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Client Number One

This post originally appeared on my agency blog (Visify), here.


Do you remember the thrill of getting your first client?

If you are an entrepreneur, small business owner or otherwise sell to clients, I know you do.

You remember it in as much detail as you remember other big transformational moments in your life, maybe even more.

Because that first client transforms your hobby or your passion into a business.

That first client validates all the hard work, the patience, the budgeting, the training.

That first client makes everything real.

I signed my very first client as an entrepreneur in 1996. A huge company in the oil industry data analysis business (yeah, that’s a thing) hired this eager 20-something with no experience to build their very first website.

They paid me $1,500 down, which I used to buy my first computer (yep, until then I was working on a computer borrowed from a friend) … and I got to work hand-coding HTML and creating images in Photoshop.

Oh man, was...

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What Is (Really) Stopping You?

This post originally appeared on my agency blog (Visify), here.


When they are about to make a big investment in their business, most people think:

“I’m a smart person… What if I hold off and try to do it myself first instead?”

I hear this all the time in sales conversations.

What they often conveniently forget is that even when trying it themselves “worked” before (which it rarely did), it took them way longer than it should have. (While other opportunities in their business and life were sidelined.)

Most times, instead of “trying”, what they really did was sit on that great idea for a bit longer… and end up not doing anything.

Looking back at those missed opportunities, most people will realize that it came down to a lack of trust.

Not a lack of trust in the one offering the opportunity, but lack of trust in themselves.

Put another way… There are two kinds of people…

The kind of person who takes advantage...

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