Get FREE tips to create the business you really want

The Worst Business Advice I’ve Ever Heard

Thumbnail image for The Worst Business Advice I’ve Ever Heard

One of the phrases that I heard over and over during my early days as a life coach was this: If it doesn’t feel good, don’t do it. I understand that those who preach this are well-intended. They really do want the best for you and your business. But it’s honestly the WORST BUSINESS ADVICE [...]

10 comments READ FULL STORY →

The Thing You Must Do to Grow Your Business

Thumbnail image for The Thing You Must Do to Grow Your Business

If you’ve been here for awhile, you likely know that I have chronic Lyme disease. Although I have been fortunate that it hasn’t impacted my life to the degree that many have experienced, I nonetheless have much less energy, stamina, and overall vitality than I used to, among numerous other challenging symptoms. This has caused [...]

15 comments READ FULL STORY →

6 Figure Success: Where to Start When You’re Just Starting

Thumbnail image for 6 Figure Success: Where to Start When You’re Just Starting

One of the biggest mistakes I made when I first launched my coaching business was trying to figure out how to replace my corporate income. Yes, you read that right. Trying to figure out how to make the money I needed to quit my job was one of the biggest mistakes I made. I realize [...]

20 comments READ FULL STORY →

The Surprising Business Model Idea: Predictably Boring vs Big Drama

Thumbnail image for The Surprising Business Model Idea: Predictably Boring vs Big Drama

In the online business world, there are generally two models people follow. One involves big drama (huge wins and epic fails); the other is predictably boring (and just like it sounds). To a novice eye, big drama is flashy and exciting. It wows us. When others have the huge wins, it makes us jealous. When [...]

53 comments READ FULL STORY →

Have You Been Sold a Load of Crap?

Thumbnail image for Have You Been Sold a Load of Crap?

When I was a new coach, I heard lots of things about the way building a business should be. Things like: If you coach, they will come. Do what you love and the money will follow. If it doesn’t feel good, don’t do it. Although those who shared these rules with me had the best [...]

22 comments READ FULL STORY →

The Wrong Way to Set Goals

Thumbnail image for The Wrong Way to Set Goals

Most business owners I know love to set goals, both when they’re just starting out and as they gain more experience. The problem is that if you set goals the wrong way, you’ll end up disappointed, frustrated, and wondering why your big, beautiful dreams didn’t come true. If you do it the right way, you’ll [...]

13 comments READ FULL STORY →

Raise The Bar: Get Real About Money

Thumbnail image for Raise The Bar: Get Real About Money

Last week you got smart and raised the bar in your business, separating your business and personal finances. This week, we’re going to raise the bar once more and get really honest about money. Pull on your big girl (or boy) pants for this one, especially if you tend to shy away from numbers, money, [...]

14 comments READ FULL STORY →

Raise The Bar: In a Money Mess? Start Here

Thumbnail image for Raise The Bar: In a Money Mess? Start Here

Last week I began a new series called RAISE THE BAR, encouraging you to up-level your business and show up as the professional you are. I talked about the all-too-common new business stressor: the cost of taking credit cards and how to deal with it. This week I want to encourage you to raise the [...]

20 comments READ FULL STORY →

Raise the Bar: Stop Worrying About This Right Now

Thumbnail image for Raise the Bar: Stop Worrying About This Right Now

Today I’m starting a new series called RAISE THE BAR, where I’m sharing simple things you can do to raise the bar in your own business. After working in the online world for five years, I hear a lot of the same worries, fears, and complaints over and over. Many of them, with experience and [...]

25 comments READ FULL STORY →

How Many Failures Can One Woman Survive? You’d Be Surprised (aka, I Eff’d Up, Part 2)

Thumbnail image for How Many Failures Can One Woman Survive? You’d Be Surprised (aka, I Eff’d Up, Part 2)

Last week I shared with you more details of my entrepreneurial story than I’ve ever before shared publicly. You learned that my first half-year in business I only made $830 but spent $23,026.81 to get there. You learned that my first business actually failed! And that when I stopped focusing on income and started playing [...]

38 comments READ FULL STORY →