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Daily Method of Manifestation

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In my email to my list yesterday, I got real and shared that without a clear, compelling, written vision of where you want your business to be one year from now, you’re pretty much screwed. That’s because to navigate the ups and downs of entrepreneurship and make smart decisions along the way, you’ve got to have a compelling vision that tells you where you are headed and inspires you to do the things that must be done to get there. In other words, you need to know your WHY.

Well, today we are moving on to my next “stealth move” for being kick-ass in business.

Once you know WHAT you want your business to look like one year from now, the next question you need to ask is “Who do I need to be to turn that vision into a reality?”

No matter what goal you’ve set, what projects you need to implement, or what milestones you need to reach along the way, the single determinant as to whether you will get there is YOU. […]

September 20th, 2017|Entrepreneurial Mindset, Productivity|4 Comments

Got Overwhelm?

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If you are in business for yourself and have a big dream that you are going for, chances are overwhelm is a feeling you have on a regular basis.

But what if I could tell you that while you will never get rid of overwhelm entirely, you CAN change your relationship to overwhelm so it does not derail you, slow you down or stop you dead in your tracks. […]

June 29th, 2017|Business Planning, Productivity|1 Comment

Activate Your Productivity Mojo – Part 1

overwhelm1YOU are up to something big and significant – the manifestation of your dream business. However, the act of growing any business is not for the faint of heart. It requires you to “call forth” the best version of yourself into every moment of every day so you can enroll the client, complete the project, create the alliance and empower your team – all before noon in some cases. ;0)

Here on day four of my quest to reach 7 figures in half the time I typically spend, I’m doing pretty well, having clocked 20 hours in 3 days. It’s involved saying no, giving less than 100% to tasks and a tough assessment of where we’re investing our time. I’ve also slept more, spent more time outdoors and had some really cool moments with my son, Alex. So overall, it’s been great.  But… the To Do list is growing exponentially and if I don’t continue to shift how I’m working, I’m going to find myself knee deep in missed deadlines and guilt.

So today I’m leaning into some wisdom I share in Module 3 of my course Six Steps to Sustainable Success. […]

July 10th, 2014|Business Strategy, Inspiration, Productivity|0 Comments

The Power in Saying No

downIt’s day 3 of my yearlong quest to reach the million mark with half the effort and to be honest – I’ve been stretched to set boundaries in ways that have me really uncomfortable. For example, today I’m saying no to an opportunity anyone would give their right arm to have. It’s big, significant, filled with possibility and involves people I like. But, if we’re going to reach our goal of 7 figures in half the time, I can no longer say YES to great opportunities – I have to say yes to “unquestionable” opportunities.

As entrepreneurs our most valuable asset is time – mostly because it’s the only resource we can’t buy more of. Sure, we can build a team which is kind of like buying time, but in the end, the thing most precious to us are the minutes, hours and days and how we spend them. […]

Seven Figures in Seven Hours – Can It Be Done?

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I’m playing around with an idea – one that excites me and challenges me all at the same time, which by the way, is a very good sign.

This morning I spent some time with a book I love by Ariana Huffington, called “Thrive.” In it she pulls back the curtain on our work-obsessed culture that’s threatening not just the health of our society, but our vary souls. At first, I was reading as an outsider, as most of her references are of those in the corporate world. Then it dawned on me, hmmm… these scenarios aren’t so different from my own experience. The long hours, the sense of overwhelm and the desire to achieve – these all ring true for me as well. And what about the hours I was putting in for the sake of building our businesses? How much was I REALLY working? I pride myself on daily walks to the beach or a hike in the forest, but what does the rest of my day look like? My curiosity was piqued. […]

Day 20: The Art of the “Bounce Back”

Welcome to day 20 of “30 Days Behind the Curtain with Jane.”

imbackIn yesterday’s blog I shared with you my experience of the inevitable disappointments that come with growing a business. My intent was to not only process the feelings for myself, but to also show you that no matter how long you’ve been at this game, sh*t still happens.

I also wanted to model for you the practice of allowing the feelings to come rather than mindlessly moving to the “next thing.” What was interesting was the emails I received from those who were concerned. The common thread was a genuine curiosity about how I was moving through it.

So today I’m writing about the “Art of the Bounce Back” and how these four simple steps enabled me to return to my center again. […]

Day 19: Dealing With Disappointment

Welcome to day 19 of “30 Days Behind the Curtain with Jane.”

Perseverance1Funny thing about having your own business… it requires that you put yourself out there, extend lots of offers, and invite people to play in your sandbox. This process of extending invitations, by its very nature, sets you up for being ignored, rejected and disappointed. Yikes!

Today I am sitting with a number of disappointments that rolled in these past few days like the waves on the beaches here in Pebble Beach. One was a flat out NO, another a NOT YET and a third we lost to a competitor. While the missed revenues are not fun, it’s a bigger sense of sadness and frustration I am sitting with right now.

The NO: I feel sad that as a result of us not being able to inspire a YES, their clients in turn, will not have the opportunity to experience a greater understanding of where they are and why things aren’t working for them. […]

April 23rd, 2014|Business Vision, Personal Growth, Productivity|0 Comments

Day 18: The Inner Game of Creating Revenues

Welcome to day 18 of “30 Days Behind the Curtain with Jane.”

18Yesterday a new addition to my database sent me this email… “Jane, I am appreciating your daily blogs and enjoy hearing how you navigate the inner workings of growing a business. But what I really need are strategies for creating revenues!
My sales are down even though I am working a lot and I can’t seem to keep an admin for the life of me. I offer strategy sessions but not many are taking me up on it. Help I need to create sales!”

I get it! When sales are slow and cash flow is tight, it’s easy to think that the answer is “another sales producing strategy.” But the truth is, that may be only part of the problem. So often I see small business owners on the hamster wheel – staying busy, trying one strategy after another, but not really getting any traction. […]

Day 16: Daily Rituals for Success and Sanity

Welcome to day 16 of “30 Days Behind the Curtain with Jane.”

checklist1BTW… don’t miss the free download of my “Daily Ritual Tracking Form” near the end of this blog!

There is a phenomenon I don’t fully understand, but has proven itself to be true time and time again over my 28 years in business. It’s that the success of my business, the flow of sales, the caliber of new clients and our bottom line success correlates directly to the extent to which I lean into my Daily Ritual for a Well-lived Life.

When I am eating right, giving time to my morning practice, exercising daily and taking time to go inward and connect with people I love, I show up differently in my business.  I am more creative in how we meet goals or tackle challenges. I am more willing step outside my comfort zone and make a game-changing phone call that produces big results. […]

Day 14: Beyond Procrastination – How to take action when you feel blocked

Welcome to day 14 of “30 Days Behind the Curtain with Jane.”

breakthrough1Yesterday, I pulled back the curtain on the three faces of procrastination that I experience in my life and business.

I shared that when I find myself not taking action one of three things is afoot… intuitive procrastination, avoidance procrastination or fear-based procrastination.
(Click here to read this blog.)

Today I’m sharing a few of the strategies I lean into when I find myself feeling blocked, uninspired or flat out freaked!

  • I look at “it” with a team member. Often, simply talking with another person about the fact that I’m feeling blocked, brings it into perspective and I am able to see the root cause. The act of saying, “I’m feeling blocked around…” opens my own eyes to what’s really at play and gives the other permission to see what I may not see. […]