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Small Hinges Swing Big Doors
Do you want to create some MASSIVE positive shifts in your life? If so, I want to teach you a[...]
92% of Businesses Fail; Don’t Let Yours
All right, I’m gonna tell it to you straight: Entrepreneur Magazine says that 92% of service-based businesses FOLD within the[...]
Build Your Practice From the Ground UP
“Make Money Now With Online Courses, Challenges, Instagram, Facebook Groups, And More!” We are bombarded day after day with ways[...]
Admit It, Fix It, and Move On
The truth is, we learn more from our failures than from our triumphs. The question is not whether or not you will have challenges, but how are you going to deal with them.
Chunk It Down
Can you really get anything productive done in 15 minutes? You'd be surprised what you can accomplish when you apply[...]
The Best Practices for Learning
I was listening to a podcast recently where author Tim Ferriss (The 4-Hour Workweek, The 4-Hour Body) was talking about[...]
Are You on a Road to Nowhere?
A friend of mine posted the above photo on Facebook and I just had to share it. And it immediately[...]
Are You Losing Clients Because of This?
Customer service and client satisfaction are crucial for all businesses and yours is no exception. And one bad client experience can[...]
This is Sinking You (Trust Me)
There is an idea out there is costing you both clients and income and literally sinking your business. Many service[...]
My vow re: racism and systematic oppression
It is with a heavy heart that I write this note to you today. I have been deeply moved by[...]
Thank you for sharing, now shut up!
I firmly believe that mindset – that is, the way you think about things and the beliefs you hold –[...]
Want more clients? Put your signature on it!
People don’t buy diets. They buy weight loss, vitality, feeling sexier, and more confidence. In that same way, no one[...]
How to Get Back 2 Hours of Your Day – Every Day
How would you like to gain an extra 1 or 2 hours a day in just one simple step? Dumb[...]
The one thing that has made all the difference
Let’s face it. Being an entrepreneur isn't an easy job. There are times that you feel like things are not moving forward and that they are never going to get better.
Are you making these (common) client attraction mistakes?
Don't you find it amusing that for people in the service business, especially those who own their business, when it comes to "selling" their service it becomes an awkward discussion? If you are having this challenge then you will learn here the way on how you can attract your client without being "pushy:
Go get a client!
The number one reason small businesses fail is a lack of cash flow early on. And the best way to ensure cash flow is to have clients.
How to Work the Room Like a Rockstar
If you’re serious about building your business, you must spend a certain amount of time, energy, and money attending and sponsoring at events in our industry.
Don’t Overlook Your Next Ideal Client
Do you realize that you could find a potential client just about anywhere? What I mean is that when you get into a conversation with someone.
Do you have a “Magic 8 Ball” business?
I had a “Magic 8 Ball” when I was a kid. Did you? You would ask a yes or no[...]
Stop hiding out!
Do you remember singing this song as a kid? As children, most of us had no problem “shining our light.”[...]
Do You Know Where You’re Going?
There’s an old Chinese saying that goes, “If you stay on the path you are on, you will surely end[...]
If You Fail to Plan, You Plan to Fail
It's very common for new entrepreneurs to have a business plan in our heads rather than on paper or to[...]
Ready, Fire, Aim?
 Wait a minute – isn’t it “Ready, Aim, Fire?” Well, yes, if you’re facing a firing squad. But when it[...]
The 5 Most Common Entrepreneurial Blunders
Hoping To Get Rich in a Hurry Most “overnight successes” take years and years to get there. This is not[...]
2 Things That Will Get You Started Right Now
“I need clients right now, but I don’t have a list!!” If I had a client for every time I’ve[...]
Charge What Your Work is Worth
Question: How do you price your product, service, or program and then present that offer confidently? Answer: You need to[...]
The 4 Questions Your Clients are Asking
According to a study done by Delta Airlines, there are 4 things that people consistently want to know about the[...]
You Must Be Present to Win
Have you ever entered a raffle and read on the ticket these words: YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN? Won't it be great to win in a raffle by just "being present"? Having your own business is very much the same. You must be “present” in every way in order to succeed. For example...
From Failure to Success – how to fail upward
Now that we’ve talked about the #1 mistake service professionals make - the failures they experience,  let’s talk about “mistakes” in general. A Failure Loop is easy to get stuck in. It goes something like this...
Perfectly Imperfect
I read a great phrase the other day: “Perfect is the enemy of done.” Truer a word was never spoken.[...]
Are You Ready for Your Close Up?
Guys, plain and simple, you need to be using video in your marketing. This is a world where people need[...]
My To “Do” List
DO IT Ideas without implementation are just thoughts. Once you have your plan, get moving. It is in the doing[...]
Thinking Can Ruin Your Business
I like to do research, get lots of information, and know all my options before I make a decision. I[...]
Narrow Your Focus and Expand Your Bank Account
Your “marketing niche” is the combination of the people you serve, and the specific problem you solve for them. But there’s[...]
Knowledge is the Booby Prize
“Tell me and I will listen, show me and I will remember, involve me and I will understand.” – Confucius[...]
You like me, you really like me!
It was 1985 when Sally Field gushed that memorable phrase to the star-studded audience at the Academy Awards. Afterward, she[...]
Is Your ‘Comfort Zone’ All That Comfortable?
They call it the comfort zone, but it’s not really all that comfortable when it comes right down to it.[...]
Chunk It Down
Can you really get anything productive done in 15 minutes? You'd be surprised what you can accomplish when you apply[...]
Is Your Billboard Blank?
I’m amazed at how many business owners miss this simple way of marketing their services. It’s what I would call[...]
Take Time for 10
Are you the kind of person that walks into your office (or work area), and immediately gets “hooked” looking at[...]
Are You Hiding Out?
When starting a service-based business, especially coaching and consulting, there is a tendency to keep things under the radar so[...]
Watch Out for These Boundary Bombs
They say, “good fences make good neighbors.” And good boundaries cultivate good relationships. But sometimes even the most evolved, grounded,[...]
Small Business, Big Owner
There are all types of leaders: Political Leaders, Spiritual Leaders, Thought Leaders, Business Leaders… You may never see yourself as[...]
This Land is NOT Your Land
Most gurus (and real people too) will tell you that you’ve go to maximize your online presence with social media.[...]
The Real Secret of “The Secret”
One day, a man was walking in the woods, just ambling along not paying much attention. The next thing you[...]
The Good News Is, It’s Your Fault
There’s nothing better than hitting that “sweet spot” with a potential client where I am absolutely sure I can help[...]
Have You Jumped Into the Gold Rush?
A common saying in advertising is that it is much less expensive to get a former customer to buy again[...]
Start Your Business on a Shoestring!
It’s B.S. And you know it. You can’t start a business on a shoestring, unless perhaps you’re selling shoestrings. If[...]
Thank You Very Much!
It’s that time of year again in the US. A time of reflection on the many blessings we have in[...]
Getting Over Overwhelm
I love owning my own business. The freedom, flexibility, autonomy, and creativity are sublime. But one of the drawbacks is[...]
Waving From the Top or Dead on the Side?
The facts are in: successful people act and think differently than the other 98% of the population. But just what[...]

​The conversation enrollment process Lesli teaches really works - I just started practicing what you taught me and it's amazing. You are a genius!


Cristina Montoya, RD, CDE