Entrepreneurial Mindset

You, You Can Stay

Posted by on Nov 29, 2016 in Blog, Entrepreneurial Mindset | 0 comments

You, You Can Stay

I heard a story on the This American Life podcast about a man waiting on a subway platform, and in the crowd was another man walking up to people, saying, “You’re In. You’re Out. You, you can stay. You — gotta go.” The story teller found himself secretly wanting to be picked to stay, which was odd since what the man was doing was completely arbitrary. I love this story because it reminds me of what we do to ourselves, how we consciously (or unconsciously) choose people in our lives. This applies to people in all areas of your life: friends and family, as well as clients and business associates. You can decide: You, you can stay. You, you gotta go.  ...

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What Do You Want in Your Life?

Posted by on Oct 20, 2016 in Blog, Entrepreneurial Mindset, Freedom | 0 comments

What Do You Want in Your Life?

Tell me what you want, what you really, really want. – The Spice Girls I was talking with a good friend and business colleague over dinner recently about being busy:  She has *no* free time (a hubby, two kids, a house, three cats, her own biz to run, schedules to manage, dishes to do); my time is also busy in a sort-of opposite way (I live alone with my cat and dog and also run my own biz, which means everything that happens around the house and in my biz / life is up to me to do). She and I both feel pinched for time and were looking around for some space, literally and mentally, from those things that are required just to keep life and business running on a...

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Are you in the mood to market your business?

Posted by on Oct 3, 2016 in Blog, Entrepreneurial Mindset | 0 comments

Are you in the mood to market your business?

There you sit: you know you need to do something to get the word out about your business and get the clients flowing in, yet you’re not in the mood. In fact, you’re mostly never in the mood to do marketing. The problem is, no marketing = no clients = no money = no impact with the work you’re here to bring to the world, which is a sad state to be in. “Even if you don’t feel like sitting down to write or working on that big proposal, or whatever it is, just show up anyhow and the rest will follow.” – Ayana Mathis Getting in the mood to market is a mind shift, one you can bring on yourself. Consider these tactics when you’re just not feelin’ it: 1....

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[Discover Your Super Powers Part 2 of 4] Discover Your Super Powers Objectively

Posted by on Jul 20, 2016 in Blog, Entrepreneurial Mindset, Super Powers | 0 comments

[Discover Your Super Powers Part 2 of 4] Discover Your Super Powers Objectively

Let’s take for granted you have Super Powers. How do you discover them? There are plenty of ways, and in this article we’ll explore three that offer an objective perspective. (If you’d like a refresher on what Super Powers are and all the good things they do for you, refer to Part 1 of this four-part series here: http://kristinecarey.com/do-you-have-super-powers/ Objectively figuring out your Super Powers means using external assessments. Note that these are not tests (there’s no way you can fail); they are assessments, designed to help you discover what your default mode of operating is, and what your strengths and preferences are. There are plenty of assessments out...

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[Discover Your Super Powers Part 1 of 4] Do You Have Super Powers?

Posted by on Jul 13, 2016 in Blog, Entrepreneurial Mindset, Super Powers | 0 comments

[Discover Your Super Powers Part 1 of 4]  Do You Have Super Powers?

Remember when you were a kid and you made a cape out of towels and pretended to fly around? How about the time you made wrist cuffs that could do cool things like deflect bullets? Maybe that was just me… What I didn’t know then, while I was pretending to have Super Powers, is that I actually do have Super Powers, and you do, too. Super Powers are special abilities that are inherent to you. You’re born with them, and no matter how hard someone else tries they can never do that thing the way you do it. For them it’s a learned skill, for you its second nature; you can’t help but do it. You may not recognize what you’re doing as a Super...

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Is Losing Your Job Really That Bad?

Posted by on Jun 8, 2016 in Blog, Entrepreneurial Mindset, Freedom | 0 comments

Is Losing Your Job Really That Bad?

In all the years I worked for someone else, I never got over being nervous about being fired. While that may sound silly, it turns out I’m just not wired to work for anybody else. I’ve been fired, I’ve quit, and I’ve been laid off; those are the only ways to leave a job as far as I know, and I’ve got them all covered.   My question is this: Is losing your job really that bad?   I remember a lady I used to work with who we’ll call Jane. Jane had been with the company for 18 years and was entrenched. She was bored, used her longevity as an excuse to slack off work, and stonewalled any progress the company tried to make. I sat right next to her, and her...

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