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)
Therese Skelly, the author of Love-Based Mission: How to Create a Business That Serves Your Soul, is here today with the second of a 2-part article to give you a sneak peek of her book. Take it away Therese! Last week, I explained and defined Michele PW’s love-based philosophy. (If you missed it, go here to read it now.) As promised, today, I’m sharing with your four ways … [Read more...] about 4 Ways the Love-Based Concept Plays Out in Your Business
Therese Skelly, the author of Love-Based Mission: How to Create a Business That Serves Your Soul, is here today with the first of a 2-part article to give you a sneak peek of her book. Take it away Therese! One way to think of a love-based philosophy is this: When you love what you're doing, your customers love doing business with you (and keep coming back for more). Your … [Read more...] about What Does it Mean to Have a Love-Based Mission?
The entrepreneurial dream: making money from a passion. Whether that means running a successful business or nonprofit organization, or selling your books or art, it's what keeps many of us up at night, longing to do. Yet, so few of us ever actually succeed in profiting from our passions. Why is that? Consider the following three common reasons (I’m also including tips … [Read more...] about 3 Keys to Making Money with Your Passion
As a recovering workaholic/perfectionist with Superhero Syndrome delusions, I'll be the first to tell you that the road to recovery isn't easy. It's fraught with obstacles and U-turns perfectly positioned to send you right back to where you started. But I'm also here to tell you that it DOES get easier. And the rewards of staying on the path are well worth it. Following … [Read more...] about Calling All Workaholics & Perfectionists: It’s Time for Recovery
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?
My Grandpa, who passed away a few years ago at 96 years old, was quite a character. Along with being a successful entrepreneur (he started his business, a machine shop in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, over 50 years ago), he also had an incredible sense of humor. He just loved going against the grain. I learned so much from him, over the years, and as a tribute to his memory, I’m … [Read more...] about 3 Secrets I Learned From My Grandpa About Business Success
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?