We've been a proponent of choosing One Word as an overarching, umbrella-like theme for your year for some time now. Admittedly, it's quite difficult - even agonizing - to choose just one word to represent the trajectory and mindset for your entire year ahead. However, doing so can be quite powerful. Last year, we chose the word … Continue reading What’s your One Word for 2019? Here’s a couple of ideas for your One Word, plus we’ll share ours with you…
What's most sacred to you in your life? Your time? Your family? Your relationships? Your sanity? Holidays are a good reminder of that. But let's face it: (A) Work doesn't stop just because the holidays roll around (especially for us entrepreneurs) and (B) although the holidays are supposed to be fun and merry, it can … Continue reading 10 Pre-Holiday Mindset Tips from the Author of Eat, Pray, Love (Elizabeth Gilbert)
Last week we asked the question: WHY do we sabotage our own business dreams? Today we're coming back to you with a special weekend-edition response to that - giving you 5 of our best ways we've found to NOT sabotage our dreams. This is a bit of encouragement we wanted to share with you that … Continue reading Are we playing small or serving the world?
Why Authentic Effort is Needed for Authentic Marketing Magic: so today I brought you along with me for a bit of a fall run. Running by the river is a great way for me to clear my head, get some creative juices flowing, etc. And while running, a message came to me literally through a … Continue reading Stop Sabotaging Your Business Dreams!
Do you remember what your One Word for 2018 is? Now's a great time to go back and reflect on that. Not too late to incorporate it afresh or to a deeper extent in your world!! Read our original One Word for 2018 New Year's Eve Blog. Watch our original One Word for 2018 Video … Continue reading Mid-Year Check-In: How’s that One Word coming along?
You wouldn't necessarily think there's much you could learn about business from a guy who's a forester. Growing up (and even now), my dad loved tromping around in the woods, tackling the nation's largest forest fires, prescribing forest fires and probably so much more I have not a clue about. He's now the pastor of a small, … Continue reading 8 Lessons my Dad Taught Me about Business
Two of the biggest enemies of success: Analysis Paralysis and Perfectionism Paralysis. We have so much negative talk and artificial roadblocks in our heads that keep us from starting or finishing something: a business, that website, our book, that song, that album, the company app. We end up endlessly tweaking - never finishing. How do we get around that? Perhaps … Continue reading What “If” by Rudyard Kipling can teach us about Analysis Paralysis, Perfectionism Paralysis and the “Done is better than perfect” concept.
Many of us have the passion for writing - or at least the passion for our story. But how do we write a story that's as compelling as we lived it? Or how do we write a "how-to" book that's not going to put someone to sleep after the first sentence? We asked this same question … Continue reading How to write a GREAT first book (yes, it can be done).
Maybe you're not in the New Year's Resolution camp. Or maybe you do make those goals every year, only to find out your zeal for those lofty weight loss, finance and meditation dreams have yet again fizzled and faded by February (congratulations, you're a normal human being). Maybe this year you should think about just … Continue reading What’s your One Word for 2018?
Ever since I realized it was World Kindness Day, I started looking for opportunities to be kind to people. More than usual. Ironically they both ended up being acts of business kindness. (1) A guy at The Gathering Spot was desperately looking for anyone who might have any kind of communications / English background. What he was … Continue reading Kindness Works.