This is the best interview I have done to date. Jim Beach, bestselling author and founder of School for Startups Radio, asked great questions. He is the first interviewer to ever walk me through my my signature system of how I work with clients, the PALMS™ Framework.
We talked about growing a small business, career transition, productivity, and lots of other things. Please note: he doesn’t prep guests so I had no idea what was coming.
There are great takeaways in this interview. You can listen to it here March 31, 2015 – Transitioning w Catherine Morgan.
Having been the editor of Carol Roth’s blog, Business Unplugged, for almost four years, it seemed like a good time to share the right way – and wrong way – to pitch a blog editor.
If you are thinking about using guest blogging as a promotion strategy for your business, you might want to take a look at Guest Blogging: The Right Way to Pitch a Blog Editor.
We all want to be seen as an expert – whatever we do. If you’re a service provider, you want to be seen as a thought leader. If you’re a tech startup, you want to be seen as an innovator.
If you are new in your business, you want to establish some kind of credibility so that you can get clients and build your knowledge base. There’s nothing wrong with that. We’re all new in our business at some point, and you probably have some transferable experience – or you wouldn’t be starting that business.
However, I have some real issues with faux experts. It seems like everyone is a bestselling author or media personality.
Have you earned the right to call yourself a bestselling author if you contributed one chapter to a book with 10 other folks? Or if you sold your eBook for cheap for a few hours and had all your friends buy it on Amazon so you hit No. 1 for an hour or two? I don’t know…. Continue reading
Those of you who know me will not find this at all surprising: Sometimes I don’t follow the rules.
Like many of you, I realize that some rules are necessary, and some rules need to be broken.
I was thrilled to be nominated for a 2015 RuleBreaker award. The rule that I am breaking is that I think mid-life career transitions can be amazing, and that there are possibilities for everyone.
In fact, I wrote an eBook about it titled Re-Launch You: Discovering Your Point B and Embracing Possibility. Continue reading
A woman generally doesn’t like to disclose her age, but technically I am a baby boomer. It was my pleasure to be interviewed by Charlie Poznek on The Boomer Business Owner podcast.
I have to say that this is one of my best interviews (even with the occasional sound issues). In 25 minutes we cover: Continue reading
Sometimes I am so grateful to have Carol Roth’s blog as a forum for my writing. While I am frequently described as “appropriately irreverent,” as a coach I try to bring a kinder, gentler vibe to this blog. (So I don’t scare prospective clients away!)
But even coaches have to rant sometimes – and this is a good one. Unfortunately, it’s also great advice and true. I hope you don’t provide products or services that suck, but if you do, here’s how you can still make money: How to Make Money Even If You Suck
It’s TONIGHT – can I get an “opaa!”? I’ll be talking about personal branding and how cranking up the volume of YOU can be the best thing for your business and speaking. Join me at the Engaging Speakers downtown meeting at the Parthenon in Chicago’s Greektown neighborhood. Saganaki will be served!
Check out “Engaging Speakers Chicago January 2015″
Not surprisingly, Facebook friends and fans really enjoyed this post, and it generated some good conversation and sharing.
Check out my post from Carol Roth’s blog Business Unplugged here: Can Social Media Save a Solopreneur’s Sanity?
Yes, I am jumping on the new year, new habits bandwagon. This is actually an old habit for me, and one that I recommend to friends, family, and clients whenever they say they are not getting stuff done.
This does work – and it works for pretty much everybody who uses it consistently. Combined with the BIS (butt in seat) technique, you will achieve your personal and professional goals.
This was one of the longest years I have ever experienced. I can’t believe that it was just April when I drove west from Chicago to Sonoma County. Seems like a million years ago. This year sure has had its share of wild rides, although that particular one was quite fun and very scenic.
I feel compelled to share some of the highlights and challenges of the last year. I spoke 20 times in 2014 if you count podcasts with the speaking gigs. Not bad! Continue reading