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Are Your Expectations in Line with Reality?

You’ve started to make traction in your business, only to stall out.  You’ve told everyone you know about your business.  And continue to put yourself out there to meet new people and get in front of the right people who you know need your special gift.  Yet, you’re unhappy.  It’s sooooo much more time and energy than you expected. And your journey isn’t moving nearly as fast as you thought it would.  Want to know why your business isn’t everything you thought it would be? First, check your expectations.  Are they realistic? Do you want to make $123k in your […]

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Embrace the Darn Boundaries, Already

I talk a lot about adding structure around your time and systems in your operations which sounds restrictive to many people. Because you didn’t create your business to adhere to a schedule and be a slave to technology.  I hear you. I didn’t either.  But…. there’s freedom in the boundaries you set up for yourself in your business.  It’s gloriously liberating to have a routine for your day and always onboard a client in the same way and say “no” to a prospect that isn’t a fit for your work and let go of the underperforming assistant.  Structure gives you […]

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7 Practical Steps to Business Magic

A question I get time and again is “how do I build a successful business that I love and that makes me money?”  You’re smart. You’re an action-taker. You don’t back down from a challenge.  And yet, you find yourself at a standstill in your business. You’ve reached a plateau that feels unending.  From working with dozens of clients to build six-figure businesses, I often find that there’s a step in the business building process that’s been overlooked.  It isn’t the same for each person, but there’s usually one part where you told yourself, “yeah, I’ll get back to that […]

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Meet You, version 2.0!

At the end of 2017, I felt a niggle on my soul. A quiet whisper that said, “Pssstt, Lindsay, we’re a bit bored. It’s time to grow.” I knew what the voice meant, but truthfully, it scared the pants off of me. Or rather, the Me on the other side of that growth scared the pants off of me. So I talked it out with my coach and she asked, “What’s different about this next version of Lindsay?” I knew almost immediately, “More leadership skills and a better wardrobe.” Whoa, in almost an instant, I was no longer terrified. I […]

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“Yeah, but…” and Other Business Untruths

I spent four days in Corvallis, Oregon getting my mind freaking blown by the most amazing humans on the planet. Ever been in a room filled with people and although you don’t know everyone and aren’t sure where the day will lead you, feel totally and completely at home and safe and supported and loved? That’s exactly what happened at Make It Work Online™ LIVE, hosted by my mentor Jenny Shih. There were countless aha’s and insights about running an online business popping up every which way. And I wanted to bring to you the top four mind-busters that are […]

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Is Your Brain Keeping You Small (and From Success)?

Our brains are hardwired for connection, according to Brené Brown. It isn’t only connection to one another that we crave, it’s connection of the puzzle pieces of life that we see in front of us. And in the absence of perfect data (which is always the case), we look for patterns in our past experiences and make up stories to fill in the gaps and bridge those connections. Unfortunately, our stories are being written in a nanosecond by our amygdala. This is the part of our brain that wants to keep us safe. When you run a business, safety looks […]

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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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