I hear it all the time: Growing a business is HARD! There’s too much to do, confusion over choices to make, and.. well, it’s all just too overwhelming.

how to grow your business and follow your dreamsBut it doesn’t have to be.

Usually there are stories we tell ourselves, and beliefs we hold onto as truths, which make growing a business feel HARD, instead of easy. I call these excuses, and here they are.
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We only have a few months left in 2015. Are you working on your Success Plan for 2015, yet? If not, here are 5 simple steps to get you started. Because now IS the time to get started on your success planning!

Step 1: Ask yourself what your goal is for 2015.

Just as with a road trip, if you don’t have the destination in site, how will you get there? Do you want to make $100,000 this year? Or maybe your goal is to sign up your first client, or maybe your first online client, by March.

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By setting goals, and putting them on paper, you’re paving the way to success.

But as you set goals, when you create your launch plans, below, set goals for each launch as well. For instance, if you plan a webinar, decide in the planning stage how many people you want to join the webinar. This will impact your marketing. You’ll market much more vigorously if you want 1,000 people in your webinar than if you want 10. Continue reading

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However do you overcome feeling overwhelmed and overworked!? Well, this is going to be short, because you already FEEL overwhelmed and overworked!

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My business is primarily virtual, except when I speak. And I like to travel. So it’s critical that I can confidently (and securely) work from the road.

productivity tools for business travelHow do you set up your systems so you can easily work from the road (or even from your home)? Let’s look at what questions you need to answer to set up a system that is seamless and trouble-free to make working from the road easy. Continue reading

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I just moved into a new house a couple days ago, and tomorrow I leave for a trip across country. To say things are a bit hectic is an understatement.

work life balance for entrepreneursHow do you stay calm at times that are hectic like that? Continue reading

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I help a lot of clients build a compelling online presence. In fact, I’ve created courses on the topic, even!

start your dream businessBut let’s take a step back and talk about WHY you might want to build an online practice. Continue reading

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What if I were to tell you that your sense of overwhelm was all in your head?

tips for work-life balance while working from homeOnce you got over your feeling of anger, and that I just insulted you, you might be curious.

But here’s the thing: It really IS all in your head!

Oh sure, you may have more things to try to do in a day or week than is physically possible to do.

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I always start my day with some sweating. I either head out on the hiking trails or get on my elliptical trainer and then do some weights. I find that if I do NOT start my day that way, I’m dragging all day.

productivity tips for entrepreneursWhat about you? Are you staying active in a conscious way daily? What if I were to tell you that if you DID, your business would be more successful?

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Did you ever see the movie, “Field of Dreams”? In it is a quote that was voted one of the top one hundred movie quotes of all time by AFI. “If you build it, they will come.” A more apropos quote for targeted traffic to your website would be, “If you build it right, they will come.”

boost your health care practice visibility onlineNo matter what area of health or wellness you’re in, you know if the visitor clicks on the link to a page on a website and the page she’s taken to is poorly designed, that’s all she wrote. So how do you optimize a landing page for the top spot in the search results and maximum conversion? Continue reading

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I’ve read some pretty impressive books, lately, and there seems to be a theme amongst them all: That it’s not what we know, but who we know, and how we ‘manage’ the relationships with those people.

grow your business through personal contactsThink about this: You’re on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Google+. And you go to local networking events and to conferences. And the list of people you know is so vast that you forget who you know!

So, it’s not enough to just focus on business; it’s important to ‘tend’ your relationships. And many of those relationships are on social media. Are you tending your social networks? Or do you feel overwhelmed by the number of relationships you feel you need to maintain? Continue reading

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