working 1-on-1 isn’t always a good thing for your business + how to become a jedi master
August 13, 2014
So, at some point (maybe this just happened), you realized that you can’t keep doing the things you are doing. I know that moment. You drank the small biz kool-aid but you don’t have much to show for it besides a few more facebook fans and a blog that no one reads. BOY HAVE I BEEN THERE. So once you came to this realization, you most likely decided that it’s...
How to work 4 hour days + behind-the-scenes of my biz
August 6, 2014
So, this past Friday I took the day off. I sat on my couch, watched Mindy Project and pet my dog. For hours. Literally, hours. How about that Danny/ Mindy chemistry, huh? Bow chicka wow wow. I know, this doesn’t seem like a big deal, so why am I telling you this? It’s because for years, I never took days off. YEARS. And most likely, you don’t take many...
Your business is not a democracy
July 30, 2014
Your business is not a democracy. It’s a dictatorship, yo. You are the boss. Tweet this. Facebook groups and forums have made business building a little more complicated. When I started my business, there was no such thing as a facebook group so any advice, support or feedback I wanted, I had to work for it. I would have to sign up for a class or work with a...
Read this before you hire another coach or buy another product
July 23, 2014
So, most likely you have read copy this week that promised to be an investment. Perhaps there was a guarantee. Some success stories. A promise. You probably ignored that word and focused on the more “important” part: The price. I get it. I totally do. I was like that too. I didn’t care if it was an “investment.” My first thought was always, “How much am I actually spending?” But...
why you should cancel your next launch and what to do instead
July 16, 2014
I am a product of the launch culture. Over the last 3 years I have launched over 20 times. I launched all the time. Launch. Launch. Launch. The idea of a launch is very romantic, isn’t it? “If I do this and this and this I’ll end up with six figures at the end.” “If I only do ______, it will all be worth it.” So we stress ourselves...
The Perfectionist Dilemma: Why trying to be “perfect” will make you poor
July 9, 2014
Let’s talk about my dating life for a minute. You don’t want to be my wingman. When I am out, my friends will try to run wingman for me and it does not turn out well. Friend: How about that one? Me: Gah, look at his sweater. What is WITH THAT SWEATER? Friend: Him? Me: He looks like he has the clap. Friend: That guy was...
A nightmare client changed my whole business
July 6, 2014
This story is part of a movement – the Busting The Overnight Success Myth: Community Blog Tour, where 21 ladies who have made their dream business a reality (in a variety of different niches) share what it really took for us to make this happen. Including the not so pretty stuff. When Allison Braun (The Business Joyologist) shared her vision for this blog tour with me, I knew I wanted to be...
5 Things To Stop Doing In Your Business Today
July 2, 2014
Being in business is not just about launching and selling and creating blog posts. It’s what you do, day-to-day that really sets your business up for success, yo. I call these good business habits. The best way to start doing good in business? Eliminate your bad business habits. Bad business habits are those things we do everyday that make us feel like sh*t but we do them anyway. The things...
Nobody cares about your struggles
June 24, 2014
I was talking to a friend about an offer that wasn’t selling that well. She was understandably frustrated and feeling off-kilter about the whole thing after investing in a 20k mastermind and an expensive coach. I wanted to help her out so I asked her one of my typical questions: “So, why should people buy it? Why do people need it?” “What?” She said. “Like, why should people buy...
How to Become A Guru
June 19, 2014
When I was in middle school, I did everything I could to be like one the “popular kids.” I made my parents buy specific shoes. I started saying th most awful things. I was miserable. A mess. My parents were worried. All of my Shenee-ness had dissolved into a pool of “trying” to be like everyone else. It also didn’t work. I bold the word trying because I SUCKED at...