For more years than I can count, I suffered from burnout. At least that was what I told myself. I’ve been an entrepreneur for a really long time (since 1998—I know, I’m old). And for a decent chunk of those years, I found myself experiencing burnout after burnout. The cycle was always the same. I’d be fine for a while, and then I would start to suffer from overwhelm, … [Read more...] about No, It’s Not Burnout (And, no, more “self-care” isn’t going to help)
Quiz: Are You Working Yourself OUT of Business?
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?
Hiring the Right Copywriter for You: Best Practices
One of the many team members entrepreneurs and business owners can't wait to hire is a copywriter. And it makes sense. The amount of writing needed can feel overwhelming, especially if you do a lot of online marketing. There always seems to be another email or blog post or video script to write. Even if you like to write, it likely can feel daunting at times. And, if you … [Read more...] about Hiring the Right Copywriter for You: Best Practices
[Video] Flip It! Are You Charging Too Much?
For many entrepreneurs and business owners, especially when you're first starting out, the tendency is to charge too little. Which is why one of the first pieces of advice new entrepreneurs hear is "You're not charging enough–raise your prices!" But, my friend Morgana Rae has a different take. What she says is to NEVER charge too much. She believes it will always be … [Read more...] about [Video] Flip It! Are You Charging Too Much?
Want More Clients? Here’s My Love-Based Getting Clients Checklist
Is there a secret "magical" button to getting clients? I get this question a lot. And it makes sense -- getting clients is the lifeblood for all businesses. But how do you do it? Of course, there are a ton of answers. But because you're here, I suspect you're looking for proven ways to get new ideal clients in a love-based way … using methods that feel good to you and the … [Read more...] about Want More Clients? Here’s My Love-Based Getting Clients Checklist
Your Elevator Pitch: 4 Mistakes You May Be Making, and How to Turn Them Around
The elevator pitch. It's one of the most important marketing tools for entrepreneurs. It also is the one that strikes fear into their hearts. Why is it at once important and scary? Well, because it's a great way to explain what you do in a concise, intriguing way that could ultimately generate some business! That is, when it's done right. The good news is that you CAN … [Read more...] about Your Elevator Pitch: 4 Mistakes You May Be Making, and How to Turn Them Around
3 Tips to Getting Rid of Mind Chatter and Mental Noise, So You Can Finally Have Peace of Mind
It happens to the best of us: mind chatter, mental noise, mental chatter … whatever name you give it, you've undoubtedly experienced it. Maybe it happens just before you fall asleep at night, and you just can't turn off your mind. You're running through your to-do list for tomorrow, or going over and over a conversation you had with a client. Maybe you're so busy worrying … [Read more...] about 3 Tips to Getting Rid of Mind Chatter and Mental Noise, So You Can Finally Have Peace of Mind
[Video] Flip It! Does Money Love Speed?
Money loves speed. If you hang out in the same entrepreneurial circles I have, you've likely heard this saying more than a few times. Basically, what it means is you need to move fast in your business. Make fast decisions. Get new team members on board fast. Fire fast. Create products fast. Launch those products fast. Fast. Fast. Fast. Because the faster you move … [Read more...] about [Video] Flip It! Does Money Love Speed?