Stop Waiting For The Answer
Don’t get me wrong. I believe in asking questions. I wrote a whole blog post about that.
But I also know that merely asking the right questions is not enough to get you moving forward.. At a certain point, you have to trust yourself enough to choose one direction and try it out.
This lesson really hit home for me last week when I had a business dilemma and I needed to find a solution.
How To Take A Stress-Free Vacation As A Business Owner
Summer is upon us! It’s during this time of year that I am especially grateful to own my business. I can make homemade pancakes for a lazy morning breakfast, take an afternoon off to spend outdoors, and even block off full days on my calendar to completely unplug.
When Things Start Feeling Heavy
Your new idea was light and exciting. It took you places in your dreams.
You started this new project with a surge of energy. You talked about it everywhere. You felt the momentum growing.
And then over time you lost some of that enthusiasm. Some of that excitement has dropped away.
3 Tips For Saving Time
I actually don’t know how long it used to take me to write a blog post. It was divided into way too many steps. I would rely on inspiration to chance upon me before I would move forward. And when I did get started, I was a bit scattered and slow… afraid to put constraints on creativity.
Can you relate? Is there an activity in your business that you don’t have a grip on?
How My Business Has Changed Me
You got into business for a reason. Maybe because you have always dreamed of using your talents to support your family. Maybe because you feel like you have a light that you just need to shine. You have a gift to share with the world.
But did you ever stop to think about the gifts your business has given you?
Why do people expect me to work for free?
Hey, since when is that a problem?
Since your business has grown and you don’t have time to work for free anymore. That’s a good problem to have!
Yet for us business owners, it can be difficult to navigate the complicated waters of the expectations that come from friends and family.
Business Coach Says: Ignore The Phone
Ignore the phone. Does that sound radical to you? It’s not advice that you would expect coming from a business coach. Shouldn’t you be always available with the highest level of customer service?
Yes. However, your first obligation is always the person right in front of you. Customer service dictates that you should give your full focus to the person that is here right now.
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.
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.
Business Coach Says: Kill The To Do List
Are you drowning in your to do list? Do the tasks that need to get done pile up endlessly?
You’re not alone. Look, if you’re killing it with To-Do-Lists, then you can stop reading right now. #YouDoYou. But if To-Do-Lists are killing you, then it’s time to kill the list!
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.
Resource Roundup - 10 Tools That You Need In Your Creative Business
With each blog post I publish, you know to expect a valuable nugget. Whether it’s a simple strategy or a cool new tool, it’s sure to be quick and easy to implement. And for a bonus, you can get some inspiration and motivation here too!