To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before

To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before Kristine Carey

What does it mean to be bold, to go where you have not gone before? Even more so, where no one else has gone before — truly unchartered territory? I’ll give you an example: as I write this I’m in at Coffee Bar, a hip coffee shop that caters to the laptop and espresso crowd.…

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Beyond SMART Goals

Beyond SMART Goals Kristine Carey

Setting a SMART goal is one of the first things we usually do when trying to accomplish something. As a quick review, it’s an acronym for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-Based. This criteria helps define what you’re after, why you want it, and by when you’ll have it. But what happens when having the criteria alone doesn’t cut…

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Your Personal Formula for Business Success

Your Formula for BusinessSuccess 2

There are plenty of formulas for having a thriving business that you love; every business book seems to have one. The formula I’m sharing today came from watching my clients, what worked for them and what seemed to happen naturally. Without further ado, here’s the formula: + Mojo + Clarity on Ideal Work Ingredients + Inspired,…

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What Is the New Normal for Your Business? [Video]

What is the New Normal for Your Business?

As business owners, we’re all looking at the way we did business before the pandemic and asking if we really want to go back to the way it was.   I know I don’t, and neither do the clients and colleagues I’m speaking to.   Give yourself a few minutes to watch this video and…

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Pseudo Freedom

Pseudo Freedom Kristine Carey

Maybe this sounds familiar. You have an idea of running a business. You get your business logistics set up, get a few clients, earn a few bucks, and you feel like you are on the right track. Then, sometime later—maybe six months, maybe two years, maybe longer—your business is stagnant, you’re not happy with the…

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Easy as Pie

Have you ever noticed when you put focused attention on something that a lot of times something else gets easier? A colleague shared with me that as she put more attention on her money life – cleaning up bills,  balancing the checkbook and the like – she suddenly felt as though she had more time.…

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How Does She Do It?

How Does She Do It?

I have a client who is amazing at creating what she wants in life and business. As I thought of her this week I marveled at all she has achieved over the past several years: a fantastic man in her life, as much work as she can literally do (she’s a solopreneur), more money than…

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Advanced Maneuvers: Getting Things Done Beyond the Basics

Advanced Maneuvers Getting Things Done Beyond the Basics

As a service-based professional, you’re likely familiar with marketing basics, yet are you taking advantage of advanced maneuvers beyond those? If you’re not sure what the difference is between the basics and the advanced, keep reading to learn more about the distinction, and why you may want to consider moving beyond the familiar.   Marketing…

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Is Your Schedule Just Right for You?

Is Your Schedule Just Right for You?

Scheduling has been a tricky thing for me over the years. Sometimes my schedule seems too full, sometimes it seems too empty, and it can fluctuate between these two extremes quickly. I used to stress out about this a lot, especially when I was a new business owner, trying to find the right balance. While…

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Coming Out of Your Business Cocoon [Video]

If you’ve been having trouble emerging from your pandemic business cocoon, welcome to the club! I’ve read lots of articles, and talked to numerous people, who’re saying the same thing (including me). Things like: I don’t know where to start with marketing my business again. I feel like I don’t know how to talk to…

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