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“I can’t believe she didn’t hire me!” – Guest post by Lisa Crilley Mallis of Impactive Strategies

Recently while scrolling in Facebook, I noticed a post from a colleague who had just hired a coach – not just any coach, but one who does almost exactly the same work I do. My first thought? "I can't believe she didn't hire me!" My second thought? "I can't believe she didn't hire me!" And finally, I got that sick...

That ONE bad experience

A big part of keeping the strategy of speaking gigs running smoothly is to confirm (sometimes more than once) that you have ALL the right details for an event, time, date, venue (aka Zoom link), etc, etc.  And confirming is very simple… or at least it sounds that way.  The reality of it is you’re not dealing with a computer...

When it’s Taking Your Nights, Weekends and Sanity

It's Saturday night at 9:18pm. I'm typing this into my iPad on my kitchen counter because inspiration just struck. When you run your own business, it isn't orderly. It doesn't color inside the lines. It rarely runs to an exact timetable. Some days, it wants to be sluggish and lazy.Other times it wants your nights, your weekends and your sanity....

‘Tis the Season for Analysis Paralysis

I’ve been on an emotional roller coaster, trying to sort through an onslaught of thoughts… Be strategic. Be positive. Be real. Be heartfelt. Be transparent. Be direct. Wrap up deals. Wrap up presents. Lock down California. Cancel holiday plans. It’s the end of the year and I’m feeling tremendous pressure which turns into… Analysis paralysis. But right now I’m experiencing a moment...

I had the biggest AHA! moment yesterday.

Seriously. And I’m going to connect this AHA! with how the world has shifted and when I’m through well, I think it’s going to blow your mind. I mean, I hope it’s going to make you incredibly excited about some opportunities to grow your business that you maybe didn’t fully appreciate in the past. I know it can feel like...

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...