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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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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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7 signs that you are a strong leader

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If you’ve ever wondered how strong your leadership is – look to your team. They are a reflection of how effective we are as leaders, and can also show us where we need to step it up! Here are 7 things to look for in your team to see where/how strong your leadership is: They hold themselves accountable and get stuff done with minimal ‘chasing’. They are clear on their role and ‘stay in their lane’. They care about your clients, about the business and about each other. They are always looking for ways to improve how things are being done and freely share their ideas. They are willing to…

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it takes time

It takes time

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Let’s be clear… it takes time. Despite what you see online when someone is sharing how they ‘made 3 gazillion dollars in 30 days’. Despite what you expect of yourself when you look in the mirror and wonder why things aren’t moving as fast as you thought they would (and then wonder what is wrong with you or what you are missing…. ugh) Despite what that coach/trainer/consultant may have promised would happen when you followed just ‘7 steps to making moola in your sleep’ Despite what you might think – or hope – success takes time. Probably more time than you wish it would. A flower doesn’t spring up the…

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letting go of a long term client

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We had this question posted in our Certified OBM Facebook group the other day: “When do you know it’s time to move on from a client?” People come into our lives for a reason, season or a lifetime. The same is true with clients. We may work with a client for a ‘reason’ – a specific project or objective that has an end date in place right from the start. We may work with clients for a ‘season’ – ongoing support without a planned end date. And outside of being an owner (or partner) in a business, it’s rare that you would have a lifetime commitment to a client. 😉…

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