How to Spot a Business Owner with ADHD

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+11 Tweet Share15 Pin Share8 StumbleShares 24   Some of us call it a curse. Some of us call it a super power. Some of us wish it would go away. Other business owners with ADHD wouldn’t go back and take a “normal” brain if it was offered to them. David Neeleman, founder of JetBlue, says that if there was a …

Five Actions to Take to Make Sure You’re Ready for Coaching

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+1 Tweet Share4 Pin1 Share4 StumbleShares 9 Not long ago, one of my readers asked me what she could do or think about on her own to determine if she was ready for coaching. She wasn’t sure she was even ready for one of my complimentary Instant Insight sessions, and hoped that I could give her some offline guidance—in fact, …

How to Stop Worrying So You Can Actually Solve Problems

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+1 Tweet1 Share Pin Share StumbleShares 1 worry  verb: to give way to anxiety or unease; allow one’s mind to dwell on difficulty or troubles In my conversations with business owners, I notice many—especially business owners with ADHD—get hung up with anxiety and worry over business problems. It can take up a lot of our time and prevent us from …

Why to Take Imperfect Action

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+1 Tweet1 Share Pin Share3 StumbleShares 4You’ve probably heard about how you should be taking ‘imperfect action,’ but you’re a perfectionist, and you just can’t do that. You take pride in your work, your name is on the door, and you want things to be perfect for your clients. Imperfect doesn’t sound good to you. But can you afford to …

Why ‘Fake It Till You Make It’ Doesn’t Work for Creative Business Owners (and How to Get the Real Confidence You Need So You Don’t Have to Fake It)

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+1 Tweet Share Pin Share StumbleShares 0In my experience, confidence is the most important attribute you can have in business. There is nothing more important than confidence, and I’m sure you have figured this out if you present to clients to win work. Clients watch you very carefully, and they view a lack of confidence as a lack of competence. …

“But Marcia, I Just Want to Make More Money”

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+1 Tweet Share Pin Share StumbleShares 0     This is something I hear sometimes from business owners when I talk about confidence challenges, or not having the right clients because of a confidence challenge: “But I love my clients! And I don’t have a problem with my confidence — I just wish they’d pay me more. I don’t seem to …

“Kicking Fear to the Curb” . . . Darlene Cary Interviews Me on Her Site

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+1 Tweet Share Pin Share StumbleShares 0Had a fun interview last month with the vivacious Darlene Cary of Her Next Step. Darlene helps women create businesses that work with their lives, one step at a time, based on the tough lessons learned from years in the corporate world. Darlene and I met on Twitter (you meet the nicest people on …

Find Your Mojo: How to Uncover and Talk About What Makes You Truly Different and Valuable in Business

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+1 Tweet Share Pin Share StumbleShares 0Many times business owners flounder in existing businesses, or fail when starting new businesses because they can’t seem to get in the groove. Running the business seems difficult, confusing, and overwhelming. It’s hard to know where to start or even what to fix. This doesn’t have to be the case. Maybe you just have …

How to Make Good Decisions Quickly: 8 Ideas that Really Work

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+1 Tweet Share Pin Share StumbleShares 0This is a big topic. If you run a business and agonize over making decisions, you know what I’m talking about — making decisions can be really hard. But it doesn’t have to be as difficult as you make it. Current research is now backing up what you may have always known — we …

People Don’t Buy What You Do, They Buy Why You Do It

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+1 Tweet Share Pin Share StumbleShares 0 This TED video was sent to me by one of my readers, Kay Rosburg of Dever Designs. She said it distilled for them the way they need to market themselves to potential clients, and that it touches on some of the things I articulate in my webinars and materials, just presented differently. It’s …