AEP 021 What a Medical Crisis Can Teach You About Running Your Business

What a medical crisis can teach you about running your business

A recent medical crisis for my partner Kim opened my eyes to a very important connection between medicine and being a business owner.  There’s a lot to be learned from the way medical doctors troubleshoot problems and progress from diagnosis through discharge.  I’ll also add, never once have I heard someone in the medical profession feel “bad” about charging for services even if steps taken take you on a circuitous detour to the root cause and solution. Listen in and learn more:

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Intentionality: Choose, Don’t React

I want to talk about the idea of intentionality. This means being at choice versus reacting. A lot of times people will say, “Well I couldn’t possibly take this day off or this time off. Or I couldn’t possibly carve out a few hours to work on my business instead of in my business because my clients need me.

Well they hopefully do need you and you still need to tame the distractions and create breathing spaces for working on your business and taking time off but you have to choose it. You have to intentionally make choices versus reacting.

For example, you can choose set times when you are going to check your email or you can check your email every time it buzzes and comes in and a client has a question. If you are firing off answers every time something happens on demand, the phone, the internet, the email…it’s going to be like a ping pong match that just keeps ramping up itself fueling a fire that never ever ends.

Whereas if you intentionally choose when you’re going to do what, to go with the rhythms of what’s going on in your life, with the rhythms of how you work best then all of a sudden, you start to see this ideal transformation of you being in control.

You being in charge in the driver seat of how you work and getting to those priorities that matter most for you. A lot of times people don’t know where to start or they just want to know that they have a friend in their corner and that’s why people partner with me. I help them get systems in place, have that moral support for making a big change. I offer really practical tools so you do not have to work so hard at it.

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Two Truths and a Lie About Being Self-Employed

Two Truths and a Lie About Self-Employment

Sometimes truth can be as surprising as fiction. Like the time we played two truths and a lie in the “Table of Contents” restaurant at the divine bit of heaven known as the Sylvia Beach Hotel in Newport, Oregon. The entire table (of people we had never met) was absolutely convinced my lie was that my father was principle of my high school (while I was attending it).

Buzz – Wrong! That was the truth (and a story for another time…)

Being self-employed is a bit like that.  Plot twists at every corner.

Here’s my twist on the game from the perspective of being in business for nine years (full-time) and four years of side-hustle.

Being Your Own Boss Can Be A Great Way to Design Your Life YOUR Way

When you call all the shots, you get to choose. That means you have decisions to make all day long every day about everything from how you price your services to where you will focus your attention for the next hour to get the greatest return.

You get to choose:

  • When you work
  • Where you work
  • How much you work
  • What work you do (or don’t do)
  • Who you work with
  • How you work
  • When you play
  • How often you play
  • Your earning potential and financial security
  • And more…

In the process you go through the biggest baptism by fire, hero’s journey, and personal/spiritual/mental/emotional growth spurt you never imagined. You just thought you were becoming part of the YOU economy because it sounded hip. Little did you know… [Read more…]

Currencies of Profit – It’s Not Just About Money [Business Flow Video]

In this episode of business flow, I talk a bit about currency and how money isn’t the only important currency to profit.

What do you think of the idea of multiple currencies running throughout our business and lives?  Comment below and share the post on your favorite social media outlets.

What’s on Your NOT To-Do List?

What is on your NOT to-do list?

Everyone has a to-do list a mile long these days. Maybe you have two, three, or four going at a time and half the time you cannot remember where you left them.

But do you have the equally if not more important master list called the NOT To-Do List?

Recently I was co-hosting a live Blab talking about priorities when one of the participants started talking about her NOT to-do list.  Both of us got all giddy and agreed that knowing what you should NOT be doing is just as important as knowing what to do.

Now, I’m not talking about a list two million items long of things you do not want to do. Instead I’m talking about a list of things that you are NOT going to do in your business. Meaning, you either delegate or release them (a kind way of saying ditch it or dump it).  The purpose of this list is to avoid engaging in low-value tasks that someone else could easily do for you and diminish the temptation to dither about on meaningless distractions. [Read more…]

How to Prioritize When Everything is a Priority

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