I love Thanksgiving. It's my favorite holiday. Family, food, friends and football thrown in for good measure. But I digress. What I REALLY like about Thanksgiving is it's about giving thanks. And I think gratitude is one of the most powerful emotions out there. Why is it so powerful? Because it has the capacity to change your life. Like every entrepreneur, over the … [Read more...] about 3 Ways Gratitude Can Grow Your Business
According to one definition of “creativity,” creative people will look at the same thing everyone else does, yet see something completely different. But what happens when creatives run into roadblocks? It’s sure to happen, as it does with everyone. Maybe it's just not possible to see something different. Maybe you've been focusing on a problem for so long, it becomes … [Read more...] about Change Your Perspective, Change Your Results
Mindset blocks (blocks around money, success, sales … you name it) absolutely can keep you from growing your business. That is, unless you have tools to overcome them. Lucky for you, that’s what I’m sharing today. Without further ado … 1. Affirmations Like so many things in life, while some people swear by affirmations, others swear they don't work. My … [Read more...] about Want a Successful, Profitable Biz? Use These 7 Tools to Bust Through Your Blocks
I believe one of the things that prevent people from fully realizing their creative potential is the idea of stereotypes. For example, maybe you think you “can’t” be creative, because you don't look, act, live, etc., a certain way. Unfortunately, that kind of belief can become so powerful, it actually ends up crippling your creativity. That’s why today, I’m wanted to … [Read more...] about Are Creative Stereotypes Holding You Back?
Here's a little truth about success. If you want to succeed, especially as a business owner or entrepreneur, you have got to be creative. It's not enough to just master the current "hot" marketing tactic. The industry is changing so rapidly that the smart money is on what Stephen Covey called "sharpening the saw" or taking care of YOU. Your creativity, your knowledge, … [Read more...] about Quiz: Are You Creative?
I admit it. I'm a recovering workaholic/perfectionist who suffers from superhero syndrome. I know I'll never be cured. But I can work on controlling it. (Right?) I also know I'm not alone. Plenty of entrepreneurs and small business owners suffer from this same condition. (In fact, it's so prevalent, I'm thinking about starting a recovery group.) How about you? Are … [Read more...] about Quiz: Are You Working Yourself OUT of Business?
When I was in high school and thought about my dreams of becoming a fiction author, a part of me would always butt in and say: "Wait! This isn't deep enough. How can I change the world writing romantic suspense, psychological thrillers?" I really wrestled with this. Elizabeth Gilbert talked about this in her book "Big Magic," where she said (and I'm paraphrasing) anyone … [Read more...] about [Video] Flip It! The Real Reason Why Art is Important
Years ago, I heard Catherine Ryan Hyde speak at a writer's event. Catherine is the author of the book Pay It Forward, which was made into a movie starring Kevin Spacey. There was one thing she said that always stuck with me, although it was only recently that I finally fully understood it. When she decided she was going to pursue a career as a fiction writer, her mother … [Read more...] about [Video] Flip It! Why a Plan B Could Be Keeping You Small
Have you ever decided you were ready for a big breakthrough and, instead, found yourself in the middle of a big breakdown? Maybe it looks like this. You've decided. You're finally starting your business or writing your book or launching that new program. You've been getting signs from the Universe that this IS the step to take in order to have that massive breakthrough. … [Read more...] about [Video] Flip It! Why There’s a Breakdown Before the Breakthrough
This is the second of a 5-part series where I'm going to walk you through the five steps of transformation when it comes to your business so you can make a shift and see a huge uplevel. The first step is to pause. What's the second step? Make a decision. But, not just any decision. Make a 100% FULL BODY decision. Every transformation starts with a … [Read more...] about [Video] Flip It! Why You Can’t Rush Transformation Step 2