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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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.


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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Crazy? Wonderful? Stressful? Depressing? Magical?

What One Word do you think of whenever you think of this time of the year?

I have discovered that like anything else with too much hype and too little time, we often see Christmas as the year-end event instead of the amazing holiday it was when we were younger.

In fact, as we get older, we tend to miss the magic in a lot of life. WHY?
Because we don’t DECIDE.

We talk about what we will change, what will be different, what we want to stop or start, but often we just talk.We don’t DECIDE how to do what we want to do.

Recently, a good friend was telling me she was online trying to decide which seats were the most appealing for an event she wanted to attend when she received a notice that there were no longer any tickets available. WHY?

She was thinking too much about it and didn’t DECIDE in time.

Last week at dinner with friends,someone debated about whether to have the Special or order his usual. He suggested the waitress take everyone’s order before placing his.Right before he finally placed his order, the waitress was alerted that they were all out of the “Special” (His indecision meant he was going to eat his usual whether he now wanted to or not.)

How many times have you missed out on an opportunity because you couldn’t DECIDE?

It’s one thing to miss the special, miss the event, miss the sale, but quite another to miss an opportunity you may never get back.

Did you miss the chance to do life differently?

Did your indecision cost you more than a little bump in the road?

Did failing to decide mean someone else took your place?

This year if you do nothing else. DECIDE! 
When you DECIDE you commit to something.
When you DECIDE you permit yourself the peace of knowing you will go or stay.
When you DECIDE you get clarity.

Wavering is so old school. Wavering says you lack confidence.
Wavering is immature and impractical.

So, this season.  Grab onto that one word and start a new trend.


Once you DECIDE you can start working on the way you want the rest to look like.

Until you DECIDE, there will always be missed opportunities, unmet expectations, increased frustration and internal turmoil.

One Word this coming year can change your life: DECIDE and see if it makes a difference.

Now, what do you want your 2018 to look like? 


Want to create more income in 2018 without looking for a better job? You hold the potential for earning income just by sharing what you already know. Think it’s hard? Look at what some of my clients had to say who committed to growing what they knew in the past year:

” I should have done this ages ago. I never realized something I did as a hobby had so much income potential. Kathy was the bomb helping me turn my little passion into a real revenue maker.”  JULIE NAHEEB

“I needed to make money quickly when I was laid off in the Spring. A friend told me about Kathy and promised me she could teach me how to make a living teaching others what I love to do. I started teaching cooking classes this summer and never looked back. I was offered a full time job in September, but chose to work only part-time because my income continues to grow from my new found money making hobby!” JOAN MARGARET SOLOMON

“I’ve been tinkering around the house all my life. Kathy showed me how to teach what I know so that I can have additional income.One week after I reached out to some people, I had several customers. I didn’t think it was possible, but Kathy’s techniques really worked and even an old guy like me can grow an income without working for the man!”  MIKE ABBOTT


Everyone has a skill, talent, passion, interest, gift that someone else wants. Isn’t it time for you to use yours to create YOUR income stream?


But don’t wait. Like everything else, it will cost you if you can’t DECIDE soon!


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How to Create Your Income Moveable Feast

Paris was Hemingway’s moveable feast; a place that once you go stays with you the rest of your life.

It’s the time of year everyone seems to hold off on making any major decisions until “next year”.I hear so many people talking about “next year” you would think some magical moment in time is coming that will change everything.

It is but it’s not coming next year. It’s coming now!

Imagine that you could create an income stream that could stay with you wherever you go?

This seems to be the time of year most people, businesses and even educational facilities go into auto-pilot mode.They just exist. No one talks about starting a new research project, hiring new personnel or even beginning a new habit.December is a month of celebrations and also a month of excuses. Why jump into a new lifestyle, a new career, a new goal now, when it seems more appropriate to begin at the beginning of a year?

 Statistics indicate as many of 80% of new resolutions fail by February.Why?I think it is because we have just come off of a month of giving ourselves permission to slack off, be less mindful, stay stagnant, and just enjoy.There’s nothing wrong with that at times, it’s just that after a whole month of “inertia” it’s harder to head into a new year with the energy and enthusiasm to make something work.

