“What you think is what you are.” Nothing in the world feels truer than the things we tell ourselves within our mind. So how do we manage those self-inflicting thoughts that quite nearly drain our confidence and motivation to do or be more?
Let’s face it, approaching toxic people and saying, “You know what? I’m good. We’re not going to do this anymore,” is probably one of the more harder things to do as a human. Especially if you’re not sure how to identify these people from the start.
One of the hardest parts about becoming a business owner is deciding when to make the transition from “passionate side hustle + a full-time job” into “my full-time job = my passion.” Although the process is different for everyone, there are definitely some frameworks to have in place.
After almost 12 years in business, I could tell my fair share of horror client stories with you. I’ve worked with absolutely perfect people and others that have left my team and me in tears. But those dream clients are 110% obtainable – it only takes these few steps.
Ep. 16: Business Advice from Entrepreneurs Like You
Do you ever find yourself saying, “If I knew then what I know now, there is no way in HELL that I would be doing this”? On this episode of The Gutsy Podcast, we get into the heads of entrepreneur’s as they provide business advice they’ve learned along their journey.
A lot of people associate empathy with weakness, but after really exploring and understanding it more myself, I realized that couldn’t be further from the truth. Empathy is truly a superpower. It’s a chance to feel some of the most beautiful, colorful emotions that have ever existed.
If there were an award for screwing things up in business, I’d have a nice little trophy wall in my office. I’ve made a ton of great decisions in my business, but only because I’ve made A LOT of bad ones too.
If you have ever found yourself working way too hard for way too long, you have most likely found yourself in the place of burnout. Which is why this week, we are going to talk about common burnout signs, why we do those things, and how to overcome them.
The fear of success is an actual, legit thing. And it is something I have come to better understand and realize throughout the years. But which areas of success are the ones that really freak people out? Well, let’s talk about it.
It is important to recognize that there is a cycle to the way you think and the emotions that come along for the ride. The more you understand them, the easier it will be to accept and work through them.
The best way to attract your tribe is to be who you are, regardless of who is around. Your energy is like a magnet and you’ll attract the love and support of the ones that appreciate you for who you are.
On this week’s podcast, I open up about something that is pretty uncomfortable for me to talk about. It’s been taunting me for years and just a few weeks ago I decided to own it and share my situation with you.
Branding is fascinating because it’s the difference between someone spending $20 vs. $200 on a haircut. The same service is being performed, but the company has been positioned to create an experience that people want to be part of.
Whatever it is, if it doesn’t align with your personal brand, it doesn’t have to be part of you or your part of it. A personal brand is no different than a company brand. It has to be consistent, remaining cohesive wherever you go.
Success isn’t something you simply fall into, success comes with patience, dedication, and consistency. Ultimately, however, we are directly responsible for what happens in our lives. There are ways which we can be proactive, starting with our changing perspective. Successful people go against the grain and often combat pessimism with optimism and instead of embracing excuses, embrace solutions. The trick is to take action.
The first time someone comes to your website sees your business card or interacts with you is an opportunity to share who you are, what you do and how it makes a difference. Are those materials positively representing you in a way that makes you feel strong and proud of your business? Do you shy away from sending people to your website? Are you avoiding getting the next run of your business cards printed because they’re outdated?
It takes much hard work to make a brand approachable and keep it alive. While it may seem beautiful, there’s much work that needs to happen in the background. To ensure you can see, hear, read and experience the same in every encounter, we have to check through Before Anyone Else, or in this case, Before Anything Else immune system nourishment.
Your progress timeframe may be different than the people you admire or follow. Everyone has had his or her own struggles or setbacks. They may just be a different part of the journey than you are. The progress you make, whether one step or a huge leap, is important and valuable to your success. One day you’ll crack open the figurative business photo album and say, wow, look at how far I’ve come!
Company culture is the direct influence on how smoothly the ship is sailing. Effects derived from poor company culture are often missed deadlines, negative employee body language, tension, lack of ambition and static routine. If a company is not happy, it will reflect in many aspects of the workplace, unfortunately, and most crucially the clients. Your company culture IS your brand.