Missed the Boat or Still Waiting for It to Come In?

At some point in your life, you might realize you have missed a chance you think won’t return.

When you’ve missed the boat it can smack you between the eyes and be a wake up call or it can simply leave you watching from the shore waving bye to a dream that is not going to happen.

At one point, I had a miss the boat moment too. You can read more about it HERE.

MOST PEOPLE MISS THE BOAT BECAUSE THEY:

  1. Hesitate Waiting for the Right Moment to Get On. Here’s a tip: If the crowd is moving in a certain direction and you want to see what is going on, you have to move too or risk getting trampled on and not seeing it at all.
  2. Read the Wrong Timetable. You think the boat will leave when all the stars align in your life,only to find that you have misread the schedule and won’t be making the trip afterall. Waiting to get on a boat that has already departed is foolish.
  3. Get On the Wrong Ship. Oh, you’re on a boat but it isn’t going to the place you want to be because you weren’t diligent about looking at the ports of call and just assumed you could magically arrange a detour at the right time. This is not the boat you were hoping to take.
  4. Are Trying to Get on at the Wrong Location: the airport, train station, bus stop or subway is not going where you want to go. You can’t sail on a boat unless you’re on the water no matter how badly you want to.

Sure, these are just examples of  why something you wanted did not happen, but they are applicable to many life experiences whether in relationships, careers or personal goals.

Trying to make something work from the wrong perspective is futile.

Did you wait too long to commit to the career of your dreams?

Have you tried to force a business that isn’t going anywhere to improve?

Are you giving a situation everything you have got only to find out that this is not what you really want in the long run?

AND

 WHAT ABOUT THE SHIP YOU DID NOT TAKE; THE ONE YOU ARE STILL WAITING ON TO COME IN?

Waiting for results can be as frustrating as missing an opportunity the first place.

Maybe Your Business Ship Has Not Come In Because:

  1. It Never Really Left Shore. So many people are waiting for something to return that they never launched in the first place. I can’t tell you the people who really have a glorified hobby rather than a business but still think their ship will come in with a bountiful treasure.
  2. It’s Off Course. No ship is going to dock that is stranded without a clear plan on how to move into a secure place.
  3. The Wrong People are Steering It. If you don’t have the right people in place to make your business work successfully, your ship is just going in a circle rather than towards a destination.
  4. You have Ship Malfunctions. You don’t know how to find your clients. You’re stuck trying to compete with your competition. Your delivery model is inefficient. You’re spending money on the wrong things.
  5. You Don’t Know When It’s Time To Return. So many people keep throwing things into their business when they really need to return to shore and disembark, refuel, realign and then determine when to set out on course again.

People who have an idea want to grow it successfully. Those that have started to see it bloom want to make sure nothing will interfere with its growth.

You don’t start a business to have it fail and yet many people try to keep a struggling business afloat with little more than a wish and a prayer.

STOP!

You don’t save a sinking ship with a teacup.

If you know you have missed the boat about your business or perhaps it’s looking like your ship is never going to come in, make a decision today to finally get on course.

FIX IT…FIrst Aid for a STRUGGLING BUSINESS starts in a week. 

AFFORDABLE, SELF PACED, STRATEGIC and PERSONALIZED. 

It’s up to you. The waters can be treacherous, the journey intense. You can save yourself or choose to drown.

But, you know what you need to do.

Here’s a lifeline. Let’s Get You On Course and Enjoying the Ride!

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When Your Selling Isn’t Gelling!

 

You’re really NOT in a productive business if you are not selling anything. Even a not for profit, must “sell” it’s benefits to contributors in order to fund raise.

For any business, whether with a product or service, to be successful it must make sales and when that selling isn’t gelling, there is a problem.

Sometimes the problem is obvious; maybe the business owner really isn’t promoting a business that is easy to access, maybe the business owner is in the wrong market or has not done the due diligence needed in order to enter a competitive market.

But often the problem is much less obvious and a business that should be thriving is barely surviving.

When you have taken great pains to begin your business and have worked to develop it internally and externally and yet see little return month after month, something HAS to be done.

You didn’t become a business owner to lose sleep OR money!

Maybe you have a business that was successful up to a point and then seemed to take a tumble and now can’t get back on its feet.

