Business

Taking Risks

Taking Risks

After reading the inspiring story of the Veuve Clicquot Ponsadin, the female entrepreneur behind the famous Champgane House, I’m talking about taking risks.

Winning People Over

Winning People Over

We all want to win people over at one point or another. Whether it’s your 5 year old who you want to get dressed, or your spouse that you want to convince to have what you want for dinner. Or, maybe it’s a client that you’re trying to win over to work with you or go through your process your way. Here are my steps for winning people over.

It Might be Broke

It Might be Broke

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.

Have Confidence

Have Confidence

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.

Are you Listening?

Are you Listening?

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.

Finding the Problem

Finding the Problem

As I returned from South America and started looking at my goals for 2019, I was noticing a few were lingering from last year. Why haven’t accomplished these yet? What is holding me back from achieving my goals? I had to figure out the problem.

Be Thoughtful vs Reactionary when Making Decisions

Be Thoughtful vs Reactionary when Making Decisions

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.

What the hell is a Sales Process?

What the hell is a Sales Process?

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.

Signs You're Ready to be Your own Boss

Signs You're Ready to be Your own Boss

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.

Sein Besser Als Gestern "Be Better than Yesterday"

Sein Besser Als Gestern "Be Better than Yesterday"

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.

Timeliness + Professionalism

Timeliness + Professionalism

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.

Get a Consistent Pay Check

Get a Consistent Pay Check

When you first begin selling your biz, yourself or a product, you’ll begin to notice the sale cycle. Some prospects seem to convert easily to sales and then others take months or years to convert. Why is this? And what can you do about it?

Is Your Routine Ruining Your Biz?

Is Your Routine Ruining Your Biz?

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.

When to Leap from Employed to Boss

When to Leap from Employed to Boss

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?