ASK for What You Need

Working as a solopreneur doesn’t mean working all by yourself.  In fact, if you want to succeed, you will need help, assistance, expertise and opportunities that can only be provided by others that have already gone ahead of you.  So many potential entrepreneurs that I talk to assume they have to know everything and thatRead more

Rejection.

You know that old adage, “a journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step”?  What they don’t say is that some of those steps involve getting up after you have fallen.  If you are an entrepreneur or are considering striking out on your own, then you need to be prepared.  The road toRead more

Are You Getting Paid What You are Worth?

The idea of making a living working in an area you are passionate about AND making money can seem, well. . . too good to be true.  However, that is only a fact if you aren’t willing to ask for a pay rate that is commensurate with what you have to offer. Are you gettingRead more

Excuses and the Truth

Everyone has excuses for what they do and what they don’t do.  From working out to eating right to getting the job that they really want, excuses are our way of slowing our lives down when we get afraid. I’m calling bull on the excuses. Sorry, don’t mean to be harsh but since we allRead more

Real Strategies to Start Your Business

Too many hours at work.  Boring projects.  Missed family times.  Sound like your job? If you are thinking about starting your own business, it is time to get started.  Want a short list of what you need to do to get started?  Here you go: Decide on what you are going to do. What isRead more

Doesn’t Matter What You Feel

Let me start this post by saying that I’m a big feeler. . . at least according to Myers-Briggs.  But, when you are starting your own business, feeling will only stall you. Feelings, while helpful in so many areas of our life – relationships, love, parenting, marriage – have to be put on the backRead more

Are You Ready to Be an Entrepreneur?

The end of the year is coming.  There is a huge percentage of people who every year say they want to start and run their own business.  (Stay tuned for information on my new telesummit about ditching your nine to five job!)  Is that you?  Are you ready to be an entrepreneur? You are ready,Read more

5 Ways to Know that You are OFF Track

Take a long look in the mirror. . . (Sigh)  Are you off track?  Is your business matching the vision that you had for it on day one when it was just an idea over the kitchen table?   Here are five ways to know that you are in a ditch on the side of theRead more

Be the CEO. RUN Your Business.

I have run across so many business owners recently who are complaining about their businesses and their lives.  They are stuck.  They are emailing me constantly and can’t seem to get moving forward. I started thinking about this.  What is the problem?  Why so much mulling?  Why is it taking so long for business ownersRead more