” I found the courage and strength to make important changes and decisions so that I can simply be a better, truer version of myself.”
How Shame Shapes Success “Shame is a soul-eating emotion.” – Carl Jung Shame. It’s a universal phenomenon; we all experience it at times. It can keep us chasing perfectionism, spinning in imposter syndrome, and sprinting into lockdown mode. Recall a time when you...read more
Shoulding & Business Strategy Strategy. It’s how we intentionally achieve what we desire, with more clarity and less effort. Shoulding. Let’s admit, shoulding all over ourselves as we move towards what we desire is not only NOT working, it creates roadblocks and...read more
Boundaries, Balance, & Business Bliss “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom." -Victor Frankl ~~~ Boundaries are the foundation, the underpinning, to the...read more
Breaking Plates & Establishing Priorities “Fitting in is the greatest barrier to belonging.” – Brene Brown Brene Brown's quote jolted me awake as I was leisurely sipping my coffee and enjoying my morning reading a few weeks ago. It stopped me mid slurp and...read more
Joy Happiness Fulfillment As business owners, we’re often seeking more of each (and money as well, but that tends to be a result of creating a life full of joy, happiness, and fulfillment, not the cause). In last week's blog, I shared studies on the importance of...read more
Self-Care Improves Your Bottom Line One of the things I often hear from women about their self-care is: “Someday I’ll schedule time for self-care, but right now I have to...” Finish this proposal Get back to a client Post on social media Write a blog Do laundry Get to...read more
Work-Life Balance: Vision Required 1,800,000,000 That's the number of results that come up when I Googled Work-Life Balance. Dayyy-yum. Clearly, A LOT of people are working on their Work-Life Balance. How about you? Have you ever searched Google for some...read more
Knowing Your Values As Oscar Hammerstein II wrote in the musical South Pacific: “You got to have a dream. If you don’t have a dream, how you gonna have a dream come true?” In my last blog, I shared three tips to help you with your priority management so that you can...read more
Time Management As a business strategist, one of the struggles I hear most often is the topic of time management. Has this statement ever rolled off your lips? "I need to be better at time management." Here's the thing, time management isn't the issue. It's your...read more
Creating a High-Performance Team If you lead a team, are a part of a team, or want to increase your personal performance, here are the 5-main areas I’ve learned as a 27-year, five-time business owner that support us in working collaboratively, finding our...read more
Fear of Failure As a business strategist for entrepreneurs and business owners, one thing I frequently see is: Our fear of failure is creating what we’re trying so desperately to avoid, failure itself. I know this through experience. I see this with my clients. I hear...read more
Mindset Reset Ever get ‘hooked’ by what other people think? Maybe you have a great idea for your business (or personal life…) but just can’t seem to implement it because you’re focused on the reaction or opinion of others? As a 27-year entrepreneur, it’s something...read more
Alignment Invites Flow I recently spent some time in Maine celebrating the 35th anniversary of my family’s bakery and restaurant. Such a great time and what an amazing turnout- over 250 people came to celebrate with us! It was an honor to listen to everyone tell...read more
Do you get stressed out about managing your time and getting everything done (work-wise and life-wise) during the busy holiday season? I know I have over the years. Stress is like a sponge (especially during the holidays) - it sucks the joy out of our day … if you...read more
Boundaries Without Apology Boundaries. Everyone has their own opinion, experience, take on them. A boundary is not a bad thing. It’s not evil. Having healthy boundaries doesn’t make us aggressive. Boundaries don’t make us rigid or unapproachable. I wrote about...read more
Hiring a first team member or expanding your team can bring a boost to your revenue and help you make more money ongoing. But the decision to hire takes time and processing. In my work as a business strategist, I help entrepreneurs examine what’s working and what...read more
When entrepreneurs get caught in the comparison game, there is a choice. Sit there, stuck, and wallow in it or take action. Why is Their Grass Greener? As an entrepreneur, do you ever secretly wonder if you have what it takes …and all the other entrepreneurs know...read more
Too busy working IN your business to slow down and work ON it? Hell, that's like flying down the highway at mock speed with no time to stop for gas. Doesn't sound very productive when I put it that way, does it? I know, I know, it goes completely against the grain of...read more
'I am SO done with the amount of work I'm doing'. Ever been there? Said that? FELT that? Most entrepreneurs have at some point in their business. It's not a fun space to be in. Especially when all the hours you're putting in aren't moving the dial on your business....read more
Many of the entrepreneurs I know would give a resounding “yes” to that question! Maybe you would too. By the end of this blog post you might not feel so strongly about it, though. My private one-on-one work with clients always begins with getting them in touch with...read more
