How to Let Go

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+1 Tweet Share Pin Share StumbleShares 0Ahhh . . . letting go. Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it? But, chances are, you can’t do it. When you run a business, your name is on the door. You are responsible. Things have to get done right, and that means you have to do everything—correct? Even if it means staying up all night four …

The Zen of Bad Internet and Crappy Phones — or, How to Do Nothing

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+1 Tweet Share Pin Share StumbleShares 0The plan was to get up early to kayak before I started working, when the sun was just peeking over the edge of the lake. What actually happened was I woke up well past “early” to the annoyed bark of a wiener dog, finally tired of waiting sweetly for her breakfast. “Get up already,” …

How Not Being Perfect Helped Me Serve My Clients

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+1 Tweet Share Pin Share StumbleShares 0 I just held two live client events in six weeks. And while both events were fabulous and wonderful and successful and invigorating and I wouldn’t change a dang thing about either of them (well, maybe next time) . . . it was not only difficult, it was absolutely crazy. It sounded like a …

How to Find Balance

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+1 Tweet Share Pin Share StumbleShares 0I love to work. I really do. I find my work compelling, and I’m constantly drawn to it. There are always so many fascinating people I want to work with, so many interesting things I want to follow up on, so much reading I want to do, so many things I want to write …

How I Stopped Being a Perfectionist

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+1 Tweet Share Pin Share StumbleShares 0This post is dedicated to Melanie. It was inspired by a post on her Solo Mompreneur blog. Actually, it’s basically my comment to her post about perfectionism. Because I, too, used to be a perfectionist. And this is a true story. Notice I say I used to be a perfectionist — I’m not anymore. But I was. I …

Are You a Victim of the “Entrepreneurial Curse”?

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+1 Tweet Share Pin Share StumbleShares 0It’s so cool to be an entrepreneur. Entrepreneurs have boundless energy, the need to create, the capacity to work for long hours without sleep, and the ability to make things out of nothing. These qualities can all be powerful drivers of success, but this enthusiasm can also keep you from moving forward and cause …

Begin Getting Unstuck and End Your Bottleneck in 15 Minutes

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+1 Tweet Share Pin Share StumbleShares 0In May, I did a Laser Coaching session with Heiner Schäfer of Eyendorf, Germany. It was just a 15-minute Skype conversation about his business (although I think we went over by 5 or so minutes), but it stands out for me because Heiner was so focused. He really knew what he wanted to ask …

How to Strangle Your Business

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+1 Tweet Share Pin Share StumbleShares 0It’s pretty easy to strangle your business, and I’ll bet you do it automatically – in fact, it’s probably hard for you to not do it. My old accountant used to tell me, and he’d illustrate it with a yucky twisting of his fists, “Don’t strangle the goose that lays the golden egg.” All …

How to Wean Your Clients From Wanting to Work Only with You

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+1 Tweet Share Pin Share StumbleShares 0So, you’ve worked hard to get a good reputation for your business, and your clients love you. They really respect your work and your advice, they bring all their projects to you, and they refer you to others. Fantastic! There’s just one teeny little problem: there’s only so much of you to go around. …