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NEEDED: business card design assistance incorporating DiSC model

Started this discussion. Last reply by Erich K. Kurschat Mar 27. 9 Replies

Before I pursue resources such as elance.com, 99designs.com, etc., I wanted to reach out to the 48 Days community.I am in need of new business cards.  My business (at harmonyinsights.com) is centered…Continue

Tags: Harmony, Insights, coach, coaching, promotion

NEEDED: ideas for promoting DiSC assessments in a vendor hall

Started Aug 21, 2013 0 Replies

I am working with a client who sells insurance and is eager to offer DiSC assessments as a value-add, demonstrating his commitment to the relationships he establishes at all levels within his…Continue

Tags: promotion, marketing, insurance, assessment, DiSC

current web site struggle: presenting an effective "services" page

Started this discussion. Last reply by Erich K. Kurschat Jan 19, 2013. 10 Replies

Happy New Year, everyone!Following an inspiring workout this afternoon, I returned home to work on my web site (www.harmonyinsights.com).  My struggle…Continue

Tags: promotion, services, content, marketing, site

Should a one-man small business talk in terms of "I" or "We"?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Erich K. Kurschat Dec 31, 2012. 4 Replies

Whether my role has been in corporate HR, on the board of a non-profit organization, or simply an individual attempting to promote the activity of a larger group of people with whom I find myself…Continue

Tags: copy, content, perspective, writing, promotion

 

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Cj Val Divia left a comment for Erich K. Kurschat
"thank you for your comment and wanting to discuss "introverted business ideas."  I am hoping to get us introverts to create business models that support interacting in quiet, soothing, ...introverted ways.  We have too much…"
Apr 4
Erich K. Kurschat replied to Erich K. Kurschat's discussion Should I change my focus? in the group Embracing Introvertedness
"These are great thoughts, Henry, and I certainly identify with them myself.  Isn't it easy to assume that the world more quickly rewards extroverted tendencies?  I really like the reminder that authenticity will result in…"
Mar 31
Erich K. Kurschat replied to Erich K. Kurschat's discussion Should I change my focus? in the group Embracing Introvertedness
"Thank you very much for your input, Dan!  I agree with you and have wrestled with that very same reluctance myself.  In Chicago, you'll have every nearby car honking at you if you hesitate for even a moment at a green light.  If…"
Mar 31
Dan Miller replied to Erich K. Kurschat's discussion Should I change my focus? in the group Embracing Introvertedness
"Erich - I love that focus but have one added issue to explore.  I find that often people who are introverted are also very analytical.  They love detail and approach anything carefully.  In doing so I find they are often reluctant to…"
Mar 30
Erich K. Kurschat replied to Erich K. Kurschat's discussion NEEDED: business card design assistance incorporating DiSC model
"Thanks for the input, Jill.  I'm thinking along those lines, as well."
Mar 27
Erich K. Kurschat replied to Erich K. Kurschat's discussion NEEDED: business card design assistance incorporating DiSC model
"Thanks, Marcia.  I did post something there, but I haven't heard much from it.  I'll take another look to see if I can encourage more responses."
Mar 27
Marcia Albrecht replied to Erich K. Kurschat's discussion NEEDED: business card design assistance incorporating DiSC model
"Have you tried, fiver.com For $5 they design what you wasn't and work on it until you are satisfied"
Mar 27
Henry Matlock replied to Erich K. Kurschat's discussion Should I change my focus? in the group Embracing Introvertedness
"The first challenge that comes to mind is overcoming the prevailing thought that we have to do things the way extroverted people do them in order to be successful. For example, we don't have to be the gregarious and "Hey, look at me!"…"
Mar 26
Erich K. Kurschat replied to Erich K. Kurschat's discussion Should I change my focus? in the group Embracing Introvertedness
"Thanks, Henry.  I appreciate your response!  Out of curiosity, what are some of the perceived challenges that you feel I would benefit from highlighting/addressing if I were to adjust my approach?"
Mar 26
Henry Matlock replied to Erich K. Kurschat's discussion Should I change my focus? in the group Embracing Introvertedness
"Hi Erich, As a fellow introvert, I see the value of business/entrepreneurship coaching from someone who's both successful and able to relate to the challenges associated with our personality profile. I think positioning yourself that way…"
Mar 26
Erich K. Kurschat added a discussion to the group Embracing Introvertedness
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Should I change my focus?

