How to bounce back after a crisis of confidence (BPP #031)

How to bounce back after a crisis of confidence (BPP #031)

“Life will not always deliver your desired outcomes. It has to teach you that your spirit will get its muscle by bouncing back and giving it all you can.” ~Dodinsky At some point in your business journey, you will likely find yourself at a crisis of confidence. It might be because of something that has happened in your personal life – a baby, a divorce, a death, a marriage, or a financial change. Or it might be because of something specific inside the business from a shift in the market, an economic downturn, disinterest in the current business or a failure that stung. Everyone has moments where they are shaken to the core of what’s true. We all experience times when we wonder if we are on the right path, or if we’ll ever be able to get back on it to begin with. But we don’t talk about it – it’s like we are not good business owners if we aren’t sharing our big successes from the mountaintop (or Facebook). I want to talk about it today. Because I KNOW it happens over and over again in business, and when you’re in the thick of it, it’s hard to know what to do next.  And  I’ve seen it more than a few times lately with clients, friends and colleagues. These challenges include things like: An unexpected death in the family which made this entrepreneur just not want to work on her business at all (and wondered if it would be ok while she grieved) An ongoing struggle which  made this entrepreneur wonder if they could take the toxic...
My Sunday Night Planning Ritual (BPP #025)

My Sunday Night Planning Ritual (BPP #025)

It’s a fine balance, isn’t it? As entrepreneurs we struggle not to be consumed by our work, to spend time with our families and to make sure we have it all under control. It’s great in theory, but how do we live it out? How do we find that sweet spot that allows us to work on our success and our business, and also gives us the freedom to choose our own path? Suggesting a Sunday night ritual may sound almost hypocritical coming from someone who works diligently at being with my family when I need to be with my family, but part of what keeps me sane is spending the few minutes I do on Sunday evenings, getting a head start on my week. If I go to bed knowing that I’ve set up my week and I’ve got a handle on what’s ahead, I sleep better. I also wake up better, because the anxiety of Monday morning chaos combined with wondering what I’ll be facing work-wise has been removed. It’s not about being a workaholic, it’s not about giving up my Sunday evenings, but it is about working smarter. If we truly commit to a 15 minute jump start to get focused and create a plan, we are freed up to concentrate on other things. Keep in mind what will work for you, what will set you up for success. Maybe it’s end of day Friday or Saturday morning over coffee – whatever plan you know will work, work that plan. I look forward to having you join me on the podcast to discover that finely tuned...
Break free of your addiction to possibilities (BPP #017)

Break free of your addiction to possibilities (BPP #017)

Is there a way out of the rabbit hole? The old Chinese Proverb that says, “He who chases two rabbits catches neither,” rings true still today. We are tugged at and bombarded by everything new – new ideas, new products, new courses, new connections – and they can immobilize our ability to get anywhere. What rabbits are you chasing? Have you caught any of them? Have you fallen down one of those rabbit holes? On today’s podcast we discuss the idea that being addicted to possibilities traps us into doing nothing. In the land of possibilities, information overload and new, shiny courses, we are bombarded with endless possibilities. How do we end the madness? Escape the trap? “In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities. In the expert’s mind, there are few.” ~ Suzuki Roshi 3 Big Possibility Pitstops we uncover and focus on: 1. I’m worried I’ll make the wrong decision. 2. Fear — as long as I don’t pick a path, I’m not open to criticism, failure or even success. 3. Lack of focus and clarity, leads to major distraction and rabbit hole finding. Experiencing next-level living requires we acknowledge, reflect, make necessary changes and take focused steps to become experts in the land of possibility. I provide actionable steps we can all take to ensure we don’t stay trapped. Enjoy today’s episode!      Recommended Resources Taking fear out of the equation with Tiffany Han — episode #016 Unemployable Podcast with Brian Clark The comfort of your chaos (my tough-love love letter)  CEO Fast Track — tool to help you create time for what matters most The One Thing by Gary...
Taking fear out of the equation with Tiffany Han (BPP #016)

