Posted by: Kristen Beireis, Trust Marketing Expert

As I continue on my business building journey, I’m reading and exploring what it is that experienced coaches need to keep growing their already successful businesses.  A couple weeks ago, I stumbled upon an amazing new take, written by Melanie Benson-Strick.  If you don’t know Melanie, she is the “Million Dollar Lifestyle Business Coach.”  Melanie has some awesome resources on how to build an effective team and she’s very experienced at working with coaches to help them build successful businesses.  Let’s face it, who DOESN’T want a million dollar coaching business?

Anyway, let me get back to the point.  Melanie has written a new “The CEO Factor Manifesto” that is extremely valuable for any coach who is looking to build a 6 or 7 figure business.  As I read through this manifesto, I noticed all the permissions it gave me to be creative, do what I want to do in business, and keep building my business “as if” I was already at that 6 or 7 figure mark.  Not only that, she gives some great ideas on how to build a team that is effective for you, where you can sit back and do what you want to do, instead of spending all your time managing.

My favorite part is that Melanie really gets to the heart of structuring a business to support your lifestyle and who you are.  It’s so important that we remember life comes first and business comes second when we are so passionate about our business and it’s so close to our hearts.  I really love the way Melanie takes the idea of outsourcing and helps you grasp the mindset needed to create an effective team.  I will probably read that pdf 100 times over.  Honestly, I think any virtual business owner needs to read this manifesto.  Go download it at

Let me know what you think!  I’d like to hear what you, as a coach, gleen from this incredibly helpful piece of information!


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    organicsyes // January 20th, 2009 at 10:57 am

    Downloaded and ready to learn:) Thanks!

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    Virtual expert // January 21st, 2009 at 1:19 am

    this is a great post I’m looking forward to it, i haven’t know yet about melanie, but i think for sure making a team online will definitely help in doing business via internet.

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    Kristen Beireis // January 21st, 2009 at 8:32 am

    If you plan to build a business that is expandable, then you must build a team. There are only so many hours in a day, so to earn a decent living, you need to spend as much time on income-earning projects. A team can do the work that doesn’t bring in immediate income (bookkeeping, typing, online technology processes etc..). Therefore you can continue to grow your business. It really is a great idea. That’s why Melanie rocks! She teaches people the most profitable way to build a team.

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