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…]

AEP 002 – The Art of Taking Time Off

Welcome to Episode 2 of Fun & Profit for the Active Entrepreneur Podcast!

The Art of Taking Time Off

Today let’s talk about the Art of Taking Time Off. I just got back from over a week of being fully disconnected and loving every minute of it.

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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.

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…

How to Take Time Off Without the Guilt

How to Take Time Off Without the GuiltAt some point in almost every client relationship I have with a self-employed business owner this question comes up (or some variation on it). Such as:

  • How can I stop working at the end of the day/on weekends when I am not making “enough” money (yet)?
  • How can I take time off without feeling guilty?
  • How can I say no without feeling guilty?

I felt these same feelings too. And I’m here to tell you that if you don’t learn how to set boundaries, say no, and claim what you need for yourself and your life now; it doesn’t get any easier later.

This is an inside job and has nothing to do with:

  • How much (or little) money you might be making in your business.
  • Whether you have children or do not.
  • If you “deserve” time off or not.

You absolutely cannot have a healthy thriving business unless you are willing to also do what it takes to have a healthy thriving YOU. [Read more…]

How to Prioritize When Everything is a Priority

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