Reasons Why We Put Off Starting Something

The reasons why we put off starting something are many, but basically they come down to 4 main things.

1. Fear of failure

We worry about not being able to complete the task, or not being able to do it properly. This can be because we feel we are not sufficiently trained, or we don’t have enough experience or we don’t feel confident enough in our abilities surrounding the project and what needs to be done.

This leads to worrying about what people will think of us if we do fail. We will feel embarrassed or foolish. We will think they are saying we told you so behind our back. The reality is that that are probably wishing they had had the guts to try something new themseleves.

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How To Add A Simple Plugin

If you would like to know how to add a simple plugin to your website then just watch the little video I have created. It takes just 2 minutes to add a plugin and they can do all sorts of things for you like counting how many people have read your posts to managing your e-commerce system.

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Lynne Thomas.
Business and Life Coach

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Business Coaching in Worcester & West Midlands

Hi I’m Lynne and I have been running my own business for a few years now. I come from a corporate background and know how difficult it is to change your mind set from employee to entrepreneur.

I have spent the last 20 years in roles that included training, mentoring, tutoring and assessing. I have trained people in all sorts of things from Maths and English to spreadsheets and IT, in occupational qualifications like management, team leading, business administration and customer service to becoming self employed for the first time. I have also helped people get a website up and running and I have helped them to advertise their goods and services online to the right audience.

For the last 18 months I have been working online learning about marketing using social media, writing blogs, marketing products and services, designing and building websites, affiliate marketing, email marketing and so much more.

I am one of those people who just can’t stop learning. I enjoy it and I enjoy teaching and supporting others and that is why I am one of the most diverse businesses coaches around today. I have helped managers develop problem solving techniques, I have helped garages become more organised through really simple database development, I have helped people register their business online, I have coached them via Skype on mind set and how to focus and set goals as well as a whole host of other things.

I think that business is a scary place. Everyone thinks you know what you are doing and you like to look like you do. But truthfully, most of us are just making it up as we go along. That is fine as long as you are moving in the right direction but most of the time we aren’t. I know I spent a lot of time and money doing things I didn’t need to do when I first started out. I looked around for advice on the internet and fell for every promise I came across. Lesson learned!

I am now very choosy about the people I get advice from. I want to know about them and their background. I want to know that they are genuine and that they can genuinely help me with my problem rather than just droning on about how good they are at something entirely different. I want to know that when I ask a question I will get an honest and helpful answer. I want to know that this person is going to be there for me when I need them and not just take my money and run.

I guess most people are the same and the more practiced a business person you become, the more choosy you will become. You want value for money and you want to be able to see results quickly as time is money. You also want someone who will listen to you and sincerely want to help you to achieve your goals and dreams.

I try to be all of the above. I am not perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but I am passionate about helping people, as my 20 years of doing it would testify. I have had some lovely feedback and testimonials from former and current clients and it is this that puts a smile on my face and makes me realise what a fantastic job I have.

If you would like to get to know me a little better then please don’t hesitate to contact me. I coach over Skype so if you are not in the local area don’t worry. You can reach me by any of the methods below.
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Lynne Thomas.
Business and Life Coach

07736 396519.

info@lynne-thomas.com

skype lynne.thomas33

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How To Persuade Your Customers To Buy From You

Since the dawn of time, merchants have been working on the powers of persuasion to attract new customers. The better at this they became the richer they got. Knowing how to overcome objections, handle questions, create a sense of need or urgency and being able to pin point your customer’s needs and match them to the benefits of your product or service are skills that are as vital today as they were back then.

I have recently been on holiday and needed something to take with me to read on the endless hours on the sunbed. I had been recommended a book by one of my coaches that delved into the psychology of sales. Although this is not the usual type of book that I read on holiday I thought I would give it look.  I had been told that it explored how we respond to certain triggers and why this is so. It gave a peek into the minds of the most successful copy writers and sales people and shared their insights. It looked at the science behind the claims and gave empirical evidence as to why something worked and how it had been tested. It gave 7 simple tricks to being able to persuade people effectively – without manipulating or coercing them.

I took the book out of my bag on the aeroplane (yes I bought an actual book ). I opened it with a slight feeling of “I wish it was a good Jack Reacher story” but by the end of page 2 I was intrigued. I read on and by day 2 of my holiday the book was finished. I LOVED it. It was funny, educational, inspirational and informative. Nothing like the stuffy text book I thought it was going to be. It gave me lots of science behind the facts, which I loved, and as I am a student of psychology I particularly liked all the stories that were attached to the “lessons.”

I don’t often recommend books as I know lots of people today prefer to watch videos or get their education by other methods but I felt I couldn’t not let you know about this one. If you want to know how to win over a customer, how to get them to agree to your price without argument, how to get them to recommend others for you, how to get them to sign on the dotted line there and then – then you have to read it.

I have taken the lessons learned in those 2 days on my sunbed and now apply them in what I do on a daily basis and it is making such a difference. I no longer have to hope that someone will agree to whatever I am proposing but almost know they will –  this is such an eye opener and has been a great help to both me personally and my business. I think that the extra sales I will make this year because of what I have learned from the book will pay for that holiday – how good is that?

So what is the name of this wonderful book I hear you ask. Well it is the Psychology of Persuasion by Robert B Cialdini and I have included a link to Amazon where you can purchase it in either book or electronic format.

I thoroughly enjoyed it as a book in its own right but learned so much from it as well and I hope you do too!

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Lynne Thomas.
Business and Life Coach

07736 396519.

info@lynne-thomas.com

skype lynne.thomas33

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