Don’t wait, second guess, or think.
Don’t wait, second guess, or think.
Sometimes who we are and who we want to be feel too far apart to do anything about. But that’s not true in many cases.
You can reach your potential.
It starts with these words.
That simple phrase is the key to going further than we ever thought we could.
And yet many of us find it difficult to say.
I know I do.Continue reading “One thing that helps you reach your potential”
But what if we could improve our practice by improving the things we are grateful for? Could we be happier and healthier and more abundant?
I think so. Let me explain.Continue reading “Live a better life by improving this simple practice”
We all want to get better, reach our goals, live better lives.
But getting there is so freaking hard.
When we think about growing a business, getting healthy, getting a promotion, saving for retirement, etc. it can feel daunting, overwhelming. And no matter how much we don’t want to, we can end up quitting.
But we can change that by doing this.
Focus on today.
Have you ever wondered if you should do something else for work? You can. Of course you can find work that you enjoy.
I’ve made my fair share of career changes, working at a church, a bank, and an interior design company before starting my company, a website design and development agency, specializing in Drupal and e-commerce.
Change isn’t easy, but it doesn’t have to be too painful either. You can find a way that is best for you. But you will need to seek it out, putting one foot in front of the other.
Work-life balance is a concept that doesn’t help us achieve what we really want.
What it’s supposed to do is help us find a way to make a living as well as pursue other interests outside of work. But I don’t think it does that because it is so nebulous. How will I ever know if it’s in balance? Can anyone know? Balance is so difficult to pinpoint when it comes to work and life.
Starting a company requires seeing the world differently. It’s like a lens that helps you see the world sharper, better, giving you a fresh view no matter which direction you look. With that perspective, a garbage can full of trash might even look like something amazing. It makes the ordinary and mundane somehow new and useful. It’s a mindset. And anyone can cultivate it.
From a cubicle, home office, co-working space, corner office, or garage, you can adopt the way an entrepreneur sees the world. Anyone can be entrepreneurial.Continue reading “How can you be more entrepreneurial in your career?”
Another birthday came and went, and I’m solidly over the hill. But I don’t feel that way.
In my thirties, I used to fear being forty. I dreaded it like one dreads a root canal. And it hovered over me like a black cloud. Probably the unknown was the cause for so much fear in me. I mean, What does someone do after they’re forty? I had no clue. It’s hard to see over a hill when you’re still climbing it. But now I know how stupid that was, pure ignorance.
Starting a blog is stupid-hard. It’s kind of like cooking an elaborate meal every week, hoping someone will show up to join you, but then no one does. It’s always just you eating that food you worked so hard to make—alone.
Slaving over a piece of writing doesn’t mean anyone will ever read it. And you have to be a glutton for punishment to do that over and over and over, again. It’s not surprising that over ninety percent of blogs fail after their first year.Continue reading “What is it like starting a blog?”
When I started my first business eleven years ago, I wish I would have done this, too.