The Dance of Making it Happen vs. Allowing it to Unfold

Should you make it happen or allow it to happen?

In my professional career I have encountered a few schools of thought on what it takes to be successful and achieve.

Predominantly it has fallen into two camps.

The make it happen camp.

And the

Allow, attract, let it unfold and magically manifest camp.

As a recovering hyper-fueled, Type-A, nothing is ever good enough unless I have over-achieved person, I spend the first several decades of my life solidly in the make it happen camp. To the point of self-abuse, hollow feeling achievements, and the detriment of relationships.

I was pretty darn skeptical of that second camp which demanded more faith, trust, and willingness to embrace the unknown.

But for a while, I dove into that pool with reckless abandon, throwing caution to the wind and waiting for all those fabulous things I deserved and was worthy of to magically appear.

Needless to say that phase came with its own set of frustrations: disappointment, lost opportunities (because I was waiting for them to come to me), and diminishing financial reserves.

So which camp holds the elusive, magical, mystical answer to attracting clients, building wealth, and meaningful achievement? [Read more…]

53 Ways to Vitalize Your Business During a Summer Lull

Summertime…and the living is eeeeeeaaasy…

Or so the Broadway tune goes. For many service based businesses summer can be a slow time.   If that is true for your business, now is the time to take full-advantage of the lull and breathing space to improve your business in ways often overlooked.

Taking the time to do the things that matter is what sets the successful apart from the struggling.

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Consider choosing a few items from the list below to elevate your business success. [Read more…]

Mix It Up for Maximum Results [Business Flow Video]

You can’t do the same thing the same way and expect better results. Take a lesson from cycling… if you want to get better you need to mix it up.  Sometime you ride hills, sometimes you ride flats, sometimes fast, sometimes slow, sometimes with others, or maybe alone. Avoid burnout and grow yourself and your business by doing different things in different ways and intensities with different people.  You’ll get better results.

Not sure what to mix up and when?  Grab the Freedom & Profit Worksheet for a roadmap to what’s most important.

21 Ways to Be More Productive When Traveling

Even with the rise in virtual meetings, there is nothing quite like being face-to-face with people. At some point just about every small business owner will find himself or herself on the road to a conference, speaking gig, or client engagement.

To me this time is precious time spent away from home and things I love, so I do my best to make the most of it. Yet there are still hours on end spent en route that can be used to your advantage.

I used to just grin and bear these times impatiently waiting to “get there already”. Then I finally stopped fighting the inevitable and decided to treat the time en route as “found time” and bang out work, take care of myself, and do whatever I could to capitalize on my captivity (let’s face it flying coach class is unpleasant captivity). I literally freed up hours when I arrived/returned so I could have more fun.

21 Ways to Be More Productive While Traveling

Here are my favorite ways to make the most of all that dead time spent waiting, flying, or on a train. [Read more…]

Deliberate Choices [Business Flow Video]

It’s not what you do, how much you do, or when you do it that will determine your success and happiness. Deliberate choices are the difference between victimhood and servitude and true freedom.

Join Paula G as she delves into the power of business flow with the topic of deliberate choices on this spring kayak trip.

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How do you make your choices deliberate? Comment below…

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