Maverick Up!

Maverick Up! is more than just two words strewn together with an explanation point at the end.  It’s a movement.  Here at Shane Boyd Coaching LLC,  we’re dedicated to opening your minds to help you think.  We are here to lead, motivate and inspire you to unleash your inner maverick and live life on purpose. But what does Maverick Up! even mean?  That’s a good question, and I’m going to address that right now. Maverick Up! means you think for…

Forgiveness and The Law of Attraction

In a society when forgiveness is rare, it’s important to note that forgiving is actually much easier and requires less effort than not forgiving. Allow me to explain. If you feel as though somebody wronged you in the past, maybe they stole money from you. Initially you’ll feel upset, angry or just plain hurt. However, the other person may feel nothing at all. The person who stole the money may have no feelings (good or bad) about the situation—that is…

I Can Predict Your Future

It’s true, I can predict your future. No, I’m not a psychic or a mystic, and I don’t have a crystal ball or anything like that. But I can tell you, with absolute certainty, what the next five years of your life will look like by only asking you two questions.   1. What did the past five years of your life look like? 2. Would you please let me read your written description of your future self?   Question…

When You’re at Your Best…Produce!

When you’re at work, work. And when you’re at play, play. We’ve all heard that before right? But when is the best time to produce? You know, when should you start your work day? Or start writing that blog post? Or when should you edit your podcast? Well, if you’re an entrepreneur you really don’t have a 9-5 job. So the best time to produce is really up to you. Here’s what I mean. Work During Your Peak Hours I’m…

Networking for Introverts? Only If You Must

Networking for introverts can be as painful as pulling teeth and as entertaining as watching the grass grow on a Tuesday afternoon in August. However, there are times as an entrepreneur that you may find yourself in a networking meeting or event rubbing elbows with people trying to collect leads so your business will grow. The purpose of this blog post is to give you three ways to not only survive a networking event, but actually enjoy them a little…

We Don’t Do Our Shoulds, But We Always Do Our Musts

My must list for 2016

As I’m writing this, I’m watching 2015 quickly fade away. I’ve given thanks, spent time with my family, ate more turkey than I care to think about and put up the Christmas tree as we prepare for another holiday in the Boyd house. So as I put Thanksgiving to bed, I realize it’s time to focus on my musts for 2016.   I’m not big on New Year’s resolutions, but I am an advocate of creating a must list. You…

How To Turn Your Customers Into Advocates

Many times small business owners put 100% of their business building efforts into acquiring new customers. However, by doing so, business owners typically fail to talk to their current customers and use them as a business growth tool. What if every customer you had referred one customer to you a year. Your business would double, would it not? Sure it would. If you have 100 customers, they each refer 1 person each, that’s 100 new customers for a total of…

Lead Generation For Reclusive Entrepreneurs

A lot of people think entrepreneurs are naturally outgoing, gregarious and people friendly. However, that is not always the case. In fact, many times it’s just the opposite. Many entrepreneurs are only outgoing when they have to be, such as myself. I’m not outgoing. I’m not gregarious. And I prefer to be work alone. Yet, I can generate leads with ease, without having to approach strangers and without having to pick up the phone and cold call cold leads, only…

Fear-The Devil Made Me Do It

As a Christian business owner there may be obstacles in your path that scare you stiff. And when you’re scared stiff, you don’t move. And when you don’t move in business, you’re quickly replaced. And when you’re quickly replaced, that means your business is gone and so are your profits and hopes and dreams. That may be a little farfetched, but only a little. The truth is that fear prevents you from taking the necessary steps in your business to…

Marketing Is Not A Dirty Word

It’s sad, but many Christian business owners have the same negative neuro-association with the word “marketing” as many churches do. They think it’s a dirty word. They think that one who engages in marketing is slimy. And they generally believe that marketing somehow cheapens their faith. I couldn’t disagree more. Church Leaders Just Don’t Seem To Get It During my tenure as a church growth consultant for church leaders, I quickly realized that most (not all), but most church leaders…