Meet Sleepless Steve Sleepless Steve is 51 and works as a manager/leader in a manufacturing and production facility. He works long hours, around 12-14 hour days, pretty much 6 days a week. Steve has two cell phones that never leave his side. One is for work and the other is for personal use. Steve used… Continue reading Are you a Sleepless Steve or Exhausted Ella?
Everyone experiences negative self-talk both in their personal lives and their work lives. It includes those little voices tempting you to go through the fast food drive thru at lunchtime; or the voice saying you don’t know what you’re doing in your business. Need to exercise more? Those voices likely are tempting you to lie… Continue reading Combat that negative self-talk!
As a coach, you know your clients are the bread and butter of your business. But does that mean you have to accept every client that comes knocking on your door? Absolutely not. New coaches may feel the need or the desperation to make money quickly and accept anyone who enquires but the truth is… Continue reading Are your clients sucking the joy out of your business?
One key to a successful, growing business is the ability to make wise decisions and to be productive. One way to achieve these daily goals is to maintain a healthy diet. However, that is no easy feat these days when we’re constantly bombarded with ads and information about all the different menu plans and ways… Continue reading A healthy diet leads to a growing business.
As Theodore Roosevelt once said, “Comparison is the thief of joy.” And when it comes to making comparisons between your business and others, you are fighting a losing battle and sucking the joy out of life and your business. When you compare your business with others, you’re only looking at the outside image; you’re not… Continue reading Are you building a business or longing for someone elses’s success?
Burnout is a very real problem, especially for solopreneurs. Even though partnerships can have their ups and downs, at least you have someone to handle some of the stress and responsibility. Solopreneurs are by themselves and feel the entire weight of their success on their lone shoulders. This large responsibility often leads these business owners… Continue reading Are you on the verge of business burnout? Look for these signs…
When people visualize anything, it makes it much more likely for them to make it a reality. They see the vision in their heads and then take steps to make it happen. It’s how Thomas Edison improved the lightbulb (he didn’t invent it as many believe). Edison did have a vision and stopped at nothing… Continue reading Visualize your goals
We never know when we may be hit with an emergency. We need to be ready when they happen. Planning is an essential part in reducing the negative consequences associated with emergencies. The first item for emergency planning should always be having extra cash. You may need to pick up provisions or find a temporary… Continue reading Make sure you plan for emergencies
Many people don’t believe they need a yearly plan. They believe they know enough about themselves or their businesses to bypass any planning process. Some people can get away with doing this. But, for most, having a plan and updating one on a yearly basis is essential to keep on track. A yearly plan helps… Continue reading Do you really need a yearly plan?
When trying to make a plan for your year, hitting up colleagues and other industry experts can be a great help. Why not rely on those who already have done what you’re looking to do? Another benefit of reaching out is your planning may lead you to opportunities. When you and your colleagues discuss your… Continue reading Yearly planning: ask for help