There were eight of us sitting around the table. The vast majority were seasoned speakers who are used to telling stories and teaching in front of crowds. Mark Levy (the guy who helped Simon Sinek find “Start With Why”) was sitting at the table. He is an expert in positioning as evidenced by Sinek’s tremendous success.
This week has me desperately seeking a do-over I can’t have.
Think about a time when you were put in a situation where you felt as though you needed a do-over. A re-try. You may be thinking about something in business, in relationships, or in life in general.
Chances are you feel overwhelmed with the amount of stuff you need to do each day.
There may be times when you feel like you’ll never be able to progress further than you are right now because there is too much on your plate. Too many tasks, obligations, and distractions.
As a business owner, it’s important that you understand your priorities in building a business.
You need to have systems in place. Reporting to measure your numbers, a mechanism to build your list, an active presence on social media, a quality product or service to offer etc. But there is one other thing that you need that may not show up on your business plan.
What are you supposed to do when the person you love more than anything in the world doesn’t support your business?
This question comes up often and, while it leaves me feeling caught between a rock and hard place, it makes a great topic for my Shop Talk series. Who am I to tell you what to do when your spouse doesn’t support your business goals? I’m not a relationship expert, but what I can tell you is that it probably stems from one of two things – and possibly a third, but that third one is a big outlier.
Let me tell you what my theory is…
Hustle versus self-care can be a sensitive topic because – if you listen to some people – there is a bit of shaming that happens if you’re not working hard enough, or fast enough, or you’re not getting enough done. At least according to their standards.
I’ve been thinking about fear a lot lately.
Fear can immobilize you and stop you from doing the very thing you want to do.
People tell me that I exude confidence and courage, but the truth is, I have had (and still do) my fair share of fear.
That’s what happened to me on May 30th, 2015.
It started with a burning sensation in my stomach and escalated to unimaginable pain. I knew I had a bowel obstruction but the question was — how bad was it?