Archive for December, 2013

7 Ways Home Business Owners Can Stop Feeling Isolated, Connect, Feel Better, & Make More Money Doing It!

Wednesday, December 25th, 2013

Working at home can be isolating and lonely. And it can be even harder during the holidays. I know because we used to have these big family get togethers and now it’s just Christen and me. So, here are some ways to deal with it.Contemplation

1. Join a group. Go online to www.meetup.com They have social, business, and support groups in cities and countries around the world. And you can find them, in some cases, for different age groups. There are groups for moms, dads, single parents, baby boomers,and teenagers! And you can find them on everything from Zumba and Latin dancing to hiking and surfing, to divorce, to investing and business groups. There is something for everyone!

2. Join a Church or Synagogue. Churches and Synagogues have social events and projects that you can work on with other people and get involved and it will actually make you healthier and happier, so go for it!

3. Get a pet. They do need love and attention, but they also will love you unconditionally and be there whenever you feel isolated and alone. They also reduce depression, lower blood pressure in stressful situations,elevate levels of serotonin and dopamine which calm and relax you, and lower triglyceride and cholesterol levels which reduce heart disease. So, there are a lot of great reasons to get a pet!

4. Get a roommate. If you live alone and work at home, it can be very lonely and isolating at time. Maybe it’s time to think about getting a roommate so you have someone to talk to when you aren’t working!

5. Coach. Many authors don’t want to coach, but I find there are real benefits to coaching. Aside from making really good money, coaching gives you the chance to interact with people and counteracts feelings of isolation, as well as giving you the chance to find out your client’s and customers needs and wants so you’ll know what kind of products and services to create for them.

6. Do Google Hangouts. Doing Google Hangouts, as is implied in the name itself, gives you the opportunity to hang out with people which stops isolation, and once you get the hang of it (no pun intended) it’s FUN!

7. Network. Go to conferences and business-building networking groups and events. Conferences give you the opportunity to hob nob with movers and shakers in your niche as well as meet your customers, clients, and fan which build deeper connections and cut through the isolation. And if you go often enough, you’ll probably see some of the same faces over and over, which is even better. And don’t overlook local business-building networking groups and events. You generally see the same people week in and week out which also leads to deeper relationships and greater connection.

If you’re feeling isolated or lonely working at home, find a way to reach out. You’ll feel better, you’ll make more friends and contacts and even more money, and you’ll have a fuller life!

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4 Steps To Overcoming Fear and Overwhelm In Your Digital Publishing and Online Business!

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

No matter who you are, there are times when fear will rear it’s ugly head. Some people know they are afraid, but are paralyzed by their fear, and some people reach out for help because their desire to succeed is greater than their fear.iStock_000018405019XSmall

And sometimes, people don’t even know that they are afraid.

But, the truth is that we are all afraid of something. And at different points in your career, different things will be scary. (If you aren’t scared you aren’t growing!)

Maybe,they go along for a while and then they realize that they aren’t happy with the path they’ve been taking, but they’ve invested so much time and energy into it that they are afraid to face that fact and try a different route.

Maybe,they aren’t getting the number of clients they want,or they have too many potential clients who don’t have any money and they are frustrated. They need to make a living and they start to panic.

Maybe, they begin to doubt if they are really cut out for the business they are in and they want to quit.

They start to doubt themselves; maybe they wonder if they really have something unique to offer and that’s why they aren’t getting the right clients; they start to doubt that they can EVER attract the kind of clients they need in order to be happy and have a less stressful business.

Or,maybe they just keep telling themselves an old story that isn’t even true and it keeps them stuck!

Do any of these scenarios sound familiar to you?
If so, you’re not alone.

I see these patterns come up over and over again when I coach people. And what I find is that it is usually pretty easy to fix the problem, or at least identify it and get you on the right path! It’s just that sometimes, you’re too close to the situation and you can’t see the forest through the trees.

The question is, when you come to a fork in the road, do you quit or do you fix what isn’t working once and for all? Do you face your fears and find new solutions? Or, do you run and hide?

I’ve even seen people pay thousands of dollars for coaching and then just disappear because they weren’t willing to work through the issues that were holding them back, which is really a shame.

But, there are steps you can take to get through the fear and overwhelm.
Here’s my 4-step process to work through your fear and overwhelm.

1. Recognize that you are afraid and overwhelmed.

2. Decide what you need help with and get it. (Outsourcing, certain information, etc.)

If you can’t decide, or you don’t know what you need help with, you just know something isn’t working, hire a coach. In just one session, in most cases, a good coach should be able to sort it out for you.

3. Decide that you will not run away, you will face the issue head on until it is resolved.

4. Find ways to relieve stress while working through the problem.
-Exercise and meditation help.
-Write in a journal.
-Talk it out to a loved one or friend etc.

Remember: once you realize that what you’re going through is actually healthy and it just means you are trying to self correct and get on the right path for you, it will take some of the edge and panic out of the situation.

If you need more help, I’d be happy to work with you privately. I’ve been helping independent professionals, coaches, authors, and speakers for almost a decade work through their digital publishing and business issues and create 6- or 7- figure businesses and I can help you too! In just 60-90 minutes, we can fix the problem, or at least uncover the next step that you need to move forward.

To learn more and to register for a “FREE” One-On-One 6-Figure Author’s Strategy Session go to: tinyurl.com/free-consult-now

WANT TO USE THIS ARTICLE IN YOUR EZINE OR WEB SITE?
You can, as long as you include this complete blurb with it:

Ellen Violette, a leading eBook/Digital publishing/Online Business Coach,teaches people how to create a unique message and an irresistible brand using 72-hour ebooks and low-tech easy-to-implement system, tools, and strategies for high-income potential! Get her FREE Special Report “9 Deadly Mistakes to Avoid for Outrageous eBook Profits”, 9 FREE secret ebook tips to making money online & a complimentary subscription to the eBook Profit Secrets Newsletter ($147 value) at www.theebookcoach.com

Digital Publishing & Internet Marketing Cyber Sale is On!

Sunday, December 8th, 2013

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Last week was so crazy with Black Friday and Cyber Monday (and all the sales in between) that we decided to wait until the dust settled for this awesome holiday sale!

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Ellen Violette, a leading eBook/Digital publishing/Online Business Coach,teaches people how to create a unique message and an irresistible brand using 72-hour ebooks and low-tech easy-to-implement system, tools, and strategies for high-income potential! Get her FREE Special Report “9 Deadly Mistakes to Avoid for Outrageous eBook Profits”, 9 FREE secret ebook tips to making money online & a complimentary subscription to the eBook Profit Secrets Newsletter ($147 value) at www.theebookcoach.com