Category Archives: Entrepreneur

You Had me at Merlot, I Know, So Let’s Go

(This is one of my favorite posts. Updated from two published several years ago…ENJOY!)   Yes, I know, that’s not what SHE SAID. She also never said, “You had me at “Van Gogh” or at “Bordeaux”.  But I bet the headline caught your eye and you just had to take a look and now you’re…

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Are You an Entrepreneur Having a Fling or a Commitment?

  After giving a presentation to a group of business owners last week, I was not surprised to find that some entrepreneurs attending had thriving, prosperous businesses while others were struggling just to make ends meet. There are a few obvious red flags that separate the successes from the ones struggling and if you are…

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How Hungry are You?

  Have you ever sat down to a meal and said, ” I’m so hungry I could eat a _____?”  When you are that hungry, you often will eat whatever is available. If you are eating in a restaurant, you may order more than typical because you just want some food. Sometimes you will choose…

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How to Discern Between a Chance and Opportunity

“I always wanted to start my own business but I am terrified of taking that chance.” I hear this often from clients especially those who are at a crossroads in their careers either because of a significant burnout or because they have been given that ominous “pink slip” and know they have to make a…

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Are You an Entrepreneur Who Needs Glasses?

Most entrepreneurs dream big dreams and have great visions for their business.I think that is wonderful and wouldn’t want it any other way.I love to work with entrepreneurs who don’t give up after a setback and are committed to making their business a success. But sometimes entrepreneurs miss the details and the subtleties that impact…

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Everyone Goofs even Smart Business Owners

  Did you watch the Academy Awards a few nights ago? Everyone is talking about how unfortunate it was to have announced the wrong winner for the Best Picture. It was unfortunate, but certainly not devastating, because everyone goofs sometime. Of course, no one wants to wear egg on their face in public but I…

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I Want to Stop Being a Witch

“I don’t just want to stop being an employee, she volunteered, I want to stop being a witch.” That’s what a new client said as we discussed what she wanted to do with her future. She has given me permission to share her comment but I am sure she is really saying what many people…

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WANT TO versus HAVE TO

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Nothing is more exhilarating than things we WANT to do versus those we HAVE to do: Click To Tweet Imagine: Wanting to wake up early versus having to wake up early Getting to change directions versus having to change directions Getting to be in specific circumstances versus having to be in specific circumstances Getting to…

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It’s About Time and that Dream Job

Let’s face it. It is about time. It’s always about time. It never fails when I work with clients, they often say “It’s about time” but WHY they say it often separates those who are committed and those who are still making excuses. Where Are You On the About Time Spectrum? I can always tell when…

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The Curse of Next Year Will Be Different.

So, you think next year will be different…AGAIN? Everyone starts out with a level playing field but only those with the best strategies reach the most success.   One loss, one false move, one wrong decision and the chance to have it all might have to wait until “Next Year”. Well, that’s true of college…

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