Stop Playing Not To Lose

Stop Playing Not To Lose

When we plan for the worst, we get it. Spending an exorbitant amount of energy in force and fear is how we play to lose. That mentality is a feedback loop that keeps us safe, keeps life predictable, and our lizard brains satiated. We won’t die a dinosaur death or have a doomsday today, satan.  And yes, if you are …

Conquering Change For Your Small Business

Conquering Change for Your Small Businesses

One of my favorite sayings is, “the only constant is change.”. But if Change is the only constant, then how do we, as small business owners conquer it? Conquering The Cycles of Change For Your Small Business Change – a.k.a. inconsistency – also happens to be the biggest pain-point in most small businesses. One small business leader I spoke with …

Stop Worrying Abut Your Business and Take Action Now

Stop Worrying About Your Business & Take Action Now!

Worrying. It’s the act of completely negating your ability to think creatively, positively, or grow your opportunities. Worrying is informed by fear. It narrows your focus to one, maybe two “survival-informed” choices. Does that sound inspiring? Growth-oriented? Or remotely enjoyable? It’s not. It’s exhausting. Especially, if you are a business owner.  But it’s time to stop worrying about your business …

Why Do I Have Imposter Syndrome?

Why Do You Have Imposter Syndrome?

Imposter Syndrome has dominated our reality at some point or another. For most of us, there is no traceable root cause. A “why” if you would. Previous Post: Are You Experiencing Imposter Syndrome? We blame it on multiple influences in our lives and throughout our professional and personal situations. However, there are certain tendencies where imposter syndrome really rears its …

Are you Experiencing Imposter Syndrome?

Are You Experiencing Imposter Syndrome?

Imposter Syndrome, as it was initially called, was thought to be a mental disorder suffered only by high-achieving women pushing professional limits. But are you actually experiencing it? I mean, it wasn’t all that long ago that women were “allowed” to get post-doctorates and wear red lipstick, at the same time. Imposter Syndrome’s Name Sake In the late 1970s, Dr. …

Three Magical Spells to Conquer the Overwhem

3 Magical Spells To Conquer The Overwhelm

Call it Overwhelm Ten years ago, I can remember laying in bed for hours prior to “Waking”. I would tell myself awful things, ruminate on my failings, insecurities, and what, at the time, I perceived to be my poorest qualities. I would lay there for hours, going to war with myself. I got bored. I could see how this battle …

Two Bad Ass Ways To Shut Up Your Fear

Two Bad Ass Ways To Shut-Up Your Fear

Fear is a powerful and useful emotion. It keeps us safe, it keeps our world predictable, and it literally keeps us alive. However, our brain and our physical body may not be able to usefully interpret the stimulus. This is because we were hard-wired prior to starting our businesses and all sorts of complexities introduced to our experience by our …

Quarantine Part Deux: The Small Business Guide for Lockdown

Quarantine Part Deux: Small Business Guide for Lockdown

Quarantine, part Deux is here my friends. Many cities, including my own here in Denver, Co., are heading into full lockdown for the second time this year. For small businesses already treading water from the past nine months, this can feel overwhelming. But here’s the thing my busy business friend, it doesn’t have to be! Did we see it coming? …

6 steps a success

6 Steps To A Success Mindset

Having a success mindset is something that we must practice and nurture daily. However,  now more than ever, it can feel like a challenge to keep a healthy thought path to success when one is trying to survive.  In the short blog, I want to share with you 6 exercises that you could use as part of your daily routine …