What happens when you accomplish a goal you’ve had for such a long time, when you hit that mark you’ve been aiming at for years? YESSS, awesome, and then, oh dear, everything changes.
Selling my services by the hour got me started. It taught me that people would buy from me, that I could start a business. What else it taught me? That I’m not in the business of selling elapsed time. Neither are you.
What got you here is great, but ain’t necessarily (and you know it) what you need to do to keep moving forward. Maybe it’s time to get off the horse.
Does your pricing suffer from this fatal flaw? Welcome to what so many of us do when we first start pricing our work. Good news: math is not the answer. :)
Trees talk, share resources, help each other in ways we’ve only just begun to understand, to the benefit of the forest. You and I are not so different. Not so different at all.
Biggest lesson from my last half-marathon? Something I already knew, but needed to remember. Ain’t no magic without work, in running or in business.
Want to know how to freak out an introvert? Show her her calendar for a summer weekend and watch her spiral into quiet despair. ;>
OK, so maybe you don’t have shareholders in the traditional sense – i.e., actual owners of shares in your business – but you still have shareholders, people who are counting on you to succeed: clients, family, community. When it comes to how your business is doing, what are you gonna tell them?
Funny how things converge – how an experience on a run, and then a friend’s post about drumming – can both be whispering the same message: push past the limits you place on yourself.
Oh, but I’ve been hearing from a lot of discouraged entrepreneurs lately, feeling like they’ve been pushing and trying and not sure and maybe they should give up. Hang on, darlings: the flowers have a thing or two to say about that.
At the beginning of our businesses, there’s a mistake so many of us make that can hobble us for ages. Unwinding it starts with a little story about a can opener. ;>
It’s been a gradual stripping away along this entrepreneurial journey, and now I get it, the most valuable thing I sell.
Sales page not moving your offer or product the way you imagined? Don’t be so quick to blame your price. Maybe it’s really your So What.
The reason I’m bad at bowling has nothing to do with fate. Also file under: another wise thing my husband said.
In which I realize that I don’t care about vision boards. Anyway, who says I have to?
Hey month of April? I’m sorry I talked shit about you. Really. You were amazing. Now that a run set me straight.
When is a hamper more than a hamper? When it not only does its job with a certain panache, but also lets you see how scarcity still blocks your joy.
Just when I was starting to think I needed separate social accounts for life and business, my buddies set me straight. No separation. That’s real success.
Woah, the entrepreneur life can be intense. Here’s how an analog old-school tool keeps me calm and clear in the driver’s seat.
When things get tough, when things get scary, it’s amazing what a little oxygen can do. Courage is as close as your next breath.
In which a noisy parrot totally breaks my concentration and then manages to teach me such a crucial business lesson.
As entrepreneurs we can get so used to Hustling that we just assume it’s just part of the work we’re engaged in. But what if it’s not? What if it’s just so much static on the line?
Pushback on price from a client? That’s a good thing. Because you are not for everyone.
There will come those times when you think, I can’t. When nothing goes according to plan, and you’re aghast and breathless and you think, Oh hell no. Do it anyway.
On the fourth anniversary of my business’s founding, I’m reminded to celebrate my wins, drink champagne, eat cake. :)
Now that I’m basically writing job descriptions for people to come on board and help me scale this biz, I realized → I need a job description, too. As CEO, what’s my responsibility? What’s yours?
How much faster could we get to our goal if we brought others on to help us, if we just traded dollars for Done?
When one’s pretty well-laid plans for 2018 go out the window in the very first month of the year, well, that’s a good thing.
Want to really get a grip on your Hustle-to-Chill Ratio? Grab a hold of how you spend your time. Set a timer on what you do, and break up with Inbox Zero.
How falling into a multi-day funk led me to what this year is really about for me. How the work feels matters, so why shouldn’t it feel exactly how you want?