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Are you an Ostrich or a Control Freak?

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Originally posted on Jan 31st 2014 When it comes to running their business, Entrepreneurs will fall into one of 2 categories – Ostrich or Control Freak. This is especially important to understand when it comes to dealing with stress in the business (and growing a business is certainly stressful at times). If you are an Ostrich, you default into avoidance mode, putting your head in the sand and crossing your fingers, hoping that someone else will swoop in and save the day. Ostriches generally don’t like, or understand, the “behind the scenes” stuff in business. In fact, some of them may hate it. So they tend to rely too much…

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The 3 Ways You Can Pay your Team

By | Team & Hiring | 7 Comments

Originally posted on Feb. 4th 2016. Alright folks, this video is on the longer side… but it’s juicy stuff that I get asked about A LOT and I wanted to give you the goods. When it comes to hiring outsourced/virtual support – ie: a virtual assistant, online business manager or other get-it-done experts – should you pay by the hour? A package rate? And what’s up with this incentive stuff? There are 3 different ways you can be paying your team members, so let’s break them down here for you: By the hour – paying someone an hourly rate for the TIME it takes them to do the work. This…

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Overdelivering vs. Overcompensating

By | Success Mindset | 12 Comments

Originally posted on April 4, 2013.   Overdelivering is overrated in my opinion. This strategy of throwing in tons of bonuses and extra goodies for clients can actually set up some really skewed expectations that can ultimately get in the way of serving your clients. How do you know if you are overdelivering or if you are overcompensating? There is actually a very simple “test”… Does it come from a place of joy or a place of fear? Overdelivering comes from a place of joy – you know you are already providing great value to your clients and you want to give them something extra. For example, I love to…

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3 Paths to Creating New Revenue Streams

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Originally published March 2014 Curious what kind of revenue streams could be created from what you do already? Let’s look at how you can leverage your talent, experience and desire into your next level of success. Want to learn more about how to ‘clone yourself’ via the Team-Based Business Model? Join us for a free training: The 3 Biggest Mistakes Team-Based Business Owners Make That Keep Them Struggling to Find  the Right People and Make a Profit  

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Do You Have a Sales or a Business Model Problem?

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Originally published June 2014 If you aren’t making enough money in your business, it’s easy to think it’s a sales issue right? Maybe not… as I share in this week’s video. ** Not sure which business model is best for you? ** Sign up here for our the 7 Best Business Models webinar ** Curious about creating a Certification or Licensing program? ** Sign up here for the Inside Scoop on Creating Certification & Licensing Programs webinar

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Stop Trying & Start Experimenting

By | Success Mindset | 9 Comments

Originally published April 2013 I was at Andrea Lee’s Midas Camp recently and was reminded of something that I had forgotten: “Business is an experiment.” As soon as Andrea said that I felt a visceral weight lift off my shoulders, because I had been doing the exact opposite – trying SO darn hard vs. taking an experimental approach. So what’s the difference? There are a few keys things: Trying is really hard work – it usually comes from a place of needing to prove something to yourself and/or those around you and that is very tiring! Experimenting comes from a place of service and is much lighter and enjoyable. Even…

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3 Things You Should Never Delegate

By | Team & Hiring | 4 Comments

Originally posted on October 17th, 2013. 3 Things You Should Never Delegate As entrepreneurs we know we need to delegate right? Otherwise we run the risk of trying to do it all, working 24/7, doing stuff we hate to do and driving ourselves (and potentially the people around us) nutty in the process. I’m a fan of getting as much as possible off your plate, but there are 3 things that you should NOT delegate if you want to ensure your business success. 1) Driving your Sales & Marketing Strategy Note that I said “driving” and not “doing.” This isn’t to say that you can’t get help with your sales & marketing efforts, however…

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Fix or Fire?

By | Team & Hiring | 5 Comments

Originally posted on August 15th, 2014. How do you know when to fix something vs. fire the person? Problems will always arise from time to time in our working relationships, the key is to make sure that you don’t let them drag on too long. There is a strategy that I like to use when it comes to knowing if something is fixable or if it’s time to let someone go…

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Is your business in reactive or proactive mode?

By | Success Mindset | 7 Comments

Originally posted December 2012 One way will suck the life out of you and the other will give you freedom + money (woo hoo!) Would love to hear your thoughts – be sure to post them here, k? Do you check your email as soon as you wake up in the morning?  Do you feel lost if you’re not able to check your email?  Check out my ‘Take Back Your Weekends Manifesto’, take back your life and stop working all the time! Yes, Please Help Me Stop Working Weekends!

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