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Team & Hiring

When you are tired of hustling…

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When we start our business it’s all about the hustle… We hustle to get clients. Serve clients. Keep clients. It’s the hustle that brings in the money. BUT there comes a point where the hustle starts to work against you. Where working harder and harder actually stifles the flow of your income. The hustle stops working when your schedule is full. When you are so busy working with clients and juggling it all that you don’t have anything more to give… … and yet, our old habits kick in and we try to push through. To dig deep. To hustle harder. Only to find yourself overworked, exhausted and disillusioned with…

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CEO mode 

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There are two ways we can run our business: Solo mode CEO mode Solo mode is when we look at our business through the lens of ME “What do I want/ not want? What’s best for me?” CEO mode is when we look at our business as a separate entity. As something that stands on it’s own, separate from us. “What is best for the business? What does the business want/not want right now?” Depending on which lens we are looking through at the moment, the answers could be very different. You might think this is about the size of the business… a solopreneur is running in solo mode, and…

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My favorite bills to pay each month

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Yes, I’m one of those weirdos that likes paying her bills each month… (maybe it’s because I almost became an accountant after I got my business degree. 😉 My favorite – and highest – bills to pay each month are for my team. And I LOOOOOVE to pay those bills. Even on the months where money feels a bit tight or I could use it elsewhere. Here’s the thing – I made a decision in my business years ago that it would be not be just me running the show. I ran my business solo for many years. And truth be told I was pretty darn good at it. Figuring…

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What is the difference between an OBM and a COO/Integrator?

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The short answer is they can essentially be the same thing depending on the needs of the business (different titles are often used for similar roles). And there are a few key distinctions: The role of the OBM is to make sure the right things (planning), get done in the right way (systems), at the right time (project management) by the right people (team management). The specialty of this role is to navigate the early 6-7 figure journey for online/virtual based businesses. The COO/Integrator role generally brings a few more things into the mix, including responsibility for overall business strategy (how are we going to reach the vision?), HR, legal…

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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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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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