Strategy or Mindset – what matters more?

We need both strategy & mindset to be successful in business: Strategy is the outer game of success - what is the best way to accomplish our business goals? How are we going to get from A to B to C? It's the tactical, practical side of things. Mindset is the inner...

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Misconceptions about freedom in business

There are two competing views about freedom. On one end is the soloprenuer - the person who does all the work themselves. If they don't show up work doesn't get done. On the other end is the owner who has structured a business that runs and grows without them. They...

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Being overly independent (a lesson from my divorce)

It's been 8 years since my divorce. I remember that one of my biggest fears during that time was: "Can I make it on my own as a business owner?" I started my business in 1999 and got married in 2001. While I was married my business contributed to our household income...

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Choose your challenge

Part of the decision when considering what to offer is: "What kind of challenge do I want to build into my business?" Do you prefer a CAPACITY challenge or a MARKETING challenge? When we are a service provider - OBM, VA, agency, etc - we inherently have more of a...

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Fear in disguise (Part 3)

We've talked about how fear is normal - expected! - on the path to creating more of what we want in life. And we've also talked about strategies to start befriending your fear. Now I want to dive into the sneakiest aspect of fear, and why it is so easy for fear to...

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Befriending your fear (part 2)

In my last article we talked about how fear isn't something to fear (haha). Rather, its a normal part of the growth process and is often a strong indicator that we are on the right track. When we befriend our fear - instead of resist it - then our fear can actually...

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Befriending your fear (say what?)

Oh the amount of time I've spent over the years trying to run away from fear. Thinking that it was 'wrong' and that if I was going to be successful I needed to first get rid of my fear. I would do all kinds of things to avoid my fear - stuff it down, distract myself,...

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Your calendar doesn’t lie…

I remember a mentor of mine saying this during a mastermind meeting years ago: "Show me anyone's calendar and I call tell you exactly how successful that person is" It was a real HMMMM moment for me... what was my calendar saying about my success? Put simply - what he...

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The Management Trap

Yes, it's important to hire. Yes, it's important to delegate. Yes, team makes all things possible. BUT there is something that many business owners aren't prepared for when they start hiring. The management trap. Let's first dig in and define what management is....

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