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3 actionable ways to improve your focus, motivation, and drive

On a scale of one to ten, how motivated and driven do you feel today? Maybe you’re firing on all cylinders, laser-focused on what will move you closer to your goals. If that’s you…hurray! Keep going. Perhaps you’re tooling along just fine. You’re not setting the world on fire, but it’s good enough for right now. Great! Good enough is a perfectly acceptable standard to aim for sometimes. Or maybe you’re struggling to focus on the goals you’ve committed to….

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Your 2024 success plan: 1 thing to stop 🛑, 2 clarifying exercises 🔦, 3 myths debunked 💨

One of the things I hear most from creative freelancers and entrepreneurs is they feel like they’re winging it in their business. Can you relate? I know I can 🙌. And winging it isn’t always a bad thing. There have been plenty of times in my life when winging it looked a lot like seizing an out-of-the-blue, life-changing opportunity and figuring it out as I went. Take the time when I moved from London to NYC, sight unseen, with a…

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Upgrade your finances!: 1 book 📖, 1 tool 🔧, + 1 action ⚡

I was 8 months pregnant and at a 3-day money mindset retreat in Fort Lauderdale, FL. It was cheesy and ever so slightly culty, but that’s how much I wanted to make some serious headway in my financial life. I’d entertain and try almost anything! That was more than 10 years ago and, while I still believe there’s a place for visioning where you want to be in 5 years, I’m happy to say my financial life is based on…

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You’re more ready than you think (no magical thinking required!)

Have you ever done something that changed the course of someone’s life without even thinking about it? Maybe you grabbed a stranger’s sleeve as they were about to step in front of a car. Or perhaps you had a spidey sense that something was “off”, later learning your instinct had been bang on. Or maybe you decided to take that meeting/go on that date and your life took a different trajectory as a result. Now, think of all the times…

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Finding your way out of the business wilderness

We’ve all been there – the unbearable space between where you are and where you want to be in your business.  Perhaps the current version of your business feels too small, safe, and limiting. Maybe you’ve outgrown your clients, revenue, and business model. Maybe you’re not even sure what your business model is (hey, there’s no shame in this game, most of us start with the default model!).  You know there’s a next chapter waiting to be written – something…

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The crap holding you back from your life’s work (and how to move forward)

Hands up if you ever get caught up in the weeds of your business. 🙌  From sending invoices and managing your calendar to messing around in the back end of your website, there are countless opportunities for us to work IN our business rather than ON our business. Now, tell me this: how’s that working out for you, your positioning as an expert in your industry, and your bottom line? Are you working the hours you want to work, with…

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Is AI freaking you out?

Can we all agree that the last few years have been a little extra? From pandemics, recessions, and social unrest, to the explosion of AI, we’re operating in a time of extreme and fast-moving change. Change, especially the unexpected and fast-moving kind, can tap into our feelings of vulnerability and insecurity (of which there are already plenty in entrepreneurship, thank you very much!).  Even if you’ve gotten pretty good at rolling with the punches over the past few years, it’s…

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What would this look like if it were easy?

Have you ever seen a client, family member, or friend make heavy weather out of something and wonder why on earth they’re making things so darn complicated? I mean, from where you’re sitting, things look pretty straightforward! Now, let me ask you this. Have you been that person?   I know I have!  For me, making things more complicated than they need to be manifests in a few ways. It often presents as a sense of urgency (entirely of my own…

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Why we’re immune to change (and what to do about it)

Have you ever felt like you are the biggest thing getting in the way of what you want? I know I have. 🙋 What’s your version of getting in your own way? Maybe it looks like: A behavior you repeat, even though you know it’s not in your best interests. Sabotaging yourself Fear of failure Fear of success A behavior that makes you feel bad about yourself, but you just can’t seem to stop Something else… We all have some…

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How to ask for what you want and need

How many GREAT things do you think would flow into your life if you simply asked for them? I mean, explicitly asked.  Maybe you would get: The support you need A raise or promotion A game-changing opportunity  Better projects The time you need to create and deliver an outstanding result More respect Now, consider what happens when you don’t ask for what you want and need:  Doing everything yourself  Feeling undervalued  Being busy, busy, busy Burnout Resentment As a recovering…

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