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Lindsay Gomez

Before branching out with my own business, I spent over 10 years in the office products industry developing consumer products. In fact I worked for my family’s business and was planning to take over the company in the future with my siblings. But funny how plans usually have more twists and turns then you anticipate…. It was the desire to help people on a more personal level that led me from the corporate world to my work with small businesses. Although my career and life goals changed, my work in office products truly shaped and developed my love for the aesthetic and branding, the need to always provide a superior customer experience and it is where I honed my 1:1 management skills, by working with co-workers, customers and outside vendors. As someone who works with online businesses, my clients vary dramatically at times, but my #1 love is to work with coaches – life, business, career, leadership. Why you may ask? Well, the work that coaches facilitate is so deeply personal to me. They are the people that pulled me from a really bad professional and personal situation. (Remember how I said I worked for my family’s business, well unhappiness at work quickly invaded all aspects of my life.) My life coach made me see that I had amazing talents to share with the world. And here I am today… loving my work again! When not providing amazing client care (and performing the occasional magic trick or two), you can find me taking a stroll with my super supportive husband and our two rescue pups, catching a Gilmore Girls or Kitchen Nightmares marathon, or geeking out over all things organization.

Feel Like You’ve Living on Zoom Even More Lately?

As an online business owner, you probably consider yourself a virtual meeting expert.  Knowing the ins and outs of what to do and when and how in all situations.  Lately, as we’ve started to unpause our lives – business, school, conferences, weddings, you name it – the level of time we’re spending on video call and meeting platforms seems to be creeping up A LOT. That networking event you used to attend monthly? Well, it isn’t cancelled; it’s been moved online.  The wedding you were invited to? It’s being streamed on YouTube.  Sunday night dinner with your extended family is […]

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What I Learned From My 5-Year Old Niece

“A 7 year old did this, so you should be able to figure it out, too.” That’s what the line said. The words were sitting in my inbox, so I could do a double take and confirm what I had just read.  Yes, I read it correctly.  My immediate reaction – what kind of s#!t is that? How is that supposed to be motivating? You’re telling me that this other person has a 30+ year head start? Well, I might as well not even put in the effort or try. These thoughts coupled with a heat that rose from my […]

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Here’s How to Get Your Idea Out There

You know that unsettled feeling that comes along with the niggle in your brain that you have to get it done.  It’s the decision that needs to be made. The dragging of your feet on writing a newsletter. Or, crafting the proposal.  What is it about the expansive nature of a clean page and the finality of sharing it with others that dredges up apprehension? Like a giant roadblock and all that you aim to accomplish is on the other side. In order to move forward, some extra effort will be needed. Do you plow through? Look for another route? Turn around and go […]

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where to go from here

Usually in this space, I talk about running your business like a pro, building a kick-butt team, and leading your team to amazing results.  I almost never talk about politics or religion or other hot-button topics, choosing to process and live that side of my life in my private space.  But what is happening and has been happening in our country right now crosses those business boundaries for me.  Because it isn’t a question of how does this get folded into business.  It’s an issue of humanity and finally seeing one another as equal.  I want to be very clear […]

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Let’s Get Selfish

The word ‘selfish’ gets a bad rep, right?  The reason being, the very words conjure up images of greed, ego, arrogance. Looking out only for yourself and always putting yourself before others. Part of that is true. You should be aware of your surroundings and other people.  But not to your own detriment.  What happens is that people confuse ‘selfish’ with ‘self-centered’ behavior. Selfish is when you’re concerned primarily with your own interests. Self-centered is when you’re concerned solely with your own interests. That one change in word, from primarily to solely makes all the difference.  Yet we have the […]

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You’re Going to Fail… and that’s OK

The other day, I woke to an email from a fairly high-ranking business professional, touting their new book about not failing when it comes to communication in business.  While I haven’t read the book yet and can’t comment specifically on its methods and strategies, it did get me thinking about the concept of failing.  Or rather, not failing.  We want what’s going to be fun, fast and easy.  But here’s the rub.  When it comes to interacting with other people, there isn’t a way not to fail.  Let me say that again. There is not a way NOT to fail […]

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Working at Home… Crowded House edition

No, this isn’t a post about the 80’s rock band from Australia.  Although, while we’re on the subject, some of their lyrics are especially poignant and relevant almost 35 years later. But let’s get back to our topic because there’s more bodies in your home on a daily basis right now.  It was challenging at times to get your day in order when it was just you and the dog at home running your business.  Now, even the thought of getting yourself back on track feels like an impossible feat.  I know.  That’s why I’m sharing 5 guideposts to keep […]

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What’s the Opportunity in a Pandemic?

Let’s talk about Opportunity right now.  Because on a daily basis, people are telling me that NOW (all caps for emphasis and yes, that’s how they’re all being written) is the perfect time to… … breakthrough on your back-burnered projects.… hire for your team (it’s an employer’s market after all).… build your brand.… change careers.… eat less meat and animal-based products. … lose 15 pounds.… start a house walking practice.… find a new hobby.… work on your own personal development. Oh my gosh, make it stop. Because this time in our history, where we’re on a collective pause, doesn’t mean we […]

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