How Much Do You LOVE When Your Car Needs A Mechanic? I SWEAR to you right now that I'm going to bring this back around to your business before the end of this article. Stay with me here: Unless you're one of those super handy women who actually got to take an auto class, or learned how to fix your own car, having something go wrong with your car can be a terrifying thing. If you depend on your car and it's out of service, it can make life REALLY difficult. (Our dog walker takes some of our dogs on 2-hour, off-leash pack runs every week lost half a week of income when her car heater … [Read more...] about How much do you LOVE when your car needs a mechanic?
It's One Of The Only TWO Formulas You'll EVER Hear From Me. You have a biz you love. It's a mission. There's a vision behind it- whether that's helping people with a problem you once had, or affecting change in the world, or getting your family financially stable and secure. But any way you cut it, your biz success is CRUCIAL to you. It's why you get up in the morning, why you return to your biz day after day after day. It's why you learn to manage your energy even when launches flop, posts don't get "liked" enough, and emails get crickets. And you want the BEST way to build your … [Read more...] about It’s one of the only TWO formulas you’ll EVER hear from me.
I'm daring to say it – it's not all about the money. (Cue WuTang with "C.R.E.A.M") We all want to make a healthy living doing what we love. We all want to have our bills on auto pay and be able to swing family vacations and fun experiences. But when you chase the money instead of the HEART mission, the success winds up feeling emptier than you thought it would. I teach women that making money is a symptom of a healthy, thriving business- not the be-all and end-all goal. Because making money SHOULDN'T feel like it has to come at the price of your health, your relationships, or your … [Read more...] about Was Wu-Tang WRONG?
Let's talk mindset for a minute. Because here's the naked, blaring truth: NO ONE gets into owning their own business for a carefree, easy-breezy, stroll-through-the-fields kind of life. Not in the beginning, anyway. Easy-breezy might be your end goal: that bills are on auto-pay. Or your end goal might be that tasks are delegated and you're working part time doing ONLY the things you LOVE while your team handles everything else (even while you're poolside/hiking/reading stories to your kid/having date night)... But easy-peasy-summer-breezy is an end game- NOT what you can … [Read more...] about Pinky Swear: You CANNOT Skip This Piece and STILL Feel Wealthy.
As I've mentioned before, when I moved to Maine 4 years ago (this month! MAINE-AVERSARY!), I had to reinvent my professional and personal community from SCRATCH. AS I built a new business (or, re-framed my existing one). WHILE having 100% responsibility (physically, emotionally, financially) for a 7 year old. OH- and I was also home-schooling her at that point. And had just gone through a heart-wrenching break-up. It was a tough time, and it was made tougher by not having my old tribe of women from NYC behind me. It felt pretty clear that I needed to be assembling a similar … [Read more...] about Build Community Like A Rockstar (aka: effortlessly)
When I first moved to Maine, I knew NO ONE in the small business world: no entrepreneurs, no like-minded people who's values matched mine. I had left NYC where I had a professional community, colleagues, ideal client opportunities...and moved somewhere where I had to start all over again. And to kick it all off, I had recently re-branded and re-focused my biz from life coaching for women to business coaching. I was speaking to a whole different community, and the first thing that happened was that my list died as my old ideal client left and my new ideal client hadn't yet found … [Read more...] about Ever Feel Like You’re Hiding?