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10 things you can still conquer in turbulent times

Know what you want and what it takes to get there

As an entrepreneur, chances are good that you left a job of some sort to start your own business. Most business owners I know left the corporate world after becoming disillusioned and dissatisfied with their work-life balance, their pay, and their opportunities for advancement…

Are you too attached to the problem instead of the solution?

Have you ever seen the movie, Pirates of the Caribbean? There’s a great quote that is attributed to Captain Jack, that goes, “The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem.”…

Focus on what you want, not what you don't want

As a business coach, I talk to a lot of people. Whether it is at a networking event, when I am speaking to a group, or when working with new clients, I meet a lot of fellow business owners. The first thing I ask is what it is that they want to achieve. It should be a simple question, right?…

Don't be a "prop" in your own story

I attended a virtual conference this past weekend. It was one of the things I actually wouldn’t have gone to in person, so basically the craziness of our current situation created this opportunity for me. One of the speakers was Donald Miller, whose specialty is storytelling…

Inside the skev podcast: Conquering business and life during the pandemic

Watch this live interview with Erin Marcus and Aaron Masliansky as we talk about how to conquer your business and life during these times.

Dana being dana podcast - conquer your business

I am thrilled to introduce Erin Marcus, Founder and CEO of Conquer Your Business who will be joining me this week in studio. She helps business clients “Be in Charge, Take Action, and Get Results.”

How to conquer the conversation in sales

Sales-Babble Podcast #261: Today we discuss how to conquer the conversation in sales. We dig into what it means to be a masterful communicator  and ways you can increase your sales and improve the relationships with your existing clients.

What Do You want?

“So what do you want?” That is a question I must ask people a dozen times a week…

What can't you do?

Today I did something that I knew I couldn’t do.  I went for a run. Outdoors. In Florida! Let me be the first to tell you that I absolutely can’t do this…

Going just .01 Faster

Who pushes you to go just a little bit faster than you tell yourself you can handle? Just a little bit farther than you think you can go? Who in your world points out when you’re making excuses or telling yourself stories about why you can’t do something?…

What a really mad goose taught me about overcoming fear in my business

Last week, in my first training session at Fox Valley Wildlife Center, one of the things that I did was take a really mad, very large, Canada Goose out of his cage and put him in a tub to splash around for a bit while his cage was cleaned…

Stand up and speak up: Ep. 317 What a really angry goose taught me

When Erin Marcus had to handle a really mad, very large, Canada Goose, she was beyond nervous. She was AFRAID. Find out the lessons she learned facing that fear.

Power call Podcast, Part 1

PowerCall.Live – What are your superpowers? Business Building – making a strategic plan to move things forward instead of being in reaction mode.  Communications – creating marketing messages that draw in clients, while also being able to communicate with intent at every step of your client journey.

Power call Podcast, Part 2

Part 2 of the PowerCall.Live Podcast discusses Toleration vs. Settling, that Million Dollar Idea, and what is your Power Moment?

My #1 Biggest Tip

Today I want to let you in on the singular most effective communication tactic I utilize. It has helped me solve employee conflicts, enabled me to get new clients I didn’t think I had a chance of closing and headed off potential customer service crises. Not to mention how many times it’s gotten me discounts…

The Consequences of a Single Word

You might be surprised to learn that the reason you aren’t getting that promotion you’ve been working for or landing that big client you’ve been courting might all come down to the use of one single word. I spoke yesterday with a very accomplished woman about putting together a program for a women’s group she…

“Follow the N’s Until You Get To The Golden C”

Is a lack of clarity hurting your business? How many customers have you lost because someone didn’t know how to be your customer? The other night I stopped by a large hospital to visit my nephew (he’s fine.) It was late in the evening so I was able to find a great parking spot and…

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