Rarely do you find someone who wants to give up something in order to achieve or get something else. It’s easy to have the mindset of “have your cake and eat it too”…which usually isn’t very practical. Especially when it comes to professional growth.
In my years of business networking, I’ve always kept an eye on the ups and downs other business owners experienced. Many lessons can be learned by just observing.
When thinking about the topic of sacrifices for professional growth, three associates came to mind. Companies that grew to be successful at one point, but at what expense? I watched them make years of sacrifices and their results stuck with me.
The first company was a printing vendor of mine. My business partner and I became good friends with him and would kibitz about employee issues and other trial and tribulations of owning and operating a brick and mortar business.
In the beginning, our companies...
As an ontologically-trained coach, Linda provides her clients with the tools and skills necessary so they immediately begin to transform their lives. She brings a unique set of skills developed from her experience as someone who has lived with anxiety.
Linda is a 2010 graduate of Accomplishment Coaching’s Coach Training Program in NYC. After graduating, she earned a place on AC’s Leadership Team where she trained and mentored coaches for an additional 2 years. She has over 500 hours of coach training and has earned her Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential through the International Coach Federation. Before becoming a coach, Linda worked as a Registered Dental Hygienist in the Rochester area for 27 years.
According to the outside world, Linda had it all. Underneath, Linda thought she was...
I’m guessing most people cherish security.
Am I right?
I’m a Taurus. The one zodiac sign that craves security throughout life, love, and business. However, being a solopreneur is not always secure. It can be quite the opposite.
I’m here to tell you that it’s OK. It’s more than OK and here’s why.
Yep, it’s true.
It happens to the best of us. It’s much easier to let our fears rule our actions. Fear of being seen, fear of not being good enough, fear of rejection, etc.
If we have an alternate route, one that has less fear associated with it, 9 times out of 10 we are going to take it.
If we have a significant other that can financially support the homestead when we are trying to figure it out, most likely we aren’t going to be that motivated to pick up the phone and make those 10 cold calls per day.
If we are lucky...
Style & confidence coach, certified yoga & meditation instructor, published author and International speaker. Born in London, Lou has worked, studied and lived in many corners of the world from Australia to Asia, USA and Europe. She always has itchy feet and loves to travel and finds much of her inspiration in different cultures and lifestyles.
Following an eating disorder and finding yoga as her savior and a way to express and heal herself, Lou became a yoga teacher and wrote my first book, Boney & I, Anorexia, Ustrasana & the lost apple core which she self published in 2013.
Now, Lou helps woman to transform from the inside out through self love, energy, confidence, wellness and style using strategies, tools and mindset to become the magnetic woman they were born to be.
After working with women in the...
Need to steer back on track? Read on to learn 4 simple steps to manage your time.
You have a “to do” list. It’s a mile long. Somehow just capturing it all down on paper gives you a little mental release. But, now comes the challenge, how do you fit it all in? How can you spend your day working “on” your business instead of “in” your business?
The way I see it is you have 2 options. You can manage your time more efficiently or hire out.
Let’s look at the first one:
MANAGE YOUR TIME MORE EFFICIENTLY
Leadership expert, Robin Sharma says, “Win The Battle of The Bed. Put mind over mattress. Get up early.” He advocates 5 am as the magical hour to rise. When the world is sleeping you have an opportunity to crank out some dedicated work, without the interruptions of beeps from social and email.
Booking a couple of...
Tricia is a SJFC graduate with a degree in communications + marketing. After college Tricia worked as a real estate assistant and excelled at creating systems and organizing solutions so that a busy business could run smoothly each day. While this was her expertise, she knew she could put this passion to better use. She began organizing in her family and friends homes; smiling each time they told her how much she simplified their lives for the better.
Tricia TenEyck is the owner and lead organizer of Life Made Simple. Tricia lives in Fairport with her boyfriend of 10 years (high school sweethearts!) and her cat Penny. She enjoys taking long walks in her neighborhood, trying out new baking recipes, hosting game nights with friends, and catching up on her favorite shows under a blanket.
Tricia wakes up happy each day knowing she has...
I was watching The Good Wife on Netflix and the two law partners were trying to decide if they should rent additional floors in their building to expand the practice. They went back and forth about it, and then one of them finally said: “Whenever the last partner couldn’t decide something, he always went back to the mission statement.” The other partner replied, “What mission statement?!?”
That gave me a chuckle and got me thinking about the ways we can support ourselves when it comes to decision making.
To clarify, Wikipedia states:
A mission statement describes an organization’s purpose and answers the questions: “What business are we in?” and “What is our business for?” A vision statement provides strategic direction and describes what the owner or founder wants the company to...
Cylvia Hayes is a Certified Empowerment Coach and Trainer, an award-winning environmental and anti-poverty activist and the former First Lady of Oregon. She helps people at mid-life reinvent their lives, careers, and identities and reclaim peace, power, and purpose. A committed social change-maker, she is founder and CEO of 3EStrategies and Cylvia Hayes Enterprises. Her book, When Life Blows Up: Peace, Power, and Reinvention will be out soon!
Cylvia has led a very unconventional life – starting out as a cowgirl and farm kid, surviving deep trauma, winding up on her own at 16, working as a heavy equipment operator and playing scholarship soccer to pay for becoming a first-generation college graduate. Later founding successful businesses, traveling to over 20 countries (so far), being appointed by governors and even serving...
Years ago, one of the only resources for the solopreneur was the Small Business Association, and they would help a new business owner craft a traditional business plan.
Nowadays, there are thousands of experts that support entrepreneurs so that they can meet the demands of what it takes to own and operate a successful, growing business. Among those experts, are business coaches.
Wikipedia states, “Coaching is a form of development in which a person called a coach supports a learner or client in achieving a specific personal or professional goal by providing training and guidance. The word “coaching” identifies a process used to transport people from where they are to where they want to be.”
I like that for a basic definition of coaching. Of course, there are various forms, styles, and processes. Keep in mind, a business coach can have a specialty and focus solely on executive planning,...
Elli Runkles is a Sales + Launch Copywriter for coaches and creative entrepreneurs at ellirunkles.com, and creator of the Copywriter on Call program. She helps her clients from solopreneurs to 7-figure business owners harness the power of written words in order to boldly declare their value and attract more of their ideal clients. Elli is on a mission to empower women business owners to banish their fear of being “salesy” and learn how to use copywriting to sell with ease and empathy.
There wasn’t 1 exact “light bulb” moment per se that brought Elli to this career.
She contributes coming to her niche through a series of events on a very windy road.
Knowing she didn’t want the conventional 9-5 pm kind of life is what drove her to relocate from the US to Madrid, Spain.
Elli says you just...
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