It’s here!

It’s OFFICIAL My book is PUBLISHED!

I’m so excited to share my new book:  Love Based Business Models: A Simple System for Building a Business You Love.

This book is the culmination of a body of work I’ve spent years developing, tweaking and perfecting.  It’s for any small business owner who wants to build a business that is fulfilling, fits who they are, and makes a difference.

Thank you to Michele Pariza Wacek and her team at Love-Based Publishing for getting me to write (and FINISH) this book. I’ve wanted to write about this work for years, but never could get very far because, well, my own business type is NOT wired for writing books…. and that’s exactly why I needed Michele’s team behind me. It’s their genius!

Check it out on Amazon (on Kindle. More formats to follow).

And to everyone who ever encouraged me to write this book, THANK YOU for the pushing, prodding and encouraging.

Creating Spaciousness

Wow.  The response to the “hidden” poem I shared  a few weeks ago was incredible!  I lost count of the number of emails and shares I received thanking me for it.  I’m so glad that it touched so many people. Clearly the idea of slowing down resonated deeply.  I know it did for me, as this year feels like it’s …

On space, silence and slowing down (and a prayer)

It’s been a while since I’ve posted here.  2018 got off to a rocky start in my household.  And I found myself really needing lots of space. At first, I resisted and carried on internal arguments with myself about pushing forward with my 2018 plans even as we were dealing with some challenges.  But I eventually relented and knew it …

Ignore this Marketing Advice

Last week, as I was helping a client map out her Signature offering, she raised questions about marketing. She wasn’t sure how to market her offering and was feeling conflicted about it.  I could hear some deflation in her normally vibrant voice and I was curious. Turns out she’d recently gotten some feedback and advice from some super smart colleagues …

15 minutes to a Better Business Plan

Are you looking ahead and making your plans for 2018 yet? I know it’s that time of year.  And if you are working on your planning, or soon will be, I want you to start with how your plan makes you feel. Does it excite you?  Are you feeling supercharged and ready to get going on it? If this is …

On finally breaking ground….

On Tuesday we finally broke ground on an addition to our home.  A new kitchen and master bath are underway! It’s an exciting, slightly chaotic time. We’ve been talking about expanding our small, poorly laid out kitchen and adding another bathroom for a long time. But as we walked around our home, we couldn’t visualize a way to make it …

What do you uniquely do?

What do you uniquely do? It’s a big question and one that isn’t always easily answered. But it’s important to understand, especially at a time when it seems like there are so many other businesses offering exactly what you offer.  In fact, it seems like not a week goes by where a client or colleague doesn’t say something like “every …

When what you do is difficult to describe

When what you do is powerful, but difficult to describe, it can be a challenge to create offers that sell. The key is to find the ‘tangible’ in your intangible process so that you can communicate it clearly.  When you do that, it’s much easier to get known for work that’s uniquely your own. Recently I heard from a former …

Business Building Boot Camp starts today!

If you want get your business on-track to more revenue, more profit and more money in your pocket, then you’ll want to attend The Nuts and Bolts Boot Camp™ on Revenue and Profit. This is the real deal on what it takes to build a sustainable, profitable and financially successful business.  It’s not a marketing program.  The focus is on …

5 Go To Questions to Guide Your Business

Tomorrow is my 49th Birthday and it’s putting me in a reflective mood.  I tend to use the month of July to set the direction and vision for the year ahead.  IT works better for me mid year than in January.  Maybe it’s because I take quite a bit of down time every summer to hang with my kids and …