I have a confession – I’ve been pushing myself H.A.R.D. And not just over the last few months. It’s been a grind over the last several years. At one point in my life, all aspects were in Square One of Martha Beck’s Change Cycle. Yes – career, family, friends, health, money, fun, self-fulfillment – every major part of my life felt like it was in disarray. And I’m not one to thrive in chaos. It didn’t feel okay. Let’s just say, that wasn’t a pleasant time for me. Over the past year, the pieces have started to fall into place. […]
Let’s talk bad customer service when on the interwebs. Did you know it can take six to eight touches before a client decides to buy from you? Sometimes those touches come in the form of interacting in your Facebook group or reading your weekly newsletter or taking part in your recent challenge. On the flip side, there are times when a person knows that they want to work with you, but have a few questions before getting started. This is an extremely captive audience and this is your chance to WOW that person. Unfortunately…. I see so many business owners squander this […]
As an entrepreneur, you read a lot, watch even more and connect with many. Through those connections, you hear so much advice of growing a business (hey, that’s probably why you’re reading this post, right). A huge tip is to outsource and delegate as much as possible. I completely agree… with one exception. Marketing! Yep, I can delegate out my bookkeeping, support inbox management, social media scheduling, tax prep, web development. Heck, if my company grows VERY large, I could even delegate the initial consults with prospective new clients. But Marketing is something that I will always do. Why? The […]
There is a trend I see on social media A LOT lately. On the surface it seems generous and kind, but at the root, it’s soooo slimy. Let me describe it – maybe you’ve been in this exact situation. You’re a member of an active, chatty Facebook group, where other business owners are conversing all the time. Then, one member posts that she’s created a new pack of Trello boards, bookkeeping checklist, branding DIY kit, etc. It’s totally free; she just wants to share her knowledge with the other awesome women in the group. All you need to do is […]
As you reflect back on the last 12 months and set your intentions and targets for the next trip around the Sun, hold with you to not be about society’s agenda, or even your client’s agenda, be about your soul’s agenda to build a life and business that you love. Ask yourself – what can I do that will nourish and serve my soul? Tell me your answer below – I’d love to hear from you!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]