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Let’s Talk About Time: What I’m Reading and Listening to

I’ve been reading a lot lately on the science of time, like how to use time to create magical moments for yourself and others. And how it can help you make better decisions in taking actions.   Plus, how you can better use it to in support of reaching your goals. Oh, and it’s important when you lead. It’s fascinating indeed. All intertwined. I know it’s the start of a new month AND year and you’re cracking to get to it, so without further delay, my shortlist of articles, podcasts, and levity for your business: Make It Work Online Workshop: […]

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Sorry Folks, Coaches Can’t Have All the Answers For You

“Why can’t she just tell me what to do?” I hear this line a little too often with business owners work with coaches, whether it’s a launch strategist or marketing coach or business coach. Business owners just want to be told what to do. I get it. It’s not that they’re incapable of doing the mental heavy lifting. It’s that, as a business owner, decision fatigue is REAL. There are so many decisions to make. When should I send that final, final sales email? Will I make an exception to for that one favorite client to book outside of my […]

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My Secret to Crushing that Crippling Writer’s Block (+ a Favorite Business Tool)

One thing that I’ve noticed my clients avoiding so frequently, like every forking week, is the idea of writing consistently for their readers. They fear they don’t have anything NEW to say. Or innovative. Or mind-blowing. Or… The list goes on and on. But that list is all based around fear. The fear of not being enough. Of not being perfect. Of being rejected. Of being misunderstood. We call this fear writer’s block. And since it has a very well-known name, it gives us permission to not do the hard work. To not put our butt in the chair and […]

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Need ideas? Try this hack.

You know what used to stop me cold in my business all the time – IDEAS. Such a scary word, I know. I always thought of myself as not-an-ideas person. Yes, I can take an idea that’s already been thought up and turn it into a viable project or business, even. Bring it to the world. But be the one to come up with the idea? Nope, not for me. I’m not your person. And it was a label I chose to give myself. How ridiculous is that?!? Until I got over myself and discovered a hack for generating ideas. […]

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Business Tools I Love: Voxer

Can I share a secret with you? The past month has been a complete whirlwind. I just finished up a monthlong sprint in Seth Godin’s altMBA program. It was 31 days of reading books and articles, watching videos, listening to audios, writing projects, looking at new ways of thinking, thinking about at new ways of thinking, group learning sessions and projects. (I’ll tell you all about it soon.) It was A LOT to say the least. That’s why the program is called a sprint – it’s not something that you do long term. During this time though, I didn’t stop […]

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Move the Needle

So what do I mean by that? I mean taking specific, deliberate action to propel your business forward. Clear, intentional actions, not just looking at the clock to hit a certain number of hours or butt-in-seat time. The good news is, you don’t it in one giant leap or even overnight, it’s a series of consistent steps forward. It’s showing up everyday to drive towards one goal. What you do first is – figure out what your meter is. You can’t move the needle on your meter if you don’t know what your meter is measuring. Think about your speedometer […]

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Want to be a Better Business Owner? Here’s How.

As a business owner, there’s so much you feel like you need to know, read up on, become expert at. But think about that for a moment. Why task yourself to read it all, when I’ll do that for you. Without further delay, my tailored list to help you step into the next level business owner that’s inside of you, whether you get tripped up with organizing your thoughts or aren’t sure how to handle a disgruntled client. I gush about planning on paper all of the time, but if you prefer your plans in digital form, check out MindMeister. […]

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It’s About Trusting Yourself and Looking Around You, Not Inspiration

My recent post on not making your newsletter about inspiration seemed to cause a bit of a ruckus with you all. Many of you responded back about how much you loved the idea of treating your newsletter and blog like any other business task, not something that’s consistently relying on spurts of genius. But… then you asked, “how do I come up ideas about what to write and talk about?” I completely hear you on this common tripping point in having a regularly published newsletter and blog. And I want to make it super simple to share your knowledge and […]

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