Answers for: Joan Friedlander

You Can’t Be All Things to All People and Win

Article by Joan FriedlanderSuccessful entrepreneurs know who they are, what they’re good at, and who they want to serve. Even if you really, really want to serve anyone who asks for your assistance, you simply don’t have time to, especially if you’re good at what you do and your service is in demand. Read more

The 3-D Approach to Productivity

Article by Joan FriedlanderThe 3 D’s for greater productivity are defer, delay, and delegate. I read, with great glee, these words in Brian Tracy’s Time Power. My work is all about getting focused on your priorities so you can stop, doing, doing, doing — the other 3 D’s. Now I’m happy; Brian Tracy is saying it too. Read more

Is Your “No” Button Working?

Article by Joan FriedlanderFor years, I heard that if you want to get something done, ask a busy person to do it. Implication: busy people are successful. I’m sure some people still subscribe to this philosophy. I don’t any more, especially when it comes to successful business ownership. Read more

Unraveling Success

Article by Joan FriedlanderWe sometimes look with awe and envy when we see someone who we consider has made it. Why? Because we believe they must know something we don’t know, have something we don’t have — and maybe they do. They had a vision they were willing to fund with their time, energy, Read more

How Do You Value Your Services?

Article by Joan FriedlanderDo you choke on your words when it’s time to tell a prospect your fees? Do you find that you’re doing more than you contracted for without being paid for your efforts? Do you notice that your clients don’t do their part to make the most of your work together? You might be devaluing your services. Read more

Automation is Not a Four-Letter Word

Article by Joan FriedlanderIn recent years the purpose of automation has shifted from increasing productivity and reducing costs, to broader issues, such as increasing quality and flexibility. ~ Wikipedia Read more

Belief Management: The Missing Ingredient

Article by Joan Friedlander“Joan, I’m working so hard and I’m not getting anything done!” I have heard some version of this frustrated cry from many an entrepreneur. It’s a common complaint voiced by those of us who sought the freedom to have complete authority over our schedules, only to find Read more

Is Your Marketing as Good as Your Service?

Article by Joan FriedlanderMarketing is the first thing to go when you get busy or distracted. Though you may have spent a lot of time developing the processes behind the service you offer, you may have neglected to put the same level of effort into developing your marketing processes. Read more

I’m So Glad You Called

Article by Joan FriedlanderRecently, two women in one of my Get Clients Now! classes reported that prospects responded to their follow-up calls by saying, “I’m so glad you called.” These women realized that they probably would have lost the business if they waited for these prospects to call them. Read more

Let Go to Grow

Article by Joan FriedlanderEntrepreneurs and consultants who fail to appropriately allocate their time and delegate tasks spend hours on activities and projects that drain their energy. They lose their creative edge; they can become frustrated and downright grouchy. Ultimately, by hanging on to tasks, Read more

Joan Friedlander

Joan Friedlander

Joan Friedlander is a business coach and workshop leader dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs and small business owners who are under-productive, unfocused, or pulled in many directions. She created the “Workstyle Approach” to help her clients build a strong foundation for sustainable, healthy business growth.