I originally set up my side coaching business with the intention of helping any and all motivated individuals and organizations looking to enhance communication, identify strengths, and answer the questions that are vital for making meaningful connections in life.However, after hearing many people discuss the benefits of identifying a niche, I'm considering re-positioning myself as an introvert who has experienced success in entrepreneurial pursuits.  I feel that I have a lot to offer that…See More
Mar 26
Erich K. Kurschat replied to Kevin Lageer's discussion High C Entreprenuer...Is there such a thing?
"I, too, like the StrengthsFinder assessment for its focus on strengths, but it seems to me to disregard the influence that different environments may have on a person and even downplay the impact that potential/perceived limitations may have on…"
Mar 4
Erich K. Kurschat replied to Kevin Lageer's discussion High C Entreprenuer...Is there such a thing?
"Hi, Kevin!  Your headline jumped out at me right away.  I am a very high C with a secondary S.  I'm a perfectionist who is prone to excessive analysis, concerning myself at all times with what is "right" and…"
Mar 4
Jill Davis replied to Erich K. Kurschat's discussion NEEDED: business card design assistance incorporating DiSC model
"Or perhaps offer content on the back of the card / something like the strengths of each style.  So they have a reason to hold on to the card.  Then have a website address that is a direct link to free basic information on the 4 styles. I…"
Mar 1
Lee Smith, Dr.DIY replied to Erich K. Kurschat's discussion NEEDED: business card design assistance incorporating DiSC model
"I agree that round is unique, but also impractical and probably not worth the extra money it would cost you.  Maybe you could have a circular (disc) area, embossed on the card and use a "DISC" logo on the back of the card that's…"
Feb 27
Allan Dubon replied to Erich K. Kurschat's discussion NEEDED: business card design assistance incorporating DiSC model
"Erich, I hear you on the love of business cards. The place I love getting my cards is Moo! Funny name but excellent results. Check it out and let me know what you think.  -Allan"
Feb 26

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How did you hear about 48Days.NET, and what do you hope to get out of being a part of this community?
I listen regularly to the 48 Days podcast, after having originally discovered Dan through Dave Ramsey. I am building my own coaching business called Harmony Insights (www.harmonyinsights.com), and I am eager to interact with others who find themselves at different stages of their own unique pursuits.
What is your current work situation? Employee, self-employed, generating any income on your own?
I am currently employed full-time in corporate human resources. In addition, Harmony Insights provides me the opportunity to speak to organizations and individuals as close as Chicago and as far away as Geneva, Switzerland, on the benefits of enhanced communication skills and team building using the DiSC model of behavior as an indispensable resource and common language.
And then...what is your goal/dream for your work life?
I am open to new work models, fresh opportunities, and worthwhile challenges that invite me outside of a comfort zone that has grown less comfortable in recent years. Steps that I have already taken have somewhat unbelievably landed me Switzerland and earned me November 2012 recognition from Dan in his newsletter, on his podcast, and on 48Days.net as Member of the Week!
How about your personal life? Any specific goals or achievements or dreams you are pursuing (or want to pursue)?
Maintaining a strong balance between personal and professional pursuits is of particular significance to me. I feel strongly that one's passions in life, although they may not necessarily always be work-related, can fuel satisfaction and creativity in the work that one ultimately pursues. Music is a great passion of mine, and my membership in various Chicago-area choral ensembles enhances nearly everything else I seek to accomplish.
What would you say are your strongest talents? How are you 'wired' and what can you offer to the world (it's OK if you don't know yet, but knowing is key to pursuing your dreams!)?
Thirteen years in human resources have reinforced that I enjoy discovering why people do what they do. I appreciate opportunities to open other people's eyes to these same insights, allowing them to look at life and their own behaviors in ways they hadn't previously. I don't believe that I'm "wired" as an entrepreneur, but that wasn't going to stop me from identifying my passion and discovering where it might take me. I never expected the answer to be Geneva, Switzerland. Ask me about that story. I love to tell people about it!
Do you have a website presence anywhere?
http://www.harmonyinsights.com
If you have a product or service to promote (now or in the near future) this is your shot to state it! Say all you'd like:
Through my company Harmony Insights, I seek to open people's eyes to greater levels of personal and professional achievement. I personally benefit from the advice and perspective of mentors such as Dan Miller, and I strive to be just as influential in the lives of others.