When the holidays are over, the tinsel down and the long cold winter just waiting to chill our hearts and souls things can look bleaker than they may be right now.You can plan to start out with resolve but soon find that the trivia of everyday life often creates barriers to success.Before you know it, you don’t have the time, energy or resources for creating a better way to earn your money because next year is starting to look like last year.

But, you can do something now to change that forever.You can start today. You can create your own career “moveable feast” and start making a second income on the side or even develop the business that lets you do what you love from this point on.

Do you love working on cars, painting, writing or cooking? Are you good teaching children, with carpentry or computers? Do you get mesmerized by art, finances, travel or remodeling? Have a passion for health issues, animals, parenting or politics?

Whatever your love, there is someone out there earning money doing it. Why not you?

Why aren’t you creating a career that brings you the income you deserve and gives you the satisfaction you dream of?

Maybe you have decided you will do that “next year”.

Don’t! It’s time to GROW WHAT YOU KNOW and learn how to take a skill, passion, talent or gift and make it your new career moveable feast.When you can create income on your terms, you can stop depending on other people to create the life you want.You can stop worrying about the next downsizing or the after-effects of another merger.

Whether residual or your main income, when you learn to GROW WHAT YOU KNOW, you can develop an income stream as a coach, consultant or instructor regardless of the product or service you offer.

For the holidays, I am offering a deep discount on the course that will change how you earn your income. Why?

Because everyone should have the opportunity to create an income doing what they love if they want to do that.

No gimmicks, false promises or hype. GROW WHAT YOU KNOW, is a career life changer. If you have been waiting to start your dream job. Stop waiting and start creating.

So, tell your “Santa” what you really want this year and let this season start you on the adventure of the “rest of the best of your life.”

And just in case you’re one of those,“ Wait until next year people,” you’ll be paying full price if you wait until after Christmas is over.

Give yourself the gift you always wanted this Christmas…a new way to make a living. (Deep Discounts only through December 25).

CHECK OUT GROW WHAT YOU KNOW…the gift you need to give yourself for 2018

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What to Do About Those Recycled Goals

Do you have a recycled goal? A goal that you have never reached but one you keep planning to achieve?

Many people have one or two goals that continue to resurface in some form regularly.

But Why?

Here are 4 reasons why we permit some goals to just get recycled rather than achieved.

  1. You really don’t want to achieve the goal as much as you think you do.
  2. You are waiting for permission to move forward with the goal
  3. The goal feels unreachable even though desired
  4. You feel inadequate, unprepared or unworthy of truly achieving the goal.

How to End the Cycle

If you really aren’t as committed as you need to be to reach the goal, perhaps it’s continually recycled because it is not meant for you. Maybe someone keeps pushing you in that direction but you really aren’t keen on going that way.At some point, you have to decide to let go of what is really not meant to be.

If you are waiting for permission from others or other aspects of your life to move towards achieving the goal, you might have to ask yourself why you even think you need permission to go after something you really want? Lack of confidence in your choices often keeps goals from being achieved.

If you are overwhelmed with whatever aspects need to be in place to get you started, you need to ask for assistance.If it’s a physical goal, you may need to consult a specialist who can put the pieces in place to help you move in the right direction.

If it is an emotional goal, you may need to discuss how you feel and what steps to take with someone you trust will be objective giving you guidance.

If it is a career goal, you may need to work with someone who can map out step by step strategies so you will be successful for what you want in your future.

Certainly, your mindset can prevent you from ever achieving the desired goal. If you find yourself second-guessing your own ability to go after something you really want, you need to work with a coach or counselor who can effectively help you get into the right frame of mind to stop recycling the goals you want to reach.

Continuing to hang on to a goal without ever achieving it is not noble.

Often recycled goals result from fear, inadequacy and even disillusionment.

We tell ourselves we can master something but have no plan in place to make it so.

When will you get tired of saying, “Next year will be different”, only to discover at the year’s end nothing has really changed?

