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the hidden source of sales

By Angie Colee

If you’ve got an offer out there in the wild, odds are you’ve encountered objections. And when you’re not expecting them (like when someone randomly replies to an autoresponder with a surprisingly personal message), they can be a bit discouraging or overwhelming. But I actually REALLY love objections.  On my teams, I’ve got an “objection…

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why being the best is pretty much the worst…

By Angie Colee

When I was younger, I was a real Type A personality. I mean, you couldn’t tell it from the state of my ROOM necessarily (I know you’re reading this mom. Please stop laughing hysterically). But I wanted to be the best SO freaking badly. The highest grades. The best goalie during soccer time at PE.…

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Finding a fix (hammer time?)

By Angie Colee

Awhile back, I felt this really strong calling. It might have something to do with the fact that I sit at home, alone in an office, talking to my cat for most of the day… But it struck me one day out of the blue… I wanted to get out and volunteer. Do something bigger…

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fortune is in the follow up

By Angie Colee

There’s this saying in marketing…  Fortune is in the follow-up. On its surface it makes total sense – you get business by following up. Duh, Angie… why are we even talking about this? We’re talking about it because this is, in my experience, the intersection between “good business practices” and “it’s not personal” where so…

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Why stand when you could wear kneepads?

By Angie Colee

Mo’ money, mo’ problems.  RIP Biggie… those are probably some of the wisest words ever said on life and business. The funny thing about starting a business or making more money is, to me, this notion we get in our heads of “if only”. “If only I could make X, I’d be happy.” “If only…

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2020: Year of the Racehorse

By Angie Colee

Right about now, your news feed/email inbox is probably as clogged as mine. “For 2020, I resolve to…” “This year, I’m going to…” “My resolutions are…” Although I do think now’s as good a time as any to take stock of what happened in the last year and how this year will be different… I’m…

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my first marketing event (a little cringy)

By Angie Colee

I won’t ever forget it… 2013. John Carlton’s Action Seminar. My first conference as an aspiring copywriter. Not too long ago, John Carlton posted those pictures from his event on Facebook (linked in the first line, above). At the time, he was simply a legendary copywriter I’ve admired from afar for years. More recently, I…

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the best version yet

By Angie Colee

When I sat down to write this post, I had an idea of what I wanted to say. Then I got one of those texts. If you’ve ever received one, you know what I’m talking about. The heart sinker. The time stopper. It was from my dad – one of my favorite aunts passed away…

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permission to kick ass: granted

By Angie Colee

I have an announcement – and it’s something exciting, that I hope you’ll love as much as I do. If you don’t love it as much as I do, you’re definitely not invited to the after party for cake and vodka. But that’s OK too. More cake for me! You may have noticed that I…

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why I don’t worry about my pricing

By Angie

I was talking to a private coaching student of mine when the topic-which-shall-not-be-named came up: It’s a big, bad, ugly one that makes most people cringe: Money. More specifically, pricing. A lot of folks who start a freelance writing business see some of the successful writers off landing big contracts and think, “hey, I can…

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