Maybe you have run out of ideas about how to get your business earning income.

Maybe you can’t seem to get the clients you know your business could serve perfectly.

Maybe you have tried a variety of suggestions but your business still doesn’t seem to be picking up any steam and you just aren’t seeing the profit you hoped for.

Maybe Your Selling’s Just Not Gelling!

Sometimes, it takes a major overhaul and sometimes just a few tweaks but for many business owners, already too close to the issue, it’s difficult to know:

  1. What to do first
  2. What not to touch at all

That’s why FIX IT…First Aid for Your Business was created.

Each week will feature an online class and specific exercises and strategies for business owners to help get their business back in the black.

A business is not a glorified hobby or an accidental piece of good luck.

Good businesses do not just survive. They Thrive!

If you have selling that isn’t gelling or is you simply want to grow your business with success versus luck, this 6 week program is for you!

Don’t waste anymore time thinking your business will just fix itself.

Remember when you had a problem and you wanted someone to just “Fix It” and make it all better?

That’s what this program can do for your business and in SIX WEEKS!

Check out what some of my clients who have taken the course have to say.

FIX IT…Before your dream business becomes your biggest nightmare.

Kathy is a coach for new and seasoned entrepreneurs and people looking to move from a day job to their Dream Work as a business owner. Want to chat with her about your business? Schedule a Complimentary Consult today.

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BECOMING INVISIBLE

Ever think you are or want to be INVISIBLE?

Although I may not look invisible,I really feel like I have been swimming underwater lately. If you follow me on MEDIUM.com, you will know why.

Short summary: Rescue dog I got a year ago developed a very rare cancer tumor on his skull. After two weeks of a needle aspiration which identified cancer, then a bone biopsy which identified which kind and a C.T. scan which determined it was inoperable, we ended up putting him down on a beautiful May afternoon,(a year to the day we rescued him) outside on the porch where I often do much of my work. (I’m there right now!)

The past two weeks I have felt disconnected and semi-responsive. I know I wasn’t myself as my daily routines seemed to have melted away.

In the midst of it all, I celebrated a birthday and rescued a new pup.

It’s easy to feel less than comfortable when a crisis hits. If you are like most people you like routines and predictability.

I do too.

But, routines and predictability are only good when they don’t cause you to spin your wheels further into the mud and much of inaction and disconnect.

Routines that help us thrive are successful.

Routines that cause us to drown are not.

WHAT TO DO TO GET ABOVE WATER

I had my time of grieving and feeling displaced and not quite there but little by little, I knew what would help me be able to tread water again.

So that’s why I rescued a new put. Having two dogs is a routine that’s good for me.

It’s not even like the two dogs are best friends or I think they ever will be.

For now, I’m just in it for me.

Sometimes that is what you have to do to get started on the right track. You need to be a bit selfish, a bit self centered and a bit bold.

Selfish to help yourself do what is best for you.

Self-centered to help you take good care of yourself so you can return to the person you really are meant to be.

Bold so you can push beyond the desire to just melt away or sink deeper into the water and move on to where you know you want to go.

It isn’t easy but staying invisible means losing touch and neither I nor you want to do that.

FINDING THE BALANCE

Maybe you have been through the “wringer” lately. Maybe you have not been yourself and you have been distracted by the obstacles life has thrown in your path.

It’s okay. It happens to everyone.

But you can’t stay underwater forever. You can’t run and hide until all is right with the world.

People need you and you need to reconnect with them.

This week, it’s back to coaching and teaching, writing and being a lot more visible.

You know why? You miss a lot when you are invisible. You miss the chaos and the scary but you also miss the joy and the a beauty.

Life is balance.

Flowers and mosquitoes. Birds and snakes. Medicine and Margaritas. Work and Play. Tears and Laughter. Confidence and Fear.

Take time this summer to rise to the surface and take a big breath of something new you want to try.

RELAX, REFRESH, RESURFACE, and REMEMBER…you will never experience everything life has to offer while INVISIBLE.

 

Want to make this summer the one where you start your second stream of income that could lead to something BIGGER?

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How to Air Traffic Control Your Life

If you know anyone who works in air traffic control, you know their job is critical to helping people who fly aircraft.They are like crossing guards on uber-steroids.Keeping hundreds of planes from moving into oncoming aircraft space can seem mindboggling and somewhat unmanageable and yet, people the world over say that airline travel has become safer with each passing day.

