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I've been thinking a lot lately about what it really takes to build a successful business and what you need to do to get clients. Because that's really what makes a business successful right? Is that you have clients, that are right for you, that you help, and that pay you (and well). And I've been thinking a lot about the advice out there about what it really takes to build this kind of successful business. And both of those things? Are vastly different.   I am doing on Feb 28 that is all about how to get more clients in your business and the right things you need to be focusing on. Click here for the free training specifically for LIFE COACHES Click here for the free training if you offer another kind of service.   The main problem I see is that there is so much advice (TOO much advice) about how to do it. And so many courses. So many many courses. Courses that cost $2k, courses that claim to be the be-all…

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Figure out my Message

Don’t know what you stand for, or who you work for, or can’t seem to wrangle in all your BIG ideas into tangibles? This section is for you.

Hustle my Marketing

Marketing can be fun and easy, if you let it. Learn how to bring your work to the masses here.

Learn about Packages

There IS a rhyme and reason to putting together your services into distinct and unique packages. Check out some tips here.

Make a Plan

Even Uncaged business owners need a plan once in a while (even a loosey-goosey one). My best planning tips here.

Get kicked in the Ass

Sometimes you just need someone to tell it to you straight and tell you what to do. You’re welcome.

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Life/Lessons

Ask me anything – a crowdsourced end of year review How to use retreats to build your Uncaged business How to instantly make more money in your business How I grew my business quickly (free training) Why most new businesses fail (especially online) Beta testing – Why And How You Need To Do It How to create money to pay for things How to turn $5 into $22000 What is real life? 5 ways to get your ROI when you invest in business help Should you list your prices on your website? Birthday Bumps at Uncaged How to Protect Your Business Legally So No One Steals Your Work How I Became Successful In Business Reese Ben-Yaacov Copied My Programs Why Being a Cliché Might Actually Be Good For Business How To Slack Off Like A Pro Why Your Business Is Like A Banana Life coaches – Don’t Quit Your Day Job. What They Don’t Tell You About Starting a Coaching Business What To Do When You Feel Like Giving Up 36 Truths About Business I’m in Belize and thought I should brag (Photos included) What To Do When Your Friends And Family Don’t “Get It” Why Business Is Like An Arranged Marriage How To Get Anything You Want Not Everything Is Precious The Ups and Downs Of Solopreneurship How To Overcome Overwhelm (Without Surrendering to Daily Bouts of Ugly Crying) Figure It Out Friday: I Don’t Know What To Do With My Life Figure It Out Friday: Should I Start A Placeholder Biz While I Explore My REAL Biz On The Side? Figure It Out Friday: I Don’t Even Know What My Ideal Life Looks Like. Help! Figure It Out Friday: I’m Terrified Of Success – Help! Figure It Out Friday: How Do I Take The Leap With No BackUp Plan? Figure It Out Fridays: I Don’t Have Any Money To Start My Business Figure It Out Fridays: Free-Spirit Or Power-Suit? The TWO Things You Need To Make Your Dreams Come True It’s My Birthday Yo! Here’s What I Want From You. Want Something Really Bad? Don’t Make The Same Mistake I Did! How to Start When You Don’t Know Where To Start The ONE Simple Step You Can Take To Get Started With Your Dream Life NOW How To Turn Crap Into Gold The Secret To “Finding Your Passion” The Difference Between Those Who Succeed And Those Who Don’t Why It’s Good To Have Bad Things Happen To You Would You Live Differently If You Knew Your Fate? The Key To Success (However You Choose To Define It) Is Your Income An Indicator of How Good You Are As A Person? What I Learned From Living In A Van The Reverse Bucket List 08/08/08 I pee standing up. Yup. What The Fuck Should I Do With My LIfe. Part 3. What The Fuck Should I Do With My Life. Part 2. What The Fuck Should I Do With My Life? Part 1. Why Kale + Quinoa Won’t Save The World Permission, Granted. (You Know You’ve Secretly Been Waiting For It). The 8 Sweetest Jobs You’ve Never Heard Of Why Balance Is BS And Will Get You Nowhere

Marketing

Want to get clients? Stop doing this 3 things you need to succeed in your business Want to get clients? Stop doing this Are you ready to run retreats? How to use retreats to build your Uncaged business The thing you don’t want to do 3 sneaky (but legit!) ways to make more sales OOPS – WE MESSED UP Why you’re not making any money in your business Why you might be wasting your time with blogging The Best Way To Get More Clients Quickly Why choosing a niche is so hard (and how to make it easier) How to know what to invest in for your business The Biggest Thing Stopping You From Getting Clients Is Uncage Your Business Right For You? Don’t Make A Website For Your Business Til You Read This 3 ways to sell more What Most Failing Businesses Are Lacking An Elevator Pitch Case Study 7 things you need if you want to get to 100k The full story behind my website relaunch Is your business coach full of shit? Terrible business advice you’ve been given but shouldn’t listen to (and what to do instead) How To Use Testimonials To Get Clients What NOT investing in your business is actually costing you: A Case Study Interview With Kendrick Shope: Selling What To Do When No One “Likes” Your Facebook Posts The ONE Thing That You Need To Make Your Business Work How I Became Successful In Business How Not To Be A Dick In Facebook Groups Why Being a Cliché Might Actually Be Good For Business Life coaches – Don’t Quit Your Day Job. What They Don’t Tell You About Starting a Coaching Business Why Standing Out Is Actually Bad For Your Business What Do You REALLY Want To Know About B-School – You asked, I answered. How To Know What To Charge (So You Don’t End Up Resenting Your Clients or Hating Yourself) Obsessed With Having A ‘Fun’ Job Title? Don’t Make This Mistake. Copy Me. Go Ahead. Seriously. How To Bring Your Offline Business Online Not Everything Is Precious Marketing – WTF!? Don’t Change Yourself, Change Your Business How To Create An Ethics Driven Brand (ie. Don’t Be A Douche) Figure It Out Friday: Should I Start A Placeholder Biz While I Explore My REAL Biz On The Side? FIgure It Out Friday: I’m Starting From Scratch In My Business. How Long Will It Take To Make Money? Start A Project, Not A Business Figure It Out Friday: I Can’t Choose Which Passion To Build A Business Around Don’t Take Another Business Course Til You Read This Figure it Out Fridays: How To Convince People That You’re Legit Should You Start a Biz Based Around All Your Passions, Or Choose Just One?

