I Wanted to be a Man…and Help Create World Peace!

Ever watch the movie, MR. DEEDS? Adam Sandler who plays Deeds, asks people what they wanted to do with their lives.Many of the people in the  audience shout out what they wanted to be earlier in their life.From veterinarians to fireman, everyone had a thought about what role they wanted to play and one woman even shouted out,” I wanted to be a man!”

Mr. Deeds.

No doubt you’ve often thought about the changes you would make if you could go back and “re-do” certain moments in your life. Everyone seems to have an idea of what they wish they would have done.

Did you want to write a book,open a business, create a charity,develop a cure,maybe just do something you always dreamed of doing?

Did that happen? Did you end up doing just want you always dreamed you would do?

Somewhere in the wheel of life, we often get sidelined. We end up going throught he motions but often we’re not really invested in what we are doing.

Often like  a mouse in a wheel, we realize we aren’t really getting closer to what we want, infact we might be getting further away from what our goals really were going to be.

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Often those reasons become our excuses for why we no longer are doing what we really want to do.

Did you want to be a fireman or a stock broker?

Did you dream of creating a movement that would impact future generations?

Did you dream of opening an art studio or did you want to rescue animals?

Did you imagine you would be on the front page of a journal or think you might be the head of a non profit?

Did you simply want to be a better person than the one you have living inside you?

You are not alone and it is not too late.

When you know you are not doing what you feel called to do it is frustrating, monotonous and leaves you constantly searching for more.

Yes, you may have been called to be a parent, a teacher, a dog walker or a student but do you feel like there is still something left to do, something undone besides the role you currently play that needs dicovered, addressed and developed?

And, how do you make the time to really be and do what you want to be and do?

What if you are not sure what your calling is but are pretty certain it is not what you are doing, how do you determine what your purpose really is?

That’s why I am offering a 7 week online course for people who want to get out of the funk they are in and finally create an action plan that gets them living the purpose they were meant for.

It might be too late to be a professional ballerina or the next rock star but it is not too late to live out your true purpose.

Each of us is gifted with a unique skill set. Spending each day not having a chance to use what we are best gifted to do is a prison for our souls.

Maybe you still want world peace? So let’s do something to make that happen!

Want to discover your wicked awesome calling?

and Finally create a plan to do what you were meant to do?

 

 

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You Didn’t Major in Mediocrity

Ever look at those bright eyed, “I’m off to change the world” graduates and think, “Yeah, right!”

Truth is, most people have an expectation for their lives they expect to grow into.

Think back on your own experiences.What did you want to do or start or be part of?

What movement could you picture yourself being a leader in? What terrible crisis did you want to fix or unjustice did you want to resolve?

We tend to start out with big plans and then life gets in the way.

Instead of living life larger as we age, we become more passive players with narrow dreams.

Sometimes we evern use our age as an excuse for why we never really achieved those “off to change the world” goals.

But, you didn’t major in mediocrity. You didn’t set your standards below everyone’s expectations and I bet you never planned to achieve less than you wanted.

In fact, I bet you have already reached many goals you never even dreamed of. Many people do.

But you know you didn’t ever invite mediocrity into your life. It kind of seeped into the corners when you got busy.Somewhere in your soul there is still so much you want to accomplish but now you wonder if you even have what it takes to make a dent in “changing the world.”

You might be dissatisfied,thinking you could always do so much more in your life. Sometimes you beat yourself up wondering why others seem to rise to an incredible level of production, while you barely rise to get to your daily work.

Maybe you are frustrated with that “oh well, what can I do attitude” but think you have no other choice but to accept it

Yet, you wonder if you’ve accepted mediocrity as your standard.

HAVE YOU LET MEDIOCRITY BE YOUR GUIDE?

Here are 5 ways to determine if you have settled for living a mediocre life and not one you really embrace:

  1. You have something you are passionate about but have made every excuse about why you shouldn’t pursue it.
  2. You have stopped spending time with productive people and often feel inferior to others who seem to “have it all together”
  3. You’ve given up on dreams and goals because you believe you are too inadequate to achieve them.
  4. Everyday looks like more of the same and you don’t feel like you have anything to really look forward to.
  5. You are disappointed in where you are but feel like what you want to do is beyond reach.

