This past Saturday I turned 34. When I first entered my 30s, I wrote about how I anticipated this new chapter to shift my entrepreneurial outlook and possibly my business model. As a pause of celebration on my birthday this year, I spent some time reflecting upon whether these predictions have proven true or false. … Continue reading 34 Lessons from a 30-Something Entrepreneur
As much as I would like to claim today is my 30th birthday, I must offer the disclaimer that this post was originally published on December 18, 2017. So while this year, in T-minus 5 days, I will be celebrating my 34th birthday, I wanted to share an important blog post you may have missed … Continue reading Revisiting “Entrepreneur at Age 30”
It’s something you’ve likely told yourself often, “It’s just a crazy day…week…month. Once I get through this burst of busyness, I’ll move slower, relax a little, take it easy.” Insert whatever are your most common words of choice, but you get what I mean. This belief is a common lie we tell ourselves because we … Continue reading Are You Missing Out on the Dream Life You Already Have?
Every day offers us countless ways to spend our time. From the moment we open our eyes in the morning, we are greeted with responsibilities, relationships, needs, and desires that all compete to be worthy of a fraction of the 24 hours we’re given to spend. We really should look at this as a bank … Continue reading Showing Up for What Matters: How to choose to be where it counts
Every so often we must face the telltale signs that a business relationship in our lives is toxic. This is more than just a difference in personality or communication styles. Professional relationships can move from "Well, you're not quite my cup of tea but we can find common ground in working toward the same goal." … Continue reading 6 Signs of a Toxic Professional Relationship
When’s the last time you thought about the Law of Diminishing Returns? Whether you’ve intentionally thought about it or not doesn’t really matter because it has been present in your life, regardless. "In economics, diminishing returns is the decrease in marginal output of a production process as the amount of a single factor of production … Continue reading How the Law of Diminishing Returns Applies to Entrepreneurial Success
Last week I enjoyed a 5-day trip to Houston, Texas where I mixed equal parts of work and play. A client afforded me the opportunity to fly from a hot and humid Pennsylvania to a VERY hot and VERY humid Houston. (Houstonians, you have us beat hands-down!) Humidity Index aside, this trip was unique for … Continue reading Mixing Work with Pleasure – Tips for “making fun” of work trips
It's a question I get asked often by clients and professional contacts. Should I outsource my social media management? Is it better to keep this in-house, or is it safe to have a firm or consultant take over? My answer, as it is with most things related to communications and public relations, is that it … Continue reading Should I outsource my social media management?
The following post comes to us from Keith Coppersmith, an experienced business consultant who serves small businesses and startups. Being simply a "boss" is relatively straight forward. You sign paychecks, hire people, let them go, invest, take part in various operations to run your business, then go home and do it all again the next … Continue reading 6 Different Leadership Styles and How to Use Each One (Guest Contribution from Keith Coppersmith)
Happy New Year’s Eve! Whether your plans to ring in the New Year are big and fancy or small and casual, at midnight tonight our clocks will all tick forward to 2019. While today is a day that we tend to start looking toward the future and planning for the New Year, there’s one more … Continue reading Top 10 Blog Posts on Life and Entrepreneurship in 2018