How Building a Business is Like Farming
Business Building is Like Farming?
Many people don't know that my husband grew up on a farm and ranch and our dream is to live that way once again.
What many people also don't know, is that running a successful farm has a lot of similarities to running a successful business.
Do you think all a farmer has to do is wait until fall to harvest truckloads of delicious tomatoes or corn or squash? Think again! That farmer has worked hard all year long to prepare for that week or two of reward.
How to Turn a Dream Into a Workable Plan
Who Needs A Plan
As a coach, it can be difficult to watch the lack of progress of so many promising entrepreneurs and coaches. They’ve dreamed for so long about creating a solid, sustainable business, and yet, all they do is dream. It is sad, because YOU see what they are capable and have great ideas.
You know the people I’m talking about, though, right? They attend conferences, sign up for free webinars, buy paid training, and sometimes even work with a coach or two. And yet week after week…
Were You Raised with An Entrepreneurial Spirit?
If you can’t seem to get ahead or make progress with your business because you lack an entrepreneurial spirit of giving, it may be time to assess your upbringing. Many parents raise their children to be giving while others are intent on having their children focus on earning money. The reality is – you need a balance of both. Children who were raised to give with a free spirit may have difficulty grasping the importance of receiving money for what they do – especially those who offer advice and …
Are you afraid to ask for money?
Have you ever had to ask someone to return a tool or other borrowed item? For most of us, it can be an uncomfortable situation – especially if you’ve already asked for it several times. Asking for money from a client or customer can also be uncomfortable, even though you’re providing valuable information. This is especially true for new entrepreneurs who may be unsure of the real value of the information they’re providing. The consequences include giving your information away for free – or at a …
Top 10 Ways to Cope with Job Transition
Job transitions can be stressful—whether they’re due to layoff, a new job or working extra hours because others workers were laid off. If you’re facing one, consider the following.
1. Take an honest look at yourself. What are your strengths, weaknesses, skills? How did those influence—positively or negatively—your transition? 2. Step up your self-care. Major changes are physically and emotionally taxing. You need self-care now more than ever. 3. Engage your curiosity. What went wrong, or right?…