Action Taken Daily Equals Results

Action Taken Daily Equals Results

  One of the top questions I get in business coaching is, what is the secret to gaining more customers? I will list the steps that myself and others that I know have taken to grown their balloon business…and you know what they all include? Hard work! Action taking daily! I have a question for you, and there is no right or wrong answer as we all have our own story and path. My questions are, are balloons: Your stress relief, your fun and enjoyment? Your hobby that makes a little money on the side? Your way out of a job you hate? Your way to have a job you Love? A small business that you work daily creating balloons yourself to earn an income? Or are you and entrepreneur building a legacy company that will stand the test of time and run without you tending to your clients, long after you retire to support you through a dream retirement of relaxation and time with your grandchildren and ones you love?
Again there is no right or wrong answer – I would love to know which you fall into. Email Joette@ballooncoach.com with the answer if you like. If you are serious about making a strong economic profit center in your life from balloons I encourage your to read this blog from Entrepreneur.com
This article popped up in my feed yesterday from one of the local business owners I know and I think it has some great points. https://www.entrepreneur.com/amphtml/308803 Creating a strong business that thrives is not some fairy dust and a few balloons.   It takes a lot of Investments:
  • Your money
  • Your time
  • Your energy
  • Your devoted focus
  • Your willingness to try new things
  • Facing your fears and taking action anyway!
  If you would like a partner to help you with your journey to success, whatever that looks like for you check out our resources at BalloonBossPro.com I have been in balloons full time since 2003, and BalloonCoach.com was developed with you in mind, providing the resources I wish I had available at my finger tips when I started in the industry.   Passport to Success, monthly subscription of just $25 a month
  • Live Webinar – Business Development speaker the 4th Tuesday of every month 9 pm EST
  • Live Action Plan and Q & A session with Balloon Coach Joette to review steps to take what you learned and apply to your business.
  • Recordings of Both of those webinars in your Member Dashboard to watch whenever you need the information
  • Encouragement to keep taking action in your business
  We have a variety of other hands-on and online training – check it out. Wishing you the courage to take a step today outside your comfort zone to reach for your goals. Want an extra dash of confidence? Check out Confidence and Communication Grow your balloon business   Your Partner in Success,         Joette Giardina, CBA Mentor. Motivator. Speaker.    

Confidence and Communication to Grow Your Balloon Business

Confidence and Communication to Grow Your Balloon Business

  When I took the step in 2003 to purchase a balloon business, I don’t think I really had any idea at the time how much confidence, self-esteem and communication would play an important role in the success of my business. I think by now most people have heard the saying “People do business with those they know, like and trust.” However, I don’t know that we always take to into account the need to evaluate where we are with ourselves.  That is, what we need to do to present ourselves confidently to our clients and business networks. I started BalloonCoach.com for a variety of reasons. The #1 reason was to be a catalyst for our industry; to provide resources and training I wish I had had at my finger tips when I became a balloon business owner in 2003. When I bought the company, I immediately went to training on how to make the balloon decor, but what I was missing was HOW to be a business owner. I had self doubts. Some of the thoughts that went through my head as I grew my balloon business:
  • “How am I to run a business? I don’t have a business degree!”
  • “I don’t have the right clothes to wear to a networking lunch”
  • “Who’s going to want to talk to “the balloon lady?”
  • “I’m too fat to fit in at a networking event, no one is going to talk to me”
  • “This client is not going to pay $1,000 for the balloon quote I just came up with”
Have you ever caught yourself with negative self talk? What do you do after that negative thought enters your mind? Do you let it control your decisions and actions? I think we all have at one time or another let negative self talk stop us from moving forward. As a business coach, people ask me – “Joette how did you grow your company?”  or “How do you handle price objections without taking it personally?” Bottom line is I grew my confidence over the years! The more I moved forward and took action (even when experiencing doubts and fear), the more I learned from each step of the way my confidence grew. And so did my income and gross sales! I’ll be honest I have been a leader since childhood. I was the kid that would volunteer to be in charge of things in Girl Scouts and at school. I enjoy meeting new people. This does not mean that I did these things without fear. There was often times of self doubt, however I took action anyway! Would you like to increase your confidence in business situations? If the answer is YES I have a GREAT resource for you. Nicole Welch (Nic), of GetHeartRadio.com presented a free webinar with me on February 15, 2018 to outline steps to assist you in your confidence & communication skills Click here to watch (Go to 6 minutes in if you wish to get right to start of her presentation) I supply the resources, now you take the action and I can’t wait to see how your business grows! I would love to hear how you apply what you learn, please email Joette@ballooncoach.com to let me know how you take action! For more information on Confidence and Communication to Grow Your Balloon Business, our Balloon Boss Mastermind program gives you access to over $3,000 of online training and ongoing support with access to a Balloon Boss Mastermind member only private group to help you problem solve situations in your business.  No need to tackle the business journey on your own.   Your Partner in Success,         Joette Giardina, CBA Mentor. Motivator. Speaker. Join Balloon Boss Mastermind today Tips and Inspiration from other balloon pros                      

Is Your Balloon Business Booming or Are You Having a Rocky Start to 2018?