Mediocrity often occurs because we get lazy with our dreams and goals or we start waiting for another’s approval before we start to try to achieve them.

I know you know you weren’t meant to be mediocre, to live a mediocre life or settle for half finished goals.

You know why I know?  Because we don’t start out wanting to be average. We want to be successful, make meaningful changes in the lives of others and create a legacy.

But, sometimes life just swallows us up and leaves us feeling like it’s too late, we’re too inexperienced, too young, too old or simply too mediocre to make a difference.

This Fall I am launching a program called ON PURPOSE to give you what resources you need to start to take those ideas and start to “change the world.”

It might have been years ago but remember when you wanted to “change the world”?  What did you want to do?

It’s not too late. Infact, this time is perfect.

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When Knowing is the Entire Battle

Scary little varmint isn’t it? I should know and knowing has been the entire battle.
A little over a month ago, we needed our air conditioner replaced.My husband decided that since the furnace was just as old, he would replace them both.Two men arrived and one worked installing the air conditioning unit outside while the other was up in my attic installing the furnace. When the repairman who was working up in the attic was finishing up,he reported he hears squeaking coming from a corner of the attic.

Now I don’t like ANY types of pests and I have my house treated regularly because I live in the hot, humid South where we refer to roaches as Palmetto bugs and grow them as large as hamsters, so I never want to take any chances.I had an appointment for a treatment a few days later.

Pest control person arrived and I shared about the squeaking and showed him some droppings I had seen below my porch. He tells me it is BAT guano. BATS! Then he proceeds to share that most likely half our neighborhood has a bat somewhere in their attics!

So now I knew what was squeaking in my attic. I also knew I wanted to move from the home I loved!

A few days later my husband was sitting in our family room when he heard quite a racket from what seemed to be up on the roof.He went out onto our porch to see what he could discover and when he came in he told me he saw about 30(YES THIRTY…30)bats exiting the soffit above the roof line for that room.

Now I knew there was not just one bat but pretty much an entire colony using the space above my family room.

I was terrified of bats dropping from my ceiling( they don’t) and called a widl life expert who arrived within 48 hours to tell me he could get rid of the bats but unfortunately not until after August 15th.You see, bats are a protected species.They have their babies between May and July and the babies must be old enough to fly before they are relocated so it is illegal to remove bats before then.(just my luck!)

Now I knew I was going to be terrifed for a few more weeks and I not only had a colony but they were multiplying.

I slept poorly for several nights, constantly thinking a bat was going to fly around my room. I ducked around corners, left bright lights on and refused to sit out on the deck or porch after dusk. I would barely squeeze through any door I opened ( you should try this with an arm load of groceries!) and the worst was my master bathroom. You see my husband was remodeling it and already had taken down some walls and removed some plasterboard so I couldn’t even relax in the shower thinking those bats were going to rain down on me.

Then  a friend reminded me the bats had been there no doubt for awhile. She also reminded me that none descended into my home the entire 5 hours my attic door was open while the man was working on the furnace and she reminded me bats really don’t typically harm people unless they are cornered. ( You best believe I am not going to corner one).

So, yes, I know some things I didn’t before. It has made me constantly look up inside closets, ceilings, porch overhangs, places I have NEVER seen bats, but you know, just in case.

It still freaks me out but I am sleeping better and honestly have not had one bat inside because I also know that’s not where they want to be either. I also know in less than 2 weeks my bats will be gone(but who’s counting several times a day everytime I pass that calendar?)

It’s like that with many things. Once we confirm our ideas, suspicions or thoughts, it changes how we react. Once we know that something is “for sure” we become a bit more obsessed with it. Many times that’s how a movement, foundation, charity or even business gets started.