The control panel in the picture can look overwhelming and confusing. Pushing the wrong button can be deadly. That’s where the air traffic controller’s skills can come in.

Sometimes life can look a bit like that.

When you stop and think about it, most people have the privilege of being the air traffic controlers of their life, but often we might not assume that right.

Certainly you can’t control the weather, who you are related to or what the traffic might be, but you can be the air traffic controller for the countless options you have in you life on a daily basis.

You can do that at first by simply deciding what thoughts you will choose to dwell on.You can re-route thoughts that impede your success or even extinguish those which add  negativism into your day.

Sometimes people choose to do this by limiting what type of  social media they permit into their space.They make a conscientious decision not to let their day be influenced by the opinions of others or the barrage of news which often puts a damper on even the most positive person.

When I work with clients who are their own worst enemy, often they have a mindset that sabotages their efforts.One of the first things I do is give them strategies for reducing and even eliminating the mindsets that have so often determined where they end up even with the best of their intentions.

You have to be the air traffic controller of your mind if you don’t want to end up derailed on a regular basis.

It sounds easy, but it really isn’t.

It’s far easier to let the day just unwind and settle for what happens and yet many times we end up in places we never intended to be and in situations we never thought we would be dealing with, because we didn’t choose when we had the chance; we didn’t decide when we were given an option and we didn’t re-route the nay-sayers when they derailed our plans.

Think about how many times you made decisions just to make other people happy.Keeping the peace often becomes an excuse for why people stay in situations where they are truly unhappy.

Whether you are unhappy because you didn’t choose the restaurant you could have eaten at when given a chance or didn’t take the career route you wished for because you felt compelled to follow tradition, you permitted something or someone to get in the way of the journey you wanted to take.

If you want something that matters to you, you have to decide how to make the choices and create the paths to make it happen.

You must decide what you will let into your mindset, who you will permit to direct your destination.You must choose how and even whether you react to a particular barrier.You need to know when to re-route to move around the obstacles or when to turn around and take a different direction.

Life is not just random.You have more control of whether you end up where you want to be or settle for something you never expected than you might think you have.

Lack of planning and making decisions good for you might have cost you ending up in destinations you had no interest in visiting but it doesn’t have to stay that way.

Your thoughts are your thoughts.Your choices are your choices and your journey is your journey.To get where you want to be, you have to make sure the person directing your destination has your best interest in mind.

You can’t control some things but you most certainly can control what you think about, what you react to, who you permit into your life and the direction you want your life to go.

Stop putting your journey into someone else’s hands who really cares more about where they are going than whether you reach the destination you hoped for.

When it’s time for a choice, make it. When you know a decision is called for decide.When you don’t like where you are headed, plan a different direction and when you need to remove an obstacle, work towards its elimination.

Pick up the controls and learn how to be the air traffic controller of your life or you can end up the victim of a self sabotaging accident you actually caused.

Kathy is a coach for people who want to move from day jobs and become entrepreneurs.She has helped many people start side incomes and new businesses, finally doing dream work they once only imagined. Have a idea for a business or wonder how she can help you jump start your dream?

Schedule a COMPLIMENTARY NO OBLIGATION CONSULT today.

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How to Make Money When You Need It

People seldom turn down getting more cash into their hands but there are SIX significant reasons why you should absolutely be thinking about developing a way to earn Money When You Need It.

I’m not talking about mad money or money that’s just fluff.

I’m talking about creating an income stream that allows you to have peace of mind and be able to live at the minimum, a comfortable lifestyle.

I’m also not talking about definitely throwing your day job overboard, although it sure is a plus when you have created the kind of work that allows you to do that if you want to.

I’m talking about creating an income stream you can depend for making Money When You Need It.

Why? Because no one ever says, “I will never need any more money in my life.” and because you can change your future by developing your income stream today.

Why? Because being able to earn Money When You Need It is a lot like preventative financial medicine, without the stress of worrying about market swings or investment strategies.

