Rest & Relaxation for Business Owners – Luxury or Lifeblood?

Rest & Relaxation is Lifeblood not Luxury for Small Business OwnersRest & Relaxation (R&R) is not just a luxury for the well-to-do. It is essential to our well-being and is truly not optional.  It is the lifeblood that keeps us sharp mentally and physically while giving our creative juices time to rejuvenate.

When I say R&R, what picture or words come to mind?  Do you see R&R only as being a lavish vacation or available only to the “ladies who lunch”?  Do you hear some authority figure yelling at you that you’re lazy, unproductive, and will never amount to anything?  Do you simply see your to-do list growing if you even contemplate “relaxing”?

You wouldn’t think of running your car nonstop without preventative maintenance, turning it off at night, or stopping for fuel.  If you did, it’d break down and simply stop functioning.  So, what makes you think your body and mind should be any different and be expected to trudge on constantly? [Read more…]

How Can I Even Out the Ups & Downs of Being a Business Owner?

What business owner doesn’t feel the reality of the entrepreneurial roller coaster?

This crazy ride is part of the reality of making the choice to step out on your own. It’s inevitable. It can be:

  • Thrilling
  • Terrifying
  • Paralyzing
  • Exciting
  • Devastating

How to Tame the Entrepreneurial Roller Coaster

You name it! It depends on the person. It depends on the day.

So I often get asked, how can I even out these ups and downs? How can I tame this rodeo bull known as my business?

Ultimately you can’t. You can’t make it all rainbows and unicorns.

But you can build your courage and resilience to navigate it better.

  • You can take strategic actions in your business to stabilize cash flow.
  • You can make wise decisions that will minimize risk, maximize opportunity, and generally feel right.
  • Most importantly you can take care of YOU and the things that matter most to you in life so that you do everything from a strong foundation.
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Think about a tree. Without strong roots it would fall over even on a breeze-free day. Yet when the winds pick up it not only doesn’t fall down, it sways in the wind, allowing the wind to move through it and with it. Trees do not fight the wind. You cannot fight the inevitable ups and downs of being self-employed or you will be exhausted and resentful much of the time.

First you must accept that this is just how life and business is…uncertain and unpredictable.

Then you must take actions and make wise decisions for where your business is today and where you want to grow.

You do this while letting go of the very human desire for some guarantee. There are no guarantees (except death and taxes).

Take the time to tend to what makes you healthy and strong in body, mind, and soul. This is your most powerful and precious tool. When you feel solid in your own roots and willing to move with and through the inevitable winds of change, emotion, and successes those ups and downs will still be there but they will inform, not rule your experience.

Want solid business and life strategies for navigating these ups and downs? Contact me for a discovery session to learn more.

Don’t Forget to Celebrate & Breathe [Video]

As I was hiking a steep trail on Black Rock Mountain in Arizona after a few days of business masterminding, I was sitting at the top enjoying the hot air balloons and beautiful view. Two trail runners ran up to the summit (huffing and puffing) and immediately turned around to run down.

I am all about a great workout and moving forward toward the next goal, but if you don’t take a moment to celebrate what you have achieved, take a deep breath, and notice your accomplishment, your business life will be one painful, long slog. You’ll soon come to hate it with your very being.

So take a moment – breathe, celebrate what you have achieved and keep business flowing.

Need help organizing your schedule and activities so you feel like you can breathe? Contact me for a complimentary discovery session and see how I can help you create breathing room and reach your goals.

Break Free of Obsessive Thoughts [Business Flow Video]

Have you ever found your mind going in circles and grinding over and over on something that concerns or troubles you?

Maybe it’s business finances, being able to pay your mortgage, a medical challenge, a sick loved one…

Whatever the topic, your mind just obsessively chews on what is bothering you.

Not productive… but how do you get out of this stress? If someone tells you to just relax or don’t think about it, you want to hit them… because it’s not that simple! So what should you do?

Shift your attention…focus on something else. This video will tell you more about how you can do that and get out of the mind-suck and back into the flow.


Tell me how this video helps you by commenting below!

Are You Doing What Matters Most? [Video]

I had the pleasure to present 3 minutes of a teaching very near and dear to my heart while in San Francisco.  This short and powerful clip will get you thinking differently about what matters most and how you make choices each and every day.

Would love to hear your thoughts and reactions in the comments…

How to Prioritize When Everything is a Priority

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