Freedom

It’s Going to Be OK

Posted by on Nov 9, 2016 in Blog, Freedom, How much is enough | 0 comments

It’s Going to Be OK

Do you ever feel like where you’re headed doesn’t make sense? Or that you have something to convey, yet you’re having a hard time getting your point across? Or maybe you’re following the energy, going where it leads you, and it’s not going in a straight line and you find yourself thinking, what the hell…? My coach, friend and mentor, Andrea Lee, turned me on to a video some years ago that I think you’ll appreciate: Imagination Truth is, this election cycle has been hard for me; all the intense negativity and finger pointing have got me down. I put on my energetic seat belt, strapped myself in for the bumpy ride and have been...

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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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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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Finding Marketing Activities that Work for You

Posted by on Mar 16, 2016 in Blog, Experiments, Freedom, Get Clients Now! | 0 comments

Finding Marketing Activities that Work for You

  When I started my business it seemed there was a master list of marketing activities that I was supposed to do: Get involved with the Chamber of Commerce – it’s for small businesses, after all. Attend networking events – connect with people and let them know what I do. Join my professional association – get known by my peers, build a referral network. Of these three, only the third one worked for me. As it turns out, if you’re not that great at making small talk with strangers, being in crowds of people you don’t know, or going downtown on a weeknight in your grown up clothes, the first two marketing strategies aren’t that effective. Finding the right places to...

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Another Perspective on Freedom

Posted by on Mar 15, 2016 in Entrepreneurial Mindset, Freedom | 0 comments

Another Perspective on Freedom

This is from Matthew Kimberley, Partner in Book Yourself Solid®. Have to say, I’ve had the same experience; maybe you can relate, too? Independence of location – the freedom to be able to work from anywhere where you’ve got a laptop and an internet connection – is a beautiful thing. At least, in principle it’s a beautiful thing.     I knew I wanted to be able to spend more time with my new family. I knew that being tied to a commute. I knew an office was going to run counter to those wishes. So I chose an option that was mobile.   That option had no commute.   I had the ability to go to the supermarket in the middle of the day when...

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Circling Dallas

Posted by on Feb 13, 2013 in Blog, Freedom, Nuts & Bolts, Vision | 0 comments

Circling Dallas

  I’m not sure where I first heard the term but I feel in love with it immediately: Circling Dallas. Being a Texan I naturally think everything orbits the Lone Star State, yet that’s not what I’m talking about here. Circling Dallas refers to that state where you are going somewhere and you just can’t seem to land. You could be going to an event and you just can’t seem to make it out the door. Or you’re going to write a newsletter (ahem) and you can’t sit down and get typing. Maybe there’s a long awaited project you’re eager to begin, yet you’re not taking the necessary steps to get going. Instead of...

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