In a few weeks, this year will be winding down. Are you ready to really accomplish a goal in the next year or will you continue to recycle the goals you have never previously achieved?

Next year can be different but only if you commit to stop recycling goals.

If you want to make 2018 the year you finally work at doing something you love, then start now. SCHEDULE a Complimentary Consult and let’s make that goal happen!
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What are You Looking at?

Pretty isn’t it? It’s the view I get to see when I am at work. It’s close to some of my favorite places to eat,people I love and even great spots to nap. Since I do quite a bit of work from home, I get to enjoy the changes in the scenery all the time.

This time of year, the scenery changes almost daily. It is a huge perk to enjoy since my office can be anywhere I want it to be.

So, what are you looking at? I don’t just mean the scenery but what are you seeing when you look at your future, your role, your growth, your satisfaction, your potential?

Maybe you have a picture of just how you hope your career plays out but perhaps it hasn’t lived up to what is in your mind’s eye. Sometimes what we are looking at is far from what we’d like to see.

Not everyone can work from home but everyone should pursue earning a living in a way that makes them feel they are closer to the vision they see for their life.

Being your own boss is hard work. It takes discipline, determination and resilience, but the perks are not just in the scenery.

Here are FIVE advantages to earning your income as an entrepreneur:

  1. You get to choose where and how you will work
  2. You have unlimited earning potential. 
  3. You can create your own schedule.
  4. You can delegate the aspects of your job that you are not as skilled or interested in doing
  5. You can often choose who you serve.

What is it that you want to turn into an income stream?

What do you wish you could be doing instead of what you do to earn a living now?

Are you stuck trying to change the scenery of your life?

The reason I am so passionate about helping people earn income from a passion is because I know first hand the difference it can make for what you see.

It can make the difference between boredom and enjoyment; between being controlled and having control, between just going through the motions and moving in a planned direction and cetainly between earning a paycheck and securing a future.

Right under your eyes, the colors are changing daily but is that view of your future changing as well?

Do you like what you see or are you worried and frustrated when you look at your future?

Everyone’s career goes through periods of peaks and valleys similar to the changing seasons, but if you have stayed in one season too long and can’t seem to visualize how to create the changes you want to see, it’s time to take some serious action.

Sometimes you only need a different perspective; sometimes you need a totally different view. Either way, you can decide what you are looking at.


Kathy would love to help you see a different vision for your life. Sign up for a 45 minute complimentary consult and make your vision a reality.





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Finding Your Founder Story

In the movie, The Founder, Michael Keaton plays Ray Kroc the entrepreneur who created the chain of McDonald’s restaurant.Kroc was an ordinary salesman who had a vision of how to take a single McDonald’s and automate it for expansion.

Some see Kroc as ruthless, self-serving and conniving, but if you look closer what you will see is a man with a laser focused vision of what could be something bigger.

Think back over a time you saw an opportunity for something to move forward but decided you weren’t the one to do that.I have had my own can honestly say there is  a moment of reckoning in sitting back and waiting for someone to take the lead that will drive clarity into your soul.

Once you have missed the opportunity, you seldom will let another pass you by.

Now, I am not suggesting you become ruthless and develop a renegade attitude when it comes to growing a business, but I tell many of my clients that most new businesses are offsprings of some other person’s failure to expand or move into a new arena.

Think about some of these:

Car Washes

Beauty Salons



Many have all evolved into:

Car Care Centers

Beauty Spas,

Academic Coaching Centers

Specific Child Care and Educational Settings

People saw an opportunity and grew it.

That’s what Finding Your Founder story is all about.

We don’t just take our dogs to a kennel anymore. Now there are doggie daycares!

We don’t go to the local market just to buy food, but can learn how to prepare recipes and take classes in eating more nutritionally!

We don’t just put an advertisement into the newspaper and hope to get customers, we become a social media machine!

Ever wish you could start a business or even grow a side income but feel like you have no great ideas?


Your Founder Story is closer than you think.

Here are 5 tips to finding your Founder Story.

