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5 Steps to Happier, Less-Stressed Clients: Part 2

Professional experts are in the unique position to ease stress and tension for clients, making their lives easier, happier and a lot more enjoyable. Revisit part one of this post to learn about the first two steps for happier, less-stressed clients: knowing what you are talking about and setting and maintaining clear boundaries. Now, on to the next three tips.       Communication: Ok, so we have talked about the importance of setting boundaries — but they mean nothing if you do not clearly communicate them with your clients!   People cannot give you want you want if they don’t know what it is. Nor can you give clients what they want and need if you don’t know what it is. Communication is the

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5 Steps to Happier, Less-Stressed Clients: Part 1

  Everyone likes to know the ground rules – – what is expected of them, what can they expect from others. When we, as humans, are not armed with knowledge we feel like our lives are spinning out of control. When someone feels out of control, their natural instinct is to grip tighter, to be louder, to push harder. You see where this is going, right? When we follow those instincts, we push people even further away and things get even more stressful.   This is one of the reasons professional experts are so helpful. As a professional, you are in the unique position to help ease stress and tension for clients. Your ability to step up and into a role that eases the burden

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Break it down and get it done!

I was talking with a new client the other day and she was really struggling with ways to get a new product off the ground. This came as no surprise to me because having clear goals and setting up the systems to achieve those goals is one of the most important things that any entrepreneur needs to do and many of them struggle with it. Vickery & Co recently conducted a survey of over 300 entrepreneurs and small business owners and found out what the entrepreneurial landscape looks like when it comes to setting and achieving goals.   Of those surveyed, over 93% stated they have clear business goals. But, as we all know, the magic is not in the thinking of things, it is

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Is work-life balance a real thing? Part 2

Clients ask me all the time if you really can achieve a work-life balance. This is the million dollar question, isn’t it? I believe you can. However, balance is different for everyone. What makes one person feel peaceful and balanced may be the exact opposite for another person.

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Is work-life balance a real thing? Part 1

Clients ask me all the time if you really can achieve a work-life balance. This is the million dollar question, isn’t it? I believe you can. However, balance is different for everyone. What makes one person feel peaceful and balanced may be the exact opposite for another person.

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Don't underestimate your impact

When I first started my business, I reached out to several creative thought leaders and business owners and asked them to join me for a workshop. I gathered some of the coolest, most progressive, badass business people I know. To my delight, and slight surprise, each and every one of them said they would be delighted to join me for a test run workshop. This was not only an opportunity for me to show off what I knew and fine tune my workshop and coaching skills, but it was an excellent opportunity to learn from each of them — giants in their fields.

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Spend time every day learning!

How often are you learning? The first time I was asked this questions I was taken off guard. I am not currently enrolled in a class, I don't often take webinars … What do you mean “how often am I learning?” But as I sat and pondered that question I realized that I love learning. It feeds me in unimaginable ways. I firmly believe that we should spend some time every single day learning! What that means to you may be different than it means to me. Often people assume I think that means learning business stuff but I would not even begin to limit it to that!

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Do you know who you are?

As the mother of a newly minted four-year-old, I have been overexposed to the new Disney princess, Moana. I will admit, this does not really trouble me because the movie is smart, female-centered and empowering for young women everywhere and the music was written by my favorite musical genius, Lin-Manuel Miranda.   Each morning, after we have dropped her sisters off at school and are on our way to daycare, Scarlett requests the Moana soundtrack. I get to listen to Lin rap and that makes me happy, so I say yes. But inevitably my favorite moment is when the song “I am Moana” comes on. The song opens with Moana’s grandmother singing and encouraging her to step into who she truly is. The lyrics move

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Self-care makes you better at your job

  I've been an entrepreneur for nearly 20 years. I've worked at home with little children at my feet, at Starbucks and in hotel rooms, kitchen tables, and home offices. At times, I could hardly work at all. I discovered that I need to be out of the house, meeting people, engaging in conversation. I am a very social person. But, if you are constantly out at meetings – – socializing and networking, you're never really getting your work done.   How do entrepreneurs and solopreneurs, who work alone, avoid falling into a deep dark hole of loneliness and depression? It's hard when you go all day without in-person, human interaction. Sometimes it isn't enough to simply keep your head down and your computer open.

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Achieving big picture success one small task at a time

  You have a vision and you know where you want to go, but if you're anything like me, you take one look at your to-do list and think, “This is too much. I don’t have time for this. I can never get this all done.” And then you jump on Facebook really quickly to make sure you haven’t missed anything.   It's called “to-do list denial” and it's getting in the way of our success.   Here’s the deal: if you look at everything from the big picture perspective, it will never be a “manageable” task. The key is taking that big picture vision and breaking it down into easy to accomplish, no-stress steps.   Take a moment, close your eyes and dream of a perfect

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5 Steps to Happier, Less-Stressed Clients: Part 2

Professional experts are in the unique position to ease stress and tension for clients, making their lives easier, happier and a lot more enjoyable. Revisit part one of this post to learn about the first two steps for happier, less-stressed clients: knowing what you are

Read More »

Break it down and get it done!

I was talking with a new client the other day and she was really struggling with ways to get a new product off the ground. This came as no surprise to me because having clear goals and setting up the systems to achieve those goals

Read More »

Is work-life balance a real thing? Part 2

Clients ask me all the time if you really can achieve a work-life balance. This is the million dollar question, isn’t it? I believe you can. However, balance is different for everyone. What makes one person feel peaceful and balanced may be the exact opposite for another person.

Read More »

Is work-life balance a real thing? Part 1

Clients ask me all the time if you really can achieve a work-life balance. This is the million dollar question, isn’t it? I believe you can. However, balance is different for everyone. What makes one person feel peaceful and balanced may be the exact opposite for another person.

Read More »

Don't underestimate your impact

When I first started my business, I reached out to several creative thought leaders and business owners and asked them to join me for a workshop. I gathered some of the coolest, most progressive, badass business people I know. To my delight, and slight surprise, each and every one of them said they would be delighted to join me for a test run workshop. This was not only an opportunity for me to show off what I knew and fine tune my workshop and coaching skills, but it was an excellent opportunity to learn from each of them — giants in their fields.

Read More »

Spend time every day learning!

How often are you learning? The first time I was asked this questions I was taken off guard. I am not currently enrolled in a class, I don't often take webinars … What do you mean “how often am I learning?” But as I sat and pondered that question I realized that I love learning. It feeds me in unimaginable ways. I firmly believe that we should spend some time every single day learning! What that means to you may be different than it means to me. Often people assume I think that means learning business stuff but I would not even begin to limit it to that!

Read More »

Do you know who you are?

As the mother of a newly minted four-year-old, I have been overexposed to the new Disney princess, Moana. I will admit, this does not really trouble me because the movie is smart, female-centered and empowering for young women everywhere and the music was written by

Read More »

Self-care makes you better at your job

  I've been an entrepreneur for nearly 20 years. I've worked at home with little children at my feet, at Starbucks and in hotel rooms, kitchen tables, and home offices. At times, I could hardly work at all. I discovered that I need to be

Read More »