Pleased {and Confused} To Meet You!

Have you ever searched for a {local} business online, liked their online presence, and were extremely disappointed with their offline performance? You and me both, my friend. Checking out the web and social media profiles of businesses and service providers online, before doing business with them, is standard m.o. nowadays. And if you've done it? Then your clients have done it with your business as well. 

 

Do your online and offline personas match? Are your clients going to be pleased, or confused to meet you? 

(P.S. When I say "offline" persona, I mean how you interact with your clients in person, whether it be face to face, or via email etc.)

 

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5 Things You Need To Know About Self Care

Do you believe that self-care has no place in business? I have to call bullshit on that! Taking care of yourself is not only a solid foundation for your mental wellness, but also for your business. You don't have to wait until shit hits the fan, you can start right now and make room for a solid self-care practise. That's what needs to be done in order for you to thrive. It's what needs to be done in order for you to be your own rock. It's what needs to be done in order for you to create the life and business you want. {I admit it - this may sound a tad dramatic, but I mean it. For realz.}  

 

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5 Things You Need To Know About Mindfulness

Did you board the mindfulness train yet? Do you crave a better connection to yourself, your tribe, and your customers? A way to quit being an onlooker and start being a participant? Awareness. Consciousness. Mindfulness. Those are big, intangible words. And while I agree that they add a nice effect {seriously, they do sound impressive and like I know what I'm talking about, right?}, I would rather talk about this in plain English. As simple as possible. Because that's what mindfulness is. Plain and simple. It's being aware of what's going on around you and paying attention to the details of your life and business. And that sounds totally doable, right? {Yes. Yes, it does - and it is!}

 

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5 Things You Need To Know About Boundaries

How are you doing with setting boundaries? Working on it? Good for you! Setting boundaries and communicating them clearly is one of the best things you can do to preserve your sanity and to take your business to the next level. Saying no to some customers and opportunities means a big yes for your business. That doesn't make sense? Sure it does!  

 

Not all business opportunities (and customers, for that matter) are created equal, and you need to stick with the ones that jive with your values. That's the #1 filter to apply. Then you add your negotiables, sprinkle some desire for sanity on top, and voila - there's the perfect recipe for sustainable boundaries. Sounds delicious, eh?

 

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5 Things You Need To Know About Goals

We're a few month into 2017, and I'm wondering how your goal setting {and achieving} is coming along. Was this going to be your year of setting and achieving goals? Resolutions in themselves are goals, so that's a double whammy! I don't know about you, but my resolution record is not exactly stellar. My revolution record, however, is fantastic. I love starting revolutions. Some come to a successful conclusion, others don't, but it's always fun to stir it up a bit. Plus, revolutionary looks much better on a business card than resolutionary. {note to self: add revolutionary to next set of business cards; spell it correctly.}

 

How about starting your own revolution? Revolutionize how you set and achieve goals. How you think about goals. Which place and value you give to goals in your life and business. Starting a revolution sounds a lot better than half-assing a resolution, right?  

 

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