Category Archives: Marketing

What Does It Really Take to Generate Referrals?

Last week at Mind Masters I posed that question about generating referrals. It came out of one my own experiences that week from a member I had 30 years ago.

Their referral was for a “partner” the sisters were bringing into the business and felt what they had received from Mind Masters to build their practice would help this person be better prepared to take on marketing and growing herself. You see it wasn’t about how to be a chiropractor but about how to grow her business.

In marketing, getting referrals is a primary tactic for generating new business. But … Read More

Uplevel Your Brand

Do you remember the song Purple Rain by PRINCE?  He was an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Widely regarded as one of the greatest musicians of his generation. And even in death his music is as popular as ever. What can we learn from this legend?  Well, when it comes to marketing, it pays to build a buzz and then back that up by being the real deal. 

It’s important to get the word out about who you are and what you do. PRINCE did it through record releases, public appearances, concerts, interviews, and fan clubs.

Was it easier for PRINCE? Read More

Master the Fear of Self Promotion

How often have you walked out of a seminar thinking you wasted your time and maybe even your money because the presenter seemed more interested in promoting his/her next workshop then delivering the topic you signed on for?

I have often heard business owners complain that they hate being sold.  The market place has changed, customers do have access to more information and have become more educated about what they want.  But what is “wrong” with self promotion?

Sometimes it has to do with that bad experience we had with that salesperson who talked us into buying something we really Read More

Survive This Riptide

Rip Current Icon - Free Download, PNG and VectorRiptides or rip currents are powerful currents that flow away from shore. Swimmers caught in riptides can quickly be pulled out to sea, and often drown struggling against the current. Knowing rip current behavior and having a survival plan can make the difference between life and death.

Right now, as things have slowed down, businesses are likewise caught in a riptide of economic turbulence. Fear can set in, some have stopped investing in the things that keep the business visible; networking, advertising, asking for testimonials.  Your Success is built on a variety of choices you make, review the following to Read More

Stay Top of Mind

As a growing business owner are you getting caught in the hyper competitive market environment? When you work alone it is often difficult to fulfill all the roles you have to play. So how do you stay competitive? At Mind Masters I often harp on the importance of staying focused to the high priority, high payoff areas of the business, but when you are doing it all, everything seems “high priority”. But being in business means staying connected to the people who do business with you as well as the people who refer business to you.

To stand out in … Read More

It’s Time to Poke Yourself!

The second half of the year has arrived! Are you at the mid-point for your 2019 Goals and Objectives? Or are you finding all the drive that brought the initial motivation and excitement has melted away, the steam has run out, the place you are in is comfortable and the dream world has slipped out from under?

Perhaps the goals you set were so big you feel beat up in the process to achieve them. Or you have achieved that big goal and don’t know where to go from here. Having worked with small business owners over the years, these … Read More

Understand the Value of Networking

Having spent a good part of my early life shy and introverted the idea of marketing myself was the biggest challenge I had to overcome.  It meant I would have to overcome the fear of talking to people or risk not accomplishing my goals. Putting myself into first a monthly networking group and then a weekly executive group got me out of those uncomfortable feelings (small steps).

Networking helped me focus on helping other people with their challenges.  So I built my Success Motivation business and Mind Masters program by Networking, which provided me with lessons along the way that … Read More

Work with Your Strengths

Recently while sharing a topic on productivity with Mind Masters members, it reminded me of one of the keys I wrote about in my Master the Game of Business book, “work from your strengths”.
You have the opportunity to do what you do best everyday; but chances are you don’t because you are not investing your time making the most of the strengths, skills and resources you already have. Psychologists have studied the effect that when you’re focusing on strengths, you have higher productivity and increased overall satisfaction with results.

When a Business owner focuses on the business’s strengths, they … Read More

Is It Time for a Branding Makeover?

“I made a resolve then that I was going to amount to something if I could. And no hours, nor amount of labor, nor amount of money would deter me from giving the best that there was in me.” ―Harland Sanders

Do you remember the real Colonel Sanders? Not the fake characters that have been popping up on all the KFC TV ads lately. Having had the opportunity of meeting the original Colonel Sanders, it really frustrates me to see these imitators. The Colonel was focused, dedicated to the quality of his products and determined that all the franchises show Read More

Commitment Counts!

Commitment is the Mind Masters theme for this year.  This can be the year of your dreams, the year of great accomplishment, the year you realize and utilize your untapped potential; the year you achieve long sought after goals in all areas of your life. This year will be exciting and rewarding only if you make it so.  You ask how can I determine to make it such a year?  The year will hold accomplishment, realization and achievement only if you commit to making it happen; only if you enter and live each day with the commitment to your goals.Read More