Let’s talk about taking criticism. As business owners or as humans, we work through new situations and get new feedback from clients, friends, colleagues, your dog, whoever. It doesn’t always feel good. You come home from work, your dog pooped on the rug, that’s feedback, you were gone too long. I want you to be able to take it like a boss, learn from it, be better.
Finally getting back to writing since I broke my brain by getting a concussion and does it ever feel good to not feel so sick, dizzy and exhausted after everything I do! Still not 100% but I am back to running, slowly, and it’s just great to get out and play again. So, today’s blog is talking about if it might be broke, it’s okay to fix it.
Having confidence can feel awkward, you don’t want to come across too showy and you don’t want anyone to find out your a fraud, but don’t we all feel like frauds at some point? It’s just our insecurities telling us we aren’t good enough, we don’t know enough, we aren’t enough. And that’s BS! A couple examples of my experience with having confidence recently.
Naturally, I am always watching people’s selling styles in hopes to learn something new and see what isn’t working for them so I don’t make the same mistakes. I had two memorable meetings with sales people last week and unfortunately, they didn’t impress. SOOOO, I wanted to share what I felt were their pitfalls so that we can all learn from them.
As Entrepreneurs or just busy humans, we are making thousands of decisions every day or even hour. There are so many decisions to be made that some become habit or reactionary to the situation. Lately, as my own decisions have been piling up, I found myself not being care-ful or thoughtful about the decisions I was making, so thought I’d bring it to your attention so you know you’re not alone, and there are some ways out of it.
There is evidently lots to learn when starting or operating a business. You sell one cupcake at a farmer’s market and now you’re going into business. You keep selling and delivering cupcakes, but is there a method to your madness? Could someone else step into replace you at a moments notice? What happens when you need to hire someone else to sell cupcakes with you? Will they understand what to do? Cupcakes aside, my tips for getting a little process into your biz so you can grow, step back or make time for you.
When is the right time to quit your job and become the Boss FULL TIME?! Starting your own biz or taking the leap from side hustle to full time Boss is intimidating. It’s like asking yourself when is the right time to have kids? Is there really a right time? Here are some clear signs that helped me leap into full time entrepreneurship.
With a life commitment towards constant improvement, the German words "Sein Besser Als Gestern" sum up the goal of everything I do. It means "Be Better than Yesterday." Knowing this, it makes sense that I've read a ton of self-help books from business to spiritual to plain ol' money making tips. From all of them, I've found a consistent messaging ringing throughout. Read on to learn what the message is.
Can we take a minute and talk about timeliness & professionalism? Working as a professional for the past decade, I have a great appreciation and respect for both timeliness and professionalism You know me, I’m always preaching about setting expectations. All you have to do is set the expectation and meet expectation to make people happy. And, if you exceed it, they will be screaming your name from rooftops. It's rare in our society that people actually set meet or exceed expectations. How frustrating is that?! And, well, kind of embarrassing. It’s so simple and so overlooked.
Are you trying to kick off your biz with positivity and determination but have a heavy heart? Perhaps you don’t feel your light and happy self. Maybe you got into an argument with a loved one, or ate too many chips last night and are feeling the guilt. Trust me when I say, every aspect of your life affects your business.
Are you having a panic attack at the thought of quitting your job? Most entrepreneurs go through the balancing act of trying to run their business while still milking the steady income from their current job. Giving up that paycheck is a big step, but how do you know you’re ready? What if you fail? What if you have to move back into your parent’s basement? Some of the millions of questions and concerns that circulate through your brain.So how do you know you’re ready? Like, really ready?