Life Coaching – It’s Not How You See Your Business Now That Matters

Do you know that one of the most effective coaching tips that you can learn is to see things differently? Meaning, if you’re just a new business or life mentor, you need to see the endpoint of your business. This endpoint refers to your goals on how your business will look in, perhaps, five to ten years from now. You have to understand why this is a crucial matter to learn.

You have chosen to lead a path of being an inspiration, a model, a leader, a friend, and a guide to your clients. That’s a wonderful role that you continuously play for your contacts.

But, take note that competition regarding this career is fierce. How are you going to handle that now? Can you also inspire yourself just as you inspire others to make changes or seek solutions?

In leading a business like this, you have to set your own goals. If you are experiencing difficulties (like any other new coach is), this is where, the line gets drawn. And to stay or not is a choice that many has battled with.

What do you think your answer would be for that situation? Are you going to stay stuck with problems? Are you going to leave? Yes, coaches do have problems to deal with. That’s normal. But one technique can be learned to get out of that and continue with the business.

Visualize how your business can be.

Since you have chosen this profession, you are probably aware that visualization can help. Instead of thinking how bad the business is going or how competition is getting to be a discouragement, think of your goals. See them as if they are already happening to your business. As you make that a habit, you’ll see that this is one of the best coaching tips to master.

Ideas and Tips For Naming a Photography Business

When it comes to naming a photography business there are numerous things that you have to consider. Here are a few tips on choosing photography business names that are effective, functional and legally sound.

Lengthy or Short and Sweet?

Long names are often not practical and are easily forgotten. Aim to keep your business name down to one, two or at the most three words. Also take note of the number of syllables in each word. The word ‘photography’ already has four syllables so you should try to match it up with words that are of only one or two syllables if possible.

Spelling, Acronyms and Pronunciation

Unless absolutely necessary, don’t play around with the spelling of the words in your photography business name. This can really confuse people and make it difficult for them to remember you and find you.

Pronunciation is also one of the keys to an effective business name. Avoid names that are too long or difficult to understand clearly.

Put your name to the ‘phone test’ a few times by having a friend call you so that you can practice answering a call to hear how functional the proposed name is. How does it feel to answer the phone using that specific name? Was your friend able to understand it clearly? You also need to be able to read or spell out your website address and email addresses clearly over the phone.

Acronyms can give you an easy means of referring to your business when speaking to people who are already very familiar with your brand. A photography business called ‘New Horizon Images’ for example could be easily referred to as NHI or NH Images. Just make sure that the first initials of the individual words that make up your business name don’t spell out anything that may be embarrassing or offensive.

Domain Names and Search Engine Considerations

It is almost certain that you will establish a web presence after you have started your photography business. Before you finalize the naming decision you should make sure that there is a suitable domain name available.

Once you become well known it is important that clients and prospects are able to easily find you by doing a search on Google or other top search engines. Having an original name will make it easier to rank highly when someone does a search for you. If you go with a common business name you may find that you are coming up on the second page of the search results and are therefore losing business.

Branding and Advertising Considerations

There was a time when many local businesses tried to choose names that started with the letter ‘A’ in order to get a preferential listing in the Yellow Pages. Business directories like the Yellow Pages are still popular, even if they have lost ground to online search engines. While it could be convenient if your desired business name started with an ‘A’ it is advised that you do not put to much emphasis on this point.

Bear in mind that your name, or part of it will probably have to be incorporated into a logo design to give your business visual representation in the market. Your name and logo design should be functional in that they are suited to a full range of uses, from business cards through to vehicle advertising and signage. Imagine how a name will look on all of your business stationery and promotional materials in the future.

Legal Implications

Once you have chosen a name for your photography business you will have to register it. Every state or country will have a different process so find out what is required in the area where you live.

Before a name is chosen you should do a search of the names database at your city or county clerks office to make sure that your name is truly one that can become your own and will not be infringing on the trademarks of other organizations.

To guarantee that you are protecting your rights to your business name and other intellectual property such as your logo design you may want to consider registering for trademark status.

How to Succeed in Your Online Business and Live the Life You Dream

So, I’ve heard that you want to start a successful money making business online. Is that true?

Well, before you start trying to make money online, there is one simple thing that you must do.

It won’t take you a lot of time and you can do it all by yourself. Actually, it is best if you are all alone when you do it. You can do it from anywhere in the world, at anytime of the day or night, and it doesn’t cost a cent. It is very easy to do and almost anybody can do it.

But is a very important first step in starting your money making business. The simple thing that you must do, if you want to succeed, is: DREAM! Of course, if all you do is dream then your business will not get built.

But dreaming about owning and operating a successful money making business is the best place to start. Visualizing how your life will be better is a great motivator. A clear vision of what success looks like will keep you focused on your goal. Too many people jump right into the online world trying to make money with no clear idea, vision, or dream of what they want. They buy into somebody else’s dream. Then they get frustrated when things do not turn out like the pictures in the ads. Then they quit. And that is a shame. Do not let that happen to you!

Take the time to dream of what YOU REALLY want in life and in your business. Try it now! Picture in your mind what your success will look like.

You don’t have to be specific about what business you will be in, or where you will live, or even how much money you will make. But actually dream about the lifestyle, freedom, and security you want in your life. Focus on what success looks like to you. This is a very critical step in the process of starting your business. Visualizing success is a fundamental part of setting goals. It gives you something to work toward. Always keep that vision in your mind.

Do not let anybody, or anything, get in the way of you living the life you have imagined. Focus on your dream and do what it takes, every day, to make that dream come true. I know. Easier said than done.

But countless successful athletes, business people, doctors, lawyers, and moms and dads from all over the world use positive dreams to motivate them to keep going. They keep their eye on the prize and do what it takes to work toward their dream.

If you constantly live with negative thoughts and fear; If you always look for reasons why something will not work; If you never start anything because you lack confidence in your ability; then take a break and start over. But be sure to start with YOUR dream.