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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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The rise of the intrapreneur (part 2)

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This is part two of an article I shared last week re: the rise of the intrapreneur. (You can read the first article here if you missed it.) There are 3 shifts to be made as we come together in this new way of working. But first I want to clarify one thing. Intrapreneur is a MINDSET – not a role. There are many different roles that an intrapreneur can play in a business. They might be tech focused or marketing focused. They might be coming in to manage projects or make sales. One of the key distinctions of an intrapreneur is that they OWN their expertise, and are clear…

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The rise of the intrapreneur

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I was talking with a friend recently about a role she was struggling to fill on her team. “I’ve tried a few people already in this role and it hasn’t worked. You know who I really want? Someone who is tired of running their own business and wants to work with someone else… I feel like they would get it and have the drive I’m looking for.” On the other side of the coin, I have another friend who has owned and run successful businesses for over 20 years and decided to temporarily shut down her business a couple of years ago to take a sabbatical. In her words “I…

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#TeamTalk Live – Join me?

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Team is the lifeblood of any growing business. When everything is working with our team it’s dreamy. And when it’s not working it sucks! For you and for them. I’m feeling rather passionate about team leadership these days and am doing a series of Facebook Lives to answer the most common questions I get around team and leadership. Would LOVE to have you join me if this tickles your fancy – CLICK HERE to like my Facebook page and get notified when we go live each day. You can also click the links below to set a reminder for that specific topic or to take you direct to the video…

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My (slightly unusual) perspective on being a good team leader…

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My goal as a leader of my team is simple – I want to be their favorite client. I work with a team of contractors (not employees) so I am not their boss – I’m their client. And if I am their favorite client I know I’m on the right track. I know that I’m treating them well. I know that they are getting to do work they enjoy and have opportunities they may not find elsewhere. I know that I’m respecting their time and not asking for unrealistic deadlines and last minute tasks. I know that I’m paying them well for what they bring to the table. I know…

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We all fail more than we succeed

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We all fail way more than we succeed – we just don’t talk about it. And we are paying the price for it. We look around and see everyone else succeed and wonder where we went wrong. And after repeated failures, we wonder what is wrong with us. We suffer in silence – afraid that if we share our failures people would think less of us. Clients would be turned off and not want to work with us. We stall – wanting to succeed but equally as afraid of making another mistake. So we do nothing and stay stuck where we are. And yet – it is our failures that…

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Business advice from Stephen King?

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Love this! I (perma) borrowed* a copy of the book On Writing by Stephen King from my friend Mike this weekend… such a great read! Even if you aren’t a writer or a fan of his books, what he shares can be applied to so many areas of business. One of my favs is the fact that he doesn’t actually know what his books will be about before he writes them. Say what?!  He comes up with an idea or a scenario and then starts writing to see what will happen. He is just as surprised and intrigued writing the story as we are reading it. <— wow! I’ve heard…

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