A Mini-Series on Conquering Self-Sabotage for Small Business Owners - Part 2

Hey there, small business heroes! Welcome back to our mini-series on overcoming self-sabotage. In Part 1, we delved into the first three behaviors that might be holding you back. (click here to review Procrastination, Comfort Zone Conundrum and Comparison-itis Crisis)

Today, we're ready to tackle the next set, so grab your favorite beverage, kick back, and let's dive in.

Limited Emotional Processing Skills

Running a small business is a rollercoaster of emotions, from the exhilarating highs of success to the challenging lows of setbacks. If you are only able to process the highs (half of the rollercoaster of emotions), your growth will be stunted. You may find yourself avoiding uncomfortable and frustrating situations because you simply do not have the tools to deal with them. In small business, risk is not an option. Some of the risk could be the very ones that will change your life for the better.


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A Mini-Series on Conquering Self-Sabotage for Small Business Owners - Part 1

Welcome to the first installment of our mini-series designed exclusively for go-getters like you, impacting the world of small business. Today, we're diving into the subtle but powerful realm of self-sabotage and how it might be sneakily holding you back from the success you deserve.

Signs You Might Be Self-Sabotaging Your Success:

  1.  Procrastination Purgatory:

Do you find yourself perpetually stuck in the "I'll do it tomorrow" loop? Delaying important decisions or actions might seem harmless, but it's a classic sign of self-sabotage. You're essentially putting a roadblock on your own journey to success. Break free by setting small, achievable goals and tackling them head-on. Trust us, the satisfaction of ticking off tasks is the ultimate motivator!

  1.  Comfort Zone Conundrum:

If your business feels like it's stuck in a time warp, you might be lingering a little too comfortably in your zone of familiarity. Growth requires stepping into the unknown. Embrace change, seek...

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Unplug to Recharge: 3 Easy Steps to Reclaim Your Time and Energy

Are you constantly feeling like you're juggling a million things, always at the beck and call of your clients, prospects, family, and team? It's time to take a step back, recharge, and regain control of your life. In this blog, we're going to show you how to strike a balance and make sure you're not making yourself too available. Let's get started!


Step 1: Set Boundaries

Picture this: You're enjoying a relaxing evening with your family, and suddenly, your phone pings with a client's email. You feel compelled to respond immediately, right? Well, not anymore! It's crucial to set clear boundaries for your work-life balance.


Here's how to do it:

  • Designate Work Hours: Define your work hours and stick to them. Communicate these hours to your clients and team, and let them know when you're not available.
  • Create an Emergency Plan: Establish clear guidelines for what constitutes an emergency. Inform your clients and team about how to reach you in case of a genuine crisis....
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Are You Your Own Energy Vampire? Reclaim Your Business Mojo!

We get it, running a small business is no small feat. It takes determination, hard work, and, most importantly, ENERGY. But what if we told you that sometimes, you might just be your own worst energy vampire?  Yep, it's true! So, grab your favorite cup of coffee or tea and let's dive into the world of business, energy, and the powerful questions you need to ask yourself.


What do you need that you do not want?

Let's start with this tricky question. In business, you may need to tackle less exciting tasks like bookkeeping, paperwork, or marketing research. Sure, they might not be as thrilling as brainstorming your next big idea, but they are essential for your business's growth. The trick is to find a way to make these necessary tasks more enjoyable or delegate them to someone who can. Avoiding them zaps your energy and, in the long run, harms your business.


What do you want that you do not need?

Now, let's switch gears a bit. Are there things you're chasing just...

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Navigating Uncertainty: What to Do and What Not to Do for Small Business Owners

In the ever-changing landscape of business, uncertainty is one constant that every small business owner must face. While it can be daunting, it also presents an opportunity for growth and adaptation. How you choose to respond to uncertainty can make all the difference in the success of your business. So, let's ask ourselves a crucial question: How do you see yourself during times of uncertainty? Are you a victim, a survivor, or a navigator? In this three-part series, we'll define each of these roles and provide actionable insights on what to do and what not to do during uncertain times.


Part 1: The Victim

Being a victim during uncertainty is characterized by a sense of powerlessness and a tendency to react negatively to external challenges. Here's what you should NOT do as a victim:


  • Don't Blame External Factors: Blaming the economy, competitors, or external factors for your business woes won't lead to progress. Instead, focus on what you can control.