Often we find our purpose in the things that chronically occupy our thoughts.One of my neighbors had a huge closet full of professional clothing she seldom ever wore. Several years ago she began contributing her clothing to Every Woman Works. Whenever she realized how much that clothing meant to women who were trying their best to turn their lives around, my neighbor started organizing drives each season to collect professional clothing for those in need.Now many of my neighbors have cleaner closets and have given someone else a chance. Because once you know it changes everything.

When my client,Claire Wolfe realized how one little handicapped girl in her neighborhood desperately wanted to take dance lessons, she talked with her daughter’s dance teacher and together they are creating a program for multiply handicapped youngsters to participate in a dance program. Because once Claire knew she knew she had to do something about it.

Once my friend’s fourteen year old son, (Adam Fischer) realized how many pets got left behind with no place to go when a family relocated,he began rounding up his friends and the friends of his parent’s to donate food, blankets and even medicine to shelters that took in these animals.Adam is putting the wheels into motion to create a non-profit as a result.Because Adam was moved by something he learned and knowing about it changed everything.

Once you know. Everything is different. 

Maybe you know something now that is tugging at your heartstrings, constantly taking over your thoughts, causing a battle in your mind wanting something to be done about it.

And now that you know, maybe you are the person who should do it!

This Fall I will be launching a program to help people take the steps to start a purpose they know needs starting. I hope if you realize something now that has made you feel differently and react passionately, you will join me for ON PURPOSE.

How many times have you been thinking about that cause, issue or circumstance that needs addressed because now you KNOW about it and knowing changes everything?

By the way, my bats are being “relocated” after August 15th and no, that is not one of my bats in the picture, had I known it was, I would have relocated myself!

Kathy Brunner is a career coach who specializes in helping people move from day jobs to dream jobs as entrepreneurs. Want to see if she can help you grow your idea into a second stream of income or a new business? Schedule a complimentary consult today!
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When You are On Purpose

When she was just 5, Hannah Taylor observed a homeless man rummaging in the garbage for food.By the time she was 8, Hannah started The Ladybug Foundation which has had an incredible impact on homelessness in Canada.

It’s not important whether you have heard about it. It may be one of many organizations that are quietly making an impact.Sure, most people have heard of Alex’s Lemonade Stand and the Wounded Warrior Project but do you know about organizations like Enchanted Makeovers or The Exodus Road?

Most people hear about the famous celebrities and moguls who have funded foundations and created great change but seldom realize the incredible impact even one person can have when we do something that moves our souls; when we live and are “on purpose.”

I spend a lot of my time consulting with business owners,new entrepreneurs and burned out employees.I often hear over and over again how each one wants to “make a difference”,”do something purposeful”, “create a bigger change.”

The desire to make the world a better place is nearly an innate wish and yet trying to put the pieces together to identify how to create something that can truly make an impact creates a feeling of overwhelm and under resource.

We might have bold, noble and incredible ideas of how we can make a difference but putting the nuts and bolts together to do so often leaves us with little more than ideas swimming in our mind and bits of plans on sticky notes.

When we are on purpose, that small voice becomes louder telling us we really SHOULD DO SOMETHING about whatever it is that moves our soul but we become intimidated by the logistics.It seems mind boggling to know where to start first.

Much like one drop of water seems insignificant when considering a bucket full, we feel inadequate, intimidated and perhaps even foolish in thinking we can have an impact.

I’ve done the same, so I know the drill. You hear or see something that draws you in and speaks to you about how to do your part, make your mark, offer what you have to create change and then a few days or weeks pass and you have left those ideas on your brain’s shelf in hopes they will resurrect themselves with a solution of how to start what you know you want to do.

It’s critical to remember that the size of what we do is not as important as the reason we do it or the heart we do it with.Whether you want to create something that benefits just a handful of people or an entire continent is not as relevant as why you want to be involved.

Think abou it.What would you really do on purpose because it really matters to you;if you knew you would be successful and it would make a powerful impact?

Now, think about this.If it has been “calling” to you to be on purpose does it really matter whether you are guaranteed to achieve great things or simply create a small change?

