Start With Your Why

Start with your why

When you first hung out your virtual shingle, you likely were thinking: “I can’t wait to get away from this awful job.”“I just want to be home with my kids.”“This dead-end job is going nowhere.”“I’m tired of working crazy hours and holidays.”“I know I’m worth more than they’re paying me.” These and many, many other thoughts go through the heads of every would-be business owner, and are often the driving force behind that final, “I quit.” But while they’re great for lighting a fire and inspiring you to …

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Self-Sabotaging Behaviors That Keep Us From Earning What We’re Worth

Self Sabotaging Behaviours

We all do it. No matter how successful you are, at one time or another you’ll fall into the self-sabotage trap, and the price of admission is high. Your income will suffer.Your self-esteem will plummet.Your confidence will find new lows. The end result? Frustration. Burnout. Resentment (of your clients or your business). And yes, even more self-sabotaging behaviors. This downward spiral can quickly turn devastating, but stopping it is easy when you learn to recognize the symptoms. Procrastination Did you mean to apply for that high-end coaching program …

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Avoid the Overwhelm by Staying in Your Own Lane

Avoid the Overwhelm by Playing to Your Strengths

Overwhelm is a real thing in online businesses. There is always more to be done. More products to create, more blogs to write, more opt-in pages to build, more clients to connect with, more, more, more. And one of the biggest contributors? Shiny object syndrome. Every time you’re tempted to buy that new, must-have tool, or to test out a new marketing method, or even to switch business models entirely, you’re falling victim to this business killer. Here’s the problem with shiny object syndrome though – it prevents …

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20 Lessons From Two Months of Travel as a Digital Nomad

Digital nomad VAs

Not too long ago, my husband and I made a decision which led us down a super awesome path. It all started with the choice to head back down under after a two-year stint in Vancouver B.C., and then the subsequent desire to be able to: swing by Brunei to visit family on the way back tick Tokyo and Kyoto off our bucket list eat our way through Singapore do all of this without breaking the bank + while keeping the business running too. Thinking back – we …

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The Realities (and Reflections!) of a First-Time Startup

Stories of a Startup

This post takes a very candid look at what I consider to be the big lessons I have learned on this startup journey of mine (it’s been 8 months or 3 years – depending on the perspective you take). It will reflect on observations made in the running of my own business as well as in supporting an amazing group of coaches as they run theirs. And let me tell you – these coaches are all at different stages in their respective entrepreneurial journeys, and they serve different niches. So …

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