New Year’s Revolution

New Year’s Revolution

No, that’s not a typo in the title. Resolutions are easy; most of us make them at least once a year. A revolution, on the other hand, is something you may not have made since you started your business. Launching a new business is actually quite revolutionary....
To Get More Clients, Get REAL

To Get More Clients, Get REAL

I’ve been helping more self-employed professionals build business with writing recently: articles, blog posts, ebooks, and more. To explain to them the type of editorial content professionals need to write in order to attract and land clients, I coined a new...
Entrepreneurs, You Can Do This

Entrepreneurs, You Can Do This

I often hear from entrepreneurs that they are struggling. Running a business is hard work. Marketing and sales can be uncomfortable or even scary. You frequently don’t know where your next client is coming from. It can make you feel pessimistic, or even worse,...
What If You Were Wrong about Marketing?

What If You Were Wrong about Marketing?

Lately, I’ve been playing the “what if you were wrong” game with my coaching clients. It goes like this: Client: Jane at XYZ Company hasn’t called me back. They must not want to hire me. C.J.: What if you were wrong about that? Client: Hmm,...
Of PR and Principles

Of PR and Principles

The new edition of Get Clients Now! got a mention in the current issue of Businessweek. Terrific news, right? Well, that depends. If you believe the aphorism “all PR is good PR,” this is a great thing. If you don’t, well… The book was featured...
In Search of the True to Life Business

In Search of the True to Life Business

There is some territory I am feeling compelled to explore these days with my readers, clients, students, and colleagues. I want to talk about the true to life business. Those of you who, like myself, are small business owners, solo entrepreneurs, and self-employed...

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