Is It Time for a Course Correction?

course correction

When I started my business, I can’t say that I came from a place that was 100% based on my WHY. At the time, the decision to work for myself was maybe 25% about my “why” and then 25% about wanting to work for myself. But the other 50% was because I had no choice. I’d lost my job, and …

Planning Ahead and Breaking the 9 to 5

planning ahead

Summer has arrived! It’s been humid and sunny with blue skies and puffy clouds in the sky. The weather is screaming, come out and play! But clients are also screaming, and it’s not about summer fun. The reality is that even though I know in my head I run the show, I’m my own boss, I can work when I …

Breaking the Cycle of Analysis Paralysis

analysis paralysis

My sister came for a visit this last week, and I had the pleasure of enjoying her company along with my two nieces and nephew. As a result, I even got a little extra time with my wonderful son. One of the days that they were in town, we had to find an indoor activity because it was raining outside. …

Valued Communication in a Virtual Workplace

valued communication

When it comes to virtual workspaces, clear communication is the name of the game. You might think you’re communicating effectively with your team, but, chances are you might be saying more than you think… I’ve been interviewing people to get input for my Valued Workforce project, and I’ve received some incredible insights. One group that has really stood out to …

Shifting Your Money Mindset

money

Let’s face it… not everyone was born to be a sales person. You have to feel super confident about money and every aspect of the sales process; otherwise, you’re a sitting duck and your bottom line will suffer. For many years in my business, and even now sometimes with certain clients, I would do the work first and then bill …

How I Found My Mastermind Family

mastermind

When you start your business, especially when it’s an online one, it doesn’t take long before isolation kicks in, and you can start feeling quite lonely. You might have your husband, or your family, or your other loved ones surrounding you, but usually, they have sometimes had a hard time relating to what you do. Oftentimes, talking shop with people …

The Key To Going From Solo To Supported

solo to supported

Are you going from solo to supported and starting to dip your toe in the ‘collaboration’ pool? Trust me when I say, you must read and digest this if you don’t want to lose your mind…  If I were to sit back and calculate the number of times a new project with a client was stalled due to not having …

Tech Tool Strategy

Tech Tool Strategy

It’s that time of year again, and no, I don’t mean spring. I mean tax time, which as business owners, we all just love. (And yes, that’s me being sarcastic.) Suddenly, things like bookkeeping and accounting are on the list of higher priorities as we review our numbers like profits, expenses, and overall billing in preparation for tax time. I …

Why is Value Important in the Workplace?

value

Lately, I’ve been examining my worth as a contributor to my community (aka: my worth in the workplace). I’m not using the word “employee” because, the fact is, I’m no one’s employee. I’m my own boss. I’m one of many in the coming era of remote digital workers who have their own businesses and do freelance contract work. The word …

3 Signs You Might Be Ready for a Membership Site or Client Portal

Membership Sites

Over the past several months I’ve been working with clients to create membership sites or portals and many times they wonder if they are ready for a membership site or not. While I LOVE the production process that comes with helping them get their information, intelligence, and experiences out to the world, I tend to caution clients not to jump …