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There Is No Growth In Comfort

Happy New Year (about 3 weeks late!) Jill and I are about to leave for Africa for three weeks and my days have been filled with prep work for the big trip. Before I leave, I want to talk to you about the cost of comfort. I recognize there isn’t anything inherently bad about being comfortable or the desire to …

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How Constraints Create More Freedom

This time of year is always sacred to me. It’s an invitation to slow down and spend a little more time with those I care deeply about. But this year, I’m navigating a bit of a balancing act.  Besides my work serving coaching clients, I’m also in full production mode on a new creative project.  After seven plus years, and […]

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How I Started and Built a Rewarding and Profitable Coaching Business

The one question I regularly get asked from clients, colleagues, and friends is: “How did you build your coaching business to where it is today?” I’ve been a full time coach for almost 6 years now and here is my unfiltered story of how I did it and how I am still doing it.  I know that some of you […]

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What To Do When You Have Too Much To Do

Last week I wrote to you about doing less and doing it better. I talked about the liberation that comes from focusing on less and finding your flow. This week I want to dive a little deeper and get more specific. As a small business owner, I never expected it to be easy to manage a bunch of things at once, […]

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Do Less, Better

Entrepreneurs and business builders face an enormous challenge. Aside from needing to learn new skills rapidly, we have more tasks to complete every day than we have time for. This ongoing challenge has driven me to experiment, practice and implement using proven methods for executing at a high level. Over the years I’ve adopted many principles that have worked well for […]

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Is Your Niche Too Big?

There’s a great quote from a mediocre movie (Man of Steel, 2013). In the movie, a young Clark Kent has a bit of a freakout about his power. His mom, Martha Kent, comes to help get him out of the janitor’s closet where he’s locked himself in. “The world’s too big, Mom.” “Then make it smaller.” For the last five […]

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Why I Said “No” To a 5-Figure Coaching Client

Earlier this month an entrepreneur was referred to me and we had an amazing conversation where she asked me to coach her. Awww so flattering (seriously it was flattering) because I love serving entrepreneurs and I LOVED her business. But here was the thing… errr …things…. #1: She wasn’t my perfect client. Since I’ve made the commitment to work within […]

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4 Things That Will Keep You Broke, Stuck, and Frustrated

Freedom, impact, creativity, and lifestyle… these are the main reasons that many business builders launch into working for themselves. But even with these great motivations, many will never get past survival mode. Sometimes, the work that got an entrepreneur to survival-mode (where you’re paying the bills but not much else), or even a little beyond, is more about hustling and […]

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