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You Don't Have to Be "The Best" to Feel Successful (Business Tips from the Olympics)

In honor of the Olympics, which offers a breeding ground of inspirational stories and lessons for life and business, I'll be writing some posts for the next month that will touch upon themes and people that I feel will be relevant and helpful to you in achieving success with your business.

I'll start with an "aha" I had this week working with my business coach that revolved around the idea of "success." I realized that I was using someone else's model of success as my measuring stick, which was making me confused, unhappy, stressed, and setting goals that I wasn't really in alignment with. Are you doing the same?

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Are You Confusing the Boss/Employee Roles in Your Solo-Business? (Business Help)

If you're a solo entrepreneur or solo business owner (or still work both ON and IN your business), there are many hats you may wear to keep things going: service provider, recptionist, book keeper, accountant, sales person, marketer, administrative assistant, web master, writer, business planner, product/program developer, project manager, HR manager, and CEO (and perhaps more).

Yet all of these can be narrowed down to 2 categories: Boss (the one who overseas the business activities) and Employee (the one who carries out the work planned).

Both are important to the success of the business, yet often solo practitioners blur (or ignore)  the roles and get themselves in trouble by being too much of an Employee and not enough of a Boss. Do you make this mistake?

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