Putting your blood, sweat, and tears into any project is scary. Especially the ones that are near and dear to our hearts. We can't measure the difference it's going to make, how it will impact others, or even how it will benefit ourselves. We have to just trust the process, do the work and have faith that everything will work out exactly as it's supposed to. But that scary, isn’t it? Living in a world of instant analytics (and same day shipping) makes it even more difficult to let go and wait.Read More
2017 was hard. But maybe not difficult in a way that you’re thinking. It was an incredible “successful” year for us… but boy was it uncomfortable. 2017 forced me to stretch my comfort zone, hand off more than I ever have to team members, trust the process, and wait.
Have I ever mentioned that I’m not the most patient person? I mean, we left IKEA last weekend and said, “We’ll just order this online” because the lines at the register were too long. And get this, when we got home I jumped on the computer to order the item… it was sold out. But that’s a story for another day…Read More
Words of the year…
Planning and goal setting pretty much have their own language!
Doesn’t it feel like this time of year, it’s all anyone can talk about?
Everyone is talking and talking and talking about setting their goals for next year. But have you noticed not nearly as many mention meeting the goals they hit in this one?Read More
What do we do when we’re thrown a curveball in our personal life? How do our personal lives really impact our businesses?
This is something we don’t talk about nearly enough as business owners.Read More
We have a fun topic on our plate today: criticism. Specifically, negative criticism.
...I told you it was fun.
What do we do with the negative feedback we receive?Read More
If you’re familiar with my story, I’m big on turning your mess into a message.
You can’t change your story, as much as we’d sometimes like to. What you can do, however, is change how you tell it, change how it controls you.Read More
Lately we’ve been talking about overcoming adversity, and in that process, some curve balls will hit you harder than others.
You know that moment when you’re working towards something or coming back from something difficult, and you feel like you’re finally getting traction, you’re finally making progress, and things are finally starting to fall into place for you?Read More
“Why haven't you written a book, yet? I don't get it. You should have a book!”
Writing my first book was not a bucket list project. It was not a big goal I wanted to cross off my dream board, or a milestone I set out to achieve.
Writing this book has felt like an obligation.Read More
All those times in our life when we are overwhelmed with things we can’t control, we find ourselves asking #allthequestions.
What if I had done this differently?
What if this had happened instead?
Why am I the one going through this?
What makes these questions even worse is that they snowball.Read More
Let’s just address the elephant in the room: everyone faces adversity in our lives. Yes, everyone.
As beautiful and perfect as people make their lives seem on social media, none of us are perfect - that stuff is just a highlight reel. In the background, we all face difficulties big and small every single day.Read More