I know many of you are reading other people’s ezines and promotions and following other coaches and mentors….as you should; but I’m hearing that you’re confused.

With all the coaching groups and mastermind options out there right now, a lot of the 2012 groups are now forming…not only mine but a couple of my mentors’, other coaches like me and more; you’re confused as to which one is right for you?

Which one should you join, which mentor is the best fit or is a mastermind right for you in the first place?

I know they are a big investment, not only in yourself but in the direction of your business too so you want to make the RIGHT DECISION on which one to join.

Ok so let’s talk about and compare the Mastermind Groups and High End Coaching Programs that are out there, that you’re seeing….

Mind you I’m doing this to show you that I care enough about you to lay it all out on the table; I’m not trying to just tell you that you should join my mastermind group but I truly want to EDUCATE YOU on what you’re seeing out there and what the differences are and what to look for in choosing a program so it ends up being what you truly need in the coming year, not something way ahead of you or maybe even behind where you are….let’s compare…..

** NOTE ** If you’re not interested in a mastermind program for yourself for next year, why not? It’s the most amazing way to fast-forward your progress, success and income this year.

First of all, WHY should you want to join a Mastermind group or coaching program? It’s simple really and most of us who’ve been in them would say it was the best thing we EVER did in our business (and that’s the truth).

Being in a Mastermind Group, like my Live Big Mastermind for example, can give you:

  1. An influx of new ideas, strategies and fresh perspectives for your business. Sure you can come up with plenty of ideas on your own but will you know which ones to act on, spend money on or how to turn those ideas into big money pay-days all on your own? Having a focused group of entrepreneurs and a lead mentor who can see bigger visions for you, additional opportunities and wider possibilities helps you put your big ideas into reality much faster and with more surety.
  2. Motivation and positive powerful thinking. The greatest challenge a business owner may face is staying positive and motivated on a day to day or month to month basis. We need to surround ourselves with highly motivated, energized and positive BIG thinking like-minded entrepreneurs constantly or we can easily lose steam. What happens when you lose steam? You don’t make a lot of sales right? You don’t attract a lot of clients easily do you? Instead, working with and interacting with your Mastermind group and lead mentor on a regular basis can clear those negative thoughts and replace them with positive, motivating, inspired and passionate thoughts and actions.
  3. Accountability and responsibility. One of the most difficult things for many of us entrepreneurs is to actually ‘get stuff done’. We do have many ideas like I mentioned but we don’t always know how to put them into money-making plans, products, programs, etc. and even if we KNEW HOW to get them implemented, we have no time so they still don’t get done, am I right? Your Mastermind group can help hold you accountable to your goals and project timelines plus provide a certain level of competition that will motivate many entrepreneurs to make sure they had their ‘thing’ done before coming to the next meeting.
  4. A big leap in time. In an era where time is money, we have to learn double the things in half the time. By connecting with peers and a lead mentor in a Mastermind group who have similar experiences, you tap, learn and benefit from others’ input. Especially learning from a Mentor who has been where you are and is now leaps ahead of you, they are where you want to be; it makes sense to learn what to do and NOT to do directly from someone who’s been there, made mistakes and then had successes who can show you the right path for you. This greatly shortens your learning curve by a huge margin.

Trust me, I lucked out when I first started doing these types of programs because the mentors I chose were just starting out with these types of programs themselves pretty much and their fees were still very low compared to what they are today (although still a big stretch for me at the time). I got a lot more for my money than you can typically get today in most of the programs out there (except mine!).

However, there are still programs like mine; the Live Big Mastermind, that ARE true mastermind programs with 10-12 people or less in them all year long who get one-on-one access to me AND that are still affordable for the newer entrepreneur or the entrepreneur who has never done anything like this before.

THE #1 REASON I started a mastermind as one of my offerings is because being in these types of programs for me was the single best thing that catapulted my business so fast in the last few years. I wanted to offer that same type of accelerated learning, access and implementation to a select group of entrepreneurs like you who want to get there FASTER as well.

Now I mentioned a TRUE Mastermind, what is that you might ask and what’s the difference?

Aren’t all Mastermind groups the same? NNNNNOOOOOOOO!!!!

To me, a true mastermind is NOT:

  • A group of over 15 people?
  • More self-learning modules in the program than one-on-one access with the lead Mentor?
  • Being coached by the lead Mentor’s co-coach, not the lead Mentor themselves?
  • A program where you don’t feel like someone is truly ‘with you’ working on your business all year long (Trust me, I had this issue in one of the masterminds I was a part of and I didn’t feel like my Mentor cared too much about me or what I was doing in my business hence the advice I got was not always in my best interest.)

A true mastermind to me IS:?

