Sharon Haver – FocusOnStyle.com

MY BLOG:

STYLE YOUR SUCCESS, LIVE YOUR DREAM...


The FocusOnStyle Blog
Helping You + Your Business Get Out There!

Make it your business to live your dream…

 

I inadvertently started my blog during my infant son’s nap time back in 1999… before the term ‘blog’ was even popular.

Through it all, I believe…

Your style is your fingerprint in all that you do… it’s how you see the world + how the world perceives you.

 

The blog archives go back to the beginning and are updated regularly.  You’ll find 1,000’s of posts about modern business, branding, positioning, marketing, photos, fashion, style, beauty, lifestyle… and most importantly, how to do anything authentically. Enjoy!

The Blog Posts...

How to Grow Your Business From Where You Are… With Video! [Video]

How to grow your business from where you are with Video

There really is something to be said about simplification and NOT taking a ride on the roller coaster of overwhelm! It is really TOO common for "video gurus" to over amp what you really need to grow your business... to prove THEIR worth. EXCEPT they are doing it all wrong... And it's why their followers are losing a lot of money. [...]

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Work From Home Tips To Still Be Productive and Not Feel Caged In …[Video]

Work from home and not feel caged in

How to actually “work” from home... and still keep your independence... I know a lot of us are feeling caged in and out of sorts suddenly working from home.. I've been running an online business since 1999 and even though my office is in my house... and my day isn't much different than it usually is... I'm feeling a bit disoriented too during quarantine. It's funny but for years there are some people who don't take your working from home seriously... Let me know [...]

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Entrepreneurship In Times Of Quarantine: How To Build Your Business in The New Normal [Video]

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The big question is what can you do for yourself as an entrepreneur to build your business now so you come out of quarantine more accomplished than when you went in. What You Can Do "NOW" To Make "THEN" Better Reframe your current situation so you future pace yourself to where you want to be once the world settles into the new normal. Reverse engineer how to get there, now that you have the luxury of time to make it happen. Get Scrappy... get [...]

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The State of Modern Business Today… [Video]

The State of Modern Business Today

Modern business for a female entrepreneur or a savvy business owner, coach, consultant, or free-lancer today's online market can be tricky. The pandemic threw a monkey wrench that no one could have predicted other than the tired tactics of before were about to implode some way, somehow. So there's good reason for you to be stuck not knowing how to get you + your business out there. It’s a strange time, for sure... Especially if you’re a speaker, consultant or coach who depended on [...]

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5 Ways To Use Video To Grow Your Business Now Without Seeming Tone Deaf

What's working Now_ Video

I use a video scripting framework that helps hit content marks, be real, and succinctly get the message across without sounding weird or stiff. I think of it as a breakthrough framework for turning people who never even heard of you become your most devoted audience and best repeat customers… Simply because you turned your phone into your own broadcast studio and pressed record! [...]

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The Biggest Branding Mistake That Solopreneurs Make

When you are truly your own boss and wearing many hats, there's one big branding mistake that many solopreneurs make. Good News: It's an easy fix. *true confession* Solopreneurs have all the enviable freedom, right? . Well, kinda WRONG! . That’s what I thought. . I launched my website back when my son was an infant so I could be a stay at home mom AND have my own business. . That was 20 years ago and it started out right. . YET, as my business grew, based on industry [...]

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Is The Fear Of Change Why You Are Still Holding On? [Video]

Are you holding on to the wrong things in your business because you are afraid to change Let’s use clothing as an easy analogy. Holding on because of fear of change can definitely be debilitating for any business growth. Yet holding on does have it's merits... I started thinking about holding on to things you love for the right reasons in different aspects of life and business. About holding on to things because you're just used to holding on and you are afraid of [...]

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[True Confession] What’s in a brand name?

[True Confession] What’s in a brand name? Perception. In all honesty I was thinking about changing my instagram handle from @focusonstyle to my name, Sharon Haver. I started to feel like after 2O years online and having a syndicated newspaper column that went out to 400 papers with that name before it, it was time for change. Not necessarily just for me… But because the word “style” seems to REPEL a certain audience and ATTRACT another. (Don’t even get me started about what some people [...]

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Client Attraction: When They’re Not Your Raving Fans [Video]

Client-Attraction_-Why-Everyone-Doesn’t-Have-To-Really-Like-You

When they’re NOT your raving fan… Went to a concert last night and it got me thinking what happens when you’re in front of your wrong audience. The rest of the audience, just me. I was miserable but not the other 18,000ish people there. That’s because they were raving fans and I’d rather escape to record this video for you. What’s key to client attraction is that everyone doesn’t have to like you- that’s how you draw a line in the sand to who [...]

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The Best Way To Promote On Social Media Without Being Salesy? [Video]

Is Speaking right for you? Let's get real on speaking to digital. Okay, fess up... are you a little afraid of the online world? Do you think public speaking is a better choice because you're not that techie? Maaaaybe not so much. Listen as I share some numbers and expenses and where the rewards and targeted results come from. You may be surprised. I meet so many women entrepreneurs and coaches who totally buy into the 'speaking thing' without realizing the hidden costs... emotional, physical, and monetary [...]

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How Branding Is Like Your Favorite Old Boots [Video]

Is Speaking right for you? Let's get real on speaking to digital. Okay, fess up... are you a little afraid of the online world? Do you think public speaking is a better choice because you're not that techie? Maaaaybe not so much. Listen as I share some numbers and expenses and where the rewards and targeted results come from. You may be surprised. I meet so many women entrepreneurs and coaches who totally buy into the 'speaking thing' without realizing the hidden costs... emotional, physical, and monetary [...]

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You Have The Power To Be True To You

I’m going to get frank… does this resonate with you or someone you know?? I’m afraid. I’m scared. I’m not worthy. What if….? Little stabs against your self worth, little punctures of your strength… inflicted by your own hand.👹 I see so many women coaches, entrepreneurs, business owners— many younger— who have personally taken their own power away. They’re so afraid to get out there. So afraid to simply just be themselves that they have paralyzed themselves from ever rising to their goals.💪🏻 Yesterday was a weird juxtaposition... [...]

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What’s Good About Haters… [Video]

We get so worried when we get whackos and haters online. But the truth is, if you’re not getting some cross dialogue once in a while, you are probably not putting your message out there in the most efficient way. Watch this video to learn why haters are a good thing and what you should do when they’re not: [...]

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