Many of the entrepreneurs I work with come to me with the goal of “scaling their business.” I already know this means their goal is for their business to make more money. When I ask them exactly what that would look like, they don’t always have the answer.
But the truth is, there are a number of different ways to scale your business.
The same way there isn’t only one way to track progress or growth in other areas of your life, there are a few different ways your business can grow. Sure, the endgame might be “more revenue,” but how are you going to get there? Depending on your unique business and your strengths, there are several different paths to scaling your business.
Here are some of the different ways you can scale your business.
When you first started your business, you may have been putting in 80 hour weeks, week after week. This earned you a...
Whether it’s a real or perceived threat, our body reacts to stressful situations in a number of ways. Your heart could be racing. Your palms could be sweating. Your knees could be weak. The butterflies in your stomach could turn into full blown birds. This is all part of a natural fight or flight response. The problem is, we often enter this state unnecessarily. In those moments, grounding techniques can help you calm your system, return to your breath, and center yourself.
Many of the threats our ancestors faced were different than the ones we experience today. While they may have been more concerned with fighting off a wild animal than dealing with a demanding client, the response has largely remained the same.
Regardless of the threat, a chain of physiological and psychological responses set off in the body in an effort to mobilize and deal with impending danger. For example, your muscles can tremble in tense moments because...
Whether you are just dipping your toes into entrepreneurial waters or you’re an established business owner, you might be asking if now is the time to hire a business coach.
Listen closely: if you’re hearing those whispers in your soul or even asking the question if it’s time to get a business coach, the chances are, the answer is yes! Entrepreneurs at ANY point in their career can benefit from an entrepreneurial coach.
Business coaches are business owners themselves. They have experience starting, running, and growing a business. For new entrepreneurs, a business coach can be particularly useful during those beginning stages. With a business coach on your team, you’ll have the benefit of their years of experience. You can learn from the mistakes they made or the things they wished they had done differently at the start of your business and apply those learnings to your own...
If I were to ask you about your “why” when it comes to business, what would you say? Sure, there are some obvious answers, including earning a living to support yourself and your family. But the kind of “why” we’re talking about today goes even deeper than this.
The thing is, many of us aren’t exactly sure what our why is. What is that deep sense of purpose that drives us to do what we do? What got us to where we are now? Where will this sense of purpose take us next?
Without knowing what our purpose is, we might feel lost. Ungrounded. Like we’re white-knuckling our way through life and business without knowing what comes next or why we are doing what we’re doing.
The true cost of not finding your purpose (your why) in business is this: you will operate out of fear, scarcity, and unhappiness more often than not.
As for some of the signs...
Triggers—we ALL have them. For some of us, our triggers have been with us seemingly since day one. But as we grow and change, it’s not uncommon for new triggers to pop up. The problem is, these triggers can start to rule our life if we let them. Once we’re aware of our specific emotional triggers, however, we can start to manage them.
Not only that, we can actually use triggers to accelerate our growth, rather than letting them hold us back.
Some of your triggers may already be very obvious to you. For others, you may not have made the connection between a certain emotion or situation and the response it elicits in you.
Here’s a quick way to identify your triggers: tune into your body. Emotional triggers have a way of manifesting physically. So, if you notice things like your heart pounding, your palms sweating, or an upset stomach when something comes up, these are signs it has triggered you.
Did you catch my recent post where we talked about logical versus intuitive business practices? This week, we’re continuing from that theme by talking about leading with your heart (versus your head) and if you can do this and still be respected.
(Click here to read Logical vs. Intuitive Business Practices: Is It Time for a Shift?)
It’s a question many of my clients have asked in one way or another, “How can I lead with my heart but still be respected?” Especially as women, it often feels like we have to work that much harder to be respected. So, if leading with our heart is going to make this even harder, why would we choose that option?
I’m here to tell you that there is always a place for leading with your heart and still being respected! The alternative is leading strictly with logic (your head), and taking emotion out of the equation. The problem is, for almost...
When you look back on your past mistakes-–whether they’re business mistakes or any other kind–is your first instinct to distract yourself and think about something else? That’s a natural reaction for many of us. After all, looking back on our mistakes or regrets often bring up uncomfortable feelings, so we do whatever we can to avoid them.
The problem is, the deeper we stuff these feelings and memories from our mistakes, the more they have power over us. These feelings can start to pop up at the most inopportune times, and they start to play a bigger role in our present, rather than being a part of our past.
When you begin to dig out the “gold nuggets” in your past mistakes (and I promise you, these nuggets exist!), you can begin to take away their power, and in turn, their power over you.
With that in mind, let’s focus today specifically on mistakes in business. Here are seven ways to...
Any time you’re faced with a tough decision, are you more likely to rely on logic or your intuition to help you make up your mind? In business and in life, there’s a place for both logic and intuition. But when it comes to business practices, there’s often an imbalance between intuition and logic.
More often than not, business owners tend to lean toward the logical part of their decision-making. Of course, there’s always a place for logic! The problem is, when logic drowns out what your intuition is telling you, you miss out on the magic of intuitive business practices.
None of this is to suggest you shouldn’t listen to logic when it comes to running your business. But what if you could balance logic and intuition to make decisions in your business that not only make logical sense, but feel good to you at the same time?
Think back to a time in your business when you made a...
I know how tempting it can be to “go it alone” as an entrepreneur. I’ve been there myself. But I’ve also learned the hard way that we can’t do it ALL alone. Or at least not with as much grace and ease.
There are so many different ways to find the support we need to get the most out of our business and our life. For me, one of the most invaluable forms of support I’ve found is hiring a business coach.
Whether these are waters you’re ready to dip your toe in or you’re not quite convinced if hiring a business coach might be right for you, you won’t want to miss the rest of this post.
Today, I’m going to share with you five ways hiring a business coach can help you uplevel not only your business, but also your life!
When you’re accountable only to yourself, it can be easier to let things slide. After all, if you break a promise to yourself, you’re...
Do you struggle to make quick decisions, or to make decisions at all? Maybe you’re left questioning every choice you make and wondering if you’ve turned down the wrong path.
What if you could have access to all of the “right’ decisions all of the time?
Enter: Your intuition.
Today, let's talk about strengthening and deepening your relationship with your intuition.
We'll dive into how to communicate with your inner wisdom with practices you can use before bed or through the day to have you connect with and understand your own inner wisdom.
First, let's talk about what we really mean by intuition.
I define it as your inner voice. Your inner knowing. And your inner wisdom: your soul whispers. Would you agree?
Tuning into this inner knowing can serve a number of powerful benefits in your life, and not just when it comes to decision making. They include: