Is it Really Overwhelm?

November 30, 2012 by  
Filed under A Note for You

Stop it with the Overwhelm!

Here’s the deal. Everyone is talking about how they are over whelmed by information, by duties, by the holidays- there are entire lists they go through.

For most people here is a new thought. Maybe you are not overwhelmed. Maybe you agreed to do things that you never wanted to do. Or you agreed to do things that you have since changed your mind about and no longer wish to do. But you won’t give yourself to permission to change or let people know. So you just flake out and say you are over whelmed.

Maybe you just don’t want to do what is required for a particular thing. There may have been requirements you didn’t know about when you agreed, or you just see the entire project and don’t want to be bothered doing it.

So we use over-whelm as a catchall.

In 2013, let’s just start saying no.

Bad Business Advice- Lower Your Prices

Bad Business Advice!

Lower your Prices!

Instead of taking a  class on how to lower your prices and how to do your pricing so people will buy, I’d like you to think about a few other things:

Look, you are not Walmart so being the low price leader should not be your strategy.

1. Review the law of Supply and Demand. This will help you understand why lowering your price is not the answer to new customers.

2. See where you can add value

3. Make sure you  are selling what your customers want to buy.

4. Check your packaging, make sure it looks good.

5. Get a budget to market, I bet a lot of folks don’t know what you have available.

Someone talked to me about how my prices were too high for the television advertising on my show. When I asked how much they had budgeted for television ads, they said they had no money for tv ads. So I asked, then what difference does it make what I charge if you are NEVER going to buy? Why was I having a conversation about pricing with someone who is not my customer?

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Why I am Not Busy, Busy, Busy

The new year has started and lots of people are busy, busy , busy.

However , as Seth Godin says: Busy does not equal important and measured does not mean mattered.

How much money did you make from Twitter or Facebook last year?

I tracked it and it was zero- yes zero. They are fun, but do not add to my bottom line. Yes, I made connections however, none of them turned into money.

It could be the way I used them or the contacts I had. Whatever the reason, I am spending less time there and more time on money producing activities.

I still belong, I just realized, I like to pay my bills too!

Being broke while on Twitter is a FAIL

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