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.


It's time to upgrade those emotional processing skills! Start by...

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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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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 a Thriving Small Business: The Power of Connection and Community

Hey there, ambitious small business owners! Welcome to our cozy corner of the internet, where we're diving into a topic that's as vital as that morning cup of joe: the magic of connection and community. So, grab your favorite mug and let's chat about how surrounding yourself with the right folks can turbocharge your personal and professional growth in ways you never imagined!

Turning Drains into Gains: Finding Energizing Connections

Picture this: You're at a networking event, and the mere thought of striking up conversations leaves you feeling like a deflated balloon. Sound familiar? We've all been there! But here's the scoop: the key is to connect with people who uplift and energize you. Seek those who light up when discussing ideas, share your passions, and make the energy flow both ways. Remember, connections that drain your enthusiasm are like those pesky spam emails - they're best left unopened!

Community Cheers: Surrounding Yourself with Energy

Ever been part of a group...

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Ending the Year on a High Note: Small Business Owners' 4th Quarter Focus

Hey there, small business owners! Can you believe it's already the 4th quarter of the year? Time sure does fly when you're busy running your own show, Right? But before you start dreaming about cozy winter holidays, it's essential to finish strong and set yourself up for success in the year ahead. So, grab a cup of your favorite pumpkin spice latte, get comfy, and let's talk about the three magical D's that will help you make the most of this quarter: Drop, Delegate, and Do.


Drop the Deadweight

First things first, it's time to Marie Kondo your business. Take a good, hard look at your operations, products, and services. Are there things that just aren't sparking joy anymore (or profit)? Maybe it's that underperforming product line, that marketing strategy that never took off, or those customers who drain more resources than they're worth.

Why it's important:

Dropping what's not working frees up valuable time and resources. It allows you to focus on what truly matters and what...

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Navigating the Roadmap to Small Business Success with Style and Values

Hey there, fellow entrepreneurs and small business rockstars! Ready to embark on an exciting journey towards success while staying true to your values? Well, grab your favorite cup of motivation, because we're about to cruise through the roadmap to small business success with flair, fun, and a whole lot of positive vibes!

"I'm Feeling Overwhelmed!"

Hey, we've all been there – juggling a million things at once, feeling like a one-person circus. But fear not, my friend! Here's a quick remedy: Prioritize and Delegate.

  • Take Action: Make a to-do list that separates tasks into "Do," "Drop or Postpone," and "Delegate." Your time is precious, so focus on what truly moves the needle and consider outsourcing tasks that don't align with your core strengths.

"Help! Where Are My Customers?"

It's like a deserted island out there, right? But worry not – it's all about the treasure map! Embrace Strategic Marketing.

  • Take Action: Identify your target audience and create an...
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Finding Your Customers: The Oxygen Your Business Craves!

Hey there, awesome small business owners! Welcome back to our vibrant corner of the internet where we're all about injecting some pep and positivity into your entrepreneurial journey. Today, we're diving into the heart of your business - your beloved customers! Let's shake off those worries and get ready to infuse some fun into finding your fabulous patrons!

  1. The "Invisible Man" Syndrome

Ever felt like you're standing on a busy street corner waving a neon sign but no one's looking your way? Yup, we've been there too. It's the dreaded "Invisible Man" syndrome, where your potential customers seem to have their attention on everything but your business.

Remedy: Be the Flashy Magician

Time to grab your virtual magician's cape! Sprinkle some enchanting magic dust by jazzing up your online presence. Revamp/tweak your website, add a splash of pizzazz to your social media profiles while still being true to who you are, and conjure up engaging content that makes heads turn. Remember,...

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