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.
You ever feel like you’re too busy to slow down? I feel like that a lot. Like earlier this year when I was filling every spare moment in my calendar with something “important.” Funny thing about claiming busyness as an entrepreneur. We get to wear it as a badge of honor. Annnnd… at the end of the day, week, or …
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 […]
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 […]
The one question I regularly get asked from colleagues, peers, and potential clients is: “How did you build your coaching business to where it is today?” I’ve been a full time coach for almost 8 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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
A true story about me. During my summers in college I was a firefighter for the La Grande Hotshots. A Hotshot fire crew is an elite team of 20 wildland firefighters, the most highly trained in the country, which are prepared to battle the most serious fires nationwide. This was one of the most physically demanding things I’ve ever done. Imagine […]