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20 02, 2018

Seven Realms of Business Success

February 20th, 2018|Business Strategy, Conscious Business|0 Comments

Stripped Down and Simplified

One of my favorite things to do for entrepreneurs is to simplify the art of business success. I mean really strip it down to models and checklists, that eliminate overwhelm and make it easier to stay focused, productive and in your […]

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13 02, 2018

Activate Your Time Blocking Super Power!

February 13th, 2018|Business Growth|0 Comments

Have you ever started your week, looked at your scheduled and had an instant feeling of overwhelm? Are your days filled with appointments and putting out fires to the point you never get to the truly important stuff?

If yes, you are not alone. But, what if you could change all that with a simple waive of your magic wand? What if a little bit of structure brought you loads of freedom? It’s possible! […]

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15 12, 2017

Five Take-Aways from Best Year Yet Journey

December 15th, 2017|Business Planning|0 Comments

It’s early here in California. A soft colorful glow fills the room from the lights on the Christmas tree and Michael Buble is crooning from the Bose, wishing me a Merry Little Christmas.

I love this time of year, don’t you? It’s a time of reflecting, connecting and looking to what we want our lives to be, in the year that lies ahead. So, it’s fitting that I bring this 2 week blog series to a close with a few reflections, and more importantly a couple questions.

Whether you read every blog, shared your experience with me or watched from a distance and took what you needed in silence, I appreciate you being there. Having over 2000 of you with me on this Best Year Yet Journey called me to a higher level of awareness and accountability and for that, I am grateful. […]

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14 12, 2017

The Truth About Business Today

December 14th, 2017|Business Planning, Business Vision|2 Comments

Shhhh… can you hear it?

It’s the knocking of the knees and the chattering of the teeth of gurus, around the world, who have been touting their “get-rich-quick” and “anyone-can-do-this” products and programs, and then, failing to deliver.

They’re nervous because they know you’re on to them. They see that the masses are becoming immune to their hyped-out presentations and their high-pressure pitches and demanding solid, research-based solutions for growing a business. […]

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13 12, 2017

My Planning Paradigm

December 13th, 2017|Business Planning, Business Vision|44 Comments

It was 1989, and we were two years into our first business venture. The scene was a small apartment in Monterey, California, where my husband Mario and I lived at the time. After graduate school, I had said “no” to the corporate track and “yes” to our dream of having our own business. With the $5000 we had set aside for my engagement ring, we took the plunge and started our first business together.

To keep us afloat, Mario kept his job as a waiter, working days with me on our dream and shuffling Mexican food at night. While I had spent 2 years getting my MBA, I quickly realized that that no schooling could truly prepare us for the life of an entrepreneur. Now, two years in, we were feeling frustrated and concerned. Despite our efforts, the hours were long, cash was incredibly tight, profit margins were minuscule and the stress of the business was wearing on our marriage. […]

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12 12, 2017

Your Vision Holds The Clues To Your Plan

December 12th, 2017|Business Planning, Business Vision|0 Comments

If you have been keeping up with the Best Year Yet blog series, last Friday, you began to take your first steps to writing out your vision for what you want to manifest in 2018.

Some of you dived in without a care in the world, envisioning new possibilities and great success.

However, others emailed me with private shares of feeling blocked when it comes to writing out their vision, as recommended in the Vision Quest Exercise. One reader posed this question that I want to unpack together. […]

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11 12, 2017

Activate Your Vision Crafting Mojo

December 11th, 2017|Business Vision|1 Comment

The funny thing about vision work is that it can conjure up all sorts of things…

After sharing my Vision Crafting Process last week, I heard from a lot of you who are feeling “vision challenged.”

Here’s what I heard…

  1. I fell so short of last year’s vision I am feeling discouraged and asking, What’s the use?
  2. Your 15 questions for creating a vision for your business were great, I just have no clue how to answer half of them.
  3. I know I need a vision, but right now I can’t see beyond this week. What tips do you have for creating a vision when you are in such overwhelm?

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9 12, 2017

The Art of Envisioning What You Want

December 9th, 2017|Business Vision|0 Comments

With the end of the year just around the corner, it’s time to craft a vision of where you want to be this time next year.

I know… this can feel daunting, but I promise that, with just a few simple steps, we can make the vision meaningful, exciting and definitely bad ass. Are you with me?

If you’ve been following the first 5 days of the Best Year Yet blog series, you’ve already looked back over 2017 to discover what you want for your future. You’ve looked at what you want more of, less of, what you want to start doing and what you want to stop altogether.

Feels good to be setting boundaries and claiming your desires, doesn’t it? (If you are just joining us, click here to catch up.) […]

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8 12, 2017

The Power of Audacious Intentions

December 8th, 2017|Business Vision|6 Comments

Have you ever set an intention to have something happen and then, BAMM, it shows up immediately?

Then, freaky stuff starts to happen that is a “thumbs up” from the Universe telling you your moving in the right direction?

Well that’s what happened to me these past two weeks. While it requires that I give you a peek behind the curtain and show you the underbelly of business, I’ve decided to share this with you so you too can start to notice the “Universal Sign Posts” that are giving you clues, as you craft your vision and plan for your best year yet. […]

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7 12, 2017

Decide What to Keep and What to Release

December 7th, 2017|Business Planning|0 Comments

One of the keys to creating a life one truly loves and a year where you kick ass in business, is being able to embrace what brings you joy and let go of what no longer serves you.

From this new place of awareness, you begin to identify those things that are out of alignment with your vision one year from now and… release them.

The releasing of what no longer serves you, creates space for the things you truly want.

How is this relevant to having your best year yet? Everything! […]

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