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Stop Going It Alone (+ Are You Missing Out?)

Later this summer, I’ll hit the 5-year mark in my business. Yes, my business is my name. And there’s the appearance that I’m doing it all on my own. But I didn’t do it alone. To get to where I am today, which is intensely joyous, deeply grateful and blowing my own mind at every damn turn, I purposefully put supports into place to help along the way. A business coach.A leadership coach.Multiple masterminds of similarly driven business owners.A lovely assistant who has my back.A super small circle of trusted friends.A roster of badass clients who care about me as […]

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Do You Really Want a Sexy Business?

I recently stumbled upon this quote from Greek philosopher Aristotle, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” I don’t usually seek out quotes and I’m honestly not into philosophy either. Yes, I enjoy a good philosophical quandary on The Good Place, but I pretty much glossed over the subject in school (each and every time). When I randomly happened upon it, I immediately loved the quote. And was equally surprised by the source. What struck was how true it rang for me. As a business coach, I see this very scenario play […]

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Take That Darn Vacation Already – Here’s How!

As the warmer weather is coming (so they say, but I also heard snow might hit next week in my area), I’m reminded of vacationing. Taking time away from the day-to-day to explore new areas of the world, indulge in new surroundings, take advantage of new experiences. I remember my first year in business. I had just come out of wrapping up a full-time job in the corporate world while simultaneously launching my own business. I just wanted a break. A sacred time without client deliverables and emails and blog posts and the daily grind. But I was terrified to […]

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Is Connection Hurting Your Business?

I mentioned before that I use an Apple Watch. I love how it allows me to be alerted of reminders and set timers and communicate with my client teams. It keeps me in the know. It keeps me connected. It allows me the time to jump fully into a task without checking the clock because I know the timer will go off exactly when I set it to, and I won’t be late for that client session. Funny enough, I resisted getting an Apple watch for many months. Now it’s one of those devices that has me saying, “How did […]

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The Key to Solve All Your Problems

You know when you have a project or a vision but can’t quite get things to click into place? Not even enough to get the ball rolling? Maybe you saw yourself assuredly delegating tasks to your assistant. But then realize you don’t trust her to fix any mistakes. Or you felt yourself effortlessly lead that mastermind workshop. Only to realize you have nothing to say as you plan the workshop outline. Or just maybe, it was the cool, confident way you handled that sticky client issue during the last session. And then you remember “cool” and “confident” just aren’t you. […]

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How to be a Better Coach in 1 Simple Step

You’ve heard that it’s important to use your client’s exact words in your marketing because it’s a signal to that person that you know exactly what problem they have and what they really want most in their lives. You’re saying, “I understand and I can help,” to that person. But, what about the language you use once that person becomes a client? Why do we refrain from using jargon in our marketing activities but fall right back into the habit of expert speak when we’re working with a client? Because the thing is, if a client isn’t following along during […]

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“No pain no cake.”

“No pain no cake.” Years ago I read an interview with Sofia Vergara, the highest-paid TV actress who stars on Modern Family. She mentioned that that was her mantra. You see, she likes her baked goods AND her curves. So in order to have one, she needs to also do the other. It can’t be all cake all the time. And in business, it isn’t all FUN all the time. There’s the work to put in to get to the fun stuff. Answering emails. Sending invoices. Pitching websites. Troubleshooting technology. Training your team. Stepping out of your comfort zone. Writing […]

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It Took Me 3 Decades to Realize This

Over the weekend I was hit with the flu. You name it – fever, headache, body aches, cough, congestion. I lost my appetite AND my voice. I spent Saturday and Sunday in bed with Netflix, orange juice and medicine. I was grateful that I could take the pills without a problem. For my 7-year old self, that was so not the case. While I was laid up in bed, I remembered a time when my family drove to the west coast on a road trip. That’s eight people in a van driving from Chicago to California and back over the […]

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