Lessons Learned from Business Makeover 2014!

Makeover?  Yes, please.  We are well into 2014 already!  The Business Makeover 2014 Summit was intended to help you (and me!) make this a seminal year.  A year in which we can breakthrough and breakout and makeover our lives and businesses.

Hurray…off to a great start.  As Business Makeover 2014 wraps up, here’s what I’ve learned.  (Maybe you could share what you’ve discovered, too, in the comments below?  Thanks!)

It’s good to put ourselves out there.  Life is about the adventure.  This event was a big reach for me and the Bare Bones Biz team. I am super proud of us for saying YES!  I learned so much about relationships and technology and business.  So worth it!  (It helps to have coaching!  Special thanks to Orna and Matthew Walters. xo)
We really don’t need one more tip.  Boy, this one hit me like a ton of bricks.   […]

By |March 4th, 2014|Business Makeover 2014, Reflection|2 Comments

Leave it?…or Makeover Your Business

My friend and mentor, Al Levi, uses a powerful exercise to engage clients in business development.  He asks, “Imagine this.  You walk out the front door of your business, and cross the street.  You decide you are going to recreate, makeover, your business.  What, and who, do you bring with you?”

Or do you decide to do something completely new?  You get to choose and the beginning of a year is the right time to reflect and decide.

Leave it?   […]

The 5 Most Important Minutes of Your Day

I used to answer the clanging alarm clock by shouting, “NOOOOOO!” as I reached out to SHUT IT OFF.   While that may sound harmless, even humorous, I realized that it probably was not the best way to greet the day.

According to my friend, Robin Palmer, I’m absolutely right!  Robin says, “If you crawl out of bed stressed out and overwhelmed, you set yourself in motion to create a stress-filled, overwhelming day for yourself and those around you.”

Robin is one of the most positive people I know.  Her energy is off the charts.  (Next to her, I feel like I spend the day eating bon bons on the couch, so that will give you an indication.)  She and I connected at a women’s business event and fell instantly in love.  I’ve helped her with some business planning, and she helps me get out of the “right side” of the bed.  A great business is built on a powerful mission, a burning “why.”  Hers was born as a response to a challenge in her own life…

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5 Easy Ways to Rekindle the Passion for Your Business

Daylight Savings Time just ended. It’s 5 pm and dark outside.  All you want to do is go home and watch reruns of Modern Family.  I get it.  It takes energy and fizz and a sense of purpose to get up off the couch. It takes a passion for something bigger than eating mac ‘n cheese and searching for cat videos on YouTube.

Sometimes business sucks the life out of you.  You started a business because you have a passion for something.  Maybe its the day-to-day craft.  Maybe its the lifestyle that having your own business creates.  Regardless, life happens and your business may lose the luster it once had.  The passion that once drove you fades.  So how do you rekindle the fire?  STOP. Take a deep breath and try these 5 easy ways to re-energize your passion for your business. […]

By |November 6th, 2012|Making Sure, Running|7 Comments

5 Financial Survival Tips for the Suddenly Single

Perhaps you’ve opted for the stay-at-home lifestyle. You can get by on one person working and you are prioritizing children and family. Very cool! However, are you putting yourself at risk financially? Stuff happens. What if you were suddenly single? Would you be just fine? Or would you have to dig yourself out of a hole? Here are some tips for making sure you don’t leave your money outside when you choose to stay at home.

The Five D’s… Death, Disaster, Divorce, Disability and Debt are the big life changers. Be willing to have the conversation with the other breadwinner about what to do should one of the Five D’s strike. Now, the key is…don’t get all wound up about it. Just have the conversation. Too much energy around disaster leads to disaster if you subscribe to the Law of Attraction. Just consider, what would each of you do if you were suddenly single? Here are a few tips for getting through it. […]

By |July 23rd, 2012|Business Planning, Debt, Family, Making a Business Plan|1 Comment