General Biz

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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my 3 favorite things to do in the summer

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Ahhhh yes… summer. This is the last week of school for my girls so our summer ‘season’ officially starts this Friday. There are 3 things I like to focus on during this time of year as I juggle family time and down time with the ongoing needs of the business. 1) Catch Up – this is a great time to year to catch up on all the little (and sometimes big!) things that have been hanging out on our to-do lists. I like to start with the oldest stuff on my list and work my way backwards…. I either get it done, or let it go. My goal is to start…

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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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successful marketing

the secret to successful marketing

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I wouldn’t call it a secret per se, but it certainly is true. If you want to be successful in your marketing efforts you need one thing: CONSISTENCY Consistency in how often you show up – successful marketing starts with showing up on a regular basis. Be it a weekly podcast. Thrice weekly articles. Daily posts or whatever you decide. If you are sporadic in your marketing efforts, you will get sporadic results. Consistency in what you say – know your ideal client and how you can serve them, and build all of your marketing around this ONE thing. Confusing messages send mixed signals to the point where people may…

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