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About The Coach

Melanie Benson Strick, The Entrepreneur’s Success Coach, teaches entrepreneurs how to stop feeling overwhelmed so they can create more money, more freedom and more prestige.

Co-author of Visionary Women Inspiring the World: 12 Paths to Personal Power and contributing author to Entrepreneurial Spirits , Melanie is co-creator of The Unstoppable Goals Method: How To Turn Your Ideas into Income in 90 Days.

If you are ready to experience a breakthrough in your business, sign up for a 25-minute personalized ‘Business Breakthrough’ at http://www.successconnections.com/breakthrough.html

 The Insider Secrets to Not Losing Your Shirt on your Client’s Next Project - Category: Business - Entrepreneurialism 8/16/2007
Summary: My client Anna called me last week, completely frustrated, about an unfolding nightmare with her new client. Anna had recently accepted a new client who had an exciting project. They discussed what specific needs the client had, and Anna determined that it would fit in her schedule. She received a down payment for the work, and scheduled the time in her calendar. . . . more

 5 Essential Habits to Protect Your Most Essential Commodity - Category: Business - Entrepreneurialism 8/16/2007
Summary: A couple of years ago I was at a leadership conference where one of the keynotes, Suzanne de Passe of Motown Productions, talked about protecting the entrepreneurs’ greatest commodity – our energy. Suzanne’s key comment was “how you spend your energy is how you measure your success.” . . . more

 How to Transform Over-Commitment, Way-Too-Busy and Mounting Debt with a Simple Strategy to Skyrocket Your Success - Category: Business - Entrepreneurialism 8/6/2007
Summary: What’s the number one difference between the hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs barely making it and the top 10% who are wealthy, successful and living a life that they love? . . . more

 Six Steps To Create An Instant Shift In Your Results - Category: Business - Entrepreneurialism 8/6/2007
Summary: What would you do if you knew that you could change your results in an instant? Would you create more money? More fun? More freedom? The ideal relationship? . . . more

 Monkey Management: 3 Simple Solutions to Reclaim Your Time, Focus, and Sanity - Category: Business - Entrepreneurialism 7/24/2007
Summary: Do you ever feel like you are carrying the weight of a thousand people on your back? Somehow no matter how good you think you are at delegating it still feels like you have a thousand things to do. It’s a feeling many entrepreneurs, managers and business owners have. William Oncken, author of Management Time: Who's Got the Monkey, calls it “the monkey on your back.” . . . more

 7 Keys to Identifying an Ideal Partnership - Category: Business - Entrepreneurialism 7/24/2007
Summary: In the world of small business, it seems there is often a common quest: to find the ideal business partner. Usually this stems from a need to “get rid of” the roles or tasks that we struggle with. Like marketing, finance or sales. . . . more

 How Your Greatest Gifts Can Turn Into The Saboteur That Ruins Your Success - Category: Business - Entrepreneurialism 7/13/2007
Summary: Have you ever noticed that the very skills or attributes that you feel most proud of can become your biggest nightmare? Maybe you can relate to this story. . . . more

 Six Tips to Instantly Master Your Finances by Becoming a Millionaire-Thinker - Category: Business - Entrepreneurialism 7/13/2007
Summary: What’s the fastest route from where you are today to your ideal financial status? Becoming a “millionaire-thinker”. Now you may think this means you have to be a millionaire – you don’t! The truth is many people don’t aspire to that level of financial success – and there is nothing wrong with that. . . . more

 What does Bodie Miller Have to Do with Your Success? - Category: Business - Entrepreneurialism 6/21/2007
Summary: Bodie Miller is at the top of his game. The guy is an AWESOME skier, his face has been plastered on major magazine covers, a Nike commercial features him skiing, and he is on the USA Olympic team. To those of us on the outside, Bodie Miller is at the top of his game – right? . . . more

 Do You Have A Hobby or a Real Business: 6 Key Indicators To Know the Difference - Category: Business - Entrepreneurialism 6/21/2007
Summary: As every business owner knows, almost every business is born from a passion for “some thing” that we think we can do better on our own. The need for freedom, independence and unlimited earning potential gets the better of us and the next thing you know, you are in business for yourself. . . . more

 5 Questions to Catapult out of “Stuckville” and Into Massive, Focused Action - Category: Business - Entrepreneurialism 5/29/2007
Summary: If you were already a millionaire, what would you be doing differently? Got you thinking didn’t I. That’s the power of a question. So really, what would you be doing differently if every day you got up and went about your business as if you were already a millionaire? . . . more

 Why Entrepreneurs Must Slow Down to Speed Up - Category: Business - Entrepreneurialism 5/29/2007
Summary: I know you are probably thinking that slowing down to speed up is an oxy-moron. But it’s true. You have to slow down to speed up your results. . . . more

 6 Common Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make Trying to Grow Their Bottom Line - Category: Business - Entrepreneurialism 5/9/2007
Summary: Have you ever felt like you were running a rat race? Everything seems like it takes forever, costs 10 times as much as you expected and you still feel like you are a million miles away from achieving your financial goals? . . . more

 Your Focus can Make or Break a Million Dollar Opportunity: A “Real Life” Story - Category: Business - Entrepreneurialism 5/9/2007
Summary: I think we all have heard the adage, “What you focus on expands.” So why is it then that business owners and entrepreneurs will spend countless hours and tons of resources focused on solving the problems in their business? Why aren’t they focused on the opportunities all around them? Here’s a real life story that will explain why. . . . more

 7 Steps to Creating Million-Dollar Results with Your Own Mastermind Team - Category: Business - Working with Passion 4/10/2007
Summary: “Mastermind” is the one of the greatest “secrets” to success. A Mastermind is a group of people who share a common vision and commit to leveraging each other’s brilliance, skills and big thinking to achieve their biggest dreams. . . . more

 A Little Secret to Skyrocket Your Success - Category: Business - Working with Passion 4/10/2007
Summary: Do you know anyone who over and over again makes poor choices in their life, in their business and particularly, in managing their time? Yes, you probably do. Have you ever found yourself struggling with a decision, not knowing what to do? Maybe you are faced with a poor performance employee who has been loyal yet you know they aren’t working out. Or perhaps you are being offered a chance-of-a-lifetime opportunity, but deep in your gut you don’t feel it is right. . . . more

 Billonaire Leverage Techniques: 5 Tips to Accomplish Your Big Dream - Category: Business - Working with Passion 4/7/2007
Summary: Have you ever had a dream so big that you had no idea how to accomplish it? The dream is there, in the background of your mind, gnawing at you and clamoring for your attention. . . . more

 Why You Need To Manage Your Compulsive-Inventor - Category: Business - Entrepreneurialism 4/7/2007
Summary: As entrepreneurs, we all have that compelling need to create. It’s part of our genetic code; it’s what makes us willing to do what it takes to be entrepreneurs. Sometimes that compelling need to invent new things gets in the way of what makes us successful. . . . more

 A Dirty Little Secret That’s Costing You Your Profit…and Your Sanity - Category: Business - Working with Passion 2/20/2007
Summary: It can cost a lot of money to launch a product (and run a business!) The truth is you have to spend money to make money. But at some point, you really must identify HOW MUCH you are willing and able to spend. . . . more

 Is My Mastermind Having a Meltdown? - Category: Business - Working with Passion 2/20/2007
Summary: A mastermind group is a team of people who come together to talk about their business (or sometimes another type of focus like relationships, real estate investments, spiritual growth, etc.) The members of the group come from a like-minded focus to grow and excel in their success. . . . more