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it’s kinda like a loose hose drill…

By Angie Colee

A long time ago, in a lifetime far, far away… Angie was a firefighter. Some of you will be shocked by this. Others will be like, “yeah I can totally see you with a pickaxe in your hands. Or a chainsaw.” If you couldn’t picture it before, now you can: You’re welcome. 19-year-old Angie, take…

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I painted a thing…

By Angie Colee

I’ve always wanted to learn how to paint. I’d see these amazing works of art… online, in museums, even in restaurants and friends’ homes… and I’d just wonder. How ON EARTH do they do that? I tried to recreate that art on my own but I couldn’t figure out what I was doing wrong, and…

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why I don’t do discounts (and I don’t advise my clients to either)…

By Angie Colee

Back in the day when I worked in retail, I had a pet peeve… and it was this: Almost every time our merchandising staff had a really cool offer on something, they wanted to advertise it in the worst possible place… the weekly circular ad. Yep, that bundle of junk mail you get in your…

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it doesn’t have to be hard…

By Angie Colee

Value is subjective. There, I said it. And most of the time, we’re walking around arbitrarily assigning value to everything we see, touch, interact with.  That grubby, unwashed looking person doesn’t make much money (that’s not always the case).  That well-dressed person driving the Benz must make a lot of money (also not always the…

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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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