When we want to start a movement on purpose, our age, skill, education, social status, or resources pale in comparison to our desire.

Most people feel a purpose they are called to address.

Are you on purpose and what are you doing about it?

 

This Fall I am launching Group Training specifically designed to help people put the pieces together to live their purpose and create change. 

 

 

 

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Five Ways To Know It’s Really Too Late to Start a Business

One of the very first things some of my “older” entrepreneurs often ask is if it is really too late to start a business.They may be in their late 40’s through 60’s and ready to leave a career behind but not ready to really stop working entirely.Some have been downsized or have had to face unstable years in a career they were trained for.Many have often thought of beginning a business earlier in their lives but waited for one reason or another.

They are both excited and anxious but often have that major question lurking in their minds and ask,” Is it too late to start a business?”

Somehow they have developed a belief that age is a factor in being a successful entrepreneur.

In order to help determine if it is too late to become an entrepreneur here are  FIVE ways to tell if your time for success has come and gone.

  1. Your physical limitations will prevent you from working in the business you want to create. (It’s not practical to want to start becoming a dance instructor if you find it hard to walk or move). BUT You could own the studio and hire instructors to teach!
  2. You aren’t comfortable with aspects of the business you will have to deal with. (I had one client who wanted to open a pet resort but really only liked cats, not other animals). SO She needed to redefine what her business would really be and her role in the business.
  3. You dislike working with the public. At any age this can be a deal breaker if you want to sell a service or product. HOWEVER you can create the service or product and have others market and deliver for you!
  4. Your business idea is not well thought out. Maybe you missed the market to start producing telephone books.It’s a bad idea to start a business on a whim whether you are 20 or 50 but the loss of income on a poorly planned out business venture may be harder to recover from when you are older.THEREFORE, it makes total sense to get some assistance in making sure you are on track for success as you develop your business ideas.
  5. You are dead. Actually this is the only time it really is too late to start a business.

So,age is hardly a factor if you have some good mentors and assistance in developing your business.

Both Success Magazine and The Balance have great articles on why older entrepreneurs have a great shot at being successful.

If you are hesitating developing that business model because you think you are too old to be your own boss, think again.

I recently coached a 62 year old who opened a consulting service to medical professionals and a 58 year old who is teaching “do it yourself” auto repair via online and workshops nearly replacing his income as a teacher for last year!

You have packed a lot of experience under your belt.You have survived failure and disappointment.You most likely have a more stable network of those you can count on and a better handle on what matters most in life.

I’d say

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When is it REALLY too late? Unfortunately, I did have one client that it was too late for and you can read about that HERE, but other than her circumstances, too late is simply relative.

Are you an “ENCOREPRENEUR” ready to leave a career and start your own business? Check out what others had to say about COACHING and the ENCORE ENTREPRENEUR PROGRAM.

What business do you want to start but think it is too late to for and why?

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USE WHAT YOU HAVE

Last week at the church I attend (yes, I am a Christian and go to church by choice), I heard a speaker, Danielle Strickland talk about her own journey becoming a missionary and working with victims of human trafficking.

She spoke about how many people never do extraordinary things because they don’t think they are capable, resourceful or even skilled enough to tackle specific issues.One thing she continued to say throughout her talk was to “Use what you have.”

She learned this one day when she and another woman baked cupcakes and took them to a local brothel. Listen to her story HERE.

Use What You Have is the very mantra every entrepreneur needs to adopt.

When I talk with people about moving from a day job to doing something they love,often the biggest drawback that holds them back is the belief that they are somehow inadequate, lacking in resources, energy, time, ideas or skill in order to take that leap.

Many have never really considered what they already have that can propel their ideas into a great second income or business venture.They have a dream but they are filled with insecurity, doubt and the irrational idea that success belongs to those who are aptly endowed with a specific skill set or degree on the wall.

I can’t begin to tell you how unfortunate it is to miss out on something you want because you have convinced yourself somehow you aren’t worthy.