Here’s Why You Should Create a Way to Get Money When You Need It

Because:

1.Employees have never been less certain of continued employment even with a stellar performance review or prestigious title.Companies are bought, sold and dissolved in the blink of an eye. You are expendable. If you are depending on your job as your sole source of income until you no longer work, you need to be making other plans like, yesterday!

2. You may need more money in retirement than you planned for. Medical needs, unexpected auto or home repairs and changes in independence may necessitate additional income on hand.You also might discover you finally have the time to do what you love, so why not make money doing it?

3.Even a perfect marriage hits bumps and some of those bumps might turn into craters or even black holes and when that happens you might be looking at needing a larger income to support yourself or those for whom you are responsible.

4.More jobs are becoming obsolete and those without alternative ways to make income can be left without a viable way to be marketable or even relevant.

5 Even when you love you job, circumstances can make full time employment a hardship. Ask any new parent who needs to leave a child to return to work or someone who needs to provide care for a loved one with medical needs.Being able to earn income without full time employment can make that transition much more palatable and far less stressful.

6.People grow and change.You may discover that the work you once had a passion for is no longer enjoyable.Maybe it is more difficult for you to respond to the physical demand of the job or maybe you have just become bored, stressed or disillusioned by your current work.Without a way to make Money When You Need It, you can only stay where you are whether it is a good fit or not.

So how do you earn Money When You Need It?

You use what you have and GROW WHAT YOU KNOW. 

Most people don’t realize how much income they can make growing a skill, passion, talent or even a cause that pulls at their heartstrings.Most people also don’t realize they don’t need credentials or degrees to build their income stream.

Most people have already convinced themselves they will just “work, retire and live happily ever after”, until one day something they never planned for becomes a sad reality.

Several times a year I offer a 6 week course on Jump Starting a way to create an income stream. I cannot tell you the times I hear people tell me they wish they would’ve taken the course sooner.

The future is unknown. Why let anyone else tell you if, when or how you can earn income?

Life might be nothing short of perfect now, but tomorrow everything could change.

How much less anxiety would you have if you knew you could create Money When You Need It?

Don’t let something you never planned for change everything.

Instead, change everything by planning for something you only dreamed of.

You Can Do This!

Take a look at GROW WHAT YOU KNOW. It’s life changing.

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The Myth of All By Myself

 

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Anyone who has ever parented or worked with a young child knows how adamant he/she can become when they don’t want help to achieve a task. Whether it’s trying to reach a water fountain or learning to tie shoes, that line, “I can do it by myself.” can send even the calmest adult into a tizzy.

It takes a great deal of patience and gentle persuasion to let the youngster believe he is being independent while you try to offer assistance. Sometimes it’s not possible to convince a child to accept help. I can still remember having a 4 year old throw a temper tantrum because I tried to help him get into a T Ball uniform that he insisted he could handle himself. The tantrum was bad enough, then there was the interminable wait while he attempted to put his head into his sleeve.

 Needless to say I had to let him know if he was late, he would not be in the line up ( Okay, yes, it was a made up mom thing) but not wanting to miss the game he finally relented and was willing to accept some help getting dressed.

Sometimes independence is a great characteristic but when it interferes with moving forward, it can be an albatross.

People who survive catastrophic incidents often credit the many people who stepped in to assist them in dealing with their new normal.

Ever try to organize a big event? It’s hard to even fathom how to go about it without the assistance of others to help things run smoothly.

Even when learning how to navigate a new experience, it helps to take along a friend or family member for support.

I am always amazed and amused by adults who want to change careers, move into owning a business or start another income stream who react much like the young child in assuming they can do it all themselves.

The truth is…nobody IS an island. Even the most successful business icons learned from models and mentors. Whenever you are starting a new adventure, it truly does help to have the advice, suggestions and support from those who have traveled that road before.

I have. I knew I had to learn new strategies and techniques and I am totally grateful to those who coached and assisted me. Without them, I may still be floundering trying to get my business head going through those proverbial “sleeves”.

Beginning a new chapter in your life is no easy task. Asking for help is a lot like finally admitting you need glasses. You realize you no longer see things clearly or with the perspective you should. That’s when it’s time to contact someone to assist you in gaining clarity and developing the tools and strategies to move you forward.

I can’t even tell you the times I hear clients say they wish they would have reached out sooner.

So what about you? Are you still struggling to make your side business work or to find a career you really enjoy?

