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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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Systems = Money for YOU

I’m going to cut right to the chase today, dear Reader.  I want to tell you the story of a client, Lena. She’s a life coach for mompreneurs. She loves her work. She loves her clients. She doesn’t love asking people for money. More accurately, Lena hates invoicing clients. Like with the same “let’s do this and change your life” positive passion that she brings to her work, but it’s a “nope, this is not my thing” level of dislike for invoicing. On our call, I asked her about a client who started working with her a few weeks back […]

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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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Spoiler Alert: It’s Never All Done (and Why That’s a Good Thing)

Can I let you in on a little secret? I often talk about how clarity comes from taking the action. It’s a mantra that my mentor Jenny Shih uses in her work, and I’ve adopted it as my own. As humans, we have this tendency to want things to be “perfect” and “right”, before we do anything about a problem or situation or goal or project. The hard truth is that you can’t know everything in advance. There’s no such thing as perfect information. And even scarier, the only way to get that information is to take action. So that […]

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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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Confession: How I Really Plan My Day and What It Cost Me

I work with clients on incorporating more ease in their day-to-day and still get loads of s#!t done. They’re badass business owners, who bust through fear and take action. It’s why I love helping them solve this problem.   We meet for a couple of sessions and within a few weeks to few months, they have a new way of working in their business that they love. They’re getting more stuff done, both in their business and personal life. And they’re doing it all with more ease and clarity. For me, though, it took so much longer. Instead of settling […]

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