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How to wield the energetic force of Influence

By Renae Gregoire

I’ve been thinking about influence lately.  As in … I need to grow my influence if I’m to have more of an effect on this world.  And, don’t you know it, once something enters your psyche, you begin to see it everywhere.  In a video inside one of the Facebook groups I’m a member of, Dan Knowlton, co-founder of […]

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Blogging to invent yourself

By Renae Gregoire

You know that feeling you get when you see, hear, or experience something profound?  You want to pause there.  Expand the moment.  Linger.  See what else comes up for you.  Maybe you want to linger over a song you connect with, deeply and instantly, the way Snow Patrol’s 16-minute story song connected with me.   Here is but one piece […]

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Journaling for business: a path to real growth

By Renae Gregoire

Before we get into the journaling…Do you know why the work of an entrepreneur is so hard?I think it’s because we’re building something from scratch.We’re creating something that, at one time, existed nowhere but in our hearts and minds.This may sound blasphemous—it did to my heart when the thought first arose—but being an entrepreneur is […]

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What’s your talk trigger?

By Renae Gregoire

This is post #1 of my book-to-blog experiment; read the previous post, about the inspiration for the project, here. What’s your talk trigger? Is there one thing about you or your business that makes customers talk about you? If so, that might be your “talk trigger,” a term coined by Jay Baer and Daniel Lemin in their […]

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A Book-to-Blog Experiment

By Renae Gregoire

Trying to increase two habits I long for: reading and blogging time. Hey there. I’m Renae, an online business owner since 2002. Running and growing that business, along with raising a family from toddlers to college students, has taken up much of my time — including my reading and blogging time. And even though my reading and blogging time […]

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My three words for 2019

By Renae Gregoire

Do you have a North Star for your business? By North Star, I mean a shining light that guides you along the journey. A light that acts as a reference point and keeps you from getting lost when you stray from the path of your intentions. These days, we don’t follow an actual star. We […]

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Your soul’s purpose will find you.

By Renae Gregoire

Right now, your Soul’s Purpose is searching for you. I recently read an article by Ponny SH Lam called, “Do You Choose your Soul Purpose, Or Does It Choose You?” In it, Ponny talks about how, when she was a university Career Advisor, the Universe sparked her soul by way of a chance encounter at a fast-food […]

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Sometimes success takes … glacial persistence

By Renae Gregoire

Forget the “ain’t nobody got time for that” memeI had a Zoom meeting with my mastermind recently.  (By the way, I highly recommend masterminding … SO GOOD!) We were talking about the progress we’ve been making in our online businesses.  That’s when one of the members mentioned something she’d heard from some online guru, something about how sometimes […]

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How are you? I’m looking for opportunities.

By Renae Gregoire

A small change with big consequences What do you say when people ask you how you are? “Hey there! How are ya?!?” If you’re anything like me, you say things like: I’m fine, thanks I’m exhausted I’m super busy I’m tired One day, when I was Zooming with my accountability buddy during our weekly call, […]

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My three words for 2018

By Renae Gregoire

My three guiding words for 2018 What word or words will guide you in 2018? I follow and am in a group coaching program held by Christine Kane, who has a FABULOUS and in-depth Word-of-the-Year Discovery Tool. Last year, I used that tool to find my word for 2017, which was CHOOSE. I’m not sure what […]

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The sales power of communicating your WHY

By Renae Gregoire

When I started my business back in 2002, I was on a mission. I wanted to help small business owners, solopreneurs, and marketers lead more people to YES with clear content and strong positioning that would differentiate them online and offline. As time went on, my motives became less altruistic. Growing more and more tired […]

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