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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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It’s Not ONLY About the Exercise

If I were to ask around on what the foundation of a successful business is, common responses would likely be… Innovative Marketing Quality Product or Service Evergreen Programs Better Leveraging your Time and Team Efficient Operations Those are all important, no doubt. What if I told you that was all wrong?!? Or maybe not completely wrong, but one thing was more important. MINDSET is the critical key to SUCCESS. Getting your business brain and thoughts in order is where you build the most solid of foundations. I know this might seem odd for someone who lives her life designing and […]

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Excuse Me – You Need to Check That

Have you ever done something in your business and you were so sure of the outcome and then … it falls completely FLAT? Like, you post the most incredible Instagram story and are sure you’ll get you hundreds of new followers, and nothing happens. Or, you spend 10 hours connecting with people at local networking events and are sure dozens of people are interested in your work, only to come with no traction, no referral partners, leads, new subscribers? Or, host a webinar for your community and 20 people show up and no one takes you up on your pitch […]

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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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The Cost of Being Inflexible

“Comprise where you can. Where you can’t, don’t. Even if everyone is telling that something wrong is something right. Even if the whole world is telling you to move, it is your duty to plant yourself like a tree, look them in the eye, and say ‘no’, you move.” – Peggy Carter via Sharon Carter in Captain America: Civil War Okay, that might have been a little dramatic and the context of the quote is in relation to war and espionage (I can’t help it – I love the Marvel movies!). But you get the idea, right? When it comes […]

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Top 10 Lessons That Have Revolutionized My Business

Today is my 10th wedding anniversary and in celebration of this milestone, I’m sharing the 10 most important lessons I learned while launching my business. These are the strategies that took my business from a little side gig and launched it into a full-time, successful operation. Stay out of your clients’ wallets. You know never what they have going on in their bank account. Work on your most important work first in the day – prioritize it to make sure it happens. Put self-care on your calendar just like any other important appointment. Overwhelm is a mindset (and you get […]

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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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What I’m Reading, Listening to and Watching to Keep on My Business Toes [Part 2]

I’m a mission to share everything I know about business and finding the ease in running a successful company with everyone I know. I read, listen and watch much of it, so that you don’t have to. Here’s the shortlist of ideas, tips and tactics that have caught my eye and enhanced my business world: I recently posted a quote from John Wooden about putting forth a little effort each day to get really good at a particular activity, skill, technique, talent over time. I was blown away by your emails back to me, so I wanted to share a […]

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