Taking fear out of the equation with Tiffany Han (BPP #016)

Welcome back to Season #2 of the Beyond PRO Podcast! Not only is this the first episode back, but it’s also our inaugural interview. Today, I’m talking to the formidable Tiffany Han. I am a big, big fan of Tiffany. When I see a woman who clearly has decided to choose courage over fear, and action over hiding, I know I’m in the presence of someone great. Tiffany and I are in a small online coaches group together, and over the past year, I’ve watched her go from birthing twins to launching a year long program to getting her self out there with speaking gigs, interviews and more. This woman is a force. I’ve watched her raise her hand and say yes to getting 100 Rejection Letters and growing her business like gangbusters in the process (all while raising newborn twins btw!). Tiffany is an inspiring example of what happens when you take bold action in your business, embrace creative risk and go after the things you want – even if they’re outside the boundaries of your comfort zone. In our interview we talk about:  What would business be like if we took fear out of the equation? How do we reconcile being a leader with embracing rejection? Whether we can ever rid ourselves of fear How Tiffany deals with setbacks, rejection and when she slips into fear Tiffany also talks about her program, 100 Rejection Letters, which is currently open for enrolment (I’m a proud affiliate). This year-long program is designed to help you cultivate the courage and ‘scrappy resilience’ (love this term from Tiffany!!) to choose action over fear. 100 Rejection Letters is...
How to never lose focus again with this one tool (BPP #015)

How to never lose focus again with this one tool (BPP #015)

Are you working ON not just IN your business? Most entrepreneurs, particularly those that are service-based, spend most of their working hours doing one of two things: 1) servicing their clients and 2) doing low-level admin tasks like email processing, social media perusing and chatting, and jumping from idea to idea or task to task. While providing stellar service is a critical component of your business, and handling the daily admin tasks of your business still need to get done, they shouldn’t come at the expense of finding time to work on the development and growth of YOUR business. And that’s why you need today’s tool to make the most important stuff happen. On today’s episode, I give you the tool I use to grow my business and I use with all my clients. And then I walk you through the six key areas you must be focusing on as the CEO of your business (and how to find time to do it). Listen to today’s episode to find out more.     How to never lose focus again with this one tool Click To Tweet PRO Tip: Schedule time to work on, not just in your business. Here’s how: Click To Tweet Learn the 6 key tasks every CEO should be focusing on. Click To Tweet Resources mentioned: CEO Fast Track Guide My PRO Plan Early Bird list  PRO Project Plan: a 90-day roadmap to make your big idea happen The E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber  Beyond PRO Podcast archives Plan for Success No. 1, How to get over your fear of planning Plan for Success No. 2,...
Boost your chances with a set of these (BPP #014)

Boost your chances with a set of these (BPP #014)

Ever wonder what it really takes to sustain success? You probably know what you need to do to create positive change in your business. Maybe you’ve even tried to put some of these changes into place. But at some point, you fall off the wagon and can’t sustain the action you previously committed to. Why is that? And what would it take to actually do what you say you’re going to do, over the long haul? I believe you’ll drastically increase your chances of success with a set of these. Curious? Listen to today’s episode to find out more.       Boost your chances of success with a set of these. Click To Tweet What does it take to sustain success? Find out in today’s Beyond PRO Podcast episode. Click To Tweet Want to make your big idea happen? Start with a set of these. Click To Tweet Resources mentioned: >>PRO Project Plan: a 90-day roadmap to make your big idea happen << (free download) Headspace (meditation app)  5 Minute Journal (for gratitude practice) Thanks for listening! I want to thank you for listening and to those that have taken the time to review the show. If you like the Beyond PRO Podcast, please consider leaving an honest review in iTunes. Your review goes a long way to help this podcast get found by more people. Thank you! You can review & rate the show here Beyond PRO...

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