The Entrepreneurial Mindset

How to Be Calm in a Sometimes Chaotic Business World

If there’s one thing I’ve learned from being in business for myself, it’s this: there are times when things can get pretty chaotic. Between looming project deadlines, a constant push to market yourself and your services, trying to make customers happy, keeping up the books, and everything else necessary to running a small business effectively and efficiently, it can sometimes … [Read more...]

4 Ways to Cope When Your Small Business Has You Feeling Anxious

A couple years ago things seemed kind of slow in the freelance writing world and I found myself feeling rather anxious about whether I’d have enough work to meet my business and income-related goals for the year. Then, work picked up (like it always does) and I found myself worrying and stressing about getting everything done by their deadlines and keeping all of my clients … [Read more...]

Business Got You Down? 4 Pick-Me-Ups to Help Improve Your Mood

There’s no denying that owning your own business isn’t for the faint of heart. Between dealing with the financial feast or famine cycles, trying to keep your clients satisfied, working relentlessly to find new clients, and still aiming toward having some type of a personal life, it can sometimes feel like too much. It’s like you can physically feel the weight as it is pressing … [Read more...]

How to Keep Pushing When You’ve Got No Push Left

As entrepreneurs, we know what it’s like to spend a majority of our days doing things in an effort to push our businesses forward. Whether it’s coming up with ways to get new customers, creating new services and products to offer, or any other task that requires high energy and a lot of drive, the reality is that going this way day in and day out can be exhausting. And it can … [Read more...]

Going Outside Your Comfort Zone

When I switched careers from law enforcement to writing, I felt completely out of my comfort zone. And when I moved from the east coast to the west, I was outside of my comfort zone there too. Since I did both at the same time, the word “comfort” wasn’t even in my vocabulary, as every aspect of my life changed with one five hour plane trip. That makes this a topic I’m extremely … [Read more...]

The Secret to Happiness in Business

If there’s one thing that pushes entrepreneurs, it’s the desire to do more. To be more. To achieve more. To reach new levels and make the impossible possible. While this type of drive is commendable and largely responsible for the many advancements we enjoy day to day in our business lives, the problem is that this unrelenting pursuit of always being better has the ability … [Read more...]

How to Make Decisions With More Confidence and Less Stress

From the minute we roll out of bed in the morning, we’re riddled with decisions. How many cups of coffee should I have? What should I eat for breakfast? Should I even eat breakfast? What should I wear? How should I style my hair? What time do I need to be out the door to make it to my first morning appointment on time? And on and on and on. Luckily, most of these are easy … [Read more...]

Sparking Your Business Creativity

Sometimes in business you have to be creative in order to get ahead. Whether you’re trying to come up with a TV commercial that stands out and really captures your target audience’s attention, create a direct mail piece that doesn’t wind up in the trash before it's even read, or solve any other of your greatest business-related problems, a little creativity can go a long … [Read more...]