  1. Get a notebook and look at all the businesses you visit within a week. What do you really wish they could provide?
  2. List what’s wrong with some of the businesses you patronize and how you would “fix” those drawbacks.
  3. Identify 3-5 ways you could build on an exisiting business theme. ( E.g. Know someone who owns a vet practice? Do they also offer pet training or adoptions?)
  4. What idea have you heard someone mention they wish would come to fruition that you think you could make possible?
  5. What can you do quicker, more skillfully and with more intention than others who actually earn a living doing the same?

While I’m not suggesting stealing a colleague’s idea or creating a conglomerate competition, I know many people miss the obvious when it comes to finding their Founder Story; they simply don’t look at what’s right under their nose and make it better!

More new businesses are created around businesses that already exist but were taken a step or two further.

You know you have had ideas you never followed through with and perhaps if you had you would be sitting on a nice stash of case today.

Ray Kroc might be seen as callous and manipulative to those who aren’t really business saavy but to an entrepreneur, Ray was a game changer.

Everyone has a bit of game changer in their soul as well. What will you do with yours? 

The worst thing you can do is let the idea in you become the game changer someone else does.


Be like Ray. Take an idea to the next level. Start your Founder story before someone else tells it as theirs.


Kathy Brunner is a certified career and business coach. Schedule your 45 Minute Complimentary Call with her today and see if she can help you launch your Founder Story.

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Man Overboard! Is it Time to Jump Ship?


The term, “jump ship” once referred to a crew member who chose to leave the rest of the ship’s crew without permission. Today it often refers to someone leaving one job for a different career.

Remember the beginning of 2017? Sure, that year is almost in the mirror. I bet you had all kinds of plans and dreams about what you would do to make 2017 different than the previous year.

Maybe one of those goals was to improve your career or even begin your own business.

You might even have been thinking about that way before 2017 rolled around but if you are like many people, those goals might still be dreams unrealized.

Even with the best of intentions, making big changes in the way we earn our income can be scary, unsettling, disruptive and confusing. Maybe you even wonder if jumping ship is right for you.

As much as you want to do something different, perhaps the reason you haven’t made the move is because you really don’t know if it’s the right time.

Here are 6 Ways to Know that it’s Time to Jump Ship

  1. Doing your job requires a compromise to your ethics or belief system(that’s a huge clue).
  2. You go through the motions to earn an income but really don’t feel any commitment to your job.
  3. The culture of where you work is toxic and makes you uncomfortable.
  4. You are no longer passionate or interested in learning new techniques to help you become better at your job.
  5. You feel miserable, unhappy or often just sad when you are working.
  6. Your skills and talents are not really being challenged or used effectively.

If you often experience any of these at your job, you really need to reconsider how to earn an income

Sure, you have bills to pay and commitments and responsibilities but to continue to work in a position that really goes against everything you believe is a recipe for disaster.

Work should be a part of our lives that contributes to our success and affords us opportunities to improve our lifestyle. Work should never be something we settle for that adds to our stress and impacts our health.

If you have been talking about and waiting to jump ship for longer than you care to admit, ask yourself how much more of your life you are going to waste straddling the fence of happiness because of fear, lack of confidence or because you haven’t created your jump ship plan?

It’s not too late to make 2017 the year you move ahead and never looked back. Sure, you can’t just walk away from income you need but you can begin to plan your exit so that you are ready to jump without worry of drowning.

The best things you can do while working in a job you really dislike are 

  • Identify what you would rather be doing to earn an income
  • Create a concrete plan to bring your goal to fruition by working with a coach who can offer you strategies and options towards reaching your goals quicker and with fewer obstacles
  • Spend a dedicated amount of time daily working towards your jump ship date
  • See your curent career/job as a catapult that can help you move in the direction you want.

If it’s time to jump ship, don’t wait until you drown or it sinks.

Be proactive. Take the leap.


I’ve helped many people “jump ship” and move from their day job to a earning their living doing something they love to do. I’d love to help you take the leap as well. Start by scheduling a no obligation complimentary 45 minute consult and let’s see how we can plan your exit.
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