Previously, I shared with you some issues in my business that held me back. Nothing I’ve gone through has been unique to me as a business. I’ve learned in the almost 5 years I’ve been in business that most businesses face similar stumbling blocks. There’s nothing very special or unique about these situations. Almost every business goes through […]
Are you pinning your Instagram photos to your Pinterest account? No? Why not? Editor’s note: This post was originally written in April of 2015, but has been updated as of June 19th, 2017 with feature changes and images. If you’re taking photos of your work or product and spending time creating great photos, I highly […]
Last week, I shared with you my big a-ha moment when I realized that I was operating within my business under the expectations that it was *not* going to succeed. I wasn’t failing at or even really sabotaging what I was doing, but my overall attitude was that my business wasn’t going to “make it” […]
“When I was growing up I always wanted to be someone. Now I realize I should have been more specific.” – Lily Tomlin I’ve been reading The 12 Week Year, and besides it blowing my mind on how to stay organized around goals, it’s making me think a lot about being very real, and very honest […]
Do you ever get stuck in your business, and are unsure what your next right step is? Ever feel like there’s just too much to do, so you just freeze? Leaving hours or even sometimes days where you feel like nothing is getting done? Been there! One of the things I deal with often with […]
I was listening to Carrie Green’s book “She Means Business” today on my afternoon walk, and my ears perked up when she referenced this quote: You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there’s still going to be somebody that hates peaches. – Dita Von Teese Carrie uses the quote to introduce […]
Let’s get real about something. Social media is not the end all and be all of your marketing and business building efforts. And if it is, you’re laying your foundation on a house of cards. I’ve talked about not relying on one platform in the past. And this really should be said about all of social media […]
If you haven’t considered using Pinterest in your online marketing, allow me to offer you 4 compelling reasons to rethink that decision. Pinterest is one of my favorite social media platforms. It’s truly unlike any of the other social platforms out there (spoiler: its no longer a social media platform!). Let’s dive into some of […]
What brings you joy in your business? Wait. Let’s back up. I’m from New England, grew up in inner city Boston, and was raised Irish Catholic. And while the latter is very lapsed for me – I am very much a salt of the earth Bostonian. In short, the word “joy” isn’t something I embrace […]
There’s a lot of recurring themes I experience when helping my students and clients. One of the biggest is the notion of not knowing what to post on social media or what to say.
I’m here to tell you that you’re underestimating yourself. You have plenty to talk about and a lot to say. You just need to narrow in on what that is and reframe your thinking. You know what to say. You do. In fact, I’m willing to bet that all that’s going on is a little performance anxiety happening. I see it all the time. Here’s a starter: You love your business. You know your business best.
It’s no surprise to me, how huge social media has become in our lives. As it changes and grows, and we get further into it I’m hoping we start to understand that numbers no longer matter – likes, follows, and shares, what we call vanity metrics – in business. But instead, that it’s the relationships […]
Understanding how vital relationships are for me in my own business has always been something that’s important to me. Something I have fundamentally known to be true. But recently, I had an experience that made me realize that I absolutely need to bring my client relationships into my growth process as a business. Because if […]