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Backward Goals to Move You Forward

Posted by on September 21, 2012 in 100in100 | 0 comments

Backward Goals to Move You Forward

Answer for yourself the following questions: What is a goal(s) that I have for the end of today? What are my goals this week? What are my goals for this month? What are my goals this quarter? What are my goals to accomplish this year? Now take a look at your goals.  Do your daily goals flow into your weekly goals that flow into your monthly goals, etc.?  It is easy to set goals based in how much time we think we need to accomplish something rather than breaking down larger goals over time.  For example, a daily goal might be to...

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Quantum Leap & the Magic Mirror

Posted by on August 4, 2012 in Entrepreneurial Journey | 0 comments

Quantum Leap & the Magic Mirror

We are constantly evolving, slowly but surely.  Then there are those experiences or goals that represent a quantum leap. Maybe there is an idea that you have been toying around with, but there is always a reason or circumstance (read excuse or fear) that keeps the “doing” of the thing, just out of reach.  The experience or accomplishment of a desired, quantum leap is something I refer to as “walking through the Magic Mirror.” Once you step through the mirror, you find yourself in another world, another reality.  You...

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The Best Use of YOU & Opportunity Cost

Posted by on July 25, 2012 in 100in100 | 0 comments

The Best Use of YOU & Opportunity Cost

As a small business owner or entrepreneur, you have so much on your mind and it’s flying around in your head like a hurricane – and you just might be a physical representation (picture Taz).  You take responsibility and pride for every level of your business.  You make it your “business” not only to know about every little detail, but you might still be involved in every detail.  Is this the best use of you? What are things that ONLY you can do for your company?  How are you doing making time for those things?  What would happen...

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Lift Off!. . .and Drop the Dead Weight

Posted by on July 20, 2012 in 100in100 | 0 comments

Lift Off!. . .and Drop the Dead Weight

When you are first starting out, it’s hard figuring out what works when it comes to building your business. Sometimes, it is even harder to let go of these practices, structures, and way of doing things . . . even when they are no longer serving you or your company. I get it. Those things got you to where you are now. So why change things if they work? The catch is whether you are taking the time to assess if what worked in the past is still working in your favor. Just as you are constantly looking for ways to better your service or products...

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The Power of the Space Between the Notes

Posted by on May 12, 2012 in Entrepreneurial Journey | 2 comments

The Power of the Space Between the Notes

What do you do when you have some downtime? . . .and no, this is not a hypothetical question. Well, you fill it of course! There is so much to do! Business owners focused on growing their companies have calendars bursting at the seams. Entrepreneurs are comparing themselves against other business owners not only by what they have accomplished, but also by the length of their to-do lists! In my work with business owners, I have noticed the frantic need to be “doing.” Your business not growing fast enough? Must mean that you are not...

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Confidence, meet my new friend, Fear

Posted by on May 5, 2012 in Entrepreneurial Journey | 0 comments

Confidence, meet my new friend, Fear

As a self-proclaimed confident person, I found myself about to embark on some uncharted territory in my business. POOF! My confidence vanished into thin air. Oh fickle friend, how could you leave me in my time of need? I pondered my relationship with confidence. I discovered that my confidence is rooted not only in knowing who I am and what I believe in, but also deeply connected to past successes and wins. So, it makes sense to think that if I had a lot of previous success, then I would be more confident in new things that I haven’t tried,...

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Fearlessly Dive into Social Media

Posted by on February 24, 2012 in Courageous Expression | 0 comments

Fearlessly Dive into Social Media

You want to put yourself “out there” to gain exposure for your business . . . and yet it just isn’t getting done. Whether it’s a blog, Facebook posts or updates on Twitter, you keep telling yourself, “You don’t have time” or asking yourself, “Is it really going to make a difference?” Interestingly, what’s stopping you is not your ability. Rather, it’s what the idea or act of “putting yourself out there” brings up for you. It opens the floodgates to doubts and fears, and pushes you uniquely outside your comfort...

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My Life, My Way: Finding Flow

Posted by on January 12, 2012 in Life Your Way | 0 comments

My Life, My Way: Finding Flow

I was in an accident a few years back (completely at fault), that left me without a car and stole a piece of my independence.  Little did I know then, that a lack of freedom would allow me to discover a new freedom that I wasn’t even missing. The accident made me realize that I have been living my life for others disguised as a life for myself.  I deftly played by society’s rules and lived the life that I thought I wanted… one that I felt everyone expected.  I followed the “shoulds” instead of my wants and found that I lost myself...

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