Helping Maine Business Owners M.A.P. Out Their Plans

And having a blast doing it! I have to admit – sometimes, I have so much fun working with clients, I have to pinch myself.  I have been offering 2-hour business building sessions this summer, and I have to say – the transformations I have seen with these entrepreneurs is amazing! OK, maybe I’m a […]

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Off the Clock – Punching Out

As many of you know, I started my coaching business 7 years ago, after being laid off from a national company that I had been with off and on for 11 years.  As crushing a blow it is to be out a job, at the time, it felt like a “get out of jail free” […]

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Off the Clock – Mark Your Trail to Success

Some people wonder why I carry a roll of field marking ribbon in my backpack.  My answer? “Because breadcrumbs will get eaten.”  I read the story of Hansel and Gretel, and I know better than to get myself in a predicament, and not be able to find my way back. I recently read the story […]

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Off the Clock – SMART Guidelines to Put Your Side-Business into FOCUS

If you told me two years ago that by taking a full time job, my business would become more streamlined, organized, AND profitable – I would have asked you who bought my business?  But that is what became my reality.  Taking a full time job forced me to reanalyze and restructure my business.  I had […]

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Off the Clock – The Road not Taken (YET)

There I was, at a crossroads.  I had traveled so far already.  In the course of five years, I had gotten divorced,  lost my job, my dog, and my truck (cue the banjo) … But I also had gotten got my coaching certification, a new puppy, met the love of my life,  and we were getting […]

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Off the Clock – The Accidental Entrepreneur

I’ve debated on how I wanted to introduce my story … do I start in scene one, at least a decade ago, when I first got the spark of entrepreneurship – the dream I had while working in my corporate office of having flexibility, fun, and perhaps, just perhaps a more fulfilling life?  Do I […]

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Lessons from a Bear – Surviving as a Seasonal Business Owner

Yesterday, Mainers went to the polls and exercised their right to vote.  On the ballot was a very controversial citizens initiative regarding the methods allowed in hunting our Maine Black Bear.  Regardless of what side of the issue you are on, I have to admit it was heartwarming to hear so many people speaking so […]

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Day 7 – Creating Your Motivational Map – Clear the Trail

Welcome to Day 7 of the 31 Day #write31days series – Creating Your Motivational Map.  It’s been quite a week, and if you have been following along in this series – please take a moment to pat yourself on the back -you have done a lot of work to get here.  I promise you, this […]

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Day 6 – Creating Your Motivational Action Plan – 5 Essential Tools You Need in Your Entrepreneurial Survival Pack

Welcome to day 6 of a 31 day series “Creating Your Motivational Action Plan” – a simple, one page tool that will guide you on your journey to success.  In yesterdays post – I told the story of climbing Mt. Katahdin without my survival pack.  I had no flashlights, no rope, and no large first […]

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