Many, many successful entrepreneurs started with next to nothing. Many lacked degrees, dropped out of school, failed, moved in with parents, experienced financial failure had their health compromised and yet they succeeded often because they used what they had.(Read the bios of Brendan Burchard, Ella Fitzgerald, Jim Carrey, John Glenn, Suze Orman, Dr.Phil, Harry Houdini)

I remind clients regularly that it isn’t what you know that matters as much as what you can offer of value, because

Using what you have means moving forward with your own gifts and letting the world unwrap what they need.

Using what you have means taking what you know and working with it to create the plan that moves your dreams forward.

Using what you have means STARTING WHERE YOU ARE to get where you want to be.

There is no logical reason to wait when using what you have can already cause momentum.

If you are waiting for your lot in life to get stronger, richer, smarter or better you aren’t using what you have, you’re using an excuse.

Everyone is given specific gifts, talents; unique personal  abilities given just to them.

Trying to acquire another’s gifts, talents or unique skills is futile and illogical.

Danielle and her friend used cupcakes to start a major revolution in working with victims who were trafficked.

What you have has the potential to help you live a larger life, but only if you use it.

Want to learn how to use what you have to start something bigger?

Sign up for a complimentary consult today and come away with a plan and a purpose.

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Can I Teach You How to Fly?

When you were younger did you ever try to fly? Probably weren’t successful right? I wasn’t either, at least at the type of flying I started out trying to do.

There are 4 little birds in a nest in a large Boston Fern on my porch.
I’ll be honest, I’m not much of a bird lover when they are located where I like to work most of the time.

I haven’t encouraged these birds, in fact earlier in the season, I bought a large owl ( yeah, I know bird lovers are gonna hate me!) and set it on my porch to deter the very thing that is happending in my fern right now.

Obviously it (the Owl) wasn’t effective, at least for these birds!

I don’t mind the birds so much as their dive bombing behavior when I try to enter my porch. It’s also a little tricky trying to water the fern to keep it alive.

But, I feel sure within a week or so, those little babies will get a BIG PUSH from the mama bird and they will fly the coop or nest, if you will.

The mama bird knows it’s hard to fly but it has to happen and she gives them a push because it’s important for the birds to gain their independence.

SO THINK OF ME AS YOUR MAMA BIRD!!

Many of you have contacted me to tell me you would love to have some coaching but feel you just can’t make it work right now.

Well, What if I gave you a BIG PUSH? That’s right, I will offer you 50% more coaching for your time and money.

Some of you already have businesses and want them to run more efficiently and make more $$. Some of you have shared that you need some steps for getting your idea off the ground and still others have told me that you want to take your passion and create an income stream.

YES, TOGETHER WE CAN DO ALL OF THAT!

But, I am only offering this to my newsletter subscribers only and ONLY through July 4. After that this offer goes away.

So now is your chance to get 90 minutes of coaching for the same rate as a 60 minute session. 

But you can’t do this on my calendar or even through Social Media. You must sign up to receive the monthly newsletter filled with all types of tips, strategies and stories about how others started a successful business.

To get this special offer, SIGN UP HERE
Then you’ll get the details to get 50% more coaching.
But Hurry, the offer ends at 11:59 p.m. July 4.

This year, start your Independence Day a bit early and let me teach you how to fly!!

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Use, Don’t Refuse the Muse

 

A Muse is considered your source of personal inspiration.While the original term refers to goddesses in Greek mythology, today anything that you derive your spark of creativity from might be considered your Muse.

We might be inspired by anything our senses experience,by an event we take part in or even a cause we are passionate about.Sometimes our muse is a mentor or someone who gives us permission to run with our ideas,our passion,our dreams.

I recently heard an interview with an ice hockey player who shared that before he could even skate, he would dream of hoisting that Stanley Cup over his head while skating on the ice.His Muse was the picture in his mind of what he could be.

Back in the 80’s, Bruce Springsteen sang,“You can’t start a fire without a spark” in Dancing in the Dark.So, really a muse is often the spark that starts everything.

