Category Archives for "Mindset"

How to get clients: Mistake 6 (you aren’t solving a big enough problem)

Elephant

When Alexander the Great died in 323 B.C., his empire was divided into 4 kingdoms, one of which was ruled by Ptolemy I, one of Alexander’s generals. Ptolemy’s kingdom was located in what’s now northern Egypt, and like some earlier kingdoms in India, Ptolemy used elephants in battle, to great success. In fact, elephants were […]

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How to get clients: Mistake 4 (marketing channels, part 2)

OK, so you’ve read my previous article where I talked about what marketing channels are and how to identify marketing channels for your niche and your ideal client. However, there’s actually a good chance that you STILL struggle with how to get clients even after you’ve identified marketing channels and are working hard to tap […]

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

get your consulting questions answered

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 […]

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

Procrastination

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 […]

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The experiment that boosted my consulting rate 70%, and what it means for you

Consulting revenue chart

One of the things I emphasize on this blog is the benefit of experimentation. Without experimenting, I wouldn’t have been able to do things like raise my consulting rates over the years, or tap into new marketing channels which have brought me some of my biggest clients. Experimentation is one of the best ways to […]

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