Category Archives: Mindset

5 Steps to Becoming Your Own Marketing Expert by @GretchenPritts

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by Gretchen Pritts  | Featured Contributor As a business owner one of the most important AND the most frustrating parts of your day to day activities is marketing. For many of us – when it comes to marketing – we end up feeling confused, frustrated and disappointed. Maybe you’ve invested money into trainings or blueprints…

Starting A Business To Do What You Love? Why You Could End Up Hating It

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by Rachel McDermott | Featured Contributor I have always loved cooking. I remember spending hours pouring over a Boys & Girls cookbook. I still have it, actually. My Mom taught me how to make oatmeal when I was 9 ½, I learned to do it just like she did—without measuring anything. I learned the concept…

5 Traits for Entrepreneurial Survival by @SandraDawes

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by Sandra Dawes  | Featured Contributor It’s been a year since I left my full-time job in order to pursue my passion as an entrepreneur.  The journey so far has been quite the ride!  There have been up and downs, but I have no regrets about the decision I made.  There’s nothing that has been…

Can a Woman Have It All? That Depends by @hkterry1

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by Heather K. Terry | Featured Contributor A morning news program I recently watched featured an interesting discussion about comments made by a high-powered female executive regarding balance of career and motherhood. This woman is the CEO of one of the most recognizable brands in the world, and she was so bold as to suggest…

Why I Said Yes to Adoption and How It Changed the Way I Do Business by @cluttershrink

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by Crystal Sabalaske | Featured Contributor At least once a week I read an online article touting the power of learning to say “no”. It’s one of the top time management strategies experts are advising people to consider. The notion is that if you can get comfortable saying “no” to tasks that aren’t aligned with your…

Should You Keep Rescheduling Missed Client Appointments? by @yolandafacio

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by Yolanda A. Facio | Featured Contributor Good question. Here’s the answer… it depends… Now, before you get all excited about that answer, thinking that I might just be giving you the run-around, hang with me… there is a definitive answer. My process is this: Two strikes and yerrrrrrrrr OUT! If you miss or are…

Women Aren’t Good at Getting Customers

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by Andrew McDermott | Featured Contributor It’s 2004. Rachel and I have decided to start our own business and my aunt was completely and totally against the idea of Rachel marketing to new customers. “Women just aren’t good at getting customers.” after sitting me down. “If you allow Rachel to do this, the men you…

Are You Using Your Superhero Power? by @MonicaRicci

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by Monica Ricci | Featured Contributor Did you know you possess a superhero power? We all do! Thanks to my superhero power, I was able to enjoy a wonderful weekend doing exactly what I wanted to do with exactly the people I wanted to be with. My superhero power also allowed me to get a…

What Would You Do If You Knew Your Dream Was A Sure Thing? by @SheilaViers

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by Sheila Viers | Featured Contributor What would you do if you knew your dream was a sure thing? Pause for 30 seconds and really think about your answer to this question. Maybe you would: Relax. Stop worrying. Have more fun. Give the benefit of the doubt. Not hold on so tight. Not resist, push…

10 Tips to Avoid Burn Out For The Self-Employed Super-Woman by @AnnaMadeItMe

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by Anna Jorgensen 1. Set boundaries. • With Clients. The best way to reduce redundant contact is to come out of the gate with The Expectation Plan. Letting clients know up front what to expect and how we work not only wins professional accolades, it reduces a cache of unnecessary communication. • With Family/Friends. Women…