Do You Find Yourself Working More But Earning Less? 3 Reasons You Fall into this Trap and How to Break Free

Why You Are Not Getting Paid What You're Worth

Have you ever found yourself working extra but not getting paid for it?

I don’t mean over delivering by adding extra value and delighting your clients. I’m ALL for that.  In fact I highly recommend frequently delighting your clients!

What I’m talking about is the dreaded… (Cue the spooky music)

Scope Creep…

Or the

Over-needy client who wants “just one more little thing”.

Ever happen to you?

If you’re in business – of course it has!  Scope creep can be a natural byproduct of many different kinds of projects (think: design, tech projects, and construction just to name a few).  Wanting “one more thing” can be a sign of someone who is thinking through their requirements as they go.

Neither of these things is inherently bad.  It’s what you do with them that set you up for success or a spiral of resentment, misery, and lack of cash.

Here are the top 3 reasons why you may find yourself working like a dog but earning less and less and what to do about it.

Wanting to Be “Nice”

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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…]

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What an Over-Abundance of Zucchini Can Teach You About Your Business

It’s that time of summer when everywhere you turn there is zucchini. As an avid gardener silly enough to plant not one but two zucchini plants, I cannot escape. After several weeks of full-on zucchini mode, I am wearing out. But, as I have a propensity to do, I see business and life lessons hidden everywhere, yes, even inside zucchini.

What an Over Abundance of Zucchini Can Teach You About Your Business

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I am a total foodie. I also love craft beers, wine, and top shelf spirits. I’ve spent years exploring, traveling, and educating myself on the things I love. In the process I have noticed 5 things that fine food and drink can teach business owners about designing a successful business.

What Fine Food & Wine Teaches You About Business

Ingredients and Process Matter

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