How to Be the BEST YOU on Your Own Terms

One of the saddest situations my clients deal with is realizing that the decisions they made years ago have made their present lives worse. For many of them, this included quitting their jobs to take care of their kids. The choice may have been made out of love or what was best for their family…

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“That Won’t Work for Me” Series Roundup

Today, we’re wrapping up my series “That Won’t Work for Me” focusing on different types of business owners and how my new program Goodbye 9-to-5 can help them earn a full-time income. My goal was to show you (in the nicest way possible!) that you’re not special. Hey, I’m not special either! And that’s OK. When we get…

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If You’d Do It For Your Best Friend, Do It For YOU!

Let’s do a visualization exercise that I lead my clients through when they’re falling into bad habits and giving in to their excuses. Imagine your best friend (someone who doesn’t live with you) is standing at your front door. Her house just burned down, and she only has the clothes on her back. Her kids…

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The Real Reason to Be Your Own Boss

When it comes down to it, the real reason I’m my own boss is because of salad. Let me explain . . .  Back in 2010, I was a book editor working in an enormous skyscraper in downtown Chicago. I wore a suit every day, strutted around in high heels, and felt oh-so-business-y and professional.…

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How to Take Fridays Off Forever

I remember how exciting it was as a kid to get an unexpected Friday off. Maybe it was a teacher planning day or a holiday, but we had been blessed with a 3-day weekend and that meant time to sleep in and watch “The Price Is Right” in my jammies. As an adult, my old…

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Why You Should Never Have a Plan B

Imagine your dream life . . .  Feeling good about yourself, surrounded by supportive friends, earning money for doing what you love. Pretty amazing, right? But why do so many of us have a “backup” choice in case we don’t reach our goals and get what we really want? When I work with a coaching…

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Why You Should Be the Breadwinner In Your Family

One of the best parts of running your own business is that you don’t have to follow the old rules. You chose your products. You choose your work hours. And most importantly, you choose your prices. I was beyond happy to throw off the shackles from my old corporate career. No more begging for raises.…

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