The photo above is from the highly-recommended movie, "He Knew He Was Right," a wonderful BBC drama from the book written by Anthony Trollope.
Trollope was an amazing writer. He was profoundly prolific, churning out novel after novel even though he had a different full time day job.
Many people say they'd love to write, or coach, or speak, or do computer graphics, or whatever passionate PLAN B alternative profession they think about, but believe there is no time.
Others have time, but no inspiration. "I can't think of what to do! I can't decide. How do I become inspired to create something great?"
Inspiration? Not necessary. What is necessary? Only to do it. Only to do it.
Trollope was a novelist who worked for the postal service all day and so had to write in the morning before work. Writing in the late 1800s Trollope paid his groom an extra five pounds a year to wake him up at 5 a.m. so he could write. He spent a half hour reading and fixing his previous day's work, and then, with a clock in front of him, he wrote 250 words each quarter hour until he had 2,500 words finished, then off to work. He did not believe in waiting for inspiration and once said, "To me it would not be more absurd if the shoemaker were to wait for inspiration."
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Many people have emailed me asking about getting a coach for themselves. A life coach or maybe a business coach.
I've written about coaching before, many times, and how powerful a BOOST it can give one's whole life. (Which is why Tiger Woods has a swing coach and Beyonce a voice coach... etc....when your object is to be great, why would you not do it?)
One of the very best coaches has endeavored to write a book for those who would like to simply have a book coach them. (It works! With the right book, it works. And this is one of those few books that do it.)
He is my friend Michael Neill and now I've read his book SUPER COACH twice, and I recommend it very highly so please just buy it and read it without fooling around any longer about GOING FOR IT in life:
Just click on the cover to be pneumatically transported to this book on AMAZON.
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Click here to purchase HOW TO GET CLIENTS (also available on Amazon Kindle)
Here are some questions I answer in my eBook How to Get Clients:
Q. I’m raising my fees. Anything I should do to make that less terrifying for me?
Don’t just have your fees be raised. Raise everything!
Let fees be raised as a logical byproduct of raising everything else. Raise the game. Raise the stakes. Raise the level of service. Raise the commitment you are personally making to them. Raise the STAKE you are asking them to put into the game. Change everything. No more chatting, commiserating and petty advicegiving to your clients in the name of service.
You are changing the rules of this game. Step it up. Give it a backbone. Challenge them. Change everything. Invite them to play at a different level. Add one more level of service (not more of your time) from you to them and one HUGE level of commitment from them to you. Require something from them you haven’t required in the past.
And then once you’ve communicated the new game, in a wholly enthusiastic way, you add that OF COURSE you are strengthening your fee so that it’s appropriate to the work ahead.
Q. How do I keep from being intimidated by my prospective clients whose business I want so badly?
Communicate without being needy.
If we could hold our value, and hold the certainty of what a service we are to people, we would never feel needy.
So never see your prospects as SUPERIOR to you. You have something unique to offer them. They do NOT have anything unique to offer you! They have money. That’s it!
That's the best they can do for you.
But you can get money anywhere. They can't get you anywhere. They can only get you through you. You can always move on and get the exact amount of money they are offering. You can always get it elsewhere. But they cannot move on and get your exact service anywhere else. You can get money anywhere. So they should be the needy ones, not you.
Q. I really am awful at handling rejection. Any tips?
Our greatest OBSTACLE in building our client list is FEAR… fear of not being liked and appreciated. But to let this fear run our day (by making it a week without proposals) is to be very confused about life and love and wealth.
So… have your proposals be fun, loving and creative...put as much into them as you would a short chapter in a book.
Remember that proposals are PROCESS not OUTCOME. Outcomes can bring pressure, as we bite our nails worried about an uncertain future, whereas PROCESS is something you can do right now, slowly, lovingly, creatively and wisely all the live long day. Enough process work and outcomes always come easily. The reason (but only always) we don’t get the outcome we want in life is that we are AVOIDING THE PROCESS.
Our next club fearless teleseminar is about the PROCESS versus stressing over the OUTCOME. To join Club Fearless click here:
International presence: THESE countries now all have members in club fearless ... we are a world mastermind, truly now. We have been formed so people have more options than to just wake up and be afraid.