Yes, you might be able to do it by yourself…EVENTUALLY, but you also might find the obstacles you have to overcome, the time you wasted and the mistakes you made set you back considerably. Sometimes clients give up a dream for that very reason.

They can’t achieve it by themselves so they tell themselves it is not meant to happen.

Don’t sabotage yourself and miss getting into the lineup because you insist you know how to do everything all by yourself.

It’s a lonely world out there for those who insist on needing no one.Maybe it’s time to accept the help that can make a difference.

Want to learn how to grow a side income or start the business of your dreams from your skills, passions, hobbies?

Join me for a FREE TELESEMINAR, GROW WHAT YOU KNOWSIGN UP NOW!

This post was originally published on Medium: https://medium.com/@findingyourfire/the-myth-of-all-by-myself-920eb29cea04

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The Entrepreneur’s Toe Pick

 

If you skate one of the first things you learn is how your skates work. Failing to learn how to use your toe pick correctly can be quite unfortunate.

If you are an Entrepreneur one of the first things you should learn is how and when to use the skills you have effectively. Failing to learn this is also quite unfortuntate.

More than 17 million viewers tuned in to watch the Olympics hearing  the stories of determination and heart of countless athletes.

It’s more than amazing to watch a chance for medals be separated by a hundredth of a second at times.It’s also equally amazing to witness the resilience and spunk of many athletes who are attending their first Olympics despite years of rejection not making the team.

There is one common thread with all the athletes.

They didn’t get there alone.

They all had a network of support and guidance and more importantly they had a coach who helped them develop their skills to face the competition.

If you want to really be a rockstar at what you do one of the best ways to go about making sure that happens is to work with someone who has the experience to help you really maximize your strengths.

Being a Entrepreneur is much like an Olympic event.

You need to perform at your best, you need to be better than the competition, you need to develop the right mindset to achieve what you set out to achieve and you need to be resilient in the face of obstacles.

It might look easy from the outside.Snowboarding and ice skating may look like no big deal initially as well; that is until you realize just how many others have the same goal: to be the absolute best!

Being an Entrepreneur is a skill.It takes practice, a specific mindset, a resilient spirit and well honed skills to create and sustain a successful business.

There are tons of skaters and skiers who never make it into the Olympics, many who never compete,they don’t need a coach because they are happy just enjoying the sport.It’s a hobby; something they enjoy just for the fun of it.

There are also many Entrepreneurs who really never earn a living from their business.They are in it “just for fun”, often even when they don’t really want to be.

Maybe they want to really make their business sizzle and grow but they don’t invest in what can help them do that.

When I was a new Entrepreneur, I chose to work with a coach. It was a game-changer because I learned so many strategies and techniques that helped me move beyond settling for just an average business.

Just like an Olympic athlete learns basic skills and then with the help of a coach learns how to work on perfecting those skills to develop signature moves to compete, working with a coach can create an entirely new level of growth for an Entrepreneur.

Many athletes are happy with pumping iron in the gym or running a local race. I applaud all who take the time to be more than a mere couch potato.

For those who want to move into more intense competition, working with a personal trainer or coach is inevitable.

If you want your business to be more than a hobby and want to be earning the kind of money you need to support your lifestyle from your business, getting a coach is the best investment you can make.

I know. I did and it made all the difference.

So, how are you doing in the Entrepreneur Olympics?

Are you still a by-stander, watching from the sidelines, have you put on your equipment but are not exactly sure what to do next or are you ready to go for Gold and earn what you know you deserve?

Knowing how and when to use your toe pick makes all the difference to a skater.

Knowing how and when to use your business strategies makes all the difference to an Entrepreneur.

Ask any Olympian if they could have competed without a coach.

Either you are serious about creating a thriving business or you’re not.

Either you train to be the best or you choose to be typical.

A coach can make the difference between whether you have a hobby or a serious commitment and whether you are just calling yourself an Entrepreneur or actually are making money being one.

Don’t hope your business is ready to compete on the big stage, KNOW IT IS!

Think it’s time to invest in your dream? Wonder if a coach can make the difference for your business?

Schedule a COMPLIMENTARY CONSULT and let’s chat and get to know one another.

