Hello Procrastination, Hello Perfection ~ My Old Friends…

Just when I thought I was progressing nicely with my Procrastination Recovery, I seem to have fallen off the wagon. Maybe something like this has happened to you – or a client – at one time or another. Of course, many of us are all too familiar with procrastination. So, let’s take a closer look…

THE ENTREPRENEUR’S PATH

As LinkedIn reminded me last week with so many well-wishers, I began my coaching business 15 years ago. I almost can’t believe it – seems like just yesterday that I was taking those first tentative baby steps along this path of being in a coaching business on my own. Don’t get me wrong, ever  since…

TRIBES

In conversation with many new coaches, I often hear the same thing. I hear it in not-so-new coaches who are disconnected from what they want to create. Maybe this sounds familiar: “I’m afraid choosing a niche would limit potential clients, and I don’t want to leave anyone out. At the same time, I feel vague…

Yes, AND …

See if this sounds familiar – you are at a crossroads and just don’t know which way to go. It may not even matter if the choice is big or small. What matters is that you are at a standstill, debating with yourself about what do. All too often, I see that hesitation in my…

IS IT TIME OUT FOR A TIME OUT?

Every so often, when we are doing creative work (and if you are reading this, you most likely are) the most powerful thing we can do every so often is to step away from that work  for a bit. I am not suggesting you turn  your back on your work altogether, in fact, the opposite….

GREENING YOUR BUSINESS

“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.” ~ Native American Proverb Take a walk outside, breathe deeply and recognize that it’s not too late to make a difference in our world. But, it’s going to take all of us to become awake, aware and in action. Everything…

SPRING CLEANING FOR YOUR BUSINESS

April is Income Tax month here in the US. Which means millions of us are pouring over receipts, records, and other tax info we have collected over the past year. We are also shredding a lot of paper we no longer need to save, including records from prior years, after they are no longer needed…

STREET SWEEPERS

Recently, I was leading a telecall with about 300 people on the line. About ten minutes into this 90-minute call, I came to a quote. While this is a quote I have said many times, for some reason, this time, I just tripped over the words. I got tongue tied, I stumbled. I fumbled. And…

RELATE-ABILITY

How do orchids relate to building your business? When we first see them in the store, they are beautifully in bloom, telling the world who they are, enthusiastically and hopefully. Kind of like when you begin your business. You may have knowledge about what it takes, and there is excitement (perhaps with a bit of…

WHAT DO ENTREPRENEURS AND ORCHIDS HAVE IN COMMON?

How do orchids relate to building your business? When we first see them in the store, they are beautifully in bloom, telling the world who they are, enthusiastically and hopefully. Kind of like when you begin your business. You may have knowledge about what it takes, and there is excitement (perhaps with a bit of…