All around the wilds of the interwebs people are touting the awesomeness of a morning routine–how it changed their productivity, made them happier, healthier, and higher functioning humans. The thing is? They are 100% on point. It is true. Routines have a way of defining us. And starting out your morning right? 100% super key. […]
Someone recently called me a renegade, and I thought that was hysterical. I suddenly had this vision of myself in a Xena Warrior Princess battle outfit, shouting a shrill battle cry into the ether. I shared this vision, and we laughed outloud that maybe that SHOULD be my next press photo. “That isn’t what I […]
Sometimes, the reason why you’re not making money has nothing to do with your abundance mentality. Sure, making sure you’re in alignment with abundance, and willing (super duper willing) to accept abundant wealth and happiness matters. It matters a whole ton. But it might not be the only reason you’re not selling your services.
This is a common battle cry from coaches: “You’re not making money because you’re not in alignment with an abundance mentality, it is your money blocks getting you down.”
Ok. Fine. This is totally true. And totally happens. This was the story of my life last year. So keep that at heart.
When I started this business a year ago, I called myself a ‘solopreneur’. In fact, I called myself that until just a few hours ago (as of writing this blog post). I found the word enticing, the idea that I was the sole business owner, and that I was ‘in it’ on my own. No more pesky people to manage, no more bosses that micromanaged my time and impeded on my genius. I was a free to roam ‘solopreneuer’–free to manage my time, travel, and have freedom. Nothing could stop me now.
I mean, using it seemed natural. There are hundreds of people who use it. Forbes uses it. There are over 230,000 hits when you google ‘solopreneur’
So despite its popularity, why did I cut ‘solo’ out of all my branding? My copy?
Because I’m not a ‘solopreneur’ and you’re not either.
Let’s face it…Starting a business is exciting, enthralling, and sometimes…terrifying. Want to know something super exciting? You aren’t the first person to feel that way. Nope! Not by a long shot. In fact…. Everyone has been in your shoes. They really have! Ok. Not your ACTUAL shoes, this is your proverbial, business shoes. Everyone, and […]
A few weeks ago I was speaking to a new birth doula and yoga teacher. She’s been certified to teach yoga for nearly two years, and is just finishing her birth doula certification. She’s ready for her first clients, and has been for a few months now. Yet she was frozen, felt stuck. When I asked her what was holding her back, she admitted to me that she was fearful.
The questions ran the gamut: “Why would someone pick her? What did she have to offer over other doulas? With so many experienced doulas and/or yoga teachers why would any client want her to be their doula or yoga teacher?”
Last week I made a sweeping proclamation that “I would be more honest and open and share my journey”. I wrote a blog, I posted it, I shared it everywhere I could. Then I went into hiding, a deep hiding where I was scared and paralyzed about what to do next. How to proceed. I […]
As a coach, I find myself constantly talking to clients who have Big, Astounding, Dreamfullfilling, Audacious, Serendipitous, Sexy* goals. (Also known as BAD ASS goals) They want to revolutionize the face of social media, or they want to craft a business that gives them a meager income that helps people, or they want to be […]