Focus

The Power of an Editorial Calendar (Why, How, Who, What)

So, you took the leap and jumped into your own biz. It took a lot of courage, but you did it. I hear you. Now that you’re there do you ever have days when you wonder, what should I be doing right now? If you don’t, you’re nothing like me. I always have a million things to do, but sometimes I find myself sitting at my desk wondering what’s next. That’s where you need a killer calendar to keep you organized and on track. Block your time and make sure you’re staying true to your plan so you can get […]

Book Review of The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod

When I notice certain books cropping up on social media, I start to take notice and add them to my reading list. This one’s been on the list for more than a month and yesterday I decided to grab a Chai Tea and enjoy some ‘me’ time with Hal Elrod. I love people with energy, a no-nonsense message, and conviction. That’s Hal. From the first sentence of the introduction, he grabbed me and took complete control of my brain’s interest quotient. More importantly, I resonated with his message. I found myself agreeing with him, page after page.  He promised that I’d […]

Creating a Concrete Biz Plan – A 3 Step System

A lot of my clients have rockin’ ideas about how to get their biz off the ground. If your idea is solid, this is what will determine your success: your ability to create a great plan, believe in it and then implement that plan. I get it. You want out of your hateful day job so you’ve decided to get your own biz up and running. You’ve read books, attended webinars, listened to training audios, and subscribed to some entrepreneurial podcasts. You’ve talked to entrepreneurs and on-line marketers. You’ve attended a conference or two. By now your brain is buzzing […]

The Quickest Way I Know To Increase Focus … And Business Success

More and more entrepreneurs are talking about mindfulness. In fact, when I listen to interviews of successful businesswomen, a vast majority talk about ‘lack of focus’ when they’re asked about their weaknesses and areas in need of improvement. Well, that means a lot of successful entrepreneurs are just like me. I totally admit, I sometimes operate with less focus than a disposable camera at a mud-wrestling match. I will confess, the practice of mindfulness has made me feel like my spinning plates are all staying in the air effortlessly. I can assure you that’s a good feeling. What exactly is […]

Key Steps to Take When You Have to Make a Difficult Decision

Do you find yourself stressed out when you have to make a difficult decision? I’m glad to say I find it much easier to make decisions now that I’m more experienced in my business. Being an entrepreneur is great because usually you have more flexibility to make choices. I’ve learned a lot about making decisions both from my own experiences and those of my clients. Here are my seven key steps to help you get where you need to be when faced with a challenging decision. 1. Brainstorm: Make a list of every possible choice you could make in dealing with […]

10 Easy Ways To Stay Focused On Your Objective

  We all know just setting a goal is much different from the actual effort involved in achieving our objective. Every January millions of people start out with the best intentions to revamp their lives or businesses. And yet, less than 8% of us statistically make it over the finish line each year. Why? Because any worthwhile & challenging goal requires sustained effort. No matter what you desire to change or implement in your life, the most important key to your success is CONSISTENCY! Sticking to your guns and making forward progress is easy in the beginning. But, we all know […]