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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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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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