Business, like life and marriage, is full of irony at times. You know how what attracted you to your spouse is what LATER drives you crazy? The same scenario is at work in your business.
The more you BELIEVE in your potential, the more blatant and painful a reminder it can be of how far you are FROM REACHING that potential. The more you BELIEVE in what’s possible for you, the more frustrated you can become when you see obstacles and delays and challenges. The more you EMBRACE your potential, the crueler… Continue reading →
I’ve long said that I worked BEST (and most often) with “victims” who have purchased coaching or systems or programs from other “gurus” and found their bottom line unchanged.
Did they have fun? Yes.
Did they create a cool journal / biz plan / idea? Yes.
Did they invest a bunch of time and money? Yes.
Did this activity make them feel accomplished and purposeful when they were in the midst of it? Yes.
But, in the end, they were still left with the same challenge:
And so, they call me.
First, for those… Continue reading →
Steve Chandler is the first person I’ve ever heard discuss this topic, and — while this is my spin on it — I also invite you to visit his site and buy his book, Time Warrior. We’re all told to set goals AND to write them down. But, have you ever felt like a business goal actually worked against you? Like every time you looked at it – you were reminded not how far you’d come, but how far you still had to go? Like there was more to DO than to celebrate?
Even if you’ve never felt that… Continue reading →
By the time you read this, you’ll already be sorting through tons of emails from info-marketers using Independence Day as a way to sell you small business success advice and programs. The message they’ll deliver is this one: BREAK FREE from your job. BREAK FREE from bad customers. BREAK FREE from ______________. But here’s the (heretic) truth:
Oh no. Contrary to popular entrepreneurial messaging, the REALITY is that most business owners are ankle chained to their businesses. They are working long hours, chained to their phones and ipads, feeling like they need to ask HOW HIGH every time a potential customer says, “jump.” They feel enslaved to industry norms… working according to what “people expect,” afraid to set boundaries on their time, afraid… Continue reading →
“Managing Time” and figuring out “how to get it all done” is an issue for people in general, but for business owners especially. Dan Kennedy says that our income is directly tied to how ruthlessly and how unapologetically we protect our time.
I’ve not only repeated that quote a million times, but it’s on EVERY calendar I’ve used since hearing it… and I live by it. In fact, it’s the only way I’m still in business today.
If you’re reading this blog, you’ve allowed your goals to rise above making SMALL, incremental changes and increases in your business. You’re not striving to be average or to “just make it.” You want to create an impressive income…. and on your own terms. Perfect. This post is for you.