business building

Yes, you can gain visibility

As an introverted business professional, I am challenged by the need to be seen. Maybe not by everyone everywhere, yet I need to be seen by those I am most able to help – attorneys. I need to be visible where attorneys are. Although people who know me question whether I am an introvert, I .. read more

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On February 21st, 2012, posted in: business building, introverts, visibility by 4 Comments

Embracing the Artist

A colleague of mine once said, “My artist side kicked in and gave me survival skills.” She had been sharing her professional journey, alerting me to her distaste for corporate life, and her need to step out on her own. Mentioning her recent vacation, she was quick to point out her interest in gathering together .. read more

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On January 27th, 2012, posted in: business building, calm, voice by

Face It

For some of us, success is what we fear. The only real solution is to get over it. And by that, I mean, just Face It. Look it squarely in the eye. Learn what it is that makes us shake and then address it. Similarly, many of us fear getting in front of groups. Whether .. read more

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Results of Synergy

These past 23 days have been the most incredible of my life! Our last meeting was life-altering! Of the 4 master mind groups I facilitate, the most recent had members speaking the above words – and that’s because they were willing to share their business experiences of what has been working and what are they .. read more

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On January 24th, 2012, posted in: business building, Master Mind, synergy by

The need for downtime

Tick, tick, tick, tick, tick…your brain is full, the creases are marking your forhead and the To-Do list is growing. When can you close up shop and head out? Your stomach is growling, the weekend relaxation calls and your family and friends nudge you into distraction. If you don’t say NO, you feel like a .. read more

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On July 30th, 2011, posted in: business building, energy, focus, vacation by

The Introverts Marketing Game Plan: The Do’s

Nancy Ancowitz’s book, self-promotion for introverts´╗┐ is one of the best reads I’ve found that helps the introvert understand their strengths while trying to promote business. If you can relate to the introvert, get a copy of this book. I know – business development is the hardest piece for this intelligent, committed individual. Yet if .. read more

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How lawyers fool themselves

If you don’t believe your head is in the sand, (click to read the article by Leadership Freak) you may want to ask yourself a few questions about your ability to focus ON your lawyer business vs. IN it: 1. When is the last time I set aside time for networking so I can a.) refresh connections .. read more

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Merri’s Tips – Part 7

43. Create SMART goals. You’re a business owner, I presume, so identify goals that will help you build business. If they are SMART, they are specific, measureable, actionable, realistic and timely. Only then can you assess your progress and stay accountable to what you say you’re going to do. 44. Constantly reach out to folks .. read more

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On July 6th, 2011, posted in: business building, communication skills, networking by

Quick Tip for Lawyers who want to Build Business

Time is money. In the lawyer world, this doesn’t only ring true for committing to the billable hour focus. This is true for working ON business as well as IN it. If you were to look at your daily task list, somewhere near the bottom you would no doubt find things like – call Mike .. read more

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On July 5th, 2011, posted in: business building, goals by

Merri’s Tips – Part 2

7. If you’re a solo business owner, create a structure for daily affirmations. We all appreciate and/or thrive on recognition, let alone praise. Working solo means we aren’t regularly around folks put in the position to give us this. Create it. Write out affirmations daily. (My talents and ideas earn me $___ per month)  Fill .. read more

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