Accountability Partners Work

Last spring, my daughter earned her license as a Marriage and Family Therapist, so now she’s marketing herself and her services to grow her client list. She chose Instagram as her platform of choice, and in January, she called me for support. I stifled a laugh before admitting that when it comes to social media,…

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Too Many Ideas? Use your WHY to Choose THE book to write in 2024

First, happy (almost) New Year! Second, ’tis the time of looking both back and ahead. This year, I loved this process…until I dug into my business and asked myself, “What do I want to create? What have I created?” Like many of you, I’m an entrepreneur, and much of the fun in being an entrepreneur…

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Who is your book for? How to identify your ideal reader.

This weekend, I had a book coaching session with my own book coach. We were reviewing my Book Blueprint – the foundational pieces that need to be in place for a book to work. I’ve been trained in this methodology and have spent many many hours studying it and working with clients on it, so I…

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The Benefits of Writing a Book (beyond the sales)

When we think of writing a book, we often think of the final product and holding that completed book in our hands. It’s also what clients and potential clients often want when we first start working together. So much of the marketing for writing a nonfiction book centers on the financial or business benefits potential…

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Should you write a nonfiction book?

Writing a book is hard work. It’s an investment of time, money, and creative energy. There are also few guarantees, despite what many publishing consultants tout as reasons for writing a book. However, there are some real reasons to write a book for both yourself and your business. Why write a book for your business?…

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How do you know if you’re ready for (or even need) a book coach?

Book coaching involves an investment of time, money, and even emotions and personal growth, so you want to be sure that if you make that investment, you’ll get the results you’re looking for, whether that’s clarity on your book ideas, a proposal that’s ready to pitch, or a solid manuscript that’s ready for editing and…

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Why I Do Compatibility Calls

A Compatibility call is an initial zoom call that I hold with people who want to meet me before they consider working together. These calls are often called discovery or even sales calls, but if you look at the definition of a “discovery call” online, you’ll see words like: prospect, objectives, strategy, sales process, pain…

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My Journey to Becoming a Book Coach

I’m sharing this book coaching journey for several reasons: Owning what we’re doing, naming it, and sharing it, gives it power. My first blog post ever, over ten years ago was called “OMG, I’m Writing a Novel.” It was a powerful post for me to share my voice and my dreams, to claim that not…

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