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.

Why ‘Coach’ Isn’t a Dirty Word

I need to address something here.  As I talk with many women entrepreneurs, a particular word is sometimes spoken in hushed tones – coach. As in, “I’m a parenting ‘coach‘”. Does it give you chills, like when the hyenas hear the word ‘Mufasa’ in The Lion King? Not me, but many times, there’s an air of judgment behind the word. Why is the term ‘life coach’ such a dirty word? Why do we say it in hushed tones? Why do we say it with regret in our voice? I get it, the industry is unregulated, so anyone can claim to be […]

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Is Your Routine Stuck in a Rut?

It’s getting nearer to the New Year and while this time of year gives people pause to think over all that they are grateful for and all that they want to accomplish once the calendar turns over, it’s also a wonderful opportunity to think about HOW you work. Is the way you go about your day, tackle your tasks, starting to feel stale? Do you wake up, ready to attack the day, but then get sucked down the social media rabbit hole? I have a scheduling suggestion that just may put the life back into your work routine – the […]

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Just acknowledge it ALREADY

I see it so frequently, especially in online communities, a job posting for a Virtual Assistant. But there’s always the last bit that sets my blood boiling a bit: Growing small business looking for a highly-motivated, highly-experienced, rock star VA to assist in daily operations. Must have experience supporting multiple 6- and 7-figure entrepreneurs and with the following: (insert a laundry list of additional qualifications, like experience with Infusionsoft, complex sales funnels, 6-figure launches and on and on…). This position pays $15 per hour. WHAT?!? Dear Amazingly Wonderful Business Owner, I saw your job posting recently in that social media […]

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Finding the Deep Root of the Problem

What I’ve seen lately in my work with clients and conversations with other entrepreneurs is that MAJOR business shifts are on the brain. Maybe it’s the time of year? Maybe it’s current political climate we’re living in? Something’s in the air that’s causing people to reevaluate what they are doing, how they’re spending their money and where they’re putting their energy. I’m not just talking about changing up the look of your newsletter. No, these are decisions with big time implications on businesses. When I step back, I can see it. A huge shift in thinking. And strangely, I’m reminded […]

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What to do when the S**T hits the fan

Yep, it happens. The real shit that knocks you on your ass and makes you want to totally hide under the covers, with little motivation to do anything. That’s how I’ve felt for the last ten days. But it can pop up at anytime – a divorce, a move to a new city, illness, even setbacks in your business. You feel defeated by something MAJOR in your life and the last thing you want to do is ANY. LITTLE. THING if you’re being honest. So, how do you keep making progress in your business? First, feel those feelings. Take a day […]

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today i am heartbroken and sad and angry and frustrated. i woke up this morning wanting to rip my brain out of my head, make myself micro-sized and hide under the biggest pile of blankets i could find. i’ve spent the morning in tears (which came a total shock to me). as a small business owner, i know i’ll likely lose my healthcare and my household income could take a hit but my worry is deeper than finances and even health. i’m so deeply disturbed that so many people sided with hate yesterday. there’s people out there not willing to […]

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Business Tools I Love: Time Chunking

Today I want to tell you about this amazing productivity tool I use with the most unsexy of names – Time Chunking. Well, unless you’re talking about a chunk of dark chocolate being savored with a roasty, malty stout… then a ‘chunk’ is all sorts of sensuous goodness. Time Chunking works like this – you chunk out time (minutes, hours) on your schedule to focus solely on a specific task. It could be putting together next month’s social media posts or decluttering your inbox. You work for that set period of time, not until the task is finished (which could […]

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The First Step to Being More Productive

Do you often get to the end of your day and wonder “what did I do today?” You look back at your to-do list and, yes, it has a lot of check marks … buy bananas write blog post schedule social media for the month … but did you tackle the big items on the list? Those that will reap dividends in the future, will allow you to ship that much sooner, will give you the courage to stop playing small. In our culture, we’ve gotten into a pattern of unproductive busyness. We wear busyness as a badge of honor. […]

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