June 14, 2012 

Note from Elizabeth




Happy Flag Day!  Way back in 1777 the Continental Congress approved the design for our national flag. In 1916 President Wilson established a national Flag Day. This is also my dad's 89th birthday so its  a special day!

Did you know that every month there are a multitude of celebrations?  I'm going to give you ways in this newsletter to use these special times to promote you and your business.

My theme for my business this year is Everything Platinum. This means that I'll be stepping up in everything I do.  If you want this, too I'd love for you to join me.  Visit my online calendar and we can set up a time to visit.

Have a great month!
Success Story

When I met Elizabeth at the SuccessPlus 2011 Event I knew that she was my role model. She has blazed a trail where there wasn't one before and my business has grown tremendously. But most of all, I am confident in my approach and strategies that she teaches me, and they work!


Jaclyn Gross

Tip Top Organizing, Inc. 

New York City, NY 


Are you ready to be a star?  
(Stop waiting to be discovered!)

,it's time to let the media know you exist.  When I suggest to my coaching clients that they should contact their local TV/paper/radio reporters their most common response is "That's a great but I don't know what to say."

With the plethora of holidays and celebrations each month that is a mute point.
  All you need to do is tie in your business with a couple of holidays each month and the media will love you for giving them great story ideas.

Back in 2001 I decided that I needed to get some free publicity.  I wrote a note card to remind me and it sat on my desk for a year.  Why?  Because I was terrified to contact the media. 

Finally, in early March of 2002, I mustered up all the courage I could and called a local morning TV news producer.  When I got him on the phone I said "I don't know if you are aware of this but the second Tuesday in March is Organize Your Home Office Day."  Of course, he didn't know that!  I went on to say "I think that your viewers would love to see some home office organization tips.  Would you be open to me coming on your morning TV show?"  He responded with a thrilled yes and then I really became terrified. 

I had never been on TV before. What had I done?  But, I showed up on the day and we did the interview. Was I amazing? Absolutely not. But, I did it!  From that point on he invited me on many of his shows and at one time I was a regular on the 5 pm local news show.

All because I called and because I had a reason to call. 
Here are some great ideas for you to call your local media outlets in June and July.. 
Holidays and special days:


  1. Father's Day - June 17.  How can your business help dads have more time?
  2. Longest Day of the Year - June 20.  How can your business help people spend their time and be more productive?
  3. Kissing Day - June 21. What can you do with this?! 
  4. Financial Freedom Day - July 1.  How can your business help people get their financial papers in order?
  5. Workaholics Day - July 5. How can your business help people get home by dinner every night?  Or work smarter during the day?
  6. Take Charge of Change Week - 1st week in July.  How can you help others make changes for a better life?
  7. Embrace Your Geekness Day - July 13.  Do you have computer tips to share?

These are just a few ideas.  I got these ideas from Laura Dawn Lewis' Event & Editorial Promotional Calendar and at OnlineOrganizing.com's Annual Calendar of Organizing Holiday and Event's page. 


The biggest difference between entrepreneurs who make it and those who don't is their confidence. Build your confidence by taking courage to call the media with a great idea.  You may be terrified like I was but it will go just fine and you'll start to be a star in your area!   When you are well known your phone starts ringing.

Now is your time,  .  2012 IS YOUR YEAR. 

Elizabeth Recommends:

Have a cup of coffee with me!  

Or your beverage of choice as I'm not a coffee drinker but I love my Chai Tea!

Let's spend 30 minutes together and I'll help you:
  •  Identify any challenges you may be having with your busienss 
  • Uncover what may be keeping you stuck 
  • Help you get reacquainted with your dream for your business
  • Leave our time together excited with some new ideas! 

Sometimes all you need is someone to listen and help get you back on track.  I'm a great listener and have some time in the next few weeks to have a cup of coffee with you via the phone.  Choose the time for your coffee talk here and I can't wait to connect with you!



, thanks for taking the time to read the 'Growing Your Business with Confidence' tip and I'm excited to help you accelerate your success. Of course we want to grow our business and make more money, but let's not forget - the busier we are the more people we get to help. And the happier our clients are the more they will tell others!


Love and confidence,

Speaker  Member of the National Speakers Association

Coach     Mark LeBlanc's Small Business Success Coaching 


CPO       Certified Professional Organizer and Member of the

                National Association of Professional Organizers

Issue: 55

In This Issue
Success Story
Are you ready to be a star?
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Coach - Mark LeBlanc's Small Business Success Coaching Network  

(605) 357-8767