Thursday June 14, 2018
We've all done it... lurking on Facebook and watching our competitors hit a home run on that launch, speak on that stage and basically live out OUR dreams.
Well, it's time to stop watching and start doing.
I say, why not YOU?
Sunday May 6, 2018
If you are an entrepreneur in today's society you are prone to feeling guilty if you aren't hustling your life away everyday to grow your business.
The messages are everywhere...
You've got to hustle...
You've got to work hard...
You've got to stay up until 2am...
You've got to get up 5am (don't even get me started on the 5am Club talk!)
Oh yes... basically make your life miserable and full of work until you burn yourself out and one day... just one day... it will all be worth it!
Yes, your dreams will be realized and you'll have boat loads of money, fame and awesomeness.
If I hustle my life away to get to some financial goal and make a difference in the world, my world will be awesome... 'then'?
First up - when is then?
And what about now?
Monday April 30, 2018
You've likely been there. You have big plans to get things done. You're going to make that blog post, email your list, do the webinar, create the sales page and launch that course!
Then it happens...
- you get lost in Facebookland
- you do the laundry
- your dog needs to go out
- you declutter your inbox
- you take another course
- you look at what your competitors are doing...
.... basically you do everything else other than the one thing you need to do to move your business forward.
Why does this happen to us?
It's more common than you may realize and there IS an answer.
If you find yourself never really getting ahead, today's video is for you!
You'll learn the three main reasons why we do this to ourselves even though this behaviour keeps us from the the results we dream of.
Monday April 23, 2018
Over the weekend I went to see Amy Schumer’s latest movie, I Feel Pretty.
The premise of the movie is that Schumer’s character, Renee, is a 30-something woman who has an okay job for a high end make up company, Lily Le Claire. She works out of a dingy basement office with a colleague instead of in the beautiful glass-walled offices with everyone else. She struggles with self esteem, being seen, speaking up for herself and she is single.
One day she goes to a Soul Cycle class and ends up falling off the bike as the class begins and hits her head. When she wakes up something has happened. She begins to see herself differently. All of the sudden she is the beautiful, worthy, capable, popular and the most awesome version of herself.
Essentially, Renee is now confident in who she is.
And that's what changes everything.
The movie follows a chain of events that happens as a result of her new found confidence and the decisions and actions she takes a result of ‘being’ this new person.
Renee ends up dating a man who she asks out, getting the promotion she wanted and speaking up in business meetings about a new line of products for the everyday woman which then leads to more opportunities (see the movie for full awesomeness of how this unfolds).
The old Renee would have never taken these actions and thus never had the opportunities open up to her as they do in the movie.
This is enough to know about the story to get the premise of why this movie is SPOT ON for entrepreneurs.
Monday March 26, 2018
Have you ever thought about whether or not your formal education helped you to be a great entrepreneur? Some people think that because I have a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Marketing and a Masters Of Business Administration that I have an edge in business.
Well, interestingly enough this was the topic of conversation at the North American Centre for Collaboration Conference this year.
--> How do we better prepare students in post secondary institutes for life as an entrepreneur?
As a speaker at the conference, I had the delight to present my ideas on what I felt my post secondary education DID prepare me for as well as what it DID NOT prepare me for.
While it may not surprise you the skills I learned that did help me, it may surprise you the two skills I decided to point out that I did not learn in school. I feel it's necessary for schools to figure out how to integrate these into their programs if they want to give their graduates an edge in the world of entrepreneurship.
Note: whether you are in formal education right now or learning in the field from building your own business, you need to master these skills if you want to be successful.