Everyone feels overwhelmed, rushed, uncertain, like there’s just too much…. well, too much of everything!

tips for avoiding overwhelmWhen you do a search for trends on Google Trends, you’ll see that overwhelm is an increasing trend, so it’s NOT just you.

How do you make life SIMPLE, then, when it all feels so HARD? Continue reading

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Do you ever send off an email or text to someone, only to find that your message wasn’t clearly conveyed? Either they were confused, or took it a different way than you intended, or worse, they were insulted.

productivity tools for small business on the goMy daughter sends me pictures of our grandson regularly, that show up on my phone. I love getting these. But we were talking about my hikes, lately, and she said, “You know, you could send ME pictures, too.

So, on my last outing, where my husband and dog and I took the Jeep to explore our new area, I took pictures of us to send to her while we were hiking. She and I were then having a text conversation along the way.

It took her a day to respond to my last message, however, although I didn’t think anything of it.

Here was my last message: “We’re now back at the keep 2 head on the tail some more.”

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When in business school, we learned about the stages of growth, and the challenges that come up with each. But after working with entrepreneurs for a number of years, now, I have found there are three levels, each with their own unique challenges and needs. Let’s see where you lie. Continue reading

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When you think of starting a business to support others, you do for reasons other than to build a successful business. Often it’s so you can make a difference and live your life’s passion.

how to raise your rates and help more clientsBut how do you do that: Make a difference, live your passion, and enjoy professional and personal success? Continue reading

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I hear from many health professionals who are in private practice say they’d like to build an online presence. But they don’t know how.

This is a simple list of how to easily, and quickly, build an online aspect of your business. Continue reading

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Everyone I talk to or hear from, today, wants to grow their online presence. Either they want to take their business from in-person, or they want to transition to a virtual business.

online marketing for small businessDoes that sound like you? If so, this is what you need to do, in 3 easy steps. Continue reading

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I just attended an exclusive Strategic Retreat, with a group of powerful, successful women. I met some fabulous people, who I expect will be fabulous connections in the future.

grow your business through networking eventsBut let me admit something to you: When I realized who they were, I felt I was VERY out of my league! Voices in my head started saying “Who am *I* to be going to this thing? I’ll have nothing of value to share with these high-achieving women!

And, I also thought: I have to buy new clothes!

OK, I didn’t buy new clothes, but it sure crossed my mind.

But, you know what? I was NOT out of my league, and I did have things of value to share, to help these women grow and achieve their goals at the Retreat.

What’s the lesson? Continue reading

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Let’s face it: Life is busy these days. You’re building a business, which feels beyond stressful at times. You have a family. Oh, and maybe “you” needs attention sometimes. But “you” is last on that list of priorities.

growing a wellness businessBut at what cost?

I have learned that the best way to get things done, or to overcome overwhelm, is to actually slow down! Continue reading

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It’s almost 4pm on a Monday, which is a work day for me. And, sure, I could keep working, because, let’s face it, there is ALWAYS more to do. But I hold to my boundaries and call it a day.

how to balance home office and family timeDo you do that? Do you end your day without feeling guilty or as if you got nothing done all day? If so, this piece is for you. Continue reading

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It’s been a long time since I wrote about what you need to start up your wellness or service-based business. It dawned on me when I last wrote about the excuses people make for why their business is not successful. So, let’s cover the basics necessary for starting a business. Continue reading

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