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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.

Tell Me About What You Need

When my grandmother moved from her home to an assisted care facility, it was not an easy decision for the family. She was resistant to losing her independence. We didn’t know what to expect from these facilities. After seeing her unhappy in her new living situation and not loving her home, my aunt and uncle (who were spearheading her care decisions) didn’t know what to do next. My grandmother couldn’t take care of herself in her big home, so moving home wasn’t an option, but she was deeply unhappy where she was. They visited dozens of senior care facilities, but none were […]

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Why Do We Resist What We Ultimately Crave?

Each day, I find myself resisting. I feel resistance when I think about going to the gym or not eating that chocolate covered almond or spending a luxuriously, lazy 20 minutes reading. Instead of doing, I escape through busywork or tv or Facebook. I feel the hesitation and instead of letting the feeling pass through me, I avoid it like … fill in the blank with that one thing you avoid more than anything – Aunt Velma’s fruit cake at Christmas, your neighbor’s friendly suggestion to use their son to mow your lawn. Three things I resist BIG TIME: Writing […]

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Business Tools I Love: Apple Notes

I admit it – I’m an Apple-lover! Yep, I have a Mac and iPhone to keep my business growing and in contact with all things outside my house and Apple TV to stream Netflix-a-thons on (my recent indulgence – Parenthood). And, even though the tools and tips I recommend have been tested over and over to know they are amazing, I’m breaking my rule to tell you about my love of Apple Notes! I’ve always used the note-taking app to jot down quick notes here and there, without needing to open my computer, which can set off a twitch to want […]

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How I Use Boomerang to Enforce MY Boundaries

If you hang around here often, you’ll know I love Boomerang, the email scheduling app for Gmail. It’s like my very own personal inbox assistant, who handily reminds me at just the right time that I need to follow-up on some piece of correspondence. And it helps me preschedule important emails to go out at just the right time. But I have a dirty little secret… … Boomerang also helps me enforce my boundaries on my time. As The Photographer likes to joke, I don’t have an ‘off’ switch. I sometimes find it hard to unplug and stop working. But […]

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Business Tools I Love: Asana

In business, balls will get dropped and some details will fall through the cracks. There’s so much going on that it’s inevitable. You know that feeling of constantly putting out fires? It’s probably all-too-familiar, right? What if I told you there’s a tool you can use will help keep balls from frequently being dropped, you out of perpetual put-out-fire mode, and easily delegate to your team. Oh, and it’s also free! It’s not too good to be true. Like you, I love to be organized, stay on task and feel in control of my day. (I used to develop office organizational […]

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What I Learned from My Pups, a Neighbor and an Off-Hand Remark

She walked across the street, towards us, with a smile on her face. It was a neighbor I’d never seen before. She cheerfully said “Hello”, followed by “they’re beautiful.” I wasn’t caught off-guard until she said her next comment, “and I can see they’re regular.” You see, Georgie has just done his business on a lawn and we were stopped so that I could make sure we didn’t leave a gift behind. Yes, this wonderful stranger had not only complimented me on my ‘beautiful’ two dogs, but also one’s bowel movement. I chuckled to myself and thought, “Who says that?!?” […]

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Business Tools I Love: Boomerang

Do you often dread even opening your inbox for fear of the clutter monster that’s been quietly but quickly growing while you’ve been working with clients? Seeing an inbox of 20, 40 or even 100 unread emails can feel super overwhelming. Where do you even start? When it comes to managing my inbox and emails, my favorite piece of technology is Boomerang for Gmail. This handy piece of programming, which works as an inbox extension for Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Opera, allows you to take back control of your inbox. What the what?!? Yes, having a decluttered, organized is possible! […]

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Be Kind

2014 is when it really started, bubbled to the surface and became a thing I couldn’t ignore. I had been living a life I thought I wanted – nice home, big job, fun vacations. But I was so deeply unhappy with where I was and it bled to those around me. My foul moods would engulf a conference room like no other. But then… I saw people ask for what they most needed in life, despite the fact that those around them didn’t agree or understand or support them. Seeing others take that scary step almost had me undone. But […]

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