Mindset

Why I Think Being Multipassionate Is Bullshit Am I the only one who has no idea what I am doing? Your A-Ha Moment is Not Coming The Real Difference That Will Make You Successful What To Do When You Feel Like Giving Up Nothing You Do Really Matters What To Do When Your Friends And Family Don’t “Get It” Why Business Is Like An Arranged Marriage How Uncaged Came To Be (And The Power Of Lowering Your Expectations) How To Get Anything You Want Not Everything Is Precious The Ups and Downs Of Solopreneurship How To Overcome Overwhelm (Without Surrendering to Daily Bouts of Ugly Crying) Don’t Change Yourself, Change Your Business Figure It Out Friday: I Don’t Even Know What My Ideal Life Looks Like. Help! Figure It Out Friday: I’m Terrified Of Success – Help! Why Finishing What You Started Is A Terrible Way To Live Figure It Out Friday: How Do I Take The Leap With No BackUp Plan? Figure it Out Fridays: How To Convince People That You’re Legit Are You Cut Out For Having Your Own Uncaged Career? Figure It Out Fridays: How Do You Stay Motivated? Figure It Out Fridays: Free-Spirit Or Power-Suit? I Moved To The Dominican! Here’s How I Made It Happen. The TWO Things You Need To Make Your Dreams Come True The Price of Regret How to Start When You Don’t Know Where To Start Don’t Quit Your Day Job Til You Read This The ONE Simple Step You Can Take To Get Started With Your Dream Life NOW How To Turn Crap Into Gold The Secret To “Finding Your Passion” What currency do you deal in? The Difference Between Those Who Succeed And Those Who Don’t Why It’s Good To Have Bad Things Happen To You One Simple Q to A To Know If You’re On The Right Track The Key To Success (However You Choose To Define It) In Defense Of Your Choices Permission, Granted. (You Know You’ve Secretly Been Waiting For It). Why Balance Is BS And Will Get You Nowhere

Planning

Want to get clients? Stop doing this Want to get clients? Stop doing this Are you ready to run retreats? Why you might be wasting your time with blogging How to know what to invest in for your business Beta testing – Why And How You Need To Do It Why I Think Being Multipassionate Is Bullshit Don’t Make A Website For Your Business Til You Read This First 3 Months – Expert Interview Series Am I the only one who has no idea what I am doing? Interview with Gena about legal stuff The full story behind my website relaunch What NOT investing in your business is actually costing you: A Case Study The 3-Month-Hustle is here! A checklist for starting your business The ONE Thing That You Need To Make Your Business Work Your A-Ha Moment is Not Coming The Real Difference That Will Make You Successful How to Protect Your Business Legally So No One Steals Your Work Why Your New Year’s Business Goals Are Already Doomed To Fail Uncaged Year In Review 2014 How To Plan Your Business, Uncaged Style How To Slack Off Like A Pro What the hell are systems and why you need them How To ACTUALLY Make Changes in 2014 (hint: it’s not by making goals or resolutions or intentions) End Of Year Review. Yes, I Went There. (+free worksheet for you!) How To Be Successful Without Any Planning Figure It Out Friday: Should I Start A Placeholder Biz While I Explore My REAL Biz On The Side? FIgure It Out Friday: I’m Starting From Scratch In My Business. How Long Will It Take To Make Money? Start A Project, Not A Business Why Finishing What You Started Is A Terrible Way To Live Figure It Out Friday: I Can’t Choose Which Passion To Build A Business Around Figure It Out Friday: How Do I Take The Leap With No BackUp Plan? Figure It Out Fridays: I Don’t Have Any Money To Start My Business Figure It Out Fridays: Free-Spirit Or Power-Suit? I Moved To The Dominican! Here’s How I Made It Happen. How to Start When You Don’t Know Where To Start Don’t Quit Your Day Job Til You Read This The ONE Simple Step You Can Take To Get Started With Your Dream Life NOW The Secret To “Finding Your Passion” One Simple Q to A To Know If You’re On The Right Track Should You Start a Biz Based Around All Your Passions, Or Choose Just One? What The Fuck Should I Do With My Life. Part 2. What The Fuck Should I Do With My Life? Part 1. Why Balance Is BS And Will Get You Nowhere