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The Magic of Outcomes: Turning Dreams into Reality

Do you ever find yourself daydreaming about your goals, imagining what it would be like to achieve them? Whether it's landing your dream job, traveling the world, or mastering a new skill, we all have our aspirations. But what if I told you that there's something even more powerful than setting goals? It's called outcomes, and today, we're going to dive into why they're the secret sauce to making your dreams come true. 

The Power Of Outcomes

Outcomes Are Your Destination, Goals Are Your Roadmap

Imagine you're planning a cross-country road trip. Your goal is to reach a beautiful seaside town, but that's not the ultimate joy of the journey. The real magic lies in the experiences, the people you meet, and the memories you create along the way. Goals are your roadmap—they guide you, but the outcome is the destination.

  • Takeaway 1: Outcomes give your goals a purpose. They are the vivid picture of what success looks like, motivating you every step of the way.

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A Killer Mission Statement: Your Blueprint to Business Success

Are you ready to embark on an exciting journey into the world of mission statements? Hold onto your hats because we're about to take you on a thrilling ride through the ins and outs of crafting a mission statement that can catapult your business to new heights. So, grab a cup of coffee, get comfy, and let's dive right in!

What's a Mission Statement Anyway?

First things first, what exactly is a mission statement? Well, it's like the North Star of your business, a guiding light that defines your purpose, values, and long-term goals. It's a concise declaration of why your business exists and what it aims to achieve. Think of it as your business's DNA, encapsulating its essence and setting the stage for everything you do.

Now that we've got that cleared up, let's break down the basics of a mission statement:

  1. Clear and Concise Language: Keep it short and sweet! A great mission statement should be easy to understand and remember. Aim for a sentence or two that packs a punch.
  2. Inspiring...
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Boost Your Bottom Line: The Power of Purpose and Legacy

 Hey there, savvy small business owners!


Are you ready to turn the spotlight on two game-changers that can elevate your business to new heights? We're talking about the dynamic duo of "Purpose" and "Legacy."


In this upbeat, fun, and easy-to-digest blog post, we're going to break down how understanding your life purpose and leaving a legacy can do wonders for your bottom line. So, grab your favorite beverage, kick back, and let's dive in!


Defining Purpose: Your North Star


First things first, what's this "purpose" we keep talking about? Your purpose is like the North Star guiding your ship through the vast sea of business challenges. It's not just about making money (although that's nice); it's about your deeper why.


Your purpose is the reason your business exists beyond profits. It's the essence of what you do, why you do it, and who you do it for. It's your business's soul, and it gives you a powerful sense of direction and motivation.


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Living a Big Vision: Unleash Your Potential in Life and Business

Do you remember the last time you felt truly inspired? That electrifying moment when you were filled with a sense of purpose and possibility, as if you could conquer the world? That's the power of living a big vision. As small business owners, it's easy to get caught up in the daily grind, but by embracing a grander vision, you can inspire not only yourself but also those around you. In this blog, we'll explore how living a big vision can help you break free from self-imposed constraints and venture into uncharted territories of life and business. So, fasten your seatbelts and get ready to dream big!


  1. Embrace Your Inner Dreamer

Every great journey starts with a dream. Whether it's launching a new product, expanding your market reach, or achieving personal goals, it begins with a vision. The first step to living a big vision is to reconnect with your inner dreamer. Take a moment to reflect on what truly excites you. Do these things align with your Core Values? What do you...

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Building the Dream Team: Unleashing the Power of Social Connections, Values-Based Business, and Appreciation as the Norm!

Hey there, fellow dreamers and achievers! Welcome to the small business blog, where we celebrate the essence of creating high-performing teams in the exciting world of entrepreneurship. I believe that the secret sauce to success lies in fostering social connections, promoting values-based business practices, and making appreciation the norm. So, buckle up and get ready to embark on a journey of teamwork and empowerment!

  • Social Connections: The Glue that Binds

Imagine a team where every member is not just a colleague but a friend, where camaraderie flows like a river, and where collaboration is second nature. That's the magic of social connections within high-performing teams. When we encourage team members to bond beyond the confines of the office, we unlock creativity, communication, and a sense of belonging.

So, let's fire up those virtual team-building activities, organize exciting outings, and create a positive workspace that fosters genuine friendships. Together, we'll ride...

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