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3 signs that it may be time to create a certification program

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One of the biggest questions I get about creating a certification is WHEN? “Is this something I should do now or later?” There is a ‘season’ of the business journey that I find especially ripe for creating a certification, and it will often include one (or all) of the following signs: Sign #1 – People keep asking you “how did you do X? I want to do the same…” They see your success. They see what you are doing. And they would like to create the same for themselves. Sign #2 – People are using your stuff with their clients. Yes, there is a lot of ick around this and…

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Carrying the weight of your business on your shoulders

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There is a simple truth that we don’t talk about enough as we grow. And that is – the bigger your business grows, the heavier it is… the more responsibility you carry. You are responsible for taking care of clients and team. Making sure everyone is happy. You are responsible for the work – making sure everything gets done correctly and on time. You are responsible for making enough money to pay for it all. Paying for team. Marketing. Systems. And hopefully paying yourself! Let’s be real – it is a heavy burden to carry at times. Especially when you feel like you have to carry it all on your…

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When you are tired of hustling…

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When we start our business it’s all about the hustle… We hustle to get clients. Serve clients. Keep clients. It’s the hustle that brings in the money. BUT there comes a point where the hustle starts to work against you. Where working harder and harder actually stifles the flow of your income. The hustle stops working when your schedule is full. When you are so busy working with clients and juggling it all that you don’t have anything more to give… … and yet, our old habits kick in and we try to push through. To dig deep. To hustle harder. Only to find yourself overworked, exhausted and disillusioned with…

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You should get paid the most for this…

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“You should get paid the most for what comes easiest to you” I was flabbergasted when I first heard this on a coaching call… because it wasn’t at all true for me in my business at the time. I was getting paid to “get things done” and I was darn good at it. I was making a good living there as well. I had great clients and my business was full. But I knew when I heard this that I was not getting paid for what came easiest to me! At first I could barely wrap my mind around that concept. “You mean I could get paid MORE for the…

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Resilience

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I was feeling something new bubbling in me this week and I wasn’t quite sure what it was. Then it clicked for me Wednesday morning… it’s resilience. I’m feeling like we are coming out of the hype and initial chaos of these first few weeks of change. Even though things are still challenging and there is still so much unknown around us… there is a strange sort of settling that is happening. Not a ‘new normal’ per se – we are miles away from creating that yet! But a beautiful limbo of sorts… a sacred place where we can be OK in the midst of the unknown. Not knowing how…

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This has taken on new meaning for me

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Our thoughts create our reality. This isn’t a new concept for me… I’ve known this for many years but am living it now in an entirely different way. One of the things I started doing early on in this pandemic was limiting the amount of news and theories I’ve allowed into my space. Into my mind. My psyche. I do a once daily check-in to receive the latest news provincially and federally. So I am aware of what is happening within the communities closest to home. Outside of that I am RIDICULOUSLY selective with what I am allowing in, because I know how important my mental health is at this…

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Be gentle with yourself

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You do NOT need to do it all right now. Change the world. Learn a new skill. Pivot. Grow. Shift. I’ve talked with a lot of people this past week who are feeling the pressure… “Things are fine for me right now but I feel like I should be doing more” “I keep seeing everyone talk about how NOW is the time to make big moves and if I don’t I’m going to be left behind…” “I feel like I should be offering something else – something new – but I don’t even have time right now to think about it” Stop We are living in a world crisis right…

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The best advice I’ve heard yet…

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Oh boy is the advice flying around these days! It’s hard to know who to listen to and what is real. Especially challenging when we are running businesses in the midst of it all. I wanted to share with you some of the best advice I’ve heard so far these past few weeks. Be SELECTIVE in who you listen to. For the first time ever I’ve had to purposely stop my usual review and readings of my inbox and Facebook, simply because there is TOOOO MUCH advice going on right now. And I’ve found it exhausting. Everyone is wanting to give free stuff, free calls and all sorts of things…

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It’s time to shift – not shrink

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Let’s be clear – your clients need you more now than ever. We are all a little freaked out as we navigate these unprecedented times. You may be concerned for the health of your loved ones. You may be dealing with changes in schedule and kids now at home (our schools closed this weekend through to the fall, I’m right there with you). You may be worried about your own business. Your clients may be freaking out as well. In times of uncertainty it’s easy to shrink. To pull back. To think that the answer is to wait and see what happens. But business doesn’t stop. Things may change. What…

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CEO mode 

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There are two ways we can run our business: Solo mode CEO mode Solo mode is when we look at our business through the lens of ME “What do I want/ not want? What’s best for me?” CEO mode is when we look at our business as a separate entity. As something that stands on it’s own, separate from us. “What is best for the business? What does the business want/not want right now?” Depending on which lens we are looking through at the moment, the answers could be very different. You might think this is about the size of the business… a solopreneur is running in solo mode, and…

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