Since many of us were small, we were told to “shine your light”–you remember, the “go make friends”. Now, as adults, we may or may not realize why it’s important to shine our light in business. Do you remember singing the song, “This Little Light of Mine, I’m Gonna Let it Shine!” as a kid? […]READ MORE
If you are looking to overcome your business fears, then possibly you should do something that scares you! Doesn’t this seem oxymoronic? Yet, it has been encouraged, over and over. “Do one thing every day that scares you.” Eleanor Roosevelt Your comfort zone. It’s a great place. You’ve decorated it nicely. You’re used to it. […]READ MORE
Improving work routines sounds easy, but do you know over 40% of the “decisions” we make every day aren’t really decisions? They’re habits. What is a habit? We may think that we are making hundreds of decisions a day, but we are actually just doing exactly what we’ve done before. We use very little thought, […]READ MORE
Have you ever entered a raffle and read on the ticket these words: YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN?
Won’t it be great to win in a raffle by just “being present”?
Having your own business is very much the same. You must be “present” in every way in order to succeed. For example…READ MORE
I read a great phrase the other day: “Perfect is the enemy of done.” Truer a word was never spoken. My husband Tim, who is a writer, likes to say, “Don’t get it right, get it written.” But it is so tempting to fiddle. You know what I mean. Endless tweaking and futzing with your […]READ MORE
I like to do research, get lots of information, and know all my options before I make a decision. I tend to have what’s called a “cognitive” style of working. The problem though, is that I sometimes get trapped in the Paralysis of Analysis. That’s when you get caught in a loop between researching all […]READ MORE
It was 1985 when Sally Field gushed that memorable phrase to the star-studded audience at the Academy Awards. Afterward, she had to endure countless jokes about her proclamation. Poor Sally. Although she was accused of being insecure (and worse), the only “faux pas” she actually committed was to transparently voice the exact feeling that almost […]READ MORE
They call it the comfort zone, but it’s not really all that comfortable when it comes right down to it. It’s like a sad old bed with a well-worn “me-shaped” rut gouged into it. Or a ragged old suit that really doesn’t fit that well and is beginning to get threadbare. Okay, enough metaphors. The […]READ MORE
When starting a service-based business, especially coaching and consulting, there is a tendency to keep things under the radar so that you won’t make any mistakes in front of a big audience. The problem is, that in order to compete in today’s marketplace you need to stand out and get noticed. Perhaps you have a […]READ MORE
They say, “good fences make good neighbors.” And good boundaries cultivate good relationships. But sometimes even the most evolved, grounded, and conscious of us can have difficulty holding our healthy boundaries. It is so easy to get caught up in other people’s dramas, problems, and skirmishes, and “blow apart” your own very necessary personal and […]READ MORE