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I'm all for action. And clarity. And outsmarting the hustle. I'm championing impact AND income. In my world, one doesn't exist without the other. And this is where I talk straight - to you.

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What is Your Highest Level of Contribution?

Do I continue down a path where things are good or do I choose a new path (an uncertain path) where things could be great? A great life felt like a space where work and life collided in a beautiful way and complemented each other. It felt like being on a path that would allow me to realize my highest level of contribution.

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My ‘New Look’ Business and Life

The reason I’ve been quiet is pretty simple. I haven’t felt inspired to write or share ideas …until now. I’ve recently embraced how important it is to not force it. People can feel it when you’re doing something out of obligation vs enjoyment. And over the last year or so, my tolerance for doing anything out of obligation has completely vanished. As a recovering people pleaser, it has felt pretty darn good NOT to do anything unless it feels really good. I used to think this was a selfish way to be. Now I know it is and that’s the whole point.

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Why do we make business so hard?

Is the current state of your business giving you the itch to try a new tactic or strategy this year? If so, here’s an often overlooked procedure that you can (and should) take advantage of right now.

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Failure and Disappointment

Starting out, I had big dreams of replacing my job income with my coaching income quickly. What I didn’t foresee were all the failures I’d experience and that it would take me nearly TWO YEARS for that dream to come true. Reaching our goals may take a lot longer than we initially think. But it’s holding tight to our vision that will make us better entrepreneurs.

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Slow Down to Speed Up

For a long time I felt like I was trying to do “all the things” and my business required 45+ hours a week and lots of hustling to make it work. The truth is, I was spreading myself thin and diluting my efforts across too many things. To boil it down, I was doing too many things and none of it all that well. To regain my sanity and see sustainable business growth, I had to do less – better.

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My Biggest Business Blunders

Have you ever wished you knew the mistakes you could make before you made them? Check out the biggest business blunders I’ve made in this week’s blog post.

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