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Freelancer vs. CEO: Ready to Make the Shift?

Here’s a question you might not have considered before: Do you consider yourself a freelancer or the CEO of your company? Take a minute to think on that. Whichever way you answered, why is that? Just something to chew on.   Freelancer vs CEO: What’s the difference? I want to preface this by saying that…

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How Free Sh*t May Be Costing More Than You Realize

“Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.” ― Albert Einstein It’s the beginning of Q2 for 2019. Have you done a review of Q1? I hope you met your financial, productivity and other goals. If not, today’s post may be just what you need to help you push forward this quarter.…

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Business Tools Tip: Why I Love AccessAlly

UPDATE: I am super excited and proud to announce that I love AccessAlly so much I decided to become certified as an AccessAlly Advocate! This means I am now able to confidently build your membership because I have learned AccessAlly inside out directly from the creators. You’re welcome to learn more and/or set up a…

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Business Organization Tips for Non-Organized People

Organization makes life so much easier, but maybe it doesn’t come naturally for you. And that’s okay! You’re not alone. I know some people who are just born knowing systems and have a natural knack for order, for breaking things down, and organizing the pieces. I also know people who struggle. Their spaces are always…

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Succeed on Purpose: Don’t Leave Your Business to Luck!

Succeed on Purpose: Don’t Leave Your Business to Luck!

Are you leaving your success up to luck, or are you making plans and making it happen? Success doesn’t happen by accident. Sure, luck is great, but luck is something you can create. Wouldn’t it be nice to feel confident about your success instead of feeling like it’s out of your control? I see too…

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Does Your Business Spark Joy? How to Create a Business You Love

Does Your Business Spark Joy? How to Create a Business You Love

Unless you live on a desert island with no internet or Netflix (and if so, can I visit you?), you’ve probably seen, or at least heard of, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo on Netflix. In case you have no idea what I’m talking about, Marie Kondo is a professional organizer and the author of The…

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Business Tools Tip: Why I Love Acuity

One of the most frustrating parts of running a business online (or running any business where you’re teaching classes, meeting with clients, or in any other situation when two or more people need to be at a certain place at a certain time) is setting appointments. It seems like a simple thing, but how many times have you showed up at the wrong time or completely missed an appointment request in your inbox? Early on, I knew I needed a program that could keep everyone organized and on the same time track, and it had to be easy! Let me tell you, I LOVE Acuity. I’ve used it for years and now I couldn’t imagine using anything else. 

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Don’t make these launching mistakes! What you need for a successful launch.

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One of the most fun (and most stressful) parts of online business is…launching.

That word might strike fear into your heart, or it might have you doing an excited little dance in your seat.

After all, launching is exciting! It’s a rush! But it’s also a ton of work, and if you do it wrong—and even sometimes, if you do it right—it can flop and be a huge waste of time and money.

Though is it really a waste if you learned something? That’s another topic for another post 🙂

I see folks get tangled up in launches all the time, and I want to set a few things straight to make sure you’re prepared to launch successfully.

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How to Love Your Business at ANY Stage

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This time last year, I was sitting on the beach on Coronado Island on a work vacation. It was magical! I spent a whole month with my son in my favorite place in the world, working minimal hours because I had an amazing team to help my business run smoothly without me.  

That’s one of the things I really love about my business, that it allows me that kind of flexibility.  

I wish I could say I’m writing this from that same sunny beach, but I’m not. I’m home in freezing cold Ohio because my son is in Kindergarten now and this season of my life simply doesn’t allow for a trip right now. My business is also going through a growth spurt, which means it needs a little more attention and TLC from me.  

However, I can honestly say that I love my business.  

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Myths to Bust About Working With an OBM

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There are a lot of misconceptions out there floating around about Online Business Managers and working with them, and I think that stems from a lot of confusion about what an OBM actually is and does. 

This drives me crazy sometimes, because it stops people from working with an OBM when that could make all the difference in their business. 

Knowledge is power, and I want to make sure you know what to expect when you work with an OBM and how they can help your business. 

If you have concerns about working with an OBM or if you just aren’t sure what an OBM does (don’t worry, you aren’t alone!), I’m here to shed some light on things. 

Here are some of the most common misconceptions I hear about OBMs and working with them.

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