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The two skills my formal education did not prepare me for life as an entrepreneur.

Have you ever thought about whether or not your formal education helped you to be a great entrepreneur? Some people think that because I have a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Marketing and a Masters Of Business Administration​ that I have an edge in business. 

Well, interestingly enough this was the topic of conversation at the North American Centre for Collaboration Conference this year. 

--> How do we better prepare students in post secondary institutes for life as an entrepreneur? 

As a speaker at the conference, I had the delight to present my ideas on what I felt my post secondary education DID prepare me for as well as what it DID NOT prepare me for. 

While it may not surprise you the skills I learned that did help me, it may surprise you the two skills I decided to point out that I did not learn in school. I feel it's necessary for schools to figure out how to integrate these into their programs if they want to give their graduates an edge in the world of entrepreneurship. 

Note: whether you are in formal education right now or learning in the field from building your own business, you need to master these skills if you want to be successful. 

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Written by Jennifer Trask at 11:11

What Every Coach Needs To Learn From Bestselling Book He's Just Not That Into You!

Back in 2004, co-authors Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo created a movement on the dating scene that liberated women from men who were never going to give them what they want when their best selling book, He's Just Not That Into You hit book stores. The book was so popular that five years later it was turned into a Hollywood blockbuster movie. 

What Every Coach Needs To Learn From Bestselling Book He 's Just Not That Into You ! With Jennifer Trask

The book has a solid lesson for daters.  As business is just like dating, the advice can easily be applied to your business.

If you've been wanting things to get A LOT better in your coaching business, this is a must watch!

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Written by Jennifer Trask at 14:05

It's Time For A Change In Conversation In The Coaching Industry

We have seen a dangerous conversation enter into the coaching industry over the last two years. One that has been dashing dreams quickly and leaving people feeling hopeless that having a truly successful coaching business that can support their dreams and allow them to give their gifts to the world in the way they really want, is not realistic. 

A Call For Coaches With Jennifer Trask

The 'get rich quick' mentality has been infiltrated into the industry with promises of 5-figure months in a flash and a 6-figure income for life within time frames so fast it will have your head spinning. 

Having been working with coaches build businesses for the last 6 years, I've had enough of this conversation and more importantly, I've had enough of seeing too many coaches feel as though they can't make it happen for them because it hasn't happened, 'yet' and it seems as though it has happened for everyone else. 

Well, don't believe everything you see. 

Here is my call out to all the coaches who are ready to shift the conversation in our industry because God knows, it's time for change. 

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Written by Jennifer Trask at 06:09

3 Ways To Get Clear On Your Priorities In Your Coaching Business

Getting clear on your priorities in your coaching business really matters.

Clarity is SO powerful. It can mean the difference between gaining big momentum and staying stagnant. 

You know you are not yet clear on your priorities when you... 

1. Find yourself wondering what you should be doing more than you would like to admit. 

2. Don’t have clear business objectives that you are actively working to achieve. 

3. Procrastinate and do a lot of busy work but nothing of true value really gets done. 

4. Aren’t getting any real traction or results in your business.

If this is you, here are three steps to get clear on your priorities so that you can start getting momentum and traction in your business. 

 

 

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Written by Jennifer Trask at 12:02

Confessions Of A Business Coach

I'm always intrigued at the assumptions people have about my abilities because I help other people build their businesses. Countless times I have heard coaches from all niches say to me me, 'but it's easier for you to sell because you help people make money'. 

Today, I want to cover three confessions about being a business coach that come from three major assumptions a lot of people make. One of which will cover, is it really easier for me to sell business coaching than any other type of coaching? 

Find out in today's video. 

Confessions Of A Business Coach With Jennifer Trask

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Written by Jennifer Trask at 10:29