Do You Have These 2 Critical Things in Your Business?
September 7, 2021 | MONEY MINDSET
Here's a question: Are you having the time of your life as biz owner? If your answer is "uh, sometimes..." or "are you kidding, this last quarter was a nightmare!", then it might be time to take a step back for a little reflection. I'm guessing you got into this whole entrepreneurship thing because you were tired of burning the candle at both ends and things in the work-a-day world were no longer as exciting as they once may have been...
Does Your Biz Math Include Down Time?
August 24, 2021 | BUSINESS STRATEGY
What does your business math allow for in your personal life? It's been the perfect summer vacation week here in midcoast Maine, and in between the rounds of swimming, evening sauna, farmers' markets, fresh food prep, etc., I've been thinking... Do you know the math you need to take a month away from your business? Or how to be sure you can check out on that long-awaited trip to Verona? I wanted to take a sec to talk about what I like to call "Vacation Math"...
9 Surprising Things I've Learned About People Who Sell Their Brains for a Living
August 17, 2021 | BUSINESS STRATEGY
I have an important question for you - How do you describe what you do? Most of us answer that question by jumping into the what of our work: "I'm a copywriter..."; "I'm a designer..."; "I'm a business consultant/circus trainer..." But when it really comes down to it - whatever your business - you have one thing in common with nearly everyone else reading this article: You sell your brain for a living. That kind of entrepreneurship is a special thing...
Newsflash: Jumping Through Hoops Isn't the Fix, My Friend
August 10, 2021 | BUSINESS STRATEGY
Tell me if this sounds familiar: You're not seeing the dollars you want coming into your business and you...Spend thousands signing up with a marketing 'guru'; try your hand at Facebook or Google ads, to the tune of oh-so-many-dollars; think that becoming an IG reels star will finally move your money needle. And when one of those doesn't work, move on to the next. Let's debunk that entrepreneurial tailspin right here and right now!
Navigating Choppy Waters: What to Do When the Going Gets Tough!
July 22, 2021 | BUSINESS STRATEGY
My house is loud with three 13-year-old (fully vaccinated) boys engaging in virtual reality games. It's a little distracting, I won't lie. It feels really weird beginning to delve back into "normal"...or the new normal. Whatever we're calling it, doesn't it seem like we're at the amusement park, taking yet another spin on the Ferris wheel? Familiar, yet different all at once. And it has me thinking about all the ways we're constantly navigating ups, downs, and sideways as business owners and entrepreneurs...
Are Your Clients Driving You Crazy?
June 24, 2021 | MONEY MINDSET
What to do when the spark is gone...Have you ever lost that special feeling with a client? Things start out all rosy and wonderful and then… over time…you feel the enthusiasm waning. And fast. You love your job and what you do for work, you’re proud of the business you’ve created, but a certain someone is causing you to lose your joie de vivre. All of that can lead to a significant lack of thrill in your relationship...