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Goal Setting Strategies That Will Help You 10x Your Results

Goal setting strategies that

Have you been reviewing your goals at least once a month to make sure you’re on track? You might be surprised that very few people in business take the time to write down their goals, let alone keep themselves on track? According Brian Tracy: “Only 3% of adults have clear, written, specific, measurable, time-bounded goals,…

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How to Confidently Set Your Client’s Expectations

How to confidently set your client’s expectations

By Gail Doby, ASID CVO & Co-Founder, Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting & Design Success University There is nothing worse than feeling like you are constantly feeling like you are at the beck and call of your clients. It can zap your energy, drain the joy and creativity right out of you! The way to…

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How To Nicely Say “No” To Non Ideal Clients

How To Nicely Say No To Non Ideal Clients

How do I politely tell a non-ideal client that we are not a good fit? I am asked so often how to answer this question that I thought it would be a good idea to address it in this article. What you ultimately want to accomplish in this scenario is to be authentic, handle the…

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Developing a “Golden Ticket” Referral Program

By Drue Lawlor, FASID Director of Coaching, Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting & Design Success University Do you, like so many business owners, spend a great deal of time and money on advertising, networking to meet prospective new clients, and searching for new ways to reach prospective clients? And yet, how many of you really…

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Are You Running Your Business or Is It Running You?

By Drue Lawlor, FASID Director of Coaching, Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting & Design Success University Do you find yourself ending each day with a “To Do” list that just keeps getting longer?  How often do you wish you could have more hours in the day or just find some way to shorten that “To…

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Should Interior Designers Work Without Contracts?

Should Interior Designers Work Without Contracts

This is a very important conversation about the necessity for you to use contracts and retainers in your interior design business. I’ve seen many newbies start work without contracts and retainers based on their good faith belief that the unsigned “clients” will pay. And I’ve also worked with seasoned designers who got burned by not…

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