  • A group of 4-12 like-minded entrepreneurs who are there to give as well as receive.?
  • Working hand in hand with your mentor to achieve the big goals and big picture dreams for you and your business and having a good amount of monthly access to them one-on-one?
  • Feeling like you are a part of a family who truly cares about you, who inspires and loves you and who would do anything for you (and people you stay in touch with for years after your group experience is over.

Either you absolutely know you want to get into ONE of these programs and you are deciding NOW which one you will join….or you’re feeling like you’re not ready yet. But if you’re feeling like you’re not ready are you really serious then about building and growing a successful money-making business?

Because the right plans, strategies and action steps don’t always just come to you like you think they will, you often need to do some work to get the clarity and focus that you need to be successful.

If you’re ready to find out how to become one of the 6-12 big thinking entrepreneurs that I accept into my highly interactive Live Big Mastermind in 2012 then download your Program Information Sheet online at www.LiveBigMastermind.com now. I look forward to guiding you in the right direction FAST!

 




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On this video Kat shares how she budgets in her business and things to think about to add to your budget PLUS how to alter and add in great opportunities that may come along when they’re not planned for. Go watch now!

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Want a 6 Figure Business?

Let me tell you… you CAN have a very successful business and make as much money as you want but there are two reasons why you may not have gotten there yet:

 

  •  More than likely you’ve never really learned how to start, run or market a successful business. (I’ll explain more below)
  • You may have a limiting belief often buried deep inside that says ‘you’re not worth it’, ‘you don’t deserve it’ or ‘who do you think you are to do that/charge that’? That lack of confidence and belief in yourself is much more common that you may think; at least 85% of the small business owners I talk to have some level of this going on in their head.

Even if you think neither one is true for you right now, read on and I’ll share all about what I’m talking about here and how it does relate to where you are in your business.I’ll share what you can do to fix and grow your business while enjoying more free time, family and love in your life!! I promise….If you want to build a 6 or 7 figure business – now is the time to do that. If you want to work less and make more doing what you absolutely love to do – now is the time to do that.

  •  Quit letting the fear, worry and doubt creep into your thoughts or daily life.
  • Quit thinking, saying and writing those negative thoughts that keep your mind on what you don’t have instead of what you want.
  • Quit watching the news for goodness sakes….Because your results are directly affected by what you think about most often so you must be careful!
  • Quit hanging around toxic people and even family members if you have to (you know the ones I mean

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On this video Kat shares an additional 4 money-making activities she teaches in her coaching; if you missed the first 3, go back and watch last weeks video. She also explains why you want to free up time in your calendar in order to be able to accomplish these tasks every week – some can take just 10 minutes! Go watch now!

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Attention: Women Entrepreneurs, Coaches, Consultants, Speakers, Authors, Healers, Service Professionals, Non-Traditional Experts, and frustrated small business owners or start ups.

FINALLY! – A Live Hands-On Workshop Designed to Show You How to Attract More Clients Consistently, Make More Money in Multiple Different Ways, Enjoy More Time with Loved Ones All While Experiencing the Increased Confidence that comes with Getting Clarity Around WHAT You’re Doing in Your Business and HOW You’re Doing It!

Are you struggling in business, trying to find ways to either start one up or grow the one you’ve got? Do you wonder why the money isn’t rolling in by now?

Do you need help with things such as:

  • Trying to figure out what to do with online marketing
  • Figuring out how to profit from your social media efforts
  • Wondering how a shopping cart or taking credit cards will bring you more business
  • How to set up a team or delegate more to free up your time
  • How to speak your message and what you offer with complete clarity AND so others ‘get what it is that you’re doing’
  • How to package your expertise into a clear signature system so you can leverage your time by developing online products like ebooks, audios (information marketing products) or more leveraged group programs, memberships, live events and masterminds
  • How to get more repeat business and referrals
  • Managing your to do list and getting out of overwhelm
  • How to get started speaking, what to talk about, how to get gigs
  • Figuring out how to spend your time or invest your marketing dollars (or not) so you’re not spinning your wheels and marketing hap hazzardly
  • How to maximize your networking or do more of it effectively

All these things are waiting for you; the Universe wants you to have them…. But it’s NOT going to give them to you unless you DECIDE exactly what you want and then have FAITH that it will come and then take the ACTION STEPS towards getting it.

This last part is where most entrepreneurs FAIL. You retreat back to what’s comfortable because believing, having faith and taking targeted action is HARD and SCARY, right?

Announcing…The ONLY Workshop for Entrepreneurs Where You’ll Get the Roadmap to Attracting More of Your Ideal Customers Which Will Bring Increased Revenues All While Learning NEW Ways to Think, Play, Run Your Business and LIVE BIGGER.

