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
This is the first of a five-part series where I'm going to walk you through the five steps of transformation (specifically business transformation) and share why each step is essential. Why is transformation important? Well, if you're trying to do any sort of "uplevel" of your business including breaking a financial ceiling (like build a six-figure or seven-figure business) … [Read more...] about [Video] Flip It! Why You Can’t Rush Transformation Step 1
During a recent interview on my Love-Based Money podcast, Shellie Nelson who owns a business called Soul Readings, said that your transformation is rooted in your biggest resistance. Put another way: The change you're most resisting holds the key to unlocking your transformation. Causes you to think, doesn't it? And it's sort of depressing too, because who wants to … [Read more...] about [Video] Flip It! Why Resistance Is Your Best Friend
With so many online business models to choose from, how do you determine which business model is the best one for you? Ah, the million dollar question. Before I answer that, let me share my online business models story. In 1998, I made the decision to quit my job and start my own business. As I taught myself to read when I was three years old because I wanted to write … [Read more...] about [Online Business Models] 3 Steps to Help You Choose the Right One for You
Sometimes the only way you can get yourself unstuck in your business (or really, anywhere in your life) is by asking yourself powerful and provocative coaching questions. My friend, master coach Andrea J. Lee, is amazing at this. In fact, a few years ago, I was at her event, when she asked what I thought was a masterful series of coaching questions. But, first, if you … [Read more...] about [Video] Flip It! Powerful Coaching Questions No One Asks (But Should)