Even people who might believe themselves to be less than creative have a Muse;something that moves them to release their talents, opinions,skill or energy to “start something.”

Call it whatever you want but that voice that keeps calling you is trying to get your attention and often a true Muse doesn’t stop calling even when you wish it would.

So, what is YOUR Muse? Is it something you witnessed, something you read, something that speaks to your soul?Does your Muse keep you up at night with ideas or cause you to daydream about how something could be?

And when you discovered your Muse, did you choose to follow or refuse to let it lead you?

Sometimes our unhappiness stems from refusing instead of choosing when our Muse is calling.

We sense a passion or deep interest in something but without following it further, we might smother the very Muse that has been placed in our life to be our message.

It’s not like some voodoo or juju and definitely not just a magical wish.Think of your Muse as the way you experience what gets you dreaming, creating,following through and if you think you haven’t met your Muse yet, here are 15 questions to help you look for it and find the spark that starts the fire:

  1. Where do you go to clear your head or find your soul?
  2. What books do you feel drawn to read?
  3. What activity is tops on your list when you think of how you like to spend your time?
  4. What hobbies do you have?
  5. What movies, TV shows or plays hold the most appeal to you?
  6. Where do you enjoy vacationing or taking a break?
  7. Who is someone you love spending all your time with?
  8. What do other people tell you is your gift?
  9. What causes or issues pull at your heartstrings?
  10. What experience do you replay over and over in your mind?
  11. What did you always want to do or be when you were younger?
  12. What do you love to do in your free time?
  13. If you had unlimited resources and never really HAD to work, what would you do with your time?
  14. If you were only given a short time to live, what would you do differently?
  15. What do others compliment you on or seek your advice about?

Your Muse is out there and waiting. USE don’t REFUSE the MUSE! It can be Life Changing!

 

I’ve helped many people respond to their Muse and learn how to create a stream of income from it and I would love to help you as well. Set up a COMPLIMENTARY CONSULT, there’s no obligation and let’s see if we can find the spark that creates your fire.

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Want a Little Business A`La Carte?

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One of my friends is a bit compulsive about any food presented to her.She often prefers any liquid foods to be a’la carte. Whether a gravy, sauce or type of condiment, she simply enjoys having those items on the side rather than on top or mixed in with her meal.

Many people prefer to start or even keep a business that way.

They are perhaps employed full or part-time as an employee and want to start a business but logistically must do it “on the side.”

Now many people will tell you that is not a wise way to start a business, but I totally disagree.

I started my first business while working full time as an employee.Yes, it took some inventive strategies to make sure I was able to juggle both positions effectively and it certainly involves some grit and stamina, but I know if I did it, you can too!

Many of my clients have A`La Carte businesses.They are either transitioning from traditional employment or have elected to grow a business on the side in addition to their current career.

A`la Carte businesses can be just as, if not more successful than even running a business without any career competition especially if you have the right mindset and determination.

Here are FIVE Necessary Factors that contribute to Successful A` La Carte businesses.

  1. TIME MANAGEMENT…It’s difficult enough to have a career without a side business and still manage a family and home.Running an A` la Carte business requires putting into place time management strategies to work on your side business to help it be successful without compromising relationships, health, or current employment .
  2. RELATIONAL SUPPORT…Working at a job and then running a business A`La Carte requires communication among all involved. Your significant other, family members and other colleagues needs to be “on the same page” for your business to grow and become successful.
  3. ADAPTABILITY…Few people can start a business A`La Carte and not experience some obstacles. One of my clients had a perfect schedule mapped out to be able to grow her business on the side while working part time. However, when a colleague had an emergency, my client was asked to move into full time employment for several months. Her Plan B changed immediately and she had to be adaptable and resilient in order not to let her new venture just sit on the back burner.
  4. COMMITMENT…A side business is not like a hobby that you get to whenever you have time. A true side business requires consistent attention and dedication. It’s very hard to have a side business that only “works” when you make time for it. You must be as committed to growing your side business as you are to doing whatever other jobs you have.
  5. ABILITY TO DELEGATE WHAT NEEDS DELEGATED…I am not saying your five year old should respond to your email or your teenage son become your courier service, but many people who start businesses on the side want to save as much money as possible but often at the expense of trying to juggle everything themselves. KNOW what you are not good at and ask for help in the areas which are your weaknesses. It is foolish to try and wear all the hats particularly when you are juggling another job. Sometimes delegation is necessary on the other parts of your life outside of your new business.

