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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Self-Care… for you, as a human, and a business owner. What does this mean? And why does it matter? A coach a long time ago told me that self-ish was self-care. It took me a while to get the distinction he was making. How can being selfish be good? Practicing self-care may look selfish to…

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If we don’t have our most basic needs met – food, shelter, a sense of safety – it makes pursuing a higher calling or endeavor much more difficult. 2020 was a challenging year in Maslow terms; the good news is that 2021 is shaping up to be a bit brighter. Watch this video for thoughts…

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I’ve been feeling blah lately; exhausted, blank. I shuffle from room to room, looking for meaning, then forgetting just as quickly why I was in that room, and the blankness returns. Brain fog. I’ve been asking myself what’s wrong with me. My life is good: I have work I love, a fantastic place to live,…

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Let’s face it – 2020 wasn’t the year any of us thought it would be. As a business owner, you know the importance of staying nimble, being flexible, and keeping your eyes open for opportunities, and it seems 2020 has put those qualities to the test. I was talking with a colleague about this and…

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There’s a strong chance that as a self-employed professional, you work at home either part or most of the time, and during the pandemic — with its lockdown and need for physical distancing — working at home has become more significant than ever. Which, good news / bad news, means you’ve had plenty of time…

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As a business owner, it’s entirely possible you forget to take care of yourself. Or you take care of yourself in fits and starts. Or you find yourself working a crazy amount, then burning out for the next week or so. Maybe this sounds familiar to you, or maybe it’s just me? (yikes!) August is…

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In these past weeks I’ve been playing with July’s theme, “I think I’ll include that,” watching all the ways it seems easy for me to include things, and feeling a bit sheepish about the ways I push against things that just are.   This past week, I had another chance to notice this. On Fridays,…

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What if, rather than pushing against what you don’t like, or don’t want, or don’t know what to do with, you instead choose to include it?   By including something, you’re not endorsing it. You’re simply acknowledging what is, and allowing it to just be.   I don’t want to do marketing. I think I’ll…

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There’s a stillness in the air, a stillness that’s not normally present. Of course, this is a forced stillness, unanticipated and unprecedented, yet nonetheless, here you are. This can be frightening, to be sure. It can also be freeing. The normal busyness of life makes it tricky to drink in what’s around you, to feel…

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