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This was originally posted on Medium on February 12, 2018

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The Encorepreneur is the New Black

Are you an Encorepreneur? Don’t know what an Encorepreneur is or does?

Well, I like to think of Encorepreneurs as individuals who have earned an income in a career or profession for a good part of their lives but are looking to grow an income stream as a business owner, doing something they love.

Many of my clients are Encorepreneurs.

They are in their early 40’s through mid to late 60’s and they have had it with many things.

They have had it with corporations and red tape.

They have had it with redundant paperwork and poor upper management.

They are done taking orders from people who are much less experienced than they are.

They are through sacrificing their time and energy to help someone else grow wealthy.

Some of the Encorepreneurs I coach wanted to earn money on the side or full time.

Some are just discovering passions and skills they can turn into real income.

Some have left the workforce and need or want to return.

Some just want to have another income to rely on when they do retire.

And…Some are looking to finally do what they love with the rest of their life.

Encorepreneurs are saavy, smart, resilient and intuitive.

They have been around the block enough to know there is not a magic bullet to guarantee their next step in life, but they also know where they need help, what they need to have in place and what they still need to learn to build that income stream.

But, it’s easy to feel intimidated, overwhelmed and worried about how to strike out on your own after you have depended on someone handing you a paycheck for so long.

And change is difficult, especially when you are older and feel more secure with routine and predictability.

It’s one thing if you are looking to create a second stream of income just to have some “extras” in your life.

It’s an entirely different story if you are trying to replace your current salary with one doing something you love to do.

I get that it seems scary and there is often a big gap between wanting to try something new and actually taking the steps to do it.

Most people worry they will lose money, not be able to hold down a job and work their side hustle, don’t have time or energy to begin or won’t have the support they need to try to reinvent themselves.

But, once they realize how easily they can capitalize on passions, those fears evaporate and are replaced with renewed energy, ambitious goals and a clarity about what they already have in their arsenal to be successful and enjoy that second half of their life.

Do you know that

Baby boomers are the first generation who routinely change careers after 50.

More people over 50 are starting businesses in the second half of their lives than choosing to work as an employee.

The number of self employed people over 65 and over has doubled in the past 5 years.

You have spent a long time working for “the man”, isn’t it about time you worked for you?

Becoming an Encorepreneur gives you freedom, peace of mind and security remaining in a workforce never will.

If you have a career but want to start “something on the side” to grow income, if you are retired but want or need to earn income, if you are finally ready to be your own boss or even if you just want to turn your hobby or side hustle into something more, you are in excellent company.

The future for Encorepreneurs is promising and most definitely the “New Black”.

Check out the Encore Entrepreneur Program.

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Kathy Brunner has coached many people who want to start a business and replace their current job or grow a side income. If you’re ready to take your passion and make it happen, sign up for a 45 minute Complimentary Coaching Call today. 

 

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GOING NOWHERE FAST


See this little rodent? Ever feel just like him? Tired huh?

Ever start your day and before you finish that first cup of java or start your car you feel exhausted?

Sure, I’ve been there. Sometimes it feels redundant.

Having a dream and trying to launch it can be much like that. You pull your weight and knock yourself out and realize at the end of the day, it just looks like you’re going nowhere fast.

And you know why? Because you are!

This is especially true if you are like most people and trying to launch a dream while desperately just trying to stay afloat in life.

Maybe you have a family and/or full time job. People are depending on you. You have a mile high list of expectations you or someone else put on your platter and you are juggling just about all the plates you never wanted to carry.

You tell yourself that someday it will be different.

Someday the kids will be grown, the bills will be paid, the countless other trivia that takes every last bit of energy from you will evaporate and you will finally have a clear shot at your destination.

Guess what?

That is not going to happen. Not Today. Not Tomorrow. Not ever.

Yes the kids will be gone and the bills might be paid and even your juggling act might be reduced to fewer cups and saucers but that doesn’t mean you still won’t be going nowhere fast.

Our lives are paced, at best, by circumstances often out of our control. We can’t know what the future holds but we can decide that we won’t keep running the race in the wrong direction.

You might even have all the right running equipment but you’re still going nowhere fast.

Yes, You’re doing that.

You do that whenever you continue to try and start over and over and it never materializes.

You do that whenever you make excuses about why there are too many obstacles in your way.