Do you set goals for yourself, work your tail off, push through the struggle, then simply give yourself a little nod (if that) when you’ve hit your target instead of celebrating your success? In talking with women, I’m hearing this is an all too common theme. We set...read more
Do you ever feel like you're running all week long but when Friday arrives you haven't accomplished even half of your to-do list...and you're not quite sure what it is you did all week? Are there times you’re so darn busy getting things done, you don’t even see what...read more
I've been talking with a lot of women lately about their vision for their business and what their long term goals are... and the answer I've been getting more often than not is, 'I don't know'. As a business strategist, one of the first questions I ask is "what are...read more
Having a clear VISION for what we want our Business AND Lifestyle to ‘look like’ (because they are not mutually exclusive) is the key in achieving our goals. It truly is the magnetic pull that creates a resistance to not be moving towards our dreams. Without a vision...read more
What comes up for you when you hear the word structure? Does it give you a warm fuzzy feeling? Maybe you bristle and want to run the other way? Is the first word that comes to mind freedom? Probably not. When I say the word structure to my clients, they almost...read more
Procrastination. Have you ever had days where you just can’t seem to get out of your own way? You’ve got a mile long to do list (one that you keep adding to each day, ugh), but everything else seems so much more important to get to instead of the things that actually...read more
As we start a New Year, and reflect on the previous year, how has the past 12 months been for you, successful? Did you reach your goals? Did you fall short? Did you have goals, and did you write them down? As Benjamin Franklin said: I agree 100% with ole Ben. Many...read more
Mindset and self-doubt impact our success in business and in life. We know this and yet, we allow self-doubt and other barriers to find their way into our thinking. Do you ever get caught up with being overly concerned of what others think? Do you alter who you are,...read more
Anger. It’s a part of life. It’s a part of business. Yet, many of us seem to have difficulty with it. Acknowledging it. Expressing it. Even simply allowing ourselves to feel it. We’ve been taught over the years that anger isn’t pretty. It isn’t feminine. That we’re...read more
Discipline, specifically self-discipline is a critical component to a successful and satisfying business. In fact, it was the underlying theme in response to a question I posed in a recent email asking women about their biggest challenge at the moment. Almost everyone...read more
Everyone knows that to grow a business, a strong marketing plan is so important and part of a strong marketing plan includes social media and that may mean live streaming on Facebook Live. Well, for me, this was a big pill to swallow … realizing I needed to take a bit...read more
Without mindset and compassion, even simple tasks never seem to get done, both in life and in business. How fascinating is it when we can know exactly what to do and yet, it remains undone. We know that to lose weight we need to burn more calories than we consume, yet...read more
Boundaries. They’re critical in business and in life. Why is it when we talk about setting and having healthy boundaries it makes people so uncomfortable … as if boundaries are a bad thing that only abrasive and self-centered people allow themselves to have? Having...read more
A work/life balance is something many of my private coaching clients strive for. Work/Life balance—it’s tricky. Actually, I’d say it’s bullshit if I’m being completely honest. The concept of balance, in general, is ok, but balance isn’t always 50/50; in fact, it...read more
To be successful in both business and life, often the key is below the surface and we need to discover it to open the door on all that we desire. “What’s your passion—your why?” This is a question I ask women often. And it’s one of the most difficult questions for us...read more
Many of us are familiar with our Inner Critic, (I share more about that here ) but did you know that often, right alongside her is an Inner Good Girl and she can wreak just as much, if not more, havoc? Meet GG. She’s my Inner Good Girl, and, damn, she gets a hold of...read more
The “Inner Critic” voice that lives inside and gets louder, often as we come closer to our dreams, can either hinder us or help us grow our business. In my work as a coach, I’ve often come up against my own inner critic and help other women entrepreneurs understand...read more
If you live your life from the perspective of fear, you don’t dare to push your boundaries. You stay with comfortable. Most people want more but their fear stops them from going for it. They don’t want to look stupid, or fail or make a fool of themselves. But if we...read more
How Do you Define Yourself? We act consistent with who we believe we are. For example, if you are an Olympic athlete you do everything possible to stay consistent with that identity…you live into that belief. You get up in the morning, you train, you eat healthy,...read more
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