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Brene Brown has this rule involving a 1-inch square piece of paper. In her book Rising Strong, she outlines the method like this: Take a 1-inch x 1-inch square of paper and make a list of people whose opinions matter to you – those people who love you, not in spite of, but because of […]
I don’t mean to spoil things here, but there are a few ways many of us are doing it wrong when it comes to business online. We… …yell TOO BUSY! every time someone writes us an email that’s longer than 2 sentences and then delay responding for daaaaaaays. …wrap ourselves up in how others are […]
You know just as well as I do that there’s a difference between Just In Case learning and Just In Time learning. As a smart business owner, I’m sure you have a grasp of which one you tend to do and any traps you might fall into that take you away from your goals. Learning […]
As you may know by now, I’m 4.5 months pregnant with Baby G 2.0. It’s a girl️. While growing this little human, it seems my over-achieving self got a little busy growing as much as it could… and last week I had an emergency abdominal surgery to remove a 10cm cyst from my ovary. To […]
Oh, the dreaded blank page. So much potential. So much…. intimidation. Wouldn’t it be nice if the words could just start flowing, if the design just came on it’s own, if the color palette fell together with no effort at all? Well, I suppose if all those things DID happen, more creatives would be […]
In 2014 (the same year I took 3 months off and had a baby), I spent over $5,000 on e-learning. 2015? Another $8k. Probably more if you consider the hours and hours I poured thru blogs and articles, researched and read forums, and responded to comments. Since time is money, that adds up. But since […]
Trying to figure out what your ideal customers are talking about and where they’re hanging out can be tricky. Without a direct line to their brain or a peek over their shoulder at their computer screen, how can you possibly know what groups they’re in and where they’re having the conversations you want to take […]
Hey, Val. Wanna write a post that’s going to piss off a bunch of people but probably make a bigger number of people feel less alone? Hell yes. Let’s do it! It’s gonna be a long one, probs. It’s okay, I’m in. /internal pep talk Now that we’ve got the pep talk out of […]
One of the many challenges small business owners face is dealing with outreach and following up. Responding to incoming queries, answering emails that become “let me think about it and get back to you” replies, and the general follow up that comes with being a service based business is often too maddening to try to […]