we need you 

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Don’t let anyone try to tell you that your calling is too small. That it should be some grandiose, “I want to be the next Oprah” kind of calling. That you should want to build an empire and make millions. That you should become “more like this person” and less like who you already are. That is some serious BS right there. Because callings come in all different shapes and sizes. The world needs visionaries & doers. Planners & leaders. Writers & speakers. Techies & artists. Designers & maintainers. Teachers & researchers. The world needs solopreneurs and entrepreneurs. It needs companies of one and companies of many. It needs those…

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celebrating 20 years in business

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I started my business in September of 1999. At the time I had no big plans. No big vision. Nor did I have any idea what I was getting myself into. 😉 I just said yes to a consulting gig that came my way and jumped in with both feet. And here I am 20 years later – a completely different person than I was in the beginning. I look back on these first 20 years as one of the greatest blessings of my life. Through my business I’ve learned who I am. I’ve owned my strengths – my gifts – and have seen where I’m trying to be something…

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The rule of 3

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It takes at least 3 times of ‘doing’ something before you get it right. Before you figure it out. Before the pieces come together. You need to work with at least 3 clients before you get clear on who your ideal client is (and isn’t!) Before you understand what you love to do most. You need to deliver that new package at least 3 times before you land on what exactly to include and what to charge for it. To find the stuff that’s missing, the things that take longer than you thought they would. You need to do that training program at least 3 times before you land on…

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too busy

4 questions to ask yourself when you are too busy

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“Help me Tina! I’m too busy and something needs to change…” I get it. Being too busy isn’t sustainable and doesn’t serve you or your clients. The good news? It’s fixable, so grab your to-do list and ask yourself the following questions. Question 1: Does this really need to be done? (If yes, now or later?) We often have things on our to-do lists that either: don’t need to be done at all – they are ideas, maybes or “wouldn’t it be nice ifs”. They are things we are thinking about, but that we haven’t actually made a firm decision on yet. Ideas are not to-dos – create a separate…

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results

When you aren’t getting the results you want

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“The best way to know what you are thinking is to look at your results” – Brooke Castillo Pause for a moment on that. If our thinking creates our results – then what are your results telling you about your thoughts?  If you think that you can’t find enough clients, then you won’t find enough clients. If you think that no one will pay your higher rates, then you will struggle to get to a yes with your higher rates. If you want to hire but secretly think that no one can do it as well as you, then you won’t find anyone who can do it as well as you….

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ostrich or control freak?

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When it comes to dealing with the stress of running a business, as entrepreneurs we will default into operating from one of 2 categories – Ostrich or Control Freak. If you are an Ostrich, you default into avoidance mode. When challenges arise you put your head in the sand and cross 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, you may hate it. So you tend to rely too much on other people for the answers and to do the work that needs to be done. You will hire and…

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