Posts in category "Advice"

Maker's Mark: Hit a bullseye or missed the mark?

Maker's Mark: Hit a bullseye or missed the mark?
Maybe you heard about the Maker’s Mark brew ha ha where the company announced that they would be watering down their bourbon to keep up with increasing demand – and then changed their mind. I wanted to sip on this for a while before I wrote about it. Maker’s Mark is a small-batch bourbon whisky that is... Read more »

Worst practice: Yahoo CEO shoots herself in the foot

Worst practice: Yahoo CEO shoots herself in the foot
I almost wrote this in full-on rant mode. I almost wrote this two days ago when a blog I write for asked me to cover this story. However, when I shared my point of view, it didn’t exactly mesh with theirs. So I fell back for a day or two to see if I was... Read more »

Greetings from the Left Coast

Greetings from the Left Coast
There was a cartoon in the New Yorker magazine that I saw probably 20 years ago that has always stuck with me. It was a map of the United States as a New Yorker sees the country. It was very funny. Most of the middle of the country was missing with the exception of Sweet Home... Read more »
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Business planning, accountability, and kicking your own butt

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So you made big plans for yourself and your business. It’s now 10 days into the New Year – have you already gotten off track or lost your momentum? Not me. Not this year. I am kicking my @ss. (Not like this video, which makes be belly laugh every time I watch it.) Instead, I... Read more »

Walking your talk feels great!

Don’t hate me because where I am is beautiful. These are pictures from lovely Rancho Mirage, California. I keep feeling like I am living in a movie set. The scenery is almost too perfect. The mountains almost look fake. I very deliberately created a virtual business where I could work from anywhere. I chafed a... Read more »

Why selling "we" is easier than selling "me"

I think all small business owners face this at one time or another. This is a post from my blog that suggests you team with complementary or even similar services providers for projects like teleclasses.
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Monday Mojo: Why you need an extra hand

Monday Mojo: Why you need an extra hand
This is not a post about outsourcing tasks to a virtual assistant or intern. This is about something you need for yourself and your business. If you can’t find someone to do this for you, you might need to take your own hand…and use it to pat yourself on the back. One part of entrepreneurial... Read more »

Do You Suffer From SOS (or Shiny Object Syndrome)?

Wow, this post really struck a chord for lots of people! Big sharing going on. Please check out my guest post Do You Suffer From SOS (or Shiny Object Syndrome)? on Carol Roth’s Unsolicited Business Advice Blog. Carol Roth is the New York Times bestselling author of The Entrepreneur Equation.

Perspective from procrastination

Perspective from procrastination
Nobody can be focused and productive all the time. When I was in corporate I thought that I was a pretty good time manager and project manager. I thought I would be able to carry those skills over into my own business. But the truth is that sometimes I can and sometimes I can’t. It... Read more »
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How my business is like a two-year-old

Or what I learned when I tried to take a vacation…