Why Some People Triumph Online and Others Never Make It

Why are some people able to build the online business they dream of while others think about it … but never actually create it?

And why is it that some people are able to build an online presence … but never get it to the level where they can live off the revenue it creates?

Why — especially — does it seem like certain people come out of nowhere and claim their place in your area of expertise before you’ve had a chance to claim it yourself?

So frustrating …

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Is Your Mindset Keeping You From Reaching Your Dream?

Everything I have achieved in my life has started as a thought in my head.

My thoughts have gotten me to where I am today.

And if I’m honest with myself …

My thoughts have held me back from achieving some of the goals I set for myself.

It has taken me a very long time to recognize the power of this simple reality.

If you believe the mindset experts, here’s how it works:

Thoughts generate feelings.

Feelings spur you to take action.

Action leads to results.

Your results will improve when you align your thoughts, your feelings, and your actions.

This, to me, is the key to managing your personal business mindset.

You may wonder …

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How to Make an Online Community That Doesn’t Suck

I am obsessed with a single topic these days — online communities.

Why? Because I’m building an online community for you right now.

And sometimes when I’m hard at work on something, I write the post I need to read. Today is one of those days.

As I think about online communities, I recognize that …

Online communities either lift us up, inspire us to aim higher, give us the knowledge and encouragement to do hard things … or leave us feeling more confused and discouraged than when we joined them.Click To Tweet

I have participated in both types. Have you?

My new community will give you the tools and support you need to walk confidently toward your BIG goals

What does an online community REALLY need to succeed?You’ve seen me talk a lot about your “BIG” on these pages.

Your BIG is the thing that wakes you up in the morning and drives you to work hard. It’s what you’re aiming for with your work.

You might be aiming for:

  • A specific revenue goal, so you have the funds you need to grow your business, live a better life, retire comfortably, help family members, travel more
  • Reach, so you can get your important message to the exact right people who will benefit most from hearing it
  • A legacy you want to leave, based on your hard-earned expertise, that will inspire people for generations to come
  • An audience you want to build of like-minded people who are trying to make a difference in the world

Guess what? You get to choose your BIG.

And if you work with me, either as a coaching client or in my new community, you should know that I have full respect for whatever your BIG is.

In case you hadn’t noticed, BIG Brand System isn’t about how to get to seven figures in 30 days or less. 😉

It’s about building a sustainable business based on your hard-earned expertise. And by sustainable, I mean a business that:

  • Sustains you personally and feels easy, creative, and joyful to manage
  • Sustains your BIG goal and moves you closer to what matters most to you

I want you to build a business that has meaning for you. Not me. Not anyone else in our community.

Your meaning may come from the revenue you earn … but revenue is only one unit of measure. It may not be the most important one for you.

That’s what finding your BIG is all about.

And it’s one reason I’m calling my new community …

The BIG League.

And it’s open now: find out more about the BIG League.

Why we need each other more than ever

Yes, there’s lots to worry about in our world today. But this truth also exists too …

We have the ability to sit in front of a piece of metal and plastic and positively impact the lives of people on the other side of the globe. We live a miracle every day.

And although we feel more connected than ever, that connection — especially when it happens over social media — can feel shallow.

Surface-level only.

All about appearances.

And that type of surface-level interaction, when you spend too much time on it, can suck the life out of you.

You’re “supposed” to feel more connected but instead, you feel less connected with who you really are, and what you really need right now.

I have spoken to many, many members of my audience over the past few months, and we’ve come to a conclusion:

Building a business from solitary confinement doesn’t work.Click To Tweet

Yes, “solitary confinement” might feel like an extreme description of what it’s like.

But don’t you have days like that? Days when you feel 100% alone in your efforts to build your business?

Me too. And lots of others I’ve spoken to as well.

What is an online community in a perfect world?

The best online communities are groups of open-hearted people who want the same thing.

They may be taking different routes to get there, but they’re heading in the same direction. And they have a willingness to …

  • Ask for help when they need it
  • Offer help when someone else needs it
  • Provide support and encouragement
  • Cheer on successes and commiserate with failures
  • Give … with little expectation of a return

When an online community is designed to help you build a business, here’s what you can look forward to:

  • Your random searching days are over. You always have a go-to resource available and don’t need to sit bleary-eyed in front of 17 articles about a topic you want to understand better. You can ask a question, get an answer, and move on to the next thing.
  • You won’t stay stuck for long. An online business is built from a disparate set of moving parts. It’s complicated! When you have a place to ask a targeted question or consult a quick checklist for getting something done, you’ll find what you need to get unstuck quickly and easily.
  • You are not alone … ever. Tough journeys are a lot more fun when you travel with companions who “get” what you’re trying to accomplish and can lend a hand — or simply furnish some encouragement where needed.

How to build an online community that works for its members

The best online community is always going to be a work in progress and that’s going to be my approach to The BIG League.

Over the past sixty days, I have met with dozens of members of my audience in one-on-one sessions where we talked about their current challenges and mapped out a route forward.

I have a pretty clear vision of what y’all need. But … I fully expect to make adjustments as we move forward together.

The best online community is built to evolve, morph, and grow with the needs of its members.Click To Tweet

I would be so honored if you’d take a look at the BIG League community. It’s open now!

Homepage Design Ideas: How to Make Money from “Hello”

This article features homepage design ideas that will help you get this response from people who land on your website:

Because really, isn’t that the effect we want?

We want our site visitors to say:

  • “I’m homeGet homepage design ideas with this free guide from BIG Brand System! This is the place I’ve been searching for.”
  • “This site was designed just for me!”
  • “After a long search, I have found my people.”

Wondering how to design a homepage that has that kind of impact? It’s easier than you think.

In How to Create a Homepage for Your Online Business, I shared exactly what is the best content to put on your homepage.

We covered the three essential elements every effective homepage features. They are:

  1. A high-impact website tagline
  2. A clear path to find out more
  3. An invitation to stay connected via email

Today’s article is going to share how to design those three elements for maximum impact.

First off, let’s answer the obvious questions …

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Inspiring business quotes to keep you going!

Business Got You Down? 12 Inspiring Quotes to Make Your Spirit Soar

When you’re going through a rough patch in your business, the exact right quote can be a balm to your soul.

Here’s the thing I’d love for you to remember: Hundreds of thousands of people have trod the path ahead of you, and left behind their advice, guidance, and encouragement.

Let’s listen to some wise business guides today.

What follows are some of the most inspiring business quotes I’ve found.

You can enjoy them on screen. They’re set up to be easily shared on Pinterest with a single click on the images. And I’ve created free printable bookmarks out of the designs I created so you can keep them close by. See below for how you can get the bookmarks in your inbox.

The quotes are divided into four sections:

  • Getting started: when you need encouragement to take your first steps
  • Getting things done: when you want to keep your momentum going
  • Relationships: because your business is only as strong as your network
  • Forging ahead: motivation for your future journey

I enjoyed designing these for you! I hope you find something here that inspires you today.

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Man about to start a race (or start an online business!)

How to Write a Winning Online Business Startup Plan in Under 20 Minutes

“There’s so much to do. Where do I start?”

Whether you’re running a race or starting an online business, the first step is always daunting.

You look ahead and see nothing but the work that needs to be done, and the progress you’ll have to make.

You can’t see the finish line at all. You might not even see the starting block.

This post is about the starting block exclusively.

If you get your online business off to the right start, the whole race will be easier, and you’ll increase your chances of winning it.Click To Tweet

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