Posts by Kris Carey

When Things Fall Apart

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When Things Fall Apart

Sometimes it’s hard to have perspective when things around you feel like they’re falling apart. Your best laid plans for work and life seem to be slowly unraveling, and your world feels topsy-turvy. What to do? Breathe. Breathe because your body needs oxygen. Breathe because you need the lightness that air brings. Breathe because it’s an acknowledgment of where you are now. Breathe because it’s the start of a new beginning. It’s jarring when your world falls apart. The ground underneath you feels shaky, and you may not know what direction to go in, nor who or what to turn to. Take another breath. Feel the cleansing air and the subtle hope it carries. Notice all the...

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Are You an Introvert, and What Does That Have to Do with Your Marketing?

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Are You an Introvert, and What Does That Have to Do with Your Marketing?

I was talking with a client recently about putting herself out there more, marketing-wise, and she mentioned how that made her uncomfortable and mentioned that she’s shy and introverted. That got me thinking about how often these traits are often perceived to be the same thing – shy introvert, outgoing extrovert – when in fact they’re not. You can be shy, yet outgoing, or vice versa. I know an extrovert who has a hard time initiating a conversation, and I’m an introvert who talks to strangers. How you approach marketing can be influence by this, so it makes sense to take a closer look at how you operate. Introvert vs. Extrovert The distinction between introverts...

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What Do You Do When You’re Not Feeling It

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What Do You Do When You’re Not Feeling It

What do you do when you’re just not feeling it? Not feeling the business love… Not feeling like your mojo’s working… Not feeling like you know what you’re doing… Not feeling like you know how to keep going… Not feeling like you’ve got any originality left in you… What do you do?   You keep going anyway.   You keep going because you’re a trained professional and your business and clients need you. You keep going because your family is counting on you and you don’t want to let them down. You keep going because you’re on autopilot and you don’t know how to *not* keep going.   There’s a nuance to keeping going, though, that may be an advanced maneuver for...

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The Secret Your Business Has Been Wanting to Tell You: You Have to Pay Attention to the Nuts & Bolts 

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The Secret Your Business Has Been Wanting to Tell You: You Have to Pay Attention to the Nuts & Bolts 

  The Nuts & Bolts of business. For those of you who may not be wired to pay attention to cash flow, or marketing calendars, or sales conversations, saying you have to pay attention to your business’ bottom line is like telling you you have to start liking cod liver oil. It just ain’t gunna happen. Or is it?   What does it mean to pay attention to your business’ nuts-and-bolts-bottom-line reality? There’s a long list of things you might consider paying attention to; at its most basic level, though, it means a few things: You need to know who your customers are. The people you *really* want to work with, not just anyone who passes by. It makes sense to know how...

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Catching Up to Who You Are 

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Catching Up to Who You Are 

There’s a strange thing that happens as you get older. Your mind has a way of clinging to the past, a vision of yourself that’s out of date. A collage forms in the back of your mind: you in junior high, you when you got your first job, you when you got married, you climbing the career ladder. Your mind does a decent job of keeping pace as you grow up, yet sometimes you find yourself feeling out of sorts and catch yourself wondering who you really are, today.   For many of us, something happens unexpectedly that gives us a peek at our current selves: a reflection off the shop window’s glass, a comment made casually by a colleague about your skill or presence. In...

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