My Search For A Makeup Artist: 4 Business Lessons Learned

Who knew you can learn so much about business while searching for a makeup artist?

You may already know that my brother is engaged and my family is now planning a wedding!

The search for a makeup artist has been a long one, and so far there is no happy ending.

But going through this process has taught me a lot. I have interacted with so many different business owners and I’m here to report what I have learned.

Do I Really Need A Break? Here’s What You Can Do Instead:

There are rules and there are times to break the rules. I used to blog every week religiously.

You could always expect a new post in your inbox early Sunday morning. Then, for many months I was super chilled about my blog. I stopped posting consistently. My life got so busy and my blog just wasn’t my priority.

What Does Respect Mean To You? [Reader Question]

Hi Sarah! How are you? I like the list that you shared of 14 steps to get your clients to respect your time. I was wondering how I can apply it to my business, which right now doesn't involve client appointments per se. What is your advice about that?

14 Steps To Get Your Clients To Respect Your Time.

It’s tough to run a business that revolves around client appointments. I know that some clients can be annoying, pushing the limits of our patience. None of my clients… they are all the sweetest. For real. But I have had my share of problematic prospective clients. The type that  schedules an appointment and doesn’t show up. Yes, we’ve all had those...

How To Suffocate Your Ideas

It’s really easy to suffocate your ideas. I have lots of first hand experience. I’ve also seen my friends and clients do it quite often. Really, it comes naturally to most people.

Chances are that you too are an expert at this.

Do you need a refresher? Keep reading to learn the best method to suffocate your ideas.

The Quickest Way To Send An Email

What if you didn’t need to search for new scripts with every new email you sent?

What if you didn’t have to triple check each message you composed?

There is a better way.

As a recovering perfectionist, the method I am about to share with you has saved me hours of time. And that’s not an exaggeration.

Introducing : My Resistance

Hello, nice to meet you.

Who am I, you ask?

I’m Sarah’s resistance.

I’m her voice of fear. I’m the one that keeps her playing small.

She usually doesn’t even know that I’m there.

What to Pack for a Full-Day Seminar (and What to Leave at Home)

Last week I attended a full day seminar by the expert sales trainer, Adam Lieberman.

The event was titled “Learn to Sell Like a Rockstar” and I was really looking forward. I mean, I was looking forward to the actual event… not the morning before I left.

Typically the morning of a  long event, I’m wasting way too much time thinking, “What do I take along?”

When You Get Older, You Will Understand

"One, two, skip a few, ninety nine, a hundred!"

Some days I wish that there would be a good way to do that in business, as well.

One post, two posts, skip a few, ninety nine, a hundred!
One client, two clients, skip a few, ninety nine, a hundred!
One sale, two sales, skip a few, ninety nine, a hundred!

Wouldn't that be nice!

A Surprise Something Nice

A package in the mail. What could it be? I didn’t order anything…

I quickly tore open the wrapping and found a beautiful blue box that stated “HIP HIP HOORAY. Welcome to the family.”

Inside the box I found a thoughtful welcome note along with a branded notebook and pen.

No Worries

My laptop was dying and I was already planning the funeral. Some internal mechanism made it not be able to recharge, and my trusted computer technician was about to give up all hope.

With one last ditch effort, he ordered a $50 part from China. He warned me that it’s a risk, because it may not work and I could be wasting $50.

But thankfully, after just a short wait the new part was installed and my laptop was once again alive and well!

Getting Good at Email

When email became my primary tool of communication, I knew that I had better get good at it.

Since starting my online coaching business, I have been constantly experimenting with all sorts of tools to make the time I spend in my inbox more efficient.

After I finished playing around with the settings and filters in Gmail, I took things to the next level by installing Boomerang.

Insider Insights with Miriam Manela

Miriam is an energetic entrepreneur with a huge heart. As an OT, she chose to devote her life to helping people feel comfortable in their bodies and in the world.

In this interview, Miriam shared how she discovered her niche and found the support she needed to develop her skill. She also gave us an inside view into the world of mentoring, from the perspective of both a mentee and mentor. 

Insider Insights with Lorraine Fetherman

Lorraine is a popular electrologist in my area, drawing clients from far and near. I was curious to hear her story and the secrets behind her busy and successful practice.

After our conversation, I truly understood why so many clients are attracted to her – Lorraine is extraordinarily empathetic and compassionate.

She shared how it felt to be a teenager with facial hair, and why she feels privileged to be able to help others in her situation.  

How I Gained A Few Hours Today

Every business has an inside story. Every business owner has unique experiences. 

It’s been a great privilege for me to interview top entrepreneurs and share their insights in my new series, Insider Insights.

Needless to say, this new endeavor takes a significant amount of time. From pitching and scheduling, preparing the questions, doing the interviews, to finally editing and posting online.