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When You Find It Hard to Start (Do This!)

Apr 21, 2021
 

Every time I had an idea, I'd turn it into an even bigger idea.

It'd become so big and so complicated that it never got off the ground.

I don't have time to do that!

How would I do that, with all that I have going on already?

Have you ever let what's ideal get in the way of just getting started?

That's what I was doing.  GO BIG OR GO HOME, right?

Well not if you can't get yourself to begin stepping out of the house, first!

If you have a desire to create something new in your business and life but have had a hard time getting started, you might be falling into this same trap.

In this video, I share the 3 swing thoughts that I use to get me unstuck and MOVING!

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The #1 Ingredient to Effective Confrontation

Apr 09, 2021
 

I was pissed!

It still wasn't done!  We talked about it two weeks ago and I even checked in last week.  

I couldn't have been more clear and it still wasn't done-done.

It was kind of done but not really.

This wasn't the first time either, this has been happening for months!  Things just weren't finished the way I wanted them to be.

"How can I better support you?"

"What do you need from me?"

The response I'd hear, "nothing, I'm good, I'll get it done."

In his mind, IT WAS DONE... 

But it wasn't really done!

So, I'd be frustrated and finish it myself. 

"This isn't ok, I'm not putting up with this much longer!  I'm getting tired of having to finish his work!"

A friend asked me, "what if I were to ask HIM how things are going...?"

He'd say, "it's all good!" 

Shit!

That's when I realized, this was on me!  I wasn't expressing to him what I really expected.

How was I contributing to this difficult situation?

I wasn't being honest!

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CEO Business Owners Know Something Most People Don't

Mar 13, 2021
 

Martha Graham, who danced all the way to her grave at age 96 years old, has this to say about the journey of all artists.

"There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening
that is translated through you into action,
and because there is only one of you in all time,
this expression is unique.

If you block it,
it will never exist through any other medium
and be lost.
The world will not have it.

It is not yours to determine how good it is;
nor how it compares with other expressions.
It is your business to keep the channel open.
You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work.

You have to keep open and aware directly
to the urges that motivate you.
Keep the channel open.

No artist is ever pleased.
There is no satisfaction whatever at any time.
There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction;
a blessed unrest that keeps us marching
and makes us more alive than the others."

The greatest gift you have as an entrepreneur is what Martha Graham calls "a blessed unrest". 

You're...

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How Do I Become More Consistent in My Business?

Feb 14, 2021
 

Do you ever struggle with staying consistent in your business?

I remember becoming overwhelmed by all the problems and stuff that had to be done.

There was anxiety, stress, and overwhelm.  The more I pursued my goals the louder it became.

Is something wrong with me?  Maybe I should just slow down, pull back, lower my expectations...

Then I'd be thinking, "why can't I be more consistent?"

How is it that some people just seem to be so consistent at growing their business and I'm over here struggling my ass off?

Where focus goes, energy flows.

And my focus was off...

In this short video, I'm going to share with you the #1 focus shift that made me and the clients I work with more consistent and energized!  

It's so simple but not common practice.

 

 

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Do You Suffer From Short Term Planning Fatigue?

Feb 08, 2021
 

Goals aren't a place to get to, they are a place to come from.

- Rich Litvin

 

What's your relationship with setting big goals in your business? 

There's magic in thinking big--but bigger isn't always better.

Far too often, I'd sit down at the beginning of the year and set some BIG goals.

A month into the year, I'd look at my goals.

"Damn, how am I going to get there?

It's kind of funny because in January when I wrote them out I was jacked!  

"What changed?"

I start to realize how busy I am, limited on resources, and time.

"Well, maybe I'm just overextended, maybe I should renegotiate with myself what I can get done this year..."

I was suffering from short-term goal-setting without answering this fundamental and powerful question first.

"What did I want to be the best at?"

It wasn't another S.M.A.R.T goal or three-year plan that I lacked. 

It was knowing what I really wanted and committing myself to create it. (no matter how long it took)

I...

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How CEOs Can Get Back 10 Hours a Week

Nov 12, 2020
 

What would you do if you could get 10 hours a week back in your business?

So many small business entrepreneurs are running fast toward burnout.  

It's tough being the CEO and wearing "all the hats" inside your business.  Women entrepreneurs, especially!  (My wife and several others I know take it to a whole new level--they are amazing!)

No matter who you are, if you own your own business, then you are the CEO.

And I'm on a mission to not let your business run you.  Life is too amazing to spend it behind a laptop 24/7! 

Let me share a story with you about how one of my clients took charge of her day and freed up 10 hours a week!

I'll walk you through the 5 steps she took in her business to find the freedom she wanted.  She's just getting started, but the progress she's made in the past six months is amazing!

 

 

Transcript:

One of my clients recently freed up two hours a day during her workday to spend however she wants.

 

She's an...

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5 Miracle Steps to Solving the Unsolvable

Oct 25, 2020
The meeting adjourns and you are still no closer to addressing the issues you and your team came there to discuss. 

You've gotten nowhere except knowing that you have a problem.

You've been talking about this sticky issue for months now!  When is your team going to decide to do something about it? 

 

Sound familiar?  This is a common experience for so many business owners.


Just Another Day at the Office

We beat problems to death and still are no closer to creating what we want to see in the business.  Seldom do we talk about what we really want to see and how we can make that the new reality!

The bad has more weight than the good, so we focus on what we don’t want.  This keeps leadership teams around the world stuck on the hamster wheel of endless frustrating discussions, feeling powerless to effect change.

What would it look like for you and your team to become masters at creating solutions to the many...

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Leading Change is Hard (Until You Address This One Thing)

Sep 02, 2020

 

You've heard it many times: “People resist change.”  Do they?

Give somebody one million dollars and they’re not going to hesitate to make changes.  

If there was a magic pill that was scientifically proven to cause weight loss safely, people would buy it off the shelves faster than toilet paper in Corona 2020.

People love the idea of change, especially when it’s something they know they want in their lives.  But yet they still don’t pursue it.  Why not?

It’s not change that people are resisting, it’s the thought of losing what they have.  

It’s only normal, when contemplating a change, to cling to what you know and what you already have.  Even though it’s not what you want--it’s familiar.  

At times guilt will arise:  “I should be grateful for what I have.” (especially considering the world today)

If not guilt, then it’s worry and ...

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4 Words Every Successful Person Knows

Jan 03, 2020

 

"I know what I want but I just don't know how to get there," a client recently told me.

It makes perfect sense that you'd be reluctant to take action when you're unsure if it'll even work. 

With so much to do already, it's understandable that you're reluctant to experiment with taking actions toward new goals.

On the other side of this uncertainty, however, you might just find the answer.  Anything worth doing takes a little bit of faith.

Faith means letting go of outcomes and choosing to take steps into the dark unknown to find your proof--your answers.

In this video, I show you the four words that every successful person has absolute clarity in.  Start here, apply some faith to the equation, and you might just be amazed at how much influence you have to create the results you desire.

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