Often clients contact me who have been trying to grow a business A`La Carte and wonder why things are not working as they should. Sometimes they just need to make a few adjustments to help their venture grow smoothly.There is nothing worse than having the skills necessary to grow a business but becoming stuck at some step of growth because there is a snag somewhere and you can’t seem to fix it. Often being so close to the problem prevents a business owner from being able to truly diagnosis the problem and discover a more viable solution.

I tell clients wanting to start a business “on the side”, THREE IMPORTANT RULES when starting a new business while working in traditional employment

  1. NEVER COMPROMISE YOUR SOLE SOURCE OF INCOME TRYING TO START YOUR NEW BUSINESS
  2. DON’T ASSUME YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS WILL SUPPORT YOUR VENTURES
  3. INVEST IN THE RIGHT KIND OF HELP TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS EFFECTIVELY.

So, Maybe it IS time to start your business A`La Carte.I can promise you this might be one of the best decisions you have ever made.But, it is an overwhelming job to try and launch a side business while working for someone else.I’d love to help you start efficiently and grow successfully.

Schedule a Complimentary Consult and let’s see what you need to do to get your Business A`La Carte ready to rock your world.

KATHY BRUNNER IS A CERTIFIED CAREER AND BUSINESS COACH WHO WORKS WITH PEOPLE WHO WANT TO MOVE FROM DAY JOB TO DREAM WORK AS AN ENTREPRENEUR. CHECK OUT WHAT PEOPLE HAVE TO SAY ABOUT WORKING WITH HER.

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What’s On Your Professional Bucket List?

Everyone seems to have written a bucket list at some point.I have mine framed and hung in our family room.It reminds me of what I truly want to do and often helps me decide something I am pondering if I believe it will help me complete an item.

I think we need different bucket lists at different points in our life.Certainly if you made a bucket list in your twenties, you might want to review and revise it again as your seasons of life change. One of my friends made a bucket list for both of her children during their first year of life.She included all the things she wanted to help them learn in their first 18 years.She gave it to them on their graduation day and they were encouraged to add to the list.

But, how many people create a professional bucket list;a list of how you want to earn a living, grow professionally and create a career path?

Here are some questions to ask yourself to help you develop some goals on your professional bucket list.

  1. How would I love to earn my living?(Yes, WRITE it down. You’ll never create a path to work at doing what you love if you can’t even commit to admiting it.)
  2. What position would I create to showcase my skills?
  3. Where do I want my career path to end up in the next year, 5 years, 10 years?
  4. What would I really like to get more training or instruction learning to do?
  5. What do I refuse to compromise moving forward professionally?
  6. Where would I like to work?
  7. What income would I like to earn?

Asking yourself these questions can help you create a plan to identify what you want on your professional bucket list.

You can spend a lifetime dreaming of the trips you want to take, the home you want to have, the experiences you want to participate in and you can add each to your bucket list but unless you have a professional bucket list that will provide you with a future that is successful, resourceful and sustained, you may never be able to realize the dreams you have on your other bucket lists.

So, wherever you find yourself this summer, start writing down how, where and what you want your professional career be.Consider this the first step of your grand plan and then stop settling for anything less.

Most people will  spend over 2,200 hours a year working and close to a million hours in their lifetime earning a living.

Isn’t it about time you spent a few hours planning how you want that time to pay off?

 

Kathy Brunner is a certified career/business coach. If you are ready to move from day job to DREAM WORK, schedule a complimentary consult and see how she can help you do just that!

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