Is your balloon business booming or are you having a rocky start to 2018?

How is 2018 going for you? I know many that have had a rocky start to 2018 and others whose businesses are booming!
We all have life circumstances that can cause us to take time away from our businesses. Personally, I just spent 10 days away from my home, husband, daughter and business to stay at my dads home and care for him as he lost his battle with cancer. During the quiet times sitting by his bedside I kept reflecting on how my dad was a master at achieving his goals. He dreamed of something, and then he worked REALLY hard to make those goals a reality. Even while Battling cancer, his body losing weight and him becoming weak, he set goals and worked hard to make his goals happen. So what does this have to do with You and Your Balloon Business? Are you willing to put in the hard work? Invest in new tools? Work daily on the little things that can make a big difference over time? Building a successful balloon business that produces your dream income does not happen overnight, it takes investment of money and time and dedication on your part. The key is to start each new day making steps forward towards your goal.
  What sets apart the businesses that are booming from those with a rocky start? Activity! Do not just sit behind a computer screen watching what other balloon people are doing on Facebook! Get out and create balloon decor, take photos of your work, use it on social media, and get the balloons into the hands and EYES of your target market. Build Relationships with people in your target market, visit different networking organizations and pick one to be an active member of. Educate your clients about what you can do and how you can help or serve them with your balloon decor. Make sales calls, in person or on the phone reach out to your potential clients. If they don’t know you exist they cannot buy from you! It is February, do your existing clients know that you LOVE THEM…and want to work with them again? Do your potential clients even know you exist and you are available to decorate when they celebrate? If you are ready to make 2018 GREAT and want to increase your confidence, have systems and organization to your marketing and not just PRAY people will find you. Create content that gets people’s attention and directs your customers to take action. Show your clients they are appreciated and then join us for the next part of our Promotions & Profits Online Workshop.
Liz Romani sat in our virtual classroom and took the ideas presented and created a video that immediately got her sales for Valentines day in the middle of January! Her video plus all the content from the course are available in the member area from the workshop for you to put to use NOW. More information on the next live online sessions click this link and you can download all the materials and put them to work in your business and join us Live on Feb 11 and 12. Details at /live-online-workshops/
Do you go through times of not knowing for sure what you should do next in your business to grow? Would you like to learn from others in the industry? If you answered yes to either of those questions then join us for our Passport to Success program. We meet the 4th Thursday of each month at 9 pm EST via a webinar with a guest speaker offering different discussions on business to help you grow. Then the first Monday of the following month, join me for a live Q & A session to review an action plan of steps you can put into your business to apply what we learned from the guest speaker. This is an interactive meeting for you to ask questions and share successes and struggles. All for just $25 a month subscription! We have Passport to success members that have been in the balloon industry for over 30 years listening to our monthly webinars, as they find golden nuggets in each class and often are reminded of things they learned in the past but have not taken action on yet to make their business grow. Those who are brand new to the industry love the webinars because they don’t have to guess at what works, just apply what they learn from those who have gone before them! Each day is a new opportunity for us to MOVE FORWARD in our businesses. But we have to take action, not sit back and just wait for the phone to ring. If you need individualized support in creating your marketing plan, join us for our online workshop – or contact me Joette@ballooncoach.com to discuss our One to One coaching program. Hands on Learning Opportunity. Our Promotions and Profits 2018 Retreat is going to be amazing Novmber 12 – 16 in Disney Spring – Orlando! Join Gary Ledbetter, Eddie Heyland, Cody Williams, Liz Romani, Johnathon Gerber, Joette Giardina and Mindy Neal to create 4 Style Photo shoots and leave with the confidence in creating the decor, plus professional photos to use in your promotional materials when you return home to sell your services! PLUS Bonus Opportunity to attend Disney Institute, Business behind the Magic Tour on November 12th, explore parts of Disney that only cast members go and learn the magic behind Disney’s customer service, leadership and leading brand recognition. Check out the details With the Power of Social Media 2018 is FULL of opportunities to GROW your market and your income in the wonderful world of balloons, but YOU have to take the steps to make it happen, if you need a map to success – then join our programs. That is why we are here to help support you on the journey – sharing what works to GROW!   Your Partner in Success,           Joette Giardina, CBA Mentor. Motivator. Speaker. BalloonBossPro.com