by Christine Kane When you say “I don’t have enough time!” … are you always telling the truth? (Be honest.) Is it possible that you DO have enough time – more than enough – but that you’re wasting it on stupid things? Let’s get brutally clear about what must be removed from your plate. Maybe […]
by Christine Kane I have a nickname for my client Sue Ludwig. I call her a farm animal. This makes her laugh out loud. But she can see the relevance. Before you label my comment as unflattering, let me first share with you what this woman has done in the time we’ve worked together… She […]
by Christine Kane Five years ago today — with my heart beating a mile a minute — I hit “send” on my very first eZine. Back then, I was still playing music, and my eZine was called “Live Creative.” I had 3000 subscribers. Up til that point, I sent out a monthly update to my […]
I remember my first taste of real-life personal freedom.
It was about a year after I quit my cubicle job. I was ruthlessly determined to live life on my own terms – so I had done some radical things to earn this delicious moment.
I had sold my car (the one with the monthly payment) and bought an old beat-up car for cash.
I had found the most perfect low-rent apartment on the outskirts of town, near the railroad tracks and fully equipped with both a bedroom AND a studio. (Ideal for the scrappy start-up mode I was in.)
You consider making your first video for your website…Screen Shot 2013-04-10 at 11.59.31 AM
…and this is the voice that pops into your head.
You think about following up with the woman you met at that event who expressed interest in working with you…
…and you hear it again.
You know you should raise your prices…
…but that same voice just keeps holding you back.
You know this voice all too well.
It’s the snarky voice in your head that likes to mouth off whenever you think about being bold, a little decadent, or more self-nurturing.
Do You Make it Too Hard for People to Pay You?
Now – regardless of how you feel about the politics of raising money in this way – the lesson here is important to you as a business.
People respond to definite calls to action. They respond to CLARITY.
by Christine Kane I call it “The Empire Mentality.” What it means is that you act like the owner of a major empire even before you have the clients or the bank account to prove it. And guess what? When you take your business seriously – miraculously, so does everyone else. Here are five starter […]
by Christine Kane Last Christmas, during the 8-hour ride to my parents’ house, I looked around at the other drivers on the interstate. A few were tapping their fingers on the steering wheel and singing. Lots of drivers, however, didn’t look happy. Some were gripping the steering wheel with both hands. Jaws were clenched. I […]
by Christine Kane I was backstage packing up the stuff in my dressing room. A woman knocked on the door and said, “Can I ask you something?” I invited her in. She asked me how long I had been performing. I told her. Then she said, “What I’d like to know is — when did […]
by Christine Kane “But I’m not a widget!” she whined. “It’s harder for me!” Denise was giving me her number one reason she despises marketing. I laughed and told her that it was also the number one reason EVERY solo-business owner claims to despise marketing! Why is that? Because it feels different when YOU are […]