR ADVICE (please!)

I NEED YOUR ADVICE (please!)

[Note: In case you’re wondering, this post is a follow-up to this post). I’m getting a LOT of feedback from readers about that cliffhanger in my previous e-mail and blog post. Sorry about that. It reminds me of my kids’ reaction when did a bait-and-switch with them last night before dinner: I told them we’d be having green… Continue Reading

Getting personal…and FINALLY doing what you’ve told me to do

Getting personal…and FINALLY doing what you’ve told me to do

Most of the time on this blog, I give information about how to start and run a profitable consulting business. But, today is a bit different. I want pull back the curtain a little bit and share something more personal. Here goes. Last month, I had a birthday. Now, every time my birthday rolls around, like… Continue Reading

Beaten down and brainwashed by my alcoholic grandmother–and how entrepreneurship transformed me

Beaten down and brainwashed by my alcoholic grandmother–and how entrepreneurship transformed me

I’m going to tell a very personal and painful story about something that’s influenced me for many years, and that I still sometimes struggle with. It’s not about finding your niche, finding clients, or finding your ideal hourly rate. It’s about finding out what holds you back, working through past wrongs, recognizing your irrational thoughts… Continue Reading

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