Join me at my *BRAND NEW* JumpStart Your Biz ‘In a Weekend’ Intensive for Entrepreneurs Who Want to Earn What You Deserve, Doing What You Love on October 13, 14 & 15, 2011

Sign up now while you still can and save big. Visit http://www.jumpstartyourbizinaweekend.com for more information.

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On this video Kat shares 3 of the main money-making activities she teaches in her coaching with you. She also explains why you want to free up time in your calendar in order to be able to accomplish these tasks every week – some can take just 10 minutes! Listen in!

SUBSCRIBE to my video channel to receive my future videos in your inbox! FREE info, tips and business strategies to help you start, grow and market your small business.

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You Could be Missing Out On Thousands of Dollars in Sales Every Month Because of What You Don’t Know!

Your website is the hub of your business even if you’re just a local business and not necessarily finding business across the world online. These days, the capabilities of your website can create massive amounts of time-saving and lead-generating functionality. It can interact with your ideal prospects in more ways than ever too so the like-trust-connect factor works much FASTER! 

Is your website up to speed? Does it have everything it should in order to make you more money, bring in more leads or convert those leads for you before you even have to do anything?

Don’t miss this ONE-TIME Call with me where I’m going to share many of the secrets I show my clients when I help them build their new websites or update the one they have.

I’ve been helping clients build profitable websites for over 9 years and I’ve updated my own site going on 5 times now. Your website must always evolve, it is not a stagnant thing in your marketing that you can put up and ignore anymore…you MUST LEARN how to turn it into the HUB of your business and marketing if you really want to achieve more success!

On this call, you will learn:

  • The 9 things every small business owner needs to have on your website to maximize your time and investment
  • The secret formula for writing a webpage so it gets read and responded to
  • Where to find resources to help you update or build a better, more productive website AND what to ask for
  • PLUS find out how to be one of 15 people Kat does a private website strategy session with on this call

Don’t miss this call (Attend live and get a chance for a live hot seat with Kat – open Q&A at the end of this call!)- Register Yourself Today!

Your website is the hub of your business even if you’re just a local business and not necessarily finding business across the world online. These days, the capabilities of your website can create massive amounts of time-saving and lead-generating functionality. It can interact with your ideal prospects in more ways than ever too so the like-trust-connect factor works much FASTER!

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Time to Get Personal

My friend Kim Schuld, The Life Journey Coach is hosting a no cost teleseries called Get Personal!Kim Schuld, The Life Journey Coach

Get started knowing what YOUR social style and how to use it.  Part of getting out of your head, and out of your way, is to know, appreciate, embrace, and amplify the strengths of your natural born social style — your personality. We are not all the same and using someone else’s sales style, or speaking style, might not be working for YOU!

On these calls you will learn how to:

  • GET PERSONAL TO GET AHEAD: How Your Social Style Determines Your Profits
    Whether you work for “the man” or own the company, knowing the personality temperaments and social styles of yourself and the people around you will make you more successful.
  • GET PERSONAL TO GET IT RIGHT: How Your Social Style Drives Your Relationships
    Have you noticed that there are people who are different then you? Have you ever tried to
    fix one of them to do things your way? It’s a losing battle.
  • GET PERSONAL WITH YOURSELF: How Knowing Your Social Style Will Allow You to
    Set, Maintain and Protect Your Personal Boundaries
    How does knowing my personality set boundaries? It’s all in knowing what your natural
    strengths are and daring to stand in them.

Register for all three GET PERSONAL Teleclasses at www.thelifejourneycoach.com/events

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My friend Erin Ferree The Brand Clarity Mentor with Brandstyle Design is hosting a Free one-time Teleclass on Thur, Sept 15 at 11 am PST

Title: 5 Ways Your Unclear Brand Can Sabotage Your Sales (and what to do to turn it around!)

  • Do you ever feel like you’re losing sales because people don’t understand what you could do for them?
  • Do you want to stop going around in circles trying to figure out your brand and start getting more clients?
  • If you’re frustrated because you can’t explain what you do clearly…then you definitely don’t want to miss Erin’s call this week!

In this no-fluff call, Erin is going to reveal:

  • The 5 ways you could be sabotaging your sales with an unclear brand
  • What to do now to start getting clear and start getting clients
  • The #1 thing that you need to do NOW to get clear and get the momentum going in your marketing
  • Why brand clarity seems like such a challenge – and why you’re working too hard to get it
  • How to make getting clear really easy!

I know Erin delivers juicy and valuable content and she does powerful, transformative clarity work. Register Yourself Now at: http://www.brandstyledesign.com/unclearbrand

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