You do that when the life you have or the business you own becomes stuck and you keep doing the same old things in the same old ways to try and fix it.

And you definitely do that when you resign yourself to whatever you don’t want because what you do want isn’t happening.

I see it all the time. People who have great ideas, start good businesses, have impressive skills and then they get in the wheel of life and run a race with no destination and keep going and going and going.

GOING NOWHERE FAST

Wouldn’t you rather be moving towards your dreams than around them?

Isn’t taking one step in the right direction better than a half mile in the wrong one?

You have to decide when to stop going no where fast and start relying on a map, a strategy, a plan, a GPS that gets you to where you really want to be.

I’ve coached people who have tried to start an idea for years to finally launching their dreams. I’ve worked with business owners who were thinking of shutting their doors and helped them learn how to grow their profits instead of wasting time and money on what is not working and I’ve taught people how to juggle plates more efficiently without constant panic and anxiety.

I’ve helped people get somewhere, sometimes fast, sometimes slower, but at whatever pace they are comfortable.

I’ve helped them out of the wheel and onto the roadway; from round and round to moving forward.

Going no where fast can kill dreams and goals and a lot of life you will never get back.

Things will not change on their own. You have tried that.

Stop struggling with juggling.

Start knowing and growing.

No matter what you want to change in your life, it’s not in the wheel. It’s not moving without reaching your destination.

And it’s definitely not about speed.

So if you want to change direction, careers, business growth, momentum. Let’s Talk.

You have to get out of the wheel and into the world. You have to get the ideas out of your head and into action.

You have to get your business out of the mud and into the money.

You have to stop trying to win a race you will never win, going no where fast.

Deep breath. New plan. New route.

If you’re going to go…GO SOMEWHERE YOU WANT TO BE.

I know, it’s not NoWhere Fast.!

 

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Is It Really Worth It?

 

When you shop are you a check the price tag kind of person? Even if you truly love something, do you typically look at the price? I do and I think most people I know do much the same thing.

So how do you decide if something is worth it?

Do you think about how often you will use it or wear it?
Do you justify whether you deserve it based on how much you have worked for it?
Do you determine its value based on how popular it is with the masses?

I believe everything we invest in should be worth it.

Here are 8 Ways to Determine If What You Invest in is Worth It

1. Does it meet a need you have?(You might pay almost anything for medicine if it would truly make you feel better.)
2. Does it add value to your current circumstance(remodeling may net you more for your home when you sell, or a new certification may get you a larger paycheck)
3. Is it something that makes your life easier (having a washing machine in your home means you aren’t wasting time at the laundromat)
4. Will it change your perspective (removing scars and paying for a personal trainer can be life-changing)
5. Will it have a positive or negative domino effect in other aspects of your life?
6. Will you have to give up anything essential to justify its purchase?
7. Do you regret not spending money on something similar in the past?
8. Will investing in it help you reach your goals?

Once you ask those questions, it’s often easier to decide if what you invest in is truly worth it?

Whether a concert, trip or major purchase, sometimes the experience is so worth it regardless of the cost.

While no one would advocate just throwing money at every whim, I know many people who truly regret missing opportunities that they will never get back.

I feel that way about coaching. I debated long and hard about whether coaching was right for me. Several years ago, I assumed that owning another business would set me up for success in this one.
(You know, it’s a lot like assuming because you could take care of a puppy, you could be a good parent).

What I realized is that a good coach learns from another good coach and the investment I made paid off handsomely.

Maybe you have been thinking for some time that if you had the extra money, you would use it to work with someone who could help you grow your business idea,get more clients or simply point you in the direction of how to earn additional income doing what you love.

I’ll let you in on a big secret. YOU WON’T EVER HAVE EXTRA MONEY!! There will always be something you determine has a higher priority.

We don’t have “extra money”. We have resources that we choose to allot to things. If it’s extra you should just give it away since you don’t really need it anyway.

So, you have to decide how to invest those resources. You have to ask yourself if what you invest in will improve your life, help you reach your goals, make your life easier, add value to your current circumstances or meet a need.

Then you have to turn the calendar page to the new year and invest in what is truly worth it this year.

I know coaching is, and so do many of my clients.

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Make next year different. Determine what is really worth it.

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