10 Questions to Kick Off Your Marketing Year 

10 Questions to Kick Off Your Marketing Year

What dreams and goals do you have for your business at the beginning of this new year? As you ease into January, take time to set the stage for a great year to come: great marketing, great sales, and great clients. Ask yourself the questions below to help you reflect and plan, and get ready…

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10 Inspirational Tips for Your Business This Year 

10 Inspirational Tips for Your Business This Year 

As the year begins, it’s easy to get caught up in the hubbub of developing better business habits, being more proactive, earning more money, being more profitable…  the list goes on with well-meaning ideas about how to make you, and your business, better. These well-meaning articles can induce a state of FOMO–Fear of Missing Out–that…

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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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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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Oh, What the Hell

In dieting, there’s an effect that scientists have nick-named the What the Hell effect. This effect is what happens when you’re on a good roll with your food and drinks, then something crazy happens: A piece of cake falls into your mouth! You drink a milkshake! You eat a piece of cheese! In other words, you veer…

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The Shove that was 2020

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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What’s Possible?

From this place right now, as you look out at the next hour, week, or lifetime – what’s possible? I mean, really possible? Imagine allowing yourself to dream, to go into the places you’ve been too shy to admit, or scared to try, or hesitant to even think about. …could I really work for myself?…

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A Few Things I Know About You

Yes to Entrepreneur Inspiration

I know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that you are 100% capable of reinventing your life. No matter where you find yourself, or what’s going on, change is available and possible. I know that you don’t have to know how, or when, or even what – all that matters is that you have a…

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When Things Fall Apart

Breathe 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…

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