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At 6:00pm on April 4, 2014, Cj Val Divia said…

thank you for your comment and wanting to discuss "introverted business ideas."  I am hoping to get us introverts to create business models that support interacting in quiet, soothing, ...introverted ways.  We have too much hustle and bustle in this culture!  Would love to hear more from you Erich!

cj

At 7:46pm on November 15, 2012,
Group Leader
Jen McDonough "The Iron Jen"
said…

(forgot to say thanks!)

At 7:45pm on November 15, 2012,
Group Leader
Jen McDonough "The Iron Jen"
said…

HA! I was quite honored that Dan would mention me, especially as he mentioned some great mentors and friends along with me (Joel and Kent) - totally humbled and honored. 

At 7:44pm on November 15, 2012,
Group Leader
Jen McDonough "The Iron Jen"
said…

oh jeerpers creepers Erich, YES, by all means, please use whatever quote you like from me. ONLY if you are using "signature names", here is mine:

Jen McDonough

Motivational Storyteller and Author of Living Beyond Rich & Living Beyond Awesome

Www.TheIronJen.com

Again, ONLY if you are using signature lines. You can shorten or lengthen as you wish.

At 9:42pm on November 11, 2012,
Group Leader
Jen McDonough "The Iron Jen"
said…

Erich,

I heard your amazing story on Dan's podcast this past week and see you are Dan's featured member of the week - CONGRATS! Your story was incredibly inspiring and I was grinning from ear to ear listening to it while silently cheering you on from my car on the ride home last week. VERY cool...thank you for sharing and again, congrats!

At 8:48am on April 28, 2012,
Group Leader
Kent Julian
said…

Hi Again Erich,

Thanks so much for joining the Speak It Forward group. Be sure to jump in on all the great discussions taking place.

Also, love to see your desire to influence others. That usually makes for a great speaker!

Live It Forward,
Kent Julian
www.liveitforward.com

PS Also, in case you're interested, I offer a free e-resource entitled Goal-Setting That Actually Works! to those who join the Make The Move email community (also free). I think you'll get a ton out of both resources.

At 7:32pm on October 19, 2011,
Group Leader
Kent Julian
said…
Welcome Erich!

I try to take time each week to welcome new members to 48Days.Net. So, let me say "welcome" to you! I know you will find this to be a great site filled with people who are experiencing true success in both life and work.

One thing I noticed on your profile is that you listen to Dave Ramsey. Me too!

Also, I'd like to point out that one of the best places to connect with other liked-minded people here is in the GROUPS section. There are groups for just about every interest you can think of, and if you can't find a group that interests you, you can start one. Groups are my favorite part of 48Days.Net!

Finally, if you happen to be a speaker or author (or want to become either), check out these two groups. They are two of the most popular groups on the site because of all the great conversation taking place:

* Speak It Forward -- REAL Success and Profit for Speakers!
* Write It Forward -- REAL Success and Profit for Writers!

Again, enjoy 48Days.Net. It's a great place to be!

Live it forward,
Kent Julian
www.liveitforward.com
At 8:40am on October 14, 2011,
Group Leader
Joel Boggess
said…

Hi Erich -- Welcome to the 48 Days community. We're glad you joined.

This is the idea and social networking site for people that want to create their own opportunity.

I'm curious, what are some of your ideas for moving into the work and life you've always wanted?

Depending on what your interests are, there is a wide selection of discussion groups to get involved with. if you are interested in getting in touch with the purpose and calling that is on your life, here is the link to ours, finding your voice.

 

-joel

48 Days advisory team

 
 
 

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