The times things haven’t worked out with a client? Easy. It’s those times I over-rode Love to get to Money. And seriously, people, that never works out for me. Why Love is the secret ingredient in my, and your, success.
One of the most challenging parts of owning your own business, imo: how it's entirely up to you to figure out your next move, what the priority is. Which is why I try to stay super-suspicious of my To Do list. Busy is easy. Bossy is what counts.
Are you maybe feeling like you need to rush-rush-rush, roll out new programs every week, triple your mailing list, double your income TODAY? Yeah, me too. But here's the truth: things. take. time. Let them.
In which I make a concerted nerdy effort to study confidence after breaking mine, along with two bones in my body in the span of a month. Where does confidence come from? How can I make more?
You know that expression, "Don't put all your eggs in one basket?" Well, now that I actually have chickens of my own, I got to wondering: what if that's utter nonsense?
A client asked the other day, How do I go from charging $125/hour to charging $200/hour? This is such a common question, right? You've probably asked it at some point, too.
Twenty six days to go until the end of the first quarter of 2017. Here's what I've done so far toward my three big goals, and what I plan to accomplish by 3/31. What about you?
That thing you made that nobody's buying: is that making you feel like you failed? Hang on. What if that's just impatience F'ing with you?
On Presidents’ Day weekend, thinking about the nature of being President, what it means, especially now, and what it means for YOU in the life you're President of.
Three years ago I liberated myself from a job that was making me miserable every which way. With no plan. No. Plan. And the result?
Are you still in the dark about your numbers even though you've been paying somebody to do your books? Um, might be time to fire your bookkeeper.
Avoiding things that we don't enjoy, that make us feel bad or lacking, may be totally normal. But when it comes to $$ and our businesses, that avoidance is often the difference between surviving and thriving.
Now that I know my Why, the Why of Do Your Thing, I know why I'm so serious about my work. It's nothing less than changing the world, people.
Yes, gathering testimonials systematically is a great practice for marketing purposes. AND ALSO: they can sure help to drown out that negative self-chatter.
Woah, if your word is your wand, then what wand are you waving over this new year? What I learned from my 2016 word, and why 2017 is different in a big way.
Sure, I was probs a little loony to sign up for a 4-hour webinar without knowing quite exactly what I was in for, but right now, that may be just the fuel we need. Trust. Lift each other up.
My little round-up post of the fabulous third year of Quickbooks Connect! You won't even believe the list of speakers. Get there next year. You don't want to miss this party!
What if what we think of as our F.U. Price -- you know, that inflated price we charge clients we're not crazy about for work we're not that into -- is really the Right Price? Woah, what could that mean for your life?
Why should we separate things into tidy little boxes, the personal, the private? This week I'm on Cloud 9, making no such distinctions.
I admit it: I resisted full implementation of the Profit First methodology in my business, but now that I've taken the plunge, I see it's nothing short of total financial revolution. Oh, hells yeah!
Last weekend I accomplished a goal I’d been working toward for 8 months. Eight months!! And then, not long afterward, this thought: now what?
Yesterday, the day I bought a $500 handbag, I said these words, As of today, I’m officially done with shitty stuff. Bye-bye, sorry-ass torn tote bag. We're through.
Have questions about pricing? You're not alone. Not by a long shot. Better news: there's a pretty simple answer to almost every single question about pricing.
The truth is that I LOVE RULES, but not all rules. I love grammar and morphology + the rules I make for myself. And making your own rules, I suppose, does a rebel make.
When you think of your money, do you have the same reaction my friend had, that her money is a dirty, hairy rat? This is why it's so helpful to review your numbers on the regular, to make friends with the rat.
Who knew taking a chance on a new planner this year would actually change my entire business? Here's how a pretty basic tool set some big wheels in motion.
The trick with pricing, as with so much else in life and business, is that there is no goddess/god/guru on high ready to just give you the right answer. You actually get to figure this out on your own, which is why starting from YES is particularly valuable.