February 12, 2017

5 Signs You’re Burned Out – And What to Do about It

I used to think that because I loved working on my business, I was immune to what the Urban Dictionary described as a “state of emotional and physical exhaustion caused by a prolonged period of stress and frustration,” i.e. burnout. Then, one morning, after another 14-hour day cranking blog posts,…
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April 25, 2016

7 Ways to Stay Motivated When People Criticize You

When I started my business, I was met with skepticism and criticism from those closest to me. “How are you going to save for retirement?” “I heard that 8 out of 10 businesses fail.” “This is temporary, right? Until you get a real job?” Every comment from those well-meaning people…
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April 12, 2016

How to Stay Motivated in Times of Uncertainty

It was a Saturday morning, sunny and relatively warm even though it was the middle of winter. Driving toward the highway, I reminded myself to rehearse my elevator pitch a few more times before that morning’s networking meeting. But before I could rehearse my pitch, I spotted a “Going-Out-of-Business Sale”…
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February 19, 2016

5 Steps to Regain Confidence after a Failure

Throughout my life, I have felt my confidence drop suddenly—after receiving the news I hadn’t been accepted into the college of my choice—or gradually—after watching the failure of my daily efforts to promote one of my programs. Every time I felt a lack of confidence, I lost precious time second-guessing…
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