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Business Lesson from a Workout FAIL

Several years ago I hired a personal trainer to help kickstart some New Year’s Resolutions. I showed up in the early morning hours hopeful and ready to kick some ass. 10 minutes later, I was ready to pass out and throw up. I wasn’t that out of shape, and my trainer hadn’t pushed me that hard. What happened? After a...

[Guest Post] Lessons learned from the 2008 Global Financial Crisis – and How They Apply Today

Contributed by: Jane Garee, Sales Strategist I knew the world economic free fall of 2008 would come back to haunt me but I am more grateful for it than I can say. In 2008, I was in the thick of the financial meltdown.  I was enjoying a successful career as a mortgage broker, in south Florida, and between the warm...

Why Pivoting Might be the Wrong Move

“Pivot” is so overused it doesn’t even ping your radar anymore. Am I right? Well, I’ve got news for you… “pivoting” may not mean what you think it means AND it’s not always the best way to navigate this crisis. In an attempt to clear up assumptions and shine a light on all the great options to keep the momentum...

The 5 Phases We’re All Going Through Right Now

It’s been amazing and awful to cycle through being scared then creative then challenged then connected… and back around to scared again. This rapid-fire cycling has made me SO much more intentional about getting support and connection from my community (the Watch Us Thrive calls are the best example of this)! Through these connections, I noticed a very consistent pattern:...

Run Your Damn Business

I am SO turned off by opportunism being passed off as “service” that I actually stopped marketing my business. But... The income of my household depends on my business, so I'm not really in a position to NOT promote my business. After a long week of ping-ponging between crying and laughing and paralysis and singing “I Will Survive”… I wrote myself a letter. Dear...

My FB Post that Surprised You

Many people were shocked that I ever feel this way. Doubtful. Self-judging. Worried. Days like this happen to all of us when we stretch beyond our comfort zones. These days aren’t fatal. But they aren’t any fun either. My “stretch” includes a rebrand and new website, and investing massively in my business. My workload is temporarily huge and overwhelming. In...

[Guest Post] Ultimately the Analogy Falls Short for Me

I decided my word of the year would be failure. I kept fairly quiet about it because, who does that? It’s a funny thing. Kind of like when you decide to buy a Honda Accord in Lunar Silver Metallic, and you start seeing Honda Accords in Lunar Silver Metallic everywhere. A friend posted her word of the year in our...

Tips to Successfully Explore the World Through Work-Away Travel

Work-away trips are a fantastic thing: running your business while traveling.  Last year I tried it myself for the very first time by staying in Prague, Czechia for a month. This trip was different from past travel in both its extended duration and for the combination of work and pleasure.  Because it was my first time doing this, I learned...

The 3 Ways to Run Your Business While You’re Away

I meet business owners all the time who share my love of travel. And then there are those who – burned out by corporate road warrior days – shudder when they think of traveling. What I realized is that “travel” can’t be used as a one-size-fits-all description. You’re familiar with vacation and business travel, but there’s also work-away travel, which...

Prague Blog, Part 2: The Big Aha

Here's the aha: I've been exhausting myself aiming for huge goals that I don't care about. During my month in Prague, I read the book The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fig* by Mark Manson. The timing of the book was excellent because I was pretty worn out by navigating in a foreign country and my defenses were down....

Better Results from 3 Hip-hop Inspired Questions

I really, really want to be a great hip hop dancer. I want to look cool. I want to be edgy and badass. I want to wow you and show you that this 48-year-old can really get DOWN with her bad self. So I took a class or two and then learned a routine on YouTube. Then learned another routine...

Do you excel at limiting yourself?

Please welcome Adam Cravets as my guest blogger. Are you a champion at limiting yourself? What's your threshold? Would you be able to look yourself in the mirror if you said “I can’t complete my day because I can’t find a pen to write my to-do list with?” Here's another excuse: “I can’t complete my day because I can’t find...