Have you ever found yourself really excited about something, only to eventually talk yourself out of doing it with questions like 'who the hell are you?' 'Why would you think about doing something like this?' Or a statement of 'you're crazy to believe this will work.'
The good news is that you're not crazy. We all have that inner voice talking us out of greatness and doing amazing things. There's just a difference between people who succeed and those who don't. Those who succeed have learned to turn off the voice.
Coach Jennie, has named this inner voice 'Hilda', and she's been using her with her coaching clients for years. She has now published a book that talks about the four types of Hilda-isms that we seem to tell ourselves the most. She came by to talk more in-depth about Hilda!
Everyone has a naysayer in your head ? That will say "Who do you think you are ?", " What if they laugh at you?" Who is Hilda and does everybody have...
Entrepreneurship is the latest hot new career and everyone seems to want to throw their hat in the ring and grab the dream.
However, as awesome as entrepreneurship looks, it’s one of the hardest things you can take on. So the question becomes do you really have what it takes to be an entrepreneur?
There are three things that I believe will help determine entrepreneurship.
First, are you willing to do whatever it takes for this business to take off? I’m not saying a few late nights here and there, I’m talking about whatever it takes. It could mean finding more money. It could mean a month of little sleep. It could mean so many things, but I’m talking whatever it takes.
I was fortunate to grow up on a farm, so hard work is honestly nothing to me. I’ve been doing it all my life. I never had summers or holidays off. So when building my first business meant I had to work my butt off for a few years, I was all in because the rewards later were so...
I am a huge fan of Pinterest, and have seen my clients use it with great success. However, I've always been a bit hesitant jumping in and using it a lot for my business. Jess is a friend of mine and runs ads for some of today's top brands. She has given me so many great ideas on how to utilize Pinterest, that I had to have her on the show. Although, I'm hoping not all of you rush over there at once because then it won't be quite the secret that it is now.
You feel that Pinterest is still a bit of uncharted territory, right? Jess thinks Pinterest is the goldmine that people are missing. The reason is that Pinterest is a social platform where people will go when they have down time and to spend time looking for new things to do. However, it's also like a search engine where people seek out specific things. Pinterest really wants to be the search engine of choice for people. So you have people on Pinterest with the...
I had a hard time grasping this one when I was building my first business because I liked to believe I was the only one who could do anything.
My business was my baby and I didn’t want to let it go.
However, one of the greatest moments as an entrepreneur was when I learned to let go of my control and grasp this one important concept.
I had to let go and work myself out of a job. One of my mentors drives this concept home as someone who lives a pretty amazing life. He has several business sales under his belt and practices this concept daily.
Starting a company can be daunting and if you’re doing it all, you won’t last long. If you believe you’re the only one who can do what you do, you’ll miss out on opportunity. If you’re having a hard time trusting, the entrepreneurship road will be long and hard.
Part of being a great entrepreneur is to be a great leader.
If there’s one thing you must learn when going from an employee to...
So many people get great ideas for a business, but then the get stuck on the whole idea of what to do next. It’s honestly overwhelming. However, entrepreneurship isn’t any different than anything else you take on. You get the major questions answered, and then you figure it out as you go.
Here are three things to do once you get that idea you’re really excited about, and how to begin moving forward with making it a reality.
First, start researching to see if anyone has your business idea. Now even if someone does, it doesn’t mean you can’t or shouldn’t start your business. If no one has one, that could also be a good thing/bad thing because they it might mean that there isn’t a market for what you’re doing. Even if there is someone out there, it means there is a market for it. Your job then becomes to find out what makes you different and how you can find your ‘in’.
Most people struggle to come up with content, which is a huge mistake because content can give you some amazing exposure, most of the time for free. Plus providing amazing content can help position yourself as an expert and build the know, like, and trust factor that people look for when buying a product or service.
I’m on the opposite end as I have way too much content, and literally, have hundreds of videos that need to be put out.
I've been spending a lot of time consulting, and Facebook Ads are what I get asked about the most. Almost everyone has a love/hate relationship with them, and there really isn't much gray area.
I see a lot of people doing some things wrong, then wondering why they can't get it right. Here are three tips to get you on the right track, and how to get your very first campaign actually making you some money.
It’s been quite a week. A type of week I've never had to process.
A week where my grandmas died. Both of them 95 years old, and they literally died a week from each other, almost exactly to the minute.
I know this doesn't seem business related, but it is. Let me explain…..
I’ve been blessed in so many ways. I mean I haven’t lost anyone important in my life for over 30 years. The most crushing loss I’ve had since then was my dog, Baxter, a few years ago.
These deaths weren’t created equal, though.
You see last week’s death was my real grandmother. She was my father’s mom. A woman I wanted nothing to do with, but unfortunately I was forced to. She was mean, horrible, and treated my mother like crap. She also made it be known I was not her favorite, not even close. I was always made to feel more like a second class citizen rather than part of the family.
When I was 16, I slowly...
It's summer, and I just got back from my vacation. (I actually intended on writing this during my vacation, but I was enjoying it too much.) I love to read and have gotten in a habit of reading a book a week. If you're stuck in life or in business, I can't stress enough how much picking up the right book can make a huge difference in your life.
Over the past year, I was diligent on the book per week, and since we're in the middle of summer, I wanted to give you a list of my absolute favorites, and some of that have made a MAJOR difference in my life.
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