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 […]Continue reading
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 […]Continue reading
Off the Clock – Under Pressure
I honestly didn’t care that it was pouring rain outside. I was sitting in a cabin, on a lake. I needed this – to the core of my soul and the depth of my bones – I needed to sit beside a lake today – to write, to read, to ponder. I needed this break […]Continue reading
Should I Join a Shared, Co-Working Office Space?
This post is coming to you directly from my new office space at Peloton Labs in Portland, Maine. It might sound odd to some people that I chose to join a shared office space – after all, I have private office space in South Portland – just a few miles from my house. I can […]Continue reading
Rainbows, Unicorns and other “secrets” of marketing….
I admit … the most frustrating part of being a business owner for me is marketing. Sometimes, I feel like a lowly pigeon amongst peacocks. In my industry especially, there are coaches with flashy websites, fancy teleclasses, webinars and “squeeze pages”…. I’m not saying there is anything wrong with elaborate marketing techniques, but for someone […]Continue reading
Persevere in icy conditions …
Yesterday morning, I woke up and peered out my window at the new coating of shimmering ice on the ground, roads and trees, and contemplated skipping my morning walk. The conditions are treacherous. I’ll fall and break something. Yup, my Ya-But excuse maker was working overtime. Ya, I could go for a walk, BUT…. its […]Continue reading
Are you prepared to run a business?
I will never forget my first, only, and perhaps last hike across Knifes Edge on Mt Katahdin. That hike not only tested my physical endurance, but also taught me many life lessons that I still hold on to today. The biggest lesson I learned was I had no business being up there being so unprepared. […]Continue reading
From Wallflower to Wonderful
As a small business owner, I’ve attended more than my fair share of networking events. When I first started attending networking events, because I am an introvert, I spent more time getting to know the cheese plate and the hor d’oeuvres than anyone else in the room. Once I got more comfortable, I found myself mingling, […]Continue reading